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University Profile - Business (P.W. Sims)

Students who are considering business studies at university should follow the University Profile while at St. Lawrence. The University Profile includes two math courses to meet university admission requirements in various business programs.

General Education Courses

603-101-MQIntroduction to College English

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-4

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to make an intensive analysis of short fiction in order to see how it functions as a means of commenting upon human behavior and experience. Specifically, the student will examine such basic concepts of fiction as plot, character, setting, tone, atmosphere, point-of-view and theme. The student will be expected to produce written work and to take part in class discussion. To this end, students should learn to recognize the appropriate use of words, correct syntactical usage, and the coherent development of ideas; students should further learn to develop their own ideas into arguments and theses, to organize them and to edit the final copy.

First Required French Course

Weighting: Depends on the level (see each level below)

Your Sec. IV written French mark will determine into which level you will be placed.

Fall semester

602-100-MQFrançais de base

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

Ce cours élémentaire de français s'adresse aux élèves qui n'ont aucune connaissance du français. Il a pour but d'aider l'élève à acquérir et à appliquer les notions de base de la communication orale et écrite en français courant. On y fait de la grammaire, du vocabulaire, de la conversation, des laboratoires de langue, de la lecture et de l'écriture.

602-101-MQLangue française et communication

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

Ce cours permettra à l'élève rendu à ce niveau d'apprendre à communiquer en français avec une certaine aisance. Plus particulièrement, le cours vise l'acquisition d'habiletés de production (parler et écrire) et d'habiletés de compréhension (écouter et lire) par le biais d'activités de communication orales et écrites.

602-102-MQLangue française et culture

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

Ce cours permettra à l'étudiant de comprendre les composantes essentielles d'oeuvres littéraires appartenant à différents genres (narratif, dramatique et poétique). L'étudiant développera, de façon plus particulière, ses capacités d'analyse et de rédaction, et acquerra les connaissances nécessaires pour produire une bonne analyse littéraire. Chaque oeuvre étudiée en classe permettra à l'étudiant de saisir l'importance des caractéristiques formelles, d'valuer leurs impacts sur le sens de l'oeuvre et d'en rendre compte dans un texte d'analyse d'environ 450 mots. De plus, une révision de certaines difficultés de la grammaire française amènera l'étudiant à mieux maîtriser la langue dans ses analyses.

602-103-MQCulture française et littérature

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

Ce cours permettra à l'étudiant de traiter d'un sujet culturel ou littéraire en se servant d'ouvrages littéraires et de référence. L'étudiant développera plus particulièrement ses capacités générales d'analyse textuelle et de rédaction et devra en rendre compte dans une analyse complète de 550 mots.

602-900-LWLittérature d'expression française du XXe siècle

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

Ce cours permettra à l'étudiant de s'initier au vaste corpus de la littérature d'expression française du XXème siècle. Plus particulièrement, il sera amené à découvrir l'univers de grands écrivains de la littérature produite en France et au Québec et sera appelé à situer plusieurs oeuvres dans leur contexte socio-historique et culturel afin de réfléchir aux thèmes développés par les auteurs. De plus, l'étudiant acquerra des connaissances sur les mouvements littéraires auxquels correspondent les oeuvres mises à l'étude.

Physical Activity and Effectiveness

Weighting: 0-2-1

This course is given as an introductory course to a chosen physical activity (see the list below). Students are called upon to evaluate their abilities and attitudes while practicing the physical activity of their choice, to apply and respect the rules and safety guidelines of the physical activity, to set objectives, and to interpret their progress during the course. Students are expected to experience appreciable improvement of the motor skills and attitudes required by the activity. 

109-102-A4Adapted Personalized Fitness & Effectiveness

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

This course is designed for students who are unable to follow the regular courses offered by the Physical education Department due to medical limitations. These special needs students must provide appropriate medical documents to register for this course. Alternative personal training strategies adapted to student needs and capacities will be examined on an individual basis with the course professor. Students will evaluate their attitudes and skills, observe rules, apply safety guidelines, set objectives and interpret their progress during the course. Students are expected to apply personalized goal setting strategies and experience appreciable improvement of the motor skills, fitness levels and attitudes specific to their personalized physical activity program. Cardiovascular fitness assessment (V02Max) may be included in this course. Course fee: Exempt. Equipment: Students are expected to wear workout clothing, running shoes and asked to supply their personal towel and water bottle when working out the fitness centre.

109-102-B4Aerobic Dance & Effectiveness

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

Students will evaluate their attitudes and skills, observe rules, apply safety guidelines, set objectives and interpret their progress during the course. Students are expected to apply personalized goal setting strategies and experience appreciable improvement of the motor skills, fitness levels and attitudes specific to the activity. A variety of aerobic dance, step and floor routines tailored to music will be planned in an effort to expose students to a wide range of cardiovascular and muscular fitness exercises. Students will be asked to build a routine and present it for a thematic Halloween activity. Muscular and cardiovascular (V02Max) fitness assessments will be included in this course. Courses will be held in the campus gymnasium. Course fee: Exempt. Equipment: Students are expected to wear workout clothing, running shoes and asked to supply their personal towel and water bottle when working out in the fitness centre. 

109-102-D4Badminton & Effectiveness

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

Students will evaluate their attitudes and skills, observe rules, apply safety guidelines, set objectives and interpret their progress during the course. Students are expected to apply personalized goal setting strategies and experience appreciable improvement of the motor skills, fitness levels and attitudes specific to the activity. Cardiovascular fitness assessments (V02Max) will be included in this course. Badminton skills, including serve, smash, clears, drop shots and footwork will be examined during the course. Students will also receive instruction on rules, equipment selection, tournament set-ups, tactical attacking and defending strategies. Courses are held in the campus gymnasium and occasionally in the fitness center to assess sport specific fitness requirements. Course fee: Exempt. Equipment: Students are expected to wear workout clothing, court or multipurpose cross training shoes. All racquets and badminton shuttles will be provided for the course.

