Military Arts and Science

Ontario College Diploma (20 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 1800X09PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

If you are a non-commissioned member (NCM) of the Canadian Forces or an individual who is interested in military affairs, this online Ontario College Diploma program provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of the essential skills required to function effectively in the modern military or in large corporations. The curriculum covers applied communication, leadership capabilities, critical-thinking skills, problem-solving techniques, security and psychological studies and management principles.

The delivery of this exciting program is made possible through an innovative affiliation between OntarioLearn, the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), the Canadian Defence Academy and Algonquin College. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates may be granted Advanced Standing in the Bachelor of Military Arts and Science offered through the Royal Military College of Canada.

To qualify for this diploma, you must complete the program within ten years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Enjoy playing a leadership or management role within an organization.
  • Are interested in current and past political affairs.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have strong work ethic and respect for legislation.

Your Career

The diploma in Military Arts and Science (DMASc) is designed to provide participants with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in the modern military or in large organizations. The diploma will focus on leadership, critical thinking, security studies, resource management and communication.

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.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Program Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Program Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Application Information

MILITARY ARTS AND SCIENCE
Program Code 1800X09PWO

Applications to full-time day programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements through:

ontariocolleges.ca
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 5J3
1-888-892-2228

Students currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school should contact their Guidance Office to apply. For all other applicants, applications are available online at ontariocolleges.ca. A $95 fee applies.

Applications for Fall Term, Winter Term and Spring Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as places are available.

Note: International applicants applying from out-of-country may obtain an International Student Application Form and instructions by logging onto the site or by contacting the Registrar's Office.

For further information on the admissions process, contact:

Registrar's Office
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K2G 1V8
Phone: 613-727-0002 or 1-800-565-4723
Fax: 613-727-7623
Email: AskUs@algonquincollege.com

Notes

  • Military personnel may be eligible for exemptions within this program if they have successfully completed military training courses, have been posted overseas and through their current military ranking.
  • Please note that courses MAS1000, MAS1002, MAS1003, MAS2001 and MAS2002 are completed through the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC). Accepted students in this program are provided the required proof of acceptance and registration instructions upon request. Students must apply to the RMCC generally 1 or 2 months prior to the start date of the semester. They are eligible to register for RMCC courses.
  • Note: ENL1798 – Critical Thinking is the equivalent substitute of ENL1798 Contemporary Canadian Issues.

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 Melissa Langlais, Program Coordinator, at langlam1@algonquincollege.com or 613-727-4723 ext. 7310.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
Level: 01
ENL001148.0Writing GrammaticallyOnline Learning Online Learning
ENL181345.0Communications IOnline Learning Online Learning
MAS100045.0Canadian Military History: a Study of War and Military History 1867 to PresentCanadian Military History: a Study of War and Military History 1867 to Present

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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MAS200245.0Introduction to Defence Management and Decision MakingIntroduction to Defence Management and Decision Making

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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PSY175442.0Psychology IntroductionOnline Learning Online Learning
Level: 02
LFS550745.0Leadership in a Team EnvironmentBlank Icon Online Learning
MAS100245.0The Law of Armed ConflictThe Law of Armed Conflict

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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MGT516445.0Introduction to Project ManagementOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
Elective: choose 1
ACC220160.0Financial Accounting IOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
MAT830060.0Technical MathematicsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
QUA231160.0Quantitative Methods IOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
General Education Elective: choose 1
ART000848.0Art History and TheoryBlank Icon Online 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
ENV000245.0Environmental CitizenshipBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
FAM100345.0Psychology of LearningBlank Icon 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.

Blank Icon Blank Icon Blank Icon
MGT234645.0Introduction to E-BusinessOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
PSI000242.0Canadian PoliticsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSI170245.0Government of CanadaBlank 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
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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Level: 03
ENL182345.0Communications IIOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MAS200145.0The Canadian Forces and Modern Society: Civics, Politics and Intl RelationsThe Canadian Forces and Modern Society: Civics, Politics and Intl Relations

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

Blank Icon Blank Icon Blank Icon
MGT007145.0Introduction to Conflict TheoryBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT238260.0Organizational BehaviourOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
Elective: choose 1
LFS550145.0Developing Leadership CapacityBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
LFS550345.0Leadership and CommunicationLeadership and Communication

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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MGT005742.0Operations Planning ProcessBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT231045.0Management PrinciplesOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT511540.0Management/Leadership SkillsOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
SSC501242.0Racism and DiscriminationBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
Level: 04
ENL179845.0Contemporary Canadian IssuesOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MAS100345.0Technology, Society and WarfareTechnology, Society and Warfare

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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PFP106045.0Principles of Ethical ReasoningBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001442.0Learning, Thinking and Problem SolvingBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
General Education Elective: choose 1
ART000848.0Art History and TheoryBlank Icon Online 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
ENV000245.0Environmental CitizenshipBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
FAM100345.0Psychology of LearningBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
GEO000142.0Political GeographyPolitical Geography

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

Blank Icon Blank Icon Blank Icon
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.

Blank Icon Blank Icon Blank Icon
MGT234645.0Introduction to E-BusinessOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
PSI000242.0Canadian PoliticsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSI170245.0Government of CanadaBlank 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
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.

Blank Icon Blank Icon Blank Icon

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ENL0011 Writing Grammatically

Students learn the rules of English grammar in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow manner. Starting with a review of sentence parts, students move to an in-depth explanation of sentence structuring and culminate in a practical review of stylistic conventions in business writing.

ENL1813 Communications I

Effective communication is important for building relationships and successful functioning in every part of an organization. Through the different modes of reading, writing, speaking, listening, researching, analyzing, and representing information students develop the skills required for communicating effectively in personal and professional environments. Over the term, students will create a portfolio that includes communication tools and activities related to their chosen career path. An emphasis is placed on developing skills for communicating in digital environments.

PSY1754 Psychology Introduction

In order to understand ourselves and interact appropriately with others, we must first understand the basis for behaviour. The study of psychology provides students with an understanding of why people think and act as they do. It examines the scientific process of research, the human brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, memory and personality.

LFS5507 Leadership in a Team Environment

Teams have the fundamental building blocks of organizational structure. The skills and abilities needed to lead a team-based organization are examined. Leading in a team environment requires competencies, tools and techniques that focus on group dynamics rather than solely on individual performance. Learn how to mobilize participation, build consensus and enable individuals to maximize their team's ability to achieve results.

MGT5164 Introduction to Project Management

Project management practitioners need to understand the established industry norms, methods, and practices for managing all stages of the project life cycle and its related processes. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of project management, such as project strategy, selection, scheduling, risk management, quality assurance, performance measurement, audit and closure. By participating in discussions, analyzing readings, and conducting preliminary research, students acquire a working understanding of project management knowledge and theory.

ACC2201 Financial Accounting I

Accounting is referred to as the backbone of the business world; the ability of a business to analyze and monitor its financial transactions is critical to its success. Accounting involves capturing, measuring and analyzing business transactions and reporting that information to interested parties. Focus is on the fundamentals of the accounting process including topics, such as creating financial statements, measuring and capturing financial transactions through a variety of journal entries, accounting for inventory in merchandising operations and accounting for cash and the need for internal controls. Through a combination of practical exercises and computerized lab assignments, students are given the tools to learn fundamental accounting concepts.

MAT8300 Technical Mathematics

This basic course reviews the basics of algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, formula manipulation, linear and quadratic graphs, logarithms, exponents, exponential and logarithmic graphs and complex numbers.

