An education in the sciences opens the door to countless education and career opportunities. Get a kick-start on your Science education with an Associate of Science degree. Equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelor degree, you can save money with lower tuition and cost of living while completing the first half of your degree.
Smaller class sizes also means you’ll receive more personalized attention from your instructors, helping you to succeed. In fact, College of the Rockies students completed university with an overall higher grade-point-average (GPA) than did their counterparts at most other BC colleges and universities.
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This course involves an in-depth exploration of the concept of culture and the cross-cultural study of human diversity within the discipline of anthropology. Students focus on topics such as anthropological research, ethics, culture, worldview, gender, language, marriage, families and households, Indigenous peoples, religion and globalization. Students also engage in self-reflexive examination of their own worldviews, perceptions and biases in relation to other peoples and cultures.
This course uses Indigenous pedagogy to support students in understanding their relationships to Indigenous peoples and territories in British Columbia. Students will learn about contemporary issues facing some of the Indigenous nations within British Columbia from an Indigenous perspective. Through examining both local and larger provincial conversations surrounding Indigenous rights, treaties (or lack thereof), and the history of colonization, students will learn to consider concepts of cultural appropriation, and examine the idea of decolonization in action.
This course presents an overview of historical and modern astronomical knowledge. Topics include telescope design, astronomical methods, the planets of the solar system, the life cycle of stars, and our place among the galaxies. The accompanying lab introduces students to night sky observation and real world experience with astronomical photography.
An introduction to the structure and function of organisms with particular reference to molecular, biochemical and physiological aspects of the living world. Designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science or technology, BIOL 101, with BIOL 102, lays the foundations on which the higher-level courses in Biology are based. It is also suitable as an elective course for general interest or arts students.
BIOL 102 is an introduction to organismic and population biology with emphasis on reproduction, genetics, developmental biology, evolution, diversity and ecology.
Biology 151 focuses on environmental and ecological topics within biology from a local perspective. BIOL 151 helps inform students about local and global environmental issues, current events, and new and emerging technologies from a scientific perspective. Students, with the help of their instructor, will design and implement a research project that focuses on a local environmental issue and present it to members of the community.
Introduction to Microbiology is an introduction to the general principles of microbiology. Lectures and laboratory exercises explore fundamental topics of microbiology, environmental microbiology and molecular microbiology such as diversity of microorganisms, microbial structure, metabolism, genetics and microbial ecology emphasizing applied, medical and environmental microbiology. The laboratory introduces methods for safe handling of microorganisms, techniques of microbial isolation, enumeration and identification as well as experiments relevant to lectures.
This course studies the relationship between cell structure and cell function. The structure/function of the cell membrane and most organelles are covered in detail. Topics also include the evolution of the eukaryotic cell, cell movements, and cell reproduction. An introduction to cytogenetics is also presented. The material in Biology 201 is an integral part of an undergraduate biological sciences program and is especially appropriate for students interested in health-related sciences, microbiology, genetics, developmental biology, biochemistry, botany, zoology, and general biology.
BIOL 202 is a continuation of BIOL 201. Through lectures and labs the course emphasizes the structural and functional aspects of cellular chemistry. Topics include cellular energetics, enzyme kinetics, respiration, photosynthesis, membrane transport, the genetic code, glycobiology, lipid biology, and protein biology. The laboratory exercises emphasize proper experimental techniques, data collection and analysis and technical writing skills.
Genetics is the study and understanding of inheritance and development of organisms. This course will provide an introduction to genes and gene function. Mendelian and extra-mendelian genetics and molecular genetics review and expand on these topics explored in first year biology. Topics in transmission, molecular and quantitative genetics will also be discussed. Lab material will include descriptive aspects, techniques, data analysis and experimentation.
This course studies of the interactions between organisms and their environment at the organismal, population, community and ecosystem levels. Topics considered include energy flow, nutrient cycling, ecological succession, population dynamics and evolutionary processes. Local examples may be used to illustrate some of the principles.
This course covers the evolution and comparative anatomy of cephalochordates, urochordates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The comparative anatomy of major organ systems among fishes, amphibians, birds, and mammals will be studied in the lab via dissection of representative organisms. The lab will emphasize the relationship between structure and function of vertebrate organisms while the lecture will focus on current controversies and discoveries in the scientific study of vertebrate evolution.
