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Title Name Delivery
FILM 1120

 Fundamentals of Camera Operation (4,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students are instructed on the basic operation of cameras as they are used in the studio and on location. Camera fundamentals are explored through lectures, demonstrations, and screenings, in addition to practical work with the camera and editing equipment.

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FILM 1180

 Introduction to Cinematic and Interactive Narrative (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course examines the ways that narrative forms are used across both linear and non-linear modes of expression. Students explore the nature and styles of narrative as well as the difference between time-based and space-based narratives. The impact of interactive interfaces on narrative is also considered.

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FILM 2100

 Introduction to Film Studies 1890-1938 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine significant trends and events in film history, between 1890-1938, by exploring film genres, film theory, national cinemas, Hollywood and cultural socialization, and film criticism.

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FILM 2200

 Introduction to Film Studies 1938 - Present (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course explores significant trends and events throughout the history of film. Students are introduced to the early, exuberant period of film, and then shift focus to study the evolution of the medium; in particular, the relationship between Hollywood and world filmmaking trends. Texts by film theorists, film critics and filmmakers are accompanied by screenings of classic and contemporary films.

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FILM 3250

 Quebec Cinema in Translation (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
This course will provide an introduction to issues and theories relevant to Quebec cinema and will focus on the representation of Quebec culture and society in major films from 1960 to the present. All films will be subtitled or dubbed in English. No prior knowledge of French is required.

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FILM 3850

 Film Theory (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
FILM 3850 explores the study of cinema by examining a number of theoretical approaches that have contributed to the understanding of film studies. Film theory, by its very nature, is polemic and this course will examine a variety of theoretical arguments, both historical and contemporary, that have been put forth by film scholars. Such theoretical frameworks include film spectatorship, ethnography, psychoanalytic analysis, ideology, feminism, film music and narrative, and postmodernism.

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FILM 4050

 Film Noir (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
FILM 4050 examines the evolution of this often celebrated, but also contested body of films. The Film Noir canon has been defined by its highly visual style. Film historian Andrew Spicer (2002) comments: Film Noir designates a cycle of films that share a similar iconography, visual style (and) narrative strategies...their iconography or repeated visual patterning consists of images of the dark, night-time city, and streets damp with rain. The films are dominated thematically by existential and Freudian images of weak and hesitant males and predatory femmes fatales.

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FILM 4100

 The American Frontier in Film, Television and Literature (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
FILM 4100 examines the cinematic, television, and literary West as a reflection of the realities and unrealities of the American Frontier.

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FILM 4140

 Films of the Cold War (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course examines selected films that have become symbolic of the fear and paranoia associated with the Cold War.

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FIRS 0400

 Parenting Success (5,0,0)

Credits: 3

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FNCE 2120

 Financial Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop a basic understanding of business finance, which deals with how organizations effectively manage their operating and fixed assets and fund them with an optimal mix of debt and equity financing. Topics include the role of the financial manager; goals of the firm; financial statement analysis; time value of money; risk and return including Beta and the Capital Asset Pricing Model; common and preferred share valuation; interest rates and bond valuation; capital budgeting; cost of capital; and optimal capital structure.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of FNCE 2120, FNCE 2121, FNCE 3120, BBUS 3120 or BBUS 3121

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FNCE 2121

 Financial Management

Credits: 3
Students develop a basic understanding of business finance which deals with how organizations effectively manage their operating and fixed assets and fund them with an optimal mix of debt and equity financing. Topics include financial statement analysis; financial forecasting; working capital management and short-term borrowing; valuing financial assets; cost of capital; capital budgeting and risk; capital markets and sources of long-term financing; dividend policy; and foreign exchange.
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FNCE 3120

 Finance (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop a basic understanding of business finance, which deals with how organizations effectively manage their operating and fixed assets and fund them with an optimal mix of debt and equity financing. Topics include the role of the financial manager; goals of the firm; financial statement analysis; time value of money; risk and return including Beta and the Capital Asset Pricing Model; common and preferred share valuation; interest rates and bond valuation; capital budgeting; cost of capital; and optimal capital structure.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of FNCE 3120, FNCE 2120, FNCE 2121, BBUS 3120 or BBUS 3121

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FNCE 3140

 Financial Statement Analysis (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students learn to read the complex financial statements of a major corporation and how to examine its performance using a variety of financial ratios and other assessment tools. Emphasis is placed on the quality of financial reporting and identifying the warning signs of financial manipulation. Topics include an overview of financial reporting; review of financial statement analysis techniques; complex income statements; complex cash flow statements; complex balance sheets focusing on current assets and liabilities, long-term assets, income taxes, post-employment and share-based compensation, intercorporate investments, and multinational operations; and evaluating the quality of financial reports and earnings management.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of FNCE 3140 or BBUS 3140

