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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.

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ANT-150

Cultural Anthropology

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

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or assessment.


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ANT-151

Physical Anthropology & Archaeology

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

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090, or Provincial English 12, or placement testing.


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ANT-250

Ethnology of North America

3 hours lecture/tutorial, 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.


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ANT-251

Principles of Archaeology

3 hours lecture/tutorial, 3 credits

This course surveys the methods and theoretical conceptions which archaeologists use to interpret world prehistory using selected sites from throughout the world. Weather permitting, location and excavation of a contemporary site may be attempted.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.


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ANT-260

Forensic Anthropology

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 credits

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.

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  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.


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ANT-293

Third Rock Archaeology

18 hours lecture, 12-21 days travel, 3 credits

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

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; and signed liability waiver.


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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 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-110

Concepts of Biology l (Inhabiting The Human Body)

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in English 11, ENG 052 or placement testing. English 12 highly recommended. It is also recommended students have CHE 051 or Chemistrty 11, although this is not required.
  • Take BIO 110L


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BIO-111

Concepts in Biology II (Inhabiting the Earth)

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits

This course is designed for non-science students who require a science elective, or science students without the necessary prerequisites for Biology 102 and 103. Topics include a brief review of cell division and genetics to provide a grounding for the discussion of evolution. The course will also provide an introduction to the diversity of life with investigations into the evolution of plant and animal structure and function. Finally, basic concepts in ecology will be introduced to provide a grounding for the discussion of current environmental issues.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.
  • Take BIO-111L


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BIO-160

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Biology 12, BIO 060 or BIO-110.
  • C+ in Chemistry 11 or CHE 051. Biology and Chemistry prerequisites must have been completed within the last 10 years.
  • Take BIO-160L


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BIO-161

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BIO 160
  • Take BIO-161L


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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-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-211

Invertebrate Biology

Scheduled lecture and Lab (3 hours/week) or distance (1.5 hours tutorial via MITV) with lab sessions arranged with instructor, 3 credits(may be offered in alternate years)

An introduction to the major invertebrate taxa from sponges to chordates with emphasis on functional anatomy, life-cycles, evolution, diversity and ecology. A compulsory 3-day field trip to the West Coast of Vancouver Island is an integral part of this course. Lab work involves first hand and microscopic observations of living animals with some dissections. Field work involves observations of intertidal and subtidal invertebrate individuals and their community ecology.

Prerequisite(s):

  • BIO 102 and 103 or BIO 110 and 111 Minimum Grade C
  • Take BIO-211L


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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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BIO-241

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course will explore Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) as it relates to contemporary health and environmental issues with particular emphasis on topics relevant to First Nations people of Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland. Students who do not meet course prerequisites but have life or work experience that would qualify them to enrol in this course are encouraged to contact the instructor.

Prerequisite(s):

  • BIO 102 and BIO 103 or BIO 110 and BIO 111 or BIO 170 and BIO 171 Minimum Grade C


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BIO-260

Pathobiology I

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • BIO 161 and enrolment in the 2nd year Nursing Program Minimum Grade C


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BIO-261

Pathobiology II

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • BIO 260 and enrolment in the 2nd year Nursing Program Minimum Grade C


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BUS-217

Management Accounting

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

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

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 100 or BUS 113


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BUS-223

Taxation I

3 hours lecture, 3 credits*

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 100 or BUS 113


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BUS-244

Finance

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course provides students with a general framework for financial decision-making. Topics include financial markets, valuation, portfolio theory, the risk-return tradeoff, the firm's required rate of return, capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management. Note: The ability to work with spreadsheets is an advantage, but is not required.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 113 or BUS 100; and BUS 132 and MAT 115.


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BUS-318

Advanced Cost Accounting

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 217 Minimum Grade C


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CHE-152

Engineering Chemistry

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits

1st year University level foundation course in Chemistry designed as an essential prerequisite required by UT engineering departments. CHE 152 includes thermochemistry; atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; gases, liquids, and solids; equilibrium; acids-bases; chemical thermodynamics; electrochemistry. Laboratory work illustrates theoretical concepts and develops laboratory skills and techniques.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 12, Pre Calculus 12, MAT 067 or MAT 060.
  • C+ in Chemistry 12 or CHE 060. Physics 11 or PHY 050 is strongly recommended.
  • Take CHE-152L


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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.

