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Supervised practicum in professional development in pilot training. Introduction to leadership training, and aviation theory and practice. Includes a three-day leadership training session held just prior to the Fall term. Completion of year one of pilot training plus submission of satisfactory portfolio entries to the supervising instructor required. (Marked on a pass/fail basis.) (Two-semester course. 6 credits.) (Restricted to students in Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Pilot option program.)
This course will explore and consider the different types of relationships between animals and humans in contemporary society from a variety of physical, social, and psychological perspectives. Topics may include: companion animals; animal rights and welfare; animals and food and entertainment; human animal violence; and animal assisted therapy. (Can be taken for either Social Science or Arts credit.)
An interdisciplinary cultural studies course that surveys the complex history that has shaped Arabic culture and the major forces that continue to effect changes in Arabic culture. (The course is offered in English.)
This course examines how various academic disciplines contribute to integrative understanding. The course examines the history of interdisciplinary studies and different models of integration. Students will develop skills in interdisciplinary research and problem solving, in oral and written communication, and in the synthesis of diverse perspectives. (Open only to students in the I.A.S. program).
An introduction to fundamental concepts, methods and techniques used to create short narrative films. In-class workshops and experiential learning exercises provide students with foundational skills in story development, scriptwriting, visual language, directing, cinematography, sound recording and overall production training. (Also offered as CNMA-1120)
An introduction to fundamental concepts, methods and strategies used to create specific meaning, emotional impact and consumer behaviour through both the analysis and creation of messages. In class workshops and experiential learning exercises provide students with basic production skills in audio visual design including image composition, sound recording, video project editing, and web content/social media creation. Combining both studio and field-based learning, students will research various media/delivery channels, potential demographics, script write, shoot and edit basic projects. (Restricted to first-year Honours students in Communication, Media and Film or combined four year Honours programs with Communication, Media and Film). (2 lecture, 1 laboratory hour per week) (also offered as CNMA 1120, Film Production and Media Arts)
Cinematic meaning and impact are studied through film techniques and processes as well as one or more of the following approaches: realism, formalism, auteur, genre, race, or gender. Films will be critically analyzed within their cultural, historical, political and/or socio-economic contexts. (2 lecture hours per week. In addition, students are required to watch a feature-length film each week on their own time.)
Students investigate the local and global origins of a contemporary social problem through the eyes of social justice activists. Students will assess the strengths and limitations of strategies and theoretical frameworks for social change and use this knowledge to create social action messages that raise public awareness, influence government or corporate policy, or positively change attitudes and behaviours. (3 lecture hours per week) (Also offered as Social Justice Studies SJST 1000)
Introduction to the Process of Theatre. Two of the following topics will be covered: the analysis of the play script; the mechanics of performance; the principles of direction; and the theories of design/technical theatre. Nature of Theatre is a two part sequence, required for majors in all School of Dramatic Art programs. A laboratory assignment supporting the production schedule of University Players is required for either DRAM 1000 or DRAM 2000. Three critical writing assignments are required for the term in which a laboratory is not taken. This course must be successfully completed in the first year of the program. (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)
Introductory course confronting challenges in drawing for the theatre. Areas covered will include common and innovative materials, elementary drafting, perspective, contour drawing and shading, and their computer enhancement. (Restricted to Dramatic Art majors.)
An introduction to the study and practice of voice and speech for the theatre. (Corequisites: DRAM 1260, DRAM 1280) (Restricted to B.F.A. Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)
An introduction to the study and practice of movement for the actor. (Corequisites: DRAM 1200, DRAM 1280.) (Restricted to B.F.A. Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)
An introduction to the study and practice of acting with an emphasis on the basic elements of improvisation. (Corequisites: DRAM 1200, DRAM 1260.) (Restricted to B.F.A. Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)
An introduction to the principles, theories and applications of Drama in Education and Community with an emphasis on creativity, storytelling, and the developmental aspects of play. (Restricted to Drama in Education and Community majors or consent of instructor.)
A beginning course designed to help the student to develop poise and confidence in communicating information. (2 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour per week.) (Not available on an Audit basis.) (Prerequisite: CMAF 1010.) (Also offered as CMAF 2100).
A practical study of the fundamentals of acting experienced through acting exercises. (Not open to BFA Acting students.)
Critical approaches to the main elements of theatre of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. (Open to non-Dramatic Art majors.)
An introduction to the fundamentals of effective writing, including attention to rhetorical concepts of audience, purpose, context, planning, logical development, organization, format, and style. (Arts elective only; does not count for credit in English.)
An introduction to analyzing and writing about literary texts, focusing on: the major genres (poetry, drama, and narrative prose), the use of literary terms, and frequent writing assignments in practical criticism. (Not available on an Audit basis.) (Restricted to majors in English and IAS only.)
A survey of representative texts to 1750: the Medieval, Renaissance, seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century periods. (Restricted to majors in English and IAS only.) Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-1003 and ENGL-2109).
An introduction to literary texts selected by subject, genre, or relation to another field of study. (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL 1005 and ENGL 1229, ENGL 1239, ENGL 1289 or ENGL 1409 unless topic is different.)

