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Major Concentration Biology - Organismal with Minor Physics for Teachers (135 credits)

Offered by: Science     Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

The Concurrent Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Major Concentration Biology - Organismal with Minor Physics for Teachers is jointly offered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Education. Separately, the Bachelor of Science degree requires 90 credits (or 120 credits for students who have not completed the basic sciences) and the Bachelor of Education degree requires 120 credits. In the concurrent program, the requirements for the two degrees are combined in such a way that students complete 135 (or 165 credits) to fulfil all the requirements for graduation for both the B.Sc. and the B.Ed.

Graduates of the B.Ed. degree are recommended by the University to the Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) for Quebec Teacher Certification. For more information about teacher certification in Quebec, please refer to the Faculty of Education section under "Overview of Faculty Programs," "Undergraduate Education Programs," and "Quebec Teacher Certification."

The Major Concentration Biology - Organismal with Minor Physics is one of the nine variations of the program and allows students to focus their Science degree in Organismal Biology with a subspecialization in Physics.

To fulfil the requirements for graduation for the Concurrent Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education the 135 credits (or 165 credits for students admitted without basic sciences) include the following:

(30 credits of Science Freshman Program (for students admitted without basic sciences))
60 credits of Education Component
70 credits of Science Component consisting of:
- 37 credits of Major Concentration Biology - Organismal
- 18 credits of Minor Physics
- 15 credits of Additional Science Courses
5 credits of Electives, of which at least 2 credits must be Science Electives, depending on how many credits count toward both the B.Sc. and the B.Ed. degrees

For details on the counting of credits toward both degrees (double-counting) visit the program website http://www.mcgill.ca/scienceforteachers/.

B.Sc. Freshman Program

Students who enter Science in U0 will normally be registered in the Science Freshman Program until they complete their first year. They must consult an adviser in the Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising (SOUSA) to obtain advice and approval of their course selection. Full details are available on the SOUSA website at http://www.mcgill.ca/science/sousa. Academic advising is also available by email. The address is newstudentadvising [dot] science [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Students normally complete 30 credits which must include at least 7 courses from the list of Approved Freshman Science courses, selected as follows:

General Math and Science Breadth

Six of the freshman courses must satisfy one of the following:

Option 1) 2 courses from MATH and 4 courses from BIOL, CHEM or PHYS;
or
Option 2) 3 courses from MATH and 3 courses from BIOL, CHEM or PHYS.

Science Complementary

The seventh course is chosen from the list of Approved Freshman Science Courses.

Notes:
1. Students who have not studied all of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the grade 12 level or equivalent are strongly advised to include at least one course in the missing discipline in their freshman program.

2. Many students will complete more than 7 courses from the Approved Freshman Science Courses list, particularly those who wish to leave several options open for their choice of major.

3. Students entering the Freshman Program must be aware of the department specific requirements when selecting their courses. Detailed advising information is available at http://www.mcgill.ca/science/sousa/bsc/freshman.

4. The maximum number of courses per term, required, complementary and elective, is five.

List of Approved Freshman Science Courses

Select the approved courses according to the instructions above.

Note:
CHEM 115 (not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 110 or CHEM 120)
CHEM 120 (not open to students who have taken CHEM 115)

  • BIOL 111 Principles: Organismal Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : An introduction to the phylogeny, structure, function and adaptation of unicellular organisms, plants and animals in the biosphere.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Irene Gregory-Eaves, Rajinder S Dhindsa, Claire Seizilles de Mazancourt (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UK or equivalent; or BIOL 115.

    • This course serves as an alternative to CEGEP objective code 00UK

    • May require departmental approval.

    • Open to all students wishing introductory biology.

    • Attendance at first lab is mandatory to confirm registration in the course.

    • This class will use a Student Response System (clicker) which can be obtained from the Bookstore.

  • BIOL 112 Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The cell: ultrastructure, division, chemical constituents and reactions. Bioenergetics: photosynthesis and respiration. Principles of genetics, the molecular basis of inheritance and biotechnology.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Joseph Alan Dent, Jacalyn Vogel (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 hours lecture and 3.5 hours laboratory/seminar

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CEGEP objective 00XU or equivalent; or BIOL 115; or AEBI 122

    • Attendance at first lab is mandatory to confirm registration in the course.

  • CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A study of the fundamental principles of atomic structure, radiation and nuclear chemistry, valence theory, coordination chemistry, and the periodic table.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Ian Sydney Butler, Ariel Fenster, Ashok K Kakkar, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites/corequisites: College level mathematics and physics or permission of instructor; CHEM 120 is not a prerequisite

    • Each lab section is limited enrolment

  • CHEM 115 Accelerated General Chemistry: Giants in Science (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : An advanced combined version of CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 that will emphasize developments in the chemical sciences that changed the way nature was understood, focusing, where possible, on examples that led to Nobel Prizes.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Grade 12 Chemistry

    • Corequisites: PHYS 131 and MATH 140 or 150

    • Restrictions: Enrollment is restricted to students who have obtained a grade greater than 95% in their high school university preparatory chemistry course (e.g., the Ontario Grade 12 University Preparation Chemistry Course [SCH4U]). Not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 110 or CHEM 120.

    • Note: CHEM 115 and (CHEM 110 plus CHEM 120) are considered equivalent from a prerequisite point of view. If you are planning on applying to medical school, note that some medical schools require applicants to have two general chemistry courses; at McGill you would have to take an additional physical chemistry course like CHEM 204 or equivalent to meet this requirement.

  • CHEM 120 General Chemistry 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A study of the fundamental principles of physical chemistry.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Ariel Fenster, Anthony Mittermaier, Bradley Siwick (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisites/corequisites: College level mathematics and physics, or permission of instructor: CHEM 110 is not a prerequisite

    • Each lab section is limited enrolment

  • COMP 202 Introduction to Computing 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Overview of components of microcomputers, the internet design and implementation of programs using a modern high-level language, an introduction to modular software design and debugging. Programming concepts are illustrated using a variety of application areas.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Mathieu Petitpas, Maja Frydrychowicz (Fall) Maja Frydrychowicz, Daniel Pomerantz (Winter) Daniel Pomerantz (Summer)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: a CEGEP level mathematics course

    • Restrictions: COMP 202 and COMP 208 cannot both be taken for credit. COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students interested in scientific computation. COMP 202 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250

  • ESYS 104 The Earth System (3 credits)

    Offered by: Earth & Planetary Sciences (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Earth System Science : Earth system science examines the complex interactions among the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere. It focuses on physical, chemical, and biological processes that extend over spatial scales ranging from microns to the size of planetary orbits, and spans time scales from fractions of a second to billions of years.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: William Minarik, Frederic Fabry, Michel F Lapointe (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken ATOC 104 or GEOG 104 or EPSC 104.

  • MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, determinants; geometric vectors in three dimensions, dot product, cross product, lines and planes; introduction to vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, bases; quadratic loci in two and three dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Djivede Kelome, William J Anderson, James G Loveys, Shahab Shahabi, Adam Clay (Fall) Djivede Kelome, William J Anderson (Winter) Karol Palka (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: a course in functions

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 221 or CEGEP objective 00UQ or equivalent.

    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 123, MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

  • PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Introduction to the scientific study of mind and behavior, including basic concepts and methods in psychology while also highlighting the relevance of psychology to everyday life; attachment, aggression, depression, parenting and personality change.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Daniel Levitin (Fall) Jens Pruessner (Summer)

    • 2 lectures; 1 conference

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have passed an Introductory Psychology course in CEGEP: 350-101 or 350-102 or equivalent

First calculus course, one of:

  • MATH 139 Calculus 1 with Precalculus (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of trigonometry and other Precalculus topics. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Axel W Hundemer, Stephen W Drury (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 4 hours lecture; 1 hour tutorial

    • Prerequisite: a course in functions

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent.

    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

    • Students continue in MATH 141

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

  • MATH 140 Calculus 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of functions and graphs. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Stephen W Drury, Sidney Trudeau, Shahab Shahabi (Fall) Axel W Hundemer (Winter)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial

    • Prerequisite: High School Calculus

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 120, MATH 139 or CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

  • MATH 150 Calculus A (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, L'Hospital's rule, applications, Taylor polynomials, parametric curves, functions of several variables.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Charles Roth (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture, 2 hours tutorial

    • Students with no prior exposure to vector geometry are advised to take MATH 133 concurrently. Intended for students with high school calculus who have not received six advanced placement credits

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent

    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    • MATH 150 and MATH 151 cover the material of MATH 139, MATH 140, MATH 141, MATH 222

Second calculus course, one of:

  • MATH 141 Calculus 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The definite integral. Techniques of integration. Applications. Introduction to sequences and series.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Sidney Trudeau (Fall) Neville G F Sancho, Stephen W Drury, Sidney Trudeau (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent

    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

  • MATH 151 Calculus B (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Integration, methods and applications, infinite sequences and series, power series, arc length and curvature, multiple integration.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Charles Roth (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture; 2 hours tutorial

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

    • Prerequisite: MATH 150

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 152

First physics course, one of:

  • PHYS 101 Introductory Physics - Mechanics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : An introductory course in physics without calculus, covering mechanics (kinematics, dynamics, energy, and rotational motion), oscillations and waves, sound, light, and geometrical optics.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Kenneth J Ragan (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures; 2 hours laboratory; tutorial sessions

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 131, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent

    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment

  • PHYS 131 Mechanics and Waves (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : The basic laws and principles of Newtonian mechanics; oscillations and waves.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Kenneth J Ragan (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures; 1 hour tutorial, 3 hours laboratory in alternate weeks; tutorial sessions

    • Corequisite: MATH 139 or higher level calculus course.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 101, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent

    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment

Second physics course, one of:

  • PHYS 102 Introductory Physics - Electromagnetism (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Electric field and potential. D.C. circuits and measurements. Capacitance. Magnetic field and induction. A.C. circuits Semiconductor devices and their application. Electromagnetic waves.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Zaven Altounian (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lectures; 2 hours laboratory; tutorial sessions

    • Prerequisite: PHYS 101.

    • Corequisite: MATH 139 or higher level calculus course.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 142, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent

    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment

  • PHYS 142 Electromagnetism and Optics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : The basic laws of electricity and magnetism; geometrical and physical optics.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Yoichi Miyahara (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory in alternate weeks; tutorial sessions

    • Prerequisite: PHYS 131.

    • Corequisite: MATH 141 or higher level calculus course.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 102, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent

    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment

Electives

Students wishing to take elective courses may choose them from introductory courses offered by departments in the Faculties of Science or of Arts. A list of recommended courses is found at http://www.mcgill.ca/science/sousa/bsc/freshman/approved. Certain courses offered by other faculties may also be taken, but some restrictions apply.
Consult the SOUSA website at http://www.mcgill.ca/science/sousa/bsc/course/outside for more information about taking courses from other faculties.

Education Component (60 credits)

60 credits of Education Component consists of:

54 credits of required courses
6 credits of complementary courses

Required Courses

54 credits

*Note: The courses marked with an asterisk are counted toward both degrees. They will count as "electives" for the B.Sc. degree, although a grade of "C" or better is required.

The English Language Requirement (EDEC 215) must be taken in the Fall semester following the Freshman Year.

  • EDEC 201 First Year Professional Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Orientation to the culture of the school and to teaching as a profession, focusing on the general functioning of schools. Professional portfolios will be introduced.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson, Helen Amoriggi, Norman Horner, Bernard Buckley, Ginette Clarke (Fall) Helen Amoriggi (Summer)

    • Corequisite: EDFE 200

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. Secondary and B.Ed. K/Elem. students only

  • EDEC 215 English Language Requirement

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : The English language proficiency test is a program requirement that must be completed in the first term. Anyone who fails the test must re-take and pass it prior to the third-year field experience. Anyone who is unsuccessful after two attempts must withdraw from the program.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Beverly Anne Baker (Fall)

    • Restriction: EDEC 202 must be completed before second attempt

  • EDEC 247 Policy Issues in Quebec Education (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course examines the organization of education in Quebec from various perspectives, including historical, political, social and legal. It aims to provide students with sufficient knowledge that they can begin the life-long learning process of a professional educator, aware of, and contributing to, the policy talk on school.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Tino Bordonaro (Fall) Donal Irving (Winter) Donal Irving (Summer)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEM 405.

  • EDEC 254 Second Professional Seminar (Secondary) (1 credit)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Preparation for the second field experience through development of basic practices in planning and teaching in Secondary school classrooms. Competencies and Professional portfolios will be addressed.

    Terms: Summer 2011, Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Summer) Kathleen Usher, Lisa Trimble (Fall) Kathleen Usher, Lisa Trimble (Winter)

    • Corequisite(s): EDFE 254

    • Restrictions: Open to B.Ed. Sec and concurrent B.Sc. and B.Ed. students.

  • EDEC 262 Media, Technology and Education (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Orientation to the equipment and systems of educational technology. Examination of theories of educational technology, media education and technology education and the exploration and development of possible applications in school settings.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Ghada Chehade (Fall) Anita Nowak (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEC 402.

