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Department of Sociology and Anthropology | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2020

Social Justice

Certificate
The program enables students to explore the causes of unequal treatment, compare and contrast interlocking patterns of oppression and exploitation and develop strategies for social change. This certificate program develops competence in identifying and examining the causes and consequences of social inequalities, and the differential perception and treatment of groups and individuals on the basis of a variety of factors including, but not limited to gender, sexual orientation, class, race, ethnicity, and religion. Students must apply for the certificate no later than two terms prior to graduation.

Program Requirements

Students complete a minimum total of 25 units consisting of required and optional courses, including

SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

Explores how sociologists and anthropologists investigate social relations and contexts. Students learn to develop research questions and turn them into research projects. Introduces data collection techniques and related ethical issues, the relationship between theory and research, and other fundamental concepts and issues involved in conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicholas Scott
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby

and one of

SA 101 - Introduction to Anthropology (A) (4)

Anthropology asks fundamental questions about how people live and interact in different contexts. Engages with contemporary social life around the world, including the relations among people, ideas, and things. Provides analytical tools to help understand the role of culture and society in our lives. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bascom Guffin
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D103 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D104 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D105 Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D106 Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D107 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D900 Bascom Guffin
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D901 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D902 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D903 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D904 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

Explores how sociologists study, describe, and explain social life. Introduces the sociological perspective and applies it to fundamental social process and everyday issues. As we consider phenomena ranging from interactions among individuals to societal and global inequalities, students critically examine social issues to build their understanding of the world. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Suzanna Crage
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D103 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D104 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D105 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D108 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D109 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D110 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
D111 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
D112 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D113 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D114 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D115 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D900 Maureen Kihika
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D901 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D902 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D903 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D904 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
D905 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D906 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey

and one of

SA 201W - Anthropology and Contemporary Life (A) (4)

An introduction to the anthropological perspective as applied to the organization of everyday life in contemporary settings. Introduces positivist, interpretive, and critical interpretive approaches to the analysis of social actions, identities, and values as enacted in space and time. Students with credit for SA 291 may not take SA 201W for further credit. Recommended: SA 101. Writing. Prerequisite: . Equivalent Courses: SA201 SA291. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jie Yang
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
SA 250 - Introduction to Sociological Theory (S) (4)

An account of sociological theory, outlining the main ideas and concepts of the principal schools of thought. Prerequisite: SA 150.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lindsey Freeman
We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby

and three of

CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)

Topics will include: examination of different terms and concepts commonly used in criminology, such as crime, delinquency, deviance, criminal, victim, rehabilitation and treatment. Criminology as a body of knowledge and as a profession. Position and subject matter of criminology. Relationship between criminology and other academic disciplines. Specificity of criminology. Relationship between theory and practice. History and evolution of criminological thought. Elements of continuity and discontinuity between classical and modern theories of criminality. Levels of explanations in criminology. Practical applications of criminology. The foundations of a modern criminal policy. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Valerie Spicer
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D108 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D109 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D110 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D111 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D112 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D113 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D114 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D115 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D116 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D117 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D118 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D119 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D121 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D122 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D900 Barry Cartwright
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D901 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D902 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D903 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D904 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D905 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D906 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D907 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3040, Surrey
D908 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3040, Surrey
ECON 102 - The World Economy (3)

An overview of the broad economic trends in the development of the world economy over the last five decades with reference to the major debates related to economic interdependence, development and growth, globalization, and the role of the major multilateral economic institutions (IMF, World Bank, OCED, ILO, UN). (lecture/tutorial). Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicolas Schmitt
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
FNST 201W - Canadian Aboriginal Peoples' Perspectives on History (3)

An examination of fact and ideology in history and historic events involving contact between Aboriginal and European peoples. The course will also address questions of research methodologies in studying Aboriginal/European relations, such as the evaluation of oral history and written ethnohistoric sources. An additional focus will be on gender as it influences perspectives. Writing/Breadth-Social Sci.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Madeline Knickerbocker
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 9095, Burnaby
D900 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
GEOG 100 - Our World: Introducing Human Geography (3)

A geographical introduction to how humans shape our world, with attention also given to how it shapes us. Themes may include: culture, economic activities, environmental change, globalization, politics, population, resources, and urbanization. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicholas Blomley
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
GSWS 100 - Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)

An introduction to issues in the study of sex, sexual identity, and sexual culture. Focused on contemporary theories of sexuality as well as representations in fiction, film and popular media from diverse cultural contexts. Students who have completed GDST 200 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

GSWS 101 - Gender Talk (3)

An interdisciplinary study of the social and cultural construction of gender, and how ideas about masculinity and feminity shape current issues, knowledge, popular culture, and social policy. Students who have completed WS 101 may not take GSWS 101 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
GSWS 102 - Feminist Action (3)

An historical and comparative survey of feminisms and feminist activism in Western European, North American, and Global communities. Students who have completed WS 102 may not take GSWS 102 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jennifer Marchbank
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D103 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D106 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D109 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
HSCI 160 - Global Perspectives on Health (3)

An introduction to the differences in health and health services among the nations of the globe. Vulnerable sub-populations worldwide and their special health needs. Mechanisms whereby events in one country can impact health in another. Future worldwide health risks, their economic and health consequences. SARS, avian 'flu,' West Nile virus, 'mad cow disease,' antibiotic resistant malaria or tuberculosis. Dangers to rich and poor nations from ignoring health problems in developing world. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Mandana Salajegheh
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
HIST 204 - The Social History of Canada (3)

A survey of major themes in Canadian social history from the arrival of Europeans to the present day. Particular attention will be paid to the effects of gender, race and class on the experience of Canadians over time. Prerequisite: Recommended: HIST 101 and 102W. Breadth-Humanities.