For Fall 2020, ENGL 1005-01 will delve into a close study of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813) in its social, historical and literary context, together with an examination of the novel’s reception and adaptation in 20th and 21st century literature, film and popular culture. (Anti-requisite: ENGL 2029-01: Pride and Prejudice (W19)).

For Fall 2020, ENGL 1005-02 will explore Drama of the Western World: Comic Vision, offering an introduction to comedy from antiquity to the present, from literary and theatrical perspectives. (Anti-requisite: 01-26-123).
An introduction to the fundamentals of writing creatively in various genres with emphases on reading and writing skills, discussions of published texts, and in-class workshops and writing exercises. (No portfolio submission required for admission.) (Does not count as a substitute for one of the three creative writing courses of the English and Creative Writing program.)
A study of norms and functions of the French verb system, nouns, pronouns, and modifiers. Oral practice, pronunciation and composition. (Prerequisite: Grade 12 “U” French or Français, or equivalent.) (Antirequisite: any previous 2000-level French language training courses.)
A foundational course aimed at developing effective writing skills for communicating ideas in academic and other contexts. Topics may include grammar, paragraph writing conventions, academic learning, and critical thinking. This is a hybrid course.
Explores ethical issues of general interest which arise during the life span, from conception until death, including methods to prevent contraception, methods to aid in reproduction, medical treatment for children, organ transplantation, research on human subjects, foregoing life sustaining treatment, advance directives, assisted suicide, and euthanasia. This course is not directed specifically to health professionals.
Examines what constitutes a profession, its legitimacy, and its authority from society. The responsibilities of professionals to their clients, professions, and society are mapped. Codes of ethics and other statements of ethical standards, conflict of interest, and the roles of regulatory bodies and governments are examined and related to practice through relevant case studies.
This intensive language-training course combines the content of two courses into a single term. Students will obtain credit for two courses. Note: 6 hours of class time per week. (Only for students with no prior knowledge of German.)
This intensive language-training course combines the content of two courses into a single term. Students will obtain credit for two courses. Note: 6 hours of class time per week. (Prerequisites: GRMN 1020, or permission of instructor.)
An interdisciplinary introduction to political, social, and cultural developments in Germanic lands before 1815. (Taught in English. No prerequisites. May be repeated more than once if content changes.)
An introduction to the cultural values and achievements of the ancient Greeks. Topics will include geography, history, mythology and religion, language and literature, art and daily life. (Recommended for prospective Greek and Roman Studies majors.)
An introduction to the cultural values and achievements of the ancient Romans. Topics will include geography, history, mythology and religion, language and literature, art and daily life. (Recommended for prospective Greek and Roman Studies major.)
A thematic examination of a single social historical topic in Greco Roman antiquity. Topics may vary from year to year. (May be repeated for credit if content changes.)
An introduction to ancient Greek prose literature from the fifth century BC to the second century AD, with selected readings in translation. Authors may include historiographers, orators, philosophers, or novelists. Topics may vary from year to year. (May be repeated for credit if content changes.)
An introduction to ancient Greek poetry from the eighth century BC to the second century AD, with selected readings in translation. Authors may include Homer, Hesiod, other early Greek poets, or dramatists (including those of tragedy, comedy, and the satyr play). Topics may vary from year to year. (May be repeated for credit if content changes.)
An introduction to ancient Latin prose literature from the third century BC to the second century AD, with selected readings in translation. Authors may include orators, historiographers, novelists, or philosophers. Topics may vary from year to year. (May be repeated for credit if content changes.)
An introduction to ancient Latin poetry from the third century BC to the fourth century AD, with selected readings in translation. Authors may include dramatists, epic poets, elegists, or satirists. Topics may vary from year to year. (May be repeated for credit if content changes.)
This course is specifically designed for first-semester history majors, to introduce them to the history department, different kinds of historical inquiry, and the basics of historical research. Further, it is designed to create a cohort of the new history majors, both through participating in this class together and by working in small groups.
An overview of the major events and movements during the first half of the ‘short’ 20th century. The course will broadly explore the global impact of the world wars, communism, fascism, colonialism, the Great Depression, etc. The geographical focus of the material will vary with the instructor. (3 lecture hours or 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour a week.)
Topics of current interest in history which may vary from year to year. (May be repeated for credit if content changes.)

For Fall 2020, HIST 1970 will explore Pandemics: World History through Disease. Ever since humans domesticated animals, at least 10,000 years ago, epidemic diseases have been a part of our experience. With the rise of large, inter-connected populations, the pandemic was born. This course will investigate pandemics and major epidemics in history, what they tell us about the past, and how they shaped the future.
Examines the ways in which crime and criminal justice were shaped by the societies in which they occurred and the ways in which they changed as these societies changed.
A study of the history and culture of European civilization through salient works of German, Italian and Spanish literature (in English translation).
An interdisciplinary, team taught survey course focusing on major issues and achievements in European civilization from the late Middle Ages to the era of the Enlightenment, including literary, religious, and philosophical writings, as well as art and music.
This course complements INCS 1200. The scientific study of language and its interaction with society: contextualized language use, discourse and text linguistics, social and regional variation, language and the brain, language processing, language acquisition, and writing systems. (Required of all Modern Languages majors. Recommended to take in sequence with INCS 1200).