  • EDEC 351 Third Professional Seminar (Secondary) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Preparation for the third field experience through engaging in the full spectrum of unit/lesson planning, critical analysis and self-reflection. Professional portfolios and competencies will be addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Judy Kenworthy-Grant, Ginette Clarke (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EDEC 254

    • Corequisite: EDFE 351

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. Secondary, B.Sc. and B.Ed. concurrent students only. Not open to students who have taken EDEC 306.

  • EDEC 404 Fourth Year Professional Seminar (Sec) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Preparation for the final field experience and entry into the teaching profession. Emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to demonstrate ethical and responsible professional behaviour in the performance of duties. Final preparation of professional portfolios will be addressed.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Ginette Clarke (Winter)

  • EDES 335 Teaching Secondary Science 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Secondary Education : A survey of the philosophy and curriculum principles behind modern high school courses in the physical and life sciences, especially related to the Quebec context. An examination of teaching methods for junior and senior high school science.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Anila Asghar (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: 18 credits of university science courses at or above the 200 level

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEC 335.

  • EDES 350 Classroom Practices (Secondary) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Secondary Education : Competency-based discipline skills and methods of classroom management, emphasizing the relationship between theory and practice; the rationale for various approaches to classroom management; strategies for developing instruction that focus attention and reduce off-task behaviour.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Norman Horner, William Keith Wilcox, Rodney Handelsman, Megan Webster (Fall)

  • EDES 435 Teaching Secondary Science 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Secondary Education : Principles and procedures for implementation of the general science curriculum in the secondary schools of Québec. A survey of teaching methods and laboratory management appropriate to the junior and senior high school level.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Phoebe Jackson (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDES 335.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDES 370.

  • EDFE 200 First Field Experience (K/Elem & Secondary) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Education - Dean's Office (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Student Teaching : Students are assigned to a school for a "participant observer" field experience for a minimum of 10 days.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Fall) Fiona J Benson (Summer)

    • Corequisite: EDEC 201

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. Secondary and B.Ed. K/Elem. students

  • EDFE 254 Second Field Experience (Secondary) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Education - Dean's Office (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Student Teaching : A minimum of 15 days of supervised student teaching in a school.

    Terms: Summer 2011, Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Summer) Fiona J Benson (Fall) Fiona J Benson (Winter)

  • EDFE 351 Third Field Experience (Secondary) (8 credits)

    Offered by: Education - Dean's Office (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Student Teaching : A minimum of 40 days of supervised student teaching in a school.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: (EDFE 254 or EDFE 254D1/D2), (EDEC 254 or EDEC 254D1/D2), EDEC 215.

    • Corequisite: EDEC 351.

    • Restriction: Students must have completed, with a grade of C or higher, a minimum of 24 credits in a teachable subject and have taken the corresponding Methods courses as a co-requisite.

    • Note: Expectations for this field experience, according to your program, can be found at www.mcgill.ca/ost.

  • EDFE 451 Fourth Field Experience (Secondary) (7 credits)

    Offered by: Education - Dean's Office (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Student Teaching : A minimum of 35 days of supervised student teaching in a school. Students will be expected to assume an increased responsibility for students' learning, classroom management and formative and summative evaluations.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: EDFE 351.

    • Corequisite: EDEC 404.

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. Secondary students only

    • Note: Expectations for this field experience, according to your program, can be found at www.mcgill.ca/ost.

  • EDPE 300 Educational Psychology (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Selected theories, models, and concepts relevant to planning and reflecting upon educational practice and improvement. Overview of development, learning, thinking, motivation, individual difference, etc. In relation to applications in classroom teaching and learning, the complementary role of counsellors and psychologists, educational computing and technology. The Youth Protection Act.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Scott Conrod, Gus Appignanesi, Elaine Laflamme, Camelia Birlean (Fall)

  • EDPE 304 Measurement and Evaluation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : The purposes of examinations. Causes of complaints about examinations. Equalizing means and dispersions in distribution of marks. Standardized scores. The percentile system. Essay and objective-type examinations. Taxonomies of educational objectives. Validity and reliability: item analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Ahmed Ibrahim (Fall) Marian Jazvac Martek, Ahmed Ibrahim (Winter)

  • EDPI 309 Exceptional Students (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Evolution of special education to inclusive education; characteristics, teaching practices, and teachers' roles in inclusive classrooms. Overview of characteristics, causes, needs, and teaching strategies for students with each exceptionality, including students with intellectual, emotional, behavioural, sensory, physical and learning differences.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Scott Conrod (Fall) Scott Conrod, Gus Appignanesi, Roberta Thomson (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. and Concurrent students only.

