VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY CREDIT COURSES (no pre-requisites required for these courses)
Eng 115 University Writing & Research (Fall Mon/Wed 9-10:30 and Spring Tue/Thur 5-6:30)
This course will provide an introduction to critical thinking and reading, academic writing, and research skills, consistent with the conditions and expectations you will encounter as a reader and writer at university.
Eng 125 Literature and Culture: Telling Stories on the West Coast (Spring Mon/Wed 9-10:30)
This course will provide an introduction to the concept of literary genres and explore the relation between literature and its historical and cultural contexts. It will offer a sampling of literature from coastal B.C. and beyond ranging from first nations myths to contemporary short stories, poetry, and novels.
Geog101 Environmental Geography (Spring Mon, 4-7pm)
An introduction to the Earth's biophysical processes and systems at a variety of scales, and the impact of human population and land use activities. Topics include energy and biogeochemical cycles, air pollution and climate change, resource consumption and waste, limits to growth, and sustainable land use practices. Successful solutions for sustainability are also highlighted.
Phil 212 Philosophy in Literature (Fall Mon 1-4pm)
A study of the works of several major figures in Existentialism and Phenomenology, including Heidegger, Arendt, Husserl, Nietzsche, Simone Weil and Camus. Some of the themes to be studied include freedom and transcendence, the phenomenological bases of action in the world, and a phenomenological understanding of evil.
Psych 111 Contemporary Psychology I (Fall Wed 4:30-7:30)
A survey of the current status of selected areas, emphasizing the scientific approach to the study of behaviour of humans and animals. Topics include physiology, sensation, perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, methodology, and introduction to statistics.
Psych 112 Contemporary Psychology II (Spring Wed 4:30-7:30)
A survey of the current status of selected areas, emphasizing the scientific approach to the study of behaviour of humans and animals. Topics include development, language and thought, personality assessment, intelligence, personality theory, adjustment, abnormal behaviour, therapies, and social behaviour.
Sociology 111 Introduction to Sociology (Fall Tues 1-4)
An introduction to the sociological understanding of society and an exploration of how social conditions and historical context shape the life chances of individuals and groups. Topics include theoretical perspectives, culture, socialization, groups and organizations, social structure, social class, inequality, deviance and social control, gender, race and ethnicity.
Sociology 112 Canadian Society in the Contemporary World (Spring Tues 1-4)
An introduction to Sociology through the study of Canadian society and its global context. In addition to theoretical perspectives, social class and inequality, topics may include education, family, religion, science and technology, environment, globalization, work, economy, politics, health and medicine, social movements and social change.
GLST 100 Global Studies: Through the Global Lens (Fall Tues 5-8)
An introduction to interdisciplinary learning offering different ways of seeing and explaining contemporary human experiences. Learners study diverse human experiences through the lenses of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science and Sociology. Possible topics: religion and world politics; refugees and human rights; cultural diversity; economic sectors and globalization; green consumerism.
** In order to get signed up for dual credit opportunities please see Ms Larkin or Mr Palm for a dual credit registration form.