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Dean of Environment Office | Faculty of Environment
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Simon Fraser University Calendar | Summer 2022

Sustainable Business Joint Major

Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Environment

Students may opt for either a bachelor of environment degree from the Faculty of Environment, or a bachelor of business administration from the Beedie School of Business. The faculty from which the student chooses to complete a degree will govern faculty requirements.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Beedie School of Business

Joint Major applicants should apply to Beedie through the internal transfer process, which is outlined here, in the term in which their 45th unit will be completed, including the seven lower division courses required for admission, and must either already be accepted to the Environment portion of the Joint Major or be eligible for admission that term. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful applicants are permitted to appeal.

Application Deadlines

Visit https://beedie.sfu.ca/programs/undergraduate/bba-major/how-to-apply for application deadlines.

Admission Requirements - Environment

Criteria

To be accepted into the joint major requires approval by the Faculty of Environment and admission to the Beedie School of Business. For further details, see above under Admission Requirements - Beedie School of Business.

For approval by the Faculty of Environment, students must meet with the Faculty of Environment advisor.

Limitations

Students may complete either the Certificate in Environmental and Social Sustainability or the Sustainable Business joint major program, but not both the certificate and the joint major program.

Grade Requirements

In addition to normal university grade point average requirements, the Beedie School of Business requires a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average for entry into all 300 and 400 division business courses.

A minimum 2.30 overall Business course grade point average is required for graduation from a Business major, joint major, or double degree program.

For a course to be accepted as fulfilling a prerequisite, or for a lower division requirement, or for a core course to be accepted in a student's program in business, a student must have obtained a minimum grade of C- (C minus).

Letters of Permission

The Beedie School of Business does not normally approve letters of permission for students already enrolled at Simon Fraser University.

Program Requirements

The joint major is comprised of lower and upper division Business core requirements, lower and upper division Environment core requirements, cross-disciplinary focus courses, and a capstone course. Students will complete all upper and lower division requirements for both the Beedie School of Business and the Faculty of Environment*.

*Note: course overlap exists between the requirements for the Business and Environment portions of the joint major as, in many cases, students may choose either a Business or Environment course in order to satisfy a particular program requirement. Consequently, duplication of the list of the overlapping requirements exists under both areas.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

Business Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete all lower division required courses with a minimum C- grade.

Students must complete all of

BUS 217W - Critical Thinking in Business (3)

Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills appropriate to the business environment. Prerequisite: BUS 201 with a minimum grade of C- and 15 units; OR 45 units and corequisite: BUS 202; OR business administration joint major, joint honours, or double degree students with 45 units; OR data science major with 15 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anirban Kar
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D200 Kelli Finney
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D300 Luana Carcano
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D400 Luana Carcano
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
E100 Jerome Francis
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
BUS 251 - Financial Accounting I (3)

An introduction to financial accounting, including accounting terminology, understanding financial statements, analysis of a business entity using financial statements. Includes also time value of money and a critical review of the conventional accounting system. Prerequisite: 12 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Grant Mowbray
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D102 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D103 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D104 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D105 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D200 Grant Mowbray
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D201 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D202 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D203 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D204 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
BUS 254 - Managerial Accounting I (3)

Theory and methods of cost compilation for managerial planning, control and decision making; the use of budgets and analysis in planning and controlling operations, establishing supervisory and departmental responsibility, and various techniques of measuring results. Prerequisite: BUS 251 with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hwee Cheng Tan
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D105 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D106 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D200 Hwee Cheng Tan
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D201 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D202 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D203 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
BUS 272 - Behaviour in Organizations (3)

