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Forty years ago SFU Senate approved the creation of Continuing Studies, which would offer courses “at times other than the usual times, in places other than the usual places, and in ways other than the normal ways.” Those were idealistic days, when optimism was still in vogue. Lucky for us. Since then, Continuing Studies at SFU has grown into a vibrant community of staff and instructors providing exciting educational opportunities to thousands of students every year. Continuing Studies’ programs, courses, and events have been developed with the unique needs of adult learners like you in mind. Recently, several programs have moved online to provide even greater access and convenience. We won’t stop there. Like the founders of Continuing Studies, we believe adult education should be accessible, the
idea of “classroom” flexible, and learning lifelong. Yes, those of us who work, teach, and study here are still wildly optimistic idealists. The future was bright in 1971, because our creators were looking forward. There’s a lot to be positive about these days too, from Philosophers’ Cafés and free public lectures to career-focused professional development programs, many offered at diverse times, in unexpected places, and in innovative ways. Join us at our open house on Saturday, February 5, and discover how Continuing Studies can help to keep you looking forward too.
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at a glance > Courses and programs There are many reasons to come to SFU: to advance your career, broaden your outlook or meet others with similar goals and aspirations. For participants seeking accreditation from professional groups, many of our courses result in professional development, continuing education credits or professional designations. In addition to individual courses, our certificates and diplomas offer an alternative to a university degree. We strive to offer instruction in a wide range of topics and will add new courses and events after this catalogue goes to print. If you don’t find everything you’re looking for here, please visit us at www.sfu.ca/cstudies. > Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) All courses offered as part of a certificate or diploma program are exempt from HST, even if you are only registered for one course within a program grouping. SFU’s HST number is 118 520 725 RT. > Campuses We have three easily accessible campuses, located in downtown Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby. Most Continuing Studies courses take place at the Vancouver and Surrey campuses, both of which are on SkyTrain and other public transit routes. See page 64 for map.
> Registrants We welcome anyone who wants to learn and grow personally and professionally. You do not need a university degree to take most of our courses and programs, but some courses do have prerequisites. Please note the requirements listed in individual course descriptions. > Customized courses Many of the courses in this catalogue can be adapted for your company or group and presented at your worksite or at one of our SFU campuses. We are happy to tailor courses to suit your organization’s specific needs. Please contact the appropriate Continuing Studies department to discuss customization. A New Registration System Continuing Studies is excited to offer a brand new online registration system that gives you the most up-to-date course information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’ve taken advantage of the latest technology to make registration simple, secure and convenient. Register for your next non-credit course online. See page 66 for details.
2011 sfu Continuing studies new in 2011 contents New Programs As the communities we serve change, Continuing Studies changes with them. In 2010-2011, we launched several new programs, all designed to accommodate the busy lives of adult learners. • Advanced English for the Workplace: Training for Immigrants, page 11 • SFU Academic Sampler, page 14 • Certificate in Human Resources Management, page 19 • Career Management Workshops and Services, page 25 • Certificate in Restorative Justice, page 35 • Certificate in Public Relations, page 48 • Certificate in Journalism, page 50 40th Anniversary Open House Help celebrate Continuing Studies’ 40th anniversary on Saturday, February 5, at our Vancouver campus. Meet program staff and enjoy free public lectures, information sessions, career workshops, and more. See page 4 for details.
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We’ve come a long way since Continuing Studies was founded, but some things never change. Through 40 years of responsive and innovative programming, Continuing Studies has helped thousands of adult learners reach professional goals, explore new areas of interest, and build the futures they want. Continuing Studies Catalogue, January–August 2011 Photos: Greg Ehlers, Kai Clemen, Wilson Nam, Robin Ryan, SFU LIDC and as credited with each photograph. Printed in Burnaby, BC, by Mitchell Press. © 2010 Simon Fraser University.
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Degree Courses and Programs 12 SFU NOW—Nights or Weekends 13 Centre for Online and Distance Education 14 SFU Academic Sampler
Professional and Personal Development 15 Business and management 15 Management 17 Strategic Supply Chain Management 18 Risk Management 19 Human Resources Management 20 Canadian Business Management Fundamentals (in Mandarin) 21 Project Management 23 Business Analysis 24 Public Company Governance 25 Career and Life Planning 25 Career Management Workshops and Services 26 Career Development Practioner Certificate and Workshops 28 Rehabilitation Management 30 30 31
Community and Urban Planning Sustainable Community Development Urban Design
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Dialogue, NegotiatioN AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Dialogue and Civic Engagement Dialogue and Negotiation
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Languages and interCultural Communication Interpretation and Translation English Language and Culture
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sfu Continuing studies 40th anniversary open house, Saturday, February 5 Join us for free info sessions and walking tours, sign up for a workshop or lecture, and add your two cents at a special Philosophers’ Café. Program staff will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the day. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to sample the many educational opportunities available through SFU Continuing Studies. Most open house events are free. All are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For a full schedule and to reserve your seats, visit www.sfu.ca/ready. explorations Walking tour of SFU Vancouver’s buildings SFU Vancouver was 10 years in the making, from humble storefront beginnings to the revitalization of the 1927 Spencer building to the recent addition at the city’s beloved Woodward’s. Take a walk with City Program Director Gordon Price and hear the stories behind the heritage buildings that make up this vibrant downtown campus. Presented by the City Program, page 30. What is it like to learn online? Scheduling conflicts needn’t stop you from finishing a degree, earning a professional accreditation, or taking an interesting course. Find out what it’s like to study beyond the classroom with SFU online learning. Presented by the Centre for Online and Distance Education, page 13. creative writing mini manuscript consults Get the constructive feedback you need to unblock, revive or polish a piece of creative writing in just 15 minutes. Graduates of the famed Writer’s Studio are on hand to help you reach the next level through intensive one-on-one sessions. Please bring a writing sample (2–3 pages) to the session and book your 15-minute timeslot at www.sfu.ca/ready. Presented by the Writing and Publishing Program, page 44. Philosophers’ café This special edition of the Philosophers’ Café explores the subject at the heart of every philosophical discussion: thinking. Come share your thoughts about thinking, the thoughtless, and the unthinkable as we explore how our thinking defines us and our world. Everyone welcome, refreshments served. Presented by Philosophers’ Café, page 8. Tim Green
information sessions Writing and Publishing Career options Curious about professional paths in writing, editing, publishing, or journalism? Hear how our program graduates have used their certificates to launch careers in these exciting fields. Presented by the Writing and Publishing Program, page 44. flexible degree completion How do you start or resume degree studies without disrupting your life? Learn about the range of evening and weekend courses at our Vancouver and Surrey campuses that let you earn your degree on your terms. Presented by SFU NOW, page 12. certificates in management Moving up or moving on? Find out where our General Management, Risk Management, and Human Resources Management certificates can take you. Presented by Management and Professional Programs, page 15. Diploma in applied project management and certificate in business analysis SFU is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and an Endorsed Education Provider with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). Come hear how our Project Management and Business Analysis programs can help you reach the next level. Presented by Management and Professional Programs, pages 21 and 23. interpretation and translation Certificate (Japanese/english and Mandarin/english) Interested in working as a translator or interpreter? Learn how our bilingual students become critical cross-cultural communicators through a rigorous combination of academic instruction and handson practice. Presented by the Interpretation and Translation Program, page 36. English language and culture Evening programs Learn more about our popular language and culture programs that will help you improve your English. This information session includes a 20-minute interactive sample lesson. Presented by the English Language and Culture Program, page 38. Reserve Your Seats Now Our Open House will take place on Saturday, February 5, 10 am–3:30 pm, at SFU’s Vancouver campus, Harbour Centre building. Most open house events are free. All are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your seat, visit www.sfu.ca/ready today.
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How do you celebrate 40 years of making education more accessible? With more access to education, of course! For a full schedule and to reserve your seats, visit www.sfu.ca/ready.
Business skills for freelance writers Making a living as a self-employed editor or writer isn’t easy, even less so in a lacklustre economy. Take home ideas for starting and sustaining a profitable freelance career. Presented by the Writing and Publishing Program, page 44.
Sustainability and Vancouver Through careful urban planning, Vancouver is moving toward greater sustainability. Join City Program Director Gordon Price for a mind-opening tour of our evolving city. Presented by the City Program, page 30.
How to get the media’s attention Even the smallest amount of media coverage can be a huge advantage to a growing business. But getting the attention of busy journalists and editors can be a challenge. Discover what it really takes to get mentioned in print, broadcast, or online. Presented by the Writing and Publishing Program, page 44.
SFU Academic sampler The SFU Academic Sampler program gives you access to popular undergraduate courses without the pressure of deadlines and exams—and at half the cost. Sample the Sampler at this hour-long lecture. Presented by the SFU Academic Sampler, page 14.
the age of exploration: Mid-life career Transitions Longing for a career change, but unsure how to proceed? Come explore the motivators that helped you achieve past success, and where they can take you next. Presented by Management and Professional Programs, page 25. The age of options: later-life career transitions Part-time hours or a change in responsibilities? Self-employment or retirement? This proactive career management workshop will help you ensure the next stage of your life is satisfying and purposeful. Presented by Management and Professional Programs, page 25. Exploring Arts for Social Change The arts can be a powerful vehicle for social change. Join Judith Marcuse, celebrated Canadian dancer, choreographer, producer, teacher, and writer, for this round table on the role of art in creating a better world. Presented by Community Education Programs, page 10.
METROPOLITAN OPERA PREP: GLUCK’S IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE AND RICHARD STRAUSS’ CAPRICCIO SCFC606 / Fee $25. Register at www.sfu.ca/seniors Saturday, February 5, 10:30 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Lecturer: David Duke Maximize your enjoyment of the Met broadcasts—and meet other opera enthusiasts—with this enlightening introduction to these two exceptional works. Presented by the Seniors Program, page 40. THE MAJESTY OF SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE SCFC607 / Fee $21. Register at www.sfu.ca/seniors Saturday, February 5, 2–3:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Lecturer: Paul Budra The Globe Theatre was the first purpose-built playhouse in London, and Shakespeare wrote for and performed with its troupe for decades. Join us for an intriguing look at this pioneering platform for the Western world’s most famous playwright. Presented by the Seniors Program, page 40. 5
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sfu Continuing studies Public Lectures, Events and Forums Throughout the year, Continuing Studies at SFU provides various opportunities for the community to engage in topics of the day through public lectures and forums. We invite you to contribute to local intellectual life by participating in one of our many events. To reserve a seat for a specific event, contact us using the information in the event description. If no contact information is provided, call 778-782-5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join our email list to receive advance notice of free public events that may be added after this catalogue goes to press. For email notification of events at SFU Vancouver, send a message to email@example.com with the words “subscribe sfuvan-info” in the subject line.
Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars www.independentscholars.net T: 778-782-7874 Free public lectures are presented as part of the monthly meeting of the Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars (CAIS). Lecture topics vary widely and reflect CAIS members’ areas of research and expertise. Meetings take place the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm at SFU Vancouver. Spring 2011 meeting dates are: January 20, February 17, March 24, April 21, May 19 and June 9.
civitas www.philosopherscafe.net T: 778-782-5215 Everyone is welcome to take part in this moderated discussion group. Meetings are free and focus on political and civic issues of the day. Bring your ideas and your inquiring mind! Prerequisites or registration not required. Civitas is held on the first Thursday of every month from 4–6 pm at SFU Vancouver. Spring 2011 meeting dates are: January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, and May 5.
Free Saturday seniors forums www.sfu.ca/seniors T: 778-782-5212 Our forums are hosted by the SFU Seniors Program and the SFU Lifelong Learners Society. No reservations are required; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The History of Human Desire Saturday, December 4, 1:30–3 pm, HC 1900, SFU Vancouver Why do we want what we want? Is desire biological imperative or autonomous creation? Manufactured by individuals, society or advertisers? Presenter Christopher Morrissey sheds light on the dark process of constructing desire. Perfect and Imperfect: Understanding Utopias and Dystopias Saturday, January 22, 1:30–3 pm, HC 1900, SFU Vancouver From the Hebrew Garden of Eden and Plato’s Republic to Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World, utopias and dystopias have helped us envision better worlds and disastrous futures. Both places exist only in the map of our imaginations, where we’ll journey with presenter Graham Forst, PhD. Staying Healthy: Bad Habits, Goals and Happiness Saturday, February 19, 1:30–3 pm, HC 1900, SFU Vancouver Staying healthy is a complicated process, defined by our past, our present, and our expected and shared decisions about how to live. Do we choose short-term pain for long-term gain? Or, rather, do we indulge in fleeting but much needed pleasures? In this forum we will discuss new insights from the emerging field of health psychology—what influences our everyday decisions about how to stay healthy, and how our health depends on our life pursuits, goals and happiness. Georgia Pomaki, PhD, is a research scientist specializing in health psychology. Peddling Pulp: The Industrial Production of Popular Culture Saturday, March 19, 1:30–3 pm, HC 1900, SFU Vancouver Industrially produced culture is ubiquitous. Even our folk culture now echoes pulp rather than the reverse. But does pop culture provide what we want or merely teach us how to want? Drawing examples from a variety of media from the 20th century, James Gifford, PhD, examines what popular culture means for us as individuals, communities, and societies.
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Science Lectures www.sfu.ca/cstudies/science T: 778-782-5466 To be notified of upcoming Continuing Studies in Science lectures, email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to subscribe to the Science Programs email list. Speaking of Science Lectures Typically held the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm at SFU Vancouver, these lectures highlight exciting research in a variety of fields. This spring, the series continues its focus on climate change and environmental science and policy. February 2011 (date TBA)—How communities and individuals can reduce their carbon footprint. A free public lecture will be held in partnership with the District of West Vancouver to examine practical ways to reduce your emission of greenhouse gases. SFU/BMO Bank of Montreal endowment fund www.sfu.ca/mpprog T: 778-782-5095 The BMO Bank of Montreal Endowment Fund was established in 1988 at Simon Fraser University through a generous gift from BMO Bank of Montreal to support lectures related to business and economics. To be notified of upcoming lectures, email email@example.com and ask to subscribe to the SFU/BMO Lecture series email list. Lecture Series in Economics Friday, December 3, 2010, 5–6:30 pm, HC 1900, SFU Vancouver Speaker: Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at MIT and a founder and director of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Her research focuses on microeconomic issues in developing countries, including household behaviour, education, access to finance, health and policy evaluation. Urban Issues Lectures www.sfu.ca/city T: 778-782-5254 This popular public lecture series from the City Program focuses on urban issues. Approximately 15–20 lectures are held each year. Recent lectures were Creating Carbon Neutral Cities Down Under: Reflections on Climate Change and Sustainability from Australia; Greenest City Pitch Session; Stewart Brand and “Whole Earth Discipline” — the Eco-pragmatist’s Manifesto; Next Generation Urbanism and Retrofitting Suburbia. View recordings of past lectures on the website and subscribe to the City Program email list for notices of upcoming lectures.
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Continuing Studies’ talks, panels, and discussions have featured such global luminaries as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, Roberta Brandes Gratz, Adrienne Clarkson, John Ralston Saul, Michael Ignatieff, Ted Hughes, Roméo Dallaire, Margaret Atwood, Mavis Gallant, Dan Burden, Phyllis Lambert, and Umberto Eco. Often entertaining and always enlightening, these public events ask challenging questions, invite inquiry, and foster community.
the writer’s studio reading series www.thewritersstudio.ca T: 778-782-8975 SFU’s creative writing program, part of the Writing and Publishing Program, hosts a very popular monthly reading series featuring local emerging writers and authors and out-of-town authors on book tours. These mixed-genre readings are open to the public. To sign up to read, or for complete details on each reading (including the schedule), visit The Writer’s Studio website. Readings at Take 5 Café (429 Granville Street at West Hastings) Fridays, January 14, February 11, April 15, May 13, July 15, October 14 and November 11, 7–9 pm Readings at Rhizome Café (Broadway at Kingsway) Thursdays, March 10, June 16, September 8 and December 8, 7:30–9:30 pm 40th anniversary open house www.sfu.ca/ready T: 778-782-5100 Help celebrate Continuing Studies’ 40th anniversary on Saturday, February 5, at our Vancouver campus. Meet program staff and enjoy free public lectures, information sessions, career workshops, and more. See page 4 for details.
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philosophers’ café www.philosopherscafe.net E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 778-782-5215 The Philosophers’ Café is a long-running and wildly popular series of informal public discussions on important issues of the day. After more than a decade, the singular focus remains the search for meaning through rigorous public discussions in the heart of our communities. Transcending traditional barriers to higher learning, invited scholars leave their universities and colleges for community centres, restaurants, and, of course, cafés. Wherever they go, ideas are championed and the camaraderie of learning is celebrated. Join us at the next café and add your voice to the conversation. Please vist www.philosopherscafe.net for the most up-to-date list of topics at each location.
Burnaby La Fontana Caffe 101–3701 East Hastings Street (at Boundary) Sundays, once a month, 7–8:30 pm Admission $5 Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Second Monday of the month, 7 pm Admission $5. A wide array of refreshments available at Encore’s Cafe located in the centre. Co-sponsored by the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. MAPLE RIDGE The ACT, Arts Centre and Theatre lobby 11944 Haney Place Second Thursday of the month, 7 pm Admission by donation New Westminster
The Heritage Grill 447 Columbia Street Third Wednesday of the month, 7–9 pm Admission by donation St. Aidan’s Church 1320 Seventh Ave (at 14th Street) Third Saturday of the month, 7 pm Admission by donation. Refreshments for sale. NORTH VANCOUVER La Zuppa! Restaurant 1544 Lonsdale Avenue Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7 pm Admission $5 Lynn Valley Public Library 1277 Lynn Valley Road Third Wednesday of the month, 7 pm Admission $5 port coquitlam GATHERING PLACE 1100–2253 Leigh Square Third Monday of the month, 7 pm Admission $5. Co-sponsored by Leigh Square Community Arts Village.
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Philosophers’ Cafés are held in community centres, restaurants and other meeting places throughout Metro Vancouver. Please visit www.philosopherscafe.net for the latest list of topics at each location. Vancouver Byng Arts Mini-School (arts café) 3939 West 16th Avenue (Enter on Crown Street. Free parking in rear of building) 7:30–9 pm, January, February and March Admission $5. Co-sponsored by Byng Arts Mini-School, Artists in our Midst and Coast Art Trust. False Creek Community Centre 1318 Cartwright Street, Granville Island First Thursday of the month, 7 pm Admission $5. Co-sponsored by the False Creek Community Centre. Mitra Canteen 3034 Main Street (at 14th Avenue) First and second Wednesdays of the month, 7–8:30 pm Admission $5. Mediterranean food at its best.
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Philosophers’ Cafés on burning topics of the day happen in 17 locations throughout Metro Vancouver and BC. Over 60,000 people have attended what the Globe and Mail has called “quite possibly the most successful continuing studies program in the country.” Richmond Richmond Public Library (Russian-Language Café) 7700 Minoru Gate Third Thursday of the month, 7 pm Free admission. These cafes are in Russian. Co-sponsored by the Richmond Public Library. Surrey sfu surrey campus, central city shopping centre 13450 102nd Avenue First Wednesday of the month, 7 pm Admission $5
SFU vancouver campus HC 2105, 515 West Hastings Street Second Thursday of the month, 12 noon Admission $5 Theresa’s 1260 Commercial Drive (at Charles Street) Last Monday of the month, 7:30 pm Admission $5 Unitarian Centre 949 West 49th Avenue (at Oak Street) Third Friday of the month, 7–9 pm Admission $5 west Vancouver West Vancouver Memorial Library Welsh Hall East, 1950 Marine Drive Third Friday of the month, 10:30 am–12 noon Admission $5. Coffee and snacks provided along with a selection of books on topic. WHITE ROCK White Rock Central Library Second Floor, 15342 Buena Vista Ave Second Wednesday of the month, 7 pm
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aboriginal programs www.sfu.ca/community E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 778-782-7107 The Community Education Program has developed several programs designed to help First Nations, Métis and Inuit students succeed in exploring new career opportunities, pursuing postsecondary education and achieving community development goals. Developed in partnership with government, school districts and community organizations, these programs are designed to help Aboriginal learners get ready for the future they envision for themselves. Aboriginal University Prep program SFU Surrey The Aboriginal University Prep Program is a bridging program designed for Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis and Inuit ) students interested in pursuing post-secondary studies. The program helps students build a solid foundation of academic and personal skills needed to make a successful transition to a variety of postsecondary programs. Students take credit courses in university level reading and writing, math, First Nations Studies and student success skills. The program also covers study skills, managing stress, motivation, wellness and careers in a global environment. This full-time program is scheduled to help participants balance education, work and personal commitments. Students who successfully complete the Aboriginal University Prep Program earn academic credit for course work and gain acceptance to SFU. Participants are supported throughout by the involvement of Aboriginal Elders and community members, and through networking, mentoring and subject-specific tutoring. Preparing for Health Careers: Aboriginal Pre-Health Program SFU Surrey The Aboriginal Pre-Health Program is a bridging program designed to provide Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) students with an opportunity to explore various health career options while building the necessary academic prerequisites to pursue a postsecondary health science program, such as nursing, midwifery or dental hygiene. Students who successfully complete the Aboriginal University Prep Program earn academic credit for course work and gain acceptance to SFU. Participants are supported throughout by the involvement of Aboriginal Elders and community members, and through networking, mentoring and subject-specific tutoring. 10
“I look forward to attending SFU for my undergrad degree. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. I truly would not be on my current educational path if it weren’t for this program.” Lhasa, Aboriginal Pre-Health Program graduate
Stepping Stones: A NEW PATH TO EDUCATION With generous funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Community Education and 7th Floor Media are developing a program that combines online and face-to-face learning for teaching literacy and essential skills to Aboriginal adults living in remote communities. The project team will work closely with communities of the member nations of the Lower Stl’atl’imx Tribal Council in the interior of BC, the First Nations Technology Council, Literacy BC, BC Campus, and the Stó:Lo Nation Human Resources Development. If you are a resident of the Lower Stl’atl’imx Tribal Council or Stó:Lo Nation territories and would like to participate, please contact us for details on the 2011/2012 online pilot program.
