Courses

Course Title Credits Description
COMM 2173: Videography 3 Covers techniques of composition, camera use, editing and aesthetics; application of broader communication theories to independent work on video production and effective presentation of ideas, stories and cultural works. Laboratory and/or tutorial component included.
MSIT 2101:
Ways of Knowing I
3 Mi’kmaw worldview: This course will provide an opportunity for students to appreciate that spiritual connectedness is deeply embedded in First Nations’ thought and that the Mi’kmaw worldview is one pathway towards this understanding. Traditional ecological knowledge will be discussed, along with the visionary, artistic, affective and communal foundations of Indigenous education (sensu Cajete). Western science: The importance of asking questions in the scientific pursuit to understand Nature will be discussed, along with the major questions asked by modern cosmology, physics, chemistry, geology and biology. Emphasis will be placed on the connectedness found within their answers, using a “parts and wholes” approach to understanding patterns in nature and in science.

 

MSIT 2103:
Ways of Knowing II
3 Continuation of MSIT 2101. See above description.
MGMT 1603:
Nature of Entrepreneurship
3 This introductory course is intended for students of any program or discipline to aid their thinking of how they can perceive and construct their worlds of opportunity. The course brings together a range of perspectives and disciplines to assist students in taking personal and social action to discover and act on ideas and problems as opportunities, to recognise and generate multiple forms of value, and to apply techniques and frame works in taking entrepreneurial action.

 

COMP 1163:
Computer Applications
3 This is an introductory course in the use of MATLAB. The purpose of the course is to allow the student to have the basic skills to use the software. MATLAB is an industry standard. At the end of the course the student should be able to understand and use variables and scripts. The student should be able to understand the logic of programming.  The student will understand curve fitting and using MATLAB to solve equations. The student will be able to input data from external sources and export data through output ports. The student will be able to build GUI’s (graphical user interfaces).

 

Note: Course being redesigned to include coding language. 

 

BIOL 1601:
Organismal & Evolutionary Biology
3 Introduces students to biology from the cellular and molecular perspectives. Major topics include cells as the basic units of life, evolution and variety of cells, macromolecules and organelles in cells, energy conversion in cells, cell reproduction and an introduction to DNA. Course includes lab component.

 

MATH 1109: Introductory Statistics I

 

3 Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, binomial and normal distributions, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation.

 

ENGL 1104:
Reading and Writing About Industry and The Economy
3 An introduction to critical reading and writing through a variety of texts that deal with commerce and trade, and by responding to those texts in analytical prose. This writing intensive course includes an introduction to scholarly research.

 

ENGL 1109:
Reading and Writing About Science
3 An introduction to critical reading and writing through a variety of texts that deal with science, and by responding to those texts in analytical prose. This writing intensive course includes an introduction to scholarly research.

 

Open:
Student’s Choice
3 Students may choose to do BIOL1101 or BIOL2503 to complement the BIOL1601 they have already taken.

 

They may also be interested in other science courses, such as: CHEM1104; PSYC1101 or 1103; GEOL 1105; ENVS 1101, 2101, 2103.

 

Alternatively, students may choose other courses that are of interest to them, such as an additional business, communications, or math course.