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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, English First Peoples 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, English First Peoples 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, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG098, 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, English First Peoples 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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG098, 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 I (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, English First Peoples 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-170 Foundations of Ethnobotany

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


Foundations of Ethnobotany provides students with a broad survey of the major areas of study within the discipline of ethnobotany. Topics include: folk taxonomy, plant identification and ecology, origins of agriculture, traditional foodways, phytomedicinals, fibre technologies, and plants and community. Global indigenous experiences will be used to illustrate course material and when possible, examples from Pacific Northwest cultures will be included. The laboratory component of this course illustrates and further explores lecture topics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL-090, or placement testing.
  • Take BIO-170L

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BIO-200 Cell Biology

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


A study of the ultrastructure and function of cell organelles and membranes, DNA and chromosomes, cellular movements and cellular reproduction.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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BIO-201 Introduction to Biochemistry

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


This course provides an introduction to structural and functional aspects of cell chemistry. Topics include biological molecules and their relationships, protein structure, enzyme action, energy transfer, metabolic processes and control mechanisms.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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BIO-202 Principles of Genetics

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


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


Prerequisite(s):

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

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


Prerequisite(s):

  • BIO 102 & BIO 103 or BIO 110 & BIO 111. Minimum Grade C STA 115 or 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-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


This course presents a balanced and integrated introductory view of financial accounting. Students will be introduced to financial statement preparation procedures and techniques as well as to the fundamental analysis of financial statements for decision makers. The concepts and principles (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) that link preparation and use are given explicit attention. Credit will only be granted for either BUS 100 or BUS 112.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment; or by admission to either the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma programs.

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BUS-132 Mathematics of Finance

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


This course will provide the student with the skills necessary to solve common, practical business problems that employ the mathematics of finance. Topics covered include linear applications for business, simple interest and discount, compound interest, amortization, general annuities, bonds, and capital decision models. Emphasis is on practical problem solving in business.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, MAT 053, Applications of Math 12; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment.

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BUS-150 Principles of Management

3 credits


This course introduces students to the basic management functions of planning and decision-making, organizing resources, leading and motivating groups and individuals, and controlling worker output to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. Students learn about the importance of management to the success of all organizations.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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BUS-162 Principles of Marketing

3 credits


This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of marketing as it relates to the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Particular emphasis will be given to the topics of assessing dynamic marketing environments and developing a marketing strategy and marketing mix.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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BUS-170 Computer Applications for Business

3 hours lecture/lab, 3 credits


This course introduces students to computing concepts and skills using industry standard business application software in a hands-on Windows environment. Students will learn to use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications and be able to apply them to various organizational functions. This course provides a practical base for developing sound analytical computing skills necessary in today's business world.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment; or by admission to either of the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma programs.

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BUS-200 Financial Accounting Fundamentals II

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is intended for students who plan to pursue further accounting courses. It provides additional depth to the concepts introduced in BUS 100 with a focus on financial statement concepts, preparation and adjusting entries.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of BUS-100 or BUS-112.

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BUS-211 Intermediate Financial Accounting I

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course studies accounting from the viewpoint of the manager as a decision-maker. The emphasis is on analysis of accounting theory and the means available to the manager to use accounting information for planning and control of business activities. Balance sheet accounts are explored in further detail and disclosure requirements are dealt with.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 200 or BUS 113.

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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-221 Commercial Law

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to relevant legal issues in business environments. Course topics include an introduction to torts, contracts and appropriate legislation regarding specialized forms of contractual relationships.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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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 STA 115 or MAT 115.

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BUS-248 Introduction to Non-Profit Management

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


The Introduction to Non-Profit Management is a comprehensive course designed for existing volunteers and executives working within the non-profit sector. The course is intended to provide a broad overview of relevant skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace. Topics include board governance, strategic management, financial management, fundraising, marketing, public relations, program evaluation, leadership and management in the non-profit environment and best practices for volunteer management.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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BUS-255 Human Resources Management

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides an introduction to the functions of Human Resource Management and takes the perspective that Human Resource Management plays an important role in the ability of organizations to achieve productivity and effectiveness while attaining individual and societal objectives. Topics include planning, recruitment and selection, job analysis and job evaluation, compensation management, performance appraisals, motivation, and employee/employer relationships.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 150 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-260 Consumer Behaviour

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to the study of concepts that contribute to an understanding of, and the ability to predict, consumer behaviour. Students will consider both from a theoretical and practical point of view, the influence of social, cultural, and psychological factors on the consumer decision-making process. Other topics will include market segmentation and consumer research.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 162 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-264 Professional Selling

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


Professional selling skills are central to the success of any marketing professional. This course provides learners with an understanding of modern concepts in professional selling, and basic selling techniques relevant to today's Canadian and Global business environments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 162 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-265 Retail Management

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This topic is approached from a strategic perspective and examines several types of retail institutions and strategy options. Other topics include trading area analysis and management functions related to human resources, operations management, merchandising, retail image, and financial and pricing management.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 162 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-267 Services Marketing

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course examines the differences between product and services marketing and the marketing strategies employed in the service sector. Topics will include the development of a services business model in the context of a competitive market, management of the customer interface, and implementation of profitable service strategies.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 162 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-290 Management Information Systems

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course examines the use of information and the role of information technology within organizations. Topics include: evaluation of organizations and the use of information technology; computer communications and basic conversational capacity with computer systems; designing information systems; problem analysis; office and professional work system administration; ethical and organizational issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 150 & BUS 170 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-312 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


BUS 312 is an extension of BUS 211 and examines the liability and capital aspects of accounting for businesses. Topics include stocks, bonds, retained earnings, dividends, future income taxes and pensions. Credit will only be granted for BUS 212 or BUS 312.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 211

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BUS-323 Taxation II

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is the second 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 corporate taxation. Additional topics include partnerships, trusts, international taxation and administration of the tax system.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 223 or BUS 222 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-335 Quantitative Methods

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This is a course in the application of selected statistical techniques to business problem solving. Topics include simple and multiple regression, time series analysis, index numbers, Baysian decision analysis, and an introduction to linear programming. Credit will only be granted for either BUS 232 or BUS 335.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in STA 115 or MAT 115

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BUS-350 Organizational Behaviour

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course examines behavioural concepts and tools developed to aid the manager in understanding the behaviour in organizations and improving organizational effectiveness. Topics include individual motivation, perception and communication, management roles, decision-making, group dynamics and teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution, and organizational structure, process, and culture.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 150 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-362 Market Research

3 hour lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 credits


This course is about providing quality information upon which managers can act. Market research is the set of tools that have been developed to allow managers to collect and analyze information, primarily information about customers. This course is designed for people who will be using rather than for those who will be specializing in market research. However, for someone to be an intelligent user of market research, he or she needs a solid general understanding of market research techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 162 and STA 115 or MAT 115.

