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Science and Technology

000X:  To explain the general nature of current issues in science and technology, and to explain some of these issues.

105-CWB-03               2-1-3   2 cr.
Nutrition and Health

This course focuses on the effects of the quality of nutrition on health.  Learning about carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals and the effect on our health will be addressed.  The student will introduce and evaluate hypotheses concerning the effects of quality of nutritional intake on various aspects of health such as food groups, food labels, cooking, ethical and global issues with food, weight management, physical fitness, pregnancy, physical growth and disease and growing food.  Examples of research papers will be examined to study how the scientific method is used to evaluate a problem specific to nutrition and health.

105-CWE-03               2-1-3   2 cr.

The Chemistry of Art

This course is designed for the non-science student and will discuss the implications of chemistry in the area of studio art, topics include the chemistry that is used in such areas as photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting, fabric arts, and pottery. This course will explore the chemical explanation of art materials and the safety aspects of handling art materials as well as the chemistry of colour and art conservation.

105-CWG-03              2-1-3   2 cr.
Sports and Sports Equipment

This course will introduce non-science students to the scientific principles of sport techniques and equipment. Between four and six of the following sports will be studied: cycling, running, skiing, sailing, ball games, figure skating, and weight lifting. The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, films and some laboratory work. Class discussion of personal experiences (participant or spectator) will be encouraged.

105-CWH-03               2-1-3   2 cr.

Drug Alert for the Consumer

Every year Canadians take thousands of prescribed and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.  Many of these drugs are truly lifesaving while others may be dangerous and unnecessary, cause serious side effects, or lead to drug abuse.  This “drug alert” course introduces the students to the basic understanding of how medications/drugs work. The emphasis of this course will be on the basic consumer knowledge so that the learners will acquire self-confidence in order to ask relevant questions to the pharmacist, doctor or nurse before filling-in prescriptions or when choosing OTC medications for purchase.  The students will also learn about drug abuse, overuse, addiction, and resistance.

105-CWJ-HR              2-1-3   2 cr.

Introduction to Astronomy

This course will begin with an historical overview of cosmological models that have been put forth to explain our place in the heavens.  Students will learn the Newtonian laws of planetary motion as the current model used to explain celestial observations (moon, stars, planets, seasons etc.).  Students will be given a general introduction to the night sky and the types of telescopes that have been developed and specialized to observe specific components of the night sky.

105-CWK-HR             2-1-3   2 cr.

The History of Scientific Inquiry

This is a survey course that traces the development of scientific models and methods from the time of the Classical Greeks, through the Scientific Revolution, and into the Modern Physics of the Twentieth Century. Special attention will be paid to the correlation of the evolution of scientific theories and techniques to the culture and technology of the time.  The major theme of this course will be to explore how scientific theories either fit in with, or dispute the prevailing beliefs of the societies in which they were born.

A5    105-CWL-03      1-2-3   2 cr.


Do you own a cell phone?  Do you want an electric or driverless car?  Should your refrigerator be connected to the internet?   This course will shed light on these topics (and more) through interactive, hands-on, project-based activities.  Merging creativity and technology, all projects will belong to you and can be continued after the course using the on-line references provided.

000Y:  To resolve a simple problem using basic scientific procedures

105-CXA-03                2-1-3   2 cr.

Invitation to Biology

This course offers non-science students the possibility of looking at living systems through the eyes of a scientist. It also looks at such questions as whether we are the products of our genes, how microorganisms can be used beneficially in our society, and at the impact of human activities on the environment.

105-CXB-03                2-1-3   2 cr.
Consumer Chemistry

This course is designed to introduce the non-science student to the extraordinary chemistry of ordinary things. Topics to be discussed will include the uses and possible abuses of a wide variety of consumer products from household soaps and detergents to pharmaceutical and perception-altering drugs. Group projects will focus on the preparation of various consumer products such as nylon, aspirin, soap, and detergent and the set-up of small-scale scientific winemaking.

105-CXC-03                1-2-3   2 cr.

It is common knowledge that certain traits like baldness and hemophilia are more frequently found in males than females. Of the various issues arising in discussions of popular science, the whys and wherefores of genetic patterns capture our interest and stimulate our curiosity, regardless of age, experience or education. Students will be invited to discover the world of genetics through the common fruit fly, bred to determine why certain features predominate in one sex. Fruit flies will serve as a tool to answer fundamental questions concerning heredity.