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SFU Continuing Studies provides education and resources to socially excluded individuals and communities struggling with poverty, racism, gender bias, and illiteracy. The goal of this ongoing work is to help participants effect positive social change.
community programs www.sfu.ca/community E: email@example.com T: 778-782-9214 ADvanced English for the Workplace: training for immigrants Monday–Friday, January 31–April 29, 9:30 am–2:30 pm Progressive Intercultural Community Services, Surrey If you are a new immigrant, professionally trained but unemployed and ineligible for Employment Insurance, you may qualify for this free 13-week program. Offered in partnership with the Progressive Intercultural Community Services society (PICS), the program focuses on English language and cultural knowledge critical to success in the Canadian workplace. Students come from a variety of professional backgrounds, including finance, business administration, management, and health care. Upon completion, all participants receive a Certificate of Completion from SFU.
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Literacy Lives: Training to Become a Health Ally The Community Education program is creating a new model for Downtown Eastside HIV/AIDS peer support and training in health outreach, literacy, and other essential skills. Funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, the program is being developed in partnership with the Dr. Peter Centre, the BC Centre for Disease Control, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Literacy BC, the Pacific AIDS Network, and in consultation with community-based organizations. The 2011/2012 pilot program will run out of community agencies in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
In 2007, Community Education Programs collaborated with local sex workers on The History of Sex Work: Vancouver. This public art and historical research initiative offered alternative perspectives for understanding Vancouver’s sex-work community.
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Fall Institute: Exploring Arts for Social Change EDUC 496-3 / Undergraduate student fee: $481 Non-credit fee: $450 + HST = $504 (bursaries may be available) Non-credit registration is open to all community members. Exploring Arts for Social Change is designed for artists, students and anyone interested in the use of the arts as a vehicle for social change in diverse contexts. The course format is based in experiential learning and in dialogue with experts from the field. The Fall Institute is offered in partnership with the International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC), Simon Fraser University and Judith Marcuse Projects.
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Introduction to Communication Studies CMNS 110-3 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm
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Media and Audiences CMNS 221-3 / Thursdays, 5:30–8:20 pm
Start a degree, resume interrupted studies or pursue new areas of personal or professional interest without disrupting your career. SFU NOW: Nights or Weekends offers flexibly scheduled SFU degree courses for working adults. Classes run evenings and weekends at our downtown Vancouver and Surrey campuses. Choose from a range of courses to suit your goals and your busy schedule. Course dates may be subject to change. Please confirm on the website before registering. For more details, visit www.sfu.ca/sfunow.
Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I CMPT 120-3 / Thursdays, 5:30–9:20 pm Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior CRIM 104-3 / Saturdays, 12:30–3:20 pm Introduction to the Criminal Justice System: A Total System Approach CRIM 131-3 / Tuesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Restorative Justice CRIM 315-4 / Thursdays, 5:30–9:20 pm
information sessions SFU NOW Thursday, February 17, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Wednesday, March 16, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Surrey Tuesday, April 5, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Vancouver
Communication in Everyday Life CMNS 304W-4 / Tuesdays, 5:30–9:20 pm
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The Forensic Sciences CRIM 355-3 / Wednesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to Fiction ENGL 101W-3 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm Writing: Theory and Practice ENGL 371-4 / Thursdays, 5:30–9:20 pm Economic Geography GEOG 221-3 / Wednesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm China to 1800 HIST 254-3 / Fridays, 5:30–8:20 pm Classical Mythology HUM 102W-3 / Saturdays, 9:30 am–12:20 pm Renaissance Studies HUM 312W-4 / Mondays, 5:30–9:20 pm Mythology in Context HUM 332-4 / Wednesdays, 5:30–9:20 pm
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Critical Thinking PHIL XX1-3 / Tuesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to International Politics POL 241-3 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm Selected Topics in Comparative Government and Politics POL 339-4 / Fridays, 5:30–9:20 pm Theories of War, Peace and Conflict Resolution POL 348-4 / Wednesdays, 5:30–9:20 pm
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Many hardworking adults get stuck on the career path, unable to advance without a degree yet unable to fit school into their busy lives. Don’t let anything hold you back. Conveniently scheduled evening, weekend, and distance education undergraduate courses put you on track.
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“The SFU NOW program was a perfect fit for me. It allows me to pursue my studies without interrupting my professional life and the professors have been very accommodating and helpful.” —Lyssa, SFU NOW student
Brain, Mind and Society PSYC 099W-3 / Tuesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to Anthropology SA 101-4 / Fridays, 5:30–9:20 pm New Information Technology and Society SA 315-4 / Tuesdays, 5:30–9:20 pm Race, Immigration and the Canadian State SA 345-4 / Saturdays, 12:30–4:20 pm spring 2011 Courses at SFU Surrey Introduction to the Criminal Justice System CRIM 131-3 / Mondays, 5:30 pm–8:20 pm Geohazards—Earth in Turmoil EASC 104-3 / Wednesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Human Security POL 373-4 / Tuesdays, 5:30–9:20 pm Brain, Mind and Society PSYC 099W-3 / Thursdays, 5:30–8:20 pm
Want to continue your education, but can’t attend scheduled classes? The Centre for Online and Distance Education provides an alternative to traditional classroom learning and gives you the flexibility to learn when and where it makes sense for you. SFU undergraduate students may take courses to satisfy an interest, or as part of a certificate, diploma or degree program. Approximately 140 courses spanning 26 academic areas are offered through the Centre. All courses are designed by professors who teach at our campuses, in collaboration with the Centre’s program directors and production team, and content is regularly reviewed to ensure the most up-to-date educational experience. Tutor-markers, course supervisors, technical services and administration staff are on hand to assist you throughout the term through our online helpdesk or by email, chat or telephone. In the spring and summer 2011 terms, the Centre offers courses from the following departments: • Archaeology • Biological Sciences • Communication • Criminology • Education • English • First Nations Studies • Fine and Performing Arts • Geography • Gerontology • Greek • History • Humanities • Japanese • Kinesiology • Mathematics • Mathematics and Computing Science • Political Science • Psychology • Sociology and Anthropology • Spanish • Statistics • Sustainable Community Development • Women’s Studies For a list of courses visit www.sfu.ca/code. 13
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SFU Academic sampler www.sfu.ca/cstudies/sampler E: firstname.lastname@example.org | T: 778-782-5134 Interested in learning something new or updating your knowledge? Want to see if university is for you? Here’s your opportunity to audit university credit courses. You’ll get the benefits of engaging lectures, informed discussions and lively debates at half the cost and without all the pressure of course deadlines and exams. Choose from a wide selection of undergraduate courses from a range of disciplines. It’s an enjoyable, affordable way to enhance your knowledge or learn what’s new in a specific area, try out academic study without completing all the admission paperwork, or simply learn for the sake of learning. Please note that you can’t obtain degree credit for these courses when you enrol as an SFU Academic Sampler student. To pursue degree credit for these undergraduate courses, you must apply for regular admission. For more information, visit www.sfu. ca/prospectiveundergrads or call 778-782-3397. spring 2011 academic Sampler Courses All classes take place at SFU Vancouver and run one or two days each week for the full academic semester, from January 6 to April 11. Fees include HST. China Up to 1800 SAHI254 / Fee $268.80 / Fridays, 5:30–7:20 pm Classical Mythology SAHU102 / Fee $268.80 / Saturdays, 9:30–11:20 am Communication in Everyday Life SACM304 / Fee $358.40 / Tuesdays, 11:30 am–2:20 pm Context of Theatre II SAFP357 / Fee $268.80 / Fridays, 12:30–3:20 pm Critical Thinking SAPH001 / Fee $268.80 / Tuesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm The Culture, Languages and Origins of Canada’s First Peoples SAFN101 / Fee $268.80 / Tuesdays, 6:30–9:20 pm The Forensic Sciences SACR355 / Fee $268.80 / Wednesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm The History and Aesthetics of Cinema II SAFP137 / Fee $268.80 / Tuesdays, 2:30–5:20 pm History of Philosophy I SAPH150 / Fee $268.80 / Mondays, 6:30–9:20 pm Human Nutrition: Current Issues SAKIN110 / Fee $268.80 / Mondays, 5:30–7:20 pm Introduction to Communication Studies SACM110 / Fee $268.80 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to Contemporary Popular Dance Forms SAFP120 / Fee $268.80 / Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30–7:20 pm. Note: This course will take place at SFU Woodward’s. 14
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The SFU Academic Sampler, launched in 2010, lets adults audit university undergraduate courses. You’ll get all the benefits of engaging lectures and lively debates at half the cost—and without the exams and course work. Introduction to Gerontology SAGR300 / Fee $268.80 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to International Politics SAPO241 / Fee $268.80 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to the Criminal Justice System SACR131 / Fee $268.80 / Tuesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to Urban Geography SAGO261 / Fee $268.80 / Wednesdays, 4:30–6:20 pm Introductory Spanish II SASP103 / Fee $268.80 / Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30–6:20 pm Mandarin Chinese I SACH100 / Fee $268.80 / Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30–6:20 pm Masculinities SAGD300 / Fee $268.80 / Tuesdays, 8:30 am–12:20 pm Principles of Macroeconomics SAEC105 / Fee $268.80 / Tuesdays, 6:30–8:20 pm and Thursdays, 7:30–8:20 pm Principles of Microeconomics SAEC103 / Fee $268.80 / Mondays, 6:30–8:20 pm and Wednesdays, 7:30–8:20 pm Renaissance Studies SAHU312 / Fee $268.80 / Mondays, 5:30–9:20 pm Restorative Justice SACR315 / Fee $358.40 / Thursdays, 5:30–9:20 pm Theories of War, Peace and Conflict Resolution SAPO348 / Fee $268.80 / Wednesdays, 5:30–9:20 pm Visual Art and Culture II SAFP168 / Fee $268.80 / Wednesdays, 6:30–9:20 pm
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> Management Whether you’re interested in a comprehensive management program or a specific course, our offerings are designed to help you become a more effective manager and leader.
www.sfu.ca/mpprog E: email@example.com T: 778-782-5095 Each year, Management and Professional Programs help hundreds of adults achieve their career goals through a range of courses, certificates and diplomas. Whether you’re starting in business or are at a more senior level, we offer a variety of learning opportunities in the areas of: • business analysis (page 23) • Canadian business management fundamentals, taught in Mandarin (page 20) • general management (page 15) • human resources management (page 19) • project management (page 21) • public company governance (page 24) • risk management (page 18) • strategic supply chain management (page 17) We also work with businesses, community groups, professional associations and other universities to provide continuing education in business and management. These offerings include professional designation programs, MBA field schools, customized training programs and public lectures. information sessions Certificate in Management Monday, February 21, 6–7 pm, SFU Vancouver Wednesday, March 2, 6:30–7:30 pm, SFU Surrey Wednesday, July 13, 6–7 pm, SFU Vancouver Wednesday, July 27, 6:30–7:30 pm, SFU Surrey Call 778-782-5095 or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reserve Information Session—Certificate in Management” and the date in the subject line to sign up for any of these free information sessions. For more information or to be added to the email announcement list for the certificate program, call 778-782-5095 or email email@example.com.
Certificate in Management: General Management Master the management concepts and techniques you need to excel in business. Certification from a leading university validates knowledge and skills, positions you for career advancement and prepares you to take on management and leadership roles in your organization. Many professional designations share some of the same course requirements as the Certificate in Management and you may want to consider concurrently earning a professional designation. Core courses (192 hours) MGMT111 Writing in the Workplace MGMT115 Organizational Behaviour MGMT120 Introduction to Business Administration MGMT250 Fundamentals of Accounting MGMT420 Business Strategy (to be taken last) Specialization courses (choose three) (126–132 hours) MGMT110 Communication in Business MGMT230 Introduction to Economic Theory (Fall 2011) MGMT240 Introduction to Marketing MGMT310 Human Resource Management MGMT350 Business Finance (Fall 2011) MGMT355 Management Accounting MGMT360 Business Law Tuition for this program is based on individual course fees, which may vary over the time taken to complete the certificate. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of a Certificate in Management. Business Finance MGMT350 / To be offered Fall 2011 Learn the basic concepts and theory of corporate finance and its relationship to business strategy within the Canadian context. The course emphasizes the role of the financial manager in the process of maximizing shareholder wealth and in the financial decisionmaking process as it relates to other levels of management. Topics include financial ratio analysis, budgeting, short- and longterm financing, the time value of money, investment decisions, capital budgeting and risk, financing decisions, capital structure and dividend policy. Prerequisite: MGMT250 Fundamentals of Accounting. 15
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Human Resource Management MGMT310 / Fee $570 14 Tuesdays, January 11–April 12, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Kathryn Taft or 14 Tuesdays, January 18 – April 19, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Sarb Hovey or 7 Saturdays, May 14–July 9 (no class May 21 or July 2), 9 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Kathryn Taft or 12 Mondays, May 2–July 25 (no class May 23), 6:30–9:30 pm, plus one Saturday, May 28, 9 am–4 pm, SFU Surrey. Instructor: Sarb Hovey Successful organizations know that effective human resource management is central to achieving a competitive advantage. Learn the theory of human resource management and its practical implementation in achieving organizational objectives. Topics include human resource strategies, legislation, job analysis, recruiting methods, performance evaluation methods, job evaluation techniques and employee benefit programs. Introduction to Business Administration MGMT120 / Fee $570 12 Saturdays, January 15–April 2,1–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: David Chan or Thursdays, January 13–April 14, in-class sessions, 6–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Gordon McFarlane. Blended course format* or 10 Saturdays, April 30–July 16 (no class May 21 or July 2), 1–4:30 pm, plus 2 Wednesdays, June 29 and July 13, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: David Chan Learn how to integrate business functions in this introduction to the Canadian business environment. Topics include the economic environment, essentials of business planning, types of business ownership, business ethics and social responsibility, legal and regulatory issues in business and organizational functions such as marketing, production and quality management, finance and human resources. Introduction to Economic Theory MGMT230 / To be offered Fall 2011 Enhance your understanding of the modern business environment in this engaging introduction to economic theory, including microand macroeconomics. Examine the workings of simple competitive markets through the concepts of elasticity of supply and demand and the theory of perfect competition. This course also gives attention to the forces that determine economic growth, the role of money in the economy and the role of government in managing the economy through fiscal, monetary and other policies. Introduction to Marketing MGMT240 / Fee $570 Wednesdays, January 12–April 13, in-class sessions, 6–9 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Gordon McFarlane. Blended course format* or 7 Saturdays, January 15–February 26, 9–4 pm, SFU Surrey. Instructor: Noel Genoway or 7 Saturdays, May 14–July 9 (no class May 21 or July 2), 9 am–4 pm, SFU Surrey. Instructor: Noel Genoway This course explores the role of marketing in organizational and global success in the competitive global environment. Acquire basic marketing techniques along with an appreciation of why organizations of all sizes must develop a market- and consumer-oriented focus.
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* blended cour se format—Certain courses in the Certificate in Management program are offered via blended learning (a combination of classroom and online learning). Students benefit from a more flexible schedule without sacrificing valuable face-to-face instruction. Management Accounting MGMT355 / $570 7 Mondays and 7 Thursdays, May 2–June 20 (no class May 23), 6–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Peter Woolley Accounting isn’t just for accountants. Learn how to use accounting information and a variety of analytical techniques to assist in decisionmaking, planning and control. Topics include cost terms, concepts and classifications, cost-volume-profit analysis, job order costing, variable costing, profit planning, flexible budgets and overhead analysis, profitability analysis, using cost data, the concept of present value and capital budgeting decisions. Prerequisite: MGMT250 Fundamentals of Accounting. Organizational Behaviour MGMT115 / Fee $570 Mondays, January 17–April 4, in-class sessions, 6–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Leila Rahemtulla. Blended course format* or 14 Thursdays, January 13–April 14, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Sarb Hovey or Wednesdays, May 4–June 15, in-class sessions, 6–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Leila Rahemtulla. Blended and condensed course format* (In-class sessions will be held once a week for the 7-week duration of the course) or 14 Thursdays, May 5–August 4, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Sarb Hovey This course focuses on the interaction between individuals and groups in organizations; how to predict and understand events; the influence of values, attitudes, personality and emotion on individual behaviour; and the implications of specific behaviours on the organization. Topics include communication and motivation, team dynamics, leadership, the role of politics and power, conflict and negotiation, organizational culture and change management. Writing in the Workplace MGMT111 / Fee $570 8 Saturdays, January 22–March 12, 9 am–12 noon, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Tom Swankey or 8 Saturdays, April 30–July 9 (no class May 21, June 11 or July 2), 9 am–12 noon, SFU Surrey. Instructor: Tom Swankey The quality of an individual’s written communication is critical to personal and corporate success. Substantially improve your business writing skills through instruction in writing process, generating strategies, audience analysis, structure, persuasive strategies, format, style and revision. In addition to obtaining a Certificate in Management from SFU, you may also transfer some certificate courses for credit toward a degree at Thompson Rivers University. For more information on specific course equivalents, visit www.sfu.ca/mpprog.
> Strategic Supply Chain Management The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) offers a national Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program. Completing this program leads to the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, formerly known as the C.P.P. designation. Canada’s most sought-after academic achievement in supply chain management, SCMP sets the standard for excellence in the profession. Management and Professional Programs and the BC Institute of PMAC collaborate on the delivery of the Supply Chain Management Leadership Program at SFU’s Surrey campus. Combining advanced supply chain management knowledge with high-level business skills, this 36-month program is for full-time employees. For more information on becoming a SCMP and the program application requirements, visit www.bcipmac.ca or www.cppcareer. ca. Because this is a PMAC program, the BC Institute of PMAC, not SFU, is responsible for admissions.
strategic supply chain management leadership Program Eight modules cover the foundations of supply chain management: • Supply Chain Management • Procurement and Supply Management • Logistics and Transportation • Knowledge Management • Operations and Process Management • Global Sourcing • Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector • Supply Chain Management for Services, Capital Goods and Major Projects Six interactive workshops address high-level business skills: • Leadership and Professionalism • Negotiation Skills (two sessions) • Communication and Relational Skills • International Business and Multicultural Skills • Ethical Behaviour and Social Responsibility • Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Contract Management Week-in-residence session • Integrates knowledge from modules and workshops Final written examination • Tests knowledge acquired throughout the program To apply to the program and to obtain information about becoming an SCMP, visit www.bcipmac.ca or www.cppcareer.ca.
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> RISK Management Certificate in Management graduates specializing in risk management gain the foundational knowledge required for a career as a risk manager. This specialization combines general management courses with specialized courses in risk assessment, risk control and risk financing.
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Certificate in Management: Risk Management Students pursuing professional designations in Canadian Risk Management, RIMS Fellow, or the risk management major of the Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional designation of the Insurance Institute of Canada can meet certain course requirements through our Certificate in Management program. Core courses (192 hours) MGMT111 Writing in the Workplace MGMT115 Organizational Behaviour MGMT120 Introduction to Business Administration MGMT250 Fundamentals of Accounting MGMT420 Business Strategy (to be taken last) See General Management certificate section (page 15) for core MGMT course descriptions. Specialization courses (complete all three in order) (126 hours) These three courses are offered in Vancouver and Victoria. Schedules vary by location. CRM110 Risk Assessment CRM205 Risk Control CRM305 Risk Financing Tuition for this program is based on individual course fees, which may vary over the time taken to complete the certificate. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of a Certificate in Management. Risk Assessment CRM110 / Fee $720 (required texts are provided) 14 Wednesdays, January 12–April 13, 6–9 pm, Victoria Instructor: Glen Frederick CRM110 / Fee $570 12 Thursdays, January 20–April 7, 6–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Wayne Hickey This course focuses on the first two steps of the risk management decision-making process: identifying and analysing loss exposures and developing alternative techniques for treating them. Topics include guidelines for selecting the best risk management alternative and appropriate techniques for handling each exposure.
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Courses for Vancouver’s business community have always been among the core areas of study at SFU’s Vancouver locations. For over thirty years, our ever-evolving programming, offered in the heart of the Vancouver business community, and more recently at our Surrey campus, has helped professionals stay on their career tracks. Risk Control CRM205 / Fee $570 Friday–Saturday, February 11–12 and March 4–5, 9 am–5 pm, Sunday, February 13 and March 6, 9 am–1 pm and Saturday, March 19, 9 am–12 noon, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Karen MacWilliam This course gives you an overview of the measures available to control risks associated with property, intellectual property, personnel, liability and net income loss exposures. Topics include accident causation; fundamental risk control techniques; system safety analysis to determine the causes of losses; and motivating members of an organization to apply and monitor risk control measures. Prerequisite: CRM110 Risk Assessment. Risk Financing CRM305 / Fee $570 12 Tuesdays, January 18–April 5, 6–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Keith Gibson Explore how to select, implement and monitor risk financing techniques—methods that an organization can use to obtain funds to pay for accidental losses. Topics include risk financing objectives, types of risk financing plans, insurance as a risk financing technique, capital market products for risk financing, forecasting accidental losses and risk financing needs, accounting and income tax aspects of risk management and allocating risk management costs. Prerequisites: CRM110 Risk Assessment and CRM205 Risk Control.
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> human resources management This new Certificate in Human Resources Management will provide individuals currently working in human resources, or aspiring to become human resources professionals, with a comprehensive overview of the human resources function. It will provide the knowledge and skills you require to successfully execute your job responsibilities and take on leadership roles.
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Beginning Spring 2011 The human resources function has grown dramatically over the last decade. Tasked with doing more with less, organizations look to their human resources staff to develop talent, craft policy, and manage change. This new Certificate in Human Resources Management provides current and aspiring human resources professionals with the practical knowledge and skills to enter or move up in this evolving field. Coursework is aligned with the Required Professional Capabilities (RPCs®) for meeting the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, granted through the BC Human Resources Management Association. Upon program completion, you will be well prepared to write the National Knowledge Exam®, the first of two exams toward earning the CHRP designation. For more information on this certificate, email mpp-info@sfu. ca or visit www.sfu.ca/mpprog. Required courses (228 hours) MGMT310 Human Resource Management (prerequisite for all courses other than MGMT 115) MGMT115 Organizational Behaviour MGMT315 Strategic Human Resources Planning (Fall 2011) MGMT316 Workplace Training and Development (Fall 2011) MGMT325 Performance Management (Spring 2012) MGMT326 Labour and Employment Relations (Spring 2012) Please note that MGMT310 and MGMT115 courses are also offered as part of the Certificate in Management (page 15). Tuition for this program is based on individual course fees, which may vary over the time taken to complete the certificate. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Certificate in Human Resources Management. Human Resource Management MGMT310 / Fee $570 14 Tuesdays, January 11–April 12, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Kathryn Taft or 14 Tuesdays, January 18 – April 19, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Sarb Hovey or 7 Saturdays, May 14–July 9 (no class May 21 or July 2), 9 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Kathryn Taft or 12 Mondays, May 2–July 25 (no class May 23), 6:30–9:30 pm, plus one Saturday, May 28, 9 am–4 pm, SFU Surrey. Instructor: Sarb Hovey See page 16 for course description.