    • Offered through Continuing Education or Summer Studies.

  • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schools (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Planning, implementing and evaluating curriculum and instruction for students with exceptionalities. Using technology and adapting curriculum and instruction for learners with varying abilities, learning styles, and needs. Collaboration with students, families, and other educators in the instructional process. Application component: application of instructional modifications for exceptional students in inclusive schools.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: David Hoida, Karen Cohen-Gazith, Roberta Thomson, Caroline Zanni (Fall) David Hoida, Karen Cohen-Gazith (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. students only

    • Also offered through Continuing Education.

Complementary Courses

6 credits selected as follows:

*Note: The courses marked with an asterisk are counted toward both degrees. They will count as "electives" for the B.Sc. degree, although a grade of "C" or better is required.

3 credits, one of the three following courses:

  • EDEC 233 First Nations and Inuit Education (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Study of First Nations and Inuit schools as diverse social, cultural, linguistic, political and pedagogical settings. Considers school and community minority-majority interactions and their influence on teaching and learning in educational settings. Examines how a teacher's personal practice can be influenced by an understanding of these factors.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Michael Doxtater (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEE 441. Not for credit if EDEC 248 or EDER 464 has been or is being taken.

  • EDEC 248 Multicultural Education (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Introduction to theories about intercultural and multicultural education in Quebec and Canadian schools.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Ratna Ghosh, Michael Doxtater, Lena Palacios (Fall) Jacqueline M Celemencki (Winter)

  • EDEC 249 Global Education and Social Justice (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : A cross-curricular, interdisciplinary approach to teaching/creating learning experiences for students. It will foster critical thinking and nurture lifelong global understanding, active engagement and participation in relation to questions of social, economic, and environmental justice, by infusing these issues in the classroom.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Abdul Aziz Choudry (Fall)

3 credits, one of the two following courses:

  • EDEC 260 Philosophical Foundations (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Ideas essential for the development of a coherent educational theory and sound professional practice. Reflections on: the nature of the person, of reality, of knowledge, and of value; the aims of education, the nature of the school and the curriculum, the roles and responsibilities of professional educators.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Boyd Eric White (Fall) Boyd Eric White, Lisa Trimble (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDER 400.

  • EDEC 261 Philosophy of Catholic Education (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : An exploration of the philosophy of Catholic education, and its relevance in the world today.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Spencer Boudreau (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDER 398.

Major Concentration Biology - Organismal (37 credits)

The Major Concentration Biology - Organismal is a planned sequence of courses designed to permit a degree of specialization in organismal biology.

Advising Note: Freshman students should be aware that PHYS 101 and/or PHYS 102 are required for some of the courses in the major and minor concentrations in Biology.

Required Courses*

28 credits selected as follows:

* Students who have already taken CHEM 212 or its equivalent will choose another appropriate complementary course, to be approved by the adviser. Regardless of the substitution, students must take at least 36 credits in this program.

  • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The physical and chemical properties of the cell and its components in relation to their structure and function. Topics include: protein structure, enzymes and enzyme kinetics; nucleic acid replication, transcription and translation; the genetic code, mutation, recombination, and regulation of gene expression.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Richard D W Roy, Gregory G Brown, Francesco Fagotto, Monique Zetka (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 112 or equivalent

    • Corequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent

  • BIOL 201 Cell Biology and Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : This course introduces the student to our modern understanding of cells and how they work. Major topics to be covered include: photosynthesis, energy metabolism and metabolic integration; plasma membrane including secretion, endocytosis and contact mediated interactions between cells; cytoskeleton including cell and organelle movement; the nervous system; hormone signaling; the cell cycle.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Robert Levine, Kathryn Hewitt, Gary Brouhard (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ANAT 212 or BIOC 212

  • BIOL 202 Basic Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Introduction to basic principles, and to modern advances, problems and applications in the genetics of higher and lower organisms with examples representative of the biological sciences.

    Terms: Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Daniel J Schoen, Mario Chevrette, Tamara Western (Winter) David Dankort, Tamara Western (Summer)

    • Winter, Summer

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CELL 204.

  • BIOL 205 Biology of Organisms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Unified view of form and function in animals and plants. Focus on how the laws of chemistry and physics illuminate biological processes relating to the acquisition of energy and materials and their use in movement, growth, development, reproduction and responses to environmental stress.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Rajinder S Dhindsa (Winter)

  • BIOL 206 Methods in Biology of Organisms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Introduction to modern methods used in organismal biology, including ecological sampling, experimental methods and statistics, taxonomic and phylogenetic analysis of biodiversity, experimental behavioural ecology, microbiological methods, and library search procedures.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Andrew Gonzalez, Eleanor MacLean, Daniel J Schoen (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory and local field trip in week 2.

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 111 or equivalent

  • BIOL 215 Introduction to Ecology and Evolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : An introduction to the fundamental processes of ecology and evolution that bear on the nature and diversity of organisms and the processes that govern their assembly into ecological communities and their roles in ecosystem function.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Neil Price, Hans Carl Larsson, Catherine Potvin (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 111

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENVR 202

  • BIOL 304 Evolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : This course will show how the theory of evolution by natural selection provides the basis for understanding the whole of biology. The first half of the course describes the process of selection, while the second deals with evolution in the long term.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Graham Bell (Fall)

  • BIOL 308 Ecological Dynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Principles of population, community, and ecosystem dynamics: population growth and regulation, species interactions, dynamics of competitive interactions and of predator/prey systems; evolutionary dynamics.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Frederic Guichard (Fall)

  • CHEM 212 Introductory Organic Chemistry 1 (4 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A survey of reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds including modern concepts of bonding, mechanisms, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Michel Daoust, Youla S Tsantrizos, Nicolas Moitessier (Fall) Michel Daoust, Ariel Fenster, Ralf Schirrmacher (Winter) Michel Daoust, Ariel Fenster (Summer)

Complementary Courses

9 credits selected from:

  • BIOL 303 Developmental Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : A consideration of the fundamental processes and principles operating during embryogenesis. Experimental analyses at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels will be presented and discussed to provide an overall appreciation of developmental phenomena.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Laura Nilson, Yong Rao, Daniel Dufort (Winter)

  • BIOL 305 Animal Diversity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The characteristics of the major groups of animals, their ancestry, history and relationship to one another. The processes of speciation, adaptive radiation and extinction responsible for diversity. Methods for constructing of phylogenies, for comparing phenotypes, and for estimating and analyzing diversity.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Graham Bell, Hans Carl Larsson, Virginie Millien (Winter)

  • BIOL 306 Neural Basis of Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Neural mechanisms of animal behaviour; neuroethology; cellular neurophysiology, integrative networks within nervous systems; neural control of movement; processing of sensory information.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Gerald Pollack, Joseph Alan Dent (Fall)

  • BIOL 307 Behavioural Ecology/Sociobiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The relationship between animal behaviour and the natural environment in which it occurs. This course introduces the subject of ecology at the level of the individual organism. Emphasis on general principles which relate to feeding, predator avoidance, aggression, reproduction and parental care of animals including humans.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Louis Lefebvre, Colin Austin Chapman, Jon Sakata (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 hours lecture and 1 hour conference

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and BIOL 215 or permission

  • BIOL 310 Biodiversity and Ecosystems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Ecological bases of the natural causes and consequences of current global environmental changes, including how biodiversity and ecosystem processes are defined and measured, how they vary in space and time, how they are affected by physical and biological factors, and how they affect each other and human societies.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Michel Loreau, Claire Seizilles de Mazancourt, Thomas Davies (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture

    • one-day field trip to Mont St-Hilaire

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 215; or ENVR 200 and ENVR 202; MATH 112 or equivalent; or permission of the instructor

  • BIOL 331 Ecology/Behaviour Field Course (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Methods of sampling natural populations. Testing hypotheses in nature.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Martin J Lechowicz, Patrick Leighton, Thomas Davies (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 206 and BIOL 215

    • Note: Preregistration in March and April. See Course web page: http://biology.mcgill.ca/undergrad/C331A/index.htm. Meets 12-days just before the fall term, with a project report early in the fall term.

    • The field portion of this course is given at the University's Gault Nature Reserve in Mont St. Hilaire over a two-week period in August. In the fall, students prepare a report based on projects carried out during this field portion. This course has an additional fee of $532 which includes room and board and handouts. The Department of Biology subsidizes a portion of the cost for this activity

  • BIOL 342 Marine Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : An introduction to marine benthic communities. Topics include structure and dynamics of hard and soft bottom communities; bioturbation, feeding strategies and trophodynamics; ecology of seagrass, mangrove and coral reef ecosystems; marine pollution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • BIOL 350 Insect Biology and Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Introduction to insect structure, physiology, biochemistry, development, systematics, evolution, ecology and control. Stress on interrelationships and integrated pest control.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Gary Brian Dunphy (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 205 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ENTO 330 or ENTO 350.

