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CREW 110 (3) (Spring 2019)
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. (3:0:0)
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: Jay Ruzesky
Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in any of English 12, ENGL 115, ENGL 125, or ENGL 135.
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CREW 399 (3) (Spring 2019) 
Creative Writing Workshop for Non-Majors
A multi-genre workshop course for non-CREW majors in the writing and editing of creative works (poetry, fiction, plays, and creative non-fiction). May not be taken for credit toward a Major or a Minor in Creative Writing or a Minor in Journalism. (0:3:0)
Delivered by Zoom video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: Jay Ruzesky
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
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CRIM 135 (3) (Spring 2019) 
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. (3:0:0)
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

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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ECON 100 (3) (Spring 2019)
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 2018 and Spring 2019)
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.
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ENGL 125 (3) (Spring 2019)
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.

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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GEOG 101  (3)
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: 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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LBST 232  (3) (Fall 2018)
Modernity and Postmodernity
An examination of selected topics in twentieth-century modern and postmodern thought, emphasizing art, science and their interrelationships. Examples include relativity, Western physics and Eastern philosophy, modern and post-modern art, feminist film, and the ethics of reproductive technologies. LBST 232 was formerly called LBST 421; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of LBST 332 or LBST 232. (0:3:0)
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: Mark Blackell
Prerequisite: None
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LBST 250  (6) (Fall 2018)
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. Credit will only be granted for one of LBST 350 or LBST 250. (2:3:0)
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: Mark Blackell
Prerequisite: None
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LBST 332  (3) (Fall 2018)
Modernity and Postmodernity (Advanced)
An examination of selected topics in twentieth-century modern and postmodern thought, emphasizing art, science and their interrelationships (from cultural relativism, to modern and postmodern art, to physics and Eastern mysticism) with focused in-depth treatment of a topic. LBST 332 was formerly called LBST 421; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of LBST 232 or LBST 332. (0:3:0)
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: Mark Blackell
Prerequisite: Third-year standing
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LBST 350 (6) (Fall 2018)
Finding the Human, Knowing the Divine (Advanced)
An advanced 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. Credit will only be granted for one of LBST 250 or LBST 350. (3:3:0)
Delivered by video conference - limited enrolment - please register early.
Instructor: Mark Blackell
Prerequisite: Third-year standing
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PHIL 111 (3) (Fall 2018)
Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality
An introduction to the philosophical method of reasoning, notions of argument and validity, nature of explanation, ideas of meaning and understanding, specific skeptical arguments (e.g., relation between mind and body, the existence of minds other than one's own, existence of God). (3:0:0)
Instructor: 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 2018)
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: Stephanie McKenzie
Prerequisite: None. Successful completion of Grade 12 English or equivalent is recommended.
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PSYC 112 (3) (Spring 2019)
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: Stephanie McKenzie
Prerequisite: None
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SOCI 111  (3) (Fall 2018)
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: Susanne Green
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 2019)
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: TBA
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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