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As of Friday, June 24, 2016, the Muskoka Campus was closed. All programs have been moved and are now offered at the North Bay Campus. Please direct any inquiries to:
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Tel: 705.474.3450, ext.4200
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The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
ACAD 1601 allows students to cultivate skill sets for effective academic writing at the intermediate level. With an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving through the writing process, students learn to discern, respond to, and write logical, compelling academic questions in clear, coherent prose. Readings, skill-specific writing assignments, writing workshops, seminars in information literacy, and instructor feedback provide a structure for the course, as students practice foundational skills in academic inquiry, argumentation, expression, research, and documentation. This course may count towards the Humanities breadth requirement.
This course provides a detailed treatment of the concepts and procedures involved in corporate external reporting. The focus is on asset recognition and measurement. Specific topics include: cash, current receivables, inventory, capital assets and amortization and intangibles. Students will be exposed to current accounting issues through the use of lectures and cases.
This course will explore the uses, limitations and methods of accounting information used in decision-making. Some topics introduced in ACCT 2146 will be explored in more detail as the basis for additional management concepts. Topics include joint costs, cost allocation, transfer pricing, decentralization and segment reporting, performance measurement, relevant costing, financial statement analysis, flexible budgeting and advanced capital budgeting techniques.
The course examines some basic mathematical principles and techniques and their application in economics. Topics include linear equations, systems of linear equations, mathematical functions, matrices, differential and integral calculus, optimization, mathematics of finance, linear programming, transportation models, and assignment models. This course is also offered as ECON 1127.
This course examines the legal rights and duties of buyers, sellers, employers and employees in Canadian law. Topics include contracts, insurance, negotiable instruments, business forms, property, and credit.
The course examines some basic statistical theories, concepts, methods and techniques, and their application in business. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, probability distributions, sampling, sampling distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. The course also incorporates the use of a popular software program to generate statistical information for analysis and interpretation. This course is also offered as ECON 2126.
The nature and problems of production management are analysed. Students are introduced to the organization and administration of manufacturing activities and the formal organizational structure of factories. The fundamentals of the production process: the continuity of manufacturing process, the production cycle, time and capacity utilization, plant layout, organizational and economic aspects of the technical preparation of production: product design, manufacturing methods; time standards; production planning and control. Administration of service activities, inventory control, quality control, preventive maintenance, production budget, cost and investment analysis.
This course examines the central decisions faced by managers and focuses on the financial and economic analysis required to guide those decision using qualitative and quantitative assessment techniques. Topics include evaluation of market competition, demand analysis and optimal pricing strategies, input procurement and inventory management, compensation systems, internal and external incentives faced by managers, short-term versus long-term decision-making, sustainability, game theory, uncertainty and risk analysis, and forecasting. This course includes the use of case studies. This course is also offered as ECON 3056.
This course will expose students to processes related to developing creative skills and habits. The course will also show students how to apply these new skills, personally and in team situations, in order to help innovate, improve, better, implement, enhance, increase, or strengthen a product, service, opportunity, or person.
This course focuses on the challenge of management in an international environment. The course aims to provide a general overview of the international business environment and the problems and challenges it presents. In addition, the course examines operational issues related to managing an organization with international interests, drawing on examples from both the private and public sectors.
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the areas of business policy and strategic planning. Through the use of cases, readings and lectures the course aims to provide an awareness of overall organizational goals, company capabilities and strategic environmental opportunities.
The course examines some basic mathematical principles and techniques and their application in economics. Topics include linear equations, systems of linear equations, mathematical functions, matrices, differential and integral calculus, optimization, mathematics of finance, linear programming, transportation models, and assignment models. This course is also offered as ADMN 1607.
The course examines some basic statistical theories, concepts, methods and techniques, and their application in economics. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, probability distributions, sampling, sampling distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. The course also incorporates the use of a popular software package to generate statistical information for analysis and interpretation. This course is also offered as ADMN 2606.
