NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

SCI1001University Skills for Science Students2 ch (2C)

This course introduces first year students to skills which will assist in their success in first year university. Helps students develop their self-assessment skills and their approaches to problem solving.


SCI1831What On Earth Isn't Chemistry (Cross-Listed: CHEM 1831)3 ch (3C)

Intended for students (with limited chemistry background) who wish to gain a better understanding of the chemistry in the world around them. The course will cover aspects of ; atomic and molecular structure, the periodic table, what chemical names mean, balancing equations (and the relationships involved), acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, radiation and organic compounds. The concepts will be examined in the context of understanding "everyday" chemistry. This course cannot be used as a substitute for any other first level Chemistry course.

SCI1862Shaping the Earth's Surface3 ch (3C)

Designed for the non-scientist. Examines the basic geological forces that shape the earth's surface and our environment. Subjects include volcanism, earthquakes, erosion, soils, groundwater, rivers, coastlines, deserts, landslides, and the earth's past, present and possible future climates.

SCI1872Basic Physics and Astronomy for Non-Scientists3 ch (3C)

Overview of physics and astronomy from the perspective of historic development and fundamental principles of science. Topics include: concepts of force, energy and wave; survey of astronomy tracing development of our view of the universe. Offered in alternate years with SCI 1862 (Shaping the Earth’s Surface). 

Prerequisites: High School math and science courses are an asset. 

SCI1892The History and Challenges of Human Spaceflight3 ch (3C)

People have been entering space since 1961, with the flight of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Now with the passage of more than half a century, it is worth reflecting on what human spaceflight has accomplished, how it is achieved, and what challenges it faces moving forward.

Prerequisite: High school grade 11.

SCI3155Women and Science3 ch (3C)

An overview of women’s historical and contemporary participation in science, issues in science and math education, feminist critiques and theories on science and gender, and the impact of technology on women’s lives.

Prerequisite: GEND 2001 (pre– or co– ) or 30 ch of any SASE program.

SCI3255Women, Development and the Environment3 ch (3C)

An examination of the effects of the status of women, poverty, population growth and economics on the state of the environment and conservation in developing nations. Environmental issues to be discussed include: over cultivation and deforestation, over fishing, poaching, antibiotic resistance, migration, biodiversity, extinction and resource depletion. 

Prerequisite: GEND 2001 (pre– or co– ) or 30 ch of any SASE program.