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  • CPS 100 Minimum Grade C


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CPS-146

Database Fundamentals

3 hours lecture + 1 hour lab, 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12; or ENG 098, ENG 096, ENG 060 or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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CPS-268

Systems & Network Security

3 hours lecture + 1 hour lab, 3 credits

This course introduces main topics of system and network security. The topics will cover general security concepts, data security, social engineering, essential applied cryptography, data communication security, authentication, network security, and introduction to computer forensics. Students will learn important elements of security management practices, security policies, security trends, security models, physical security, web security, wireless security, security laws and ethics. Principles and methodologies used in computer attacks will be explained. Practical hands-on exercises with Linux servers, Windows servers and workstations, services and daemons, and security tools will be emphasized in the course.

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  • CPS 120 and CPS 215 Minimum Grade C


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CRM-101

Introduction to Criminology

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

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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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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ENG-120

Introduction to Literature: Short Stories And the Novel

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

ENG 120 introduces the student to the short story and novel genres. The reading list will include a selection of works which are representative of fiction written over the last 100 years. As well, students will be introduced to basic literary theory through critical essays that focus on writers and their craft. Although the course includes a review of essay-writing strategies, it is assumed that students will have the writing and research skills necessary to produce their own critical essays based on the works they have read.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in ENG 115, or C+ in ENG 098, ENG 096, ENG 060, or ESL 090, or B in Provincial English 12, or English Assessment or LPI-Level 5 (minimum [SS] 50%, [EU] 50%, [RC] 65% in the sub-scores). Students taking a literature/composition combination of courses are encouraged to enroll in ENG 115 before ENG 120 or 121.


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ENG-125

Composition & Indigenous Literature I

Distance (D), 3 credits

ENG 125 provides a review of grammar, instruction in essay writing, and an introduction to literature written by First Nations authors. This course offers an alternative to the traditional first year English course. The materials include stories from the oral tradition, personal narratives, essays, and modern short stories. Like other first year courses, the assignments focus on analyzing material, organizing ideas, and expressing them in clear prose following correct procedures for documenting and presenting research.

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  • C in one of Provincial English 12, NIC ENG 098, ENG 096, ENG 060, or ESL 090, or placement testing, or LPI-Level 4 (& minimum [SS] 50%, [EU] 50%, [RC] 65% sub-scores).


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ENG-202

Survey of English Literature I

3 hours lecture or distance (D), 3 credits

This course surveys the significant works of English literature from the late Medieval and Renaissance periods, focusing on major authors: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, and Milton. Major works discussed are The Canterbury Tales, Antony and Cleopatra, and Paradise Lost. Elizabethan and Jacobean lyric verse is also examined. The works are studied within the context of the philosophical, social, religious and political thought and conditions of the times.

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  • B in English 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or C in one first-year university transfer English.


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ENG-209

Creative Writing: Fiction

3 hours lab, 3 credits

Eng 209 is a second year university studies fiction writing workshop that examines the work of successful fiction authors and nurtures the fiction writing skills of students through the workshop method. Students will create a portfolio of stories.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in English 107 or by portfolio with the instructor permission.


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ENG-212

Introduction to Canadian Literature I

3 hours lecture or distance (D), 3 credits

This course is an introductory survey of Canadian poetry and prose from colonial to modern times. It examines literature's role in the creation of a national discourse on subjects such as identity, history, place, ethnicity, gender and class.

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  • B in English 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or C in one first-year university transfer English.


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FIN-100

Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture I

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

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, it attempts to build an understanding of the various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Delivery is by lecture. It covers the time period between the cave paintings of prehistory to the 14th century.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 098, ENG 060, ENG-096, or ESL 090; or placement testing. Students with less than C+ in Provincial English 12 (or equivalent) may be admitted with the approval of the Instructor/Department Chair.


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FIN-101

Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

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. It should serve 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 also attempts to build an understanding of the new methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Delivery is by lecture and seminar. It covers the time period from the fourteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 100


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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 in its broadest sense. It is intended to provide students with a visual vocabulary that will enable them to express themselves more easily. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to make artistic decisions.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing. Students with less than C+ in Provincial English 12 (or equivalent) may be admitted with the approval of the Instructor/Department Chair.


