Course Catalogue

Course Catalogue
Here you will find the description of all the courses available at FIC. If you would like more information on each course, you can see old course outlines on the student portal.

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ALC099 - Academic Literacy

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP II – This course is intended to prepare you for the rigor and requirements of academic writing regardless of your intended program of study. This course will make you aware of and competent in all components of written discourse, including brainstorming, outlining, researching, drafting, revising, and preparing citations. You will learn to read closely and use data to support your own independent theses and express opinions with confidence. There will be focus on plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct and how to avoid these serious mistakes. You will also be expected to be highly engaged and prepared to interact in group discussions and peer-review as well as work independently to complete larger assignments outside of class time.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ARCH100 - Ancient Peoples and Places

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A broad survey of human cultural development from the late Palaeolithic/Palaeo Indian periods (ca 40,000 BP) to the rise of civilization and empires, in both the Old and New Worlds.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

BISC100 - Introduction to Biology

Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – An introduction to the basic concepts of biology, emphasizing evolution as a unifying theme. Topics include cell structure, mitosis and meiosis, DNA structure and function, evolution and population and ecosystem ecology.

Prerequisite

There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

BPK140 - Contemporary Health Issues (Formerly KIN140)

Breadth-Science
3 units
Faculty of Science – Explores health from a holistic perspective, in which health is viewed as physical, psychological, and social well-being. Considers genetics, environment, personal health behaviors (such as diet, exercise, stress management, and drug use), socioeconomic status, health care delivery systems, and aging with the intent to improve students' abilities to evaluate health information.

Prerequisite

Not available to students on AP.

BUS108 - Business Management

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – Theories, concepts and issues in the field of organizational behaviour with an emphasis on team processes. Core topics include employee motivation and performance; stress management; communication; work perceptions and attitudes; decision-making; team dynamics; employee involvement and conflict management.

Prerequisite

FIC direct entry equivalent
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

BUS200 - Business Fundamentals

Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Beedie School of Business – This introductory course will explore the fundamentals of modern business and organizational management. Working with case studies, students will build upon the basics of revenue, profits, contribution and costs, as well as integrate advanced aspects of business models, innovation, competitive advantage, core competence and strategic analysis.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

BUS237 - Intro to CIS in Business

3 units
Beedie School of Business – Introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to make full use of business information systems. Demonstrates how information systems are used by organizations to improve productivity and create competitive advantage. Provides hands on training in productivity tools including Excel, Visio, Access and Web design tools.

Prerequisite

This course is no longer offered at FIC.

BUS251 - Financial Accounting I

Quantitative
3 units
Beedie School of Business – An introduction to financial accounting, including accounting terminology, understanding financial statements, and analysis of a business entity using financial statements. Includes also time value of money and a critical review of the conventional accounting system.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes with no grade less than a C-.
Not available to students on AP

BUS272 - Behaviour in Organizations

3 units
Beedie School of Business – Theories, concepts and issues in the field of organizational behaviour with an emphasis on individual and team processes. Core topics include employee motivation and performance, stress management, communication, work perceptions and attitudes, decision-making, team dynamics, employee involvement and conflict management.

Prerequisite

This course is no longer offered at FIC.

FNST201 - Canadian Aboriginal Peoples’ Perspectives on History

Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Summer 2018)
3 units
An examination of fact and ideology in history and historic events involving contact between Aboriginal and European peoples. The course will also address questions of research methodologies in studying Aboriginal/European relations, such as the evaluation of oral history and written ethnohistoric sources. An additional focus will be on gender as it influences perspectives.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

CMNS110 - Introduction to Communication Studies

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology – An introduction to selected theories about human communication. This course is required for a major, honors or minor in communication.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

CMNS130 - Explorations in Mass Communication

3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology – An introduction to the role of mass communication (radio, television, telecommunications and the press) in Canadian society.

Prerequisite

This course is required for a major, honors or minor in communication.

CMPT120 - Introduction to Computer Science & Programming I

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – An elementary introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students with little or no programming background. Students will learn fundamental concepts and terminology of computing science, acquire elementary skills for programming in a high-level language and be exposed to diverse fields within, and applications of computing science. Topics include pseudocode; data types and control structures; fundamental algorithms; computability and complexity; computer architecture; and history of computing science. Treatment is informal and programming is presented as a problem-solving tool.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

CMPT128 - Introduction to Computer Science for Engineers

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Effective Fall 2007)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – An introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students wishing to major in Engineering Science, Computing Science or a related program. This course introduces basic computing science concepts, and fundamentals of object oriented programming. Topics include: fundamental algorithms and problem solving; abstract data types and elementary data structures; basic object-oriented programming and software design; elements of empirical and theoretical algorithmics; computation and computability; specification and program correctness.

Prerequisite

This course is no longer offered at FIC.

CMPT130 - Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅰ

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Effective Fall 2012)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – An introduction to computing science and computer programming, using a systems-oriented language, such as C or C++. This course introduces basic computing science concepts. Topics will include: elementary data types, control structures, functions, arrays and strings, fundamental algorithms, computer organization and memory management.

Prerequisite

Computing Science students cannot take CMPT130 in the first semester of their study.
BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH150, MATH151, MATH154, or MATH157), OR MATH100 with B grade OR MAP test score (26 or above).
Students with credit for CMPT102, CMPT120, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

CMPT135 - Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅱ

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – A second course in systems-oriented programming and computing science that builds upon the foundation set in CMPT 130 using a systems-oriented language such as C or C++. Topics: a review of the basic elements of programming; introduction to object-oriented programming (OOP); techniques for designing and testing programs; use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; introduction to embedded systems programming.

Prerequisite

CMPT130 with a minimum C- grade.
Students with credit for CMPT125, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

CMPT150 - Introduction to Computer Design

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – Digital design concepts are presented in such a way that students will learn how basic logic blocks of a simple computer are designed. Topics covered include basic Von Neumann computer architecture; an introduction to assembly language programming; combinational logic design; and sequential logic design.

Prerequisite

This course is no longer offered at FIC.

CNQS101 - Cornerstone Quantitative Survey

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I / UTP Stage II – “Q” courses at FIC and SFU are courses that develop one’s quantitative skills. In our “Q” course, we will introduce the language, concepts and successful study techniques associated with six different introductory “Q” courses taught at FIC. The goal of this course is to set you up for success with the “Q” course (or courses) you decide to study.

Prerequisite

Based on Admission Requirements

CNST101 - Cornerstone Academic Program

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I / UTP Stage II – The Cornerstone course will allow students the opportunity to develop skills and integrate more fully into their new study environment at FIC. Cornerstone is also streamlined into FIC's current programs to ensure students learn the most essential skills for their academic success. Cornerstone students will develop skills in relationship to other course offerings at FIC.

Prerequisite

Based on Admission Requirements

COM001 - Introduction to Computing Concepts & Algorithms

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – COM001 introduces students to fundamentals of computing and algorithmic thinking. This course is not about computer usage – it is about computing science. It emphasizes understanding and problem-solving skills related to basic concepts of information and computation. At times, a broader, historical context is provided to illustrate the development of human thought and ideas. Students will acquire a good sense of what computing science is about, its intrinsic challenges, and its possible future. The course gives foundation both to those who will study computing science, as well as to those who will work with computing science in any capacity – as users, collaborators, or managers.

Prerequisite

This course complements COM002.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

COM002 - Introduction to Computers & Their Applications

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – COM002 introduces students to computers and their usage in a variety of software applications. It is a lab course, where the primary focus is on developing hands-on computer skills. In addition, theoretical background information is presented as needed. Microsoft Office 2010 will be used for office-type applications to develop specific skills, although the skills acquired go beyond particular software. Topics of the course include computer components, operating systems, networking, security; word processing; spreadsheets; database systems; presentation graphics. In COM002, students will acquire knowledge, skills, and confidence to use computers and their software capabilities in their future studies, work, business endeavours, and every-day life.

Prerequisite

This course complements COM001.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

CRIM101 - Introduction to Criminology

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – This course provides a basic understanding of criminological concepts and theories and a solid foundation for future criminology courses. Emphasis will be placed on developing the relationship between criminological ideas, research, practice and policy in Canada. Lectures and readings will introduce students to a range of theoretical and substantive issues in criminology. Topics will include: examination of different terms and concepts commonly used in Criminology, such as crime, delinquency, deviance, criminal, victim, rehabilitation and treatment; criminology as a body of knowledge and as a profession; position and subject matter of criminology; relationship between criminology and other academic disciplines; specificity of criminology; relationship between theory and practice; history and evolution of criminological thought; elements of continuity and discontinuity between classical and modern theories of criminality; levels of explanations in criminology; practical applications of criminology, and the foundations of a modern criminal policy.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

CRIM135 - Introduction to Canadian Law & Legal Institutions

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A general introduction to the fundamental and competing principles of jurisprudence and to the basic legal institutions of Canada. Prepares students for those law and law-related courses offered within the School 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 will consider 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. Also examines the process of law reform in Canada.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ECN100 - Introduction to Economics

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – Economics is a social science that includes the study of how consumers, households and firms – make decisions. Macroeconomics encompasses the aggregate economy and is concerned with issues such as total output, interest rates, inflation and unemployment. This course will attempt to combine economic theory with practical, everyday applications. The goal of this course is to give students a sufficient understanding of economic issues and problems so that students may understand the impact of government policy, economic phenomena, and the choices people make.

Prerequisite

There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

ECON103 - Principles of Microeconomics

Quantitative
Breadth-Social Sciences
4 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value; price and costs; factor analysis; productivity; labor organization; competition and monopoly; and the theory of the firm.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ECON105 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Quantitative
Breadth-Social Sciences
4 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – The principal elements of theory concerning money and income; distribution; social accounts; public finance; international trade; comparative systems; and development and growth.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ECON260 - Environmental Economics

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Economic analysis of environmental problems (water and air pollution, etc.) Evaluation of market failures due to externalities and public goods. Market and non-market regulation of environmental problems.

Prerequisite

ECON103 with a minimum C- grade

ENSC100 - Engineering, Science and Society

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2010)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – Reviews the different modes of thought characteristic of science, engineering and computing. Examines the histories and chief current research issues in these fields. Considers the ethical and social responsibilities of engineering and computing work.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Corequisite: ENSC105

ENSC105 - Process, Form and Convention in Professional Genres

Writing
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science - The course teaches fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for professional engineers and computer scientists in order to assist students in thinking critically about various contemporary technical, social, and ethical issues. It focuses on communicating technical information clearly and concisely, managing issues of persuasion when communicating with diverse audiences, presentation skills, and teamwork.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTPII courses
Corequisite: ENSC100.

ENSC180 - Introduction to Engineering Analysis

3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – Introduction to MATLAB and its use in engineering. Implementation, verification, and analysis of various engineering algorithms used in signal and image processing, robotics, communications engineering.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a minimum grade of C-
Corequisite: MATH152 and MATH232

ESR100 - English Skills/Reading

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – Offers university bound students the opportunity to develop a full range of active reading skills and acquire a broader knowledge base and vocabulary through reading and analysing scholarly material from a variety of disciplines. Included in the course are weekly speed reading practices and vocabulary expansion activities, strategies for textbook reading, a detailed study of text patterns, and an introduction to library skills to be applied in finding appropriate scholarly support for a given thesis.

Prerequisite

This course complements IUW100.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

FNST101 - The Cultures, Languages and Origines of Canada’s First Peoples

Breadth-Humanities (Effective Spring 2008)
Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Spring 2008)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An introduction to the nature and goals of First Nations studies as an academic discipline; survey of prehistory, traditional cultures and aboriginal languages of Canada's First Nations.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

FPA135 - Introduction to Cinema (Formerly FPA136)

Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2015)
3 units
Faculty of Communications, Arts and Technology – An introductory course designed to facilitate a fundamental understanding of film technique, style and form in order to develop the skills with which to analyze films of all genres. Through lectures and screenings it will provide an overview of the social, aesthetic and technical development of motion pictures, introducing tools for the formal analysis of the elements of cinema: cinematography and lighting, art direction, performance, editing, sound and the screenplay. The formal and historical elements of documentary, avant-garde and dramatic films will be addressed. The course will involve the screening and discussion of several complete feature films and shorts, as well as excerpts from others.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

FPA149 - Sound (Formerly FPA184)

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Communications, Arts and Technology – Introduction to acoustics, psychoacoustics, sound synthesis, audio sampling and signal processing, and sound production in general as relating to music, film sound, radio, new media, art installations and live performance.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

FREN120 - French for Beginners

3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An introduction to basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and speech patterns. Emphasis on oral expression and listening comprehension. Instruction in class and in lab.

Prerequisite

Never studied or experienced French before.

GEOG100 - Our World: Introducing Human Geography

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Environment – A geographical introduction to how humans shape our world, with attention also given to how it shapes us. Themes may include: culture, economic activities, environmental change, globalization, politics, population, resources, and urbanization.

Prerequisite

There is a $85 Book fee associated with this course.

HIST102 - Canada Since Confederation

Breadth-Humanities
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A survey of Canadian history since 1867.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

HIST204 - The Social History of Canada

Breadth-Humanities
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A survey of major themes in Canadian social history from the arrival of Europeans to the present day. Particular attention will be paid to the effects of gender, race and class on the experience to Canadians over time.

Prerequisite

HIST102 / WL101 or ENGL112 / ENGL115 with a minimum C- grade

HSCI160 - Global Perspectives on Health

Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Spring 2009)
3 units
Faculty of Health Sciences – The primary aim of the course is to engage and inspire students about the opportunities and challenges in global health. This is an overview of issues in global health from many different viewpoints and provides general understanding of factors/dynamics that affect the health of human populations and efforts to improve it. What is the difference between the health of an individual and the health of a population, vulnerable populations, and global population? What’s the burden of disease and who shoulders the greatest proportion of it? What are the determinants of health, what’s the role of culture, lifestyle, health beliefs, environmental factors, access to health services and other resources? The course will answer these and many other questions from the global perspective; it will also look at the changing pattern of population health and diseases in the world and will discuss major challenges and emerging issues.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

IAT102 - Graphic Design

3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology – Introduction to fundamental design principles for visual communication. Organized as a continual interplay of theory and practice, students will examine historical, philosophical, perceptual and semiotic approaches to understanding graphic design, and will explore principles of form, such as structure and composition, hierarchy, form, color, space, scale, typography, and legibility and readability through hands-on projects. Traditional time-based and interactive media forms will be compared and contrasted.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

IAT110 - Visual Communication Design

Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2014)
3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology - Visual communication for art and design in digital media. Students learn the fundamentals of digital raster and vector image creation. Design principles such as form, typography and colour theory as they apply to digital media will be taught. Students will have core projects in digital photography, magazine layout, and kinetic typography.

Prerequisite

Primarily for non-SIAT majors; while SIAT majors may take the course, it does not count for credit for SIAT degree requirements.

ILS101 - Integrated Learning Skills

Non-credit Course
The Integrated Learning Skills Course (or also known as ILS) provides students with the learning and communication skills required to be successful in university studies in a Canadian learning environment. It includes the basic knowledge skills required to successfully participate in an undergraduate degree program and to operate effectively in a university context. Aspects of the course emphasize non-academic issues to assist students’ transition to the College and eventually, University.

Prerequisite

All UTPII direct students are required to take (and pass) ILS101 in their first term of study unless exempted.

POL141 - War, International Cooperation and Development (Formerly POL241)

Breadth-Social Science (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Theory and practice of international politics, diplomacy, hot war, cold war, alliances and the role of leaders. Students who have taken .

Prerequisite

POL 241 may not take this course for further credit.
There is a $90 Book fee associated with this course.

INTG100 - Academic English

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I / UTP Stage II – Reading: In this module, you will learn skills to help you understand academic readings. These skills include distinguishing between main ideas and supporting details, and facts and opinions. You will learn to analyze the purpose of a writer’s argument and the way the argument is constructed. As you read, you will also expand your development of academic vocabulary. Writing: The purpose of the writing component is to prepare you to meet the writing demands of your courses at FIC. You will be guided through the process of planning and writing of the paragraph and essay, focusing on persuasive writing. You will also receive instruction in how to revise and edit your writing. Communications: This module assists students in building the necessary communication skills required to participate and succeed in an academic environment. Students will be shown how to develop their confidence in speaking in groups and as individuals with a strong emphasis on understanding purpose and audience in speaking. Additionally, students will build active listening skills through the use of listening strategies learned throughout the course. They will be able to speak more effectively and listen with a higher degree of accuracy as they practice speaking on and listening to academically focused topics.

Prerequisite

LBST101 - Introducing Labour Studies

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Introduction to key concepts necessary for understanding the character and organization of work in contemporary society. The discussion of such issues as how our society decides who works, what the work will be, and under what conditions people work, will be situated in the context of current debates, trends, and issues.

Prerequisite

No Prerequisite Required

PSYC250 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology

3 units
Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development.

Prerequisite

PSYC102 with a minimum D grade

LING111 - Introduction To English Vocabulary Analysis

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Introduces the linguistic pathways by which selected contemporary English vocabulary has arisen. Word etymologies are derived through the application of analytical tools leading to a deeper understanding of language change and word meaning.

Prerequisite

Students with credit for LING110 may not take this course for further credit.

BUS216 - Introduction to Essentials of Business Communications

3 units
Beedie School of Business – Students will learn and apply the fundamentals of effective English-language business writing to produce short, professional-quality business documents. By reading, analyzing, planning, and writing documents for various audiences, students will learn about the distinctive elements of business writing. Students will develop essential skills in organizing, summarizing and assessing information through experiential business writing tasks.

Prerequisite

Students with credit for BUS360 may not receive further credit for this course.

IUW100 - Introduction to University Writing

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – This course focuses on the skills necessary to produce an essay at an academic level. The focus of study ranges from sentence structure and paragraph development to planning and composing essays. The course also covers Modern Language Association (MLA) documentation.

Prerequisite

FIC direct entry equivalent.
This course complements ESR100.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

LING110 - The Wonder of Words

Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Spring 2010)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Study of the structure of words, the change of meaning of words, the change in form of words. Examples from English, French and other languages. A general interest course open to all students.

Prerequisite

Students who have taken LING110 in Fall 2009 or prior will NOT receive B-Soc designation.
This course is no longer offered at FIC.

LING200 - Introduction to Sentence Analysis

3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A practical overview of English grammar based on linguistic principles, for those desiring basic knowledge of language structure, grammatical categories and grammatical analysis. This course is particularly suited for students interested in the teaching of English as a second language.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

LING220 - Introduction to Linguistics

Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Spring 2010)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – This class is an introductory study of how language works and the complexities of human language. The course focuses on the central topics of modern linguistic science: Phonetics - the production, transmission, and perception of speech sounds, Phonology - the patterning of speech sounds, Morphology - word structure, Syntax - sentence structure, and Semantics - meaning.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ENGL115 - Literature and Culture (Formerly ENGL105)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL105 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL113 - Literature and Performance

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Introduces students to plays and performance works created and adapted for the stage, and/or the performative dimensions of other literary forms. May be organized historically, generically or thematically. The course may also explore the links between literary and performance theory. Includes attention to writing skills.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes

ENGL112 - Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL101 may not take this course for further credit.

MACM101 - Discrete Mathematics I

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
3 units
Faculty of Science – This course is an introduction to discrete mathematics. The course will focus on establishing basic principles and motivate the relevance of those principles by providing examples of applications in computing science.

Prerequisite

MAP test score (26 or above) OR MATH100 with a minimum B grade

MATH100 - Precalculus

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Before Summer 2017)
3 units
Faculty of Science – Designed to prepare students for first year Calculus courses. Topics include language and notation of mathematics; problem solving; algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their graphs.

Prerequisite

MAP test score (9-19) OR MTH099 with a B+ minimum grade OR MTH101 & MTH103 with a minimum C grade
MATH100 may not be counted towards the mathematics minor, major or honors degree requirements.
Students with a passing grade in MATH157 or MATH151 may not take this course for credit.

MATH151 - Calculus I

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions; trigonometric functions; and inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of Differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, related rates, Newton's method. Antiderivatives and applications. Conic sections, polar coordinates, parametric curves.

Prerequisite

MAP test score (26 or above) OR MATH100 with a minimum B grade OR MTH101 & MTH103 with a minimum B grade

MATH152 - Calculus II

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence, and applications of power series.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade or MATH157 with a B minimum grade

MATH157 - Calculus for the Social Sciences I

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Before Summer 2017)
3 units
Faculty of Science – Designed for students specializing in business or the social sciences. Topics include limits, growth rate and the derivative; logarithmic exponential and trigonometric functions and their application to business, economics, optimization and approximation methods; functions of several variables.

Prerequisite

MAP test score (20 or above) OR MATH100 with a C minimum grade OR MTH101 & MTH103 with a B minimum grade
Students with credit for MATH151 may not take MATH157 for further credit.

MATH232 - Applied Linear Algebra

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Introduction to vector spaces and linear transformations and bases. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. An emphasis on applications involving matrix and vector calculations.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade OR MATH157 with a B minimum grade OR MACM101 with a B minimum grade
Students with credit for MATH240 may not take this course for further credit.

MTH099 - Beginning with Algebra

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – An introductory course providing students with a chance to build a stronger foundation in the key concepts necessary for success in precalculus courses. Content includes Exponents, Radicals, Rational Expressions, Factoring, Equations Solving, Analytic Geometry, Systems of Equations, Plane Geometry and Basic Trigonometry.

Prerequisite

This course is designed for students who do not meet the minimum requirements for MTH101 / MTH103 or MATH100.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

MTH101 - Introduction to Mathematics

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – An introductory course providing students with a chance to master key concepts in precalculus mathematics (grade 12 math) and its applications, and to introduce students to calculus in a highly supportive atmosphere in order to prepare them to succeed in first year math calculus and science courses. Content includes Review of Algebra, Graphs and Inequalities, Functions, Analytical Geometry, Sequences and Series, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Linear Functions, Quadratic Functions, Maximum and Minimum problems.

Prerequisite

This course complements MTH103.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

MTH103 - Foundations of Mathematics

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – An introductory course providing students with a chance to master key concepts in precalculus mathematics (grade 12 math) and its applications, and to introduce students to calculus in a highly supportive atmosphere in order to prepare them to succeed in first year math calculus and science courses. Content includes Review of Algebra, Graphs and Inequalities, Functions, Analytical Geometry, Sequences and Series, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Linear Functions, Quadratic Functions, Maximum and Minimum problems.

Prerequisite

This course complements MTH101.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

PHIL105 - Critical Thinking (Formerly PHIL001)

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Effective Summer 2016)
Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Summer 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An introduction to the evaluation of arguments as they are encountered in everyday life. The central aim will be to sharpen skills of reasoning and argumentation by understanding how arguments work and learning to distinguish those which actually prove what they set out to show from those which do not.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

PHL120 - Intro. to Philosophical Reasoning

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – This course is an introduction philosophical reasoning and explores the basics of rational argumentation, truth and logic, including understanding someone else’s argument, judging whether the argument has a proper logical structure or not, and forming a positive or negative overall appraisal of an argument. This course also examines several diverse philosophical topics, including ethical issues such as international aid (how much charity should rich people give to poor people?), issues about the nature of reality (are ghosts and spirits real?) and issues about what we can know (could you know if you were really inside The Matrix right now?). This course does not presuppose any previous training in formal logic.

Prerequisite

FIC direct entry equivalent
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

PHYS140 - Studio Physics – Mechanics & Modern Physics

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics.

Prerequisite

BC Principles of Physics 12, or equivalent.
Corequisite: MATH151
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

PHYS141 - Studio Physics – Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics.

Prerequisite

PHYS140 with C-minimum grade
Corequisite: MATH152
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

POL100 - Introduction to Politics and Government

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. The course will explore the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process.

Prerequisite

There is a $75 Book fee associated with this course.

POL231 - Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An introduction to political processes and structures in comparative perspective.

Prerequisite

POL100 with a D minimum grade.

PSYC100 - Introduction to Psychology I

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning, and motivation are considered.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

PSYC102 - Introduction to Psychology II

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered.

Prerequisite

PSYC100 is strongly recommended.

PSYC109 - Brain, Mind and Society

Writing
Breadth-Science
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Introduces the student to issues in Psychology by surveying the research on brain and behaviour and the implications of this work for individuals and society. Beginning with neurons, this course explores the transition to human experience.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes.

STAT203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics aimed at students in the social sciences. Scales of measurement. Descriptive statistics. Measures of association. Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

UNI101 - University Life 101

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – In UNI101 you will learn the technical and practical skills required to be successful in a wide range of university courses. We will emphasize social connections, health, studying and overall academic skills. Topics to be covered include physical and mental wellness, connecting to the university, presentations and writing, research, academic honesty and career preparation.

Prerequisite

There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

WIS100 - World Issues

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – World Issues is an ideal course for all students interested in the social, economic, political, and environmental issues that face our world. Topics studied may include global economy, the environment, and human rights, and will be addressed through reflective papers, projects, and presentations.

Prerequisite

There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

WL101 - Writing in World Literature

Writing
Breadth-Humanities
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Explores literary texts from diverse linguistic and cultural origins while introducing students to the fundamentals of comparative literary analysis and critical writing. May examine cross-cultural interactions, or compare texts thematically. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes. Students with credit for WL102 may not take this course for further credit.

WL201 - East/West

Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2009)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Explores the relationship between Eastern and Western narratives. The focus may include the mutual influence of Eastern and Western cultural traditions and modernity’s, the construction of the ‘East’ in the West and of the ‘West’ in the East, theories of Orientalism and Occidentalism, and forms of East/West syncretism.

Prerequisite

WL101 or HIST102 & HIST204; or ENGL112; or ENGL115