Courses for first-year students

The following courses are available to all UVic undergraduate students for registration.

Students should note that:

Course details and scheduling

The schedule of courses for September 2015 and January 2016 will be finalized in May 2015, prior to course registration. Students should review the list of available courses ahead of your course-registration date and time.

Check with your adviser if you have questions.


Course list is current as of September 2014


American Sign Language

Course Title Notes
ASL 100A American Sign Language I
ASL 100B American Sign Language II

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Anthropology

Course Title Notes
ANTH 100 Intro to Anthropology

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Art

Course Title Notes
ART 103 Foundation Drawing and Painting Reserved for Visual Arts students until date to be determined
ART 104 Foundation Sculpture and Material Methods Reserved for Visual Arts students until date to be determined
ART 105 Foundation Photography and Video Art Reserved for Visual Arts students until date to be determined
ART 106 Foundation Core Media Technologies and Arts Reserved for Visual Arts students until date to be determined
ART 115 Exploring Drawing and Colour
ART 141 Intro to Contemporary Art Photography
ART 150 Intro to Contemporary Art Theory: Practice and Criticism Reserved for Visual Arts students until date to be determined
ART 151 Intro to Contemporary Visual Art

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Art Education

Course Title Notes
AE 103A Intro to Art Education I
AE 103B Intro to Art Education II
AE 200 Design
AE 201 Image Development
AE 208 Three-Dimensional Art

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Arts of Canada

Course Title Notes
ACAN 225 Intro to the Arts of Canada Cross-listed with FA 225;
3.0 units of credit

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Astronomy

Course Title Notes
ASTR 101 Exploring the Night Sky
ASTR 102 Exploring the Cosmos
ASTR 150 Concepts in Modern Astronomy

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Biochemistry

Course Title Notes
BIOC 102 Biochemistry and Human Health

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Biology

Course Title Notes
BIOL 150A Modern Biology
BIOL 150B Modern Biology
BIOL 190A General Biology I
BIOL 190B General Biology II

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Canadian Studies

Course Title Notes
CS 001 Intro to the Place: the Geography and History of Canada 0.0 units of credit
CS 101 Intro to Canadian Culture
CS 102 Intro to Canadian Contemporary Issues
CS 200 Topics in Canadian Studies
CS 201 Issues and Ideas in Canadian Environmentalism

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Chemistry

Course Title Notes
CHEM 091 Intro to Chemistry I For students without Chemistry 12;
0.0 units of credit
CHEM 101 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 102 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
CHEM 150 Engineering Chemistry Restricted to Engineering students

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Child & Youth Care

Course Title Notes
CYC 100A Intro to Professional Child and Youth Care Practice: Part One
CYC 100B Intro to Professional Child and Youth Care Practice: Part Two
CYC 101 Intro to Child and Youth Care Practice and Communications Technology
CYC 130 Professional Communications in Indigenous Child and Youth Care
CYC 131 Child and Youth Care Practice in Indigenous Settings
CYC 132 Indigenous Leadership in Child and Youth Care
CYC 140 Written Communications in Child and Youth Care
CYC 152 Intro to Helping Skills in Child and Youth Care Practice
CYC 166A Lifespan Development (Conception to Late Childhood)
CYC 166B Lifespan Development (Adolescence to Late Adulthood)
CYC 171 Intro to Families: Issues, Patterns, and Processes

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Commerce

Course Title Notes
COM 100 Intro to Business Decision Making

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Computer Science

Course Title Notes
CSC 100 Elementary Computing
CSC 105 Computers and Information Processing
CSC 106 The Practice of Computer Science
CSC 110 Fundamentals of Programming I
CSC 111 Fundamentals of Programming with Engineering Applications
CSC 115 Fundamentals of Programming II
CSC 116 Fundamentals of Programming with Engineering Applications II
CSC 130 World Wide Web and Mobile Applications
CSC 167 Game Strategy, Interaction and Design

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Digital Humanities

Course Title Notes
DHUM 150 Tools, Techniques, and Culture of the Digital Humanities

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Earth & Ocean Sciences

Course Title Notes
EOS 110 Oceans and Atmosphere
EOS 120 The Dynamic Earth
EOS 170 Natural Hazards

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Economics

Course Title Notes
ECON 100 The Canadian Economy - Problems and Policies
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 111 The Economy and the Environment
ECON 112 Strategy, Conflict and Cooperation
ECON 113 Intro to Economics for Policy Analysis
ECON 185 Introductory Topics in Economics

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Education Psychology and Leadership Studies

Course Title Notes
ED-D 101 Learning Strategies for University Success

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Engineering

Course Title Notes
ENGR 100 Security, Privacy and You
ENGR 110 Design and Communication I Restricted to Engineering students;
Satisfies Academic Writing Requirement;
2.5 units of credit
ENGR 112 Design: I Restricted to Engineering students;
1.0 units of credit
ENGR 120 Design and Communication II Restricted to Engineering students;
2.5 units of credit
ENGR 121 Design II Restricted to Engineering students;
1.0 units of credit
ENGR 130 Intro to Professional Practice Restricted to Engineering students;
0.5 units of credit
ENGR 141 Engineering Mechanics Restricted to Engineering students;

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English

Course Title Notes
ENGL 099 Developing English Writing Skills 0.0 units of credit
ENGL 101 Fundamentals of Academic Literacy
ENGL 135 Academic Reading and Writing Satisfies Academic Writing Requirement
ENGL 146 The Literature of Our Era Satisfies Academic Writing Requirement
ENGL 147 Great Moments in English Literature Satisfies Academic Writing Requirement

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Environmental Studies

Course Title Notes
ES 200 Intro to Environmental Studies
ES 240 Ecological Processes

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European Studies

Course Title Notes
EUS 100 Intro to European Studies

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Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

Course Title Notes
EPHE 105 Swimming EPHE 105-136 courses are reserved for Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education degree students until July 11, 2014;
0.5 units of credit
EPHE 106 Track and Field
EPHE 107 Gymnastics: I
EPHE 109 Recreational Dance
EPHE 113 Golf
EPHE 116 Badminton
EPHE 117 Tennis
EPHE 120 Basketball
EPHE 121 Soccer
EPHE 122 Volleyball
EPHE 123 Rugby
EPHE 124 Field Hockey
EPHE 125 Softball
EPHE 126 Orienteering
EPHE 133 Strength Training
EPHE 134 Yoga
EPHE 135 Martial Arts
EPHE 136 Lacrosse
EPHE 141 Human Anatomy
EPHE 142 Personal Health, Wellness and Potential
EPHE 143 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Physical Activity
EPHE 155 Intro to Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies
EPHE 156 The Science of Batman

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Fine Arts

Course Title Notes
FA 100 Special Topics in Fine Arts
FA 101 Creative Being
FA 200 Special Topics in Fine Arts
FA 225 Intro to the Arts of Canada Cross-listed with ACAN 225;
3.0 units of credit
FA 245 The Arts and Technology I 1.5 or 3.0 units of credit

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French

Course Title Notes
FRAN 100 Intensive FrenchI 3.0 units of credit
FRAN 120 Intensive French II 3.0 units of credit
FRAN 150 Elementary Oral French
FRAN 160 Words in Context
FRAN 180 Intensive French III 3.0 units of credit
FRAN 200 Intro to French Linguistics
FRAN 220 French Phonetics
FRAN 265 French Connections
FRAN 280 Literary Texts I
FRAN 325 Studies in the Cultures of the French-speaking World (in English)

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Geography

Course Title Notes
GEOG 101A Environment, Society and Sustainability
GEOG 101B Intro to Human Geography
GEOG 103 Intro to Physical Geography

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Germanic Studies

Course Title Notes
GMST 100 Intro to Germanic Cultures
GMST 101 Beginning German I
GMST 102 Beginning German II
GMST 165 Major Figures of German-Speaking Cultures
GMST 180 Myths, Fairy Tales and Fantasy Fiction
GMST 210 Special Topics
GMST 260 The Development of Modern German-Speaking Cultures
GMST 261 Trends in Contemporary Germany, Switzerland and Austria
GMST 262 Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (1890-1914)
GMST 265 German Rebels
GMST 280 Masterpieces of Literature

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Greek & Roman Studies

Course Title Notes
GREE 101 Introductory Ancient Greek I
GREE 102 Introductory Ancient Greek II
GRS 100 Greek and Roman Civilization 3.0 units of credit
GRS 101 Greek Culture
GRS 102 Roman Culture
GRS 200 Greek and Roman Mythology
GRS 203 Classical Archaeology
GRS 204 The Ancient World on Film
GRS 250 Greek and Latin Roots of English in Science and Social Sciences

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Health

Course Title Notes
HLTH 250 Current Issues in Health and Community Services
HLTH 251 Healthy Sexuality

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Health Information Science

Course Title Notes
HINF 130 Intro to Health Information Technology
HINF 140 Intro to Canadian Health Care Systems
HINF 230 Organizational Behaviour and Change Management

