Course Descriptions

BIOC 1600 - Food, Drugs and Your Body

Food, Drugs and Your Body has been designed as a dual purpose course serving as an accessible science elective for those interested in non-science majors, while also introducing those with an interest in science to the multitude of topics associated with human health. The course is accessible to anyone who has successfully completed high school Biology and/or Chemistry. While the underlying focus of the course is on the cellular basis of nutrient and drug (illicit and therapeutic) actions on the body, material will be presented within wider societal contexts. As such this course will also examine the ethics, politics and socioeconomics of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical-related sciences, and their associated policy and legislation development. Topics covered will include consideration of areas such as gender, indigenization, historical practices and scientific folklore. Course content will be heavily influenced by areas of current media coverage and public interest.
NOTE: This course cannot be used as credit toward either a Biochemistry or Nutrition major.

BUSI 1000 - Introduction to Business in Society

Introduction to Business in Society introduces the basics of business and business corporations in society, in a real-world relevant manner. Particular attention is given to the societal stakeholders and to corporations’ internal business processes and management functions. Major emphases include corporate social responsibilities and management ethics and these are recurring themes in other topics, such as technology, globalization and people in organizations. The course is a combination of textbook theory and guided learning activities and assignments based on finding and integrating real world information.

CLAS 1001 - Critical Reading and Writing: Classics in Popular Culture

Critical Reading and Writing: Classics in Popular Culture is an introduction to the ways in which modern popular culture represents and understands the ancient Greek and Roman world. Emphasis is placed on learning and practising critical reading and writing skills, including the comprehension and analysis of primary sources and secondary literature, and effective academic composition. All sections of this course follow Critical Reading and Writing Course Guidelines.

CLAS 1052  - Heroes in Classical Mythology

Heroes in Classical Mythology is an introduction to some of the major myths of ancient Greece and Rome, with particular attention to the heroes. The myths will be studied with reference to their social and historical contexts, literary and artistic representations, and modern theories of interpretation.

ENGL 1000 - Critical Reading and Writing in Prose Forms

Critical Reading and Writing in Prose Forms is an introduction to the essay, short fiction, and the novel. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and thinking strategies; composition of essays, including use of quotations and documentation, revision and editing; and literary analysis.
Note: All sections of this course follow the CRW guidelines.

ENGL 1090 - Critical Reading and Writing: Telling Stories

Critical Reading and Writing: Telling Stories focuses on the language we encounter in our reading and use to record our reading experiences. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing: analyzing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing.
Note: All sections of this course follow the CRW guidelines.

ENVS 1000 - Introduction to Environmental Science

Introduction to Environmental Science is an introduction to the study of the environment. Environmental principles, issues and problems will be described and placed in a historical and societal context.

FOLK 1000 - Introduction to Folklore

Introduction to Folklore explores the role of tradition in communication, art and society. Reading assignments and audiovisual material will emphasize the use of folklore in context. Students will analyse traditions in their own lives through special assignments.

GEOG 1050 - Geographies of Global Change

Geographies of Global Change provides perspectives on the major geographical challenges and changes facing the contemporary globe, including: climate and environmental change, sustainability, human development, economic globalization, cultural change, and population and migration. Using the integrative skills of geographical analysis, the course prepares students for advanced study in geography and citizenship in the modern world. All sections of this course follow QR guidelines for the Bachelor of Arts.

GERM 1010 - Critical Reading and Writing: Hansel, Gretel, and the Big Bad Wolf

Critical Reading and Writing: Hansel, Gretel, and the Big Bad Wolf introduces students to the German story-telling tradition from the Middle Ages to the present. Students will learn how to identify, critically read, analyse and evaluate arguments using rational judgement and appropriate rhetorical techniques and how to construct logically sound academic essays, incorporating the words and ideas of others. The communicative advantages of identifying an audience, the use of effective tone, word choice, and sentence patterns will also be covered. All sections of this course follow CRW guidelines.

MATH 1000 - Calculus I

Calculus I is an introduction to differential calculus, including algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. Applications include kinematics, related rates problems, curve sketching and optimization.
Note: Only available to students who finished grade 12 in Mathematics 3208 or have completed a course in differential calculus in high school.

 
OCSC 1000 - Exploration of the World Ocean

Exploration of the World Ocean encompasses 11 virtual multi-disciplinary oceanographic expeditions that expose students to techniques of ocean study, while explaining key concepts of seafloor features, seawater chemistry, ocean circulation, causes and effects of waves and tides, deep-sea and coastal processes, biogeochemical cycles, and the diversity, roles and interactions of marine organisms. The approach emphasizes critical thinking and applies learned principles to features of eastern North America, as well as other locations. The intent is to provide students with a strong knowledge base pertaining to important global oceanographic issues; a connection with what is happening here and in other countries with regards to marine research; and the ability to scientifically analyze the consequences of human activities in and around coastlines, and understand the important role that the ocean plays in global environmental processes.

POSC 1000 - Introduction to Politics

Introduction to Politics is an introduction to basic concepts in the study of politics, power, law, public policy and government, touching on major areas of political ideologies, institutions, and current domestic and international political issues. Suitable for students in all disciplines.

POSC 1001 - Critical Reading and Writing in Governance

Critical Reading and Writing: Politics and Governance provides an overview of foundational knowledge and skills to enable critical reading and critical writing at the university level. Students learn the elements of academic assessment of literature and information that is available in the library and/or online, and about the mechanics of analytical writing. The “politics and governance” content varies by instructor and is not repeated in any other Political Science course. All sections of this course follow the Critical Reading and Writing Course Guidelines.

PSYC 1000 - Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology is the first half of a two semester introduction to psychology as a biological and social science. Topics include history, research methodology, behavioural neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory.