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VISA 1000
Art Worlds (3,0,0)

3 credits
Students are introduced to visual art and its practices across cultures. Emphasis is placed on the development of visual literacy through the consideration of art works, concepts and practices in different cultures. Students study the visual elements, media, art history and methods used to create and interpret various forms of visual art. Students learn how to appreciate, analyze, evaluate and contextualize a broad range of art works through presentations, readings and written assignments.
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VISA 1010
2D Creative Design: Thinking and Making (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
This course is an introduction to the practices of contemporary visual art. Students are introduced to the elements and principles of two dimensional art and design through various projects that integrate basic fundamentals of design with contemporary ideas about art. The course covers: subject matter, content, elements of design such as line, shape, value, texture and colour, and organizing principles of composition. Students participate in studio work, group critiques, and seminars. Studio courses require students to work during class time as well as outside of class time.
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VISA 1020
2D Art Foundation 2 (3,1,0)(L)

3 credits
This course builds on the understanding of elements and principles of design as students explore a range of techniques and mediums in contemporary and traditional formats. Students originate and develop creative ideas in their assignments with the objective of making artworks suitable for display. The course samples areas in painting, printmaking and photographic media. Prerequisite: VISA 1010
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VISA 1030
3D Foundation (Studio) (3,1,0)

3 credits
Students engage in high impact practice as they are introduced to a range of materials, objects, techniques, and ideas fundamental to three dimensional aspects of visual art. Students learn about equipment and safe working procedures of the Visual Arts carpentry workshop in an experiential, practice-based studio setting. Students are connected with the world of contemporary art through lectures and seminars, reflecting upon, discussing and critiquing students' projects in relation to the history and contemporary practice of visual artists. Students may have opportunities to exhibit their artwork in TRU's Art Gallery or other locations. Students are expected to work independently in the Visual Arts studios outside class time towards the completion of their course work.
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VISA 1040
Fundamentals of Photography (3,1,0)(L)

3 credits
As an introduction to photography, the curriculum focuses primarily on the technical aspects of black and white analog photography as well as digital photography. The main objective is the use of photography as an artistic medium. An understanding of the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography is carried out in the context of an ongoing study of contemporary and historic photographic practice. Students are expected to complete assignments outside of regularly scheduled class hours. Prerequisite: None Note: Credit for this course cannot be used towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree nor a Diploma in Visual Art
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VISA 1101
Colour: An Introduction

3 credits
This studio course in art, based on ten half-hour video programs about understanding and using colour, is for anyone who wants to work with colour and use it effectively. The course covers basic colour theory, colour research (mixing pigments), colour energy and temperature, and colour schemes. Each unit's program begins with a lecture and/or demonstration followed by a studio session in which students work on the program theme. Each program concludes with an exhibition of students' work. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. ***This course is only available for registration to students residing in Canada***
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VISA 1110
History of Art 1 (3,1,0)

3 credits
This course is a survey of the arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture, from pre-history up to the Renaissance. Prerequisite: None
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VISA 1111
A Survey of Western Art I

3 credits
This humanities course introduces the significant developments in artistic expression, from cave drawings and the monuments of ancient Egypt to the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the early Renaissance. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of VISA 1110, VISA 1111.
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VISA 1120
History of Art 2 (3,1,0)

3 credits
This course is a survey course in Art History, from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. Prerequisite: VISA 1110
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VISA 1121
A Survey of Western Art II

3 credits
A continuation of VISA 1111, this humanities course, considers the history of artistic development from the Renaissance to the modern period in Europe and North America. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of VISA 1120, VISA 1121.
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VISA 1201
Mark and Image

3 credits
This studio course in art, which offers ten one-hour programs, is for anyone who wishes to explore a new approach to drawing and communication. Students begin with the fundamentals of physical mark-making; visual literacy; and points, lines, and shapes, and proceed to the human form. Topics include an analysis and interpretation of objects, both manufactured and natural; functional drawing for communicating information; and advances in electronic technology. Each unit's program begins with a lecture/ demonstration, followed by a studio session in which students work on the program theme. Each program concludes with an exhibition of students' work. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. ***This course is only available for registration to students residing in Canada***
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VISA 1210
Drawing 1 (Studio) (3,1,0)

3 credits
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of drawing, covering formal elements and general types of drawings, basic skills, and composition including practical techniques for seeing and drawing effectively. Through the exploration of a range of drawing media, subjects, and processes, the student explores both historical and contemporary image making related to drawing. Students use visual references, group critiques, discussions and readings to enhance studio work.
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VISA 1220
Drawing 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
Building on basic drawing skills, history and theory, students explore the use of texture, colour, layering, and proportion/distortion, with an emphasis on content, composition, choice of media and surface. Visual references, group critiques, discussions and readings strengthen students' knowledge of theory. Practical aspects of assignments are introduced in class, however, students are advised to timetable studio time in addition to class time in order to complete assignments for critique. Prerequisite: VISA 1210
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VISA 1301
Material and Form

3 credits
This studio course in art is for anyone wishing to gain an understanding and appreciation of the materials that make up our physical world, and how these materials can be used in art and design. Each unit focuses on one material, such as wood, metal, plastics, paper, fibre, particles, earth, stone, liquids, and space. The sources, processing, available forms and developments in art and design history of each material are discussed through slides and computer animations. On-camera students then explore the physical properties and aesthetic possibilities of materials in the studio and in external environments. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. ***This course is only available for registration to students residing in Canada***
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VISA 1500
Introduction to Visual Culture (HTA) (3,0,0)

3 credits
Students undertake an interdisciplinary exploration of the visual components of our cultural environment. Students engage in a critical survey of early Western technological developments and how ways of seeing underscore late twentieth and twenty-first century forms of visual communication such as advertising, television, film, video, gaming, computer generated imagery, data visualization, post-photographic imaging, and other sources of image-making. We analyze the power of image-based media to entertain, influence, and condition, researching who creates it and purposes it serves. Students develop a critical framework for deconstructing images, applying visual theories and methodologies to real-world examples, reflecting upon the visual ecology that conditions their own perspectives.
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VISA 2110
History of Art: Renaissance Art and Architecture (3,0,0)(L) HTA

3 credits
Students study the history of Renaissance art and architecture. Prerequisite: VISA 1120
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VISA 2120
History of Art: 17th and 18th Century Art (3,0,0) HTA

