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Fall 2017

 

For full details of all courses, please refer to the Academic Timetable

 

  1. Business Administration
  2. Computing & Information Systems
  3. Geography
  4. History
  5. Nursing
  6. Psychology
  7. Social Work
  1. Biology
  2. Economics
  3. Gender & Women's Studies
  4. Indigenous Studies
  5. Philosophy
  6. Sociology
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Business Administration

ADMN-3870H Internship-Field Based Learning

This course bridges academic theory with field-based learning. Working with employers in the community, students will combine field experience with reflective practice. Students may secure their own work placement, as approved by the faculty supervisor, or interview for various placements identified by the course instructor. Course fee: $300. Open only to BBA students. Prerequisites: A minimum 70% cumulative average, 3.0 ADMN credits, and permission of course administrator.

 

ADMN-4880H Internship - Level 2 

This course bridges academic theory with field-based learning. Working with employers in the community, students will combine field experience with reflective practice. Students may secure their own work placement, as approved by the faculty supervisor, or interview for various placements identified by the course instructor. Course fee: $300. Open only to BBA students. Prerequisites:A minimum of 70% cumulative average, 12.0 university credits of which 5.0 must be ADMN credits including ADMN 3870H, and permission of course administrator.

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Biology

BIOL-1020H Foundations of Biodiversity

An examination of the biological principles underlying questions concerning biodiversity and evolution. Begins with a discussion of biodiversity and the implications of its loss. This is followed by consideration of the evolution of life on earth, exploring the underlying processes of natural selection and ecological interactions. Prerequisite: 4U Biology or its equivalent or permission of the department.

 

BIOL-1050H Human Anatomy

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the structure of the human body using a systems approach. In order to gain an appreciation of the complexity of the human body, it is examined on both a microscopic and macroscopic level. Prerequisite: 4U Biology and Chemistry. Recommended: 4U Kinesiology. The classroom version has limited enrolment with priority given to Biomedical Science students. The online version is open to all students who meet the prerequisite.

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Computing & Information Systems

COIS-2320H Digital Logic

Digital logic describes how computer hardware actually works at the logic gate and circuit level. Core topics include Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, the minimization of Boolean functions and the design of combinational and sequential circuits, including adders, decoders, multiplexers, flip-flops, and memory circuits. Prerequisite: COIS 1020H or 1520H.

 

COIS-3370H Cyberethics

​Enables students to develop their own positions about the most important social and moral problems raised by computer use and technologies, including the fragmentation of society into computer "haves" and "have-nots," Internet censorship, pornography, intellectual property rights, and software piracy. Prerequisite: 7.0 university credits or permission of department chair.

 

COIS-3820H History & Impact of Computing

The history of digital computation is relatively recent, but all around us. By introducing the key people whose insight, inventiveness, and industry have defined the digital world, a framework is developed within which all students can appreciate the fundamental milestones of computing and their impact on the world. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits.

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Economics

ECON-2015H Critical Perspectives on Aging

An introduction to aging from critical perspectives. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives within the Trent Centre for Aging and Society, this course provides a foundation for understanding and analyzing the meaning and significance of aging for individuals, communities, and societies. Topics include life course influences, representations and problematization of aging, and places for aging. Open to non-Nursing students.

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Geography

GEOG-3202H Indigenous Peoples in Urban Centres—Selected Issues and Cities

Explores Indigenous peoples' issues and experiences in selected urban environments in Canada and the world. Excludes INDG 3200Y.

 

GEOG-3390H Contemporary Issues of the Cir

Develops a basic appreciation of the most important contemporary challenges surrounding governance and politics, social issues, education and knowledge systems, and global issues in the circumpolar regions of the North. It explores the complexity and inter-relatedness of governance, social policy, gender, indigeneity, and law.

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Gender & Women's Studies

WMST-2410H The Revolution Will Be Recorded: Popular Culture, Gender, And Social Movements

Examines the role of popular culture in various forms-including live theatre, music, fashion, film, and television-within Canadian and American social movements of the twentieth century that sought to reimagine gender. Emphasizes the role of race, class, sexuality, ability, and medium in the production and consumption of protest cultures.

 

WMST-4208H Nursing Perspectives Womens Health

Drawing from the meta-paradigm concepts of nursing science-person, health, environment, and nursing- the focus of this course is women's health and womencentered health care delivery in the Canadian context. Androcentric science, sex/gender-based analysis, and topics such as methadone and mothering, smoking as social control, and HPV vaccination are discussed. Prerequisite: A pass in NURS 3020H and 3021H; 60% or higher in NURS 3000H, 3001H, 3004H, 3030H, and NURS-BIOL 3550H; and permission of the department. For non-Nursing students: WMST 2121H and permission of the School of Nursing.

