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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.