3 credits
Students study 17th and 18th Century art and architecture. Prerequisite: VISA 1120
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VISA 2130
A Survey of Modern Art 1 (HTA) (3,0,0)

3 credits
This course identifies the origins of Modern Art in the mid-19th Century and traces its development up to World War II. This course emphasizes evidence of artists who moved European art from the narrative tradition to secularism and the subsequent explosion of change in the first decade of the 20th Century. Prerequisite: VISA 1120
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VISA 2140
Art: 1945 to the 21st Century (3,0,0) HTA

3 credits
Students explore Art after World War II to Post-Modernism and the 21st Century. Prerequisite: VISA 1120
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VISA 2150
History of Canadian Painting (3,0,0) HTA

3 credits
Students survey the art of painting, from the colonial periods of the French and English in Canada up to, and including, recent concerns in Canadian painting. Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2210
Drawing 3 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
Students are encouraged to become more experimental and individualized in their approach to studio work. Students develop and address the subject, content and form of their drawings through practice and in verbal and written forms. Students explore key historical and current issues in contemporary drawing. Prerequisite: VISA 1220
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VISA 2220
Drawing 4 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
Students pursue independent research and practice related to contemporary drawing. Seminars, group critiques and visual lectures complement students' development. Students gain a working knowledge of selected topics related to historical and contemporary practice of drawing in order to define and discuss their work in a present-day context. Students are expected to be self-motivated and prepared for independent practice. Prerequisite: VISA 2210
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VISA 2310
Sculpture 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
This course introduces students to sculptural materials, techniques and ideas. Students gain practical experience in sculptural practices of both an historical and an experimental, contemporary nature. Key historical and current issues in contemporary sculpture are explored through lectures, seminars, and critiques of student work. Through these activities, students develop a basis for addressing the subject, form, and content of their artworks. Prerequisite: VISA 1030
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VISA 2320
Sculpture 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
Students explore a wide variety of media, skills, and strategies that define contemporary sculpture. Students are encouraged to develop individual content and to consider their work in a contemporary context, verbally and in writing. Students are introduced to aspects of contemporary sculptural practice, including installation and experience-based practice as a means of expanding upon considering sculpture as physical, three-dimensional objects. In-class demonstrations broaden students' range of technical processes. Prerequisite: VISA 2310
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VISA 2510
Printmaking: Screen-Printing 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
Students are introduced to basic techniques of water-based screen-printing, such as stenciling techniques, digital and hand-drawn transparencies, light sensitive emulsions and registration. Through the production of their own imagery and artwork, students explore the conceptual and practical aspects of contemporary print media. Instruction includes lectures, demonstrations and critiques of students' work. Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2520
Printmaking: Screen-Printing 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
Students advance their skills in water-based screen-printing. The use of digitally generated transparencies combined with hand drawn stencils is emphasized. Students work with computer-based software (Photoshop) to prepare continuous tone images, halftones, and duotones suitable for printing. Colour separation processes such as CMYK are introduced. Emphasis is placed on technical competency as students develop creative ideas in the context of contemporary artistic practice through printing screen editions. Prerequisite: VISA 2510
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VISA 2530
Printmaking: Relief-Printing (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
This introductory course in printmaking emphasizes the basic processes of relief and intaglio printing. Students consider a variety of mediums such as linocut, woodcut, collograph and metal plate printing. Students explore printmaking as an artistic practice in contemporary art, and advance their understanding of how current approaches relate to relief and intaglio prints of the Western European masters. Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2540
Printmaking: Etching and Intaglio (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
This course emphasizes the etching-intaglio processes. Students further develop medal plate-printing using colour processes, chine-collé and multiple plate printing. Students examine historical and contemporary approaches to these mediums as well as an ongoing exploration of personal imagery. Prerequisite: VISA 1020 or VISA 1210
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VISA 2550
Printmaking: Lithography 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
Students are introduced to fundamental techniques of black and white lithography, involving drawing on limestone and on metal plates. Processes in etching and printing are practiced in order to print editions of consistent prints. Students develop personal image-making and demonstrate technical concepts in the medium of lithography. Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2560
Printmaking: Lithography 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
Students continue the practice of drawing on lithographic limestone and metal plates in black and white, and are introduced to color printing methods. Individual specialization in the mediums of photo-lithography, polyester plates, and plate lithography is demonstrated. Students practice the craft of lithography and are encouraged to develop personal imagery in the context of existing histories of printmaking, especially of lithography, as an artistic practice. Instruction includes lectures, demonstrations and critiques of students' work. Prerequisite: VISA 2550
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VISA 2610
Painting 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
Students examine the fundamentals, materials and techniques of acrylic painting and related media. Emphasis is placed on formal aspects of painting, composition, colour, tonal relationships, and spatial concepts. Critiques, visual presentations, and projects engage historical and contemporary issues in painting. Students integrate conceptual knowledge and creative skills into their projects. Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2620
Painting 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
This course introduces oil painting processes and related media in a contemporary context. Further development of personal subject matter, process, and content is encouraged. Visual presentations, seminars, and critiques form the basis for explorations of oil painting through assigned projects. Students are expected to complete paintings in the studio outside of regular class time. Prerequisite: VISA 2610
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VISA 2710
Introduction to Photography 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
Students are introduced to the technical aspects of black & white analog and digital photography and the use of photography as a contemporary expressive and conceptual artistic medium. Technical and aesthetic aspects of photography are explored in the context of contemporary and historic photographic practice. A range of equipment, including 35mm single-lens reflex cameras, are utilized. Students are expected to complete assignments outside of regularly scheduled class hours. Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2720
Introduction to Photography 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
This course involves further technical and aesthetic refinement and exploration of camerawork, digital applications, printing and studio techniques. Students use these skills to produce artwork within the study of contemporary artists working with photo-based media. Students are expected to find further studio time in order to complete assignments introduced and discussed in class. Prerequisite: VISA 2710
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VISA 2780
Video Production 1 (2,0,1)(L)

3 credits
Students learn basic theory and practical aspects of digital video production including: video camera use; basic video handling and sequence editing; basic sound editing; and introduction to special effects. Students are introduced to the history and theory of new media and artistic expressions using digital media in contemporary art, and in the theory and history of documentary filmmaking. Prerequisite: VISA 1010
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VISA 3010
Gallery Studies: Exhibition Curating (2,1,0) HTA