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BUS-368 Advertising and Marketing Communications

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course adopts an integrated marketing perspective that requires students to consider the myriad of media choices available and to select those that will most effectively communicate with consumers. Topics include developing a strategic integrated marketing plan, articulating and delivering the message, and implementing, controlling and monitoring the Integrated Marketing Communications plan.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 162 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-380 Globalization and International Business

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course begins by examining the environment in which international business operates, including the causes and consequences of globalization. It then looks at how international business is actually conducted, with emphasis on international marketing by small and medium sized Canadian businesses. Topics include finding and servicing prospects in other countries, international payment options, exchange rate risk, and intellectual property issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 30 credits of course work at the 100 level or higher, or instructor permission.

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BUS-452 Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course aims to develop advanced problem solving skills that are required for the management of small and medium enterprises (SME's). A topical approach offers an analytical framework for the study of the entrepreneurial process, creativity and competitive strategy, troubleshooting, problem solving, and growth strategy. This course provides an opportunity to help students integrate their knowledge of disparate topics, to think strategically, and to act in a consultative capacity for a new and growing enterprise.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of Business Administration Certificate coursework and completion of 9 credits of Business Administration Diploma coursework

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CHE-110 Chemical Principles I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

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

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CHE-111 Chemical Principles II

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

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

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CHE-200 Organic Chemistry I

3 hours lecture + 4 hour lab, 4 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in CHE-111
  • Take CHE-200L;

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CHE-201 Organic Chemistry II

3 hour lecture + 4 hour lab, 4 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in CHE 200
  • Take CHE-201L

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CPS-100 Computer Programming I

3 hours lecture + 1 hour lab, 3 credits


This course is an introduction to computer programming. Students will be introduced to problem solving methods and algorithm development using the object-oriented programming paradigm. The students will learn how to apply problem analysis, program design, and program implementation while using the top-down and stepwise refinement design methods. The course also provides an introduction to the object-oriented programming paradigm and recursive functions. This course will provide a sound basis for later courses in computer science. Note: Basic computing skills are assumed.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11 or MAT 053.
  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.

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CPS-101 Computer Programming II

3 hours lecture + 1 hour lab, 3 credits


This course continues with the techniques and tools introduced in CPS 100 for development and maintenance of software systems and documentation. The main emphasis is on classic structures and basic algorithms in the object-oriented programming paradigm. The introduced object-oriented data structures include strings, vectors, lists, stacks, queues, trees, and hash tables. Several searching and sorting algorithms are introduced in the context of applicable data structures. Topics also include data abstraction, information hiding, encapsulation, layers of abstractions, program design, separate compilations, component re-use, software libraries, and techniques for development of professional quality software components.


Prerequisite(s):

  • CPS 100 Minimum Grade C

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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; English First Peoples 12, or ENG 098, ENG 096, ENG 060 or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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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, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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CRM-131 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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CRM-135 Introduction to Canadian Law & Legal Institutions

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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CRM-220 Research Methods in Criminology

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to criminological research. Topics include the purpose of scientific inquiry, research ethics, measurement of crime, survey research and experimental designs, data gathering, and a brief introduction to data analysis and reporting.


Prerequisite(s):

  • CRM 101 Minimum Grade C

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CRM-230 Criminal Law

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course offers an intensive introduction to the nature, purpose, sources and basic principles of Canadian criminal law. It will include analysis of what constitutes a crime, the basis of criminal responsibility, and the common defences used in criminal law. Fundamental legal concepts will be highlighted. The course includes a short community practicum designed to help students to apply their developing understanding of criminal law to that which occurs in local area courts.


Prerequisite(s):

  • CRM 135 Minimum Grade C

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CRM-241 Introduction to Corrections

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to the development and operation of correctional systems in Canada. Topics include the history of corrections, contemporary correctional institutions, relationships between inmates and staff, case management and treatment, community-based corrections, and life after prison.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090 or assessment.

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CRM-251 Introduction to Policing

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to the history, organization, structure, and operation of contemporary law enforcement agencies in Canada. Topics include the emergence of community policing, crime prevention, the recruitment and training of police officers, and occupational subculture.


Prerequisite(s):

  • CRM 131 Minimum Grade C

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ECO-110 Principles of Microeconomics

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


This course introduces the principles of microeconomics and demonstrates how these principles apply to current Canadian economic issues.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ECO-111 Principles of Macroeconomics

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


This course introduces the principles of macroeconomics and demonstrates how these principles apply to current Canadian economic issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ECO 110 Minimum Grade C

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EDU-101 Teaching: The Human Interaction

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to the communication and interpersonal skills necessary to positively interact in one-on-one and group settings. These skills support personal exploration, problem solving, and developing the competencies to work effectively with children, youth, and adults.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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

3 hours/week, 3 credits


ENG 107 is a first year writing seminar focusing on method and craft in fiction and creative non-fiction. Fiction writing may include short stories or novel writing. Non-fiction may include creative essay writing, documentary, life-writing or biography. Students create a portfolio of work including both fiction and creative non-fiction. This seminar focuses on the practice of writing with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing through discussions, exercises and peer critiquing.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-108 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Drama

3 hours/week, 3 credits


ENG 108 is a first year writing seminar focusing on method and craft in poetry drama and screenplays. This seminar focuses on the practice of writing with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing through discussions, exercises, and peer critiquing. Students create a portfolio of work including both poetry and a play or screenplay.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis

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


ENG 115 involves the study of university level critical analysis and the production of expository and persuasive writing appropriate to university level discourse across the curriculum. A variety of rhetorical models are studied and practiced. Emphasis is placed on research, documentation and the writing of a research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 115 if they have previously completed ENG 116 or ENG 117.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-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, English First Peoples 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-159 Professional Writing

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


English 159 is an applied writing course that recognizes the importance of effective communication in the modern workplace. This course focuses on the study and application of the principles of effective technical and professional communication.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090, or English Assessment, or Admission to Electronics Technician program.

