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Courses - I
Title Name Delivery
IBUS 3510

 International Business (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine globalization and the steps managers take to establish or expand operations in international markets. They explore the influence of forces such as culture, economics, politics, and geography on management decision making. Topics include globalization; national differences in political economy; political economy and economic development; differences in culture; ethics in international business; international trade theory; the political economy of international trade; foreign direct investment; regional economic integration; the foreign exchange market; international business strategy; organization of international business; entry strategy and strategic alliances; global production, outsourcing, and logistics; global marketing and research and development.

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IBUS 3511

 International Business

Credits: 3
Students examine globalization and the steps managers take to establish or expand their operations in international markets. Students explore the influence of forces such as culture, economics, politics and geography on management decision making. Topics include the business and economic impact of globalization; the economic, geographical, social, cultural, political, and legal influences on global business; international business opportunities and modes of entry; the risks associated with global business; human resource needs for international operations; financing international ventures; international marketing issues, including customer benefits, promotions, pricing, product or service branding and targeting strategies; international production and distribution; and planning an international business venture.
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IBUS 3530

 International Trade Finance (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop an understanding of the finance principles required to conduct business in a global environment, including import and export, and multinational operations. Topics include globalization; trade risk and risk assessment; methods of payment; use of bonds, guarantees, and letters of credit; currency risk management; export credit insurance; trade finance; structure trade finance; terms of payment; international trade theory; the international monetary market; the global capital market; and foreign direct investment.

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IBUS 4510

 Cross-cultural Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students explore the significance of culture in strategic decisions encompassing elements of risk management, ethics, and the management of diversity, in a range of international management contexts across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Topics include cultural dimensions of international management; comparing cultures; movement in the culture; organizational culture; culture and management communication; needs and incentives from an international perspective; dispute resolution and negotiation; and global staffing.

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IBUS 4540

 Global Entrepreneurship (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students explore entrepreneurship in a global setting. The primary activity is the development of a business plan for a global business venture. Topics include the importance of international entrepreneurship, globalization and the international environment, culture and international entrepreneurship, developing a global business plan, selecting international business opportunities, international legal concerns, alternative entry strategies, the global monetary system, global marketing and research and development, global human resource management, and implementing and managing a global entrepreneurial strategy.

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IBUS 4560

 Doing Business in Emerging Markets (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine emerging market countries and their importance in the global economy. These countries are currently the world's main source of economic growth which provides them the opportunity for rapid development. Topics include understanding emerging economies; globalization and emerging markets; emerging markets and institutions; emerging country multinationals; doing business and competing in emerging markets; the war for talent in emerging markets, and alliances, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions; global value chain and offshoring and outsourcing to emerging countries; foreign direct investment in emerging markets; innovative corporate approaches in emerging markets; management challenges in emerging economies; and business ethics in emerging countries.

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IBUS 4570

 Global Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students conduct an integrative and comprehensive overview of the fundamental issues and challenges that confront the international firm. Topics include globalization and international linkages; public, legal and technological environments; meaning and dimensions of culture; organizational culture and diversity; cross-culture communication and negotiation; strategy formulation and implementation; entry strategies and organizational structures; managing political risk, government relations, and alliances; management decision and control.

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IBUS 4590

 International Business Field Study (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine the local business and management practices of a country of interest. They learn how these practices differ from those of Canada and how Canadian practices can be adapted to successfully collaborate with the host country. The field course will include tours to industrial zones, technology parks, and factory tours, where students will meet top executives in key industries. Where possible, they may also visit local chambers of commerce to discuss their experiences. Topics include business etiquette and customs; key words and phrases in another language; business environment; business decision-making styles; economic situation; political situation and the impact on business; international trade relations; and business opportunities, challenges and strategies for cooperation between the two countries.

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IDIS 3000

 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students entering the Interdisciplinary Studies program are introduced to the rationalization and application of interdisciplinary work. The course asks why interdisciplinarity is valid and explores its practice in various contexts in academia and the workplace. Students read essays drawn from across the disciplines and are exposed to a wide variety of interdisciplinary studies.

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IDIS 4980

 Interdisciplinary Studies: the Research Project (0,3,0)

Credits: 3
The Research Project is required for the completion of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree. Students propose a group research project which requires the use of at least two disciplinary approaches. The research proposal and project is completed under the supervision of a selected faculty member. The assignments include a proposal, a research plan, and conclusions.

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IDIS 4990

 Interdisciplinary Studies: The Graduating Essay (0,3,0)

Credits: 3
The graduating essay may be written with the approval of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator. The paper is completed under the direction of a selected faculty member, is read by three other faculty members, and is defended orally at an exam set up by the supervisor.

