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It’s a whole new world out there, but then we’re used to new. Vancouver is a nexus, a vibrant urban hub where a thousand global perspectives meet in creative and exciting ways every day. The eclectic energy of this city is part of what makes learning through SFU Continuing Studies such a special experience. Our instructors are industry leaders, passionate people dedicated to their fields and experienced educators who know the value of great teaching. Our courses reflect current theories and practices, celebrate fresh perspectives and generate opportunities for every learner. Our students are ready for whatever comes next because we are all part of what makes “next” happen.
So go ahead, move up in your field or onto a whole new career path. Start that family history or finish that novel. Learn something new for the pure joy of learning or find new perspectives at one of our famous Philosophers’ Cafés. This is your year to challenge your mind, question the status quo and open doors for yourself and others. Yes, it’s a whole new world. Open yourself up to it with SFU Continuing Studies courses and programs.
Helen Wussow Dean, Continuing Studies
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Our campus at Harbour Centre is conveniently situated across from 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 SFU’s newest campus is located in Surrey’s Central City building, an award-winning architectural complex next to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station. This campus delivers state-of-the-art facilities within close reach of the rest of Metro Vancouver.
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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2010 sfu Continuing studies at a glance contents > 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. > HST Please note: all courses that are part of a certificate or diploma program are exempt from HST. You do not need to take the complete certificate or diploma to qualify for the exemption; you may take just one course that is part of a program. HST is indicated in the fees for our stand-alone courses. SFU HST#: 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. > 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.
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Degree Courses and Programs 8 SFU NOW—Nights or Weekends 9 Centre for Online and Distance Education 10 SFU Academic Sampler 10 Exploring Arts for Social Change
Professional and Personal Development 11 aboriginal programs 12 Business and management 12 Management 14 Strategic Supply Chain Management 15 Risk Management 16 Project Management 18 Business Analysis 19 Public Company Governance 20 Canadian Business Management Fundamentals (in Mandarin) 21 Career and Life Planning 24 Health and Wellness 26 Community and Urban Planning 26 Sustainable Community Development 27 Urban Design 28 Justice and Conflict Resolution 28 Dialogue, NegotiatioN AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT 28 Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement 30 Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation 31 Public Relations program 32 Languages and Cross-Cultural Communication 32 Interpretation and Translation Program 33 Project JAPAN 34 English Language and Culture 36 Seniors Program 40 Writing and Publishing 40 Career Workshops 41 Summer Jump-Start 2010 42 Business Communication and Professional Writing 44 Creative Writing and Journalism 50 Editing 52 Publishing 54 Technical Communication 56 Index 58 How to register
Continuing Studies Catalogue, June–December 2010 Cover: Mary, student, Certificate in Management/Risk Management. Writer: Jessica Raya. Proofreader: Barbara Tomlin. Photos: Greg Ehlers, Kai Clemen, Wilson Nam, Robin Ryan, SFU LIDC and as credited with each photograph. Printed in Vancouver, BC, by Mitchell Press. © 2010 Simon Fraser University. 3
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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 dialogues. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “subscribe sfuvan-info” in the subject line. Free Saturday seniors forums www.sfu.ca/seniors T: 778-782-5212
Exploring the Relationship Between Evolution and Creationism Saturday, November 6, 1:30–3 pm, HC 1900, SFU Vancouver Acceptance of evolution and the ability to have a faith-based perspective are often presented as being contradictory. Can the two co-exist? This seminar will challenge the view that evolution and creationism are two irreconcilable worlds and discuss the continuum of perspectives on creation and evolution. Although some people automatically reject the theory of evolution based on theological concerns, evidence will be presented to show that there is no reason that religious belief need necessarily be a barrier to holding an evolutionary viewpoint. Presenter: Barbara Moon. The History of Human Desire Saturday, December 4, 1:30–3 pm, HC 1900, SFU Vancouver The world of advertising is founded on a mechanism of desire: we desire to buy something because it is portrayed as desired by others. But the advertisement works only if it flatters us with the lie that this desire is somehow our autonomous creation. Is it an illusion that we construct our own identity? Is desire socially constructed, in a dark process of which we seemingly have some dim awareness, but yet still coloured with many more hues of selfdeception? Presenter: Christopher Morrissey. memory festival www.geist.com/about-memory-festival T: 604-681-9161
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. A Brief History of Afghanistan—How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Going? Saturday, September 11, 1:30–3 pm, HC 1900, SFU Vancouver In the “great game” as played by Britain and Russia for supremacy in modern Asia, Afghanistan was a vital prize at the crossroads of China, South Asia and Central Asia. This presentation will tackle the complex story of today’s Afghanistan, in all its diversity of culture, ethnicity and religion, before asking what the stakes are since the rise of the Taliban. Presenter: Eva Sajoo. Latin America: Examining Beliefs and Traditions Saturday, October 23, 1:30–3 pm, HC 1900, SFU Vancouver Latin America is a rich, diverse and multi-ethnic region with a wide variety of traditions, monuments and cultural resources. In the last 500 years, these differing traditions have interwoven to establish new political systems, societies, traditions and belief systems. Through an examination of religious traditions, we will better understand the region’s diverse cultural compromise—demonstrating the remarkable and imaginative way the populations of Latin America have grown into new forms dominated by Christianity. Presenter: Alvaro Higueras. 4
The Vancouver Memory Festival is a free-floating series of public events that focus on public and private memory. The Roundhouse Community Centre, the GEIST Foundation and the Writing and Publishing Program, Continuing Studies, are co-hosts for this event at the Roundhouse, November 8–19. Science Lectures www.sfu.ca/cstudies/science T: 778-782-5466 To be notified of upcoming Continuing Studies in Science lectures, email email@example.com 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 fall, the series continues its focus on climate change and environmental science and policy.
To reserve or for more information, call 778-782-5100 or visit www.sfu.ca/cstudies
SFU/BMO Bank of Montreal endowment fund www.sfu.ca/mpprog T: 778-782-5095 Lecture Series in Economics Date TBA. Please visit our website for details. Upcoming 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. Visit our website to view recordings of past lectures and subscribe to the City Program email list for notices of upcoming lectures.
the writer’s studio reading series www.thewritersstudio.ca T: 778-782-5073 The Writer’s Studio Monthly Reading Series 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, visit The Writer’s Studio website. Readings at Take 5 Café (429 Granville Street at West Hastings)— second Friday of the month, 7–9 pm. Readings at Rhizome Café (Broadway at Kingsway)—usually the second Thursday of the month (every third month), 7:30–9:30 pm. emerge Book Launch Sunday, October 24, 4 pm, Waterfront Theatre Please join us for the 2010 emerge book launch at the Vancouver International Writer’s Festival. See the Festival website for more information and tickets: www.writersfest.bc.ca.
The BMO Bank of Montreal Endowment Fund was established in 1988 at Simon Fraser University through a generous gift from BMO Bank of Montreal.
Philosophers’ Café www.philosopherscafe.net T: 778-782-5215 Drop by a Philosophers’ Café for stimulating and provocative conversations with some of our community’s brightest minds. Cafés are intimate conversations on a variety of topics, held in venues across the province, including 18 locations in Metro Vancouver. More than 60,000 people have attended these events since 1998 and the Globe and Mail has called the Philosophers’ Café “quite possibly the most successful continuing studies program in the country.” Admission is generally $5 or by donation. Visit our website to find a Café in your community. Recent topics include: • Medicare—to be or not to be? • Should literature be judged on its moral content? • The need to create. Why do artists do it? • What are the responsibilities of the rich and powerful? • Addictions: Illness, disease or just irresponsible behavior? civitas www.philosopherscafe.net T: 778-782-5215 Everyone is welcome to take part in this moderated discussion group, held on the first Thursday of every month from 4–6 pm at SFU Vancouver, focusing on political and civic issues of the day. Bring your ideas and your inquiring mind! Meetings are free. Prerequisites or registration not required. For upcoming dates, visit www.sfu.ca/philosopherscafe/network_civ.htm. 5
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Scientists ponder poor salmon returns
Muriel Marjorie, Henry Doyle and Joan Morelli perform their work.
Thursdays a hit in Downtown Eastside express themselves through writing. And express they do. Canadian literary magazine Geist has called Thursdays “the biggest, boldest and by far the most vital conspiracy of writers operating in Vancouver at present.” It’s no wonder Thursdays’ popular public readings have attracted well-known writers Michael Turner, Larissa Lai and Cathleen With, and inspired collaborations with poets Fiona Lam and John Asfour. Visit www.thewritersstudio.ca to learn more about this exciting program.
Making a difference in Asia
Can western universities make a difference to marginalized populations in Southeast Asia? SFU education graduate student Jillian Chisholm, who spent three weeks in Cambodia last summer, says yes. Chisholm travelled to Phnom Penh to witness the local impact of a continuing education centre developed by SFU’s Adult Education for Development Project and funded through the Canadian International Development Agency. She was particularly affected by the story of one local woman no longer condemned to a life of poverty due to limited education access. “As a participant in the project, she earned an MA in education from SFU,” reports Chisholm. “Now she wants to do her PhD so that she can involve other women.” Learn more about this and other important overseas programs at www.sfu.ca/cstudies/international.
“The classes made something click after writing on my own for 20 years on the streets,” says Henry Doyle, one of 50 participants in the Thursdays Writing Collective. This free program of weekly writing classes in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside grew out of the Writing and Publishing Program’s Writer’s Studio. The ages of collective participants range from 18 to 83, their education backgrounds from elementary to post-secondary. The one thing they all have in common is a desire to
When last summer’s sockeye salmon returns were the lowest in over 50 years, the crisis spawned a two-day think tank. In December, SFU Continuing Studies presented “Adapting to Change: Managing Fraser Sockeye in the Face of Declining Productivity and Increasing Uncertainty,” engaging a diverse group of scientists from SFU, UBC, BCIT and Laval and Dalhousie universities. Participants produced a statement of agreement, noting that the productivity of Fraser River sockeye salmon has declined “to the point where these fish are almost unable to replace themselves.” The thinktank concluded with a free public lecture featuring a panel of scientists, followed by a two-day public dialogue in March. All three events were vital steps in working toward an inclusive and sustainable solution. Visit www.sfu.ca/cstudies/science for reports and presentations from these events.
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SFU Continuing Studies offers much more than courses. We are also involved in a number of exciting initiatives in our backyard and around the world that effect positive change in our city, our country and our world. Here’s a select look at what we’ve been doing. For a complete list of programs and initiatives, visit www.sfu.ca/cstudies.
Exploring Olympic controversies
Dexter Anaskon and Amy-Lynne Cheena are enrolled in the Aboriginal University Prep Program.
Helping Aboriginal students
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Aboriginal students will soon find it easier and more convenient to access higher education through two new SFU initiatives, spearheaded by Continuing Studies’ Community Education Programs. The first builds on the Aboriginal University Prep Program and the Preparing for Health Careers: Aboriginal Pre-Health Program, which teach university-level skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Aboriginal students who complete either program will now earn university credit and
A new educational website explores the dilemma faced by Canadian athletes and politicians as they wrestled with the question of whether to participate in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, a watershed in the rise of Nazi Germany. Developed by Continuing Studies’ 7th Floor Media in partnership with the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC), the website is based on a powerful exhibit currently on view at VHEC. Original interviews and historical documents bring Canada’s first serious encounter with Hitler’s totalitarian regime to life for students and teachers of Canadian history. “In addition to telling some compelling and little-known Canadian stories, the website encourages critical thinking about Canada’s past,” says Noni Maté, director of 7th Floor Media. Visit www.7thfloormedia.com to read more about this and other projects.
gain conditional acceptance to SFU’s degree programs. The second initiative, Stepping Stones, will develop a new online model for delivering literacy and academic skills for success in post-secondary education to Aboriginal learners in rural communities. Both programs are important steps in implementing SFU’s First Nations strategic plan, which aims to recruit and retain more Aboriginal students. Learn more at www.sfu.ca/community.
