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MATH 0101

 Practical Mathematics


This basic-level course provides a review of arithmetic with an emphasis on practical applications and examples. The course is an adult equivalent to completing Grade 9 mathematics.
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MATH 0300

 Fundamental Math (8,0,0)

Credits: 4
Adult Basic Education - Fundamental: This is an entry-level math course, which focuses on operations involving whole numbers, fractions, decimal, percents, and measurement. Problem-solving is practiced in all topic areas.
Note: This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department

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MATH 0400

 Basic Math Skills (6,0,0)

Credits: 4
Adult Basic Education - Intermediate: Students practice and develop basic math skills, including a review of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percentages. Additional topics include systems of measurement, geometry, and an introduction to algebra.
Note: This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department

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MATH 0401

 Intermediate Mathematics


This ABE intermediate-level math course is equivalent to Grade 10 Algebra. Upon completion of this course, students are well-prepared for the ABE advanced-level course, MATH 0523: Advanced Mathematics, or Algebra 11. This course is also good preparation for studies in a variety of technical, business, and scientific fields requiring an understanding of intermediate-level mathematics.
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MATH 0410

 Algebra 1 (6,0,0)

Credits: 4
Adult Basic Education - Intermediate: Students prepare for entry into Math 0510 or Math 0520, by reviewing basic math skills, graphing linear equations, performing operations with polynomials, handling inequalities, solving first and second degree equations and systems of two equations, and simplyifying and solving rational and radical expressions and equations. Students are also introduced to right-triangle trigonomentry. Together with MATH 0400: Basic Math Skills, this course fulfills the Adult Basic Education-Intermediate requirements.
Note: The prerequisite must have been attained within the last two years. This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department.

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MATH 0510

 Algebra 2 (6,0,0)

Credits: 4
Adult Basic Education - Advanced: This course provides an advanced treatment of the topics covered in MATH 0410 and includes additional topics such as functions, graphs of quadratic functions, higher order radicals, systems of inequalities, and the trigonomic laws of sines and cosines.
Note: Prerequisites must have been attained within the last two years. This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department.

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MATH 0520

 Foundations of Mathematics (6,0,0)

Credits: 4
Adult Basic Education – Advanced: Students learn and practice math skills that include basic algebra, rates, linear relations, systems of linear equations/inequalities, quadratic functions, geometry, and trigonometry.
Note: This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department

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MATH 0523

 Advanced Mathematics


This advanced-level algebra course is equivalent to Grade 11 Algebra. The course offers an optional review component for students who have not studied algebra for some time. Topics include equations, graphs, polynomials, rational equations, radical equations, and trigonometry.
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MATH 0600

 Pre-Calculus 1 (6,0,0)

Credits: 4
Adult Basic Education - Provincial: This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental background to study calculus. Topics include a review of intermediate algebra, an introduction to functions, and a study of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Together with MATH 0610: Pre-Calculus 2, this course fulfills the ABE - Provincial Level (Grade 12 equivalency) requirements.
Note: This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department. See transfer guide for transferability to other institutions.

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MATH 0610

 Pre-Calculus 2 (6,0,0)

Credits: 4
Adult Basic Education - Provincial: Students build on the skills developed in MATH 0600: Pre-Calculus 1. Topics include polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions; analytical trigonometry; and sequences and series. Together with MATH 0600, this course fulfills the ABE Provincial Level (Grade 12 equivalency) requirements.
Note: This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department

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MATH 0630

 Provincial Pre-Calculus Mathematics (9,0,0)

Credits: 4
This course is designed to give students the necessary background to study calculus. Students become proficient in the use of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, and sequences and series to solve problems.

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MATH 0633

 Pre-Calculus


This course is equivalent to Math 12 and provides the mathematical foundation for an introductory course in calculus. Topics include a review of basic algebra; equations and inequalities; graphs of functions; polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; trigonometric equations and identities; conic sections; and sequences and series. This course fulfils the requirement for Provincial Level Math.
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MATH 0650

 Provincial Foundations of Mathematics (6,0,0)

Credits: 4
Adult Basic Education - Provincial: This course is designed to prepare students with the math skills necessary for entry to programs or courses where Foundations of Math 12 is a prerequisite. Topics include logical reasoning and set theory, permutations and combinations, probability, exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomial and sinusoidal functions, and financial mathematics.

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MATH 1000

 Pre-Calculus (5,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course provides the mathematical foundation for an introductory calculus course. Topics include equations and inequalities; functions, models, and graphs; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions, identities and equations.

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MATH 1001

 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Credits: 3
This course provides the mathematical foundation for an introductory calculus course. In addition to a brief review of basic algebra, students are instructed in equations and inequalities; functions, models, and graphs; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions; and trigonometric identities and equations.
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MATH 1070

 Fundamentals of Mathematics for Business and Economics (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
This course is designed for Business and Economics students. Topics include the review of linear and non-linear functions and models (including cost, revenue, profit, demand and supply), solving linear and non-linear systems of equations, matrices, linear programming, difference equations, and mathematics of finance (including simple and compound interest: discrete and continuous, annuities, mortgages, and loans).
Note: Students who already have credit for MATH 1100 may not take MATH 1070 for futher credit Required Seminar: MATH 1070S

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MATH 1071

 Fundamentals of Mathematics for Business and Economics

Credits: 3
This course is designed for Business and Economic students. Topics include the review of linear and non-linear functions and models (including cost, revenue, profit, demand and supply), solving linear and non-linear systems of equations, matrices, linear programming, difference equations, and mathematics of finance (including simple and compound interest: discrete and continuous, annuities, mortgages, loans).
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MATH 1091

 Business Mathematics

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to mathematics of management, which includes such concepts as simple interest, discounts, present value, time value of money, compound interest, annuities, sinking funds, capitalized cost, and bonds and stocks. This course assumes no prior knowledge of the mathematics of finance, as each of the topics is presented in a step-by-step manner, with examples provided.
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MATH 1100

 Finite Mathematics with Applications 1 (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
Intended primarily for Liberal Arts or Education students, this course is not acceptable for credit in Science or Commerce. The past twenty years have seen an explosive growth in the scope of mathematics so much that many of the Social Sciences are employing mathematics as a powerful research tool. This course is designed to expose students to the areas of mathematics that they are likely to require in future studies. Topics to be covered include counting, probability, matrices, linear programming, and Markov chains or difference equations.
Note: Students will not receive credit for more than one of MATH 1100, MATH 1070, MATH 1101 and MATH 1071 Required Seminar: MATH 1100S

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MATH 1101

 Finite Mathematics

Credits: 3
First year university students are provided an opportunity to develop mathematical skills in areas other than calculus. The course has a numerical leaning tied to solving problems that have direct relevance in the 'real world,' and including such topics as systems of linear equations, linear programming, finite probability, and descriptive statistics.
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MATH 1130

 Enriched Calculus 1 (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
This course includes an in-depth study of single-variable differential calculus and its applications, and provides a strong foundation for further study in mathematical disciplines. This is a required course for students in the Engineering Transfer program.
Note: Students who already have credit for MATH 1140, MATH 1150, or MATH 1170 may not take MATH 1130 for further credit Required Seminar: MATH 1130S

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MATH 1140

 Calculus 1 (3,1.5,0) or (5,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students practice differential calculus for functions of one variable, with applications that emphasize the physical sciences. Topics include calculation and interpretation of limits and derivatives; curve sketching; optimization and related-rate problems; and Newton's method.
Note: Students who have never studied calculus, or who barely satisfy the course prerequisites, are advised to register in a section vectored (5,0,0). Students who have credit for MATH 1130, MATH 1150 or MATH 1170 may not take MATH 1140 for further credit. Required Seminar: MATH 1140S

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MATH 1141

 Calculus I

Credits: 3
This is considered a first course in calculus, primarily for students intending to continue to advanced courses in calculus, and mathematics in general. Students conduct a detailed study of differential calculus and its applications, and are introduced to antiderivatives.
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MATH 1150