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FIN-250

Modern Art History

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course explores the changing nature of art in the 19th and 20th centuries. It attempts to look at the cultural and technological changes that have occurred over this time period and consider their effects on the development of modern art. It also continues to build an understanding of the new methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place, that began in FIN 100/101, the History of Art and Visual Culture. Delivery is by lecture. It covers the time period from the mid nineteenth century to approximately 1980. Together with PHIL 240 it fulfills the second year academic requirement for the Fine Arts Diploma. The course will be delivered primarily in a lecture mode, accompanied by slides of the relevant material. From time to time course material available on video may be used as a supplement. An attempt will be made through the lectures to show a diversity of approaches to the History of Modern Art other than just a chronological recount. Lectures, weekly reviews, assigned readings, essays, assignments and exams are the fundamental components of this course. Discussion sessions are inserted through out and at the beginning and end of each class.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN-101 Minimum Grade C


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FRE-100

Motifs I

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

Motifs I and II together make up a complete introductory French program at the university level. With an emphasis on communicative proficiency, and based on the popular French in Action materials, the courses make use of video, audio and print material in order to develop the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and to introduce students to the diversity of the Francophone world.

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  • None


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FRE-101

Motifs II

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

This is the second of the pair of courses, Motifs I and II.

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  • C minimum in FRE 100


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FRE-145

Intermediate French I

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

This course provides a complete review of French grammar presented within a cultural context. A study of selected literary readings will develop the student's ability to understand and compose short passages, together with typical and provocative articles that will promote active and critical in-class discussions of contemporary issues. Intermediate French I and II are strongly recommended for students who have taken French as a second language.

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  • FRE 120 & 121 or French 12 (or permission of the instructor) Minimum Grade C


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FRE-146

Intermediate French II

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

This is the second of the pair of courses, Intermediate French I and II.

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  • FRE 145 or permission of the instructor Minimum Grade C


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FRE-265

Advanced French I

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

This course provides a continuation of the study of French grammar at an advanced level. A study of selected literary readings (French and 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. Advanced French I and II are strongly recommended for students who have taken the French immersion program.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FRE 145 and FRE 146 minimum C or French 100 level university transfer credit.


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FRE-266

Advanced French II

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

This is the second of the pair of courses, Advanced French I and II.

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  • FRE 265 Minimum Grade C


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FRE-280

La Traduction: Translation (A)

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course is an introduction to the practice and theory of translation. Through a comparative analysis of the various structures in both French and English, the course will focus on different techniques and strategies to overcome the problems typically encountered when translating from one language to the other. The focus will be particularly placed on grammar, style and syntax.

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  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.
  • C in FRE-266.


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FRE-281

La Traduction: Translation (B)

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course is a continuation to the practice and theory of translation as well as an introduction to the practice of interpreting (simultaneous, consecutive and liaison). Through a comparative analysis of the various structures in both French and English, the course will focus on different techniques and strategies to overcome the problems typically encountered when translating from one language to the other. The focus will be particularly placed on grammar, style and syntax.

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  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.
  • C in FRE-266.


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GEO-111

Environment, Society and Sustainability

Distance (D), 3 credits

GEO 111 focuses on the complex relationships between people and the environment. With emphasis on the ecosystems approach, it looks at the impacts on human activity 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.

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  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.


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HIS-111

Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

3 hours lecture, or distance (D); online; Hybrid online + tutorial, 3 credits

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.

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  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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HIS-112

Canadian History: 1867 - Present

3 hours lecture, or distance (D); online; Hybrid online + tutorial; 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing. HIS 111 recommended.


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HIS-215

History of Modern Europe I

3 hours lecture, online, or Hybrid online/tutorial, 3 credits

This course surveys the world of early modern Europe from the flowering of the Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe, through the age of the religious wars in the seventeenth century, the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment, and developments in eastern Europe and Russia, culminating in the great watershed of the French Revolution. In addition to covering military and political developments, the course also describes the changes wrought in the social and economic lives of the people of the emerging nation states of Europe.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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HIS-216

History of Modern Europe II

3 hours lecture, online, or Hybrid online/tutorial, 3 credits

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.

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  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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HIS-251

History of Women in Canada, 1920 - Present

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

This course examines the major issues in women's lives after 1920. Particular attention will be paid to the changing roles and expectations of women in the home, in society and in the workplace, and to the forces that brought about these changes.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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LIB-130

Intro to World Religions

1.5 hr Lecture + 1.5 hr Seminar, 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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LIB-131

Eastern and Comparative Religions

1.5 hr Lecture + 1.5 hr Seminar, 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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LIB-210

Topics in World Civilization

1.5 hr Lecture + 1.5 hr Seminar, 3 credits

The topic for Winter 2015 will be Rome From Romulus To The Renaissance. 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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.


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MAT-102

Calculus for Life Sciences

3 hours lecture, or online, 3 credits

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.

Prerequisite(s):

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


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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