Literacy Lives to help socially excluded
Continuing Studies is launching a two-year project to improve the literacy and essential skills of adults living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Literacy Lives will take a grassroots approach, integrating literacy and skills training into information materials on HIV/AIDS . It’s hoped that the project, funded by a $765,000 grant from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, will ultimately increase employment opportunities and promote community well-being. Read more about the Literacy Lives project at www.sfu.ca/community. 7
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sfu Continuing studies Degree courses and programs
SFU NOW—Nights or weekends www.sfunow.ca E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 778-782-8655 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. information sessions SFU NOW Wednesday, July 7, 5:30–6:30 pm Tuesday, September 14, 5:30–6:30 pm Saturday, October 16, 12:30–1:30 pm All information sessions take place at SFU Vancouver. To reserve your seat, call 778-782-8655 or email email@example.com.
fall 2010 Courses at SFU Vancouver Explorations in Mass Communication CMNS 130W-3 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm Understanding Television CMNS 220-3 / Wednesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Cultural Dimensions in Advertising CMNS 323W-4 / Fridays, 5–8:50 pm Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I CMPT 120-3 / Saturdays, 12:30–4:20 pm Introduction to Criminology CRIM 101-3 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour CRIM 103-3 / Tuesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Restorative Justice CRIM 315-4 / Thursdays, 5:30–9:20 pm Geohazards—Earth in Turmoil EASC 104-3 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm The World Economy ECON 102-3 / Saturdays, 12:30–2:20 pm Introduction to Issues in Literature and Culture ENGL 105W-3 / Wednesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm 8
“This education opportunity, which balances my full-time career and family schedule, is essential to my learning success.” —Jean, SFU NOW student
Twentieth Century Literatures in English ENGL 207-3 / Thursdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Human Geography GEOG 100-3 / Fridays, 5:30–8:20 pm The Modern Middle East HIST 151-3 / Fridays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to the Humanities HUM 101W-3 / Thursdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Great Texts in the Humanities I HUM 201-3 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm Ancient Studies HUM 301-4 / Wednesdays, 5:30–9:20 pm Hitchhiker’s Guide to Everyday Math MATH 197-3 / Tuesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 300-3 / Wednesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to Political Philosophy POL 210-3 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm
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A number of options are available to those seeking degree completion. These include evening and weekend undergraduate courses, distance education courses and cohort programs at our downtown Vancouver campus. Global Political Economy POL 343-4 / Wednesdays, 5:30–9:20 pm Human Security POL 373-4 / Saturdays, 12:30–4:20 pm Brain, Mind and Society PSYC 099W-3 / Tuesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to Sociology SA 150-4 / Saturdays, 9:30 am–1:20 pm Introduction to Social Research SA 255-4 / Tuesdays, 5:30–9:20 pm Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism SA 302W-4 / Mondays, 5:30–9:20 pm fall 2010 Courses at SFU Surrey The Forensic Sciences CRIM 355-3 / Saturdays, 9:30 am–12:20 pm Introduction to University Writing ENGL 199W-3 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm Great Cities in Their Time HUM 340-4 / Tuesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Selected Topics in Comparative Government and Politics POL 339-4 / Thursdays, 5:30–9:20 pm
“Distance Education classes let me work at my own pace and meet my other commitments. I have the flexibility to travel and work while staying on track with my degree.”
Centre for Online and Distance Education www.sfu.ca/code E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 778-782-3524 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 summer and fall 2010 terms, the Centre offers courses from the following departments: • Archaeology • Biological Sciences • Communication • Criminology • Education
—Adam, CODE student
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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
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SFU Academic sampler
Media and Audiences SACM221 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Tuesdays, 10:30 am–12:20 pm
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Philosophy of Art SAPH242 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Tuesdays, 6:30–9:20 pm
Interested in learning something new or updating your knowledge? Want to see if university is for you? Here’s your opportunity to take the university’s credit courses on a noncredit basis. 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.
Principles of Macroeconomics SAEC105 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Mondays, 6:30–8:20 pm and Wednesdays, 7:30–8:20 pm
Fall 2010 academic Sampler Courses NEW All classes take place at SFU Vancouver and run one or two days each week for the full academic semester, from September 7 to December 6. Please note that there will be no classes on October 11 and November 11. Fees include HST. Canadian Foreign Policy SAPO347 / Fee $320 + HST = $358.40 / Tuesdays, 8:30 am–12:20 pm Contemporary Health Issues SAKI140 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Wednesdays, 2:30–4:20 pm Geohazards—Earth in Turmoil SAEA104 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm The History and Aesthetics of Cinema I SAFP136 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Tuesdays, 2:30–5:20 pm Human Nutrition: Current Issues SAKI110 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Tuesdays, 2:30–4:20 pm
Introduction to Criminology SACR101 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Mondays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to the Humanities SAHU101 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Thursdays, 5:30–8:20 pm Introduction to Religious Studies SAHU130 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Mondays, 5:30–7:20 pm Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy SAPH220 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Thursdays, 6:30–9:20 pm Introduction to Sociology SASA150 / Fee $320 + HST = $358.40 / Saturdays, 9:30 am–1:20 pm Introductory Spanish SASP102 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30–6:20 pm 10
Restorative Justice SACR315 / Fee $320 + HST = $358.40 / Thursdays, 5:30–9:20 pm Society, Space, Environment: Introducing Human Geography SAGO100 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Fridays, 5:30–8:20 pm Visual Art and Culture I SAFP167 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Thursdays, 6:30–9:20 pm World Music SAFP341 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Tuesdays, 6:30–9:20 pm
exploring arts for social change www.icasc.ca E: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com T: 778-782-8850 or 778-782-5201 Fall Institute: Exploring Arts NEW for Social Change Wednesdays, September 8–December 1, 6:30–9:20 pm 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. Judith Marcuse Projects
Human Origins SAAR131 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Wednesdays, 2:30–5:20 pm
Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour SACR103 / Fee $240 + HST = $268.80 / Tuesdays, 5:30–8:20 pm
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aboriginal programs www.sfu.ca/community E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 778-782-7107 Roland Tanglao
SFU Continuing Studies has developed several programs designed to help First Nations, Métis and Inuit students succeed in exploring new career opportunities and preparing to pursue post-secondary education. Developed in partnership with government and community organizations, these programs are designed to help Aboriginal learners get ready for the future they envision for themselves. Preparing for Health Careers: Aboriginal Pre-Health Program Please contact us for details on the 2010/2011 program. SFU Surrey The Aboriginal Pre-Health Program is a bridging program designed to provide Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) students, high school graduates and mature learners with an opportunity to explore various health career options while building the necessary academic prerequisites to pursue a post-secondary health science program, such as nursing, midwifery or dental hygiene. Students entering the Aboriginal Pre-Health Program will gain conditional acceptance to SFU and earn academic credits. Participants are supported throughout by the involvement of Aboriginal Elders and community members, and through networking, mentoring and subject-specific tutoring. Stepping Stones: A NEW PATH TO EDUCATION Please contact us for details on the 2010/2011 online program. The Community Engagement programs in Continuing Studies are embarking on a new initiative to create online resources that will help Aboriginal students gain access to and succeed in postsecondary education. With generous funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Continuing Studies will develop a culturally relevant and mixed-mode online model and approach for teaching academic 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. They will develop a model and approach that is informed by the input, expectations, desires and cultural realities of rural communities partnering with us on the project.
Aboriginal University Prep program Please contact us for details on the 2010/2011 program. SFU Surrey The Aboriginal University Prep Program is a bridging program designed for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students interested in pursuing post-secondary studies. The program helps students build a solid foundation of academic and personal success skills needed to make a successful transition to a variety of post-secondary programs. Students take credit course 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 fulltime program is scheduled to help participants balance education, work and personal and family commitments. Students entering the Aboriginal University Prep Program will gain conditional acceptance to SFU and earn academic credits. Participants are supported throughout by the involvement of Aboriginal Elders and community members, and through networking, mentoring and subject-specific tutoring. 11
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management and and management >> business professional programs 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: • general management (this page) • strategic supply chain management (page 14) • risk management (page 15) • project management (page 16) • business analysis (page 18) • public company governance (page 19) • Canadian business management fundamentals, taught in Mandarin (page 20) 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. 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 .
> 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. new for fall 2010 We’re pleased to annouce a new initiative that will begin in Fall 2010. We’ll be presenting a series of workshops on small business basics at SFU Surrey in collaboration with Venture Connection, an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship initiative at Simon Fraser University. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sfu.ca/mpprog.
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 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) MGMT110 Communication in Business MGMT230 Introduction to Economic Theory MGMT240 Introduction to Marketing MGMT310 Human Resource Management MGMT350 Business Finance MGMT355 Management Accounting (2011) 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 Management Certificate. Business Finance MGMT350 / Fee $570 14 Saturdays, September 11–December 18 (no class October 9) 9 am–12 noon, SFU Surrey Instructor: David Chan 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.
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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 > m a n ag e m e n t a n d pr o f e s s i o n a l pr o g r a m s Communication in Business MGMT110 / Fee $570 10 Tuesdays, September 14–November 16, 6–9:30 pm, plus Saturday, September 18, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Shauna Jones Combining the right words with the right actions is the key to effective communications. Through interactive group exercises, case studies, reflections and lectures, this course explores interpersonal and group communication in the work world, with emphasis on verbal and non-verbal communication, communication styles, selfconcept and perception, group interactions and conflict resolution. Intercultural communication and technology uses are also addressed. Fundamentals of Accounting MGMT250 / Fee $570 13 Thursdays, September 16–December 16 (no class November 11), 6–9 pm, plus Saturday, October 23, 9 am–12 noon, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Peter Woolley This course focuses on the user orientation of financial accounting, the uses of financial statements, how to analyse 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. “When I relocated to Vancouver, I wanted to take classes that would revive my professional skills and help me re-enter the job market. I’ve improved my managerial skills and techniques. —Hilda, student, Certificate in Management
Business Law MGMT360 / Fee $570 12 Mondays, September 13–December 6 (no class on October 11), 6–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Darlene Dort A variety of legal issues and principles underlie most business transactions. This course provides a general introduction to business law in Canada. Topics include the legal system, the judicial system, the law of torts, property law, the law of contract, forms of business organization, special contractual relations, debtor-creditor relationship, securities legislation, employment relationship and administrative law. Business Strategy MGMT420 / Fee $570 7 Saturdays, September 18–December 4 (September 18, October 2, 16, 30, November 13, 27 and December 4), 9 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Andrew Hiscox Learn how marketing, finance, production and human resources factor into an effective strategic plan for any organization. Topics include industry analysis, competitive strategic analysis, analysing internal strategic resources and capabilities, business level strategies and tactics, stakeholder preferences and managing strategic change. Prerequisites: MGMT120 Introduction to Business Administration and MGMT250 Fundamentals of Accounting (or equivalent).
Human Resource Management MGMT310 / Fee $570 14 Tuesdays, September 14–December 14, 6:30–9:30 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 14 Saturdays, September 11–December 18 (no class October 9), 1–4 pm, SFU Surrey. Instructor: David Chan or Thursdays, September 16–December 16, in-class sessions, 6–9 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Gordon McFarlane. Blended course format* 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. * 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. 13
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> Strategic Supply Chain Management The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) has redesigned its national program leading to the Certified Professional Purchaser (C.P.P.) designation, the most sought-after Canadian academic achievement in supply chain management. Combining industry knowledge with broader business skills, the new Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program shifts the focus from purchasing to strategic supply chain management to meet the evolving needs of the marketplace. In September 2010, Management and Professional Programs and the BC Institute of PMAC will collaborate on the fifth offering of the accreditation program at SFU Surrey. This program is designed for employed individuals and can be completed over a 36-month period.
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 a C.P.P., visit www.bcipmac.ca or www.cppcareer.ca.
* 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.
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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.
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 most or all of their course requirements through our Certificate in Management program. Ryan Clare
Core courses 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 12) for core MGMT course descriptions. Specialization courses (complete all three in order) 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 Management Certificate. Risk Assessment CRM110 / Fee $570 2 Fridays and 2 Saturdays, October 15–16 and November 19–20, 9 am–5 pm, and 2 Sundays, October 17 and November 21, 9 am–1 pm, plus Saturday, December 4 (final exam), 9 am–12 noon, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Karen MacWilliam 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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Risk Control CRM 205 / Fee $570 13 Tuesdays, September 14–December 14 (no class September 28), 6–9:15 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Keith Gibson 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 CRM 305 / Fee $720 (required textbooks provided) 14 Wednesdays, September 8–December 8, 6–9 pm, Victoria Instructor: Glen Frederick 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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Diploma in Applied Project Management September 24, 2010–February 5, 2011, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey
“The Diploma opened new doors for me and gave me confidence to promote changes within my company. I apply the skills and knowledge gained in the program every day.” —Ray, alumnus, Certificate in Project Management
> 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, June 7–9, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver or Monday–Wednesday, October 25–27, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey 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.
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 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 for the full diploma program is $7,200 and includes all course materials. A reduced fee of $6,660 is offered to those who register for the entire Diploma in Applied Project Management and remit payment by September 8. Tuition is non-refundable once the program begins. This cohort program is limited to 25 participants.
SFU is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI).