This intensive language training course combines the course content of two courses into a single term. Note: 6 hours of class time per week. (Only for students with no prior knowledge of Italian.)
This intensive language-training course combines the content of two courses into a single term. Students will obtain credit for two courses. Note: 6 hours of class time per week. (Prerequisites: ITLN-1020 or permission of instructor.)
Designed for the student with little or no background in Latin. Emphasis on attainment of reading skills prerequisite for Latin courses numbered 2000 and above, and for practical use in theology, philosophy, medieval studies, linguistics, and comparative literature.
A critical investigation of the visual imagery and artifacts of contemporary culture. Drawing upon examples from TV, advertising, cinema, cyber culture, architecture, design and art, students are introduced to such concepts as spectacle, kitsch, simulacrum, hypertext paradigm. (Lab fees may apply.)
Examination of basic harmonic, contrapuntal, and formal elements in tonal music. (Admission by examination or consent of instructor.) (Should be taken concurrently with MUSC 2220.) (3 hours a week, plus 2 keyboard laboratory hours a week.)
Musical styles from the Middle Ages to about 1750. (Prerequisite: admission to the B. Mus., B.Mus.Th., or B.A. (Music) programs or consent of the instructor.)
Intensive drills in ear training, sight singing, dictation, and basic keyboard. (Admission by examination or consent of the instructor.) (Should be taken concurrently with MUSC 1120.) (1.50 credit hour course.)
Admission by audition. Performance of literature of various styles from all periods. (Normally 4 hours a week.) (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.)
Admission by audition. Performance of major works of the band and wind ensemble literature by groups of various sizes. Performances at University convocations, high school assemblies, and university concerts. (Normally 4 hours a week.) (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.)
Admission by audition. Performance of works arranged for standard jazz band instrumentation. (Normally 4 hours a week.) (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.)
Membership open to everyone without audition. Rehearsals one evening a week, and normally one concert given during the term. (Normally 2.5 hours a week.) (May not count toward the B.Mus..or B.Mus.Th. degree.) (Offered on a pass/non-pass basis.) (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.) (Offered on a pass/non-pass basis.)
Selected literature suitable for performance by a small choir. (Prerequisite: 2 terms of MUSP-2100, or MUSP-2200, or MUSP-2300, or consent of instructor.) (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.) (Normally 4 hours week.)
An introduction to philosophy through the study of major figures and movements in the Western philosophical tradition. The figures and themes selected for any given year will be chosen by the instructor.
What is human nature? How do we think of ourselves as human beings? The course will examine several of the principal theories of human nature that have been put forward in Western philosophy.
A critical examination of philosophical arguments about controversial moral issues. Readings will be chosen by the instructor on issues connected with one or several areas such as: biomedical ethics, euthanasia, suicide, environmental ethics, the treatment of animals, war and violence, pornography, censorship. Some non-Western Philosophical sources may be used.
A philosophical inquiry into one or more of the more important contemporary cultural forms and phenomena. Topics may vary and may include: popular music; television; virtual reality; sexual roles and stereotypes; or other topics.
An explanation of, and practice in, the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes which are essential components of reasoning well. Topics include: the role of language; evaluating sources (including from the internet); analyzing, evaluating and diagramming arguments; inference strength; writing an extended piece of reasoning. (Antirequisite: PHIL-1620.) (1.5 lecture, 1.5 lab hour per week)
An introduction to the politics and government of Canada. The course will focus on political culture, the constitution, federalism, the executive, parliament, public service, courts, political parties, interest groups, and elections. (3 lecture hours or 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour a week.)
Introduces students to issues such as democracy, authoritarianism, nationalism, political culture, and how political power is organized. The course focuses on the democratic states of the west, but also examines non democratic states such as China and the transitional democracies of Eastern Europe. (3 lecture hours or 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour a week.)
An examination of competing perspectives on international relations and of such critical themes as: power; security; war; imperialism; nationalism; interdependence; development and underdevelopment; human rights; environmental concerns; and the quest for a new world order. (3 lecture hours or 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour a week.)
Introduction to selected areas in psychology including learning, perception, physiological psychology, emotion, and motivation.
Introduction to selected areas in psychology including developmental, social, personality, and clinical.
Understanding society through the exploration of contemporary social issues. (SACR 1000 is intended as a course for students who are not majors or minoring in Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, and Family and Social Relations programs.) (Students who complete SACR 1000 may subsequently enrol in SACR 1100 for credit.)
This course will introduce students to the key concepts, theories, and methods appropriate to Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology. Focus will be on application of issues important to studying social life using multiple perspectives while exercising the sociological imagination. Topics may include discussion of culture, gender, social stratification, race and ethnicity, family, and crime and deviance. (Open only to Program Majors and Minors in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology and students enrolled in BES and International Relations and Development Studies). (Students who complete SACR-1100 may not subsequently enroll in SACR-1000 for credit).