Organizational Behaviour MGMT115 / Fee $570 Mondays, January 17–April 4, in-class sessions, 6–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Leila Rahemtulla. Blended course format* or 14 Thursdays, January 13–April 14, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Sarb Hovey or Wednesdays, May 4–June 15, in-class sessions, 6–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Leila Rahemtulla. Blended and condensed course format* (In-class sessions will be held once a week for the 7-week duration of the course) or 14 Thursdays, May 5–August 4, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Sarb Hovey See page 17 for course description. Strategic Human Resources Planning NEW MGMT315 / To be offered Fall 2011 This course explores the link between organizational strategies and human resources strategies, and provides the skills and tools you need for effective HR planning. Areas of focus include standard metrics of HR planning; relevant IT solutions; demand forecasting techniques; job-based and competency-based approaches to aligning future needs with strategic objectives; management succession plans; success measurement; and the risks and limitations of outsourcing. Workplace Training and Development NEW MGMT316 / To be offered Fall 2011 Talent development is an increasingly critical HR function that requires practical knowledge and technical skill. Learn how to perform a training needs analysis; measure and address the gap between expected and actual performance; and design evaluation criteria to calculate return on investment. You’ll also gain invaluable experience delivering a training course. Performance Management NEW MGMT325 / To be offered Spring 2012 Performance management is the continuous process of measuring and developing individual and team performance, and aligning performance with organizational goals. Learn how to create and implement a performance management system that helps employees perform at their best. You’ll also get hands-on practice coaching for performance. Labour and Employment Relations NEW MGMT326 / To be offered Spring 2012 In a unionized environment, conflicts between employees and managers are addressed through negotiation, discussion, and the interpretation of the collective agreement. This course introduces the fundamentals of the union/management relationship, with emphasis on the legal and practical framework in BC. Core areas of study include employment legislation, labour legislation, the certification process, collective bargaining, interpretation of the collective agreement, and dispute resolution.
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> CANADIAN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS Designed for Mandarin speakers, the Certificate in Canadian Business Management Fundamentals helps you master the management concepts and techniques you need to excel in the Canadian business environment. Whether you work for an organization or run your own business, it is an ideal way to expand your knowledge and skills in general management.
Certificate in Canadian Business Management Fundamentals (presented in mandarin) The program consists of five courses that cover key business areas such as management, marketing, human resources, accounting and law. You may start with any course that interests you and complete all five courses at your convenience. Please note, while the language of instruction in the classroom is Mandarin, English language course materials and textbooks are used. Proficiency in English is expected. Required courses (150 hours) CBMF120 Introduction to Business Administration CBMF240 Introduction to Marketing CBMF250 Fundamentals of Accounting CBMF310 Human Resource Management (Fall 2011) CBMF360 Business Law (Fall 2011) Tuition for this program is based on individual course fees, which may vary over the time taken to complete the certificate. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of a Certificate in Management. INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CBMF120 / Fee $570 10 Tuesdays, February 15–April 19, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: TBA Learn how to integrate business functions in this introduction to the Canadian business environment. Topics include the economic environment, essentials of business planning, types of business ownership, business ethics and social responsibility, legal and regulatory issues in business and organizational functions such as marketing, production and quality management, finance and human resources.
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【加國商業管理基礎證書】 由西門菲沙大學與《星島日報》合辦， 這項用國語授課的證書課程包含五個科 目，主耍講解加拿大商務慣例、本地之 商業管理政策及成功的營商技巧。 INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING CBMF240 / Fee $570 10 Wednesdays, February 16–April 20, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Kenson Ho This course explores the role of marketing in organizational success in the competitive global environment. Acquire basic marketing techniques and an appreciation of why companies of all sizes must develop a market- and customer-oriented focus. FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING CBMF250 / Fee $570 10 Wednesdays, May 18–July 20, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: TBA This course focuses on the user orientation of financial accounting, the uses of financial statements, how to analyze a business entity and how the accounting system is structured. Topics include recording transactions, adjusting entries, preparing financial statements, the accounting cycle, merchandise operations, inventory accounting, accounting systems, internal control, cash, accounts receivable, capital assets, corporations, analysis of financial statements and accounting terminology. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CBMF310 / To be offered Fall 2011 Successful organizations know that effective human resource management is central to gaining a competitive advantage. Learn the theory of human resource management and its practical implementation in achieving organizational objectives. Topics covered include human resource strategies, legislation, job analysis, recruiting methods, performance evaluation methods, job evaluation techniques and employee benefit programs. BUSINESS LAW CBMF360 / To be offered Fall 2011 This course is a general introduction to business law in Canada. Students are exposed to a variety of legal issues and principles that underlie and impact business transactions. Topics include the law and the legal system, the judicial system, the law of torts, real property law, the law of contract, forms of business organization, special contractual relations, debtor-creditor relationship, securities legislation, employment relationship and administrative law.
SFU is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI).
> Project management Our stand-alone courses in project management cover a range of critical concepts and skills for both new and experienced project managers and business analysts. For roles requiring more comprehensive training, we offer a Diploma in Applied Project Management. Project Management—A Team Approach PMC100 / Fee $800 + HST = $896 Monday–Wednesday, May 2–4, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Gary Robinson This three-day course is for managers, supervisors and specialists who are involved, or expect to be involved, in projects as a leader or team member. It is delivered in a workshop format and, wherever appropriate, learning will be experiential and hands-on. The focus is on a collaborative approach to technical management systems. Groups are assigned on the first day and will work together throughout the course, enabling participants to experience the challenges and rewards of collaborative planning. PMP® Exam Preparation Course PMC500 / Fee $670 + HST = $750.40 Friday–Saturday, April 1–2, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Balbinder Banga Make the most of your study time as you prepare to write the Project Management Institute’s certification exam for project managers. This course focuses on essential information for anyone hoping to achieve the Project Management Professional (PMP®) designation. The course includes hundreds of practice questions and a list of free PMP® Exam Prep resources. Participants review the nine areas of The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and prepare a study plan.
Diploma in Applied Project Management April 15–August 6, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey A disciplined approach to managing projects is critical to any project’s success. Gain the skills to effectively manage your projects and support your team through our Diploma in Applied Project Management or individual courses. A combination of theory, best practices, real-world case studies and networking opportunities delivers the key knowledge needed by both new and experienced project managers. Go beyond the core content typically included in project management programs with exposure to a wider range of concepts and skills relevant in today’s business environment, such as creating and leading successful teams, establishing a Project Management Office, assessing technology options and understanding responsibilities associated with project close-out. Throughout, an applied and experiential learning approach will help you integrate the principles and techniques, while building your confidence as a leader. Required courses (126 hours) DAPM105 Foundations of Project Management DAPM110 Project Communication Management DAPM115 Project Risk Management DAPM120 Project Procurement Management DAPM125 Project Leadership, Problem-solving and Decision-making DAPM130 Project Quality Management DAPM135 Project Management Office DAPM140 Project Monitoring and Control DAPM145 Project Management Technology DAPM150 Project Close-Out and Review Tuition is $7,200 and includes all course materials. A reduced fee of $6,660 is offered to those accepted applicants who remit payment by the March 18 application deadline. Tuition is non-refundable once the program begins. This cohort is limited to 25 participants. Unless otherwise noted, you may register for individual Diploma in Applied Project Management courses beginning March 18.
information sessions Diploma in Applied Project Management Tuesday, March 1, 6:30–7:30 pm, SFU Surrey Tuesday, July 26, 6:30–7:30 pm, SFU Surrey Call 778-782-5095 or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reserve Information Session—Project Management” and the date in the subject line to sign up for any of these free information sessions. For more information or to be added to the email announcement list for the diploma program, call 778-782-5095 or email email@example.com.
Foundations of Project Management DAPM105 / For declared diploma students only 2 Fridays and 2 Saturdays, April 15–16 and April 29–30, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Gary Robinson Successful projects are the result of effective time management, cost control and well-motivated teams. Learn to achieve all three by using a team approach to planning, scheduling, monitoring and evaluating projects. This course introduces the foundational theories and principles of successful project management and provides an overview of the project life cycle and the integration of project management processes from initiation through to close.
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“The course was fun and challenging and the opportunity to learn and grow as a person was immediate. The material was instantly applicable to both my personal and professional ventures.” —Ras, student, Project Management—A Team Approach
Project Communication Management DAPM110 / Fee $400 Friday, May 13, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Jan Kietzmann Effective communication is critical to any successful project— and you need a plan to make it happen. After a brief review of communication management concepts, learn skills and techniques that will help you develop a better and more comprehensive communications plan. Project Risk Management DAPM115 / Fee $400 Saturday, May 14, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Andrew Gemino Because even the best-planned projects must deal with uncertainty, managing risk is a key component of successful project design. Starting with a brief review of project risk management concepts and processes, this course emphasizes practical solutions. Learn how to identify the risks that threaten projects and develop a risk management plan.
Project Leadership, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making DAPM125 / Fee $800 Friday–Saturday, June 10–11, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Gary Robinson Many project leaders take a top-down approach to problem-solving and decision-making. This is adequate for some technical situations, but most project problems and conflicts result from a lack of communication and teamwork—and a reluctance to seek input from others. This course presents a project leadership approach that combines individual strengths with team processes to make timely, effective decisions. The payoff: a project culture with a consistent record of success. Project Quality Management DAPM130 / Fee $400 Friday, June 24, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Jolyon Hallows Managing the quality of a project’s product is one of the key responsibilities of a project manager. This course explores what “quality” means in a business management context, explains how it can be applied to different types of projects and demonstrates how to manage projects so that quality is built in. Project Management Office DAPM135 / Fee $400 Saturday, June 25, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Jolyon Hallows As organizations adopt project management practices, they recognize the need for careful definition, discipline and deployment. This course focuses on establishing a project management office (PMO), a proven method of support and guidance in a project-based environment. Learn how to build a PMO that controls the project and helps managers and their teams deliver value—without introducing unnecessary bureaucracy.
s i m o n f r a s e r u n i v e r s i t y > Co n t i n u i n g st u d i e s > b u s i n e s s a n d m a n ag e m e n t Project Monitoring and Control DAPM140 / Fee $800 Friday–Saturday, July 8–9, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Jolyon Hallows Effective monitoring and control are essential processes for ensuring that a project is not only completed on schedule and budget, but also delivers a result that adds value to the organization. This course introduces the requirements for project monitoring and control and arms participants with proven techniques and skills for evaluating and reporting on project status.
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Project Management Technology DAPM145 / Fee $800 Friday–Saturday, July 22–23, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Andrew Gemino When it comes to project management technology, MS Project is just the beginning. This course provides an overview of the many project management areas where software plays a supporting role. It focuses on project portfolio management, project document repositories, resource management, time-sheeting and project process reporting. Improve your understanding of software options, including MS Project and learn how to evaluate and compare them.
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Project Close-Out and Review DAPM150 / For declared diploma students only Friday–Saturday, August 5–6, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Pamela Hollington In today’s busy world, project close-out is often a forgotten step. This capstone course revisits the topics covered in earlier courses, emphasizing the importance of project close-out and review. It uses a well-known public project to apply the concepts and techniques explored throughout the program to the close-out process. The course also includes a full day of applied skill development: a team exercise in completing and presenting a post-project review.
information sessions Certificate in Business Analysis Thursday, March 3, 6–7 pm, SFU Vancouver Thursday, June 23, 6–7 pm, SFU Vancouver Call 778-782-5095 or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reserve Information Session—Business Analysis” and the date in the subject line to sign up for any of these free information sessions. For more information or to be added to the email announcement list for the certificate program, call 778-782-5095 or email email@example.com.
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Business analysis is an integral part of the project life cycle. Our business analysis courses cover a wide range of problem-solving techniques that can be applied to any business problem and are offered individually or as part of a program toward an SFU Certificate in Business Analysis.
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The Certificate in Business Analysis provides a comprehensive foundation in business analysis tools, equipping graduates with the analytical skill set for gathering, validating, communicating, documenting and testing business requirements, as well as developing and implementing business processes. Courses cover gap analysis, stakeholder analysis, vendor evaluation analysis, business process modelling and a number of techniques to document requirements and create business cases. SFU is an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). Courses are based on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide 2.0).
Required courses (126 hours) Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar—Part 1 CBA120 Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar—Part 2 CBA130 CBA135 Enterprise and Strategic Analysis CBA140 Analytical Thinking for the Business Analyst CBA150 Testing for the Business Analyst Project Management for the Business Analyst CBA160 CBA170 Virtual Teams Tuition is $8,100 and includes all course materials. A reduced fee of $7,020 is offered to those accepted applicants who remit payment by the March 30 application deadline. Tuition is non-refundable once the program begins. This cohort is limited to 25 participants.
You may register for individual courses within the Spring 2011 cohort after March 30. You may register for December 2010–March 2011 courses now. Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar—Part 1 CBA120 / Fee $1,800 Wednesday–Saturday, April 27–30, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver Gain insight into the skills required to be a business analyst— and learn valuable tools and techniques for immediate use back on the job. In this four-day course, you will identify and study business analysis deliverables within the project life cycle. You will also have the opportunity to practise effective oral and written communication, documentation and facilitation skills. 23
r e a dy f o r o pp o rt u n i t i e s Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar—Part 2 CBA130 / Fee $1,800 Wednesday–Saturday, May 25–28, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver Building on concepts covered in Comprehensive BA Seminar—Part 1, this course focuses on specific business analysis tools and techniques. Using templates, quickly learn how to identify and develop metrics to complete your analysis. This course also covers general business analysis skills such as documentation, facilitation and methodology definition. Prerequisite: Comprehensive BA Seminar—Part 1. Enterprise and Strategic Analysis CBA135 / Fee $1,350 Thursday–Saturday, December 2–4, 2010, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver or Thursday–Saturday, June 23–25, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver This course provides the skills required for involvement in strategy development, pre-project activities and developing and managing enterprise architecture. Practise analysing competitive data, benchmarking studies, business problems and opportunities, developing business strategy and documenting a business case. Prerequisites: Comprehensive BA Seminar—Part 1 and Part 2 are strongly recommended. Analytical Thinking for the Business Analyst CBA140 / Fee $900 Friday–Saturday, January 7–8, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver or Friday–Saturday, July 22–23, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver This intensive course focuses primarily on the key analysis skills of critical thinking, analytical writing and the development of solid metrics. It also covers documentation, facilitation and methodology definition. Prerequisites: Comprehensive BA Seminar—Part 1 and Part 2 strongly recommended. Testing for the Business Analyst CBA150 / Fee $900 Friday–Saturday, February 4–5, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver or Friday–Saturday, August 19–20, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver This course will help you understand the need for and the concepts of testing, including tools and techniques for testing, creating and executing a test strategy and plan, evaluating test outcomes and making recommendations for future testing. Prerequisites: Comprehensive BA Seminar—Part 1 and Part 2 strongly recommended. Project Management for the Business Analyst CBA160 / Fee $900 Thursday–Friday, March 3–4, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver or Thursday–Friday, September 15–16, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver This course covers the project management framework from initiation and planning through to closing. Gain the essential tools you need to better plan and control business analysis work; integrate your role and work efforts into a project delivery environment; and effectively manage projects that do not have a manager. Virtual Teams CBA170 / Fee $450 Saturday, March 5, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver or Saturday, September 17, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver This course empowers project managers and business analysts to meet the unique challenges of virtual teams. Examine key communication and team building challenges and learn the strategies, tools and techniques you need to implement effective virtual teams. 24
“The Certificate provided me with up-to-date tools and techniques that I use daily. I was able to work full-time while gaining the skill sets to fast track my career. ” —Donald, alumnus, Certificate in Business Analysis
> Public Company governance The last decade has seen intense public scrutiny of misconduct in the ranks of North American corporations. The emphasis on corporate governance along with a rapidly changing regulatory environment makes it essential for company officers, directors and principals to understand their responsibilities and legal obligations. The Public Companies course is designed to give you the knowledge to meet these increasing governance demands. Public Companies: Financing, Governance and Compliance PBCO200 / Fee $575 or $500* + HST = $644 or $560* Thursday–Friday, May 5–6, 8:30 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Program coordinators: Charlotte Bell, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, and David Toyoda, Boughton Law Corporation Supported by the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange and the BC Securities Commission, this two-day course gives you the information you need to comply with Canada’s complex system of securities regulation. Topics include fundamentals of corporate governance; directors’ powers, functions and liabilities; securities law; shareholder communications and investor relations; financial statement requirements; obligations for company insiders; and understanding TSX/TSX Venture Exchange requirements (acquisitions, financing and stock options). * The reduced fee is available to members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC, the Listed Company Association and the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.
career and life planning www.sfu.ca/mpprog E: email@example.com T: 778-782-5095 The Career and Life Planning area includes foundational training and continuing education for professionals in career services and related fields, as well as courses and seminars for mid-career professionals considering a career change. For information on customized career development courses, call 778-782-8588. Career management Workshops To make the right career move, you must understand yourself and the job market. Our career transition workshops put your needs and goals in perspective. Shifting to the Next Stage of Your Career CTW310 / Fee $75 + HST = $84 Wednesday, February 9, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Shauna Jones This three-hour workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to change careers and/or find work with more meaning. You’ll identify the motivators that have helped you achieve your current career success—and discover the path of your next motivator. An experiential workshop, this session involves guided imagery, lifeline exercises and a spectrum approach to career planning. Discover Your Career Focus CTW315 / Fee $150 + HST = $168 Saturday, March 5, 9 am–4 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Shauna Jones At a certain stage in our life, we stop planning our career—if we ever did. Knowing where we want to go and what we have to do to get there are some of the key steps to completing a Shift to the Next Stage of Your Career and ensuring that we create the life we want. Discover Your Career Focus uses lecturettes, imagery, and small and large group activities to help you determine your career focus and outline steps you need to put into place to get there. This one-day workshop is powered by The Implicit Career Search®. Career management Services Beginning in February 2011, professional counselling will be available to anyone considering a new career. Services include a group career assessment session, vocational profile, and a one-onone session for profile interpretation and career planning. Assessments are conducted by Registered Clinical Counsellors or Canadian Certified Counsellors, using internationally recognized tools such as CareerLeader®, StrengthsFinder™, and the Vocational Values Scale. Register for these sessions online at register.cstudies.sfu.ca. Appointments for the one-on-one profile interpretation sessions are made for one week after the assessment.
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Career and Life Planning launched the Career Development Practitioner Certificate in 2008 with a small cohort of 13 students. In just two years, the certificate program has graduated 106 students, 85% of whom have found work in the field. To keep up with growing demand, new offerings have already been added, including career assessment services. NEW Career Planning Testing Package (High School students) CAS105/ Fee $340 / First Saturday of the month, 9:30 am–12 noon or first Wednesday of the month, 6:30–9 pm Designed for high school seniors, these services explore natural motivations, interests, and talents. The assessment and counselling session takes you through an enlightening process of self-discovery. The resulting vocational profile will help you choose high school courses that support future education or employment goals. Career Development Testing Package NEW (post-secondary students) CAS110 / Fee $350 / First Saturday of the month, 9:30 am–12 noon or first Wednesday of the month, 6:30–9 pm Designed for post-secondary students, these services use standardized tests and counselling sessions to help you discover what’s next. Examine your core characteristics and aptitudes, investigate good occupational options, and develop an action plan. Career Management Testing Package NEW (professionals) CAS115/ Fee $360 / First Saturday of the month, 9:30 am–12 noon or first Wednesday of the month, 6:30–9 pm Wondering what to do with your life? Where to find career fulfillment? What direction to take? Designed for those in career transition, these services will help you envision and discover your next career goal. Benefit from assessments of your work personalities, career values, and vocational interests, as well as interpretation and planning advice. 25
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Career Development Practitioner Certificate This program is offered in both full-time and part-time formats. Full-time: Monday–Friday, April 11–August 9, 9 am–3 pm, SFU Surrey Part-time: March 16–November 26, Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30 pm and Saturdays, 9 am–4 pm, SFU Surrey The Career Development Practitioner Certificate program will prepare you to facilitate, implement and plan career development for clients with vocational needs. After completion of the program, you will be ready to lead job finding clubs, develop job placements, provide employment counselling and design career development activities. Two supervised practicums ensure that you can transfer your learned skills to the worksite. Two qualification workshops— Personality Dimensions Level 1 Training and Job Finding Club Training—consolidate your work skill level. Curriculum follows the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners. Graduates of this program meet the training requirements for international certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Our Career Development Theories and Code of Ethics course meets the minimum education requirements to become a Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) and is pre-approved by the BC Career Management Association. Required courses (440 hours) CPRA105 Career Development Theories and Code of Ethics CPRA110 Career Planning, Assessment and Personality Dimensions Level 1 CPRA115 Information and Computer Research CPRA120 Job Development and Diverse Groups CPRA125 Employment and Job Search Skills CPRA130 Group Facilitation and Job Finding Club CPRA135 Practicum I CPRA140 Practicum II CPRA145 Program Development, Resources Management and Learning Facilitation Tuition (full- and part-time) is $6,700, not including the cost of textbooks. Tuition is non-refundable once the program begins.
information sessions Career Development Practitioner Certificate Wednesday, January 12, 7 pm, SFU Surrey Thursday, February 10, 7 pm, SFU Surrey Wednesday, March 9, 7 pm, SFU Surrey Thursday, May 12, 7 pm, SFU Surrey Wednesday, June 15, 7 pm, SFU Surrey Call 778-782-5095 or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reserve Information Session— Career” and the date in the subject line to sign up for any of these free information sessions.