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 > m a n ag e m e n t a n d pr o f e s s i o n a l pr o g r a m s Unless otherwise noted, you may register for individual Diploma in Applied Project Management courses beginning September 8. Foundations of Project Management DAPM105 / Only available to those enrolled in the full DAPM program 2 Fridays and 2 Saturdays, September 24–25 and October 15–16, 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. Project Communication Management DAPM110 / Fee $400 Friday, October 29, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Andrew Gemino 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, October 30, 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 Procurement Management DAPM120 / Fee $800 Friday–Saturday, November 19–20, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Pamela Hollington In the project environment, procurement has many facets. This course focuses on the client side of procurement—purchasing equipment, supplies and resource effort. It covers a wide range of procurement activities, from defining purchasing requirements and sourcing potential vendors to evaluating responses and managing goods and services. Learn the project management implications of using sourcing arrangements such as contractors, outsourcing and out-tasking. The course also includes a brief discussion of vendor-related activities in response to procurement solicitations. Project Leadership, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making DAPM125 / Fee $800 Friday–Saturday, December 3–4, 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, December 17, 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, December 18, 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. Project Monitoring and Control DAPM140 / Fee $800 Friday–Saturday, January 7–8, 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. Project Management Technology DAPM145 / Fee $800 Friday–Saturday, January 21–22, 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. Project Close-Out and Review DAPM150 / Only available to those enrolled in the full DAPM program Friday–Saturday, February 4–5, 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. 17
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> business analysis 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.
Certificate in Business Analysis September 29, 2010–March 5, 2011, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver 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).
“Even with 6+ years of BA experience I gained new ideas and perspectives which I implemented immediately at work. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.” —Nitin, alumnus, Certificate in Business Analysis
Required courses CBA120 Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar—Part 1 CBA130 Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar—Part 2 CBA135 Enterprise and Strategic Analysis CBA140 Analytical Thinking for the Business Analyst CBA150 Testing for the Business Analyst CBA160 Project Management for the Business Analyst CBA170 Virtual Teams Tuition for the full certificate program is $8,100 and includes all course materials. A reduced fee of $7,020 is offered to those who register for the entire Certificate in Business Analysis and remit payment by September 8. Tuition is non-refundable once the program begins. This cohort program is limited to 25 participants.
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Unless otherwise noted, you may register for individual courses within the Fall 2010 cohort of the Certificate in Business Analysis program after September 8. You may register for June to September courses now. Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar—Part 1 CBA120 / Fee $1,800 Wednesday–Saturday, September 29–October 2, 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. Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar—Part 2 CBA130 / Fee $1,800 Wednesday–Saturday, October 27–30, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver Building on the concepts covered in Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar—Part 1, this four-day 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.
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 > m a n ag e m e n t a n d pr o f e s s i o n a l pr o g r a m s Enterprise and Strategic Analysis CBA135 / Fee $1,350 Thursday–Saturday, June 17–19, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver or Thursday–Saturday, December 2–4, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver This three-day 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, July 23–24, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver or Friday–Saturday, January 7–8, 2011, 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 are strongly recommended.
The last few years have 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, October 21–22, 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. David J. Laporte
Testing for the Business Analyst CBA150 / Fee $900 Friday–Saturday, August 13–14, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver or Friday–Saturday, February 4–5, 2011, 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 are strongly recommended.
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Project Management for the Business Analyst CBA160 / Fee $900 Thursday–Friday, September 16–17, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver or Thursday–Friday, March 3–4, 2011, 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, September 18, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Vancouver or Saturday, March 5, 2011, 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.
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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. Therefore, proficiency in English is expected. Required courses CBMF120 Introduction to Business Administration CBMF240 Introduction to Marketing CBMF250 Fundamentals of Accounting CBMF310 Human Resource Management CBMF360 Business Law Tuition for this program is based on individual course fees, which may vary over the time taken to complete the certificate. Please note that not all five courses will be offered in every semester. For further information regarding course dates, times and location, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sfu.ca/mpprog. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of a Management Certificate. INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CBMF120 / To be offered in 2011 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 / To be offered in 2011 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 5 Mondays and 5 Wednesdays, June 28–July 28, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Benjamin Guo 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 / Fee $570 10 sessions. Fall 2010 dates to be confirmed, SFU Vancouver 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 / Fee $570 10 sessions. Fall 2010 dates to be confirmed, SFU Vancouver 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.
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career and life planning www.sfu.ca/mpprog E: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Transition Workshops Shifting to the Next Stage of Your Career CTW310 / Fee $75 + HST = $84 Thursday, September 16, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Shauna Jones This three-hour workshop is ideal for those who want to make a change in their career and/or find work with more meaning. Identify the motivators that have helped you achieve your current career success and discover the path of your next motivator. This experiential workshop involves guided imagery, life-line exercises and a spectrum approach to career planning. Implicit Career Search workshop: Finding Meaningful Work that Goes Beyond Passion CTW300 / Fee $810 + HST = $907.20 Thursdays, September 30, October 14 and 28, 6:30–9:30 pm, and Fridays, October 1 and 15, 6:30–9:30 pm, and Saturdays, October 2 and 16, 9 am–5 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Shauna Jones Ideal for anyone who is at an early/mid- or late-career transition, this experiential workshop uses a variety of tools and exercises to help participants deepen self-awareness, outline work purpose and develop a plan for the next stage in their careers. Implicit Career Search guides you through two exploratory components: Inner Journey (increasing self-awareness to ensure you make career decisions aligned with your core values) and Outer Journey (preparing you for the five stages of career development so you can work in a way that has meaning for you and still meet your needs). This workshop is the prerequisite for Implicit Career Search Facilitator Training.
Career Development Practitioner Certificate This program is offered in both full-time and part-time formats. Full-time: Monday–Friday, October 12, 2010–February 17, 2011, 9 am–3 pm, SFU Surrey Part-time: March 16–November 26, 2011, 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 for the certificate program (full- and part-time) is $6,700, not including the cost of textbooks. Tuition is non-refundable once the program begins.
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r e a dy f o r t h e j o u r n e y 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. 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.
“Employers I spoke to consistently mentioned this program when I asked about who they hired. Working in a cohort of like-minded individuals also helped me to build networks for the future.” —Anne, alumna, Career Development Practitioner Certificate
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.
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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.
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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. 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. 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.
Career Centre Advising Training NEW CPRA220 / Fee $1,030 + HST = $1,153.60 Wednesdays, September 15–December 1, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: TBA Career centre advisors can be called different names such as career centre assistants and career information assistants depending on the individual school district. This 36-hour program is a comprehensive training program to prepare graduates to facilitate career development programs and provide career development resources for students in a high school career centre setting. They will be involved in tasks such as operating a career resource centre, providing employment assistance and promoting vocational programs. Structure of Intellect Certificate NEW Level 1 Training CPRA215 / Fee $1,385 + HST = $1,551.20 2 Fridays, September 17 and 24, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey and 2 Saturdays, September 18 and 25, 9 am–3 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Walter Loewen Structure of Intellect, developed by Dr. Mary Meeker and Dr. Robert Meeker, is an assessment tool widely used to explore individual learning styles and abilities. It can also facilitate career decisionmaking by comparing one’s learning to the learning profiles of various occupations. This four-day course will train you as an SOI Level 1 trainer, enabling you to conduct SOI assessments independently. Training includes 10 practice assessments and 10 one-on-one consultation sessions. Personality Dimensions Level 1 Training CPRA205 / Fee $750 + HST = $840 Monday–Wednesday, November 1–3, 9 am–3 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Kon Li Based on research into human motivation and behaviour, Personality Dimensions helps explain the behaviour of people with different personalities. Through a self-discovery process, gain invaluable knowledge in areas such as personal growth, team building, leadership development and career exploration. This three-day course will certify you as a Personality Dimensions Level 1 trainer, capable of facilitating introductory workshops. Job Finding Club Training CPRA210 / Fee $655 + HST = $733.60 Thursday–Friday, June 10–11 and Monday–Wednesday, June 14–16, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Thursday–Friday, December 9–10 and Monday–Wednesday, December 13–15, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Blending group workshops with tools and techniques such as the Azrin model helps individuals find work in the shortest time possible. This course covers skills such as facilitating groups, conducting mini workshops and providing feedback, with trainees involved in a number of group practices. This five-day course will certify you as a Job Finding Club Facilitator. 23
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health and wellness www.sfu.ca/rehab E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 778-782-5095 With an aging workforce and more people off work for nonmedical 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 This program runs November 2010–June 2011 and mid-program applications are accepted at any time. Classes take place at SFU Surrey.
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 REH124 Ethics 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 Tuition for the full diploma program is $5,250 and includes the cost of course materials.
The Importance of Addressing Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation Management REH121 / Fee $450 Thursday–Friday, November 18–19, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: TBA Mental health issues are the single fastest growing cause of absence from work. Participants will gain an understanding of mental health issues in general and more specifically the impact of these issues on the workplace. The impact of leaving these issues untreated will also be discussed. Program Evaluation REH122 / Fee $225 Saturday, November 20, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Karlene Dawson Master the essentials of designing return-to-work, rehabilitation and disability management program evaluations. Skills learned include how to interpret and present results to accurately reflect the value of such programs. Ethics REH124 / Fee $675 Thursday–Saturday, December 9–11, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Dr. Dean Powers Develop the skills to identify and successfully resolve ethical dilemmas by applying accepted ethical principles and accounting for established rules and policies. Group analysis of vignettes and case studies assist in learning. L: Gordon Herd. R: Stock.XCHNG
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.
The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Diploma in Rehabilitation Management.
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 > h e a lt h a n d w e ll n e s s Medical Disabilities—Physical Medicine REH125 / Fee $450 Thursday–Saturday, January 13–15, 2011, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Dr. 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. Ergonomics in Rehabilitation Management REH127 / Fee $675 Thursday–Saturday, March 3–5, 2011, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Dr. 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. Accommodations REH128 / Fee $675 Friday, March 25, 2011 and Friday–Saturday, April 15–16, 2011, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructors: Susan O’Donnell, Dr. 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, 2011, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Dr. Mark Leier Using group discussions, films, primary documents, lectures and roleplaying, 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.
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“The Diploma has been a great way to upgrade my academic and hands-on skills. The program schedule allows me to work, study and utilize my course work by putting it into practice on the job.” —Brent, student, Diploma in Rehabilitation Management
Working Alliances REH129 / Fee $675 Thursday–Saturday, May 12–14, 2011, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Surrey Instructor: Dr. 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, 2011, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 three-day intensive courses that can be completed in 10 to 18 months. Core courses SUST910 Foundation in Sustainable Community Development SUST911 Applications in Sustainable Community Development SUST912 Sustainable Economics for the Real World SUST913 Making Change Happen—Building Commitment to Create Sustainability SUST914 Integrating Social Dimensions into Sustainability SUST915 Sustainable Community Development Studio Electives (choice of two) SUST903 Strategic Decision-Making for Sustainable Results SUST906 Communicating Sustainability for Awareness, Accountability and Action SUST904 Urban Transportation: Planning and Designing for Sustainability SUST905 Leading Edge Solutions to House Everyone SUST901 Tackling Climate Change—Going Carbon Neutral and Beyond SUST907 Green Economy Frontiers and Opportunities SUST TBA Special Topics (courses addressing emerging issues) Tuition is $4,600 if paid in full before courses begin. This is a 15% discount ($800) on paying for each course individually.
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The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Sustainable Community Development Certificate. The 2010 cohort application deadline is July 16, 2010. Foundation in Sustainable Community Development SUST910 / Fee $600 Friday–Saturday, September 17–18, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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 Thursday–Saturday, September 30–October 2, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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 Friday–Saturday, November 5–6, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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. Leading Edge Solutions to House Everyone SUST905 / Fee $600 Friday–Saturday, November 26–27, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Explore how to increase housing density and affordability. Challenges and solutions for medium- to high-density housing for families with children, existing and emerging housing alternatives, and market and non-market strategies are addressed. Making Change Happen—building commitment to create sustainability SUST913 / Fee $600 / Spring 2011, 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 / Spring 2011, 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 / Spring 2011 Participants apply what they have learned by proposing a sustainability plan and implementation strategy for a case study community or capstone project. Prerequisites apply.
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 > co m m u n i t y a n d u r b a n pl a n n i n g The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Urban Design Certificate. The 2010 cohort application deadline is July 16, 2010. Theory and Practice URBD780 / Fee $600 Friday–Saturday, October 1–2, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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 Friday–Saturday, October 22–23, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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.
“I am loving the program. It’s packed with brilliant local expertise— real leaders who have been doing great things for sustainability.” —Melissa, student, Sustainable Community Development Certificate
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 URBD780 Theory and Practice URBD786 Visual Communication URBD785 Economic Fundamentals URBD778 Studio I—Analytic Tools URBD787 Ecological Planning and Sustainable Design URBD779 Studio II—Synthesis of Urban Form Electives (choice of two) URBD781 Alternative Development Approaches URBD783 Designing Integrated Neighbourhoods URBD791 Implementation Methods URBD790 Planning for Transportation and Accessibility URBD789 Public Realm URBD784 Urban Revitalization 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.
Economic Fundamentals URBD785 / Fee $600 Friday–Saturday, November 19–20 , 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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. Public Realm URBD789 / Fee $600 Friday–Saturday, December 3–4, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Creating successful urban spaces depends on the integration of architecture, economic and social realities, technical, legal and planning issues. This course examines the street and public, semiprivate and private open space as key form-makers in urban design. Studio I—Analytic Tools URBD778 / Fee $900 / Spring 2011 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 / Spring 2011, SFU Vancouver Integrate ecological planning into the urban design process focusing on themes of components, process and stewardship. implementation methods URBD791 / Fee $600 / Spring 2011, 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 / Spring 2011 Studio II builds on the work done in Studio I, moving into design and implementation. Prerequisites apply. 27
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Restorative justice is an old idea with a new name. Its roots can be found in Aboriginal healing traditions and the nonretaliatory responses to violence endorsed by many faith communities. Management and Professional Programs, in collaboration with SFU’s Centre for Restorative Justice and Centre for Online and Distance Education, are launching a new online certificate designed to provide a broad understanding of restorative justice concepts and applications while enhancing practical decision-making and leadership skills in this area. Starting in Fall 2010/Spring 2011, the program consists of three interrelated courses to be completed sequentially over 12 months.
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 Restorative Justice (Online) Required courses CRJ315 Introduction to Restorative Justice: Concepts, Theory and Philosophy CRJ442 Restorative Justice Process Models: Applications CRJ445 Community Development through Restorative Justice Tuition and individual course dates to be announced. Please visit www.sfu.ca/mpprog for updates. Introduction to Restorative Justice: Concepts, Theory and Philosophy CRJ315 This foundation course orients students to a restorative justice approach based on values and principles, beginning with a systematic examination of familiar concepts such as punishment and justice. Restorative Justice Process Models: Applications CRJ442 Explore the different models of restorative practices used in various conflict situations as they emerge through criminal justice, community or social service interactions. Community Development through Restorative Justice CRJ445 Conflict is an opportunity to see what requires our attention within the fabric of our communities. Examine the relevance and use of restorative practices in ground-up community development. 28
Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement September 2010–March 2011 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. Please note DLOG700 is a prerequisite for all three-day courses (DLOG701, 702 and 703), but it is not required for workshops DLOG750, 751, 752 and 753. To qualify for the certificate, you must complete all four core courses, a minimum of two skills workshops and a practicum/ field project. Courses DLOG700 Dialogue and Engagement—Principles and Concepts DLOG701 The Practice of Engagement DLOG702 Citizens Engaging Citizens: Issues and Practices DLOG703 Public Issues and Engagement Workshops DLOG750 Hosting Powerful Conversations—Introduction to World Café and Open Space Technology DLOG751 Large-scale Public Involvement Methods: Deliberative Polling and 21st-Century Town Hall DLOG752 Online Engagement DLOG753 Arts-based Dialogue and Methods DLOG790 Dialogue and Civic Engagement Practicum Tuition is $2,847.50 for declared certificate students 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.
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 skills workshops Hosting Powerful Conversations—Introduction to World Café and Open Space Technology DLOG750 / Fee $300 ($255 for certificate students) Friday, September 17, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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.
The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement. Four courses and two workshops are required for declared certificate students. courses Dialogue and Engagement—Principles and Concepts DLOG700 / Fee $550 ($467.50 for certificate students) Tuesday–Thursday, September 14–16, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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. The Practice of Engagement DLOG701 / Fee $550 ($467.50 for certificate students) Tuesday–Thursday, October 26–28, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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. Citizens Engaging Citizens: Issues and Practices DLOG702 / Fee $550 ($467.50 for certificate students) Tuesday–Thursday, November 23–25, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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. Public Issues and Engagement DLOG703 / Fee $550 ($467.50 for certificate students) Tuesday–Thursday, January 18–20, 2011, 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.
Large-Scale Public Involvement Methods: Deliberative Polling and 21st-Century Town Hall DLOG751 / Fee $300 ($255 for certificate students) Friday, October 29, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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 DLOG 752 / Fee $300 ($255 for certificate students) Tuesday, November 23, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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. Arts-based Dialogue and Methods DLOG753 / Fee $300 ($255 for certificate students) Friday, January 21, 2011, 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 November 2010 and February and April 2011, 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 faculty meetings. On the final day, students will discuss the progress and outcomes of their projects.
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Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation April 6–September 16, 2011 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. Program structure 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. 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 (1 day face-to-face and ongoing coaching and support). For declared diploma students only. DLOG906 Experiences in Dialogue and Negotiation DLOG907 Evaluating and Sustaining Agreements Tuition for the full diploma program is $6,000 and includes all course materials. Tuition is non-refundable once the program begins. If space permits, you may register for individual courses. The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation. Designing Processes for Collaborative Decision-Making DLOG903 / Fee $950 Monday–Tuesday, June 21–22, SFU Vancouver Instructor: George Heyman 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 Wednesday–Thursday, June 23–24, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Rhonda Margolis 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 2 Fridays, June 25 and September 17, SFU Vancouver 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 Monday–Tuesday, September 13–14 , SFU Vancouver Instructors: Tony Penikett and George Heyman 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 Wednesday–Thursday, September 15–16, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Jacquie Dale 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. Facilitation, Dialogue and Leadership DLOG901 / Fee $950 Spring 2011 dates TBA, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Rhonda L. Margolis 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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www.sfu.ca/cstudies/pr E: email@example.com T: 778-782-5093 This new, full-time Public Relations Program provides the intensive, practical training needed to succeed in an exciting profession. Areas of study include writing, media relations, crisis and issues management, social media, special events, community relations, sponsorship, advertising, public speaking and investor relations. Students will also get exposure to specialized PR practices for entertainment, non-profit organizations and private companies. Before graduating, all students will gain hands-on work experience in a practicum setting. The program is offered twice a year, with applications accepted year-round. The application deadline is six weeks before the start date. Admission is limited to 20 students per term. Ideal candidates will have some post-secondary education and/or work experience and a strong desire to enter this dynamic field.
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“The Diploma program gave me the tools, knowledge, and insights to do a better job of helping multiple stakeholders work together and reach agreement in complex decision-making situations.” —Donald, alumnus, Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation
Negotiating Agreements Among Multiple Interests: Principles and Approaches DLOG902 / Fee $950 Spring 2011 dates TBA, SFU Vancouver Instructor: David Eaves 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 LEading Dialogue: A Bespoke Workshop You recognize the need for more dialogue in your organization, work team, community engagement activities or policy consultations, but where do you begin? Dialogue Programs can design a tailor-made workshop for your organization that will introduce you to the art and practice of dialogue. Through interactive exercises and theory-based instruction, develop the tools and mental models you need to lead dialogue within your unique context. Call 778-782-7925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to explore a customized workshop for your organization.
Fall term: Tuesday, September 28–Saturday, November 27 Spring term: Tuesday, April 26–Saturday, June 25, 2011 The Public Relations Program 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 first-hand 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. Program tuition is $6,500. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to begin processing an application. The remainder is payable six weeks before start of classes. 31
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Languages and Cross-Cultural Communication Enter a whole new culture through a foreign tongue or polish up your language skills. Our courses are offered at various levels to satisfy a wide range of needs.
> interpretation and translation Program www.sfu.ca/aip | email@example.com | 778-782-5224 The Interpretation and Translation Program (ITP) at Simon Fraser University is dedicated to training linguistically and culturally fluent bilinguals who are able to facilitate cross-cultural communication in a variety of professional settings. Over the years, the courses, workshops and programs offered by ITP have benefited many aspiring trainees with their practical and unconventional methodology, which has pioneered interpreter training in North America. To register for any of our programs or workshops, please visit www.sfu.ca/aip and download our application form. Translation Workshops English/Chinese Translation Workshop TRAN101 / Fee $720 includes all course materials Thursdays, September 16–December 9, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver English/Japanese Translation Workshop TRAN102 / Fee $750 includes all course materials Tuesdays, September 14–November 30, 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
“I improved my language skills and learned about different cultures. I now feel much more confident dealing with different cultural contexts, both as a language teacher and a freelance interpreter.” —Gerrie, alumna, Diploma in Interpretation and Translation
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。
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Diploma in Interpretation and Translation (Mandarin Chinese/English) Monday–Thursday, September 7, 2010–April 28, 2011 9:30 am–3:30 pm, SFU Vancouver / AIP 101 This eight-month, full-time post-degree diploma program focuses on essential interpreting skills, hands-on interpretation and necessary language upgrading with an emphasis on cross-cultural analysis. Graduates of this program are eligible for membership in the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC). Students gain practical experience interpreting in a variety of real-world professional settings and may also participate in international conferences. Both activities provide ample opportunity to build potential business contacts within the Greater Vancouver area and abroad. Required courses (620 hours) • Context Interpretation • Interpreting Skills • News Analysis and Interpretation • Interpreting Field Trip • Translation Practice • Communication Skills • North American Cultural Studies Tuition is $13,000 and includes all course materials.
certificate in Interpretation and Translation (Mandarin Chinese/English and japanese/english) Monday–Friday, Spring 2011, 9:30 am–3:30 pm, SFU Vancouver / BIP 102 The certificate is a 12-week full-time program open to native Japanese or Mandarin speakers. The certificate is based on the same pedagogical approach developed in the diploma program and consists of courses that provide students with the fundamental skills of interpretation and translation. Individuals wanting to gain a basic understanding of the role of interpreters and translators while at the same time improving their language skills will be interested in this program. Graduates of this program are eligible to become members of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC).
> Project japan www.sfu.ca/japanese | firstname.lastname@example.org | 778-782-5117 Acquire basic communication skills in Japanese and a working knowledge of Japanese culture through Project JAPAN. Survival Japanese: visiting, living and working for beginners JPNS001 / Fee $160 + HST 2 Mondays and 2 Wednesdays, June 28–July 7, 6–8:30 pm Planning an important business trip or dream vacation to Japan? This course will give you the etiquette skills and cultural understanding to make great first impressions, develop friendships or business contacts and explore this amazing country stress-free. WAKAYAMA World Heritage Peninsula tour: Nature, History and Cultural Landscapes Fee: $4,200 + HST (includes airfare, accommodation and most meals and local transport) Tour dates: October 9–17, 2010 (Stay in Wakayama, Kyoto and Tokyo, including special accommodation at Mount Koya) Pre-departure Orientation: Saturday, September 25, 10 am–2 pm Explore Japan in a unique way on our theme-based interactive tour. Visit places where an independent traveler cannot get to easily and participate in extraordinary activities. You’ll interact with local people, find regional specialties, wander through nature and towns and discover your own Japan. information session Wakayama World Heritage Peninsula Tour Saturday, June 5, 10–11 am, SFU Vancouver To reserve, call 778-782-5117 or send an email message to email@example.com. For more information, visit www.sfu.ca/japanese.
Required courses (300 hours) • Context Interpretation • Interpretation Basics • North American Culture Through TV and Film • Understanding News Through Electronic Media • Understanding News Through Print Media • News Interpretation • Tape Interpretation • Translation Practice • Spoken English Enhancement • Written English Enhancement Tuition is $5,000 and includes all course materials. 33
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> English Language and Culture www.sfu.ca/elc | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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. english in the workplace English at Work ELCS506 / Fee $1,400 Wednesday evenings 6:30–9:30 pm and Saturdays 10 am–3:30 pm (8 hours per week), starting October 2010, SFU Surrey This three-month program is designed for non-native English speakers who are either working or planning to work in Canada. Through targeted, hands-on study and practice, participants enhance their verbal and written English abilities while becoming familiar with the cultural nuances of communication in a North American business context. This program consists of the following three courses: • Business Writing—Focusing on business and professional communication, students learn to accurately and concisely convey business information in written form. • Professional Communication Skills—This course emphasizes effective interpersonal, group and intercultural communication in the Canadian office environment. Areas of focus include handling telephone conversations, networking, participating in meetings, negotiating, making presentations and interviews. • Canadian Business Culture—Explore various aspects of business culture by focusing on everyday issues such as understanding workplace expectations; dealing with conflict; adapting to differing management styles; and giving and receiving criticism.
“My learning experience at SFU gave me worthy, challenging lessons to improve my English skills and to help me to understand Canadian culture.” —Bo Ram Park, student, English Language and Culture Program
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. Full-time Three-month Immersion English ELC501 / Fee $4,200 Monday–Friday, 25 hours per week, SFU Vancouver Full-time Two-month Immersion English ELC503 / Fee $2,800 Monday–Friday, 25 hours per week, SFU Vancouver
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Full-time One-month Immersion English ELC512 / Fee $1,400 Monday–Friday, 25 hours per week, SFU Vancouver Please check our website for start dates and registration deadlines.
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 part-time evening english programs ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS ELCS552 / Fee $490 10 Wednesdays, July 7–September 9, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Wednesdays, July 7–September 9, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey 10 Wednesdays, October 6–December 8, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Wednesdays, October 6–December 8, 6:30–9:30 pm, 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. ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING ELC554 / Fee $490 10 Mondays, July 5–September 20, 6:30–9:30 pm (no class August 2 or September 6), 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, October 4–December 13, 6:30–9:30 pm (no class October 11), 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 ELCS550 / Fee $490 10 Tuesdays, July 6–September 7, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Surrey 10 Tuesdays, October 5–December 7, 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, July 6–September 7, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Thursdays, October 7–December 16, 6:30–9:30 pm (no class November 11), 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. IELTS READING and WRITING ELC549 / Fee $490 10 Thursdays, July 8–September 9, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 10 Tuesdays, October 5–December 7, 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.
