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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

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.

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 Effectiveness

Weighting: 0-2-1

The 109-102-MQ course is designed to improve one’s effectiveness when practicing physical activity.

Concentration Courses

603-110-LWLiterary Movements

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-4

In this course, through comparative studies of poetic, dramatic and prose fictional works, students will explore the key movements, texts and conventions of English literature. Students will be able to identify and discuss the literary movements operating inside such works of fiction.

607-110-LWSpanish I (Based on Placement)

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This course consists of an acquisition of basic language structures and vocabulary. There will be intensive oral practice and an introduction to reading and writing. Students will be introduced to the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

609-110-LWGerman I (Based on Placement)

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

Students will acquire basic written and oral structures and vocabulary related to everyday situations. There will be oral practice, as well as reading and writing activities. Students will be introduced to the culture of German-speaking countries.

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.

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.

Health and Physical activity

Weighting: 1-1-1

 The 109-101-MQ course is designed to analyze one’s physical activity from the standpoint of a healthy lifestyle.

Concentration Courses

603-210-LWCanadian Arts and Literature

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This course is an exploration of Canadian cultural expression through the study of Canadian literature and associated arts. Students will explore and examine the relationship between works of Canadian fiction, cultural institutions and the creative process.

602-210-LWQu'est-ce qu'un classique québecois?

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-3

Dans ce cours, les étudiants devront reconnaître des classiques québécois, leurs qualités esthétiques, leur contexte de réalisation et de légitimation. Ce cours leur permettra de comprendre la nature des liens qui unissent la littérature et l’identité québécoise. Les étudiants devront utiliser de manière appropriée la terminologie en arts, lettres et communication et démontrer leur capacité d’effectuer une recherche comportant un volet analytique, selon la méthodologie propre à leur domaine d’étude.

607-210-LWSpanish II

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This course consists of an acquisition of basic language structures and vocabulary. There will be intensive oral practice and more complex reading and writing exercises. Students will discover other aspects of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries

609-210-LWGerman II

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

Students will acquire basic written and oral structures and vocabulary related to everyday situations. There will be oral practice and more complex reading and writing exercises. Students will discover the culture of German-speaking countries.

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.

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-MQExpression française informative et 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.

Complementary Course (Choose 1)

Weighting: Depends on course

Complementary courses are those in domains outside of your program. For example, students in the Science Program cannot take science or math courses as complementary courses. However, they may take courses in the Social Sciences, Languages, the Creative Arts and Literature and the Business area.

The courses listed below only serve as complementary courses, and they are never taken as concentration courses in any program. Many other courses can be taken as a complementary course if they are not already part of your program. For example, students who are not in the Social Science Program may take any first-level Social Science course, followed by a second-level course in the same discipline. Students who are not in the P.W. Sims Business Program may take Introduction to Business, followed by Accounting I, Business Law or Marketing. Students who are not in the Arts, Literature and Communication (ALC) Program may take Spanish or German courses.  All potential complementary courses will be shown to you when you make your course selection in your Omnivox portal, as long as you have the pre-requisites. If you are unsure about what the pre-requisites for a course are, ask your Academic Advisor.

105-BPE-LWCSI: St. Lawrence

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

CSI: St. Lawrence (Forensics) is designed to accommodate non-science students wishing to learn basic scientific concepts and procedures. This complementary course will permit students to discover the procedures and techniques used in crime scene investigations. Throughout the course students will explore the simple laboratory procedures used to collect and identify criminal evidence. They will learn how to investigate criminal cases, collecting and analyzing the evidence available to solve a crime. 

105-BPF-LWThe Science in Science Fiction

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

The Science in Science Fiction is a complementary course designed for students enrolled in programs other than science. The primary objectives of this course are to introduce students to a scientific way of thinking and to help students become more critical of seemingly scientific information. Science fiction movies and one novel will be used to introduce scientific concepts that will be explored in the classroom as well as laboratory settings. Students will learn about the scientific method, genetics, cloning, disease transmission, and global warming and learn to discriminate between the science fact and science fiction in the works such as the following: The Andromeda Strain (novel), Jurassic Park, Outbreak, GATTACA, and The Day After Tomorrow. (Note:  The films will be presented during class time.) Due to the intensive nature of the course, students may not miss any classes. Because of the laboratory component, enrollment must be limited to 28 students.

