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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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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 is designed to introduce and explore the fundamental principles and theoretical concepts of financial accounting and the practical tools utilized in the implementation of this theoretical framework. The student will be introduced to theories and the underlying usefulness of financial statements. The goal is to provide participants with the necessary skills to be able to prepare an analysis of a set of financial statements and be aware of what the issues are and what information should be communicated to the various users. Further, students will gain an appreciation for issues and theories that must be considered in the specialized areas such as revenue recognition, statement of cash flows, inventories, reporting and analyzing tangible and intangible operational assets short and long-term debt, and equity accounts. The nature of the modern business corporation is examined in some detail particularly with a view to understanding the issues related to communicating significant financial information. The student's overall understanding of financial accounting is synthesized through extensive study of the statement of changes in financial position and financial statement analysis.
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.
The role of decision-making in business is placed in the context of basic philosophical perspectives on ethical behaviour. Decision-making tools that reveal both ethical and profitable options are demonstrated, along with skills for formulating an organization's code of ethics. Topics such as downsizing, environmental abuse, community/societal responsibilities, government business relations, gender equality, the use of power, ethics in strategic planning, and cultural diversity are analysed and discussed from a managerial perspective. This course may be credited towards Social Welfare and Social Development.
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 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.
This course emphasizes strategy implementation as opposed to strategy formulation. Using techniques introduced in Business Strategy and Policy I, company wide objectives are established leading to the planning and implementation of departmental policies and activities. The challenges associated with implementing and consolidating firm-wide changes in direction and changes in departmental activities are explored from a variety of perspectives. Classes and assignments will feature group discussion, case studies and the submission of a major report. This course may be team-taught by faculty members in the School of Business and Economics.
The course investigates the evolution and physical properties of the universe as we know it. Topics examined include an historical overview of the role of astronomy in the development of the physical sciences, current theories on cosmology, the evolution of galaxies, star formation and structure, supernovae, pulsars, black holes, quasars and dark matter, and the solar system, including results of spacecraft exploration to eight of the nine planets. This course is designed for non-science programs or anyone with an interest in astronomy. The level of mathematics required will be limited to simple algebra. This course will have observing sessions where possible.
This course covers the basic principles of biology and prepares students for continued studies in biology and other sciences. BIOL 1911 cannot be credited towards any science program requirements.
This course provides a broad interdisciplinary overview of theories and research of human sexuality. Topics include sex research, sexual anatomy, sexual dysfunction, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual therapy.
Students examine the digestion and absorption of macronutrients and micronutrients and their effect on human health and disease. Students analyze the nutrients we consume in terms of their role in building the various tissues and organs of the human body from a biochemical perspective. Students evaluate sources of nutrition with emphasis placed on a comparison of plant and animal products.
This course examines how animals regulate physiological processes in order to survive. Evolution and function of physiological systems is studied with emphasis placed on their biochemistry. Adopting a comparative approach, this course examines advanced principles of physiology within the Animal Kingdom.
This course will provide an introduction to the immune system focusing on immune-related tissues/cells and the molecular aspects of immune response (including humoral and cell-mediated immune systems, antibody/antigen interactions, major histocompatibility complex, immunological tolerance, transplantation, and autoimmune disease).
This course covers the basic principles of chemistry and prepares students for continued studies in chemistry and other sciences
This course is intended for non-science students who are seeking a better understanding of the basic principles of general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry. The topics covered include an overview of organic functional groups, an introduction to the primary biomolecules and a survey of the major metabolic pathways. These subjects may be of particular interest to students with a nursing, physical education, or business background.
Students examine New Media, its core concepts and application to research. Students encounter aspects of digital literacy necessary to support the creation of broadly distributed digital resources. They also gain experience using contemporary tools in this process. Emphasis is placed on the demand for information delivery, using diverse media formats, across multiple operating platforms and digital devices. Students further their grasp of course topics through a series of related lab activities.
In the evolving world of new media, it is important that students extract information and meaning from large amounts of data. Students learn how to develop and apply programming skills in support of this objective. They also develop coding literacy skills to create interactive websites, read and explain the code structures and query data sources. Through a series of labs, students engage in hands-on activities that support critical course topics.
This course introduces physical security, privacy, capabilities and access lists, authentication mechanisms and formalisms. The course topics include: overview of system security, security methods and devices, memory protection, recovery management, secure operating systems, hardware/software redundancy.
Students study the major criminological theories of crime and criminal behaviour. The early history of the discipline of criminology and the classical criminological theories are examined, including the work of Beccaria, Lombroso and the Chicago school. Contemporary criminological theories are examined in depth, including Rational Choice, Trait, Social Structure, Socialization, Social Conflict and Integrated Theories. Criminological theories studied in class are applied to the explanation of different types of crime and criminal behaviour, including violent, property, white collar, organized, public order and terrorism. This course may be credited towards Sociology.
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.
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 traces the chronological development of literature in English read by children from the nostalgic farewell to the "Golden Age" represented by A.A. Milne, to the rise of "high fantasy" by authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, as well as poetry and picture books by authors and illustrators in the wider English-speaking world.
Through the in-class screenings of a variety of films from the late 1800s to the present, students explore the evolving construction and composition of image and sound, the shifts in approaches to acting and the varieties of narrative structure present in film.
This course covers the mathematics of capital. Topics include budgeting analysis, the capital structure of the firm, cost of capital, long-term financing, valuation of the firm and business failure.