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History

Course Title Notes
HSTR 101 Discovering the Past
HSTR 101A 10 Days that Shook the World
HSTR 101B The History of Leisure, Sport and Tourism in North America
HSTR 101C Epidemics from the Black Death to Aids
HSTR 101D History of Money
HSTR 109 Global Society Since 1400
HSTR 110 Conquest and Encounter in the Atlantic World, 1492-1700
HSTR 111 Age of Encounters in the Pacific World, 1700-1900
HSTR 112 World History, 1900-present 3.0 units of credit
HSTR 112A World History 1900-1945
HSTR 112B The World Since 1945-present
HSTR 115 The Second World War
HSTR 120 History of Human Rights
HSTR 121 History, Music and the American Century
HSTR 130 History of Science
HSTR 131 History of Technology
HSTR 132 Disease, Medicine and Society, 1500-present
HSTR 200 Topics in History
HSTR 210A The United States to the Civil War
HSTR 210B The United States from Post-War Reconstruction - present
HSTR 220A History of England to the Glorious Revolution
HSTR 220B History of England from the Glorious Revolution - present
HSTR 230A Canada to Confederation
HSTR 230B Canada from Confederation - present
HSTR 236 Medieval Europe 3.0 units of credit
HSTR 236A The Creation of the Medieval World
HSTR 236B The European Middle Age
HSTR 240 Europe, Renaissance to the European Union 3.0 units of credit
HSTR 240A Europe, Renaissance to the French Revolution
HSTR 240B Europe, Napoleon to the European Union
HSTR 265A China and the Premodern World
HSTR 265B China and the Modern West
HSTR 267A The Origins of Modern Japan
HSTR 267B Japan in the 20th Century
HSTR 272 History of Africa
HSTR 276 Modern Latin America
HSTR 277A History of the Middle East, 1789 - World War II
HSTR 277B History of the Middle East since World War II

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History in Art

Course Title Notes
HA 120 Exploring World Art
HA 121 Understanding Visual Communication
HA 200 Artists' Materials and Techniques 1.5 or 3.0 units of credit
HA 222 The Classical Tradition in Western Art
HA 223 Intro to Western Architecture 1.5 or 3.0 units of credit
HA 230 Monuments of South and Southeast Asia
HA 232 Sacred Form in South/Southeast Asian Art
HA 234 Encountering Renaissance Art
HA 241 The Image of the Artist
HA 251 Intro to the Arts of Islam
HA 260 Art Icons: Modern and Contemporary 1.5 or 3.0 units of credit
HA 264 Art History and the Lens
HA 268 Intro to Canadian Art and Architecture 1.5 or 3.0 units of credit
HA 284 Indigenous Arts: Local Themes and Global Challenges
HA 292 Selected Themes in History in Art 1.5 or 3.0 units of credit
HA 295A Intro to Film Analysis
HA 295B Intro to Film Studies

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Human Dimensions of Climate Change

Course Title Notes
HDCC 200 Intro to Human Dimensions of Climate Change

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Humanities

Course Title Notes
HUMA 100 Intro to Humanities
HUMA 120A Humanities and the Making of the Intellectual Life
HUMA 120B Post-Medieval Humanities and the Making of the Modern Mind
HUMA 295 Introductory Topics in Humanities

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Indigenous Studies

Course Title Notes
IS 200A Indigenous Studies Foundations
IS 200B Intro to Indigenous Studies

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Italian

Course Title Notes
ITAL 100A Beginners' Italian I
ITAL 100B Beginners' Italian II
ITAL 149 Beginners' Italian 3.0 units of credit
ITAL 150 Famous and Infamous Hispanic and Italian Figures (in English) Cross-listed with SPAN 150
ITAL 273 Italian Renaissance (in English)

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Latin

Course Title Notes
LATI 101 Introductory Latin I
LATI 102 Introductory Latin II

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Linguistics

Course Title Notes
LING 100A Intro to Linguistics I
LING 100B Intro to Linguistics II
LING 110 Language and Thought
LING 172 Intro to the Languages of British Columbia
LING 195 The Social Side of English Grammar
LING 260 Intro to the Japanese Language and Linguistics Cross-listed with PAAS 289
LING 261 Intro to the Chinese Language and Linguistics Cross-listed with PAAS 279