Theories, concepts and issues in the field of organizational behaviour with an emphasis on individual and team processes. Core topics include employee motivation and performance, stress management, communication, work perceptions and attitudes, decision-making, team dynamics, employee involvement and conflict management. Prerequisite: 12 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mariana Toniolo Barrios
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D104 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D105 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E100 William Scott
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
E101 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E102 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E103 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E104 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E105 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D105 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D106 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D107 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D108 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D113 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D118 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D119 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D120 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning money and income, distribution, social accounts, public finance, international trade, comparative systems, and development and growth. Students with credit for ECON 205 cannot take ECON 105 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Martin Santamaria
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D106 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D107 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D110 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D113 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D118 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D119 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D120 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey

and one of*

BUS 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

An introduction to business statistics with a heavy emphasis on applications and the use of EXCEL. Students will be required to use statistical applications to solve business problems. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with BUS 232. Students with credit for BUEC 232 or ECON 233 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chehra Aboukinane
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D200 Andrew Flostrand
We, Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
OP01 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP03 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP05 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP06 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
ECON 233 - Introduction to Economic Data and Statistics (4)

Introduces statistical methods, concepts and their application to economic data using both spreadsheets (e.g., Excel) and a specialized statistical programming language such as R. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with ECON 233. Students who have taken ECON 333 first may not then take this course for further credit. STAT 270 or BUS 232 will be accepted in lieu of this course.

GEOG 251 - Quantitative Geography (3)

An introduction to basic quantitative techniques for the collection of geographic data. Topics include describing data, gathering samples, theoretical distributions, linking samples and populations, testing significance, and exploring spatial relationships all within practical, real-world application contexts. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111. Quantitative.

STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158, with a minimum grade of C-. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jinko Graham
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
OP01 TBD

and one of

BUS 237 - Introduction to Business Technology Management (3)

Introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to make full use of business information systems. Demonstrates how information systems are used by organizations to improve productivity and create competitive advantage. Provides hands on training in productivity tools including Excel, Visio, Access and Web design tools. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for BUS 337 and COMM 337 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jie Mein Goh
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D102 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D103 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D107 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E100 Jie Mein Goh
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
E101 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E102 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E103 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E104 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E105 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
GEOG 255 - Geographical Information Science I (3)

A basic overview of Geographical Information Systems and Science; GIS software, hardware, data structures and models; spatial data, operations and algorithms; practical applications and limitations. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111 or permission of instructor. Students with credit for GEOG 354 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shivanand Balram
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
D101 We, Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102 We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D103 We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Seyyed Aliasghar Hosseini
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 154 - Calculus I for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 157 - Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in business or the social sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions and their application to business, economics, optimization and approximation methods; introduction to functions of several variables with emphasis on partial derivatives and extrema. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 154 may not take MATH 157 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephen Choi
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

Environment Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 21 units including

One of*

BUS 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

An introduction to business statistics with a heavy emphasis on applications and the use of EXCEL. Students will be required to use statistical applications to solve business problems. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with BUS 232. Students with credit for BUEC 232 or ECON 233 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chehra Aboukinane
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D200 Andrew Flostrand
We, Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
OP01 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP03 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP05 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP06 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
ECON 233 - Introduction to Economic Data and Statistics (4)

Introduces statistical methods, concepts and their application to economic data using both spreadsheets (e.g., Excel) and a specialized statistical programming language such as R. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with ECON 233. Students who have taken ECON 333 first may not then take this course for further credit. STAT 270 or BUS 232 will be accepted in lieu of this course.

GEOG 251 - Quantitative Geography (3)

An introduction to basic quantitative techniques for the collection of geographic data. Topics include describing data, gathering samples, theoretical distributions, linking samples and populations, testing significance, and exploring spatial relationships all within practical, real-world application contexts. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111. Quantitative.

STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158, with a minimum grade of C-. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jinko Graham
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
OP01 TBD

and one of

BUS 237 - Introduction to Business Technology Management (3)

Introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to make full use of business information systems. Demonstrates how information systems are used by organizations to improve productivity and create competitive advantage. Provides hands on training in productivity tools including Excel, Visio, Access and Web design tools. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for BUS 337 and COMM 337 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jie Mein Goh
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D102 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D103 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D107 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E100 Jie Mein Goh
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
E101 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E102 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E103 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E104 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E105 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
GEOG 255 - Geographical Information Science I (3)

