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Campbell River Campus

Fall 2017

ANT 150 Cultural Anthropology

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

ANT 250 Ethnology of North America

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

CHE 051 College Preparatory Chemistry I

This course is designed for students requiring an introductory chemistry course as a prerequisite for further chemistry studies or for entry into various technical or career programs. The material covered is similar to B.C. Chemistry 11 and the two courses can be regarded as equivalent for most purposes. Note: The distance course requires three 1-day lab sessions (all compulsory). Lab sessions for distance students will be held at selected locations. Students considering the distance option should check dates and locations for lab sessions. Details...

CRM 101 Introduction to Criminology

An introduction to the core concepts, basic data sources, and general research findings in the field of Criminology. A key focus is on elements of continuity and discontinuity between traditional and contemporary theories of crime, deviance, criminality, and social control. Particular attention is paid to the Canadian context. Details...

CRM 135 Introduction to Canadian Law & Legal Institutions

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

ECC 124 The Learning Child - Part I - Play & Curriculum

Using the knowledge gained in Developmental Journeys, this course focuses on play-based curriculum. It discusses play in the total context of the literature related to early childhood programs. Using an integrated approach to the creative arts (art, music, and language and literature) and science, students will examine the role of the early childhood educator in providing quality environments, which facilitate the development of the whole child through play. Details...

ECC 140 Practice Experience I

This first practice experience provides an introduction to the role of the early childhood educator and the early childhood program. There will be a focus on direct observations of the children and the program. Students will be gradually introduced to the program and direct work with the children. Details...

ECC 255 Self & Others - Part III

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

ENG 098 Essay Writing And Critical Reading

English 098 is designed to prepare students for the reading, writing, and critical thinking demands they will encounter in either the workplace, college programs or university-level courses. The course assists students to develop reading, research and reference skills and write effective sentences, paragraphs, and a variety of essays. A research essay or a research assignment will also be produced. They will also apply critical thinking skills to situations ranging from problem solving to media literacy. This course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Provincial Level Diploma Program. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098. Details...

ENG 202 Survey of English Literature I

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. Details...

GEO 111 Environment, Society and Sustainability

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. Details...

HIS 225 History of British Columbia

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

MAT 102 Calculus for Life Sciences

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

MAT 133 Matrix Algebra

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

MAT 162 Mathematics for Elementary Education I

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

MAT 181 Calculus I

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

PHI 100 Introductory Philosophy: Knowledge & Reality

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

PHY 050 College Preparatory Physics I

College Preparatory Physics I is designed to provide students with the equivalent of ABE Advanced Level Physics or Grade 11 Physics. The content of the course includes: measurement, kinematics in one dimension, dynamics in one dimension, Newton's laws, friction,gravitation, kinetic and potential energy,momentum, heat, wave phenomena applied to sound and electricity. Details...

PHY 100 Introduction to Physics I

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. Details...

PHY 120 Principles of Physics I

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. Details...

PSY 204 Research Methods in Psychology

PSY 204 provides an introduction to basic research techniques in psychology; emphasis on the conceptual rather than the statistical rationale underlying various research strategies. Areas include the nature of variables, types of measurement, how to generate and test hypotheses, types of validity, and how to interpret and report results. Laboratory exercises and class demonstrations on the processes involved in conducting empirical research. Research process (theory, models, hypotheses, predictions); research ethics; experimental methods; non-experimental methods; validity; reliability; sampling; descriptive statistics; central tendency; variability; inferential statistics; and experimental design. Details...

SSA 100 Introduction to the Solar System And Space Exploration

This is a multi-disciplinary lab science course that will introduce topics in astronomy and space science, including the Solar System and its planets, the space environment, gravitational theory, extraterrestrial resources, as well as current and future space explorations. Details...

Winter 2018

ANT 151 Physical Anthropology & Archaeology

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

ANT 251 Principles of Archaeology

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. Details...

CHE 060 College Preparatory Chemistry II

This course is designed for students requiring a second high school level chemistry course and will transfer as equivalent to B.C. Chemistry 12. Students need a working knowledge of Chemistry 11 before they attempt CHE 060. In CHE 060 students learn gas laws, solutions, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, redox reactions and electrochemistry. Details...