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ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

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


English 160 is an applied writing course that focuses on communication skills required in professional and business fields. Students will learn how to use language effectively, produce general correspondence, synthesize research for formal report and proposal writing, and design effective documents.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-202 Survey of English Literature I

3 hours lecture or distance (D), 3 credits


This course surveys significant works of English literature from the late Medieval and Renaissance periods, focusing on major authors: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, and Milton. Works are studied within the context of the philosophical, social, religious and political thought and conditions of the times.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-203 A Survey of English Literature II

3 hours lecture or distance (D), 3 credits


This course will survey English Literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the works of major authors from a list including Swift, Pope, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Keats, the Brontes, Eliot, Arnold, Tennyson and Browning. Works will be examined within the context of the philosophical, social and religious aspects of life in the Neo-Classical, Romantic and Victorian Periods.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-207 Creative Non-Fiction

3 hours seminar, 3 credits


ENG 207 is a second year university studies writing workshop that explores the method and craft of creative writing with a focus on creative non-fiction, including creative essay writing, documentary writing, travel writing, life-writing and biography. Students will create a portfolio of work.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of the following: English 107, 108, 115, 120, 121, 125, 126, or by portfolio with instructor permission

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ENG-208 Creative Writing: Poetry

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


ENG 208 is a second year university studies writing workshop that focuses on the method and craft of poetry. Students will be encouraged to explore a variety of styles and structures in their work and will create a portfolio of polished poetry.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in English 108 or by portfolio.

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ENG-209 Creative Writing: Fiction

3 hours lab, 3 credits


ENG 209 is a second year university studies writing workshop that focuses on the method and craft of fiction. Students will examine the work of successful fiction authors and nurture their fiction writing skills 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 a chronological survey of English-Canadian poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century. It focuses on narratives of exploration and encounter, emigration and settlement, and the emergence of Canada as a nation on the world stage. The course explores the questions surrounding the relationship between Canadian literature and national identity. It seeks to include a range of voices and examines works that are representative, not only of the dominant literary culture, but of different regions, ethnicities, histories and gender identities


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-213 An Introduction to Canadian Literature

3 hours lecture or distance; 3 credits


This course introduces students to contemporary Canadian literature including poetry,short fiction and the novel. Key topics may include nationality, regional identity, ethnicity, gender, postcolonial theory, and wilderness vs. urban influences.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-216 Travel Writing

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


This course combines an intensive survey of contemporarty and historical travel writing with a study and practice of creative writing in fiction and non-fiction genres. The focus will be on the learning of the craft and writing through discussion, exercises and peer critiquing and when possible, travel.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-224 Women's Literature I

3 credits


English 224 is a survey of literature written in English by women from medieval times to the turn of the 20th century. The focus is on works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short and long fiction, and non-fiction, and on the history of women's writing and the contribution made by women to the English literary tradition.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-225 Women's Literature II

3 credits


English 225 is a survey of literature written in English by women from the early 20th century to the present. The course will focus on works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short and long fiction, and non-fiction, on the history of modern women's writing, and how the female voice has helped to shape the modern English literary tradition.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-230 Selected Topics in Literature

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


For 2019 Fall, the topic is narrative and digital media. This course introduces the function of narrative and examines narrative method in a variety of genres such as poetry, fiction, drama, biography, autobiography, essay, film, and textbook. The focus of study will vary according to instructor interest and may include themes such as love and sex, war, crime, death, family, or social justice. Students will be introduced to narratology and will examine the ways in which narrative structures shape understanding of the self and the world.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-260 Advanced Communications And Professional Writing

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


English 260 will give students the opportunity to study the theory and practice of professional writing. Combining readings from the field of professional writing with discipline-specific applications, the course will emphasize the analytical, persuasive, and research skills required to produce effective client-based longer documents, such as analytical reports, persuasive proposals, technical manuals, and case studies. Students will work individually and collaboratively, both in class and on assignments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in any of one of the following: ENG 115, ENG 120, ENG 121, ENG 125, ENG 160 or permission of instructor

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FIN-100 Introduction to Art History and Visual

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, this course explores various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Course material covers the time period between the cave paintings of prehistory to the 14th century.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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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. This course 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. It explores various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Course material 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, it introduces methods, material and concepts particular to the medium of drawing and visual language. The intention of this course is to provide students with foundational skills and artistic vocabulary that will enable them to express themselves in the medium of drawing. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to make artistic decisions.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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FIN-111 Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course is intended to provide students with an opportunity to expand on materials, methods, concepts and drawing techniques introduced in FIN 110. Students develop their visual vocabulary and drawing skills by experimenting with various media to investigate: observational, figurative, illusionistic space, and conceptual drawing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 Minimum grade C

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FIN-115 Introduction to Printmaking

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course will introduce students to the printmaking processes of relief, etching, and screen print. Technical, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects of each process will be explored through the production of hand-made prints. Students will learn safe studio practices and responsible use of materials, tools and studio equipment. Students are encouraged to experiment and develop a personal and expressive response to printmaking processes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 Minimum grade C

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FIN-120 Painting: Colour & Perception

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits


An introductory course intended to provide students with an overview of colour theories relating to design and fine art practices. This class introduces a variety of fundamental exercises in colour theory including colour mixing and paint application through observation and abstraction. This class will provide students with foundational skills and artistic vocabulary that will enable them to express themselves and understand the implications of colour, design and technique in the medium of painting.


Prerequisite(s):

  • No english prerequisite.
  • FIN 110 (may be taken as a co-requisite).

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FIN-121 Painting: Colour & Application

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits


In this studio course students continue to explore colour theory and colour applications introduced in FIN 120. Students develop their visual vocabulary and painting skills by experimenting with various colour applications and techniques to investigate: observational, figurative, illusionistic space, and conceptual painting. This class will provide students with the skills and artistic vocabulary to understand the implications of colour, design and technique in the medium of painting.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 120

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FIN-130 Fdn Studio in 3 Dimensnl Art & Design

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits


This foundation studio art course is an introduction to three-dimensional art and design. Students are familiarized with the technical, material and conceptual frameworks and approaches to three-dimensional structures. Elements and principals, processes and vocabulary of three-dimensional art and design are introduced through a variety of studio projects. Historical and contemporary concepts will be explored along with their applications and relationship to three-dimensional form, with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st century art and design practices.


Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 (may be taken as a co-requisite).

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FIN-131 Fnd Studio in 3D Objects & Space

4 hours, includes lecture & studio time, 3 credits


This foundation course expands upon 3-D art and design fundamentals explored in FIN130 Foundation Studio in 3-Dimensional Art and Design. Through hands-on studio projects, students explore a variety of material processes and expressive potential related to objects and space. Formal elements and principals of art and design provide framework for production. Projects are informed by research, readings, presentations and critiques; historical and contemporary three-dimensional art and design contextualize the studio projects.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 130

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FIN-135 Introduction to Ceramics

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This studio course explores clay as an expressive medium for utilitarian and aesthetic purposes. It covers the techniques of hand construction and an introduction to the potter's wheel as well as various glazing and decorating methods.


Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 Minimum Grade C

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FIN-140 Creative Processes

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course explores the creative process of the artist, how to develop conceptual subject matter and experiment with materials and processes in the studio. It is an introduction to the important principles and philosophies of contemporary art. Students will learn to take responsibility for their own creative responses and channel the creative process from conception to realization.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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FIN-145 Introduction to Photography


This studio course introduces the student to the fundamentals of black & white photography. Students learn the basics of camera operations including exposure and creative camera controls using 35mm cameras to produce photographic images. Basic darkroom and silver-based print production techniques are covered. 35mm single lens reflex cameras are provided for students to use in this course.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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FIN-210 Drawing & 2-DIMENSIONAL Language III

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


In this course students deepen their understanding of representational drawing methods by exploring objective, subjective and conceptual approaches. Students will advance their formal drawing techniques, and utilize it as a means of visual expression. Course projects serve an opportunity for students to engage in research, experimentation, consultation and production. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to resolve artistic problems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 111

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FIN-211 Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language IV

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


This course employs creative and critical inquiry to investigate mixed media and interdisciplinary practices in drawing. Through exploration and experimentation students will develop individualized approaches to technical, formal and conceptual drawing skills. Emphasis will be on drawing as a process to develop imagery that integrates representation, imagination and personal expression.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 210

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FIN-215 Intaglio Printmaking

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


This course is an in-depth investigation of the materials and techniques related to intaglio printmaking including, dry-point, etching, collograph and monotype. Multi-colour printing, chin colle, mixed media and experimental approaches are explored. Assigned and self-directed projects, demonstrations, class discussion and critiques encourage student's artistic development and expression of contemporary ideas in print form.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 115

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FIN-217 Screen Printing

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


Various methods and techniques of screen printing will be explored including photographic and autographic stencil making. An extensive study of studio practices relating to equipment and tools will be undertaken. Exploration of the medium as an artistic method of expression will be part of this course. The printing of editions and monoprints will be considered.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 115

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FIN-220 Painting Intermediate 1

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course develops awareness in relation to issues in Contemporary Painting. Concepts of visual language within the discipline of painting will be explored and developed using a wide variety of materials, surfaces and forms. Emphasis will be on students' individual development and on enhancing technical skills, thematic development and personal expression. Course projects serve as an opportunity for students to engage in research, experimentation, consultation and production. An emphasis will be put on process, analysis, and ability to expand and resolve artistic problems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 121

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FIN-221 Painting Intermediate II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course is a continuation of FIN 220, concepts of visual language and critical inquiry are used to investigate the discipline of painting. Through exploration and experimentation students will develop individualized approaches to technical, formal and conceptual painting. Emphasis will be on painting as a process to develop thematic imagery and personal expression.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 220.

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FIN-230 Sculpture & Integrated Art Practices I

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


This course is an introduction to the diverse technical, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical considerations for approaching, exploring and creating contemporary sculpture. Assignment-based studio explorations in sculpture support material interests and the development of traditional and experimental practices. To develop their studio practice, students express their intentions, document and reflect on their concepts and processes. Class dialogue, presentations and research inform their studio projects.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 131

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FIN-231 Sculpture & Integrated Art Practices II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


A continuation of FIN 230, this course provides students opportunities to expand and refine their approaches to the development and creation of contemporary sculpture. Emphasis is placed on developing and sustaining individual research and studio practice, incorporating diverse technical, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical considerations. Student presentations and critiques provide opportunities for development and contextualizing of intentions and practice.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 230

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FIN-235 Ceramics Intermediate I

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time; 3 credits


Clay will be explored as an expressive and functional medium, relating to contemporary ceramic ideas and concepts. The forming techniques employed will include: throwing, press molding, coil and slab construction. Surface enrichment and colour will be developed using slips, terra sigillata, and glazing techniques. Firing processes will include electric kilns, pit firing, raku and high fire reduction.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 135

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FIN-236 Ceramics Intermediate II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


This course is a continuation of FIN 235. It is intended to expand on the concepts and techniques explored in FIN 235.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 235

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FIN-245 Photography Intermediate II

4 hours, includes lecture + lab 3 credits


This course will serve to expand technical and conceptual skills in photography as an expressive, interpretive and metaphorical art form. Students will use photographic equipment, materials and processes in the production of black & white photographic imagery. Experimental approaches to the photographic medium, ideas and content are emphasized. Students are encouraged to develop their own area of research and to build their artistic identity. Single Lens reflex film cameras are provided for students to use in this course.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 145

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FIN-247 Introduction to Digital Photography

4 hours, includes lecture + lab, 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in FIN 110

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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 is an examination of the cultural and technological changes that have occurred over this time period and considers their effects on the development of modern art. Course material integrates methodologies of critical cultural theory as a form of analysis to explore the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place and that began in FIN 100/101, the History of Art and Visual Culture.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 101

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FNS-160 First Nations Education: Traditional and Contemporary

3 credits


First Nations Studies 160: First Nations Traditional and Contemporary Education was developed by North Island College to meet the needs and demands for a culturally relevant First Nations course about education with credits that transfer to other post secondary institutions. In the context of the Human Service Worker Teaching Assistant Certificate program this course will provide core content about aboriginal education, which permits students to explore and critically examine traditional, historical and contemporary ideas, processes, development, and issues in the field in which they practice. First Nations Studies 160 is designed to address historical and contemporary issues that include First Nations perspectives about the content and process of education. This is facilitated by using and reflecting on First Nations teaching and learning techniques and bringing First Nations voices into the discussions and lectures through text, audio-visual resources and visitors. Instruction is based in a dialogical approach that permits students to use their knowledge in interaction with the instructor about the readings, videos, and presentations they experience. The class format will be a seminar/talking circle in which the instructor serves as a facilitator to mediate dialogue and manage curricular progression. The format will include group work and cooperative learning activities that includes orientation to WEBCT, the Internet, oral and textual resources for networking, research and knowledge production. First Nations Studies is designed for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or equivalent articulated BC College course, as pre- or co-requisite; or placement testing.