This course is an introduction to the fields of environmental studies and environmental chemistry. Qualitative and quantitative aspects of environmental processes are studied. Topics include atmospheric processes (including those involving carbon dioxide and ozone), air pollution, acid rain, natural waters, dissolved oxygen and the fate of chemical compounds in the environment. Where possible, examples involving local issues and current events are studied.
This course presents the fundamental principles of chemistry with particular reference to acid-base and redox chemistry, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, properties of liquids, gases, solids and their solutions, phase changes, andthermochemistry. The associated laboratory exercises emphasize proper experimental techniques, data collection and analysis, safety and technical writing skills.
Together with CHEM 101,CHEM 102 provides a solid foundation in fundamental chemical principles. Topics include equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, chemistry of the main group elements and the chemistry of organic and biomolecules. The associated laboratory exercises emphasize proper experimental technique, data collection and analysis, safety and technical writing skills.
This course provides a solid background in chemical principles required for engineering students. Topics include acid-base and redox chemistry, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, properties of liquids, gases, solids and their solutions, phase changes, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, equilibrium, kinetics and electrochemistry. This laboratory exercises emphasize proper experimental techniques, data collection and analysis, safety and technical writing skills.
CHEM 201 is an introductory course in organic chemistry including the structure and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives. The laboratory stresses the techniques of preparation, purification and identification of organic compounds
CHEM 202 is a continuation of CHEM 201 involving the structure and reactions of the more complex aliphatic, aromatic and heterocyclic systems including an introduction to natural product chemistry and industrially important organic compounds. The laboratory stresses synthetic methods and some analytical procedures.
This course provides a solid background in the principles of analytical chemistry and their applications in fields such as environmental science. Topics include measurements and their errors, the use of statistics in data analysis and sampling, redox-, complexometric- and acid-base titrations, absorption and emission forms of atomic and molecular spectroscopy, electrochemical methods of analysis and separation techniques. The laboratory exercises emphasize proper experimental techniques, data collection and analysis, safety and technical writing skills.
In this introductory course, students develop practical writing skills for the workplace. Activities centre on effective writing styles and offer detailed guidelines on planning, organizing, composing and revising documents for a range of communication tasks. This course reviews some grammar essentials and leads students to be resourceful and successful communicators in traditional and virtual correspondence.
This course presents the written and oral communication strategies required in any workplace environment. Students gain practical experience that centers on gathering, summarizing and critically assessing information to produce professional documents. Students will also gain a better understanding on how basic design elements enhance the readability of workplace documents and online communication. This course also focuses on helping students develop speaking skills appropriate to informal and formal presentations and interviews.
This course explores the inherent relationship between culture, language and communication. The key concepts of study are identity, culture, assumptions and stereotypes, beliefs, value systems, and globalization. From theory to practice, students will investigate the impact of identity and context in intercultural interactions. The focus of this course is to help students develop meaningful strategies to communicate in today’s culturally diverse communities.
Covers the basic programming techniques of C and C++ languages with an introduction to structured programming and abstract data types.
This course allows students to develop knowledge and skills in the field of information technology. Students will explore the operation and application of professional productivity software. Students use four applications of the Microsoft Office 2016 suite: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. The theory component develops a broad and general understanding of current computer technology, methods and models.
This course is an introduction to the major theories, historical, Indigenous and modern, which provide explanations of crime and criminal behaviour. Various typologies of crime are also explored as well as topics such as crime statistics, crime correlates and trends, crime and the media, fear of crime and victims of crime.
This course is an introduction to biological, psychiatric, psychological and social/environmental explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour. This course explores specific types of behaviours such as violent offences (homicide), sexual offences and family violence through a psychological lens. The unique nature and needs of Indigenous, female, youth, and mentally ill offenders will also be explored.
This course involves a critical examination of the structure and operation of the system that responds to crime and criminal behaviour: the police, courts and corrections. This course also examines the relationship between these agencies and the impacts and implications of the system. An emphasis is placed on experiential and interactive learning where students will engage with various individuals involved in the system. This course also includes an introduction to Indigenous justice models, community and restorative justice.
This course is a general introduction to the principles of jurisprudence and the legal institutions of Canada. Students will study: Canada's legal systems; the various ways law is made and organized; different explanations and perspectives of law; and its history and role in Canadian society. Students will learn basic concepts in public and private law, including constitutional, family, criminal, and tort law and will also learn basic techniques of legal reasoning and research.
