Digital Courses

Digital Courses

With NIC’s digital courses you can learn from wherever you are – all you will need is access to a computer and internet. Some digital classes will meet live online with their instructor on specific days and times, while others will have a more flexible schedule. Visit our Course Codes webpage to learn more about course codes and delivery methods.

Intensive Kwak'wala language instruction will draw on local Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing and being in an Indigenous language immersion setting at an introductory level. The units will draw on a wide variety of culturally relevant activities conducted through the lens of language to explore the essential relationship between Kwak'wala and identity, place (including land and sea), wellness, and roles and responsibilities. Students will build oral and aural skills through experiential activities that are the foundation for place-based, culturally infused learning. This course will provide students with an introduction to learner strategies and comprehensible language acquisition methods that are advantageous for Indigenous language acquisition and prepare students for a more intensive, immersive, place-based second term. Details...

Intensive Kwak'wala language instruction will draw on local Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing and being in an Indigenous language immersion that builds on ILF 101. The units will draw on a wide variety of culturally relevant activities conducted through the lens of language to explore the essential relationship between Kwak'wala and identity, place (including land and sea), wellness, and roles and responsibilities. Students will build oral and aural skills through experiential activities that are the foundation for place-based, culturally infused learning. This course will provide students with an introduction to learner strategies and comprehensible language acquisition methods that are advantageous for Indigenous language acquisition and prepare students for a more intensive, immersive, place-based second term. Details...

This course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning must be considered in the work we do in our classrooms, organizations and communities to advance Reconciliation and the Calls to Action. The course will include an examination of pre-colonial Indigenous ways of knowing and historical relationships, colonial contexts and political influences that have impacted Indigenous peoples and communities. The ramifications of colonization will be explored in conjunction with Indigenous response, resistance and renewal. The course will include an examination of the Truth and Reconciliation process, the 94 Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration of Rights for Indigenous People, coupled with an examination of how Indigenization processes, the Social Determinants of Health and Unesco's Sustainable Development Goals pertain to Indigenous sovereignty, language revitalization, social equity and the restoration of wellness and healing for Indigenous people. Details...

Students will learn basic conversation, structure, and pronunciation in a Kwak'wala language immersion setting with a focus on listening and speaking. The units cover a wide variety of themes including greetings, social interaction, household activities, community, environment, wildlife, food harvesting and preparation and cultural activities. Combined, these encompass our way of life, as Kwakwaka'wakw, and give insight on how our language is essential to who we are. This will also provide students with a basic understanding of several learner strategies and methods that are advantageous for Indigenous language acquisition including Total Physical Response the Dr. Greymorning method, and comprehensible language acquisition methods. Details...

Students will learn basic conversation, structure, and pronunciation in a Kwak'wala language immersion setting with a focus on listening and speaking. The units cover a wide variety of themes, including greetings, social interaction, household activities, community, environment, wildlife, place names, food harvesting and preparation and cultural activities. Combined, these encompass the way of life of the Kwakwaka'wakw and give insight to how Kwak'wala is essential to who the Kwakwaka'wakw are and how Kwak'wala ties Kwakwaka'wakw to land, sea and place. This will also provide students with a basic understanding of several learner strategies and methods that are advantageous for Indigenous language acquisition including Total Physical Response, the Dr. Greymorning method, and comprehensible language acquisiton methods. Details...

The course will focus on introducing students to the U'mista orthography. Students will develop speaking, listening, reading, writing and editing ability using the orthography to study content relating to contemporary and traditional worldview and activities of daily living. This course is intended to provide students with the ability to read and write Kwak'wala and foster their ability to access written and online resources to support their language acquisition outside of class. The units cover an introduction to the U'mista orthography, history of the development of the orthography, advantages of establishing an orthography, the 46 sounds of Kwak'wala, pronunciation, introduction to transcription, and grammatical structure. During the course, students will participate in online dialogues and be introduced to electronic resources that are advantageous for self-practice. Details...

Introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth Language will focus on: listening techniques, comparing and contrasting Nuu-chah-nulth and English sound patterns and pronunciation, which will lead to words, phrases and sentence-building exercises for conversational Nuu-chah-nulth for various topics: greetings, weather, elders, around the classroom, around the house, and learning songs. Students will also be introduced to electronic learning resources for self-practice. Details...

Introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth Language II will focus on advancing skills learned in Nuu-chah-nulth I: listening techniques, comparing and contrasting Nuu-chah-nulth and English sounds, patterns and pronunciation which will lead to words, phrases and sentence building exercises for conversational Nuu-chah-nulth for various topics. In addition, there will be an introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth cultural protocols. Students will explore any new electronic learning resources for self-practice. Details...

This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening, and speaking. Students will have individiualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest. After completing English 027, students may enroll in Intermediate English 035. Details...

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...

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. Details...

Through the study of oral and written texts by Indigenous authors, First Peoples Literature and Composition develops critical thinking skills, reading skills, speaking skills, and writing skills to prepare students for the demands of either the workplace, college programs, or university-level courses. Students will write several essays, deliver oral presentations, and complete a research essay or assignment at the conclusion of the course. Students will also explore elements of First People history and culture through the readings and assignments in the course. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098. Details...

English 098 is designed to prepare students for the reading, writing, and critical thinking demands they will encounter in the workplace, college programs or university-level courses. The course assists students to develop reading, research and reference skills and write a range of technical, professional and academic assignments. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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 seven topics; which cover Arithmetic and Estimation, Signed (Rational) numbers, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Measurement, Perimeter, Area and Volume, and Trigonometry. Details...

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 Notation. Details...

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...

Foundations of Mathematics includes rates, systems of linear equations and linear inequalities, quadratic functions, geometry, statistics, trigonometry, measurement, and logical reasoning. Details...

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...

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. Details...

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...

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...

This course provides students with a broad range of basic business skills. Topics include business plan development, legal issues of business start-up and management, financing, marketing, and basic record keeping for a small business venture. Details...

This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of marketing as it relates to the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Particular emphasis will be given to the topics of assessing dynamic marketing environments and developing a marketing strategy and marketing mix. Details...

This course introduces students to computing concepts and skills using industry standard business application software in a hands-on Windows environment. Students will learn to use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications and be able to apply them to various organizational functions. This course provides a practical base for developing sound analytical computing skills necessary in today's business world. Details...

This course is intended for students who plan to pursue further accounting courses. It provides additional depth to the concepts introduced in BUS 100 with a focus on financial statement concepts, preparation and adjusting entries. Details...

This course studies accounting from the viewpoint of the manager as a decision-maker. The emphasis is on analysis of accounting theory and the means available to the manager to use accounting information for planning and control of business activities. Asset accounts are explored in further detail and disclosure requirements are dealt with. Details...

This course studies the role of the management accountant, cost concepts and terminology, cost flows, cost allocation, job and process costing, service departments, budgeting, standard costs and variances, joint products, relevant costs and pricing. Details...

This course introduces students to relevant legal issues in business environments. Course topics include an introduction to torts, contracts and appropriate legislation regarding specialized forms of contractual relationships. Details...

This course is the first course in a two-part series that provides an introduction to the Canadian Income Tax system. It will introduce the basic principles and practices of individual taxation. Topics include residency, employment, business and property income, capital gains and losses, calculation of personal taxes payable and administration of the tax system. Details...

This course provides students with a general framework for financial decision-making. Topics include valuation, portfolio theory, the risk-return tradeoff, the firm's required rate of return, capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management. Details...

This course provides an introduction to the functions of Human Resource Management and takes the perspective that Human Resource Management plays an important role in the ability of organizations to achieve productivity and effectiveness while attaining individual and societal objectives. Topics include planning, recruitment and selection, job analysis and job evaluation, compensation management, performance appraisals, motivation, and employee/employer relationships. Details...

This course introduces students to the study of concepts that contribute to an understanding of, and the ability to predict, consumer behaviour. Students will consider both from a theoretical and practical point of view, the influence of social, cultural, and psychological factors on the consumer decision-making process. Other topics will include market segmentation and consumer research. Details...

Professional selling skills are central to the success of any marketing professional. This course provides learners with an understanding of modern concepts in professional selling, and basic selling techniques relevant to today's Canadian and Global business environments. Details...

This course examines the differences between product and services marketing and the marketing strategies employed in the service sector. Topics will include the development of a services business model in the context of a competitive market, management of the customer interface, and implementation of profitable service strategies. Details...

This course is intended to introduce accounting students to bookkeeping, audit and taxation software. It is intended for diploma and degree students with advanced knowledge of accounting. Details...

This course examines the use of information systems to solve business problems in today's organizations. We focus on the alignment of information systems to meet business goals and to support effective decision making at all levels of an organization. Details...

This course will give students the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from several business disciplines to manage a company in an industry environment. Using an online business simulation, students will be part of management teams who make strategic business decisions in an effort to achieve a competitive advantage in their industry. Details...

This course is a study of the recruitment, selection, and placement of talented employees in organizations, many of which operate in a competitive environment. A strategic perspective is employed in the analysis of each stage of the staffing process from the development and execution of Human Resource plans to an audit of the process. Details...

This course is an extension of BUS 211 and examines the liability and capital aspects of accounting for businesses. Topics include stocks, bonds, retained earnings, dividends, future income taxes and pensions. Details...

This course is a continuation of BUS 217. It provides an advanced discussion of topics such as cost behaviour, relevance and the decision process, pricing decisions, management control systems, cost allocation including joint products/by-products, profit planning in uncertainty and the use of decision models, regression and variance analysis. This is a cost recovery course; special tuition fees apply. Details...

This course will provide knowledge about the art and science of compensation management in a competitive environment. Through the use of a project, students will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills of compensation plan development. Details...

This course is the second course in a two-part series that provides an introduction to the Canadian Income Tax system. It will introduce the basic principles and practices of corporate taxation. Additional topics include partnerships, trusts, international taxation and administration of the tax system. Details...