CRM 131 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

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

ECC 116 Partnerships II - Advanced Guiding And Caring

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

ECC 157 Effective Interpersonal Communications

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

ECC 245 Practice Experience - Special Needs

This practice experience is designed to provide the student with supervised opportunities to apply and consolidate knowledge and skills from core courses in the 2nd year of the Early Childhood Care and Education program and particularly from ECCE Certificate or equivalent. Details...

ECC 264 Supported Child Care

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

ENG 052 Advanced English

Advanced English is designed to provide students with the skills needed for the reading, writing and critical thinking tasks that are required for college programs and employment. Students will develop their communicative abilities via assignments that promote academic and business reading, writing, and research skills. The course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Advanced Level Certificate program. Details...

ENG 122 Reading Literature

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

ENG 126 Composition & Indigenous Literature II

English 126 introduces the student to texts written in the 20th century by indigenous peoples from around the world, including North America. This course offers an alternative to traditional literature. Students will study the elements of indigenous fiction, poetry and theatre. Instruction is given in the composition of critical essays. Details...

ENG 203 A Survey of English Literature II

The student will survey English Literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the works of major authors: Swift, Pope, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Keats, Emily Bronte, Arnold, Tennnyson and Browning. The student will also examine the philosophical, social and religious aspects of life in the Neo-Classical, Romantic and Victorian Periods. Details...

GEO 112 Introduction to Human Geography

GEO 112 critically examines the complex relations between people and places through key themes and concepts in the cultural, urban and economic fields of human geography. Topics to be studied include: local and popular cultures and landscapes, disappearing peoples, concepts of nature, the agricultural revolutions, global agricultural restructuring, agribusiness, food security, urban and suburban processes, development issues in the less developed world, barriers to and the costs of economic development, globalization, deindustrialization, and social change in the world system. Details...

LIB 131 Eastern and Comparative Religions

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

MAT 151 Finite Mathematics

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

MAT 163 Mathematics for Elementary Education II

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

MAT 182 Calculus II

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

PHY 060 College Preparatory Physics II

College Preparatory Physics II is designed to provide students with the equivalent of ABE Provincial Level Physics or Grade 12 Physics. The course includes vectors using trigonometry, kinematics in one and two dimensions, energy and momentum, statics and dynamics, rotational dynamics, vibrations and waves, electromagnetism, and geometric optics. Details...

PHY 101 Introduction to Physics II

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. Details...

PHY 121 Principles of Physics II

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. Details...

PHY 141 Mechanics I (Statics)

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

PSY 235 Abnormal Psychology

An introduction to abnormal psychology, including mental disorders, assessment and treatment, the DSM-IV, and social, cultural and ethical issues. Details...

SSA 101 Space Science and Astronomy: Introduction to Deep Space Astronomy

This is a lab science course that will introduce topics in deep space astronomy, including observational astronomy, stars and stellar evolution, extra-solar planets, the interstellar medium, galaxies, nebulae, clusters, EM spectrum; cosmology, relativity, dark matter and energy; life in the universe, SETI, and interstellar exploration. The lab component will utilize locally available materials as well as resources available from local learning centres and on the Internet such as an on-line observatory. It is preferred that students entering this course have SSA 100 and some basic knowledge of high school physics, but this is not required. Details...

Spring 2018

ECC 163 Child, Family And Community

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

Comox Valley Campus

Fall 2017

ANT 250 Ethnology of North America

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

CRM 101 Introduction to Criminology

An introduction to the core concepts, basic data sources, and general research findings in the field of Criminology. A key focus is on elements of continuity and discontinuity between traditional and contemporary theories of crime, deviance, criminality, and social control. Particular attention is paid to the Canadian context. Details...

CRM 135 Introduction to Canadian Law & Legal Institutions

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

ECC 124 The Learning Child - Part I - Play & Curriculum

Using the knowledge gained in Developmental Journeys, this course focuses on play-based curriculum. It discusses play in the total context of the literature related to early childhood programs. Using an integrated approach to the creative arts (art, music, and language and literature) and science, students will examine the role of the early childhood educator in providing quality environments, which facilitate the development of the whole child through play. Details...