This course examines the central decisions faced by managers and focuses on the financial and economic analysis required to guide those decision using qualitative and quantitative assessment techniques. Topics include evaluation of market competition, demand analysis and optimal pricing strategies, input procurement and inventory management, compensation systems, internal and external incentives faced by managers, short-term versus long-term decision-making, sustainability, game theory, uncertainty and risk analysis, and forecasting. This course includes the use of case studies. This course is also offered as ADMN 3056.
The course applies theories in economics and finance to analyse problems and challenges that the international financial environment presents to financial managers. The management aspect of international financial corporations is emphasized. Topics include globalization and the multinational firm, the international monetary system, balance of payments, the market for exchange rates, international banking, equity markets, futures and options on foreign exchange, international portfolio management, foreign exchange management, foreign direct investment, international capital structure and the cost of capital, international capital budgeting, exports and imports, and international tax environment.
The short story is one of the most popular forms of modern fiction, and students examine texts from the genre's earliest days to recently published work. Considering a variety of authors, styles, and themes, students attend to changes in the form itself, and address ways that the short story conveys depth of human emotion and experience. This non-essay course is directed to students not majoring in English Studies and counts only as an elective. This course may not be credited towards a program in English Studies.
A basic theoretical framework for decision-making in financial management. Emphasis in this course is on financial planning, control, working capital management, short and intermediate term financing.
Exercices spécialisés: grammaire, vocabulaire, expression orale et composition française. Assimiler et utiliser des structures grammaticales plus complexes. Révision des verbes (particulièrement le passé composé). Faire le lien entre la grammaire, la langue parlée et la langue écrite. Discuter les arguments présentés et faire valoir ses propres opinions. Étude de roman canadien-français. Ce cours est un atout pour les étudiants(es) qui aimeraient tenter le test de bilinguisme.
Students will study a range of human rights issues related to gender and globalization. To achieve this end, they will first endeavour to make sense of the concept of globalization; this will necessitate a look at how globalization is structured, how it operates and how it conditions both local and global contexts. Students will investigate gender relations, processes, and human rights in the contexts of economic, legal, political, and/or cultural globalization. Specific topics may include the feminization of labour and poverty, sex work and trafficking, development and neoliberalism, militarization, migration, and social justice activism. This course may be credited towards Sociology and Political Science.
This course will focus on some aspect of European or World History. The content of this course will vary from year to year.
Topics include: introductory algebra and trigonometry, matrices and systems of linear equations, linear programming, descriptive statistics and elementary concepts of probability. This course is intended primarily for students in the Social Sciences and Professional Schools.
Students examine the role of marketing through the practical application of principles using high involvement learning tools such as case studies, video analyses, and a competitive marketing strategy simulation game accompanied with extensive class discussions and presentations. Students will have the opportunity to extend their theoretical knowledge of marketing principles to realistic managerial decision-making scenarios.
This course is designed to introduce students to a number of theoretical and practical aspects of human behaviour and management in work organizations. Organizational behaviour is explored from several interrelated levels of analysis: the overall organization, the individual, groups, and interlinking processes. Topics covered include motivation, job design, leadership, organizational structure, and organizational change.
This course introduces students to the recruitment and selection of employees who will contribute to the success of organizations. Issues with respect to recruitment and selection are examined from legal, ethical, technical and strategic perspectives.
This course provides students with an understanding of the processes, issues, and techniques involved in developing and administering a compensation system. The course covers such topics as legislation, needs analysis, wage and salary administration, job evaluation techniques, employee benefits, and pay equity.
This course introduces students to the broad and ever-changing field of occupational health and safety. The course will focus on the technical, legislative, political and personal issues associated with the effective management of occupational health and safety concerns in contemporary Canadian organizations. Major topics will include the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, accident prevention programming, psychological health and stress.
Understanding computer technology, information generating systems and quantitative methodology have become essential tools in modern human resources management. This course will introduce students to the fast growing field of human resources information systems and include practice with major HRM information systems software packages.
