Courses

Science

 SINC 0500

SINC 0500 Foundations of Science (5,0,2)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Advanced: This course introduces important basic science concepts relevant to the general or allied health sciences. The principles of chemistry, biology and physics are covered in a manner which emphasizes the links between disciplines. This course will sufficiently strengthen the students' background in science, so that they can further explore their area of interest.
Note: This course is taught by the University Preparation Department Required Lab: SINC 0500L
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 BIOL 0500

BIOL 0500 General Biology (5,0,2)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Advanced: This basic Biology course introduces students to the fundamentals of Biology. It includes a brief study of the cell, Binomial Nomenclature, and the major Phyla of Plant and Animal Kingdoms. Fundamentals of plant and animal physiology are introduced with emphasis on the inter-relationship among living organisms.
Note: This course is offered in Williams Lake. Required Lab: BIOL 0500L
Note: Students cannot receive credit for both BIOL 0500, BIOL 0501
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 BIOL 0600

BIOL 0600 Human Biology (5,0,2)(L)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Provincial: A study of the major principles of human anatomy and physiology from the origin of atoms and elements through to the structure and function of molecules, cells, tissues, organs and body systems. Introduces the basic principles of Genetics and Evolution. Laboratory work involves organizing observations, drawing conclusions and effective communication.
Prerequisite: CHEM 0500 Required Lab: BIOL 0600L
Note: This course is taught by the University Preparation Department.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for both BIOL0600, BIOL 0601
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 CHEM 0500

CHEM 0500 Foundations of Chemistry 1 (5,0,2)(L)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Advanced: This course is designed for those students who have taken no previous high school chemistry course but who now require the equivalent of Chemistry 11 for entry into a certain program or course. Topics covered include chemical arithmetic, chemical nomenclature, chemical formula calculations, energy, solutions, atomic theory, chemical bonding, acids and bases, and physical properties. The laboratory reinforces concepts introduced in the lectures.
Prerequisite: Principles of Math 11 or Applications of Math 12, or MATH 0500 or equivalent
Note: This course is taught by the University Preparation department Required Lab: CHEM 0500L
Exclusion: 0501
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 CHEM 0600

CHEM 0600 Foundations of Chemistry 2 (5,0,2)(L)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Provincial: A pre-university level course for students requiring a more in-depth introduction to chemistry than provided by CHEM 0500 or Chemistry 11. The course is an acceptable prerequisite for CHEM 111. Topics covered will be similar to those dealt with in Chemistry 12 and will include gas laws, reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, solubility of ionic substances, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction and organic Chemistry. The laboratory exercises will illustrate and reinforce topics covered in the lectures.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 or CHEM 0500
Corequisite: Principles of Math 12, or MATH 0600 or equivalent, is strongly recommended
Note: This course is taught by the University Preparation Department Required Lab: CHEM 0600L
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 PHYS 0500

PHYS 0500 Introduction to Physics 1 (5,0,2)(L)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Advanced: This course is suitable for students with little or no physics background. Physics 0500 examines the basic principles upon which the discipline of physics is founded. In doing so, it provides students with a new perspective from which to view the world around them and with a solid content basis for future courses in physics should this be the objective. The course is oriented toward developing experimental and problem solving skills.
Prerequisite: MATH 0500
Note: This course is taught by the University Preparation Department. Students cannot receive credit for both PHYS 0501 and PHYS 0500
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 PHYS 0600

PHYS 0600 Introduction to Physics 2 (5,0,2)(L)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Provincial: This course is an indepth study of the principles of scientific measurement, vectors, two-dimensional kinematics and dynamics, electrostatics, electromagnetism, vibrations and waves and optics. Physics 0600 is a Provincial level (grade 12 equivalency) physics course. It will prepare students for university, trades and technology programs which require Physics 12 as a prerequisite. The course is primarily theoretical and places an emphasis on the mathematical analysis of physical phenomena and the development of problem solving and experimental skills.
Prerequisite: PHYS 0500 or Physics 11 and MATH 0510 or Principles of Math 11
Note: This course is taught by the University Preparation Department. Students cannot receive credit for both PHYS 0600 and PHYS 0601
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English

 ENGL 0400

ENGL 0400 Basic Language Skills (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to enter higher level courses. It is based on the following core skills: vocabulary development, reading, writing and study skills.
Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 0300, or English 9, or equivalent, with a B or better; or placement on the TRU entry assessment tests at an 0400 level in English
Note: This course is taught by the University Preparation Department
Exclusion: ENGL 0401
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 ENGL 0500

ENGL 0500 Developing Writing Skills (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Advanced: A basic writing skills course which covers mechanics, sentence structure, grammar and composition. The major modes of writing (description, narration, and exposition) are covered.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 0400 or English 10, or equivalent with a C+ or better or Communications 12 with a C+ or better
Note: This course is taught by the University Preparation Department
Note: Students cannot receive credit for both ENGL 0500 and ENGL 0501
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 ENGL 0600

ENGL 0600 Literature and Composition (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Provincial: ENGL 0600 is a Provincial Level (Grade 12 equivalency) course which prepares students for the demands of compositions required in academic courses. It provides for further development of writing and thinking skills begun in earlier levels. Students work with a variety of rhetorical models for essay development. Also included is a critical analysis of selected works of prose and poetry.
Prerequisite: ENGL 0500 or English 11 or equivalent, with a C+ or better, or completion of all of ESAL 0570 and 0580 with a grade of C or better
Note: This course is taught by the University Preparation Department
Note: Students cannot receive credit for both ENGL 0600 and ENGL 0601
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 ENGL 0620

ENGL 0620 Composition and Studies in Indigenous Literature (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is a Provincial Level (Grade 12 equivalency) course which prepares students for university level English courses. It provides further development of writing and thinking skills. Students work with a variety of models for essay development. Indigenous perspectives will be explored through critical analysis of selected works of prose and poetry written by indigenous authors or covering topics about Indigenous issues. A variety of teaching approaches will promote success of students working from a variety of learning styles, backgrounds, and experiences.
Prerequisite: ENGL 0500 or ENGL 11 or equivalent with a minimum C+ Note that students cannot receive credit for more than one of ENGL 0600, 0601 and 0620
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Computing

 COMP 0400

Fundamentals of Computing: Description not available. Search for this course here.

