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Secondary Science and Technology (120 credits)

Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed     Degree: Bachelor of Education

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Secondary Science and Technology program requires 120 credits and leads to teacher certification. Students who have not completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies prior to commencing the B.Ed. must also complete a minimum of 30 credits of Freshman courses (in addition to the 120 credits for the program) for a total of 150 credits.

The aim of the B.Ed. Secondary Education program is to prepare strong beginning teachers for the secondary school level. This integrated program consists of academic studies, professional studies, and school-based practicum components. All of this is supported by studies in pedagogy, curriculum, and educational foundations.

The Secondary Science and Technology program provides students with the subject matter expertise in the Living World, Earth and Space, the Material World, and the Technological World needed to teach the secondary science curriculum in Quebec schools.

Please note that graduates of teacher education programs are recommended by the University for Quebec certification to the Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS). 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".

Freshman Program - Basic Sciences

Students who start their Education program in U0 normally complete 30 credits in their Freshman year.

Freshmen in the Science and Technology program must complete the 29 to 30 credits of Basic Science courses listed below in their first year of studies.

Fall term: BIOL 111, CHEM 110, MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150, PHYS 101 or PHYS 131

Winter term: BIOL 112, CHEM 120, MATH 141 or MATH 151, PHYS 102 or PHYS 142

Students should consult a program adviser for guidance on which fall and winter term Math and Physics courses should be taken. Course choices depend on a student's background in science and plans for upper-level Physics courses.

  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Irene Gregory-Eaves, Andrew Hendry (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 2012

    Instructors: Joseph Alan Dent, Frieder Schöck (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 2011

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Ashok K Kakkar, Bryan Clifford Sanctuary, Ariel Fenster (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 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 2012

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Ariel Fenster, Ian Sydney Butler, 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
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Axel W Hundemer (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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Wilbur Jonsson (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 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • 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 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 2011

    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
  • 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 2012

    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
  • 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 2011

    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 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 2012

    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 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 2011

    Instructors: Kenneth J Ragan, Edith M Engelberg (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
  • 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 2012

    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

Freshman Program - Complementary

For Freshman students with Advanced Standing in one or more of the basic sciences, the Faculty also recommends some of the courses listed below. French Second Language (FRSL) courses require a placement test to determine the course level.

  • CEAP 250 Research Essay & Rhetoric (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    CEAP : Principles and use of academic research and genres, rhetorical strategies, and general editing skills.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Susan Patricia Laver, Mahmood K Moghaddam, Noreen Jane Bider, Emilia Marinova Popova, Julian Menezes (Fall) Mahmood K Moghaddam, Susan Patricia Laver, Noreen Jane Bider, Emilia Marinova Popova, Julian Menezes (Winter) Mahmood K Moghaddam, Susan Patricia Laver (Summer)

    • 3 hours
    • Formerly EAPR 250.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CESL 500 or ESLN 500 or EAPR 250 or EFRL 250.
    • Intended for native speakers of English.
    • Open only to students in degree programs - all years and faculties.
    • Entrance test: Short essay first day of classes.
  • EDEM 220 Contemporary Issues in Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : An introduction to contemporary issues in education in local, national and international contexts, including a critical perspective on educational issues by drawing on a variety of analytical frameworks.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Lisa Trimble (Fall)

  • FRSL 101D1 Beginners' French (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : A comprehensive introduction to basic vocabulary, grammatical structures and speech patterns of written and oral French for students in any degree program having no previous knowledge of French. Learning to communicate at a functional level in a French social milieu, short essays, cultural readings, mandatory lab practice and conversation class.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Suzanne Pellerin, Marie-Claude Labbe, Jean-Francois Groulx (Fall)

    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory and oral practice with a French monitor
    • Prerequisite: Placement test
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken FRSL 201 or FRSL 205
    • Students must register for both FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 101
  • FRSL 101D2 Beginners' French (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : See FRSL 101D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Suzanne Pellerin, Marie-Claude Labbe, Jean-Francois Groulx (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 101D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 101
  • FRSL 207D1 Elementary French 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Review and further training in basic structures, with emphasis on oral expression and listening comprehension. Awareness of French culture developed through audio-visual material and selected readings.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Christine Petcoff, Denyse Laniel, Prisca Fenoglio, Philippe Chaubet, Karen Simon (Fall)

    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken Grade 12 or 13 French in Canada, or equivalent
    • Students must register for both FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 207
  • FRSL 207D2 Elementary French 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : See FRSL 207D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Christine Petcoff, Denyse Laniel, Marie-Josee Fortin, Prisca Fenoglio (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 207D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 207
  • FRSL 211D1 Oral and Written French 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Language lab attendance required. Grammar review, comprehension, vocabulary development, selected readings and group discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Danielle Leb, Natallia Liakina, Roch Deslauriers, Sandra Miller Sanchez (Fall)

    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test. Open to students in any degree program having an elementary knowledge of French and to those who have completed FRSL 207
    • Restriction: Not open to students from Québec
    • Students must register for both FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 211
  • FRSL 211D2 Oral and Written French 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : See FRSL 211D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Danielle Leb, Natallia Liakina, Roch Deslauriers, Sandra Miller Sanchez (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 211D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 211

Required Courses (45 credits)

  • 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 and community of school and to teaching as a profession. Focus on the general functioning of schools and complexity of the teacher role. Competencies and working professional portfolios will be addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Ginette Clarke, Jan Edith Langelier, Caroline Joan Riches, Helen Amoriggi, Fiona J Benson, Norman Horner, Rania Delis (Fall) Helen Amoriggi, Anila Asghar (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 : This English Exam for Teacher Certification is a MELS requirement for teaching in the Quebec English school system. Consists of a 2-hour exam designed to assess teacher candidates' competency in the language of instruction. Must be completed before the 3rd Field Experience. Students are permitted four attempts to pass. Students who do not pass after four attempts must withdraw from the teacher preparation program.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Beverly Anne Baker (Fall) Beverly Anne Baker (Summer)

  • 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    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 portfolio will be addressed.