3 credits
This course provides an overview of curatorial practice; students examine the types of exhibitions common to public and artist-run galleries in Canada, as well as regional, national, and international survey exhibitions. Emphasis is placed on learning to write about artists' works in the context of contemporary art theory and working with artists towards planning an exhibition. Where possible, exhibitions at art galleries in the Kamloops region are used as a basis for these studies. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits and VISA 1120 or VISA 1500
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VISA 3020
Gallery Studies: Exhibition Installation (1,2,1)(L) Studio

3 credits
Students learn basic principles and techniques for the preparation and installation of artworks in a variety of formats. These are skills useful to artists and common to the staff at art galleries and museums. Students learn such techniques as creating frames and display apparatus appropriate to both two dimensional and three dimensional artworks, and consider the display of artworks of a more experimental nature. TRU's Visual Arts Gallery and/or the Kamloops Art Gallery may be used as a basis for some of these studies. Prerequisite: 12 VISA Studio credits and VISA 1030
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VISA 3030
Gallery Studies: Gallery Administration (2,1,0)

3 credits
Students study various types of galleries that exist in Canada, and the ways in which their management and programming are structured. The range of galleries considered includes public and private galleries as well as artist-run spaces. Students study the various roles or positions in a gallery, including Director, Curator, Registrar, and installation staff, as well as volunteers, various committees and the Board of Directors. Students also explore granting agencies for the visual arts in Canada, including those at the municipal, provincial and national levels. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits and VISA 1120 or VISA 1500
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VISA 3040
Gallery Studies: Public Art (2,1,0)

3 credits
In this course students will study the function of art created for public spaces as well as the collecting of art in public institutions. In considering the role of art created for public spaces this study will combine a historic overview with an examination of works commissioned by recent and contemporary artists. Similarily, the study of collections held by such organizations as the Canada Council and public galleries in Canada will be contextualized within an understanding of the historical development of museum and gallery collections. These studies will also include such topics as: policy development; cataloguing collections; application and jurying processes for public commissions, and working with scaled plans. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits and VISA 1120 or VISA 1500
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VISA 3130
History of Photography (3,0,0) HTA

3 credits
Students examine photography with an emphasis on European and North American traditions in a global context. The relationship of photography to other disciplines of the visual arts and to media culture is considered. The study of various aesthetic and social movements related to photography, such as modernism, post-modernism, and feminism is also covered. This complements courses in other academic areas that examine material and technological culture in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits
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VISA 3150
Art of the Italian Renaissance: Painting (2,1,0) HTA

3 credits
Students study the major works of Italian Renaissance painting from the rise of the city-states (c. 1250) to the phenomenon of Mannerism of the 16th-century. Topics include the new conception of the artist and the changing role of the patron as well the transformation of traditional artistic genres to the humanist approach to the painting of the Renaissance. Painters studied in this course range from Giotto to late Michelangelo. Prerequisite: VISA 1120 and completion of 45 credits Note: Students cannot receive credit for both VISA 3150 and VISA 3160
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VISA 3160
Art of the Italian Renaissance: Sculpture/Architecture (3,0,0) HTA

3 credits
Students study the major works and innovations within sculpture and architecture during the Italian Renaissance. Starting with the Florence Cathedral Baptistery and Dome, the course will follow the development of sculpture and architecture from the early Renaissance up to and including developments in Mannerism. Sculptors and architects for study in this course will range from Ghiberti and Brunelleschi to Michelangelo and Romano. Prerequisite: VISA 1120 and completion of 45 credits Note: Students cannot receive credit for both VISA 3160 and VISA 3150
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VISA 3310
Sculpture/Intermedia (1,2,1)(1,2,1)(L) Studio, CPA

6 credits
***Please note: VISA 3310 is a full year course. Students choosing this course in Fall must also register for the same section for it in Winter and vice-versa.*** The course focuses on finding the the most effective sculptural medium or media for exploring thematic ideas and students' individual interests. Along with considering current and/or traditional sculpture techniques, the course encourages an interdisciplinary approach in which students may draw upon other courses and experiences. Students are exposed to, and employ, a wide variety of approaches, ranging from sculpture's long-standing interest in physical objects to contemporary use of installation and time-based media. Prerequisite: VISA 1030 or VISA 2320 and completion of 45 credits
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VISA 3510
Printmaking (2,2,0)(2,2,0)(L) CPA, Studio

6 credits
***Please note: VISA 3510 is a full year course. Students choosing this course in Fall must also register for the same section for it in Winter and vice-versa.*** This course draws on the processes of etching and intaglio encouraging students to work with advanced plate-making techniques. Colour printing, the use of multiple plates, photo-etching and specialized processes are demonstrated. Different forms of presentation for the printed image are explored through artists' books and contemporary prints. Greater emphasis is given to technical considerations and the development of a personal image-making. Techniques demonstrated encourage work of increasing complexity. Prerequisite: VISA 2540
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VISA 3520
Printmaking: Advanced Screen-Printing (2,2,0)(L) CPA, Studio

3 credits
Students utilize advanced techniques of screen-printing towards artistic research and production. Techniques include computer generated positives, photographic technology, alternative inks, printing on unique surfaces and a combination of stencilling methods. Students create a body of artwork that demonstrates conceptual knowledge of contemporary screen-printing. Examples of artwork by contemporary artists who work in the screen-printing discipline are emphasized. Students are encouraged to pursue a personal direction in their image-making. Prerequisite: VISA 2520
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VISA 3610
Painting 3 (3,1,0)(L) CPA, Studio

3 credits
This course encourages an increasingly creative and individualized approach to painting. Through lectures, seminars, critiques and readings, key historical and current issues in contemporary painting are examined. Emphasis is placed on establishing students' research and critique skills to address the subject, content, and form of their paintings in both visual and verbal forms. Prerequisite: VISA 2620
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VISA 3620
Painting 4 (2,2,0)(L) Studio, CPA

3 credits
Students advance their research and creative practice. Production is informed by seminars, critiques, and lectures. Students advance their knowledge of the history, current practice, and theory of painting to define, develop and discuss their work in a contemporary context. Prerequisite: VISA 3610
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VISA 3630
Drawing and Painting (2,2,0)(2,2,0)(L) CPA, Studio

