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BIO-102 Principles of Modern Biology II

3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab, 3 credits


This is one of a pair of biology courses for science majors that introduce students to the biological concepts necessary to continue into second-year biology. This course is designed to provide students with a general survey of major areas of biology. Topics include ecology, evolution, cell division, genetics, DNA and genes, classification and diversity. The course includes extensive laboratory components.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Biology 11, Biology 12, BIO 051, BIO 060 or BIO 110.
  • C in one of Chemistry 11 or CHE 051
  • Take BIO 102L

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BIO-103 Principles of Modern Biology 1

3 hours lecture + 3 hour lab, 3 credits


This is one of a pair of biology course for science majors that introduce students to the biological concepts necessary to continue into second-year biology. This is designed to provide students with a general survey of major areas of biology. Topics include biological chemistry, cellular organization and respiration, photosynthesis, and plant and animal structure and function. The course includes an extensive laboratory component.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Life Sciences 11, Biology 11, BIO 051, Anatomy and Physiology 12, Biology 12, BIO 060 or BIO 110.
  • C in one of Chemistry 11 or CHE 051.
  • Take BIO 103L

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BIO-200 Cell Biology

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


A study of the ultrastructure and function of cell organelles and membranes, cellular movements, the extracellular matrix, cell interaction and cellular metabolism.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BIO 102, BIO 103, CHE 110 and CHE 111 Minimum Grade C
  • Take BIO-200L

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BIO-201 Introduction to Biochemistry

3 hours lecture + 1.5 hours tutorial, 3 credits (may be offered in alternate years)


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BIO 102 and BIO 103
  • Take CHE-200 and CHE-201 (previously or concurrently as co-requisites)

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BIO-215 Introductory Microbiology

3 hours lecture,3 hours lab, 3 credits


This is an introduction to the field of microbiology. Topics covered include: prokaryotic cell structure and function; microbial growth, factors affecting growth, and control of growth; microbial metabolism; prokaryotic genetics and gene regulation; microbial classification and diversity; and, viruses. Specific skills learned in the laboratory include: sterile technique, bacterial culture, microscopy and staining, serial dilution, bacterial metabolism, fecal coliform testing, and antimicrobial agents in the control of microbial growth.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Bio 102/103 or Bio 160/161 or Bio 110/111 Minimum Grade C
  • Take BIO-215L

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BIO-230 Principles of Ecology

3 hours lecture , 3 hours lab, 3 credits


An introduction to the basic principles of ecology. BIO 230 explores the physical components of the environment, adaptations of organisms to the physical environment and how elements of the environment influence the distribution and abundance of organisms. Community structure and dynamics, ecosystem energetics, nutrient cycles, and biological interactions at the population, community, and ecosystem levels are examines. The lab series offers students hands-on opportunities to study natural systems and practice several sampling techniques. The majority of the labs take place in an outdoor setting and may include a 2-day field trip during a weekend.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BIO 102 & BIO 103; or C in BIO 110 & BIO 111. STA 115 or MAT 115 is strongly recommended
  • Take BIO-230L

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CHE-110 Chemical Principles I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


CHE 110 and 111, Chemical Principles I and II, are 1st-year university-level foundation courses in chemistry designed as essential prerequisites to further courses in chemistry. CHE 110 includes an introduction to chemical reactions and equations, energy in chemical systems, and the structures and properties of atoms, molecules, gases, liquids, solids, and solutions.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Chemistry 12 or CHE 060. Physics 11 or PHY 050 is strongly recommended.
  • C in one of Principles of Math 12, Pre Calculus 12, MAT 067 or MAT 060.
  • Take CHE-110L

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CHE-111 Chemical Principles II

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


CHE 111 deals with chemical kinetics, gaseous and aqueous equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry and organic chemistry (structure, nomenclature, functional groups, stereochemistry, substitution reactions). Laboratory work illustrates theoretical concepts and develops laboratory skills and techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • CHE 110 Minimum Grade C
  • Take CHE-111L

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CHE-200 Organic Chemistry I

3 hours lecture + 4 hour lab, 4 credits


Organic Chemistry I and II are second-year chemistry courses. Organic Chemistry I, CHE 200, is the first of two Organic Chemistry courses. Topics includes structure, bonding and reactivity in alkanes, alkenes and alkynes; stereochemistry; substitutions and eliminations of alkyl halides; and spectroscopy of IR and NMR. Laboratory work illustrates material learned in lectures and develops laboratory skills and techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in CHE-111
  • Take CHE-200L;

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CHE-201 Organic Chemistry II

3 hour lecture + 4 hour lab, 4 credits


This is the second of the Organic Chemistry courses. CHE 201 includes structure, bonding and reactivity in alcohols, ethers and epoxides, ketones and aldehydes, aromatic compounds and amines, carboxylic acids and derivatives; functional group transformations in organic synthesis; carbohydrates and amino acids. Laboratory work illustrates material learned in lectures and develops laboratory skills and techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in CHE 200
  • Take CHE-201L

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CPS-100 Computer Programming I

3 hours lecture + 1 hour lab, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, or MAT 053.
  • 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.

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CPS-101 Computer Programming II

3 hours lecture + 1 hour lab, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in CPS 100 or CPS 114

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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 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-117 Academic Writing

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


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 098, ENG 096, ENG 060; or B in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 5.5 and writing band 6.5; or C or better in any University transferable English course; or English assessment.

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MAT-133 Matrix Algebra

3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours tutorial, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12, MAT 067 or MAT 060.

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MAT-181 Calculus I

3 hours lecture + 2 hours. lab, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 12, Pre Calculus 12, MAT 067, MAT 060, MAT 100 or MAT 102.

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MAT-182 Calculus II

3 hours lecture + 2 hours lab, or distance (D), 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • MAT 181 with a minimum of Grade D

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PHY-100 Introduction to Physics I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, or Web-Based Distance, 3 credits


Introduction to Physics I and II are first year algebra-based courses. They are designed for those students that have a relatively weak background in physics. PHY 100 includes vectors, and scalars, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, thermodynamics, fluids and wave motion. Laboratory work illustrates theoretical concepts and develops laboratory skills and techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Physics 11 or PHY 050.
  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 12, Pre Calculus 12, MAT 060 or MAT 067; or Math assessment. Corequisite(s): MAT 102 or MAT 181 (MAT 181 is recommended for most students; However, students continuing on to life sciences at the University of Victoria could take MAT 102).
  • Take PHY 100L

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PHY-101 Introduction to Physics II

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, or Web-Based Distance, 3 credits


This is the second of the Introduction to Physics courses. PHY 101 includes light and optics, electricity and magnetism, and special relativity. Laboratory work is used to reinforce theoretical concepts and develop laboratory skills and concepts.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in PHY 100.
  • Corequisite(s): MAT 151 or MAT 182 (MAT 182 is recommended for most students; however, students continuing on to life sciences at the University of Victoria could take MAT 151).
  • Take PHY-101L

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PHY-120 Principles of Physics I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


Principles of Physics I and II are first year university level (calculus based) foundation courses in physics designed as essential prerequisites to further courses in the physical sciences. PHY 120 includes statics, kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies; conservation of energy and momentum; vibration, waves, and sound; heat and thermodynamics. This course includes extensive laboratory work intended to illustrate theoretical concepts and to develop laboratory skills.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Physics in 12 or PHY 060.
  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12, MAT 060 or MAT 067; or Math assessment.
  • Corequisite: MAT 181 must be taken concurrently, if not already completed.
  • PHY-120L

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PHY-121 Principles of Physics II

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


Principles of Physics I and II are first year university level (calculus based) foundation courses in physics designed as essential prerequisites to further courses in the physical sciences. PHY 121 includes electricity and magnetism, light, optics and modern physics. This course includes extensive laboratory work intended to illustrate theoretical concepts and to develop laboratory skills.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in PHY 120
  • C in MAT 181
  • MAT 182 must be taken concurrently, if not already completed

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STA-115 Introduction to Statistics

3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Precalculus 11, MAT 053, Applications of Math 12, Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055.

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