This is a course in the application of selected mathematical decision-making techniques to business problem solving. Topics include simple and multiple regression, time series analysis, index numbers, Bayesian decision analysis, and an introduction to linear programming. Details...

This course will consider the importance of high quality leadership and review evolving theory, practice and skill development in connection with this important topic. Topics will include leadership traits, behaviours and the situational aspects of leadership as well as self-leadership, team leadership, transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, crisis leadership, inter-cultural leadership, servant and authentic leadership and leadership abuse and ethics, among others. Students will be provided opportunities to reflect on their leadership philosophy and plans and related skill development in areas such as communication and emotional intelligence, as well as the opportunity to explore leadership from an experiential perspective. Details...

This course examines behavioural concepts and tools developed to aid the manager in understanding the behaviour in organizations and improving organizational effectiveness. Topics include individual motivation, perception and communication, management roles, decision-making, group dynamics and teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution, and organizational structure, process, and culture. Details...

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to better understand the impact of culture in the workplace. They will learn how business communications are impacted by various cultural dimensions, laws and corporate structure. They will also learn about strategies to effectively manage business communications in intercultural settings, whether in Canada or other countries. Details...

This course is about providing quality information upon which managers can act. Market research is the set of tools that have been developed to allow managers to collect and analyze information, primarily information about customers. This course is designed for people who will be using rather than for those who will be specializing in market research. However, for someone to be an intelligent user of market research, he or she needs a solid general understanding of market research techniques. Details...

This course adopts an integrated marketing perspective that requires students to consider the myriad of media choices available and to select those that will most effectively communicate with consumers. Topics include developing a strategic integrated marketing plan, articulating and delivering the message, and implementing, controlling and monitoring the Integrated Marketing Communications plan. Details...

This course introduces students to international marketing concepts. They will learn to assess the dynamic environment of international markets and identify opportunities in various international market segments, including those of emerging markets. They will also learn about international marketing strategies and ways to create a marketing mix that supports business strategy. Finally, they will learn about negotiation and management strategies in the international context. Details...

This course deals with international finance from a Canadian perspective. Students will learn about international financial markets and institutions as well as issues related to foreign exchange markets, exchange rate risk, and sovereign risk. They will also gain an understanding of different corporate governance practices in different parts of the world. Details...

This course begins by examining the environment in which international business operates, including the causes and consequences of globalization. It then looks at how international business is actually conducted, with emphasis on international marketing by small and medium sized Canadian businesses. Topics include finding and servicing prospects in other countries, international payment options, exchange rate risk, and intellectual property issues. Details...

This course serves as an introduction to the field of labour relations in both the private and public sectors. Aspects of the union-management relationship such as the establishment of union bargaining rights, the negotiation process, and the administration of a collective agreement will be examined. Details...

This course is designed to help students understand the conceptual, ethical and analytical issues in management accounting. Students learn how to perform analysis to support managerial decisions, design and implement management control systems, and to develop an awareness of the moral responsibilities of management accountants. Details...

This course examines the accounting for long-term investments, business combinations, partnerships, not-for-profit organizations and foreign currency transactions and translations. Accounting methods will be analyzed using both Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Details...

This course provides an introduction to the practice of auditing in a business environment. It will include coverage of the theory of auditing, transaction processing, internal controls, substantive procedures and audit reports. Details...

This course introduces students to the unique nature of marketing management in the business-to-business environment. Students will learn how to apply strategic marketing concepts to this environment, with a specific focus on customer relationship and knowledge management. Details...

This course will prepare students to develop and manage project plans that will be delivered on time and within the specified budget. Students will learn to use various planning and budgeting tools as well as organizational mechanisms throughout the project life cycle that will contribute to the success of project management. Details...

This course aims to develop advanced problem solving skills that are required for the management of small and medium enterprises (SME's). A topical approach offers an analytical framework for the study of the entrepreneurial process, creativity and competitive strategy, troubleshooting, problem solving, and growth strategy. This course provides an opportunity to help students integrate their knowledge of disparate topics, to think strategically, and to act in a consultative capacity for a new and growing enterprise. Details...

This capstone course provides students with the tools to analyze organizational operations and develop strategic plans to deal with various contingencies. Using comprehensive case studies, students will gain experience in strategic analysis and problem solving relating to strategy planning and implementation issues. Details...

This course introduces the principles of microeconomics and demonstrates how these principles apply to current Canadian economic issues. Details...

This course introduces the principles of macroeconomics and demonstrates how these principles apply to current Canadian economic issues. Details...

This course assists students in understanding their role as an Activity Assistant. The students are introduced to the concept of activity and how it influences and is influenced by the components of health, age, interests, values and environment. Details...

Students will enhance their knowledge of dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease. This course provides strategies for activity involvement with the cognitively impaired client. Details...

Students will enhance their knowledge of dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease. This course provides strategies for activity involvement with the cognitively impaired client. Details...

This course provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained from theory courses while working with adults in a variety of settings. The focus will include the use of creative problem-solving processes in the provision of activities that maintain or enhance clients' well-being. Details...

This practicum provides the students with the opportunity to integrate the theory and skills learned during the Activity Assistant Program. It consists of 90 hours of supervised practice in a variety of case settings. The student will use creative, client-centered processes for planning and implementing activities that maintain or enhance client well-being. Details...

Acquire a medical terminology vocabulary related to body systems necessary to communicate information in a medical office or hospital environment. Learn and practice the principles of medical words formation, including the basic rules of building medical words, identifying suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms related to the structures and functions of the associated systems of the body. Details...

This course discusses fundamental information Unit Clerks must know about medications. The main focus is on names and classifications of commonly used medications, the twenty-four hour clock, pharmacology vocabulary, the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) and other references. Details...

An introduction to professional communication in a hospital unit setting. Topics include: perception of self and others, verbal and nonverbal communication, appropriate professional conversation, listening skills, self-disclosure and feedback, telephone skills, patient confidentiality. Examines communication methods and tools used by the Hospital Unit Clerk, and communication devices used in the hospital. Details...

This course is designed to introduce the student to management techniques and communication in a hospital environment. It deals with the transcription and understanding of physicians' orders - the major and most critical function of the Unit Clerk. This would include dietary, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, respiratory care, physical and occupational medicine and medications. Details...

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of contemporary practices for the design and development of a wide range of user-centered products. Students will engage in all aspects of product development: research, analysis, iteration, prototyping, presentation and evaluation in order to meet the required objectives through individual and team projects. Details...

This course provides a general overview of contemporary practices in Communication Design. The creation of vector graphics and the application of design principles are integrated into projects that cover identity design, advertising, poster design and the design process. Students will discuss historical and contemporary concepts, learn to think critically and produce a well-rounded portfolio using their creative and technical skills. Details...

In this course students will learn the concepts and develop skills needed to build the front-end of a standards-compliant website. Topics covered include concepts of the Internet and World Wide Web, HTML, and CSS. A popular HTML/CSS editor will be used as the development tool throughout the course. Web usability and accessibility will be introduced. A web site development project is an important component of the course. Details...

In this course students will explore architectural frameworks and design patterns for application development specific to platforms such as mobile devises or the web. Students will learn how to leverage remote APIs and data sources for use in platform-based development and will learn how to select and implement appropriate design and architectural patterns across multiple complementary approaches. Students will gain experience in modern development, testing and profiling tools for platform-based applications. Details...

This course is an introduction to User Experience Design and the key phases of a typical website design process. By simulating the workflow of a real-world studio environment, students create design systems that balance client objectives, aesthetics and user requirements. Students will acquire tools and perspectives that help them discover and define problems, create and test solutions, and evaluate results. Details...

This studio course develops aesthetic, conceptual and technical skills for visual communication problems in which type is the primary element. Historical reference gives context to the critique of typographic solutions. Students will learn to relate the elements and principles of design to typography. Through a series of hands-on projects students will learn to identify and create letterforms, typographical emphasis, heirarchy, and composition using industry-standard software. Details...

This course will continue on the web skills development started with DGL 103. Topics covered include JavaScript basics, Document Object Model (DOM), DOM manipulation, and use of JavaScript liraries and APIs. A course project is a required component of the course. Details...

This course introduces application (app) development for mobile devices. Students will learn how to install and configure appropriate Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for mobile app development and how to leverage IDE features and tools to build functional mobile apps. Platform-specific design patterns and app life-cycle features will be introduced as part of this course. Details...

This practical course introduces students to the development of database-driven web-server applications. PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) scripting is used to define the logic and behaviour of student-developed web applications while SQL (Structured Query Language) is used to communicate with the underlying relational database engine. Students will install a development environment to learn and practice essential programming skills and elements of database design and usage. Details...

Skills and experience gained in the first year of study find coordinated application to increasingly complex design projects. This course concentrates on the design of visual communications for print and display. Concept development, design principles, computer skills, presentation, print production and marketing theory will be addressed and applied to studio assignments. Assignments take the form of a range of projects in various media. This course is essential for the development of a working portfolio. Details...

Building on the skills and knowledge acquired in first year courses in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, this course introduces advanced CSS features and their applications to website and application development. Topics include advanced layout with CSS, CSS preprocessors, CSS plugin basics, and CSS frameworks. Details...

This course provides an introduction to essential skills for development of iPhone, iPad, and iPod applications using the Swift programming language. Principles of a correct object-oriented design and implementation will be emphasized to develop tested and reusable high quality code. The course will also cover elements of the Foundation Framework. Details...

This capstone project course provides students with the opportunity to propose and develop a self-directed body of work. The project allows students to target their area of expertise to synthesize the applied skills and theoretical knowledge of their accumulated education. Details...

This industry-driven course emphasizes actionable knowledge and practical skills in the management of digital communication projects. Working independently and in teams, students assess project objectives to determine appropriate deliverables; plan, budget and manage the execution of project work; analyze and solve problems; and utilize up-to-date web standards and best practices. Details...