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seniors program www.sfu.ca/seniors E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 778-782-5212 This fall, the Seniors Program is pleased to offer an expanded series of intellectually stimulating and academically oriented courses for those 55 or better. The following course descriptions provide a “sneak-peek” of our upcoming fall schedule. Full course descriptions, pricing, class dates and times will be announced on our website and in the Seniors Program course guide in mid-July. 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.
The Seniors Program Non-credit Certificate in The Liberal Arts
The Seniors Program 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. For further information, please contact the Seniors Program at 778-782-5212, visit our website at www.sfu.ca/seniors or email us at email@example.com.
The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Non-Credit Certificate in the Liberal Arts. Full course descriptions, pricing, class dates and times will be announced on our website and in the Seniors Program course guide in mid-July. ABORIGINAL CONCEPTIONS OF TIME: TRANSFORMING HISTORICAL UNDERSTANDING Instructor: Kathryn McKay Indigenous peoples have historically viewed time as a cyclical continuum, whereas Westerners generally see it as the chronological “march of progress.” How do these differing views alter understandings of peoples and their histories? Through an exploration of the Mayan calendar, the Coast Salish peoples, the Plains Indians and others, we’ll investigate “time” as a concept across the Americas and consider the implications of diverging perspectives. THE ARCHITECTURE OF SPACE IN HUMAN IMAGINATION AND EXPERIENCE Instructor: David Scherzer Space is all around us, but we are hardly aware of its presence, let alone how it shapes our lives. Explore what space means for individuals and societies; the different effects of private and public space; and how space influences the way we relate to our environment, to each other and to ourselves. BLAZING SADDLES: THE ART OF LITERARY SATIRE IN THE WESTERN TRADITION Instructor: Graham Forst From the ancient Greeks to Mel Brooks, satire has been the narrative artist’s favourite device for challenging the status quo. Trace the course of this critical form in western literature through some of our greatest satirists. Particular attention will be given to works by Aristophanes, Horace, Geoffrey Chaucer, Molière, Voltaire, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Robbie Burns, Lord Byron, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Audio-visual examples will be extensively used to enhance each lecture. BRIDGING TWO WORLDS: EXAMINING THE CONTINUUM BETWEEN EVOLUTION AND CREATIONISM Instructors: Barbara Moon and Dennis Venema This course will focus on challenging the view that evolution and creationism are two irreconcilable worlds. Through readings, discussions and lectures, we’ll attempt to answer whether the evidence for evolution is compatible with religious faith. Two independent scholars will each conduct three sessions of this course—each scholar will explore the complexities of the evolution and creationism continuum. All perspectives will be introduced along with contemporary scientific data. CHILDHOOD IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: TRACING THE EVOLUTION OF SELF Instructor: Christopher Levenson What childhood events shaped your understanding of who you are? Can you distinguish what you’ve actually experienced from what others have told you? This course will focus mainly on the creative process of writing about childhood and examine the degree to which fictionalization is an inevitable part of autobiography. Class work will include critical readings of writings by St. Augustine, Montaigne, Rousseau, Goethe and Virginia Woolf.
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 DEBATING HAPPINESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY Instructor: Lealle Ruhl Explore the many dimensions of happiness through readings, lectures and discussion. Topics include Plato’s happiness mandate; pharmaceutical-induced happiness; the social contagion theory of happiness; the importance of happiness in political life; the contemporary “science” of happiness; and the role of capitalism (and personal capital) in our notions of happiness. DISCOVERING EGYPTIAN CINEMA: FROM THE 1930S TO THE PRESENT Instructor: Danielle LeBlanc From revolutions to belly dancers to Omar Sharif, the Egyptian film industry—aka “Hollywood of the Nile”—is the Middle East’s largest and most prolific source of films. Through film clips and lecture, discover the genre’s rich and diverse history; the political, social and religious circumstances that contributed to its rise in the Arab world; and the complexities of the ancient society that shaped it. THE ERA OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Instructor: Alan David Aberbach Explore the political and ideological conflicts that developed between Great Britain and her North American colonies from the end of the French and Indian War to the Revolution. We’ll also examine the nature of the Revolution, forms of government created in its aftermath and the battle over the Constitution. THE FASCINATING STORY OF ZEN CULTURE: EAST AND WEST Instructor: Michael Newton In North America, the word “Zen” is attached to everything from perfume to computer repair manuals. But what is it? First, we’ll examine the basic teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism and consider how it shaped, and was shaped by, Chinese and Japanese culture. Then we’ll turn our attention to how Zen has been presented to the West; how Zen thought has affected Western arts and popular culture; and, finally, how the tradition is adapting within a largely secular society. FROM BYZANTIUM TO VLAD—A CULTURAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE MEDIEVAL BALKANS Instructor: Gregory Myers Explore the intriguing history and culture of the Balkan Peninsula, beginning with the introduction of Slavic tribes into the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century. Tracing the stories of Saints Cyril and Methodius, we’ll follow the spread of literacy in the region and the impact of Christianity, as well as the region’s most infamous figure: the Wallachian grand prince Vlad Count Dracula. Finally, we’ll examine the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the subjugation of the Balkan lands to the Ottoman Turks, the ramifications of which are still felt today.
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“Having an opportunity to explore and discuss diverse areas of knowledge based on others’ experiences has built our awareness and understanding of the worlds we live in and of ourselves.” —Jan and Barry, students, Seniors Program
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FUNDAMENTALISM IN JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY and ISLAM Instructor: Donald Grayston Religious fundamentalism is as intriguing as it is wide reaching. Is it a permanent fixture of the religious reality or a passing phase? Socioreligious phenomenon or political package in pious wrapping? Due to the brevity of the course, investigations will be confined to western fundamentalism, namely Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Join us for this no-holds-barred exploration into one of the most important topics of our time. GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: THE COSMOPOLITAN MUSICIAN Instructor: Nicolas Krusek George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) wrote 42 operas, 29 oratorios and numerous orchestral and chamber works, and had a powerful influence on future composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. Gain a better understanding of Handel’s style and legacy by examining some of his best-known works, including the operas Giulio Cesare and Serse, the oratorios Israel in Egypt and Messiah, the Concerti Grossi, Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks.
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“Seniors Program courses are taught by knowledgeable instructors who provide insight and perspective on today’s issues.” —Judy, student, Seniors Program
MACHIAVELLI AND THUCYDIDES: RE-EXAMINING “REALIST” APPROACHES TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Instructor: Chris Erickson The study of International Relations has been dominated by the “realist” approach, which claims to offer an understanding of things as they really are, not as they ought to be. By examining the work of two philosophers who figure prominently in the realist tradition, Thucydides and Machiavelli, we’ll attempt to answer why realists find these authors so appealing, how well warranted their positions are in the canon of realism and whether their writings have value in today’s globalized world. ONE NATION, TWO WORLDS: THE HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA IN THE 20TH CENTURY Instructor: Ed Steinhart Race relations in the 20th century were epitomized by the experiences of all South Africans living under apartheid. Trace the roots of apartheid, structures of discrimination and economic deprivation imposed on Africans, the effects of international indifference and Cold War politics and the struggle toward freedom for oppressed groups.
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 THE POP-ART PHENOMENON: EXPLORING THE EVERYDAY Instructor: Joe McHugh After the unveiling of Andy Warhol’s 1964 exhibition, art critic Arthur Danto famously proclaimed “the end of art”—and few traditionalists disagreed. Today, Warhol’s images are part of nearly every major museum’s collection. In this course, we will discuss the implications of “the end of art,” the rise of pop-art and the role media images play in our perceptions of art, society and ordinary objects. SISTERS IN ART: VIRGINIA WOOLF AND VANESSA BELL Instructor: Andrea Lebowitz Important modernists and sisters, writer Virginia Woolf and painter Vanessa Bell have much to teach us about their time—especially when studied together. We’ll consider their biographies, the state of modernism when they began to work and their contributions to it. Works examined include several of Bell’s paintings and three of Woolf’s major works: To the Lighthouse, Orlando and Between the Acts. Students are encouraged to read these novels before the first class. SOCIETY AND SOCIALIZATION: UNDERSTANDING HUMAN NATURE Instructor: Juergen Dankwort What does it mean to be human? How does a society develop? Why is there misery in the world? Join this fascinating discussion of key questions and concepts at the heart of sociology. Through exercises, lectures, readings and audio-visual aides, we’ll explore a range of topics, including human nature, society and socialization; cultural and religious environments; social order and deviancy; the basis for social inequality; and globalization. TWELVE GREAT CONDUCTORS OF THE MODERN ERA Instructor: Henry Ewert Behind the surging power of our finest orchestral performances are the conductors who give life to a musical work. This course celebrates twelve exceptional conductors—Abbado, Barbirolli, Barenboim, Beecham, Bernstein, Furtwängler, Levine, Stokowski, Toscanini, Maazel, Solti and von Karajan—who have so richly contributed to our enjoyment of the orchestral repertoire. UNDERSTANDING CAPITALISM IN THE MODERN ERA Instructor: Allen Fenichel How can a market system produce unprecedented levels of material well-being as well as periods of record-breaking unemployment, high bankruptcies rates and widespread fear? This course attempts to answer that important question by examining how private markets function and what role business, banks and government have to play. We’ll also explore alternatives to capitalism and their potential to produce superior outcomes.
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Virtues and World Religions Instructor: Harold Rosen Faced with disturbing developments in today’s world, a growing number of social activists, educators and parents are rediscovering “virtue ethics” and its age-old vision of a peaceful and harmonious world. But is the virtue ethicist’s quest for “unity-in-diversity” a disguised form of global oppression, a shallow slogan or an unavoidable progression as we enter the 21st century? In this course, we’ll explore virtues from a global-historical perspective and apply them to contemporary challenges. WOMEN’S FASHIONABLE DRESS IN THE 20TH CENTURY: FROM CLASSICAL REVIVAL TO MODERNITY Instructor: Ivan Sayers From petticoats to pants to platforms—as the last century progressed, fashion transformed along with women’s role in society. Through slides, original garments and engaging discussion, explore the intriguing evolution of women’s dress during this important period. We’ll also examine fashion’s enduring connection to politics, technology and social mores. Full course descriptions, pricing, class dates and times will be announced on our website and in the Seniors Program course guide in mid-July. If you are not already on the Seniors Program mailing list, please visit our website at www.sfu.ca/seniors or call 778-782-5212. Seniors Outreach Project The SFU Seniors Outreach Project was established four years ago to raise awareness and promote discussion amongst seniors about the many issues affecting them. The project consists of a series of expert-roundtable DVDs that can be viewed by seniors online or at one of our many partner organizations across Canada. So far, 6 DVDs have been produced, entitled Perceptions of God and Heaven, Multiculturalism and the Canadian Identity, Grandparenting in the 21st Century, Democracy: The Intent and the Reality, Seniors Rights and the Challenge of Elder Abuse and the newest DVD, A Place for Everyone: Age-friendly Communities. The Outreach Project DVDs have now been viewed by over 4,000 seniors, from Victoria to St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Project is pleased to enjoy the support of over 250 partner organizations, who regularly present the videos to older adults in their communities. Partner organizations include public libraries, assisted living centres, senior centres and community centres.
