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 courses in Education (including field experiences) and courses in the subject area of the teaching specialization. Students also take 6 credits of free electives. For all teacher education programs, course sequencing is highly structured. For this reason, the advising information in this eCalendar section must be used in conjunction with the summary companion document (Program Overview) found at http://www.mcgill.ca/dise/progs/secscitech.

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 Ministry (Education). 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."

Note: Students entering this program from CEGEP or with Advanced Standing should have completed two biology courses, two chemistry courses, two math courses and two physics courses at the CEGEP level. Students entering from CEGEP 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.

Freshman Program - Basic Sciences

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 2018

    Instructors: Andrew Hendry, Elena Cristescu, Anna Hargreaves (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 2019

    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. Lab start the 2nd week of term.

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Mitchell Huot, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Ian Sydney Butler, Pallavi Sirjoosingh (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 2019

    Instructors: Laura Pavelka, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Pallavi Sirjoosingh, Mitchell Huot, Jean-Marc Gauthier (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 2018

    Instructors: Lars Sektnan, Sidney Trudeau (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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Sidney Trudeau, Jerome Fortier, Rebecca Patrias (Fall)

    • 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Corentin Perret-Gentil-dit-Maillard, Jonah Gaster (Fall)

    • 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 2018

    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 2019

    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 wave optics.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    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. Electromagnetic waves and geometrical optics.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Nikolaos Provatas (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, waves, and wave optics.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Kenneth J Ragan (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(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking PHYS 101, or who have taken 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 optics.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Michael Hilke (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 who have taken or are taking PHYS 102, or who have taken CEGEP objective 00US 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)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Sarah Wolfson, Susan Patricia Laver, Richard Cooper, Donetta Hines, Zachary Abram (Fall) Susan Patricia Laver (Winter)

    • 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 2018

    Instructors: Helal Dhali (Fall)

  • FRSL 101 Beginners French 1 (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-speaking environment. Short essays, cultural readings, mandatory lab practice.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Élisabeth Veilleux, Suzanne Pellerin, Alida Soucé, Marie Daudin, Marie-Claude Labbe, Marion Vergues, Christine Petcoff (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Placement test

    • Language laboratory and oral practice with a French monitor if available.

    • Placement test. No knowledge of French.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken FRSL 101D1/D2, FRSL 103, FRSL 104, or FRSL 105.

  • FRSL 102 Beginners French 2 (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-speaking environment. Short essays, cultural readings, mandatory lab practice.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Alida Soucé, Élisabeth Veilleux (Winter)

    • Language laboratory and oral practice with a French monitor if available.

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 101

  • FRSL 207D1 Elementary French 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : This two-term course uses a task-based approach to provide students with authentic materials related to Canadian culture and prepares them for real life communication. Therefore, class time will be mostly dedicated to the completion of communicative tasks which often rely on the use of technology (mobile apps, blogs and other online tools). This course tackles different topics that students can relate to in their personal, social and academic life, and provides a review and further training in elementary language structures to develop their communication skills and digital literacy in French.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Alida Soucé, Chantal Creck, Christine Petcoff (Fall)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Alida Soucé, Chantal Creck, Christine Petcoff (Winter)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Caroline Dault, Gabriel Michaud, Marcelle Florence Sedaminou, Marie-Claude Labbe (Fall)

    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory

    • Prerequisite(s): FRSL 207D1 and 207D2, or 208, or Placement test

    • 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 2019

    Instructors: Sandra Miller Sanchez, Gabriel Michaud, Caroline Dault, Marcelle Florence Sedaminou (Winter)

Required Courses (57 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Teresa Germano, Marcia Kennedy-Gaul, Donald Houston, Chloe Garcia, Diane Rinaldis (Fall) Stephen Peters (Winter)

    • Corequisite: EDFE 200

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. Secondary and B.Ed. K/Elem. students only

  • EDEC 215 English Exam for Teacher Certification

    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 2018

    Instructors: Jill Brook (Fall)

  • EDEC 233 Indigenous Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : An exploration of Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy, primarily in Canada but also world-wide. Consideration of the diverse social, cultural, linguistic, political, and pedagogical histories of Indigenous communities. Examines how a teacher's professional identity and practice can be influenced by an understanding of Indigenous knowledge and worldviews.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Janine Metallic (Fall) Janine Metallic (Winter)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Tino Bordonaro (Fall)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Corequisite: EDFE 254 or EDFE 254D1

    • Restrictions: Open to B.Ed. Sec and concurrent B.Sc. and B.Ed. students.