This course is an analysis of the nature, prevalence, characteristics and consequences of youth crime, deviance and responses to youth crime in Canada. Students examine the social construction of youth crime and young offenders. The history of youth crime legislations, legal frameworks, theoretical explanations and statistics of youth deviance are analyzed.
This workshop course seeks to increase the student’s ability to use language with sensitivity, boldness and precision. Students will be introduced to the craft and skills of creative writing and the dynamics of the writing process from free-writing or first draft to finished work. They are required to write regularly in prose and poetry, present some of their work in class for discussion, and produce a portfolio of finished, polished work by the end of the course.
Creative Writing 102 is a continuation of CRWT 101, designed to build on the skills and creativity developed in that course. Students are required to write regularly both in and out of class, present several pieces of prose or poetry for class discussion, and produce a portfolio of polished work by the end of the semester. Students are encouraged to experiment with new forms, participate in readings, and submit work for publication.
Creative Writing (CRWT) 202 is an introductory course in the major forms of creative nonfiction, including the personal essay, memoir, biography, travel writing, history and social/cultural analysis. Students of CRWT 202 read widely in order to familiarize themselves with the genre and its techniques. They also write extensively in order to develop writing skills, practice working within a particular form and find their individual writing voice.
This course deals with the economic principles that govern the individual segments of the economy. Topics include supply and demand, price elasticity, utility, cost of production, perfect and imperfect market structures, theory of production, the demand for factors, and the pricing of factors. Some current business situations are discussed.
This course presents the economic principles that govern the behaviour of the nation’s economy. Topics include production possibility, supply and demand, national income analysis, money and banking, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade. Current Canadian economic problems are discussed.
This course deals with quantitative strategies to assist management decision-making. Topics covered include economic optimization, demand and demand estimation, forecasting techniques, production functions, cost analysis and estimation, the perfectly competitive, monopoly, monopolistically competitive and oligopoly market structures, pricing practices, and evaluating risk. Basic differentiation techniques are introduced. This course may appeal to those students wishing to transfer to a commerce or business administration degree program or those who wish to learn about this managerial application of microeconomic principles.
This course provides an introduction to the concepts and methods of analysis in environmental economics. It applies microeconomic principles to the examination of market failures and how they may be corrected either through incentives or policy. Topics include valuing the environment, cost-benefit analysis, environmental policy analysis, and specific Canadian environmental issues and policy.
English 100 focuses on composition for academic purposes and develops a student’s ability to write clearly and effectively. Students also learn the fundamentals of critical thinking, persuasive writing techniques (including rhetorical appeals and devices), scholarly research, and academic reading.
An introduction to the critical reading of literature through the study and analysis of poetry and drama across historical periods from Shakespeare to twenty-first century poets and dramatists. While this course will teach students how to perform college-level literary analysis of canonical texts, it will also teach them how to question and evaluate the cultural narratives that literature circulates. As such, the class will explore questions of gender, class, race, nationhood/nation building, and the problematic literary canon in order to develop strategies for negotiating complex literary texts and to become better, more nuanced readers.
English 102 introduces students to the genre of literary fiction from the origins of the short story in early nineteenth century to the novels of twentieth and twenty-first century. The aim of ENGL 102 is to read fiction with an understanding of genre, technique and form; to apply various critical strategies to literary texts; and to develop analytical writing skills appropriate to essays at the university level. Ultimately, the course encourages students to consider how narrative forms can shape, challenge and respond to their moral, social, and political contexts
English 202 is a survey of Canadian Literature from the 20th and 21st Century. In this course, students learn about the important themes and ideological concerns of Canadian Literature in the genres of poetry and prose. As part of the course, students read work from English-Canadian writers, as well as the works of some French Canadian writers may be included in translation. They will also study the work of some Indigenous Canadian writers. Because literary analysis is an important element of Canadian Literary studies, students will be introduced to some of the leading critics in the field.
ENGL 211 provides students with foundational knowledge of the representative ( and sometimes scandalous) literary works and movements that defined British literature from c.1200 to 1780. Students will read a wide variety of texts from Beowulf and Chaucer to the speeches and poetry of Queen Elizabeth 1 and the biting satire of Alexander Pope. The course will also ask students to question the scope of literary canon, incorporating texts from marginal and underrepresented writers and pointing out gaps
ENGL 212 provides students with foundational knowledge of representative literary works and movements from William Blake to Alice Munro. This course will also ask students to examine the literary canon, comparing long-established texts with texts from marginal and underrepresented writers.
