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General Science 0261 Basic General Science View Details
A full course combining lecture and laboratory work. The course is part of the program for Native students preparing to teach elementary school in the Native Teacher Education Program. The course will include major concepts of science, skills and processes of scientific inquiry, and selected biological and physical science topics. Course content may be adjusted to suit particular student needs.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Offering: 2-1; 2-1
Notes: This course is restricted to students registered in the Native Teacher Education Program, the BA (Indigenous Learning)/BEd or Native Access Program. This course is open only to students in these programs who have no Grade 12 U Science credits.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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General Science 0310 Introduction to Film Photography I View Details
Lectures cover theory and operation of manual cameras. Structure and response of film to light, characteristics of printing papers. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate lecture topics such as equivalent exposure, motion and depth of field in camera work, and density and contrast control in printing.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 1.5-3; 0-0
Notes: An additional Photography Lab Fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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General Science 0330 Introduction to Film Photography II View Details
Lectures cover theory of light sources, natural and artificial lighting including flash. Theory of exposure determination is covered indepth for natural and artificial light, continuous and flash sources. Other topics include perspective, filters, close-up and photomacrography. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate the lecture material.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): General Science 0310 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 0-0; 1.5-3
Notes: An additional Photography Lab Fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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General Science 0350 Introduction to Digital Photography I View Details
Students are introduced to digital imaging, through such topics as the history of photography, characteristics of light, analog and digital cameras, structure and response of sensors to light, A/D conversion, exposure control, image formats, dynamic range, existing light photography, interpreting the digital image, basic composition and image editing.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: Students require a digital camera that allows full control of exposure (shutter speed and f-stop) and focus.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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General Science 0370 Introduction to Digital Photography II View Details
Continuing from General Science 0350 - Introduction to Digital Photography I, emphasis will be placed on the study of advanced digital photography. Topics will include handling and processing of RAW file formats, advanced image processing, theory of composition and perception, colour theory, characteristics and uses of filters, digital darkroom and restoration methods.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): General Science 0350 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Notes: Students require a digital camera that allows full control of exposure (shutter speed and f-stop) and focus.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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General Science 1000 Topics in Science View Details
Various topics in science will be covered: the nature of scientific enquiry, matter and materials, energy and controls, structure and mechanisms, earth and space science, and life systems.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: This course is open only to students in either the Primary-Junior or Junior-Intermediate Concurrent Education program.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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General Science 1015 University Seminar View Details
In this course students will acquire the tools for success at university. They will understand the structure, purpose, values and expectations of the university learning environment; they will enhance their capacity for critical and analytical thinking, and quantitative reasoning. Students will also identify developmental stages of learning. Students will gain competence in discipline-specific communication. This course will help students to make a successful transition to university learning and will support success in their other courses.

General Science 1015 may be used as a half-course elective, but does not count for credit as a "Science" course. (Students in concurrent Education P/J or J/I programs may not count this course as the required one FCE elective in Mathematics or Science.)
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor
Offering: 3-0 or 3-0
Notes: This course is restricted to students who have been directed to take it as a condition of entry to their academic program, or who have been directed to take it by an academic advisor.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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General Science 2010 Meteorology I View Details
An introduction to the atmosphere and weather. Objectives: to learn the basic characteristics of weather phenomena; to develop an understanding of meteorological information in relation to weather observations, forecasts, warnings, and other hazardous conditions. Common forms of meteorological information (synoptic observations, weather maps, satellite and radar imagery) that are readily available in the media and on the Internet are explained. Types of severe weather and their hazards are outlined.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in General Science 1010 or Physics 2010 may not take General Science 2010 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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General Science 2310 Astronomy I View Details
An introduction to the study of astronomy. Topics include history, instruments, gravity, the sky and the calendar, the earth and moon, planets of the solar system, comets, meteors, the sun as a typical star, life in the universe. The aim of the course is an appreciation of the development of astronomy and a basic understanding of the concepts and methods which have made that development possible.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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General Science 2330 Astronomy II View Details
A continuation of the study begun in Astronomy I. Topics include the distances and motions of stars, their origin, development and eventual disappearance, supernova, pulsars, black holes, galaxies, quasars, and the origin and evolution of the universe as a whole. The aim of the course is a broadly based understanding of the behaviour of the physical universe and an insight into the challenging questions to which modern astronomy is finding answers.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): General Science 2310
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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