  • 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: George Milton (Fall) Ravinder Kumar Ravinder Kumar (Winter)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Constance Buki, Jason Lister (Fall)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Annie Savard (Winter)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Allison Gonsalves (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: 18 credits of university science courses at or above the 200 level

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEC 335

    • The course EDES 335 includes a $15 fee covering the cost of printing for the lab manual required by all students registered for the course. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period.

  • EDES 350 Classroom Practices (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 2018

    Instructors: James Howden, Constance Buki, Jason Lister (Fall)

  • 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: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Ying Syuan Huang (Fall) Anila Asghar (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDES 335

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

    • The course EDES 435 includes a $15 fee covering the cost of printing for the lab manual required by all students registered for the course. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period.

  • 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. 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Lisa Starr (Fall) Stephen Peters (Winter)

    • 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 : Supervised student teaching. 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • 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 Internships & Student Affairs Office website http://www.mcgill.ca/isa.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Lisa Starr (Fall)

  • EDFE 451 Fourth Field Experience (Secondary) (7 credits)

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

    Overview

    Student Teaching : 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, dates, duration and responsibilities as outlined on the Office of Student Teaching website http://www.mcgill.ca/ost.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Lisa Starr (Fall) Lisa Starr (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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Scott Conrod (Fall) Scott Conrod (Winter)

  • 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Gus Appignanesi (Fall) Camelia Birlean, Marian Jazvac Martek (Winter)

  • EDPI 309 Diverse Learners (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Inclusion debates; review of the evolution of the history of inclusive education; models of development ( eco-systemic models); characteristics, teaching practices; teachers' roles in inclusive classrooms. Overview of characteristics, causes, needs, and teaching strategies for diverse and exceptional students, teaching and learning for differences in intellectual, emotional, behavioural, sensory, physical and learning domains found in effective inclusive classrooms. Working with families.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: David Hoida (Fall) David Hoida (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. and Concurrent students only.

    • Offered through Continuing Education or Summer Studies.

    • Prerequisite: EDPI 341

  • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schools (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Developing, planning, implementing and evaluating effective learning programs for diverse learners, and consideration of their more general applicability. Adapting curriculum and instruction for learners with varying abilities, learning styles, and needs. Collaboration with students, families, and other educators (or stakeholders) in the instructional process. Application of adaptations at the classroom and school level for all students in inclusive schools.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Maria Di Stasio, Gus Appignanesi (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. students only

    • Also offered through Continuing Education.

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 300.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits selected as described below:

Equity Education

3 credits from:

  • EDEC 248 Equity and Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Introduction to and exploration of contemporary issues and theories about equity in education and society in Quebec/Canada from a range of perspectives, including the historical, political, social, and economic. Provides learning opportunities for future educators to critically reflect upon and engage with equity issues and concerns in relation to schooling, including the exploration of classroom resources and activities that foster anti-racism, anti-oppression and intercultural approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Ratna Ghosh (Fall) Shaheen Shariff, Ratna Ghosh (Winter)

    • Restriction: Students who have taken or are taking EDEC 249 or EDEC 233 cannot take this course for credit.

  • 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 2018

    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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Boyd Eric White (Fall) Boyd Eric White (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EDER 400. Students who have taken or are taking EDEC 261 cannot take this course for credit.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EDER 398. Students who have taken or are taking EDEC 260 cannot take this course for credit.

Secondary Science and Technology (51 credits)

51 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

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

Required Courses (15 credits)

3 credits of Statistics:

  • 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: David B Wolfson, Abbas Khalili Mahmoudabadi (Fall) David B Wolfson (Winter)

    • 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/students/transfercredit for information regarding transfer credits for this course.

3 credits of History of Science:

  • EDTL 520 Perspectives on Knowledge in Mathematics and Science (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    EDTL : A variety of perspectives on construction of knowledge in mathematics and science and how the products of scientific and mathematical practices are shaped by broader social, cultural, and political forces.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Allison Gonsalves (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Students must have completed, with a grade of C or higher, a minimum of 24 credits in Mathematics and/or Science courses.

    • Restriction: Restricted to MATL Science & Technology, MATL Mathematics, B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technololgy and B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics students or by permission of instructor.