109-102-E4Basketball & Effectiveness

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

Students will evaluate their attitudes and skills, observe rules, apply safety guidelines, set objectives and interpret their progress during the course. Students are expected to apply personalized goal setting strategies and experience appreciable improvement of the motor skills, fitness levels and attitudes specific to the activity. Cardiovascular fitness assessments (V02Max) will be included in this course. Basic skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, man-to-man defense, rebounding and footwork will be examined during the course. Students will also receive instruction on rules, equipment selection, tactical attacking and defending strategies. Courses are held in the campus gymnasium and occasionally in the fitness center to assess sport specific fitness requirements. Course fee: Exempt. Equipment: Students are expected to wear workout clothing, court or multipurpose shoes.

109-102-J4Volleyball & Effectiveness

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

Students will evaluate their attitudes and skills, observe rules, apply safety guidelines, set objectives and interpret their progress during the course. Students are expected to apply personalized goal setting strategies and experience appreciable improvement of the motor skills, fitness levels and attitudes specific to the activity. Cardiovascular fitness assessments (V02Max) will be included in this course. Basic skills such as serving, setting, defensive receptions, spiking, and blocking will be examined during the course. Students will also receive instruction on rules, tournament set ups, offensive attacking systems as well as defensive systems. Modified games are used to build-up to playing the six-player game effectively. Courses are held in the campus gymnasium and occasionally in the fitness center to assess sport specific fitness requirements. Course fee: Exempt. Equipment: Students are expected to wear workout clothing, court or multipurpose shoes.

109-102-N4Golf Intensive

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

Students will evaluate their attitudes and skills, observe rules, apply safety guidelines, set objectives and interpret their progress during the course. Students are expected to apply personalized goal setting strategies and experience appreciable improvement of the motor skills, fitness levels and attitudes specific to the activity. Cardiovascular fitness assessments (V02Max) will be included in this course. Introductory instructional session will be held early in the semester at the Peps driving range in late August and early September. Several outings will be held at Golf Metropolitain. Courses are held in the campus gymnasium and occasionally in the fitness center to assess sport specific fitness requirements Course schedule: Course outing dates may vary according to weather and sunset times late in the semester from 3 PM to sunset.* Consult the course calendar for outing dates and times. Classes last three hours and missing one weekly class may lead to an automatic failure in this course. Course fee: $130*  (*subject to change). The fee must paid when you accept the final version of your schedule. Course registration fee includes green fees, transportation and driving range practice activities. Equipment: Clubs are provided by the college. Students may use their personal equipment. Golf balls and tees must be provided by students during courses offered at Golf Métropolitain. Reimbursement policy: Equipment rental and other financial arrangements must be made in advance to prepare this course, consequently students not able to attend the class outings will not be reimbursed and may receive an automatic failure. 

109-102-P4Tennis & Effectiveness

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

Tennis courses are held at the Laval University outdoor tennis court facility, East of the PEPS. Courses are held from 10:20 to 12:05 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August to the first week of October. Students will meet in the gymnasium for their first class. Courses may be modified due to weather conditions. Make sure to check with your teacher in room 281 before going to the tennis courts when weather conditions are questionable. For inclement weather conditions, students will meet in room 135 or 281 for theory or conditioning as determined by the teacher. Equipment: Rackets and balls are provided for this course. Students may choose to use their personal equipment for this course. Questions and information: 

109-102-Q4Spinning & Effectiveness

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

Courses are held in the campus gymnasium and occasionally in the fitness center to assess sport specific fitness requirements Cardiovascular fitness assessments (V02Max) will be included in this course. Cycling technique, pace, r.p.m., sizing and bike adjustments are presented by the instructor in an effort to impact on lifetime cycling pursuits. The instructor presents a variety of cycling routines designed to develop the three basic energy systems that contribute to the development of cardiovascular fitness. The instructor will introduce students to specific exercise programs that promote core stability, flexibility and muscular fitness. Students will be exposed to cycling equipment selection, hydration and nutrition strategies as well as road bike safety concepts. Students are expected to apply personalized goal setting strategies and. Courses will be held in room 135 (fitness center). Course fee: Exempt. Equipment: Students are expected to wear cycling pants or shorts and avoid long lose fitting pants that may be a source of injury while spinning. Some spinners are equipped with clip pedals. Students may provide personal footwear (clip shoes) or multipurpose training shoe. Students must supply their personal towel and water bottle when working out the fitness centre at all times.

109-102-T4Mountain Biking Intensive

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

Four (4) intensive outdoor adventure workshops and activity learning sessions will take place once a week over the course of five (5) or six (6)* weeks. The city of Quebec is a wonderful playground for mountain bikers and is surrounded by five (5) major mountain bike centers. Three (3) of them will be visited during this course. The basic riding techniques of braking, pedaling, shifting, balancing, pop wheelie/bunny hopping, turning, “pumping”, climbing and descending as well as individual and group riding safety guidelines, trail and obstacle reading and route planning as on-trail bike repair and bike maintenance will be explored to ensure that the students can enjoy riding in beginner to intermediate level mtb trails in a safe environment. A few courses will be held in room 135 (fitness center) and occasionally in room 281 according to the course calendar.

All students must attend the mandatory preparation class during the 1st week of the fall semester in order to qualify for this course. Students not able to attend this class will be replaced by students on the class waiting list. The preparation course will be held in room 281.

 

Course outing dates:  

For all outings, departure time from school will be 2pm sharp. Arrival back at school will be at around 7pm.

August 25: Mont Sainte-Anne

September 8: Vallee Bras-du-Nord, Shannahan sector

September 15: Vallee Bras-du-Nord, Mont Laura and “Le Suisse” sector.

September 22: Back at Mont Ste-Anne.

September 29: buffer date to make up for cancelled trip due to bad weather.

 

Course fee includes transportation to and from riding sites, a quality mountain bike rental* and daily access fees.

Cost: 160$.  Must pay when you accept the final version of your schedule.

 

*Students are not allowed to bring their own bicycle in the bus to and from riding site. Students who want to use their personal bicycle will have to send their request to the teacher at least one week ahead of time. The students who request the use of their personal bicycle will have to undergo a mechanical inspection by the teacher at school. The teacher may accept the request upon inspection conclusion or may require that the bike be inspected and/or repaired by a professional mechanic if the bicycle is judged to be in poor working order and unsafe to be ridden off-road. Students who would be allowed to use their own bike during the outings will have to take care of their own mean of transportation. Course fee will remain. No exceptions.