Building on the skills and knowledge acquired in the first year JavaScript course, this application driven course further explores the advanced features of JavaScript and its practical use in website and web application development. Topics may include special effects, Ajax applications, web animations, and simple web game development. Details...

This course introduces iOS application (app) development for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Topics covered include iOS app integrated development environment, Model-View Controller (MVC) concepts, use of storyboard in build multiple-scene user interfaces, programming of user interactions, accessing device resources and external services. It also includes debugging and testing applications on a simulator and on real devices. An iOS app development project is an important component of the course. Details...

This introductory course will present current platforms, tools and technologies that are used in social media. It will look at communications models, strategies, monitoring, metrics and governance, and the social and cultural significance of social media. 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. Details...

This project-based course explores the fundamentals of planning, creating and customizing dynamic, database-driven websites using the most current open source web-based content management systems. Details...

This course examines developmental perspectives that explain growth and development of children from conception to 12 years of age. The image of the child in society and the influence of family and culture on children's growth are addressed inclusive of Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Application of theoretical knowledge to early childhood practice is emphasized through observation and child study. Details...

This course offers an overview of philosophical and theoretical orientations that have influenced specific approaches to child guidance. Students will begin to learn the skills and dispositions needed to work in a collaborative and respectful manner with children and families. There will be a focus on encouragement other strategies that promote pro-social behaviours in children and support sollective well-being and belonging. Details...

This course will expand on the foundational knowledge, skill and values discussed in ECC 114 Partnerships I - Child Guidance. Details...

Using the knowledge gained in Developmental Journey, this course focuses on emergent, play-based curriculum. It discusses play in the holistic context of the current research and literature related to early childhood programs. Using an inquiry-based approach to the creative arts (art, language and literature) and science, students will examine the role of the early childhood educator in designing responsive quality environments, to facilitate the holistic development of the child through play. Details...

Part II of this course will expand on the development of responsive physical environments taking into account all the elements that contribute to a positive learning environment for young children. Students will apply knowledge of cognitive development by designing and implementing curriculum ideas around math, music and movement, and social studies. Students will incorporate all aspects of curriculum planning with the actual designing of play spaces for all children. Details...

This course provides an introduction to the commitment and responsibility involved in being an early childhood educator. Included are the history and philosophy of ECCE and the BC Child Care Regulations. The later part of the course provides opportunities to explore the personal and professional development of the early childhood educator, current trends and professional issues in child care. Details...

This course provides an introduction to interpersonal communications and group dynamics. An experiential approach is used to develop self awareness, increase communication skills and work well in a team. Details...

This course will provide an introduction to understanding the changing roles of families in contemporary society. Central to this concept, addressing the knowledge, skills and values necessary to establish partnerships with the family, respect their diversity and help them access community resources. Details...

This course provides opportunities for students to examine elements of population health, in relationship to health, safety and nutritional practices in early learning settings. Emphasis will be placed on studying practices and procedures that promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children including Indigenous approaches. Recognizing that some knowldge is sacred, the richness of local identities and diversities will be shared through the wisdom of local Elders and knowledge keepers. Attention will also be given to the student's reflections on personal wellness and the correlation to the creation of a nurturing, healthy and safe environment for all young children. Details...

This course will build on knowledge from Developmental Journey, Part I, and integrate developmental theory at a more advanced level. It will include a review of the principles and theories of development, as well as provide opportunities to examine themes that recur throughout the life cycle (e.g. attachment, separation, autonomy). Students will be given opportunities to explore critical developmental issues of interest as well as those related specifically to children under three and children with supported child care needs. Details...

This course will expand on the foundational knowledge, skills and values discussed in Part II with more emphasis on application of both guiding and caring and working effectively as part of a team with colleagues, families and community. This will include looking at more challenging behaviours and how to use observation and creative problem solving as part of a team to plan effective intervention. Students will take a closer look at what it means to include families in a meaningful way. Details...

This course is designed to build on the knowledge gained from earlier courses. This is a more in-depth look at adapting to the diverse needs of infants and toddlers and their families within a group setting. A study of developmentally appropriate practices and play-based curriculum planning for this age group will be addressed. Specific developmental issues such as attachment and separation and the needs of infants and toddlers with supported child care needs will also be explored. Details...

This course encourages students to explore communication from a professional standpoint, including their role in advocacy, professional associations and groups, and working with community partners. Details...

This course is designed to prepare the student to work as an early childhood educator with children who require extra support. Knowledge of typical and atypical child growth and development will precede examination of the nature of conditions leading to and resulting in various factors that put children at risk. The knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary to assist the child and his/her family will be emphasized, along with the utilization of specialized community resources. An observation practicum is integral to this course. Details...

This course is designed to prepare students for the administration and supervisory responsibilities in an early childhood care and education facility. In addition to an overview of broad concepts and principles related to administration, specific roles and responsibilities of the administrator will be addressed. Discussion of current trends and issues within the ECCE profession will be included. Details...

This course prepares students for the writing, reading, studying, and research demands of post-secondary academic courses. The course will provide instruction in the following: academic language development; the writing of academic paragraphs and essays; how and why to avoid plagiarism; achieving clarity and coherence in writing; planning, researching, drafting, and revising written work; and documentation of research. Note that this course is designed for students who have met the English requirements for admission to their program but who require more experience in academic reading and writing before taking ENG 115, ENG 116, ENG 117 or ENG 160. Students who have completed ENG 115, ENG 116, ENG 117 or ENG 160 with a C+ or higher are not eligible to take ENG 104. Details...

ENG 107 is a first year writing seminar focusing on method and craft in fiction and creative non-fiction. Fiction writing may include short stories or novel writing. Non-fiction may include creative essay writing, documentary, life-writing or biography. Students create a portfolio of work including both fiction and creative non-fiction. This seminar focuses on the practice of writing with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing through discussions, exercises and peer critiquing. Details...

ENG 108 is a first year writing seminar focusing on method and craft in poetry drama and screenplays. This seminar focuses on the practice of writing with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing through discussions, exercises, and peer critiquing. Students create a portfolio of work including both poetry and a play or screenplay. Details...

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...

ENG 116 introduces university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences with a specific focus on contemporary Indigenous issues in Canada. Students will critically analyze and study the writing, oral and aural practices of Indigenous scholars and teachers in a variety of disciplines and settings. Emphasis is placed on respecting and interweaving non-Indigenous and Indigenous ways of knowing and research methodologies in writing a post-secondary research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 116 if they have previously completed ENG 115, ENG 117 or ENG 125. Details...

This course is an introduction to university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences. It is designed to help students acquire the research skills and understand the writing practices used by scholars in a variety of academic disciplines. As a way of focusing discussion, students will examine different disciplinary approaches to a single research topic. Note: Credit will only be granted for ENG 115 or ENG 117 or ENG 125. Details...

In this course, you will become familiar with selected writers and their works and themes; develop and understanding of literary terms, techniques, and styles, and analyze fiction, drama, poetry and literary non-fiction using a range of critical approaches. The long-term objective of this course is to gain a greater understanding of yourself and others. You will, as Frederick Nietzsche commands, "Read...your own life and from this understanding the hieroglyphs of universal life!" Students may not receive credit for ENG 122 if they have previously taken ENG 120, ENG 121 or ENG 126. Details...

English 127 introduces students to Indigenous literatures in Canada with emphasis on their historical, political, and cultural contexts. Students will study works selected from various genres, including story-telling, both oral and written, non-fiction writing, novels, short stories, drama, and poetry, as well as art, film, and digital media. They will learn to write reflective and scholarly analysis by interweaving Indigenous and Western approaches to textual interpretation and literary criticism. Students may not receive credit for ENG 127 if they have previously completed ENG 120, ENG 121 or ENG 126 Details...

English 159 is an applied writing course that recognizes the importance of effective communication in the modern workplace. This course focuses on the study and application of the principles of effective technical and professional communication. Details...

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...

This course surveys significant works of English literature from the late Medieval and Renaissance periods, focusing on major authors: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, and Milton. Works are studied within the context of the philosophical, social, religious and political thought and conditions of the times. Details...

This course will survey English Literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the works of major authors from a list including Swift, Pope, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Keats, the Brontes, Eliot, Arnold, Tennyson and Browning. Works will be examined within the context of the philosophical, social and religious aspects of life in the Neo-Classical, Romantic and Victorian Periods. Details...

ENG 209 is a second year university studies writing workshop that focuses on the method and craft of fiction. Students will examine the work of successful fiction authors and nurture their fiction writing skills through the workshop method. Students will create a portfolio of stories. Details...

English 260 will give students the opportunity to study the theory and practice of professional writing. Combining readings from the field of professional writing with discipline-specific applications, the course will emphasize the analytical, persuasive, and research skills required to produce effective client-based longer documents, such as analytical reports, persuasive proposals, technical manuals, and case studies. Students will work individually and collaboratively, both in class and on assignments. Details...

This course is an introduction to the history of art that serves both as a chronology and as a primer to developing the visual and verbal skills that are essential to communicating effectively about visual culture. In conjunction with Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II / FIN 101, this course explores various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Course material covers the time period between the cave paintings of prehistory to the 14th century. Details...

This course is a continuation of the introduction to the history of art that began with Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture I / FIN 100. This course serves both as a chronology and as a primer to developing the visual and verbal skills that are essential to communicating effectively about visual culture. It explores various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Course material covers the time-period from the fourteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. Details...

