Nechako Region Credit Courses

Vanderhoof and Fort St. James

Sept - Dec 2018

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ANTH 102: Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

This course provides a broad introduction to two of anthropology’s sub-fields — physical anthropology and archaeology with a focus on how these sub-fields work together. During this course you will examine topics such as the anthropological perspective; fieldwork and research methods; evolutionary theory; living primates; hominid evolution; archaic and modern Homo sapiens; human variation; and the origins of food production, settled life, and cities. Examples will be drawn from different cultures to explore these topics.


ANTH 101: Introduction to Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Socio-cultural anthropologists examine social patterns and practices across cultures, with a special interest in how people live in particular places and create meaning. The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts used by anthropologists in the study of human behaviour. Topics include the anthropological perspective, research methods, economies, expressive culture, religion, kinship and social relationships, illness and healing, and organization and power. Examples will be drawn from a variety of societies.


BIO 103: Biology for Humanities and Social Science Students I

Biology 103 is a general biology course which introduces non-science students to basic scientific methods and concepts. This course focuses on the fundamental unit of living things, the cell. A study of cell structure and metabolism provides a basis for understanding the basics of cancer, genetics, and gene technology. A variety of current gene technology applications is presented.


BOOK 101: Fundamentals of Bookkeeping

This course introduces students to the bookkeeping profession and will focus on theory and practical application. Students will be provided with learning experiences for developing skills to understand how a company's financial records are set up. Students are introduced to the accounting cycle, beginning with basic concepts including the accounting equation and terminology. They will then advance to analyzing transactions, journalizing and posting to special journals and general ledgers.
2 CR / (6,0)


BOOK 103: Intermediate Bookkeeping

This course continues the accounting cycle, taking the student through the cash section of the balance sheets, including petty cash transactions and bank reconciliations. We then explore the intricate workings of the payroll system, starting with basic gross wage calculations, statutory deductions and concluding with the journalizing and posting of the payroll transactions. The student then moves on to the statutory tax section detailing the rules and regulations involved with the collection and remittance of GST/HST. The inter-provincial rules for GST/HST as well as the potential PST issues will also be addressed.
2 CR / (6,0)


CHEM 113: Introduction to Chemistry I

This course is primarily intended for students without a Chemistry 12 equivalent prerequisite. Topics covered include stoichiometry, the electronic structure of atoms, trends of the periodic table, modern bonding theories, intermolecular forces and organic chemistry.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 or CHEM 045


COM 100: Fundamentals of Business

The student examines a broad overview of the Canadian business system — how it functions and how it relates to specific areas such as marketing, production, finance, and human resources. The student gains specific insights into actual business operations and some of the major areas of concern regarding the role of business in society including globalization, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, and small business development.


COM 222: Management and Organizational Behaviour

Information extracted from various areas of psychology (social, industrial/organizational) and management will be utilized to study the nature of work, people, and organizations. Topics include leadership, motivation, group dynamics, communication, Japanese management, job design, organizational design, organizational culture, organizational development, stress, and time management. Organizational behaviour and its impact on management is examined through lecture, discussion, case analyses, and practical applications of the material.


CRIM 135: Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions

This course provides a general introduction to the fundamental and competing principles of jurisprudence and to the basic legal institutions of Canada. The course is designed to prepare students for those law and law-related courses offered within the Department of Criminology and will consider 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, the course considers the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, principles of statutory interpretation, and will also introduce the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. The course also examines the process of law reform in Canada.


CRIM 201: Policing in Modern Society

This course examines both historical and current issues related to policing in modern society. Topical emphasis will be on police roles, powers, accountability, discretion, surveillance, and technology. Analysis of these issues will be comparative between “public” and “private” methods of policing.
Prerequisites: CRIM 101 and 103


ECCL 172:Health and Wellness

Students will examine the overall health, safety, and nutritional needs of children from infancy through to five years of age. Emphasis is placed on the role and responsibilities of the educator in establishing and maintaining safe nurturing environments for children in cooperation with families. This is achieved with an understanding of licensing regulations, policies, and practices promoting the health and well-being of children. Students will also gain an understanding of how their own wellness impacts their practice.
3 CR (4.5,0)


ECCL 251:Advanced Developmental Perspectives

This course will provide students with a foundation for designing contextually appropriate inclusive programs for infants and toddlers and children with exceptionalities. Through a strength based lens learners will utilize methods of observing and recording to assess children’s developmental progress as a tool for early detection and intervention. Students will evaluate early care and learning environments and the impact of environment on development.


