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All on-campus, in-person Summer Term courses will be offered through alternative delivery methods.

Sculptures of Greek GodsThe Greek Gods and Their Cults

CLAS 3503

The Greek myths of creation and the Greek gods and their mythology. The historical origins of the gods, the development of Greek religion from pre-historic times. Parallels are adduced from Middle Eastern mythologies. Major Greek religious sites are illustrated.

Young man in a tropical location writing on a tabletTravel Writing

ENGL 2197

This course introduces students to contemporary travel-writing narratives, both long and short, written by a diversity of notable contributors to the genre. The course examines relevant themes of travel narratives as well as structural techniques that shape the genre. The course also invites students to use this knowledge to write their own travel sketches based on experiences of travelling in Canada or abroad, combined with appropriate contextual research. The course evaluation is based on both critical essays and creative writing assignments.

Prerequisite: CS 1003 or CS 1073 or equivalent (ECE 1813 recommended).
Co-requisite: ECE 2215.

Two theatre masks - one with a happy face and the other with a sad face Contemporary British Women Playwrights

ENGL 3563

The course focuses on the work of several of the most important British women dramatists from the late 1970s to the present. The plays represent a range of perspectives and cultures; they provocatively reflect in their subject matter both modern-day Britain and its past. Texts may include Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine and Top Girls, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Grace of Mary Traverse, Sarah Kane’s Blasted, Tanika Gupta’s Lions and Tigers, or Gladiator Games, Winsome Pinnock’s Talking in Tongues, and Bola Agbaje’s Gone Too Far!

Photo of a rural canadian areaExploring the Rural in Canadian History

HIST 3344

Until the mid-20th century, Canada was a predominately rural society, and rural life, work, and culture left an indelible mark on Canadian history. In this course, students will examine the history of rural Canada on its own terms and the various ways it impacted broader Canadian history. Special attention will be paid to the development of rural economies, political and class tensions in rural society, the rural response to industrialization and technological innovation, and the rural impact on Canadian culture.

Several books on a table in a libraryTopics in History of Disability

HIST 4606

Explores a selection of themes and issues in the history of the concept and experience of disability. How have understandings of disability (and ability) changed over the years? What has been the role of colonialism, slavery, labour, corporal punishment, health care, social welfare, human rights, and advocacy in shaping this history?

Book with the words "Learn Japanese" written on itIntroductory Japanese I

JPNS 1013

Focuses on the fundamental structure of Japanese and practicing of communication skills. Introduces Hiragan and Katakana, writing systems in Japanese, and practice of reading and writing. Some aspects of Japanese culture are discussed. This course is not open to native speakers.

An image of a 3D face3D Fundamentals

MAAC 3607

This course is an introduction to 3D graphics, starting with the foundations of 3D modeling and texturing in industry-standard tools. It focuses on building fluency with basic tools and techniques, as well as developing experience with aesthetic issues of look, style, and critical judgement in visual art.

A collection of physical therapy tools and equipmentPhysical Activity, Health and Wellness

KIN 3282

Provides an introduction to holistic health through integrating the concepts of physical activity, fitness, and wellness. The focus will be on the impact that physical activity and physical inactivity have upon the major diseases and disabilities which affect overall health and wellness in industrial and technological based societies. This will be accomplished through summarizing and critically assessing the epidemiological and physiological research evidence.

Prerequisites: C grade or better in KIN 3001 and KIN 2082.

Native People in Popular CultureA History of Native People in Canadian and American Popular Culture

HIST 1415

This is a general interest course that examines the conflict between Native people and the Canadian and US settler societies. How Native people have been and are still being portrayed within the popular culture of those settler societies through film, television, literature, music, material culture, sports, etc. will be a focus of the course.

Collection of papers with charts and numbersInvestments

ADM 4425

Covers the investment environment, basic investment concepts, analysis and strategy. Considers investors’ attitudes toward risk; the Markowitz portfolio theory; capital market theory and its application; the efficient markets hypothesis; expected inflation and yields on securities; options markets; securities markets, technical and fundamental analysis. Entails simulated trading using the Internet.

Prerequisites: ADM 2624 and ADM 3415.

Game Design IGame Design I

MAAC 3601

The fundamental challenges of creating interactive gameplay are the subject of this course that introduces students to the processes employed by designers for the creation of a game. Students will interrogate notions of “gameplay” and the evolution of the medium, compare and re-design a variety of existing games, workshop ideas, and create their own game designs. This course is open to students who have completed at least 45ch at the university level.

Project ManagementProject Management

ADM 4686

This course introduces the management tools of project selection and evaluation, the setup of a project team, and the role of a project manager. Discussions include the quantitative techniques of managing a project in terms of time/cost estimation, scheduling, budgeting, and the other control/monitoring measures of the performance of a project.

Prerequisites: ADM 2623 and ADM 2624. 

Basic French IIBasic French II

FR 1015

This course is a continuation of FR 1014. Oral and written exercises will support the development of language skills that focus on vocabulary usage and sentence construction. It is not open to students educated in French, students who have participated in immersion programs, or students who have completed grade 12 (Core) French. It also cannot be taken by students who have succesfully completed any course offered by the Dept. of French other than FR 1014.

Prerequisite: FR 1014. 

Introduction to MusicIntroduction to Music

MUS 2113

An introductory course investigating music theory and performance, for students with limited or no music background.  Content includes notation in treble and bass clef, rhythmic notation, basic music theory, music terminology and various aspects of performance. May require concert attendance.

No prerequisite.

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