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FNCE 3150

 Portfolio and Equity Analysis (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine the different types of financial assets, the markets in which they trade, and how investors structure these assets into diversified portfolios to meet their financial objectives. Emphasis is placed on the valuation of equity securities. Topics include an introduction to risk and return; types of securities and the investment process; mutual funds; stock market and common stock valuation; stock price behaviour, market efficiency, and behavioral finance; technical analysis; fundamental analysis; return, risk and security market line; and portfolio management and performance evaluation.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of FNCE 3150, FNCE 3151, BBUS 3150 or BBUS 3151

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FNCE 3151

 Investments 1

Credits: 3
Students examine basic investing and portfolio management from a global perspective. Topics include risk and return; diversification and assets allocation; types of securities; buying and selling securities; stock valuation; price behavior and market efficiency; behavioural finance and the psychology of investing; interest rates; bond prices and yields; portfolio management; return, risk and the security market line; performance evaluation and risk management; options and futures; fixed income, including corporate and government bonds and mortgage-backed securities; and international portfolio management.
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FNCE 3170

 Fixed Income and Alternative Investments (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students learn to design and analyze fixed income securities and alternative investment products particularly real estate. The importance of interest rates, credit risk and product features in the valuation of these assets is emphasized. Topics include an introduction to fixed income investments; fixed income markets; yield curves; bond pricing, valuation and volatility; credit analysis for firms and individuals; asset backed securities; real estate as an alternative investment asset class; evaluation of real estate investments; and other alternative investments.

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FNCE 3171

 Investments 2

Credits: 3
Building on FNCE 3151: Investments I, students explore investing at an advanced level, focusing primarily on fixed income alternatives. Topics include measuring yield and bond price volatility; duration and interest rates; treasury and local government securities; residential mortgage loans; price and yield behaviour of pass-through securities; collateralized mortgage obligations and stripped mortgage backed securities; asset-backed securities; bonds with embedded options; fixed income portfolio management; liability-driven strategies and performance evaluation; and derivative contracts and strategies.
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FNCE 3180

 Derivative Securities (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students learn to value the main types of derivative securities and how to effectively utilize them in risk management, asset speculation and financial engineering. Topics include an introduction to forward and futures markets and hedging; mechanics of future markets; hedging with future contracts; theoretical and forward prices; introduction to options; calculating option contract profits; put-call parity and arbitrage bounds; option pricing models; exotic options; and swaps.

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FNCE 3190

 Personal Financial Services (3,0,0) 3 credits

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to the operation of the financial services industry, the products and services available, and how they are effectively marketed to satisfy the needs of consumers. Topics include an overview of the financial services industry; career progression as a financial representative; branch operations and online banking; types of bank accounts and foreign exchange services; types of consumer credit including residential mortgages, credit cards, vehicle loans and leasing, personal loans, home equity loans, lines of credit, student loans, and Registered Retirement Saving Plan loans; mortgage lending; credit assessment and calculating the cost of borrowing; responsible use of credit and personal bankruptcy; overview of business financial services; personal, need and financial assessment of clients; marketing financial services; and customer service.

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FNCE 4110

 Advanced Financial Management for Accountants (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Building on FNCE 2120: Financial Management, students majoring in accounting further develop the knowledge and skills in business finance required for admission to the Chartered Professional Accountant program. Topics include dividend policy; advanced capital budgeting; maturity matching of assets and liabilities; short-and long-term financial planning; working capital management; sources of long-term financing; business valuation; mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring; bankruptcy, liquidation, and reorganization; and risk management.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of FNCE 4110, FNCE 4120, FNCE 4130, BBUS 4120 or BBUS 4130

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FNCE 4120

 Business Valuation and Restructuring (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students learn to value a business using commonly applied industry techniques and examine how to best restructure a company to cope with financial distress or to optimize operational or stock market performance. Topics include advanced cost of capital; business valuation techniques, such as income, market multiples, and asset-based approaches; mergers and acquisitions; financial distress, bankruptcy, reorganization, and liquidations; divestitures, spin-offs, split-offs, split-ups, and tracking shares; and private equity, including angel, venture, and mezzanine financing, and investing in troubled firms.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for FNCE 4110 and FNCE 4120

