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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

Courses for UNBC Dual Admission

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 secondy-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 Biology 11, 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, DNA and chromosomes, cellular movements and cellular reproduction.

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):

  • BIO 102/BIO 103 and CHE 200/201 (which may be taken concurrently) Minimum Grade C
  • Take CHE-201


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BIO-202

Principles of Genetics

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

A study of the principles and mechanisms of inheritance, including an analysis of transmission genetics, the nature and function of the genetic material, molecular genetics and population genetics.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BIO 102 and BIO 103.
  • C in CHE 110 and CHE 111.


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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. The lecture series explores the physical components of the environment, adaptations of organisms to the physical environment, energy balance in ecosystems, and the levels of organization in ecology: population, community and biome. The lab series explores several sampling techniques used in the study of ecology. Two or three field trips are a compulsory component of this course. A 2-day volunteer placement with a local environmental organization is also a required component of this course.

Prerequisite(s):

  • BIO 102 and BIO 103 or BIO 110 and BIO 111. Minimum Grade C 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 and 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 hours lab, 3 credits

A second-year course covering the chemistry of carbon compounds. The course begins the systematic study of the structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of aliphatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Spectroscopy of MNR and IR will also be studied. The laboratory sessions include techniques in the purification, synthesis and identification of organic compounds. The course fulfills program requirements for the Associate of Science Diploma and also for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and Health Sciences.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in CHE 110 & CHE 111
  • Take CHE-200L


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CHE-201

Organic Chemistry II

3 hours lecture + 4 hours lab, 3 credits

A second-year course covering the chemistry of carbon compounds. The course continues the systematic study begun in CHE 200, of the structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives. The laboratory sessions include techniques in the purification, synthesis and identification of organic compounds. The course fulfills program requirements for the Associate of Science Degree and also for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and Health Sciences.

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 Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or 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 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):

  • CPS 100 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 Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing; 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 Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing; 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 or one of ENG 098, ENG 096 or ESL 090, or ENG 160 or English Assessment, or LPI-Level 4 (minimum [SS] 50%, [EU] 50%, [RC] 65% on the sub-scores). Students with less than a "B" grade in Provincial English 12 are strongly recommended to complete ENG 060 or 098 before attempting ENG 115.


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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 Provincial English 12, NIC ENG 098, ENG 096, ENG 060 or ESL 090, or C or better in any University-transferable English course, or English assessment.


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MAT-115

Introduction to Statistics

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 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 such diverse fields such as the biological and social sciences, business and engineering. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and bivariate analysis.

Prerequisite(s):

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


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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. 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).
  • 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 Physics 12 or PHY 060; C+ inone of Principles of Math 12, PreCalculus 12, MAT 060 or MAT 067.
  • 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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This course tranfers to the following post-secondary institutions in British Columbia.

NIC students wishing to use their courses as transfer credit toward another program or degree are encouraged to review the Steps to University Transfer and contact an advisor.

Please note, this information is provided courtesy of The British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCTransferGuide.ca Leave Site) and North Island College bears no responsibility for the accuracy of data.

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