A basic overview of Geographical Information Systems and Science; GIS software, hardware, data structures and models; spatial data, operations and algorithms; practical applications and limitations. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111 or permission of instructor. Students with credit for GEOG 354 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shivanand Balram
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
D101 We, Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102 We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D103 We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby

and one of

BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Prerequisite: High school Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better; and High school Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or CHEM 111 with a C- or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Megan Barker
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Megan Barker
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D102 Megan Barker
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D103 Megan Barker
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D107 Megan Barker
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D108 Megan Barker
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D109 Megan Barker
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. Prerequisite: High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ivona Mladenovic
Miranda Meents
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Miranda Meents
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102 Miranda Meents
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D103 Miranda Meents
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D104 Miranda Meents
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D105 Miranda Meents
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D106 Miranda Meents
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
EVSC 100 - Introduction to Environmental Science (3)

Introduces students to the study of environmental science. Lecture material spans contributing disciplines, emphasizing integration of diverse concepts to understand environmental problems. Tutorials develop core academic skills in environmental science context. Students who have completed EVSC 200 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
B100 Tara Holland
TBD
B101 Mo, We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
B102 Mo, We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
B103 Mo, We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
B104 Mo, We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
B105 Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
B106 Tu, Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
B107 Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
B108 Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
B109 Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
B110 Tu, Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
GEOG 215 - The Biosphere (3)

An introduction to the planetary biosphere, its living organisms, and their interactions with each other and the Earth system. Prerequisite: GEOG 111.

HSCI 100 - Human Biology (3)

An examination of the biological processes that underlie human health and well-being, with emphasis on the evolutionary and ecological influences affecting human populations. Students with credit for BISC 101 may not take HSCI 100 for further credit. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gratien Prefontaine
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D103 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby

and one of

EASC 101 - Dynamic Earth (3)

Dynamic Earth offers an introduction to minerals, rocks, geologic resources and processes. Plate tectonics is the unifying theory of geology and is the focus as we learn how the Earth changes over geologic time and results in the formation of volcanoes and mountain belts, faults, folds and earthquakes. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 ORLANDO VERA
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
D102 Mo 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
GEOG 111 - Earth Systems (3)

An introduction to landforms, climates, soils and vegetation; their origins, distributions, interrelationships and roles in the ecosystem. Laboratory work and field trips are included. Breadth-Science.

and one of

ARCH 100 - Ancient Peoples and Places (3)

A broad survey of human cultural development from the late Palaeolithic/PalaeoIndian periods (ca 40,000 BP) to the rise of civilization and empires, in both the Old and New Worlds. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 David Maxwell
TBD
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-Humanities/Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 Leanne Roderick
TBD

and one of

GEOG 241 - People, Place, Society (3)

An introduction to key concepts and contexts in contemporary geographical approaches to social practices, meanings, and struggles. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

GEOG 261 - Encountering the City (3)

An introduction to key concepts and themes in contemporary geographical approaches to cities and urbanization. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 102. Breadth-Social Sciences.

REM 221 - Systems Thinking and the Environment (4)

Introduces systems thinking in the context of environmental and sustainability challenges using system archetypes and system dynamics theory. Analytical and modeling techniques are applied to understand and project systems complexity. Prerequisite: One of REM 100, GEOG 100, GEOG 111, or EVSC 100. Students with credit for ENV 221 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

SD 281 - Introduction to Sustainability (3)

Introduces the challenges and opportunities for developing sustainable communities and a sustainable world, through the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and alternative perspectives around sustainability (e.g. Indigenous, just sustainabilities etc.). Students will also learn from the practical experience of diverse experts and sustainability professionals. Conventional approaches to sustainable development will be critiqued to ensure considerations for equity and social justice. Highlights will be showcased from the Global North and Global South. 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
OL01 Charles Hostovsky
TBD

and one of

ARCH 286 - Cultural Heritage Management (3)

Examines cultural heritage management as the universal process by which people use places, objects and traditions from the past to educate, entertain, profit, promote change, maintain status quo, create identities, and build communities and nations. The course presents archaeology as one aspect of cultural heritage management and as an activity governed by national laws and international conventions for protecting and making appropriate use of heritage. Using case studies from Canada and abroad, the course explores stewardship as a fundamental professional ethic in archaeology and other fields engaged in studying, applying, and safeguarding personal, familial, communal, national, and transnational heritage. Prerequisite: 30 units including one of ARCH 100, ARCH 101, ARCH 201, GEOG 100 or REM 100. Breadth-Humanities.