6 credits
***Please note: VISA 3630 is a full year course. Students choosing this course in Fall must also register for the same section for it in Winter and vice-versa.*** Students explore contemporary drawing and painting, as both separate and interrelated media, in current artistic practice. Lectures present both theoretical and historical material, as well as practical methods for creating artistic works in areas of drawing, painting, mixed-media collage, and assemblage. Seminars are used to critique student work and to discuss readings and student presentations. Prerequisite: VISA 2210 or VISA 2610
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VISA 3710
Photography 3 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
In this course students become increasingly individualized in their approach to research and practical work in photography. Lectures, seminars, and technical demonstrations provide students with multiple formal and conceptual approaches to contemporary photographic history and practice. Through these activities students establish a basis for developing and addressing the subject, content, and aesthetics of their artworks in visual, written and oral forms. Students complete projects outside of regularly scheduled class hours. Prerequisite: 2720
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VISA 3720
Photography 4 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

3 credits
Students explore creative, conceptual and experimental approaches to photography emphasizing the use of analog and digital technologies. Independent research and practice is combined with technical demonstrations, group critiques, and lectures on contemporary photographic practice. Students develop a working knowledge of selected topics related to the history, theory, and aesthetics of photography in order to define and discuss their artwork within a contemporary context. Students are expected to be self-motivated and prepared for independent practice. Prerequisite: VISA 3710
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VISA 3730
Photography and Literature (2,2,0)(2,2,0)(L) Studio

6 credits
This studio-based course explores relationships between image and text, particularly as it relates to photographic practice. A variety of visual, literary and critical works, by historical and contemporary artists and authors, are considered. Projects include photographic series, creative writing, and interdisciplinary works that examine the connections between art and literature. This course is accessible to students who have no prior photographic experience, but it would also be of interest to students who have previously taken photography courses. Prerequisite: VISA 2710 or completion of 45 credits
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VISA 3740
Colour Photography (2,1,1)(L) Studio

3 credits
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of colour photography as an artistic medium. Students learn the principles, tools and techniques of creating photographic imagery using both analog and digital colour materials. Topics include contemporary and historic colour photography, as well as the related formal and conceptual issues within current photographic art practices. This course provides students with the basis for developing critical and aesthetic awareness in their photographic artwork. Students complete projects outside of regularly scheduled class hours. Prerequisite: VISA 2720
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VISA 3780
Video Production 2 (2,0,1)

3 credits
Students learn advanced aspects of digital video production including; camera use, lighting, and video and sound editing. Students learn strategies for displaying video art such as video installation, and internet/social media applications. Topics include the history and theory of new media and other forms of artistic expressions using digital media in contemporary art. Students are introduced to the theory, history and practical applications of documentary filmmaking, from news clips to feature-length documentary films. Prerequisite: VISA 2780
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VISA 3810
Directed Studies: 2D (CPA) (Studio) (2,0,2) or (2,0,2)(2,0,2)Studio

6 credits
This course encourages the development of a personal body of work, primarily in some two dimensional medium such as drawing, painting, photography, or printmaking. Students work in the Visual Arts studios under the supervision of a faculty advisor towards the creation of an independent body of work. Students also work independently in the Visual Arts studios outside class time towards the completion of course work Priority is given to BFA students. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits, completion of VISA Studio courses and approval by department chair or program advisor
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VISA 3820
Directed Studies: 3D (CPA) (Studio) (2,0,2) or (2,0,2,)(2,0,2,)Studio

6 credits
This course encourages the development of a personal body of work, primarily in some three dimensional medium such as sculpture or interdisciplinary media. Students work in the Visual Arts studios under the supervision of a faculty advisor towards the creation of an independent body of work. Students work in the Visual Arts studios outside class time towards the completion of course work. Priority is given to Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits, completion of VISA studio courses and approval by department chair or program advisor
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VISA 3830
Selected Topics in Visual Arts Studio (CPA) (2,0,2)

3 credits
This is a variable content course. Themes addressed in the course are ones that complement, or otherwise, lie outside the Visual Arts Program's regular offerings. Please see the current course schedule or the Program Coordinator to receive information on current offerings, including any that may be open to students outside Visual Arts. Independent work in the Visual Arts studios outside of class time is required. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 credits of VISA Studio and approval of Department Chair
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VISA 3991
Cultural Theory and Images

3 credits
This interdisciplinary, seminar course offers an in-depth study of special topics in cultural theory and images. Students examine theories of culture that inform the processes and practices of visual production, circulation and reception. Students focus on major cultural theorists, such as Gramsci, Althusser, Foucault, Williams, Hall, and Said, whose work on the intersection/interaction of power and meaning has influenced current research on representation. Students select a research problem, conduct literature research, assess sources of information, and present their findings. Students critically engage with and respond to the thoughts and opinions of others from various backgrounds, and an experienced faculty member. Learning activities are interactive and take advantage of the image-rich environment of the World Wide Web. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course, but completion of 60 credits is recommended.
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VISA 4910
Graduating Studio (0,1,20)(0,1,20)(L)

12 credits
***Please note: VISA 4910 is a full year course. Students choosing this course in Fall must also register for the same section for it in Winter and vice-versa.*** This is a capstone course in studio-based production. Students work under the supervision of an advisor towards the creation of an independent body of artwork appropriate for exhibition. Artwork may be created within a single medium or approached in a more interdisciplinary manner as agreed upon by the student and advisor. Students pursue research and artistic production at a level expected for independent practice. Prerequisite: VISA 1110, VISA 1120, completion of 18 upper-level Visual Arts (studio) credits and approval by department chair or program advisor Corequisite: VISA 4990
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VISA 4920
Graduating Gallery Studies HTA (3,0,6)Studio

12 credits
In this course, students work under the supervision of an advisor on an independently researched and documented exhibition project, modeled upon professional curatorial proposals that includes a complete physical, thematic, and theoretical overview of the proposed exhibition. The proposal must be suitable for realization at a professional art gallery. Prerequisite: VISA 1110, VISA 1120 and completion of 18 upper-level Visual Arts credits, including VISA 3010 and 3020 and approval of department chair or program advisor Corequisite: VISA 4990
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VISA 4990
Graduating Seminar (1,2,0)(1,2,0)

