Science Context Credits

Science Context Credits

 

APPLIED COMPUTING (APCO) 1P00

Introduction to Media Computation
(also offered as IASC 1P00)

Programming by example, encoding and manipulating pictures (such as grayscale and colour replacement), pixel manipulation (such as red eye and mirroring), designing and debugging, text manipulation with HTML, file processing, automatic generation and manipulation of web pages, and sound processing (such as encoding, volume manipulation and splicing).

Restriction: not open to COSC (single or combined), BCB, CAST and CNET majors.

Note: prior computer experience is not required.

 

APPLIED COMPUTING (APCO) 1P50
Integrity and Literacy in the Information Age
(also offered as COSC 1P50 and IASC 1P50)

Professional issues in computing including historic and social perspectives, legal issues, licensing and copyright, social and ethical issues, professional conduct and information literacy.

Note: this course involves seminars and considerable written work. A good command of written and spoken English is required.

 
ASTRONOMY (ASTR) 1P01
Introduction to Astronomy I
Description of the appearance of the night sky, history of astronomy, light and telescopes, measuring the properties of stars, structure and functioning of the Sun.
Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade and credit obtained in ASTR 1F00.
Note: A section of this course is offered online
 
ASTRONOMY (ASTR) 1P02
Introduction to Astronomy II
Formation and evolution of stars, properties of some unusual astronomical objects, such as pulsars and black holes, galaxies, cosmology and a discussion of the planets of the solar system.
Note: ASTR 1P01 is highly recommended.
Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade and credit obtained in ASTR 1F00.
Note: A section of this course is offered online
 
BIOLOGY (BIOL) 1F25
Biology: A Human Perspective
For non-science majors: contemporary issues of human concern; genetics and biology of cancer and obesity; learning, memory and addiction.
Note: Secondary school biology is not a prerequisite for this course.
 
BIOLOGY (BIOL) 1F26
Human Impact on the Environment
Contemporary issues of human impact on the environment. Topics may include climate change, nitrogen and carbon cycles, food security, and ecosystem restoration.
Note: offered online. Secondary school biology is not a prerequisite for this course. For non-science majors. Major credit will not be granted to Biochemistry or Biological Sciences majors and may not be used to satisfy a teachable subject credit for BIOL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors.
Note: A section of this course is offered online
 
BIOLOGY (BIOL) 1F90
Concepts in Biology
Topics essential to contemporary biology, including molecular biology, biological energy conversion, how plants and animals adapt, genetics and the evolutionary process.
Note: 12U biology recommended. BIOL 1F90 is a prerequisite for most courses in the department.
 
CHEMISTRY (CHEM) 1F92
Chemical Principles and Properties
A chemical approach to describing the natural world. Molecular structure, shapes, and behaviour of molecules emphasizing organic compounds. Bonding and intermolecular interactions; the states of matter; solutions and their properties. Thermochemistry, entropy, free energy, chemical equilibrium, and reaction rates. Labs emphasize chemical syntheses, stoichiometry, and modern analytical techniques.
Prerequisite: a minimum 70 percent grade in Grade 12U chemistry (or equivalent course), CHEM 1P00, or permission of the Department.
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE (COSC) 1P02
Introduction to Computer Science

Computers and computer programming in a high-level language (normally Java). Topics include computer fundamentals, problem solving and software development, programming language syntax and semantics, methods, input/output, control structures and data types.

Note: students with considerable prior programming experience in a high-level language such as Pascal, Java, C++ or Ada may be granted exemption from this course at the discretion of the Chair.

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE (COSC) 1P50
Integrity and Literacy in the Information Age
(also offered as APCO 1P50 and IASC 1P50)

Professional issues in computing including historic and social perspectives, legal issues, licensing and copyright, social and ethical issues, professional conduct and information literacy.

Note: this course involves seminars and considerable written work. A good command of written and spoken English is required.

 
EARTH SCIENCES (ERSC) 1F01
Planet Earth
Earth as a member in the solar system, minerals and rocks, plate tectonics, volcanoes, and earthquakes; the fossil record and the history of life; glacial geology, geomorphology, earth surface processes; paleoclimates and future climate change; environmental geoscience, hydrologic cycle, soil-groundwater contamination, hazardous waste disposal and alternatives.
Prerequisites: any two of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, mathematics or physics beyond grade 11 or equivalent.
Note: students may not register concurrently in ERSC 1F90, 1P92 or 1P93.
 
