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Certificate (Cert.) STEM Foundations (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) (30 credits)

Offered by: Career & Professional Develop     Degree: C-STEM

Program Requirements

The Certificate in STEM Foundations (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is a 30-credit undergraduate program that focuses on specific STEM topics (i.e., mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics) at the Grade 12 level.

NOTE: There is no guarantee admission to a McGill degree program upon completion of the Certificate in STEM Foundations (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Required Courses (24 credits)

  • CMSC 000 Foundations of Mathematics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Adaptive & Integrated Learning (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Management Science (CCE) : First-degree equations and applied word problems, polynomials, factoring, fractions, exponents, roots and radicals, inequalities, quadratic equations and functions, composite and inverse functions, arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Chouha, Paul (Fall) Chouha, Paul (Winter)

    • The passing grade for this course is B-

  • CMSC 003 Foundations of Logarithms,Trigonometry & Intro to Calculus (3 credits)

    Offered by: Fac Partner & Summer Studies (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Management Science (CCE) : Introduction to logarithms and trigonometry. Topics include logs and exponents, using linear equations, limits and differentiation, continuity, derivatives, and introduction to integral calculus.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CSCI 010 Foundations in General Biology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Fac Partner & Summer Studies (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CSCI : Mechanisms of cell biology: important biomolecules, cell metabolism and cellular structure. How cells divide and reproduce. Molecular basis of inheritance. Cell communication in multicellular organisms. Applying the concept of homeostasis to the study of systems in animals and plants.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CSCI 103.

  • CSCI 020 Foundations in General Chemistry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Fac Partner & Summer Studies (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CSCI : The study of matter and energy and how they interact. A strong emphasis is placed on moles (and using them) and unit analysis (with unit conversion); how to read a periodic table; charge; the difference between ionic and covalent in bonding; chemical reactions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CSCI 101.

  • CSCI 021 Foundations in General Chemistry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Fac Partner & Summer Studies (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CSCI : Principles of physics underlying all chemical interactions (ex. gas laws, enthalpy/entropy); chemical equilibrium, especially the aqueous solutions; thermochemistry; strong emphasis on laboratory techniques.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CSCI 030 Fundamentals of Physics - Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Fac Partner & Summer Studies (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CSCI : Basic principles of mechanics – kinematics, dynamics. Vectors, rectilinear motion. Newton's laws, gravitation, motion in a plane, work and energy theorem. Principles of conservation of energy and linear momentum.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CSCI 102.

  • CSCI 031 Fundamentals of Physics - Waves and Optics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Fac Partner & Summer Studies (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CSCI : Oscillations, mechanical waves, optics; simple harmonic motion; waves in material media, including sound waves; beats and the Doppler effect; ray and wave optics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CSCI 041 Essential Communication Skills for STEM (3 credits)

    Offered by: Adaptive & Integrated Learning (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CSCI : Essential content-based written and oral communication skills for mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3 credits from:

  • CMSC 004 Foundations:Statistics, Probability&Intro to Linear Algebra (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Fac Partner & Summer Studies (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Management Science (CCE) : Statistics and probability, with an introduction to linear algebra, Gaussian elimination for solving linear systems, and an introduction to vectors and matrices in the context of linear systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CSCI 011 Foundations of General Biology 2 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Fac Partner & Summer Studies (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CSCI : Physiology, evolution and organization of living things and their biological structures and function; reproduction and basic genetic principles; mechanisms of evolution and the origins of diversity; ecosystems and the flow of chemicals through the environment.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

* For Engineering programs.
** For Health and Science programs.

3 credits from the following (up to 3 credits may be chosen from 100-level courses approved by the program adviser:

  • CSCI 022 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Fac Partner & Summer Studies (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CSCI : Nature of organic compounds, functional groups, nomenclature, tereochemistry, bonding, reactivity and reaction mechanisms of alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes and benzene

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CSCI 040 Basic Concepts in Mathematics & Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Adaptive & Integrated Learning (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CSCI : Basic content-based vocabulary for mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • WCOM 150 Critical Analysis and Composition. (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    WCOM : Principles of effective written communication: audience, purpose, organization, and style. Emphasis on short writing assignments leading to the composition of longer essays. Critical analysis of academic and popular genres. Application of rhetorical strategies. Pre-writing and re-writing processes. Multiple drafts and peer review.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Isabel, Mariève; Hung, Yvonne; Towers, Mary; Lallier, Renee (Fall) Hung, Yvonne (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEAP 150.

    • Register for AFYR 101/102 and a foundation seminar OR a writing seminar (not both).

    • Available only to registered participants in the Bachelor of Arts Foundation Year Program Pilot (https://www.mcgill.ca/arts-foundation-pilot/).

  • WCOM 295 ESL: Academic Skills (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    WCOM : The university classroom: note-taking and summary of lectures; paraphrase and summary of written and multimedia materials; oral and seminar presentations. Critical thinking, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and strategies. Exigences des cours universitaires: prendre des notes, faire des exposés oraux, résumer (cours magistraux, documents oraux, écrits et multimédias). Raisonnement critique, lectures, écoutes, rédactions, habiletés et stratégies de communication.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Only open to students whose first language is not English and who are newly admitted at McGill (into Year 0 or Year 1) to a Bachelor program in the following fall. The course is designed to assist these new students to integrate into the English language milieu at McGill.

    • Restriction: Ce cours s'adresse aux étudiants dont la langue maternelle n'est pas l'anglais et qui sont nouvellement admis (en première année préparatoire - niveau U0 ou première année d'études universitaires - niveau U1) à McGill à un programme de 1er cycle à l'automne suivant. Il est conçu pour faciliter leur intégration dans le milieu anglophone de McGill.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CESL 299.

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

    • Although this course follows a MTWR class schedule pattern, the last day of class may be on a Friday.

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