    Terms: Summer 2012, Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Ginette Clarke (Summer) Lisa Trimble (Fall)

    • Corequisite(s): EDFE 254
    • Restrictions: Open to B.Ed. Sec and concurrent B.Sc. and B.Ed. students.
  • EDEC 351 Third Professional Seminar (Secondary) (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Professional portfolios and competencies will be addressed. 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 2011

    Instructors: Ginette Clarke (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EDEC 254 or EDEC 254D1/D2
    • 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 across all professional competencies. Final transition to showcase working professional portfolios will be addressed.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Ginette Clarke (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: EDEC 306 or EDEC 351, EDFE 351
    • Corequisite: EDFE 451
    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. Secondary students only
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Norman Horner, William Keith Wilcox (Fall)

  • 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 2011, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Fall)

    • 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 fifteen days supervised student teaching in a school. Students are expected to apprise themselves of Field Experience 2 expectations and responsibilities as outlined on the Office of Student Teaching website http://www.mcgill.ca/ost/guidelines/.

    Terms: Summer 2012, Fall 2011, Winter 2012

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

    • Prerequisite: EDEC 201 and EDFE 200
    • Corequisite: EDEC 254
    • Note: Expectations for this field experience, according to your program, can be found at www.mcgill.ca/ost.
  • EDFE 351 Third Field Experience (Secondary) (8 credits)

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

    Overview

    Student Teaching : Supervised student teaching in a school. Students are expected to apprise themselves of Field Experience, dates, duration and responsibilities as outlined on the Office of Student Teaching website http://www.mcgill.ca/ost.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: (EDFE 254 or EDFE 254D1/D2), (EDEC 254 or EDEC 254D1/D2), EDEC 215.
    • Corequisites: EDEC 351, EDES 350.
    • 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 a much increased responsibility for student learning, classroom management, and evaluation. Students are expected to apprise themselves of Field Experience 4 expectations and responsibilities as outlined on the Office of Student Teaching website http://www.mcgill.ca/ost/guidelines/.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Fall) 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Scott Conrod, Judith Macarthur (Fall) Scott Conrod (Winter) Tara Flanagan (Summer)

  • 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Marian Jazvac Martek (Fall) Marian Jazvac Martek (Summer)

  • 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Scott Conrod, Roberta Thomson (Winter) Scott Conrod (Summer)

    • 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Scott Conrod, Karen Cohen-Gazith, Shirely Tolley, Shannahn McInnis (Fall) Scott Conrod (Winter) Shannahn McInnis, Roberta Thomson, Judith Macarthur (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. students only
    • Also offered through Continuing Education.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits selected as described below.

Multicultural Education

3 credits from:

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken, or are taking, EDEC 248 or EDEC 249
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Ratna Ghosh, Shaheen Shariff (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEC 410 and EDER 464.
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Abdul Aziz Choudry (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken, or are taking, EDEC 233 or EDEC 248

Philosophy of Education

3 credits from:

  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Boyd Eric White, Kevin Michael McDonough, Ronald Morris (Fall) Boyd Eric White (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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Charles Ives (Fall) Charles Ives (Winter)

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

Media, Technology, Computers and Education

3 credits from:

  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Lisa Trimble (Fall) Lisa Trimble, Dana Salter (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEC 402.
  • EDPT 200 Integrating Educational Technology in Classrooms (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Media) : The course is designed to help practicing and future teachers integrate technology (e.g. web-based resources, hypermedia, digital video) in their daily teaching practices. It is a practical, hands-on course that is grounded in constructivist learning theory. The participants will learn by engaging in authentic tasks in a project-based learning environment.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Also offered through Continuing Education and Summer Studies
  • EDPT 204 Educational Media 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Media) : Educational Media 1 is the "gateway" course for educational media. It reviews audio-visual education and emphasizes the rationale for audio-visual materials in education, and the underlying principles in their design, production and effective use.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Offered through Continuing Education

For students with a background in computers or other media applications in education, the following courses may be substituted for the above:

  • EDPT 341 Instructional Programming 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Media) : This course introduces the principles and classroom applications of a computer programming language commonly found in schools. Programming language will be Visual BASIC.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Offered only through Distance Education
  • EDPT 420 Media Literacy for Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Media) : The course explores the pedagogical use of media and multi-media in the classroom, and focuses in particular on the text, audience and production of media in a media literacy and integrated language arts program.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDPT 204
    • Offered only through Distance Education

Secondary Teaching Methods - Science and Technology

6 credits

  • 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 2012

    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 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 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDES 335.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDES 370.

Secondary Science and Technology (54 credits)

54 credits in designated science courses selected to provide subject matter expertise in the four areas of:

- the Material World
- Earth and Space
- the Living World
- the Technological World

Note: Students entering this program from CEGEP should have completed the basic science equivalents in CEGEP. The 100-level basic sciences are considered CEGEP level and only students entering a five-year program (out-of-province and directly from high school) are eligible to take them. Students entering with advanced standing without having completed these prerequisites (or their equivalents) will be required to make up any deficiencies in these courses over and above the degree requirements.

Overview of the 54 credits for the program:
A minimum of 12 credits at the 300-level or above;
39 credits of courses across the four subject areas:
- 3 credits of Statistics
- 3 credits of History of Science
- 9 credits minimum from courses on the Living World
- 9 credits minimum from courses on Earth and Space
- 9 credits minimum from courses on the Material Word
- 6 credits minimum from courses on the Technological World

15 credits of complementary courses either spread across the four subjects areas or concentrated in one subject area. Students who plan to teach Grade 11 Chemistry or Physics should concentrate their 15 complementary credits in the Material World.

All students need to plan their course selections with attention to the prerequisites.

Statistics

3 credits:

  • 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Abbas Khalili Mahmoudabadi, Christian Genest (Fall) Axel W Hundemer (Summer)

    • 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.

History of Science

3 credits from:

  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Louis Lefebvre (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture
  • HIST 238 Histories of Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An introduction to the history of science, with attention to conceptual development and to institutional and social settings. Coverage will vary by instructor, but will include a range of periods (from antiquity to the 20th century), geographical settings, and themes (e.g. instrumentation; visualisation; experiment; science and society).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Coverage will vary by instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 239 or HIST 335.
  • HIST 319 The Scientific Revolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The shift from the medieval to the modern view of man's place in the universe that took place between Copernicus and Newton and its intellectual and social implications.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Valentin Boss (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: a 200-level course in early modern history, or a survey course in philosophy, or permission of the instructor
  • HIST 350 Science and the Enlightenment (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Explores the relationship between the natural sciences and the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Examination of works in post-Newtonian science as well as their broader cultural meaning, the history of material practices, the origins of social science, and the role of geography and international context beyond Western Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 215 or permission of instructor.

The Living World - Required

6 credits:

* Note: Students select either BIOL 200 or LSCI 202, but not both.

  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Thomas E Bureau, Richard D W Roy, Francesco Fagotto, Monique Zetka (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 112 or equivalent
    • Corequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Andrew Gonzalez, Lauren Chapman, Louis Lefebvre (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 1.5 hours lecture, 3.5 hours laboratory and local field trip in week 2
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 111 or equivalent
  • LSCI 202 Molecular Cell Biology (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : Organization and function of intracellular organelles in eukaryotic cells. Mechanisms of membrane transport. Protein sorting and vesicular transport. Cytoskeleton. DNA and chromosome structure. DNA replication. Mechanisms of RNA and protein synthesis. Control of gene expression. Cell cycle and the control of cell division. Mechanisms of cell communication and signal transduction. Apoptosis. Neuronal signaling.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: A Paula Ribeiro, Robin N Beech (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: FDSC 211 or LSCI 211
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken AEBI 202

The Living World - Complementary

Students select a minimum of 3 credits to a maximum of 15 credits from courses on the Living World in the areas of:

Cell and Molecular Biology
Human and Organismal Biology
Populations, Ecosystems, and Evolution

The Living World - Cell and Molecular Biology

  • 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 2012

    Instructors: Gary Brouhard, Richard D W Roy, Tamara Western (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 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Tamara Western, Mario Chevrette, Andrew Hendry (Winter) David Dankort, Paul Lasko (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 300 Molecular Biology of the Gene (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : A survey of current knowledge and approaches in the area of regulation of gene expression, post-transcriptional control of gene expression, and signal transduction.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Frieder Schöck, Laura Nilson, Christian Rocheleau (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200 and one of BIOL 201 or ANAT/BIOC 212.
  • BIOL 301 Cell and Molecular Laboratory (4 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : An introduction to laboratory techniques with a focus on methods used to investigate fundamental questions in modern cell and molecular biology. Techniques including gene cloning, DNA and protein isolation and manipulation are covered, along with functional analysis of genes and proteins, basic bioinformatics, and computer-based experimental design and data analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Nam Sung Moon, Joseph Alan Dent, Huanquan Zheng (Fall) Nam Sung Moon, Paul Harrison, Huanquan Zheng (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
    • 1 hour lecture and one 6-hour laboratory
    • Prerequisites: PHYS 102 or PHYS 142, BIOL 200, BIOL 201 or ANAT/BIOC 212, and BIOL 202. BIOL 206 recommended.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking BIOC 300. Requires departmental approval.
    • For approval email anne-marie [dot] sdicu [at] mcgill [dot] ca. Specify your ID number as well as the term and lab day.
  • BIOL 313 Eukaryotic Cell Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Cell biology of eukaryotes focusing on the assembly and function of cellular structures, the regulation of transcription; the dynamics of the cytoskeleton and its motors; mechanics of cell division; cell cycle and checkpoints; nuclear dynamics; chromosome structure and behaviour and experimental techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Monique Zetka, Francesco Fagotto (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture and 1 hour optional tutorial
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200 and BIOL 201 or ANAT 212/BIOC 212 and BIOL 202.

The Living World - Human and Organismal Biology

  • 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 2012

    Instructors: Rajinder S Dhindsa (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture, optional conference hour
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200 and PHYS 101 or 131 or equivalent
    • Corequisite: ANAT 212/BIOC 212 or BIOL 201
  • EDKP 292 Nutrition and Wellness (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : This course will examine the role of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water in a balanced diet. Students will be introduced to the affects of nutrition on exercise, sport performance and wellness. The validity of claims concerning nutrient supplements will be studied.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Janine Metallic (Fall) Hugues Plourde, Tamara Cohen, Alex M McComber (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDKP 392
  • EDKP 395 Exercise Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Examination of the physiological responses of the neuromuscular, metabolic, endocrine, and circulatory and respiratory systems to acute and chronic exercise.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Dennis Jensen (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: PHGY 201 or PHGY 209 and PHGY 202 or PHGY 210.
  • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Provides students who have a basic biology/chemistry background with the fundamental information on how macronutrients, vitamins and minerals are metabolized in the body, followed by application to evaluate current issues of maximizing health and disease prevention at different stages of the lifecycle.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Stan Kubow, Luis Agellon (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
    • Corequisites: AEBI202 or CEGEP Objective 00XU or FDSC230 or CEGEP Objective 00XV
    • Restriction: Not open to students who take NUTR 200 or EDKP 292
    • Restriction: Science students in physical science and psychology programs who wish to take this course should see the Arts and Science Student Affairs Office for permission to register.
  • NUTR 307 Human Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Nutrition in human health and disease from the molecular to the organismal level. Nutrigenomics, the impact of genotype on nutrient metabolism, health and disease risk, and the role of nutrients in metabolic regulation.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Luis Agellon, Linda J Wykes (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Corequisites: ANSC 234 or BIOC 311, and PHGY 202 or PHGY 210 or ANSC 323 or NUTR 207
    • 3 lecture hours and 1 tutorial/conference hour.
  • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of body fluids, blood, body defense mechanisms, muscle, peripheral, central, and autonomic nervous systems.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Ann Wechsler, Phil Gold, David S Ragsdale (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures weekly
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 110, CHEM 120, PHYS 101 or PHYS 131, and PHYS 102 or PHYS 142. Pre-/co-requisites: BIOL 200, CHEM 212 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHGY 211 or PHGY 201 or students who are taking and who have taken NSCI 200.
    • Restriction: For students in the Faculty of Science, and other students by permission of the instructor
  • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and renal systems.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: John H White, Ann Wechsler, Tomoko Takano (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures weekly
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 110, CHEM 120, PHYS 101 or PHYS 131, and PHYS 102 or PHYS 142. Pre-/co-requisite: BIOL 200, BIOL 201, BIOC 212, CHEM 212 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHGY 202.
    • Restriction: For students in the Faculty of Science, and other students by permission of the instructor
    • Although PHGY 210 may be taken without the prior passing of PHGY 209, students should note that they may have some initial difficulties because of lack of familiarity with some basic concepts introduced in PHGY 209

