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Academic Calendar 2008-2009 - Addenda

This site provides updates to the Mount Royal College 2008-2009 Calendar which have been approved following its publication.

Corrections are in red text.


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Academic Schedule

Registration for Fall Semester 2008 begins March 25, 2008


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Certificate - Computer Science

GENERAL INFORMATION – CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The certificate program is a one-year program for students from a variety of backgrounds with prior business experience and/or post-secondary educational qualifications. It is an advanced certificate designed to build on existing business knowledge. It will provide a foundation for mature individuals to change careers into areas requiring knowledge of computing in the area of existing expertise.

The certificate program can be tailored to the student’s needs. Students must contact the department prior to applying to discuss acceptability of qualifications and individual circumstances.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPUTER SCIENCE – CERTIFICATE

  • Enrolment is limited to those with relevant professional, educational or work experience
  • Minimum of the equivalent of an Alberta High School Diploma is required
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a post-secondary qualification such as a degree or diploma
  • Prior completion of a programming course is strongly recommended
 Note: Entrance to the certificate program is based on consent of the department. Contact the department at 403-440-6149 for recommended courses and further information.

CURRICULUM
Certificate – Computer Science
Core Requirements...............................................................Credits
Approved Computer Science Option*.........................................3-5
Approved Computer Science Option*.........................................3-5
Approved Computer Science Option*.........................................3-5
Approved Computer Science Option*.........................................3-5
Approved Computer Science Option*.........................................3-5
Approved Option**.................................................................. 3
Approved Option**.................................................................. 3
Approved Option**.................................................................. 3
Approved Option**.................................................................. 3
Elective................................................................................. 3
Total Credits for Graduation......................................................30-40

* Approved Computer Science options are normally chosen from one of the two groups below. Others must be approved by the department chair prior to registration.

** An approved option is any course relevant to the student’s occupation. These may include any Business Administration, Computer Science or Science course. Others must be approved by the department chair prior to registration.

Group I (End User Pattern)..................................................................................Credits
Computer Science 1171 – Introduction to Computer Systems and Applications..........4
Computer Science 1230 – Intermediate Microcomputer Applications..........................3
Computer Science 1233 – Microcomputer Hardware and Operating Systems..............4
Computer Science 1370 – Introduction to Internet Development..................................3
Computer Science 2215 – Introduction to Programming.............................................4
Computer Science 4473 – Internet Development II.....................................................3

Group II (Technical Pattern).............................................................Credits
Computer Science 1171 – Introduction to Computer Systems and Applications..........4
Computer Science 1233 – Microcomputer Hardware and Operating Systems.............4
Computer Science 1270 – Networks I.....................................................................3
Computer Science 1271 – Introduction to Programming I..........................................4
Computer Science 1274 – Building Internet Solutions ..............................................4
Computer Science 4401 – Quality Assurance and Testing........................................3

 


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Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 1103 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (formerly ANTH 2203)

ANTH 1106 – Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly ANTH 2281)

ANTH 2215 – Archaeology of the Levant (Formerly ARKY 3315)
Prerequisites: Anthropology 1104 or consent of the department.

ANTH 2226 – Early Empires: Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians (formerly ARKY 3326) Recommended Preparation: Anthropology 1104, 1105 or 2225; or History 1101; or Religious Studies 1101; or consent of the department.

ANTH 2253 – Introduction to Applied Archaeology (Formerly ARKY 3313)
Recommended Preparation: Anthropology 1104.
Note: Anthropology 2253 cannot be used as partial credit for either Anthropology 2290 or 2291.

ANTH 2283 – Anthropological Perspectives on Discourse Strategies (Formerly ANTH 3383)
Prerequisite: Anthropology 1106 or consent of the department

ANTH 2290 – Field Course in Archaeological Techniques I (Formerly ARKY 3317)
Prerequisites: Anthropology 1104 and 2215.

ANTH 2291 – Field Course in Archaeological Techniques II (Formerly ARKY 3319)
Prerequisites: Anthropology 1104 and 2215.
Note: Anthropology 2253 and 2290 cannot be used as partial credit for Anthropology 2291.

ANTH 3307 – Introduction to Anthropological Statistics (U of C ANTH 307)
Prerequisite: Mathematics 30 (Pure or Applied) and Anthropology 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104 or consent of the department

ANTH 3333 – Pastoral Nomads of the Old World: Past and Present
Prerequisite: Consent of the department and one of the following: Anthropology 1103, 1104, 2225, or 3361; or History 1101 or 1103; or Humanities 1109 or 1111; or Philosophy 2253; or Romance Studies 1101 ; or Sociology 1101.