 Calculus for the Biological Sciences 1 (5,0,0) or (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Students are instructed in differential calculus for functions of one variable, with applications that emphasize the biological sciences. Topics include calculation and interpretation of limits and derivatives, curve sketching, optimization problems, and Newton's method.
Note: Students who already have credit for MATH 1130, MATH 1140, or MATH 1170 may not take MATH 1150 for further credit. Students planning to take 2nd year Mathematics courses are encouraged to enroll in MATH 1140 and MATH 1240 or MATH 1130 and MATH 1230

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MATH 1157

 Calculus for Biology and Social Sciences

Credits: 3
This course emphasizes applications rather than theory. Students begin with a review of algebra, to ensure the necessary mathematical skills to succeed in the course, and before they are introduced to limits and continuity. Students then progress to differential and integral calculus for polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications to curve sketching, maxima, and minima. Students apply these mathematical tools to a variety of 'real-world' problems, including medical issues, epidemics, carbon dating, memory and criminology.
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MATH 1170

 Calculus for Business and Economics (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
This course is intended for Business and Economics students. Topics include calculation and interpretation of derivatives, curve sketching, optimization (applied to business and economics), multivariable functions (including partial derivatives, optimization and Lagrange multipliers) and antiderivatives.
Note: Business students who have completed MATH 1400 or MATH 1410 with a C- or better will not receive credit for MATH 1170. Students who already have credit for MATH 1130, MATH 1140, MATH 1141 or MATH 1150 may not take MATH 1170 for further credit. Students planning to take 2nd year Mathematics courses are encouraged to enroll in MATH 1140 and MATH 1240 or MATH 1130 and MATH 1230. Required Seminar: MATH 1170S

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MATH 1171

 Calculus for Business Management Sciences

Credits: 3
This introductory course emphasizes the application of differential and integral calculus to the problems encountered in business and management science. Students begin with a brief review of algebra in order to ensure the necessary mathematical skills to succeed in the course. Students are then introduced to limits and continuity, and progress to differential and integral calculus for polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications to curve sketching, maxima, and minima.
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MATH 1230

 Enriched Calculus 2 (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
This course offers an in-depth study of single-variable integral calculus and its applications to provide a strong foundation for further study in mathematical disciplines. It is a required course for students in the engineering transfer program.

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MATH 1240

 Calculus 2 (3,1.5,0) or (5,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course covers integral calculus for functions of one variable, with applications emphasizing the physical sciences. Topics include Riemann sums; definite and indefinite integrals; techniques of integration; improper integrals; applications to area, volume, arc length, probability, physics; separable differential equations; and series.
Note: Students who already have credit for MATH 1250 may not take MATH 1240 for further credit. Students planning to take 2nd year Mathematics courses are encouraged to enroll in MATH 1140 and MATH 1240 or MATH 1130 and MATH 1230. Required Seminar: MATH 1240S

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MATH 1241

 Calculus II

Credits: 3
This course is intended for students who have already completed a Calculus I course in differential and integral calculus, and need to further develop their skills in this subject.
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MATH 1250

 Calculus for the Biological Sciences 2 (5,0,0) or (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Students are instructed in integral calculus for functions of one variable, with applications that emphasize the biological sciences. Topics include Riemann sums, definite and indefinite integrals, techniques of integration, improper integrals, first-order differential equations and slope fields, (applications to area, probability, logistic growth and predator-prey systems), and series.
Note: Students who already have credit for MATH 1240 may not take MATH 1250 for further credit. Students planning to take 2nd year Mathematics courses are encouraged to enroll in MATH 1140 and MATH 1240 or MATH 1130 and MATH 1230

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MATH 1300

 Linear Algebra for Engineers (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
This course is designed for students in the first year Engineering Transfer program. Topics covered in this course include: vectors in R2 and R3; linear transformations; matrices and elimination; eigenvalues and eigenvectors and their application to Engineering problems. A computer lab component is used to explore applications.
Corequisite: MATH 1130 or MATH 1140
Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both MATH 1300 and MATH 2120 Required Seminar: MATH 1300S

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MATH 1380

 Discrete Structures 1 for Computing Science (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to the basic mathematical concepts used in computing science. Topics include the binary number system; computer arithmetic; logic and truth tables; Boolean algebra; logic gates and simple computer circuits; sets; relations; functions; vectors and matrices; counting; and probability theory and statistics (mean, variance, median, mode, random variables).
Note: (if applicable) Same as COMP 1380. Students who already have credit for MATH 1700 may not take COMP/MATH 1380 for further credit. Required Seminar: MATH 1380S

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MATH 1390

 Discrete Structures 2 for Computing Science (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
In this continuation of MATH 1380: Discrete Structures 1 for Computing Science, students build upon and apply mathematical concepts used in computing science. Topics include graph theory in terms of directed graphs; binary trees; languages; grammars; machines; an introduction to proofs and mathematical induction; and algorithm analysis.
Note: (if applicable) Programming experience recommended. Same as COMP 1390. Students with MATH 1700 may not take COMP/MATH 1390 for further credit. Required Seminar: MATH 1390S

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MATH 1420

 Mathematics for Visual Arts (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
Students explore mathematical concepts and techniques that are useful in a visual arts context. Topics include real numbers, ratios, geometry, and perspective.

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MATH 1540

 Technical Mathematics 1 (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
Students are instructed in mathematical concepts that are relevant to architecture, design, and engineering. Topics include trigonometry, an introduction to two- and three- dimensional vectors, functions and graphs, solving linear and quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, matrices, coordinate geometry, areas and volumes of standard geometric shapes, and problem solving.

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MATH 1640

 Technical Mathematics 2 (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
This is a calculus course for students in the Architectural and Engineering Technology program. The course offers instruction in differentiation and integration, with applications to curve sketching, extreme values and optimization, related rates, areas, volumes, and lengths of curves.

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MATH 1650

 Mathematics for Computing Science (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
This course introduces further mathematical concepts used in Computing Science. Students are introduced to number systems; vectors and matrices; geometry; discrete probability, statistics and random variables.
Note: Students who already have credit for MATH 1380 or COMP 1380 may not take MATH 1650 for further credit Required Seminar: MATH 1650S

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MATH 1700

 Discrete Mathematics 1 (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to the foundation of modern mathematics including basic set theory; counting; solutions to recurrence relations; logic and quantifiers; properties of integers; mathematical induction; asymptotic notation; introduction of graphs and trees; finite state machines and formal languages; Boolean algebra.
Note: Students who already have credit for MATH 1390 or COMP 1390 may not take MATH 1700 for further credit Required Seminar: MATH 1700S

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MATH 1900

 Principles of Mathematics for Teachers (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
This course is designed for students who wish to enter the Elementary Teaching Program. Basic mathematical concepts are examined in depth, with emphasis on underlying foundations, explanations, and problem solving that broaden students' perspectives of mathematics. Topics include: problem solving; numeration; exponents; geometry; measurement; ratios; counting theory; arithmetic algorithms; and additional topics at the instructor's discretion.
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of MATH 1900 or MATH 1901

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MATH 1901

 Principles of Mathematics for Teachers

Credits: 3
This course is primarily for students who wish to enter an Elementary Teaching program. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding of elementary mathematical methods and ideas. Topics include numbers, operations, proportional reasoning, number theory, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability.
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MATH 2110

 Calculus 3 (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
The concepts of single-variable calculus are extended to higher dimensions by using vectors as variables. Topics include the following: vector geometry and the analytic geometry of lines, planes and surfaces; calculus of curves in two or three dimensions, including arc length and curvature; calculus of scalar-valued functions of several variables, including the gradient, directional derivatives and the Chain Rule; Lagrange multipliers and optimization problems; double integrals in rectangular and polar coordinates.
Corequisite: MATH 2120 recommended if MATH 1300 not previously completed Required Seminar: MATH 2110S

