Child and Youth Care (Year 1)

Ontario College Advanced Diploma (37 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 0476X07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

*Only year one is available online. The remainder of the program must be completed on campus.

Other Delivery Options

Full-time Online
Full-time On Campus

Our Program

This Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares students to develop and implement a wide range of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies to facilitate positive change in children, youth and their families. Using a concurrent delivery model, this unique program allows students to apply theoretical concepts of healthy development, therapeutic programming, child and youth care interventions and counselling in their field placement experiences. During the program, students complete four terms of field placement which is supported through coursework, tailor-made seminar classes and comprehensive onsite supervision. The first year of this three-year program is offered online. Qualified students must apply to the program in order to complete the second and third year.

Supplemented with additional knowledge in outdoor activity facilitation, group work and specific client populations, graduates are positioned to work in a wide variety of clinical, community and educational settings. Graduates may be employed as frontline child and youth counsellors, residential workers, educational assistants and community support workers.

Applicants with a university degree in the social sciences or a two-year college diploma in a human services program (such as Developmental Service Worker, Social Service Worker, or Early Childhood Education) may be admitted directly into the second year of the program (Level 03). To be considered for Direct Entry, applicants must also submit acceptable proof of at least 160 hours of documented paid or volunteer experience with children and/or youth in a recognized community agency. Inquiries about direct entry should be made to the on-campus program coordinator.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are able to cope with stress and manage crisis situations.
  • Are compassionate and committed to making a difference in the lives of children, youth, families and the community.
  • Are capable of contributing as team members in a wide range of dynamic environments.
  • Are energetic, flexible, open-minded, creative and responsible.
  • Have an interest in working with children and youth who face challenges, such as addictions, mental health, abuse, trauma and learning exceptionalities.
  • Are committed to becoming skilled and effective communicators in both the written and spoken word.

Your Career

Graduates may secure employment in an ever-increasing range of settings that promote optimal development of children, youth and their families. As part of an inter-professional team, child and youth care practitioners are front-line professionals in residential care facilities, mental health treatment centres, shelters, school programs, therapeutic foster care environments, community-based services/resource centres and youth justice services.

FUTURE STUDY OPTIONS: The program is an excellent foundation for future studies in psychology, sociology, child and youth care studies, social work and education.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Books and supplies cost approximately $1,000 in first year, $700 in second year and $550 in third year, and can be purchased at the College bookstore online.

Additional expenses related to field placement requirements: ParaMed clearance, police record check, health immunizations and first aid are the responsibility of the student. The ParaMed documentation clearance fee is approximately $50 and is set by ParaMed, a third party provider.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
Program Eligibility
  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 65% or higher.

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either:

  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 wit a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR
  • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-Overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading: 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

Eligibility for Direct Entry to Second Year
  • University degree in Social Sciences or a two-year diploma in a Human Services program; AND
  • 160 hours of documented work or volunteer experience with children and youth in a recognized community agency.
Health Requirements

The physical and emotional health of each applicant to the program must be such that he or she can successfully cope with the program of instruction including the demands of field placement (e.g. stress and time management). Individuals who have concerns about their ability to meet these requirements should contact the coordinator of the program prior to submitting an application.

Police Records Check Documentation

Though not an admission requirement, applicants must note important information listed below regarding Police Record Check program requirements.

Students must provide the College with a current Police Record Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS) prior to the deadline identified by the department and students are responsible for any associated costs. If this documentation is not submitted on time, students will not be placed and registration in the program will be jeopardized. If you register in the program without a clear PRCSVS and as a result are unable to participate in placement, you will not be able to graduate and will be asked to withdraw.

Field Placement Eligibility

Field Placement occurs only in the second and third year of the program. To be eligible for placement, you must submit proof of Standard First Aid certification, CPR level C, PRCSVS and complete immunizations through ParaMed. ParaMed services are the third party provider who collects all field placement documentation for the Community Studies department.

Promotional Status

All courses in Level 01 and Level 02 (Year 1) must be successfully completed before entering Level 03 (Year 2) of the program on campus. In Level 03 to Level 06, students must pass all courses to be granted admission to the following level. Special consideration may be given to those who are unsuccessful in one course. If exceptions are granted based on extenuating circumstances, the students must pass the course in the spring semester prior to returning to the following year of the program. Given the concurrent model of the program, students must be in field while completing course work.