The Living World - Populations, Ecosystems, and Evolution

  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Neil Price, Catherine Potvin, Ehab Abouheif (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 111
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENVR 202
  • BIOL 240 Monteregian Flora (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Field studies of ferns, fern allies, conifers and flowering plants; the use of keys for plant identification.

    Terms: Summer 2012

    Instructors: Melanie Lapointe, Martin J Lechowicz (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 111 or permission
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PLNT 358
    • Note: Taught at the Gault Nature Reserve. Contact instructor for specific dates, logistics: (martin [dot] lechowicz [at] mcgill [dot] ca).
    • This course is offered in the summer.
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Graham Bell (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 205 and BIOL 215 or ENVR 202
  • 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 2012

    Instructors: Hans Carl Larsson, Graham Bell, Anthony Ricciardi, David M Green (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 hours lecture and 1 three-hour laboratory
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 215 or both ENVR 200 and ENVR 202
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Frederic Guichard, Gregor Fussmann (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour computer lab/tutorial
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 215 or both ENVR 200 and ENVR 202
  • 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 2012

    Instructors: 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 2011

    Instructors: Lauren Chapman, Simon Matthew Reader, Daniel J Schoen (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 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 304 or permission
  • ENVB 305 Population & Community Ecology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Environmental Biology : Interactions between organisms and their environment; historical and current perspectives in applied and theoretical population and community ecology. Principles of population dynamics, feedback loops, and population regulation. Development and structure of communities; competition, predation and food web dynamics. Biodiversity science in theory and practice.

    Terms: Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Christopher Buddle (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken WILD 205
  • EPSC 334 Invertebrate Paleontology (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : Preservation of fossils; the fossil record of invertebrates; use of fossils in stratigraphy and paleoecology; fossils in evolutionary studies. Fossils of invertebrates are studied in the laboratory.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 2 hours lectures and one laboratory period
    • Prerequisite: EPSC 201 or EPSC 233 or ENVR 202 or permission of instructor

Earth and Space - Complementary

Students select a minimum of 9 credits to a maximum of 24 credits from courses on Earth and Space with the following specifications:

a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 21 credits from Earth and Space
a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 18 credits from Environment

  • ATOC 214 Introduction: Physics of the Atmosphere (3 credits)

    Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : An introduction to physical meteorology designed for students in the physical sciences. Topics include: composition of the atmosphere; heat transfer; the upper atmosphere; atmospheric optics; formation of clouds and precipitation; instability; adiabatic charts.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Gerard Szejwach (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics, or the combination of PHYS 131 and PHYS 142, or permission of instructor.
  • ATOC 215 Oceans, Weather and Climate (3 credits)

    Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : Laws of motion, geostrophic wind, gradient wind. General circulation of the atmosphere and oceans, local circulation features. Air-sea interaction, including hurricanes and sea-ice formation, extra-tropical weather systems and fronts, role of the atmosphere and oceans in climate.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Seok-Woo Son (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisite: ATOC 214
  • ATOC 219 Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : An introduction to the basic topics in atmospheric chemistry. The fundamentals of the chemical composition of the atmosphere and its chemical reactions. Selected topics such as smog chamber, acid rain, and ozone hole will be examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120, and one of MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150, or a CEGEP DEC in Science, or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 219, CHEM 419 or ATOC 419
    • Offered in odd years. Students should register in CHEM 219 in even years
  • ATOC 309 Weather Radars and Satellites (3 credits)

    Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : Basic notions of radiative transfer and applications of satellite and radar data to mesoscale and synoptic-scale systems are discussed. Emphasis will be put on the contribution of remote sensing to atmospheric and oceanic sciences.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Frederic Fabry, Gerard Szejwach (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisite: ATOC 215
  • ATOC 315 Thermodynamics and Convection (3 credits)

    Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : Buoyancy, stability, and vertical oscillations. Dry and moist adiabatic processes. Resulting dry and precipitating convective circulations from the small scale to the global scale. Mesoscale precipitation systems from the cell to convective complexes. Severe convection, downbursts, mesocyclones.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Eyad Hashem Atallah (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisites: ATOC 214 and MATH 222
  • ENVR 202 The Evolving Earth (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : Formation of the Earth and the evolution of life. How geological and biological change are the consequence of history, chance, and necessity acting over different scales of space and time. General principles governing the formation of modern landscapes and biotas. Effects of human activities on natural systems.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: George McCourt, Terry A Wheeler, Brian Leung, Jeanne Paquette, Amy Karen Schwartz (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Section 001: Downtown Campus
    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus
  • EPSC 201 Understanding Planet Earth (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : Learn about Earth's origin, its place in the solar system, its internal structure, rocks and minerals, the formation of metal and fossil fuel deposits, and the extinction of dinosaurs. Discover the impact of the volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and mountain chains on Earth's past, present and future. Explore 125 million-year-old Mount Royal.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Anthony E Williams-Jones (Fall) Eric Douglas Galbraith (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
    • 3 hours lectures; afternoon field trips
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking EPSC 233.
  • EPSC 203 Structural Geology (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : Primary igneous and sedimentary structures, attitudes of planes and lines, stress and strain, fracturing of rocks, faulting, homogeneous strain, description and classification of folds, foliation and lineation, orthographic and stereographic projections.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Andrew J Hynes (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory
  • EPSC 210 Introductory Mineralogy (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : Crystal chemistry and identification of the principal rock-forming and ore minerals. Elementary crystallography. Optional 2-day field trip.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Jeanne Paquette (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory
    • Corequisite: EPSC 201 or EPSC 233
  • EPSC 212 Introductory Petrology (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : A survey of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and the processes responsible for their formation. The laboratory will emphasize the recognition of rocks in both hand-specimen and thin section using optical microscopes.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Donald M Francis (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory
    • Prerequisite: EPSC 210
  • EPSC 220 Principles of Geochemistry (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : Basic concepts in geochemistry and the application of geochemical principles of chemistry to geological subdisciplines. Particular emphasis on origin of elements, controls on their distribution in Earth and cosmos, isotopes, organic geochemistry and water chemistry. Application of phase diagrams to geology.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Don Baker (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
  • EPSC 221 General Geology (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : An introductory course in physical geology designed for majors in civil and mining engineering. Properties of rocks and minerals, major geological processes, together with natural hazards and their effects on engineered structures are emphasized. The laboratory is an integral part of the course which includes rock and mineral identification, basic techniques of airphoto and geological map interpretation, and structural geology.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Catherine Maenz (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory
    • Restriction: Open to Engineering students only.
  • EPSC 225 Properties of Minerals (1 credit)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : Survey of the physical and chemical properties of the main mineral groups. Discussion of their relationships to the chemical composition and structure of minerals. The practical exercises emphasize the physical and chemical properties that relate to industrial uses and environmental issues, and the identification of hand specimens.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Hojatollah Vali (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory
    • Restriction: Open to Engineering students only
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EPSC 210
  • EPSC 233 Earth and Life History (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : Interpretation of stratified rocks; history of Earth with special emphasis on the regions of North America; outline of the history of life recorded in fossils.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Jeanne Paquette (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures
  • EPSC 320 Elementary Earth Physics (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : Physical properties of Earth and the processes associated with its existence as inferred from astronomy, geodesy, seismology, geology, terrestrial magnetism and thermal evolution.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Olivia Jensen (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisite: MATH 222
  • EPSC 330 Earthquakes and Earth Structure (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : Seismic wave theory; body waves, surface waves and free oscillations; seismicity and earthquakes; seismology and Earth's internal structure.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures, tutorial as required
    • Prerequisites: MATH 314, EPSC 320.
    • Corequisites: MATH 319
  • EPSC 350 Tectonics (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : Rheology of the Earth, mechanics of the crust and mantle and core, convection in the mantle, evolution and kinematics and deformations of the oceanic and continental plates, thermal evolution of the Earth, the unifying theory of plate tectonics.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisites: EPSC 320, Calculus 3 or equivalent
  • EPSC 405 Planetary Geology (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : This course examines the surficial features of the terrestrial planets, Mercury, Venus, and Mars, and the moons of the outer planets. These bodies will be investigated mainly using space probe and Earth-based remote sensing techniques. The tectonics and petrological processes responsible for shaping the planetary surfaces will be studied in the context of what is currently known about Earth.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Summer
    • 3 lecture
    • Prerequisites: EPSC 210, EPSC 203, EPSC 212 or permission of the instructor
  • ESYS 200 Earth System Processes (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth System Science : Complex interactions among the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere. Biological, chemical and physical processes within and between each "sphere" that extend over spatial scales ranging from microns to the size of planetary orbits and that span time scales from fractions of a second to billions of years.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Boswell Wing, Bernhard Lehner (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisite(s): ENVR 200 or permission of instructor.
  • ESYS 300 Investigating the Earth System (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth System Science : An understanding of the biological, chemical and physical fundamentals of the Earth system and how the different components interact. The mechanisms controlling interactions between reservoirs are quantitatively investigated. Special emphasis on the development and response of the Earth system to perturbations.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Jeffrey McKenzie, Pavlos Kollias, Margaret Kalacska (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisite: ESYS 200 or equivalent.
  • ESYS 301 Earth System Modelling (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Earth System Science : Principal concepts of systems modelling related to earth system science and environmental science. Students explore the ideas of state, stability, equilibria, feedbacks, and complexity using simple models.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Bruno Tremblay, Navin Ramankutty (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisite: ESYS 200 or ENVR 200 or equivalent.
  • GEOG 272 Earth's Changing Surface (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Introduction to the study of landforms as products of geomorphic and geologic systems acting at and near the Earth's surface. The process geomorphology approach will be used to demonstrate how landforms of different geomorphic settings represent a dynamic balance between forces acting in the environment and the physical properties of materials present.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Wayne H Pollard (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
  • GEOG 321 Climatic Environments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Scope of climatology, physical, dynamic and applied. The Earth/atmosphere system, radiation and energy balances, governing meteorological processes. Movement and circulation of the atmosphere on a local and global scale. Resulting weather systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 203 or ATOC 210 or permission of instructor
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Andreas Warburton (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 102 or PHYS 142.

Earth and Space - Environment

  • ENVR 200 The Global Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : A systems approach to study the different components of the environment involved in global climate change: the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. The interactions among these components. Their role in global climate change. The human dimension to global change.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: George McCourt, James W Fyles, Frederic Fabry, Jeanine Rhemtulla, Nigel Thomas Roulet, Eyad Hashem Atallah (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Section 001: Downtown Campus
    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus
  • ENVR 201 Society, Environment and Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : This course deals with how scientific-technological, socio-economic, political-institutional and behavioural factors mediate society-environment interactions. Issues discussed include population and resources; consumption, impacts and institutions; integrating environmental values in societal decision-making; and the challenges associated with, and strategies for, promoting sustainability. Case studies in various sectors and contexts are used.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Elena Bennett, Nicolas Kosoy, Madhav Govind Badami, Adam Millard-Ball (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Section 001: Downtown Campus
    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus
  • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics and Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : Introduction to cultural perspectives on the environment: the influence of culture and cognition on perceptions of the natural world; conflicts in orders of knowledge (models, taxonomies, paradigms, theories, cosmologies), ethics (moral values, frameworks, dilemmas), and law (formal and customary, rights and obligations) regarding political dimensions of critical environments, resource use, and technologies.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: David Goodin (Fall) Renee Sieber, Jaye Dana Ellis, Iwao Hirose (Winter)