 COMP 0500

COMP 0500 Introduction to Personal Computers (1,2,3)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Advanced: This course is designed to introduce students to the personal computer environment at an advanced level. Students gain basic computing skills, including File Management, the Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and slide presentation using popular word processing software. Historical and social issues arising from the use of computer technology is also covered.
Note: This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department Required Lab: COMP 0500L Required Seminar: COMP 0500S
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 COMP 0600

COMP 0600 Introduction to Programming (2,0,4)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Provincial: A programming course designed for students who are planning to take a first year course in computer programming at the college or university level, CSOM or as a prerequisite for COMP 1130. It assumes no previous experience on computers and aims to develop problem solving skills and knowledge of a computer language. Students will learn the VISUAL BASIC.NET programming language.
Prerequisite: Principles of Math 11 or MATH 0510, COMP 0500 or instructor's permission
Note: This course is taught by the University Preparation Department Required Lab: COMP 0600L
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Math

 MATH 0400

MATH 0400 Basic Math Skills (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: Minimum C+ standing in MATH 0300, or placement on the TRU entry assessment test at a MATH 0400 level; prerequisites must have been attained within the last two years
Note: This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department. Prerequisites must have been attained within the last two years. Students cannot receive credit for both MATH 0401 and MATH 0400
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 MATH 0410

MATH 0410 Algebra 1 (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

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 simplifying and solving rational and radical expressions and equations. Students are also introduced to right-triangle trigonometry. Together with MATH 0400: Basic Math Skills, this course fulfills the Adult Basic Education-Intermediate requirements.
Prerequisite: Minimum C+ standing in Math 0400, or placement on the TRU entry assessment test at a MATH 0410 level
Note: The prerequisite must have been attained within the last two years. This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department. Students cannot receive credit for both MATH 0500 and MATH 0410
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 MATH 0510

MATH 0510 Algebra 2 (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

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 trigonometric laws of sines and cosines.
Prerequisite: Minimum C standing in MATH 0410 or minimum C+ standing in Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10, or placement on the TRU entry assessment test at a Math 0510 level
Note: Prerequisites must have been attained within the last two years. This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department. Students cannot receive credit for both MATH 0523 and MATH 0510
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 MATH 0520

MATH 0520 Foundations of Mathematics (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Mathematics 10 and Pre-Calculus 10 with a minimum C or equivalent, within the last two years.
Note: This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department
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 MATH 0550

MATH 0550 Advanced Business and Technical Mathematics (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course will provide the students with practical applications useful in future vocational training, careers, and personal life. Required outcomes include operations with real numbers, first degree equations and inequalities, and equations and graphing. Also learners must complete a minimum of three of the following optional learning outcomes: consumer mathematics, finance, data analysis, measurement, geometry, trigonometry, systems of equations, and trades option.
Prerequisite: MATH 0400
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 MATH 0600

MATH 0600 Pre-Calculus 1 (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 11 (minimum C) or equivalent, in the last two years
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

MATH 0610 Pre-Calculus 2 (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: MATH 0600 (minimum C), within the last two years
Note: This course is taught by the University and Employment Preparation Department
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 MATH 0630

MATH 0630 Provincial Pre-Calculus Mathematics (9,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: MATH 0510 (minimum B standing) or Principles of Math 11 (minimum B standing) or Pre-calculus 11 (minimum B standing) or permission of course instructor and completion of prerequisites within the last two years
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 MATH 0650

MATH 0650 Provincial Foundations of Mathematics (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 (minimum C) or equivalent, within the last two years
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First Nations Studies

 NAST 0500

NAST 0500 Introduction to First Nations Studies (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

ABE - Advanced: This course provides students with an overview of historical and current social, economic, and political issues concerning Native people.
Prerequisite: None
Note: This course is taught in Williams Lake
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 NAST 0600

NAST 0600 An Overview of Major Issues in First Nations Studies (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

In this course, students explore issues related to the role of elders, women, and leaders in matters pertaining to health, education, justice, and economical development in First Nations communities and off-reserve communities. Using the articles found in the textbook as a guide, the instructor will draw upon community resources to supplement the course content. Classroom activities will include presenting in small groups and conducting library and Internet searches.
Prerequisite: ENGL 0500 or equivalent
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Psychology

 PSYC 0500

PSYC 0500 Psychology (4,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

An introductory psychology course at the ABE Advanced level, with an emphasis on active learning, critical thinking, and student involvement in all major topical areas of psychology. This course may be used as credit toward the Adult Graduation Diploma.
Prerequisite: ENGL 0400 or equivalent
Note: This course is taught by the University Preparation Department
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Student Success

 STSS 0500

STSS 0500 An Introduction to Student Success (6,0,0)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is designed for University Preparation students to enhance their learning skills and to promote success in lifelong learning. The course is experiential in nature with practical applications, and includes small group activities designed to improve student success.
Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 0400 or equivalent
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