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BUS-152 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

3 hours lecture, or Distance (D), 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.
  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, MAT 053, Applications of Math 12; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment.

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BUS-162 Principles of Marketing

3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090 or equivalent; or assessment, or by admission to the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma Program.

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BUS-368 Advertising and Marketing Communications

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 162 Minimum Grade C

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ENG-107 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction & Non-Fiction

3 hours/week, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment; or portfolio.

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ENG-108 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Drama

3 hours/week, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment; or portfolio.

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ENG-115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or ENG 160; or English assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-116 Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ENG 160; or C+ in ESL-092 and ESL-095; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-122 Reading Literature

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or C in ENG 115, ENG 116, or ENG 117; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.5 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-127 Indigenous Literatures in Canada

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or C in ENG 115, ENG 116, or ENG 117; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.5 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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FIN-110 Drawing & 2-DIMENSIONAL Language I

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English assessment.

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FIN-111 Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 110

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FIN-200 Video + Sound 1

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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FIN-247 Introduction to Digital Photography

4 hours, includes lecture + lab, 3 credits


This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of digital photographic equipment, camera techniques, colour management and the establishement of an effective image workflow using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for cataloguing, editing and output to print and electronic media.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in FIN 110

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IMG-100 Introduction to PHP

3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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IMG-102 Computer Graphics I

4 hours, lecture and studio time, 3 credits


This course introduces the student to vector graphics production using industry-standard software through an exploration of current usage such as illustration, responsive web design, and graphic design. The student will complete a series of portfolio projects aimed at effectively communicating a design solution through computer generated imagery.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090 or English assessment.

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IMG-103 Computer Graphics 2

4 hours, lecture and studio time, 3 credits


This course introduces the student to raster graphics production using industry-standard software through an exploration of current usage such as photo-manipulation and composites, magazine layout, and book design. The student will complete a series of portfolio projects aimed at effectively communicating a design solution through computer generated image and text.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English 12 First Peoples or NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or English assessment.

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IMG-105 Communication Design I

4 hours, lecture and studio time, 3 credits


This course provides a general overview of contemporary practices in Communication Design. Design principles and theories of visual perception are integrated into projects that cover identity design, advertising, web design and the design process. Students discuss historical and contemporary concepts and ideas.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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IMG-110 HTML and CSS

3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 credits


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. A student may receive credits for either IMG 110 or CPS 165 but not both.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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IMG-111 Introduction to JavaScript

3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 credits


This course will continue on the web skills development started with IMG 110. Topics covered include JavaScript basics, Document Object Model (DOM), DOM manipulation, and jQuery. A course project is a required component of the course.


Prerequisite(s):

  • IMG-110 Minimum Grade C

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IMG-112 Typography

4 hours, lecture and studio time, 3 credits


Graphic design exists to enhance communication, and language (written or oral) is our primary means of communicating. 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 evolution of written communication. Students learn to relate the elements and principles of design to typography and projects facilitate students in identifying, classifying, and creating letter forms. Students will analyse form and content issues, typographic emphasis, composition, organization and clarification of information.


Prerequisite(s):

  • IMG 105 Minimum Grade C

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IMG-208 Communications Design II

4 hours, lecture and studio time, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • IMG 103 and IMG 112 Minimum Grade C

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IMG-209 User Experience and Interface Design

4 hours, lecture and studio time, 3 credits


This course further develops the theory and skills gained in IMG 208, with a focus on designing for screens. Simulating the workflow of a real-world studio environment, students create design systems that balance client objectives, aesthetics and user requirements. Students work through one term-long project divided into multiple assignments that adhere to the key phases of a typical website design process. Learning to code HTML and CSS using a front-end framework is also an important part of this course. This course is essential for the development of a working portfolio.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of 1st year Communication Design Diploma and completion of IMG 208

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IMG-210 Content Management Systems

3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of IMG 111

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IMG-212 Advanced CSS

3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 credits


Building on the skills and knowledge acquired in the first courses on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, this course introduces more advanced CSS features and their applications on website and application development. Topics include advanced layout with CSS, CSS preprocessors, CSS plugin basics, and CSS frameworks. A course project is a required component.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of IMG 111

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IMG-220 Introduction to Social Media


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090 or English assessment.

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IMG-270 Project Mgmt fr Digital Communications

3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 credits


This industry-driven course emphasises 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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of IMG 210

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IMG-290 Portfolio Project I

4 hour lab, 3 credits


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 so as to synthesize the applied skills and theoretical knowledge of their accumulated education.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses offered in the first three semesters of the student's specific program, either Web Development or Communication Design. Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in or finished all other courses offered in the fourth semester of their specific program.

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