6 credits
***Please note: VISA 4990 is a full year course. Students choosing this course in Fall must also register for the same section for it in Winter and vice-versa.*** This capstone course is a forum for students enrolled in VISA 4910 and VISA 4920 to draw upon and expand what has been learned through their program of study, to critically research artistic and theoretical trends in the contemporary art world, as well as consider the practices of visiting artists/curators and exhibitions in the Kamloops region. Ongoing artwork and projects created by the students in VISA 4910 and VISA 4920 are periodically discussed and formally critiqued. Professional practices common to artists, curators and related fields will explore portfolios, proposals and website development, including such components as: CVs, artist statements, documenting artwork; grants, exhibition, artist residencies; graduate studies. The Graduating Seminar is used to plan and realize the annual year-end graduating exhibition and to create the associated catalogue/website. Prerequisite: VISA 1110, VISA 1120 and VISA 4910 or VISA 4920 and approval by department chair or program advisor
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VISA 4991
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VTEC 1001
Veterinary Technology Terminology

3 credits
Students analyze and define the components of veterinary terms. These skills enable students to determine the meaning of frequently used veterinary terms and to create new terms for specific applications. This course will help prepare students to successfully complete the Veterinary Technology National Examination for Veterinary Technologists. Exclusion: ANHT 1510
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VTEC 1011
Veterinary Technology Mathematics

3 credits
Students will practice principles and techniques of mathematics and statistics that they will encounter in a veterinary practice. The emphasis will be on calculating dosages, intravenous infusions and dilution of solutions. An introduction to statistics is included to facilitate an understanding of quality control procedures. This course will help prepare students to successfully complete the Veterinary Technology National Examination. Exclusion :ANHT 1010
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VTEC 1100
Veterinary Office Management (2,0,4)

3 credits
Students are introduced to effective veterinary management skills with a focus on fostering professional communication within a veterinary environment. With both a theoretical and hands-on approach, veterinary technology students will learn how to effectively employ communication strategies through a variety of methods. Prerequisite Admission into the Veterinary Technology program. Exclusion: ANHT 1540 Exclusion must include ANHT 1540 AND CMNS 1660 Exclusion: VTEC 1101
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VTEC 1120
Animal Nursing 1(3,2,4)

4 credits
Veterinary Technology students develop a practical understanding of the principles and techniques involving small companion animals; emphasizing technical procedures and nursing care. Students focus on the day-to-day procedures performed by a Registered Veterinary Technologist in a veterinary clinic. Prerequisites: Admission into the Veterinary Technology Program Exclusion Requisites: ANHT 1520 and ANHT 1620
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VTEC 1130
Animal Behaviour 1 (1,1,0)

2 credits
Students learn to interpret natural animal behaviours as they relate to safe handling, restraint and management practices. Students examine and learn how to employ low stress techniques that result in a positive experience for both the animal and the handler. Students acquire knowledge of restraint techniques used in the veterinary industry for common domestic species. Prerequisites: Admission into the Veterinary Technology program Exclusion Requisites: ANHT 1090 and 1990
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VTEC 1140
Clinical Pathology 1-Hematology and Chemistry (3,0,3)

3 credits
Students acquire a thorough theoretical and practical background in veterinary hematology and clinical chemistry tests. Students are introduced to the use and importance of manual hematological techniques utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of veterinary disease. Hands on opportunities are provided where students focus on accuracy, efficiency and safe laboratory procedures. Prerequisites: Admission into the Veterinary Technology program Exclusion Requisite: VTEC 1143 and ANHT 1720
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VTEC 1143
Clinical Pathology 1-Hematology & Chemistry

3 credits
Students acquire a solid theoretical and practical background in veterinary hematology and clinical chemistry tests. Students are introduced to the use and importance of manual haematological techniques utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of veterinary disease. Hands on opportunities are provided where students focus on accuracy, efficiency and safe laboratory procedures. Prerequisites: VTEC 1713 and VTEC 1723 with a minimum grade of C and VTEC 1001 and VTEC 1011 Note: Students will not receive credit for both VTEC 1140, VTEC 2721 and VTEC 1143
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VTEC 1150
Practicum 1 (1,2,0)

3 credits
Students learn the basic operations of a veterinary hospital, including maintenance, ordering and supplies. Students prepare a practicum plan for a veterinary hospital or related animal health business or organization where they apply and reflect on competencies acquired during their first semester's education and training in the program. Students investigate practicum placement sites, create professional resumes, cover letters, and expand communication skills. Prerequisites: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program Exclusion Requisite: ANHT 2200
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VTEC 1200
Veterinary Parasitology (2,0,3)

2 credits
In this course, students develop a practical understanding of the principles and techniques used to identify internal and external parasites of common household pets and farm animals. Students gain instruction in the aid of further parasitic treatment, husbandry and client education. Prerequisites: VTEC 1001, VTEC 1011, VTEC 1100, VTEC 1590, VTEC 1120, VTEC 1130, VTEC 1140 and VTEC 1150 Exclusion Requisites: ANHT 1800 and VTEC 1201
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VTEC 1201
Veterinary Parasitology

2 credits
In this course, students develop a practical understanding of the principles and techniques used to identify internal and external parasites of common household pets and farm animals. Students gain instruction in the aid of further parasitic treatment, husbandry and client education. Note: The students must pass VTEC 1201 with a grade of "C" (60%). Failure to do so will result in the student being required to withdraw from the COHORT program. Prerequisites: VTEC 1101 with a minimum grade of C and VTEC 1593 with a minimum grade of C Exclusion Requisite: VTEC 1200
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VTEC 1210
Veterinary Pharmacology (3,0,0)

3 credits
In this course, students acquire an understanding of the basics of general pharmacology and pharmacology terms. Students examine preventative medicine and the role of a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in animal disease prevention and treatment. Topics include legal regulations, drugs and the body and drug dosages. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in the following :VTEC 1001, VTEC 1011,VTEC 1100, VTEC 1590, VTEC 1120, VTEC 1130, VTEC 1140 and VTEC 1150 Exclusion Requisites: ANHT 1560, VTEC 1211
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VTEC 1211
Veterinary Pharmacology

3 credits
In this course, students acquire an understanding of the basics of general pharmacology and pharmacology terms. Students examine preventative medicine and the role of a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in animal disease prevention and treatment. Topics include legal regulations, drugs and the body and drug dosages. Prerequisites: VTEC 1143 with a minimum grade of C and VTEC 1231 OR Admission into Semester 2 of the VTEC onsite program Exclusion: VTEC 1210 and ANHD 2140 Note: The student must pass VTEC 1211 with a grade of "C" (60%). Failure to do so will result in the student being required to withdraw from the COHORT program.
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VTEC 1220
Animal Nursing 2 (3,2,4)