GEOG 221 - Economic Worlds (3)

The fundamentals of economics geography, the study of the forces that shape the arrangement of economic activity in the real world. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

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
D100 John O'Neil
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9200, 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
OL01 Charles Hostovsky
TBD
REM 200 - Introduction to Resource and Environmental Management in Canada (3)

Explores the natural and social science foundations of resource and environmental management and demonstrates how that knowledge can be used in environmental decision-making. Provides a basic understanding of the nature and management of natural resources, strategic thinking for environmental planning, socio-economic and biophysical trade-offs in natural resource decision making and approaches for addressing uncertain knowledge. Prerequisite: One of REM 100, GEOG 100, GEOG 111, or EVSC 100. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

It is recommended that students complete BUS 202 - Foundations for Collaborative Work Environments(3) in order to ensure they possess the foundational skills in communication and collaboration necessary for successful completion of upper division business coursework. Students wishing to register in BUS 202 should consult with an Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Beedie School of Business.

* Students wishing to take BUS 336 must take BUS 232, ECON 233, or STAT 270. GEOG 251 does not satisfy the prerequisite requirements of BUS 336.

Upper Division Requirements

Business Upper Division Requirements

Core Courses

The Beedie School of Business core courses must be completed, except as specifically modified below. Students must complete all core courses with a minimum C- grade.

Students complete all of:

BUS 312 - Introduction to Finance (4)

Role and function of financial managers, financial analysis, compound interest valuation and capital budgeting, management of current assets, introduction to financial instruments and institutions. Prerequisite: BUS 254 (or 324) with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207, ECON 201, or ECON 301. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Husna Memon
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D200 Jose Pizarro
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing (3)

The environment of marketing; relation of social sciences to marketing; evaluation of marketing theory and research; assessment of demand, consumer behaviour analysis; market institutions; method and mechanics of distribution in domestic, foreign and overseas markets; sales organization; advertising; new product development, publicity and promotion; marketing programs. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for COMM 343 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pei-Shiuan Lin
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D102 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D105 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D106 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D107 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D108 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D109 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D200 Pei-Shiuan Lin
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D201 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D202 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
D203 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D204 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
BUS 360W - Business Communication (4) ***

Helps students develop professional writing- and speaking-based communication strategies they can confidently adapt to a wide range of business situations. The course aims to raise their communication performance to a professionally acceptable level, rather than to memorize or theorize about communication knowledge: this is a “learn-by-doing” course. Students will improve their ability to conceptualize, analyze/evaluate, synthesize, and apply information to guide their thinking and finished products across various business contexts. As teamwork is a fundamental skill valued by employers, students will participate in a major team project to learn about and apply best practices for collaboration with respect to professional business communication. The primary means of instruction and learning is guided practice in both writing and presenting in response to realistic business contexts. Instruction and assessment focus on both the process of creating professional, finished products, as well as the quality of those products. Prerequisite: This course is open to students admitted prior to Fall 2014 to the business administration major, honours, or second degree program and who have 45 units, OR to students admitted Fall 2014 - Summer 2017 to the business administration major, honours, or second degree program and who have 45 units and BUS 130 or 201 or 202 or 301, with a minimum grade of C-, OR to student admitted Fall 2017 - onwards to the business administration major, honours, or second degree program and who have 45 units and BUS 130 or 201 or 202 or 301, with a minimum grade of C- and BUS 217W with a minimum grade of C-, OR to business administration joint major or joint honours students with BUS 217W with a minimum grade of C- and 45 units, OR to business and economics joint major students with ECON 220W with a minimum grade of C- and 45 units, OR to mechatronic systems engineering and business administration double degree students with 45 units, OR to management systems science or actuarial science majors with 45 units OR to data science major with BUS 217W with a minimum grade of C- and 45 units. Students who have taken BUS 360 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Stewart
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D200 Kevin Stewart
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D400 Darren Francis
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
E100 Eric Tung
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
E200 Eric Tung
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
E300 Kevin Stewart
We 6:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2210, Burnaby
E400 Robin Elliott
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby

and one of

BUS 374 - Organization Theory (3)

