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To view the Summer 2024 Academic Calendar, go to www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2024/summer.html.

Business and Economics Joint Honours

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration

Students must qualify for, and receive admission to the program, must remain qualified for continuance in the Beedie School of Business, and must be accepted as a joint honours in the Department of Economics.

Students may opt for a bachelor of arts from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or a bachelor of business administration from the Beedie School of Business. Faculty requirements will be governed by the faculty from which the student chooses to complete a degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Beedie School of Business

Students who wish to pursue the joint honours program must first be admitted to the joint major program. Upon completion of nine upper division business units at SFU, students may apply for admission to the joint honours program. For entry and continuance, please see the grade requirements below.

Economics Declaration Requirements

Students are eligible to apply for entry to the program once 30 units have been completed, ECON 201 is completed with at least a C- grade, the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is met and the ECON program GPA is met.

The Department of Economics announces the minimum CGPA below which students will not normally be considered for entry to the program.

Students should contact a departmental advisor to apply. Student not accepted upon initial application may reapply.

Continuation in Economics Program

To continue in an economics program, students must maintain a 2.0 CGPA.

Grade Requirements

For entry, continuance and graduation with a bachelor of business administration with a business and economics joint honours, the following grade point averages will be used:

  • minimum 3.33 cumulative grade point average
  • minimum 3.33 cumulative upper division grade point average
  • minimum 3.33 grade point average for upper division BUS courses 
  • minimum 3.33 cumulative grade point average on all BUS courses 

For graduation, students must also meet the required minimum GPAs in accordance with the university and both the Beedie School of Business and Department of Economics.

Course Access

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.

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

Students complete a minimum of 126 units, including a minimum of 60 upper division units. 

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete one 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 students with 15 units; OR actuarial science students with 15 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Surrey
D300 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D400 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D500 Luana Carcano
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D501 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D502 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 5:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D503 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 6:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E100 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 5:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
ECON 220W - Communication in Economics (4)

Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop techniques and strategies for clear and effective written and oral communication of economic ideas. Improve critical and analytical thinking via the application of core principles to news stories or other economic data in writing and presentations. Prerequisite: ECON 201 with a minimum grade of C-, minimum 30 units and no more than 80 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gulriz Barkin
Sepideh Fotovatian
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D200 Gulriz Barkin
Sepideh Fotovatian
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D300 Sepideh Fotovatian
Maliha Nazir
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D301 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D302 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D400 Sepideh Fotovatian
Maliha Nazir
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D401 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D402 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby

and all 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Connie Kar Wai Liu
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Ahmad Bisher
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Surrey
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Surrey
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Surrey
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D204 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
E100 Connie Kar Wai Liu
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 5:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
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 Richard Wong
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Praise Ma
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D204 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
E100 Richard Wong
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 5:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
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 Kwai Man Teresa Fung
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Kwai Man Teresa Fung
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
E100 Kwai Man Teresa Fung
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 5:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
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 Bahareh Assadi
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Sam Thiara
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D204 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
E100 Melissa McCrae
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 5:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
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. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Douglas Allen
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D112 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D113 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D114 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Marie Rekkas
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D204 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D205 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D206 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D207 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D208 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D209 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D210 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D211 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D212 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D213 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D214 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D900 Yan Yan
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
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. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Knowles
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D112 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D204 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D205 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D206 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D207 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D208 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D209 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D210 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D900 Yan Yan
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, Fri, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Surrey
ECON 201 - Microeconomic Theory I: Competitive Behavior (4)

Aspects of microeconomic theory involving competitive markets. Topics include the behavior of households and firms, partial equilibrium analysis of product and factor markets, and general equilibrium. Prerequisite: ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 105 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A-; MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gulriz Barkin
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
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 Jamie Mulholland
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D204 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D205 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D400 Natalia Kouzniak
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Surrey
D401 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D402 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D403 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Surrey
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jamie Mulholland
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D200 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D400 Natalia Kouzniak
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP04 TBD
MATH 154 - Mathematics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Designed for students specializing in the life sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications, integration, and differential equations; mathematical models of biological processes and their implementation and analysis using software. 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Cedric Chauve
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D400 Ladislav Stacho
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
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 Katrina Honigs
Katrina Honigs
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D400 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD

One additional 200-level ECON course

Students who earn a grade of A- or better at Simon Fraser University on their first attempt in ECON 201 are exempt from the requirement of one additional 200-level ECON course. These students should see Early Access to Upper Division Courses below for additional program information.

and one of

BUS 232 - Business Statistics (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Surrey
E100 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 5:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP01 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP02 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP03 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP04 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
OP05 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
OP06 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30 a.m.–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
ECON 233 - Introduction to Economic Data and Statistics (3)

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.

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 Lloyd Elliott
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
OL01 Tim Swartz
Online
OP01 TBD

and one 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leith Davis
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D112 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D113 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
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.

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 Paul Budra
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D112 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D113 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
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 Sean Zwagerman
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D112 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D113 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D900 Alys Avalos Rivera
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D902 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Surrey
D903 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Surrey
D904 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D907 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Surrey
D908 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Surrey
D910 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Surrey
D911 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Surrey
D912 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Surrey
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.

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
D100 Alys Avalos Rivera
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OL01 Alys Avalos Rivera
Online
PHIL 100W - Knowledge and Reality (3)

An introduction to some of the central problems of philosophy. Topics to be discussed include the different theories of reality; the nature and sources of knowledge, truth, evidence, and reason; the justification of belief and knowledge about the universe. These topics and problems will be considered as they arise in the context of issues such as: relativism versus absolutism; the existence of God; personal identity; the nature of the mind and its relation to the body; free will and determinism; the possibility of moral knowledge. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL 100 or PHIL 300 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Donaldson
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D112 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D113 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D114 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D115 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D116 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D117 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D118 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D119 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D120 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D121 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D122 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D123 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D124 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
PHIL 105 - Critical Thinking (3)

An introduction to the tools of reasoning used in everyday life and in science. The overall aim of the course is to understand what makes good reasoning good, what makes bad reasoning bad, and how to do more of the former and less of the latter. Topics include: construction, analysis, and evaluation of arguments; logic and probability; updating beliefs and making decisions; designing experiments; interpreting statistics; identifying fallacies and biases. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL XX1 may not take this course for further credit. Q/Breadth-Social Sci/Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lyle Crawford
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D112 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D113 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D114 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D115 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D116 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D117 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D118 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D119 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D120 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic and Reasoning (3)

An introduction to the theory of deductive reasoning. We consider deductive arguments in philosophy, in everyday life, and in mathematical proofs, and discuss what distinguishes valid inferences from fallacies. The course will cover propositional logic and first-order logic. Open to all students. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bruno Guindon
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D112 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
PHIL 120W - Moral and Legal Problems (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sam Black
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D112 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D113 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D114 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D115 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D116 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D117 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D118 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D119 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D120 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D121 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D122 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D123 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D124 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D125 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D126 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D127 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 5:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
PHIL 150 - Great Works in the History of Philosophy (3)

A survey of some classic texts in the history of philosophy. See the course outline for more detail on the specific figures and themes covered. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL 151 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michaela Manson
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D900 Michaela Manson
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
WL 101W - Writing in World Literature (3)

Explores literary texts from diverse linguistic and cultural origins while introducing students to the fundamentals of comparative literary analysis and critical writing. May examine cross-cultural interactions, or compare texts thematically. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kenneth Seigneurie
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Kenneth Seigneurie
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Kenneth Seigneurie
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
WL 103W - Early World Literatures (3)

Introduces ways of comparing early world literatures across time and space. May explore fundamental themes such as love, heroism, or the underworld. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gianluca Oluic
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Gianluca Oluic
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Gianluca Oluic
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
WL 104W - Modern World Literatures (3)

Introduces ways of comparing modern world literatures across time and space. May explore topics such as revolution, technology, or existentialism. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Maria Barraza
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Maria Barraza
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Maria Barraza
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
WL 105W - World Literature Lab (3)

Incorporates academic and creative writing assignments through hands-on exploration of language, literacy, and literature across cultures. Includes translation exercises and writing workshops. Additional language fluency highly recommended but not required. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

* Any one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing at the 100- or 200-level.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 60 upper division units, of which a minimum of 50 units must be within the joint honours subjects.