 

Equipment:

Mandatory equipment: a quality mountain bike that is in good working order, bike helmet, cycling gloves, glasses, backpack and 2 water bottles or a hydration pack, 1 lunch and 2 snacks, clothes that are adapted to the temperature and weather conditions, cycling specific or outdoor shoes that the student will not bother getting dirty, changing clothes and footwear.

The school provides: transportation and quality rental mountain bikes, daily access fees.

Students provide personal gear mentioned above.

Pre-requisites: Being able to pedal a bicycle and start pedaling from a complete stop with one foot on the ground.

 

Reimbursement policy:

Equipment rental and other financial arrangements must be made in advance to prepare this course, consequently students not able to attend the class outings will not be reimbursed and may receive an automatic failure. All outings are mandatory.

 

Special conditions: The use of alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs or Energy drinks such the “Monster” or “Red Bull” brands or any other brand of similar drinks is strictly prohibited during all physical education courses, including the outings. The use of “Gatorade” or “Powerade” types of beverages is allowed. Students failing to comply with these conditions will receive a failing grade for the course.

 

Questions and information: YOUR TEACHER Martin Beaumont (mbeaumont@slc.qc.ca)

109-102-U4Stress Management & Effectiveness

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

Students will evaluate their attitudes and skills, observe rules, apply safety guidelines, set objectives and interpret their progress during the course. Students are expected to apply personalized goal setting strategies and experience appreciable improvement of the motor skills, fitness levels and attitudes specific to the activity. Flexibility and cardiovascular fitness (V02Max) assessments will be included in this course. A variety of cardiovascular activities, stretching exercises and physical and mental relaxation techniques (breathing techniques, autogenic training, progressive muscular relaxation, meditation, mental imagery, basic massage maneuvers, basic Tai Chi and Yoga exercises) will be planned in an effort to expose students to both stress and time management concepts. Courses will be held in room 135 (fitness center). Course fee: Exempt. Equipment: Students are expected to wear a change of clothes, running shoes and asked to supply their personal towel when using the fitness center. 

109-102-V4Rock Climbing & Effectiveness

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

Students will evaluate their attitudes and skills, observe rules, apply safety guidelines, set objectives and interpret their progress during the course. Students are expected to apply personalized goal setting strategies and experience appreciable improvement of the motor skills, fitness levels and attitudes specific to the activity. Delire indoor certification (top roping) and muscular fitness assessments (route grading) will be included in this course. Intensive indoor and outdoor adventure workshops including basic rock climbing activities and learning sessions will take place at Gym Delire and the Pylône. A few theory courses will be held in room 281. Course schedule:* Consult course calendar for outing dates and times. Classes last three hours and missing one weekly class may lead to an automatic failure in this course. Outings: Section 10915 - Saturday, August 27, 2016 Section 10916 - Sunday, August 28, 2016 Course fee: 85$ (subject to change). Must paid when you accept the final version of your schedule and includes transportation for week-day courses , equipment and facility user fees. Equipment: Gym Delire provides rock climbing shoes. The College provides safety helmets and harness for the class. Reimbursement policy: Equipment rental and other financial arrangements must be made in advance to prepare this course, consequently students not able to attend the class outings will not be reimbursed and may receive an automatic failure. 

109-102-W4Athletic Excellence & Effectiveness

Hours: 30

Weighting: 0-2-1

Students are credited for the physical activity completed in the context of their elite athletic program. They must engage in a minimum of 10 hours of weekly physical activity to remain in this course. Theoretical sessions dealing with goal setting, effectiveness and exercise prescription strategies will be examined. Students are required to download their sport specific workout activity using the workout logs provided by the professor. Students are expected to apply personalized goal setting strategies and experience appreciable improvement of the motor skills, fitness and attitudes required by the activity. Cardiovascular fitness assessments (V02Max) will be included in this course. Course fee: Exempt. Pre-requisites: This course is designed for elite athletes competing in college intercollegiate men's AAA hockey women's AA basketball, baseball and golf. Other carded athletes at the national and provincial level may also register in this course. All men registered in this course must reach a level of 10.5 on the Leger Lambert Boucher cardiovascular beep test. Women must reach 8.5 Questions and information: any Phys Ed teacher

Concentration Courses

401-101-LWIntroduction to Business

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This is a foundation course for the programme. It introduces students to basic concepts necessary for understanding how a business is organized and operates. While the course focuses on organizations run for profit, the basic notions covered in the course can be applied to other types of organizations. Students are exposed to the notion of systems. The functions of a business are presented as interdependent parts of an overall organizational system that in turn is part of a broader environment, an environment affected by major trends such as globalization. The course covers the functions of management, marketing, human resources, finance/accounting, and production/operations. Students also gain an understanding of the importance of information systems and decision-making approaches to make effective use of information. Ethical considerations are included. In addition, students have an opportunity to reflect on their relationship to the world of work by learning about career planning and preparing their résumé.

401-255-LWAccounting I

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This course provides the basis for all subsequent studies in accounting and finance. Students are introduced to the context of the accounting function, including its role, the importance of standard-setting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), ethics and career opportunities. Students learn to record information using a synoptic journal as well as a system of journals, ledgers and trial balances. The information to be recorded includes regular transactions, adjusting entries, closing entries, correcting entries and reversing entries. Approaches to documentation in the recording process are introduced. Students also learn to report information in standard financial statements for a proprietorship, including a balance sheet, income statement and statement of owner's equity. The course includes an introduction to the drafting of notes to financial statements. Students have an opportunity to record and report information using an accounting software package, and they are exposed to the process of system modification. The course also introduces the interpretation of financial information using ratio analysis.

410-190-LWInformation Management

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-3

This course initiates students to finding, processing and presenting information, with information systems and technology serving as aids when appropriate. In finding information, students learn to clearly identify management's need for information and then use conventional and computerized research techniques to find relevant material. In processing information, students develop their ability to summarize information of a descriptive nature. Students are also introduced to analyzing and synthesizing information in order to interpret how it affects a business. Computer support includes the use of spreadsheets to perform analysis. In presenting information, students communicate their findings in both written and spoken form. Students are introduced to standard formats for written communication. Computer support includes word-processing and presentation software. Other types of software may be seen during the course, in response to changes in common business applications. Given the importance of information technology and systems in dealing with information, this course serves as a basis for subsequent courses in information technology.

410-260-LWCommunications

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-2

The intent of this course is to develop students' ability to apply communication skills and interpersonal skills to meeting the needs of customers and dealing with others. The course shows how to apply these skills to the marketing function, given their importance for a client-based approach. However, the skills are also applied to working with managers, fellow technicians, suppliers and other people inside and outside the company. The course helps students promote increased client loyalty, contribute to team objectives, participate in meetings effectively, negotiate with an eye to mutual benefit and respect the need for ethical behaviour.

General Education Courses

603-103-MQLiterary Themes in Poetry

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-3

In this course, the student will critically examine literary themes such as: love, nature, war, death, the creative artistic process, the divine. The student will analyze these themes as found in the literary form of poetry, and will therefore also be expected to be familiar with such concepts as rhyme, rhythm and figurative language in its various forms. Besides being able to recognize the literary theme in a poem, the student will see it in its cultural context and as a comment on human values and experience.

Second Required French Course

Weighting: 3-0-3

The level you take will be based on the level of your first French course.

Winter semester

602-BNR-LWFondements de la communication française

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

Ce cours permettra à l'étudiant d'apprendre à distinguer les caractéristiques formelles des principaux types de textes liés à son champ d'études pour arriver à les commenter. De plus, l'étudiant développera ses compétences afin de rédiger des textes liés à son champ d'études en respectant la structure adéquate de même que le code grammatical. À la fin du cours, l'étudiant devra être en mesure de rédiger un texte de 250 mots lié à son champ d'étude.

602-BNS-LWLangue française et réalité

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

Ce cours aidera l'étudiant à communiquer en français avec plus d'aisance. À la fin du cours, l'élève devra pouvoir comprendre un texte écrit de 1000 mots et rédiger un texte de 350 mots à l'aide d'une grammaire, d'un dictionnaire et d'un répertoire de verbes.

602-BNT-LWExpression française informative & démonstrative

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

Ce cours aidera l'étudient à communiquer en français avec aisance dans son champ d'étude particulier autant que possible. Il comprend l'étude des textes d'origines diverses, la rédaction de résumés et la révision de certaines difficultés de la grammaire française.

602-BNU-LWExpression française argumentative

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

Ce cours permettra à l'étudiant d'écrire une dissertation en français sur un sujet relié à son champ d'études autant que possible. L'étudiant développera de façon plus particulière ses capacités d'analyse et de rédaction, et acquerra les connaissances nécessaires pour produire un bon texte informatif, argumentatif et critique de spectacle ainsi qu'une analyse littéraire. À la fin du cours, l'étudiant devra être en mesure de rédiger des textes de 500 à 750 mots portant sur divers sujets culturels, sociaux ou scientifiques.

602-BNV-LWCommunication écrite

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

Ce cours permettra aux étudiants de transposer les théories liées à l'analyse littéraire vers les discours sociaux qui les entourent, soit les médias et la publicité. De plus, ils devront améliorer leur maîtrise stylistique et syntaxique afin d'atteindre différents objectifs préétablis.

Humanities - Knowledge

Weighting: 3-1-3

Taking a cue from its title, the Knowledge course is about forms of human knowledge. It is about how to distinguish between belief and knowledge in various domains, and about the method or methods by which human beings gain knowledge. Finally, the Knowledge course looks at how various types of knowledge are organized and used in our everyday and social lives. 

345-101-2QKnowledge (Lecture)

Hours: 60

Weighting: 3-1-3

Lecture Pedagogy: Knowledge Lecture (L) sections are given by means of lecture pedagogy. The teacher lectures about the course content, using different pedagogical devices such as Power Point presentations, board notes, asking students to do smaller group discussions, and study questions. Sometimes students consider a cultural production (film, play) or are asked to attend a guest lecture. Consonant with the goal of the course, students will learn about rational argument as our general means of gaining knowledge and will put this method into practice throughout the course. Students will thus learn to recognize, analyze, evaluate, and use argument in thinking about, reading and writing about human knowledge. Students will also look at how other methods of obtaining knowledge compare to rational argument. Since the course is about human knowledge, individual sections focus on the varieties of human knowledge into which students are being inducted during their CEGEP studies. Knowledge (L) course content includes knowledge issues in mathematics, science, social sciences and commerce, literature and drama, the fine arts and music. Check course outlines for information about specific course content, readings and course material, in any given semester. 

345-101-3QKnowledge (Seminar)

Hours: 60

Weighting: 3-1-3

Seminar Pedagogy: The Knowledge Seminar (S) course distinguishes itself by its seminar pedagogy. Classes consist of round-table discussion seminars in which students are expected to engage with the text under study, and also with other participants in the seminar. The aim is to encourage in students to undertake a critical approach together, to problems of knowledge as they arise in various texts (philosophical, literary, scientific, social scientific, etc.), in order to gain an understanding of, and analyse, problems of knowledge. Knowledge (S) sections take as their subject matter the forms of human knowledge into which students are being inducted during their cégep studies. Discussion topics, as they arise in our texts, might include knowledge issues in mathematics, science, social sciences and commerce, literature and drama, the fine arts and music. Students should look at the course outlines Knowledge (S) courses in any one session for more precise information about course content, readings and material to be studied. In addition, since method itself is a problem of knowledge, the seminar process of argument and discussion engaged in and applied during classes provides yet another subject for participants to reflect upon and discuss.

Physical Activity and Health

Weighting: 1-1-1

Physical Activity and Health deals with the relationship between good health and lifestyle. The students are called upon to experiment with one or more physical activities, and to relate them to their abilities, their needs, their motivation, their lifestyle, and their knowledge of health promotion. This enables them to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities which constitutes part of a healthy lifestyle. Other lifestyle behaviors, such as nutrition, stress management, drinking and driving, and sexual behavior will also be investigated as they relate to a healthy lifestyle. 

109-101-A4Adapted Physical Education & Health

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

This version of the Physical Activity and Health course deals with the relationship between good health and lifestyle for students with specific physical needs. The students are called upon to experiment with one or more physical activities, and to relate them to their abilities, their needs, their motivation, their lifestyle, and their knowledge of health promotion. This enables them to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities which constitutes part of a healthy lifestyle. Other lifestyle behaviors, such as nutrition, stress management, drinking and driving, and sexual behavior will also be investigated as they relate to a healthy lifestyle. 