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FNCE 4130

 Advanced Financial Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Building on FNCE 2120: Financial Management, students further develop their knowledge and skills in business finance. Topics include corporate governance and executive compensation; matching the maturities of assets and liabilities; pro forma financial statements; capital budgeting, incorporating risk in capital budgeting decisions; sustainable growth; sources of permanent financing; working capital management and sources of temporary financing; capital structure and debt policy; and dividend policy.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for FNCE 4110, FNCE 4130 or BBUS 4130

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FNCE 4140

 Personal Financial Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students acquire skills to identify, structure, and resolve financial planning problems. Multiple analytical tools and tax planning strategies are used in addressing various financial planning issues. Topics include an overview of a financial plan; applying time of money concepts; planning with personal financial instruments; banking services and money management; assessing, managing, and securing credit; personal loans; purchasing and financing a home; auto and homeowner's insurance; health and life insurance; investing fundamentals; investing in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds; retirement planning; and estate planning.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of FNCE 4140, FNCE 4150, BBUS 4140 or ECON 3090

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FNCE 4150

 Personal Wealth Management (3,0,0) 3 credits

Credits: 3
Students learn to analyze the financial and insurance needs of potential clients and how to develop a plan that protects them from risk and helps achieve their financial objectives. Topics include government sponsored benefit plans; personal insurance products; deferred income plans; budgeting and personal financial statements; investment policy statement; investment products; investment strategies; investment income and tax planning; family law; wealth transfer including wills, trusts, and estates; professional ethics; and developing a comprehensive financial plan.

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FNCE 4160

 Advanced Portfolio Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students learn to design and implement an investment policy statement for an individual or institutional investor that establishes their financial objectives, risk tolerances, constraints, and investment and monitoring policies. Topics include setting investment objectives and policies; ethical standards and fiduciary duties; capital markets expectations; diversification and asset allocation; fixed-income, equity and alternative investment portfolio management; risk management; capital markets and securities trading; monitoring and rebalancing; and evaluating portfolio performance.

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FNCE 4180

 International Financial Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine the international aspects of corporate finance and investing. Topics include the international monetary system, balance of payments, the market for foreign exchange, international parity relationships and forecasting foreign exchange rates, international banking and money markets, international bond and equity market, futures and options on foreign exchanges, interest rate and currency swaps, international portfolio investment, and management of exposure.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of FNCE 4180 or BBUS 4180

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FNCE 4190

 Financial Institutions Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students explore the different financial intermediaries in our economy, the financial risks they are exposed to, and how these risks are measured and managed. Topics include the types of financial institutions including deposit-taking institutions, insurance companies, securities firms, investment banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, and finance companies; regulation of the financial industry; measuring risk including interest rate risk, market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, off-balance sheet risk, foreign exchange risk, sovereign risk and technology and other operational risks; managing risk through the use of derivatives, loan sales and securitization; and managing risk through deposit insurance and other liability guarantees and capital adequacy standards.

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FNLG 0500

 First Nations Language - Secwepemc 1 (2,0,1)

Credits: 3

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FNLG 0600

 First Nations Language - Secwepemc 2 (2,0,1)

Credits: 3

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FNLG 1000

 Introduction to First Nations Language 1 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course will introduce students to the First Nations language. Emphasis will be placed on developing listening and speaking skills, conversational ability, and knowledge of grammatical structures. Little or no prior knowledge of the language is the expected entry level for this course.
Corequisite: FNLG 1010 recommended

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FNLG 1010

 First Nations Language Immersion 1 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course is designed to immerse learners in the First Nations language to develop language proficiency. DSTC students will be required to actively participate in First Nations language immersion.
Corequisite: FNLG 1000

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FNLG 1100

 Introduction to First Nations Language 2 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course will build the student's abilities developed in FNLG 1000 to gain a greater understanding of the grammatical structures and language analysis methodologies while continuing to expand their vocabulary of the First Nations language.
Corequisite: FNLG 1110 recommended

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FNLG 1110

 First Nations Language Immersion 2 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course will permit students to build on their abilities developed in FNLG 1010 and FNLG 1100 to gain a greater understanding of the grammatical structures, while continuing to expand their vocabulary of the First Nations language.
Corequisite: FNLG 1100

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FNLG 2000

 First Nations Language Structure and Analysis 1 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course will allow students to build on their abilities developed in Year 1 to gain an enhanced understanding of the grammatical structures and language analysis methodologies while continuing to expand their vocabulary of the First nations language.
Corequisite: FNLG 2010 is recommended