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FRE-100 Beginners French I

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


Beginners French I is the first of four courses in a complete introductory French program, which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in French as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Beginners French I, II, III & IV also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the French-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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FRE-101 Beginners French II

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


Beginners French II is the second of four courses in a complete introductory French program, which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in French as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Beginners French I, II, III & IV also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the French-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C minimum in FRE 100

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FRE-120 Beginners French III

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


Beginners French III is the third of four courses in a complete introductory French program, which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in French as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Beginners French I, II, III & IV also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the French-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language.


Prerequisite(s):

  • FRE 101 or French 11 Minimum Grade C

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FRE-121 Beginners French IV

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


Beginners French IV is the fourth of four courses in a complete introductory French program, which through the use of authentic, contextual language models, provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in French as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, Beginners French I, II, III & IV also present important aspects of culture, customs and values of the French-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C minimum in FRE 120

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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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.
  • C in FRE-266.

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GEO-111 Environment, Society and Sustainability

Distance (D), 3 credits


This course focuses on the complex relationships between people and the environment. It provides an introduction to how the biosphere functions, examines the impacts of human activities 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.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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GEO-112 Introduction to Human Geography

Distance (D), 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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GEO-200 Geography of Canada

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course takes a wholistic approach in examining the dynamic relationships between the physical and cultural environments associated with the people and places in Canada. The focus is on relationships, location and the resulting ever- changing geographic patterns that create the diversity, issues and opportunities facing Canada and Canadians. Some of the topics covered are: the physical setting, settlement patterns and growth, urbanization and politics, environmental regions, regional disparities and Canada's place on the international stage.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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GEO-210 Natural Resources Management I: Introduction

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


The course examines the major natural resources management issues on the global, national, provincial and local scales. Questions and concepts associated with the double-edged sword of conservation versus economic development are examined from the contrasting scientific and philosophical views. The emphasis is on solutions through public policy. Some of the topics covered are: renewable and non-renewable resources, resources and economics, terrestrial, marine and atmospheric resources, energy, minerals, options for the future and the role of non-government organizations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Any first year GEO course Minimum Grade C

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GEO-214 Biogeography

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course examines the changes in the geographic distribution patterns of plants and animals over geologic time. The attributes of the life layer involved in these shifting relationships are investigated from the geographic perspective. Sampling concepts, methods and tools of analysis are introduced. Some of the topics covered are: the basics of a functioning life layer, feedback in natural systems, disturbance and succession, interpreting distribution patterns, changing continents and climate, colonization, dispersal and invasion, genetic modification, extinctions, conservation and conservation planning.


Prerequisite(s):

  • GEO 105 or GEO 106 or GEO 111 Minimum Grade C

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GEO-215 Society and the Environment

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


Global, national and regional perspectives on current environmental issues are the subject matter of this course. The social perspectives and rationale for the study of the natural and human environments are introduced. Topics include human effects on land and ocean environments, living natural communities, the human environment, the character of civilizations and planet management. A wholistic systems approach is used in examining the broad range of topics and issues involved. The academic and practical skills emphasized in the course include various types of research, oral communications and an awareness of and appreciation for a range of views on controversial issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Any first year GEO Course Minimum grade C

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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.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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HIS-120 World History to 1000

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course surveys world civilizations from ancient times to the beginning of the Medieval era. It will include study of such areas of history as ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Japan and India; classical Greece and Rome; Africa and pre-contact America; and Islam, Byzantium, Western Christendom. The focus will be upon identifying broad themes, issues and patterns in world history, and upon accounting for political, social, cultural, intellectual, religious and economic change.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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HIS-121 World History of the Last Millennium, AD 1000-2000

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course surveys world history from the early Medieval period to contemporary times. The focus will be upon identifying broad themes, issues and patterns in world history, and upon accounting for political, social, cultural, intellectual, religious and economic change. The approach will combine sweeping analytical overviews with recurrent intensive investigation of selected societies and topics. Class time will be divided between lecture and slide show presentation, video documentaries, and discussion based upon common course readings and a series of student research exercises.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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HIS-122 The Contemporary World

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


HIS 122 seeks to place contemporary international affairs within a broad historical and analytical perspective. The course highlights a number of events, trends and themes that have shaped the history of both individual nations and the international system since the end of World War II. Topics to be studied will include the history of the Cold War; decolonization and the struggle of developing nations to gain political and economic stability; the 'rise' of Asia: the Arab-Israeli Conflict; the Islamic resurgence; the collapse of Soviet-style communism and the nature of conflict in the post-Cold War world; the development of the global economy since Bretton Woods; and the relationship between the history of international institutions and world issues since 1945.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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HIS-135 World Mythology

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


The secret of life, explains the sacred tavern-keeper Siduri in an ancient Sumerian epic, is that there is no secret. "When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping", he tells the king Gilgamesh. "Fill your belly with good things, dance and be merry, feast and rejoice. Let your clothes be fresh, bathe yourself in water, cherish the little child that holds your hand, and make your wife happy in your embrace; for this too is the lot of man." This course will in some ways defy the strictures of Utnapishtim in returning to the questions that rest at the centre of world mythology. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? What is the nature of the cosmos? What is the relationship between the individual, the family, the community and the transcendent? How are life and death intertwined? We will discuss such questions in a philosophical context but the thrust of the course will be to use an historical and comparative framework that analyzes particular mythic traditions. Rather than attempt to encompass all of world mythology within a one-term course, we will focus upon the myths of Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Northern Europe, Mesoamerica and the Pacific Northwest as case studies.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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HIS-205 Travels in Time

