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ANTH 111 (3) (Fall semester 2017)
Introductory Anthropology: Physical Anthropology /Archaeology
An introduction to the theories, methods and research findings of physical/biological anthropology and archaeology, focusing on the origin and evolution of humans and of cultures. (3:0:0)
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite: None
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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 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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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) (Spring 2017* & Fall semester 2017 & Spring 2018)
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 & Spring 2018)
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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GEOG 101  (3) (Fall semester 2017)
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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GLST 100 (3) (Fall Semester 2017)
Through the Global Lens
An introduction to interdisciplinary learning offering different ways of seeing and explaining contemporary human experiences. Learners study diverse human experiences through the lenses of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science and Sociology. Possible topics: religion and world politics; refugees and human rights; cultural diversity; economic sectors and globalization; green consumerism. (3:0:0)
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite: None
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GLST 212 (3) (Spring Semester 2018)
Global Problems to Local Solutions: A Sociological Perspective
An introduction to globalization through a sociological perspective. Is it making the world better? Who benefits, who pays? Topics may include: world-systems analysis; progress and the limits to growth; material over-consumption; rising inequality; militarism and terrorism; transnational corporations; global social movements; and community responses. (3:0:0)
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite: None
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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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PHIL 230 (3) (Spring Semester 2018)
Contemporary Social Issues
A study of current controversial social issues: abortion; euthanasia; paternalism; sexual morality; rights of prisoners, women, men, children, animals; civil disobedience; morality of war; topics currently debated in Parliament, legislatures, and the media; principles of morality, social and political philosophy. (3:0:0)
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite: At least one Philosophy, Humanities, or Social Sciences course
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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 2017)
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 & Spring 2018)
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 2017)
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 & Spring 2018)
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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