Students investigate the local and global origins of a contemporary social problem through the eyes of social justice activists. Students will assess the strengths and limitations of strategies and theoretical frameworks for social change and use this knowledge to create social action messages that raise public awareness, influence government or corporate policy, or positively change attitudes and behaviours. (3 lecture hours per week) (Also offered as Disability Studies DISB 1000)
Students engage with LGBTQ+ activism, past and present. Students investigate how queer communities are created and sustained through protest, alliance-building, symbols, and memes. (Also offered as WGST 1400).
Introduction to measurement of variables, organization and description of numerical data, testing hypotheses, inference, and interpretation of findings in the Social Sciences. Topics include descriptive statistics, normal distribution, probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, t-tests, correlation, and chi-square tests. (Antirequisite: STAT-2910, STAT-2920, STAT-2950, MSCI-2020, GENG-2220, and KINE-2690.)
This intensive language-training course combines the content of two courses into a single term. Note: 6 hours of class time per week. (Only for students with no prior knowledge of Spanish.) (Antirequisites: SPAN 1010.)
This intensive language-training course combines the course content of two courses into a single term. Students will obtain credit for two courses. (6 credit hours; 6 hours of class time per week.) (Prerequisites: SPAN 1010, or SPAN 1020)
Readings and discussion, in English, of topics from the history and culture of Spanish America.
This course examines the historical, philosophical and political aspects of the development and delivery of the Canadian social welfare system. Special attention will be focused on ways to identify and assess the needs of, and services to, vulnerable populations within the context of social and cultural diversity.
An introduction to the fundamental skills and critical concepts of visual perception and production common to all areas of two-dimensional image-making. Basic principles of composition and design, light and pigment-based colour theory, as these apply to painting, photo-based processes, and print production. Their use and application will be will be explored within the contemporary art context. Class projects may involve interdisciplinarity between these media. Studio assignments are combined with related critical theory, historical practice and current strategies. The lab is intended to introduce students to design concept of form, space, composition, in two and three dimensions, and how they relate to human experiences. Students are introduced to the principles of design and the design process as a foundation for architectural design. (6 lecture hours and 6 laboratory hours per week.) (6.0 credit course) (Credit will not be granted for VSAR 1060 if taken subsequently to VABE 1100.) (Restricted to students in the Visual Arts and the Built Environment program.)
An introduction to computer graphics. This course utilizes Autodesk’s AutoCAD and Revit on IBM-compatible hardware. The course stresses three-dimensional digital modeling as a primary method of communication and design and includes elements of computer-visualization techniques. Students acquire hands on experience through a series of laboratory exercises and individual projects. (Taken at the University of Detroit Mercy.)
An Introduction to Architecture is offered to first year VABE students to create awareness of the profession of architecture. The course looks at the history of the profession; how architecture is practiced; how the profession is changing; current issues with the architectural profession; and ethical concerns facing a practitioner today. The course gives students a broad based back-ground into architecture before they have an opportunity to be engaged in practice. (Taken at the University of Detroit Mercy.) (Open to VABE students only.)
Students are introduced to media, techniques, vocabulary, and concepts of drawing, as well as principles directly related to the design of buildings and spatial experience. Students will be exposed to complex drawing situations with an emphasis on a variety of materials. During the lab, there will be several short-term, intense projects that focus on architectural design and will include the study of exterior spaces, space programming, materiality, and constructability. (Prerequisites: VSAR 1070, VABE 1100.) (6.0 credit course) (Lab fees may apply.)
An investigation of the principles, vocabulary and concepts of space based art, including but not limited to sculpture and installation. Using traditional and contemporary materials, processes and practices, students will gain knowledge and experience through the exploration of the creative possibilities of three dimensional space.
An introduction to the fundamental skills and critical concepts of visual perception and production common to all areas of two-dimensional image making. Basic principles of composition and design, light and pigment based colour theory, as these apply to painting, photo based processes, and print production. Their use and application will be will be explored within the contemporary art context. Class projects may involve inter disciplinarity between these media. Studio assignments are combined with related critical theory, historical practice and current strategies.
An investigation of a variety of drawing processes, materials and concepts in a studio environment that fosters personal exploration and expression. (Lab fees may apply.)
An investigation of the principles, vocabulary and concepts of time based arts including digital media. Students will gain knowledge of the creative possibilities of emerging technologies and will develop a basic understanding of methods, tools and techniques of time based media.
This course illustrates and account for the position of women in Canadian society. We explore how gender identities are informed by the process of social construction which privileges some women while disadvantaging others.
This course examines a diverse range of women’s friendships. Through discussion, reading, and films we will explore topics such as the meaning of friendship for women, how women’s friendships have been portrayed in literature and film, the link between friendship and social activism for women, and the political meanings of women’s friendship in cultures resistant to woman centered consciousness. (Can be taken for Social Science or Arts credit.)
This course examines a broad cross-section of historical and contemporary representations of western women in popular culture, and visual media – photographs, film and video, the fine arts, and advertising. The student will be introduced to feminist and gender-related theories of representation. (Can be taken for Social Science or Arts credit.)
An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of labour and social movements, focusing on their efforts to address the needs of workers, women, gays and lesbians, social and ethnic minorities, students, and the poor.