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MATH 2111

 Calculus III-Multivariable Calculus

Credits: 3
This course takes calculus from the two dimensional world of single variable functions into the three dimensional world, and beyond, of multivariable functions. Students explore the following topics: vector geometry and analytic geometry of lines, planes and surfaces; calculus of curves in two or three dimensions, including arc length and curvature; calculus of scalar-valued functions of several variables, including the gradient, directional derivatives and the Chain Rule; Lagrange multipliers and optimization problems; double integrals in rectangular and polar coordinates; triple integrals in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates; calculus of vector fields, including line integrals, curl and divergence, fundamental theorem for line integrals, and Green's theorem.
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MATH 2120

 Linear Algebra 1 (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to linear algebra. The topics discussed and explored in this course include vector spaces, bases and dimension, geometry of n-dimensional space, linear transformations and systems of linear equations.
Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both MATH 1300 and MATH 2120 Required Seminar: MATH 2120S

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MATH 2121

 Linear Algebra

Credits: 3
Students explore the following topics: systems of linear equations, matrix arithmetic, determinants, real vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors and diagonalization
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MATH 2200

 Introduction to Analysis (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
Analysis is a broad area of mathematics that includes calculus. This course presents some basic concepts of analysis in a mathematically rigorous manner, using theorems and proofs. Students are expected to develop some ability to understand proofs and to write their own proofs. After a survey of essential background material on logic, set theory, numbers and functions, the course covers suprema and infima of sets, completeness, basic metric topology of the real numbers (neighbourhoods, interior points and cluster points), continuity and limits.

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MATH 2220

 Discrete Mathematics (3,1,1)

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to discrete mathematical structures and their applications, intended for Computing Science majors especially but not exclusively. Topics include sets, propositions, permutations, combinations, relations, functions, graphs, paths, circuits, trees, recurrent relations, and Boolean algebra.
Note: This course is the same as COMP 2200 - Introduction to Discrete Structures Required Seminar: MATH 2220S

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MATH 2240

 Differential Equations 1 (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
This course examines ordinary differential equations and related initial-value problems, and emphasizes their many applications in science and engineering. Students discuss methods for solving such equations either exactly or approximately. Topics include: first-order equations; higher order linear equations; modelling with differential equations; systems of linear equations; and phase plane analysis of nonlinear systems.

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MATH 2650

 Linear Differential Equations for Engineering (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Engineering students are introduced to ordinary differential equations, the Laplace transform and transfer functions, complex numbers, and phasors. Topics include first-order differential equations (analytical and numerical solution), second-order linear equations (homogeneous, non-homogeneous, variation of parameters, undetermined coefficients, resonance, step response) and linear time-invariant systems (canonical form, eigen values and eigen vectors, matrix exponential, non-homogeneity). There is some use of computers in this course.
Note: Credit will not be given for both MATH 2240 and MATH 2650 Required Seminar: MATH 2650S

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MATH 2670

 Mathematical Methods for Electrical-Computer Engineering (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Engineering students are introduced to various mathematical techniques related to the Fourier Transform. Topics include Fourier series (trigonometric and complex exponential forms, Parseval's identity, Gibbs' phenomenon), the Fourier Transform (definition, examples, interpretation, convolution), the wave equation (d'Alembert's formula, separation of variables, transform methods, damping, dispersion), the discrete Fournier transform, discrete systems and the z-transform, and generating functions (with applications to recursion relations, difference equations, and elementary counting problems). There is some use of computers in this course.
Corequisite: MATH 3170 Required Seminar: MATH 2670S

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MATH 2700

 Discrete Mathematics 2 (3,1.5,0)

Credits: 3
This course is a continuation of MATH 1700: Discrete Mathematics 1, and includes combinatorial arguments and proofs; deriving recurrence relations; generating functions; inclusion-exclusion; functions and relations; countable and uncountable sets; and graph theory.

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MATH 3000

 Complex Variables (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to the classical complex function theory, a cornerstone of mathematics. Topics include: complex derivatives and the Cauchy-Riemann equations; the complex exponential function and related elementary functions; integration along curves and Cauchy's theorems; Taylor and Laurent series; zeros and singularities; residues; and evaluation of integrals using the residue theorem.
Corequisite: MATH 2200 or MATH 3170 (both are recommended) Required Seminar: MATH 3000S

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MATH 3020

 Introduction to Probability (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
This course provides a theoretical foundation for the study of statistics. Topics include basic notions of probability, random variables, probability distributions (both single-variable and multi-variable), expectation and conditional expectation, limit theorems and random number generation.

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MATH 3030

 Introduction to Stochastic Processes (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine simple random processes, including discrete and continuous Markov chains, Poisson processes and Brownian motion. Renewal theory is also discussed.

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MATH 3070

 Linear Algebra 2 (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
This is a continuation of MATH 2120: Linear Algebra 1. Students explore such topics as: matrix diagonalization and its application to systems of linear differential equations and Markov chains; invariant subspaces; inner product spaces; Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization; linear operators of various special types (normal, self-adjoint, unitary, orthogonal, projections); the finite-dimensional spectral theorem; and bilinear and quadratic forms.

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MATH 3080

 Euclidean Geometry (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Students begin with the axiomatic development of geometry, and briefly explore possible variations in axioms. Students then progress to classical Euclidean geometry; geometric transformations; and the relevance of geometric transformations to computer graphics. The course concludes with a discussion of non-Euclidean geometries and projective geometry.

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MATH 3120

 Elementary Number Theory (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
The course begins with integer divisibility and the related ideas of prime numbers, unique prime factorization, and congruence. Attention is then directed to arithmetic functions, including the Euler totient function. The Chinese Remainder Theorem and quadratic reciprocity are studied, and some Diophantine equations are considered. Lastly continued fractions and primitive roots are discussed.

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MATH 3160

 Differential Equations 2 (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
This course is divided into three parts. The first part examines methods for solving ordinary differential equations. Power series methods are applied to obtain solutions near ordinary points and regular singular points, and the real Laplace transform is discussed. In the second part, students consider Sturm-Liouville boundary-value problems, Fourier series, and other series of eigen functions, including Fourier-Bessel series. The final part is an introduction to boundary-value problems involving partial differential equations, primarily: the heat equation; the wave equation and Laplace's equation, with applications in physics. The method of separation of variables is used.
Note: This course is the same as PHYS 3120 Required Seminar: MATH 3160S

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MATH 3170

 Calculus 4 (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
This course is a continuation of MATH 2110. Topics include triple integrals in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, general change of variables in double and triple integrals, vector fields, line integrals, conservative fields, and path independence, Green's theorem, surface integrals, Stokes' theorem and the divergence theorem, with applications in physics.

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MATH 3200

 Real Variables (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
The core of this course is a careful study of continuity and limits of real functions and convergence of real sequences and series, in addition to basic topology of the real line. Limit points and subsequences are discussed, leading to the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem and the concept of a compact set. Metric spaces are introduced.

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MATH 3220

 Abstract Algebra (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to the abstract algebraic concepts of rings, fields, integral domains, homomorphisms and isomorphisms. The course concludes with a brief discussion about the treatment of groups.

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MATH 3400

 Introduction to Linear Programming (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Algorithms for linear programming are introduced and studied in this course, from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Topics include the graphic method; simplex method; revised simplex method; and duality theory. Special linear programming such as network flows and game theory are also explored.

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MATH 3510

 Problem Solving Applied Math (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
This course provides learners with a systematic approach to problem solving. Students use a variety of analytical techniques to solve problems drawn from various disciplines. This course is of interest to students in any program where numerical problems may occur.

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MATH 3650

 Numerical Analysis (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
This course introduces standard numerical methods, including algorithms for solving algebraic equations (linear and nonlinear, single equations and systems) and for polynomial approximation and interpolation.
Note: Students who already have credit for COMP 3320 may not take MATH 3640 for further credit Required Seminar: MATH 3650S

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MATH 3700

 Introduction to the History of Mathematics (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Students trace the development of numeration, arithmetic, geometry, algebra and other areas of mathematics, from their beginnings to their modern forms. The historical development studies is enhanced by the solution of mathematical problems using the techniques that were available in the period under study.

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MATH 3990

 ***Selected Topics in Mathematics (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Students consider, in depth, a selection of topics drawn from Mathematics. The particular topics may vary each time the course is offered.