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
Program Eligibility
  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 65% or higher.
  • Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.
Eligibility for Direct Entry to Second Year
  • University degree in Social Sciences or a two-year diploma in a Human Services program.
  • 300 hours of documented work or volunteer experience with children and youth in a recognized community agency.
Health Requirements

The physical and emotional health must be such that he or she can successfully cope with the program of instruction including the demands of field placement (e.g. stress and time management). Individuals who have concerns about their ability to meet these requirements should contact the coordinator of the program prior to submitting an application.

Police Records Check Documentation

Students must provide the College with a current Police Record Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS) prior to the deadline identified by the department and students are responsible for any associated costs. If this documentation is not submitted on time, students will not be placed and registration in the program will be jeopardized. If you register in the program without a clear PRCSVS and as a result are unable to participate in placement, you will not be able to graduate and will be asked to withdraw.

Field Placement Eligibility

Field Placement occurs only in second and third year of the program.

To be eligible for placement, you must submit proof of Standard First Aid certification, CPR level C, PRCSVS and complete immunizations through ParaMed. ParaMed services is the third party provider who collects all field placement documentation for the Community Studies department. For further information concerning documentation submission please go to our website.

Promotional Status

All courses in Level 01 and Level 02 (Year 1) must be successfully completed before entering Level 03 (Year 2) of the program. In Level 03 to Level 06, students must pass all courses to be granted admission to the following level. Special consideration may be given to those who are unsuccessful in one course. If exceptions are granted based on extenuating circumstances, the students must pass the course in the spring or summer semester prior to returning to the following year of the program. Given the concurrent model of the program, students must be in field while completing course work.

Notes

  • The first year of this program is fully online and students must have access to a computer and Internet access to successfully complete this program.
  • Online students can only commence second year in September. If you do not successfully complete first year, you will be required to wait until September of the following year.
  • Please note that in order to proceed to Year 2 on campus, you will be required to complete ParaMed process by June 01; extensions will not be approved.

Second and third year on campus is delivered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face in a classroom, hybrid (combination of classroom and online learning) and online courses. Students participate in all three types of learning. Students also participate in laboratory and field placement learning activities.

On-campus class schedules vary from term to term and courses may be scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday. Classes for first-year students run Monday through Friday. Second- and third-year classes take place on campus two days per week. Field placements occur off campus three days per week. All second-year students are required to complete a school-based field placement. Third-year placements are based on community capacity. Some field placements require the student to be available for an evening or weekend shift.

Students may apply for transfer of academic credits from Algonquin College (internal transfer) or from other institutions (external transfer). College Policies AA09 and AA10 apply to transfer of credits. Students pay a fee for each course they wish to be exempt from and must provide course outlines and transcripts for the course substituted. See algonquincollege.com/policies.

Students may apply for credit by challenging courses using Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). College Policy AA06 applies to PLAR. Students pay a fee for each course they wish to be exempt from and, through either a portfolio or challenge examination, a PLAR may lead to the acceptance of work and life experience in lieu of taking certain courses. More information can be found at algonquincollege.com/plar.

Graduates may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For specific articulation agreements please visit our website.

Substitutes and equivalencies for Winter 2017

  • The course FAM1066 is not available this semester, FAM1243 is the equivalent.
  • The course FAM1058 is not available this semester, PFP1000 is the equivalent.
  • The course FAM1271 is not available this semester, FAM0011 is the equivalent.
  • The course FAM0001 is not available this semester, PFP1020 is the equivalent.
ACADEMIC PROBATION

Students who have two or more F grades in a given term or whose term grade point average falls below 1.7 are considered to be on academic probation (Policy AA14 Grading System). This requires the student to meet with their academic advisor or coordinator to sign a learning contract which identifies the conditions which must be met to continue in the program. Students who do not meet the terms of their learning contract are withdrawn from the program.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Coordinator Lindsay Spires at spiresl@algonquincollege.com or 613-727-4723 ext. 6284.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
Series: 01
ENL1813S45.0Communications IOnline Learning On Campus
FAM105445.0Introduction to Child and Youth CareOnline Learning Blank Icon
FAM105830.0Field Preparation Seminar IField Preparation Seminar I

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM106645.0Child DevelopmentChild Development