105-CXD-03                1-2-3   2 cr.
A Scientific Approach to Standard First Aid and CPR

The basic steps in the scientific method will be introduced with focus on the setting up and verification of hypotheses. The student will apply scientific problem-solving methods to the study of Standard First Aid and Level C CPR (cardiopulmonary respiration), for which students may be certified. Basic human anatomy and physiology, causes and recognition of heart disease and stroke, and emergency scene treatment will be covered.

204-A08-HR   2-1-3   2 cr.


Modeled after the popular Discovery Channel series, Mythbusters invites students to challenge popular beliefs and separate fact from fiction.  Students will investigate such myths as the “ten second rule,” curing hiccups by drinking up-side down, removing warts with duct-tape, and others.

Computer and Mathematical Literacy

0011:  To recognize the role of mathematics and computer science in contemporary society

204-CWB-03               2-1-3   2 cr.                                              
Computers in the Arts

Computers are changing the very nature of art as we know it. This course will examine the impact of computer technology on fine and commercial arts: music, movies, fine art, photography, books, architecture, design, and the emerging field of multimedia. With reference to history, current practice, and future trends, we will discuss how the technology works, the ethical and legal implications of its use and the cultural impact of these changes.

204-A12-HR               2-1-3   2 cr. 
Programming for Non-Programmers

This course is for non-technical students. They will learn how to use a visual programming language such as Blockly to create interactive stories, games and animations. The students learn to think creatively and systematically to create computer programs to solve problems. These programs involve interactivity, logic and animation.

0012:  To employ a variety of notions, procedures, and mathematical or computer tools for everyday purposes

204-A07-HR   1-2-3   2 cr.

Starting a Small Business

This course is designed to lead prospective small business owners and potential entrepreneurs through the stages involved in setting up a business of their own.  It is specifically targeted at students with no prior business background. The course will extensively use Excel spreadsheets to create projected financial statements that would be required in order to obtain financing for a business start-up.

204-A03-HR               1-2-3   2 cr.
Digital Animation

This course introduces students to the elements of digital animation.   A software package is used to create high-impact websites that combine graphics, sound, animation, and interactivity.

204-A02-HR               1-2-3   2 cr.
Digital Imaging

This course introduces students to the elements of digital imaging.  Students will learn to use a digital camera:  compose and take pictures, download images to a computer, and use application software to correct common image problems and add special effects.  These pictures can then be added to printed publications or web sites.

204-A09-HR   1-2-3   2 cr.

Personal Financial Planning

This course will provide students with basic personal financial planning tools and financial life skills.  The course will teach students to plan for their financial future, prioritize spending, and manage their money and debt responsibly.  Specifically, the course will cover topics such as personal budgeting, saving, insurance, personal credit, managing debt, and investing.

204-A11-HR               1-2-3   2 cr.
Writing Mobile Apps

Students learn the basics of programming for mobile devices including both phones and tablets. In this hands-on course, students use mobile scripting languages to develop utilities and entertainment “apps” for their mobile devices. Students learn the basics of designing, programming and implementing apps on mobile devices. The course will be based on, and use the Android Operating System. The College will not provide the devices.

Social Science

000V:  To situate the specific contribution of social science vis-à-vis contemporary issues

305-CWE-03               2-1-3   2 cr.
Understanding Other Cultures

The aim of this course is to help students to understand cultures and societies whose ritual, practices, and beliefs are radically different from their own and how they differ. The assumption of the course is that despite apparent differences among cultures, there are universal concepts and principles that tie human race and family together.

305-CWF-03               2-1-3   2 cr.
Perspectives on Law and Society in Canada

This course will examine the importance of law and legal institutions with the social-legal-political tapestry that constitutes modern Canadian society. The course will initiate the student to the origins, history, theory, and practice of law with a view of analyzing the approach and methods of law to dispute resolutions in Canadian society.