This course uses the students’ own experiences of work to examine the economic, social, and psychological significance of paid and unpaid work in Canadian society, the tasks and values assigned to various kinds of work, and the relationship between work and living standards.
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  • F & W Fall & Winter Term Double Credit Course
An introduction to the theory and concepts of financial accounting including generally accepted accounting principles and issues as to classification, recognition, realization, measurement and reporting. The emphasis of the course is from the perspective of the user of accounting information, allowing the student to become familiar with the information available and its content value. (Prerequisites: ECON-1100, MATH-1980/MATH-1250/ MATH-1720/ MATH-1760 (or equivalent) and STEN-1000).
Research has shown that effective communication skills are as necessary to career advancement as technical competence, work experience and academic qualifications. The importance of communication skills is not surprising when you consider that the average business manager spends 75-80% of the day communicating in one form or another. Thus, the focus of this course is to help you to sharpen your ability to communicate and manage conflict effectively with individuals, within small groups, and with large audiences. This course stresses practical skill building for leaders. Time is spent on communication concepts and techniques, planning, organizing and making presentations, as well as the application of behavioural science theory to business communication and leadership. (Prerequisite or corequisite: STEN 1000.) (Not open to non Business students.)
An introduction to the principles, concepts and techniques of marketing. A significant objective of the course is the development of a basic understanding of the marketing process and its role in the organization, in the economy, and in global markets.
This course takes a holistic approach in helping students develop an understanding of their future places, as entry level managers, in business and other forms of organizations. Functional business learning is undertaken using the lecture method. In parallel, the basic elements of strategic management are introduced in order to develop students’ strategic thinking capabilities. Project work focuses on adapting students’ career strategies to the employment environment, and on adapting companies’ strategies to their competitive environments. Finally, the case method is used to emphasize ethical self management, group dynamics and organizational governance, and entrepreneurial processes involved in starting and managing a small business. The course demands that students: use their initiative; develop their analytical, decision making and interpersonal management skills; and take responsibility for achieving success.
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  • F & W Fall & Winter Term Double Credit Course
The course provides students with directed experience in a community service organization such as a service club, a youth club or group, a national park or conservation area, or a science museum. The Faculty of Education Field Experience Office will arrange the Community Service Field Placements, where applicable. Workshops and seminars will prepare students for the Community Service Field Placements and introduce students to the Professional Year Applicant Portfolio as a means of documenting and reflecting on professional learning and practice in the teaching profession. (Open only to students in the Modern Languages, French, English Language and Literature, History, Drama, Visual Art, General Science and Mathematics I/S Concurrent Education programs).
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  • F & W Fall & Winter Term Double Credit Course
Statics of particles and rigid bodies; trusses, frames, machines; centroids and centres of gravity; friction. (3 lecture, 2 tutorial hours a week.)
The Engineering and the Profession course is an introductory professional course for all Engineering students. The students will be introduced to and learn about various professional and academic topics, and may include but are not limited to: differences and similarities between the various engineering disciplines; academic performance, expectations, and procedures; strategies for academic success; extracurricular student opportunities; important career development issues; academic integrity and ethical considerations; sustainability considerations; and public health and safety responsibilities; and how engineering is broadly related to our society. The fundamentals of technical communications will be introduced, focusing on common technical writing needs, such as grammar, formatting and style, as well as basic writing forms, such as memos and short documents. Additional topics may include the basics of common engineering measurements, technical principles and approaches, business and legal practices. (3 lecture hours a week.)
Introductory engineering design course. Visualization techniques, graphical communication using sketching, isometric drawings, orthographic projection, section views, auxiliary views and descriptive geometry. Drafting portfolio. Design portfolio consisting of open ended problems: problem identification and formulation; analysis of the problem; problem solving techniques; graphical communication of the solution. Includes group work to develop personal, teamwork, leadership, and task completion skills. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours a week.)
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  • F & W Fall & Winter Term Double Credit Course
This course surveys the psychological principles underlying cognitive techniques that can be used to improve performance and enjoyment in physical activity environments such as sport and exercise. Among the topics to be explored will be critical thinking, goal setting, anxiety control, and attentional focus.
An in-depth study of the human musculoskeletal system. Emphasis will be placed on the components of skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Joint articulations will be covered in detail. (3 lecture hours per week; 1 lab hour per week; weekly test)
Presents the quantitative fundamentals of mechanics as they apply to movements of the human body and the sport implements it handles.
A philosophical analysis of sport and physical activity with emphasis on ethical aspects. Ethical theories will be studied as a basis for assessing and understanding decisions and actions of coaches, athletes, officials, and executive members. Case studies covering problem areas will be utilized to enable the student to analyze these decisions and actions.
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  • F & W Fall & Winter Term Double Credit Course
This introductory course provides a foundation in microbiology relating to Nursing. Key concepts in the biology of infectious agents, human-microbe interactions, mechanisms of microbial diseases, control of microbial growth, immunology, epidemiology, and public health. (Open only to Nursing students. May not be used for credit in any Science program.) (Co-requisite: Registration in all courses required for 1st year fall semester.) (Antirequisites: BIOL 2070, BIOL 2071, BIOM 3070, BIOM 3071.)