This course will examine theories of organization which use the organization as a basic unit of analysis. It will show how the structure and internal processes of an organization are linked to and partially determined by forces in the external environment of the organization. Contextual factors such as the technology and corporate strategy of the organization will also be examined. Prerequisite: 45 units; BUS 272 (or 372) with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rajiv Kozhikode
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
BUS 381 - Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)

Subjects include human resource planning, job analysis and design, recruitment, employment equity, selection and placement, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, training and development, occupational health and safety, and industrial relations. For each subject an overview of current Canadian issues and practices is presented. Prerequisite: BUS 272 (or 372) with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Peter Charlton
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
E100 Robert Weston
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby

and one of

BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4) **

This course is an extension of BUS 232. It develops and applies the quantitative models that are most directly relevant to business decisions. Beginning with material on multiple regression and forecasting modeling, the course moves on to decision analysis, business simulation, quality control, and an introduction to optimization. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; BUS 232, ECON 233, or STAT 270, with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hamideh Shokoohian
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D200 Hamideh Shokoohian
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
OP01 Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP02 Mo 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP04 Th 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
OP05 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
GEOG 352 - Spatial Analysis (4)

Advanced quantitative techniques for spatial analysis of geographic data and patterns. Topics include geostatistics, spatial interpolation, autocorrelation, kriging, and their use in geographic problem solving with spatial analysis software. Prerequisite: GEOG 251 or one of STAT 201, 203 (formerly 103), 205, or 270. Quantitative.

REM 412 - Environmental Modeling (4)

Students receive hands-on experience in the construction and analysis of computer simulation models of environmental and ecological systems and problems. Prerequisite: REM 100 or EVSC 100; BISC 204 or GEOG 215 or REM 211; STAT 201 or STAT 203 or STAT 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent; and 60 units. Recommended: REM 225. Quantitative.

and one of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

Examines the context of business in society and the paradigms, frameworks, and theories that shape how we think about business ethics and make ethical decisions. Incorporates recent cross-disciplinary research in the development of reflective practice, moral literacy, and decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, ambiguity, complexity, and diverse competing interests. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for BUS 103, COMM 103, or COMM 303 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Hooley
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D200 Daniel Hooley
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D300 Daniel Hooley
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
E100 Sara Graves
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
PHIL 328 - Environmental Philosophy (3)

A survey of contemporary issues in environmental ethics. Topics may include: animal rights, the intrinsic value of nature, 'deep ecology', obligations to future generations, conservation, environmental justice, as well as relevant background materials in ethical theory. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221, ENV 320W, or REM 320W. Students who have completed PHIL 318 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Simon Pollon
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
WMC 2532, Burnaby
REM 320W - Ethics and the Environment (3)

An introduction to the field of environmental ethics. Addresses questions such as what obligations we have to future generations and the natural world, as well as the extent of these obligations. Prerequisite: 45 units. Philosophy Majors and Minors may not take this course for credit towards their major or minor degree. Students who have taken PHIL 333-3 or ENV 399-3 "Special Topics in Environmental Ethics" prior to or in 2011 and students with credit in ENV 320W or PHIL 328-3 may not enroll in this course for further credit. Writing.

and one of

BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

Common law, equity, and statute law; contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments; partnership and corporation law; international commercial law. Prerequisite: 45 units. BUEC 391 is not to be taken concurrently with BUS 393. Students with credit for COMM 393 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Adamson
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D104 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D200 Robert Adamson
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
D202 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5360, Surrey
D203 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
E100 Robert Adamson
Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
E101 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
E102 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
E103 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
REM 319 - Environmental and Planning Law (3)

Provides a practical introduction to the legal system governing the use and protection of the environment and planning and land use law in Canada. A central theme is the difference between the law on paper and the law in practice. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students who have taken ENV 399-3 "Special Topics in Environmental Law" in 2012 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ENV 319 or PLAN 319 may not take this course for further credit.

