Academic Calendar Fall 2017

Course Descriptions

ABTApplied Business Technology
ADEDAdult Education
ADTArchitectural Drafting
AGRIAgriculture
AHArt History
ANTHAnthropology
ARTSArts
ASTRAstronomy
AVAviation
BIOBiology
BISCBusiness, Industry, Sales, and Communication
BUSBusiness Administration
CAPCollege Achievement Program
CCPCollege and Career Preparation
CHEMChemistry
CISComputer Information Systems
CMNSCommunications
COMPComputing Science
COOPCo-operative Education
CRIMCriminology/Criminal Justice
CSMCritical Analysis and Study Methodology
CYCChild and Youth Care
DENTDental Assisting
EAPEnglish for Academic Preparation
ECEEarly Childhood Education
ECONEconomics
ECPEducation and Career Planning
EDUCEducation
ELTRElectronics
ENGLEnglish
ENGREngineering
ENPHEngineering Physics
ESLEnglish as a Second Language
EXCHExchange Studies
FAMFamily Child Care
FDFashion Design
FILMFilm
FNSTFirst Nations Studies
FRENFrench
GDGraphic Design
GDSGlobal Development Studies
GEOGGeography
GERMGerman
HALQHalq'eméylem
HCAHealth Care Assistant
HISTHistory
HOEVHospitality and Event Management
HSCHealth Sciences
HSERHuman Services
INCSIndo Canadian Studies
IPKIndigenous Peoples Knowledge
JAPNJapanese
JRNLJournalism
KPEKinesiology and Physical Education
LASLatin American Studies
LIBTLibrary and Information Technology
LINGLinguistics
MACSMedia and Communication Studies
MANDMandarin
MATHMathematics
MENNMennonite Studies
MUSCMusic
NURSNursing
PACSPeace and Conflict Studies
PHILPhilosophy
PHYSPhysics
PLMBPlumbing and Piping
PNURPractical Nursing
POSCPolitical Science
PRPublic Relations
PREVProgram Evaluation
PRLGParalegal
PSYCPsychology
PUNJPunjabi
RLSTReligious Studies
RMRecords Management
RSSReading and Study Skills
RUSSRussian
SCIScience
SOCSociology
SOWKSocial Work
SPANSpanish
STATStatistics
STTShort Term Training
TASKTraining in Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge for the Workplace (TASK)
TEFLTeaching English as a Foreign Language
TESLTeaching English as a Second Language
THEATheatre
UNIVUniversity Studies
VAVisual Arts
WMSTWomen's Studies

Reading the course descriptions

Course code and number

The course code and number indicate the specific course and its level. Courses numbered 200 are generally considered second year, 300 are third year, etc.

Credit value

The number of credits indicates the academic value of a course. Credits may be used in program requirements, prerequisites and fee assessment.

 

Course title

 

Course description

This section gives a brief overview of the course.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Prerequisite: a specific course, or courses (or other requirement), that must be successfully completed prior to registration. A minimum grade of C- is required.

Corequisite: a specific course, or courses, which must be taken at the same time as a registered course.
Pre- or corequisite: a course that may be taken concurrently with another course, or previously. If taken previously, a minimum grade of C- is required unless otherwise specified.
It is the students’ responsibility to enrol only in courses for which the stated prerequisites and corequisites have been met.

Transferability

For information on transferability of courses to other BC institutions, consult the BC Online Transfer Guide at BCTransferGuide.ca or check with the institution you wish to attend.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Prerequisites/co-requisites are requirements needed prior to, or concurrent with, your registration in a course. A prerequisite refers to a specific course (or other requirement) that must be successfully completed prior to registration. A minimum grade of C- is required.

It is understood that you may seek instructor’s written permission if you feel that your experience/knowledge is sufficient to warrant exemption from the stated prerequisite or corequisite. This written permission must be presented at the time of registration.

Even though many university-level courses have no prerequisite listed, it is expected that those enrolling have university-level reading, writing, and research skills. If you are unsure of your ability level or want to improve your skills, we suggest you enrol in ENGL 099: Pre-University Composition, or CSM 108: Critical Analysis and Learning, or write the Composition Placement Test (CPT). CPT details are available through Assessment Services. For details about CSM 108 and ENGL 099, please read the course descriptions.

Unless otherwise stated, any BC secondary course used for program entrance requirements or course prerequisites must be completed for full value (4 credits).

Course renumbering

If a course is given a new number, the former number is shown below the title in the course description. Retaking a course, even with its new number, is considered repeating the course. Please see this section for details on repeated courses and the effect on GPA.

Course outlines

Official course outlines are available for download here.

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