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MATH 4410

 Modelling of Discrete Optimization Problems (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Real-world optimization problems are formulated in order to be resolved by standard techniques involving linear programming, integer programming, network flows, dynamic programming and goal programming. Additional techniques may include post-optimality analysis, game theory, nonlinear programming, and heuristic techniques.

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MATH 4420

 Optimization in Graphs and Networks (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Topics include basic graph theory, tree searching algorithms, shortest paths, maximum flows, minimum cost flows, matchings, and graph colouring.

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MATH 4430

 Introduction to Graph Theory (4,0,0)

Credits: 3
An introductory course deals mostly with non-algorithmic topics, including connectivity, Eulerian graphs, Hamiltonian graphs, planarity and Kuratowski's Theorem, matchings, graph colouring, and extremal graphs. Applications of graphs are discussed.

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MATH 4950

 Honours Thesis in Mathematics (0,3,0)(0,3,0)

Credits: 6
Students are required to conduct an independent investigation into a mathematical topic or problem at the advanced undergraduate level, under the supervision of a member of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The results of the study are to be typed and submitted as an Honours Thesis, and is defended orally at a public lecture before an examining committee.

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MATH 4980

 ***Directed Studies in Mathematics

Credits: 3
Students undertake an investigation on a specific topic as agreed to by the faculty member and the student.

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MATH 4990

 ***Selected Topics in Mathematics (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
Students consider, in depth, a selection of topics drawn from Mathematics. The particular topics may vary each time the course is offered.

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MDLB 0511

 Phlebotomy Workshop


This practical course allows students to develop and demonstrate the skills learned in MDLB 1311 (previously MLAP 131): Laboratory Procedures and Protocols, to further explore the roles and responsibilities of a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA), and to gain experience in performing venipuncture under the guidance of experienced MLAs. The schedule for MDLB 0511 is provided on this page: https://www.tru.ca/distance/programs/health-science/medical-laboratory-assistant/phlebotomy-workshop.html The program administrator will contact you to discuss the date and location of your workshop.
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MDLB 0521

 MLA Workshop


This practical course allows students to develop and demonstrate the skills learned in HLTH 1141, MDLB 1221, 1321 and 1521, to further explore the roles and responsibilities of a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA), and to gain experience in performing venipuncture and laboratory procedures under the guidance of experienced MLAs or MLTs. The schedule for MDLB 0521 is provided on this page: https://www.tru.ca/distance/programs/health-science/medical-laboratory-assistant/phlebotomy-workshop.html The program administrator will contact you to discuss the date and location of your workshop. *
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MDLB 1121

 Anatomy, Physiology and Med Terminology

Credits: 2
By using a consistent, systematic approach, this course not only provides a system for a student to analyze medical terminology, but also gives the student a basic understanding of body systems, anatomical structures, medical processes and procedures, and diseases. NOTE: You will need to purchase your textbook locally or order it through the TRU bookstore. More information on ordering through the bookstore can be found at http://www.thebookstore.tru.ca.
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MDLB 1211

 Professional and Safety Issues

Credits: 3
This is an in-depth course examining the basic principles of professional and safety issues. The main objectives are to clarify the role of the medical lab assistant in health care, to promote the need for professionalism in MLAs and to develop a positive attitude towards safety in the workplace. This course was previously known as MLAP 121.
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MDLB 1221

 Professional Practices and Safety in Health Care

Credits: 3
This course takes an in-depth look at the basic principles of professional and safety issues related to the position of medical laboratory assistant (MLA). The main objectives are as follows: clarify the role of the MLA in health care; promote the need for professionalism in the position of MLA; convey the importance of good interpersonal and communication skills; and provide important information about workplace safety.
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MDLB 1311

 Laboratory Procedures and Protocols

Credits: 3
MDLB 1311 (previously MLAP 131): Laboratory Procedures and Protocols is an in-depth course designed to clarify the medical laboratory assistant's role in specimen collection, specimen handling and distribution, body fluid analysis, and culture media preparation. General record keeping and office procedures are also discussed. This course was previously known as MLAP 131.
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MDLB 1321

 Phlebotomy Procedures and Specimen Preparation

Credits: 3
This in-depth course examines the practice of phlebotomy and provides a comprehensive background in the related theory and principles. The course also covers the theory of body fluid analysis, automated instrument loading, slide staining, and laboratory information systems. Practitioner safety is emphasized throughout the course.
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MDLB 1411

 Clinical Evaluation of Competencies

Credits: 3
MDLB 1411 (previously MLAP 141): Evaluation of Competencies is designed to evaluate specific technical and non-technical aspects of the medical laboratory assistant's work, according to criteria and curriculum developed by the British Columbia Society of Medical Laboratory Science (BCSMLS), which includes a minimum of 120 hours of practicum training and 200 successful venipunctures. This practicum is a competency-based training program held at a laboratory or clinical facility. The specific length and timing of the practicum will vary by facility.
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MDLB 1511

 Pre-Analytical Specimen Preparation

Credits: 3
This course is designed for the working Medical Laboratory Assistant covers the basic concepts of pre-analytical specimen preparation including microbiology, serum separation, loading specimens on automated instruments, and urinalysis. This course was previously known as MLAP 151.
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MDLB 1521

 Microbiology Specimen Preparation

Credits: 3
Students explore the basic concepts for a Medical Laboratory Assistant working in the Microbiology Laboratory. The course content includes the theory required for the propoer collection, preparation and handling of specimens, which is essential to ensuring accurate results for microbiology tests.
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MDLB 1611

 Pre-Analytical Procedures for Histopathology

Credits: 3
This course is designed for the working Medical Laboratory Assistant and the basic concepts of pre-analytical histopathology including: anatomic pathology / histology specimens, preparation for cutting, processing and accessioning. It also includes a cytology component covering specimen preparation, processing and accessioning. This course was previously known as MLAP 161.
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MDLB 1721

 Laboratory Practicum Evaluation of Competencies

Credits: 3
Laboratory Practicum - Evaluation of Competencies This practicum course is designed to evaluate specific technical and non-technical aspects of the Medical Laboratory Assistant's work, according to criteria and curriculum developed by the British Columbia Society of Medical Laboratory Science (BCSLS), which includes a minimum of 120 hours of practicum training and 200 successful venipunctures. This practicum is a competency based training program held at a laboratory or clinical facility. The specific length and timing of the practicum will vary by facility.
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MDLB 1991

 Laboratory Practicum -- Evaluation of National Competencies

Credits: 3
This practicum course is designed to evaluate specific technical and non-technical aspects of the Medical Laboratory Assistant's work, according to criteria and curriculum developed by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). This practicum is a competency-based training program held at a laboratory or clinical facility. The specific length and timing of the practicum will vary by facility.
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MEAT 1010

 Safety and Sanitation (30 hours)


In this practice-based course with theory components, students are introduced to meat lab sanitation procedures. Topics include refrigeration guidelines and safety practices for all handtools, and power equipment used in a retail meat processing operation.

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MEAT 1020

 Beef and Veal Carcass Processing (150 hours)


In this practice-based course with theory components, students are introduced to beef and veal carcass breaking procedures, merchandising practices for wholesale primals and sub-primals into retail cuts. Beef meat inspection and grading regulations, and product identification are also covered.

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MEAT 1030

 Meat Science (30 hours)


This is a theory-based course with practical lab applications and observation designed to introduce students to the study of meat structure, common diseases, meat coloration, electrical stimulation, post mortem aging, pre-slaughter stress syndrome, meat nutrition and shear force analysis.

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MEAT 1040

 Pork Processing (80 hours)


In this practice-based course with theory components, students are introduced to pork carcass breaking, merchandising, grading, specifications, variety meats and product identification.

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MEAT 1050

 Lamb Processing (50 hours)


In this practice-based course with theory components, students are introduced to lamb carcass breaking, merchandising, grading, specifications, variety meats and product identification.

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MEAT 1060

 Poultry Processing (50 hours)


In this practice-based course with theory components, students are introduced to poultry carcass processing, merchandising, grading specifications and product identification.