For more information or to be added to the email announcement list for the full- or part-time certificate program, call 778-782-5095 or email email@example.com. CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORIES AND CODE OF ETHICS CPRA105 Part 1 of this course analyses the strengths and limitations of various career development theories, such as Developmental Theory and Lifeas-Career Theory, and provides opportunities to practise applying the theories to career intervention. Emerging theories are also discussed. Part 2 examines the nature and use of the code of ethics as defined in the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners. You will explore ethical issues in the workplace such as confidentiality and conflict of interest and practise using an ethical decision-making model. You will also learn how to identify stages of the helping process and practise basic helping skills, including the active engagement concept. CAREER PLANNING, ASSESSMENT and PERSONALITY DIMENSIONS LEVEL 1 CPRA110 Examine the career planning process and its components, including an action plan, while debunking the 10 myths of career selection. Explore various kinds of psychometric properties, such as differentiation and internal consistency and learn how to administer and apply the results of assessment tools. Put your new knowledge into practice using formal and informal vocational instruments, including Self-directed Search, COPSystem, Dependable Strengths and CardSort. As part of this course, you will also attend a Personality Dimensions workshop to earn certification as a Level 1 trainer.
s i m o n f r a s e r u n i v e r s i t y > Co n t i n u i n g st u d i e s > c a r e e r a n d l i f e pl a n n i n g INFORMATION AND COMPUTER RESEARCH CPRA115 Research various kinds of information related to career planning, including labour market, training and financial information. Collect data, assess their relevancy and accuracy and use them to create a labour market information report. Explore the different classification systems for occupations, jobs and industries, as well as two major types of computer-assisted career guidance (CACG) systems. Apply your learning in an analysis of CACG systems, including TypeFocus, Bridges and Career Cruising, according to their intended clients, content, structure and potential application. JOB DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSE GROUPS CPRA120 Examine the principles of job development, vocational rehabilitation and placement monitoring. Concepts covered include normalization, inclusion, job accommodation, return-to-work hierarchy and duty to accommodate. Learn how to identify the vocational needs of diverse groups, including youths, immigrants and people with disabilities and study options for meeting these needs. Get hands-on practice developing jobs, researching and negotiating employment contracts and writing worksite analysis and task analysis reports. EMPLOYMENT AND JOB SEARCH SKILLS CPRA125 Explore a comprehensive set of job search skills, including conducting effective searches, writing professional résumés and cover letters and giving high-impact job interviews. Examine job search strategies such as e-searching, employment value reports and recruiting services. You will also develop a job-hunting profile and examine ways to monitor job searches for clients. This course includes a workshop introducing e-résumé writing and the related optical character recognition system and Applicant Tracking System. GROUP FACILITATION AND JOB FINDING CLUB CPRA130 Experience group dynamics from the inside while studying their application to career development activities. This engaging class explores the stages of employment group development and related group tasks using models such as those of Bruce Tuckman and Norman Amundson and gives students hands-on experience with facilitation techniques like reaction skills, interaction skills and action skills. This course also includes Job Finding Club Training and case management skills training. PRACTICUM I CPRA135 Under the supervision of the instructor and on-site supervisor, you will carry out two weeks of full-time duties in an employment program such as a job club, a career exploration program or a job development program. This is your opportunity to practise your knowledge and skills within real-world client and program systems and to further develop your professional identity by consulting and modelling agency practitioners.
“All the instructors in this excellent program are informative, capable and experienced and I have learned so much from them and from my classmates.” —Lily, alumna, Career Development Practitioner Certificate
PRACTICUM II CPRA140 Working full-time at an employment service agency for two weeks, you will integrate and apply theoretical concepts while assisting in various areas, such as screening, employment counselling and career planning. Within this real-world context, learn about the infrastructure and administrative aspects of being a career practitioner, including client management, staff development, community involvement and program marketing. You will also participate in networking activities. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING FACILITATION CPRA145 Explore the Blueprint for Life/Work Designs, as well as different adult learning styles and effective facilitation skills, such as mind mapping, cooperative learning and role-playing. Learn how to propose, design, promote and evaluate career development programs and how to put that learning into practice. Outline the steps and equipment required to set up an effective career resource centre and develop materials for workshopping key life skills, including communication, time management and conflict resolution. As part of this course, you will also attend a portfolio workshop and receive Contact IV training. 27
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> rehabilitation management With an aging workforce and more people off work for non-medical reasons, the need to facilitate individuals’ return to the workplace quickly and appropriately is imperative. If you face the challenge of making accommodations for people with disability in a unionized or non-unionized environment, if you need to understand the role of medical, psychological and ergonomic assessments, or if you are tasked with making appropriate decisions in the return-to-work process, this program is for you.
Diploma in Rehabilitation Management Fall 2011 / SFU Surrey This part-time, professional diploma program is designed for people working within the health community who have a professional interest in rehabilitation or disability management. Course content prepares graduates to understand the role that medical, psychological and ergonomic assessments play; make accommodations in the workplace; and work with an employer to make appropriate and ethical decisions in the return-to-work (RTW) process. This program is pre-approved for continuing education credits from the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRAC) and the BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). Some individual courses are also pre-approved as Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) core competency requirements. Required courses (175 hours) REH121 The Importance of Addressing Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation Management REH122 Program Evaluation REH123 Canadian Labour History and Culture for Rehabilitation Professionals Ethics REH124 REH125 Medical Disabilities—Physical Medicine REH126 Assessments in Rehabilitation Management REH127 Ergonomics in Rehabilitation Management REH128 Accommodations REH129 Working Alliances REH130 The Return-to-Work Process in Rehabilitation Management
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Ergonomics in Rehabilitation Management REH127 / Fee $675 Thursday–Saturday, March 3–5, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Dan Robinson Gain a foundational understanding of ergonomics and develop preliminary skills in the application of a human-centred systems approach to evaluating work and designing appropriate interventions. Practise an ergonomic approach and specific techniques through individual and group exercises and case studies.
The following courses may be taken individually. Medical Disabilities—Physical Medicine REH125 / Fee $675 Thursday–Saturday, January 13–15, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Gurdeep Parhar Designed to improve interaction between rehabilitation professionals and their clients, this workshop offers a systematic approach to understanding the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The progression and prognosis of chronic illnesses and their resulting impact on individual’s functioning ability will also be reviewed. Assessments in Rehabilitation Management REH126 / Fee $675 Thursday–Saturday, February 10–12, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Avita Sharma Gain a foundational understanding of available assessments and how to use their results to design appropriate interventions. Explore the types of assessments available, the benefits and limitations of these assessments, how to determine a qualified provider of these services and how assessment results impact case management.
Accommodations REH128 / Fee $675 Friday, March 25 and Friday–Saturday, April 15–16, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructors: Susan O’Donnell, Dan Robinson, Katrina Tilley and Patricia Woods This session introduces human rights legislation and explores the duty to accommodate and the responsibilities of all parties to a human rights complaint. Participants will also discuss the role universal design and assistive devices play in accommodating individuals returning to work after illness or injury. Canadian Labour History and Culture for Rehabilitation Professionals REH123 / Fee $225 Saturday, March 26, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Mark Leier Using group discussions, films, primary documents, lectures and role-playing, participants will gain a better understanding of how unions developed, why the perspectives of organized workers may differ from those of business professionals and why labour relations often seem driven by conflict rather than dispute-resolution. Working Alliances REH129 / Fee $675 Thursday–Saturday, May 12–14, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Jody Hawley Learn to develop sustainable relationships among rehabilitation practitioners, their clients, employers, unions and community stakeholders. Improve communication skills among individuals, groups and organizations involved in the integration of people with disabilities into the workplace. The Return-to-Work Process in Rehabilitation Management REH130 / Fee $675 Thursday–Saturday, June 9–11, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Karlene Dawson This course introduces the RTW process and teaches students a person-centered approach to managing it. Participants will consider all aspects of a person’s recovery and examine the role of all persons involved in the successful recovery and durable RTW process.
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community and urban planning www.sfu.ca/city or blog at www.sfucity.wordpress.com E: email@example.com T: 778-782-5254 Are you a mid-career professional seeking greater knowledge? The City Program brings together the best teachers and speakers from the field to explain the urban world as we know it and envision how it could be. Disciplines covered include planning, transportation, architecture, landscape architecture, land-use economics, heritage, real estate development and urban design.
Sustainable Community Development Certificate Sustainability is a six-syllable word with a dozen definitions. But what do you really need to know when the world around you is changing so fast? SFU’s City Program and the Centre for Sustainable Community Development offer a certificate designed to give mid-career learners the practical information they need today from the most experienced consultants and instructors available. This flexible program comprises eight two- and threeday intensive courses that can be completed in 10 to 18 months. Core courses (98 hours) SUST910 Foundation in Sustainable Community Development (Fall 2011) SUST911 Applications in Sustainable Community Development (Fall 2011) SUST912 Sustainable Economics for the Real World (Fall 2011) SUST913 Making Change Happen—Building Commitment to Create Sustainability SUST914 Integrating Social Dimensions into Sustainability SUST915 Sustainable Community Development Studio Electives (choose two) (28 hours) SUST906 Communicating Sustainability for Awareness, Accountability and Action SUST904 Urban Transportation: Planning and Designing for Sustainability SUST905 Leading Edge Solutions to House Everyone SUST907 Green Economy Frontiers and Opportunities SUST TBA Special Topics (courses addressing emerging issues) (Fall 2011) Tuition is $4,600 if paid in full before courses begin. This is a 15% discount ($800) on paying for each course individually. The 2011 cohort application deadline is July 15. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Sustainable Community Development Certificate.
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Making Change Happen—building commitment to create sustainability SUST913 / Fee $600 Friday–Saturday, January 21–22, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Learn how to influence and promote organizational and social change in support of sustainability goals. Integrating Social Dimensions into Sustainability SUST914 / Fee $600 Friday–Saturday, March 11–12, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver When social dimensions of sustainability are not addressed, issues like race and ethnicity, class, affordable housing, employment and individual identity can derail projects with even the most laudable environmental intentions. Learn how to address “soft” issues of social justice and equity when tackling “hard” environmental issues and discover win-win solutions that bridge social and environmental goals. Sustainable Community Development Studio SUST915 / Fee $900 Thursday–Saturday, May 26–28, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Participants apply what they have learned by proposing a sustainability plan and implementation strategy for a case study community or capstone project. Prerequisites apply. Urban Transportation: Planning and Designing for Sustainability SUST904 / Fee $600 Friday–Saturday, April 15–16, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Sustainable transportation requires integrated solutions that blend transportation and urban development strategies to encourage a shift away from cars towards options such as transit, walking, and biking. This course examines the important role urban transportation plays in sustainable community development. Foundation in Sustainable Community Development SUST910 / Fee $600 / To be offered Fall 2011 This course addresses the confusion surrounding sustainability and presents the certificate’s vision of sustainable community development and related principles. Sustainability issues and solutions are reviewed through a combination of case studies, exercises and presentations by leading experts. Applications in Sustainable Community Development SUST911 / Fee $900 / To be offered Fall 2011 Through field trips and presentations by sustainability project champions, you will explore the application of sustainability principles in a variety of programs, projects and business ventures. Sustainable Economics for the Real World SUST912 / Fee $600 / To be offered Fall 2011 This course provides an overview of the emerging field of sustainable economics, as well as the tools for building the business case for sustainability. Key methods addressed include life cycle analysis, triple bottom line accounting and real estate valuation. Sustainable Community Development Studio SUST TBA / To be offered Fall 2011 The topic for this special topics studio will be announced in Spring 2011.
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Urban Design Certificate This program features two- and three-day intensive courses taught by leading urban design practitioners. Drawing on the expertise of architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, economists, sociologists, real estate professionals and lawyers, as well as the collective knowledge and experiences of the public, courses take an interdisciplinary approach to current Western Canadian urban design issues. Core courses (98 hours) URBD780 Theory and Practice (Fall 2011) URBD786 Visual Communication (Fall 2011) URBD785 Economic Fundamentals (Fall 2011) URBD778 Studio I—Analytic Tools URBD787 Ecological Planning and Sustainable Design URBD779 Studio II—Synthesis of Urban Form Electives (choose two) (28 hours) URBD781 Alternative Development Approaches URBD783 Designing Integrated Neighbourhoods URBD791 Implementation Methods URBD790 Planning for Transportation and Accessibility URBD789 Public Realm URBD784 Urban Revitalization (Fall 2011) URBD TBA Special Topics Tuition is $4,600 if paid in full before courses begin. This is a 15% discount ($800) on paying for each course individually. The 2011 cohort application deadline is July 15. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Urban Design Certificate. Studio I—Analytic Tools URBD778 / Fee $900 Thursday–Saturday, January 27–29, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Surrey Studio I focuses on inventory and analysis in urban design, including key concepts of site-reading skills, site signatures and placemaking. Prerequisites apply. Ecological Planning and Sustainable Design URBD787 / Fee $600 Friday–Saturday, March 11–12, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Integrate ecological planning into the urban design process focusing on themes of components, process and stewardship. implementation methods URBD791 / Fee $600 Friday–Saturday, April 8–9, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver The course discusses how urban design projects get built and why they frequently fall short. The major barriers and solutions to making a project happen in highly political and complex decision-making environments are also addressed. Studio II—Synthesis of Urban Form URBD779 / Fee $900 Thursday–Saturday, June 2–4, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Burnaby Studio II builds on the work done in Studio I, moving into design and implementation. Prerequisites apply.
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When Continuing Studies relaunched the City Program in 1995, it started small with the Strathcona Front Porch Project (winner of City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honour) and a handful of free public lectures. Today, the program delivers 15 to 20 talks a year to packed houses, and offers two award-winning professional certificates that attract students from around the globe. Theory and Practice URBD780 / Fee $600 / To be offered Fall 2011 This introductory course provides a context and framework for the Certificate Program. Students will also gain grounding in the environmental, economic, social and historical developments and concepts that inform current urban design practice. Visual Communication URBD786 / Fee $600 / To be offered Fall 2011 Drawing and visual communication skills are essential in urban design. Participants examine graphics for different audiences in the urban design process; learn the basics of line and form drawing, colour and perspective techniques; and gain hands-on practice using graphic tools that efficiently increase communication skills. Economic Fundamentals URBD785 / Fee $600 / To be offered Fall 2011 The relationships between economics and urban form are examined from three perspectives: private sector, public sector and public/ private partnerships. Participants examine case studies and discover how economic factors from market analysis to detailed cost considerations influence urban design. urban revitalization URBD784 / Fee $600 / To be offered Fall 2011 Case studies from small and large western Canadian communities illustrate the current challenges facing urban revitalization projects. Market trends, strategic planning, economic viability, and urban design considerations are addressed. 31
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Dialogue, Negotiation and Civic Engagement www.sfu.ca/dialogue E: email@example.com T: 778-782-7925 In addition to these courses and workshops, Dialogue Programs offers the community a range of services, including professional development, dialogue convening, facilitation and consultation. Any of our programs can be adapted into customized offerings to meet the specific needs of your organization. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 778-782-7925 to find out more.
Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement September 2011–April 2012 Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, SFU Vancouver This program is designed for learners involved in community and/or civic engagement activities and for those who see this work becoming more central to their responsibilities. Participants learn how to design and implement a range of engagement models that create and structure good practice in a variety of settings and situations. For details, visit www.sfu.ca/ civicengagement Program structure You may register for the certificate or take workshops individually. Individual course registration is available at the discretion of the Program Director. Core Courses (96 hours) DLOG700 Dialogue and Engagement—Principles and Concepts (Fall 2011) DLOG701 The Practice of Engagement (Fall 2011) DLOG702 Citizens Engaging Citizens: Issues and Practices (Fall 2011) DLOG703 Public Issues and Engagement Workshops (choose two) (16 hours) DLOG750 Hosting Powerful Conversations—Introduction to World Café and Open Space Technology (Fall 2011) DLOG751 Large-scale Public Involvement Methods: Deliberative Polling and 21st-Century Town Hall (Fall 2011) DLOG752 Online Engagement (Fall 2011) DLOG753 Arts-based Methods for Engagement Practicum (12 hours) DLOG790 Dialogue and Civic Engagement Practicum Tuition is $2,847.50 if paid in full for all four courses, two workshops and the practicum before courses begin. This is a 15% discount ($502.50) on paying for each course individually.
The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement. Four courses, two workshops and the practicum are required for declared certificate students. courses Public Issues and Engagement DLOG703 / Fee $550 Tuesday–Thursday, January 18–20, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Session Leader: Peter Boothroyd How can dialogue and engagement help mediate power differences, deepen understanding of issues and choices, and assist with wise deliberation on tough or “wicked” problems? This course examines a range of public issues and challenges and the benefit offered by rich, structured dialogue and effective engagement. Building on the theory and tools from earlier courses, you will analyse and access the quality of current public dialogue and engagement practices and design models that have the potential to enhance practice. Prerequisite: DLOG700 Dialogue and Engagement—Principles and Concepts. Dialogue and Engagement—Principles and Concepts DLOG700 / Fee $550 To be offered Fall 2011 Session Leader: Amy Lang This course provides the conceptual foundation for the certificate program. You will examine key frameworks of dialogue and civic engagement, the power dynamics of engagement, and how to choose the right dialogue process for different situations.
s i m o n f r a s e r u n i v e r s i t y > Co n t i n u i n g st u d i e s > D i a lo g u e The Practice of Engagement DLOG701 / Fee $550 To be offered Fall 2011 Session Leader: Vince Verlaan What are the steps in designing, implementing and learning from an effective citizen engagement process? This course covers the dialogue and engagement design process, focusing on action and change as a result of engagement. Prerequisite: DLOG700 Dialogue and Engagement—Principles and Concepts. Citizens Engaging Citizens: Issues and Practices DLOG702 / Fee $550 ($467.50 for certificate students) To be offered Fall 2011 Session Leader: Charles Dobson Many community, neighbourhood or grassroots organizations work across horizontal lines—citizens working with other citizens. The main objective of this course is to build the skills needed to create robust social networks that assist this kind of work. Prerequisite: DLOG700 Dialogue and Engagement—Principles and Concepts. workshops Arts-based Methods for Engagement DLOG753 / Fee $300 Friday, January 21, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Session Leader: jil p. weaving You don’t need to be an artist to work effectively with arts-based engagement methods. Explore powerful examples drawing on a range of artistic media that bring diverse perspectives and people together to better understand and address complex public issues. Dialogue and Civic Engagement Practicum DLOG790 / Fee $467.50 / For declared certificate students only February and April, SFU Vancouver Using criteria for successful engagement, develop and execute plans for your own dialogic engagement projects. Receive professional and peer feedback through in-class critiques and one-on-one instructor meetings. On the final day, students will discuss the progress and outcomes of their projects. Hosting Powerful Conversations—Introduction to World Café and Open Space Technology DLOG750 / Fee $300 To be offered Fall 2011 Session Leader: Chris Corrigan Learn the theory and practice of two effective conversation-based methods for dialogue. Discover how to frame powerful questions and engage the people to best answer them.
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The Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement may be only a year old, but its alumni are already making their mark. Bruce Curtis, a 2010 graduate, is organizing a January 2011 public dialogue on racism in response to a highly publicized racist assault in Courtenay last summer. The dialogue has its seeds in Curtis’ final practicum project, which involved hosting an Interfaith Dialogue on Vancouver Island. Large-Scale Public Involvement Methods: Deliberative Polling and 21st-Century Town Hall DLOG751 / Fee $300 To be offered Fall 2011 Session Leaders: Amy Lang and Susanna Haas Lyons This workshop examines two popular methods for large-scale dialogue-based citizen engagement on public policy issues: deliberative polling and the 21st-century town hall. Both processes help citizens learn about an issue, create space for in-depth discussion and generate detailed feedback on public policy options. online engagement DLOG752 / Fee $300 To be offered Fall 2011 Session Leader: Susanna Haas Lyons Leverage the power of the Internet to engage the people in new types of conversation. Learn to host online dialogue, use social media for outreach and engagement, integrate mobile communication in your participation strategy and how to create online campaigns that sustain participation over time. This course introduces theory, tools and examples of online engagement in order to support learners to integrate these methods into projects that are entirely online or are mixed with face-to-face methods. 33
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Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation April 6–September 16 Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, SFU Vancouver Interactive and experiential, this program is designed for those in business, labour, community organizations and government, whose work involves directing negotiation processes such as policy and treaty accords among multiple parties, land use plans, community consultations and human resource development. Participants gain the conceptual tools to understand and design collaborative decision-making processes using dialogue and negotiation approaches. Application deadline for the 2011 cohort is February 2011. For details, visit www.sfu.ca/dialogue/study+practice/ diploma.html. You may register for the diploma (based on an application process) or take individual courses. All diploma candidates must complete all course assignments for six core courses and a practicum. Required courses (128 hours) DLOG901 Facilitation, Dialogue and Leadership DLOG902 Negotiating Agreements Among Multiple Interests: Principles and Approaches DLOG903 Designing Processes for Collaborative Decision-Making DLOG904 Creative Approaches for Transforming Conflict Across Cultures DLOG950 Practicum and Capstone Paper—Project Design and Planning DLOG906 Experiences in Dialogue and Negotiation (Fall 2011) DLOG907 Evaluating and Sustaining Agreements (Fall 2011) Tuition is $6,000 and includes all course materials. Tuition is non-refundable once the program begins.
The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation. Facilitation, Dialogue and Leadership DLOG901 / Fee $950 / To be offered Spring 2011 This skill-building course explores effective methods for hosting and managing dialogue-based processes. Learn and practise core facilitation skills that contribute to engaged and productive dialogue, including how to design productive questions, recognize surface assumptions, demonstrate empathy and foster inclusion.
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Negotiating Agreements Among Multiple Interests: Principles and Approaches DLOG902 / Fee $950 / To be offered Spring 2011 Examine the concepts, principles and theories of negotiation that provide a foundation for reaching multi-stakeholder agreements. Learn how to prepare for upcoming negotiations and analyse at least one real-world situation. Course content draws on more than 20 years of research and work by academics and practitioners at the Harvard Negotiation Project Designing Processes for Collaborative Decision-Making DLOG903 / Fee $950 / To be offered Summer 2011 Using case studies and experiential exercises, we’ll explore key concepts of shared decision-making, including roles and responsibilities, principles of consensus and rules of procedure. Students will also analyse a significant real-life collaborative decisionmaking process and identify transferable lessons learned. Creative Approaches for Transforming Conflict Across Cultures DLOG904 / Fee $950 / To be offered Summer 2011 Gain critical skills for intercultural conflict resolution, as well as a framework for eliminating obstacles to collaboration. We’ll explore how culture and conflict affects collaboration and decision-making, examine common sources of conflict and learn the main models of conflict transformation. Practicum and Capstone Paper—Project Design and Planning DLOG950 / For declared diploma students only To be offered Summer 2011 Put theory into action when you design a process for a collaborative, multi-party negotiation. Final projects will be presented to, and reviewed by, a panel of experts. Coaching support is available throughout the practicum to help you get the most you can from this important experience. Experiences in Dialogue and Negotiation DLOG906 / Fee $950 / To be offered Fall 2011 Learn the effective tools and strategies for dialogue and negotiation through hands-on experiential activities. This is your chance to practise dialogue and negotiation using real-life scenarios. We’ll also discuss the key elements of the negotiation processes, including the role of ongoing relationship building. Evaluating and Sustaining Agreements DLOG907 / Fee $950 / To be offered Fall 2011 Developing an evaluation framework before a process is implemented helps clarify objectives and expectations, laying the foundation for more sustainable outcomes. Through discussion of methodologies and case studies, we’ll examine strategies for integrating evaluation into an organizational culture and incorporating evaluation feedback into a process design.