QUA2311 Quantitative Methods I

Students use various types of graphs to present information. Students are introduced to basic measures of central tendencies and dispersions for both sample and population. Students are able to use these basic statistical measures to make reasonable business decisions. Students are also able to use time-series and simple linear regression knowledge to perform short-term forecasting using a statistical package as a tool. They also use the consumer price index to find the purchasing power of a dollar and real wages. Students use knowledge of basic mathematical functions to describe business relationships and build models. Students engage in a review of basic mathematics concepts. They are able to apply knowledge of linear and quadratic functions and constrained optimization to practical business situations. Students are able to apply linear programming techniques to business applications. Students integrate business functions with Excel functions.

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.

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.

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.

PSI1702 Government of Canada

Students explore the Canadian governmental system and consider key principles of democracy and federalism. In addition, students analyze the impact of government on the lives of its citizens, as well as the ways in which citizens and communities affect the government. Finally, students examine the diverse political, national and ideological dynamics of Canadian politics.

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.

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.

ENL1823 Communications II

Effective communication is an essential employability skill required for the workplace and attaining a career position. This course focuses on developing and enhancing personal presentation and communication skills required to function in the workplace. Students will research and prepare a variety of standard business documents and correspondence used across industries. An emphasis will be placed on researching and compiling a targeted job search portfolio that includes cover letter, resume, and related documents. Utilizing technologies for the purpose of creating a professional presence in digital environment is introduced.

MGT0071 Introduction to Conflict Theory

Students are introduced to key concepts and theories related to conflict management. They explore conflict theory, conflict diagnostics and develop an awareness of different conflict resolution processes. Personal conflict incidents are used to ground learning experiences.

MGT2382 Organizational Behaviour

The nature of human dynamics within an organizational context from the perspective of the human resources practitioner is explored. Areas of study include stress management, human communications, learning and motivation, ethics, creativity, leadership, decision making, power and conflict, team dynamics, organizational culture and change management.

Pre-requisites: MGT2381

LFS5501 Developing Leadership Capacity

Within the context of unprecedented changes in the world we live in, the course focuses on supporting students through a process of learning and inquiry that prepares them to maximize their learning effectiveness and to increase their own leadership capacity. It focuses on the essential leadership skills and attributes needed for success in contemporary leadership positions the ability to inspire employees to peak performance to foster a workplace culture of trust and continuous improvement, to embrace change and innovation for continuous growth and build a high-performance work team. In order to maximally benefit from this course, students need to have experience working in an organization because many of the course assignments, assessments and activities require this context.

MGT0057 Operations Planning Process

Planning is indispensable to achieving a desirable outcome in the conduct of military operations. Although planning is constrained by various factors including human experience, information and time, the aim of any plan is to direct attention towards the identification and selection of a logical and reasoned course of action from a variety of options. This course introduces students to a process that guides, informs, and shapes analysis of a given situation leading to the selection of a best course of action and ultimately to the development of an operational plan.

MGT2310 Management Principles

Focus is placed on the development of modern management; organizational theory; the processes of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling; communications; behavioural strategies and techniques; ethical and social responsibilities in the practice of management; and an overview of human relations.

MGT5115 Management/Leadership Skills

Students gain an understanding of management and leadership styles and develop a personal leadership style. In today's changing economic and political climate, the role of a manager/supervisor is extremely demanding and complex. In addition to managing the many practical aspects of a business operation, managers/supervisors must provide leadership by motivating, empowering and supporting staff. Problem-solving and team-building skills are essential.

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.

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.

PFP1060 Principles of Ethical Reasoning

Ethical issues relating to a wide variety of concerns are examined. Students study ethical theories and clarify their values as a means of establishing a framework for ethical decision making. Students apply ethical decision-making models to deal with dilemmas in their professional and personal lives. Through case studies, group discussions and other experiential learning opportunities, students practise using tools and examine a variety of professional ethical codes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PSI1702 Government of Canada

Students explore the Canadian governmental system and consider key principles of democracy and federalism. In addition, students analyze the impact of government on the lives of its citizens, as well as the ways in which citizens and communities affect the government. Finally, students examine the diverse political, national and ideological dynamics of Canadian politics.

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.

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.