ECON 201: Principles of Economics - Microeconomics

This course examines the market system’s inner workings, characterized by supply and demand. Various market structures such as perfect competition and monopolies are studied. Time is spent looking at ways in which the market system “fails,” leading to discussions about government’s role, in certain circumstances, as a possible replacement for the market system. By the end of this course, the student should have the ability to analyze the impact of events on the price and production of goods and services.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or MATH 045 or equivalent
3 CR / (3,0)


FASD 301: Fundamentals and Professional Implications

This course is designed to provide a solid understanding of the unique complexities of FASD for students in the social service, education, justice and health-related disciplines. The knowledge will add depth to their understanding of individuals/families and communities who access services in their chosen field. It begins with a comprehensive examination of the underlying causes of alcohol use during pregnancy, the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and the resulting disabilities known as FASD. The content provides information needed for students to critically analyze and evaluate practice. Students are required to demonstrate how the related disabilities can affect individuals’ life outcomes. Students explore effective strategies for prevention and intervention at the family, community and professional levels. Their gained knowledge can be integrated into their practice once in the field.
Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or equivalent or admittance into the FASD Advanced Diploma program
3 CR


HIST 103: History of Canada to 1867

A survey of social, economic, and political developments. Topics include First Nations– White relations, early exploration, imperial rivalries, political reform, and social conflict.
3 CR / (3,0)


MATH 145: Math for Business

This course introduces students to the principle and practices of mathematics with applications to business. The course covers the mathematical interpretation of fundamental business, economic and financial concepts with application to managerial decision making.
Prerequisite: SRA with a score at the midpoint cutoff or higher.
3 CR / (3,0)


MGT 157: Principles of Management

This course focuses on the foundations of management theory. Management is presented as a discipline and as a process. The course introduces the key issues of management from the essential skills to management ethics. Major topic areas will include the foundations of planning and decision making, organizational design, managing change and innovation, leadership, motivation, communications, supervision, and control of operations.
3 CR / (3,0)


MKT 152: Principles of Marketing

This course is an introduction to marketing activities in modern business firms. The major topics covered are target markets and segmentation, consumer behaviour, research and information systems, and the marketing mix. Throughout the course, emphasis is on the application of concepts and perspectives to current business problems and opportunities, through case studies and projects.
3 CR / (3,0)


PHYS 105: General Physics I

A general, algebra-based physics course, intended for those not majoring in the physical sciences. Topics covered are kinematics, circular motion, dynamics, equilibrium, momentum, energy, fluids, temperature, and heat.
Prerequisite: Pre-calculus 11 or Foundations of Math 11 with a grade of “B” or higher or MATH 045 or equivalent and one of the following: Physics 11, Applications of Physics 12 with a grade of “B” or higher or PHYS 045


PSYC 204: Social Psychology

The study of human behaviour and adjustment within interpersonal and social situations. Some of the topics include affiliation, attraction, attitude and attitude change, prejudice, conformity, obedience, aggression, altruism (helping behaviour), group dynamics, and selected topics in human sexuality. Major social psychological theories are presented along with a critical evaluation of research and research methodology related to the topics. Prerequisites: PSYC 101 and 102—minimum “D” grades


SSWK 171: Introduction to Social Work Practice

Students are introduced to the structure and functions of social work and social service work in Canada. We explore the context, ethics and values, knowledge base, therapeutic relationship foundations and practice models that inform these related disciplines. The ‘bio-psycho-social-spiritual’ model is introduced as the foundation of practice. Social Justice, and diversity issues are examined. Aboriginal approaches to the helping professions and the nature of the relationship Aboriginal cultures have with the social services are explored.


WMST 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies I

This course uses a multidisciplinary approach to the study of women in society and academia. It explores interdisciplinary and historical perspectives on women and examines the development of feminist theories and methodologies. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of women’s experience within the context of differences in class, race, age, and sexual orientation. The connections between women’s experiences in the everyday world and their representation in Canadian institutions are explored, with the aim of understanding the relationship between personal empowerment and social change.


Jan - May 2019

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ABST 101: Aboriginal Peoples of Canada

This course focuses on the diversity and development of Aboriginal communities and organizations in Canada. Attention is placed on the nature of Aboriginal /Euro-Canadian interactions from contact to present day in order for students to understand contemporary perspectives and issues relevant to Aboriginal peoples.
Prerequisite: ABST 100


ANTH 101: Introduction to Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Socio-cultural anthropologists examine social patterns and practices across cultures, with a special interest in how people live in particular places and create meaning. The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts used by anthropologists in the study of human behaviour. Topics include the anthropological perspective, research methods, economies, expressive culture, religion, kinship and social relationships, illness and healing, and organization and power. Examples will be drawn from a variety of societies.


BIO 104: Biology for Humanities and Social Science Students II

Biology 104 is a general biology course which introduces non-science students to basic scientific methods and concepts. The focus is on evolution and ecology. Students will develop the concept of an evolving biosphere as a basis for exploring the human place in the biosphere.