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Conflict is inevitable in any organization or community—but it’s also an opportunity to learn, grow, and lead. Our courses and programs will help you better respond to and resolve conflict.
Certificate in Restorative Justice (Online) January 31–December 12, 2011, Online Restorative justice is a time-tested idea with a new name. Its roots lie in Aboriginal healing traditions and in the nonretaliatory responses to violence endorsed by many faith-based communities. On the premise that criminal and other conflict does harm, it holds offenders responsible for repairing that damage. Victims, offenders, and communities reach solutions that restore harmony and allow them to continue to live together—in a safer, healthier environment. The online Certificate in Restorative Justice gives you a broad understanding of restorative justice concepts and applications while enhancing your decision-making and leadership skills in this area. The certificate consists of three interrelated 13-week courses to be completed sequentially over 12 months. The certificate is delivered online beginning January 31. Required courses (126 hours) CRJ315 Introduction to Restorative Justice: Concepts, Theory and Philosophy CRJ442 Restorative Justice Process Models: Applications CRJ445 Community Development through Restorative Justice Tuition is $2,700. A reduced fee of $2,400 is offered to those accepted applicants who remit full payment by the January 7 application deadline. The tuition fee does not include the cost of supplemental course materials such as required textbooks and DVDs. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Certificate in Restorative Justice. Introduction to Restorative Justice: Concepts, Theory and Philosophy CRJ315 / Fee $900 / Online 13 weeks beginning January 31 Moving beyond the victim-offender paradigm, restorative justice champions the idea of harm as a violation of people and relationships. In this foundation course, you will revisit the familiar concepts of punishment and justice, and outline an alternative approach based on restorative values and principles. You will examine the psychology of harm and review restorative practices such as dialogue and consensus-building.
Restorative Justice Process Models: Applications CRJ442 / Fee $900 / Online 13 weeks beginning May 23 Conflict is an opportunity to see what requires our attention in the community. Explore the relevance and use of restorative practices in community development and examine social development as a crime prevention tool. With an eye to measuring outcomes, you will learn how gathering data on specific conflicts can help bring lasting change by identifying broader community deficits. Prerequisite: CRJ315 Introduction to Restorative Justice: Concepts, Theory and Philosophy. Community Development through Restorative Justice CRJ445 / Fee $900 / Online 13 weeks beginning September 12 From criminal justice to community and social services, gain an introduction to models of restorative practices used in conflict situations. Drawing on the latest research evidence, you will explore and critique three core models—mediation, conferencing and circles. We’ll also discuss other models and restorative practices, using international examples to highlight the importance of a human rights culture. You will be introduced to several key skills for engaging in restorative justice with an emphasis on practical applications. Prerequisite: CRJ315 Introduction to Restorative Justice: Concepts, Theory and Philosophy. 35
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Languages and intercultural Communication Languages are like bridges: they expand our horizons and bring us closer together. Whether you’re an aspiring interpreter, international student, or a new Canadian looking to improve your English, our courses will help you build those bridges.
> interpretation and translation Program www.sfu.ca/aip | firstname.lastname@example.org | 778-782-5224 The Interpretation and Translation Program (ITP) is dedicated to training linguistically and culturally fluent bilinguals who are able to facilitate cross-cultural communication in a variety of professional settings. Our courses, programs and workshops are open to all qualified applicants who wish to pursue a career in translation and consecutive interpretation. Based on our unique methodology, our Diploma in Interpretation and Translation is the only such program to combine classroom instruction with hands-on training that builds your North American professional experience. To register for any of our programs or workshops, please visit www.sfu.ca/aip and download our application form.
certificate in Interpretation and Translation (Mandarin Chinese/English and japanese/english) Monday–Friday, May 9–July 29, 9:30 am–3:30 pm, SFU Vancouver / BIP101, BIP102 This 12-week, full-time program for native Japanese or Mandarin speakers provides the fundamental skills of interpretation and translation. Gain a basic understanding of the role of interpreters and translators while improving your language skills. Graduates are eligible to become members of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC). Required courses (300 hours) • Comparative Chinese-English Grammar in Speech and Writing • Translation Basics • Introduction to Interpretation Skills • Introduction to Applied Interpretation • Comparative Cultural Contexts Through Different Media • Spoken English Enhancement • Written English Enhancement Tuition is $5,500 and includes all course materials.
西門菲沙大學•口譯與筆譯課程 口譯與筆譯課程的學生主要是北美的華人移 民及台灣與中國的國際學生。不論您日後是 否想要從事翻譯工作，我們的課程都能幫助 您深層認識北美文化並克服語言障礙，同時 一窺翻譯領域的奧妙，獲取一技之長。有效 地運用與提升自己原有的經驗與語言能力， 轉為有利於謀職與社交的利器，取得主流社 會的認同並尋獲更好的工作與薪資。 COMPARATIVE CHINESE-ENGLISH GRAMMAR IN SPEECH AND WRITING Languages approach the same reality differently. Gain the linguistic skills required for manoeuvring between languages, such as transposition, modulation, adaptation, and compensation. You’ll also learn how to define and amplify an idea expressed in a given language, and build your confidence translating it into another. TRANSLATION BASICS Increase your precision translating written texts between Mandarin Chinese and English, including immigration documents, health services and court forms and job applications. You’ll also learn the conventional styles for different professions and how to successfully transfer meanings. This course builds on the bilingual syntax analysis skills from the Comparative Chinese-English Grammar course. introduction to interpretation skills Develop your consecutive interpretation skills—the most common form of interpretation—through a wide variety of activities, including note-taking, number conversion, sight translation and critical analysis. INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED INTERPRETATION This course provides fundamental preparation to work in industries with a demand for trained interpreters, such as engineering, science, technology, medicine, and finance. Practise overcoming common challenges—such as linguistic conventions and industry-specific vocabulary—through shadowing, role-playing, and graduated sight translation. COMPARATIVE CULTURAL CONTEXTS THROUGH DIFFERENT MEDIA Language and culture are inseparable. Strengthen your competency and confidence interacting with native English speakers through better understanding of key North American political, economic, and social contexts. SPOKEN ENGLISH ENHANCEMENT Oral English fluency is essential to advanced interpretation training. You will improve your pronunciation, intonation, stress, and rhythm through in-class speeches, debates, interviews, and role-playing. WRITTEN ENGLISH ENHANCEMENT A complement to Spoken English Enhancement, this course will build your written competence through a variety of assignments and activities emphasizing mechanics and style.
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Diploma in Interpretation and Translation (Mandarin Chinese/English) Monday–Thursday, September 6, 2011–April 26, 2012 9:30 am–3:30 pm, SFU Vancouver / AIP101 This eight-month, full-time program focuses on language upgrading and essential interpreting skills, with an emphasis on cross-cultural analysis. Students practise in a variety of real-world settings and participate in international conferences, gaining invaluable experience while building professional contacts. Graduates are also eligible for membership in the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC). Required courses (620 hours) • Context Interpretation • Interpreting Skills • News Analysis and Interpretation • Translation Practice • Communication Skills • North American Cultural Studies On-location interpreting practice sessions These sessions familiarize you with a variety of vocal patterns and accents, as well as industry-specific vocabulary. Of the 20 class hours per week, seven are directly related to the practice sessions. Tuition is $13,000 and includes all course materials. NEWS ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION Gain the political, economic, and cultural knowledge you need to effectively—and sensitively—translate local and international news. You’ll learn strategies for making sense of language and attitudes presented by the media using real-world television, magazine, and newspaper reports. INTERPRETING SKILLS Strengthen your ability to transfer between language structures while enhancing your knowledge of comparative Chinese-English grammar. The emphasis is on transposition, modulation, adaptation, and compensation, with some focus on fundamentals such as note-taking, number conversion, summarization, shadowing, and sight translation. You’ll also practise interpreting in a particular industry or technical field. CONTEXT INTERPRETATION Interpreters find work across a wide range of industries. Building on courses that provide contextual knowledge (e.g., Cultural Studies and News Analysis and Interpretation), increase your proficiency with linguistic conventions, jargon, and other industry-related differences in a variety of environments. TRANSLATION PRACTICE In this course, translation exercises give you a chance to perform contrastive analysis of English and Mandarin Chinese syntax. Through written translation practice, you will learn to be precise and concise in transferring meanings between the two languages. You will also learn how to handle translation-related localization and marketing projects.
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The Interpretation and Translation Program was established in 1985 by the Canadian government to train Chinese government officials to be interpreters for Canadian International Development Agency projects in China. Since that time, the program has graduated hundreds of successful interpreters and translators now working across a wide range of industries. COMMUNICATION SKILLS Improve the fluency of your translations through better pronunciation, intonation, and stress, as well as cultural and contextual sensitivity. Course work will include presentations, debates, and role-playing. north american CULTURAL STUDIES Improve your understanding of cultural contexts you’ll encounter on interpreting field trips. This interactive, interdisciplinary course covers North American history, geography, politics, media, technology, religion, and social structures. Translation Workshops English/Chinese Translation Workshop TRAN101 / Fee $750 includes all course materials 12 Thursdays, April 14–June 30, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver English/Japanese Translation Workshop TRAN102 / Fee $750 includes all course materials 12 Tuesdays, April 12–June 28, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver These part-time, 12-week courses are designed for aspiring bilinguals who want to pursue a career as freelance translators in North America. Each course focuses on hands-on translation practice between English and Chinese or Japanese, depending on the chosen language stream. Topics covered: • introduction to translation practice • contrastive analysis of English syntax and Chinese or Japanese syntax • editing techniques • review of hardware and software needed for translators • overview of the translation market in North America • how to build a client base • pricing and time management for freelance translators • professional certification in BC and Canada 37
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> English Language and Culture www.sfu.ca/elc | email@example.com | 778-782-5126 The English Language and Culture (ELC) Program has been preparing students for academic and professional success since 1995. In addition to full-time immersion English programs, a range of evening courses taught in a highly interactive classroom environment helps participants improve their English communication skills and broaden their cultural understanding. A $50 discount is available to returning participants or for registration in two or more courses. We can also provide customized programs for groups of working professionals from the local community and abroad. For more information, call 778-782-5126 or visit www.sfu.ca/elc. full-time immersion english Learn or improve your English in an experiential and interactive environment. While studying at the introductory, intermediate or advanced level, you will practise the language skills needed for academic and business success in Canada and develop an understanding of North American culture. 12-week Immersion English ELC501 / Fee $4,200 Monday–Friday, January 3–March 25, SFU Vancouver Registration deadline: December 3, 2010 Monday–Friday, April 4–June 24, SFU Vancouver Registration deadline: June 3 8-week Immersion English ELC503 / Fee $2,800 Monday–Friday, January 3–February 25, SFU Vancouver Registration deadline: December 3, 2010 Monday–Friday, April 4–May 27, SFU Vancouver Registration deadline: March 4 Monday–Friday, July 4–August 26, SFU Vancouver Registration deadline: March 4 Monday–Friday, September 6–October 28 (no class September 5), SFU Vancouver. Registration deadline: August 5 Monday–Friday, November 1–December 23 (no class October 31), SFU Vancouver. Registration deadline: September 30 4-week Immersion English ELC512 / Fee $1,400 Monday–Friday, January 3–28, SFU Vancouver Registration deadline: December 3, 2010 Monday–Friday, July 4–29, SFU Vancouver Registration deadline: June 3 Monday–Friday, August 2–26 (no class August 1), SFU Vancouver Registration deadline: July 1 Each full-time program includes courses such as Canadian Studies, Composition: Grammar and Written Structure, Critical Reading and Writing, Listening Practice, Literature, News Media Analysis, Oral Skills, Popular Culture and Reading Skills. Specialization courses include Business Culture, Business TALK, Cultural Studies through Film Analysis, Culture TALK, Film TALK Grammar and Sentence Structure, IELTS Preparation and University Preparation. Please check our website for sample weekly schedules. 38
“The Oral Skills course completely changed the way I communicate with people. It helped me better understand spoken English, and my speaking has greatly improved.” —Ali, student, English Language and Culture Program
part-time evening english A $50 discount is available to returning participants or for registration in two or more courses. ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS ELC552 / Fee $490 10 Wednesdays, January 5–March 9, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver or SFU Surrey 10 Wednesdays, April 6–June 8, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver or SFU Surrey 10 Wednesdays, July 6–September 7, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver or SFU Surrey 10 Wednesdays, October 5–December 7, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver or SFU Surrey Improve your fluency and expressiveness in English through in-class speeches, monologues, interviews and role-plays. Class work will focus on pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, body language, emotional expression, use of idiomatic language and persuasive skills.
s i m o n f r a s e r u n i v e r s i t y > Co n t i n u i n g st u d i e s > l a n g uag e s ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING ELC554 / Fee $490 10 Mondays, January 10–March 14, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Mondays, July 4–September 19 (no class August 1 and September 5), 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver This course is a must for non-native English speakers who want to succeed in a North American academic setting. Improve your understanding of course materials and your ability to complete winning course assignments. Writing topics include presenting information effectively and building clear and persuasive arguments. NORTH AMERICAN BUSINESS CULTURE ELC555 / Fee $490 10 Mondays, April 4–June 20 (no class April 25 and May 23), 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Mondays, October 3–December 12 (no class October 10), 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Designed for non-native English speakers, this course offers an overview of verbal and written communication in the North American business environment. Verbal topics covered include handling telephone conversations, networking, participating in meetings, negotiating, presenting and conducting interviews. Writing instruction will focus on email messages, business letters, memos and résumés. IELTS PREPARATION ELC550 / Fee $490 10 Tuesdays, January 4–March 8, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey 10 Tuesdays, April 5–June 7, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey 10 Tuesdays, July 5–September 6, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey 10 Tuesdays, October 4–December 6, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in preparation for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Class exercises focus on skimming and scanning English texts, identifying contextual clues, interpreting ideas, expressing opinions and elaborating on answers. IELTS SPEAKING and LISTENING ELC548 / Fee $490 10 Tuesdays, January 4–March 8, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Thursdays, April 7–June 9, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Tuesdays, July 5–September 6, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Thursdays, October 6–December 8, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Students looking for a more in-depth experience with International English Language Testing System (IELTS) study, or anyone who wants to improve his or her speaking and listening skills, will benefit from this course. Classes focus on isolating the correct answer, listening comprehension, vocabulary development and understanding accents. We’ll also work on pronunciation, impromptu speaking and elaborating on spoken answers. Students registering for both ELC548 and ELC549 will receive a $50 discount.
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Our founding philosophy is to teach English in a cultural context. Since 1995, the program has helped thousands of people adapt to life in Canada with classroom learning enhanced by real-life experiences. IELTS READING and WRITING ELC549 / Fee $490 10 Thursdays, January 6–March 10, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Tuesdays, April 5–June 7, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Thursdays, July 7–September 8, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Tuesdays, October 4–December 6, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Students looking for a more in-depth experience with International English Language Testing System (IELTS) study, or anyone who wants to improve his or her reading and writing skills, will benefit from this course. Classes focus on isolating the correct answer, reading comprehension and building vocabulary. We’ll also work on summary and short essay writing, correct grammar and sentence structure. Students registering for both ELC548 and ELC549 will receive a $50 discount. English Language / digital media Pre-Masters of Digital Media/English Language and Culture Monday–Friday / 200 hours of instruction plus workshop projects To be offered in Spring 2011. Fee $6,000 The Pre-Master of Digital Media/English Language and Culture Program is an English language and pre-graduate training program for those interested in educational and career opportunities in the digital media industry. The course is jointly offered by SFU Continuing Studies’ English Language and Culture Program and the Centre for Digital Media at Great Northern Way Campus, home of the Masters of Digital Media Program. Experts in English language training, digital media, Canadian culture and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) preparation teach students who want to improve their English language skills, prepare for a career in the digital media industry and learn about studying, living and working in Canada. For more information: mdm.gnwc.ca/program/pre-mastersdigital-media-program. 39
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seniors program www.sfu.ca/seniors E: email@example.com T: 778-782-5212 This spring, new and returning students (55 or better) can choose from an expanded series of intellectually stimulating and academically oriented courses. The following brief descriptions provide a “sneak-peek” of our upcoming schedule. Full course descriptions and instructor biographies are available on our website and in the Seniors Program course guide. If you are not already on the Seniors Program mailing list, please visit our website at www.sfu.ca/seniors or call us at 778-782-5212.
Non-credit Certificate in The Liberal Arts The Non-Credit Certificate in the Liberal Arts is awarded to adults 55 or better who complete at least eight Seniors Program courses with a minimum of 128 contact hours. Most of our non-credit courses are two hours in duration and run for six weeks. Therefore, a six-week course consists of 12 contact hours that can be applied toward the 128 contact hours required for the certificate. There are no grades or examinations in the certificate program. Instead, seniors are required to complete a short paper. Participants in the certificate pay the regular course registration fees plus an additional $20 administrative fee per course. Those who complete the Certificate in the Liberal Arts become members of the Simon Fraser University Alumni Association and are entitled to all the rights and privileges associated with alumni status. Tuition for this program is based on individual course fees, which may vary over the time taken to complete the certificate. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Seniors Program Non-Credit Certificate in the Liberal Arts. ANCIENT SECRETS: CIVILIZATIONS REVEALED THROUGH COINS SCFC598 / Fee $104 6 Wednesdays, February 23–March 30, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Bekircan Tahberer Coins are a window into the past for archaeologists, historians, art historians, and anyone hoping to understand history. Come explore the art, religion, philosophy, and mythology of major periods of ancient numismatics through engaging, visually provocative lectures. 40
ARCHAEOLOGY: INSIGHTS OF DISCOVERIES AND PROGRESS IN PREHISTORY SCFC594 / Fee $104 6 Tuesdays, February 22–March 29, 9:30–11:20 am, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Alvaro Higueras Discover the concepts, methods, and scientific tools archaeology uses to map the evolution of ancient political systems from England to South America. Case studies and extensive visuals help bring the process—and the past—to life in this engaging class. BEYOND MIND AND BODY: EXPLORING HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY SCFC601 / Fee $104 6 Thursdays, February 24–March 31, 9:30–11:20 am, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Georgia Pomaki Explore the role of social relationships, optimism, and life goals in maintaining our health and happiness. We’ll investigate the psychological factors that influence how we stay healthy, why we become ill, and how we respond to illness. BrOADWAY: FROM LOESSER TO LLOYD WEBBER SCFC585 / Fee $104 6 Wednesdays, January 12–February 16, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Instructor: Neil Ritchie Broadway produced some of the greatest and most enduring musicals of all time in the television age. Neil Ritchie, former CBC radio producer, draws from his vast library of videos and CDs for an entertaining look at the dazzling and enduring world of musical theatre. ENCOUNTERS WITH LEADERS ON THE WORLD STAGE: GLOBAL DIPLOMACY REVEALED SCFC586 / Fee $104 6 Wednesdays, January 12–February 16, 1:30–3:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Earl Drake Ever wonder what those political players are like when the cameras stop rolling? Join retired diplomat Earl Drake as he shares first-hand experiences working with captivating foreign and Canadian leaders whose private selves differ vastly from their public images. EPIC HEROES AND MONSTERS: BEOWULF IN CONTEXT SCFC596 / Fee $104 6 Tuesdays, February 22–March 29, 1:30–3:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Danielle LeBlanc Beowulf is widely considered to be the oldest surviving English text. Using this famous epic poem as our guide, we’ll delve into the history and culture of seventh to tenth century Anglo-Saxons—and perhaps discover an enduring relevance for today’s world. EXPLORING EVERYDAY LIVES AND EXPERIENCES: EUROPEAN SOCIETY BEFORE THE 20TH CENTURY SCFC581 / Fee $104 6 Tuesdays, January 11–February 15, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Marlene LeGates How did Europeans live, love, work, and die over a hundred years ago? How much did their experiences depend on social class, gender, location, or religion? We’ll consult a wide variety of sources, from diaries to demographic studies to fairy tales, to answer these and other intriguing questions.
s i m o n f r a s e r u n i v e r s i t y > Co n t i n u i n g st u d i e s > s e n i o r s FRANCE: A CENTURY OF REVOLUTION 1789–1889 SCFC599 / Fee $104 6 Wednesdays, February 23–March 30, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Dustin Harris The French Revolution of 1789–1799 has been described as the founding event of modern France. Join this examination of the exciting political, social, and cultural changes that shaped that country in the century after its Ancien Régime toppled. GREAT EXPECTATIONS: ATLANTIC and PACIFIC CROSSINGS IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES SCFC582 / Fee $104 6 Tuesdays, January 11–February 15, 1:30–3:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Andrea Geiger Over the last two centuries, millions of people crossed the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans for the chance to build new lives in North America. Come explore the forces that set them in motion, what they faced on their journeys, and the differences between Atlantic and Pacific migrations. GREAT MINDS: UNDERSTANDING BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN LATER LIFE SCFC589 / Fee $104 6 Fridays, January 14–February 18, 9:30–11:20 am, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Sheila Roberts New research reveals the brain’s ability to continuously develop, challenging the notion that human intelligence peaks in our twenties. Prove it during these morning sessions when we’ll examine the role of lifelong learning in brain regeneration, and how the mature brain’s ability to reason promotes good health and well-being in later life. HEEL-TO-TOE AND AWAY WE GO: A HISTORY OF SHOES IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES SCFC578 / Fee $104 6 Mondays, January 10–February 14, 9:30–11:20 am, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Ivan Sayers Shoes may serve a practical need, but comfort and safety don’t always win out over fashion. Slip into the history of women’s footwear from 1750 to 2000, with sole-ful discussions of styles, structure, and social implications. HINGES OF HISTORY and FORAYS INTO THE FUTURE SCFC604 / Fee $104 6 Fridays, February 25–April 1, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Harold Rosen Can we justifiably depict the world of today as a two-century transition from 1900 to 2100, during which a global civilization emerges? What are the implications of civilizations having a life span, like other living organisms?