109-101-C4Health & General Fitness

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Physical Activity and Health deals with the relationship between good health and lifestyle. The students are called upon to experiment with one or more physical activities, and to relate them to their abilities, their needs, their motivation, their lifestyle, and their knowledge of health promotion. This enables them to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities which constitutes part of a healthy lifestyle. Other lifestyle behaviors, such as nutrition, stress management, drinking and driving, and sexual behavior will also be investigated as they relate to a healthy lifestyle.

109-101-F4Health & Spinning

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Physical Activity and Health deals with the relationship between good health and lifestyle. The students are called upon to experiment with one or more physical activities, and to relate them to their abilities, their needs, their motivation, their lifestyle, and their knowledge of health promotion. This enables them to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities which constitutes part of a healthy lifestyle. Other lifestyle behaviors, such as nutrition, stress management, drinking and driving, and sexual behavior will also be investigated as they relate to a healthy lifestyle.

109-101-G4Health & Cross Training

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

This course is designed to enable students to experiment part of the Hatha yoga tradition, and is a Vinyasa style. Students will be involved in linking several poses together to create strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance. At the end of each class, students will benefit from a cool-down including a final relaxation and deep breathing. Complimentary to the yoga activities, students will apply a strategic health promoting strategy by managing the elements that support the pursuit of a physically active lifestyle. Students will be introduced to a Physically Active Lifestyle Management (PALM) model that outlines a process designed to promote health-enhancing outcomes. While class time is used to guide the student in this process, a portion of the active lifestyle management plan will be completed by the student outside of class time (10 hours per semester). Exercise context, motivation, behavior modification strategies, will be examined.

Courses will be held in the yoga room (room 118) and, occasionally in the fitness center (room 135). Classes last one period. There are two periods a week.

 

Equipment: Students should have proper clothing and can bring their own yoga mat to class.

 

109-101-I4Health & Athletic Excellence

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Physical Activity and Health deals with the relationship between good health and lifestyle. The students are called upon to experiment with one or more physical activities, and to relate them to their abilities, their needs, their motivation, their lifestyle, and their knowledge of health promotion. This enables them to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities which constitutes part of a healthy lifestyle. Other lifestyle behaviors, such as nutrition, stress management, drinking and driving, and sexual behavior will also be investigated as they relate to a healthy lifestyle.

109-101-J4Health & Volleyball

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Physical Activity and Health deals with the relationship between good health and lifestyle. The students are called upon to experiment with one or more physical activities, and to relate them to their abilities, their needs, their motivation, their lifestyle, and their knowledge of health promotion. This enables them to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities which constitutes part of a healthy lifestyle. Other lifestyle behaviors, such as nutrition, stress management, drinking and driving, and sexual behavior will also be investigated as they relate to a healthy lifestyle.

109-101-K4Health & Weight Training

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Physical Activity and Health deals with the relationship between good health and lifestyle. The students are called upon to experiment with one or more physical activities, and to relate them to their abilities, their needs, their motivation, their lifestyle, and their knowledge of health promotion. This enables them to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities which constitutes part of a healthy lifestyle. Other lifestyle behaviors, such as nutrition, stress management, drinking and driving, and sexual behavior will also be investigated as they relate to a healthy lifestyle.

109-101-L4Health & Aerobic Dance

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Physical Activity and Health deals with the relationship between good health and lifestyle. The students are called upon to experiment with one or more physical activities, and to relate them to their abilities, their needs, their motivation, their lifestyle, and their knowledge of health promotion. This enables them to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities which constitutes part of a healthy lifestyle. Other lifestyle behaviors, such as nutrition, stress management, drinking and driving, and sexual behavior will also be investigated as they relate to a healthy lifestyle.

109-101-Q4Health &Team Sports

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Physical Activity and Health deals with the relationship between good health and lifestyle. The students are called upon to experiment with one or more physical activities, and to relate them to their abilities, their needs, their motivation, their lifestyle, and their knowledge of health promotion. This enables them to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities which constitutes part of a healthy lifestyle. Other lifestyle behaviors, such as nutrition, stress management, drinking and driving, and sexual behavior will also be investigated as they relate to a healthy lifestyle.

109-101-U4Health & Stress Management

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Physical Activity and Health deals with the relationship between good health and lifestyle. The students are called upon to experiment with one or more physical activities, and to relate them to their abilities, their needs, their motivation, their lifestyle, and their knowledge of health promotion. This enables them to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities which constitutes part of a healthy lifestyle. Other lifestyle behaviors, such as nutrition, stress management, drinking and driving, and sexual behavior will also be investigated as they relate to a healthy lifestyle.

109-101-V4Health and Yoga

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Health and Yoga deals with the relationship between physical activity, health and lifestyle factors. Accessibility factors, financial resources, skill level, motivation, fitness level, social context will be examined in an effort to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities that can lead to a healthy lifestyle. Physical fitness and three other lifestyle behaviors will be investigated. Complimentary to these health influencing factors, students will experiment part of the hatha yoga tradition, and is a Vinyasa style. Students will be involved in linking several poses together to create strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance. At the end of each class, students will benefit from a cool-down including a final relaxation and deep breathing. Students will also be subjected to a battery of fitness tests leading them to interpret their results and understand specific exercise prescription factors designed to achieve health fitness standards and more.

Courses will be held in room 118 (yoga room).

 

109-101-O4Health, Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Health and Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing deals with the relationship between physical activity, health and lifestyle factors. Accessibility factors, financial resources, skill level, motivation, fitness level, social context will be examined in an effort to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities that can lead to a healthy lifestyle. Physical fitness and three other lifestyle behaviors will be investigated.  Complimentary to these health influencing factors, one intensive outdoor day (Saturday or Sunday) will take place at Station Touristique Duchesnay. Students will experiment cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Return transportation from the College to the outdoor outing locations will be provided by the college. One local hike and one sledding outing will also be done during class time. Students will also be subjected to a battery of fitness tests leading them to interpret their results and understand specific exercise prescription factors designed to achieve health fitness standards and more.

Courses will be held in room 135 (fitness center).

 

Course fee: A class fee must be paid when you accept the final version of your schedule and includes transportation and user fees.

Equipment: Students should have proper winter clothing and shoes adapted to the activity.

Reimbursement policy: Financial arrangements must be made in advance to prepare this course, consequently students not able to attend the class outings will not be reimbursed and may receive an automatic failure.

