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ANTH 112 (3) (Fall 2019)
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. (3:0:0)
Instructor: Jennifer Lopes
Prerequisite: None
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ENGL 115 (3) (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020)
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.

This course will be available by blended delivery in Spring 2019: students can attend at the Powell River Campus or can connect online using ZOOM web-conferencing.
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ENGL 125 (3) (Spring 2020)
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) (Spring 2020)
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: Dr. Kelly Chapman
Prerequisite: None

This course will be available by blended delivery: students can attend at the Powell River Campus or can connect online using ZOOM web-conferencing.
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PHIL 100 (3) (Fall 2019)
Intro to Philosophy: Rhetoric and Reasoning
A study of arguments used in everyday life using examples from newspapers, magazines, advertisements, etc., and emphasizing arguments in ordinary language (no symbolic logic) and learning to detect and avoid the bad reasoning of others. Topics include informal fallacies, difference between inductive and deductive reasoning, the role of logic in philosophy, oral argumentation. (3:0:0)
Instructor: Dr. Frederick Guerin
Prerequisite: None

This course will be available by blended delivery: students can attend at the Powell River Campus or can connect online using ZOOM web-conferencing.
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PSYC 111 (3) (Fall 2019)
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: Dr. Marla Morden
Prerequisite: None. Successful completion of Grade 12 English or equivalent is recommended.
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PSYC 112 (3) (Spring 2020)
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: Dr. Marla Morden
Prerequisite: None
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SOCI 111  (3) (Fall 2019)
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: Dr. Michael Lait
Prerequisite: None.

This course will be available by blended delivery: students can attend at the Powell River Campus or can connect online using ZOOM web-conferencing.
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SOCI 112  (3)  (Spring 2020)
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: Dr. Michael Lait
Prerequisite: None.

This course will be available by blended delivery: students can attend at the Powell River Campus or can connect online using ZOOM web-conferencing.
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