    • Fall - Macdonald Campus; Winter - Downtown
    • Section 001: Downtown Campus
    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus
  • ENVR 301 Environmental Research Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : Techniques used in design and completion of environmental research projects. Problem definition, data sources and use of appropriate strategies and methodologies. Principles underlying research design are emphasized, including critical thinking, recognizing causal relationships, ideologies and bias in research, and when and where to seek expertise.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Colin Austin Chapman, Ismael Vaccaro (Fall) Pete Parker, Christopher Buddle, Ismael Vaccaro, Colin Austin Chapman, Christopher Barrington-Leigh (Winter)

    • Fall-Downtown Campus: Section 001
    • Winter-Downtown Campus: Section 001; Macdonald Campus: Section 051
    • Restrictions: Restricted to U2 or higher
  • GEOG 200 Geographical Perspectives: World Environmental Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Introduction to geography as the study of nature and human beings in a spatial context. An integrated approach to environmental systems and the human organization of them from the viewpoint of spatial relationships and processes. Special attention to environmental problems as a constraint upon Third World development.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: James Ford (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
  • GEOG 203 Environmental Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An introduction to system-level interactions among climate, hydrology, soils and vegetation at the scale of drainage basins, including the study of the global geographical variability in these land-surface systems. The knowledge acquired is used to study the impact on the environment of various human activities such as deforestation and urbanisation.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Timothy R Moore, Juan Pablo Arroyo Mora (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Restriction: Because of quantitative science content of course, not recommended for B.A. and B.Ed. students in their U0 year.
  • GEOG 205 Global Change: Past, Present and Future (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An examination of global change, from the Quaternary Period to the present day involving changes in the physical geography of specific areas. Issues such as climatic change and land degradation will be discussed, with speculations on future environments.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
  • GEOG 221 Environment and Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : This course introduced physical and social environments as factors in human health, with emphasis on the physical properties of the atmospheric environment as they interact with diverse human populations in urban settings.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Ian Brett Strachan, Nancy Ross (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking NRSC 221.
    • Note: This course is also offered as NRSC 221. Students enrolled in downtown campus programs register in GEOG 221; students enrolled in Macdonald campus programs register in NRSC 221. In Fall 2011, GEOG 221/NRSC 221 will be taught on the Macdonald campus.

The Material World - Required

Students complete 9 credits of required courses on the Material World as specified below.

  • CHEM 281 Inorganic Chemistry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Basic concepts of electronic structure and molecular bonding will be developed and applied to the understanding of common materials. Acid-base chemistry. Survey of the chemistry of the main group elements. Introduction to coordination and organometallic chemistry.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Audrey Moores-François (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: For Honours and Major Chemistry students
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or plan to take CHEM 201

One of:

  • CHEM 203 Survey of Physical Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : The fundamentals of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics with applications to biomolecular systems. Thermodynamic and kinetic control of biological processes.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: William Claude Galley (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Restrictions: Intended for students in biological science programs requiring only one course in physical chemistry. Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 204 or CHEM 213 or CHEM 223 and CHEM 243.
  • CHEM 223 Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Kinetics 1: Gas laws, kinetic theory of collisions. Thermodynamics: Zeroth law of thermodynamics. First law of thermodynamics, heat capacity, enthalpy, thermochemistry, bond energies. Second law of thermodynamics; the entropy and free energy functions. Third law of thermodynamics, absolute entropies, free energies, Maxwell relations and chemical and thermodynamic equilibrium states.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: David M Ronis (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 or equivalent, PHYS 142, or permission of instructor.
    • Corequisite: MATH 222 or equivalent.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 203 or CHEM 204.
    • Note: Chemistry Honours and Majors must take CHEM 223 and CHEM 253 simultaneously.

One of :

  • CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry 1 Lectures (3 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Youla S Tsantrizos (Fall) David Noble Harpp, Ralf Schirrmacher (Winter) Ariel Fenster (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter, Summer
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 110 or equivalent.
    • Corequisite: CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 212 or equivalent. Permission of the Department of Chemistry is required.
    • Note: Some CEGEP programs provide equivalency for this course. For more information, please see the Department of Chemistry's Web page (http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/outside/equivalent.htm).
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Youla S Tsantrizos, Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall) David Noble Harpp, Ralf Schirrmacher, Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter) Ariel Fenster, Michel Daoust (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter, Summer
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 110 or equivalent.
    • Corequisite: CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 211 or equivalent
    • Each lab section is limited enrolment
    • Note: Some CEGEP programs provide equivalency for this course. For more information, please see the Department of Chemistry's Web page (http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/outside/equivalent.htm).
  • CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry Principles (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A consideration of basic principals of the atom including body imaging techniques followed by a general summary of organic chemistry, its application to biological processes and everyday life, including principles of bonding, structure and stereochemistry. Some physical chemistry will be given as it relates to the properties of air and breathing.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, David Noble Harpp, Ariel Fenster, Ralf Schirrmacher (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Only open to students in the BN Program
    • Restriction: Not open to students in the B.Sc. Program

The Material World - Complementary

Students select 0 to 15 credits of complementary courses on the Material World.

* Note: If CHEM 287 is selected, CHEM 297 must also be taken.