305-CWJ-03               2-1-3   2 cr.
Human Sexuality

This course will examine human sexuality from a physiological, psychological, and social perspective. Many aspects of sexuality will be studied including anatomy, physiology, conception and contraception, reproduction, the role of hormones, sexual practices, sexual disorders and dysfunctions, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, the role of emotions and attitudes, the role of love, human relationships, and legal obligations, as well as the role of cognition and morality in making responsible decisions in the area of sexuality.

305-CWK-03               2-1-3   2 cr.
Understanding Popular Culture

In this course, students are invited to take a closer look at the movies they watch, the clothes they wear, and the music they listen to, and are introduced to the ways in which social scientists attempt to understand the meaning of popular culture. Using social science theory and methodology, topics such as body piercing, tattoos and Generation X films are explored for historical and political significance. Library research and original data collection will give students a hands-on introduction to popular culture as seen through the eyes of the social scientist.

305-A03-HR               1-2-3   2 cr.
Communicating in Work and Play

This course will explore how to develop effective communication skills and how to improve interpersonal skills in everyday life. Social science theory and research will be applied to the study of both verbal and nonverbal behaviour with the goal of enhancing personal relationships with peers, family members and co-workers. Students will study such topics as conflict management, overcoming shyness, developing good leadership skills, becoming more assertive and using effective body language.

000W:  To analyze one of the major issues of our time using an approach or approaches specific to the social sciences

305-A04-HR               1-2-3   2 cr.

Great Ethical Questions

This course chiefly asks one of the fundamental questions in history of human thought: How to protect ourselves everywhere from severe political, legal, and social abuses. The answer to question is typically given by the modern doctrine of human rights which exists in practice and in law at the national and international levels. The main source of the contemporary conception of human rights is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the many human rights documents and treaties that have followed in its wake.

305-A06-HR               1-2-3   2 cr.

Film and Society

This course will analyze and discuss the influence and widespread popularity of film, as a source of entertainment, creative and artistic expression, political communication, and education. Students will investigate the function of film in a society and the way it effectively shapes our understanding, while providing alternative, and sometimes challenging, viewpoints to unquestioned notions and beliefs. In addition, students will view and examine films from various genres, such as drama and science-fiction, and by influential directors. Through critical analysis and discussion, students will learns how these films have contributed and have had a lasting, significant impact on our culture.

305-A07-HR               1-2-3   2 cr.

Contemporary Issues in Addictions      

This course will examine the prevalence and etiological theories of substance use and abuse. Students will gain awareness regarding the physiological and psychological effects of various drugs, including alcohol and marijuana. Long-term implications of substance abuse will be examined. Students will be introduced to various treatment modalities that are used in contemporary society.

305-CXE-03                1-2-3   2 cr.

Social Inequality in Canada

This course explores the extent, causes, and consequences of social inequality in Canada. Why do poverty, racism, sexism, and other forms of inequality persist? And what options do we have to change the status quo?  We will explore a variety of pathways toward a more equitable future, using a case study approach.  Every year, students select the case study we explore as a group. Some examples of case studies selected in the past include: barriers to employment, discrimination against people with mental health and addictions challenges, and the impacts of COVID-19 on social inequality in Canada. 

305-CXF-03                1-2-3   2 cr.
Deviance and Criminology

This course will describe and analyze deviant behaviour and crime in Canadian society. Beginning with an historical overview, this course situates deviant and/or criminal behaviour within specific cultural settings. A wide range of theoretical approaches within the social sciences will be examined, and resolutions will be reached regarding the most appropriate model(s) for understanding a variety of human behaviours from rape to drug use.

305-CXH-03                1-2-3   2 cr.
Stress and Personal Happiness

This course will examine and analyze the problem of stress as a major issue in contemporary society. It will explore how stress affects an individual’s physical and psychological well-being and how it influences ones social interactions. The scientific approach of social science will be used to analyze stress and to reach conclusions concerning its positive and negative effects.

305-CXR-HR  2-1-3   2 cr.

Psychology of Sport and Exercise

The purpose of this course will be to explore mental preparation in sport and physical activity.  Specific topics will include goal setting, focusing, relaxation, imagery, cognitive restructuring and the psychology of sport injury. Topics will be discussed from the perspectives of athletes, coaches, and parents.  Students will be able to apply any or all of these topics to their own pursuits in sport, school, work and life.  This course is open to athletes and non-athletes.