ANTH 3361 – Hunter-Gatherer Adaptations
Prerequisite: Anthropology 1103 or consent of the department.

 


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Biology (BIOL)

BIOL 1202 - An Introduction to Cell Biology (formerly BIOL 2231)
Prerequisites: Biology 30 or equivalent

BIOL 1203- Human Anatomy (formerly BIOL 1214)

BIOL 1204 - The Evolution of Eukaryotes (formerly BIOL 2233)
Prerequisite: Biology 1202

BIOL 2101 - Genetics (formerly BIOL 3311)
(3 credits) 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
Prerequisite: Biology 1202 or equivalent, with a grade of “C-“ or better.

BIOL 2102 - How They Do It: Patterns of Reproduction (formerly BIOL 3317)
Prerequisite: Biology 1202 with a grade of “C-“ or better.

BIOL 2202 - Cellular & Molecular Biology (formerly BIOL 3331)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Biology 2101 or equivalent with a grade of “C-” or better.

BIOL 3101 - Molecular Genetics (formerly BIOL 4411)
Prerequisites: Biology 2101; Microbiology 2201 and Biology 2202 or equivalents, with grades of “C-“ or better.

BIOL 3205 - Human Physiology II (formerly ZOOL 3363)
Prerequisite: Biology 3104.

BIOL 3206 - Embryology (formerly ZOOL 3373)
Prerequisite: Biology 1202 with a grade of “C-” or better.

 


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Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 1201 - General Chemistry I (formerly CHEM 2201)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 30 and Pure Mathematics 30.
Recommended Preparation: Mathematics 31 and Mathematics 1201.

CHEM 1202 - General Chemistry II (formerly CHEM 2203)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1201-General Chemistry I with a grade of “C-“or better.
Recommended Prerequisite Preparation: Mathematics 1201 and Recommended Corequisite: Mathematics 1202.

CHEM 1203 - An Introduction to Organic Chemistry (formerly CHEM 3341)
Recommended Preparation: Chemistry 30 or equivalent.
Note: This course will not serve as a prerequisite for advanced courses in organic chemistry.

CHEM 2101 - Organic Chemistry I (formerly 3351)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1202-General Chemistry II with a grade of “C-“ or better.

CHEM 2202 - Organic Chemistry II (formerly 3353)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 2101-Organic Chemistry I with a grade of “C-“or better.

CHEM 3101 - Analytical Chemistry (formerly CHEM 3311)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1202-General Chemistry II and Mathematics 1202-Calculus with Applications II with a grade of “C-“ or better.
Pre- or Corequisite Chemistry 2101 - Organic Chemistry I or Chemistry 2202 - Organic Chemistry II

 


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Disability Studies (DAST)

DAST 1287 – Disability Studies Practicum I
(6 credits) 3 hours tutorial biweekly, 300 hours practicum

DAST 1297 – Disability Studies Practicum II
(6 credits) 3 hours tutorial biweekly, 300 hours practicum


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Economics (ECON)

ECON 2241 – Money and Banking (formerly ECON 3341) (U of C ECON 341)
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
Operation of financial markets and institutions, the principles of money creation, interest rate determination and central banking.
Prerequisite: Economics 1103 or consent of the department.

 


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Engineering (ENGR)

ENGR 1271 - Engineering Design and Communication I
(2 credits) 1.5 hours tutorial, 3 hours lab
This first-year engineering course is the first of two courses which introduce the principles of engineering design, visual communication and written communication. The student will achieve basic competency in the three areas primarily through hands-on, team-based, open-ended design projects. In this course several small projects will be undertaken in order to develop the design and communication skills that the students will require for success as engineers.
Pre- or corequisite: Engineering 1261.

ENGR 1273 - Engineering Design and Communication II
(2 credits) 1.5 hours tutorial, 3 hours lab
This course is a continuation of Engineering 1271. Students will improve on their basic competency in engineering design, visual and written communication primarily through hands-on, team-based, open-ended design projects. In this course, one large project will be undertaken in order to develop the design and communication skills that the students will require for success as engineers.
Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in Engineering 1271.
Pre or corequisite: Engineering 1263


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English (ENGL)

ENGL 1141 – Literature for Young Children (Formerly ENGL 2241)
Prerequisite: English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for English 1241 and 1141.