Additional Upper Division Business Requirements

Student must complete the following

BUS 361 - Project Management (3)

Introduction to the hard and soft skills of project management. Management software and techniques such as work breakdown, estimation, budgeting and status reporting are used. Applies structured processes and develops team-based skills and knowledge. Assumes no prior computing or technical knowledge. Prerequisite: 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Connie Kar Wai Liu
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D200 Connie Kar Wai Liu
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
BUS 475 - Sustainable Operations (3)

Examines key challenges and opportunities organizations face in integrating sustainable business practices within corporate strategy. Identifies organizational capabilities needed to support existing sustainable commitments and strategies to allow for innovation. Prerequisite: BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with credit for BUS 49X Selected Topics (Sustainable Operations) may not take this course for further credit.

and one of

BUS 453 - Sustainable Innovation (3)

Challenges associated with continuing innovation are examined and students work to generate innovative solutions by challenging existing economic models. Students learn about sustainable opportunity, recognition, and screening, and understand how great ideas to 'save the planet' can get off the ground. Prerequisite: BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course) with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 338. Students with credit for BUS 494 when offered as Sustainable Innovation may not complete this course for further credit.

BUS 489 - Management Practices for Sustainability (3)

Businesses are realigning and in some cases, reinventing their organizations toward more sustainable business models. Management systems and initiatives will be examined that enable organizations to reduce their firms' negative environmental and social impacts while, in many cases, increasing profits and competitive advantage. Prerequisite: BUS 360W and (BUS 381 or BUS 374), all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students who have taken BUS 457 cannot take this course for further credit.

Students may choose to complete one or more business concentrations by meeting the concentration requirements listed on the Business Major page of the calendar.

Environment Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete

one of

BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4)

This course is an extension of BUS 232. It develops and applies the quantitative models that are most directly relevant to business decisions. Beginning with material on multiple regression and forecasting modeling, the course moves on to decision analysis, business simulation, quality control, and an introduction to optimization. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; BUS 232, ECON 233, or STAT 270, with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hamideh Shokoohian
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D200 Hamideh Shokoohian
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
OP01 Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP02 Mo 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP04 Th 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
OP05 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
GEOG 352 - Spatial Analysis (4)

Advanced quantitative techniques for spatial analysis of geographic data and patterns. Topics include geostatistics, spatial interpolation, autocorrelation, kriging, and their use in geographic problem solving with spatial analysis software. Prerequisite: GEOG 251 or one of STAT 201, 203 (formerly 103), 205, or 270. Quantitative.

GEOG 451 - Spatial Modeling (4)

Spatial models for the representation and simulation of physical, human and environmental processes. GIS and spatial analysis software are used in the laboratory for model development, from problem definition and solution to visualization. Prerequisite: GEOG 251 or one of STAT 201, 203 (formerly 103), 205, or 270; one of GEOG 351, 352, 353, 355 or 356. Quantitative.

REM 412 - Environmental Modeling (4)

Students receive hands-on experience in the construction and analysis of computer simulation models of environmental and ecological systems and problems. Prerequisite: REM 100 or EVSC 100; BISC 204 or GEOG 215 or REM 211; STAT 201 or STAT 203 or STAT 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent; and 60 units. Recommended: REM 225. Quantitative.

and one of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

Examines the context of business in society and the paradigms, frameworks, and theories that shape how we think about business ethics and make ethical decisions. Incorporates recent cross-disciplinary research in the development of reflective practice, moral literacy, and decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, ambiguity, complexity, and diverse competing interests. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for BUS 103, COMM 103, or COMM 303 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Hooley
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D200 Daniel Hooley
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D300 Daniel Hooley
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
E100 Sara Graves
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
PHIL 328 - Environmental Philosophy (3)

A survey of contemporary issues in environmental ethics. Topics may include: animal rights, the intrinsic value of nature, 'deep ecology', obligations to future generations, conservation, environmental justice, as well as relevant background materials in ethical theory. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221, ENV 320W, or REM 320W. Students who have completed PHIL 318 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Simon Pollon
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
WMC 2532, Burnaby
REM 320W - Ethics and the Environment (3)