This is the first in a series of five courses that address professional nursing practice. The learner is introduced to the roles and responsibilities of registered nurses and fundamental concepts of professional nursing practice. Emphasis is on exploring the concept of health and professional nursing skills (i.e. critical thinking, therapeutic communication, evidence-informed decision-making, teaching and learning) that promote patient/client and family-centred care. (Prerequisite: Open only to Nursing students. Corequisites: Registration in all courses required for first year fall semester) (3 lecture hours per week). 3 credits
This is the first of two courses that introduce the learner to the foundations of anatomy and physiology within the context of nursing and health. Content includes an overview of the structure, function, and organization of the human body (from the cellular level, to tissues, organs, and organ systems) and review of selected organ systems such as the integumentary, nervous, endocrine, hematologic, and musculoskeletal systems. Review of systems will incorporate the anatomy and physiology of the system and its relevance, and importance to patient/client care. (Prerequisite: Open only to Nursing students. Co-requisite: Registration in all courses required for first year fall semester) (3 lecture hours per week; 2 lab hours every other week) 3 credits
This is the first in a series of seven onsite experiential learning labs in which the learner will apply theory to clinical practice through a variety of interactive and simulated activities. In this course, the learner is introduced to clinical and communication skills for the professional nurse. (Prerequisite: Admission to the undergraduate collaborative nursing program) (Corequisite: Registration in all courses required for first year fall semester) (2 hours per week) (1 credit)
This course introduces the principles of effective written communication that are essential in the diverse roles of a nursing professional. The aim is to help the learner develop the skills to accurately and reliably communicate written information in a variety of forms: personal reflections, documentation in charts/records, and scholarly writings (e.g., educational materials, abstracts, posters, journal articles, project reports). (Prerequisite: Open only to Nursing students. Corequisites: Registration in all courses required for first year fall semester) (3 lecture hours per week). 3 credits
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  • F & W Fall & Winter Term Double Credit Course
A course primarily intended for students in the Collaborative Four Year B.Sc.N. Program. The subject matter includes a survey of organic functional groups, the organic chemistry of biomolecules, and a survey of the major metabolic pathways. (Prerequisite: Grade 12 “U” Chemistry or equivalent.) (Not open to students in any Science program. May not be used for credit in any Science program. (2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour a week.)
Examination of the principles governing living systems, with emphasis on the molecular and cellular basis of life, molecular genetics, energetics, differentiation, and development. (Grade 12 “U” Biology or equivalent, or BIOL-1003 and BIOL-1013 are strongly recommended) (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours a week.)
Organisms interacting with other organisms and with their physical environment. Ecological impacts of human activity. This course is offered on-campus and as a distance course. (Intended for non-majors and students requiring preparation for BIOL-1111 and BIOL-1101.)(Not counted for credit in any Faculty of Science program.) (2 lecture hours a week.)
Principles governing living systems; the origins and diversity of life; evolution, reproduction, and heredity; the structure and function of viruses through plants and animals; basic principles of ecology. (Grade 12“U” Biology or equivalent, or BIOL-1003 and BIOL-1013 are strongly recommended) (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours a week.
This course stresses fundamental principles of chemistry, and is intended for students lacking SCH4U or equivalent, or requiring additional preparation for CHEM 1100 (General Chemistry I), CHEM 1103 (Topics in General Chemistry) and BIOC 1303 (Organic and Biological Chemistry for Health Sciences). Topics include: basic atomic theory; the periodic table; stoichiometry; properties of gases and liquids; acid base concepts and chemical equilibria; and organic and polymer chemistry. This course can serve as a prerequisite for CHEM 1100, but may not be taken for credit in any Science program. (4 lecture hours and 2 tutorial hours per week.) (Students who first completed CHEM 1100 may not subsequently enrol in CHEM 1000.)
Introductory concepts in chemistry, including: reactions of atoms, ions, and molecules; solution stoichiometry; thermochemistry; electronic structure of atoms; basic chemical bonding and molecular geometry; periodic properties of the elements; and the theory of gases. (Prerequisite: Grade 12 “U” Chemistry or equivalent, or consent of the instructor.) (3 lecture, 3 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)
An introduction to selected topics in modern chemistry for engineering: atomic and molecular structure, properties of matter and the periodic table, macroscopic chemical systems, stoichiometry, properties of the equilibrium state and applications to thermochemistry and electrochemistry. (Prerequisite: Grade 12“U” Chemistry or equivalent.) (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours a week.)
The objectives of this course are to excite students’ interest in computer science and to give students a precise understanding of several difficult concepts that are fundamental to modern computer science. Topics may include: data types; induction and recursion; algebraic characterization; syntax; semantics; formal logic; soundness, completeness, and decidability; specification, algorithm, implementation, and determinism; and complexity. (Restricted to students registered in programs offered wholly or jointly by Computer Science or by Mathematics and Statistics, or with approval of Computer Science.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory hours a week; plus, unsupervised study and work on individual assignments.)
