2018 Spring Courses

This archaeology course combines academic study with first person experience of archaeological sites as part of a tour group. This course is only offered in the Spring or Summer semester, and will feature a series of preparatory and follow-up lectures and seminars. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

An introduction to biological science containing similar material to that of BC Biology 12. This course covers scientific methods and principles, cell biology, genetics, and human anatomy and physiology. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

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Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course, containing similar material to that of BC Biology 12 and meeting the same requirements of BIO 060, is designed for non-science majors who require a science elective, or science students without the necessary prerequisites for BIO 102/BIO 103 and/ or BIO 160/161. Topics include an introduction to concepts in cell biology beginning with basic concepts in chemistry, cell structure, cell energetics, cell division and genetics. The last part of the course will focus on human anatomy and physiology. Throughout the course the connection between topics covered and human health will be emphasized. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

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Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course presents a balanced and integrated introductory view of financial accounting. Students will be introduced to financial statement preparation procedures and techniques as well as to the fundamental analysis of financial statements for decision makers. The concepts and principles (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) that link preparation and use are given explicit attention. Credit will only be granted for either BUS 100 or BUS 112. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course will provide the student with the skills necessary to solve common, practical business problems that employ the mathematics of finance. Topics covered include linear applications for business, simple interest and discount, compound interest, amortization, general annuities, bonds, and capital decision models. Emphasis is on practical problem solving in business. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course introduces students to the basic management functions of planning and decision-making, organizing resources, leading and motivating groups and individuals, and controlling worker output to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. Students learn about the importance of management to the success of all organizations. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

As the first of two field study courses in the Bachelor of Business Administration Program, the primary goal of this course is to give students an opportunity to apply theories and methods learned in the classroom to the analysis of actual business problems encountered within the context of a supervised related work placement. While employed, students will complete assigned readings, applied research assignments, and a work-related field study project carried out under the supervision of an academic advisor. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This, the second of two directed field study courses, gives students an opportunity to further develop their professional skills in the workplace. After obtaining a suitable work placement, students will perform independent research and prepare a comprehensive report on one or more issues in their work environment. This report will be presented to both the academic advisor and employer. In addition, the student will be expected to attend seminars and to maintain a journal about the work experience. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course consists of one semester full or part-time, paid or unpaid employment in a position related to business management studies. Students will have the opportunity to apply theories and methods learned in the classroom to the analysis of actual business problems encountered in the workplace. They will also learn new skills to enhance their future employment success and/or to prepare them for further academic study. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

CED 051 provides confidential educational planning to students who have disabilities. Services may include assistance with the application process, guidance in accessing appropriate disability documentation, support with admission testing, individualized educational planning for courses/program. Registering in this course will allow for appropriate referrals to other disability support services both within the college and the community. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course provides support to students with disabilities in order to facilitate success in their chosen field of study. Students may have access to technical aids, financial support, transition services, agency liaison, tutorial and attendant care, taped materials, exam invigilation, and other specialized accommodations as required and when available funding allows. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

An introduction to the core concepts, basic data sources, and general research findings in the field of Criminology. A key focus is on elements of continuity and discontinuity between traditional and contemporary theories of crime, deviance, criminality, and social control. Particular attention is paid to the Canadian context. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course teaches skills in pre-reading and reading, pre-writing and writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. After completing English 015, students will enroll in Fundamental English 025. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course teaches skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing, studying, listening, and speaking. Students work within a group setting at the campuses. At the outlying centres, the centre instructor will set up a self-paced program of course work for students on an individual basis. Students can also work with a tutor if needed. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course teaches skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing, studying, listening, and speaking. Students work within a group setting at the campuses. At the outlying centres, the centre instructor will set up a self-paced program of course work for students on an individual basis. Students can also work with a tutor if needed. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course teaches skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing, studying, listening, and speaking. Students work within a group setting at the campuses. At the outlying centres, the centre instructor will set up a self-paced program of course work for students on an individual basis. After completing English 027, students will move to the intermediate English level. Students can also work with a tutor if needed. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This Intermediate English course is designed to help students learn the skills involved in the writing process, applied grammar, and reading comprehension, and apply these skills to everyday English. Students will gain initial competence in writing a variety of sentence types, paragraphs, and a very basic essay, as well as in reading proficiently at an intermediate level in an academic setting. Students will gain confidence, acquire knowledge, think critially, and upgrade their skills in the three content areas to increase their success in future college courses. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