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IDIS 5030

 Directed Studies in Interdisciplinary Studies (0,3,0)

Credits: 3
Students undertake an investigation on a specific topic as agreed upon by the faculty member and the student. Permission of the instructor(s) is required.

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IEIM 1000

 Industrial Electrician/Industrial Instrument Mechanic (750 hours)

Credits: 0
Industrial Instrument Mechanics install, repair, maintain and adjust instruments used to measure and control industrial processes such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production. Students are introduced to theory and gain hands-on lab experience in the following topics: safe work practices; using effective communication skills; solving problems using applied mathematics; analytical troubleshooting techniques; using computers; and leading teams to manage electrical installation and maintenance projects.

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IIME 1000

 Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprenticeship Level 1 (300 hours)

Credits: 0
This course will cover how to install, repair, replace, calibrate, program and service all process monitoring and/or control instruments including indicators, recording devices, control loops, computers as well as signal transmission, telemetering and digital devices used in industrial operations such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production.

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IIME 1010

 Theory for Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic (375 hours)

Credits: 0
This course will cover the theory related to instruments used with control and communication systems to monitor and control the flow of gases and liquids, measuring and adjusting temperature, measuring and adjusting pressure and measuring and monitoring levels of materials to control an industrial process. The reason for Safety and process monitoring systems will be introduced as well as the basic principles of pneumatic and hydraulic systems. The proper use of manufacturer's specifcations for installation, calibration and troubleshooting will be discussed.

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IIME 1110

 Shop Practical for Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic (255 hours)

Credits: 0
This course will cover the hands on work related to the installation of instruments used with control and communication systems to monitor and control the flow of gases and liquids, measuring and adjusting temperature, measuring and adjusting pressure and measuring and monitoring levels of materials to control an industrial process. Hands on operation of Safety and process monitoring systems will be introduced as well as the operation of basic pneumatic and hydraulic systems. The proper use of manufacturer's specifications for installation, calibration and troubleshooting will be used.

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IIME 2000

 Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprenticeship Level 2 (300 hours)

Credits: 0
This course will cover how to install, repair, replace, calibrate, program and service all process monitoring and/or control instruments including indicators, recording devices, control loops, computers as well as signal transmission, telemetering and digital devices used in industrial operations such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production.

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IIME 3000

 Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 (300 hours)

Credits: 0
This course is intended for third year apprentices and will cover how to install, repair, replace, calibrate, program and service all process monitoring and/or control instruments including indicators, recording devices, control loops, computers as well as signal transmission, telemetering and digital devices used in industrial operations such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production.

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IIME 4000

 Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprenticeship Level 4 (300 hours)

Credits: 0
This course is intended for fourth year apprentices and will cover how to install, repair, replace, calibrate, program and service all process monitoring and/or control instruments including: indicators, recording devices, control loops, computers as well as signal transmission, telemetering and digital devices used in industrial operations such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production.

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IMEC 1010

 Industrial Instrument Mechanic - Theory (45 hours)

Credits: 0
Students are introduced to the theory related to instruments used with control and communication systems to: monitor and control the flow of gases and liquids, measure and adjust temperature, measure and adjust pressure and measure and monitor the levels of materials to control an industrial process. The reason for safety and process monitoring systems is introduced as well as the basic principles of pneumatic and hydraulic systems. The proper use of manufacturer's specifications for installation, calibration and troubleshooting is discussed.

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IMEC 1110

 Industrial Instrument Mechanic - Practical Shop (80 hours)

Credits: 0
Students complete the "hands on" work related to the installation of instruments used with control and communication systems to: monitor and control the flow of gases and liquids, measure and adjust temperature and pressure and measure and monitor levels of materials to control an industrial process. "Hands on" operation of safety and process monitoring systems is introduced as well as the operation of basic pneumatic and hydraulic systems. The proper use of manufacturer's specifications for installation, calibration and troubleshooting is followed.

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INET 1000

 Instrumentation Engineering Technology 1 (195 hours)

Credits: 6
This is the first of four courses intended that cover the theory and practical skills required to install, repair, and maintain instruments used to measure and control industrial processes.

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INET 1500

 Instrumentation Engineering Technology 2 (195 hours)

Credits: 6
This is the second of four courses that cover the theory and practical skills required to install, repair, and maintain instruments used to measure and control industrial processes.

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INET 2000

 Instrumentation Engineering Technology 3 (195 hours)

Credits: 6
This is the third of four courses that cover the theory and practical skills required to install, repair, and maintain instruments used to measure and control industrial processes.

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INET 2500

 Instrumentation Engineering Technology 4 (195 hours)

Credits: 6
This is the fourth of four courses that cover the theory and practical skills required to install, repair, and maintain instruments used to measure and control industrial processes.

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