An introduction to the field of environmental ethics. Addresses questions such as what obligations we have to future generations and the natural world, as well as the extent of these obligations. Prerequisite: 45 units. Philosophy Majors and Minors may not take this course for credit towards their major or minor degree. Students who have taken PHIL 333-3 or ENV 399-3 "Special Topics in Environmental Ethics" prior to or in 2011 and students with credit in ENV 320W or PHIL 328-3 may not enroll in this course for further credit. Writing.

and one of

BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

Common law, equity, and statute law; contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments; partnership and corporation law; international commercial law. Prerequisite: 45 units. BUEC 391 is not to be taken concurrently with BUS 393. Students with credit for COMM 393 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Adamson
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D104 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D200 Robert Adamson
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
D202 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5360, Surrey
D203 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
E100 Robert Adamson
Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
E101 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
E102 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
E103 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
REM 319 - Environmental and Planning Law (3)

Provides a practical introduction to the legal system governing the use and protection of the environment and planning and land use law in Canada. A central theme is the difference between the law on paper and the law in practice. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students who have taken ENV 399-3 "Special Topics in Environmental Law" in 2012 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ENV 319 or PLAN 319 may not take this course for further credit.

And successful completion of the following upper division courses

REM 321 - Ecological Economics (4)

Introduces students to the concepts and methods of ecological economics. Provides students with grounding in the core principles of conventional economics applied to the environment but then extends this to the integration of economics and ecology to create a new ecological-economic understanding of environmental change and sustainability. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for ENV 321 cannot take REM 321 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

and five of

ARCH 363 - Landscape Archaeology (3)

The interpretation of archaeological evidence to look at the ways that people in the past perceived, constructed, and used their natural surroundings and their built environments. Prerequisite: ARCH 100 or ARCH 101 or ARCH 201, and 45 units.

ARCH 365 - Archaeological Perspectives on Human Ecology (3)

Examines methods, theories, and concepts for understanding how past cultures interacted with their bio-physical surroundings. Integrates diverse kinds of data and knowledge to understand these relationships. Topics to be addressed include local and traditional ecological knowledge, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, human-environment interaction, human-induced environmental changes, paleodiet, and domestication. Prerequisite: ARCH 101 or ARCH 201; or any two of ARCH 100, REM 100, GEOG 100, EVSC 100; and 45 units.

ARCH 386 - Archaeological Resource Management (3)

Surveys the origins, implementations, and need for archaeological heritage legislation on an international and national scale. Topical issues associated with contract archaeology, public archaeology, native heritage, and avocational societies are incorporated. Prerequisite: ARCH 101 or ARCH 201.

GEOG 321 - Geographies of Global Capitalism (4)

Examines the historical development, spatial organization, and social impact of market function, firm structure and operation, economic policy, and regulation and deregulation at various scales from local to global, from a geographical perspective. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100.

GEOG 324 - Geography of Transportation (4)

An empirical and theoretical examination of the geographical aspects of transportation systems. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephan Nieweler
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D103 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D200 Stephan Nieweler
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D201 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D202 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D203 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
GEOG 325 - Geographies of Consumption (4)

Spaces, places, landscapes, and scales of consumption emphasizing commodity cultures, marketing, retail, ideology, subjectivity, objects, technology, and tourism. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100.

GEOG 327 - Geography of Tourism (4)

Factors underlying the changing geography of tourism. Issues of demand, supply and impact are examined. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100 or REM 100.

GEOG 385 - Food and the City (4)

An exploration of how food is related to cities, giving particular attention to the culture and politics of food production, distribution, and consumption. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100 or REM 100.

REM 350 - Energy Management for a Sustainable Climate and Society (4)

An interdisciplinary approach to transforming energy systems in pursuit of sustainable climate and society. Perspectives include thermodynamics, resource potentials, technological potentials, economic evaluation, implementation of transformative public policies, political-economy assessment of policy constraints, national and sub-national governance options, behavioural change potentials, global diplomacy, and pursuit of greater equity within and between countries. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Social Sciences.