Advanced English is designed to provide students with the skills needed for the reading, writing and critical thinking tasks that are required for college programs and employment. Students will develop their communicative abilities via assignments that promote academic and business reading, writing, and research skills. The course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Advanced Level Certificate program. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

English 098 is designed to prepare students for the reading, writing, and critical thinking demands they will encounter in either the workplace, college programs or university-level courses. The course assists students to develop reading, research and reference skills and write effective sentences, paragraphs, and a variety of essays. A research essay or a research assignment will also be produced. They will also apply critical thinking skills to situations ranging from problem solving to media literacy. This course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Provincial Level Diploma Program. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

ENG 115 involves the study of university level critical analysis and the production of expository and persuasive writing appropriate to university level discourse across the curriculum. A variety of rhetorical models are studied and practiced. Emphasis is placed on research, documentation and the writing of a research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 115 if they have previously completed ENG 116 or ENG 117. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

English 160 is an applied writing course that focuses on communication skills required in professional and business fields. Students will learn how to use language effectively, produce general correspondence, synthesize research for formal report and proposal writing, and design effective documents. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

ESL 031 is a lower intermediate reading and writing course (Canadian Benchmark 4-5). It continues from ESL 003 or ESA 030. It is intended to complement 034, although it can be taken independently. The focus of the course is to give the student the ability to read and write a variety of materials in informal, predictable settings. This includes reading such as graded readers at the elementary level, pamphlets and brochures, questionnaires, and news articles at the appropriate level. Students will learn to read for pleasure and information, while increasing vocabulary and written skills. Students will also develop skills to write a basic paragraph and personal letters. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

ESL 032 is an intermediate reading and writing course (Canadian Benchmark 5-6) continuing from ESL 031. It is intended to complement 035, although it can be taken independently. The focus of the course is to give the student the ability to read and write a wide selection of materials in formal and informal situations, inside and outside the class. This may include readings such as graded readers, essays, graphs and charts, and news articles at the appropriate level. Students will learn to read for pleasure and information while increasing vocabulary and reading skills. Students will also develop skills to write a well developed paragraph, take notes and write business letters. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

ESL 034 is a lower intermediate listening and speaking course (Canadian Language Benchmarks 4- 5). It is intended to complement ESL 031, the focus of which is reading, writing and grammar. The course is designed for students exiting from ESA 030 or ESL 008. Listening skills progress from understanding the gist to starting to comprehend key words and details in extended exchanges or spoken texts. Speaking skills focus on participating in a variety of complex activities or situations involving multiple purposes and participants (e.g. group work, discussions and debates), and participating outside ESL classes in informal, predictable social contacts. The course concentrates on the process of communication and stresses the importance of communicative strategies and the functional use of English. It provides learners with functional phrases that they can incorporate into their active language as they interact with their classmates in pair or group work, as well as outside the classroom in daily life. Themes are relevant to the learners' personal experience, like family life and adjusting to a new country, as well as to present classroom experience, such as study skills. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

ESL 035 is an intermediate listening and speaking course (Canadian Language Benchmarks 6), continuing on from ESL 034 and intended to complement ESL 032, although it can be taken independently if reading and writing is not a perceived student need or if the student has time constraints. The focus of the course is the comprehension of key words and details in extended exchanges or spoken texts as well as participation in a variety of complex activities or situations involving multiple purposes and participants (e.g. group work, discussions, debates) in the classroom and in informal, predictable social contacts outside the ESL class. The course concentrates on the process of communication and stresses the importance of communicative strategies and the functional use of English. It provides learners with functional phrases that they can incorporate into their active language as they interact with their classmates in pair or group work, as well as outside the classroom in daily life. Themes are relevant to the learners' personal lives as well as reflective of broader issues, such as communication, health and fitness, media, advertising and the environment. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