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Mathematics

Course Title Notes
MATH 100 Calculus I
MATH 101 Calculus II
MATH 102 Calculus for Students in the Social and Biological Sciences
MATH 110 Matrix Algebra for Engineers Restricted to Engineering students
MATH 120 Precalculus Mathematics
MATH 122 Logic And Foundations
MATH 151 Finite Mathematics
MATH 161 Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher I Open to all students, but intended for prospective Elementary Education students
MATH 162 Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher II Open to all students, but intended for prospective Elementary Education students
MATH 199 Problem-Solving Seminar
MATH 211 Matrix Algebra: I

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Medieval Studies

Course Title Notes
MEDI 200 Myths and Legends of the Middle Ages
MEDI 210 Voices From the Middle Ages

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Music

Course Title Notes
MUS 101A Language of Music Reserved for Music students until date to be determined
MUS 101B Language of Music Reserved for Music students until date to be determined
MUS 105 Intro to Composition Restricted to Music students;
2.0 units of credit
MUS 108 African Hand Drumming Open to non-music students only
MUS 111 Elementary Materials of Music Open to non-music students only
MUS 115 Listening to Music Open to non-music students only;
3.0 units of credit
MUS 120A History of Music I Reserved for Music students until date to be determined
MUS 120B History of Music II Reserved for Music students until date to be determined
MUS 131 Intro to Music Education
MUS 140 Individual Tuition Restricted to Music students
2.0 units of credit
MUS 170A Basic Musicianship: IA Reserved for Music students until date to be determined;
0.5 units of credit
MUS 170B Basic Musicianship: IB Reserved for Music students until date to be determined;
0.5 units of credit
MUS 180 Large Ensemble Open to all students by audition;
2.0 units of credit
MUS 181 Chamber Music Open to all students by audition;
1.0 units of credit
MUS 188 Philomela Women's Choir Open to all students by audition;
2.0 units of credit
MUS 207 Music, Science and Computers

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Pacific & Asian Studies

Course Title Notes
PAAS 100 Intro to Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 101 Intro to Textual Analysis
PAAS 103 War and Peace in Asia and the Pacific
PAAS 105 Pacific and Asia Today
PAAS 118 Intensive Beginner Modern Chinese I 3.0 units of credit
PAAS 120 Intro to Indonesian-Malay I
PAAS 121 Intro to Indonesian-Malay II
PAAS 138 Intensive BeginnerJapanese I 3.0 units of credit
PAAS 150 Premodern Chinese Culture
PAAS 151 Modern Chinese Culture
PAAS 152 Essentials of Chinese Civilisation (in Chinese)
PAAS 170 Premodern Southeast Asian Cultures
PAAS 171 Modern Southeast Asian Cultures
PAAS 180 Premodern Japanese Culture
PAAS 181 Modern Japanese Culture
PAAS 200 Intro to Theories and Methods in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 201 Cultural Politics and Popular Culture in Asia and the Pacific
PAAS 202 Topics in Asian Cinema
PAAS 204 Intro to Asian Religions Cross-listed with RS 200B
PAAS 205 Indigenous Peoples of the Indo-Pacific Region
PAAS 206 Comics and Graphic Novels in Asia and the Pacific
PAAS 207 Ghosts and Spirits
PAAS 208 Family and Gender in the Pacific
PAAS 209 Introductory Special Topics in Pacific and Asian Studies 1.5 or 3.0 units of credit
PAAS 212 Elementary Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Languages
PAAS 218 Intermediate Modern Chinese I 3.0 units of credit
PAAS 220 Intermediate Indonesian-Malay I
PAAS 221 Intermediate Indonesian-Malay II
PAAS 235 Supplementary Japanese
PAAS 238 Intermediate Japanese I 3.0 units of credit
PAAS 250 Engendering China
PAAS 279 Intro to the Chinese Language and Linguistics Cross-listed with LING 261
PAAS 289 Intro to the Japanese Language and Linguistics Cross-listed with LING 260
PAAS 294 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Asian Societies
PAAS 313 Intermediate Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Languages

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Philosophy

Course Title Notes
PHIL 100 Intro to Philosophy 3.0 units of credit
PHIL 173 Reasoning in the Sciences and Engineering
PHIL 201 Critical Thinking
PHIL 203 Elementary Formal Logic
PHIL 204 Non-Western Philosophy
PHIL 207A Intro to Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 208 Intro to Arabic Philosophy
PHIL 209 Philosophy and First Nations Thought
PHIL 210 Intro to Early Modern Philosophy
PHIL 211 Intro to Existentialism
PHIL 220 Intro to Philosophy of Science
PHIL 223 Philosophy of the Social Sciences
PHIL 232 Moral Problems of Contemporary Society
PHIL 235 Ethics of Violence, War and Terrorism
PHIL 236 Intro to Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 238 Philosophy in Literature
PHIL 239 Philosophy and Feminism
PHIL 240 Intro to Philosophy of Art
PHIL 251 Knowledge, Certainty and Skepticism
PHIL 252 Intro to Metaphysics
PHIL 260 Intro to Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 261 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 290 Intro to Selected Topics 1.5 or 3.0 units of credit