REM 370 - Global Resource Issues in Oceanography (4)

Introduces principles of oceanography, including ocean circulation, ocean carbon cycling, nutrients and biological productivity, oceans and the climate system, and ocean resource contributions to global food supply. Provides basic understanding of ocean resource management including transportation, recreation, fisheries, and mining. Prerequisite: EVSC 100, or GEOG 111, or REM 100, and 45 units. Students with credit for MASC 435 may not take this course for further credit.

REM 445 - Environmental Risk Assessment (4)

Students receive theory and practical experience in the control and management of hazardous substances in the environment. This includes the application of techniques used to assess toxicological, ecological and human health risks of contaminants within the current regulatory framework. Prerequisite: MATH 151 or 154 or 157; STAT 201 or 203 or 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent; and 60 units.

REM 471 - Forest Ecosystem Management (4)

Forests are critical components of the earth system and provide diverse ecological services. They are also a source of conflict regarding their conservation and use. Students will examine the problems of managing forest ecosystems for a variety of societal goals and objectives. We begin by examining the ecological characteristics of forest ecosystems and follow with a focus on the objectives and tools of forest management. The final section of the course will examine institutions, economics, and policy related to forests, with a focus on British Columbia's historical and current management issues. This course will involve lectures, group discussions, field trips, and exercises. Prerequisite: One of REM 100, or GEOG 100 or 111, or EVSC 100 or BISC 102; and 45 units.

SD 381 - Building Sustainable Communities (4)

Engages students in understanding how to plan and cultivate sustainability at the community and city level, taking into consideration the environmental, economic, and social aspects of development. Explores and analyzes policy instruments, planning tools, and strategies from around the world for engaging people and institutions in building sustainable communities. Prerequisite: One of PLAN 100, PLAN 200, REM 100, or SD 281; and 45 units. Students with credit for SCD 301 or REM 301 or REM 381 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

SD 481 - Sustainability Governance and Leadership (4)

Engages students in understanding critical concepts and issues of sustainability at different scales and how they related to policy, management, leadership, and governance in a range of context and across different sectors (thinking about how local movements can come to influence national and international governance). Explores and analyzes the history of sustainability action, how change happens, the role of different levels of governance, current sustainability initiatives, and prospects for how to create change in the future. Prerequisite: One of PLAN 100, PLAN 200, REM 100, or SD 281; and 60 units. Students with credit for SCD 401 or REM 401 or REM 481 may not complete this course for further credit.

and one of****

EVSC 491 - Directed Study in Environmental Science (3)

Independent study on environmental topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A directed study proposal must be completed and approved by the instructor and the Director prior to registration. Students may take this course only once. Variable units: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Prerequisite: 60 units, 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Students with credit for ENV 491 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
ENV 495 - Environmental Capstone (4)

This project-based course, to be taken in the final year of undergraduate study, will provide students with an opportunity to integrate and demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained through their undergraduate study. Projects involve collaborative work, analytical methodologies and communication of environmental complexity. Prerequisite: 90 units.

SD 494 - Project in Sustainable Development (4)

Provides students an opportunity to apply ideas and models acquired in the program to a practical problem in sustainable development. Required for SCD PBD students. Certificate students must apply for special permission to take this course. Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of the Sustainable Development Program. Students with credit for SCD 404 may not take this course for further credit.

** Students wishing to take BUS 336-4 must take BUS 232-4, ECON 233-4, or STAT 270-3. GEOG 251-3 does not satisfy the prerequisite requirements of BUS 336-4.

*** To be completed before the student's 75th unit and at Simon Fraser University in accordance with the WQB requirements.

**** Students must meet with the Faculty of Environment advisor before selecting a capstone course.

Faculty of Environment Degree Requirements (BENV)

For all bachelor of environment (BEnv) programs (except the honours program), students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • 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 a program CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

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.

 

Business Career Passport Requirements

Business Career Passport (BCP) is a mandatory program for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students to kick-start their career.

  • Students admitted to the BBA program for the Fall 2017 term onwards are required to complete the program within 12 months of the start of their program.
  • Students admitted to the BBA program from the Fall 2012 term to the Summer 2017 term are required to complete the program prior to graduation.

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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.