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For your convenience, we have put together a collection of credit courses we think you'll love. To register for these courses, visit UNB Registration

Evolution of humansBiological Principles Part I

BIOL 1019

This course is the online version of BIOL 1012. Students must first take BIOL 1012, or have permission of the BIOL 1012 instructor. Evolution provides the theoretical framework within which biologists work. Through a quantitative lens, this course 1) discusses the mechanisms of evolution and speculation; 2) surveys the biological diversity the results from these processes; and 3) describes a variety of metabolic, behavioural, and ecological processes that relate to survival and reproduction.

NOTE: Students intending to major in Biology must also take BIOL 1017. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 1012 and BIOL 1019.

Prerequisite: BIOL 1001 or BIOL 1009.

Genie lampMagic in the Ancient World

CLAS 3625

In this course, students will explore how peoples of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean understood certain religious practices and beliefs that we might call "magic". Sources come from the earliest invention of writing in Mesopotamia until the fall of Rome (c. 3200 BC - 530 AD). The course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of magic as an element of religion, introducing anthropological, archeological, and literary-critical methods, and asks students to apply these approaches to understanding ancient texts and objects. Many traditions examined in the course (including astrology and and prophecy) contributed to the development of much later western traditions relating to magic, some rather directly through persistent manuscript cultures including those deriving from Biblical Hebrew.

The earth in the shape of a heartWomen and Nonviolence

CCS 3668/SOCI 3668

Women from different religious traditions, different societies and cultures have always been involved in the struggle for a better world through nonviolent strategies. At times their efforts were underestimated or ignored. In this course we will study the contributions, activism and methods of some outstanding women who through their involvement in arts, society or culture had an impact on creating more peaceful communities and nations. Open to students who have completed 30 ch of university courses or by permission of the instructor. Although this course is administered online, it requires students' active participation in class weekly discussions.

Prerequisite: 30 ch

Database circuitIntroduction to Databases

CS 1103

Topics include: History and motivation of information systems; database system components; relational data model; relational algebra; SQL language; data integrity, security and privacy; data modeling and logical database design; indexing and physical database design; rapid application development; user interface design; data validation and exception handling; accessing a database using an API (such as ADO.NETand JDBC); stored procedures and triggers; introduction to web development, three layered architecture, and XML.

NOTE: Credit is only given for one of CS 1103, CS 2513, CS 2533, INFO 1103 and INFO 2013. Prerequisites: CS 1073.

Upset personIntroduction to Family Violence Issues


Introduction to current theories, research and practice in family violence issues. Topics will include: themes of violence; dynamics of violence; gender relations; attitudes, myths, and realities surrounding family violence; public versus private nature of family violence. Research from various perspectives will be evaluated. Students get credit for either FVI 2001 or SOCI 2001.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Certificate Program or permission of the instructor.

Rum barrelsProhibition and Rum-Running in Canada, 1827-1948

HIST 1305

This general interest course introduces the historical method while exploring the controversial theme of prohibition. Examines both protagonists in the struggle: prohibitionists, whose ideology was rooted in evangelical religion and an early strain of feminism, and the "Rummies" who fought to preserve a recreational drinking culture and the economic opportunities that it made possible.

Music notesMusic Through the Ages

MUS 1001

This course examines the role of music in the social, ceremonial, spiritual, and everyday lives of people in the western world over the last two millennia. It provides an overview of how people in successive eras experienced music and the influences that initiated changes in and perceptions of music. Many of the great musicians, composers, and styles of western music culture are studied. This course serves as a foundation for other studies in music and music history. Normally this course is taught-online.

NeuronsFoundations of Biological Psychology

PSYC 2703

An introduction to basic neurophysiology, neurochemistry and neuroanatomy for humans and other animals. The course will cover the methods used to discover the fundamental processes underlying neural function and provide basic knowledge for an understanding of how the nervous system is able to produce and control behaviour. Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch) or permission of instructor.

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