    • Note: This course is also offered as ENTO 350 in the winter term.

  • BIOL 352 Vertebrate Evolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The origin and evolution of the major groups of vertebrates. Emphasis is placed on the evolutionary and embryonic origin of key vertebrate anatomies within the context of living and extinct vertebrate phylogeny.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Hans Carl Larsson (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 304 or permission

  • BIOL 373 Biometry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Elementary statistical methods in biology. Introduction to the analysis of biological data with emphasis on the assumptions behind statistical tests and models. Use of statistical techniques typically available on computer packages.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Claire Seizilles de Mazancourt, Catherine Potvin (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lecture and 2 hours laboratory

    • Prerequisite: MATH 112 or equivalent

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

  • BIOL 427 Herpetology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Principles of biology as exemplified by amphibians and reptiles. Topics include: adaptation, social behaviour, reproductive strategies, physiology, biomechanics, ecology, biogeography and evolution. Laboratories will emphasize structure, systematics and identification of local and world herpetofauna as well as field methods.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lecture; 3 hours laboratory

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 205 and BIOL 305 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BIOL 327.

  • BIOL 435 Natural Selection (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Explains how the selection of undirected variation accounts for some of the leading features of the natural world. Its main focus is evolutionary change and adaptation, but it will also include material from ecological, economic, biochemical and computer systems. It emphasizes experimental studies of evolution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall

    • 3 hours of lecture

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 304 or permission of instructor.

  • BIOL 441 Biological Oceanography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : An introduction to how the ocean functions biologically: biology and ecology of marine plankton; regulation, extent and fate of production in the sea.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Neil Price (Winter)

  • BIOL 465 Conservation Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Discussion of relevant theoretical and applied issues in conservation biology. Topics: biodiversity, population viability analysis, community dynamics, biology of rarity, extinction, habitat fragmentation, social issues.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: David M Green, Andrew Gonzalez (Fall)

or other appropriate course at the 300-level or higher with the permission of an adviser.

Minor Physics (18 credits)

Required Course

3 credits

  • PHYS 257 Experimental Methods 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Introductory laboratory work and data analysis as related to mechanics, optics and thermodynamics. Introduction to computers as they are employed for laboratory work, for data analysis and for numerical computation. Previous experience with computers is an asset, but is not required.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Bradley Siwick (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 6 hours of laboratory and classroom work

    • Corequisite: PHYS 230 or PHYS 251

Complementary Courses

15 credits to be selected as follows:

one of:

  • PHYS 230 Dynamics of Simple Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Translational motion under Newton's laws; forces, momentum, work/energy theorem. Special relativity; Lorentz transforms, relativistic mechanics, mass/energy equivalence. Topics in rotational dynamics. Noninertial frames.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Hong Guo (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures

    • Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 131.

    • Corequisite: MATH 222

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 251

  • PHYS 251 Honours Classical Mechanics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Newton's laws, work energy, angular momentum. Harmonic oscillator, forced oscillations. Inertial forces, rotating frames. Central forces, centre of mass, planetary orbits, Kepler's laws.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Gilbert Holder (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures

    • Prerequisite: CEGEP physics or PHYS 131.

    • Corequisite: MATH 222

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 230.

one of:

  • PHYS 232 Heat and Waves (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : The laws of thermodynamics and their consequences. Thermodynamics of P-V-T systems and simple heat engines. Free, driven, and damped harmonic oscillators. Coupled systems and normal modes. Fourier methods. Wave motion and dispersion. The wave equation.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Dominic Ryan (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lectures

    • Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 142, and CEGEP chemistry or CHEM 120, and PHYS 230.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 253

  • PHYS 253 Thermal Physics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Energy, work, heat; first law. Temperature, entropy; second law. Absolute zero; third law. Equilibrium, equations of state, gases, liquids, solids, magnets; phase transitions.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Peter H Grutter (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures

    • Prerequisites: CEGEP physics or PHYS 131, and CEGEP chemistry or CHEM 120.

    • Corequisite: MATH 222

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 232.

one of:

  • PHYS 241 Signal Processing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Linear circuit elements, resonance, network theorems, diodes, transistors, amplifiers, feedback, integrated circuits.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jean Barrette (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 hours lectures; 3 hours laboratory alternate weeks

    • Prerequisite: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142.