LBST 101 - Introducing Labour Studies (3)

Introduction to key concepts necessary for understanding the character and organization of work in contemporary society. The discussion of such issues as how our society decides who works, what the work will be, and under what conditions people work, will be situated in the context of current debates, trends and issues. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sherry Breshears
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SECB 1014, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D103 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D900 Sherry Breshears
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
PHIL 120W - Moral and Legal Problems (3)

A critical examination of a range of moral and legal issues we confront in our dealings with the state and our fellow human beings, such as: Is it wrong to break the law? Should pornography and recreational drugs be illegal? Do animals have rights? Is there a duty to admit immigrants? Are there duties to the world's poor? Are indigenous peoples owed reparations? Students with credit for PHIL 120 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bruno Guindon
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D104 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D105 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D107 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D108 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D109 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D110 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D111 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D113 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D114 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D115 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D116 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D117 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D118 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D119 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
E200 Brian Thomas
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
POL 100 - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)

A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. The course will explore the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process. POL 101W is the Writing certified version of POL 100 and students cannot receive credit for both courses. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sanjay Jeram
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D102 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D103 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D104 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D108 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D109 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D110 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D111 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D112 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D113 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D114 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D115 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
or POL 101W - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)

A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. Explores the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process. This course is identical to POL 100 and students may not take both courses for credit. Writing/Breadth-Social Sci.

POL 151 - Justice and Law (3)

The development of laws and their application to the citizen and social groups. Special consideration will be given to civil liberties. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Clare McGovern
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D104 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D105 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D106 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D900 Graeme Bowbrick
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D901 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
D902 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
D903 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
D905 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
PSYC 106 - Psychological Issues in Contemporary Society (3)

Relates contemporary knowledge from psychology to current social problems. Provides relevant information from studies pertaining to problems such as attitude development, prejudice, race relations, addiction, behavior technology, and family pathology. Course can be repeated for credit. See Psychology department website for course description. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jeremy Carpendale
Mark Blair
Michael Schmitt
Neil Watson
Wendy Loken Thornton
Tanya Broesch
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
REM 100 - Global Change (3)

This course provides students with an overview of global environmental change and its causes from a social science perspective, historically and at the present time. Population growth, an increasing ecological footprint and changes in ideology, social organization, economy and technology will be critically reviewed. New ways of thinking in natural and social science will be considered in relation to specific issues such as land, soil and food; energy, raw materials and solid waste; air pollution and transportation; water, oceans and fisheries; climate change; forestry and biodiversity; urbanization, and alternative futures. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D102 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D104 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D106 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
SA 203 - Violence in War and Peace (SA) (4)

A critical examination of the relationship between violence and structural inequalities. Focus will be on different forms that violence assumes in war and peace and how acts of violence are remembered, collectively denied or misrecognized. Particular case studies may include colonization of indigenous people, Holocaust, South African Apartheid, India's Partition, the genocide in Rwanda, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 9/11 and its aftermath along with everyday suffering, including gender violence. As well, special attention will be given to anthropological witnessing. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
SA 210 - The Return of the Folk Devils (S) (4)

Surveys the social and moral regulation of human subjects in both historical and contemporary contexts, examining how social groups, marginalized as outsiders - "folk devils"--are orgainized. Canvasses ideas, policies and methods that characterize how state and civil projects respond to these outsiders and aim to impose social order through systems of law, politics, education, health, welfare, labour, religion, family, media, and other key social institutions. Students will learn about the profound impact the spectre of "folk devils" have on civil and state regulation projects, and about the diversity of social ordering ideologies, policies and practices encompass. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

SA 260 - Individual and Society (S) (4)

An examination of how self and identity (e.g. race, class, gender, sexual orientation) are socially derived within contemporary western culture, and of the ways that individuals shape their social environment. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W .

SD 281 - Sustainable Communities, Sustainable World (3)

Introduces the challenges and opportunities for developing sustainable communities and a sustainable world, through the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Builds an understanding of strengths and weaknesses of conventional approaches to development and of sustainable development. Emphasis on urban areas in the Global North and Global South. Prerequisite: 30 units. Students with credit for SCD 201 or REM 201 or REM 281 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby

and one upper division SA course (must be completed at Simon Fraser University)

Subject to steering committee approval, students may substitute relevant special topics or related courses.

* sociology and/or anthropology majors are required to include one non-SA course among the three optional courses

Transfer Credit

Up to 12 units assigned to specific courses may be transferred to this certificate, subject to University transfer credit regulations and the program co-ordinator's approval.