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MEAT 1070

 Seafood Processing (30 hours)


This is a theory-based course with a basic practical component to introduce students to various types of commonly sold retail seafood items in the fresh whole state, fillets, chuck form and frozen states.

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MEAT 1080

 Product Identification and Nomenclature (100 hours)


In this practice-based course with theory components, students expand on their existing knowledge of retail product legal names, utilizing practical lab sessions, and supporting theory media.

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MEAT 1090

 Value Added Processing (50 hours)


In this practice-based course with theory components, students are introduced to bacon and ham curing, vacuum tumbled products, jerky processing and the preparation of chicken cordon blue and various types of cutlets.

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MEAT 1100

 Fresh, Smoked and Cured Sausage (150 hours)


In this practice-based course with theory components, students are introduced to the history of sausage manufacturing. Topics include: processing and packaging materials; equipment and safety; spices; curing; smoking; and diseases associated with sausage manufacturing.

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MEAT 1110

 Meat Nutrition and Cooking (30 hours)


This is a theory-based course with practical components designed to introduce students to the nutritional value of meat products, the cooking of raw meats, and advising consumers on cooking for various meat products.

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MEAT 1120

 Customer Service and Employment Skills (150 hours)


This is a practice-based course with theory components and two separate three-week sessions, totalling six weeks. Students evaluate industry work experiences in two different locations, and are introduced to resume and cover letter writing skills for the retail meat processing industry. Customer service skills are developed through participation in the TRU meat store and complimented with course assignments and theory.

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MEAT 1130

 Business Related Math (100 hours)


A theory based course with practical lab applications designed to introduce students to industry related business math that focuses on metric conversion, mark up, mark down, cutting analysis, shrinkage analysis, and break even. Inventory management controls include gross profit statements, wage and profit ratios and price booking.

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MEAT 2000

 Meatcutting Apprentice Level 1 (140 hours)


Students are introduced to theory and gain hands-on lab experience in the following topics: occupational skills; handling beef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry, and seafood and freshwater fish.

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MEAT 3000

 Meatcutting Apprentice Level 2 (140 hours)


Students are introduced to theory and gain hands-on lab experience in the following topics: occupational skills; handling beef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry, seafood and freshwater fish, game, and processed meat products.

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MFAB 1100

 Metal Fabricator Level 1 (150 hours)


This course will introduce students to the full range of knowledge, abilities and skills required in the process of metal fabrication and fitting. Upon successful completion of this program the students should have the ability to interpret drawings in order to layout, mark, cut, burn, saw, shear, punch, drill, roll, bend, shape, form, straighten, fit, assemble, bolt, rivet, weld, test and inspect, prime and paint structural fabrications constructed from plates and structural shape of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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MFAB 1500

 Metal Fabricator - Foundation (690 hours)


This course will introduce students to the full range of knowledge, abilities and skills required in the process of metal fabrication and fitting. Upon successful completion of this program the students should have the ability to interpret drawings in order to layout, mark, cut, burn, saw, shear, punch, drill, roll, bend, shape, form, straighten, fit, assemble, bolt, rivet, weld, test and inspect, prime and paint structural fabrications constructed from plates and structural shape of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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MFAB 2000

 Metal Fabricator Level 2 (150 hours)


This is the second level of the BC ITA Apprenticeship and will further students full range of knowledge, abilities and skills required in the process of metal fabrication and fitting.

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MFAB 3000

 Metal Fabricator Level 3 (150 hours)


This course will introduce students to the full range of knowledge, abilities and skills required in the process of metal fabrication and fitting. Upon successful completion of this program the students should have the ability to interpret drawings in order to layout, mark, cut, burn, saw, shear, punch, drill, roll, bend, shape, form, straighten, fit, assemble, bolt, rivet, weld, test and inspect, prime and paint structural fabrications constructed from plates and structural shape of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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MFAB 4000

 Metal Fabricator Level 4 (150 hours)


Upon successful completion of this fourth and final apprenticeship course, students should have the ability to interpret drawings in order to layout, mark, cut, burn, saw, shear, punch, drill, roll, bend, shape, form, straighten, fit, assemble, bolt, rivet, weld, test and inspect, prime and paint structural fabrications constructed from plates and structural shape of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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MICR 1580

 Veterinary Microbiology 1 (2,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to veterinary microbiology. Topics include microbial anatomy and physiology, culture media, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, sterilization and disinfection, mycology and virology.

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MICR 1680

 Veterinary Microbiology 2 (0,1,3)(L)

Credits: 2
Students are instructed in the theory and application of laboratory methods.

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MIST 2610

 Management Information Systems (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students acquire the knowledge and skills to effectively utilize information systems and technology in support of organizational strategy. Topics include an introduction to information systems; information systems strategy; ethics, privacy, and policy; data security; data and knowledge management; networks and communications technologies; wireless and mobile computing; e-business and e-commerce; Web 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and social networks; systems development and managing information systems projects; and personal productivity software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of BBUS 1370, BBUS 2370, COMP 1000, COMP 1350, COMP 1700, or COMP 1910

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MIST 2611

 Management Information Systems

Credits: 3
Students acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to effectively utilize information systems and technology in support of organizational strategy. Topics include an introduction to information systems in organizations; strategy and information systems leadership; databases and data management; information networks; the Internet and social media; enterprise resource planning and business applications; e-business; wireless and mobile technology; knowledge management; developing and implementing information systems; security and information systems auditing; information ethics and privacy; and practical skills using operating systems, word processing and spreadsheet software.
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MIST 3620

 Web-Enabled Business Applications (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop a comprehensive understanding of web technologies and their applications in business. Topics include foundation of e-business; overview of the technological foundations of the Internet and web; revenue models and payment systems; building a web presence; marketing on the web; legal and ethical issues; hardware and software for developing and hosting websites; online security and payment systems; and improving efficiency and reducing costs in business-to-business activities.

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MIST 3630

 Data and Knowledge Management for Business (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop a theoretical and practical understanding of how to manage two of the most important assets of an organization: data and knowledge. Students examine issues related to the analysis, development, maintenance, and retention of information required for various organizational needs, and learn the fundamentals of how to implement solid knowledge management practices. Topics include an overview of data and knowledge management, modeling data in the organization, logical database design and the relational model, physical database design, data processing for business intelligence, data analysis and reporting, and managing organization data and knowledge.

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MIST 4610

 Strategic Management Information Systems (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students acquire the knowledge and skills to support decision-making and problem-solving processes in business and accounting. An emphasis is placed on managing the entire lifecycle of data, from collecting to interpreting, to modelling, to decision making, and finally to communicating the results. Topics include accounting information systems development; information technology auditing, including data and network security; developing enterprise reporting systems; managing data, principles of extensible markup language (XML), and extensible business reporting language (XBRL); and constructing, analyzing, and presenting a suite of spreadsheet-based, decision-making models.

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MIST 4620

 Information Security Management for Business (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop a general understanding of information technology security. Dependency on computer technology and the Internet has grown to a level where all organizations must devote considerable resources to managing threats to the security of their mobile, desktop and networked computer systems. Topics include introduction to information security; basic need for security; legal, ethical, and professional issues; risk management; information security policies and procedures; information security planning; access control systems and methodology; principles of cryptography; and operations security.

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MIST 4630

 Information Technology Management for Business (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop knowledge and experience in project management, as it applies to business software and information systems development. Topics include the foundations of information systems project management for business; project management process stages; developing the project charter and baseline project plan; the human side of project management; defining and managing project scope; the work breakdown structure and project estimation; the project schedule and budget; managing project risk; project communication, tracking, and reporting; information systems project quality management; and project implementation and evaluation.