ENGL 2266 – Intermediate Creative Writing, Fiction 1: Contemporary Practice (Formerly ENGL 3366)
Prerequisite: Admission to the course is by consent of the department based on an evaluation of a portfolio (no more than 20 typed, double-spaced pages of prose) of the student’s original creative writing. Portfolios will be submitted to the English Department the semester before the course is to begin. Students with little or no workshop experience may be advised to take English 1118. Note: English 2266 = Athabasca University ENGL 381. Credit will be allowed for only one of English 2266 and ENGL A381

ENGL 2267 – Intermediate Creative Writing, Fiction 2: Precedents (Formerly ENGL 3367)
Prerequisite: Admission to the course is by consent of the department based on an evaluation of a portfolio (no more than 20 typed, double-spaced pages of prose) of the student’s original creative writing. Portfolios will be submitted to the English Department the semester before the course is to begin. Students with little or no workshop experience may be advised to take English 1118.

ENGL 2291 – Postcolonial Literature I (Formerly ENGL 3391)

ENGL 2292 – Postcolonial Literature II(Formerly ENGL 3392)

ENGL 3330 – Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature I (Formerly ENGL 4430)
Prerequisite: two 2000-level English courses.

ENGL 3331 – Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature II (Formerly ENGL 4431)
Prerequisite: two 2000-level English courses.
Recommended Preparation: English 3330

ENGL 3340 – Romantic Literature I (Formerly ENGL 4440) (3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: two 2000-level English courses.

ENGL 3341 – Romantic Literature II (Formerly ENGL 4441)
Prerequisite: two 2000-level English courses

ENGL 3344 - Victorian Literature I: Studies in Social Realism and Social Reform (Formerly ENGL 4444)
Prerequisite: two 2000-level English courses.

ENGL 3345 - Victorian Literature II: Studies in Literary Aesthetics Formerly ENGL 4445)
Prerequisite: two 2000-level English courses.

 


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General Education (GNED)

GNED 1201 - Performing Arts in Popular Culture
(3 credits) 3 hours lecture
This course explores and analyses the expression of human experience through the performing arts. Students will examine society through the window of the performing arts, and in doing so come to appreciate/understand the role of the performing arts as a mirror to society reflecting social values, a sense of personal identity and cultural diversity. Through the study of the performed arts students will develop an appreciation of their significance as expressions of human experience throughout history and across cultures.

GNED 2301 – Wellness and the Student: From Personal Health to Community Action
(3 credits) 3 hours lecture
This course provides an introduction and overview to aspects of holistic health and wellness and highlights strategies for promoting well-being. Utilizing a mix of theory and application, students will gain an understanding of individual well-being and the interconnectivity between individual well-being and the well-being of families and communities. Students will also explore community actions that impact health and well-being.

GNED 3301 - Wellness and the Student: From Community Health to Global Action
(3 credits) 3 hours lecture
This course introduces how personal wellness impacts family and community health and highlights strategies for promoting global well-being. Utilizing a mix of theory and application, students gain an understanding of the interconnectivity of family and community well-being to global health. Students also explore individual, communityand global actions that impact global health and well-being.

 


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Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 1101 – The Physical Environment (formerly GEOG 2211)

GEOG 1103 – The Human Environment (formerly GEOG 2251)
(3 credits) 3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab

GEOG 1105 – Introduction to Mapping, GIS and Remote Sensing (formerly GEOG 2231)
(3 credits) 3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: A previous course in Geography or Geology or consent of the department.

GEOG 2107 – Weather and Climate (formerly GEOG 3305)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or consent of the department

GEOG 2109 – Soil Characteristics and Formation (formerly GEOG 3313)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOL 1101 or consent of the department

GEOG 2111 – Landform Processes and Morphology (formerly GEOG 3307)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOL 1101, 1103.

GEOG 3105 – Geographic Information Systems (formerly GEOG 3357)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1105.