This course is the first of a two-course sequence designed to introduce students to algorithm design and programming in a high-level language such as C. The main objectives of the course are to develop the ability to identify, understand and design solutions to a wide variety of problems. Topics include: computer system overview, hardware and software, problem solving steps, concepts of variables, constants, data types, algorithmic structure, sequential logic, decisions, loops, modular programming, one-dimensional arrays, text files. If possible, problems like searching/sorting will be addressed. (3 lecture hours and 1.5 laboratory hours a week)
Introduction to the concepts of operation of a computer system, including hardware and software. Development of conceptual understanding of word processors, databases, spreadsheets, etc., and practical experience with their use. Networking concepts and data communication concepts will be introduced. The Internet will be introduced with students having access to Internet resources. Management information systems including the systems development lifecycle will be discussed. Fundamental concepts of algorithm development and programming will be introduced. Hands on experience with microcomputers as well as a distributed computing environment will be involved. In addition to lecture time, laboratory/tutorial time may be scheduled as required. (May not be used to fulfill the major requirements of any major or joint major in Computer Science.)
This course introduces fundamental computer programming principles and structured programming concepts, with an emphasis on good programming. Stages of the software development cycles are introduced: analysis, design, implementation, debugging and deployment. May not be used to fulfill the major requirements of any major or joint major in Computer Science.) (3 lecture hours).
An introduction to microeconomics intended to provide students with the tools necessary to begin to understand and evaluate how resources are allocated in a market economy. Specific topics include: how markets function and theories of the business firm, of consumer behaviour, and of income distribution. The economic roles of labour unions and government are also covered. The theories are applied to contemporary Canadian economic problems.
This course is an introduction to macroeconomics. The emphasis is upon measuring and explaining what determines economic aggregates such as the total national product (GDP) and the level of prices and employment. The role of money and financial institutions, the impact of international trade and the policy options available to governments for coping with inflation and unemployment are discussed in detail.
The course is designed for Arts and Social Sciences students. It will introduce them to key concepts and methods in Microeconomics. The application and understanding of economic analysis as applied to individual decision-making and public policy will be emphasized. The course provides a non-technical and intuitive way for students to master an understanding of real world problems. (May not be taken for credit in any program within the School of Business, or Faculty of Engineering. Science students may take the course only as a Social Sciences option.) (Antirequisite: ECON 1100.)
Earth’s component systems and their interrelationships. Earth hazards and Earth’s interior processes: volcanism and earthquakes. Hazards and surface processes: landslides and floods. Atmospheric hazards: storms, hurricanes and tornadoes. This course is designed for non-Science majors. (May not be taken as credit for a B.Sc. degree.) (2 lecture hours per week.)
Origin of the universe and solar system; focus on the Earth and moon; earliest life forms. Measurement of geological time. Global climatic change in geological history; drifting continents; deserts, floods and ice sheets. Fossils and evolution; extinctions and probable causes. Human evolution and migrations; early technologies. This course is designed for non-Science majors. (May not be taken as credit for a B.Sc. Degree.) (2 lecture hours a week.)
An introduction to the components of Earth’s environment (geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere) and the principles and processes defining and influencing environmental systems (energy and matter cycles). Human interactions with, and influences on, the environment will be examined (resource and land use, waste and pollution, development, conservation and sustainability). This course is designed for Science majors. (3 lecture hours a week, optional field trips).
The landscapes of the earth, with reference to the glaciers, coastlines, rivers, and northern permafrost regions of Canada. (3 lecture hours a week.)
An introduction to the atmosphere and the basic principles of meteorology and climatology. Topics include weather systems, atmospheric pollution and inadvertent climate modification, climate change and relationships between climate and living organisms. (3 lecture hours a week.)
This introductory course focuses on the key elements of map design, representation of spatial data and map interpretation. Topics will include projections, datums and coordinate reference systems, scale properties and unit calculations, map symbology and map accuracy. Different mapping approaches, such as choropleth, isoline and dot mapping will be utilized throughout the course. Web-based mapping will be introduced. Maps will be designed, generated, and interpreted using paper-based media and modern cartographic software in a laboratory setting. (2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)
An Introduction to Environmental Studies Humans use energy and resources from our natural surroundings to live, and to develop our societies and cultures. This use has an impact on other animals and plants, and on the air, water, and land. Our impact is now so great that we are in danger of depleting or destroying many of the natural systems on which we depend. This course will examine our relationship with, and impact on, the environment:, with reference to the physical, cultural, economic, political, and ethical elements. Sustainable practices will also be discussed.)Topics may include: human sustainability and population growth, aquatic and terrestrial sustainability, food and agriculture, water resources, energy production, and climate change. (Can be taken as a Social Science option) (Three lecture hours per week)
This course will introduce students to the theoretical background of scientific methods used in Forensic Sciences and their practical applications to crime scene investigation within the multidisciplinary Forensic fields. The focus of the course is exploration and examination of evidence found at crime scenes. The students learn the discovery, identification, collection, examination and processing of various types of Forensic evidence.
This course will survey the many specialties of Forensic Science, including forensic pathology, entomology, anthropology, biology, botany, geology, etc. Special guest lectures by practicing forensic scientists will give students direct contact with the role they play in the extraction and meaning of evidence.