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FAM125830.0Technology Tools for Child and Youth Care PractitionersOnline Learning Blank Icon
FAM170245.0Children and Youth in SocietyOnline Learning Blank Icon
Series: 02
ENL1902F45.0Professional Communication for Child and Youth Care PractitionersOnline Learning Blank Icon
FAM000145.0Principles of PsychologyPrinciples of Psychology

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM001345.0Adolescent DevelopmentOnline Learning Blank Icon
FAM125545.0Field Preparation Seminar II: Community Service-LearningOnline Learning Blank Icon
FAM125945.0Diversity in Canadian SocietyOnline Learning Blank Icon
FAM127145.0Sexual Health and DevelopmentOnline Learning Blank Icon
Series: 03
FAM105042.0Therapeutic ActivitiesTherapeutic Activities

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM105228.0Youth in Conflict with the LawYouth in Conflict with the Law

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM106442.0Child and Youth Care InterventionsChild and Youth Care Interventions

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM106826.0Field Integration Seminar IField Integration Seminar I

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM107030.0Outdoor Activities IOutdoor Activities I

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM1075231.0Field Practice IField Practice I

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM108242.0Counselling SkillsCounselling Skills

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Series: 04
FAM106045.0Therapeutic ProgrammingTherapeutic Programming

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM107828.0Field Integration Seminar IIField Integration Seminar II

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM108745.0Child Abuse and the LawChild Abuse and the Law

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM109745.0Young People and Mental HealthYoung People and Mental Health

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM1256294.0Field Practice IIField Practice II

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General Education Elective: choose 1
ART000848.0Art History and TheoryOnline Learning Blank Icon
COR173745.0Abnormal PsychologyOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
DAT011345.0Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in CanadaBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL000942.0Introduction to Children's LiteratureOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL001042.0Science FictionOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL179845.0Contemporary Canadian IssuesOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENV000245.0Environmental CitizenshipBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
FAM100345.0Psychology of LearningBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
GED710545.0Professionalism and EthicsOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
GEO000142.0Political GeographyPolitical Geography

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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GEO000245.0Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet EarthBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
GEO000345.0Geography and TourismBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
GEO500345.0Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)Blank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
HLT013945.0Introduction to Complementary TherapiesIntroduction to Complementary Therapies

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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MGT234645.0Introduction to E-BusinessOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
PSI000242.0Canadian PoliticsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY000145.0Co-Dependency as an AddictionBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY000245.0Domestic and Workplace ViolenceBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY000745.0Cults and TerrorismOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001045.0Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic MindsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001145.0Criminal Psychology II - Criminal MindsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001442.0Learning, Thinking and Problem SolvingBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001545.0Social PsychologyBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
SSC004842.0Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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SSC501242.0Racism and DiscriminationBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
Series: 05
ENL202830.0Research Writing SkillsResearch Writing Skills

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FAM003328.0Field Integration Seminar IIIField Integration Seminar III

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM106230.0Substance AbuseSubstance Abuse

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FAM108145.0Therapeutic Group FacilitationTherapeutic Group Facilitation

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM1257336.0Field Practice IIIField Practice III

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FAM127045.0Advanced Child and Youth Care InterventionsAdvanced Child and Youth Care Interventions

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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Series: 06
FAM001430.0Independent Research ProjectIndependent Research Project

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM0042336.0Field Practice IVField Practice IV

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FAM004326.0Field Integration Seminar IVField Integration Seminar IV

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM108942.0Professional Issues and DevelopmentProfessional Issues and Development

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM109642.0Family InterventionsFamily Interventions

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FAM110030.0Outdoor Activities IIOutdoor Activities II

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ENL1813S Communications I

Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication. Students practice writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments.

FAM1054 Introduction to Child and Youth Care

Children, youth, families, and communities may require support from child and youth care practitioners in order to lead healthy lives. Students develop an understanding of the history of the child and youth care profession, roles and responsibilities of child and youth care practitioners, strengths and needs of clients, and communities, professional conduct and personal self-awareness for becoming an effective child and youth care practitioner.

FAM1258 Technology Tools for Child and Youth Care Practitioners

With the increasing application of technology in our day-to-day lives, child and youth care practitioners are required to utilize and be aware of the impact of this technology on their clients. Students experience hands-on learning in where they explore the issues that technology brings to the child and youth care field. Students gain the skills to work with technology and use it as a tool for being a successful college student and child and youth care practitioner.