ECC 140 Practice Experience I

This first practice experience provides an introduction to the role of the early childhood educator and the early childhood program. There will be a focus on direct observations of the children and the program. Students will be gradually introduced to the program and direct work with the children. Details...

ECC 255 Self & Others - Part III

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

EMP 100 Co-Operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar

This pre-employment course prepares students for success in identifying, securing and keeping work that is related to their long-term career goals. This is a highly interactive seminar in which students will learn about the principles of transferring skills and knowledge from the academic environment to the practical work environment. Topics include: self-assessment of employability skills, values and attitudes, resume writing, interview practice, skill transfer theory, work search techniques, goal setting, and workplace success skills. In addition to the classroom component, students meet individually on a regular basis with Co-operative Education faculty and staff to work towards their short and long term employment goals. Students mustcomplete this course in the Fall term as a prerequisite to Co-operative Education Internship Work Term THM-197 or BUS 197 in the spring. Details...

ENG 117 Academic Writing

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

ENG 202 Survey of English Literature I

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. Details...

GEO 111 Environment, Society and Sustainability

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. Details...

HIS 225 History of British Columbia

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

MAT 102 Calculus for Life Sciences

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

MAT 133 Matrix Algebra

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

MAT 181 Calculus I

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

MAT 200 Linear Algebra

This course covers systems of linear equations; matrices; determinants; Euclidian vector spaces; general vector spaces, Gram-Schmidt Process, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and quadratic forms.Credit will normally be granted for only one of MAT 133 or Mat 200. Details...

NUR 170 Health and Healing Bridge - In

This course is an introduction to the meaning of health including personal health, family health, community health and societal health. Participants examine significant theoretical and conceptual frameworks of health including health promotion, primary health care, prevention and determinants of health. Participants have the opportunity to identify personal resources and/ or challenges that impact health as well as recongnize the diversity of beliefs, values and perceptions of health held by family and community health assessment. Participants will have opportunities to explore and critique various theoretical and conceptual frameworks in relation to health assessment including early childhood development, family development, healthy aging and community development. The concept of assessment within the context of decision making is explored. Details...

PHI 100 Introductory Philosophy: Knowledge & Reality

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

PHY 100 Introduction to Physics I

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. Details...

PHY 120 Principles of Physics I

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. Details...

PSY 204 Research Methods in Psychology

PSY 204 provides an introduction to basic research techniques in psychology; emphasis on the conceptual rather than the statistical rationale underlying various research strategies. Areas include the nature of variables, types of measurement, how to generate and test hypotheses, types of validity, and how to interpret and report results. Laboratory exercises and class demonstrations on the processes involved in conducting empirical research. Research process (theory, models, hypotheses, predictions); research ethics; experimental methods; non-experimental methods; validity; reliability; sampling; descriptive statistics; central tendency; variability; inferential statistics; and experimental design. Details...

Winter 2018

ANT 251 Principles of Archaeology

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. Details...

CRM 131 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

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

ECC 116 Partnerships II - Advanced Guiding And Caring

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

ECC 157 Effective Interpersonal Communications

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

ECC 245 Practice Experience - Special Needs

This practice experience is designed to provide the student with supervised opportunities to apply and consolidate knowledge and skills from core courses in the 2nd year of the Early Childhood Care and Education program and particularly from ECCE Certificate or equivalent. Details...

ECC 264 Supported Child Care

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

ENG 120 Introduction to Literature: Short Stories And the Novel

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. Details...

ENG 122 Reading Literature

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

ENG 126 Composition & Indigenous Literature II

English 126 introduces the student to texts written in the 20th century by indigenous peoples from around the world, including North America. This course offers an alternative to traditional literature. Students will study the elements of indigenous fiction, poetry and theatre. Instruction is given in the composition of critical essays. Details...

ENG 203 A Survey of English Literature II

The student will survey English Literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the works of major authors: Swift, Pope, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Keats, Emily Bronte, Arnold, Tennnyson and Browning. The student will also examine the philosophical, social and religious aspects of life in the Neo-Classical, Romantic and Victorian Periods. Details...