    • Not open to students who have taken EDEC 646 or EDEC 647.

3 credits of the Material World:

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Ashok K Kakkar (Winter)

3 credits of the Living World:

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Elena Cristescu, Andrea Miller-Nesbitt, Hans Carl Larsson, Graham Bell, Louis Lefebvre (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 1.5 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory and local field trip in week 1

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 111 or equivalent

3 credits of the Technological World:

  • EDTL 525 Teaching Science and Technology (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    EDTL : This course will build prospective teachersâ•Ž pedagogical knowledge and practices to teach principles of engineering and technical design, analysis of technical objects, and problem-based learning approaches to solve developmentally appropriate problems. Application of scientific concepts to technological solutions will also be emphasized to effectively integrate science and technology education.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): EDES 335 Teaching Secondary Science for B.Ed. Students only.

Core Complementary Courses (10 credits)

The Living World
3 credits from:

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Monique Zetka, Kenneth E M Hastings, Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe, Paul Lasko, Shelton Hendricks (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 112 or equivalent

    • Corequisite: CHEM 212 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 2019

    Instructors: Armando Jardim (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: LSCI 211 and FDSC 230 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

The Material World
3 credits from:

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Patanjali Kambhampati (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 213 Introductory Physical Chemistry 1: Thermodynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Thermodynamics. Topics include gas laws, kinetic theory of collisions, heat capacity, enthalpy, thermochemistry, bond energies, the entropy and free energy functions, absolute entropies, Maxwell relations and chemical and thermodynamic equilibrium states, phase rule and phase diagrams, ideal solutions, colligative properties, solubility, electrochemistry, Debye-Hückel Theory.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Amy Blum (Fall)

4 credits from:

  • 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Laura Pavelka, Danielle Vlaho, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall) Jean-Philip Lumb, Danielle Vlaho, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Mitchell Huot (Winter)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the BN Program

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

Complementary Courses (26 credits)

At least 9 of the 26 credits must be taken at the 300 level or above, distributed as follows:

- 3 to 15 credits from the Living World complementary list;
- 3 to 18 credits from Earth and Space complementary list;
- 3 to 18 credits from Earth and Space - Environment complementary list;
- 0 to 15 credits from the Material World complementary list;
- 3 to 12 credits from the Technological World complementary list.

Living World

Students select a minimum of 3 credits to a maximum of 15 credits from the following lists:

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 2019

    Instructors: Gary Brouhard (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 2019, Summer 2019

    Instructors: Nam Sung Moon, Laura Nilson, Tamara Western (Winter) David Dankort, David Hipfner (Summer)

    • Winter, Summer

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking LSCI 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 2018

    Instructors: Frieder Schöck, Nam Sung Moon (Fall)

  • 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Huanquan Zheng, Paul Harrison, Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe (Fall) Huanquan Zheng, Paul Harrison, Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe (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.sdicu [at] mcgill.ca. Specify your ID number as well as the term and two lab day preferences.

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Stephanie Weber, Monique Zetka (Winter)

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 2019

    Instructors: Anna Hargreaves, Rowan Barrett (Winter)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Hugues Plourde, Laura Plante (Fall)

    • 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 2018

    Instructors: Charlotte Usselman, Dennis Jensen (Fall)

  • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: 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 2018

    Instructors: Linda J Wykes, Mary Hendrickson (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 lectures

    • Corequisites: AEBI 202 or CEGEP Objective 00XU or FDSC 230 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 Metabolism and Human Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : This course looks at the importance of nutrition from the molecular to the organismal levels in human health and disease. The focus will be on the significance of nutrients in regulating metabolism, and impact of genotype in the metabolism of nutrients.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Luis Agellon, Linda J Wykes (Fall)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Melissa Vollrath, Phil Gold, Ann Wechsler, David S Ragsdale, Alvin Shrier, Erik Cook (Fall)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Melissa Vollrath, Ann Wechsler, Tomoko Takano, Michael R Guevara, Anne-Marie Lauzon, John H White (Winter)

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 2018

    Instructors: Neil Price, Gregor Fussmann, 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • 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: (virginie.millien [at] mcgill.ca).

    • This course is offered in the summer.

    • This course, given at the University’s Gault Nature Reserve in Mont St. Hilaire, has an additional fee of $430 which includes a hand lens, a textbook, handouts, lodging and supper each day.

  • BIOL 304 Evolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : A comprehensive introduction to evolutionary biology. It covers both short-term and long-term evolutionary processes. Topics include the history of life, the origin of species, adaptation, natural selection and sexual selection.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Graham Bell (Fall)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Rowan Barrett, Hans Carl Larsson, David M Green, Anthony Ricciardi, Andrew Hendry, Graham Bell, Virginie Millien (Winter)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Frederic Guichard (Fall)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Jennifer Sunday (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 2018

    Instructors: Simon Reader, Rowan Barrett, Anna Hargreaves (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.

    • This course has an additional fee of $586.73 which includes room and board and handouts. The Department of Biology subsidizes a portion of the cost for this activity.

  • BIOL 352 Dinosaur Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Using dinosaurs as exemplars, this course teaches aspects of comparative, functional, and developmental morphology, macroevolution, macroecology, and phylogenetic systematics. Lab dissections will explore vertebrate anatomy.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Hans Carl Larsson (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 215 or ENVR 202 or EPSC 233 or permission of instructor.

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Melissa McKinney (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: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Jeanne Paquette (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 hours lectures and one laboratory period

    • Prerequisite: EPSC 201 or EPSC 233 or ENVR 202 or permission of instructor

Earth and Space

Students select a minimum of 3 credits to a maximum of 18 credits from the following list:

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Andreas Zuend (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 2019

    Instructors: David N Straub (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: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Thomas Preston (Winter)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Frederic Fabry (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 2018

    Instructors: Man K Yau (Fall)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: George McCourt, Sylvie de Blois, Brian Leung, Nagissa Mahmoudi (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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Olivia Jensen (Fall) Olivia Jensen (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: Fall 2018

    Instructors: James Kirkpatrick (Fall)

    • 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 : Elementary crystallography, chemistry and identification of the principal rock-forming and ore minerals, in hand specimens and using optical microscopy. Demonstrations of other techniques applied to the identification of minerals and to the analysis of their composition and structure. Optional 2-day field trip.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Jeanne Paquette, Don Baker (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory

    • Prerequisite(s): CHEM 110 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

    • A nominal fee is charged to cover expenses of materials and supplies for identification kits (pen magnet, streak plate, hand lens and acid bottle) used to identify minerals during laboratory exercises.

    • Des frais seront prelevés pour couvrir l'usage des collections d'enseignement et les accessoires (loupe, aimant, bouteille d'acide chlorhydrique dilué, plaque de porcelaine) essentiels à l'identification des minéraux pendant les travaux pratiques.

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Kim Berlo (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 2018

    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 2018

    Instructors: Sarah Wörndle (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory

    • Restriction: Open to Engineering students only.

    • A nominal fee is charged to cover expenses of materials and supplies for identification kits (pen magnet, streak plate, hand lens and acid bottle) used to identify minerals during laboratory exercises.

    • Des frais seront prelevés pour couvrir l'usage des collections d'enseignement et les accessoires (loupe, aimant, bouteille d'acide chlorhydrique dilué, plaque de porcelaine) essentiels à l'identification des minéraux pendant les travaux pratiques.

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Jeanne Paquette (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 2018

    Instructors: Galen Halverson (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 2018

    Instructors: Yajing Liu (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures

    • Prerequisite: MATH 133 and MATH 222 or their equivalent.

  • 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: James Kirkpatrick (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lectures

    • Prerequisite(s): EPSC 320

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Bernhard Lehner, Peter Douglas (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 2018

    Instructors: Margaret Kalacska, Bruno Tremblay (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 2019

    Instructors: Bruno Tremblay (Winter)

  • 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: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Wayne H Pollard (Winter)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours

  • GEOG 321 Climatic Environments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : The earth-atmosphere system, radiation and energy balances. Surface-atmosphere exchange of energy, mass and momentum and related atmospheric processes on a local and regional scale. Introduction to measurement theory and practice in micrometeorology.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Ian Brett Strachan (Winter)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Nicolas Cowan (Fall)

Earth and Space - Environment

Students select a minimum of 3 credits to a maximum of 18 credits from the following list:

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Frederic Fabry, George McCourt, James W Fyles, Anthony Ricciardi, 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 2018

    Instructors: Kevin Manaugh, Madhav Govind Badami, Christopher Barrington-Leigh, Jeffrey Cardille, Geoffrey Garver (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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Julia Freeman, Gregory Matthew Mikkelson (Fall) Iwao Hirose, Ismael Vaccaro (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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Ismael Vaccaro (Fall) Jeffrey Cardille, Julia Freeman (Winter)

    • Fall - Downtown campus; Winter - Macdonald campus

    • Section 001: Downtown Campus

    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus

    • Restrictions: Restricted to U2 or higher

    • Prerequisite(s): Completion of U1 Required courses in Environment, or permission of instructor.