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A Place for Everyone: Age-friendly Communities Want to know how communities are changing their transportation, housing and public spaces to make them more accessible and responsive to the needs of older adults? Our latest roundtable discussion exploring this topic is available for free download from our Outreach Project website: www.sfu.ca/seniors/outreach.htm
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WRITING AND PUBLISHING www.sfu.ca/wp E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 778-782-5093 The largest writing program in Canada, Writing and Publishing has seen many changes in its 25 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 five non-credit, part-time certificate programs and more than 100 courses offered each year. information sessions Business Writing, Editing, Journalism, Publishing and Technical Communication Saturday, September 11, 11 am–1 pm Saturday, January 8, 2011, 11 am–1 pm 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 are organized, how to begin a certificate, when courses can be taken, how they are taught and what options may be available to you upon program completion. To reserve your seat, call 778-782-5093 or email email@example.com with “Reserve General Infosession” in the subject line. The Writer’s Studio Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 6:30–8 pm The award-winning Writer’s Studio is in its 10th year. Join Writer’s Studio mentors, staff and alumni for an informative talk about the Studio and the associated Creative Writing certificate. To reserve your seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reserve Writer’s Studio Infosession” in the subject line. A Novel Vacation: Novel Writing Intensive at Sea December 8, 2010, 6:30–8:30 pm Get more information on the cruise itinerary and course curriculum at this special information session with instructor Nancy Lee and a cruise line representative. To reserve your seat, call 778-782-5093 or email email@example.com with “Reserve Novel Vacation Infosession” in the subject line. 40
Career Consults with Writing and Publishing Instructors WRIT909 / Fee $85 + HST = $95.20 / Weekdays, evenings or weekends Business and technical writers, editors, corporate communicators, publishers or anyone considering a related career, this is your chance to get one-on-one advice from industry professionals. Discuss career goals, résumés, skills development and more. For a list of participating instructors, visit www.sfu.ca/wp/careerdev.htm. To request an appointment form, call 778-782-5093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Career Options in Technical communication, journalism, business Writing and Editing WRIT908 (formerly WRIT 308) / Fee $50 + HST = $56 Saturday, September 18, 11 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Saturday, January 15, 11 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver A range of professional writers and editors deliver a wealth of information on career options in these panel discussions. Whether you have already decided on a career in writing and editing or are in the beginning stages of investigating a writing career, Career Options will help you plan your next step. • 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, Dianne Warnick and Ruth Wilson eac test preparation: proofreading NEW EDIT901 / Fee $220 + HST = $246.40 2 Saturdays, September 18 and 25, 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Ann-Marie Metten Prepare for the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) certification test in proofreading by reviewing the professional standards on which the test is based, working through the study guide, completing the practice test and discussing the parts that troubled most candidates. Find out if you have what it takes to acquire national credentials as a proofreader. For more information on the EAC certification program, visit www.editors.ca. Mini-Manuscript Consult with Evelyn Lau CPW910 / Fee $100 + HST = $112 Last Monday of each month, August–May 2011 (see website for dates) Any 50 minutes on the hour, 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, call 778-782-5093 or email email@example.com. ORGANIZING YOUR WRITING LIFE CPW803 (formerly WRIT 337) / Fee $195 Saturday, January 29, 2011, 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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> summer jump-start 2010 The summer months are a great time to learn. Long days and warm nights make day or evening classes a pleasure to take. Get a jump start on the fall semester courses, or take a course for interest this August. These courses run in condensed form, over one or more days, so you can learn during the day and enjoy the city during the evening, or learn during the evening and lounge on the beach during the day! Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 (formerly WRIT 205) / Fee $880 2 Fridays, August 13 and 20, and 3 Saturdays, August 14, 21 and 28, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Vlad Konieczny Understand the writing process from both a cognitive and practical viewpoint. Improve your drafting, reviewing and revising skills to become more effective and efficient as a writer and communicator. Basic Proofreading EDIT220 (formerly WRIT 410) / Fee $295 Friday, August 20, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin Typographical errors are only funny when they appear in someone else’s report, brochure, memo, website, or email message. This course is for anyone who is responsible for written material and is concerned about eliminating errors. Basic Copy Editing EDIT210 (formerly WRIT 481) / Fee $370 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 23–26 9 am–12 noon, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nick Rockel Copy editing makes a good publication better by eliminating errors, addressing grammar problems and ensuring consistency of style. Develop your copy editing skills in this introductory course. Editing Fiction EDIT502 (formerly WRIT 805) / Fee $395 Saturday–Sunday, August 21–22, 9 am–5:30 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 publicationready 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 Saturday–Sunday, August 14–15, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nick Rockel Is editing the career for you? This course examines different aspects of editing books, magazines, newspapers and online material for publication, including reader’s reports and assessments, the three stages of editing—substantive editing, line editing and copy editing—and the nature of the writer-editor relationship.
Publication Design and Print Production PUBL210 (formerly WRIT 417) / Fee $460 Saturday–Sunday, August 21–22, 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. Travel Writing: Write a Better Guidebook NEW JOUR506 (formerly WRIT 811) / Fee $350 3 Tuesdays, August 17, 24 and 31, and 2 Thursdays, August 19 and 26, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Marty McLennan Good guidebook writing does more than impart information—it brings a place to life on the page. Expand your understanding of this exciting genre through interactive readings, discussions and written exercises. Participants learn how to create, write and market a guidebook, whether it’s a gritty pocket-sized paperback or a slick hardcover coffee table book. WRITE, WRITE, WRITE NEW CPW804 / Fee $265 5 days, Monday–Friday, August 16–20, 1–3 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Jami Macarty Sometimes writers need exercises that pull the writing from them. Whether you’ve been writing for a while and want to recharge, need help finding your way into certain material, or are starting to write, this workshop can help. This workshop is your chance to write without worry, reinstall a sense of play in your relationship to language and revitalize your work. WRITING AND EDITING FOR THE WEB EDIT505 (formerly WRIT 407) / Fee $385 2 Saturdays, August 14 and 21, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Lisa Manfield Writing for websites is not the same as writing for print media. This course will help you understand how people read online and teach you how to translate that interactivity into engaging copy. 41
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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.
Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 (formerly WRIT 205) / Fee $828 + $52 texts = $880 / Distance education available 2 Fridays, August 13 and 20, and 3 Saturdays, August 14, 21 and 28, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Vlad Konieczny 10 Tuesdays, September 21–November 23, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Anne Hungerford 10 Wednesdays, January 19–March 23, 2011, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Anne Hungerford 10 Mondays, April 4–June 20, 2011, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Anne Hungerford Distance education (print-based) begins Wednesday, September 15, with ongoing registration. Must be completed within 6 months. Instructors: Vlad Konieczny and Tom Swankey Distance education (print-based) begins Saturday, January 15, 2011, with ongoing registration. Must be completed within 6 months. Instructors: Vlad Konieczny and Tom Swankey 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.
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
The Art of E-Commerce BCPW531 (formerly WRIT 228) / Fee $300 3 Tuesdays, May 31–June 14, 2011, 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.
Electives (42 hours) For a complete description of the certificate program and a list of elective courses, visit www.sfu.ca/wp.
Basic Proofreading See page 50.
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 of the business world.
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Tuition for this program 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, 2011, 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. SFU Continuing Studies is pleased to launch a new Public Relations Program this fall. Taught by local public relations experts, the program is for those looking for a full-time intensive program to develop careers in the field of public relations. See page 31. 42
BUSINESS SKILLS FOR FREELANCERS NEW WRIT901 / Fee $165 + HST = $184.80 Saturday, October 2, 1–5 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Colin Moorhouse Making a living as a freelance writer isn’t easy, even less so in a lacklustre economy. Come learn about a range of marketing tactics, from tried and true to innovative and new. You’ll take home ten strategies for freelancing success that you can start implementing right away. communicating for results: HOW TO DEFINE KEY MESSAGES BCPW532 (formerly WRIT 133) / Fee $320 4 Tuesdays, May 3–24, 2011, 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.
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 b l i s h i n g Copywriting: The Art and Craft of Creative Selling BCPW533 (formerly WRIT 210) / Fee $340 4 Mondays, September 27–October 25 (no class October 11), 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Hamish McIntosh 4 Wednesdays, March 2–23, 2011, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Hamish McIntosh Do you dream of working in an ad agency? In this hands-on course, you will write and rewrite ads, while getting valuable feedback from a seasoned advertising copywriter. Corporate Storytelling: The Essence of Management Communications BCPW534 (formerly WRIT 126) / Fee $240 Friday, April 29, 2011, 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. designing revisable manuals See page 55. Effective Business Letters BCPW561 (formerly WRIT 240) / Fee $290 Friday, November 5, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Gary Harper Friday, May 27, 2011, 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.
“I am pursuing a career in corporate communications and the certificate will help me attain my goal. The courses I have taken have confirmed that I’m on the right path.” —Jocelan, student, Business Communication and Professional Writing
effective powerpoint presentations NEW BCPW901 / Fee $95 + HST = $106.40 Wednesday, October 6, 6–8 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Gordon Price Wednesday, November 24, 2–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Gordon Price PowerPoint gives users plenty of features that can help a presentation succeed—or fail. Gain practical advice about what works and when, from font choice and header placement to clipart and animation. Discussion will also include room set-up and speaker delivery.
Giving Effective Speeches and Presentations BCPW537 (formerly WRIT 115) / Fee $550 2 Fridays, October 22 and 29, 8:30 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Margaret Hope 2 Fridays, March 18 and 25, 2011, 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.
Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 (formerly WRIT 103) / Fee $370 4 Thursdays, October 13–November 3, 6–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Claudia Cornwall 4 Saturdays, February 5–26, 2011, 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.
Grants and Proposals: Writing for success BCPW562 (formerly WRIT 231) / Fee $280 Thursday, May 26, 2011, 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.
The Executive Reader: Reading for Speed and Comprehension BCPW902 (formerly WRIT 616) / Fee $340 + HST = $380.80 3 Mondays, June 6–20, 2011, 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.
Make Money Blogging BCPW602 (formerly WRIT 245) / Fee $230 4 Wednesdays, May 18–June 8, 2011, 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. 43
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> Creative writing and journalism 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 annually at the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival. 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 Director: Betsy Warland. 2011 mentors will be announced on the Writer’s Studio website in June, 2010. For faculty biographies, visit www.thewritersstudio.ca/faculty. Required courses (132 hours of core instruction) Electives (24 hours). For a list of core and elective courses, visit www.thewritersstudio.ca/schedule. Tuition for this program is $4,000. TWS 2011 application deadline is November 1, 2010.
information session The Writer’s Studio Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 6:30–8 pm The award-winning Writer’s Studio is in its 10th year. Join Writer’s Studio mentors, staff and alumni for an informative talk about the Studio and the associated Creative Writing certificate. To reserve your seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reserve Writer’s Studio Infosession” in the subject line.
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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, 2011, 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. the AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL INTO ART CPW502 (formerly WRIT 356) / Fee $310 5 Saturdays, October 16–November 13, 10 am–12:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Ingrid Rose True Stories are often more difficult to write than fiction. Learn how to shift from the shorthand of memory into the story’s evocative specifics; how to determine the pulsating narrative elements, language, images and form of the story; and how to re-embody the story’s different perspectives. Issues of confidentiality are also discussed. How to write a family memoir (distance education) CPW503 (formerly WRIT 312) / Fee $290 + $14 text = $304 Distance education (email): February 28–April 11, 2011 Registration deadline: February 14, 2011 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. Ink Magic: Writing as Healing CPW 504 (formerly WRIT 662) / Fee $375 5 Mondays, May 2–June 6 (no class May 23), 2011 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–April 18, 2011, 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.
A Novel Vacation Novel Writing Intensive at Sea— Alaska Inside Passage Cruise CPW615 / June 2011 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, 2011 Friends and Family Price: $1,041 (Cruise only) All cruise prices include port charges, taxes and fees. On June 19, 2011, 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. To reserve your seat, call 778-782-5093 or email email@example.com with “Reserve Novel Vacation Infosession” in the subject line.
r e a dy f o r a n e w ch a p t e r WRITING LOCAL HISTORY NEW CPW509 / Fee $200 4 Wednesdays, March 30–April 20, 2011, 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 $435 6 Tuesdays, May 17–June 21, 2011, 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 ready an existing manuscript for publishing. Fiction
“SFU’s evening and weekend workshops perfectly suit my hectic life. The Novel in a Weekend course especially honed my ability to say more with less and greatly boosted my confidence and skill set.” —Cathie, student, Creative Writing
Creating Unique Characters: The Backbone of Story CPW601 (formerly WRIT 630) / Fee $195 Saturday, March 12, 2011, 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 discussion and writing exercises. The class includes 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.
Eco-Poetry and Lyric Prose NEW CPW505 / Fee $230 2 Saturdays, May 14 and 21, 2011, 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.
Fiction Clinic: Common Weaknesses in Prose and how to cure them CPW602 (formerly WRIT 619) / Fee $225 Saturday, March 12, 2011, 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.
WRITING ABOUT FAMILY IN NEW POETRY, FICTION and MEMOIR CPW508 / Fee $290 3 Saturdays, March 19–April 2, 2011, 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.
Fiction Master Class CPW603 (formerly WRIT 649) / Fee $595 10 Saturdays, March 26–June 11 (no class April 23 or May 21), 2011, 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.
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 b l i s h i n g Fiction Series for the Weekend Student CPW604 (formerly WRIT 364) / Fee $480 6 alternate Saturdays, October 2–December 11, 10 am–2 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Caroline Adderson 6 alternate Saturdays, January 22–April 2, 2011, 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.
NOVEL WRITING: STORY, STRUCTURE AND FORM CPW609 (formerly WRIT 629) / Fee $430 4 Saturdays, October 16–November 6, 10 am–2 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nancy Lee The process of writing a novel can be both exciting and overwhelming. Whether you are working your way through a first draft or find yourself at a standstill with a completed draft, this course will help you manage your project. Learn how to generate new ideas, make important decisions about structure and form, and more.
first date with romance writing CPW605 (formerly WRIT 660) / Fee $220 Saturday, June 11, 2011, 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.