  • CHEM 222 Introductory Organic Chemistry 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Modern spectroscopic techniques for structure determination. The chemistry of alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, and amines, with special attention to mechanistic aspects. Special topics.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: David Noble Harpp, Dmytro Perepichka, Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall) Karine Auclair, Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter) Michel Daoust, Joseph A Schwarcz (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken an equivalent Organic 2 at CEGEP (see McGill University Basic Math and Sciences Equivalence Table at www.mcgill.ca/mathscitable) or who have or are taking CHEM 234.
  • CHEM 243 Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Heterogeneous equilibrium: phase rule and phase diagrams. Ideal solutions, colligative properties, solubility. Electrochemistry, Debye-Hückel Theory. Kinetics 2: Transition State Theory, complex reactions, free-radical reactions, chain reactions, catalysis, reactions at surfaces, ionic effects of reactions in solution, photochemistry.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Bryan Clifford Sanctuary (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 223 and CHEM 253.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 203 or CHEM 204. Permission of instructor.
    • Note: Chemistry Honours and Majors must take CHEM 243 and CHEM 263 simultaneously.
  • CHEM 253 Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Illustrative experiments in physical chemistry. Laboratory section of CHEM 223.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Amy Blum, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Corequisite: CHEM 223 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
  • CHEM 263 Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Illustrative experiments in physical chemistry. Laboratory section of CHEM 243.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Amy Blum, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 223 and CHEM 253.
    • Corequisite: CHEM 243 or equivalent.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 203 or CHEM 204. Permission of instructor.
    • Note: Chemistry Honours and Majors must take CHEM 243 and CHEM 263 simultaneously.
  • CHEM 287 Introductory Analytical Chemistry (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Qualitative and quantitative analysis. A survey of methods of analysis including theory and practice of semimicro qualitative analysis and representative gravimetric, volumetric and instrumental methods.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: David H Burns, Eric Dunbar Salin (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120, or CHEM 115, or equivalent.
    • Corequisite: Students in CHEM 287 are required to take the laboratory, CHEM 297, either simultaneously with CHEM 287 or in the term following CHEM 287.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 257D1/D2 or CHEM 277D1/D2.
  • CHEM 297 Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit) *

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Introductory experiments in analytical chemistry emphasizing classical and instrumental methods of quantitative analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: David H Burns, Jan Hamier (Fall) Jan Hamier, Eric Dunbar Salin (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120, or CHEM 115, or equivalent.
    • Pre- or Co-requisite: CHEM 287.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 257D1/D2 or CHEM 277D1/D2.
  • CHEM 301 Modern Inorganic Chemistry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : The chemistry of the transition metals and the properties of coordination compounds from the viewpoint of structural, bonding, chemical, mechanistic and spectroscopic behaviour. The biochemical and pollution aspects of transition metal chemistry.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or plan to take CHEM 381
  • CHEM 302 Introductory Organic Chemistry 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Topics covered may include the following: Aromatic compounds, heterocyclic chemistry, sulfur and phosphorus chemistry, organosulfur and organophosphorus compounds, and biomolecules such as lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, polypeptides, DNA and RNA.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Masad J Damha (Fall) Hanadi Sleiman (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 222, or permission of the instructor.
  • CHEM 307 Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Description of current analytical practices in air and water pollution; critical evaluation of the reliability of the methods, with particular emphasis on interfering substances; rudiments of automated instrumentation; toxicological analysis as it relates to pollution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: One course in analytical chemistry
  • CHEM 319 Chemistry of Energy, Storage and Utilization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Energy consumption and human development; green house gases; primary and secondary sources of energy, fuels vs. electricity; energy transport and storage; fossil fuels; nuclear energy; fusion and fission; bioenergetics, natural and artificial photosynthesis; novel materials; nanocomposites; photochemistry; electrochemistry; photovoltaics and batteries; fuel cells; catalysis and biomass.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: CHEM 212; CHEM 223 and CHEM 243 or CHEM 204 or CHEM 203; or permission of instructor
  • CHEM 381 Inorganic Chemistry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Introduction to transition metal chemistry, coordination numbers and geometry, and nomenclature will be followed by a discussion of crystal field theory and its applications to problems in spectroscopy, magnetochemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics. Several aspects related to applications of organometallic compounds in catalysis and bioinorganic systems will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Bruce A Arndtsen (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 281.
    • Restriction: For Honours and Major Chemistry students
  • CHEM 392 Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A program of modules is selected in consultation with the laboratory staff. The experimental modules consist of projects related to the theoretical principles, synthetic techniques and instrumental methods used in modern organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry, including aspects of green chemistry and nanochemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Hanadi Sleiman, Samuel Lewis Sewall (Fall) Mitchell Huot, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisite/corequisites: CHEM 381 and CHEM 302. Advanced laboratory for Chemistry Honours and Major students. Students enrolled in CHEM 392 are strongly advised to choose the D option.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 362.
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MATH 141. Familiarity with vector geometry or Corequisite: MATH 133
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP course 201-303 or MATH 150, MATH 151 or MATH 227
  • PHYS 224 Physics of Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : An introduction to the physics of music. Properties of sound and their perception as pitch, loudness, and timbre. Dissonance, consonance, and musical intervals and tuning. Physics of sound propagation and reflection. Resonance. Acoustic properties of pipes, strings, bars, and membranes, and sound production in wind, string, and percussion instruments. The human voice. Room reverberation and acoustics. Directional characteristics of sound sources.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: David Hanna (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Designed for students in the Faculty of Music but suitable for students with an interest in music and its physical basis.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHYS 225
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Tracy Webb (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 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 2012

    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 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 2012

    Instructors: Mark Sutton (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 hours lectures; 3 hours laboratory alternate weeks
    • Prerequisite: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142.
  • PHYS 242 Electricity and Magnetism (2 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Properties of electromagnetic fields, dipole and quadropole fields and their interactions, chemical binding of molecules, electromagnetic properties of materials, Maxwell's equations and properties of electromagnetic waves, propagation of waves in media.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Shaun MacDonald Lovejoy (Fall)

    • Winter
    • 2 hours lectures
    • Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics, MATH 222
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Bradley Siwick, Edith M Engelberg (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 6 hours of laboratory and classroom work
    • Corequisite: PHYS 230 or PHYS 251
  • 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 2012

    Instructors: Dominic Ryan, Edith M Engelberg (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 6 hours of laboratory and classroom work
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 257
  • PHYS 271 Introduction to Quantum Physics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (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 2012