“The Seniors Program offered me new learning and intellectual challenges, and is presented by instructors who have a passion for their particular area of study.” —Lou, student, Seniors Program
THE HISTORY OF BRITISH INDIA SCFC584 / Fee $104 6 Wednesdays, January 12–February 16, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Hugh Johnston The British position in India was in constant flux from the empire’s arrival in 1612 to its departure in 1947. What conditions, advantages, strategies, and accidents gave the British control over the subcontinent? How did they lose it? Why did they want it to begin with? Meet some of the most famous players in the British-India story while we consider these and other questions. AN INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY SCFC590 / Fee $104 6 Fridays, January 14–February 18, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Christopher Morrissey Classical mythology offers a glimpse into the past, as well as lessons for our future. This overview seeks out the truth to be gleaned from some of history’s greatest mythological texts.
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r e a dy f o r m o r e KYOTO: THE HEART OF JAPAN SCFC587 / Fee $104 6 Thursdays, January 13–February 17, 9:30–11:20 am, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Michael Newton Founded in 794 CE, the city of Kyoto was Japan’s imperial capital and cultural centre until the dawn of the modern era in 1868. We’ll look at Kyoto’s evolution as a city, examine its great artistic and philosophic traditions, and discuss the cultural impact of its urban environment. MURDER AND INTRIGUE: EMPERORS AND EMPRESSES OF THE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE EMPIRES SCFC593 / Fee $104 6 Mondays, February 21–March 28, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Carina Nilsson Few lives were ever as fraught with drama as those of the emperors and empresses of Rome and Byzantium. Our journey will take us through pivotal military conquests, dangerous religious clashes, and the rise of powerful dynasties between the first and twelfth centuries. THE NEW ATHEISTS AND THEIR CRITICS SCFC580 / Fee $104 6 Tuesdays, January 11–February 15, 9:30–11:20 am, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Elijah Dann Are there sound arguments for God’s existence? Is God necessary to morality? The scholars now known as the New Atheists have a few ideas, and so do their critics. Draw your own conclusions from stimulating discussion and debate on both. “I’ve taken eight courses so far—there are so many different topics to explore in the Seniors Program.” —Gloria, student, Seniors Program
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY SCFC591 / Fee $104 6 Fridays, January 14–February 18, 1:30–3:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Michael Lanthier Why has humankind disregarded the environment, and when did this neglect begin? Didn’t anyone notice this problem and attempt to do something about it? Explore these and other critical questions as we track the history of our ambivalent relationship with the global environment. JOSEPH HAYDN: FATHER OF THE CLASSICAL STYLE SCFC583 / Fee $104 6 Wednesdays, January 12–February 16, 9:30–11:20 am, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nicolas Krusek Prolific in every major genre of instrumental and vocal music, Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) is best remembered for perfecting the symphony and the string quartet. Listen and learn in these uplifting sessions, covering Haydn’s cello and trumpet concertos, his great oratorios The Creation and The Seasons, and several other important works.
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PARADISES LOST: UTOPIAS IN WESTERN LITERARY HISTORY SCFC603 / Fee $104 6 Fridays, February 25–April 1, 9:30–11:20 am, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Graham Forst Utopian visions help us understand the relationship between society and the individual throughout the ages, as well as the continuity of human nature. We’ll examine both using classical and contemporary visions of “perfect places” as they have been conceived in the West. THE SCIENCE FICTION OF HG WELLS: DARWINISM, DECADENCE, AND THE MACABRE IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY SCFC579 / Fee $104 6 Mondays, January 10–February 14, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Mason Harris Immerse yourself in the world of H.G. Wells through his seminal science-fiction novellas: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds and The First Men in the Moon. We’ll round out discussions with a look at R.L. Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake. Please read any edition of all of these texts prior to the first class.
s i m o n f r a s e r u n i v e r s i t y > Co n t i n u i n g st u d i e s > s e n i o r s SHIFTING POWER RELATIONS: THE CHANGING ROLE OF “THE SOUTH” IN THE GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY SCFC588 / Fee $104 6 Thursdays, January 13–February 17, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Ted Cohn How do the economic strategies of southern and northern countries compare? How are emerging nations changing their economic policies to promote development? And how are these changes influencing their relations with northern neighbours? We’ll consider these and other questions as we examine the shifting position of the southern hemisphere in the global economic order.
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SUBLIME AND SUBVERSIVE: DADA AND SURREALISM SCFC592 / Fee $104 6 Mondays, February 21–March 28, 9:30–11:20 am, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Joe McHugh The Dada and Surrealism art movements of the early 20th century asked, “What is the purpose of art in modern society?” We’ll trace the rise of this art of indifference, dreams, and absurdity; its role in the development of post-modern culture; and its success at answering this crucial question. THREE GREAT SHAKESPEAREAN COMEDIES SCFC600 / Fee $104 6 Wednesdays, February 23–March 30, 1:30–3:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Malcolm Page Written in the final years of the 16th century, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night are probably Shakespeare’s greatest comedies. Explore the development of the Bard’s literary voice in these mature pieces, including the darkness present in these comic tales. UNDERSTANDING GENDER ROLES IN CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM SCFC595 / Fee $104 6 Tuesdays, February 22–March 29, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Robert Gallacher How are the roles of men and women understood in Christianity and Islam? How do these faiths perceive femininity and masculinity? We’ll examine the evolution of gender, beginning with the teachings of Jesus and Muhammad, and continuing until present day.
Much like its students, the Seniors Program continues to get better over time. Starting from modest beginnings in 1974, the program welcomed over 3,000 registrants in 2009–2010. Dr. Alan Aberbach’s Opera Studies courses, introduced in the first years, remain some of the program’s most popular. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: A GREAT MUSICAL MIND SCFC597 / Fee $104 6 Wednesdays, February 23–March 30, 9:30–11:20 am, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nicolas Krusek Join us for mornings of symphony and insight as we follow the development of Mozart’s prodigious talent, from eight-year-old wunderkind to accomplished composer, from the precocious La Finta Semplice to the mature mastery of The Marriage of Figaro. 40th anniversary Special events
UNDERSTANDING POPULAR CULTURE SCFC602 / Fee $104 6 Thursdays, February 24–March 31, 11:30 am–1:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: James Gifford Mass-produced culture does far more than entertain and amuse us. Learn how to apply the critical concepts of cultural hegemony, the culture industry, and consumerism to the popular culture that pervades our lives. We’ll examine several popular works each week through the lens of cultural studies. WILD ABOUT OSCAR WILDE: RISE AND FALL OF A TRANSGRESSIVE GENIUS SCFC605 / Fee $104 6 Fridays, February 25–April 1, 1:30–3:20 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: David Scherzer Beneath the razor wit of Oscar Wilde lived an even sharper social critic. Join this lively afternoon class to discover how the novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist tore at the tissue of Victorian values and mores—and the price he paid for his audacity.
METROPOLITAN OPERA PREP: GLUCK’S IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE AND RICHARD STRAUSS’ CAPRICCIO SCFC606 / Fee $25 Saturday, February 5, 10:30 am–1:00 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: David Duke Maximize your enjoyment of the Met broadcasts with this enlightening introduction to these exceptional works. THE MAJESTY OF SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE SCFC607 / Fee $21 Saturday, February 5, 2–3:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Paul Budra The Globe Theatre was the first purpose-built playhouse in London. Shakespeare wrote for and performed with its troupe for decades. But what was it like to see one of The Bard’s plays at the original Globe in 1599? Join us for an intriguing look at this pioneering platform for the Western world’s most famous playwright. 43
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WRITING AND PUBLISHING www.sfu.ca/wp E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 778-782-5093 One of the largest writing programs in Canada, Writing and Publishing has seen many changes in its 28 years. Opportunities in the writing and publishing industries have never been so diverse, a reflection of the wide variety of media in which people now communicate. Our graduates might work for book or magazine publishers, corporations that produce manuals and reports, or organizations that communicate through websites and electronic newsletters. Others use their enhanced writing skills in personal endeavours. The program continues to evolve to meet the educational needs of lifelong learners, career-changers and writing enthusiasts alike, with seven certificates and more than 100 different courses offered each year.
information sessions A Novel Vacation: Novel Writing Intensive at Sea December 8, 2010, 6:30–8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Get more information on the cruise itinerary and course curriculum at this special information session with instructor Nancy Lee and a cruise line representative from Celebrity Cruises. To reserve your seat online, go to www.sfu.ca/reserve and select “Info Session: A Novel Vacation”, or call 778-782-5093 or email email@example.com with “Reserve Infosession Novel Vacation” in the subject line. Business Writing and Editing, Journalism, Public Relations, Publishing and Technical Communication Saturday, January 8, 2011, 11 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Are you investigating or furthering a career in the fields of writing or publishing? Are you considering one of our writing courses, but unsure where to begin? Join us for this free information session and learn how the Writing and Publishing certificates and programs are organized, how to begin a certificate a program, when courses can be taken, how they are taught and what options may be available to you upon program completion. To reserve your seat online, go to: www.sfu.ca/ reserve, and select the Writing and Publishing Certificate Info Session, or, call 778-782-5093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reserve General Infosession” in the subject line.
Career Consults with Writing and Publishing Instructors WRIT909 / Fee $85 + HST = $95.20 / Weekdays, evenings or weekends Business and technical writers, corporate communicators, professional writers and journalists, editors, publishers or anyone considering a related career, this is your chance to get one-on-one advice from an industry professional. Discuss career goals, résumés, skills development, professional organizations and more. For a list of participating instructors, and to download an appointment and registration form, visit www.sfu.ca/wp/careerdev.htm. You may also request an appointment form by calling 778-782-5093 or emailing email@example.com. Career Options in Public Relations, Technical Communication, Journalism or Business Writing and Editing WRIT908 (formerly WRIT 308) / Fee $50 + HST = $56 Saturday, January 15, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Do you want to learn about the job prospects for someone in technical communication, editing, business communication or journalism? Would you like to find out from working writers in these fields about how to become skilled in one of these professions and then find work? Attend one or several of these sessions and you will come away with answers to these questions—and others you didn’t even think to ask. All sessions are included in the fee. • Public Relations / 9–10:30 am Panellists: Fawn Mulcahy and Peter Walton • Technical Communication (concurrent) / 11 am–1 pm Panellists: Sue Andrews and Duncan Kent • Journalism (concurrent) / 11 am–12:30 pm Panellists: Charles Campbell and Shannon Rupp • Business Writing and Editing / 1:30–4:30 pm Panellists: Colin Moorhouse, Stephen Osborne, Barbara Tomlin and Dianne Warnick Mini-Manuscript Consult with Evelyn Lau CPW910 / Fee $100 + HST = $112 Monthly (see website for dates), 50 minutes on the hour between 3–8 pm, SFU Vancouver Consultant: Evelyn Lau If you are a creative writer with a completed or in-progress manuscript, don’t miss this chance to deliver 15 pages to a critically acclaimed author for editorial assessment and publication guidance. For an appointment form, visit www.sfu.ca/wp/mcel.htm or call 778-782-5093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ORGANIZING YOUR WRITING LIFE CPW803 (formerly WRIT 337) / Fee $195 Saturday, January 29, 10 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nancy Lee What’s getting in the way of your writing? How do you make time for space and yourself? Through exercises, discussions and personal planning, learn what obstacles are keeping you from writing and how to overcome them. Bring a pen and notebook to the first class.
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> Business communication and professional writing Business writers produce print and online materials for internal and external audiences. As they strive to deliver important messages, these writers traverse a varied terrain of writing, publishing, ethical and legal issues. Our business communication and professional writing courses prepare graduates to write and communicate with grace, verve and efficiency, while managing the rigorous demands and deadlines of the business world.
Certificate in business communication and Professional Writing Today’s world of business and commerce is exceptionally competitive. Employers from corporate, non-profit and government sectors depend on people who can communicate clearly. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, this program will develop your skills, increase your confidence and bring you up to date on the latest communication trends. All courses may be taken individually or as part of the Business Communication and Professional Writing Certificate program. Certificate students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of instruction. Core courses—recommended order (78 hours) EDIT220 Basic Proofreading BCPW220 Strategic Communication for Organizations BCPW210 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW205 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW230 Styling Sentences for the Workplace Electives (42 hours) For a complete description of the certificate program and a list of elective courses, visit www.sfu.ca/wp. Tuition is $2,560 plus application and elective course fees. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of one of the Writing and Publishing Program’s certificates. Advanced Grammar: Untying the Knots BCPW501 (formerly WRIT 232) / Fee $490 5 Thursdays, April 28–May 26, 6:30–8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Vlad Konieczny Master English grammar, including verb tenses and sequencing, pronoun cases, the subjunctive mood, parallelism, coordination and subordination, conjunctions, relative clauses, varieties of sentence patterns, paragraphs and transitions.
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The Writing and Publishing Program began with a small number of courses and a book discussion group—a small but vital start. Today the program offers over a hundred courses to thousands of students each year. Thousands more attend free public lectures, readings, and community events. Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 (formerly WRIT 205) / Fee $828 + $52 texts = $880 / Distance education available 10 Wednesdays, January 19–March 23, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Anne Hungerford 10 Mondays, April 4–June 20 (no class April 25 or May 23), 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Anne Hungerford Distance education (print-based) begins Saturday, January 15, with ongoing registration. Must be completed within 6 months. Instructor: Vlad Konieczny Do you want to be faster and more effective at writing proposals, reports, letters, memos and other business documents? This course will introduce you to each stage of the writing process—inventing, drafting and revising—and teach you to overcome procrastination, generate ideas, draft quickly, revise effectively and communicate clearly. The Art of E-Commerce BCPW531 (formerly WRIT 228) / Fee $300 3 Tuesdays, May 31–June 14, 7–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Paul Sullivan This course addresses the three main sources of e-commerce— advertising, subscription and retail—and examines the trends, tools, techniques and strategies associated with each.
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Advanced Study in Writing is the program’s longest-running course and a foundation course for most WPP certificates. Since 1984, it has helped thousands of people improve their skills and confidence as professional writers. Typical student comments: “This was the best course of my certificate program” and “It turned out to be my favourite course in the certificate.” Basic Proofreading EDIT220 (formerly WRIT 410) / Fee $295 Thursday, February 17, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin 2 Thursdays, April 28 and May 5, 9 am–12 noon, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin 2 Saturdays, May 28 and June 4, 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin Typographical errors are only funny when they appear in someone else’s writing. This course is for anyone who crafts reports, brochures, memos, website copy or other written material in their work. communicating for results: HOW TO DEFINE KEY MESSAGES BCPW532 (formerly WRIT 133) / Fee $320 4 Tuesdays, May 3–24, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Maryse Cardin Become a better communicator to all the audiences you are trying to reach whether they are internal or external stakeholders, board members, clients, employees, or colleagues. This course will explore the most effective ways to craft key messages and to ensure that they are appropriate for, and will be heard by, your target audiences.
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Corporate Storytelling: The Essence of Management Communications BCPW534 (formerly WRIT 126) / Fee $240 Friday, April 29, 9 am–3 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Nicky Fried Learn how to find, develop and deliver the stories that effect change, get people working together, facilitate sharing of knowledge and tame the office grapevine. Effective Business Letters BCPW561 (formerly WRIT 240) / Fee $290 Friday, May 27, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Gary Harper Improve your letter writing with a simple reader-oriented approach. This course examines the importance of tone and structure, specifically addressing requests, proposals and “no” letters. Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 (formerly WRIT 103) / Fee $370 4 Saturdays, February 5–26, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Claudia Cornwall Writers, editors and publishers regularly contend with ethical and legal issues in their work. This course gives you the information you need to protect others’ privacy—and yourself from liability. The Executive Reader: Reading for Speed and Comprehension BCPW902 (formerly WRIT 616) / Fee $340 + HST = $380.80 3 Mondays, June 6–20, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Rod Stables Originally designed for students in SFU’s Executive MBA Program, this course teaches business professionals how to manage their reading at work and prepare for demanding study. Giving Effective Speeches and Presentations BCPW537 (formerly WRIT 115) / Fee $550 2 Fridays, March 18 and 25, 8:30 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Margaret Hope Improve your presentation skills through two days of workshop-style learning, plus a private coaching session. Learn how to prepare quickly, rehearse effectively, deliver with poise and conviction, and handle impromptu speaking opportunities with grace. Grants and Proposals: Writing for success BCPW562 (formerly WRIT 231) / Fee $280 Thursday, May 26, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Vlad Konieczny Examine your writing process and develop a strategy for writing proposals and other persuasive documents with greater speed and effectiveness.
s i m o n f r a s e r u n i v e r s i t y > Co n t i n u i n g st u d i e s > w r i t i n g a n d p u bl i s h i n g Make Money Blogging BCPW602 (formerly WRIT 245) / Fee $230 4 Wednesdays, May 18–June 8, 5:30–8 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Have you poured your heart into a blog or website, only to find that nobody reads it? Discover how to market and promote your project, increase blog readership and build a steady stream of site traffic. Topics include linking strategies, blog networks, Google Analytics, RSS feeds, SEO strategy and social media tools such as Twitter, StumbleUpon and Facebook. Making the Pitch: How to GET the Media’s Attention and Keep it BCPW603 (formerly WRIT 211) / Fee $295 Friday, April 1, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Carla Shore Working with the media and online influencers is a powerful and cost-effective way to promote a business or non-profit group. But how do you get the attention of swamped editors, producers, writers and bloggers? Learn what media professionals are looking for and what effective pitches and media materials look like. REPORTS, REPORTS, REPORTS BCPW565 (formerly WRIT 242) / Fee $290 Saturday, March 5, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nicky Fried Reports don’t have to be dull—to read or write! Learn the key components for producing dynamic, to-the-point reports that engage your audience. Speech Writing BCPW563 (formerly WRIT 124) / Fee $395 2 Fridays, March 4 and 11, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Colin Moorhouse Of all the corporate writing assignments that freelance and staff writers are asked to take on, speech writing can be the most complex, fascinating, intense and enjoyable. The course will cover the five elements of an engaging speech. Strategic Communication for Organizations BCPW220 (formerly WRIT 109) / Fee $550 Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 7–9, 9 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Dianne Warnick Effective communications are critical to achieving organizational goals. Learn to identify key internal and external audiences, develop objectives, devise appropriate messaging and design a communications plan using the most effective tactics. styling sentences for the workplace BCPW230 (formerly WRIT 235) / Fee $465 6 Thursdays, March 10–April 14, 6:30–8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Vlad Konieczny In this grammar and style course for corporate writers, learn about control of voice, parallel structure, clauses and phrases.
“This program is perfect for the working student. I found the courses succinct and informative, providing me with industry insights and practical yet creative solutions to real workplace problems.” —Janice, alumna, Business Writing Certificate
Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 (formerly WRIT 407) / Fee $400 4 Wednesdays, March 23–April 13, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Lisa Manfield Writing for websites is not the same as writing for print media. Designed for writers and editors, this course will help you understand how people read online and teach you how to translate that interactivity into engaging copy. WRITING DYNAMIC MEDIA RELEASES BCPW604 (formerly WRIT 229)/ Fee $320 Wednesday–Thursday, March 30–31, 9 am–4 pm and Friday, April 1, 9 am–12 noon, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Dianne Warnick When advertising budgets are slashed, media releases are even more critical to the success of an organization’s communications plan. Learn how to write an effective and professional-looking media release that satisfies media requirements.
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> public relations There’s a reason so many bright, driven people are drawn to public relations. It’s an exciting field with huge potential for professional growth. But make no mistake—success requires a lot more than people skills and party planning. This new full-time Public Relations Certificate gives you the practical, hands-on training from industry experts that will set you apart in the job market. Classes run Tuesday to Saturday over nine weeks. It’s fast-paced and intensive, so you learn quickly and effectively. Discover how to get (and keep) the media’s attention through effective writing and public speaking. Learn how, when, and why you should invest in traditional advertising and social media. Gain critical exposure to crisis management and the techniques to minimize its impact. Master the intricacies of special events management and unlock the secrets of securing sponsorships. You’ll also get invaluable work experience through a three-week practicum. Whether your interests run toward the corporate world or the non-profit sector, Silicon Valley or Hollywood, the Public Relations Certificate will ensure you’re ready.
Public Relations Certificate Spring term: Tuesday, April 26–Saturday, June 25, SFU Vancouver Fall term: Tuesday, October 4–Saturday, December 10, SFU Surrey The Public Relations Certificate consists of 285 hours of instruction in two parts: classroom instruction of 180 hours (six weeks), Tuesday–Saturday from 9 am–3:30 pm and a practicum of 105 hours (three weeks), Monday–Friday from 9 am–5 pm. Required courses (285 hours) PRP110 Fundamentals of Public Relations PRP210 Media Relations and Social Networking PRP220 Crisis Communications PRP230 Public Speaking PRP240 Freelance Business Basics PRP250 Copywriting: The Art and Craft of Creative Selling PRP310 Public Relations Special Topics PRP320 Public Relations Trends and Issues PRP410 Practicum Practicum This unpaid three-week practicum gives program students firsthand experience in a PR environment that reflects their interests. Students will have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to a real-world PR campaign. Tuition is $6,500. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to begin processing an application. The remainder is payable three weeks before the start of classes.
“Completing the Public Relations Program was critical for my media relations position in the Transit Police Service. I was able to draw from the wealth of experience offered by the instructors.” —Jim, student, Public Relations Certificate
Fundamentals of Public Relations PRP110 / Instructors: Fawn Mulcahy and Kylie McMullan Study the methodology in motion in this practical orientation to public relations. Using case studies and current media coverage, you’ll examine the role of PR in organizations and industry best practices. Significant time will be devoted to writing, an essential skill for any communications professional. We’ll cover appropriate writing styles, relevant language rules, and basic conventions for creating effective communications for specific audiences. Media Relations and Social Networking PRP210 / Instructors: Natasha Netschay Davies, Carla Shore and Don Whiteley Gain the skills and confidence to work with journalists, proactively or reactively, online and off. Whether you’re dealing with print, broadcast, or web journalists, the fundamentals don’t change. Learn what constitutes news, how to get reporters interested in a story, and—in cases where they’re a little too interested—how to field difficult questions.