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FNLG 2010

 First Nations Language Immersion 3 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course will, through continued Immersion, permit students to build on their abilities developed in Year 1 to gain an enhanced understanding of grammatical structures, while continuing to expand their vocabulary of the First Nations language.
Corequisite: FNLG 2000

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FNLG 2100

 First Nations Language Structure and Analysis 2 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course will permit students to continue to build on their abilities developed in FNLG 2010 to gain an enhanced understanding of the grammatical structures and language analysis methodologies while continuing to expand their vocabulary of the First Nations language.
Corequisite: FNLG 2110 is recommended

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FNLG 2110

 First Nations Language Immersion 4 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course will provide additional opportunities for students to be immersed in the First Nations language, gaining greater proficiency in language usage and fluency.
Corequisite: FNLG 2100

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FNLG 3000

 First Nations Language Immersion 5 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course will build on previous First Nations language courses to enable students to gain greater proficiency, conversational ability, literary skills, and an advanced knowledge of oral traditions.

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FNLG 3100

 First Nations Language Immersion 6 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course will provide opportunities for students to continue to be immersed in the First Nations language, gaining greater fluency, conversational ability, literary skills, and an advanced knowledge of oral traditions.

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FNST 2200

 First Nations Oral Traditions (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students are provided opportunities to enhance their understanding and exposure to First Nations oral traditions from a continued study of language through speaking and song. Students examine traditional and contemporary orality of the First Nations language.

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FNST 2300

 First Nations Language and World View (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students focus on the First Nations world view and its relationship to language, and develop an understanding of what a world view is and what beliefs and belief systems make up a world view.

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FRAN 1040

 French for Teachers (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
Current or future educators and parents with minimal French training learn to model spoken French and make sense of authentic materials in the 5-7 core French classroom based on SD73 curriculum materials. Focus is on immediate classroom needs in pronunciation, reading skills, vocabulary building, and culture.
Note: This course does NOT count towards the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Students who have completed Grade 11 French or equivalent within the last two full years may NOT take this course for credit unless approved by the Modern Languages Coordinator. Students with high school French immersion may NOT take this course for credit. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 1040 or FREN 1040. Required Lab: FRAN 1040L

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FRAN 1110

 Introductory French 1 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
Students begin the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) A1 level to develop cultural knowledge and communicative skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in modern standard French. Students are assumed to have no prior knowledge of French.
Note: Students who have completed Grade 11 French or equivalent within the last two full years may NOT take this course for credit unless approved by the Modern Languages Coordinator. Students with high school French immersion may NOT take this course for credit. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 1110, FRAN 1310, FREN 1000 or FREN 1001. Required Lab: FRAN 1110L

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FRAN 1111

 Introduction to French I

Credits: 3
Students begin the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) A1 level to develop cultural knowledge and communicative skills in speaking, listening,reading and writing in modern standard French. Students are assumed to have no prior knowledge of French.
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FRAN 1210

 Introductory French 2 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
Building on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languates (CEFR) A1 skills acquired in FRAN 1110, students continue to develop communicative skills to the A1+ level in speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as the culture of the French-speaking world.
Note: Students who have completed Grade 11 French or equivalent within the last two full years may NOT take this course for credit unless approved by the Modern Languages Coordinator. Students with high school French immersion may NOT take this course for credit. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 1210, FRAN 1310, FREN 1010 or FREN 1011. Required Lab: FRAN 1210L

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FRAN 1211

 Introduction to French II

Credits: 3
Building on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) A1 skills acquired in FRAN 1111, students continue to develop communicative skills to the A1+ level in speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as the culture of the French-speaking world.
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FRAN 1310

 Accelerated Beginners French (6,0,2)(L)

Credits: 6
This is a refresher course for learners of French who had previously acquired most Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) A1 skills but are in need of a refresher before laddering into Intermediate French 1.
Note: Students with high school French immersion may NOT take this course for credit. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 1310, FRAN 1110, FRAN 1210 or FREN 1050 Required Lab: FRAN 1310L

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FRAN 2050

 Oral French Practice 1 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
This course, conducted entirely in French, is designed to enhance oral communicative skills at the CEFR B1 level. Students review grammar and expand vocabulary through a variety of oral/aural activities with minimal emphasis on related written skills.
Note: Students who have completed Grade 12 French immersion or equivalent may take this course for credit. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 2050 or FREN 2050 Required Lab: FRAN 2050L