Special conditions: The use of alcohol, tobacco or recreational drugs is strictly prohibited during all physical education courses. Students failing to comply with these conditions will receive a failing grade for the course.

 

109-101-U4Health and Stress Management

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Health and Stress Management deals with the relationship between physical activity, health and lifestyle factors. Accessibility factors, financial resources, skill level, motivation, fitness level, social context will be examined in an effort to make an appropriate and justified choice of physical activities that can lead to a healthy lifestyle. Physical fitness and three other lifestyle behaviors will be investigated. Complimentary to these health influencing factors, a variety of cardiovascular activities, stretching exercises and physical and mental relaxation techniques (breathing techniques, autogenic training, progressive muscular relaxation, meditation, mental imagery, basic massage maneuvers, basic Tai Chi and Yoga exercises) will be planned to expose students to various forms of stress management. Students will also be subjected to a battery of fitness tests leading them to interpret their results and understand specific exercise prescription factors designed to achieve health fitness standards and more.

Courses will be held in the gymnasium.

 

201-103-REDifferential Calculus

Hours: 75

Weighting: 3-2-3

Pre-requisite: Secondary V Mathematics: Technical and Scientific Option (064-506) or Natural Science Option (065-506). This course is a study of change from a mathematical view. Topics covered will include the following: limits and continuity; the definition of the derivative of a function of one variable and the rules for differentiation; implicit differentiation; higher order derivatives; differentials and linear approximations; and l'Hospital's rule. Applications involve curve sketching, maxima and minima, and interpretations of rates of change, and will include problems encountered in the social sciences, especially economics. If you wish to take Math 103 and do not have the necessary high school Math pre-requisites, please read the information on the Math home page (in the Directory for Academic Faculty).

Concentration Courses

410-250-LWWorking Capital Management

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-3

Students' accounting skills are extended into areas affecting the day-to-day management of current assets and current liabilities. Thus, this course combines elements of accounting and finance. Students develop their ability to record and report information related to cash, receivables, inventory, payables and other current liabilities (including sales tax liabilities and payroll accounts). Students also learn how these assets and liabilities can be analysed (with the aid of ratio analysis) and managed to help ensure proper internal control, liquidity and solvency. Specific tools covered in the course include bank reconciliations, petty cash systems, cash budgets, credit checks and inventory counts. As in Accounting I, students make use of an accounting software package during the course.

410-270-LWHuman Resource Management

Hours: 75

Weighting: 3-2-3

In this course, human resource management is studied from two perspectives: in the context of organizations and as a career possibility. Students learn how to participate in human resource planning, staffing, training, performance management, compensation, health and safety issues and labour relations. The course also helps students contribute to employee supervision, including establishing working relationships, motivating staff and taking disciplinary action. In addition, students assess the ethical and legal aspects of human resource management.

General Education Courses

603-102-MQLiterary Genres

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-3

This course will allow the student to make an intensive analysis of the literary genre of the drama. The principal general purpose of this analysis is to see how drama functions as a unique means of commenting upon the human situation. Furthermore the student will learn to understand a work's relationship to its literary, cultural and historical contexts and sill explicate a work (or works) representative of the genre.

Humanities - World Views

Weighting: 3-0-3

Whether we are aware of it or not, all of us have internalised, and are guided in our interactions with others by, a perspective on reality – or, a world view.  Our world view is influenced by many things – the family and culture in which we are raised, religious beliefs we might be attached to, the literary and cultural productions of our time and place, the general social, political and economic structures of our society, the power of science and the knowledge it has given us, the historical epoch in which we live, the arts and media. The World Views course seeks to enable students to take a critical-humanistic stance to their view(s) of the world; and to show students that the world is viewed in a multitude of ways, which themselves have multiple sources and influences. In being able to gain critical distance, students should come understand what is thought to be important by holders of a world view and why. Students will gain an understanding of the difficulty of claims to truth related to any one world view; and in so doing, will learn to critically examine how a world view is related to its justification. Ultimately, the World Views course seeks to enable students to critically compare world views from a humanistic perspective, to see which views are justified and on what basis. The point is to broaden students’ perspectives on our shared human reality to help them make intelligent and caring choices in their own personal and social lives.

345-102-2QWorld Views Lecture

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

The World Views Lecture (L) course distinguishes itself by means of lecture pedagogy. The teacher lectures about the course content, using different pedagogical devices such as Power Point presentations, board notes, asking students to do smaller group discussions, and study questions. Sometimes students consider a cultural production (film, play) or are asked to attend a guest lecture. Consonant with the goal of the course, lectures are focussed upon the examination of several world views, such as: philosophical, familial-cultural and/or literary-cultural, religious, socio-political and/or economic, scientific or historical. Precise course content and texts chosen vary with the section of the course. Students should check the course outlines in any one semester for more precise information on the content, readings, and course material in different sections.

345-102-3QWorld Views Seminar

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

The World Views Seminar (S) course distinguishes itself by its seminar pedagogy. Classes consist of round-table discussion seminars in which students will actively engage with the text under study, and also to engage, by means of reasoned discussion, with other participants in the seminar, including the teacher. By means of such reasoned discussion, students will learn to describe and compare selected world views, to explain some of the major ideas, values and implications of these world views, and to organize them into coherent patterns. The aim of seminar pedagogy in the World Views course is to encourage students to undertake a critical-humanistic approach together to differing perspectives on reality. Students should check the course outlines in any one semester for more precise information on the course content, readings and study materials.

345-102-4QWorld Views: History of Art

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

History of Art: The department also offers more specialized World View Lecture courses in the content areas of Art History. In World Views – History of Art, the teacher lectures about the course content, using mainly PowerPoint presentations, but may ask students to engage in smaller group discussions, work on study questions, or apply theoretical knowledge to visual exercises, namely recognizing artists and their underlying world view by relying on Prezi presentations. Other times students could be asked to attend a guest lecture, or visit a museum. Consonant with the goal of the course, lectures are focussed upon the examination of differing world views as incarnated in art. Different aspects of each world view – whether they be philosophical, familial-cultural and/or literary-cultural, religious, socio-political and/or economic, scientific or historical – will be focused on the artistic movement under study or on the centre of interest of the artist. Precise course content and texts chosen vary with the section of the course. Students should check the course outlines in any one semester for more precise information on the content, readings, and course material in different sections.