4 credits
Students build on the practical knowledge and understanding of principles and technical skills involving companion animals. Students practice the day-to-day procedures performed by a Registered Veterinary Technologist and employ skills that may be used in specialty practices. These skills include intravenous access, nutrition, bandaging, FNA, skin scrapings, as well as eye and ear care. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in the following courses: VTEC 1001, VTEC 1011, VTEC 1100, VTEC 1590, VTEC 1130, VTEC 1140 and VTEC 1150 Exclusion Requisites: ANHT 1620
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VTEC 1230
Immunology and Animal Disease (2,0,0)

2 credits
This introductory course to Immunology outlines the body's defense mechanisms against disease and investigates how the veterinary team contributes to building a healthy immunity in domestic animals. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating the key cells and body defense mechanisms of the immune system and how it develops. Mechanisms by which causative agents evade the immune system and create disease are investigated through clinical examples, with an emphasis on Zoonotic diseases. Prerequisites: A minimum of C in VTEC 1001, VTEC 1011, VTEC 1100, VTEC 1590, VTEC 1120, VTEC 1130, VTEC 1140 and VTEC 1150 Exclusion Requisites: ANHT 1530 and VTEC 1231
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VTEC 1231
Immunology and Animal Diseases

2 credits
In this course students are introduced to the body's defense mechanisms against disease and students examine how the veterinary team contributes to building a healthy immunity in domestic animals. Emphasis is on key cells and body defense mechanisms of the immune system and how it develops. Through clinical examples, with an emphasis on Zoonotic diseases, students investigate mechanisms by which causative agents evade the immune system and create disease. Prerequisites: VTEC 1713 with a minimum grade of C, VTEC 1723 with a minimum grade of C , VTEC 1001 and VTEC 1011 Exclusions: ANHD 2150, VTEC 1230 and ANHD 1140
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VTEC 1240
Clinical Pathology 2-Urinalysis and Microbiology ( 3,0,3)

3 credits
This course is a continuation of Clinical Pathology 1. In this course students are introduced to veterinary urinalysis, urinalysis and veterinary microbiology and application of methods. Hands on opportunities are provided to perform routine urinalysis, and microbiology techniques that are routinely done in a veterinary clinic or facility. Students focus on accuracy, efficiency and safe laboratory procedures. Prerequisites: VTEC 1001, VTEC 1011, VTEC 1100, VTEC 1590, VTEC 1120, VTEC 1130, VTEC 1140, VTEC 1150 Exclusion Requisites: VTEC 1240, VTEC 1243 and ANHT 1730
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VTEC 1243
Clinical Pathology 2 - Urinalysis and Microbiology

3 credits
Students are introduced to veterinary urinalysis, veterinary microbiology and the application of methods in this continuation of Clinical Pathology 1. Hands on opportunities are provided to perform urinalysis, and microbiology techniques that are routinely done in a veterinary clinic or facility. Students focus on accuracy, efficiency and safe laboratory procedures. Prerequisites: VTEC 1143 and VTEC 1231 with a minimum grade of C or Admission into the second semester of the onsite VTEC program Note: Students will not receive credit for both VTEC 1240 and VTEC 1243
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VTEC 1250
Practicum 2 (1,2,0)

3 credits
Students build on knowledge acquired during Practicum 1. Students complete a practicum in a veterinary hospital or related animal health business or organization. During the practicum, students reflect on competencies acquired during the practicum placement. Also, students partake in the operations of the Thompson Rivers University veterinary hospital and its maintenance including the care and behaviour of onsite animals. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C is required in the following courses: VTEC 1001, VTEC 1011, VTEC 1100, VTEC 1590, VTEC 1120, VTEC 1130, VTEC 1140, VTEC 1150
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VTEC 1590
Anatomy and Physiology (3,0,3)

3 credits
Students are introduced to the anatomical framework and functioning of the interconnected body systems of domestic animals. Emphasis is shared between anatomical structure and the body's homeostatic measures, depicting the mechanisms that balance and maintain the body's normal ranges. In each system, students investigate clinical examples as they pertain to veterinary care, highlighting body landmarks and exploring the anatomical pathology of commonly encountered diseases. Prerequisites: Admission into the Veterinary Technology Program. Exclusion Requisites: ANHT 1690, The OL equivalent course is VTEC 1593 AND VTEC 1693. The student will be excluded if BOTH of these courses are taken and passed.
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VTEC 1693
Anatomy and Physiology 2

2 credits
Students focus on internal body systems in domestic animals, in addition to avian anatomy and physiology, building on their knowledge from Anatomy and Physiology 1. Students perform a necropsy including fine needle aspirate, joint tap, skin scraping and demonstrate knowledge of therio, including small animal vaginal cytology and semen collection. Students also perform slide creation and examine histological samples. Prerequisites: VTEC 1101 and VTEC 1593 with a minimum grade of C OR Admission into semester 2 of the onsite TRU VTEC program. Exclusion Requisites: VTEC 1590
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VTEC 1713
Animal Nursing for Veterinary Technologists

3 credits
Veterinary Technology students develop a practical understanding of the principles and techniques involving small companion animals; emphasizing technical procedures and nursing care. Students focus on the day-to-day procedures performed by a Registered Veterinary Technologist in a veterinary clinic. Prerequisites: VTEC 1201 with a minimum grade of C and VTEC 1693 with a minimum grade of C Exclusion : ANHD 1120
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VTEC 1723
Animal Behaviour for Veterinary Technologists

2 credits
Students learn to interpret natural animal behaviours as they relate to safe handling, restraint and management practices. Students examine and learn how to employ low stress techniques that result in a positive experience for both the animal and the handler. Students acquire knowledge of restraint techniques used in the veterinary industry for common domestic species. Prerequisites: VTEC 1201 with a minimum grade of C and VTEC 1693 with a minimum grade of C Exclusion: ANHD 1130
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VTEC 1825
Veterinary Clinical Work and Correspondence 2