EARTH SCIENCES (ERSC) 1F90
Geology and the Environment
Intended primarily for non-science majors. Current hypotheses about the history of planet Earth; the significance of understanding modern environments in interpreting ancient settings and predicting future developments. Topics include earthquake prediction, hazardous waste disposal, floods, erosion, landslides, glaciation, global climate change and historical geology.
Note: students may not register concurrently in ERSC 1F01, 1P92 or 1P93. Secondary school sciences are not a prerequisite. Students achieving an exceptional level of performance in ERSC 1F90 may, at the discretion of the department, register in upper year courses.
 
EARTH SCIENCES (ERSC) 1P92
Extreme Earth
Extreme low frequency events and the geological record of their causes and effects, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, climatic change and impacts with extraterrestrial bodies.
Note: students may not register concurrently in ERSC 1F01 or 1F90. Secondary school sciences are not a prerequisite.
 
GEOGRAPHY (GEOG) 1F91
Principles of Physical Geography
The interactions of atmosphere, soils, vegetation and landforms occurring at the surface of the Earth. The development of natural environments and impacts upon people and their activities.
 

INTERACTIVE ARTS & SCIENCES (IASC) 1P00

Introduction to Media Computation
(also offered as IASC 1P00)

Programming by example, encoding and manipulating pictures (such as grayscale and colour replacement), pixel manipulation (such as red eye and mirroring), designing and debugging, text manipulation with HTML, file processing, automatic generation and manipulation of web pages, and sound processing (such as encoding, volume manipulation and splicing).

Restriction: not open to COSC (single or combined), BCB, CAST and CNET majors.

Note: prior computer experience is not required.

 

INTERACTIVE ARTS & SCIENCES (IASC) 1P50
Integrity and Literacy in the Information Age
(also offered as APCO1P50 and COSC 1P50)

Professional issues in computing including historic and social perspectives, legal issues, licensing and copyright, social and ethical issues, professional conduct and information literacy.

Note: this course involves seminars and considerable written work. A good command of written and spoken English is required.

 
PHYSICS (PHYS) 1P21
Mechanics and Waves
Kinematics, Newton's laws and their applications to equilibrium and dynamics with examples from biomechanics; waves and sound.
Note: students may not concurrently register in PHYS 1P91.
 
PHYSICS (PHYS) 1P22
Electromagnetism, Optics and Modern Physics
Charges and fields, electric currents and circuits, optics and elements of modern physics.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1P21 or permission of the instructor.
Note: students may not concurrently register in PHYS 1P92.
 
PHYSICS (PHYS) 1P23
Fluids, Heat and Light
Fluids in equilibrium, surface tension and capillary action; fluids in motion, viscosity and turbulent flow. Heat and temperature, elements of kinetic theory and the laws of thermodynamics. Electromagnetic waves and wave nature of light.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1P21 or permission of the instructor.
Note: students may not concurrently register in PHYS 1P93.
 
PHYSICS (PHYS) 1P91
Mechanics and Waves with Laboratory
Combination of lectures and tutorials in PHYS 1P21 with a laboratory session.
Note: students may not concurrently register in PHYS 1P21.
 
PHYSICS (PHYS) 1P92
Electromagnetism, Optics and Modern Physics with Laboratory
Combination of lectures and tutorials in PHYS 1P22 with a laboratory session.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1P91.
Note: students may not concurrently register in PHYS 1P22.
 
PHYSICS (PHYS) 1P93
Fluids, Heat and Light with Laboratory
Combination of lectures and tutorials in PHYS 1P23 with a laboratory session.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1P91 or permission of the instructor.
Note: students may not concurrently register in PHYS 1P23
 
SCIENCE (SCIE) 1P50
Science and Society I
Basic questions and problems in understanding the nature of science in relation to current environmental issues and their impact on society. Most common scientific concepts and theories associated with major environmental problems facing the world today.
Note: for non-science majors. Co-ordinated through the Department of Chemistry.
Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade and credit obtained in SCIE 1F30.
 
SCIENCE (SCIE) 1P51
Science and Society II
Introduction to interrelationships between science, technology and society. Topics include the nature of science and technology, genetic engineering, pharmaceutical industry and food additives.
Note: for non-science majors. Co-ordinated through the Department of Chemistry.
Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade and credit obtained in SCIE 1F30.