BOOK 105: Advanced Bookkeeping

Advanced Bookkeeping continues with a focus on adjusting the balance sheet to accurately reflect balance at the fiscal year end. To accomplish this, the student will learn how to calculate the required adjustments for bad debts, prepaid expenses, depreciation on fixed assets, inventory valuations and unearned rent. The student will then prepare an eight column worksheet and post all the year end adjustments, thereby creating the adjusted balances which are used to prepare the year end financial statements. Once completed, they will then review the procedures for closing the books at year end.
2 CR / (6,0)

Prerequisites: BOOK 103 with a minimum B grade.


BOOK 108:Excel for Bookkeepers

Excel is a powerful tool that is perfectly designed to facilitate the accounting function for small businesses. The synoptic journal is an effective option for small businesses without too many transactions. In this course you will learn to use a synoptic journal that replaces the general and all the special journals. Is is similar to an accounting worksheet and is ideal for an Excel environment. Through the use of a case study this course will take the student through the full accounting cycle from the inception of a business to the year end financial statement.
2 CR / (1.5,1.5)

Prerequisites: BOOK 105 with a minimum B grade.


BOOK 113:Computerized Bookkeeping Level 1

This course features a full hands-on lab where students will learn how to use accounting software. Modules discussed include General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Banking and Reporting.
1.5 CR / (1.5,1.5)

Prerequisites: BOOK 101 with a minimum B grade.


CHEM 114: Introduction to Chemistry II

Together with CHEM 113, this course provides credit for first-year university chemistry. Topics covered include thermochemistry and chemical thermodynamics, properties of solutions, solution stoichiometry and aqueous equilibria, chemical equilibrium, acid base equilibrium, electrochemistry and reaction kinetics.
Prerequisite: CHEM 113


CRIM 220: Research Methods in Criminology

Introduction to the practice of research methods in criminology. Study of theory, logic, process, and structure of research as well as research design, data collection, and analysis. Introduction to research report writing. Hands-on research and computer experience.
Prerequisites: PSYC 201 and one of CRIM 101,103, 106, 241


CRIM 230: Criminal Law

Nature, purpose, scope, sources, and basic principles of the criminal law. History and evolution of the criminal law. Study of certain fundamental legal concepts such as mens rea, negligence, and strict liability. Analysis of the concept of criminal responsibility in Canada. Critical examination of the legislative policies expressed in the Criminal Code. Study of the basic elements of a criminal offence; actus reus and mens rea. Examination of the legal principles relating to certain specific crimes and to certain major defences. CRIM 135 is strongly recommended


ECCL 156: Care and Guidance

This course examines a theoretical framework of guidance principles and techniques which support children’s optimal development. Emphasis is placed on responding to the needs of the individual, promoting positive self-concept, fostering pro-social behaviour, and the factors that may impact behaviours (e.g., development, temperament, culture, environment, socio-economic status or family culture). Applicants must undergo a criminal record search through the Ministry of Justice before enrolment in ECCL 156.
3 CR (4.5,0)


ECCL 175: Families

This course will examine the interrelationships between the home and the child care program. Attention is given to developing an effective culturally inclusive parent program curriculum to support the diverse nature of today’s families. The student will investigate the current status of the Canadian family and the issues confronting it. The role of the early childhood educator as an advocate for children and families will be emphasized.
3 CR (4.5,0)


ECCL 256: Introduction to Inclusive Child Care

This course will provide an introductory overview of inclusive child care, with a focus on children birth through five requiring extra supports. The student will apply knowledge of growth and development, culture, family dynamics, as well as observing and recording in order to assist in developing a holistic view of the individual child. The student will examine typical and atypical growth and development, and explore a variety of assessment materials and intervention techniques for working with children who have special needs.


ECON 202: Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics

Beginning with the techniques for measuring important variables such as GDP, unemployment, and the price level, the course will develop a model of the economy with which various “shocks” can be analyzed. How the government uses its spending, taxation, and control of the money supply to achieve economic goals will be discussed. By the end of the course the student should have the ability to analyze the macroeconomic impact of most events influencing the economy.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or MATH 045 or equivalent
3 CR / (3,0)


ENGL 107: Literature and Composition: First Nations Literature

A survey of First Nations literature. Students assess traditional tales from an oral storytelling tradition, as well as poems, plays, and short stories by contemporary writers. Students learn effective composition skills and the techniques of literary analysis.
3 CR / (3,0)


ENGL 214: Short Fiction II

A survey of the short story and novella from Kafka to the present. Students write at least three essays on literary topics. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 101, 102, 103, 104, 107


