UTP Stage II: Communication and Business

UTP Stage II: Communication and Business

To transfer into the Double Minor Program in the Faculty of Communications, Arts, and Technology, and Beedie School of Business students must complete the requirements listed below, which include at least one ‘W’ and one ‘Q’ course.
-> What are ‘W’ and ‘Q’ courses?

A minimum GPA of 2.50, based on completion of 10 courses (at least 30 units, and with a grade of C- or better in all courses), will guarantee admittance to a Business minor program for successful transfer students from FIC. In addition, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the university.

All (direct) students are required to take (and pass) ILS101/ILAS101 – Integrated Learning Skills and ALC099/ALAC099 – Academic Literacy Course in their first term of study unless exempted. *

Please note the Business Minor cannot be changed into a major at SFU.

Required Courses

BUS251 - Financial Accounting I

Quantitative
3 units
Beedie School of Business – An introduction to financial accounting, including accounting terminology, understanding financial statements, and analysis of a business entity using financial statements. Includes also time value of money and a critical review of the conventional accounting system.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes with no grade less than a C-.
Not available to students on AP

CMNS110 - Introduction to Communication Studies

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology – An introduction to selected theories about human communication. This course is required for a major, honors or minor in communication.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

CMNS130 - Explorations in Mass Communication

3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology – An introduction to the role of mass communication (radio, television, telecommunications and the press) in Canadian society.

Prerequisite

This course is required for a major, honors or minor in communication.

ECON103 - Principles of Microeconomics

Quantitative
Breadth-Social Sciences
4 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value; price and costs; factor analysis; productivity; labor organization; competition and monopoly; and the theory of the firm.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

FPA135 - Introduction to Cinema (Formerly FPA136)

Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2015)
3 units
Faculty of Communications, Arts and Technology – An introductory course designed to facilitate a fundamental understanding of film technique, style and form in order to develop the skills with which to analyze films of all genres. Through lectures and screenings it will provide an overview of the social, aesthetic and technical development of motion pictures, introducing tools for the formal analysis of the elements of cinema: cinematography and lighting, art direction, performance, editing, sound and the screenplay. The formal and historical elements of documentary, avant-garde and dramatic films will be addressed. The course will involve the screening and discussion of several complete feature films and shorts, as well as excerpts from others.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

IAT102 - Graphic Design

3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology – Introduction to fundamental design principles for visual communication. Organized as a continual interplay of theory and practice, students will examine historical, philosophical, perceptual and semiotic approaches to understanding graphic design, and will explore principles of form, such as structure and composition, hierarchy, form, color, space, scale, typography, and legibility and readability through hands-on projects. Traditional time-based and interactive media forms will be compared and contrasted.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

IAT110 - Visual Communication Design

Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2014)
3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology - Visual communication for art and design in digital media. Students learn the fundamentals of digital raster and vector image creation. Design principles such as form, typography and colour theory as they apply to digital media will be taught. Students will have core projects in digital photography, magazine layout, and kinetic typography.

Prerequisite

Primarily for non-SIAT majors; while SIAT majors may take the course, it does not count for credit for SIAT degree requirements.

Choose one course from the following list:

ENGL115 - Literature and Culture (Formerly ENGL105)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL105 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL112 - Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL101 may not take this course for further credit.

Choose two course from the following list:

BUS200 - Business Fundamentals

Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Beedie School of Business – This introductory course will explore the fundamentals of modern business and organizational management. Working with case studies, students will build upon the basics of revenue, profits, contribution and costs, as well as integrate advanced aspects of business models, innovation, competitive advantage, core competence and strategic analysis.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

BUS237 - Intro to CIS in Business

3 units
Beedie School of Business – Introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to make full use of business information systems. Demonstrates how information systems are used by organizations to improve productivity and create competitive advantage. Provides hands on training in productivity tools including Excel, Visio, Access and Web design tools.

Prerequisite

This course is no longer offered at FIC.

BUS272 - Behaviour in Organizations

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

Prerequisite

This course is no longer offered at FIC.

BUS216 - Introduction to Essentials of Business Communications

3 units
Beedie School of Business – Students will learn and apply the fundamentals of effective English-language business writing to produce short, professional-quality business documents. By reading, analyzing, planning, and writing documents for various audiences, students will learn about the distinctive elements of business writing. Students will develop essential skills in organizing, summarizing and assessing information through experiential business writing tasks.

Prerequisite

Students with credit for BUS360 may not receive further credit for this course.

Business Program Course Repeat Policy

(effective for students transferring to SFU from January 2015 onwards )

Students will only be allowed to repeat a maximum of 2 of the 10 required courses for admission. If you have attempted more than two repeats, your best two repeats will be used to calculate your Double Minor program admission average. A course may only be repeated one time for admission to the Double Minor Program.
Note: this is different from the general FIC course repeat policy


* Students with IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in all bands), TOEFL 82 (minimum 20 in all bands), or equivalent are exempt from the Academic Literacy Course. This determination is made at the time of admission if the student is eligible for exemption. Students who began their studies at FIC in the Cornerstone program are exempt from ILS101/ILSA101.

 

*Courses and programs are subject to change without notice. If you have any questions, please contact the student success advising team.