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public speaking PRP230 / Instructor: Pamela Hart Whether you communicate with internal or external groups, informally or on the record, public speaking is a vital component of any public relations role. A listener will judge not only what you say, but also how you say it. Knowing how to modulate your voice, facial expressions, and non-verbal cues will help you convey the right message. freelance business basics PRP240 / Instructor: Russell Garrett The value of business acumen can’t be overestimated. This broad course will prepare you to enter, understand, and navigate the business environment as a PR specialist. First, learn how to tailor your job search strategy to the marketplace, turn your résumé into brand building collateral, and set yourself apart in an interview. Once you’re on the job, the business basics you’ve gained will help you add value to discussions, sell through ideas, and ensure positive perception of your role. Copywriting: The Art and Craft of creative Selling PRP250 / Instructor: Hamish McIntosh Whether you want to create effective ads for your company or dream of working at an ad agency, you’ll benefit from this hands-on introduction to copywriting. Study the elements of great copywriting, such as lateral thinking, branding, and positioning; practise writing (and rewriting) ads for print, radio and TV; and receive valuable feedback from a seasoned advertising copywriter. Public Relations Special Topics PRP310 / Instructors: Pamela Hart, David Lee Fay and Fawn Mulcahy Public relations practitioners foster public trust in and demand for an organization, product or service. Whether you’re publicizing a fundraiser or a fashion line, this basic goal won’t change—but how you accomplish it will. The course is your introduction to specialized approaches for non-profit, entertainment, sponsorship, and international PR, as well as special event producing.
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Crisis Communications PRP220 / Instructor: Don Whiteley Public relations isn’t all parties and press releases. This course will equip you to cope with the chaos of a crisis, while protecting your organization’s reputation. Learn how to prepare a crisis communications plan, anticipate public reaction, develop messages for key audiences, and manage media attention.
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Thanks to our era of instant communication—and miscommunication—demand is high for trained PR professionals. The Public Relations Program launched in fall 2010 with a full first cohort of students eager to enter this exciting industry. Public Relations Trends and Issues PRP320 / Instructors: Jayne Akizuki, Lucy Duso, Lisa May, Lisa Mighton and Daniel Savas Explore a range of trends and issues affecting the public relations field today. Learn the basic market research principles necessary to any PR role—fundamentals you’ll practise through hands-on research interpretation and design. We’ll also look at the interplay between market research and public relations, and the business of market research. Done well, gathering input from the public will contribute to the success of your organization’s policy or project, while helping you build valuable relationships. Learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate public consultation and community involvement. Opinion writing is a cheap but potent PR tool. Master the form, from the coveted media outlet editorial to opinion writing for blogs, tweets, and other social media. Investor relations (IR) is a critical public relations role, not only in crisis communications but also on a daily basis. Examine tools for the IR professional and explore IR roles in a management team. Practicum PRP410 / Instructor: Fawn Mulcahy Gain invaluable hands-on public relations experience within an organization. This practicum gives you three weeks of unpaid, on-the-job practice implementing communications plans and producing PR products for real-world initiatives. This is your chance to cement knowledge and skills learned in the first five weeks of the program and build important industry contacts.
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Journalists help us to see and understand the world. The skills they use to gather and verify information, and to present it in a clear and engaging manner, are a vital part of our civic dialogue. As the Internet broadens the scope and nature of journalism, those skills are increasingly valuable, and in the information age, they are useful in an enormous range of circumstances. The Writing and Publishing Program’s growing range of practical journalism courses and Journalism Certificate respond to the need for education in this field. Our instructors are active, talented journalists whose classes offer incisive analysis and practical skills that will help you succeed in this complex, competitive and rewarding field.
Learn the theory, methods, and tools you need from talented journalism professionals who know what it takes to succeed in this competitive field right now. Courses can be taken individually or as part of the Journalism Certificate. Core courses (96.5 hours) JOUR110 21st Century Journalism: News Barons versus Internet Geeks JOUR210 Research Tools for Journalists and other Writers JOUR220 News Writing: An Introduction JOUR230 Editing News Copy JOUR240 Interviewing: Essential Skills JOUR310 Law and Ethics in Journalism JOUR320 Backpack Reporting JOUR330 Feature Story Writing (Spring 2012)
Tuition is $2,925 plus application and elective course fees.
information session Business Writing and Editing, Journalism, Public Relations, Publishing and Technical Communication Saturday, January 8, 2011, 11 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Are you investigating or furthering a career in the fields of writing or publishing? Are you considering one of our writing courses, but unsure where to begin? Join us for this free information session and learn how the Writing and Publishing certificates and programs are organized, how to begin a certificate a program, when courses can be taken, how they are taught and what options may be available to you upon program completion. To reserve your seat online, go to: www.sfu. ca/reserve, and select the Writing and Publishing Certificate Info Session, or, call 778-782-5093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reserve General Infosession” in the subject line.
Award-winning magazine writer turned inspirational teacher, Daniel Wood has been mentoring WPP students since 1986. Many of his students are now published writers embarking on their own exciting careers. A typical student comment: “Daniel has a very clear, direct style and his delivery and presentation exceeded my expectations.” The following courses may be taken individually or as part of one of the Writing and Publishing Program’s certificates.
Electives (25 hours) For more information about the Journalism Certificate, and a list of electives, visit www.sfu.ca/wp
BACKPACK REPORTING NEW JOUR320 / Fee $410 5 Mondays, May 2–May 30 (no class May 23), 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Duncan McHugh As the tools for audio, photo, and video production become less expensive and more accessible, there is increasing pressure on journalists to work across many if not all media platforms. Through in-class demonstrations and hands-on exercises, learn how to create and edit audio clips, photos, and videos, and how to submit them from the field. EDITING NEWS COPY NEW JOUR230 / Fee $420 4 Fridays, June 3–24, 2–5 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Steve Mertl Learn how to edit a news or feature story, from the basics of copyediting for grammar, spelling and punctuation to fact-checking and shaping the story. Topics include working with writers and maintaining standards under deadline pressure. interviewing: essential SKILLS NEW JOUR240 / Fee $230 Saturday, June 18, 10 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Shannon Rupp An interview can make or break your story. Learn how to prepare, put your subject at ease, elicit meaningful information and lively quotes, and handle difficult interviews. You’ll have the chance to test your new skills in an in-class practice interview.
s i m o n f r a s e r u n i v e r s i t y > Co n t i n u i n g st u d i e s > w r i t i n g a n d p u bl i s h i n g Road Quill: Travel Writing and the possibilities of publication JOUR505 (formerly WRIT 311) / Fee $495 6 Tuesdays, April 5–May 10, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructors: John Masters and Daniel Wood What do newspaper, magazine and book editors want in a travel story? Learn how to turn your journeys into marketable stories through practical advice and first-person accounts from some of Canada’s leading journalists, editors and photographers.
Magazine Writing for Kids CPW511 (formerly WRIT 652) / Fee $250 Saturday, June 18, 9 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructors: Jude Isabella and Adrienne Mason In this how-to course, you will work on the nuts and bolts of breaking into the imaginative world of children’s magazine writing. This intensive workshop will help you to think more analytically about the market and the audience. Get hands-on help with pitching to editors, learn how to build and maintain the writer/editor relationship and understand the essential research stage of writing. Bring children’s magazines you admire to class and be prepared to take notes.
NEW 21st Century Journalism: News Barons Versus Internet Geeks JOUR110 / Fee $450 8 Wednesdays, February 9–March 30, 6:30–8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Charles Campbell This course looks at the nature and impact of contemporary media, from the increasingly concentrated big news organizations to the Internet free-for-all that allows everyone to publish. What do history, theory and common sense tell us about what’s really going on? How can journalists and their audiences find a little truth in the wake of all the competing information?
media relations for artists NEW JOUR510 / Fee $250 2 Saturdays, June 4, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, and June 18, 1:30–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Shannon Rupp For those working in the visual, written, or performing arts, the job doesn’t end once a piece is produced. Next comes the daunting task of promoting it. This two-day workshop will take you through the process of writing a news release, contacting journalists, and giving a great interview. Artists in any field will benefit from this increasingly valuable knowledge.
Writing for Women’s Magazines: Follow the Money JOUR507 (formerly WRIT 670) / Fee $210 2 Saturdays, March 12 and 26, 10 am–2 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Amanda Vogel In this introduction to a lucrative publishing niche, students compare and contrast women’s magazines, learn to flesh out story ideas and craft attention-grabbing queries and practise writing in the standard “lively” voice. Arm yourself with from-the-trenches tips for nailing the tone, identifying creative angles, marketing a writing specialty and packaging your work to nab assignments.
NEWS WRITING: AN INTRODUCTION NEW JOUR220 / Fee $360 2 Saturdays, February 26 and March 5, 9:30 am–3:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Don Whiteley Writing news is not the same as writing a feature article or a review. Discover the difference while learning how to craft a news story that works for print or online publication. RESEARCH TOOLS FOR JOURNALISTS NEW AND OTHER WRITERS JOUR210 / Fee $460 5 Mondays, January 10–February 7, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Lori Culbert There’s a wealth of information available to the public—if they only knew where and how to find it. Whether you’re breaking news stories, crafting features, or working on an in-depth writing project, your work will benefit from enhanced research skills. Much of this course will explore what information is available online, but will also include research that requires making formal requests for documents and how to dig up facts the old-fashioned way. Whether you are involved in breaking news stories, long-term features or in-depth writing projects, you will learn how to uncover new information for your work.
LAW AND ETHICS IN JOURNALISM NEW JOUR310 / Fee $360 3 Thursdays, April 7–21, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Chris Dafoe When you’re writing about conflict, greed, sex, and violence, law and ethics are bound to come into play. This essential primer for today’s journalist focuses on libel and slander, copyright and contract law, and common ethical issues you may encounter. We’ll also discuss the specialized skills and knowledge required for court reporting.
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> Creative writing All writers need the right tools, techniques and support to develop their craft, plus the practical skills to build a writing career. The following courses bring talented authors and instructors together with emerging writers in a community of voices to learn and grow with one another.
The Writer’s StudiO: Certificate in Creative Writing The Writer’s Studio (TWS) is a part-time, one-year program that blends dynamic learning and hands-on experiences. The program emphasizes learning in community with other TWS writers, faculty, mentors and visiting guest authors. TWS has one of the highest ratios of instructional contact hours per tuition dollar of any creative writing program in North America. Course work includes readings, one-on-one mentor consultations and biweekly evening workshops in your mentor’s genre group. Students also participate in the book production of the anthology emerge, launched each fall at a gala public event. TWS students come from diverse writing, educational, cultural and racial backgrounds. Active alumni writers have entered the literary world via publication, editing and teaching, have gone on to earn MFAs and have won prestigious literary awards. If you are ready to develop or finish a draft of a manuscript in fiction, poetry, lyric prose or creative non-fiction, you are an excellent candidate for this unique program. To learn more about TWS 2011, visit www.thewritersstudio.ca. TWS 2011 director and mentors • Jen Currin, poetry and lyric prose • Shaena Lambert, fiction • Brian Payton, creative non-fiction • Betsy Warland, director For biographies, visit www.thewritersstudio.ca/faculty. Required courses (129.5 hours) Electives (24 hours). Elective courses may be selected from a wide variety of creative writing, editing, or professional development courses that will assist you as an author. Your courses are selected in consultation with your mentor. Tuition for The Writer’s Studio 2012 will be set in May 2011. TWS tuition includes all core courses, readings, mentor workshops and one-on-one consultations. All application and course elective fees are in addition to TWS tuition fees. TWS 2012 application deadline is November 1.
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“The Writer’s Studio has given me a new direction after a long career in biology. The mentors are great; they teach their specialties with great enthusiasm and are very helpful to all the students.” —Bruce, alumnus, The Writer’s Studio
The following courses may be taken individually or as part of one of the Writing and Publishing Program’s certificates. Creative Non-fiction the Art of the short narrative CPW501 (formerly WRIT 603) / Fee $320 4 Mondays, March 7–28, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Stephen Osborne This advanced course in crafting pieces a few pages in length will hone your narrative powers. Special attention is paid to the arts of sentence making and paragraphing. How to write a family memoir (distance education) CPW503 (formerly WRIT 312) / Fee $290 + $14 text = $304 Distance education (email): February 28–April 11 Registration deadline: February 14 Instructor: Claudia Cornwall Explore the memoir genre through your own family’s culture and recurring themes. Students make use of stories, photos, memorabilia and heirlooms in their writing.
s i m o n f r a s e r u n i v e r s i t y > Co n t i n u i n g st u d i e s > w r i t i n g a n d p u bl i s h i n g Ink Magic: Writing as Healing CPW 504 (formerly WRIT 662) / Fee $375 5 Mondays, May 2–June 6, (no class May 23), 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Cathy Stonehouse Are you curious about the transformative power of writing? Have you experienced something intense that you’d like to write about? This introductory, multi-genre course is a safe and respectful environment where you can investigate creative writing as both a transformative personal practice and a means of bearing witness. Exercises include focused journaling, deep listening and explorations in narrative, performance and poetry. NEW memoir of inquiry CPW507 / Fee $250 3 Mondays, April 4–18, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Betsy Warland A memoirist is a lifelong student in the ways of memory, intrigued by their memories, the memories they share with others and the collective memory that shapes us all. In this discussion-based course, we’ll focus on memoir writing not only as a retelling but also a dynamic site of inquiry. Writing exercises will also help you identify the organizing principle of your memoir, what to include, what to leave out and what form best suits your narrative. Eco-Poetry and Lyric Prose NEW CPW505 / Fee $230 2 Saturdays, May 14 and 21, 11 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructors: Eilis Carpentier and Aileen Penner Writing about the natural world has the power to save it. But what does it mean to write artfully and ethically about wilderness? Course work includes exercises, workshopping and critiques of authors from Henry Thoreau to Cormac McCarthy, whose writings address these and other questions. WRITING ABOUT FAMILY IN NEW POETRY, FICTION and MEMOIR CPW508 / Fee $290 3 Saturdays, March 19–April 2, 10 am–2 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Rachel Rose Love, violence, support, joy—families have it all. This course takes students through an intensive and creative exploration of that critical, complex unit in life. Dig deep into your own memories, while investigating the endless variations of, and universal connections between, family relationships. WRITING LOCAL HISTORY NEW CPW509 / Fee $200 4 Wednesdays, March 30–April 20, 6:30–8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Eric Damer Bring your ideas and works-in-progress to this practical course on writing local histories. Topics include various sources of data (from archival to oral), note taking and data organizing, conceptualizing and focusing the account, putting words on paper, and editing and revising. We’ll also discuss options for bringing your work to a larger audience.
Writing Non-Fiction That Sells CPW506 (formerly WRIT 302) / Fee $450 6 Tuesdays, May 17–June 21, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Daniel Wood Expert guidance and the support of fellow writers will help you get to the next level with your non-fiction writing. Polish an article, revise a book’s chapters or prepare an existing manuscript for publishing. Fiction Creating Unique Characters: The Backbone of Story CPW601 (formerly WRIT 630) / Fee $195 Saturday, March 12, 10 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Jane Silcott In this course you will study a variety of well-known, well-loved characters and will learn to develop your own memorable characters through close study of short segments of prose, discussion and writing exercises. Exercises will help you to tap into and expand your writing creativity, research and learn who your characters are, and explore methods of bringing these characters to life on the page. You will be expected to present your own work in class, as well as comment on the work of others. DIALOGUE IS NOT CONVERSATION NEW CPW616 / Fee $250 Saturday, March 26, 10 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: John Mavin Dialogue and conversation are not synonyms. Through a combination of lecture, in-class exercises, and discussion, we will explore what makes good dialogue. We will look at goal-oriented dialogue, subtext, action, differentiating your characters through the words they say, as well as technical mechanics. Fiction Clinic: Common Weaknesses in Prose and how to cure them CPW602 (formerly WRIT 619) / Fee $225 Saturday, March 12, 10 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nancy Lee Cliché, melodrama, sentimentality and misuse of language are all symptoms of poor prose style. Learn how to avoid them through a combination of lectures, discussions and in-class exercises. Character development and psychological authenticity are also addressed. Fiction Master Class CPW603 (formerly WRIT 649) / Fee $595 10 Saturdays, March 26–June 11 (no class April 23 or May 21), 9:30 am–12:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nancy Lee The goals of this rigorous and intensive workshop are to elevate submitted work to a higher level of mastery, to cultivate fertile, creative impulses and skilled, precise editorial instincts, and to strengthen each writer’s authentic voice and individual process. Details on the application process for this course can be found at www.sfu.ca/wp/fmc.htm.
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Fiction Series for the Weekend Student CPW604 (formerly WRIT 364) / Fee $480 6 alternate Saturdays, January 22–April 2, 10 am–2 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Caroline Adderson Much like great fiction, this course blends art and technique. Improve an existing piece of fiction or gain the confidence to produce a work. Beginning and experienced writers, novelists and short-story writers alike will benefit from these six weeks of intensive writing practice. A first date with romance writing CPW605 (formerly WRIT 660) / Fee $220 Saturday, June 11, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nancy Warren Study the elements of a successful romance novel. We will discuss how to tell a compelling love story, as well as how to create an engaging hero and heroine. We’ll study dialogue, plotting techniques, conflict and happy endings. Finally we’ll look at the current market trends in romance: what has happened to chick lit, the rise of the paranormal, traditional themes, the resurgence of the historical romance and sex in the romance novel.
A Novel Vacation Novel Writing Intensive at Sea— Alaska Inside Passage Cruise CPW615 / June 19 Instructor: Nancy Lee Early Bird Fee: $1,216 (Course $175 / cruise $1,041) Registration deadline: December 31, 2010 Regular fee: $1,291 (Course $250 / Cruise: $1,041) Registration deadline: March 15 Friends and Family Price: $1,041 (Cruise only) All cruise prices include port charges, taxes and fees. On June 19 the luxurious Celebrity Century Cruiseship will be the site of a special Novel Writing Intensive with Nancy Lee. If the only thing standing between you and the novel you want to write is time to focus, this is the course for you. Surrounded by breathtaking vistas of the rugged northwest coast, spoiled by a crew catering to your every need and guided by award-winning author Nancy Lee, you’ll be more than inspired to start your novel or approach your novel-in-progress with fresh eyes. And, yes, there will still be plenty of time to enjoy ship amenities and ports of call.
Information Session A Novel Vacation: Novel Writing Intensive at Sea December 8, 2010, 6:30–8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Get more information on the cruise itinerary and course curriculum at this special information session with instructor Nancy Lee and a cruise line representative from Celebrity Cruises. To reserve your seat online, go to www.sfu.ca/reserve and select “Info Session: A Novel Vacation”, or call 778-782-5093 or email email@example.com with “Reserve Infosession Novel Vacation” in the subject line.
Getting it Down—A Short Story Workshop CPW606 (formerly WRIT 665) / Fee $395 6 Saturdays, May 7–June 18 (no class May 21), 12:30–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Michèle Adams Want to write short stories but have a tough time getting beyond the “want to” stage? This workshop is for emerging writers who are working to create, complete and polish a piece of short fiction. If you have amassed a drawer full of brilliant first pages, this may be the workshop for you. Be prepared to develop your story in class. Learn about establishing a writing practice, honing craft and developing technique. How to Write a Novel: From Planning to Promotion CPW607 (formerly WRIT 669) / Fee $300 Saturday–Sunday, February 26 and 27, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nancy Warren This engaging weekend workshop covers the mechanics of plotting a commercial novel, from genre and setting to character development and voice. Marketing your novel and submitting to agents and publishers is also discussed. Novel workshop in a Weekend CPW608 (formerly WRIT 659) / Fee $300 Saturday–Sunday, June 4 and 5, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nancy Warren You’re a Weekend Word Warrior who’s ready for a boot camp, a chance to workshop your manuscript-in-progress. You’ll work on nailing down the short pitch that will help sell your work, perfecting those vital first pages of your novel, solving plot and character problems and finding your niche in the marketplace. This is an interactive intensive workshop for those with a novel (or several) in progress. Taking How to Write a Novel (above) would be helpful, though it’s not a prerequisite.
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Self-editing for Fiction Writers CPW612 (formerly WRIT 812) / Fee $360 4 Wednesdays, April 20–May 11, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Caroline Adderson Identify the blocks to revision in your personal writing process. Bring a sample of your writing to be analysed and revised for meaning, structure and style. The original will be compared to the revised version during a final in-class reading. Writing and Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book: An Introduction CPW613 (formerly WRIT 633) / Fee $195 Saturday, April 9, 10 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructors: Ellen Schwartz and Kathryn Shoemaker Interested in the magical world of children’s literature? This course will give you the basics of writing and illustrating a picture book for young children. Writing STORIES FOR CHILDREN CPW614 (formerly WRIT 333) / Fee $410 6 Thursdays, February 3–March 10, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Ellen Schwartz Books for young readers are more visually appealing, informative and imaginative than ever. The genre is more competitive, too. Learn the basics of writing engaging stories for children in this introductory course. manuscript Creative Writing: Introduction to Process CPW801 (formerly WRIT 346) / Fee $275 4 Saturdays, April 9–May 7 (no class April 23), 9:30 am–12 noon, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Lydia Kwa A significant portion of discovering your unique voice depends on a willingness to suspend your judgments about proper technique. This course introduces an organic process for creating and evolving work that will free your voice and improve your writing. Mini-Manuscript Consult with Evelyn Lau CPW910 (formerly WRIT 903) / Fee $100 + HST = $112 Monthly (see website for dates), 50 minutes on the hour, between 3–8 pm, SFU Vancouver Consultant: Evelyn Lau If you are a creative writer with a completed or in-progress manuscript, don’t miss this chance to deliver 15 pages to a critically acclaimed author for editorial assessment and publication guidance. For an appointment form, visit www.sfu.ca/wp/mcel.htm or call 778-782-5093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Self-publishing on the web: blogging, podcasting and youtube See page 59 for course description and dates.
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Canadian author Betsy Warland is the brain behind The Writer’s Studio, which launched in 2001 with a cohort of 19 students. Along with other TWS mentors, all renowned working authors, she has helped over 200 writers develop their unique voices and technical skills. In the past year alone, six alumni have had books published, two of which were nominated for national awards. Betsy’s own acclaimed Breathing the Page—Reading the Act of Writing (2010) was largely inspired by her work at The Writer’s Studio. poetry Poetry workshop: writing and editing your poems CPW701 (formerly WRIT 644 and WRIT 645) / Fee $450 7 alternate Wednesdays, January 26–April 20 (no class March 9), 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Miranda Pearson This workshop is intended for people seeking a stimulating introduction to the art of writing poetry. Discover your unique poetic voice and style, and enhance your writing practice through a range of engaging assignments. NEW WRITING ABOUT FAMILY IN POETRY, FICTION and MEMOIR CPW508 / Fee $290 3 Saturdays, March 19–April 2, 10 am–2 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Rachel Rose Love, violence, support, joy—families have it all. This course takes students through an intensive and creative exploration of that critical, complex unit in life. Dig deep into your own memories, while investigating the endless variations of, and universal connections between, family relationships. 55
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> editing Editors are the bridge between writers, publishers and readers. Working in industries as disparate as newspaper publishing, government, health care and education, they shape virtually everything we read, from computer manuals to poetry. If you are interested in the world of editing, or are already performing editing tasks as part of your job, our editing courses and certificate program can help better prepare you for this essential and rewarding role. Experienced editors pursuing certification from the Editors’ Association of Canada, such as the Certified Professional Editor (CPE) designation or the Certified Copy Editor credential, will find several courses to help them prepare for their certification tests, including Copy Editing: Beyond the Basics, Grammar: A Quick Review of Common Puzzles in Today’s English, Substantive Editing and Publication Design and Print Production.