Arts and Aesthetics

0013:  To appreciate different forms of art issuing from aesthetic practice

504-CWG-03              2-1-3   2 cr.
Cinema: Becoming a Critic

The object of this course is the formation and development of sound critical judgment and insight in determining the value of cinema. Focus is placed on the appreciation of the process of film-making and in becoming a film critic. This course examines the various genres of cinema and the cinematic techniques employed for effective film making.

504-CWJ-03               2-1-3   2 cr.
Visions: Canadian Art

Students discover the rich heritage of Canadian art through the works that have been created by Canadians in the Canadian environment. Looking at the role of art in English, Native and French Canadian cultures, they explore such art forms as painting, sculpture, crafts, photography and drawing.

504-CWK-03               2-1-3   2 cr.
Gallery Tours: The Art Around Us

Students are introduced to the rich resources of the galleries, museums and the monuments of the National Capital Region by visiting, viewing and discussing the various forms of art available there. They explore the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Civilization, the National Archives, the Art Bank, Canada Council, the Canadian War Museum, the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Carleton University Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of Caricature and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, among others. They also explore sculpture and domestic, religious, government and commercial buildings.

504-CWL-03               2-1-3   2 cr.
Women’s Art in Canada

Students discover art produced by women in Canada. Exploring such art forms as painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and crafts, they look at the changing role of women’s art in Canada from the 17th century to present.

504-CWM-03              2-1-3   2 cr.
Musical Instruments and Creativity

This course will explore the fascinating world of music and musical instruments. The following topics will be examined and discussed: the way musical instruments evolved throughout the ages, how they were conceived, the way they are built, their use in different cultures and musical trends, and great musicians and composers. Focus will be placed on the creative interaction between musicians and musical instruments, from primitive drums to making music with computers.

504-A04-HR               2-1-3   2 cr.
Gendered Images in the History of Art

Students will be introduced to the various forms in which men and women have been depicted in art fromAncient times to modern day. They will learn how the evolution of artistic styles and ideas contributed to current depictions of the human form. Finally, they will come to understand how past portrayals of men and women have affected contemporary opinions about gender at the time; in the end, creating a new artistic and social dialogue on sex in society.

504-A05-HR               2-1-3   2 cr.
But, is it Art?

This course will examine contemporary issues in the art world. From the beginning of the twentieth century art began to change drastically, new mediums and messages popped up and continued to evolve in drastic and dramatic ways for the next hundred years. The eternal question "what is art?" will be explored throughout the semester as students are faced with more extreme themes and materials. From monumental earth art, to controversial street art, to a disturbing use of human bodies and fluids, has the art world reached an epitome of greatness, or has it lost its societal value?

504-A06-HR                      2-1-3        2 cr.

First People Art: Representation Matters

This course will explore the history and art of First Peoples communities from across Canada. Students will learn about the different types of art and artifacts created before and after colonization, as well as studying images of first nations’ people created by outsiders. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to identify differences in the art of many first nations’ communities, understand the changes in their post-colonization art, and discuss the sometimes controversial images of First Peoples created by Canadians of European descent.

0014:  To realize an artistic production.

504-A02-HR               2-1-3   2 cr.
Drama Production

This course focuses on the details that come into play when mounting a theatrical production, and will culminate in the production of a full-length play at some point in the school year.  Students have the choice of participating in backstage production or acting in a role, and will receive directed practice and technical instruction in all areas of theatrical production, including auditioning, script analysis, individual character work,voice and movement, the handling and creation of props and costumes, and the completion of basic production tasks related to mounting a theatrical performance.

504-CXA-03                1-2-3   2 cr.
Introduction to Drawing

Students learn the basics of drawing. No special skills are required; this is a hands-on course. This introduction acquaints students not only with the technical aspects of the medium but more importantly, the artistic process. The course begins slowly in a carefully supervised studio setting. This is a course for all where students gain an awareness and appreciation of the discipline.

504-CXB-03                1-2-3   2 cr.
Introduction to Sculpture

Students without any formal skills or prior experience in art can explore various media in a carefully supervised studio setting. They learn to create objects in three dimensions. This course is designed to acquaint the non-art student with the basic methods of three-dimensional composition, modeling, carving and construction.