Business Upper Division Requirements

Core Courses

Students complete all of

BUS 312 - Introduction to Finance (3)

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 with a minimum grade of C- and 45 units. OR actuarial science students with BUS 254 with a minimum grade of C- and 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207 or ECON 201. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Surrey
E100 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 5:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Claudia Gomez Borquez
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Claudia Gomez Borquez
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D204 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D205 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shafik Bhalloo
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 James Pflanz
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D204 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D300 Shafik Bhalloo
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D301 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D302 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D303 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D304 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D400 Jordan Jutras
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D401 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D402 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D403 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D404 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E100 James Pflanz
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 6:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 6:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
BUS 478 - Strategy (3) ^

Students will demonstrate strategic decision making and critical thinking skills by integrating knowledge and skills acquired in prior course work within the various functional areas of business. Students will conduct rigorous and comprehensive strategic analyses of firms and industries which relate to the strategic fit between internal and external organizational environments, competitive dynamics over an industry’s life cycle, and value creation and competitive advantage through the development of effective corporate and business-level strategies. Prerequisite: BUS 207 (or ECON 201 or ECON 301), BUS 312, 343, 360W and either BUS 374 or 381, all with a minimum grade of C-; 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Surrey
D300 Edward Bukszar
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D400 Jerry Sheppard
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D500 Jerry Sheppard
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D600 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D700 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E100 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 5:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby

and one of

BUS 374 - Organization Theory (3)

Organizations, not individuals, are this course's basic unit of analysis. We will seek to answer questions about organizations, such as why they exist, what objectives they pursue, how they function, how they survive and grow, who they interact with, how they interact with each other, how they are evaluated, and how they respond to failure. In answering these questions, the course will introduce students to major theoretical perspectives and issues studied in organizational theory. Prerequisite: 45 units; BUS 272 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
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 with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Melissa McCrae
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E100 Bahareh Assadi
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby

BUS 360W is recommended but not required. BUS 360W will be waived as a prerequisite for 400 division business courses for those in approved business joint programs, provided that an alternative approved upper division W course is in progress, or has been completed. Students should consult with a Beedie School of Business Academic Advisor for further information on obtaining a waiver.

BUS 360W must be completed at Simon Fraser University in accordance with the WQB requirements.

^ Must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

Business 400 Division Requirement

Students must complete at least two 400 division BUS courses, each worth a minimum of three units (excluding BUS 478 and practicum courses). At least one 400 division courses must be completed at Simon Fraser University. The business honours program requires six additional units of 400 division courses in BUS within a declared concentration area(s).

Business Concentration

Students also complete the requirements for at least one area of concentration listed under the business major program.

Economics Upper Division Requirements

Students also complete at least 29 upper division ECON units including all of

ECON 302 - Microeconomic Theory II: Strategic Behavior (4)

Aspects of microeconomic theory concerned with strategic behavior, imperfect information, and market failure. Topics include game theory and oligopoly; uncertainty and insurance; asymmetric information and market power, externalities and public goods, together with related issues in welfare economics. Prerequisite: ECON 201 with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shih En Lu
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Gulriz Barkin
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D204 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D205 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D206 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D207 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D208 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
ECON 305 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4)