This course is an exploration of drawing and mark-making, it introduces methods, material and concepts particular to the medium of drawing and visual language. The intention of this course is to provide students with foundational skills and artistic vocabulary that will enable them to express themselves in the medium of drawing. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to make artistic decisions. Additional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

This course is intended to provide students with an opportunity to expand on materials, methods, concepts and drawing techniques introduced in FIN 110. Students develop their visual vocabulary and drawing skills by experimenting with various media to investigate: observational, figurative, illusionistic space, and conceptual drawing. Additional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

An introductory course intended to provide students with an overview of colour theories relating to design and fine art practices. This class introduces a variety of fundamental exercises in colour theory including colour mixing and paint application through observation and abstraction. This class will provide students with foundational skills and artistic vocabulary that will enable them to express themselves and understand the implications of colour, design and technique in the medium of painting. Additional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

In this studio course students continue to explore colour theory and colour applications introduced in FIN 120. Students develop their visual vocabulary and painting skills by experimenting with various colour applications and techniques to investigate: observational, figurative, illusionistic space, and conceptual painting. This class will provide students with the skills and artistic vocabulary to understand the implications of colour, design and technique in the medium of painting. Additional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

This foundation studio art course is an introduction to three-dimensional art and design. Students are familiarized with the technical, material and conceptual frameworks and approaches to three-dimensional structures. Elements and principals, processes and vocabulary of three-dimensional art and design are introduced through a variety of studio projects. Historical and contemporary concepts will be explored along with their applications and relationship to three-dimensional form, with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st century art and design practices. Additional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

This course explores the creative process of the artist, how to develop conceptual subject matter and experiment with materials and processes in the studio. It is an introduction to the important principles and philosophies of contemporary art. Students will learn to take responsibility for their own creative responses and channel the creative process from conception to realization. Additional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

This project-oriented course introduces the student to media arts practice through an exploration of video and sound production. Technical principles including camera operation, foley, storyboarding and digital editing expand upon the conventions and practices of traditional and experimental film-making. Additional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

This advanced project-oriented course introduces the student to media arts practice through an exploration of video, sound and expanded media production such as animation and installation art. Technical principles combined with experimentation, critical discourse and exposure to diverse media practices support the production of student projects. Additional Information: Students in the region can borrow video and sound equipment from the NIC. Students outside of the region must have access to video camera that can capture 1080 HD, tripod, and sound recorder: Hn1 or Hn2 Zoom recorder, headphones, SD card and harddrive for backing up files (1 TB recommended). Questions email: sara.vipond@nic.bc.ca Details...

In this course students deepen their understanding of representational drawing methods by exploring objective, subjective and conceptual approaches. Students will advance their formal drawing techniques, and utilize it as a means of visual expression. Course projects serve an opportunity for students to engage in research, experimentation, consultation and production. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to resolve artistic problems. Additional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

This course employs creative and critical inquiry to investigate mixed media and interdisciplinary practices in drawing. Through exploration and experimentation students will develop individualized approaches to technical, formal and conceptual drawing skills. Emphasis will be on drawing as a process to develop imagery that integrates representation, imagination and personal expression. Details...

This course is an in-depth investigation of the materials and techniques related to intaglio printmaking including, dry-point, etching, collograph and monotype. Multi-colour printing, chin colle, mixed media and experimental approaches are explored. Assigned and self-directed projects, demonstrations, class discussion and critiques encourage student's artistic development and expression of contemporary ideas in print form. Additional Information: Students will be required to pick up/drop off at Comox Valley Campus. Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date, students are required to purchase these supplies Details...

This course develops awareness in relation to issues in Contemporary Painting. Concepts of visual language within the discipline of painting will be explored and developed using a wide variety of materials, surfaces and forms. Emphasis will be on students' individual development and on enhancing technical skills, thematic development and personal expression. Course projects serve as an opportunity for students to engage in research, experimentation, consultation and production. An emphasis will be put on process, analysis, and ability to expand and resolve artistic problems. Additional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

This course is a continuation of FIN 220, concepts of visual language and critical inquiry are used to investigate the discipline of painting. Through exploration and experimentation students will develop individualized approaches to technical, formal and conceptual painting. Emphasis will be on painting as a process to develop thematic imagery and personal expression. Additional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

This course is an introduction to the diverse technical, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical considerations for approaching, exploring and creating contemporary sculpture. Assignment-based studio explorations in sculpture support material interests and the development of traditional and experimental practices. To develop their studio practice, students express their intentions, document and reflect on their concepts and processes. Class dialogue, presentations and research inform their studio projects. Addtional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

A continuation of FIN 230, this course provides students opportunities to expand and refine their approaches to the development and creation of contemporary sculpture. Emphasis is placed on developing and sustaining individual research and studio practice, incorporating diverse technical, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical considerations. Student presentations and critiques provide opportunities for development and contextualizing of intentions and practice. Additional Information: 1) Material Kit: Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Students unable to pick up material kit in person will be required to purchase their own materials for the assignments. 2) Supply List: Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date. Students are required to purchase these supplies. Details...

This course will serve to expand technical and conceptual skills in photography as an expressive, interpretive and metaphorical art form. Students will use photographic equipment, materials and processes in the production of black & white photographic imagery. Experimental approaches to the photographic medium, ideas and content are emphasized. Students are encouraged to develop their own area of research and to build their artistic identity. Single Lens reflex film cameras are provided for students to use in this course. Additional Information: Students will be required to pick up/drop off at Comox Valley Campus. Students will be required to pick up a material kit for specific assignments. Instructor will provide a supply list one month prior to class start date, students are required to purchase these supplies Details...

This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of digital photographic equipment, camera techniques, colour management and the establishement of an effective image workflow or editing and output to print and electronic media. Additional Information: Students in the region can borrow photography equipment from NIC. Students outside of the region must have access to DLSR camera and tripod, high speed SD card 64gb, and storage device - external harddrive 1 TB. Questions email: sara.vipond@nic.bc.ca Details...

This course explores the changing nature of art in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is an examination of the cultural and technological changes that have occurred over this time period and considers their effects on the development of modern art. Course material integrates methodologies of critical cultural theory as a form of analysis to explore the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place and that began in FIN 100/101, the History of Art and Visual Culture. Details...

This course provides the student an opportunity to make use of more than one medium. This course is for students who have successfully completed 12 credits in studio courses. Students will have an opportunity to investigate one of several areas: alternate forms and materials, portfolio or exhibition, preparation and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma. Details...

This course is an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. The course includes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988. Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course. Details...

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop a theoretical framework for practice. Students will be introduced to the philosophical values and theoretical understandings that provide a foundation for competent practice as a HCA. The course focuses on concepts of caring and person- centred care; basic human needs and human development; family, culture and diversity as they relate to health and healing. Students will also be introduced to a problem-solving model that will be critical to their practice. Details...

This course focuses on the development of self-awareness and increases understanding of others, and development of effective interpersonal communications skills that can be used in a variety of caregiving contexts. Students will be encouraged to become more aware of the impact of their own communication choices and patterns. They will have opportunity to develop and use communication techniques that demonstrate personal awareness, respect and active listening skills. Details...

This course provides an introduction to the holistic concept of health and the components of a health-enhancing lifestyle. Students will be invited to reflect on their own experience of health, recognizing challenges and resources that may impact on their lifestyle choices and, consequently, their health. Students will be introduced to a model that can be applied in other courses to understand the multifaceted aspects of health and healing. Details...

This course introduces students to the normal structure and function of the human body and normal bodily changes associated with aging. Students will explore common challenges to health and healing in relation to each body system. Students will also be encouraged to explore person-centred practice as it relates to the common challenges to health and, in particular, to end-of-life care. Details...

This course builds on content from other courses to assist students to explore concepts and care-giving approaches that will allow them to work effectively with individuals experiencing cognitive or mental challenges. The emphasis in this course supporting clients with dementia, recognizing responsive behaviours and identifying person-centred intervention strategies. Details...

This course provides an introduction to the role of the HCA within the British Columbia healthcare system. Students will be introduced to the healthcare team and the roles and functions of HCA within the team. Students will also have opportunities to develop self-reflective skills required for competent practice and will be introduced to effective job-finding approaches. Details...

First Nations Studies 160: First Nations Traditional and Contemporary Education was developed by North Island College to meet the needs and demands for a culturally relevant First Nations course about education with credits that transfer to other post secondary institutions. In the context of the Human Service Worker Teaching Assistant Certificate program this course will provide core content about aboriginal education, which permits students to explore and critically examine traditional, historical and contemporary ideas, processes, development, and issues in the field in which they practice. First Nations Studies 160 is designed to address historical and contemporary issues that include First Nations perspectives about the content and process of education. This is facilitated by using and reflecting on First Nations teaching and learning techniques and bringing First Nations voices into the discussions and lectures through text, audio-visual resources and visitors. Instruction is based in a dialogical approach that permits students to use their knowledge in interaction with the instructor about the readings, videos, and presentations they experience. The class format will be a seminar/talking circle in which the instructor serves as a facilitator to mediate dialogue and manage curricular progression. The format will include group work and cooperative learning activities that includes orientation to WEBCT, the Internet, oral and textual resources for networking, research and knowledge production. First Nations Studies is designed for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. Details...

This course is designed to provide Education Assistants with background knowledge and understanding of the administration and organization of schools, including working with diverse cultures. The roles of Education Assistants in the schools, and their relationships with other professional groups, parents and the local community are covered through various methods, Indigenous ways of knowing and an understanding of differing world views are woven throughout the academic material. Details...

HSW 131 focuses on the enhancement of cross-cultural communication skills necessary to become more effective Education Assistants and Community Support Workers working in Aboriginal settings. Students will practice and demonstrate communication skills such as active listening, clarification and giving and receiving feedback non-defensively. Students will also learn cultural awareness skills to help them strategize and analyze situations involving cross-cultural communiction, conflict management and working in teams. Details...

HSW 132 is designed to investigate Indigenous perspectives on social issues at the local, national, and global levels. This course introduces students to a wide range of social issues, starting with the student's own experiences with social justice and cultural awareness. Using critical thinking and a participatory approach, learners will analyze the historical, political and social factors affecting the issues discussed. An Indigenous lens will be utilized through the use of guest speakers, videos, and supplementary material. Group works and cooperative learning activities will be used. This course is designed for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. Details...