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MKTG 2430

 Introduction to Marketing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students receive an overall view of the marketing function, the role of marketing in society and its application within organizations. Topics include an overview of marketing; developing a marketing plan and strategies; analyzing the marketing environment; consumer behaviour; segmentation, targeting, and positioning; developing new products; product, branding, and packaging decisions; pricing concepts and strategies; distribution strategies; and integrated marketing communications.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of MKTG 2430, MKTG 2431, MKTG 3430, TMGT 1150, BBUS 3430 or BBUS 3431

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MKTG 2431

 Marketing

Credits: 3
Students receive an overall view of the marketing function, the role of marketing in society and its application within organizations. Topics include marketing value; understanding customer's value needs; creating value; communicating value; and delivering value.
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MKTG 3430

 Marketing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students receive an overall view of the marketing function, the role of marketing in society and its application within organizations. Topics include an introduction to marketing; developing a marketing plan and strategies; analyzing the marketing environment; consumer behaviour; segmentation, targeting, and positioning; developing new products; product, branding, and packaging decisions; pricing concepts and strategies; distribution strategies; and integrated marketing communications.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of MKTG 2430, MKTG 3430, MKTG 2431, TMGT 1150, BBUS 3430 or BBUS 3431

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MKTG 3450

 Professional Selling (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students gain an overall view of the professional selling function and its role in marketing and society and its application within organizations. Topics include relationship selling opportunities; evolution of selling models; creating value with a relationship strategy; communication styles; creating product solutions; product selling strategies; product positioning selling models; buying process and buyer behaviour; approaching the customer; developing and qualifying a prospect base; determining customer needs; the sales presentation; negotiating buyer concerns; closing and confirming the sale; and ethics in selling.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of MKTG 3450, MKTG 3451, HMGT 2120, BBUS 3450 or BBUS 3451

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MKTG 3451

 Professional Selling

Credits: 3
Students examine an overall analysis of the professional selling function, and gain insight into the role of personal selling in marketing and society and its applications within organizations. Topics include being a professional salesperson; knowing your product; finding customers; presenting successfully; closing sales; and managing and being managed.
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MKTG 3470

 Consumer Behaviour (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine the psychological, social and cultural theories and concepts that provide insight into consumer behaviour and then apply these principles to different consumer decision-making contexts. Topics include defining consumer behaviour and consumer behaviour research and examining how perception, learning and memory, motivation and affect, self-perception, personality, life-style, values, attitude, group influences, income, social class, family structure, subcultures, and culture affect consumer decision making.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of MKTG 3470, MKTG 3471, TMGT 4130, BBUS 3470 or BBUS 3471

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MKTG 3471

 Consumer Behaviour

Credits: 3
Students develop an appreciation for the influence consumer behavior has on marketing activities. Students apply psychological, social and cultural concepts to marketing decision making. Topics include the importance of consumer behaviour and research; internal influences such as motivation and involvement, personality, self-image, life-style, perception, learning, attitude formation and change, and communication; external influences such as culture, subculture, social class, reference groups and family, and the diffusion of innovations; and consumer decision making.
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MKTG 3480

 Marketing Research (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop an understanding of marketing research and its values in analyzing consumers, markets, and the environment. Topics include an introduction to market research, the marketing research industry and research ethics, the marketing research process, secondary data and databases, qualitative research, traditional survey research, primary data collection, measurement, questionnaire design, basic sampling issues, sample size determination, and statistical testing.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for both MKTG 3480 and TMGT 3050

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MKTG 3481

 Marketing Research

Credits: 3
Students gain an understanding of marketing research and its value in analyzing consumers, markets, and the environment. Topics include an overview of market research and research design, exploratory research; descriptive research; scaling; sampling; and data analysis and reporting.
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MKTG 4400

 Professional Sales Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students prepare for the role of an effective sales manager in today's hyper-competitive global economy by integrating current technology, research, and strategic planning activities. Topics include the role of the sales manager; buying and selling processes; customer relationship management; organizing the sales force; sales forecasting and budgeting; selecting, training, compensating, and motivating the salesperson; and evaluating salesperson performance.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of MKTG 4400 or BBUS 4400

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MKTG 4410

 Services Marketing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop a thorough understanding of the extended marketing mix and service quality in service businesses. Topics include new perspectives on services marketing; consumer behaviour in a service context; positioning services in competitive markets; developing service products; distributing services through physical and e-channels; the pricing and promotion of services; designing and managing service processes; balancing demand and productive capacity; crafting the service environment; managing people for service advantage; and service quality.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of MKTG 4410, MKTG 4411, BBUS 4410 or BBUS 4411

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MKTG 4411

 Services Marketing

Credits: 3
Students examine the important issues facing service providers and the successful implementation of a customer focus in service-based businesses. Topics include an overview of services marketing; understanding the customer in services marketing; standardizing and aligning the delivery of services; the people who deliver and perform services; managing demand and capacity; and promotion and pricing strategies in services marketing.
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MKTG 4412

 New Product Development (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop the conceptual, analytical and decision-making skills and knowledge of industry best practices needed to successfully develop and launch new products and services. Topics include opportunity identification and selection; concept generation; concept evaluation; product/service development and product testing; and marketing testing and managing the product/service launch.

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MKTG 4420

 Brand Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students learn how brands are managed as strategic assets. They develop the necessary knowledge and skills for creating, measuring, maintaining and growing brand equity in a competitive market place. Topics include an introduction to brands and brand management, identifying and establishing brand positioning and values, planning and implementing brand marketing programs, measuring and interpreting brand equity, and growing and sustaining brand equity.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of MKTG 4420 or BBUS 4420

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MKTG 4430

 Retail Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop an in-depth understanding of retail and services management as well as non-store retailing. Topics include defining retail, customer behaviour, retail location decisions, merchandising, design and layout, retail pricing, promotion, retail employees, customer loyalty, and international retailing.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of MKTG 4430, MKTG 4431, BBUS 4430 or BBUS 4431

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MKTG 4431

 Retail Marketing

Credits: 3
Students develop an in-depth understanding of retail and services management as well as non-store retailing. Topics include an overview of retail marketing; retail marketing, financial and location strategy; merchandising; pricing and distribution; promotion including communications, store layout, store design, visual merchandising; and customer service.
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MKTG 4450

 E-Commerce (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine how the internet is rapidly becoming one of the primary communications, marketing and commercial medium for businesses in almost every industry, and how managers can effectively use this tool to execute their organization's strategic plans. Topics include the E-Commerce business models and concepts; E-Commerce infrastructure; building E-Commerce presence; E-Commerce security and payment systems; E-Commerce marketing and advertising concepts; social, mobile and local marketing; ethical, social and political issues in E-Commerce; online retailing and services; online content and media; social networks, auctions and portals; and business-to-business E-Commerce.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of MKTG 4450, MKTG 4451, BBUS 4450, BBUS 4451 or BBUS 4453

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MKTG 4451

 E-Commerce

Credits: 3
Students examine how the Internet is rapidly becoming one of the primary communication, marketing and commercial medium for businesses in almost every industry, and how managers can effectively use this tool to execute their organization's strategic plans. Topics include an overview of electronic commerce; e-marketplaces including auctions and portals; online marketing and consumer behaviour; business-to-business e-commerce; e-government; e-learning; social networks; search engine maximization; e-commerce security; payment solutions and order fulfillment; e-commerce security; e-commerce strategy and global issues; legal, ethical and tax issues; and launching an e-commerce business.
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MKTG 4460

 Marketing Strategy (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students learn how to effectively analyze marketing problems and opportunities in a rapidly changing environment, and then develop appropriate strategies. Emphasis is placed on building long-term customer relationships and adopting a strong customer orientation through imagination, vision and courage. Topics include segmentation, targeting and positioning (STP); creating competitive advantage; marketing program development; implementation of the marketing plan; and developing and maintaining long-term customer relationships. A marketing strategy simulation, marketing project, or marketing audit is used to reinforce course concepts.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of MKTG 4460, MKTG 4461, BBUS 4460 or TMGT 4140

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MKTG 4470

 International Marketing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students explore all aspects of marketing from a global perspective to better respond to international opportunities and competitive situations. Topics include an overview of international marketing; history and geography and its effect on culture; cultural dynamics in assessing global markets; culture, management style and business systems; the political environment; assessing global market opportunities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific Region; planning for global market entry; products and services for international consumers; products and services for international businesses; and international marketing channels.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of MKTG 4470, MKTG 4471, BBUS 4470 or BBUS 4471