Concepts and methods of analysis of macroeconomic variables -- consumption, investment, government and foreign trade. Classical and Keynesian models compared; analysis of economic statics and dynamics. Prerequisite: ECON 201 with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with a minimum grade of A- in ECON 103 and 105 at Simon Fraser University at their first attempt can complete ECON 305 concurrently with ECON 201 after 30 units. Students seeking permission to enroll on this basis must contact the undergraduate advisor in economics. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Knowles
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
ECON 331 - Introduction to Mathematical Economics (5) *

The mathematical interpretation of fundamental economic concepts; demand, supply competitive equilibrium . Application of the calculus to production and distribution theory, growth models and investment theory. Differential and difference equations in dynamic economic models. Introduction to activity analysis. Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 105, with a minimum grade of C-; MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units or permission of the department. Students with credit for MATH 232, 240 or 251 cannot complete this course for further credit. Quantitative.

ECON 333 - Statistical Analysis of Economic Data (4)

An introduction to the use and interpretation of statistical analysis in the context of data typical of economic applications. Prerequisite: ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 105 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232, or STAT 270, with a minimum grade of C-; MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with a minimum grade of A- in ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270 can take ECON 333 after 30 units. Students seeking permission to enroll based on their ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270 grade must contact the undergraduate advisor in economics. Students with credit for BUEC 333 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dongwoo Kim
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby

and one of

ECON 402 - Advanced Microeconomic Theory (4)

Advanced coverage of microeconomic theory for students intending to pursue graduate study in economics. Topics may include general equilibrium, game theory, and asymmetric information. Prerequisite: ECON 302 and 331, with a minimum grade of C-. Students who have completed both MATH 232 and 251 may substitute these courses for ECON 331. Entry into this course requires a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or permission of the department. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Douglas Allen
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
ECON 403 - Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (3)

Advanced coverage of macroeconomic theory for students intending to pursue graduate study in economics. Topics may include economic growth, business cycles, and monetary theory. Prerequisite: ECON 302, 305 and 331, all with a minimum grade of C-. Students who have completed both MATH 232 and 251 may substitute them for ECON 331. Entry into this course requires a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or permission of the department. Quantitative.

and either

ECON 435 - Econometric Methods (5)

The application of econometric techniques to the empirical investigation of economic issues. Prerequisite: ECON 201 and ECON (or BUEC) 333, all with a minimum grade of C-. Entry into this course requires a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or permission of the department. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dongwoo Kim
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby

or

ECON 494 - Honours Research Proposal (3)

Preparation for honours research project, including literature review, data collection, ethics approval (if necessary), and presentation of work in progress at end of term. This course is intended for students in the Honours and Joint Honours Programs. Prerequisite: ECON 302, 305 and ECON (or BUEC) 333, all with a minimum grade of C-. A minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fernando Aragon Sanchez
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
and ECON 499W - Honours Research Project (6)

Intensive work in a particular topic in the general field of Economics. Involves an extensive individual research project under the direct supervision of the instructor, who will provide guidance and critical feedback as necessary. Presentation of completed project at end of term. Prerequisite: ECON 494 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for ECON 499 may not repeat this course for further credit. Writing.

* ECON 331 is not required if students have successfully completed MATH 251 and either MATH 232 or MATH 240. However, at least 29 upper division units in economics must still be completed.

Early Access to Upper Division Courses

Students normally cannot enter ECON upper division courses during the first 60 units, but for those who have the minimum Simon Fraser University grade point average required to access upper division ECON courses, the following exceptions are permitted.

Students who earn a grade of A- or better at Simon Fraser University on their first attempt in ECON 201 may enroll in ECON 302 and 305, and all courses for which they have satisfied the prerequisites, once 30 units is completed.

Students who earn an A- grade or better at Simon Fraser University on their first attempt in ECON 233 or BUS 232 or STAT 270 may enroll in ECON 333 once they have completed 30 units. These upper division courses will count towards Department of Economics and Simon Fraser University upper division requirements. See ECON course descriptions for access information.

Concentration in Economic Data Analysis

Students qualify for this concentration by completing six required courses of which at least four must be ECON courses.