FAM1702 Children and Youth in Society

Children and youth play a valuable role in Canadian society. Students develop an understanding of societal institutions and view young people within a sociological framework. An opportunity for students to learn the social, economic, cultural and individual factors that influence young people in Canadian society is provided.

ENL1902F Professional Communication for Child and Youth Care Practitioners

Writing legally appropriate documents, advocating for clients and communicating professionally are critical aspects of the role of the child and youth worker. Students write letters of advocacy and use case studies to write and evaluate field-specific reports. As well, they use music, movies, books and other tools to promote discussion of sensitive issues and to help clients come to an understanding of themselves and others.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

FAM0013 Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a distinct phase of development and one in which young people experience rapid growth. Physical, cognitive, social, and moral development of adolescents is explored in the contexts of family, peers, school, work and the media. Students begin to identify pertinent issues affecting adolescent development from a child and youth care practice perspective.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

FAM1255 Field Preparation Seminar II: Community Service-Learning

Building on previous field preparation work, students acquire a deeper awareness of the role of the child and youth care practitioner within a wide variety of settings. Students further develop necessary skills in client engagement, therapeutic activities, advocacy and teamwork. Through a practical project that links students with a community agency, students plan and implement a program that benefits the agency with which they partner.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

FAM1259 Diversity in Canadian Society

In a rapidly shrinking world, understanding diversity is becoming increasingly important. Students explore concepts of diversity and inclusion as related to culture, race, religion and social class at the personal and societal levels. Students develop an appreciation of historical and current groups immigrating to Canada's rich cultural mosaic, as well as their own ethnocentricity. Students develop the knowledge and attitudes to succeed within today's global society.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

FAM1271 Sexual Health and Development

Sexuality is an integral part of the lives of child and youth care practitioners and the clients and families they serve. Students review information related to the social, emotional and physiological aspects of human sexuality which affect children and youth. Students explore their values and attitudes about sexuality and practise becoming comfortable discussing this important subject. Students learn to identify issues and engage clients in healthy and positive discussions about sexuality.

ART0008 Art History and Theory

This course is designed to familiarize students with early historical foundations to present day exemplars of art making. World art with an emphasis on Western art history (from renaissance to today) and minor focus on international art (Canadian, Contemporary, Asian, First Nations, Islamic, etc.) is covered. Students will be expected to complete required readings, write an essay and final examination.

COR1737 Abnormal Psychology

Emphasis is on the study of signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.

DAT0113 Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow up in a digital world and they are transforming our culture and institutions. This course looks at the Internet and its role in shaping recent history and society. It examines the impact of digital media that empowers our youth to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations. It also provides analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.

ENL0009 Introduction to Children's Literature

This subject will explore and evaluate the fiction, poetry and non-fiction genres of children's literature with their historical contexts as they apply.

ENL0010 Science Fiction

Science Fiction shows you other worlds; it describes possible future societies and the problems lurking ahead. It also shows how human beings can and do create these future worlds - that our future is in our hands. Science fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity.

ENL1798 Contemporary Canadian Issues

A critical understanding of contemporary Canadian issues is essential to being an active member in our democratic society. Students explore a variety of topics and analyze their ethical implications and relevance to Canadian life. Discussions and debates, as well as related interactive activities, offer opportunities to consider recent controversies from different perspectives. Use of a variety of media (e.g. newspapers, articles and electronic resources) allows for in-depth reflection on the history of current social and political issues.

ENV0002 Environmental Citizenship

Based on the general principles of national citizenship, environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities. Focus is on both conservation and planned sustainable use of our planet's resources, as well as on the recognition that environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. Being an environmentally-aware citizen involves personal commitment to learning more about the environment and to taking responsible environmental action. Students are encouraged to adopt attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility.

FAM1003 Psychology of Learning

To be successful, individuals need to understand how they acquire new knowledge/skills and how environmental factors impact this process. By examining a variety of theories from both historical and current perspectives, students develop an understanding of how an individual's learning is influenced by developmental, psychological and social elements. Students use real life situations to identify how these theories can be used to support learning and development within continuously changing environments.