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MKTG 4471

 International Marketing

Credits: 3
Students explore all aspects of marketing from a global perspective to better respond to international opportunities and competitive situations. Topics include an overview of international marketing; social, cultural, political, and legal environments; international market-entry opportunities; planning and managing market entry strategies and products; global distribution and pricing; international promotion, sales, and negotiation; and international market planning.
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MKTG 4480

 Integrated Marketing Communications (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine the promotional mix including advertising, publicity, personal selling and sales promotion from an integrative perspective. They then learn how to create and manage these promotional tools to successfully execute a business' strategic plan. Topics include an introduction to integrated marketing communication; organizing integrated marketing communication; consumer behavior and target market review; communication response models; objectives and the integrated marketing communication plan; brand positioning strategy decisions; creative strategy decisions; creative tactics decisions; types of media; media planning and budgeting; social, ethical and legal issues; and international marketing communications.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of MKTG 4480, MKTG 4481, BBUS 4480 or BBUS 4481

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MKTG 4481

 Integrated Marketing Communication

Credits: 3
Students examine the promotional mix including advertising, publicity, personal selling and sales promotion from an integrative perspective. Students create and manage these promotional tools to successfully execute a business' strategic plan. Topics include an overview of integrated marketing communications (IMC) and brand building; basic IMC strategies; creating, sending, and receiving brand messages; IMC functions; social, legal and ethical issues in IMC; international marketing communication; and effectiveness, measurement, and evaluations.
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MKTG 4490

 Business-to-Business Marketing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine how important the marketing of products and services to other businesses and organizations is to the economy, the unique nature of business customers' needs, and the different marketing strategies that can be employed to meet those needs. Topics include business markets and business marketing; character of business marketing; organizational buyer behavior; legal and regulatory environment; marketing strategy; market opportunities for current and potential customers via market research; segmentation, targeting and positioning in the business-to-business context; developing and managing product and service offerings; innovation and competitiveness; pricing; business development and planning; sales; branding; business marketing channels and partnerships; connecting through advertising, trade shows, and public relations; marketing via the Internet; and business ethics.
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of MKTG 4490, MKTG 4491, BBUS 4490 or BBUS 4491

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MKTG 4491

 Business-to-Business Marketing

Credits: 3
Students examine the importance and impact of marketing products and services to other businesses and organizations in the economy, the unique nature of business customer's needs, and the different marketing strategies that can be employed to meet those needs. Topics include exploring business markets and business marketing; creating value for business customers; designing product and channel strategies; establishing strong communications; building strong sales and pricing; and managing programs and customers.
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MLAN 0120

 Local Language

Credits: 3

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MLAN 1110

 Introductory World Language 1 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
This shell course provides students with an opportunity to study a language not regularly offered in the Modern Languages program. It is offered periodically, and the language taught may vary from year to year.

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MLAN 1210

 Introductory World Language 2 (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
This shell course provides students with an opportunity to continue their study of a language not regularly offered in the Modern Languages program. The language taught may vary from year to year. MLAN 1210 is offered as the continuation of MLAN 1110, and is subject to demand.

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MLAN 2700

 Field School in Modern Languages (3,3,0)

Credits: 6
Students travel to another country for the purpose of studying language and culture. Field schools may be offered in Chinese, German, French, Japanese, Spanish, or other languages which might be taught in the future in the Modern Languages program. In the case of French only, travel may be within Canada (i.e. to Quebec). Field schools vary in length up to 6 weeks, and this may include classroom time prior to travel. This course may be taken more than once.

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MLAP 1120

 Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology (2,0,0)

Credits: 2
In this course the focus is on developing knowledge and comprehension in basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology measurement units. The emphasis is on medical terminology.

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MLAP 1130

 The Electrocardiogram (1,0,0)

Credits: 1
This introductory course covers the theory behind the specific anatomy of the heart, the conductive system of the heart, the electrocardiogram, as well as the diagnostic aspects of the electrocardiogram.

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MLAP 1210

 Professional and Safety Issues (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
The main objectives of this course are to clarify the medical laboratory assistant's role in health care, to promote the need for professionalism and to present a positive attitude towards safety in the workplace.

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MLAP 1310

 Laboratory Procedures and Protocols (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course focuses on specific laboratory procedures and protocols. Topics include specimen collection, specimen handling and distribution, culture media preparation and office and billing procedures.

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MLAP 1410

 Evaluation of Competencies (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Specific technical and non-technical aspects of the MLA's work is evaluated, according to criteria and curriculum supplied by BCSMT. The evaluation will normally be conducted by a medical laboratory technologist in a supervisory position at the clinical facility in which the MLA is employed.

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MLAP 1510

 General Pre-Analytical Specimen Preparation (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course is designed for the Medical Laboratory Assistant and covers the basic concepts of pre-analytical specimen preparation including Microbiology, Serum Separation, loading specimens on automated instruments, and Urinalysis.

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MLAP 1610

 Pre-Analytical Histo-Pathology (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course is designed for the Medical Laboratory Assistant and covers the basic concepts of pre-analytical Histo-Pathology including: Anatomic Pathology/Histology specimens, preparation for cutting, processing and accessioning. It will also include a Cytology component covering specimen preparation, processing and accessioning.

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MLWT 1000

 Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship Level 1


This course is intended for sponsored first-year apprentices in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) field. Students will be introduced to and trained to perform the following skills safely; dismantle, install, set up, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment. This includes; power transmissions, conveyors, hoists, pumps, compressors, alignment, fluid power and performing vibration analysis.

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MLWT 1500

 Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Foundation


This course is intended for those without prior experience in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) field. Students will be introduced to and trained to perform the following skills safely; dismantle, install, set up, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment. This includes; power transmissions, conveyors, hoists, pumps, compressors, alignment, fluid power and performing vibration analysis.

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MLWT 2000

 Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship Level 2


This course is intended for those with their level one certification and prior experience in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) field. Students will learn to dismantle, install, set up, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment including; power transmissions, conveyors, hoists, pumps, compressors, alignment, fluid power and performing vibration analysis.

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MLWT 3000

 Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship Level 3


This course is intended for those with their level two certification and have substantial prior experience in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) field. Students will learn to dismantle, install, set up, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment including; power transmissions, conveyors, hoists, pumps, compressors, alignment, fluid power and perform vibration analysis.

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MLWT 4000

 Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship Level 4


This course is intended for those with their level three certification, have substantial experience in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) field and are prepared for their final level of certification with the BC ITA. Students will learn to dismantle, install, set up, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment including; power transmissions, conveyors, hoists, pumps, compressors, alignment, fluid power and perform vibration analysis.

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MNGT 1111

 Supervision

Credits: 3
Students are exposed to front-line management and the duties and responsibilities of supervisors. Topics include the management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and control; effective communications, problem-solving, and decision making; training, motivating, counselling, and appraising employees; facilitating team work and increasing employee productivity; and managing diversity, change and conflict. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------K
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MNGT 1211

 Management Principles and Practices

Credits: 3
Students examine a basic framework for understanding the role and functions of management and an explanation for the principles, concepts and techniques that can be used in carrying out these functions. Topics include planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling, as well as decision-making and managing change.
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MNGT 1221

 Supervision

Credits: 3
Students explore the duties and responsibilities of supervisors and front-line management practices in modern dynamic organizations. They apply the principles of management namely planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling, and also learn to work through and with people in order to achieve organizational goals and objectives. Topics include an introduction to supervision; planning and control; decision-making; organizing an effective department; staffing; performance appraisal; motivation; leadership; communication; conflicts and politics in the workplace; change and stress management; and disciplining employees.
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MNGT 1710

 Introduction to Business (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to basic management principles and the functional areas of business. Topics include the business environment from a legal, regulatory, economic, competitive, technological, social, ethical, and global perspective; the functions of management, specifically planning, organizing, leading, and control; the different business functions, including human resources, supply chain management, marketing, and financial management; and the forms of business ownership and the importance of entrepreneurship.