Throughout this course students read five or six novels representing the diversity of the genre. The novels of study range from those published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to those published in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Through a study of these novels, students discover the shape of traditional as well as contemporary fiction, and increase their knowledge and appreciation of the genre.
This course provides an introduction to the genre of short fiction, specifically the short story. Students will read texts spanning the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the genre of the short story and its development over time. Students will also be introduced to the unique literary features of the novella.
In this course, students learn about the history and development of children’s literature, from eighteenth and nineteenth-century fairy tales to twenty-first century young adult fiction. Students read a selection of the fairy tales that provide the roots for what we consider children’s literature as well as novels written for children and young adults, including Lewis Carroll’s illustrated classic Alice in Wonderland. In addition, since illustration plays such a large role in children’s literature, students also study picture books aimed for young children.
This course examines the central concepts of environmental sustainability and considerations for development. Students are introduced to the complexity and debate of developing resource-based industries and minimizing impacts to ecosystems and communities. Planning and management strategies for various industries, as well as the role of various agencies and organizations, will be examined with specific examples.
The Introduction to Fine Arts course provides students with an overview of fine arts history, philosophy, and practice, including issues surrounding the creation, display, assessment, and interpretation of art objects in cultural, social, and political contexts. Students may elect to do their major projects in essay form or produce art pieces with appropriate artist’s statements.
This course provides an opportunity to study and interpret significant social, historical, political and philosophical themes of contemporary art as a cultural expression of society. Beginning with Western Art of the 13th century, we will study the influences leading to Modern and Contemporary Art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Students explore important developments through the intersection of art, science, technology and the new forms of visual culture that are shaping the contemporary art of today.
The Studio Foundations course embodies fundamental hands-on experience with art materials and creative processes in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and graphics. It provides students with an introduction to concepts and processes used in producing and presenting art through the study and application of creative methods and techniques, specific and multimedia approaches, and other considerations needed in the planning, rendering and presenting of art.
This course provides a magnificent opportunity for student artists to develop a keen, sensitive eye, along with deeper feelings for materials and subjects of drawing. Through lecture and hands on experience, the student-artist explores contemporary and historical drawing practices, bringing their intellectual awareness, emotional responses, skills and capabilities to a new level. Beginning with how one perceives an image, through a broad spectrum and many diverse techniques of drawing practice, the student artist sees the indispensable role of drawing as an important aspect of art making.
The student is introduced to sculpture and 3D thinking through the element of clay, exploring a variety of historical and contemporary methods and styles. Investigation of a number of building techniques, and various embellishment and firing styles, lead the student to experience the processes and qualities inherent in clay as a sculpture medium.
The student is introduced to painting with oil and acrylic on canvas, and acrylic and water-colour on paper. Colour mixing, composition, ideas and concepts, themes, experimentation with painting materials, and problem solving are addressed. Methods of thinking, working and seeing are experienced with an open mind and spirit of exploration.
A study of contemporary themes and personal expression in mixed media sculpture, using experience and experimental approaches. The student explores clay, plaster, glass, elements from nature, and various other materials in the creation of 3D forms. In the process, the student develops sensitivity to how each of these materials interrelates in the sculptural process.
Students continue their artistic expression through painting using diverse media including oil and/or acrylic. Students explore and are guided through contemporary, cultural and personal themes. An in depth study with experimental approaches and new concepts are combined with current artistic theory.
This course is an introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of Aboriginal studies. The prehistory, history, and traditional and contemporary cultures of Aboriginals in Canada and their various perspectives are addressed. Additionally, the historical overview of Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relations and their effects are explored.
This course introduces students to concepts of Indigenous knowledges, worldviews and epistemologies through witnessing Elder teachings, insights from Indigenous scholars and experiences of Indigenous community members. This course begins with a review of knowledge creation and ways of knowing. It then explores the value, importance and uniqueness of Indigenous ways of knowing and pedagogy in comparison to Western ways of knowing and pedagogy through exploring questions that are important to Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations.
This course explores ways to address the learning and teaching needs of Indigenous children and youth through understanding Indigenous peoples’ relationship with land, language, and community. Students will witness various Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing and traditional pedagogy through a focus on incorporating voices from Indigenous scholars, Indigenous community members and Ktunaxa Elders. Through this experience students practice indigenizing various learning and educational environments to address the needs of both teachers and learners.
This is an introductory language course designed for the absolute beginner in French. The focus of this course is to help students become functionally proficient in the French language. The design of this course is based on the communicative approach to equip students with basic comprehension, writing and communication skills while highlighting the basic functions and grammatical structures of the language. This course also explores the diversity and influence of the French culture in a global context.