200 hours = 9 hrs. lecture, 9 hrs. seminar, plus 12-21 days travel, 3 credits


Those who would dare are invited to step into the North Island College time machine. Walk the streets of ancient Pompeii. Contemplate the accomplishments of Incan Civilization from the heights of Machu Picchu. Listen for the sound of the Minotaur below as you stand in the palace at Knossos. This course combines intensive study of one historical theme or civilization with a two-to-three-week international tour. Typically, Travels in Time will only be offered in the Spring semester and will feature a short series of preparatory lectures and seminars followed by the trip. The class will conclude with a couple of meetings upon the group's return. The academic demands in HIS 205 will be significant but are meant to accentuate rather than to detract from the travel experience.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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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, English First Peoples 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.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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HIS-220 War, Memory, Myth and History

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


"Since wars begin in the minds of men," reads the UNESCO charter, "it is in the minds of men that we have to erect the ramparts of peace." This course explores how humans have struggled to understand, memorialize, and learn from war. Although the course uses a comparative thematic approach, there is a heavy emphasis upon twentieth-century wars, since this will both provide focus and allow us to probe the politicized relationship between lived memory and history. "War," notes the journalist Chris Hedges, "is a force that gives us meaning." This course will use monuments, memorials, museums, myths, paintings, photographs, weapons, flags, cartoons, family stories, novels, and movies as sources for thinking about the ways in which war is remembered and defined.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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HIS-225 History of British Columbia

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


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.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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HIS-232 United States History Since 1877

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course addresses the political, economic and social development of the American republic from the end of Reconstruction to the present day. Major themes will include urbanization, industrialization, western settlement, Progressivism, World War One, the Great Depression, World War Two, the Cold War and rise to Super Power Status, and civil rights.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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HIS-260 Historical Reactions to Criminal and Deviant Behaviour

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


Once upon a time, a shipwrecked sailor washed up upon distant shores. He wondered about where he was. Then he saw a scaffold and gallows. "Thank god, "he exhaled, "I am in a civilized country." What is the relationship between civilization, crime and punishment? Why have dead bodies been the symbol of law at some times and places but not at others? Why did criminal trials begin? How can we account for the replacement of torture and the "bloody scaffold" with the rise of the penitentiary? This course will ask such questions as it provides an historical perspective on changing definitions of deviancy, societal reactions to violent or criminal activity, and public policies to counteract prohibited behaviour. The time span and geographical range will be vast; we will range from the Mesopotamia of 3,000 BCE to 21st-century North America. To provide focus, the curriculum will be organized around four intensive case studies: Crime and Punishment in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean; Early Modern and Industrial Britain; American Justice from Colonial Times to Court T.V.; and Reactions to Crime and Deviance in 19th and 20th Century Canada and British Columbia.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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HSW-164 Foundations of Community Support

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to a diversity model approach regarding persons with disabilities. Supports and services that empower persons with disabilities are presented and the strengths of person with disabilities are emphasized. Issues of devaluation and discrimination of individuals with disabilities will be identified and discussed. There is a focus on person-centered practice and a strengths perspective.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all first term HSW courses.

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HSW-167 Support Strategies for Skill Development

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to the principles of positive behaviour support. Students will learn methods for identifying, observing, measuring, and reporting behaviour and skills. Support strategies for skill development and enhancement of quality of life will also be included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all 1st term HSW courses

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HSW-190 Education Assistant in the Classroom

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is designed to provide Education Assistants with background knowledge and understanding of the administration and organization of schools. The roles of the Education Assistant in the classroom and the relationship of the Education Assistant with other professional groups in the school and the community are also focal points of study. In order to promote understanding of issues associated with students with special needs, a study of controversial issues in education is undertaken.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all 1st term HSW courses

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IMG-102 Computer Graphics IPLA

4 hours, lecture and studio time, 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

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

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IMG-103 Computer Graphics 2PLA

4 hours, lecture and studio time, 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

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

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IMG-105 Communication Design I

4 hours, lecture and studio time, 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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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-151 Finite Mathematics

3 hours lecture or web-based distance, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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MAT-162 Mathematics for Elementary Education I

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


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.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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MAT-163 Mathematics for Elementary Education II

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


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.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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MAT-181 Calculus I

3 hours lecture + 2 hours. lab, 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

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

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MAT-182 Calculus II

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


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


Prerequisite(s):

  • MAT 181 with a minimum of Grade D

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MAT-200 Linear Algebra

3 hrs lecture plus 1.5 hrs tutorial, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • A in Principles of Math 12, Pre-calculus 12, or MAT 060; or a passing grade in MAT 102 or MAT 181.

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PHI-100 Introductory Philosophy: Knowledge & Reality

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing. PHI 100 may be taken before or after PHI 101.

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PHI-101 Introductory Philosophy: Values & Society

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to selected problems in philosophical ethics and social-political philosophy. Topics include the relativity or objectivity of values; egoism and altruism; the nature of right and wrong action; classical and contemporary ethical theories; applied ethical problems; the nature of justice; the relation between individuals and society; and approaches to the meaning of life.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing. PHI 101 may be taken before or after PHI 100.

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PHI-150 Critical Thinking

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


The course is designed to improve a fundamental ability needed for success in any discipline: the ability to think critically. The focus is on acquiring and sharpening the skills required for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating arguments. The emphasis is on reading and responding to a variety of real academic texts from across the curriculum. No specialized knowledge is presupposed. The course should make students more careful readers and more cogent writers.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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PHI-211 Philosophies of Existence

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An examination of the 19th-century forerunners of contemporary existentialism, concentrating principally on the themes and methods of theistic and atheistic existential thought that emerge in the writings of Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche. The course is organized around various attempts to reinterpret the Judeo-Christian God. Particular attention will be paid to how and why existential thinkers have set themselves in opposition to the mainstream philosophical tradition.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in any first or second year Philosophy course, or instructor permission

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PHI-220 Philosophy of Love and Sex

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An exploration of conceptual and normative issues in the areas of human love and sex. The course examines classical works of philosophy in an effort to understand the changing significance of intimate human relationships in Western history. The aim is to recognize and critically reflect on traces of these historical ideas in our contemporary views about love and sex. Topics include desire, romance, identity, repression, perversion, and power.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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PHI-230 Contemporary Moral Issues

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An examination of moral and social issues facing the contemporary world. Topics include animal and environmental ethics; conception and death in the medical context; hate literature and pornography; the ethics of violence. The principal aim is to teach students to think critically about their own views. To this end, philosophical attempts to apply various moral theories to these concrete problems will be assessed.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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PHI-240 Philosophy of Art

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to philosophical attempts to understand the nature and value of art. The course surveys influential Western theories of art from the ancient to the contemporary period. Issues discussed include attempts to define art, the social value of art, censorship, the nature of aesthetic experience, artistic creativity, problems surrounding interpretation, and the relation of art to political and gender issues.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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PHI-260 Business Ethics

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An examination of ethical issues arising in the contemporary business context. A number of classical ethical theories are introduced and applied to a variety of concrete problems such as whistle-blowing, product safety, employee rights, discrimination, international business, the environment, and investing. Emphasis is on mastery of the key ethical concepts and their application to real-life situations.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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PHY-100 Introduction to Physics I

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


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


Prerequisite(s):

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

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PHY-101 Introduction to Physics II

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


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


Prerequisite(s):

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

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PHY-120 Principles of Physics I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

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

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PHY-121 Principles of Physics II

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

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

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POL-151 Law And Politics

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is designed to provide an introduction to law, politics, public policy and the administration of justice in Canada. The study of the judicial system as a branch of government will be emphasized. The course will examine key provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as interpreted by the courts, with a particular focus upon those cases most directly connected to the administration of justice.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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POL-203 International Relations

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introductory course designed to acquaint students with some of the fundamental concepts, theories, perspectives and debates in the International Relations field. Topics will include such issues as international security (war, peace, military force; international organizations, international law and human rights; North-South politics; global environment crises; and the growth of a global political economy. Although it is not a course in current affairs per se, integration of contemporary world events and issues will be used to enhance critical understanding.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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PSY-130 Introductory Psychology I

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


The course covers the following topics: research methods; biological bases of behaviour; consciousness; nature, nurture and diversity; development; sensation and perception; learning; and memory. Students are introduced to relevant psychological principles, theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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PSY-131 Introductory Psychology II

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


The course covers the following topics: research methods; thinking and language; intelligence; what drives us; emotions, stress and health; social psychology; personality; psychological disorders; therapy. Students are introduced to relevant psychological principles, theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing. PSY 130 is not a prerequisite.

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PSY-202 Health Psychology

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course studies a variety of factors involving health and illness from a bio-psychosocial perspective. Topics include behaviours that affect health such as diet, exercise, stress and substance abuse. The impact of chronic and acute illness on the individual and the social support systems are also covered.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in 1st year English and PSY 130 & 131

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PSY-204 Research Methods in Psychology

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in PSY 130 & PSY 131

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PSY-215 Biological Psychology

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to the biological bases of behaviour and mental functioning. Topics include neural structure, neural communication, motor and sensory processes, brain structure and function, rhythms and sleep, and regulation of internal body states. The biological basis for emotions, learning, and memory will be covered.


Prerequisite(s):

  • PSY 130 & PSY 131 with minimum Grade C or an introductory college level biology course is strongly recommended but not required.

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PSY-235 Abnormal Psychology

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


The course covers selected disorders listed in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), focusing on the nature of each disorder, biopsychosocial explanations of each disorder, and relevant treatments. Legal and ethical issues are also addressed. Students are introduced to relevant psychological theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research.


Prerequisite(s):

  • PSY 130 & 131 Minimum Grade C

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PSY-250 Human Development From Conception Through Childhood

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides an overview of child development up to, but not including adolescence. The impact of genetics and environment, major theories of human development, methods for studying child development, cultural diversity, and development in the physical, cognitive, emotional and social spheres are included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • PSY 130 & 131 Minimum grade C

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PSY-251 Human Development From Adolescence Through Adulthood

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides an overview of human development from adolescence through old age. Topics include the impact of genetics and environment, development in adolescence and adulthood, cultural diversity, change and development in the physical, cognitive, emotional and social spheres, and death, dying and grieving.


Prerequisite(s):

  • PSY 130 & PSY 131. Students may take PSY 251 without PSY 250 but must read Chapters 1 and 2 in the text before starting PSY 251 Minimum grade C

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PSY-260 Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


The course introduces psychological perspectives on criminal behaviour, emphasizing theoretical and developmental issues, before considering specific crimes (e.g., white collar, domestic violence), and specific offender populations (e.g., sexual offenders, mentally disordered offenders). Students are introduced to relevant theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research. CRM 101, PSY 130 and PSY 131 are recommended.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology I

3 hours lecture or online, 3 credits


This course will introduce students to some of the major concepts, issues, and approaches in the discipline of sociology, including ethnicity, gender or sexuality. The course is designed to encourage the student to think more deeply about the relationship between personal troubles and public issues.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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SOC-111 Introduction to Sociology II

3 hours lecture, or online, 3 credits


SOC 111 is the second course in a full 1st-year university level introductory sociology course. It addresses specific social institutions such as the family and education, work and politics as well as social problems such as social change and inequality. The course is based on a critical evaluation of the major institutions of modern capitalism.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing. SOC 110 strongly recommended

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SOC-130 First Nations Sociology

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


First Nations Sociology 130 introduces the student to some of the major concepts and issues in the discipline of Sociology through a unique and significantly different format. Within the course content we will address such complex issues as Cultural Racism / Socialization, Inequality & Stratification, and Racism in the Mass Media. Your instructors will collaborate to present an interactive and thought-provoking course through a balance of Western Sociological and Aboriginal perspectives. This course is designed to encourage students to think inter-culturally, beyond their own World View.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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SOC-210 Sociology of Race, Ethnicity & Nation

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides a critical examination of the relations between ethnic groups and cultures emphasizing discrimination, the dynamics of global inequality, racism, colonialism and imperialism, assimilation and anti-racist resistance. The emphasis of the course may vary to respond to contemporary issues, although the experience of the racialized peoples and indigenous peoples in Canada will remain a key focus. Students are encouraged to consider the Canadian experience in a global comparative context.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take SOC-110, SOC-111, or ANT-150 Minimum grade C

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SOC-220 Introduction to Sociological Research Methods

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces the student to the full range of sociological research methods. Students will learn basic qualitative and quantitative techniques, how to design research projects, conduct field research and surveys, apply basic statistical techniques and how to write a research report.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in SOC 110 and SOC 111.
  • C+ in Principles of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or equivalent.

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SOC-230 Sociological Explanations of Crime & Deviance

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course surveys a full range of sociological perspectives on crime and deviance including the social disorganization perspective, functionalist and strain perspectives, subcultural and learning theories, interactionist and social control theories a well as conflict and critical theories.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in SOC 110

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SOC-240 The Sociology of Love and Sex

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is designed to allow students to explore gender socialization, sexual orientation, the intersexed, courtship, marriage and other institutions based on our sexual relations including patriarchy, organizational arrangements and aspects of sexual relations and politics. The course explores 'normal' sex and sexuality, but also addresses many forms of sexual 'deviance'.


Prerequisite(s):

  • SOC 110 or 111 or instructor permission Minimum grade C

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SPN-100 Introductory Spanish I

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


Introductory Spanish I is a complete introductory Spanish program that provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in Spanish as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, the content of Introductory Spanish I also presents important aspects of culture, customs and values of the Spanish-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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SPN-101 Introductory Spanish II

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


Introductory Spanish II is a complete introductory Spanish program that provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in Spanish as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, the content of also presents important aspects of culture, customs and values of the Spanish-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language.


Prerequisite(s):

  • SPN 100 Minimum grade C

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SPN-200 Intermediate Spanish I

3 hours lecture + 1 hour lab, 3 credits


This course is designed to further expand students' language skills in Spanish as well as their awareness of the Hispanic culture. It focuses on real communication in meaningful contexts to develop and strengthen students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills while introducing them to the richness of Hispanic literature and culture.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in SPN 101 or instructor determined equivalent.

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SPN-201 Intermediate Spanish II

3 hours lecture + 1 hour lab, 3 credits


This course is designed to further expand students' language skills in Spanish as well as their awareness of the Hispanic culture. It focuses on real communication in meaningful contexts to develop and strengthen students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills while introducing them to the richness of Hispanic literature and culture.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in SPN 200

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SSA-100 Introduction to the Solar System & Space Exploration

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


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, how to navigate the night sky, as well as current and future space explorations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 11, First Peoples English 11, or ENG 052. C+ in one of Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus, MAT 053 or MAT 055; or appropriate levels of Math and English placement testing.

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SSA-101 Introduction to Deep Space Astronomy

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


This is a lab science course that will introduce topics in deep space astronomy including: observational astronomy, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies and galactic evolution, neutron stars, black holes, gravitational waves, extra-solar planets, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, and the possibility of life in the universe. This course will also explore related topics in physics and chemistry such as: light and the electromagnetic spectrum, optics, gravity, relativity, cosmology, and the origin of the chemical elements.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 11, First Peoples English 11, or ENG 052.
  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus, MAT 053 or MAT 055; or appropriate levels of Math and English placement testing.
  • Take SSA-101L;

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STA-115 Introduction to Statistics

3 credits


This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics. It is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of statistics, as well as an awareness of the practical applications of statistics in diverse fields such as the biological and social sciences and business. Topics include: descriptive statistics, bivariate analysis, data collection, probability, random variables, sampling distribution of a statistic, estimation of a parameter and tests of hypotheses for one population, estimation and tests of hypotheses for two or more populations. Students will use statistics software to perform basic statistical data analysis.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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THM-100 The Tourism Industry

3 credits


An introduction to the tourism industry and its role in the economy; its scale and impact, major sectors, tourism products in BC, development potential, language and terminology, industry structure and organization, revenue and costs in various sectors, case studies and applications. Students will learn key legal issues in the industry, and will identify educational and professional career path opportunities in various sectors in the province.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL-090 or English assessment;

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THM-108 Human Resource Management

3 credits


The key to the success of any tourism or hospitality organization is its ability to recruit and retain the right people at the right time. In Canada's current competitive labour market having the knowledge, skills and ability to maximize your human resources is critical for every manager. In this course you will gain an understanding of the fundamental human resources theory and practices necessary to ensure you are maximizing the potential of your staff and your business. Course topics include employment standards, the employment relationship, human resource development as well as the process of recruiting, selecting, training and evaluation your workforce.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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THM-112 Leadership and Management

3 credits


This course is a mix of theory and practical applications. Students will learn about the characteristics and dynamics of modern business organizations and the role of managers and leaders. The use of leadership and management theory, the development of management tools to achieve goals, and learning how to convey information effectively will provide the foundation of this course. The role of leaders and personal approaches to leadership will be explored as a starting point for the students' own leadership development.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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THM-211 Sustainable Tourism Industry

3 credits


This specialized course provides an overview of the challenges facing tourism managers and operators in today's environmentally sensitive marketplace. We explore the relationship between tourism, recreation, and the management of tourism business in conjunction with the natural resources being utilized and the participants and managers of that resource. Industry, stakeholder, and government speakers representing their organizations' perspective will represent a large portion of the class.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of ENG 115, ENG 160 or ENG 117. May be taken as corequisites.

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THM-212 Tourism and Hospitality Law and Ethics

3 credits


This course deals with a summary of Canadian Law in general and specific areas applicable to the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics include sources of law, common law, statute law, forms of business, the sale of goods, human rights, working conditions, crime, labour relations, methods of securing debt, liquor, health and other licensing, sale of food, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, safety of guests and guest's property and environmental issues.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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THM-225 Cross Cultural Tourism

3 credits


This course is aimed at increasing participant's awareness of and sensitivity toward their own and other cultures and challenging participants to view themselves as cultural beings. This course develops knowledge and demonstrable skills competence in cross-cultural settings and increases participant's knowledge of issues related to cultural sustainability within the context of tourism activity.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ENG 115, ENG 160 or ENG 117. May be taken as corequisites. Minimum Grade C

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WST-100 Global Perspectives on Women

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


This first year level introductory course explores through feminist thought, where women are situated with regard to the political, economic and socio-cultural constraints that impact their lives. Core foundational concepts include the acquisition of gender identity, power and oppressive relationships as well as an introduction to a variety of "feminisms" through feminist theory.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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WST-101 Issues in Women's Health

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


The first year level course provides an introduction to women's health issues from a feminist perspective. Some historical perspectives and the underlying socio-political and economic context of health, as well specific health issues that impact women are explored. Relationships are drawn between patriarchy, capitalism, the medicalization of women's health issues and the impact on women's reproductive and human rights.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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