2 credits
Students' essential skills, as well as, professional communication skills with clinical placement, provincial veterinary technology associations/regulatory bodies and the onsite Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology Program are monitored throughout the course. Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 2 involves entry level competencies in the first year of the Veterinary Technology Open Learning Diploma. Prerequisites: Admission into Semester 2 of the VTEC onsite program or Admission into Semester 2 of the VTEC OL program
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VTEC 1835
Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 3

2 credits
Students' essential skills, as well as, professional communication skills with clinical placement, provincial veterinary technology associations/regulatory bodies and the onsite Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology Program are monitored throughout the course. Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 3 involves entry level competencies in the first year of the Veterinary Technology Open Learning Diploma. Prerquisites: Admittance into Semester 3 of the TRU VTEC OL Education program Exclusion: ANHD 1920
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VTEC 1845
Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 4

2 credits
Students' essential skills, as well as, professional communication skills with clinical placement, provincial veterinary technology associations/regulatory bodies and the onsite Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology Program are monitored throughout the course. Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 4 involves intermediate level competencies in the second year of the Veterinary Technology Open Learning Diploma. Prerequisite: Admittance into Semester 4 of the TRU VTEC OL Education Program
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VTEC 2100
Veterinary Technology Career Prep 1 (3,1,0)

3 credits
In this course students are introduced to new graduate expectations within the veterinary profession. Students explore educational options by investigating a variety of areas of interest within the veterinary profession, such as alternative medicine, and physiotherapy. Students gain insight into the profession through guest speakers, field trips and hands-on learning. Topics include professionalism, personal care, resume development and career management. Prerequisites: Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of VTEC 1210 Pharmacology, VTEC 1200 Veterinary Parasitology, VTEC 1220 Animal Nursing 2, VTEC 1230 Immunology & Animal Diseases, VTEC 1240 Clinical Pathology 2 – Urine & Microbiology, VTEC 1250 Practicum 2
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VTEC 2110
Veterinary Technology Diagnostic Imaging (2,1,3)

3 credits
Students develop practical knowledge of the principles and techniques for generating diagnostic images. Students practice positioning, restraint and safety techniques as well as the appropriate storage, logging, recording, charting and quality assurance methods involved in data collection. Prerequisites: Student must be 18 years of age or have written parental consent. VTEC 1210 Veterinary Pharmacology, VTEC 1200 Veterinary Parasitology, VTEC 1220 Animal Nursing 2, VTEC 1230 Immunology & Animal Diseases, VTEC 1240 Clinical Pathology 2 – Urine & Microbiology, VTEC 1250 Practicum 2 Exclusion: VTEC 2110 - Veterinary Technology Diagnostic Imaging (must have completed both ANHT 2580 and ANHT 2680 for this exclusion); ANHT 2680 - Diagnostic Imaging 2; VTECT 2113 Veterinary Technology Diagnostic Imagining
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VTEC 2113
Veterinary Technology Diagnostic Imaging

3 credits
Students develop practical knowledge of the principles and techniques for generating diagnostic images. Students practice positioning, restraint and safety techniques as well as the appropriate storage, logging, recording, charting and quality assurance methods involved in data collection. Recommended Prerequisites: VTEC 2713 with a minimum grade of C and VTEC 2123 with a minimum grade of C Note: Students cannot receive credit for both VTEC 2110 or ANHD 2130 or VTEC 2113
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VTEC 2120
Veterinary Technology Anesthesia (3,1,3)

3 credits
Students develop a practical understanding of the principles and techniques of anesthesia, monitoring and recovery of small animals. Students prepare, and assess the needs, including drug dosages, of small animals receiving anesthesia. Topics include anesthetic agents and analgesic agents, anesthetic equipment and workplace safety, as well as an introduction to anesthetic problems and emergencies. Prerequisites: Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of VTEC 1210 Pharmacology, VTEC 1200 Veterinary Parasitology, VTEC 1220 Animal Nursing 2, VTEC 1230 Immunology & Animal Diseases, VTEC 1240 Clinical Pathology 2 – Urine & Microbiology, VTEC 1250 Practicum 2
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VTEC 2123
Veterinary Technology Anesthesia

3 credits
Students develop a practical understanding of the principles and techniques of anesthesia, monitoring and recovery of small animals. Students prepare, and assess the needs, including drug dosages, of small animals receiving anesthesia. Topics include anesthetic agents and analgesic agents, anesthetic equipment and workplace safety, as well as an introduction to anesthetic problems and emergencies. Recommended prerequisites: VTEC 1243 with a minimum grade of C and VTEC 1211 with a minimum grade of C Note: Students cannot receive credit for both VTEC 2123, VTEC 2120 or VTEC 3140
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VTEC 2140
Large Animal Care (3,1,3)

3 credits
In this course, students are introduced to large animal medicine theory and practical skills including safe handling procedures, herd health medicine, husbandry, nutrition, and routine medical techniques such as physical exams. Hands on opportunities are provided for students to perform routine medical procedures typically carried out in a veterinary facility or farm setting. Students focus on safety for themselves and their patients. Students will develop a practical knowledge of large animal nutrition, breeding, herd management and animal health. Emphasis is placed on global perceptions of animal consumption, prey animal care, ethics and welfare. Prerequisites: Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of VTEC 1210 Pharmacology, VTEC 1200 Veterinary Parasitology, VTEC 1220 Animal Nursing 2, VTEC 1230 Immunology & Animal Diseases, VTEC 1240 Clinical Pathology 2 – Urine & Microbiology, VTEC 1250 Practicum 2
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VTEC 2160
Veterinary Surgical Assistance 1 (2,1,3)

3 credits
Students develop a practical understanding of the principles and techniques of sterility, surgical instruments, operating room conduct and the role of the veterinary technologist in a surgical setting. Topics include cleaning and maintenance, surgical pack preparation, suturing, fluid rates and requirements, and per and post-operative considerations. Students implement surgical principles and techniques within the operating room. Prerequisites: Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of VTEC 1210 Pharmacology, VTEC 1200 Veterinary Parasitology, VTEC 1220 Animal Nursing 2, VTEC 1230 Immunology & Animal Diseases, VTEC 1240 Clinical Pathology 2 – Urine & Microbiology, VTEC 1250 Practicum 2
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VTEC 2200
Veterinary Technology Career Prep 2 (3,1,0)

