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Department of Humanities, Department of English | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2022

English and Humanities Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

This joint major is for those interested in exploring relationships between English literature and humanities. Students must plan their program in consultation with advisors in each department.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

English Lower Division Requirements

Students complete two of

ENGL 111W - Literary Classics in English (3) *

Examines literary “classics”, variously defined, apprehending them both on their own terms and within larger critical conversations. May incorporate the comparative study of work in related artistic fields and engage relevant media trends. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 101W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 112W - Literature Now (3) *

Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
B100 Mary Ann Gillies
TBD
B101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
B102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
B105 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
B106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
B107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
B108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
B109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
B110 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
B111 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
B112 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
B113 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
B114 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
B115 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
B116 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
B117 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
B118 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
ENGL 113W - Literature and Performance (3) *

Introduces students to plays and performance works created and adapted for the stage, and/or the performative dimensions of other literary forms. May be organized historically, generically or thematically. The course may also explore the links between literary and performance theory. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 103W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ronda Arab
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D105 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D106 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D107 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D109 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D111 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D112 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D113 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D114 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D115 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D116 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D118 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
ENGL 114W - Language and Purpose (3) *

Introduces students to the relationships between writing and purpose, between the features of texts and their meaning and effects. May focus on one or more literary or non-literary genres, including (but not limited to) essays, oratory, autobiography, poetry, and journalism. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 104W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Alys Avalos Rivera
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D108 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D110 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D113 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D114 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D115 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D116 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D117 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
ENGL 115W - Literature and Culture (3) *

An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media. Students with credit for ENGL 105W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Torsten Kehler
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D103 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D106 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D107 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D108 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D109 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D110 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D111 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D112 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D113 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D114 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D115 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D116 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D118 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
ENGL 199W - Writing to Persuade (3) *

An introduction to reading and writing from a rhetorical perspective. The course treats reading and writing as activities that take place in particular circumstances and situations, in contrast to the traditional emphasis on decontextualized, formal features of texts. It prepares students for reading and writing challenges they are likely to encounter within and beyond the classroom. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for ENGL 199 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Alys Avalos Rivera
Tu, Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D200 Daniel Dunford
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D300 Alys Avalos Rivera
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D301 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby

and any four of

ENGL 202 - The Environmental Imagination (3) **

Explores how literature and language imagine the natural world and engage with environmental and ecological crisis. Topics may include ecocriticism: eco-poetics; approaches to the natural world; local, imperial, and Indigenous ecologies. May be further organized by historical period or genre. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 204 - Reading Sexuality and Gender (3) **

Considers how sexuality and gender are articulated, understood, explored, and negotiated through literature and language. May be further organized by historical period, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Day/Time Location
OL01 Distance Education
ENGL 209 - Race, Borders, Empire (3) **

Examines how literature and language work to reflect, perform, complicate, and critique constructions of race, ethnicity, and national and diasporic identities and spaces. May draw from post-colonial approaches, critical race theory, and Indigenous and decolonizing methodologies. May be further organized by historical period, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Chariandy
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D104 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D105 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D107 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
ENGL 210 - Reading and Writing Identities (3) **

Considers how identity - construed psychologically, culturally, or socially - is performed and interrogated through literature and language. May be further organized by historical period, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 211 - The Place of the Past (3) **

Examines literature and language within specific social, cultural, geographical, and textual environments to explore the mutually informing relationship between history and text. May be further organized by historical period, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Budra
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D102 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D104 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D107 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
ENGL 213 - Reading Across Media (3) **

Explores texts in relation to their different material forms, including oral, manuscript, print, film, and digital media. May be further organized by methodology (e.g. book history, textual scholarship, media studies, adaptation studies, digital humanities), historical period, or genre. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 214 - History and Principles of Rhetoric (3) **

Introduction to the history and principles of rhetoric, and their application to the creation and analysis of written, visual, and other forms of persuasion. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course.

ENGL 216 - History and Principles of Literary Criticism (3) +

The study of selected works in the history of literary criticism, up to and including modern and contemporary movements in criticism. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course.

ENGL 234 - Metrics and Prosody (3) **

A study of different historical methods of measuring poetry in English, with practice in scanning and analyzing poems using different methods of quantitative analysis (e.g. Syllabic, rhythmic, alliterative). Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Students with credit for ENGL 212 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicky Didicher
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D102 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D103 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
ENGL 272 - Creative Reading (3)

An introduction to the art of reading for creative writers, focusing on the linguistic, literary, and conceptual tools writers use to manipulate language to create different experiences for those encountering it, and exposing new writers to innovative literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 111W, 112W, 113W, 114W, or 115W; or WL 105W; or PUB 101. Breadth-Humanities.

Students who have completed a flexible pre-major with 18 lower division English transfer units have met the lower division requirements for an English major and should contact the Department of English advisor.

Students wishing to major in English are strongly advised to submit a formal declaration to this effect to the undergraduate advisor upon completing all lower division requirements.