Certificate in Editing The Editing Certificate program gives graduates the knowledge, skills and confidence to join the world of print and electronic publications as a junior editor. Become a valuable partner in the writing and publishing process through course work that sharpens your editorial eye, hones your proofreading abilities and teaches you how to communicate with writers. All courses may be taken individually or as part of the Editing Certificate program. Certificate students are required to complete a minimum of 142 hours of instruction. Core courses—recommended order (122 hours) EDIT110 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT210 Basic Copy Editing EDIT220 Basic Proofreading BCPW205 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions EDIT230 Grammar: A Quick Review of Common Puzzles in Today’s English PUBL210 Publication Design and Print Production BCPW210 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing EDIT310 Substantive Editing EDIT410 Final Project: Editing Certificate* *Final Project may only be taken after all other course work, including electives, is completed. Electives (20 hours) For more information about the editing certificate program and a list of elective courses, visit www.sfu.ca/wp. Tuition is $4,145 plus application and elective course fees.
“The classes offered and the instructors teaching in the Certificate in Editing have given me the right tools to be an effective editor, from plain language to good grammar.” —Micheline, alumna, Certificate in Editing
The following courses may be taken individually or as part of one of the Writing and Publishing Program’s certificates. Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions See page 45 for course description and dates. Basic Copy Editing EDIT210 (formerly WRIT 481) / Fee $370 4 Saturdays, January 22–February 12, 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Ruth Wilson 4 Saturdays, February 19–March 12, 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin 4 Saturdays, April 16–May 14 (no class April 23), 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Ruth Wilson Copyediting makes a good publication better by eliminating errors, addressing grammar problems and ensuring consistency of style. Develop your copy editing skills in this essential introductory course.
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Copy Editing: Beyond the Basics EDIT501 (formerly WRIT 472) / Fee $275 2 Saturdays, March 19 and 26, 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin Learn key skills for editing non-text materials such as tables, graphs, labels and captions. Find out how to use common editorial references and craft a house style guide. Editing Fiction EDIT502 (formerly WRIT 805) / Fee $395 4 Saturdays, March 5–26, 10 am–2 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: R. David Stephens Learn the art and skill of editing fiction. You will work with excerpts from manuscripts that authors thought were publication-ready drafts. After you offer your editing suggestions, we’ll compare these comments with the final edit. Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 (formerly WRIT 409) / Fee $420 5 Thursdays, January 13–February 10, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Frances Peck 5 Tuesdays, March 15–April 12, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nick Rockel EDIT110 / Fee $420 + $47 textbook = $467 / Distance education January 15–May 15. Distance education (print–based). Registration deadline: January 4. Instructor: Carolyn Stewart March 15–July 15, Distance education (print–based). Registration deadline: March 1. Instructor: Barbara Johnston May 15–September 15, Distance education (print–based). Registration deadline: May 1. Instructor: Carolyn Stewart Is editing the career for you? This overview of the editor’s role will help you answer that question. Topics include readers’ reports and assessments, the three stages of editing—substantive editing, line editing and copyediting—and the nature of the writer-editor relationship. Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 (formerly WRIT 103) / Fee $370 4 Saturdays, February 5–26, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Claudia Cornwall Writers, editors and publishers regularly contend with ethical and legal issues in their work. This course gives you the information you need to protect others’ privacy—and yourself from liability.
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Behind every great piece of writing is a talented editor—an increasingly vital resource for our information age. Created in consultation with professional editors, and evolving along with the ways we communicate, Writing and Publishing’s editing program has helped thousands of people add editing skills to their professional toolbox.
Final Project: Editing EDIT410 (formerly WRIT 498) / Fee $400 / Online For declared certificate students only May 16–June 20. Registration deadline: May 9 Instructor: Elizabeth Rains Editing Certificate students demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their course of study with this final and substantial editing project. Prerequisites: All other Certificate in Editing courses. Grammar: A Quick Review of Common Puzzles in Today’s English EDIT230 (formerly WRIT 220) / Fee $465 6 Thursdays, January 27–March 3, 6:30–8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Vlad Konieczny 6 Tuesdays, March 15–April 19, 6:30–8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Anne Hungerford Increase your skill and confidence as a writer through a better command of grammar. Learn how to avoid common errors, express ideas clearly and even experiment with style while reviewing the basics such as parts of speech, sentence structure and punctuation. Specific techniques for editing sentences are also covered. InDesign See page 59 for course description and dates.
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Basic Proofreading EDIT220 (formerly WRIT 410) / Fee $295 Thursday, February 17, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin 2 Thursdays, April 28 and May 5, 9 am–12 noon, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin 2 Saturdays, May 28 and June 4, 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin Typographical errors are only funny when they appear in someone else’s writing. This course is for anyone who crafts reports, brochures, memos, website copy or other written material in their work.
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PLAIN LANGUAGE PRINCIPLES EDIT504 (formerly WRIT 470) / Fee $310 3 Saturdays, February 19–March 5, 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Ruth Wilson Plain language makes for effective communication, getting the most important information to the right people in the clearest manner. Learn the principles of plain language and how to apply them in your editing work.
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Publication Design and Print Production PUBL210 (formerly WRIT 417) / Fee $460 2 Saturdays, April 2 and 9, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Gary Shilling An increasing number of publishing jobs require some design and print production knowledge and most editors are expected to provide design input for the projects they work on. This course covers the basic principles of publication design, typography, print production and publishing technology. Self-editing for Fiction Writers CPW612 (formerly WRIT 812) / Fee $360 4 Wednesdays, April 20–May 11, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Caroline Adderson Identify the blocks to revision in your personal writing process. Bring a sample of your writing to be analysed and revised for meaning, structure and style. The original will be compared to the revised version during a final in-class reading. Substantive Editing EDIT310 (formerly WRIT 447) / Fee $485 7 Thursdays, March 31–May 12, 7–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Ruth Wilson This course is designed for those with some experience in basic editing. Topics include various editorial problems and solutions, as well as demonstrations of substantive editing using examples from manuscripts. Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 (formerly WRIT 407) / Fee $400 4 Wednesdays, March 23–April 13, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Lisa Manfield Writing for websites is not the same as writing for print media. Designed for writers and editors, this course will help you understand how people read online and teach you how to translate that interactivity into engaging copy. 58
Today’s publishing professionals hold any number of positions, from writer to editor to designer. They might work for established publishing houses, corporations or institutions that produce their own materials. They are freelance web designers or entrepreneurs who start up desktop publishing businesses. What they all have in common is a thorough knowledge of their specialty. The Publishing Certificate is designed to provide broad-based training at an introductory level, with flexibility in course selection so you can specialize as you wish.
The Certificate in Publishing takes you through the fundamentals, including writing, editing, proofreading, basic design and typography, publishing industry history and current developments. Certificate students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of instruction. Core courses (56.5 hours) EDIT220 Basic Proofreading or SUMM404 Copy Editing and Proofreading* EDIT110 Editors and Editing: An Introduction BCPW210 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing PUBL210 Publication Design and Print Production PUBL220 The Publishing Landscape: Who, What, Why and How * This Summer Publishing Workshop is offered by the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing. For more information, visit www.sfu.ca/pubworks or call 778-782-5241. Electives (63.5 hours) For a complete description of the Publishing Certificate program and a list of elective courses, visit www.sfu.ca/wp. Courses taken through the Summer Publishing Workshop may be used as electives if prior permission is received from the Writing and Publishing Program. Tuition is $1,840 plus application and elective course fees.
information session Business Writing and Editing, Journalism, Public Relations, Publishing and Technical Communication Saturday, January 8, 2011, 11 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Are you investigating or furthering a career in the fields of writing or publishing? Are you considering one of our writing courses, but unsure where to begin? Join us for this free information session and learn how the Writing and Publishing certificates and programs are organized, how to begin a certificate a program, when courses can be taken, how they are taught and what options may be available to you upon program completion. To reserve your seat online, go to: www.sfu.ca/ reserve, and select the Writing and Publishing Certificate Info Session, or, call 778-782-5093 or email email@example.com with “Reserve General Infosession” in the subject line.
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The Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing PUBL703 (formerly WRIT 816) / Fee $190 Saturday, June 25, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Patty Osborne When you self-publish a book, you are the publisher. This means that you pay for the production of the book and take responsibility for marketing and distribution. It also means that you keep any profits from sales. This introductory course covers the reasons to self-publish, manuscript editing, book design, marketing and distribution. Publication Design and Print Production See page 58 for course description and dates.
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In an age when just about anyone has the potential to reach a million people with the mere click of a “publish” button, skill is the differentiator. From the basics of print production to courses on blogging, we’re dedicated to keeping our courses updated to keep your skills competitive. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of one of the Writing and Publishing Program’s certificates. Basic Proofreading See page 57 for course description and dates. Dreamweaver: an introduction PUBL502 (formerly WRIT 490) / Fee $425 4 Wednesdays, April 20–May 11, 6–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Michael Hayward Dreamweaver is a ubiquitous website development application and one that all editors should know. Through lectures and hands-on practice, gain a solid foundation in Dreamweaver’s user interface and suite of web page editing tools. Editors and Editing: An Introduction See page 57 for course description and dates. Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing See page 46 for course description and dates. InDesign PUBL503 (formerly WRIT 473) / Fee $450 2 Saturdays, February 5 and 12, 10 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Brian Charles Integrated with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, InDesign provides great precision and control during the production process. Beginning with an overview of the InDesign workspace, learn how to set up publications, import graphics and text, edit graphics, make complex tables and more.
the Publishing landscape: who, what, why and how PUBL220 (formerly WRIT 466) / Fee $295 4 Thursdays, February 24–March 17, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Mary Schendlinger This course offers an overview of print, corporate and online publishing. Discover the range, markets, operations, business principles and political context for each of these specialty areas. Self-publishing on the web: blogging, podcasting and youtube PUBL601 (formerly WRIT 806) / Fee $350 3 Wednesdays, May 18–June 1, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Gary Shilling If you’re a writer interested in online media, chances are you already browse blogs, subscribe to podcasts and watch YouTube videos. This course explores how to develop engaging online content by restructuring your style, developing a unique voice and incorporating visuals. The course will also introduce tools for producing, editing and publishing your content online. NEW WEBSITES FOR WRITERS PUBL504 / Fee $300 Saturday, April 16, 10 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: John Mavin If you’re a creative writer with an eye to publication, you need a website. By the end of this hands-on workshop, you will understand the what, how, and why of self-promotion sites; have built a simple website for yourself; and have gained the skills to plan a more complex one. Writing and Editing for the Web See page 58 for course description and dates. Writing for Women’s Magazines: Follow the Money See page 51 for course description and dates.
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> Technical communication Technical communicators are involved in researching, developing and producing policy and procedure manuals, training materials, end-user and online help documents and a range of other publications. They also play a vital role in the evolving high-tech sector by creating manuals used to train and support software and hardware users. Acquiring a technical communication certificate is an excellent way to enter the field. This rigorous online program prepares graduates for demanding roles with thorough instruction in the industry’s most current skills and technologies.
Certificate in Technical Communication (Online) Gain the critical thinking, writing, editing and design skills you need to succeed in this challenging industry on your schedule. Because our web-based courses do not require being online at any specific time, you choose when and where you learn. Like all of our technical communication students, you will have the guidance and support of professional technical communicators (acting as course facilitators), build a portfolio of work through practical assignments and benefit from networking opportunities. Certificate students must complete a minimum of 156.5 online hours of instruction. If you cannot complete the continuous series of courses required within one year, you may take a break and then restart the program the following year. Students are admitted to the online certificate program once yearly. The application deadline for each year’s cohort is May 31. Before applying to the certificate program, you must successfully complete both prerequisite courses (see below), with a minimum final grade of 70% in Technical Writing and Editing. Prerequisite courses (35 hours) TCOM110 Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication TCOM120 Technical Writing and Editing Core courses in order (121.5 hours) TCOM210 Research, Analysis and Information Design TCOM220 Design and Production of Technical Publications TCOM230 Indexing: An Essential Art and Science TCOM240 Microsoft Word for Technical Writers: Advanced or TCOM250 Adobe FrameMaker: Creating Technical Documentation TCOM260 Fundamentals of Creating Online Documents TCOM310 Technical Writing: Advanced Workshop TCOM320 Documentation Project Management TCOM410 Final Project: Guided Practicum Tuition for the core courses is $3,820 if paid in full upon acceptance to the certificate. This is a discount of $270 when compared to paying for courses individually. Prerequisite courses ($950) and an application fee ($100) are not included in the tuition above.
The following courses may be taken individually or as part of one of the Writing and Publishing Program’s certificates. Adobe Framemaker: creating technical documentation TCOM250 (formerly WRIT 528) / Fee $420 / Online January 10–February 7. Registration deadline: January 4 Instructor: Rowena Hart January 10–February 6, 2012. Registration deadline: January 4, 2012 Instructor: Rowena Hart Learn the basics of Adobe FrameMaker, an essential software tool for developing business and technical documents. This software is especially time-saving when producing both print and online documents from one set of source files. Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication TCOM110 (formerly WRIT 510) / Fee $510 / Online January 24–April 21. Registration deadline: January 10 Instructor: Duncan Kent May 2–July 28. Registration deadline: April 18 Instructor: Duncan Kent Designed for students exploring a career in technical communications, as well as practising technical writers in need of a refresher, this course provides thorough grounding in the broad discipline of technical communications. It also serves as a foundation for future courses within the program. design and production of technical publications TCOM220 (formerly WRIT 518) / Fee $440 / Online September 20–October 24. Registration deadline: September 6 Instructor: Ellen Ashdown This course examines different ways to create documents that are easy to comprehend, aesthetically pleasing and economical to produce. Documentation Project Management TCOM320 (formerly WRIT 540) / Fee $420 / Online June 13–July 25. Registration deadline: May 30 Instructor: Rowena Hart June 12–July 23, 2012. Registration deadline: May 28, 2012 Instructor: Rowena Hart The underlying challenge in every documentation project is to produce quality documentation on time and within budget. You can do this successfully provided you understand and use proven document management techniques. This course gives you practical skills for managing technical documentation projects including project planning, estimating, budgeting, managing resources, team building and an awareness of issues such as localization, production and usability. This course equips you with a “toolkit” of skills, concepts and best practices.
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Indexing: An Essential Art and Science TCOM230 (formerly WRIT 403) / Fee $440 5 Mondays, March 21–April 18, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Karen Griffiths Online: November 1–December 5. Registration deadline: October 17 Instructor: Karen Griffiths An index to a non-fiction book is like a map—it tells the reader what lies ahead and how to get there. Designed for aspiring indexers, as well as editors who deal with indexes, this course teaches the elements of a good index and how to create one efficiently. Microsoft word for technical writers: advanced TCOM240 (formerly WRIT 526) / Fee $420 / Online January 10–February 7. Registration deadline: January 4 Instructor: Rebecca Hogue January 10–February 6, 2012. Registration deadline: January 4, 2012 Instructor: Rebecca Hogue Learn how to efficiently create professional, revisable manuals using Microsoft Word.
“I knew that technical writing was a good fit for me when I took Duncan Kent’s introductory technical writing course in 1990. That single course launched me into a successful twenty-year technical writing career in the training and software industries.” —Allyson, former student, Writing and Publishing Program
Final Project: guided practicum TCOM410 (formerly WRIT 580) / Fee $540 / Online For declared certificate students only August 15–September 26. Registration deadline: August 1 Instructors: Robert Allin and Rowena Hart August 14–September 24, 2012. Registration deadline: July 30, 2012 Instructors: Robert Allin and Rowena Hart The course is designed as a simulated workplace project. Under the guidance of an experienced documentation manager, you will plan, write, edit and produce a small document (paper or electronic) in accordance with industry standards. Prerequisites: All other Certificate in Technical Communication courses. Fundamentals of creating online documents TCOM260 (formerly WRIT 525) / Fee $530 / Online February 14–April 18. Registration deadline: January 31 Instructors: Jill Ferrier and Jerome Ryckborst February 14–April 16, 2012. Registration deadline: January 31, 2012 Instructors: Jill Ferrier and Jerome Ryckborst This introductory course covers the basics of designing effective online documentation for software application help systems and the web.
Research, analysis and information design TCOM210 (formerly WRIT 509) / Fee $440 / Online August 9–September 12. Registration deadline: July 25 Instructor: Sue Andrews In this course, you will learn the practical skills necessary to research new products, processes or projects. You will also learn how to structure documents and choose content based on audience-driven design methodologies. This is the first course of the core required courses for the certificate and it is strongly recommended that you take the two prerequisites first: TCOM110 Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication and TCOM120 Technical Writing and Editing. Technical writing: advanced workshop TCOM310 (formerly WRIT 547) / Fee $440 / Online May 2–June 6. Registration deadline: April 18 Instructor: Sue Andrews May 1–June 4, 2012. Registration deadline: April 16, 2012 Instructor: Sue Andrews Discover the strategies that improve communication between writers and readers, as well as methods for improving a document’s organization. Technical writing and Editing TCOM120 (formerly WRIT 506) / Fee $440 / Online March 28–May 9. Registration deadline: March 14 Instructor: Inez Gowsell The ultimate goal of a technical communicator is to produce an effective and usable product. By examining the mechanics of producing various media (e.g., manuals, training material, online help and job aids), learn how to write and edit successful technical material.
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515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Our downtown campus is conveniently situated near the SeaBus terminal, the West Coast Express station and the Waterfront SkyTrain station. Instructional resources include a fully computerized library, classrooms, lecture theatres and computer labs.
250–13450 102 Avenue, Surrey This campus delivers state-ofthe-art facilities within close reach of the rest of Metro Vancouver. It is located in Surrey’s Central City building, an award-winning architectural complex next to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station.
SFU Burnaby 8888 University Drive, Burnaby Although most Continuing Studies courses take place at our Vancouver and Surrey campuses, we invite you to visit SFU’s Burnaby campus and enjoy its many amenities.
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sfu Continuing studies diplomas and certificates Youâ€™re a professional looking for a condensed, targeted program that will help you advance in your career. In our certificates and diplomas, youâ€™ll study both academic theory and real-world practice in a particular field and benefit from a practical curriculum, networking opportunities and ready-to-use skills upon completion. Most certificates do not require previous university degrees. In addition, many professional associations recognize our courses and programs with professional development or continuing education credits, credentials or professional designations. Those who complete a diploma or certificate become members of the Simon Fraser University Alumni Association and are entitled to all the rights and privileges associated with alumni status. Diplomas Part-time Full-time Classroom Online Blended Page Website VANC. SURREY Applied Project Management
Dialogue and Negotiation
Interpretation and Translation (Mandarin Chinese)
Rehabilitation Management 3 3 28 www.sfu.ca/mpprog Certificates Business Analysis
Business Communication and Professional Writing
Canadian Business Fundamentals (in Mandarin)
Career Development Practitioner
Dialogue and Civic Engagement
3 3 15 www.sfu.ca/mpprog
Human Resources Management
Intepretation and Translation (Japanese or Mandarin)
19 www.sfu.ca/mpprog 36
Liberal Arts (for seniors)
3 3 18 www.sfu.ca/mpprog
Sustainable Community Development
60 www.sfu.ca/wp 31
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New Online Registration We’ve rolled out a web-based registration system to serve you better and faster. Purpose-built for SFU Continuing Studies and our students, it gives you greater control over registration processes and information. Search by course subject, description, date or title, then register using secure credit card processing and receive instant confirmation. Gain access to real-time information about available seats and retrieve your grades, course history, and other information at any time, anywhere you have an Internet connection. To start using the system’s self-service features, visit register.cstudies.sfu.ca.
Registration and Payment Payment for all courses and programs is required at the time of registration. Once your registration and payment is received, we’ll send your confirmation and receipt by email.
Harmonized sales Tax (HST) All courses offered as part of a certificate or diploma program are exempt from HST, even if you are only registered for one course within a program grouping. SFU’s HST number is 118 520 725 RT.
1. Online Go to register.cstudies.sfu.ca. On first use of the registration system, we’ll ask you to create a simple profile where you’ll set your email address login and a password of your choice.
Course Cancellation and Instructor Substitution Continuing Studies reserves the right to cancel courses or substitute instructors without liability. If Continuing Studies cancels a course, every effort will be made to give adequate notice to enrolled participants.
2. By phone or fax Contact the program area as noted in the program section or contact the Continuing Studies office at: Tel: 778-782-5100 Fax: 778-782-5098 3. In person Come to the Registrar and Information Services desk on the main floor (street level) of SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street. Office hours are Monday to Thursday, 10 am–7 pm, and Friday, 10 am–5 pm. 4. By mail Complete the registration form included on page 67 (or download and print one from www.sfu.ca/cstudies/register), and mail it along with your payment to: Continuing Studies, Simon Fraser University 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3 Tax benefits Total tuition fees paid to SFU exceeding $100 in one calendar year may be claimed as a tax credit. Your official tax receipt is the SFU Continuing Studies payment receipt that will be emailed to you upon registration and payment. 66
Continuing Studies Non-Credit Cancellation/ Refund Policy • Your written refund request must be received at least 7 business days before the course start date. Refunds are subject to a 20% administrative charge per course, to a maximum of $75 per course. • If you submit a request less than 7 business days before the course start date, you will not receive a refund. You may, however, arrange for a another student to take your place. • If you change from one course or section to another, it is considered a cancellation and a new registration. Related cancellation charges and registration fees will apply. • If SFU Continuing Studies cancels a course you have registered and paid for, you will receive a full refund. Exceptions to this general policy may apply to our non-credit certificate and diploma programs, as published.
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Please complete this form and return with total payment to: Continuing Studies Simon Fraser University Suite 2300, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 Or return by fax to 778-782-5098 Or register securely online at register.cstudies.sfu.ca
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Continuing Studies catalogue of programs, courses and events from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC