New Courses Effective Fall Semester 2020 (202030)


BIOL 3100, 3 credits

Plants and People

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

This course explores the importance of plants in human societies as sources of food, beverages, fuels, raw materials, medicine, and psychoactive substances. Topics include plant anatomy, cell and molecular biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution, particularly as they relate to the economic and cultural uses of plants.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum “C-“ grade in 15 credits.

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CMNS 1114, 3 credits

Professional Communications in a Canadian Context

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

Good writing is crucial for success in the Canadian workplace. Students are introduced to best practices of grammar and language use, tone and style, and professional document formats for the workplace, including memos, letters, email messages, and career packages. An intensive focus on sentence-level grammar and syntax will help students to develop their ability to write clearly in an organized, precise, and effective manner. This course is intended for students who need to upgrade their written English skills and who do not intend to take university-transferable ENGL courses. Students with LET 3, or equivalent, are not eligible to take this course.

Students will only receive credit for one of CMNS 1114 or 1118.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET 2 (or LPI equivalent); a minimum 50% in one of English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or English First Peoples 12 or equivalent; or IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

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CPSC 1091, 3 credits

Engineering Design and Drafting

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

Formerly CPSC 1090

Amongst the many skills required of engineers is the ability to clearly communicate their designs and engineering analyses using both verbal and graphical languages. In this project-based course, students explore the engineering design process and develop their ability to use engineering communication tools. Working in teams, they examine the technical background of a well-defined problem and use engineering drawing and CAD to design potential solutions. Through this process, students experience professional responsibility and develop their writing and presentation skills.

Students will receive credit for only one of CPSC 1090 or 1091.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma in Applied Science for Engineering and the Certificate in Arts and Science (Engineering).

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum "B" grade in Precalculus 12 (or equivalent), a minimum "C+" grade in Precalculus 12 (or equivalent) and a minimum "C-" grade in Calculus 12, a minimum "C+" grade in MATH 1170, or a minimum 90 on the Mathematics Diagnostic Test; and a minimum "B" grade in Physics 12, or a minimum "B-" grade in PHYS 1118. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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CPSC 1491, 3 credits

Control Systems and Sustainable Engineering Design

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

Formerly CPSC 1490

The design of engineering systems strives to integrate mechanical, electronic, and computer technologies in order to create optimal products. Students expand on their understanding of engineering design and explore the design of systems comprising of electrical, mechanical, and software subsystems. They apply scientific principles and technical knowledge in student-led and student-driven team collaborative projects with specific practical goals. Projects require teams to document and present their project design solutions and to illustrate key aspects of their solution using projected slides, engineering graphics, and live demonstrations. Students also learn the concept of sustainability and its impact on engineering design as well as engineering ethical practices.

Students will receive credit for only one of CPSC 1490 or 1491.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma in Applied Science for Engineering and Certificate in Arts and Science (Engineering).

Prerequisite(s): A minimum “C“ grade in CPSC 1150 or 1155. CPSC 1091 is recommended.

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ENGL 1123, 3 credits

Introduction to Academic Writing

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

Formerly ENGL 1127

Students read and analyze a variety of texts in order to develop techniques of research, critical thinking, close reading, and clear writing in an academic context. Course readings, which include a selection of scholarly articles, are drawn from at least three academic disciplines. By exploring and responding to a range of topics, students develop a foundation for post-secondary writing.

Students will only receive credit for one of ENGL 1123 or 1127.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET 4 (or LET 3 with a strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121); a minimum of 70% in one of English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, and English First Peoples 12 or equivalent; ENGL 1120 with a minimum “C“ grade; or one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110 with an “S“ grade.

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HIST 2240, 3 credits

The Cold War, 1943–1991

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

Formerly HIST 2241 and 2242

Against the backdrop of World War II, students explore the events and circumstances which led to the division of the world into two mutually hostile camps, the communist and the capitalist, each under the aegis of the U.S.S.R. and the U.S.A. respectively. This polarization of world politics carried with it the danger that any conflict between the two superpowers might ignite a world-wide conflict. Students examine the Chinese Communist Revolution, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the quagmire in Vietnam, and the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Students will receive credit for only one of HIST 2240 or HIST 2241; and 2240 or 2242.

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MATH 1175, 3 credits

Calculus I with Applications to Life Sciences

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

This course deals primarily with differentiation. Topics include limits, definition of derivative, rules for differentiation, growth and decay problems, optimization problems with applications in biological and medical sciences, approximation methods and their applications, mathematical models of biological processes, and antiderivatives and differential equations.

Students will receive credit for only one of MATH 1153/1253, 1171, 1173, 1174, or 1175.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum "B" grade in Precalculus 12; permission of the department based on the MDT process (MDT 085); a minimum "C" grade in MATH 1170; or a minimum "C+" grade in Precalculus 12 and a minimum "C-" grade in Calculus 12. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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MATH 1275, 3 credits

Calculus II with Applications to Life Sciences

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

This course deals primarily with integrations. Topics include integrals and techniques of integrations; applications to areas, volumes and probability; differential equations; mathematical models of biological processes; infinite series; Taylor series; and partial derivatives.

Students will receive credit for only one of MATH 1271, 1273, 1274, or 1275.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in one of the following: MATH 1171, 1173, 1174, 1175, or 1253.

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SOCI 2270, 3 credits

Urban Sociology

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

Urban sociologists study the impacts and consequences of urbanization on individuals, groups, and the environment. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the study of contemporary urban environments from a sociological perspective. Students acquire the foundational knowledge, research, and writing skills to observe, analyze, and connect critical urban issues to broader sociological theories on social life, groups, class, space, environment, community, and individual experiences. Topics may include the design and development of the modern city, urban cultures and lifestyles, the experience of social life in the city, housing, urban inequalities, art and aesthetics, community building, movement and mobility, migration and integration, transportation in the city, social and ecological sustainability, and a variety of other consequences of urbanization.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum “C-“ grade in SOCI 1120 or 1121.

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SSRV 1230, 2 credits

Social Service Field Work II

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

This is a continuation of the five hours per week practicum placement. Drawing upon the knowledge and training gained in previous courses, students continue to work under the supervision of an agency field supervisor in order to identify the needs of particular client populations and describe how a particular agency meets those needs. Students further develop professional relationships with agency staff and clients and engage in service delivery.

Students will receive credit for only one of SSRV 1230 or 1231.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Certificate in Social Service Worker.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum “C-“ grade in SSRV 1131.

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SSRV 1233, 3 credits

Social Service Field Work III

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

After the completion of the social service worker core curriculum, students integrate and apply the knowledge, values, and skills they gained in the program during a five-week, full-time block placement in a social service agency setting. The practicum provides students with the opportunity to work under the supervision of an agency field supervisor in order to learn how the needs of a particular client population are met by a specific agency. Students develop deeper professional relationships with agency staff and clients and take greater responsibility for carrying out specific social service functions at their assigned agency.

Note: Practicum placements are not guaranteed. Students who have not successfully completed the core courses of the Diploma in Social Service Worker will not be permitted to undertake the practicum.

Students will receive credit for only one of SSRV 1231 or 1233.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Certificate in Social Service Worker.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum “C-“ grade in SSRV 1131 and 1230 (SSRV 1230 may be taken concurrently).

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