Unsure about some of the terms used at Brock?
We hope that the information below will help clear things up.
How do I read the timetable?
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.
Introduction to Accounting I
Nature and role of accounting information for planning, decision making, control and external reporting by businesses and other economic organizations.
Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.
Open to BAcc majors. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit in ACTG 1P91, 2P12 and 2P51.
(See the subject code section below)
|Year Level||Credit Value||Department Code|
1 = year 1
2 = year 2
3 = year 3
4 = year 4
6 = professional
8 = teacher education
F = 1.00 credits
N = 0.00 credits
P = 0.50 credits
Q = 0.50 credits
Y = 0.25 credits
i.e., PSYC 1F90
i.e., ACTG 0N01 (co-op)
i.e., MATH 1P97
i.e., EDUC 8Y05
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.
|ABED||Aboriginal Adult Education|
|ABTE||Aboriginal Teacher Education|
|ADST||Applied Disability Studies|
|AESL||Academic English as a Subsequent Language|
|CHYS||Child and Youth Studies|
|CPCF||Communication Popular Culture and Film|
|EDBE||Education- Teacher Education|
|IASC||Interactive Arts and Science|
|ITIS||Information Technology Information Systems|
|MARS||Medieval and Renaissance Studies|
|OBHR||Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources|
|OEVI||Oenology and Viticulture|
|PMPB||Professional Masters Preparation Business|
|RECL||Recreation and Leisure Studies|
|SCLC||Studies in Comparative Literatures and Cultures|
|STAC||Studies in Arts and Culture|
|WGST||Women’s and Gender Studies|
|WRDS||Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse Studies|
Glossary of terms
ASYNC/Asynchronous courses do not require that you attend at a specific time but will still have deadlines that you will need to adhere to. Make sure you set reminders for yourself to complete all course work on time!
When looking at an asynchronous course, you may be wondering why it still has a specified time. This is to allow the instructor the option of using the time as office hours or a meet time if needed. Instructors may or may not choose to use the time set.
Please note: It is not considered a course conflict if the two courses you are reviewing in your schedule are both ASYNC or if one course is SYNC and the other is ASYNC. You only need to address conflicts if both courses you are reviewing are SYNC.
Blended courses normally combine a hybrid of “face-to-face” and online study.
For Fall 2020, all components will be online. Check the Location to determine if the courses will have both SYNC and ASYNC components.
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.
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.
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:
- Mathematics and Science
- Social Sciences
Plan these into your schedule after required courses. Click here to view a list of context credits.
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.
Various classroom formats that make up a course, such as lectures, seminars, labs and tutorials.
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.
Period of time over which a course is taught.
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.
Branches of the university that oversee academic departments/centres.
An academic course set aside for laboratory work.
A large classroom setting in which the instructor addresses all students in the course.
Specific area of emphasis within a degree program. Students following a major will have a set of core courses and electives to complete.
Credits required for, but not necessarily the same as, your major discipline.
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.
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.
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.
Requirements of a course that must be met before registration in a specific course.
Courses that must be taken as a part of your degree program. Plan these into your schedule first.
A small classroom setting where students have the opportunity to discuss course material.
A collection of courses focusing on a specific area within a major.
SYNC/Synchronous courses have a set time when students are expected to “attend”. It may be just for the lecture, just the seminar or each course component could require you to participate at a set time. The instructor will inform you of specific expectations via the syllabus at the beginning of the term. Just a reminder that course conflicts, even if they’re asynchronous, are not allowed without permission of both instructors.
Students meet in a classroom setting to work with instructors and teaching assistants in problem-solving and applied-learning situations.
Virtual Labs — appearing as SYNC, VLABS or VLABS. If your course normally would occur in a computer lab, we have included the Virtual Lab location in the location. Your instructor will provide more information during class. You will not be required to be on campus, but you will be able to remotely access on-campus software during your scheduled lab time. Click here for more information.