504-CXC-03                1-2-3   2 cr.
Creative Writing

Students will explore the process of creative writing in the genres of poetry and prose. They will participate in workshops designed to provide feedback and direction in their poems and stories. Various writing exercises will be set to broaden the students approaches to writing and to develop more fully each students individual writing talents and skills. Students will gain a deeper understanding of creative expression and an appreciation for the role of the artist in society.

504-CXD-03                1-2-3   2 cr.
Theatre Workshop

Students discover the fun and excitement of behind the scenes play production. Students experience the world of theatre, dramatic representation and stagecraft through the selection, production and performance of a short play.

Modern Languages

000Z:  To master basic communication in a modern language

607-CWA-03               2-1-3   2 cr.
Spanish I

Introductory course which covers the basic requirements to understand and communicate with Hispanics. Basic oral and written comprehension as well as basic oral and written expression are mastered.  Students who are fluent in Spanish will not be permitted to enroll in this course.

613-A01-HR   2-1-3 2 cr.


This course is an elementary Mandarin language course.  No background in Mandarin is required.  It will focus on appropriate elementary level vocabulary and will emphasize developing basic oral communication in situational contexts.

0010:  To communicate on familiar topics in a modern language

607-CXA-03    2-1-3   2 cr.
Spanish II

This course is offered to students who have acquired the basic skills of communication in Spanish (Level I). The focus is now on more complex communication. Students improve their vocabulary and grammatical skills

Contemporary Issues

0021L:  Consider contemporary issues from a cross-disciplinary perspective.

365-F02-HR    2-1-3   2 cr.

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring offers a cross-disciplinary perspective to education. The course focuses on education as a dialogue between disciplines that builds on strengths, taps diversity and provides a safe environment to transfer knowledge, skills and abilities. The life-long learning skills in the course demonstrate how peer mentors can assist all students in achieving academic success: this includes ESL, First Nations, special needs and/or mature students.

365-F08-HR                2-1-3   2 cr.

Food, Justice, and a Healthy Future for All

What are the health, environmental and political consequences of the food we eat?  What options do we have to change the status quo?  In this course, we will explore a variety of pathways toward a more sustainable future, such as climate-smart agriculture, food justice, planetary health diets, and Indigenous food sovereignty.  This is a hands-on course that involves growing, cooking, and tasting wild and cultivated foods.

365-F04-HR                2-1-3   2 cr. 

Simple Healthy Cooking on a Budget

This course provides students with essential knowledge and skills to create healthy, delicious meals and snacks based on recommendations of the Canadian Food Guide. Each week, with the assistance of a professional Chef, students will learn to cook a meal using simple ingredients and techniques. The course will focus on using easy to adapt techniques, fresh & seasonal ingredients when possible, smart shopping & cooking on a budget, as well as meal planning for the busy student lifestyle. Through discussions and demonstrations students will learn about the important connection between the food we eat and our overall health and well-being.

365-F05-HR      2-1-3   2 cr.

Truths and Lies: The Real First Peoples of Canada

Who were, and are, the First Peoples of Canada? This course will seek to dispel common myths that are still prevalent in today’s society about Canada’s indigenous populations. Some of the main issues to be considered in this course will include the debates surrounding cultural appropriation and stereotyping in popular culture and art, current First Nations activism, and the missing and murdered women inquiry. This class will make you more aware of the effects of widespread miseducation about these cultures.

0021M: Deal with a contemporary issue from a cross-disciplinary perspective

365-F06-HR      2-1-3   2 cr.     (0021M)

Understanding Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation

Canada’s colonial past remains unreconciled, the consequences of which linger and persist to our collective detriment. Let’s learn the truth about this past, and let’s work towards reconciliation both in the classroom and beyond.

Peer Mentoring II

365-F07-HR         2-1-3   2 cr.

Building upon the training objectives of the certified Level 1 Peer Mentoring Program, Peer Mentoring Level II continues to offer a cross-disciplinary perspective to education.   It continues to emphasize how diverse learning experiences can help students explore the relevant links between disciplines.  Peer Mentoring II invites tutors from different programs to evolve into a team that can offer innovative solutions to problem-solving for both students and Level I tutors.  The essential skills to think and read critically, to write and discuss effectively come together as experienced tutors examine the subject of student success.