3 credits
In this course students expand on concepts presented in Career Prep 1. Topics include legal and ethical issues, animal welfare, alternative medicines and professional organizations within the veterinary field. As well, students develop the necessary tools to achieve longevity within the profession, which includes considerations in regards to mental well-being, and work life balance. Prerequisites: Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of VTEC 2100 Career Prep 1, VTEC 2110 Diagnostic Imaging, VTEC 2120 Anesthesia, VTEC 2140 Large Animal Care, VTEC 2160 Surgery 1
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VTEC 2210
Veterinary Technology Dentistry (2,1,3)

3 credits
This course prepares students to perform dental prophylaxis procedures and aid in surgical dentistry in a Veterinary clinical setting. Students will learn the normal anatomy of the oral cavity and through practical, hands on application, develop the skills to recognize and aid in the diagnosis of dental disease. An emphasis will be placed on professional dental cleanings, dental instrumentation, oral radiographic techniques, nerve blocks, assisting with dental surgery, and client communication skills. Prerequisites: Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of VTEC 2100 Career Prep 1, VTEC 2110 Diagnostic Imaging, VTEC 2120 Anesthesia, VTEC 2140 Large Animal Care, VTEC 2160 Surgery 1
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VTEC 2213
Veterinary Technology Dentistry

3 credits
Students will perform dental prophylaxis procedures and aid in surgical dentistry in a Veterinary clinical setting. Students will learn the normal anatomy of the oral cavity and through practical, hands on application, develop the skills to recognize and aid in the diagnosis of dental disease. An emphasis will be placed on professional dental cleanings, dental instrumentation, oral radiographic techniques, nerve blocks, assisting with dental surgery, and client communication skills. Recommended prerequisites: VTEC 2713 with a minimum grade of C and VTEC 2123 with a minimum grade of C Note: Students cannot receive credit for both ANHD 3170, VTEC 2210 and VTEC 2213
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VTEC 2220
Veterinary Technology Intensive Care (3,1,3)

3 credits
In this course, students examine more in-depth methods for the anesthetic preparation, monitoring and recovery of small animals. Emphasis is on the application of procedures and veterinary medicines employed during emergencies, triage and critical care. Prerequisites: Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of VTEC 2100 Career Prep 1, VTEC 2110 Diagnostic Imaging, VTEC 2120 Anesthesia, VTEC 2140 Large Animal Care, VTEC 2160 Surgery 1
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VTEC 2230
Animal Behaviour 2 (1,1,0)

2 credits
Students learn to interpret problematic behaviours in common domestic animals related to handling and management practice. Students develop strategies for behaviour management that include counselling, common medications, and behaviour modification techniques. Students learn to effectively communicate these activities with clients to create a positive experience for animals and handlers. Students also examine bird behaviour and behaviour modification. Prerequisites: Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of VTEC 2100 Career Prep 1, VTEC 2110 Diagnostic Imaging, VTEC 2120 Anesthesia, VTEC 2140 Large Animal Care, VTEC 2160 Surgery 1
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VTEC 2240
Exotic and Lab Animal Care (2,1,3)

3 credits
Veterinary technology students develop a practical understanding of the principles and techniques of housing and husbandry needs of common exotic pets and laboratory animal species. Through a combination of lab and lecture, the student will be instructed on how to handle, determine the sex of, medicate, anesthetize and restrain common species for clinical procedures. Prerequisites: Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of VTEC 2100- Veterinary Technology Career Prep 1, VTEC 2110- Veterinary Technology Diagnostic Imaging, VTEC 2120- Veterinary Technology Anesthesia, VTEC 2140- Large Animal Care, VTEC 2160- Veterinary Surgical Assistance 1 Exclusions: VTEC 2243 - Exotic and Large Animal Care (this exclusion only occurs if the student has completed VTEC 2243 and VTEC 2245 - the lecture and lab portions)
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VTEC 2250
Practicum 3 (1,2,0)

3 credits
Students perform duties related to the operation of the Thompson Rivers University veterinary clinic/hospital including maintenance, ordering and supplies. Students complete a practicum in a different veterinary hospital or related animal health business or organization where they apply and reflect on competencies acquired during their education and training in the Veterinary Technology program. Students are empowered to think critically about their personal and professional development, to diversify their learning experience and prepare themselves for program completion and entry into the veterinary profession. Prerequisites: Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of VTEC 2100 Career Prep 1, VTEC 2110 Diagnostic Imaging, VTEC 2120 Anesthesia, VTEC 2140 Large Animal Care, VTEC 2160 Surgery 1
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VTEC 2260
Veterinary Surgical Assistance 2 (0,1,3)

2 credits
This course is a continuation of Veterinary Surgical Assistance 1. In this course, students demonstrate skills associated with an advanced surgical assistant including the calculations and machinery related to fluids and appropriate operating room conduct. Students learn how to maintain patient records and prepare and inform clients of post-operative care. Students implement higher level surgical principles and techniques within an operating suite. Prerequisites: Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of VTEC 2100 Career Prep 1, VTEC 2110 Diagnostic Imaging, VTEC 2120 Anesthesia, VTEC 2140 Large Animal Care, VTEC 2160 Surgery 1
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VTEC 2713
Veterinary Technology Surgical Assistant

3 credits
Students develop a practical understanding of the principles and techniques of sterility, surgical instruments, operating room conduct and the role of the veterinary technologist in a surgical setting. Topics include cleaning and maintenance, surgical pack preparation, suturing, fluid rates and requirements, and per and post-operative considerations. Students implement surgical principles and techniques within the operating room. Recommended prerequisites: VTEC 1243 with a minimum grade of C and VTEC 1211 with a minimum grade of C Note: Students will not receive credit for both ANHD 2120 or VTEC 2260 or VTEC 2713
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VTEC 2855
Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 5

2 credits
Students' essential skills, as well as, professional communication skills with clinical placement, provincial veterinary technology associations/regulatory bodies and the onsite Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology Program are monitored throughout the course. Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 5 involves intermediate level competencies in the second year of the Veterinary Technology Open Learning Diploma Prerequisites: Admittance into Semester 2 of the TRU VTEC onsite program or Admittance into Semester 5 of the TRU VTEC OL Education program
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VTEC 2865
Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 6

2 credits
Students' essential skills, as well as, professional communication skills with clinical placement, provincial veterinary technology associations/regulatory bodies and the onsite Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology Program are monitored throughout the course. Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 6 involves intermediate level competencies in the second year of the Veterinary Technology Open Learning Diploma.
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