203-BPG-LWAstronomy

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

If you would like to explore the universe beyond our planet Earth, this course is for you. Starting from what is visible at night to the naked eye, we will investigate the motions, properties and evolution of the moon, the planets, the sun, stars, galaxies... We will also learn about the tools used in the exploration of the distant universe: telescopes, spectroscopes, space probes, etc. There will be a lot of slides and DVDs shown in class. You will also have the opportunity to observe celestial objects “live” through a telescope. “Astronomy” is for non-science students. No knowledge of mathematics will be required beyond what you learned in secondary school.

340-BPE-LWArt and Aesthetics: Drawing

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This course considers various forms of art produced by aesthetic practices, including drawing, painting and sculpture. Students will write two papers (of 300 and 750 words) and a final exam. Students will also give a brief oral presentation as well as create at least four large drawings and a number of small sketches. The philosophical aspect of the course will include discussion of the formal and aesthetic qualities of artwork in order to help the students to consider what art is, what one is creating, and why. Various drawing techniques will be presented and their relation to the perception and observation of visual phenomena such as line, edge, light, shadow and perspective. The importance of interpretation and imagination in works of art will be examined. These elements will be explored in visual presentations that will introduce the art of the Renaissance, Baroque and Modern eras. The manual aspect of the course will occur in the studio where the students will be presented with practical approaches to drawing in various media including pencil, charcoal, conté and ink. With personal instruction from the teacher, each student, while learning about the medium, the qualities of the materials, and the potential of the tools, will create at least four large drawings and a number of smaller sketches. The drawings will be exhibited throughout the semester.

340-BPK-03Art and Aesthetics: Painting

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

The objective of the course is to create a work of fine art, a painting. There are two aspects to this process. One is the practical studio work where the student will learn about materials, tools and techniques of painting. The other aspect involves the intellectual consideration and discussion of what art is and what one is creating.

365-BPB-LWCareer Planning: Exploring Your Future

Hours: 45

Weighting: 1-2-3

This course offers students an opportunity to explore a contemporary issue as it relates to a career of interest, developing a good understanding of both. The course allows students to develop possible educational and career paths and to assess their career development process. The course also allows students to study a contemporary issue related to their career of interest, from the perspective a various disciplines. Issues could be related to globalization, ethics, evolving societal values, political-legal factors, economics, etc.

420-BPE-LWComputers Today

Hours: 45

Weighting: 1-2-3

The objective of this course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of computer science, computer hardware and popular software and applications used to research and process information. Computer, data and cyber safety issues will be discussed.  The student will be introduced to the terminology, concepts and techniques relevant to information technology.  The student will review the history of computers, networking, the internet, world wide web, e-commerce and social media as well as the impacts that technology has had on entertainment, work, commerce, research, etc.  The student will also discuss the future of computer science and the ramifications now being explored.

420-BPG-LWCommunication and Technology

Hours: 45

Weighting: 1-2-3

More than ever in the world today, individuals and groups need to communicate ideas and concepts.  Electronic communication tools or electronic support to communication are competencies that need to be mastered to properly evolve in today’s work environments. The objective of this course is to provide students with basic knowledge of computer science, computers and popular software used to efficiently research, analyze and communicate their ideas and concepts.  The student will be introduced to the terminology, concepts and techniques relevant to information technology, with a focus on Microsoft Office. 

603-BPE-LWGothic Literature

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3 (2)

The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the gothic genre through a study of its origins in the 18th century and its subsequent evolution through time until today. The students will learn what constitutes the gothic and how this genre has affected other types of art. The various recurrent themes found in gothic fiction will be studied, including the issues of sin, madness, mortality and immortality, family dynamics, the belief in the supernatural, superstition, violence, the significance of fantasy and fear, obsession, and the role of gender, race, class and sexuality.

603-BPF-LWMyth, Fantasy and Science Fiction

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3 (2)

The purpose of this course is to study and understand the mythological origins of works of fantasy, science fiction and art. Students will read myths from cultures across the globe and follow the expression of their cultural development in fantasy, science fiction and art. Recurrent themes relevant to works of myth, fantasy, and science fiction will be studied, including issues such as love, death, beauty, truth, evil, mystery, dream, technology, and fear.