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Writing STORIES FOR CHILDREN CPW614 (formerly WRIT 333) / Fee $410 6 Thursdays, February 3–March 10, 2011, 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. David Baron
Getting it Down—A Short Story Workshop CPW606 (formerly WRIT 665) / Fee $395 6 Saturdays, May 7–June 18 (no class May 21), 2011 12:30–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Mich le Adams Want to write short stories but having 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.
Writing and Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book: An Introduction CPW613 (formerly WRIT 633) / Fee $195 Saturday, April 9, 2011, 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.
How to Write a Novel: From Planning to Promotion CPW607 (formerly WRIT 669) / Fee $300 Saturday–Sunday, February 26–27, 2011, 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 4–5, 2011, 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.
r e a dy f o r a n e w ch a p t e r Journalism THE COMPLETE critic: NEW HOW TO REVIEW the arts JOUR501 / Fee $250 2 Saturdays, November 27 and December 4, 10 am–2 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Shannon Rupp In a world where anyone can be a critic at the click of a mouse, why should readers prefer your reviews to the thousands of online views on everything from restaurants to theatre to cars? The trick is in writing for an audience rather than just yourself. In this course participants will learn how to craft interesting reviews, write for readers, pitch their freelance articles to mainstream media and establish themselves as bloggers who review an art, a pleasure or a product. CREATIVE MAGAZINE WRITING: STORIES THAT LIVE JOUR502 (formerly Writ 315) / Fee $450 6 Tuesdays, October 19–November 23, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Daniel Wood Creative magazine writing employs the fundamental elements of plot, drama, dialogue and characterization found in fiction. This course considers the importance of experiences, interviews, emotions and observations in crafting vivid magazine stories. interviewing: essential SKILLS NEW JOUR210 / Fee $230 Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Shannon Rupp Learn how to prepare for an interview, put your subject at ease, elicit meaningful information and lively quotes and handle difficult interviews. You’ll also have the chance to test your new skills in a practice interview and review the experience in class. Magazine Writing for Kids CPW511 (formerly WRIT 652) / Fee $250 Saturday, June 18, 2011, 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 how to break into the fun 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.
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media relations for artists NEW JOUR510 / Fee $250 2 Saturdays, June 4, 2011, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, and June 18, 2011, 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 the work is produced. Next comes the daunting task of promoting it—often by yourself. 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 practical and increasingly critical knowledge. Road Quill: Travel Writing and the possibilities of publication JOUR505 (formerly WRIT 311) / Fee $495 6 Tuesdays, April 5–May 10, 2011, 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. Travel Writing: Write a Better GuidebooK JOUR506 (formerly WRIT 811) / Fee $350 3 Tuesdays, August 17, 24 and 31, and 2 Thursdays, August 19 and 26, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Marty McLennan Good guidebook writing does more than impart information—it brings a place to life on the page. Expand your understanding of this exciting genre through interactive readings, discussions and written exercises. Participants learn how to create, write and market a guidebook, whether it’s a gritty pocket-sized paperback or a slick hardcover coffee table book. 21st Century Journalism: NEW News Barons Versus Internet Geeks JOUR220 / Fee $450 8 Wednesdays, February 9–March 30, 2011, 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? Writing for Women’s Magazines: Follow the Money JOUR507 (formerly WRIT 670) / Fee $210 2 Saturdays, April 16 and 30, 2011, 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.
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 b l i s h i n g manuscript Creative Writing: Introduction to Process CPW801 (formerly WRIT 346) / Fee $275 4 Saturdays, April 9–May 7 (no class April 23), 2011, 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. GETTING PUBLISHED: FROM MANUSCRIPT TO BOOK TWS260 (formerly WRIT 422) / Fee $310 4 Mondays, October 18–November 8, 6:30–9:30 pm Instructor: Mary Schendlinger Designed for writers about to embark on the adventure of getting their fiction, non-fiction, or poetry manuscripts published, this course gives you the information you need to work confidently with professional publishers. MINDING YOUR MANUSCRIPT TWS250 (formerly WRIT 612) / Fee $260 4 Mondays, September 13–October 4, 6–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Betsy Warland Every manuscript is a story regardless of its genre or subject. In this course, you will learn how to develop your manuscript mind—how to shift from smaller narrative units to accurately identifying the unique, overall story of your entire manuscript. We’ll also discuss strategies for dealing with practical concerns—what does and does not fit in your manuscript; what new writing is required; how do you know when you’re finished? MINI-MANUSCRIPT CONSULT with EVELYN LAU See page 40. Self-publishing on the web: blogging, podcasting and youtube See page 53. WRITE, WRITE, WRITE See page 41. poetry the poem’s story and silence NEW CPW702 / Fee $200 4 Mondays, November 22–December 13, 6:30–8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Betsy Warland Investigate the peculiar, seemingly contradictory ability of poetry to tell story while speaking through silence. Through discussions, examples and in-class exercises, identify whether and how to improve your poems by increasing the story or the silence. You’ll also have the opportunity to custom-design your own course project.
“I’m writing! An idea I’ve held for years, without focus or understanding of how to bring it out, this year is now a manuscript, imperfect and nascent but still, alive.” —Renee, alumna, The Writer’s Studio
Poetry workshop: writing and editing your poems CPW704 (formerly WRIT 644 and WRIT 645) / Fee $450 7 alternate Wednesdays, January 26–April 20 (no class March 9), 2011, 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. WRITING ABOUT FAMILY IN POETRY, FICTION and MEMOIR See page 46. WRITING the prose poem CPW703 (formerly WRIT 631) / Fee $320 5 Mondays, October 18–November 15, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Jami Macarty If you’re working with poetic lines and stanzas, new rhythms and forms revealed in this class might just change your idea of what a poem is. For prose writers, working with the prose poem can improve your style and transitions. Class time will be devoted to workshopping student poems and reading published writers. Discussion will also include important movements in modern and contemporary poetry. 49
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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 for this program is $4,145 plus application and elective course fees.
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eac test preparation: proofreading NEW EDIT901 / Fee $220 + GST = $246.40 2 Saturdays, September 18 and 25, 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Ann-Marie Metten Prepare for the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) certification test in proofreading by reviewing the professional standards on which the test is based, working through the study guide, completing the practice test and discussing the parts that troubled most candidates. Find out if you have what it takes to acquire national credentials as a proofreader. For more information on the EAC certification program, visit www.editors.ca. 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 42. Basic Copy Editing EDIT210 (formerly WRIT 481) / Fee $370 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 23–26, 9 am–12 noon, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Nick Rockel 4 Saturdays, October 30–November 20, 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin 4 Saturdays, January 22–February 12, 2011, 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Ruth Wilson 4 Saturdays, February 19–March 12, 2011, 10 am–1 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin 4 Saturdays, April 16–May 14 (no class April 23), 2011, 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. Basic Proofreading EDIT220 (formerly WRIT 410) / Fee $295 Friday, August 20, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin Saturday, October 23, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin Thursday, February 17, 2011, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin 2 Thursdays, April 28 and May 5, 2011, 9 am–12 noon, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Barbara Tomlin 2 Saturdays, May 28 and June 4, 2011, 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.
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 b l i s h i n g Copy Editing: Beyond the Basics EDIT501 (formerly WRIT 472) / Fee $275 2 Saturdays, March 19 and 26, 2011, 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 Saturday–Sunday, August 21–22, 9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: R. David Stephens 4 Saturdays, October 30–November 20, 10 am–2 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: R. David Stephens 4 Saturdays, April 2–30 (no class April 23), 2011, 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 Saturday–Sunday, August 14–15, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Nick Rockel 5 Mondays, September 20–October 25 (no class October 11), 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Joy Gugeler 5 Thursdays, January 13–February 10, 2011, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Frances Peck 5 Tuesdays, March 15–April 12, 2011, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Joy Gugeler EDIT110 / Fee $420 + $47 textbook = $467 / Distance education September 15–January 15, 2011, Distance education (print–based). Registration deadline: September 1. Instructor: Carolyn Stewart November 15–March 15, 2011, Distance education (print–based). Registration deadline: November 1. Instructor: Barbara Johnston January 15–May 15, 2011. Distance education (print–based). Registration deadline: January 4, 2011. Instructor: Carolyn Stewart March 15–July 15, 2011, Distance education (print–based). Registration deadline: March 1, 2011. Instructor: Barbara Johnston May 15–September 15, 2011, Distance education (print–based). Registration deadline: May 1, 2011. 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 See page 43. Final Project: Editing EDIT410 (formerly WRIT 498) / Fee $400 2 Mondays, May 16, 2011, 6:30–9:30 pm and June 13, 2011, 6:30–8:30 pm, and a half-hour interview with the instructor on May 30 or 31, 2011, between 3:30 and 9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. 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.
information session Business Writing, Editing, Journalism, Publishing and Technical Communication Saturday, September 11, 11 am–1 pm Saturday, January 8, 2011, 11 am–1 pm 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 are organized, how to begin a certificate, when courses can be taken, how they are taught and what options may be available to you upon program completion. To reserve your seat, call 778-782-5093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reserve General Infosession” in the subject line.
Grammar: A Quick Review of Common Puzzles in Today’s English EDIT230 (formerly WRIT 220) / Fee $465 4 Thursdays, September 30–October 21, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Frances Peck 6 Thursdays, January 27–March 3, 2011, 6:30–8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Vlad Konieczny 6 Tuesdays, March 15–April 19, 2011, 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 53. Indexing: An Essential Art and Science See page 55. NEW ONSCREEN EDITING WITH mICROSOFT word: uSING TRACK CHANGES EDIT506 / Fee $350 2 Saturdays, October 16 and 23, 10 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Anne-Marie Metten Still editing on paper? Many clients today prefer editors to mark up onscreen so that documents can be shared by email. If you have been asked to edit onscreen but are unsure of the pitfalls and possibilities, this is the course for you. Both Mac and PC users welcome. PLAIN LANGUAGE PRINCIPLES EDIT504 (formerly WRIT 470) / Fee $310 3 Saturdays, February 19–March 5, 2011, 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.
r e a dy f o r a n e w ch a p t e r Publication Design and Print Production PUBL210 (formerly WRIT 417) / Fee $460 Saturday–Sunday, August 21–22, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Gary Shilling 2 Saturdays, November 27 and December 4, 9 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Instructor: Gary Shilling 2 Saturdays, April 2 and 9, 2011, 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, 2011, 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 Wednesdays, October 6–November 17, 6:30–9 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Ruth Wilson 7 Wednesdays, March 30–May 11, 2011, 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 $385 2 Saturdays, August 14 and 21, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Lisa Manfield EDIT505 (formerly WRIT 407) / Fee $400 4 Mondays, November 1–November 22, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Lisa Manfield 4 Mondays, March 23–April 13, 2011, 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.
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> Publishing Today’s publishing professionals hold any number of positions, from writer to editor to designer. They might work for established publishing houses, corporations and 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.
Certificate in Publishing The Certificate in Publishing takes you through the fundamentals, including writing, editing, proofreading, basic design and typography, publishing industry history and current developments. Both veteran editors hoping to hone their skills and those new to the field will appreciate the opportunity to learn in a structured and supportive environment. 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. Tuition for this program is $1,840 plus application and elective course fees. information session Business Writing, Editing, Journalism, Publishing and Technical Communication Saturday, September 11, 11 am–1 pm Saturday, January 8, 2011, 11 am–1 pm Are you investigating or furthering a career in publishing? Are you considering a course, but not sure where to begin? Join us for this free information session and learn how the Writing and Publishing certificates are organized, how to begin a certificate, when courses can be taken, how they are taught and what options may be available to you upon program completion. To reserve your seat, call 778-782-5093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reserve General Infosession” in the subject line.
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 b l i s h i n g The following courses may be taken individually or as part of one of the Writing and Publishing Program’s certificates. Basic Proofreading See page 50. Dreamweaver: an introduction PUBL502 (formerly WRIT 490) / Fee $425 4 Wednesdays, April 20–May 11, 2011, 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 51. Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing See page 43. InDesign PUBL503 (formerly WRIT 473) / Fee $450 2 Saturdays, October 30 and November 6, 10 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Brian Charles 2 Saturdays, February 5 and 12, 2011, 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 Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing PUBL703 (formerly WRIT 816) / Fee $190 Saturday, June 25, 2011, 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 52. the Publishing landscape: who, what, why and how PUBL220 (formerly WRIT 466) / Fee $295 4 Thursdays, February 24–March 17, 2011, 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.
“I got more than I had hoped—I came into the course wanting some basic tools and found myself embarking on a journey of development and insight. I look forward to taking another course.” —Carolyn, student, Writing and Publishing Program
Self-publishing on the web: blogging, podcasting and youtube PUBL601 (formerly WRIT 806) / Fee $350 3 Wednesdays, May 18–June 1, 2011, 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. Writing and Editing for the Web See page 52. Writing for Women’s Magazines: Follow the Money See page 48.
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> Technical communication Technical communicators are involved in researching, developing and producing policy and procedure manuals, training materials, end-user 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 program prepares graduates for demanding roles with thorough instruction in the industry’s most current skills and technologies.