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Physics

Course Title Notes
PHYS 102 General Physics 3.0 units of credit
PHYS 110 Introductory Physics I
PHYS 111 Introductory Physics II
PHYS 120 Physics I
PHYS 130 Physics II

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Political Science

Course Title Notes
POLI 101 Canadian Politics
POLI 103 The Worlds of Politics

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Portuguese

Course Title Notes
PORT 100A Beginners' Portuguese I
PORT 100B Beginners' Portuguese II

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Psychology

Course Title Notes
PSYC 100A Introductory Psychology I
PSYC 100B Introductory Psychology II
PSYC 191 Psychology in Contemporary Society
PSYC 192 Intro to Positive Psychology

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Religious Studies

Course Title Notes
RS 200A Intro to Judaism, Christianity and Islam
RS 200B Intro to Asian Religions (also PAAS 204)

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Slavic Studies

Course Title Notes
SLST 100 Intro to Russian Society and Culture
SLST 101 Beginning Russian I
SLST 102 Beginning Russian II
SLST 111 Beginning Ukrainian I
SLST 112 Beginning Ukrainian II
SLST 160 The Culture of the Russian Revolution
SLST 262 Stalinism

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Social Justice Studies

Course Title Notes
SJS 100 Intro to Theories of Social Justice
SJS 200 Intro to the Practice of Social Justice

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Sociology

Course Title Notes
SOCI 100A Intro to Social Work Practice
SOCI 100B Intro to Sociology: Institutions and Social Change
SOCI 103 Canadian Society

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Social Work

Course Title Notes
SOCW 200A Intro to Social Work Practice
SOCW 200B Intro to the Critical Analysis of Social Welfare in Canada

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Spanish

Course Title Notes
SPAN 100A Beginners' Spanish I
SPAN 100B Beginners' Spanish II
SPAN 149 Beginners' Spanish 3.0 units of credit
SPAN 150 Famous and Infamous Hispanic and Italian Figures (in English) Cross-listed with ITAL 150
SPAN 185 Film in the Hispanic World
SPAN 208A Spanish Culture
SPAN 208B Latin American Culture
SPAN 249 Review of Grammar and Conversation 3.0 units of credit
SPAN 250A Review of Grammar and Conversation I
SPAN 250B Review of Grammar and Conversation II
SPAN 255 Communicating in Spanish
SPAN 270 Introductory Written Spanish

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Statistics

Course Title Notes
STAT 252 Statistics for Business
STAT 255 Statistics for Life Sciences: I

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Technology and Society

Course Title Notes
TS 200 Intro to the Human Uses of Technology

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Theatre

Course Title Notes
THEA 101 Intro to Theatre Open to non-theatre students only;
3.0 units of credit
THEA 102 Theatre Appreciation: From Page to Stage Open to non-theatre students only
THEA 105 Intro to Stagecraft and Technical Practice Restricted to Theatre students;
3.0 units of credit
THEA 111 Intro to the History and Language of the Theatre I Requires permission of the department
THEA 112 Intro to the History and Language of the Theatre II Requires permission of the department
THEA 120 Intro to the Art of Acting Restricted to Theatre students;
3.0 units of credit
THEA 122 The Acting Experience Open to non-theatre students only
THEA 132 Exploring Theatre Through Dramatic Process 3.0 units of credit
THEA 150 Public Speaking

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Women's Studies

Course Title Notes
WS 104 Gender and Social Justice
WS 203 Popular Culture
WS 204 Fast Feminisms, Past and Present
WS 205 Gender, Food and Culture
WS 206 Globalization and Resistance
WS 207 Indigenous Women in Canada
WS 208 Sex in Space
WS 209 Gender and Health, Power and Resistance 3.0 units of credit
WS 211 Girlhoods in Film and Popular Culture
WS 219 Topics in Women's Studies

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Writing

Course Title Notes
WRIT 100 Intro to Writing Reserved for Writing students until date to be determined;
3.0 units of credit
WRIT 102 Intro to Professional Non-Fiction
WRIT 109 The Writer's World in Books and Film
WRIT 140 Elements of Style in Creative Writing

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