This course will cover linear systems, matrix algebra, determinants, n-dimensional vectors, dot product, cross product, orthogonalization, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization and vector spaces. (Prerequisites: Both Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or MATH-1280.) (Antirequisites: MATH-1260, MATH-1270.) (3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours per week.
This course is for students without Ontario Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U). The course MATH-1250 is for students with MCV4U. This course will cover vectors, three-dimensional geometry, linear systems, matrix algebra, determinants, n- dimensional vectors, dot product, cross product, orthogonalization, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization and vector spaces. (Prerequisite: Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U).) (Antirequisites: MATH-1250, MATH-1270.) (4 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours per week.)
This course will cover linear systems, linear transformations, matrix algebra, determinants, vectors in Rn, dot product, orthogonalization, diagonalization, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, in the context of and with an emphasis on a broad range of applications in Science and Engineering. (Prerequisite: MATH-1280 or both Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)) (Antirequisite: MATH-1250, or MATH-1260.) (3 lectures hours, 1 tutorial hour per week.)
This course will cover matrix algebra, linear systems, vectors, lines and planes in three- dimensional space, equations and inequalities in one variable and linear relations. This course serves as the prerequisite for MATH 1250 and MATH 1270. Majors in Science and majors in Engineering will not be given credit for this course. (3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour per week.)
This course will cover trigonometric functions and identities, inverse trigonometric functions, limits and continuity, derivatives and applications, mean value theorem, indeterminate forms and l’Hôpital’s rule, antiderivatives and an introduction to definite integrals. This course is for students who have taken both Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Ontario Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U). Students who do not have credit for MCV4U should take MATH-1760. (Prerequisites: Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Ontario Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or MATH-1780.) (Antirequisite: MATH-1760.) (3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours per week.)
This course will cover a review of functions, trigonometric functions and identities, transcendental functions, inverse trigonometric functions, introduction to limits, continuity, derivatives and applications, mean value theorem, indeterminate forms and l’Hôpital’s rule, antiderivatives and an introduction to definite integrals. This course is for students who have taken Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U), but have not taken Ontario Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U). Students who have credit for MCV4U should take MATH-1720. The course is equivalent to MATH-1720 for all prerequisite purposes. (Prerequisite: Ontario Grade 12Advanced Functions (MHF4U).) (Antirequisite: MATH-1720.) (4 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours per week.)
The course will cover straight lines, relations and functions, trigonometric functions, limits, derivatives, curve sketching, equations and inequalities, transformations, symmetry, exponential and logarithmic functions. This course serves as the prerequisite for MATH-1720 and MATH-1760. Majors in Science, majors in Engineering and students with at least 70% in Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) will not be given credit for this course. (Antirequisites: MATH-1760, or MATH-1720) (3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour per week)
An introduction to concepts and techniques of mathematics useful in business situations. Topics include mathematical modeling of qualitative scenarios, linear simultaneous equations, inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphical linear programming, and probability. This course is intended for students in Business Administration. May not be taken for credit in any program within the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering. (Prerequisite: Any grade 12 “U” math course, or MATH-1780.) (3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour per week.)
The solar system with emphasis on the results of recent space exploration. This is a descriptive course suitable for the non scientist. (May be taken by B.Sc. students for credit, but does not count as a Physics course or other science option towards the fulfillment of the requirements for the B.Sc. degree.) (2 lecture hours a week.)
The stars, galaxies, including pulsars, black holes, and quasars. Current theories of the structure of the universe will be discussed. This is a descriptive course suitable for the non scientist. (May be taken by B.Sc. students for credit, but does not count as a Physics course or other science option towards the fulfilment of the requirements for the B.Sc. degree.) (2 lecture hours a week.)
This is an algebra based course intended for students interested in the biological or health sciences, or related disciplines. The topics covered include: the basic mechanical concepts of force, work and energy; and properties of matter, and heat, with examples and applications drawn from the modeling of biological systems. (Prerequisites: one 4 “U” mathematics course or equivalent.) (3 lecture hours a week, 2 laboratory hours and 1 tutorial hour every week.) (Antirequisites: PHYS 1305, PHYS 1400 and 64-144.) (Open to students in Human Kinetics, Forensic Science, Bachelor of Arts and Science, and all programs within in the Faculty of Science; exceptions only with the permission of the Head or designate.)
Mechanics; properties of matter and heat. A calculus-based course. (Prerequisites: Grade 12“U” Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus or equivalent.) Recommended co-requisite: MATH-1720.) (3 lecture hours a week, 2 laboratory hours and 1 tutorial hour every week). Open to students in Human Kinetics, Forensic Science, Bachelor of Arts and Science, , and all programs within in the Faculty of Science; exceptions only with the permission of the Head or designate. (Antirequisites: PHYS-1300, PHYS-1305.)
This course will cover descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, goodness-of-fit and contingency tables. (Prerequisite: Grade 12 “U” Advanced Level Mathematics (MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U) or Grade 11 Functions and Applications (MCF3M) or Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U).) (Course equivalencies and antirequisities as stated in the University of Windsor Senate Policy on Introductory Statisics Courses.) (May not be taken for credit after taking STAT-2920 or STAT-2950.) (3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour per week.)
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