GEOG 3107 – Environmental Problems and Resource Management (formerly GEOG 3321)
Recommended preparation: GEOG 1101 or 1103

GEOG 3109 – Overseas Field Study in Physical Geography (formerly GEOG 3392)

GEOG 3111 – Introduction to Remote Sensing (formerly GEOG 3333)


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Geology (GEOL)

GEOL 1101  – Physical Geology (formerly GEOL 2201)
Note: Credit can only be obtained for one of Geology 1120, 1101, 2209 or U of C GLGY 201, 209 or 271

GEOL 1103 – Historical Geology (formerly GEOL 2203)
Prerequisite: Geology 1101 with a grade of “C-” or higher.

GEOL 1151  – Introduction to the Petroleum Industry (formerly GEOL 1124)

GEOL 2101  – Introduction to Geologic Field Methods (formerly GEOL 3337)
Prerequisite: Geology 1103 and consent of the Department.

GEOL 2107  – Palaeontology (formerly GEOL 3391)
Prerequisite: Geology 1103 with a grade of C- or higher.

GEOL 2111  – Crystallography and Optical Mineralogy (formerly GEOL 3313)
Prerequisite: Geology 2103 with a grade of C- or higher.

GEOL 2151  – Environmental Geology and Earth Resources (formerly GEOL 3303)

GEOL 2153  – Natural Hazards and Disasters (formerly GEOL 3305)

GEOL 3107  – Geomorphology (formerly GEOL 3373)
Prerequisite: Geology 1103 or 2109 with a grade of C- or higher.


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Geophysics (GEOP)

GEOP 3101 -  Exploration Geophysics (formerly GEOP 3355)
Prerequisites: Geology 2105, Mathematics 1201 and Physics 1202 or 1212 with a grade of C- or higher.

 


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Math (MATH)

MATH 1200 – Calculus for Scientists I(formerly MATH 2285)
Prerequisite: 60 percent or better in Pure Math 30 or equivalent.

MATH 1203 – Linear Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (formerly MATH 2221)
Prerequisite: 60 percent or better in Pure Math 30.

 

MATH 1271 - Discrete Mathematics (formerly MATH 2271)
Prerequisite: Mathematics 1203 with a grade of “C-“ or better.

 MATH 2101 – Abstract Algebra (formerly MATH 3315)
Prerequisite: Mathematics 1271 with a grade of “C-“ or better. in Math 1271.

MATH 2102 – Wonders of Geometry (formerly GNED 2102)

 MATH 2103 – Journey Through Statistics (formerly GNED 2101)

MATH 2301 – Calculus III (formerly MATH 3349)
Prerequisite: Mathematics 1202 a grade of “C-“ or better.

MATH 2302 – Calculus IV (formerly MATH 3353)
Prerequisite: Mathematics 2301 with a grade of “C-“ or better.

MATH 2311 – Linear Algebra (formerly MATH 3311)
Prerequisite: Mathematics 1203 with a grade of “C-“ or better.

MATH 2321 – Mathematical Probability (formerly MATH 3321)
Prerequisite: Mathematics 1202 with a grade of “C-“ or better.

 


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Microbiology (MIBI)

MIBI 2201 - Microbiology (formerly MIBI 3343)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 2101-Organic Chemistry I; and Biology 1202-An Introduction to Cell Biology, or equivalents, with grades of “C-“ or better.

 


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Physical Education

PHED 2367 – Adapted Physical Activity (U of C KNES 367) (formerly PHED 3367)

 


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Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 1201 – Classical Physics I (formerly PHYS 2205)

PHYS 1202 – Classical Physics II (formerly PHYS 2207)
Prerequisite: Physics 1201 or 1211 with a grade of “C-“ or better.

PHYS 1209 – Elementary Modern Physics (formerly PHYS 2209)
Prerequisite: Physics 1201 or Physics 1211 with a grade of “C-“ or better.

PHYS 2104 – Everyday Physics: A Conceptual Introduction (formerly GNED 2104)

 


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Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 1101 – Principles of Psychology I
Note: Credit will be allowed for only one of Psychology 1101 and Psychology 1105.

PSYC 1102 – Principles of Psychology II
Note:Credit will be allowed for only one of Psychology 1102 and Psychology 1105.

PSYC 2212 – Behavioural Statistics I (Formerly PSYC 3312)
Prerequisite: Mathematics 30 (pure or applied) or equivalent, and Psychology 1101, 1102, or 1105.

PSYC 2213 – Research Methods I (Formerly PSYC 3313)
Prerequisites: Psychology 2212.

PSYC 2223 – Interpersonal Communications II: Teamwork, Diversity, and Conflict Resolution
Recommended preparation: Psychology 1121.

PSYC 2235 – Life-Span Development (Formerly PSYC 3325)
Prerequisite: Psychology 1101, 1102, 1105, or consent of the department.

PSYC 2245 – Social Psychology (Formerly PSYC 3345) (U of C PSYC 345)
Prerequisite: Psychology 1101 and 1102, or 1105.

PSYC 2265 – Cognitive Psychology (Formerly PSYC 3365) (U of C PSYC 365)
Prerequisite: Psychology 1101 or 1105.

PSYC 2283 – Personality (Formerly PSYC 3383) (U of C PSYC 383)
Prerequisite: Psychology 1101 or 1105 or equivalent.

PSYC 2285 – Introduction to the Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour (Formerly PSYC 3385)
Prerequisite: Psychology 1101, 1102, or 1105.

PSYC 3305 – History of Psychological Thought (U of C PSYC 305)
Prerequisite: Psychology 1101 and 1102, or 1105, plus any two 2000-level PSYC courses (excluding 2212 and 2213).

PSYC 3319 – Psychology of Death and Dying
Prerequisite: Psychology 2235 or consent of the department.

PSYC 3327 – Psychology of Sexuality
Prerequisite: Psychology 1101 or 1105, and 2213.

PSYC 3347 – Psychology of Gender
Prerequisite: Psychology 1101 and 1102, or 1105.

PSYC 3351 – Topics in Child Development (U of C PSYC 351)
Prerequisite: Psychology 2235 or consent of the department.

PSYC 3353 – Topics in the Psychology of Aging (U of C PSYC 353)
Prerequisite: Psychology 2235 or consent of the department.

PSYC 3355 – Topics in Adolescence
Prerequisite: Psychology 2235 or consent of the department.

PSYC 3375 – Brain and Behaviour (U of C PSYC 375)
Prerequisite: Psychology 1101 and 1102, or 1105.

 


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Sociology (SLGY)

SLGY 1101 – Introduction to Sociology (Formerly SLGY 2201) (U of C SOCI 201)
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
This course introduces students to the discipline of Sociology. Sociology is the study of human social life including social actions, interactions, relationships, groups, subcultures, cultures and institutions. A variety of fields within the discipline (e.g., sexuality, religion, “deviance”) will be explored and the connections between social research and social theory will be considered.

SLGY 2229 – Crime and Society (formerly SLGY 3319)
Recommended preparation: Sociology 1103

SLGY 2231 – Classical Sociological Theory (Formerly SLGY 3331) (U of C SOCI 331)
Prerequisites: Sociology 1101 and 1103

SLGY 2233 –Sociology of Gender (Formerly SLGY 3303) (U of C SOCI 303)
Prerequisite: Sociology 1101
Recommended preparation: Sociology 1103.

SLGY 2245 – Mass Communication (Formerly SLGY 3345)
Prerequisite: Sociology 1101
Recommended preparation: Sociology 1103.

SLGY 2253 – Urban Sociology (Formerly SLGY 3353) (U of C SOCI 353)
Prerequisite: Sociology 1101
Recommended preparation: Sociology 1103.

SLGY 2265 – Social Stratification and Inequality (Formerly SLGY 3365)
Prerequisite: Sociology 1101
Recommended preparation: Sociology 1103

SLGY 2271 – Sociology of Families (Formerly SLGY 3371) (U of C SOCI 371)
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Sociology 1101
Recommended preparation: Sociology 1103

SLGY 2273 – Sociology of Aging (Formerly SLGY 3373) (U of C SOCI 373)
Prerequisite: Sociology 1101 or consent of the department.
Recommended preparation: Sociology 1103

SLGY 2275 – Theories of “Race” and Ethnicity (Formerly SLGY 3375) (U of C SOCI 375)
Prerequisite: Sociology 1101
Recommended preparation: Sociology 1103

SLGY 2277 – Sociology of Religion (Formerly SLGY 3377) (U of C SOCI 377)
Prerequisite: Sociology 1101
Recommended preparation: Sociology 1103

SLGY 3317 – Young Offenders and the Law (formerly SLGY 2217)
Prerequisites: Sociology 1101 and two 2000-level Sociology courses.

SLGY 3333 – The Development of Contemporary Sociological Theory (U of C SOCI 333)
Prerequisites: Sociology 1101  1103, 2231 and one additional 2000-level Sociology course.