GEO 112 Introduction to Human Geography

GEO 112 critically examines the complex relations between people and places through key themes and concepts in the cultural, urban and economic fields of human geography. Topics to be studied include: local and popular cultures and landscapes, disappearing peoples, concepts of nature, the agricultural revolutions, global agricultural restructuring, agribusiness, food security, urban and suburban processes, development issues in the less developed world, barriers to and the costs of economic development, globalization, deindustrialization, and social change in the world system. Details...

LIB 131 Eastern and Comparative Religions

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

MAT 151 Finite Mathematics

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

MAT 182 Calculus II

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

PHY 101 Introduction to Physics II

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. Details...

PHY 121 Principles of Physics II

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. Details...

PHY 141 Mechanics I (Statics)

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

PHY 170 Engineering Mechanics 1: Statics and Dynamics

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

PSY 235 Abnormal Psychology

An introduction to abnormal psychology, including mental disorders, assessment and treatment, the DSM-IV, and social, cultural and ethical issues. Details...

Spring 2018

ECC 163 Child, Family And Community

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

Parksville High School

Winter 2018

ANT 251 Principles of Archaeology

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. Details...

ENG 122 Reading Literature

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

ENG 126 Composition & Indigenous Literature II

English 126 introduces the student to texts written in the 20th century by indigenous peoples from around the world, including North America. This course offers an alternative to traditional literature. Students will study the elements of indigenous fiction, poetry and theatre. Instruction is given in the composition of critical essays. Details...

ENG 203 A Survey of English Literature II

The student will survey English Literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the works of major authors: Swift, Pope, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Keats, Emily Bronte, Arnold, Tennnyson and Browning. The student will also examine the philosophical, social and religious aspects of life in the Neo-Classical, Romantic and Victorian Periods. Details...

GEO 112 Introduction to Human Geography

GEO 112 critically examines the complex relations between people and places through key themes and concepts in the cultural, urban and economic fields of human geography. Topics to be studied include: local and popular cultures and landscapes, disappearing peoples, concepts of nature, the agricultural revolutions, global agricultural restructuring, agribusiness, food security, urban and suburban processes, development issues in the less developed world, barriers to and the costs of economic development, globalization, deindustrialization, and social change in the world system. Details...

MAT 151 Finite Mathematics

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

MAT 163 Mathematics for Elementary Education II

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

MAT 182 Calculus II

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

SSA 101 Space Science and Astronomy: Introduction to Deep Space Astronomy

This is a lab science course that will introduce topics in deep space astronomy, including observational astronomy, stars and stellar evolution, extra-solar planets, the interstellar medium, galaxies, nebulae, clusters, EM spectrum; cosmology, relativity, dark matter and energy; life in the universe, SETI, and interstellar exploration. The lab component will utilize locally available materials as well as resources available from local learning centres and on the Internet such as an on-line observatory. It is preferred that students entering this course have SSA 100 and some basic knowledge of high school physics, but this is not required. Details...

Port Alberni Campus

Fall 2017

ANT 150 Cultural Anthropology

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

ANT 250 Ethnology of North America

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

CHE 051 College Preparatory Chemistry I

This course is designed for students requiring an introductory chemistry course as a prerequisite for further chemistry studies or for entry into various technical or career programs. The material covered is similar to B.C. Chemistry 11 and the two courses can be regarded as equivalent for most purposes. Note: The distance course requires three 1-day lab sessions (all compulsory). Lab sessions for distance students will be held at selected locations. Students considering the distance option should check dates and locations for lab sessions. Details...

CRM 101 Introduction to Criminology

An introduction to the core concepts, basic data sources, and general research findings in the field of Criminology. A key focus is on elements of continuity and discontinuity between traditional and contemporary theories of crime, deviance, criminality, and social control. Particular attention is paid to the Canadian context. Details...

CRM 135 Introduction to Canadian Law & Legal Institutions

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

ECC 124 The Learning Child - Part I - Play & Curriculum

Using the knowledge gained in Developmental Journeys, this course focuses on play-based curriculum. It discusses play in the total context of the literature related to early childhood programs. Using an integrated approach to the creative arts (art, music, and language and literature) and science, students will examine the role of the early childhood educator in providing quality environments, which facilitate the development of the whole child through play. Details...

