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ECN501
Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro
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This course introduces the process and principles of microeconomic thought as they have been developed to explain price determination and resource allocation in a mixed market system. The application of microeconomic theory to current and emerging social and economic problems will be considered.




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ECN502
Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro
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ECN501

This course introduces the process and principles of macroeconomic thought as they have been developed to explain the determination of the levels of national income and output, employment, the price level and other macroeconomic aggregates. The implications of these principles of public policy in Canada will be examined in the contexts of money and banking, stabilization efforts, international trade, the structure of the Canadian economy, and responses to the emerging patterns of global competition.




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ECN550
Economics: An Overview
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This one semester course introduces economic principles relating to Canada's mixed market economy and uses these principles to examine current economic issues including the nature of markets, employment, the level of economic activity, the structure of industry, international trade, and the appropriate role of government in the Canadian economy.




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NAT109
Planets, Stars and Galaxies: Exploring Space
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This course is a history of ideas, with special reference to the Universe. We will look at early Greek, Egyptian and Chinese attempts to understand the starry heavens and the earth's place therein. We will follow the work of the great interpreters of the universe and attempt to understand the perceptual, political and religious problems that stood in the way of accuracy. Finally, we will look at modern interpretations of the universe and its use in the art of navigation. Thus an examination of our current understanding of the universe is central to the course.




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NAT112
Physiology of Fitness
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Physiology of Fitness is designed to be both theoretical and practical, combining traditional classroom activity and practical application of health and fitness theory. Students participate in lectures and practical physical fitness and health activities that present how the body responds and adapts to exercise stress and explore contemporary fitness and health issues.




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NAT124
Environmental Citizenship
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This course is a journey into adopting attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility. It is based on the general principles of national citizenship, where environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities to focus on both conservation of and planned sustainable use of our planet's resources, as well as the recognition that environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. Environmental citizenship is a personal commitment to learning more about the environment and to taking responsible environmental action.




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NAT150
Natural Science:The Development of Human Sexuality
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This course assumes no prior college courses in biology, psychology, or sociology. It is designed as an introduction to understanding human sexuality within a social context. Topics include: ethics, religion, and sexuality; conception, pregnancy, and childbirth; contraception and abortion; sexually transmitted diseases; gender roles, female sexuality, and male sexuality; sexual orientation: gay, straight or bisexual; sexual coercion; commercial sex; and variation in sexual behaviour.




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NAT160
Natural Science: Nutrition
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This course introduces students to the science of Nutrition and outlines the functions of the human body. The effectiveness of various diets and usefulness of food additives is explored. They will gain insight into the ways that food plays a variety of roles in maintaining health and reducing the risk of illness. Students will also learn the fundamentals needed to evaluate claims made by food faddists and food vendors.




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NAT161
Astronomy: Explore the Night Sky
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The night sky has been a source of fascination for people of all ages for millennia. This introductory course provides the basic tools for locating, viewing and understanding the nature of many fascinating celestial objects including the moon, planets, and stars as well as transient phenomena such as comets and meteor showers. Students will develop a true understanding of the "Big Bang" theory. The course also includes discussions of the features, use and selection of telescopes and binoculars to help individuals consider which is best suited for their interests.




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NAT306
The Fate of the Earth
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Globally, the quality of the environment is being eroded at an accelerating rate. The crisis has become so visible that the general public is responding. But, are short term political systems capable of responding to complex, long term problems and are economic systems based on growth, workable in a finite world? This course will introduce some of the major threats to environmental quality on both the global and local levels. Cultural causes of the crisis, possible consequences, and alternatives will be discussed.




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PSY100
Introduction to Psychology
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The discipline of Psychology is the study of human behaviour. It is concerned with the observation behaviour of an individual and its relationship to unseen mental and physical processes, as well as to external events. Introduction to Psychology will provide a framework within which the student can begin to explore the human personality.




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PSY106
Developmental Psychology
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This course introduces the student to the knowledge base developmental psychology provides as a guide to social service practice. Students will become familiar with the range of social, emotional, physical and psychological factors affecting human development throughout the lifespan.




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PSY133
Positive Human Development: Achieving Authentic Happiness
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Positive human development is the study of fulfillment and personal growth. In this course, students discover what distinguishes positive human development from the general study of human behaviour. Built on scientific principles, its applied approach uncovers strengths and promotes positive functioning. Subjective well-being is investigated resulting in techniques to enhance happiness that can be applied to current and future life circumstances and goals.




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PSY141
Social Psychology
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Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, interact, influence and relate to others. The course will emphasize understanding about how and why individuals behave, think and feel in social situations. Of particular importance will be the study of the individual, their thoughts and resultant behaviour in social situations.




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PSY160
Abnormal Psychology
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Human life is complex, unstable, precarious, and extremely challenging - perhaps to an ever-increasing degree. Throughout our lives we are vulnerable to personal trouble, breakdown, and disorder. PSY160 explores the sources of strength and weakness in human life viewed on a continuum from what is considered to be within the ranges of normal behaviour to that considered to be abnormal. Behaviours are examined in terms of their causes, and the benefits and disadvantages they bring to the individual. Various styles of treatment are surveyed.




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PSY181
Learning, Thinking and Problem Solving
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Human behaviour is the result of a complex interaction between the individual person and his or her physical and social environment. This course examines selected knowledge about human behaviour and the use of the knowledge to the individual. Students will learn how to better understand themselves and others and to use psychological theory and research to manage their own lives and their own problems more effectively. The topics covered include: learning theory, learning skills, personality, self-concept, stress, memory, interpersonal relating, and communication.




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PSY206
Personality and Abnormal Behaviour
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Abnormal Psychology is the scientific study of the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that interfere with psychologically adaptive functioning. An understanding of the principles of mental and emotional functioning is an essential part of both self-knowledge and an understanding of others. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the concepts and theories of abnormal psychology. In addition, an appreciation of the determinants of psychopathology sheds light on not only disturbed functioning, but also normal and adaptive psychological processes. Following a consideration of theories, concepts, and research, the various types of psychopathologies will be considered, with special emphasis on anxiety disorders, personality disturbances, mood dysfunctions, and abnormal thought processes. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course ultimately allow students to successfully navigate personal, social, and professional life. Students are encouraged to draw from their own experience as the course progresses.




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PSY379
Personality Psychology
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Personality psychology is a branch of psychology that defines what personality is and how it influences our behaviour and actions. This course will seek to understand how personality is developed and organized. Through an examination of current research and applicable theories, the course will explore enduring patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviour that make a person unique. Personality type, assessment and disorders are explored.




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PSY801
Forensic Psychology
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This course is designed for those interested in understanding or pursuing a career in forensic psychology. It provides an overview of the intersection between psychology and the law as well as the assessment, treatment and management of various offender types, i.e. the mentally disordered offender, psychopath, male and female sexual offenders.




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SOC202
Anthropology
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Students are exposed to the three fields of anthropology: archeology, linguistics and social anthropology. The first half of the course deals with theories of evolution, our early ancestors, and techniques for exploring our cultural past and looking at the diversity of contemporary social and modern cultures. The second half introduces the contemporary societies and cultures around the world.




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SOC211
Women's Studies - Introduction
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This general introduction to Women's Studies will examine a broad range of issues surrounding work, education, family, sexuality, health, politics, gender, socialization, language and culture. All topics will be approached with attention to the ways in which class, gender, race and ability form women's experiences. Connections between feminist theory and personal experiences are emphasized.




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SOC217
Feeding Body and Soul
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Feeding Body and Soul examines the different ways that we are nourished by food: these may be physical, psychological, or emotional. This course looks at how food plays a central role in our lives, the value of food, food in different cultures, and uses of food.




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SOC252
GAME ON! - Sports in Society
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Sport is transformational and has the ability to unite people from different backgrounds the world. Using sport as a lens to view society and the self, students will explore the impact sport has on shaping individual and group behavior; think critically about how sport influences global society, discuss the challenges, issues and significance of sport, and identify the essential life skills learned through active participation in sport.




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SOC600
Introduction to Sociology
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An introduction to contemporary sociological thinking and to theories of social behaviour including deviance and social control. Using sociological concepts and perspectives, students will study and survey areas related to Canadian society and culture, including social inequalities, social interactions, and collective behaviour. The course introduces students to theories of social problems, research methodologies and issues that have influenced sociological thinking in the areas of deviance and social control. Using various perspectives and concepts, students will analyze and survey issues relating to acts of aggression and violence, poverty, the elderly, family and various other contemporary social issues. Analytical frameworks for social issues and problems will be investigated.




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Jamara Romero
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416-491-5050 ext.22513


Sara Potkonjak
Academic Program Manager

416-491-5050 ext.22682