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MNGT 1711

 Introduction to Business

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to basic management principles and the functional areas of business. Topics include the business environment; important business trends; forms of business ownership and the importance of entrepreneurship; different business functions including marketing, accounting, finance, human resources, and information systems; and the functions of management including planning, organizing, leadership, and control.
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MNGT 2131

 Motivation and Productivity

Credits: 3
Students explore the supervisory aspects of management, with a specific focus on effectively motivating employees as a means of increasing productivity. Topics include motivational obstacles and their causes; job design; leadership; goal setting and management by objectives; rewards; and supervisory communications.
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MNGT 3710

 Business Ethics and Society (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students explore the complex business environment and the relationships organizations have with each other, civil society, and the natural environment. Through this examination, students learn how critical ethical decision-making is to the successful management of any organization. Topics include elements of critical thinking, business ethics fundamentals, frameworks for ethical thinking, awareness of ethical pitfalls, ethical reasoning, ethical principles, drafting a code of ethics, illustrating an ethical decision-making process, applying ethical decision-making skills, ethical decision-making in the workplace, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, and stakeholder theory.

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MNGT 3711

 Business Ethics and Society

Credits: 3
Students explore the complex business environment and the relationships organizations have with civil society, the natural environment, and each other. Through this examination, students learn that ethical decision-making is critical to the successful management of any organization. Topics include primary and secondary stakeholder groups; the impacts of various organizational-stakeholder relationships; the varying levels of responsibility of stakeholder groups; the biases, influences, and reasons that drive stakeholder perspectives; changing economic, political, social, and cultural forces and their influences on business and society; the continuum of socially responsible management and ethical business practices; and the challenges and opportunities that influence where an organization fits on the continuum.
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MNGT 3730

 Leadership (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students cultivate a deep understanding of what leadership is and what leaders do to be successful. An emphasis is placed on the development of practical leadership skills. Topics include an introduction to leadership, leadership traits, leadership style and philosophy, leadership and relationships, developing leadership skills, leadership and ethics, creating a vision, leadership and out-group members, leadership and conflict, and managing obstacles to effective leadership.

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MNGT 3731

 Leadership

Credits: 3
Students develop an in-depth understanding of what leadership is and what leaders do to be successful. Emphasis is on the development of practical leadership skills. Topics include reflection, self-awareness, and leadership; building trust and maintaining trust; developing successful interactions; and coaching fundamentals and feedback techniques.
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MNGT 4710

 Decision Analysis (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students focus on the development, implementation, and utilization of business models for making informed managerial decisions. Models and management cases from diverse industries, and functional areas are used extensively to illustrate important decision tools, their assumptions and limitations, and how to communicate decisions to management. Topics include critical thinking, avoiding bias in decision making, data analysis, decision analysis, forecasting, resource allocation, and risk analysis.

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MNGT 4711

 Decision Analysis

Credits: 3
Students focus on the development, implementation, and utilization of business models for making informed managerial decisions. Topics include an introduction to decision making; problem definition and opportunity delineation; compiling relevant information; generating ideas; evaluating and prioritizing potential solutions; financial forecasting; and developing the implementation plan.
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MNGT 4720

 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to the fundamental theories of negotiation and conflict resolution and the essential skills required to be a successful negotiator. The negotiation process is pervasive in business, and the ability to negotiate is an essential skill for successful managers. Topics include the nature of negotiation; strategy and tactics of distributive bargaining and integrative negotiation planning; integrative negotiation; negotiation, planning, and strategy; perception, cognition, and emotion; communication and the negotiation process; power; and ethics.

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MNGT 4730

 Business Project Management 1 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to the concepts and frameworks of project management. Topics include an introduction to project management, life-cycle management, feasibility, selection, scope management, scheduling, costing, leadership, and managing teams.

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MNGT 4740

 Business Project Management 2 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Building on on MNGT 4730: Business Project Management 1, students further develop their understanding of the practical and systematic tools used to successfully plan and manage complex projects. Topics include resource constrained schedules; budgeting; performance and progress reporting; risk management; communication, organization, and time management; advanced management and control; special topics such as contracts, environmental sustainability, and international projects; and applications of project management practice in various industries and environments.

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MNGT 4751

 Project Management

Credits: 6
Students are provided with the essential knowledge, skills, and competencies to lead a project to a successful completion. They learn to combine the operational aspects of managing a project with the leadership qualities required to inspire the project team and to interact with project stakeholders. Topics include defining a project; scoping a project; planning a project; engaging the team; developing a work plan; managing the project; and project conclusion.
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MNGT 4780

 Strategic Management (4,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students explore the basic concepts and methodologies of developing and executing successful business strategies in a dynamic global environment. Effective strategy is about developing competitive advantage. Learners develop insights into the working of CEOs and top management teams in preparation for senior positions in organizations. Topics include an introduction to strategic management, an analysis of the internal and external environments, business-level strategy, competitive strategy and dynamics, corporate-level strategy, acquisition and restructuring strategies, international strategies, and strategy implementation.
Note: It is recommended that this course be taken in the student's final year

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MNGT 4781

 Strategic Management

Credits: 3
Students explore the basic concepts and methodologies of developing and executing successful business strategies in a dynamic global environment. Effective strategy is about developing a competitive advantage. Learners develop insights into the workings of CEO and top management teams in preparation for senior positions in management. Topics include an overview of strategic management; creating competitive advantages; strategies for creating a competitive advantage; and implementing strategies.
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MPET 1900

 Motorcycle Technician Trade Sampler (120 hours)


This course is a sampler of the motorcycle technician trade based on the Motorcycle Technician Foundation Program outline from the Industry Training Authority of BC. Students will gain familiarity with the safe use of hand tools, portable power tools and other equipment regularly used by motorcycle technicians, as well as gaining familiarity with many of the materials used in the trade. The emphasis of this course is on developing practical, hands-on motorcycle technician skills.

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MTST 4700

 The Mountain Village Experience (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
In this interdisciplinary course, students explore the artistic, political, cultural, representational, touristic, marketing, policy, and/ or philosophical dimensions of the mountain village experience, including the creation and consumption thereof.

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MTST 4800

 Mountain Studies Field Course: Mountain Resorts (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This interdisciplinary capstone course is offered in co-operation with a mountain resort experience company. The issues and theories studied thoughout the Mountain Studies in the Bachelor of Tourism Management program are augmented by giving students the opportunity to apply, test, and understand them in a real-life context. Classes occur on campus and at selected winter resorts, with the participation of resort personnel to offer expertise.

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MUSI 1700

 Chorus 1 (0,3,0)

Credits: 3
Students explore vocal and part-singing techniques, large ensemble skills, note and rythym reading skills, and pronunciation of various language texts. The human body as a musical instrument is studied, with special emphasis on postural alignment, breath support, and sound production. Students are evaluated on their comprehension of theory, musical proficiency, and efficient use of rehearsal time by way of written and aural examinations, and a class performance.

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MUSI 1800

 Chorus 2 (0,3,0)

Credits: 3
A continuation of MUSI 1700, students further explore vocal and part-singing techniques, large ensemble skills, note and rhythm reading skills, and pronunciation of various language texts. Students expand their understanding of the human body as a musical instrument in the study of postural alignment, breath support and sound production. Students are evaluated on comprehension of theory, musical proficiency and efficient use of rehearsal time by way of written and aural examinations and a class performance.

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MUSI 2700

 Advanced Chorus 1 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students study choral music from several periods of Western history. Special emphasis is placed on early music and polyphony. Students explore music from composers such as Tallis, Palestrina, Handel, Bach and Mozart. Students apply basic sight singing skills and vocal technique appropriate to choral singing and are expected to participate in several public performances.

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MUSI 3800

 Senior Chorus 1 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students study in greater depth music of the Western choral tradition. Emphasis is placed on the Romantic and 20th-Century eras. Students should be able to sight-sing with some support. With a strong emphasis on performance, students will be expected to perform a cumulative repertoire of works. There is a strong focus on skills which are applicable to choral conducting. Students learn the basics about choral warm up and rehearsal structure, with the unique opportunity to conduct their peers.

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