FASD 260: Overview of FASD

Develop a critical FASD context. This course provides an academic and comprehensive overview by exploring the unique complexities of FASD. The impacts of this disorder on social, criminal, educational, financial and health care systems are considered.
3 CR


FASD 301: Fundamentals and Professional Implications

This course is designed to provide a solid understanding of the unique complexities of FASD for students in the social service, education, justice and health-related disciplines. The knowledge will add depth to their understanding of individuals/families and communities who access services in their chosen field. It begins with a comprehensive examination of the underlying causes of alcohol use during pregnancy, the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and the resulting disabilities known as FASD. The content provides information needed for students to critically analyze and evaluate practice. Students are required to demonstrate how the related disabilities can affect individuals’ life outcomes. Students explore effective strategies for prevention and intervention at the family, community and professional levels. Their gained knowledge can be integrated into their practice once in the field.
Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or equivalent or admittance into the FASD Advanced Diploma program
3 CR


HIST 104: History of Canada since 1867

A sequel to HIST 103. Emphasis is placed on Confederation, the Riel Rebellion, immigration, urbanization and industrialization, and the evolution of foreign policy.
3 CR / (3,0)


LEAD 101: Leadership Lab, Part 1

LEAD 101 focuses on recognition and development of personal leadership skills and introduces group skills. In this course you will experience what it means to be a leader. Through a variety of dynamic interaction sessions, Part 1 of The Leadership Lab will begin to equip you to function as a leader. The Leadership Lab explores conventional notions of leadership but will take you beyond to an understanding of leadership as lifestyle through practical leadership experiences. Note: This course includes a mandatory weekend retreat that will usually occur within the first month of the semester.
Prerequisites: English 12 or English 12: First Peoples, English 045 or equivalent
3 CR / (3,1)


MATH 145: Math for Business

This course introduces students to the principle and practices of mathematics with applications to business. The course covers the mathematical interpretation of fundamental business, economic and financial concepts with application to managerial decision making.
Prerequisite: SRA with a score at the midpoint cutoff or higher.
3 CR / (3,0)


MGT 263: Human Resource Development

An introduction to personnel management including organization of the personnel functions: recruitment and selection, interviewing and counselling, job descriptions and evaluation, compensation and salary administration, management development and performance appraisal, training and manpower planning, safety and occupational health. The course places particular emphasis on the practical application of personnel policies and procedures, on personnel’s relationship to management and on management’s responsibilities to employees.
3 CR / (3,0)


MGT 270: Cross-Cultural Workplace Practices

This course is designed to enable the learner to understand the nature of cultural differences in management and organizational practices. Given the large and growing nature of the global business environment, this course will enhance the learner’s ability to participate effectively in operations that incorporate diverse cultures.
3 CR / (3,0)


PHIL 107: Critical Texts in Western Thought: Modern and Contemporary

This course is a companion to PHIL 106 and is conducted as a seminar devoted to the discussion of assigned readings. At the end of a series of seminars on the work of an author or group of authors, there is a short written assignment, giving students an opportunity to formulate and express carefully their understanding of the issues raised. While making their acquaintance with some important ideas in modern and contemporary western thought, students develop their abilities to read, write, and speak, and uncover the meaning and structure of arguments in a variety of genres and subjects. Texts will vary from year to year.
3 CR / (3,0)


PHIL 115: World Religions I

A foundational course in the study of religion intended as an introduction to the religions that have a significant following and/or influence in our world. Prerequisite: ENGL 103.
3 CR / (3,0)


PHYS 106: General Physics II

This course, along with PHYS 105, satisfies the physics requirement for those whose major program areas require a year of university-level physics. Topics include electric charges, electric fields, magnetic fields, electric currents, electrical circuits, light atomic physics, and nuclear reactions.
Prerequisite: Pre-calculus 11 or Foundations of Math 11 with a “B” or higher or MATH 045 or equivalent and one of the following: Physics 11, Applications of Physics 12 with a grade of “B” or higher or PHYS 045


PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology I

This general survey course includes topics such as a brief history of psychology, elementary experimental design, the nervous system, sensation, perception, learning, memory, language, and thought.


SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology I

An introduction to the basic sociological theories and methods for studying individuals, groups, and institutions. Topics will include culture, socialization, families, education, gender, aging, and deviance. These concerns will be illustrated and developed with Canadian materials.


SSWK 151: Social Welfare Policy

This course provides a basic introduction to social welfare policy in Canada, its historical development, and its role within the political and economic context of Canadian society. A major emphasis is placed on a review of the values and ideology implicit in various types of social welfare policies. Students critically analyze the effect of social welfare policies on client populations and upon themselves as social service workers. Class discussions focus on northern issues. Additionally, specific focus on the impact of historic and modern social policy on Canada’s Aboriginal populations will be examined.