By: Victoria Lopatka
SA 421W – Greetings, Flirting, & Transit in SFU Society
This course will re-introduce college students to the examine of socializing, post-social isolation. College students will likely be challenged to speak to their classmates, say “hello” to individuals they don’t know, and observe social conventions on transit. Please have in mind it is a 400-level course and shouldn’t be tried by college students unfamiliar with such ideas. Conditions embody SA 103 (Current in Public), SA 202 (Eye Contact), and SA 338 (Speaking with Individuals You’ve Recognized for Many Years). Macro, meso, and micro forces will likely be thought-about, together with the truth that SFU campuses filter out utterly by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. The tip aim for this course is to create a pupil physique that appears occupied with making associates in any respect.
BISC 206 – Animal Populations and Battle Methods
Animal Populations and Battle Methods emphasizes the significance of co-existing with the animals which have overrun the campus, together with deer and trash pandas. This course is a obligatory prerequisite to many 400-level BISC programs, together with BISC 320 (Wildlife to Dorm Room Pet). The category has an intensive discipline part, permitting college students to look at animals of their pure habitats, akin to rats digging by Tim Hortons trash. For the primary day of tutorials, college students are inspired to deliver a wild animal of their alternative for show-and-tell.
STAT 362 – Statistics of Discovering a Good Seat
This course will give college students the chance to theorize how you can discover a place to sit down or examine on SFU’s Burnaby campus, given social distancing practices. Writing about and discussing such matters requires an in-depth understanding of a number of facets of Burnaby campus. It’s assumed college students are already conversant in:
- Shamelessly transferring somebody’s jacket and bag off a pc chair within the library as a result of you’ll want to print out a last-minute project
- Obvious at individuals who play loud music with out headphones
- Strolling by energetic development zones as a result of you possibly can’t discover lessons anymore
- Feeling the new breath of a hungry pupil in your neck whereas an MBC microwave half-heartedly heats your meals
- Promoting your soul to president Pleasure Johnson to get a cushty seat and desk with a close-by outlet in West Mall
BPK 100 – Foundations of Pandemic Survival
An introduction to the foundations of pandemic survival. College students could enter with an understanding of carrying masks, washing fingers, utilizing hand sanitizer, and social distancing, however the four-month course requires use on campus. The fabric is offered within the context of a well-known concrete kingdom, particularly referencing elbow-to-elbow lecture halls and cleaning soap dispensers which are perpetually empty. The primary week will likely be devoted to instructing college students on discriminating between dependable and unreliable COVID-19 sources — for instance, your aunt’s WhatsApp group chat will not be a dependable COVID-19 supply.
POL 111 – Introduction to All Political Shit
A complete introduction to all of the political shit you hear about on Twitter, however don’t perceive in any respect. This course will clarify main ideas, strategies, approaches, and points, together with the upcoming election and why everyone seems to be so mad about it. The chosen subject for college kids’ time period paper will likely be Justin Trudeau’s bicep tattoo. College students who’ve watched a full CBC Information phase throughout the final yr could not take this course for additional credit score.