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Department of Sociology and Anthropology | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2021

Anthropology Honours

Bachelor of Arts

Graduation Requirements

Students must achieve an SA GPA and upper division CGPA of 3.33 to graduate from the honours program.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students should complete all lower division requirements before completing upper division courses. Students complete the specified lower division requirements for the major program as follows.

Students complete a minimum of 22 units in lower division SA courses, including all 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 Natasha Ferenczi
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D900 Cristina Moretti
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D901 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D902 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D903 Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D904 Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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 Maureen Kihika
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D115 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D116 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D117 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D118 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
J100 Agnes MacDonald
Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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. Prerequisite: Recommended: SA 101. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jie Yang
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 TBD
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 Jelena Golubovic
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SA 257 - Understanding Quantitative Research in Sociology and Anthropology (SA) (4)

Takes the mystery, but not the magic, out of quantitative research in anthropology and sociology by introducing analytical skills necessary for reading, understanding, and critiquing quantitative research. Students evaluate popular coverage of social research; learn concepts related to statistical significance; conduct basic statistical analysis, including designing graphs and tables. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Suzanna Crage
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

and one additional 200 division course designated (A), (S), or (SA).

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 48 upper division units in SA courses, 28 units of which must be in anthropology. The remaining 20 units can be completed with any upper division SA course designated (A), (S) or (SA).

Students must complete the following

SA 301 - Contemporary Ethnography (A) (4)

A consideration of key themes in contemporary anthropology. Addresses theoretical and methodological questions by examining the work of contemporary anthropologists conducting research in diverse locations around the world. Prerequisite: SA 201W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Natasha Ferenczi
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 TBD
SA 356W - Ethnography and Qualitative Methods (SA) (4)

An examination of qualitative field methods, including participant observation, interviewing, archival research, cross-cultural research, life histories, network analysis, mapping, and ethical problems of fieldwork. Prerequisite: SA 255. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 Pamela Stern
TBD

Course Work Option

Students who choose this option will complete 16 of the required 48 upper division SA units at the 400 division (or above), including

SA 451 - Issues in Anthropological Theory (A) (4)

A senior seminar on current perspectives in anthropological theory. Emphasis will differ from semester to semester. Prerequisite: Minimum of 72 units including SA 301, a GPA of at least 3.25 and consent of the instructor.

Honours Essay Option

Students who choose this option will complete 16 of the required 48 upper division SA units at the 400 division (or above), including

SA 495 - Project Mapping Seminar (SA) (4)

Gain experience in designing projects. Imagine guiding questions, research the context, and craft a proposal. Students continuing on to complete an honours thesis develop their projects here, and complete research ethics if necessary. Prerequisite: 72 units, SA 355 or SA 356W, and departmental consent.

SA 499 - Honours Essay (SA) (4)

An honours essay to be written under the direction of a member of faculty, a copy of which is to be permanently lodged with the department. Students should submit confirmation of faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: SA 495, permission from the SA department, and prior agreement from an SA faculty member who has agreed to supervise the honours essay.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD

Students plan their honours thesis project in SA 495, and complete it while taking SA 499. Before enrolling in either course, students must receive permission from the SA department. Before enrolling in SA 499, students must also present confirmation to the department advisor that an SA faculty member has agreed to supervise their honours essay.

Theory Requirements

Theory requirements should be completed as early as possible in the upper division. Students are strongly urged to balance theory courses with methods courses beyond the minimum.

Methods Requirements

Methods requirements should be completed as early as possible in the upper division program. Students are strongly urged to balance theory courses with methods courses beyond the minimum.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Honours Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) honours programs, students complete at least 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • students complete at least 60 upper division units, which must include at least 48 units in upper division courses in a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences honours program; no more than 15 upper division units that have been transferred from another institution can be used toward this requirement
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • students complete lower division requirements for at least one Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences honours program
  • students are required to achieve an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 3.0, and an honours program CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 3.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.