The social history of Canada from New France to the twentieth century is examined using concepts such as gender, class, region and ethnicity. Family, religion, public health, crime and punishment, urban life, working class culture, education, social reform and domestic work are some of the topics examined.
American history is largely a debate over what it means to be American. Students engage this debate by studying the major events and themes of the American past and exploring how different groups accommodated the forces of change. Students consider how various peoples accepted and resisted institutional change, cultural and social development, and political evolution from Raleigh to Reagan, from colonies to Cold War.
This course will focus on some aspect of European or World History. The content of this course will vary from year to year.
The course will focus on some aspect of European or World History. The content of this course will vary from year to year. Topic: Summer: Intellectual and Cultural Theory of 19th Century Europe.
The content of this course may vary from year to year but will focus on some aspect of women's history in Europe and/or North America such as Women and Religion, Women and Science, Women and the French Revolution. This course may be credited towards Gender Equality and Social Justice.
This course focuses on some aspect of Canadian History. The content of this course varies from year to year.
Topics include: the real number system; algebra of functions; limits and continuity; inverse functions; differentiation; the intermediate value theorem; the mean value theorem; differentiation of transcendental functions; L'Hospital's rules; curve sketching; and applications of the derivative.
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.
Topics include functions, limits, continuity, basic differentiation, curve sketching, exponential and logarithmic functions and integration of simple functions. This course is intended for students in the Social Sciences and Professional Schools. Practical examples from these areas are included.
This course introduces students to the major concepts and foundations of the marketing discipline. Topics include market segmentation, positioning, forecasting, marketing information systems, product planning and development, product-mix strategies, pricing, distribution, and promotion. Instruction involves a combination of lecture, case study, and project-based formats.
This course will explore the behaviour (primarily decision-making) of consumers of services and products in both retail and commerical applications. The role of the consumer in product/service marketplace will be considered including the complex system of human needs, attitudes, motivation, decisions and behaviour.
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 considers the concepts, practices and major functions of personnel management as they relate to overall organizational goals and planning of the organization. Topics include historical foundations, forecasting human resources needs, recruitment and selection, orientation, compensation, training and development, counselling, performance appraisal, and industrial relations. In addition, contemporary issues such as employment equity and affirmative action are discussed.
Students are introduced to the management of human resources in an environment in which all or some employees belong to an organized group, such as a union or association. Topics include the economic, political and social contexts of industrial relations, private/public sector legislation, the union certification process, the collective bargaining process, and the dispute resolution process. A required component of the course will be that students take part in a bargaining simulation exercise.
This course exposes students to the complex field of corporate and product specific sustainability measures. We will explore metrics in all three pillars of sustainability (financial, environmental and social). We will show how important it is to dig deep into an organization?s operations and its value chain to truly understand how sustainable its practices and products are. Students will learn through theories, frameworks, and cases for measuring sustainability. We will investigate "good practices" of companies who have implemented sustainability measures and those who are struggling. Students will develop their own repertoire of tools and implementation strategies that can be utilized across industries and sectors to set up sustainability metrics that yield financial, social and environmental profit.
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.
This course considers the role of training and development in organizations. Students become familiar with the manner in which training and development is part of the human resource system of an organization; with the psychology of the learning process on which training is partially based; with the basics of needs analysis, program design and program evaluation.
This course considers the challenge of developing and changing organizations. The course critically assesses various principles and techniques used by organizations in assessing the need for change, implementation of change programs, including resistance to change, and evaluation of change efforts. The course makes extensive use of case study materials.
Is there life after bodily death? Can the human mind send and receive information without the normal senses? Is there extra-terrestrial life? This course examines paranormal topics such as ESP, psychokinesis, life after death, and UFO phenomena from a variety of perspectives: historical, philosophical, scientific, and psychological. Students discuss the function and critique of paranormal experiences within various religions; this may include indigenous traditions, Christianity, and new religious movements.
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. FINC 3116 is recommended prior to taking this course.
The purpose of this course is to discuss both the erosion of democracy in our education system and possibilities for its revitalization. The course will focus on theory and practice, and wherever possible the various components of the course will be examined within the context of Ontario. We will examine issues such as standardization, outcomes-based education, marketization of education, and the struggle for equity, diversity, and social justice in schools. The readings will focus on democratic and critical pedagogical theorists such as Dewey, Freire, Apple, McLaren, Giroux and others as well as leading Canadian Scholars.
This course engages participants in an examination of the meaning of instruction and supervision as they relate to the purposes of education within a democracy. Specifically, this course aims to: critically investigate conceptions of teaching, learning, and student engagement in a democratic context; examine models of supervision; and analyze connections between assumptions about education and diversity and teacher supervision.
Educational stakeholders are regularly asked to adjudicate conflicts concerning policies, procedures and outcomes. In this course participants will study the ethical, moral and value-laden aspects of educational decision-making.
This special topics course will examine in depth, for example, but not limited to, teaching practices, curriculum, research methods or emerging trends in education and related disciplines. The topical courses will be specific and not intended to replace any of the current MEd courses already available.
This course enables students to develop an understanding of current methodologies in arts-based research in the field of education, and become familiar with methods that foster the creation of artistic works as data for inclusion or representation in graduate research. Methodologies will include: Arts-based research, Arts-informed research, A/R/Tography and Image-based research. Methods will include: visual arts, performance, new media, popular art forms, poetry and fiction.
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