  • PHYS 258 Experimental Methods 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Advanced laboratory work and data analysis as related to mechanics, optics and thermodynamics. Computers will be employed routinely for data analysis and for numerical computation, and, particularly, to facilitate the use of Fourier methods.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Dominic Ryan, Edith M Engelberg (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 6 hours of laboratory and classroom work

    • Prerequisite: PHYS 257

one of:

  • PHYS 214 Introductory Astrophysics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : An introduction to astrophysics with emphasis placed on methods of observation and current models. Stellar radiation and detectors, quasars, black holes. Galaxies, large scale structure of the universe, cosmology.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Andreas Warburton (Fall)

  • PHYS 225 Musical Acoustics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Physical acoustics with applications to music. Resonators and radiators, acoustic impedance. Acoustic properties of strings, bars, membranes, pipes and horns. Application to selected musical instruments. Direction characteristics of sound sources. Room acoustics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lectures

    • Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 101 or PHYS 131 or both MATH 112 and PHYS 224.

    • Designed for students in music who have interests in sound recording and reproduction and also suitable for students in science with an interest in music

  • PHYS 260 Modern Physics and Relativity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : History of special relativity; Lorentz transformations: kinematics and dynamics; transformation of electric and magnetic forces; introduction to topics in modern physics.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: David Hanna (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures

    • Prerequisite: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142.

    • Corequisite: MATH 222

  • PHYS 271 Introduction to Quantum Physics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Faculty of Engineering

    Overview

    Physics : The observed properties of atoms and radiation from atoms. Electron waves. The Schroedinger Equation in one dimension. Quantum mechanics of the hydrogen atom. Angular momentum and spin. Quantum mechanics of many electron systems. Basic ideas of electrons in solids and solid state physics.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Guillaume Gervais (Winter)

    • Winter

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: PHYS 251 or CIVE 281

    • Restriction: This course is not available to any student enrolled in any Majors or Honours program involving Physics.

one of:

  • PHYS 340 Majors Electricity and Magnetism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : The electrostatic field and scalar potential. Dielectric properties of matter. Energy in the electrostatic field. Methods for solving problems in electrostatics. The magnetic field. Induction and inductance. Energy in the magnetic field. Magnetic properties of matter. Maxwell's equations. The dipole approximation.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Robert Rutledge (Fall)

  • PHYS 350 Honours Electricity and Magnetism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Fundamental laws of electric and magnetic fields in both integral and differential form.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Shaun MacDonald Lovejoy (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures

    • Prerequisites: MATH 248, MATH 325.

    • Restriction: Honours students or permission of the instructor

    • Restriction: Not open to students having taken PHYS 340

Additional Science Courses (15 credits)

  • BIOL 210 Perspectives of Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : This course is an introduction to the thinking, language and practices of scientists. Its objective is to bridge the gap between science and the humanities, and in particular to allow students enrolled in the Minor Concentration in Science for Arts to pursue their interests in specific scientific disciplines.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Louis Lefebvre (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture

  • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Examples of statistical data and the use of graphical means to summarize the data. Basic distributions arising in the natural and behavioural sciences. The logical meaning of a test of significance and a confidence interval. Tests of significance and confidence intervals in the one and two sample setting (means, variances and proportions).

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Abbas Khalili Mahmoudabadi, Jose Andres Correa (Fall)

    • No calculus prerequisites

    • Restriction: This course is intended for students in all disciplines. For extensive course restrictions covering statistics courses see Section 3.6.1 of the Arts and of the Science sections of the calendar regarding course overlaps.

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar. Students should consult http://www.mcgill.ca/student-records/transfercredits/ for information regarding transfer credits for this course.

  • MATH 222 Calculus 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Wilbur Jonsson, Neville G F Sancho (Fall) Wilbur Jonsson (Winter)

  • MATH 223 Linear Algebra (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, linear operators and their matrix representations, orthogonality. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of Hermitian matrices. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: James G Loveys, Hongnian Huang (Fall) James G Loveys (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter

    • Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students in Mathematics programs nor to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 247 or MATH 251. It is open to students in Faculty Programs

  • MATH 314 Advanced Calculus (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Derivative as a matrix. Chain rule. Implicit functions. Constrained maxima and minima. Jacobians. Multiple integration. Line and surface integrals. Theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Wilbur Jonsson (Fall) Wilbur Jonsson (Winter) Charles Roth (Summer)

Electives (5 credits)

5 credits, of which at least 2 credits must be Science Electives.

The electives must be chosen in such a way that the credit counts needed for graduation are satisfied.

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