ESL 037 is a lower intermediate grammar course (Canadian Benchmark 4-5). It continues from ESL 003 or ESA 030. It is intended to complement ESL 031 and 034, although it can be taken independently. The focus of the course is to give the student the ability to identify and apply the rules of grammar to a variety of both spoken and written communications in informal and predictable settings. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

ESL 038 is an intermediate grammar course (Canadian Benchmark 5-6) continuing from ESL 037. It is intended to complement ESL 032 and ESL 035 although it can be taken independently. The focus of the course is to increase the student's knowledge of grammatical rules so that they may be applied to a variety of spoken and written communications in both formal and informal predictable settings. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This highly interactive writing and reading course(Canadian Language Benchmarks 7) is of interest to students who wish to refine their writing and reading skills and/or prepare for further education and training. Students will develop their ability to clearly communicate in a variety of academic and non-academic contexts. To help develop effective written expression, students will study points of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, style, and usage. Special emphasis being given to areas of particular difficulty for ESL students. Reading, vocabulary, and academic skills will be developed through the study of authentic readings and focussed vocabulary work, while speaking skills will be promoted through discussions and presentations. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is a continuation of ESL 051. Writing will begin with a review of the paragraph, moving quickly into essays. The focus will be on academic English. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

ESL 054 is a lower advanced speaking and listening course (Canadian Language Benchmark 7) and is intended to complement ESL 051. ESL 054 is intended to improve students' overall communication skills. Besides increasing their fluency in English, students will develop higher-level listening and communication strategies as well as critical \thinking and note-taking skills. Students will learn to comprehend authentic language from a variety of contexts, including short lectures. They will learn effective use of a variety of language structures and will increase their vocabulary skills and use of idiomatic language. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions and give oral presentations. They will also improve their pronunciation by learning and practicing the sound, rhythm and stress patterns of English. In addition, students will use basic computer and internet skills for informal research and communication. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

ESL 055 is an advanced speaking and listening course (Canadian Language Benchmark 8) and is intended to complement ESL 052. ESL 055 is intended to further improve students' overall communication skills. Besides increasing their fluency in English, students will develop higher-level listening and communication strategies as well as critical thinking and note-taking skills. Students will learn to comprehend authentic language from a variety of contexts, including short lectures. They will learn effective use of a variety of language structures and will increase their vocabulary skills and use of idiomatic language. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions and give formal oral presentations. They will also improve their pronunciation of the sound, rhythm and stress patterns of English. In addition, students will use basic computer and Internet skills for communication and informal and formal research. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The primary focus of this course is the development of grammatical accuracy in written and spoken communication. The following will facilitate the development of effective expression: grammar structure, meaning and usage. Special emphasis will be given to areas of difficulty for ESL students. In addition, speaking and listening skills will be furthered through communicative drills, discussions, and presentations. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The primary focus of this course is the development of grammatical accuracy in written and spoken communication. The following will facilitate the development of effective expression: grammar structure, meaning and usage. Special emphasis will be given to areas of difficulty for ESL students. Students will use particular grammar structures to write paragraphs. In addition, speaking and listening skills will be furthered through communicative drills, discussions, and presentation. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is a seminar/ workshop that develops and deepens students' English language skills through personalized, directed language instruction/ learning. Students work on and develop the language and academic skills that are essential for their success. The course is intended for students who have learned or are learning English as an additional language. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is an exploration of drawing and mark-making in its broadest sense. It is intended to provide students with a visual vocabulary that will enable them to express themselves more easily. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to make artistic decisions. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining climate change and includes scientific, social, economic, political, and ethical perspectives. Some key areas of focus include climate science, vulnerability of human and ecological systems, observed and projected impacts, climate change adaptation and mitigation, policy debates, and current and future challenges. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Those who would dare are invited to step into the North Island College time machine. Walk the streets of ancient Pompeii. Contemplate the accomplishments of Incan Civilization from the heights of Machu Picchu. Listen for the sound of the Minotaur below as you stand in the palace at Knossos. This course combines intensive study of one historical theme or civilization with a two-to-three-week international tour. Typically, Travels in Time will only be offered in the Spring semester and will feature a short series of preparatory lectures and seminars followed by the trip. The class will conclude with a couple of meetings upon the group's return. The academic demands in HIS 205 will be significant but are meant to accentuate rather than to detract from the travel experience. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The adoption of social media by both individuals and organizations has triggered a shift in marketing practices globally. This introductory course will present current channels, tools and technologies that are used in social media. It will look at marketing, monetization, strategies, monitoring, metrics and governance. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively explore the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of social media channels and platforms - including those associated with enriched business communication, marketing strategies, and enhanced brand experience. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is a seminar/ workshop that develops and deepens students' English language and academic skills through personalized, directed instruction/ learning. Working within a group setting, students develop the linguistic, cultural, and academic skills that they personally need to succeed in their other courses. Each student will work on projects within his or her own area(s) of academic interest. This course is appropriate for students who speak and use English as an additional language. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is a self-paced course that teaches the number system, addition and, subtraction of whole numbers, estimations, time, and shapes. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is a self-paced course that teaches the number system and how to add, subtract, and multiply. Students also learn how to make change, tell time, add and subtract units of time, and how to find the perimeter of square and rectangles. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is a self-paced course that teaches students how to multiply and divide. Students also learn how to make change, and convert units of time by adding and subtracting. They are also introduced to the metric system and learn how to measure length, volume, and mass, as well as how to figure out the area of rectangles and squares. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is a self-paced course that teaches how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, as well as how to use decimals in real life. Students also learn the metric system. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is a self-paced course that teaches students common fractions and decimals, equivalent fractions, and how to multiply, divide, add, and subtract fractions. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is a self-paced course that teaches students the basics of ratios, rates & proportion, percents, and introductory statistics. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