GED7105 Professionalism and Ethics

Professionalism and ethics are the foundation for those preparing for leadership roles in the workplace, community and educational settings. By exploring the different facets of leadership theory and ethical dilemmas, students develop decision making, judgment, and personal value positions that form the basis for the examination of professional conduct and personal accountability.

GEO0002 Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet Earth

This introductory course examines the science known as geology, the study of the earth. The course begins with the formation of the universe, the solar system, earth and its moon and the planets. Subsequent topics include the history of the earth, describing how oceans and continents were formed, plate tectonics, the movements of the continents, rock types and their formation.

GEO0003 Geography and Tourism

This course examines the world landscapes as well as associated cultural and historical phenomena. Contemporary theories in the earth sciences such as geological time, plate tectonics, processes of erosion, and factors affecting climate are explored. The course is intended for students who wish to know more about how the physical, cultural and historical elements of the world landscape combine to make each designated region interesting and unique.

GEO5003 Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)

This course is an introduction to the study of fossils - paleontology. It examines the evolution of life on earth, how fossils are preserved, the identification of fossils and the Geological Time Scale.

MGT2346 Introduction to E-Business

Students are provided with tools, skills, an understanding of technology, business concepts and issues that surround the emergence of electronic business. Emphasis is on that part of the Internet known as the World Wide Web (WWW), where such tools as browsers are used. In addition to acquiring basic skills for navigating the Internet, students develop an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution and electronic collaboration. Students also explore several of the problems surrounding electronic business and commerce, such as security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies and legal liabilities.

Pre-requisites: BUS2301

PSI0002 Canadian Politics

This course will provide an overview of Canadian politics covering the structure of Canadian government, the practice of politics and a background of major political issues.

PSY0001 Co-Dependency as an Addiction

This course provides an overview of how individuals can become addicted to others and relationships. It examines the personalities of abusers and those who are abused. How individuals with complimentary personality disorders unite and form bonds is examined. Object Relations Theory and how women and men are unconsciously drawn to abusive partners because of personality disorders caused by childhood abuse or neglect are the focal point of this course. Students learn how individuals with co-dependent personalities can become capable of breaking free from the cycle many get caught in.

PSY0002 Domestic and Workplace Violence

This course examines workplace, school yard and family violence. Strategies for dealing with this violence will be explored. Conflict resolution strategies will be developed which can be applied to the workplace, school or home environment. Issues such as how and why co-dependency exists as well as the battered wife syndrome and abusive males will be addressed. Students will also examine why confrontation can escalate into violence in the workplace and why bullying exists in schools.

PSY0007 Cults and Terrorism

This course focuses on conformity issues surrounding religious fundamentalism, sects, cults, and terrorist groups. The reasons why people join and why they may have a difficult time leaving, are examined. Society's contributions to supporting cultic groups are explored. Strategies for protecting individuals and vulnerable populations from cultic and terrorist activity are developed.

PSY0010 Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

What makes a psychopath tick? Are they born that way, or are they products of society? Are serial killers really possessed with evil, or do they know exactly what they are doing? In this course, students study how and why some individuals become criminals and why some actually become killers. You study what is known about serial killers, stalkers, rapists and criminals. Also, the latest techniques used in criminal profiling and questioning are examined.

PSY0011 Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds

This course further explores issues discussed in Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds, and compares and explains psychological models as they relate to criminology.

PSY0014 Learning, Thinking and Problem Solving

This subject examines selected knowledge about human behaviour and the use of this knowledge to the individual. Students learn how to better understand themselves and others, and to use psychological theory, and research to manage their own lives and their own problems more effectively.

PSY0015 Social Psychology

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, interact, influence and relate to others. The course will emphasize understanding about how and why individuals behave, think and feel in social situations. Of particular importance will be the study of the individual, their thoughts and resultant behaviour in social situations.

SSC5012 Racism and Discrimination

This course targets racism and discrimination that are observed in the Canadian multiculturalism context. Students are able to identify types of discriminations and racisms based on our cultural values and find the connection between discrimination and the society. Students also analyze sociological factors, such as the media that could cause biases and prejudice. The objective of this course is to enhance the sensitivity and intolerance of mistreatment based on racial or ethnic background and to consider how to handle these issues as occupational professionals and individuals in this pluralistic society.