ECC 140 Practice Experience I

This first practice experience provides an introduction to the role of the early childhood educator and the early childhood program. There will be a focus on direct observations of the children and the program. Students will be gradually introduced to the program and direct work with the children. Details...

ECC 255 Self & Others - Part III

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

ENG 098 Essay Writing And Critical Reading

English 098 is designed to prepare students for the reading, writing, and critical thinking demands they will encounter in either the workplace, college programs or university-level courses. The course assists students to develop reading, research and reference skills and write effective sentences, paragraphs, and a variety of essays. A research essay or a research assignment will also be produced. They will also apply critical thinking skills to situations ranging from problem solving to media literacy. This course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Provincial Level Diploma Program. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098. Details...

ENG 202 Survey of English Literature I

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. Details...

GEO 111 Environment, Society and Sustainability

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. Details...

HIS 225 History of British Columbia

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

MAT 102 Calculus for Life Sciences

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

MAT 133 Matrix Algebra

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

MAT 162 Mathematics for Elementary Education I

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

MAT 181 Calculus I

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

MAT 200 Linear Algebra

This course covers systems of linear equations; matrices; determinants; Euclidian vector spaces; general vector spaces, Gram-Schmidt Process, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and quadratic forms.Credit will normally be granted for only one of MAT 133 or Mat 200. Details...

PHI 100 Introductory Philosophy: Knowledge & Reality

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

PHY 050 College Preparatory Physics I

College Preparatory Physics I is designed to provide students with the equivalent of ABE Advanced Level Physics or Grade 11 Physics. The content of the course includes: measurement, kinematics in one dimension, dynamics in one dimension, Newton's laws, friction,gravitation, kinetic and potential energy,momentum, heat, wave phenomena applied to sound and electricity. Details...

PHY 100 Introduction to Physics I

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. Details...

PHY 120 Principles of Physics I

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. Details...

PSY 204 Research Methods in Psychology

PSY 204 provides an introduction to basic research techniques in psychology; emphasis on the conceptual rather than the statistical rationale underlying various research strategies. Areas include the nature of variables, types of measurement, how to generate and test hypotheses, types of validity, and how to interpret and report results. Laboratory exercises and class demonstrations on the processes involved in conducting empirical research. Research process (theory, models, hypotheses, predictions); research ethics; experimental methods; non-experimental methods; validity; reliability; sampling; descriptive statistics; central tendency; variability; inferential statistics; and experimental design. Details...

Winter 2018

ANT 151 Physical Anthropology & Archaeology

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

ANT 251 Principles of Archaeology

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. Details...

CHE 060 College Preparatory Chemistry II

This course is designed for students requiring a second high school level chemistry course and will transfer as equivalent to B.C. Chemistry 12. Students need a working knowledge of Chemistry 11 before they attempt CHE 060. In CHE 060 students learn gas laws, solutions, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, redox reactions and electrochemistry. Details...

CRM 131 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

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

ECC 116 Partnerships II - Advanced Guiding And Caring

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

ECC 157 Effective Interpersonal Communications

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

ECC 245 Practice Experience - Special Needs

This practice experience is designed to provide the student with supervised opportunities to apply and consolidate knowledge and skills from core courses in the 2nd year of the Early Childhood Care and Education program and particularly from ECCE Certificate or equivalent. Details...

ECC 264 Supported Child Care

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

ENG 052 Advanced English

Advanced English is designed to provide students with the skills needed for the reading, writing and critical thinking tasks that are required for college programs and employment. Students will develop their communicative abilities via assignments that promote academic and business reading, writing, and research skills. The course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Advanced Level Certificate program. Details...

ENG 122 Reading Literature

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

ENG 126 Composition & Indigenous Literature II

English 126 introduces the student to texts written in the 20th century by indigenous peoples from around the world, including North America. This course offers an alternative to traditional literature. Students will study the elements of indigenous fiction, poetry and theatre. Instruction is given in the composition of critical essays. Details...

ENG 203 A Survey of English Literature II

The student will survey English Literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the works of major authors: Swift, Pope, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Keats, Emily Bronte, Arnold, Tennnyson and Browning. The student will also examine the philosophical, social and religious aspects of life in the Neo-Classical, Romantic and Victorian Periods. Details...