201-105-RELinear Algebra and Vector Geometry

Hours: 75

Weighting: 3-2-3

Pre-requisites: TS 5 or SN 5 high school math and 201-103-RE. This course is an introduction to linear algebra. Topics include vectors as directed line segments and in component form, linear dependence, basis, vector spaces and subspaces, dot and cross products, n-tuples as vectors, and vector equations of lines in two-space and of lines and planes in three-space, in addition to matrices: matrix arithmetic and inverses, determinants, and systems of linear equations and matrices, and linear programming. Various applications in social science will be considered. Note that business students should verify whether their preferred university requires this course or 201-203-RE (Integral Calculus).

Concentration Courses

401-260-LWMarketing

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This course situates marketing in its broader context as a link between customers and the various functions of a company and presents career opportunities. Students learn how to segment and select markets, develop an appropriate "marketing mix" (combining product, price, place and promotion) and apply marketing knowledge to better understand and serve customers. Special emphasis is placed on supporting customer service, sales and marketing research activities. Students also have an opportunity to consider ethical aspects of marketing and the challenges of working in an international context.

401-265-LWBusiness Law

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This course deals with the legal aspects of commercial activities affected by provincial and federal legislation and regulations. The areas covered include business ownership, contracts, civil liability and bankruptcy. Students learn how to find and consult relevant legal information, identify and apply pertinent legal principles and recognize the consequences of not respecting legal responsibilities.

410-355-LWAccounting II

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This course builds on the foundation laid in Accounting I. The course deepens students' understanding of the context of the accounting function in the areas of Canadian and international standard-setting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and ethics. Students learn to prepare the cash flow statement. They learn to convert accounting information from the cash basis of accounting to the accrual basis (with the aid of spreadsheets). The course also enables students to record, report and interpret information related to equity for partnerships and corporations, capital assets, estimated liabilities, contingent liabilities, non-for-profit organizations, projects and business segments. Students develop further familiarity with drafting notes to the financial statements. As in Accounting I, students make use of an accounting software package during the course.

420-390-LWInformation Technology I

Hours: 60

Weighting: 1-3-3

The information technology skills introduced in Information Management are extended in this course. Students develop their ability to manage a computerized workstation, select appropriate software applications, produce management documents, automate tasks, as well as exchange information and ensure data security in a network environment. The course covers various types of software, including operating software, e-mail, more advanced features of word-processing and spreadsheet software, as well as databases. Other types of software may be seen during the course, in response to changes in common business applications.

General Education Courses

603-BNS-LWLong Fiction (Technology Program)

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-2

In this course, students will study the novel as a means of commenting on the human condition. Furthermore, student will learn how a work is related to its literary, cultural and historical contexts and will explicate works representative of the genre. Thematic approaches appropriate for Business students will be examined. Fiction as a mirror of the world in general will be included.

Concentration Courses

201-510-LWBusiness Statistics

Hours: 75

Weighting: 3-2-3

This course provides students with statistical tools and analytical skills to support management with quantitative data. The topics span three major areas: descriptive statistics, which deals with the collection, summarization, description and reporting of data; introductory probability and the influence of sample-to-sample variation on conclusions in a business context; and statistical methods for analyzing the types of data common in business. Throughout the course, a basic understanding of the concepts and an ability to apply the theory using either tables and a calculator or computer software are emphasized.

383-320-LWEconomics for Business

Hours: 75

Weighting: 3-2-3

This survey course covers the essential notions from microeconomics and macroeconomics in the context of globalization. Emphasis is placed on the strategic importance and utility of these notions for business decisions. Students first develop a deeper understanding of demand, supply, markets, elasticity, production costs, and market structures. Then, students examine macroeconomic phenomenon such as economic growth, inflation, unemployment, business cycles, and fiscal and monetary policies. They learn now to locate, analyze, interpret and report on basic economic and trade indicators as well as how to use this economic information in business decisions. Please note that students in Business Administration Technology (410.12) cannot take Macroeconomics as a complementary course as it is a part of the Economics for Business course. 

410-455-LWAccounting Systems

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-3

Students further develop their skills in using a computerized accounting system and learn how to implement a system appropriate to specific user needs. Topics include identifying user needs and proposing, installing, testing, documenting, operating and supporting a system. This requires considerable research, analysis and hands-on use of applications by the student, as well as attention to the communication skills necessary to work with potential users.

410-460-LWInternational Business

Hours: 75

Weighting: 2-3-3

This course presents international business as a potential area of company activity and possible career. Students learn of the various levels of international involvement open to companies. However, the focus is on developing skills in handling import and export transactions. For such transactions, students learn how to research opportunities, assistance and legal requirements, how to adapt marketing strategy, how to assess and reduce risks, as well as how to handle payment, shipping and customs clearance.

602-310-LWFrançais des affaires

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-2

Ce cours permettra à l'étudiant de s'initier à la communication orale et écrite dans le monde des affaires. L'étudiant développera des stratégies pour mieux s'exprimer dans différents contextes en milieu de travail. Par exemple, l'étudiant sera amené à rédiger divers documents en utilisant la terminologie d'affaires courante et en apportant un souci particulier à la présentation générale de ces documents. Enfin, il développera des méthodes pour bien comprendre, interpréter et réviser divers documents d'affaires.

410-480-LWProject Preparation: Internship I

Hours: 90

Weighting: 1-5-2

The intent of this course is to introduce the process and techniques of project management and apply them to the student's first internship. Students carry out planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling activities, as well as evaluate and report on those activities. The main project involves identifying and obtaining an appropriate internship and fulfilling its requirements. However, that project is supplemented with other assignments to ensure that all major aspects of project management are dealt with, such as the use of scheduling techniques and the coordination of work with team members. Students also build on the material in their work portfolio from prior courses.

General Education Courses

345-BNS-LWEthics (Technology Program)

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

This course is designed to engage the student in a reflection on ethical issues, including any related to the present business environment. These could relate, for example, to social and ethical concerns associated with deficit reduction measures and the downsizing of government, as these affect or derive from business interests.