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History

HIST-1701H World History to 1800

Examines themes in world history before 1800, paying special attention to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Excludes HIST 1400Y, 1700Y.

 

HIST-2421H Slavery & Freedom

A historical survey of slavery, slave trading, and the contested meanings of freedom in Africa, Brazil, Cuba, the United States, and the Caribbean. We examine revolutions, revolts, being bought and sold, representations of blackness, slave cultures, health, belief systems (Voodoo, Santeria, Obeah), abolition, post-emancipation diasporas, and reparations. Prerequisite: 3.0 university credits or permission of the chair.

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Indigenous Studies

INDG-3202H Indigenous Peoples in Urban Centres—Selected Issues and Cities

Explores Indigenous peoples' issues and experiences in selected urban environments in Canada and the world. Excludes INDG 3200Y.

 

INDG-3401H Law & Indigenous Peoples: Foundations

An introduction to the fundamental precepts, from both a philosophical and practical perspective, that form the foundation of Aboriginal law in Canada. The course content is taught with a balance of experiential learning exercises. Prerequisite: INDG 1001H (or 1000Y). Excludes INDG 3400Y.

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Nursing

NURS-2015H Critical Perspectives on Aging

An introduction to aging from critical perspectives. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives within the Trent Centre for Aging and Society, this course provides a foundation for understanding and analyzing the meaning and significance of aging for individuals, communities, and societies. Topics include life course influences, representations and problematization of aging, and places for aging. Open to non-Nursing students.

 

NURS-4100H Concept Marginalization & At Risk Groups

Students examine concept analysis, bringing clarity to practice. Links are made between theory and practice focusing on concepts critical to understanding the disruption to families in situations of death, transition, or crisis. Specific attention is paid to at-risk populations, including the young, elderly, Indigenous peoples, rural populations, women, and the homeless. Prerequisite: A pass in NURS 3020H and 3021H; 60% or higher in NURS 3000H, 3001H, 3004H, 3030H, and NURS-BIOL 3550H; and permission of department.

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Restricted to BScN students at the Peterborough and George Brown campuses. Web based course.

 

 NURS-4104H Socio Political Action

Builds students' capacity to enact social justice by providing experiential opportunities with advocacy and action projects. Reflecting relational practice and systems-based advocacy skills, students implement emancipatory actions related to current nursing, health, and health care issues, with specific attention paid to aging, community-rural health, the environment, Indigenous peoples, and women's health. Prerequisite: A pass in NURS 3020H and 3021H; 60% or higher in NURS 3000H, 3001H, 3004H, 3030H, and NURS-BIOL 3550H; and permission of department.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***

Restricted to BScN students at the Peterborough and George Brown campuses. Web based course.

 

NURS-4105H Leadership in Contemporary Nursing

Study of current leadership theories; differences between leadership and management; concepts of vision; professional communication; understanding and managing change in the health care system; stewardship; and recognizing, developing, and sustaining individual leadership abilities. Students contemplate self as leader, reflecting on recognition and development of leadership qualities in professional nursing roles. Prerequisite: A pass in NURS 3020H and 3021H; 60% or higher in NURS 3000H, 3001H, 3004H, 3030H, and NURS-BIOL 3550H; and permission of department.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***

Restricted to BScN students at the Peterborough and George Brown campuses. Web based course.

 

NURS-4108H Transitions Towards Health in Illness

An opportunity to develop depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in nursing care of clients/ families with a variety of health and illness issues. Examination of theoretical and research literature relevant to transitions in health and the nurse's role in interdisciplinary teams. Application and integration with independent practice. Prerequisite: A pass in NURS 3020H and 3021H; 60% or higher in NURS 3000H, 3001H, 3004H, 3030H, and NURS-BIOL 3550H; and permission of department. Excludes NURS 3905H, 4202H.

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Restricted to BScN students at the Peterborough and George Brown campuses. Web based course.

 

NURS-4201H Primary Health Care

An opportunity to develop depth and breadth of knowledge and skills relevant to planning, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of primary health care. Examination of primary care in the Canadian context. Overview of research related to determinants of health. Exploration of other issues and challenges for specific populations. Prerequisite: A pass in NURS 3020H and 3021H; 60% or higher in NURS 3000H, 3001H, 3004H, 3030H, and NURS-BIOL 3550H; and permission of department.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***

Restricted to BScN students at the Peterborough and George Brown campuses. Web based course.