Negotiating International Agreements is a negotiation methods course featuring interest-based negotiation. The overall objective is for students to gain a general foundation and the skills to be effective international negotiators in the context of multi-party, multi-issue cross-cultural environments. There is an emphasis on team negotiation including preparation, proper conduct at the table, and the importance of understanding the cultural environment.
This course examines each of the major creative arts in terms of the psychology of perception, cognition, and emotion, as well as the biological and evolutionary bases for some aspects of the aesthetic experience and art appreciation. Specific, exemplary artworks are presented and discussed. The relationship of the sciences to the traditional arts is also investigated.
The psychological aspects of the criminal justice system are evaluated with a focus on the role of psychologists and social science research. Topics include the psychology of policing, investigations, eyewitness evidence, sentencing, and institutional care as well as other topics of interest. Students are expected to present research on a specific topic and to engage in some practicum experiences.
This course critically examines motivation in human beings and animals. Theories and research related to motivation will be discussed. General topics include behavioural, instinctual, physiological, and cognitive aspects of motivation, the impact of emotion on motivation, and motivational systems.
This course explores the importance of timely and reliable internal and external information to management of both profit and not-for-profit sector organizations. Processes for evaluating and controlling information are explored. The evaluation and design of new and updated computer-based management information systems (MIS) are covered. Other major topics include feasibility studies, information systems analysis and design, data bases, networking, LANs, and information resource planning. The course looks at how information systems can be evaluated, designed, and modified in both smaller and larger organizations. A combination of cases, lectures, and hands-on applications comprises the main methods of instruction. ADMN 3116 is recommended prior to taking this course.
Reflective Practice is designed to encourage participants to explore their own teaching philosophy and to connect it with their teaching practice. Strategies such as critical reflection and personal journal writing will be utilized as examples of building and sustaining reflection in teaching, planning and practice.
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of methods of educational research. .
The purpose of this course is to examine the legal environment of elementary and secondary schools, including constitutional rights, statutory mandates, and legislative control. To study the major areas of school law, students will investigate statutes, case law, and education policies that are related to the duties and responsibilities of teachers and others involved in education. Topics of discussion will include policy development, tort liability, and the impact of law on the context of teaching.
The Research Project will consist of library-based research. Students will develop a research question or problem based on an issue or concern of interest to them, conduct a thorough literature research on the topic, write up their findings, conclusions, and recommendations, and present their paper to their peers. Student evauluation within the course is Pass/Fail and the intention is that the course will be completed within one academic term.
It has been said that the more things change the more they stay the same. What philosophical and empirical theories underpin current understandings of education? In what ways does an educational theory inform curriculum and leadership development? Such questions will form the basis for discussion.
Participants investigate topics related to environmental and sustainability education including: theoretical and historical foundations and practical applications; the importance of environmental sustainability education in formal and informal education; effective teaching and learning strategies; and identified local/global environmental concerns. Participants explore issues associated with implementing environmental and sustainability education for a diverse range of learners, and consider the ways in which the principles and practices of environmental sustainability can inform educational sustainability.
In this course personal narratives of experience will be explored as they pertain to the study of curriculum development, educational research, and teacher transformation. Personal story, life history, and their connection to professional practice and research will form the basis of the course along with appropriate readings.
This course is designed to develop an awareness of the principles of effective inter and intra group relations and of the various roles and functions of group leaders.
This course will explore emergent and early literacy, examining theoretical and practical issues related to the teaching of reading and writing at the primary levels.
Readings in Special Education will provide students with the opportunity to read and discuss a broad selection of literature in Special Education. The intention of this course is to create a rich and deep understanding of the literature in the students' individual areas of interest, areas in which they are planning their thesis or major paper research. The students' reading will not be restricted to the literature relevant to their theses or major papers, but rather will draw broadly from the general topic areas.
In this course a wide variety of qualitative research approaches such as ethnography, grounded theory, action research, case study, phenomenology, narrative inquiry and arts-based research will be examined. Students will discuss and practice methods that support these approaches such as conducting various types of interviews, observation, note-taking, keeping a journal, annuals, chronicles, conversation, photos, and artistic representation.
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