* any one, but not more than one, of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing

** no more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified 200 division transfer units in English

+ recommended and any one, but not more than one, of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified 200 division transfer units in English

Humanities Lower Division Requirements

Students complete 15 units including

HUM 101W - Introduction to the Humanities (3)

An introduction to issues and concepts central to the study of the Humanities. Through exposure to primary materials drawn from different periods and disciplines, students will become acquainted with a range of topics and ideas relating to the study of human values and human experience. Students with credit for HUM 101 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Crowe
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2510, Vancouver

and one of

HUM 102W - Classical Mythology (3)

An introduction to the central myths of the Greeks and Romans. The course will investigate the nature, function, and meaning of myths in the classical world and their considerable influence on western civilization. Students with credit for HUM 102 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Mirhady
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101 David Mirhady
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D102 David Mirhady
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D103 David Mirhady
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104 David Mirhady
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D105 David Mirhady
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D106 David Mirhady
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
OL01 Alessandra Capperdoni
TBD
HUM 105 - Many Europes: Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern (3)

A study of the many diverse peoples, languages, and regions of the European continent from the origins of civilization until the mid-16th century. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 106 - Art and the Humanities (3)

An introduction to the study of art across cultures and periods. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 110 - The Greek World (3)

An interdisciplinary introduction to the Greek culture in different periods. Using various sources and materials the course explores continuities and ruptures, evolutions and revolutions, and the impact such issues have on the imagination of people today. Students with credit for HS 100 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 121 - Walk of Life: Migrations in Eurasia from Antiquity to the Present (3)

Examines population movements in Eurasia, from antiquity to the present. Considers a variety of questions related to the how and why people migrate. Answering these questions pertaining to mass migration in Eurasia fosters greater understanding of the overall human experience. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 130 - Introduction to Religious Studies (3)

An introduction to concepts central to the academic study of religion exploring various relevant methodologies. Provides a framework for understanding the many ways in which humans experience the phenomenon of the sacred through symbol, ritual, doctrine and experience in a variety of religious traditions and cultures. Students who have taken HUM 230 prior to 2007 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Antone Minard
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
OL01 Jason Brown
TBD
HUM 150 - Warfare in the Hellenic World: From Plato to NATO (3)

From the days of Achilles to the Second World War, warfare has changed the Greek experience. Examines the evolution of warfare, from Ancient Greece to modem Europe, considering the interplay of violence, technology, ideology, and society. Students with credit for HS 150 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

and three further lower division humanities courses, including at least one 200-level course.

English Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 20 units of upper division English courses. A minimum of four of these units must be at the 400-level, excluding directed studies courses (ENGL 490, 491); a minimum of four units must be from the following group of courses, focused on Canadian and/or Indigenous Literatures:

ENGL 355 - Canadian Literatures (4)

Study of selected works of Canadian literature, including Indigenous, diasporic, and settler texts. May draw from a variety of methods, critical debates, regions, and historical periods. This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 30 units or two 200 division English courses.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 David Chariandy
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
ENGL 360 - Popular Writing by Indigenous Authors (4)

Examines works of popular fiction by Indigenous authors, and their use of specific genres (e.g. the mystery novel, vampire thriller, sci fi, comic book). This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 30 units or two 200 division English courses. Students who have taken FNST 322 under this topic, or FNST 360 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sophie McCall
Mo 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
ENGL 431W - Seminar in Indigenous Literatures (4)

Advanced seminar on selected works by Indigenous writers. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units or two 300 division English courses. Strongly recommended: At least one Indigenous Studies course. Writing.

ENGL 432W - Seminar in Canadian Literature (4)

Advanced seminar in Canadian literature. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units or two 300 division English courses. Writing.

With permission of the department, other English courses of equivalent content may be substituted for those required in this group.

Humanities Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 20 units in upper division humanities courses.

The following courses are recommended.

HUM 305 - Medieval Studies (4)

A detailed interdisciplinary analysis of a selected topic, issue, or personality in the Middle Ages. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 311 - Italian Renaissance Humanism (4)

A study of the major writings, cultural milieu, and influence of the humanist movement of the Italian Renaissance. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Emily O'Brien
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D101 Emily O'Brien
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
HUM 312W - Renaissance Studies (4)

A detailed interdisciplinary analysis of a selected topic, issue, or personality from the Italian and/or Northern Renaissance. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HUM 312 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 321W - The Humanities and Critical Thinking (4)

A study of the counter-traditions within western civilization. Compares and contrasts diverse traditions within western culture that critique its central value systems. It will focus on the attempts of great artists and thinkers to break with tradition, and the subsequent creation of new ideas and forms of experience and expression. Prerequisite: 45 units. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Antone Minard
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby

Students in the humanities joint major programs have the option of taking concentrations to enhance their programs.

Concentration in Art and Material Culture

Concentration in Hellenic Studies

Concentration in Mythologies

Concentration in Public Engagement and Intellectual Culture

Elective Courses

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

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

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

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 60 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and minimum CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0 across all units attempted in each subject that is a major, a joint major, a minor, or an extended minor. FASS Departments may define specific requirements for their respective programs.

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.