This course builds on the skills developed in FREN 101 (Introductory French I). The focus of this course is to help students become functionally proficient in the French language through the basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The diverse and culturally rich characteristics of the French-speaking world will be discussed and explored.
The focus of this course is to help students become proficient in the French language and culture. As such, the course is designed to review and reinforce the grammatical structures and verbal tenses already introduced in previous courses through the four basic skills of language acquisition: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Cultural issues of the French-speaking world will be discussed and researched.
This course builds on the skills developed in Intermediate FREN 111 at College of the Rockies (or equivalent).
The focus of this course is to help students become proficient in the French language and culture. As such, the course is designed to develop the more complex grammatical structures including the uses of the subjunctive mood, conditional phrases and the passive voice. The grammatical skills acquired will be reinforced through the four basic skills of language acquisition: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This course also explores the diversity and global influence of the French culture and language on music, art, film, fashion, theatre, political and social issues, and literature.
This course examines the concepts and processes of physical geography that govern the function of the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere using an earth-systems approach. Course lectures and lab topics introduce the sciences of cartography, meteorology, climatology, geomorphology, hydrology, biogeography, and soils. A focus on how human activities impact the environment, such as climate change and other real world issues will also be addressed.
This course presents a regional geographic analysis of British Columbia and investigates the physical, cultural, economic, and historical characteristics of the various provincial regions. This course also examines patterns of settlement and development, with particular emphasis on industries of importance to the Columbia Basin region, including forestry, mining, and tourism.
An introduction to the major principles of physical and historical geology covering the origin and structure of the Earth, plate tectonics, volcanism and other mountain building processes, the erosion of the Earth's crust, and the formation and properties of minerals and rocks.
This course is an introduction to the major principles of structural and historical geology. Historical geology topics include geologic time, relative and absolute dating techniques, organic evolution, the study of fossils and the geologic history of the earth from the Precambrian to the present. Mineral deposits and natural resource issues will also be examined.
This course examines the nature of a variety of natural hazards including events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, river flooding, severe weather, wildfire, and hurricanes. Current methods of analysis, prediction and mitigation are investigated. Laboratory activities concentrate on working from real-life situations in order to draw conclusions about natural hazard issues.
This course surveys Canada’s past before 1867. It looks at original Indigenous inhabitants through French settlers and English conquerors to colonial immigrants, labourers, businessmen, politicians, and women, a panoply of fascinating historical agents. In addition, significant events, such as group contact/relations, expansion/settlement processes, economic undertakings, military battles as well as rebellions, social developments, and political evolutions, are examined. Attention is paid to time's impact on continuity and change throughout the period, but greater emphasis is placed on understanding these agents and events through the major analytical categories of race/ethnicity, gender, and class. Doing so helps foster students' interest in the importance of understanding this country's past and allows them to acquire greater historical consciousness to critically understand Canadians’ current context.
A historical survey of Canada, this course traces the country’s development from the immediate aftermath of Confederation to contemporary times. Over that period, significant actors and events, like the World Wars and the Depression, will be considered. Greater attention, however, will be paid to changes and continuities arising from Canada's territorial growth; consolidation under the national policy, including incorporating large numbers of immigrants into the country; cleavages in their various manifestations; imperialism-continentalism choices; industrialization/urbanization/reform movements; post-war international and social decisions; Sixties' upheavals, and Indigenous marginalization. All of these areas of study will help foster students' interest in the importance of understanding this country's past and allow them to acquire greater historical consciousness to critically question whether Canadians’ attempts to create a great nation were best for all.
This course explores the relationship between Canada and the United States, primarily in diplomatic terms, touching on the military, political, economic, and cultural exchanges between the two countries. Canada has not always shared peaceful interactions with its neighbour. Students also come to understand the mercurial nature of Canadians' attitudes to Americans. Students are also made aware of the adjunct role played by Great Britain in the Canadian-American relationship.
Twentieth century Canadian women’s experiences can be examined through a number of intriguing concepts. Domesticity and motherhood are studied via marriage rituals, childrearing practices, and contraceptive methods. The sexual division of labour is analyzed in terms of paid and unpaid work during the Great Depression and Second World War. Consumption is looked at through the shopping habits of the 1950s. Political involvement is measured not only in the progress women made in becoming persons, but also in becoming feminists. Attempts are also made to account for the varying experiences of immigrant and lesbian women.
Nature and humans have had a long, complex, reciprocal relationship, making for certain conceptions, processes, and complexities to develop. Those developments have led to three main areas of historical overview and deeper consideration: 1) How Canadians, including Indigenous people, have thought about the natural environment and colonized landscapes; 2) How development of resources and industrialization/urbanization in Canada have had short and long term effects; and 3) How Canada’s conservationists and environmentalists have responded at various junctures to address concerns. Using an array of interdisciplinary sources emerging in the burgeoning environmental history field, this course ultimately places the dynamic interplay between the environment and people under study to better understand that relationship over time.
This course is an introduction to the Basic Ktunaxa series with an emphasis on the structure and syntax of Ktunaxa at a basic level. It provides students with the opportunity to develop introductory skills in reading, writing, speaking and comprehending the Ktunaxa Language; the emphasis is on speaking and responding to basic commands and key phrases. Students develop the skills, strategies, and resources to support the revitalization of Ktunaxa language in their homes, their schools, and their communities. Experiential/communication-based instruction is a feature of this course.
This course is the second part of the introduction to Basic Ktunaxa language. The course continues to focus on the structure and syntax of the Ktunaxa language at a basic level. It provides the opportunity for KTUN 101 students and basic speakers to further develop their skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending the Ktunaxa language. The course emphasis is on natural conversation, greetings, requests, and responses to everyday situations in the classroom, in the family, and in the community. Participants will begin to understand how to develop their own language resources for use in their family home.
This course is intended for students who require an appreciation of higher mathematics, but don’t require calculus. MATH 101 stresses a logical and critical thinking approach while investigating the following topics: an introduction to matrices and to linear algebra; linear programming and the Simplex method; set theory, counting techniques and probability; and introduction to statistics; and Markov Processes.
Discrete mathematics plays an important role in logical thought and in computer science programming. This course provides an introduction to a variety of post-secondary mathematics which do not require calculus. MATH 102 is intended both for students who wish to see useful and real life applications of mathematics and for those needing to learn more about algorithms and problem solving in the context of computer science. Topics include: binary, octal, and hexadecimal number systems, formal logic, set theory and set algebra, Boolean algebra, introductory graph theory, algorithms and simple coding, and an introduction to formal mathematical proofs.
This course is intended for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. Topics include: functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, their interpretation, differentiation rules, techniques of differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse functions, exponential functions, logarithms, applications of differentiation such as linear approximations, Newton’s method, related rates, analysis of graphs, and optimization, the Mean Value Theorem, definite and indefinite integrals, integration by substitution, Riemann sums, and applications of integration.
Calculus is a necessary step in any career in the sciences including Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, and Physics. It is also useful in any field which uses Statistics to analyze data.
Students work with polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric, inverse, and hyperbolic functions. They will learn integration techniques (substitution, parts, partial fractions, trigonometric substitution, numerical methods), applications of integration (volumes of revolution, work, fluid, force, surfaces, arc length, and centroids); I’Hôpital’s rule and improper integrals; sequences and series; convergence tests (divergence, integral, comparison, limit comparison, ratio, root, and alternating series tests), Power, Maclaurin and Taylor series, differential equations, polar curves (common graphs, slopes, area, arc length, and conics) and parametric equations (higher order derivatives, area, and arc length).
Calculus is a necessary step in any career in the sciences including Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, and Physics. It is also useful in any field which uses Statistics to analyze data.
This course takes calculus from the two dimensional world of single variable functions into the three dimensional world, and beyond, of multivariable functions. Topics include vector geometry and the analytic geometry of lines, planes, and surfaces; calculus of curves in two and three dimensions, including arc length and curvature; calculus of scalar valued functions of several variables, including partial and directional derivatives, the gradient, the chain rule, Lagrange multipliers and optimization problems.
MATH 202 extends the theory of integration to multivariate functions. Multiple integrals are introduced and applied, then further extended to general curves and surfaces in space. This course is intended for science and engineering students. It is a continuation of MATH 201. Presents theory relating to integration, gradients, curl, and divergence in a variety of coordinate systems. Theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss are presented.
Differential equations are used to model change throughout the sciences. Course topics include: techniques for solving first order differential equations (separable equations, exact equations, integrating factors), with applications (population dynamics, mechanics); homogeneous and general second order linear equations; the Wronskian; higher order linear equations; power series solutions; the Laplace transform. General theory such as existence and uniqueness theorems will be discussed as appropriate.
This course takes calculus from the two dimensional work of single variable functions into the three dimensional world, and beyond, of multivariable functions. This course is an accelerated version of MATH 201 and MATH 202 presented in one semester. It is intended for science and engineering students. Topics include: vectors in two and three dimensions, vector-valued functions and vector fields, multivariable functions, partial derivatives with applications, Taylor's formula for functions of two and three variables, multiple integrals with applications, divergence, gradient, curl, line integrals with applications, conservative fields and potential functions, and the theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss.
This course provides students with a transition from mathematics courses at the first-year level to rigorous, theoretical courses at the upper-division in which mathematical proof is emphasized. The nature and purpose of mathematical proof are examined. Many common techniques of proofs are studied and applied in analyzing a large number of elementary proofs. Students spend a considerable amount of time analyzing sample proofs and constructing their own proofs. No single area of mathematics will be emphasized; examples may be chosen from abstract algebra, number theory, analysis and combinatorics.
This course is intended for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science (with a major in Computing, Mathematics, or Physics) or Applied Science (Engineering) degree. Topics include: systems of linear equations and matrices, matrix arithmetic, determinants, vectors, products of vectors, lines and planes in 2- and 3-space, Euclidean vector spaces, real vector spaces, inner product spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, linear transformations, kernel, range, similarity, approximation and quadratic forms. Linear algebra is used extensively in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Physics.
Philosophy 101 is designed to introduce students to the questions and ideas in the world of thought and the skills of moral reasoning. In the context of both classical and contemporary philosophers, the moral principles used to justify how we should live are discussed. What are the sources of such principles? What are their limitations? An analysis of various moral traditions will seek to answer Socrates’ timeless ethical question, "how ought we to live?"
Philosophy 102 is designed to explore three primary subject areas of philosophy: the nature of reality (metaphysics), the study of knowledge (epistemology), and the question of God (the philosophy of religion). Resources include Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Materialism, Locke, Hume, Kant, and many more, both classical and contemporary. Some of the particular issues explored are: the question of transcendent reality, the mind-body problem, free will versus determinism, the role of mind and perception in knowing, the claims of skepticism, and the central arguments for and against the existence of God.
This course explores the question of meaning in life, especially in the modern setting. The disintegration of externally-provided meanings and the proposition of a universe without objective value, poses specific issues and questions for individuals: Where can meaning be found? Is meaning merely subjective? What role does God, religion, spirituality, nature, science and society play? After examining the philosophical context which structures the question of modern meaning, we explore diverse solutions to it (religious, spiritual, atheistic etc). Sources include Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Tolstoy, Camus, Sartre, Freud, Jung, Viktor Frankl, Bertrand Russell and others.
This course introduces the student to how calculus is used to build physical theory and to solve problems in kinematics, dynamics, momentum, and centre of mass calculations. In addition, the student is introduced to several conservation laws, in particular conservation of mechanical energy and linear and angular momentum.
This course builds on PHYS 103. Electric and magnetic fields are used as examples of vector fields, and the concept of flux and Gauss's theorem are used to calculate the electric field in simple cases. Line integrals and the gradient are introduced as a means of going between electric field and potentials. Students are taught the uses for resistors, capacitors, and inductors and how to do calculations for circuits which use them. Ideas from relativity and quantum mechanics are introduced.
Analytical Mechanics is a review of kinematics, Newton's Laws, and rotational motion. This course also covers non-inertial reference frames, central forces, Kepler's Laws of Motion and rigid bodies in 3D.
Modern Physics covers wave-particle duality of matter, special relativity, processes in atomic, nuclear, and solid state. It also introduces students to quantum mechanical devices and techniques.
This course introduces students to political science, assisting them to gain a foundational understanding of first, the discipline's key concepts and second, its practicalities. In order to do so, study will start with the fundamental nature of politics; power in all its guises; political beliefs, attitudes, and values acquisition; and the theoretical bases/action plans of various ideologies. Consideration will then turn to an exploration of peoples' efforts to create proper sized political units; set fundamental rules; lead and make decisions; debate and pass laws; offer advice for and put in place government programs; organize to achieve goals and aims; and devise electoral systems to make choices. To clarify and solidify learning this information, students will work up case studies so they can develop better-informed political opinions and proceed to other political science courses.
This course is a continuation of PSYC 101. Topics may include development across the lifespan, intelligence, motivation, emotion, stress and health, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, and social behaviour.
This course provides an introduction to the study of human social behaviour. Topics include research methodology, social cognition, social perception, the self, attitudes, conformity, group processes, interpersonal attraction, prosocial behaviour, aggression, and prejudice.
This course is an introduction to the research, history, and theories of abnormal psychology. A major emphasis in the course is to examine selected categories of psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. Additional topics may include diagnostic classification, the impact of health and stress on psychological functioning, understanding abnormality, and therapies.
Psychological theory is used to explore how the environment affects our daily lives and how we, in turn, shape and influence the environment. Topics may include wayfinding, personal space, learning and work environments, crowding, territoriality, and serious environmental problems. A greater understanding and appreciation of built and natural environments are the primary objectives.
Sociology 101 introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology, while also focusing on the relationship between the individual and society. In addition to theory and research methods, topical areas include: culture, socialization, media, conformity, social structure and interaction, sex and intimate relationships, population and urbanization, and globalization. Students will increasingly acquire a sociological perspective to enrich their understanding of the social world, especially the vital link between self and society.
This introductory course examines the major social institutions and social processes in contemporary society, and examines in the central theoretical perspectives in sociology: functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, feminism, and postmodernism. Topics include: Family, Education, Religion, Mass Media, Economy and Work, Power, Politics and Government, Social Class and Stratification, Global Stratification, and Collective Behaviour, Social Movements and Social Change.
Introduction to Social Science Research Methods examines the scientific method applied to the understanding of behaviour, the recognition and posing of scientifically researchable questions, and the examination of different research designs. Students gain an interdisciplinary understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods and ethics in social science research. Students are introduced to relevant research questions, issues of interest, and how to communicate knowledge and information about their social world. This course also introduces Indigenous research methodologies.
This course is taught from a nation-specific framework, focusing deeply on the local Ktunaxa nation, while connecting these localized conversations to broader dynamics of First Nations, Aboriginal, and Inuit (referred to inclusively as Indigenous) families. Students will learn from a variety of Indigenouscreated sources, including directly from Indigenous families, support workers, and advocates.
Indigenous concepts of family, raising children, and the importance of community, as well as the impacts of child removal on Indigenous nations through various government tactics will be discussed. From this, students will work towards a better understanding of how they can assist in providing culturally appropriate family support and promoting family wellness and safe environments for all children.
This is an introductory language course and is designed for the absolute beginner in Spanish. The focus of this course is to help students become functionally proficient in the Spanish language through the basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. This course also explores the diversity and influence of the Spanish culture in a global context.
This course continues from SPAN-101. The focus of this course is to help students become functionally proficient in the Spanish language through the four basic skills of language acquisition: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The diverse and culturally rich characteristics of the Spanish-speaking world will be discussed and explored.
This course introduces the fundamental ideas of statistics and can be applied to any discipline. Topics include: collection, description, and presentation of data; calculating central tendency and dispersion; probability and statistical inference; hypothesis testing (means, proportions, variances, one and two samples); correlation and regression; decision making and sampling, Goodness of Fit Tests, and Contingency Tables.
This course is intended for students who are pursuing Engineering or a Bachelor of Science degree. Topics include probability theory, random variables, expected values, variance, moments, probability distributions (binomial, hypergeometric, Poisson, normal, geometric, negative binomial and gamma), estimation (properties of estimators, method of maximum likelihood and method of moments), hypothesis testing (type I and II errors, and generalized likelihood ratio tests), distributions (?2, t and F) and their tests, goodness of fit and contingency tables, regression and ANOVA. Statistics are used to analyze data throughout the sciences, including Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics.
|Tuition Year 1:||$3375.0|
|Tuition Year 2:||$3375.0|
|Student Association Fee:||$138.0|
|Bus Pass Fee:||$177.6|
|Health and Dental Fee:||$459.0|
*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change. Tuition fees include an alumni fee, student activity fees, and a student technology fee. In certain cases a materials and supply fee may also be included. For more information, visit: Tuition and Fees.
|Tuition Year 1||$11700.0|
|Tuition Year 2||$12650.0|
|Student Association Fee||$138.0|
|Bus Pass Fee||$177.6|
|Health and Dental Fee||$459.0|
*These prices are for international students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change. Tuition fees include an alumni fee, student activity fees, and a student technology fee. In certain cases a materials and supply fee may also be included. For more information, visit: Tuition and Fees.
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