603-BPG-LWJournalism and the New Media

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This complementary course contributes to several elements of the General Education Exit Profile. The student will demonstrate a college level proficiency in English in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The student will achieve balance and complementarity in relation to the program specific component.

603-BPU-03Theatre

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

This course centers upon practical theatre work. A short history of theatre is also undertaken and some plays and sections of plays will be looked at from a literary point of view. The primary work in the course involves theatre workshop activities, individual monologue scenes, group scenes, warm-up exercises, and so forth. Naturally, a great deal of participation from the students is necessary. The final examination is practical (acting out a scene alone or with others) and the greatest part of the course grade is based on class participation.

603-BPV-03Creative Writing

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

In this particular course, the artistic field will be based on creativity through writing narrative prose or poetry or drama. Through the study of works of art and/or through experimenting in an artistic medium, students will develop an aesthetic sensibility. This training also aims to teach students the fundamentals of the language of art, and the skills to make connections between the elements of this language. This course is not intended for students who have problems with the English language.

Concentration Courses

602-920-LWFondements de la langue française

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

Dans ce cours, les étudiants apprendront à mieux connaître la linguistique, les sous-disciplines qui la composent ainsi que son champ d’application. Ils démontreront leur capacité d’effectuer une analyse au moyen des méthodes propres à la linguistique appliquée en langue française.

603-310-LWPerspectives in English Literature

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-3

Students will learn to identify and apply different critical perspectives to works of literature and discover how such theories lead to contrasting views of the human condition.

607-310-LWSpanish III

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This course consists of a review of basic grammar and the acquisition of more complex grammar structures. There will be intensive oral and written practice, a systematic increase of vocabulary, and extensive reading. Students will become more familiar with the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. They will acquire basic concepts of linguistics, as applied to the learning of Spanish.

609-310-LWGerman III

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

Students will acquire more complex written and oral structure with a systematic increase of vocabulary related to everyday situations. Students will become more familiar with culture of German speaking countries. They will acquire basic concepts of linguistics, as applied to the learning of German.

General Education Courses

603-BNR-LWLong Fiction

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 Science students, ALC students, Business students and Social Science students will be examined. Fiction as a mirror of the world in general and in terms of the students’ pre-university programs of studies will be included.

Humanities - Ethics (Pre-University)

Weighting: 3-0-3

In general, ethics deals with theories of value and issues and policy questions concerning values. Ethics as a subject considers important and wide-reaching questions concerning human thought, human action and interaction, human conduct with other humans, other beings and the world. Some questions concerned are: “What is the nature of ethical value?”; “What are our values based on?”; “Are there any universal, a-historical values?”; “What are different viewpoints concerning ethical issues and value problems?”; and “How can human beings consider these questions and issues rationally”? Because ethics is primarily about values (as opposed to facts), it is studied in the humanities; historically-speaking, it is a major branch of philosophy. In this particular ethics course, students learn “to apply a critical thought process to ethical issues relevant to their field of study.” The ethics course is designed to introduce students to ethical issues and engage them in a reflection on them. The course situates ethical issues in their world views and deals with the kinds of knowledge they involve. Major ideas, values and social implications of various ethical issues are explained and organized into coherent patterns.

 

345-BNR-23

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

The Ethics Lecture (L) sections are distinguished by means of lecture pedagogy. The teacher lectures about the course content, using different pedagogical devices such as PowerPoint presentations, board notes, smaller group discussions, and study questions. Sometimes students consider a cultural production (film, play) or are asked to attend a guest lecture. In keeping with ministerial guidelines, the department offers one more content-specific course. Ethics (L) Business Administration Technology is designed to engage students in reflection on issues related to the present business world.

345-BNR-33

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

The Ethics Seminar (S) sections are distinguished by means of seminar pedagogy. Classes are round-table discussion seminars in which students are expected to engage in reasoned discussion with other students and with their teacher. These discussions are focussed upon specific readings which raise different ethical theories, issues, questions and judgments. The method of reasoned discussion in seminar is meant to complement the textual reflections themselves, and to aid students in developing a critical-humanistic approach to the bases for their own ethical view points and judgments.

Physical Activity and Autonomy

Weighting: 1-1-1

The 109-103-MQ course is designed to demonstrate one’s ability to assume responsibility for maintaining a healthy lifestyle through the continued practice of physical activity.