Students complete

ECON 333 - Statistical Analysis of Economic Data (4)

An introduction to the use and interpretation of statistical analysis in the context of data typical of economic applications. Prerequisite: ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 105 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232, or STAT 270, with a minimum grade of C-; MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with a minimum grade of A- in ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270 can take ECON 333 after 30 units. Students seeking permission to enroll based on their ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270 grade must contact the undergraduate advisor in economics. Students with credit for BUEC 333 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dongwoo Kim
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby

and one of

BUS 232 - Business Statistics (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Surrey
E100 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 5:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP01 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP02 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP03 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP04 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
OP05 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
OP06 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30 a.m.–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
ECON 233 - Introduction to Economic Data and Statistics (3)

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.

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 Lloyd Elliott
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
OL01 Tim Swartz
Online
OP01 TBD

and at least four of

CMPT 129 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming for Mathematics and Statistics (3)

A second course in computing science and programming intended for students studying mathematics, statistics or actuarial science and suitable for students who already have some background in computing science and programming. Topics include: a review of the basic elements of programming: use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; fundamental algorithms and problem solving; basic object-oriented programming and software design; computation and computability and specification and program correctness. Prerequisite: CMPT 102 or CMPT 120, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CMPT 125 or 135 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

ECON 334 - Data Visualization and Economic Analysis (3)

Explores how to recognize and learn from patterns in data using modern statistical software for the purpose of economic analysis. Introduces students to techniques for managing, visualizing, and analyzing data to answer real-world economic questions. Prerequisite: ECON 233 or BUS 232 or STAT 270 or POL 201, with a minimum grade of C-; ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C-, or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-, or ECON 105 with a minimum grade of C-, or ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A-. Students with credit for POL 390, STAT 341, or STAT 452 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ECON 387 under the title "Applied Data Analysis" may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Schnepel
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
ECON 335 - Cause and Effect in Economic Data (3)

Provides an introduction to statistical methods used to analyze causal questions and evaluate policies. Discusses various approaches to drawing causal inferences from observational data. Corequisite: ECON 333.

ECON 428 - Seminar in Experimental and Behavioural Economics (3)

This is a seminar course covering topics in behavioural and experimental economics, and their implications for economic, business, markets, and policy. Prerequisite: ECON 302, ECON 305, both with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

ECON 433 - Financial and Time Series Econometrics (3)

Introduction to econometric methods used to analyze univariate and multivariate time series data. Topics covered may include modeling and forecasting financial and macroeconomic data such as asset returns and volatility. GDP growth rates and default risk. All methods and concepts will be applied to analyze real data using appropriate computer programs. Prerequisite: ECON 333 and ECON 305, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with credit for ECON 484 under the title "Time Series Analysis" cannot take this course for further credit.

ECON 434 - Seminar in Applied Market Design (3)

Introduces students to market design. There is a strong emphasis on applications and empirical perspectives of market design. The objective of the course is to give students an understanding of the core concepts of market design and to illustrate how econometrics can be used to combine data with micro theory. Prerequisite: ECON 333 (or BUEC 333) and ECON 302, all with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for ECON 483 under the title Applied Market Design may not take this course for further credit.

ECON 435 - Econometric Methods (5)

The application of econometric techniques to the empirical investigation of economic issues. Prerequisite: ECON 201 and ECON (or BUEC) 333, all with a minimum grade of C-. Entry into this course requires a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or permission of the department. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dongwoo Kim
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
ECON 436 - Seminar in Economics and Social Network Analysis (3)

Introduces students to the field of network economics. The goal is to understand social networks and their influence on economic outcomes. Topics will include how to measure and represent networks, six degrees of separation and small world properties in networks, network formation models, influence of network on economics outcomes such as diffusion of ideas. Prerequisite: ECON 302 or ECON 305, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for ECON 483 under the title Social and Economic Networks may not take this course for further credit.