This course introduces students to a culturally appropriate approach to working with persons with disabilities. Supports and services that empower persons with disabilities are presented and the strengths of persons with disabilities are emphasized. Issues of devaluation and discrimination towards individuals with disabilities will be identified and discussed. Specific issues surrounding individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds will be discussed. There is a focus on person-centred practice and a strengths perspective. Details...

This course is designed to examine and incorporate holistic perspectives in the health of both clients and caregivers. Topics will include self-care and awareness, trauma-informed care and ethical and legal issues related to health care. It will also provide instruction in the basics of personal care for clients. Community resources for health information and support will be explored. Details...

HSW 137 introduces students to the principles of culturally responsible behavior support. Students will investigate current positive behavioral interventions and support (PBIS) strategies and compare and contrast these with traditional Indigenous approaches to behavior support and intervention. Culturally responsive support strategies for skill development and enhancement of quality of life will also be included. Details...

This course introduces students to a wide range of social problems through exploration of definition, evidence, causation, consequences, values and intervention. The student will be introduced to a variety of viewpoints, with an emphasis on a critical thinking approach. Details...

This course introduces students to a diversity model approach regarding persons with disabilities. Supports and services that empower persons with disabilities are presented and the strengths of person with disabilities are emphasized. Issues of devaluation and discrimination of individuals with disabilities will be identified and discussed. There is a focus on person-centered practice and a strengths perspective. Details...

This course introduces students to the principles of positive behaviour support. Students will learn methods for identifying, observing, measuring, and reporting behaviour and skills. Support strategies for skill development and enhancement of quality of life will also be included. Details...

This course is designed to provide Education Assistants with background knowledge and understanding of the administration and organization of schools. The roles of the Education Assistant in the classroom and the relationship of the Education Assistant with other professional groups in the school and the community are also focal points of study. In order to promote understanding of issues associated with students with special needs, a study of controversial issues in education is undertaken. Details...

This course examines the theories and skills specific to the helping roles assumed by social service workers in non-metropolitan and rural communities. Topics include: assessment and case management, the community, natural helping systems and self-help groups, empowerment and change, and problem solving approaches for working effectively with people within a human service framework. Details...

With a focus on developing effective communication skills in Human Service Work, this course will promote the students understanding of using communication for relationship development in a variety of Human Service settings, and as well, foster an enhancement of self-awareness and functioning in relationships with others. Details...

This course is an introduction to the history and development of social welfare policy in Canada with particular emphasis on British Columbia. Students also examine some current provincial and federal legislation relevant to income security, family and poverty. Details...

Building on the content of SSW 121, this course will continue to explore relationship based help in the Human Services using a strengths based approach to promote positive growth and change with individuals. Students will develop advanced communication strategies including skills necessary to promote problem solving, working with difficult clients, and further student self-awareness as communicators. Details...

This course provides an overview of the family experience in contemporary Canadian society. It provides a foundation which will assist the student in understanding and working with families or individuals within a family unit. Students will be introduced to various theories about family structure and function, stages of family development, impact of a rapidly changing society on families, problem situations, family relationships, and basic strategies for assisting families to function using a strengths based approach that promotes psychological well-being. Further, students will explore the importance of family in their own and the lives of others and will appreciate how family experiences effect emottional and social functioning. Details...

This course focuses on the development of communication skills for the purpose of effective mediation, negotiation and resolution of interpersonal conflict. Participants will be taught conflict theory and provided with the necessary information to be able to move forward into resolution. Coaching and role play opportunities are provided in order to experience success in this important area. Details...

This course introduces students to the methods and considerations in contemporary program development, planning, implementation and evaluation in human services. Various internal and external needs assessments, evaluation strategies and ethical issues will be explored. Research and evaluation are presented as integral service improvement strategies. Details...

The Introduction to Group Work course explores various theoretical foundations and applied approaches to working with a variety of groups and populations. Effective group leadership will be examined along with a focus on relationships which effect group dynamics. Details...

This course will focus on the importance of self care as a primary tool in the tool kit of the human service practitioner. Students will learn why burn out is such a large issue facing human service practitioners and identify and develop personalized self care strategies to identify and manage symptoms of burn out. Details...

This course provides an introduction to the practice of social work with concurrent disordered populations. Details...

This course prepares students to work with clients who have addictions problems. Skills and knowledge related to the management and understanding of addiction related problems and explores the biopsychosocial spiritual theory of addiction. Further, this course examines the transtheoretical model of change, history of substance abuse, pattern of use and the impact of addictions on society and selected populations. Details...

This course focuses on the values and skills required for macro level community based human service practice. Students will examine and practice the application of approaches to social change with a focus on preventing, reducing, altering, or eliminating aspects of community life that hinder community development. Details...

This audio-visual course focuses on the cross-cultural study of human diversity. Topics include patterns of subsistence, linguistics, social, political and economic organization, religion, aesthetics, and the future of humanity. Details...

This course is an introduction to the sub-fields of anthropology: physical anthropology and archaeology. Through readings and audio-visual material, the origins and development of humans and their cultures are explored, including the development of the civilizations of the Old and New World. Details...

An examination of traditional and post-contact aboriginal societies using a culture area approach. This background will lead to consideration of the status of Aboriginal People in contemporary Canadian Society. Details...

This is an introductory course of forensic anthropology, a branch of physical anthropology. Forensic anthropology involves human osteology, and is directed towards identifying human remains for legal purposes. Students will learn to assess through physical remains the sex, stature, and 'age at death' of human specimens, as well as the validity of determining 'genetic heritage'. Students will learn to understand how teeth and bones can give evidence of behaviourial patterns, trauma and disease, and how to assess cause and manner of death, and the effect of a postmortem interval on determining the above. Details...

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...

An introduction to the structure and operation of the Canadian criminal justice system, including the police, courts, and corrections. Analysis of the patterns of crime and victimization, police discretion and decision-making; criminal sentencing; correctional institutions and community-based models; and the youth justice system. Patterns of contact and conflict between various social groups and the criminal justice system are also examined. Details...

An introduction to the fundamental principles or jurisprudence and the basic legal institutions of Canada. An examination of the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, the system of Canadian courts, and the roles and responsibilities of members of the legal profession. In addition, an analysis of the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, and the principles of statutory interpretation. Also introduces the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. Details...

This course offers an intensive introduction to the nature, purpose, sources and basic principles of Canadian criminal law. It will include analysis of what constitutes a crime, the basis of criminal responsibility, and the common defences used in criminal law. Fundamental legal concepts will be highlighted. The course includes a short community practicum designed to help students to apply their developing understanding of criminal law to that which occurs in local area courts. Details...

An introduction to the development and operation of correctional systems in Canada. Topics include the history of corrections, contemporary correctional institutions, relationships between inmates and staff, case management and treatment, community-based corrections, and life after prison. Details...

An introduction to the communication and interpersonal skills necessary to positively interact in one-on-one and group settings. These skills support personal exploration, problem solving, and developing the competencies to work effectively with children, youth, and adults. Details...

Beginners French I is the first of four courses in a complete introductory French program, which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in French as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Beginners French I, II, III & IV also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the French-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language. Details...

Beginners French II is the second of four courses in a complete introductory French program, which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in French as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Beginners French I, II, III & IV also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the French-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language. Details...

Beginners French III is the third of four courses in a complete introductory French program, which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in French as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Beginners French I, II, III & IV also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the French-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language. Details...

Beginners French IV is the fourth of four courses in a complete introductory French program, which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in French as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Beginners French I, II, III & IV also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the French-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language. Details...

Intermediate French I is the first of two courses in a complete intermediate French program, which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in French as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Intermediate French I & II also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the French-speaking world, providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language. Details...

Intermediate French II is the second of two courses in a complete intermediate French program, which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in French as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Intermediate French I & II also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the French-speaking world, providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language. Details...

This course is the first of two courses which provide a continuation of the study of French grammar at an advanced level. A study of selected literary Francophone readings (French & French-Canadian), together with a variety of up-to-date and provocative articles and texts will allow the student to further improve both written and spoken French through practice in conversation, comprehension and composition. Details...

This course is the second of two courses which provide a continuation of the study of French grammar at an advanced level. A study of selected literary Francophone readings (French & French-Canadian), together with a variety of up-to-date and provocative articles and texts will allow the student to further improve both written and spoken French through practice in conversation, comprehension and composition. Details...

This course focuses on the complex relationships between people and the environment. It provides an introduction to how the biosphere functions, examines the impacts of human activities and resource exploitation on the environment, and considers the potential for a sustainable society. Topics covered include; energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem structure and dynamics, climate change, water resources, marine resources, biodiversity loss, protected areas and endangered species, human population growth, ecological footprint analysis, and environmental world-views. Details...

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...

This course provides a general chronological overview of Canadian history in the pre-Confederation era. It introduces some of the major political, social and economic events that shaped early Canadian development. Details...

This introductory course provides an overview of Canadian history since 1867, concentrating on the main lines of political, social and economic development. It analyses important issues such as the Riel Rebellion, the shift from a rural to an urban society, the effects of the two World Wars, the Great Depression, the relations between English and French Canadians, and provincial demands for autonomy. Details...

This course surveys world civilizations from ancient times to the beginning of the Medieval era. It will include study of such areas of history as ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Japan and India; classical Greece and Rome; Africa and pre-contact America; and Islam, Byzantium, Western Christendom. The focus will be upon identifying broad themes, issues and patterns in world history, and upon accounting for political, social, cultural, intellectual, religious and economic change. Details...