Complementary Course (Choose 1)

Weighting: Depends on course

Complementary courses are those in domains outside of your program. For example, students in the Science Program cannot take science or math courses as complementary courses. However, they may take courses in the Social Sciences, Languages, the Creative Arts and Literature and the Business area.

The courses listed below only serve as complementary courses, and they are never taken as concentration courses in any program. Many other courses can be taken as a complementary course if they are not already part of your program. For example, students who are not in the Social Science Program may take any first-level Social Science course, followed by a second-level course in the same discipline. Students who are not in the P.W. Sims Business Program may take Introduction to Business, followed by Accounting I, Business Law or Marketing. Students who are not in the Arts, Literature and Communication (ALC) Program may take Spanish or German courses.  All potential complementary courses will be shown to you when you make your course selection in your Omnivox portal, as long as you have the pre-requisites. If you are unsure about what the pre-requisites for a course are, ask your Academic Advisor.

105-BPE-LWCSI: St. Lawrence

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

CSI: St. Lawrence (Forensics) is designed to accommodate non-science students wishing to learn basic scientific concepts and procedures. This complementary course will permit students to discover the procedures and techniques used in crime scene investigations. Throughout the course students will explore the simple laboratory procedures used to collect and identify criminal evidence. They will learn how to investigate criminal cases, collecting and analyzing the evidence available to solve a crime. 

105-BPF-LWThe Science in Science Fiction

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

The Science in Science Fiction is a complementary course designed for students enrolled in programs other than science. The primary objectives of this course are to introduce students to a scientific way of thinking and to help students become more critical of seemingly scientific information. Science fiction movies and one novel will be used to introduce scientific concepts that will be explored in the classroom as well as laboratory settings. Students will learn about the scientific method, genetics, cloning, disease transmission, and global warming and learn to discriminate between the science fact and science fiction in the works such as the following: The Andromeda Strain (novel), Jurassic Park, Outbreak, GATTACA, and The Day After Tomorrow. (Note:  The films will be presented during class time.) Due to the intensive nature of the course, students may not miss any classes. Because of the laboratory component, enrollment must be limited to 28 students.

203-BPG-LWAstronomy

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

If you would like to explore the universe beyond our planet Earth, this course is for you. Starting from what is visible at night to the naked eye, we will investigate the motions, properties and evolution of the moon, the planets, the sun, stars, galaxies... We will also learn about the tools used in the exploration of the distant universe: telescopes, spectroscopes, space probes, etc. There will be a lot of slides and DVDs shown in class. You will also have the opportunity to observe celestial objects “live” through a telescope. “Astronomy” is for non-science students. No knowledge of mathematics will be required beyond what you learned in secondary school.

340-BPE-LWArt and Aesthetics: Drawing

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This course considers various forms of art produced by aesthetic practices, including drawing, painting and sculpture. Students will write two papers (of 300 and 750 words) and a final exam. Students will also give a brief oral presentation as well as create at least four large drawings and a number of small sketches. The philosophical aspect of the course will include discussion of the formal and aesthetic qualities of artwork in order to help the students to consider what art is, what one is creating, and why. Various drawing techniques will be presented and their relation to the perception and observation of visual phenomena such as line, edge, light, shadow and perspective. The importance of interpretation and imagination in works of art will be examined. These elements will be explored in visual presentations that will introduce the art of the Renaissance, Baroque and Modern eras. The manual aspect of the course will occur in the studio where the students will be presented with practical approaches to drawing in various media including pencil, charcoal, conté and ink. With personal instruction from the teacher, each student, while learning about the medium, the qualities of the materials, and the potential of the tools, will create at least four large drawings and a number of smaller sketches. The drawings will be exhibited throughout the semester.

340-BPK-03Art and Aesthetics: Painting

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

The objective of the course is to create a work of fine art, a painting. There are two aspects to this process. One is the practical studio work where the student will learn about materials, tools and techniques of painting. The other aspect involves the intellectual consideration and discussion of what art is and what one is creating.