    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.
  • PHYS 328 Electronics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Semiconductor devices, basic transistor circuits, operational amplifiers, combinatorial and sequential logic, integrated circuits, analogue to digital converters. The laboratory component covers design, construction and testing of basic electronic circuits.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: David Hanna (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours lectures; 3 hours laboratory
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 241 or permission of instructor
  • PHYS 331 Topics in Classical Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Forced and damped oscillators, Newtonian mechanics in three dimensions, rotational motion, Lagrangian mechanics, small vibrations, normal modes. Introduction to Hamiltonian mechanics.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Guillaume Gervais (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 230
    • Corequisite: MATH 315
    • Restriction: Not open to students having passed PHYS 451 or PHYS 351
  • PHYS 333 Thermal and Statistical Physics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Introductory equilibrium statistical mechanics. Quantum states, probabilities, ensemble averages. Entropy, temperature, Boltzmann factor, chemical potential. Photons and phonons. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions; applications.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Paul Francois (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 232
    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 362
  • PHYS 339 Measurements Laboratory in General Physics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Introduction to modern techniques of measurement. The use of computers in performing and analysing experiments. Data reduction, statistical methods, report writing. Extensive use of computers is made in this laboratory; therefore some familiarity with computers and computing is an advantage.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Michael Hilke (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 6 hours
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 241 or permission of instructor
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Keshav Dasgupta (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisites: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142, MATH 222
    • Corequisite: MATH 314
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have passed PHYS 242 or PHYS 350
  • PHYS 342 Majors Electromagnetic Waves (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Maxwell's equations. The wave equation. The electromagnetic wave, reflection, refraction, polarization. Guided waves. Transmission lines and wave guides. Vector potential. Radiation. The elemental dipole; the half-wave dipole; vertical dipole; folded dipoles; Yagi antennas. Accelerating charged particles.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Michael Hilke (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisites: PHYS 340 or PHYS 242, Mathematics MATH 314, MATH 315
  • PHYS 432 Physics of Fluids (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : The physical properties of fluids. The kinematics and dynamics of flow. The effects of viscosity and turbulence. Applications of fluid mechanics in biophysics, geophysics and engineering.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: James M Cline (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisites: PHYS 230, MATH 223, MATH 314, MATH 315
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHYS 332.
  • PHYS 434 Optics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Geometrical optics, wave optics, lasers, Fourier transform spectroscopy, holography, optical data processing, stellar interferometry.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Mark Sutton (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 342 or PHYS 352, or permission of the instructor
  • PHYS 436 Modern Physics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : One electron atoms, radiation, multielectron atoms, molecular bonds. Selected topics from condensed matter, nuclear and elementary particle physics.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 446
    • Restriction: Not open to students in Honours Physics or in Joint Honours in Mathematics and Physics
  • PHYS 439 Majors Laboratory in Modern Physics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Advanced level experiments in modern physics stressing quantum effects and some properties of condensed matter.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Fritz Buchinger, Jean Barrette (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 6 hours
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 339.
    • Corequisite: PHYS 446
    • Restriction: Not open to students with credit in PHYS 359 except with permission of instructor
  • PHYS 446 Majors Quantum Physics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : de Broglie waves, Bohr atom. Schroedinger equation, wave functions, observables. One dimensional potentials. Schroedinger equation in three dimensions. Angular momentum, hydrogen atom. Spin, experimental consequences.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Walter Reisner (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 230 and PHYS 232, or PHYS 251
    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 357 or PHYS 457

The Technological World

Students select a minimum of 6 credits to a maximum of 15 credits from courses on the Technological World.

* Note: Students may take either COMP 102 or COMP 280, but not both.
** Note: Credit will not be given for COMP 102 if it is taken concurrently with or after COMP 202.

  • COMP 102 Computers and Computing (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : A course for students with no previous knowledge of computer science. The impact of computers on society. Web design and dynamic content. The inner workings of computers (hardware). Networking principles. Algorithm design and programming. A look at how computers store data (image, sound, and video). Software distribution policies and mechanisms.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Joelle Pineau (Fall) Kaleem Siddiqi (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: high school level mathematics course on functions.
    • Restrictions: Credit will not be given for COMP 102 if it is taken concurrently with, or after, any of: COMP 202, COMP 203, COMP 208, COMP 250. Management students cannot receive credit for COMP 102.
  • COMP 202 Foundations of Programming (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Introduction to programming in a modern high-level language, modular software design and debugging. Programming concepts are illustrated using a variety of application areas.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Jorg Andreas Kienzle, Daniel Pomerantz (Fall) Daniel Pomerantz, Xue Liu (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
  • COMP 206 Introduction to Software Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Comprehensive overview of programming in C, use of system calls and libraries, debugging and testing of code; use of developmental tools like make, version control systems.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Joseph P Vybihal (Fall) Joseph P Vybihal, Gregory L Dudek (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 202 or COMP 250
  • COMP 280 History and Philosophy of Computing (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : A history of early mathematical computation. Symbolic logic and computation. Modern computer systems and networks. The rise of the internet.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • 3 hours
  • COMP 364 Computer Tools for Life Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Concepts and tools for programmatic storage, retrieval, searching, numerical analysis, and visualization of large biological data sets.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200.
    • Restriction: Not available to students in Computer Science or Joint Computer Science programs.
    • Note: It is recommended that students have already taken a laboratory course (e.g., BIOL 301 Cell and Molecular Laboratory). Topics motivated by biological questions.
  • MATH 204 Principles of Statistics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The concept of degrees of freedom and the analysis of variability. Planning of experiments. Experimental designs. Polynomial and multiple regressions. Statistical computer packages (no previous computing experience is needed). General statistical procedures requiring few assumptions about the probability model.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Russell Steele (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: MATH 203 or equivalent. 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.
  • PHYS 334 Advanced Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : The physicochemical properties of advanced materials. Topics discussed include photonics, information storage, 'smart' materials, biomaterials, clean energy materials, porous materials, and polymers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 or CHEM 111, CHEM 121 and PHYS 101, PHYS 102 or PHYS 131, PHYS 142, or CEGEP Physics and Chemistry, or equivalent. Pre- or Co-requisite: one of CHEM 203, CHEM 204, CHEM 213, CHEM 214 or equivalent; or one of PHYS 230 and PHYS 232, or equivalent; or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 334
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