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Winter 2018

 

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

 

  1. Business Administration
  2. Computing & Information Systems
  3. English
  4. Geography
  5. History
  6. Nursing
  7. Psychology
  8. Social Work
  1. Biology
  2. Cultural Studies
  3. Forensic Science
  4. Gender & Women's Studies
  5. Indigenous Studies
  6. Philosophy
  7. 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-1030H Foundations of Cellular & Molecular Biology

An examination of the biological principles underlying questions of biomedical interest. Considers topics such as reproductive technology, physiological adaptation to extreme environments, the cellular basis of disease, and genetic engineering and biotechnology. Prerequisite: 4U Biology or its equivalent or permission of the department.

 

BIOL-1051H Human Physiology

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the function of the human body using a systems approach. A central theme is the mechanisms used to maintain homeostasis under normal, healthy conditions. Prerequisite: 4U Biology and Chemistry. Recommended: 4U Kinesiology, BIOL 1050H. 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.

 

BIOL-2050H Intoduction to Genetics

Develops a basic understanding of genetics. Mendelian inheritance, chromosome structure, genetic recombination, mutation, the structure of DNA, the nature of genes, and current topics in genetics are investigated using examples from plants, animals, insects, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in BIOL 1030H or BIOM 1000H, and 60% or higher in one of BIOL 1020H or 1050H.

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Computing & Information Systems

COIS-2750H Computer Crime & Forensics

Computer crime is the fastest-growing area of illegal activity in the world. Users beware! After some background information (how computers work, number systems, information-hiding algorithms), we examine the schemes and techniques used by computer criminals, the forensic techniques used to catch the criminals, and ways to prevent victimization. Recommended prerequisite: COIS 1010H.

 

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-4550 Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is the study of those techniques which create perceptions of "machine intelligence" and "intelligent agents." Topics may include but are not limited to expert systems, various evolutionary learning systems such as genetic algorithms, genetic programming, and neural networks. The impact and ethics of artificial intelligence are also examined. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including one of COIS 1020H, 1520H, or 1620H.

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Cultural Studies

CUST-3515H Modernism and the Avant-Garde

Examines one of the most important cultural movements of the twentieth century-modernism. It traces this movement from its genesis in the dynamic city culture of the fin de siècle, to its embodiment in avant-garde art, literature, and cinema, and concludes by considering its problematic transition into postmodernism. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits. Excludes CUST 305. Students may take only one of CUST 3015Y or 3515H for credit.

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English

ENGL-1005H Love and Hate

The subject of a million popular songs and poems, all great films, and all of Shakespeare's tragedies, love and hate still defeat us. This course looks at how love and hate are represented in poetry, popular song, drama, and fiction and asks, if "love alters not," why is it that "love will tear us apart"? Excludes ENGL 1000Y.

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Forensic Science

FRSC-2050H Introduction to Genetics

Develops a basic understanding of genetics. Mendelian inheritance, chromosome structure, genetic recombination, mutation, the structure of DNA, the nature of genes, and current topics in genetics are investigated using examples from plants, animals, insects, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in BIOL 1030H or BIOM 1000H, and 60% or higher in one of BIOL 1020H or 1050H.

 

FRSC-2070H Computer Crime & Forensics

Computer crime is the fastest-growing area of illegal activity in the world. Users beware! After some background information (how computers work, number systems, information-hiding algorithms), we examine the schemes and techniques used by computer criminals, the forensic techniques used to catch the criminals, and ways to prevent victimization. Recommended prerequisite: COIS 1010H.

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Geography

GEOG-3201H Indigenous People City As Home City As Home

Explores Indigenous peoples and the contemporary urban environment using a four directions analytic framework and the metaphor of city as home. Excludes INDG 3200Y.

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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-1702H World History 1800 to Present

Examines themes in world history since 1800, paying special attention to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Explores the creation of a global division between rich and poor nations. Excludes HIST 1400Y, 1700Y.

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Indigenous Studies

INDG-2030H Indigenous Peoples & News Media

Provides context for past and current portrayal of Indigenous topics in the media. With a better understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, and perspectives, students can report stories related to Indigenous peoples, and about Indigenous peoples, more effectively.

 

INDG-3201H Indigenous People City As Home

Explores Indigenous peoples and the contemporary urban environment using a four directions analytic framework and the metaphor of city as home. Excludes INDG 3200Y.

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Nursing

NURS-4102H Transcultural Concepts in Healthcare

Sensitizes students to the cultural diversity of healthrelated values, beliefs, and practices when planning professional interventions for clients' health and well-being. Focus is on caring and curing patterns and practice in relation to different health-illness systems in Canada and elsewhere. Methods for conducting culturological assessments are also included. 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-4106H Health Policy & Profession of Nursing

A critical examination of system structure, policymaking process, and relevant legislation, providing an overview of health policy formulation and implementation in Canada/Ontario. Public policy analysis and the role of interest groups are examined, focusing on the role of the nursing profession. Students examine and analyze contemporary health care policy issues. 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-4204H Contemporary Issues Aging & Health

An opportunity to develop depth and breadth of knowledge in care of the elderly. Building on the first three years of study, and drawing from current clinical experience, students are encouraged to examine the challenges, implications, and effects of aging on both the individual and his or her family. 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-4205H Mental Health Care

Students develop a greater depth and breadth of knowledge and skills relevant to mental health care. Building on knowledge from previous professional and related courses, learners consider the concept of mental health/illness within the current Canadian context and selected other countries. 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-4207H Palliative Care

Offers opportunities to develop depth and breadth of knowledge in caring for individuals/families dealing with dying and death, regardless of the setting. Building on previous courses and clinical experiences, students examine common issues which prevail throughout various illness trajectories. Prerequisite: A pass in NURS 3020H and 3021H; 60% or higher in 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-1200H Critical Thinking

An introduction to basic principles of good reasoning and argumentation in everyday life and various academic disciplines. Topics include argument structure and evaluation, clarity of expression, common mistakes in reasoning, inductive and deductive reasoning, and formal logic. Excludes PHIL 1004H, 1005Y, UNIV 1002H.

 

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-1020H Introduction to Psychology I

A survey of some of the major areas of psychology, including its historical development and scientific methodology. Includes material on statistics, the biological bases of behaviour, sensory and perceptual processes, as well as a consideration of cognition and memory processes. (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-4170H History of Psychology

Designed to provide an overview of the historical and philosophical foundations of modern psychology, defined broadly as humanity's attempts to understand itself. Explores the development of the discipline from prehistory through the twenty-first century within a broader intellectual and cultural context. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including a minimum of 4.0 PSYC credits.

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Sociology

SOCI-2700H Sociology of Families

Focuses on family and household formation, family dynamics, and the sociological issues raised by these phenomena. Topics may include couple formation, marital and family relationships, divorce and repartnering. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y). Excludes SOCI 3700Y.

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Social Work

SWRK-3104H Substance Use, Mental Health, & Recovery Oppression

Explores the meaning and history of substance use, connections with mental health, and the construction of drug/alcohol use as a social problem. Linkages between trauma, oppression, and substance misuse and impacts on service users, assessment of substance misuse and mental health issues, and formulation of intervention plans will be highlighted. Prerequisite: Admission to the BSW Professional Years or permission of instructor.

 

SWRK-4004H Risk and Resilience Throughout Lifespan

Develops a critical understanding of human behaviour in the social environment through examining relevant theories, strategies, and social work practices. Assessment aimed at identifying factors that place individuals, families, and communities at risk for struggle across a variety of areas and developing strengths-based/resiliency intervention practices are highlighted. Prerequisite: 65% or higher in each of SWRK 4001H and 4002H.

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