109-103-Z4Business Fitness & Autonomy

Hours: 30

Weighting: 1-1-1

Students will apply a strategic health promoting strategy by managing the elements that support the pursuit of a physically active lifestyle. Students will be introduced to a Physically Active Lifestyle Management (PALM) model that outlines a process designed to promote health-enhancing outcomes. Business for Fitness students will carry out daily physical activity session and monitor their personal workouts using bio-feedback watch technology (smart phone apps may also be used). Students will complete their course in a fifteen-week period and must carry out a minimum of 3 hours of monitored physical activity per week. Students are required to download their workout activity at the end of each week at the computer station designated by the course professor. Course fee: Students may purchase or rent a heart rate watch at the campus bookstore to monitor their personal activity workouts during the semester. Alternative devices may be used but must be capable of electronically capturing and downloading exercise variables, including heart rate values and exercise time.

Concentration Courses

410-450-LWIncome Tax

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-3

This course introduces students to the requirements and implications of federal and provincial income tax on companies and individuals. Students learn how to apply basic concepts from tax laws, regulations and interpretations to specific situations. The course gives students practice in preparing and filing tax returns, including the use of appropriate software and electronic filing procedures, in interpreting and following up on tax notices and in proposing legal means for minimizing taxes. Topics include the tax implications of employment status and the legal form of ownership, types of income and taxable benefits, capital gains and losses, deductions, capital cost allowance calculations, net versus taxable income, tax rates and tax credits.

410-550-LWManagerial Accounting

Hours: 75

Weighting: 2-3-3

Students are introduced to managerial accounting and its context, including its role and its relationship to management and to other types of accounting. Students learn to record information using cost accounting systems. The course covers the elements and types of costs, cost allocation and the use of specialized software. Students also learn to report actual results in a cost-of-goods-manufactured schedule and financial statements, as well as to develop, present, monitor and follow-up on budgets in order to guide and assess performance. Related topics include the elements of a master budget, standard costs, variance analysis, flexible budgets, performance reports and performance indicators. Students also learn to use managerial accounting as an aid in decision-making, through the application of cost-volume-profit (breakeven) analysis and incremental analysis.

410-560-LWEntrepreneurship

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-3

The aim of this course is to give students an opportunity to explore the potential of entrepreneurship. Students identify, develop and present a business idea or project of particular interest to them. They are to develop their business idea with reference to a realistic assessment of personal interests, strengths and weaknesses, information from industry sources and experts, as well as data related to potential customer demand. This information, together with an investigation of legal requirements and financial considerations will help students determine the feasibility of the idea. Students are also required to prepare a business plan, identify potential sources of financing and present the business plan. Depending on their interest, students have an opportunity to consider entrepreneurial opportunities with an international connection.

410-580-LWBusiness Careers

Hours: 45

Weighting: 1-2-3

This course facilitates students' eventual integration into the working world by giving them an opportunity to explore their interests and begin a job search. The job search can be for an internship or the first job after graduation. In some cases, that first job may involve starting a business. Students obtain information about career options for accounting and management technicians. The information is to include the functions, tasks, knowledge, skills and attitudes expected of technicians. This should broaden students' understanding of their chosen career, including the requirements of professional behaviour and ethics. With this knowledge, students build on their portfolio for use in their next job search and take the first steps in acquiring a job of special interest. The particular steps to be undertaken during the course depend on students' analysis of their short-term and longer-term objectives.

420-590-LWInformation Technology II

Hours: 60

Weighting: 1-3-3

This course builds on the information technology skills from Information Management and Information Technology I. Students develop an application to meet a specific need of a potential user. Topics include identifying user needs and developing, testing, documenting and supporting an appropriate solution. Unlike Accounting Systems, this course requires students to develop a unique application, which may support any type of business function. The course may introduce new concepts and applications to prepare students for the project and to bring students up-to-date on changes in common business applications.

Concentration Courses

410-650-LWFinance

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

The material in this course complements the elements of finance covered in the Working Capital course. Students will learn about the context of the finance function, including its role, its relationship to accounting and to economics and the range of career opportunities. The course introduces students to time-value-of-money calculations for common financial decisions. Students are required to assess and report on financing decisions, make-or-buy decisions, lease-or-buy decisions, as well as investing decisions. This work is to make use of relevant data, tax or legal information, calculations and software.

410-655-LWAuditing

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-2

This course situates auditing, other assurance services and internal control in their broader context and covers ethical and legal considerations. Students learn how to document, assess and improve internal control. They also learn how to plan, execute and report audit work. The course includes the use of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), materiality calculations, audit risk assessments, sampling, audit programmes, tests of controls, substantive tests and auditing software. The importance of proper documentation for internal control, audit work and audit evidence is stressed.

410-660-LWManagement

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-2

With the help of this course, students tie together the various aspects of management seen through the programme and apply them to concrete business situations. Students develop their ability to apply decision-making approaches that account for the inter-relationships between business functions. Whether dealing with human, financial or material resources, the course stresses the importance of planning, organizing, leading and controlling activities. The course also helps students identify management trends and other changes in the environment (both threats and opportunities), assess current organizational culture and approaches (whether they be strengths or weaknesses) and support the process of change management. The intent is that students see the potential for a technician to contribute to the bigger picture in supporting the effective management of an enterprise.

410-670-LWOperations Management

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-2

This course situates operations management in its broader context within a company, exposes students to the various aspects of operations management and presents career opportunities. The course focuses on two aspects of this business function in particular: ensuring quality in a company's operations and managing the supply chain. Regarding quality, students learn how to ensure product specifications meet the needs of internal and external clients, how to monitor quality indicators using tools such as trend charts and how to support continuous improvements in quality. Regarding supply chain management, students learn how to purchase goods and services, how to manage inventory levels, order sizes and storage, and how to coordinate the physical distribution of goods. The course stresses the importance of collaborating with suppliers, other functions in the organization and customers.

410-680-LWInternship II

Hours: 210

Weighting: 1-13-2

This is a practical work-experience course designed to continue the student's process of integration into the working world. Students develop skills for managing their professional and personal objectives. This includes preparing a self-assessment, monitoring opportunities in the job market, building on the material in the work portfolio, practicing interview techniques, obtaining an appropriate internship (if this has not already been done) and fulfilling the requirements of the internship in a professional manner. While the exact nature of their duties will vary, students are expected to develop most aspects of the programme's exit profile in preparing for and completing the internship. This course is linked to the comprehensive assessment of potential graduates, so students supplement what they have learned through their internship duties with information on how the employer handles other areas of its business.