ECON 480 - Seminar in the Economics of Labor Market Policy (3)

Seminar focusing on public policy as it relates to employment and income security. Special emphasis will vary from term to term, but may include such topics as examinations of current manpower, welfare and public insurance programs, labor legislation, and private institutional practices (such as union-management pension arrangements) that may affect income security. Prerequisite: ECON (or BUEC) 333 with a minimum grade of C-.

STAT 260 - Introductory R for Data Science (3)

An introduction to the R programming language for data science. Exploring data: visualization, transformation and summaries. Data wrangling: reading, tidying, and data types. No prior computer programming experience required. Prerequisite: One of STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 205, STAT 270, BUS 232, ECON 233, or POL 201, with a grade of at least C- or permission of the instructor. Students who have taken STAT 341 or STAT 360 first may not then take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 5:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
STAT 310 - Introduction to Data Science for the Social Sciences (4) *

An introduction to modern tools and methods for data acquisition, management, visualization, and machine learning, capable of scaling to Big Data. No prior computer programming experience required. Examples will draw from the social sciences. This course may not be used to satisfy the upper division requirements of the statistics honours, major, or minor programs. Prerequisite: 60 units in subjects outside of the Faculties of Science and Applied Sciences and one of STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 205, STAT 270, BUS 232, ECON 233, or POL 201, with a minimum grade of C-. Students who have taken STAT 240, STAT 440, or any 200-level or higher CMPT course first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Haolun Shi
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Haolun Shi
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
STAT 342 - Introduction to Statistical Computing and Exploratory Data Analysis - SAS (2)

Introduces the SAS statistical package. Data management; reading, editing and storing statistical data; data exploration and representation; summarizing data with tables, graphs and other statistical tools; and data simulation. Prerequisite: STAT 285 or STAT 302 or STAT 305 or ECON 333, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for STAT 340 may not take STAT 342 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Haolun Shi
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Haolun Shi
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Haolun Shi
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Haolun Shi
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 Haolun Shi
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
STAT 445 - Applied Multivariate Analysis (3)

Introduction to principal components, cluster analysis, and other commonly used multivariate techniques. Prerequisite: STAT 260 and one of STAT 285 or STAT 302 or STAT 305 or ECON 333 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

STAT 452 - Statistical Learning and Prediction (3)

An introduction to the essential modern supervised and unsupervised statistical learning methods. Topics include review of linear regression, classification, statistical error measurement, flexible regression and classification methods, clustering and dimension reduction. Prerequisite: STAT 260 and one of STAT 302 or STAT 305 or STAT 350 or ECON 333 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 5:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Owen Ward
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
STAT 475 - Applied Discrete Data Analysis (3) *

Introduction to standard methodology for analyzing categorical data including chi-squared tests for two- and multi-way contingency tables, logistic regression, and loglinear (Poisson) regression. Prerequisite: STAT 260 and one of STAT 302 or STAT 305 or STAT 350 or ECON 333 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for the former STAT 402 or 602 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

STAT 485 - Applied Time Series Analysis (3) *

Introduction to linear time series analysis including moving average, autoregressive and ARIMA models, estimation, data analysis, forecasting errors and confidence intervals, conditional and unconditional models, and seasonal models. Prerequisite: STAT 260 and one of STAT 285 or STAT 302 or STAT 305 or ECON 333 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for ECON 484 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Gary Parker
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 4:30–5:50 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:50 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
E101 Gary Parker
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 6:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E102 Gary Parker
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E103 Gary Parker
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 5:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E104 Gary Parker
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 6:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby

Other courses with appropriate content can be used for credit upon prior application to the advisor.

* Allows ECON 333 as prerequisite

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 60 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; two courses (minimum three units each)

Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division; two courses (total six units or more)
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth

Must be outside the student's major subject, and may be lower or upper division:

Two courses (total six units or more) Social Sciences: B-Soc
Two courses (total six units or more) Humanities: B-Hum
Two courses (total six units or more) Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth

Two courses (total six units or more) 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.