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FRAN 2060

 Oral French Practice 2 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
This course, conducted entirely in French, moves students to the CEFR B1+ level through a variety of oral/aural activities with minimal emphasis on related written skills.
Note: Students who have completed Grade 12 French immersion or equivalent may take this course for credit. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 2060 or FREN 2060 Required Lab: FRAN 2060L

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FRAN 2110

 Intermediate French 1 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
Entering the CEFR A2 level, students further develop their communicative French skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing and begin to explore French spoken in different regions and registers.
Note: Students who have completed Grade 12 French or equivalent within the last two full years may NOT take this course for credit unless approved by the Modern Languages Coordinator. Students with high school French immersion may NOT take this course for credit. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 2110 or FREN 1100 Prerequisite: FRAN 2110L

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FRAN 2210

 Intermediate French 2 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
Continuing to work through the CEFR A2 level, students solidify their previous skills in French and extend their knowledge to the more advanced verb tenses and modes.
Note: Students who have completed Grade 12 French or equivalent within the last two full years may NOT take this course for credit unless approved by the Modern Languages Coordinator. Students with high school French immersion may NOT take this course for credit. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 2210 or FREN 1200 Required Lab: FRAN 2210L

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FRAN 2310

 Advanced Intermediate French 1 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
Advancing into the CEFR A2+ level, students consolidate French reception, interaction and production skills and are introduced to some literary texts from around the French speaking world.
Note: Students with Grade 12 French immersion may NOT take this course for credit unless approved by the Modern Languages Coordinator. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 2310 or FREN 1110 Required Lab: FRAN 2310L

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FRAN 2410

 Advanced Intermediate French 2 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
As students move to the CEFR B1 level, they prepare to extend their language skills to interact with native speakers in most daily situations. Students build a richer vocabulary and fine-tune grammatical structures through the study of literary and other texts.
Note: Students with Grade 12 French immersion may NOT take this course for credit unless approved by the Modern Languages Coordinator. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 2410 or FREN 1210 Required Lab: FRAN 2410L

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FRAN 3110

 Advanced French 1 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
Students focus on composition and oral practice based on literary texts, media and contemporary readings from the Francophone world. This CEFR B1/B1+ course is conducted entirely in French.
Note: Students who have completed Grade 12 French immersion or equivalent may take this course for credit. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit unless approved by the Modern Languages Coordinator. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 3110 or FREN 2110 Required Lab: FRAN 3110L

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FRAN 3210

 Advanced French 2 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
Students hone their composition skills through the close study of literary texts. This CEFR B1+/B2 course is conducted entirely in French.
Note: Students who have completed Grade 12 French immersion or equivalent may take this course for credit. First-language speakers of French may NOT take this course for credit unless approved by the Modern Languages Coordinator. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 3210 or FREN 2210. Required Lab: FRAN 3210L

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FRAN 3510

 Survey of Francophone Literature before 1900 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students survey significant French authors and works from the Moyen Âge through 1900. Class discussion at the CEFR B2 level plays a major role in this course, which is conducted entirely in French.
Note: Students who have completed Grade 12 French immersion or equivalent may take this course for credit. Fluent or first-language speakers of French may take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 3510 or FREN 2120

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FRAN 3610

 Survey of Francophone Literature since 1900 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students survey significant French authors and works from 1900 to the present. Class discussion at the CEFR B2+level plays a major role in this course, which is conducted entirely in French.
Note: Fluent or first-language speakers of French may take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 3610 or FREN 2220.

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FRAN 3710

 Quebec Literature in Translation (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students are provided an overview of issues and theories relevant to Quebec fiction, while focussing on a chronological study of works from the major literary movements in Quebec, including the roman du terroir, the quiet revolution, feminist writing, immigrant literature and the contemporary novel of the 1990s and beyond. Works are read in translation. The course is taught in English.
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 3710 or FREN 3260

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FRAN 3810

 Quebec Cinema in Translation (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to issues and theories relevant to Quebec cinema while focusing on the representation of Quebec culture and society in major films from 1960 to the present. All films are subtitled or dubbed in English, and the course is taught in English.
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 3810, FILM 3250 or FREN 3250

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FRAN 4110

 Studies in French Language and Style 1 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students focus on advanced composition, syntax, versification, translation and oral practice. The course is conducted in French at the CEFR C1 level.
Note: Fluent or first-language speakers of French may take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 4110 or FREN 3520.

