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Academic Courses
All VIU 100 level courses are available for sponsorship for the 2021-2022 school year. See Mrs Larkin for more information and please review course options using the VIU search tool. 

Face to Face courses being offered at PR VIU campus:

Fall 2021 -VIU Course Offerings and Descriptions 2021-2022 

  • English 115, Mon/ Wed 10-11:30 am, Zora Soprovich
  • Psychology 111, Wed 6:00-7:00 pm, Marla Morden
  • Sociology 111, Mon 1-4 pm, Vicki Nygaard (by video-conference)

Spring 2022 - Spring 2022 course options with descriptions

  • Criminology 101, Thurs 5-8 pm, Goksel Demir (by video-conference)
  • English 125, Mon/ Wed 10-11:30 am, Zora Soprovich
  • English 115, Tues 4:30-7:30 pm, Feb 1-May 11, Zora Soprovich
  • Psychology 112, Wed 6:00-7:00 pm, Marla Morden
  • Sociology 112, Tues 1-4 pm, Michael Lait

Online Business Courses through VIU Fall 2021:   Business Fall 2021

Synchronous (real time learning) through VIU:

Intro to Poetry F21D01
Sept-Dec Tuesdays 17:30-20:30

Fiction S22D01
Jan-April Tuesday 17:30-20:20


Eng 115 University Writing & Research  
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  
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  
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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.

VIU Business Computer Applications QUME 185  This 1st year university course on the Brooks campus earns you 3 Vancouver Island University first year degree credits & 4 grade 12 credits. This course is one course in a student's course load. Learn complex Microsoft Office document techniques using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. The course is sponsored by SD47, which includes books. Credit for this course transfers to other BC universities as credit for a first year Business or Computer Science degree course. Apply for this course thru Mr. Palm & Mrs. Hutchings. Prerequisites: Business Computer Applications 12, English 11, Foundations Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11.

Dual Credit Academic Courses NIC
New this year is a partnership between SD47 and North Island College. This partnership is to provide students with additional transitioning opportunities. In order to register students must see Ms Larkin for a registration package. All application must run through Brooks for sponsorship to be valid. 
For all course offerings please review the NIC Dual Credit webpage.  

The timetable for the NIC 2021/2022 academic year has been released. There are different delivery options including face-to-face, digital and blended. Students who would like assistance with timetabling can book an appointment with an educational advisor here.

ABE courses through VIU

Adult Basic Education courses are available to graduated students wishing to upgrade or take an academic course that was not previously available to them. ABE courses are not dual credit, but are high school equivalency courses, these do count towards meeting entrance pre-requisites for post sec. SD47 can  support ABE courses through VIU, and the credits earned can support high school grad requirements. 

Fall 2021 Nanaimo timetable

Fall 2021 Timetable_.pdf