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Thomas C Meredith (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 2018

    Instructors: Gail L Chmura, Christian von Sperber (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 2019

    Instructors: Graham MacDonald (Winter)

    • 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: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Ian Brett Strachan, Nancy Ross (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 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 Winter 2013, GEOG 221/NRSC 221 will be taught on the downtown campus.

The Material World

Students select a maximum of 15 credits from the following list:

Note: Students who plan to teach Grade 11 Chemistry or Physics should select the maximum 15 credits from this list:

  • 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Karine Auclair, Danielle Vlaho, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall) Laura Pavelka, Nicolas Moitessier, Danielle Vlaho, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Mitchell Huot (Winter)

    • 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 267 Introductory Chemical Analysis (3 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. The laboratory component includes introductory experiments in analytical chemistry emphasizing classical and instrumental methods of quantitative analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Janine Mauzeroll, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Pallavi Sirjoosingh (Fall)

  • CHEM 273 Introductory Physical Chemistry 2: Kinetics and Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Kinetics: Transition State Theory, complex reactions, free-radical reactions, chain reactions, catalysis, reactions at surfaces, ionic effects of reactions in solution, photochemistry. Methods: physical chemistry laboratory, differential equations and linear algebra applied to physical chemistry, computation methods for data analysis and modeling

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Robin Stephanie Stein, Eric Russell McCalla (Winter)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Masad J Damha, James L Gleason (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 222, or permission of the instructor.

  • 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: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Eric Russell McCalla (Fall)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: David Bohle (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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Danielle Vlaho, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Mitchell Huot (Fall) Danielle Vlaho, 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Jeremy Macdonald, Dmitry Faifman (Fall)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Omur Erdinc Dagdeviren (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 2018

    Instructors: Keshav Dasgupta (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 2019

    Instructors: Robert Rutledge (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 2019

    Instructors: Matthew Adam Dobbs (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 2018

    Instructors: Hsin Cynthia Chiang (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 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 2018

    Instructors: Bradley Siwick (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 2019

    Instructors: Thomas Brunner (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • 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 2018

    Instructors: Brigitte Vachon (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 2019

    Instructors: Simon Caron-Huot (Winter)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: James M Cline (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 2019

    Instructors: Walter Reisner (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 2018

    Instructors: Robert Rutledge (Fall)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Guillaume Gervais (Winter)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Sang Yong Jeon (Winter)

  • PHYS 434 Optics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Fundamental concepts of optics, including applications and modern developments. Light propagation in media; geometric optics and optical instruments; polarization and coherence properties of light; interference and interferometry; diffraction theory and applications in spectrometry and imaging; Fourier optics; selected special topics such as holography, lasers, beam optics, photonic crystals, advanced spectroscopy, stellar interferometry, quantum optics.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lectures

    • Prerequisite: PHYS 342 or PHYS 352, or permission of the instructor

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Jack Childress (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 2018

    Instructors: Jack Childress (Fall)

  • PHYS 447 Applications of Quantum Mechanics (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 2019

    Instructors: Tamar Pereg-Barnea (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): PHYS 446

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHYS 436.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students in Honours Physics or in Joint Honours in Mathematics and Physics.

    • 1. Winter

    • 2. 3 hours lectures

The Technological World

Students select a minimum of 3 credits to a maximum of 12 credits from the following list:

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • 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 computer programming in a high level language: variables, expressions, primitive types, methods, conditionals, loops. Introduction to algorithms, data structures (arrays, strings), modular software design, libraries, file input/output, debugging, exception handling. Selected topics.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Giulia Alberini, Joseph P Vybihal (Fall)

    • 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: David Meger (Fall) Joseph P Vybihal (Winter)

  • 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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 2019

    Instructors: Christian Genest (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.

* 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.

Elective Courses (6 credits)

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