HIS 122 seeks to place contemporary international affairs within a broad historical and analytical perspective. The course highlights a number of events, trends and themes that have shaped the history of both individual nations and the international system since the end of World War II. Topics to be studied will include the history of the Cold War; decolonization and the struggle of developing nations to gain political and economic stability; the 'rise' of Asia: the Arab-Israeli Conflict; the Islamic resurgence; the collapse of Soviet-style communism and the nature of conflict in the post-Cold War world; the development of the global economy since Bretton Woods; and the relationship between the history of international institutions and world issues since 1945. Details...

After a brief exploration of earlier 18th Century events, this course begins with the causes, course and consequences of the French Revolution. This survey course will then examine the major events of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Particular emphasis will be placed on industrialization, the growth of the nation state and imperialism. Social change will also be examined. Details...

"Since wars begin in the minds of men," reads the UNESCO charter, "it is in the minds of men that we have to erect the ramparts of peace." This course explores how humans have struggled to understand, memorialize, and learn from war. Although the course uses a comparative thematic approach, there is a heavy emphasis upon twentieth-century wars, since this will both provide focus and allow us to probe the politicized relationship between lived memory and history. "War," notes the journalist Chris Hedges, "is a force that gives us meaning." This course will use monuments, memorials, museums, myths, paintings, photographs, weapons, flags, cartoons, family stories, novels, and movies as sources for thinking about the ways in which war is remembered and defined. Details...

Major historical events are discussed, and their significance analyzed, in this survey course on British Columbia's history. The roles played by economics, geography, politics and social factors in shaping the province's development will also be examined. Details...

Once upon a time, a shipwrecked sailor washed up upon distant shores. He wondered about where he was. Then he saw a scaffold and gallows. "Thank god, "he exhaled, "I am in a civilized country." What is the relationship between civilization, crime and punishment? Why have dead bodies been the symbol of law at some times and places but not at others? Why did criminal trials begin? How can we account for the replacement of torture and the "bloody scaffold" with the rise of the penitentiary? This course will ask such questions as it provides an historical perspective on changing definitions of deviancy, societal reactions to violent or criminal activity, and public policies to counteract prohibited behaviour. The time span and geographical range will be vast; we will range from the Mesopotamia of 3,000 BCE to 21st-century North America. To provide focus, the curriculum will be organized around four intensive case studies: Crime and Punishment in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean; Early Modern and Industrial Britain; American Justice from Colonial Times to Court T.V.; and Reactions to Crime and Deviance in 19th and 20th Century Canada and British Columbia. Details...

This course is designed as an introduction to the world's major religions, with an emphasis upon those of the Abrahamic tradition: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. It combines an intensive focus upon individual living faiths with study of the different scholarly approaches to understanding religion. Instruction will combine intensive reading, seminar discussion and lecture presentations. Students who have previously earned credit in NIC's HIS 130 are not eligible for credit in LIB 130. Details...

This course combines an introduction to the religions of Asia with comparative analysis of some key organizing themes for the study of all world religions. It examines the origins and historical development, the sacred texts, the central tenets, the institutions and rituals of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism and Shinto. It also explores selected core concepts such as sacred space, sacred time, sacred rituals and sacred symbols in a comparative context that uses not only these seven eastern religions but also the Abrahamic tradition and other world religions as reference points. Instruction will combine intensive reading, seminar discussion and lecture presentations. Details...

The topic for Winter 2021 will be Indian Civilization From The Mahabharata To The Mahatma. Provides an intensive introduction to the culture and history of a particular world region or to a comparative global theme. Although the topics will vary from year to year, an integrated interdisciplinary approach, core readings of primary texts and student learning through participatory seminars and extensive critical written analyses will be recurring constants. Open to all students as an elective, the course may be coordinated with upcoming Spring Study-Abroad Field Schools. Details...

An exploration of the rich world of ancient and Medieval Roman thought and its modern legacy. In seminars students and faculty examine such topics as Livy, Vergil, The New Testament, Augustine, Dante and Machiavelli. Details...

An introduction to selected problems in the philosophy of religion, metaphysics (theory of reality), and epistemology (theory of knowledge). Topics include the existence of God; the nature of mind and its relation to body; computers and consciousness; personal identity and mortality; freewill and determinism; the nature and sources of knowledge; and the justification of scientific beliefs. Details...

An introduction to selected problems in philosophical ethics and social-political philosophy. Topics include the relativity or objectivity of values; egoism and altruism; the nature of right and wrong action; classical and contemporary ethical theories; applied ethical problems; the nature of justice; the relation between individuals and society; and approaches to the meaning of life. Details...

The course is designed to improve a fundamental ability needed for success in any discipline: the ability to think critically. The focus is on acquiring and sharpening the skills required for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating arguments. The emphasis is on reading and responding to a variety of real academic texts from across the curriculum. No specialized knowledge is presupposed. The course should make students more careful readers and more cogent writers. Details...

An introduction to philosophical attempts to understand the nature and value of art. The course surveys influential Western theories of art from the ancient to the contemporary period. Issues discussed include attempts to define art, the social value of art, censorship, the nature of aesthetic experience, artistic creativity, problems surrounding interpretation, and the relation of art to political and gender issues. Details...

An examination of ethical issues arising in the contemporary business context. A number of classical ethical theories are introduced and applied to a variety of concrete problems such as whistle-blowing, product safety, employee rights, discrimination, international business, the environment, and investing. Emphasis is on mastery of the key ethical concepts and their application to real-life situations. Details...

This course is designed to provide an introduction to law, politics, public policy and the administration of justice in Canada. The study of the judicial system as a branch of government will be emphasized. The course will examine key provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as interpreted by the courts, with a particular focus upon those cases most directly connected to the administration of justice. Details...

An introductory course designed to acquaint students with some of the fundamental concepts, theories, perspectives and debates in the International Relations field. Topics will include such issues as international security (war, peace, military force; international organizations, international law and human rights; North-South politics; global environment crises; and the growth of a global political economy. Although it is not a course in current affairs per se, integration of contemporary world events and issues will be used to enhance critical understanding. Details...

The course covers the following topics: research methods; biological bases of behaviour; consciousness; nature, nurture and diversity; development; sensation and perception; learning; and memory. Students are introduced to relevant psychological principles, theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research. Details...

The course covers the following topics: research methods; thinking and language; intelligence; what drives us; emotions, stress and health; social psychology; personality; psychological disorders; therapy. Students are introduced to relevant psychological principles, theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research. Details...

This course studies a variety of factors involving health and illness from a bio-psychosocial perspective. Topics include behaviours that affect health such as diet, exercise, stress and substance abuse. The impact of chronic and acute illness on the individual and the social support systems are also covered. Details...

An introduction to the biological bases of behaviour and mental functioning. Topics include neural structure, neural communication, motor and sensory processes, brain structure and function, rhythms and sleep, and regulation of internal body states. The biological basis for emotions, learning, and memory will be covered. Details...

The course covers selected disorders listed in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), focusing on the nature of each disorder, biopsychosocial explanations of each disorder, and relevant treatments. Legal and ethical issues are also addressed. Students are introduced to relevant psychological theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research. Details...

This course provides an overview of child development up to, but not including adolescence. The impact of genetics and environment, major theories of human development, methods for studying child development, cultural diversity, and development in the physical, cognitive, emotional and social spheres are included. Details...

This course provides an overview of human development from adolescence through old age. Topics include the impact of genetics and environment, development in adolescence and adulthood, cultural diversity, change and development in the physical, cognitive, emotional and social spheres, and death, dying and grieving. Details...

The course introduces psychological perspectives on criminal behaviour, emphasizing theoretical and developmental issues, before considering specific crimes (e.g., white collar, domestic violence), and specific offender populations (e.g., sexual offenders, mentally disordered offenders). Students are introduced to relevant theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research. CRM 101, PSY 130 and PSY 131 are recommended. Details...

This course will introduce students to some of the major concepts, issues, and approaches in the discipline of sociology, including ethnicity, gender or sexuality. The course is designed to encourage the student to think more deeply about the relationship between personal troubles and public issues. Details...

SOC 111 is the second course in a full 1st-year university level introductory sociology course. It addresses specific social institutions such as the family and education, work and politics as well as social problems such as social change and inequality. The course is based on a critical evaluation of the major institutions of modern capitalism. Details...

This course introduces the student to the full range of sociological research methods. Students will learn basic qualitative and quantitative techniques, how to design research projects, conduct field research and surveys, apply basic statistical techniques and how to write a research report. Details...

This course surveys a full range of sociological perspectives on crime and deviance including the social disorganization perspective, functionalist and strain perspectives, subcultural and learning theories, interactionist and social control theories a well as conflict and critical theories. Details...

Beginners Spanish I is the first of two courses in a complete introductory Spanish program, which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in Spanish as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Beginners Spanish I & II also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the Spanish-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language. Details...

Beginners Spanish II is the second of two courses in a complete introductory Spanish module which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in Spanish as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Beginners Spanish I & II also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the Spanish-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language. Details...

This course is the first of two courses designed to further expand students' language skills in Spanish as well as their awareness of the Hispanic culture. It focuses on real communication in meaningful contexts to develop and strengthen students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills while introducing them to the richness of Hispanic literature and culture. Details...

This course is the second of two courses designed to further expand students' language skills in Spanish as well as their awareness of the Hispanic culture. It focuses on real communication in meaningful contexts to develop and strengthen students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills while introducing them to the richness of Hispanic literature and culture. Details...

This first year level introductory course explores through feminist thought, where women are situated with regard to the political, economic and socio-cultural constraints that impact their lives. Core foundational concepts include the acquisition of gender identity, power and oppressive relationships as well as an introduction to a variety of "feminisms" through feminist theory. Details...

The first year level course provides an introduction to women's health issues from a feminist perspective. Some historical perspectives and the underlying socio-political and economic context of health, as well specific health issues that impact women are explored. Relationships are drawn between patriarchy, capitalism, the medicalization of women's health issues and the impact on women's reproductive and human rights. Details...

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...

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...

This course is the first half of a comprehensive survey of human structure and functions. Topics include: biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine systems. An extensive laboratory component is included. Details...