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FRAN 4210

 Studies in French Language and Style 2 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine the language at an advanced CEFR C1+ level, from both an analytical and a practical point of view, with a focus on the relationship between grammatical structures and stylistic effects. Students also consider the practice and techniques of advanced translation from English to French.
Note: Fluent or first-language speakers of French may take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 4210 or FREN 4520.

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FRAN 4510

 French-Canadian Literature (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students read and discuss representative French-Canadian works from the 19th century to the present. This course is conducted in French at the CEFR C1 level.
Note: Fluent or first-language speakers of French may take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 4510 or FREN 4160.

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FRAN 4710

 Selected Topics in French and Francophone Literature (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students explore selected topics in French and Francophone literatures. Course content varies from year to year. This course is conducted in French at the CEFR C1/C2 level.
Note: Fluent or first-language speakers of French may take this course for credit. Students may only receive credit for one of FRAN 4710 or FREN 4150.

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FREN 0201

 French I


This basic introductory course emphasizes spoken French through the use of DVD's, CD's, phone conversations with the tutor, and visual illustrations. The course is a useful tool for developing or refreshing basic French skills and is helpful as a prerequisite to FREN 1001.
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FREN 0211

 French II


This basic introductory course is a continuation of the work of FREN 0201 and emphasizes spoken French through the use of DVD's, CD's, phone conversations with the tutor and visual illustrations. The course is a useful tool for developing or refreshing basic French skills.
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FREN 1001

 Introduction to French I

Credits: 3
Based on the highly praised multimedia program French in Action, this course is designed for students with little knowledge of the language to begin their study of French at the university level. The course covers basic French structures, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions, and patterns of pronunciation. Throughout the course, both written and oral communicative skills are emphasized. Additional materials highlight French in the Canadian context. Several assignments are completed by telephone.
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FREN 1011

 Introduction to French II

Credits: 3
This course is a continuation of the work of FREN 1001 and is based on the highly praised multimedia program French in Action. The course enables students to increase their speaking and writing abilities in a range of everyday situations. Several assignments are completed by telephone.
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FRST 2040

 Forest and Environmental Climatology (3,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3
This is a Science Laboratory course designed for Forestry and Environmental Science students. It includes basic principles and processes of climatology; energy and plant water balance concepts; vertical and horizontal air movements; weather systems; microclimates; and the interrelationships among plants, soils, climates, and the biosphere.
Note: Same as GEOG 2040 Required Lab: FRST 2040L

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FRST 2210

 Forestry Mensuration (3,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3
This course teaches forest inventory methods, growth and yield prediction, sampling techniques, and the applications of multiple linear regression statistical analysis. It includes methods of conducting regeneration and residue surveys, and an introduction to multiple resource inventories.

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FRST 3050

 Silviculture 1 (3,0,2)

Credits: 3
Silviculture is concerned with the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality of stands of trees in forests. The objective is to meet the diverse needs and values of landowners and society on a sustainable basis. Silviculture 1 is the first of a two-part series in the study of silviculture concepts and principles. Silviculture 1 and 2 have been designed to parallel, but are not identical to, Forestry 3050 and 3060 as currently offered by the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia and each conforms to the ABCPF Silviculture Academic Standards. This course will be offered in a distance format.

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FRST 3060

 Silviculture 2 (3,0,2)

Credits: 3
Silviculture 2 deals with stand tending silviculture practices from free growing through to final harvest of a stand. These include thinning, fertilization, pruning, and silviculture systems and their relationship to timber quality, structural biodiversity, habitat and stand growth and yield and allowable cuts at the forest level. Decision making in crop planning, stand dynamics, operational problems and relevant history policy and regulatory issues and underlining science theory are also covered.

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FRST 3070

 Forest Harvesting (3,0,2)

Credits: 3
The field of forest harvesting addresses the engineering, economic, and environmental factors associated with transportation and harvesting systems used in integrated forest resource management. These include forest road design and location, geotechnical engineering, forest road drainage; planning, locating and scheduling the harvest; and an international perspective on logging systems and their application to meet silvicultural objectives. Forest harvesting is a specialized field within forestry, and professional competence within this field (especially road location and design) requires significant course work and an extended field internship, in addition to the minimum standards identified here for the general forester. This course will be offered in a distance format.

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FRST 3073

 Forest Harvesting

Credits: 3
Students consider the engineering, economic, and environmental factors associated with transportation and harvesting systems used in integrated forest resource management. These include forest road design and location; geotechnical engineering, and drainage; harvest planning, locating, and scheduling; and an international perspective on logging systems and their application in meeting silvicultural objectives.
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