365-BPB-LWCareer Planning: Exploring Your Future

Hours: 45

Weighting: 1-2-3

This course offers students an opportunity to explore a contemporary issue as it relates to a career of interest, developing a good understanding of both. The course allows students to develop possible educational and career paths and to assess their career development process. The course also allows students to study a contemporary issue related to their career of interest, from the perspective a various disciplines. Issues could be related to globalization, ethics, evolving societal values, political-legal factors, economics, etc.

420-BPE-LWComputers Today

Hours: 45

Weighting: 1-2-3

The objective of this course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of computer science, computer hardware and popular software and applications used to research and process information. Computer, data and cyber safety issues will be discussed.  The student will be introduced to the terminology, concepts and techniques relevant to information technology.  The student will review the history of computers, networking, the internet, world wide web, e-commerce and social media as well as the impacts that technology has had on entertainment, work, commerce, research, etc.  The student will also discuss the future of computer science and the ramifications now being explored.

420-BPG-LWCommunication and Technology

Hours: 45

Weighting: 1-2-3

More than ever in the world today, individuals and groups need to communicate ideas and concepts.  Electronic communication tools or electronic support to communication are competencies that need to be mastered to properly evolve in today’s work environments. The objective of this course is to provide students with basic knowledge of computer science, computers and popular software used to efficiently research, analyze and communicate their ideas and concepts.  The student will be introduced to the terminology, concepts and techniques relevant to information technology, with a focus on Microsoft Office. 

603-BPE-LWGothic Literature

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3 (2)

The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the gothic genre through a study of its origins in the 18th century and its subsequent evolution through time until today. The students will learn what constitutes the gothic and how this genre has affected other types of art. The various recurrent themes found in gothic fiction will be studied, including the issues of sin, madness, mortality and immortality, family dynamics, the belief in the supernatural, superstition, violence, the significance of fantasy and fear, obsession, and the role of gender, race, class and sexuality.

603-BPF-LWMyth, Fantasy and Science Fiction

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3 (2)

The purpose of this course is to study and understand the mythological origins of works of fantasy, science fiction and art. Students will read myths from cultures across the globe and follow the expression of their cultural development in fantasy, science fiction and art. Recurrent themes relevant to works of myth, fantasy, and science fiction will be studied, including issues such as love, death, beauty, truth, evil, mystery, dream, technology, and fear.

603-BPG-LWJournalism and the New Media

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

This complementary course contributes to several elements of the General Education Exit Profile. The student will demonstrate a college level proficiency in English in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The student will achieve balance and complementarity in relation to the program specific component.

603-BPU-03Theatre

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

This course centers upon practical theatre work. A short history of theatre is also undertaken and some plays and sections of plays will be looked at from a literary point of view. The primary work in the course involves theatre workshop activities, individual monologue scenes, group scenes, warm-up exercises, and so forth. Naturally, a great deal of participation from the students is necessary. The final examination is practical (acting out a scene alone or with others) and the greatest part of the course grade is based on class participation.

603-BPV-03Creative Writing

Hours: 45

Weighting: 3-0-3

In this particular course, the artistic field will be based on creativity through writing narrative prose or poetry or drama. Through the study of works of art and/or through experimenting in an artistic medium, students will develop an aesthetic sensibility. This training also aims to teach students the fundamentals of the language of art, and the skills to make connections between the elements of this language. This course is not intended for students who have problems with the English language.

Concentration Courses

603-510-LWPop Fiction

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-3

In a variety of works and genres, students will explore the fascinating world of Pop Fiction, the themes and media used for its expression, and the meaning and purpose of Pop Fiction in the postmodern age.

602-930-LWProjet créatif

Hours: 45

Weighting: 2-1-3

Dans ce cours, les étudiants devront exploiter leur pensée créatrice en réalisant un projet artistique qui demande persévérance et effort. Ils effectueront des études préparatoires en vue de réaliser leur projet, documenteront leur processus et devront être en mesure de poser un regard critique sur celui-ci. Par la réussite de ce cours, ils démontreront qu’ils sont en mesure d’utiliser la langue française avec aisance.

502-410-LWExploring Cultural Diversity

Hours: 60

Weighting: 2-2-3

This course will enable students to compare aspects of contemporary culture between the local Canadian and Québec context and the context of countries associated with one or both of the foreign languages studied in the program (Spanish and/or German). Themes and issues will be approached in Spanish and/or German with the help of examples from the arts, short literary texts and coverage in the media.