This course is the continuation and completion of the comprehensive survey of human structures and functions started in Human Anatomy and Physiology I. It includes an extensive laboratory component. Details...

This course provides an introduction to structural and functional aspects of cell chemistry. Topics include biological molecules and their relationships, protein structure, enzyme action, energy transfer, metabolic processes and control mechanisms. Details...

This course is the first half of an overview of basic health science. It provides an introduction to the principles of pathophysiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and nutrition relevant to nursing. The focus is on concepts and mechanisms, with prototype diseases and prototype drugs given as examples. A series of assignments provides opportunities to investigate other diseases that may be encountered in the clinical area. Details...

This course is the continuation and completion of the introduction to the principles of pathophysiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and nutrition started in Pathobiology I. Again, the focus is on concepts and mechanisms, with prototype diseases and prototype drugs given as examples. Details...

This course is an introduction to computer programming. Students will be introduced to problem solving methods and algorithm development using the object-oriented programming paradigm. The students will learn how to apply problem analysis, program design, and program implementation while using the top-down and stepwise refinement design methods. The course also provides an introduction to the object-oriented programming paradigm and recursive functions. This course will provide a sound basis for later courses in computer science. Note: Basic computing skills are assumed. Details...

This course continues with the techniques and tools introduced in CPS 100 or CPS 114 for development and maintenance of software systems and documentation. The main emphasis is on classic structures and basic algorithms in the object-oriented programming paradigm. The introduced object-oriented data structures include strings, vectors, lists, stacks, queues, trees, and hash tables. Several searching and sorting algorithms are introduced in the context of applicable data structures. Topics also include data abstraction, information hiding, encapsulation, layers of abstractions, program design, separate compilations, component re-use, software libraries, and techniques for development of professional quality software components. Details...

This course introduces fundamental database concepts and database systems development methods with an emphasis on relational database design and implementation. Topics include DBMS concepts, data modeling, data normalization, database implementation, Structured Query Language, client-server databases, web database applications, and database administration issues. A popular database management system will be used to learn the concepts and to complete the assignments/projects. Note: Basic computer skills are assumed. Students with little computer experience should take CPS 143 or an equivalent course before taking CPS 146. Details...

As part of the Engineering Foundations Certificate, this course will cover the role of engineers in society, different engineering disciplines, introduction to the engineering design process, team work in engineering design, sustainability in engineering design, and professional ethics. Details...

As part of the Engineering Foundations Certificate, this course will include practical engineering design skills and practice, including computer aided design and manufacture, rapid prototyping using a variety of materials and fasterners, electronics testing and troubleshooting. The course will include a major design project which will include a microcontroller, with sensors, actuators and fabricated parts to perform an assigned task (in teams of 3 or 4). Details...

This course covers calculus of one variable with applications to the life sciences. The content includes limits, differentiation of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; applications of differentiation - graphing and optimization problems; exponential growth and decay; integration and areas - techniques, exponential models; Taylor polynomials; introduction to differential equations. Details...

MAT 122 presents foundational topics in mathematics. Topics include basic set theory, logic and quantifiers, properties of integers, proof techniques (including mathematical induction with recursive definitions), relations, functions, and cardinality of sets. This course primarily targets mathematics and computer science students. Details...

MAT 133 is an introduction to matrix algebra. It is a required course for students planning to transfer into a University engineering program. Topics include complex numbers, systems of linear equations, matrix operations, determinants, linear transformations, independence, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Credit will normally be granted for only one of MAT 133 or MAT 200. Details...

This course covers linear systems and Gauss-Jordan elimination, geometric linear programming, matrices and matrix operations, symbolic logic, set theory, permutations and combinations, discrete probability, including conditional probability and Bayes' formula, random variables and their distributions, expectation, Markov chains. Details...

MAT 162 and MAT 163 together offer a first year university mathematics course for students entering an elementary education program. Topics covered in MAT 162 include: Set theory and Venn diagrams, symbolic logic, systems of numeration, computation in systems with different bases, mathematical systems, prime numbers, prime factorization and equivalence and order relations, real numbers and their representations, basic concepts of algebra. Details...

MAT 163 is the second half of a first year university mathematics course for students entering an elementary education program. Topics include: graphs, functions, solving equations and inequalities of the first degree; coordinate geometry; introduction to probability and statistics; measurement and the metric system. Details...

Calculus I and II together comprise a 1st-year course in calculus. MAT 181 - Differential calculus of both algebraic and transcendental functions. Topics include: limits and continuity, the derivative - definition, rules, implicit differentiation; applications - curve sketching, maximum-minimum and related rates problems; differentials; antiderivatives. Students will learn how to use a computer algebra system in the lab to enhance their understanding of calculus concepts. Details...

This course covers: a review of the Fundamental Theorem and area; methods of integration - substitution, integration by parts, trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, and trapezoidal rule; introduction to differential equations; applications of integration - volume, arc length; L'Hospital's rule and improper integrals; infinite sequences and series, tests of convergence for infinite series, Taylor polynomials and series, and applications. Students will use a computer algebra system in the lab to improve their conceptual understanding, aid visualization, and to solve problems. Details...

This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics for students planning to transfer into a University engineering program. The course introduces a methodology for analysis of forces and moments acting on, or within, rigid bodies, structures and machines that are in static equilibrium. Topics include conditions of equilibrium and applications to particles and rigid bodies; analysis of structures, including beams, trusses and arches; bending moment and shear force diagrams for beams; dry friction. Details...

This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics for students planning to transfer into engineering at UBC. Students will study the statics, kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. They will apply vector analysis to three-dimensional static-equilibrium problems, and differential and integral calculus to dynamics problems, as well as make use of Newton's laws and the concepts of impulse, momentum, work and energy. Students will focus on the analysis of practical mechanics problems in two and three dimensions. Details...

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, bivariate analysis, data collection, probability, random variables, sampling distribution of a statistic, estimation of a parameter and tests of hypotheses for one population, estimation and tests of hypotheses for two or more populations. Students will use statistics software to perform basic statistical data analysis. Details...

Online Learner Success (OLS) is designed to provide the learner with a working knowledge of the Learning Management System (LMS) utilized for Office Administration and Office Management courses. Students are introduced to the LMS terminology and practice using various course tools to communicate with instructors and classmates, and to complete assignments and activities. Details...

Introductory Keyboarding provides the necessary techniques to keyboard proficiently and accurately by touch to a minimum of 40 wpm. Software used for this course analyzes students' keyboarding techniques and prescribes practice to help them key faster and with more accuracy. Alphabetic keys, numbers, punctuation and symbols are covered. Students complete various timed writings increasing in length until their final testing time of 3 minutes. Details...

Introduction to Computers and the Internet is a basic introduction to computers, the Internet, and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Students will learn essential computer terms and concepts, manipulate the Windows environment, explore Windows accessories, use File Explorer programs to manage files and folders, use the Internet for email, web navigation and web searches; as well as Internet security, blogs and social media. Details...

Keyboarding II is an advanced course designed to help students improve their keyboarding skills to employable levels of 50+ wpm. Software used for this course analyzes students' keyboarding techniques and prescribes practice to help them key faster and with more accuracy. Alphabetic keys, numbers, punctuation and sumbols are covered. Students complete various timed writings increasing in length until their final testing time of 5 minutes. Details...

Human Relations concentrates on personal and professional skills needed by workers in today's workplace. These skills include self-examination and assessment, effective and professional communication, interpersonal skills, client relations, teamwork, problem solving, and an understanding of business ethics. Details...

Records Management provides the skills and knowledge to implement the correct creation, storage, use, retrieval, protection, control, and disposition of records when dealing with both manual and electronic files. Details...

Administrative Procedures enables students to develop essential organizational skills and efficient office practices for today's dynamic offices. A blend of hands-on applications and discussions requires students to comunicate effectively, think critically, and apply problem-solving skills. Details...

Word Processing I introduces students to the basic software functions of a word processing program, as well as how to properly format business documents including letters and memoranda. Details...

Word Processing II is a continuation of OAD 116 and provides additional instruction in tables, lists, charts, and reports. It also covers advanced word processing features such as merge, macros, outlines, graphics, and styles. Details...

Job search is designed to develop successful job search strategies for today's competitive and changing job market. Topics incluse self-assessment, employability skills testing, job search strategies and research, networking, resumes, cover letters, application forms, interviews, portfolios, employment-related communications and using the Internet for job seaarch and career planning. Details...

Presentation Software utilizes Microsoft Power Point to introduce students to electronic presentation design and development. Students will apply appropriate design concepts to present data and information in a professional, organized and effective format. Students will learn how to use design templates, apply various attibutes, and include a variety of objects to create, modify, save, and deliver presentations. Details...

Electronic Databases in an introduction to the Microsoft Access data management system. The course will focus on planning, designing, and creating a database to meet the information management needs of today's workplace. Students will learn terminology, database concepts, and features of relational databases,and will use various commands and features to create tables, queries, forms and reports. Details...

Electronic Spreadsheets provides students with a working knowledge of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Students learn how to design, create, modify, and present professional-looking spreadsheets for use in today's workplace. Mathematical problems are solved using formulas and built-in functions and students learn how to illustrate and present spreadsheet data in graphic form. Details...

Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets is a continuation of OAD 145 and provides students with an advanced knowledge of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Students learn how to use spreadsheets for advanced applications including working with tables, PivotTables and PivotCharts, multiple worksheets, advanced fuunctions, validation rules and macros. Details...

Business Calculators & Mathematics focuses on using the electronic calculator to learn the touch method, to understand common calculator features, and to solve basic business mathematics problems using the most efficient and accurate techniques possible. Details...

Business English focuses on correct English usage in a business environment and provides a comprehensive study of grammar and mechanics, as well as business spelling and vocabulary development. Details...

