Glossary and Legend

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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

ASY – ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE

A fully asynchronous online course does not require real-time communications. Asynchronous online courses have no required on-campus components, including assessments. The course will have a set start and finish date, and set due dates for assignments, possibly including a scheduled final exam delivered online.

BLD – BLENDED – MIXED LOCATION

Blended location delivery courses include both online and on-campus course components. Typically, at least 50% on the total course delivery occurs on-campus, while the online components may be synchronous or asynchronous online.

CLI – PRACTICUM (CLINIC)

Supervised, practice-based experience in employment related to the field of study.

Course calendar:

This online catalogue contains Brock rules and regulations, programs of study, program requirements and course descriptions.

Click here to view the current course calendar

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 complete list of context credits.

Co-requisite:

A course that must be taken at the same time as another course.

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:

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

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.

FLD – FIELD COURSE

Exploring academic content in a purposeful way outside the classroom through fieldtrips and/or friend-work within Canada. An in-class component may be schedule on-campus in advance of and/or following the field experience.

HYF – HYFLEX

Hyflex courses are offered simultaneously in on-campus and online environments. On-campus and online students will be integrated through online interactions and engagement with synchronous learning opportunities. On-campus registration will be limited. Online student will not be required to attend campus for any component of the course, including assessment.

IFT – INTERNATIONAL FIELD EXPERIENCE

Exploring academic content in a purposeful way outside the classroom through short-term fieldtrips and/or field work outside of Canada. An in-class component may be scheduled on-campus in advance of and/or following the field experience.

INT – INTERNSHIP

Participation in discipline-specific, supervised, full-time work during the study period. A set number of hours/days/weeks may be required to be completed by the student. An internship supervisor (within the student’s unit of study) as well as a workplace supervisor will typically be involved to lead the student through the learning experience.

LAB – LABORATORY

Observe, test and apply course concepts in a controlled setting, specialized for small-group learning on-campus (typically affiliated with a specific technology and/or facility).

LEC – LECTURE

A large or small educational talk delivered to students on-campus.

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.

Prerequisite:

A course that must be taken prior to taking another course.

ONM – BLENDED – ONLINE MIXED

A blended course that includes both synchronous and asynchronous elements delivered fully online. The synchronous components of the course requires real-time interactions with the course instructor and teaching assistants/lab demonstrators, on a set schedule. The asynchronous components (pre-recorded) can be viewed online without real-time interaction.

Override:

Special permission from the teaching department/centre to register in a course that has prerequisites and/or restrictions that students do not meet, or that may be full.

PRO – PROJECT

Develop and complete a project as an independent study working individually or in small groups with a faculty member(s).

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.

SEM – SEMINAR

A small-group learning activity that allows for the discussion and application of course concepts on-campus.

Stream:

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

SYN – SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE

A fully synchronous online course is delivered through web or video conferencing to facilitate real-time communication between the instructor and students. These classes have regularly scheduled meeting times throughout the semester where students are expected to attend, including assessments and exams.

TUT – TUTORIAL

A small-group learning activity that allows for application of course concepts on-campus.

VLABS:

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.