Intermediate Mathematics I is the first of a two course series. Completion of the two parts meets the requirements for the Intermediate Level ABE program. MAT 033 consists of six modules, which cover Arithmetic and Estimation, Signed (Rational) numbers, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Measurement and Perimeter, Area and Volume within six modules. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

Intermediate Mathematics II is the second of a two course series. Completion of the two parts meets the requirements for the Intermediate Level ABE program. MAT 034 consists of Polynomials, Factoring, Equations, Linear Equations and Graphing; Powers, Roots, and Scientific Notations; Trigonometery. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

Effective September 2015. Advanced Mathematics is the equivalent of B.C. Ministry of Education Principles of Mathematics 11. The content of MAT 053 includes: real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations, polynomials, rational and radical expressions and relations, quadratic equations and trigonometry(functions and solving right and oblique triangles). Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

The goals of the Provincial Algebra and Trigonometry are to prepare adult learners with the knowledge and skills in algebra and trigonometry necessary for entry to technical, vocational and career programs that require Math 12 equivalency as a prerequisite and for future study in higher-level math courses at college/university. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics. It is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of statistics, as well as an awareness of the practical applications of statistics in diverse fields such as the biological and social sciences and business. Topics include: descriptive statistics, data collection, probability theory, probability distributions, sampling distribution of a statistic, estimation of a parameter and test of hypotheses for one population, estimation and test of hypotheses for two or more populations, and bivariate analysis. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course covers the first half of Introductory Psychology. Topics include Critical Thinking, Neuroscience and Behaviour, Nature vs. Nurture, The Developing Person, Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning and Memory. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

Course covers critical thinking, intelligence, motivation and emotion, personality, psychological disorders and treatment and social psychology. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Introduction to Sociology I introduces the student to some of the major concepts and issues in the discipline of sociology, including culture, socialization, deviance, gender, suicide and discrimination. The course is designed to encourage the student to think more deeply about the relationship between personal troubles and public issues. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge and practical skills while employed with qualified co-op employers. The full-time five-month work experience is facilitated and supervised by the College and includes assignments, based on career development and the work experience, to meet individual educational goals and objectives. Students must complete Co-Operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar (EMP-100) in the Fall term as a prerequistie to this course which is scheduled in the spring term. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Tourism is one of the fastest growing global industries with career opportunities in a range of sectors including food and beverage, hotels, adventure, conferences and government agencies. This 360 hour internship will provide students with an opportunity to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to the hospitality or tourism business. Internships take place during the summer between year one and year two of the program and students can chose to work regionally, nationally or internationally. A great first step in your career. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus