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ANTH 112 (3) (Spring semester 2017)
Introductory Anthropology: Sociocultural Anthropology
A cross-cultural approach to sociocultural anthropology, involving both simple and complex societies. Topics include the relationship between anthropology and the philosophy of science, cultural ecology, systems of government, supernatural beliefs and practices, marriage and the family, law and social control, economy, age and gender, art and aesthetics, technology, and the dynamics of cultural change.
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite: None

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CREW 110  (3) (Fall semester 2016) 
Intro to Writing Poetry

An introduction to the basic structures and approaches in the writing of poetry. Analysis and discussion of professional work will form and develop guidelines for effective criticism and revision of student writing.
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: Jay Ruzesky
Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in one of English 12, ENGL 115, ENGL 125, or ENGL 135.
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CREW 203 (3) (Spring semester 2017) 
Memoir Writing Workshop
A workshop course designed to encourage and guide the writing of memoirs in which facts fuse with aesthetics through the presence of a personal voice.
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite: Min. "B-" in any first year CREW or ENGL course or permission of the instructor based on submission of a portfolio of recent work.
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CRIM 135 (3) (Fall semester 2016)
Intro to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective
An introduction to the principles of jurisprudence and the legal institutions of Canada. Topics include the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, Canadian courts and the legal profession, the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, principles of statutory interpretation, constitutional law, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, contract, torts, administrative and family law, and the process of law reform in Canada.
Instructor: Michael Thoms
Prerequisite: Min “C” in English 12 or equivalent.

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ECON 100 (3) (Spring semester 2017)
Intro to Economics
An introduction to the basic tools and concepts of economics which provide a framework for analyzing, understanding and evaluating the economic issues which appear in our newspapers daily, e.g., inflation, unemployment, interest rates, government budgets, rent controls, marketing boards, etc. Credit will not be granted for ECON 100 if either ECON 211 or 212 has been taken previously.
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite:
None
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ENGL 115 (3) (Fall semester 2016 & Spring 2017*)
University Writing and Research
An introduction to critical thinking and reading, academic writing, and research skills, consistent with the conditions and expectations students encounter as readers and writers at university. Students are not permitted to register in more than one first-year English course concurrently.
Instructor: Zora Soprovich
Prerequisite: Min “C” in English 12 or equivalent.
*Note: Spring 2017 offering starts January 30
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ENGL 125 (3) (Spring semester 2017)
Literature & Culture
An introduction to the concept of literary genres that explores the relation between literature and its historical and cultural contexts. This course emphasizes reading, research, and writing. Students are not permitted to register in more than one first-year English course concurrently.
Instructor: Zora Soprovich
Prerequisite: Min “C” in English 12 or equivalent.
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ENGL 240 (3) (Fall semester 2016)
Ways of Reading

A topical examination of different theoretical approaches to analyzing literature familiarizes students with major critical terms and their practical application in the understanding of literature. The course emphasizes reading, research, and writing. Analytical approaches vary.
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: Sally Carpentier
Prerequisite: Min. 6 credits of first-year university English courses, with at least one literature course, and a minimum grade of "C" in both. Students who have achieved a minimum "B+" in ENGL 125 or ENGL 135 may take ENGL 240 concurrently with their second first-year English course.
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GEOG 101  (3) (Fall semester 2016)
Environmental Geography
An introduction to the Earth's biophysical processes and systems at a variety of scales, and the impact of human population and land use activities. Topics include energy and biogeochemical cycles, air pollution and climate change, resource consumption and waste, limits to growth, and sustainable land use practices. Successful solutions for sustainability are also highlighted. Credit will only be granted for one of GEOG 110 or GEOG 101.
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite: None

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LBST 250/350 (6) (Fall semester 2016)
Finding the Human, Knowing the Divine
An exploration of poetry, drama, art, philosophy and science from Biblical, Classical, and early medieval times. Seminars examine such topics as justice, human nature, war, love, sexuality, faith, and rationality in the context of the periods.
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite: None
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LBST 360 (6) (Fall semester 2016)
New Worlds and New Heavens

An exploration of the late middle ages, Renaissance and Enlightenment period and their rich modern legacy. In seminars, students and faculty examine such topics as Dante's poetry, Machiavelli's, Locke's, and Wollstonecraft's politics, Renaissance art, Galileo's science, and Descartes' and Hume's philosophy.
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of instructor.
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LBST 370 (6) (Spring semester 2017)
Revolutions of the Modern World
From Romanticism through modernity to post-modernism, an exploration of ideas central to Western art, literature, philosophy, science, music and politics from 1800 CE to today. Seminars focus on such issues as revolutionary politics, human and women's rights, biological and social evolution, colonialism, individual alienation, and existential freedom and terror.
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: Mark Blackell
Prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of instructor.
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MARK 160 (3) (Fall semester 2016)
Introduction to Marketing
A survey of the marketing function and process at the firm level. Topics include examination of the marketing environment; the critical elements of the firm's marketing mix; product, pricing, distribution, and promotion variables; contemporary trends in marketing; buyer behaviour and marketing research. MARK 160 was formerly called MARK 290; credit will not be granted for both courses.
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: Jennifer Ford
Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12 or enrollment in the CBM program.
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MGMT 192  (3) (Fall semester 2016)
Principles of Managemen
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An examination of the process of achieving organizational goals through the use of strategic and operational strategies involving the four major management functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Credit will only be granted for one of MGMT 371 or MGMT 192.
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: Laura Gover
Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12 and min "C+" in one of Principles of Mathematics 11, Applications of Mathematics 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11, Pre-calculus 11, or Math 047.

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MGMT 292  (3) (Spring semester 2017)
Organizational Behaviour

A study of how behaviour generated by people in organizations affects the individual, relationships with others, and performance in groups with focus on the way organizations function as a whole and the factors which relate to effectively managing organizations. Credit will only be granted for one of HRMN 292 or MGMT 292.
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early. Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite: MGMT 192.

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PSYC 111 (3) (Fall semester 2016)
Contemporary Psychology 1
A survey of the current status of selected areas, emphasizing the scientific approach to the study of behaviour of humans and animals. Topics include physiology, sensation, perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, methodology, and introduction to statistics.
Instructor: Marie Piche
Prerequisite: None. Successful completion of Grade 12 English or equivalent is recommended.
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PSYC 112 (3) (Spring semester 2017)
Contemporary Psychology II
A survey of the current status of selected areas, emphasizing the scientific approach to the study of behaviour of humans and animals. Topics include development, language and thought, personality assessment, intelligence, personality theory, adjustment, abnormal behaviour, therapies, and social behaviour.
Instructor: Marie Piche
Prerequisite: None
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SOCI 111  (3)  (Fall semester 2016)
Introduction to Sociology

An introduction to the sociological understanding of society and an exploration of how social conditions and historical context shape the life chances of individuals and groups. Topics include theoretical perspectives, culture, socialization, groups and organizations, social structure, social class, inequality, deviance and social control, gender, race and ethnicity.
Instructor: Michael Thoms
Prerequisite: None.

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SOCI 112  (3)  (Spring semester 2017)
Canadian Society in the Contemporary World
An introduction to Sociology through the study of Canadian society and its global context. In addition to theoretical perspectives, social class and inequality, topics may include education, family, religion, science and technology, environment, globalization, work, economy, politics, health and medicine, social movements and social change.
Instructor: Michael Thoms
Prerequisite: None.

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