 

NURS-4203H Rural Nursing Practice

An opportunity to develop depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in nursing care of clients/families in rural settings. Examination of theoretical and research literature relevant to practice in a rural setting, the nurse's role, and challenges in the interdisciplinary teams in rural settings. Application and integration with independent practice. Prerequisite: A pass in NURS 3020H and 3021H; 60% or higher in NURS 3000H, 3001H, 3004H, 3030H, and NURS-BIOL 3550H; and permission of department.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***

Restricted to BScN students at the Peterborough and George Brown campuses. Web based course.

 

NURS-4208H Nursing Perspectives Womens Health

Drawing from the meta-paradigm concepts of nursing science-person, health, environment, and nursing- the focus of this course is women's health and womencentered health care delivery in the Canadian context. Androcentric science, sex/gender-based analysis, and topics such as methadone and mothering, smoking as social control, and HPV vaccination are discussed. Prerequisite: A pass in NURS 3020H and 3021H; 60% or higher in NURS 3000H, 3001H, 3004H, 3030H, and NURS-BIOL 3550H; and permission of the department. For non-Nursing students: WMST 2121H and permission of the School of Nursing.

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Available to BScN students at the Peterborough and George Brown campuses and women studies students. Web based course. Add youself to the waitlist. BScN students to complete survey on the TFSON intranet site.

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Philosophy

PHIL-2390H Biomedical Ethics

An examination of central issues in the field of biomedical ethics. Topics may include abortion; euthanasia and assisted suicide; stem cell research; genetics; reproductive technologies; scarce resources; research using human subjects. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits or permission of department chair.

 

PHIL-3370H Cyberethics

​Enables students to develop their own positions about the most important social and moral problems raised by computer use and technologies, including the fragmentation of society into computer "haves" and "have-nots," Internet censorship, pornography, intellectual property rights, and software piracy. Prerequisite: 7.0 university credits or permission of department chair.

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Psychology

PSYC-1030H Introduction to Psychology II

A survey of some of the major areas of psychology. Includes material on statistics, child and adult development, motivation and emotion, intelligence, personality, health psychology, psychological disorders and their treatment, as well as consideration of some aspects of social psychology. (For information about web-based versions of this course contact the department.) Excludes PSYC 1010Y

 

PSYC-2500H Child Development

A survey course dealing with the theoretical and empirical research bases of child development and child psychology as a scientific discipline. Topics include theories of development, research methods, biological foundations, basic psychological processes in children, cognitive and intellectual development, social and emotional development, and family and peer influences on children's behaviour. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in PSYC 1020H and 1030H (or in PSYC 1010Y).

 

PSYC-3560H Family Development

Exposes the student to current life-span developmental theory and research methodology in the area of family relationships. Topics include family-systems theory, attachment theory, Erikson's psychosocial theory, developmental interaction in the child-rearing years, family life transitions, challenging issues of contemporary parenting. Prerequisite: 8.0 university credits including PSYC 2500H; OR 60% or higher in 1020H and 1030H or in PSYC 1010Y and 4.0 NURS credits.

 

PSYC-3780H Dreams & Dreaming

An examination of the history of the meaning and use of dreams in various cultures; modern approaches to the study of dream material; relation of dreams to age, gender, social, and cultural groups using content analysis; correlation of dream content to mental and physical health; lucid dreaming. Prerequisite: 8.0 university credits including one of PSYC 2200H or 2310H.

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Sociology

SOCI-2015H Critical Perspectives on Aging

An introduction to aging from critical perspectives. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives within the Trent Centre for Aging and Society, this course provides a foundation for understanding and analyzing the meaning and significance of aging for individuals, communities, and societies. Topics include life course influences, representations and problematization of aging, and places for aging. Open to non-Nursing students.

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Social Work

SWRK-3101H Social Work and Aging

Explores and critically assesses social work theories on aging, the elderly in Canada, the impact of oppression on the aging process, and current (as well as developing) gerontological social work practices. Investigates a range of perspectives on aging including life span theory, feminist approaches, critical race perspectives, and Indigenous knowledge(s). Prerequisite: Admission to the BSW professional years or permission of the director.

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For full details of all courses, please refer to the Academic Timetable