GEO 112 Introduction to Human Geography

GEO 112 critically examines the complex relations between people and places through key themes and concepts in the cultural, urban and economic fields of human geography. Topics to be studied include: local and popular cultures and landscapes, disappearing peoples, concepts of nature, the agricultural revolutions, global agricultural restructuring, agribusiness, food security, urban and suburban processes, development issues in the less developed world, barriers to and the costs of economic development, globalization, deindustrialization, and social change in the world system. Details...

LIB 131 Eastern and Comparative Religions

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

MAT 151 Finite Mathematics

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

MAT 163 Mathematics for Elementary Education II

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

MAT 182 Calculus II

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

PHY 060 College Preparatory Physics II

College Preparatory Physics II is designed to provide students with the equivalent of ABE Provincial Level Physics or Grade 12 Physics. The course includes vectors using trigonometry, kinematics in one and two dimensions, energy and momentum, statics and dynamics, rotational dynamics, vibrations and waves, electromagnetism, and geometric optics. Details...

PHY 101 Introduction to Physics II

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. Details...

PHY 121 Principles of Physics II

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. Details...

PHY 141 Mechanics I (Statics)

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

PSY 235 Abnormal Psychology

An introduction to abnormal psychology, including mental disorders, assessment and treatment, the DSM-IV, and social, cultural and ethical issues. Details...

SSA 101 Space Science and Astronomy: Introduction to Deep Space Astronomy

This is a lab science course that will introduce topics in deep space astronomy, including observational astronomy, stars and stellar evolution, extra-solar planets, the interstellar medium, galaxies, nebulae, clusters, EM spectrum; cosmology, relativity, dark matter and energy; life in the universe, SETI, and interstellar exploration. The lab component will utilize locally available materials as well as resources available from local learning centres and on the Internet such as an on-line observatory. It is preferred that students entering this course have SSA 100 and some basic knowledge of high school physics, but this is not required. Details...

Spring 2018

ECC 163 Child, Family And Community

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

Port Hardy Campus

Fall 2017

ANT 150 Cultural Anthropology

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

ANT 250 Ethnology of North America

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

ECC 124 The Learning Child - Part I - Play & Curriculum

Using the knowledge gained in Developmental Journeys, this course focuses on play-based curriculum. It discusses play in the total context of the literature related to early childhood programs. Using an integrated approach to the creative arts (art, music, and language and literature) and science, students will examine the role of the early childhood educator in providing quality environments, which facilitate the development of the whole child through play. Details...

ECC 140 Practice Experience I

This first practice experience provides an introduction to the role of the early childhood educator and the early childhood program. There will be a focus on direct observations of the children and the program. Students will be gradually introduced to the program and direct work with the children. Details...

GEO 111 Environment, Society and Sustainability

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. Details...

Winter 2018

ANT 151 Physical Anthropology & Archaeology

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

ANT 251 Principles of Archaeology

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. Details...

CRM 131 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

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

ECC 116 Partnerships II - Advanced Guiding And Caring

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

ECC 157 Effective Interpersonal Communications

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

ECC 245 Practice Experience - Special Needs

This practice experience is designed to provide the student with supervised opportunities to apply and consolidate knowledge and skills from core courses in the 2nd year of the Early Childhood Care and Education program and particularly from ECCE Certificate or equivalent. Details...

ECC 264 Supported Child Care

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

ENG 122 Reading Literature

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

ENG 126 Composition & Indigenous Literature II

English 126 introduces the student to texts written in the 20th century by indigenous peoples from around the world, including North America. This course offers an alternative to traditional literature. Students will study the elements of indigenous fiction, poetry and theatre. Instruction is given in the composition of critical essays. Details...

GEO 112 Introduction to Human Geography

GEO 112 critically examines the complex relations between people and places through key themes and concepts in the cultural, urban and economic fields of human geography. Topics to be studied include: local and popular cultures and landscapes, disappearing peoples, concepts of nature, the agricultural revolutions, global agricultural restructuring, agribusiness, food security, urban and suburban processes, development issues in the less developed world, barriers to and the costs of economic development, globalization, deindustrialization, and social change in the world system. Details...