Certificate in Technical Communication (Online) As leaders in the development and delivery of technical communication courses, we are pleased to announce that our Technical Communication Certificate program can now be completed entirely online. Gain the critical thinking, writing, editing and graphic 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 various 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 re-enter the program the following year. Students are admitted to the online certificate program once yearly. This year’s cohort is scheduled to start in August 2010. The application deadline for next year’s cohort is May 31, 2011. Before applying to the certificate program, you must successfully complete the two prerequisite courses (see below), with a minimum final grade of 70% in Technical Writing and Editing. Prerequisite courses (35 hours) TECH110 Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication TECH120 Technical Writing and Editing Core courses in order (121.5 hours) TECH210 Research, Analysis and Information Design TECH220 Design and Production of Technical Publications TECH230 Indexing: An Essential Art and Science TECH240 Microsoft Word for Technical Writers: Advanced or TECH250 Adobe FrameMaker: Creating Technical Documentation TECH260 Fundamentals of Creating Online Documents TECH310 Technical Writing: Advanced Workshop TECH320 Documentation Project Management TECH410 Final Project: Guided Practicum Tuition is $3,400 if paid in full upon acceptance to the certificate, plus application and prerequisite course fees. This is a discount of $270 when compared to paying for courses individually. 54
“The instructors are helpful and knowledgeable and the program has made learning even more fun and interesting through online collaboration with fellow students from other places.” —Ariel, student, Technical Communication Certificate
The following courses may be taken individually or as part of one of the Writing and Publishing Program’s certificates. Adobe acrobat for print and online publishing PUBL501 (formerly WRIT 532) / Fee $410 2 Saturdays, April 30 and May 7, 2011, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Rowena Hart Designed for marketing communicators, technical writers and other publishing professionals responsible for reviewing and distributing documents, this course covers the basics of Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Framemaker: creating technical documentation TECH250 (formerly WRIT 528) / Fee $420 / Online January 10–February 7, 2011. Registration deadline: January 4, 2011 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.
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 b l i s h i n g Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication TECH110 (formerly WRIT 510) / Fee $510 / Online September 13–December 9. Registration deadline: August 30 Instructor: Duncan Kent January 24–April 21, 2011. Registration deadline: January 10 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 framework for future courses within the program. design and production of technical publications TECH220 (formerly WRIT 518) / Fee $440 / Online September 27–November 1. Registration deadline: September 13 Instructor: Ellen Ashdown This course examines different ways to create documents that are easy to comprehend, aesthetically pleasing and economical to produce. Designing revisable manuals BCPW536 (formerly WRIT 531) / Fee $295 Friday, May 28, 2011, 9 am–4 pm, SFU Vancouver Instructor: Duncan Kent This one-day workshop teaches students to design and write technical publications of all kinds, but particularly in-house revisable policy and procedures manuals, software end-user guides and operations and maintenance documentation. Please note: Course content is also part of TECH110. Documentation Project Management TECH320 (formerly WRIT 540) / Fee $420 / Online June 13–July 18, 2011. Registration deadline: May 30, 2011 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. Final Project: guided practicum TECH410 (formerly WRIT 580) / Fee $540 / Online August 15–September 26, 2011. Registration deadline: August 1, 2011 Instructor: Robert Allin The course is designed as a simulated workplace project. Under the guidance of an experienced documentation manager, students plan, write, illustrate, edit and produce a small document (paper or electronic) in accordance with industry standards. This course is only available to approved Technical Communication Certificate students.
Fundamentals of creating online documents TECH260 (formerly WRIT 525) / Fee $530 / Online February 14–April 18, 2011. Registration deadline: January 31, 2011 Instructor: Jerome Ryckborst This introductory course covers the basics of designing effective online documentation for software application help systems and the web. Indexing: An Essential Art and Science TECH230 (formerly WRIT 403) / Fee $440 Online: November 8–December 13. Registration deadline: October 25 Instructor: Karen Griffiths 5 Mondays, March 21–April 18, 2011, 6:30–9:30 pm, SFU Vancouver 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 TECH240 (formerly WRIT 526) / Fee $420 / Online January 10–February 7, 2011. Registration deadline: January 4, 2011 Instructor: Jill Ferrier Learn how to efficiently create professional, revisable manuals using Microsoft Word. Research, analysis and information design TECH210 (formerly WRIT 509) / Fee $440 / Online August 16–September 20. Registration deadline: August 2 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. Technical writing: advanced workshop TECH310 (formerly WRIT 547) / Fee $440 / Online May 2–June 6, 2011. Registration deadline: April 18, 2011 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 TECH120 (formerly WRIT 506) / Fee $440 / Online November 1–December 13. Registration deadline: October 18 Instructor: Inez Gowsell March 14–April 26, 2011. Registration deadline: February 28, 2011 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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sfu Continuing studies index A Aboriginal programs, 7, 11 Academic Sampler, 10 accounting fundamentals, 13, 20 management, 14 arts, exploring for social change, 10 B business. See management; business analysis; business writing; publishing business analysis, 18 business writing certificate, 42 courses, 42–44 See also technical communication C campuses, 2 career development Aboriginal programs, 11 Career Development Practitioner Certificate and courses, 21–23 career management services, 21 career options in technical communication, business writing and editing, 40 career workshops, 21 writing career, 40, 42, 49 Centre for Online and Distance Education, 9 certificates application for, 58 Business Analysis, 18 Business Communication and Professional Writing, 42 Canadian Business Management Fundamentals (in Mandarin), 20 Career Development Practitioner, 21 Dialogue and Civic Engagement, 28 Editing, 50 Interpretation and Translation, 33 Management: General Management, 12 Management: Risk Management, 15 Publishing, 52 Restorative Justice, 28 Seniors Program Non-Credit Certificate, 36 Sustainable Community Development, 26 Technical Communication, 54 Urban Design, 27 The Writer’s Studio, 44 See also diplomas 56
children, writing for children’s magazines, 48 children’s picture book, 47 Chinese translation workshop, 32 City Program. 26–27 See also urban design, urban planning communication communication in business, 13, 42 oral communication skills (English), 35 project communication management, 17 strategic communication, 44 workplace culture and communication (ELC program), 34 See also business writing; public relations; technical communication; web communication community engagement, 29 See also public discussions; sustainable community development; urban design; urban planning creative writing, 44–49 D degree programs Aboriginal University Preparation, 11 Centre for Online and Distance Education (CODE), 9 SFU NOW, 8 design, publication, 44–46 See also urban design dialogue and civic engagement, 28 dialogue and negotiation, 30 diplomas application for, 58 Applied Project Management, 16 Dialogue and Negotiation, 30 Interpretation and Translation (Mandarin Chinese/English), 33 Rehabilitation Management, 24 See also certificates E Economics lecture series, 5 Economic theory, introduction, 14 editing, 41, 50–52 English Language and Culture, 34–35
ethics in career development, 22 and legal issues in writing and publishing, 43 and public companies, 19 in rehabilitation management, 25 F fiction writing, 44–49 G grammar, 51 grants and proposals, 43 H health Preparing for Health Careers: Aboriginal Pre-Health Program, 11 Rehabilitation Management diploma, 24 HST, 3 human resource management, 13, 20 I IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Preparation, 35 information sessions Business Writing, Editing, Publishing and Technical Communication, 40 Career Development Practitioner Certificate, 21 Novel Vacation cruise, 45 SFU NOW, 8 Wakayama Tour, 33 Writer’s Studio, 44 interpretation and translation, 32–33 J Japanese, 32, 33 journalism, 41, 48 See also business writing; web communication justice, restorative, 28 L languages Japanese, 33 See also interpretation and translation
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Want to take your career to the next level? Looking for a professional change? Interested in expanding your horizons? Whatever learning experiences you seek, whatever goals you’ve set for yourself, our courses and programs are designed to help you reach them. M magazine writing, 48 management accounting, 13, 14, 20 business administration, 13, 20 business finance, 14 business strategy, 13 business law, 14, 20 Canadian Business Management Fundamentals (in Mandarin), 20 Certificate in Business Analysis, 18 Certificate in Canadian Business Management Fundamentals (in Mandarin), 20 Certificate in Management: General Management, 12 Certificate in Management: Risk Management, 15 communication in business, 13 economic theory introduction, 14 human resource management, 13 marketing, 14, 20 organizational behaviour, 14 public companies, 19 Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program, 14 writing in the workplace, 14 See also business writing; project management; risk management Management and Professional Programs Career Development Practitioner Certificate, 21 Certificate in Business Analysis, 18 Certificate in Canadian Business Management Fundamentals (in Mandarin), 20 Certificate in Management: General Management, 12 Certificate in Management: Risk Management, 15 Diploma in Applied Project Management, 16 public companies: financing, governance and compliance, 19 Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program, 14 Mandarin Canadian Business Management Fundamentals (in Mandarin), 20 Memory Festival, 4
N negotiation. see dialogue and negotiation non-fiction writing. See business writing; journalism; technical communication novel writing, 47, 49
Speaking of Science Lectures, 4 Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program, 14 sustainable community development, 26 See also urban design; urban planning
O online courses blended courses (classroom and online), 12 Centre for Online and Distance Education, 9 Certificate in Restorative Justice, 28 Certificate in Technical Communication, 54
T technical communication, 54–55 See also business writing; editing translation. See interpretation and translation
P Philosophers’ Café, 5 poetry writing, 49 presentations, 43 project management, 16–17 documentation project management, 55 proofreading, basic, 41, 50 public companies, 19 public lectures and discussions, 4–5 public relations, 31 See also business writing, web communication publishing, 41, 52–53 See also editing; software; technical communication; web communication purchasing project procurement management, 17 Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program, 14 R rehabilitation management, 24–25 report writing, 44 restorative justice, 28 risk management, 15 S seniors, 36–39 Certificate in the Liberal Arts, 36 Outreach Project, 39 Free Saturday Forums, 4 SFU NOW, 8 SFU Academic Sampler, 10 software Adobe Acrobat and FrameMaker, 54 Dreamweaver, 53 InDesign, 53 Microsoft Word for technical writing, 55 self-publishing on the web, 53 See also web communication
U urban design, 27 See also sustainable community development; Urban Issues Lectures; urban planning Urban Issues Lectures, 5 urban planning, 26 See also urban design; Urban Issues Lectures W web communication creating online documents, 55 Dreamweaver, 53 e-commerce, 42 online engagement, 29 self-publishing on the web: blogging, podcasting and YouTube, 53 writing and editing for the web, 41 See also software The Writer’s Studio: A Certificate in Creative Writing certificate overview, 44 Monthly Reading Series, 5 See also fiction writing; poetry writing writing. See business writing; editing; fiction writing; journalism; poetry writing; publishing; technical communication; web communication Writing and Publishing Program, 40–55 Careers, 40 Certificate in Business Communication and Professional Writing, 42 Certificate in Editing, 50 Certificate in Publishing, 52 Certificate in Technical Communication, 54 Summer Jump-Start 2010, 41 The Writer’s Studio: Certificate in Creative Writing, 44
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Application for Certificates and Diplomas The following certificate and diploma programs involve an application process. For application forms and application procedures, please visit the program’s website. • Diploma in Applied Project Management, page 16, www.sfu.ca/mpprog • Certificate in Business Analysis, page 18, www.sfu.ca/mpprog • Certificate in Business Communication and Professional Writing, page 42, www.sfu.ca/wp
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• Certificate in Canadian Business Management Fundamentals (in Mandarin), page 20, www.sfu.ca/mpprog
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• Certificate in Creative Writing (The Writer’s Studio), page 44, www.thewritersstudio.ca
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• Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation, page 33, www.sfu.ca/dialogue
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• Career Development Practitioner Certificate, page 21, www.sfu.ca/mpprog
• Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement, page 28, www.sfu.ca/dialogue
• Certificate in Editing, page 42, www.sfu.ca/wp • Diploma in Interpretation and Translation, page 32, www.sfu.ca/aip • Certificate in Management: General Management, page 12, www.sfu.ca/mpprog • Certificate in Management: Risk Management, page 15, www.sfu.ca/mpprog
Course Cancellation and Instructor Substitutions Continuing Studies reserves the right to cancel courses or substitute instructors without liability. If a course is cancelled by Continuing Studies, every effort will be made to give adequate notice to enrolled participants.
• Certificate in Publishing, page 52, www.sfu.ca/wp
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• Seniors Non-Credit Certificate in the Liberal Arts, page 36, www.sfu.ca/seniors
• Diploma in Rehabilitation Management, page 24, www.sfu.ca/healthed • Certificate in Restorative Justice (online), page 28, www.sfu.ca/mpprog
• Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program, page 14, www.sfu.ca/mpprog • Sustainable Community Development Certificate, page 26, www.sfu.ca/city
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• Certificate in Technical Communication, page 54, www.sfu.ca/wp • Urban Design Certificate, page 27, www.sfu.ca/city
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