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If you’re not sure how to read the timetable, it might be difficult to register for your courses. Review the information below before you get started.

Course descriptions will assist you in course selection. Descriptions of courses are listed by program in the web calendars and in the timetables.

Sample Description

Course Code
ACTG 1P11

Title
Introduction to Accounting I

Description
Nature and role of accounting information for planning, decision making, control and external reporting by businesses and other economic organizations.

Course format
Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Restrictions/Notes
Open to BAcc majors. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit in ACTG 1P91, 2P12 and 2P51.

ACTG1P11
Subject code
(See the subject code section below)
Year LevelCredit ValueDepartment Code

Year Level

1 = year 1
2 = year 2
3 = year 3
4 = year 4
6 = professional
8 = teacher education

Credit Value

F = 1.00 credits
N = 0.00 credits
P = 0.50 credits
Q = 0.50 credits
Y = 0.25 credits

Department Code

i.e., PSYC 1F90
i.e., ACTG 0N01 (co-op)
i.e., MATH 1P97
i.e., EDUC 8Y05

Course Format

Most courses at Brock are made up of multiple components including:

  • Lectures: A large classroom setting in which all students in the course are addressed by the instructor.
  • Seminars: A small classroom setting where students have the opportunity to discuss course material.
  • Labs: A course component set aside for laboratory work.
  • Tutorials: Students meet in a classroom setting to work with instructors and teaching assistants in problem-solving and applied learning situations.

Restrictions / Notes

In some cases, specific requirements must be met when enrolling in a specific course. Should you not fulfill a requirement or restriction, you may be subject to deregistration.

CodeSubject
ABEDAboriginal Adult Education
ABTEAboriginal Teacher Education
ACTGAccounting
ADEDAdult Education
ADMIAdministration
ADSTApplied Disability Studies
AESLAcademic English as a Subsequent Language
APCOApplied Computing
ARABArabic
ASTRAstronomy
BCHMBiochemistry
BIOLBiology
BMEDBiomedical Sciences
BPHYBiophysics
BTECBiotechnology
BTGDGame
CANACanadian Studies
CHEMChemistry
CHYSChild and Youth Studies
CLASClassics
COMMCommunication Studies
COSCComputer Science
CPCFCommunication Popular Culture and Film
DARTDramatic Arts
ECONEconomics
EDBEEducation- Teacher Education
EDUCEducation
ENCWCreative Writing
ENGLEnglish
ENSUEnvironmental Sustainability
ENTREntrepreneurship
ERSCEarth Sciences
ESCIScience
ETHCEthics
FILMFilm
FNCEFinance
FRENFrench
GEOGGeography
GERMGerman
GREEGreek
HISTHistory
HLSCHealth Sciences
HLSCHealth Sciences
IASCInteractive Arts and Science
INDGIndigenous Studies
INTCIntercultural Studies
ITALItalian
ITISInformation Technology Information Systems
JAPAJapanese
KINEKinesiology
LABRLabour Studies
LATILatin
LINGLinguistics
MANDMandarin
MARSMedieval and Renaissance Studies
MATHMathematics
MGMTManagement
MKTGMarketing
MUSIMusic
NEURNeuroscience
NUSCNursing
OBHROrganizational Behaviour and Human Resources
OEVIOenology and Viticulture
OPEROperations Management
PCULPopular Culture
PHILPhilosophy
PHYSPhysics
PMPBProfessional Masters Preparation Business
POLIPolitical Science
PORTPortuguese
PSYCPsychology
RECLRecreation and Leisure Studies
RUSSRussian
SCIEScience
SCLCStudies in Comparative Literatures and Cultures
SOCISociology
SPANSpanish
SPMASport Management
STACStudies in Arts and Culture
SWAHSwahili
TOURTourism
VISAVisual Arts
WGSTWomen’s and Gender Studies
WRDSWriting, Rhetoric and Discourse Studies

Glossary of terms

COURSE CALENDAR

This online catalogue contains Brock rules and regulations, programs of study, program requirements and course descriptions. Links to the course calendars can be found on the left.

CONCENTRATION

Only available in an honours degree program, and requiring a minimum of six credits (6.0) from a list of approved courses. Enables you to pursue studies with some focus within your major or combined major.

CONTEXT CREDITS

Mandatory courses intended to provide you with a broad educational background. All students must complete at least one full credit from each of the following Faculties at Brock:

  • Humanities
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Social Sciences

Plan these into your schedule after required courses. Click here to view a list of context credits.

Co-requisite

Requirement that must be fulfilled at the same time the other course is taken. If you do not satisfy the course requirements, you may wish to see if you are eligible for an override.

COURSE COMPONENT

Various classroom formats that make up a course, such as lectures, seminars, labs and tutorials.

DEPARTMENT/CENTRE

Divisions of the university that give instruction in a certain subject area. These divisions oversee program requirements.

DEREGISTRATION (REMOVAL FROM COURSES)

You will automatically be removed from course(s) under the following conditions:

  • You have enrolled in a course but do not have the prerequisite(s). An override from the department/centre will be required to remain enrolled. For a list of courses where automatic deregistration will occur, click here.
  • You do not confirm your enrolment by making arrangements with Student Awards and Financial Accounts before the Payment Due Date on your Statement of Account.

DURATION

Period of time over which a course is taught.

ELECTIVE

Elective credits may be chosen from any area of interest, provided you meet any prerequisites or restrictions listed in the course notes.

Note: If you are planning to pursue a minor, you will likely use your elective courses to satisfy these requirements.

FACULTY

Branches of the university that oversee academic departments/centres.

LAB

An academic course set aside for laboratory work.

LECTURE

A large classroom setting in which the instructor addresses all students in the course.

MAJOR

Specific area of emphasis within a degree program. Students following a major will have a set of core courses and electives to complete.

MAJOR CREDIT

Credits required for, but not necessarily the same as, your major discipline.

MINOR

Must be distinct from your major or combined major, and requires from four (4.0) to six (6.0) credits.

Students wishing to obtain a minor within a degree program may not use the same course(s) to satisfy both the major and minor requirements.

OVERRIDES

Circumstances may arise where you are unable to register for a course you need to take. In most cases, you will require an override to register in the course. Overrides are granted through the department/centre offering the course and are subject to their approval (see departmental contact information). Overrides are generated on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed. Students requesting an override should contact the appropriate teaching department/centre directly. The Office of the Registrar cannot issue overrides. Once an override is granted, it is the student’s responsibility to register for the course.

Prerequisite

Requirement that must be fulfilled prior to taking a more advanced course. If not fulfilled before registration in a course, a student may be subject to automatic removal from the course. If you do not satisfy the course requirements, you may wish to see if you are eligible for an override.
RESTRICTIONS:
Requirements of a course that must be met before registration in a specific course.

REQUIRED COURSES

Courses that must be taken as a part of your degree program. Plan these into your schedule first.

SEMINAR

A small classroom setting where students have the opportunity to discuss course material.

STREAM

A collection of courses focusing on a specific area within a major.

TUTORIAL

Students meet in a classroom setting to work with instructors and teaching assistants in problem-solving and applied-learning situations.