LIB 131 Eastern and Comparative Religions

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

PHY 141 Mechanics I (Statics)

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

Spring 2018

ECC 163 Child, Family And Community

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

Port McNeill Centre

Fall 2017

SSA 100 Introduction to the Solar System And Space Exploration

This is a multi-disciplinary lab science course that will introduce topics in astronomy and space science, including the Solar System and its planets, the space environment, gravitational theory, extraterrestrial resources, as well as current and future space explorations. Details...

Winter 2018

ANT 151 Physical Anthropology & Archaeology

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

ENG 122 Reading Literature

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

ENG 126 Composition & Indigenous Literature II

English 126 introduces the student to texts written in the 20th century by indigenous peoples from around the world, including North America. This course offers an alternative to traditional literature. Students will study the elements of indigenous fiction, poetry and theatre. Instruction is given in the composition of critical essays. Details...

ENG 203 A Survey of English Literature II

The student will survey English Literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the works of major authors: Swift, Pope, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Keats, Emily Bronte, Arnold, Tennnyson and Browning. The student will also examine the philosophical, social and religious aspects of life in the Neo-Classical, Romantic and Victorian Periods. Details...

GEO 112 Introduction to Human Geography

GEO 112 critically examines the complex relations between people and places through key themes and concepts in the cultural, urban and economic fields of human geography. Topics to be studied include: local and popular cultures and landscapes, disappearing peoples, concepts of nature, the agricultural revolutions, global agricultural restructuring, agribusiness, food security, urban and suburban processes, development issues in the less developed world, barriers to and the costs of economic development, globalization, deindustrialization, and social change in the world system. Details...

MAT 151 Finite Mathematics

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

MAT 163 Mathematics for Elementary Education II

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

SSA 101 Space Science and Astronomy: Introduction to Deep Space Astronomy

This is a lab science course that will introduce topics in deep space astronomy, including observational astronomy, stars and stellar evolution, extra-solar planets, the interstellar medium, galaxies, nebulae, clusters, EM spectrum; cosmology, relativity, dark matter and energy; life in the universe, SETI, and interstellar exploration. The lab component will utilize locally available materials as well as resources available from local learning centres and on the Internet such as an on-line observatory. It is preferred that students entering this course have SSA 100 and some basic knowledge of high school physics, but this is not required. Details...

Ucluelet Centre

Fall 2017

ECC 124 The Learning Child - Part I - Play & Curriculum

Using the knowledge gained in Developmental Journeys, this course focuses on play-based curriculum. It discusses play in the total context of the literature related to early childhood programs. Using an integrated approach to the creative arts (art, music, and language and literature) and science, students will examine the role of the early childhood educator in providing quality environments, which facilitate the development of the whole child through play. Details...

ECC 140 Practice Experience I

This first practice experience provides an introduction to the role of the early childhood educator and the early childhood program. There will be a focus on direct observations of the children and the program. Students will be gradually introduced to the program and direct work with the children. Details...

SSA 100 Introduction to the Solar System And Space Exploration

This is a multi-disciplinary lab science course that will introduce topics in astronomy and space science, including the Solar System and its planets, the space environment, gravitational theory, extraterrestrial resources, as well as current and future space explorations. Details...

Winter 2018

ECC 116 Partnerships II - Advanced Guiding And Caring

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

ECC 157 Effective Interpersonal Communications

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

MAT 163 Mathematics for Elementary Education II

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

SSA 101 Space Science and Astronomy: Introduction to Deep Space Astronomy

This is a lab science course that will introduce topics in deep space astronomy, including observational astronomy, stars and stellar evolution, extra-solar planets, the interstellar medium, galaxies, nebulae, clusters, EM spectrum; cosmology, relativity, dark matter and energy; life in the universe, SETI, and interstellar exploration. The lab component will utilize locally available materials as well as resources available from local learning centres and on the Internet such as an on-line observatory. It is preferred that students entering this course have SSA 100 and some basic knowledge of high school physics, but this is not required. Details...

Spring 2018

ECC 163 Child, Family And Community

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