Business Communications teaches you how to plan, organize, and write correct and effective "reader friendly" business correspondence including letters, memoranda, informal reports, and electronic messages. Writing strategies employ situational techniques to plan, organize, write and respond appropriately in various workplace situations. Details...

An introduction to Microsoft Outlook, including hands-on training in the use of email for online communications, calendar for managing important dates and appointments, and contacts for the creation and maintenance of an address database. Details...

Desktop Publishing is a study of desktop publishing functions; elements of page design and organizational tools; and the planning, design, and production process which includes applications on computers and using desktop publishing software. Students will produce publications such as letterheads, flyers, brochures, business forms, and newsletters. Details...

The Integrated Project - Administrative capstone course helps learners extend their word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing and presentation software knowledge by completing a variety of practical, integrated projects. Learners will also develop decision-making, prioritizing, and other administrative skills. Details...

Accounting I provides an introduction to manual accounting. Emphasis is placed on fundamental accounting principles and their application in day-to-day business situations. This course is based on a service business organized as a sole proprietorship. Details...

Accounting II is a continuation of Accounting I and is designed to provide additional knowledge in common accounting systems including sales, purchases, taxes, inventory, and payroll. The concepts are presented in the context of a merchandising business. Details...

This course complements the manual accounting course. Using Simply Accounting software for Windows, Computerized Accounting provides the student with hands-on practice at converting a manual accounting system to a computerized one. The course covers recording transactions in the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, financial statements, payroll, project costing, inventory, reporting and graphing, and account reconciliation. Details...

This course gives an overview of the structure and function of 10 body systems. It also discusses various health promotion strategies that work toward optimal function of these systems. Details...

This theory course introduces the profession of practical nursing. Legislation that informs PN practice within British Columbia will be introduced. The history of nursing and specifically, the evolution of Practical Nursing within the Canadian health care system will be discussed. The philosophy and foundational concepts of the provincial Practical Nursing Program are explored. Details...

This course introduces the learner to the concepts of health promotion, discusses the determinants of health inequities and develops a beginning knowledge of normal growth and development. Details...

This introductory course provides the learner with the foundations of disease and illness across the lifespan. Learners will gain an understanding of pathophysiological alterations of body systems. Nursing management of disease and illness across the lifespan with an emphasis on interventions and treatment is also discussed. Cultural diversity in healing practices will be explored as well as the incorporation of evidenced informed practice. Details...

This course provides learners with the foundational knowledge for caring and professional communication in nursing. It uses an experiential and self-reflective approach to develop self-awareness and interpersonal communication skills in the context of safe, competent, and collaborative nursing practice. Details...

This introductory course examines the principles of pharmacology required to administer medications in a safe and professional manner. Medication administration requires the application of the nursing process for clinical decision-making. Various routes of medication administration are introduced and complementary, Indigenous, alternative remedies, and polypharmacy across the lifespan are also explored. Details...

This course examines the legislation influencing Practical Nursing practice with clients experiencing chronic illness and those in residential care settings. Specific professional issues such as responsibility, accountability, ethical practice, and leadership relevant to the Practical Nursing role in residential care will be explored. Critical thinking and decision making specific to the care of clients withchronic health challenges and interprofessional practice are also addressed. Details...

This course focuses on health promotion as it relates to the aging process including exploring health promotion activities aimed at supporting clients to maintain their health. The concepts of health promotion, physical and mental wellness, normal aging changes and continued independence are examined. Details...

This course focuses on pathophysiology as it relates to the ageing process and selected chronic illness. The main focus is on the care of the older adult experiencing a health challenge. Cultural diversity in healing practices are explored as well as evidence-informed research and practice. Details...

This course provides the learner with an opportunity to develop professional communication skills with the older adult and clients requiring end -f-life care. Interprofessional communication knowledge and skills are further developed.d. Details...

This course builds on Pharmacology I to increase the learners' understanding of pharmacotherapeutics prescribed for illnesses that clients experience across the lifespan. Topics include drug classifications and links with common diseases/illnesses based on a body system approach to drug resistance. Details...

This course integrates the concepts from previous professional practice courses and introduces the learner to practice in the community. The role of the practical nurse as leader is emphasized in interactions with clients and their families, and other health care providers. Details...

This course is focused on health promotion as it relates to the continuum of care across the lifespan. Health promotion in the context of mental illness, physical and developmental disabilities and Maternal/Child health is highlighted. Normal growth and development from conception to middle adulthood is addressed. Details...

This course focuses on the continuum of care and the development of knowledge related to health challenges managed in the community setting. Pathophysiology and nursing care of clients requiring home health care, rehabilitation, and supportive services in the community are explored. As well, cultural diversity in healing approaches are explored along with the incorporation of evidence-informed research and practice. Details...

This course focuses on specific professional communication skills used with clients and care providers across the lifespan requiring care in the community. Details...

This course prepares learners for the role of the Practical Nurse in caring for clients with acute presentation of illness. Legislation influencing Practical Nursing practice, specific professional practice issues and ethical practice pertinent to Practical Nursing Practice are explored. Practice issues that occur across the lifespan are considered. Collaborative practice with other health care team members and, specifically, the working partnership with RNs in the acute care setting are examined. Details...

This course focuses on health promotion in the context of caring for clients experiencing an acute exacerbation of chronic illness or an acute episode of illness. It examines health-promoting strategies during hospitalization to improve or help maintain clients' health status after discharge occurs. Also explored is how to prepare clients for discharge from care through teaching and learning health-promoting strategies. Details...

This course focuses onpathophysiology as it relates to acute disease and illness of clients across the lifespan, specifically the care of the client experiencing acute illness including nursing interventions and treatment options. Implications of acute exacerbation of chronic illness are addressed. Cultural diversity in healing practices will be explored as well as evidence-informed research and practice. Details...

The focus of this course will be on the advancement of professional communication within the acute care setting with clients across the lifespan. The practice of collaboration with health care team members and clients will be further developed. Details...

An introduction to the tourism industry and its role in the economy; its scale and impact, major sectors, tourism products in BC, development potential, language and terminology, industry structure and organization, revenue and costs in various sectors, case studies and applications. Students will learn key legal issues in the industry, and will identify educational and professional career path opportunities in various sectors in the province. Details...

In this course we explore the challenges of successfully accommodating our guests in a complex and changing set of tourism environments with ever increasing guest expectations of quality and comfort. Using hotel operations as a foundation we explore the needs of accommodating guests in various other contexts including resorts, cruise ships, B&B's, campgrounds, overnight tours and base camps. Using the "Guest Cycle" as our framework we then review the needs of the guest and their relationship with the accommodation provider before, during and after their stay. This includes the reservations process, check-in, interactions during the stay, accounting and billing, check-out and follow-up. As part of the course students are introduced to one or more scheduling/ rooming systems (Property Management Systems, PMS) used to assist in scheduling guest activities, rooming the guest, billing and guest history. Details...

This field trip is specifically designed to expose students to a wide variety of operational situations encountered in an urban four or five star rated accommodation property. Students are required to stay at the property, to experience its daily operation, and to dine in a four or five star rated restaurant. In addition, students visit and tour 3 to 6 relevant urban businesses and services within the eight sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry. They are required to contrast these urban businesses and services with comparable regional/ local services and with the relevant tourism and hospitality theory studied in the classroom. Details...

This course focuses on the philosophy and psychology of service as well as the technical skills (or the mechanics) of service. Students will experience a combination of service theory reinforced by the actual practice of the concepts learned. Emphasis on the concept of customer relations, from its broadest perspective, and the ways it impacts on the customer and on the interpersonal skills needed to manage situations. Students will understand and appreciate the areas of service that are important and critical from a guest and management point of view. Details...

This is an introductory course designed to provide an understanding of management's requirements for effective internal controls in the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics included are basic internal controls for prime costs and other operating expenses as well as revenues, pricing, break-even analysis, budgeting, standard and other types of costs and variances. This course will utilize spreadsheet software like EXCEL and a POS system like Squirrel. Details...

Topics you will cover in this course include the coordination of special events, programs, festivals and conferences, the development and implementation of action plans, and working with volunteers and the community. You will also gain an understanding of convention business, providing an understanding of the scope of the meetings, convention and incentive markets, what they look for, how to sell and how to manage them once on site. Details...

This specialized course provides an overview of the challenges facing tourism managers and operators in today's environmentally sensitive marketplace. We explore the relationship between tourism, recreation, and the management of tourism business in conjunction with the natural resources being utilized and the participants and managers of that resource. Industry, stakeholder, and government speakers representing their organizations' perspective will represent a large portion of the class. Details...

This specialized international field trip builds on student learning from the first and second year of the program by exposing students to a wide variety of Tourism and Hospitality operations in an international setting. Students are required to stay in and tour a four or five star rated accommodation property, dine in and tour a four or five star rated restaurant, and attend a theme event or performance. In addition, students visit and tour several relevant businesses and services within the eight sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry. They are required to contrast these businesses and services with comparable regional/local services and with the relevant tourism and hospitality theory studied in the classroom. Details...

Food and Beverage (F&B) managers are responsible for coordinating and controlling F&B operations. The objectives are maximizing sales, profit, staff development and overall customer experience, while embracing social responsibility. Managing means designing organization's goals, nurturing teams that align with those and running the entire operating process. This course will help to build the theoretical, practical skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective food and beverage manager. It also provides students with an opportunity to apply their learning in a student run dining room and/or special event. Details...

Tourism is considered to be one of the world's largest industries with the potential to contribute significantly to the development of most economies. Given the pace of globalization, it is essential to understand how the global tourism system is evolving as stakeholders grapple with a wide range of opportunities, issues and constraints. Students will evaluate the policies, planning and processes needed to balance supply and demand while managing the economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism on a destination. Through the examination of best practices of various international destinations, students will explore the tourism system and its sub-sectors including transportation, food and beverage, accommodation, attractions and entertainment. Details...