Our North Bay Campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities like the Harris Learning Library and the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre. Customize your learning experience in our Applied and Professional Studies, Arts and Science, and Education degree programs.
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:
100 College Drive
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450, ext.4200
Toll Free (within Ontario): 800.655.5154
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.
Interested in taking courses in the spring or summer? Below are the steps you need to take to begin or resume your studies at Nipissing University!
This course involves a pre-approved placement in an organization on a part time basis. Students are required to undertake a specific project with the organization and are required to write an in depth report on the outcomes of the project. For students in the BBA, this course may be credited towards stream electives if identified at the time of approval.
This course exposes students to archeological fieldwork methodologies and procedures, through hands-on collection and examination of material artifacts, including techniques for analysis and reporting of archeological findings. Students will have the opportunity to make a field trip to an excavation site.
Students examine the ecological requirements of important trees species in Ontario forests. Life history strategies; light, moisture and nutrient needs; and adaptations to stress, disturbance and competition are considered in relation to the physical, chemical and biotic characteristics of forest ecosystems and the management of forest resources.
This course offers students a one-week intensive, spring-time study of freshwater systems on the Nipissing University Alcan Environmental Research Preserve. Activities will include water and sediment sampling and analysis, aquatic community analyses, and instruction on study design and sampling methods. Data collected will be used to generate a major written report and public presentation. Each student will be required to pay the costs of transportation, accommodation, and meals associated with the field camp experience.
The basic elements of Spanish grammar are studied. Development of the four language skills: reading, listening-comprehension, writing and speaking.
This is a Dialogue course in which students will combine the study of film with an introduction to Hispanic culture. This course is also offered as FILM 2215
In this course, students will explore the history of art and visual representations from pre-history to the thirteenth century. Coursework will focus on the relationship between cultural objects and historical context and students will develop an understanding of the role of art in society and the field of Art History and Visual Studies. Additionally, students will develop writing skills in relation to art and visual methodologies. This course may be credited towards Classical Studies.
In this course, students explore the history of sexual diversity in human behaviour as represented in visual art, examining how sexuality, sexual pleasure and desire are constructed through political philosophies of social control. Representations of the ideal body within the art historical 'canon' are interrogated through a scholarly lens informed by feminist and queer studies, while culturally specific visual traditions of gender expression are analyzed in terms of religious, racial and class identity.
This is a Dialogue course in which students will combine the study of film with an introduction into Hispanic culture. This course is also offered as ESPA 2215.
Kid Media begins with the idea that mass media is a powerful and influential socialiser of children today. What is the nature of this influence? How has child development been transformed by the rise of mass media in the 20th century? What does the social media revolution mean for the 21st century child and their educators and caretakers? The course will place equal emphasis on critiquing the dangerous and discriminatory ideas that children learn through the media as well as explore the innovative possibilities being used by educators and childcare workers to engage children in ways that are healthy, meaningful and even exciting. Above all, the course will emphasize critical media literacy as an essential tool for anyone working with and caring for children. This course may be credited towards Child and Family Studies (Group 2).
How have art and representation been used both to marginalize groups and, conversely, to galvanize protest and resistance? Beginning with the ideological role that images and representation played in colonization, this course looks at how social injustice is often created and supported through traditional and modern visual arts. Paradoxically, art and representation have also been central to many social justice movements, forming a vital medium for imagining and instigating action for social change. This course may be credited towards a Major in Fine Arts (Art History and Visual Studies stream) and Social Welfare and Social Development.
How can sexuality be a historical subject? This course explores sexuality in aspects of Western history from the late sixteenth to the late twentieth century, taking into account norms, behaviour, and subjective experience. Particular focuses may include the role of sexuality in the European colonial enterprise, and the development of the modern concept of sexual identity. This course may be credited towards Gender Equality and Social Justice.
An individualized studies course in which a senior student conducts research in a topic not specifically covered in other courses, under the supervision of a faculty member with expertise in that area. Each student will be required to make oral presentations on their work to faculty and students at several seminar sessions held for this purpose, and to submit a final report, written in the format of a journal article. Normally restricted to honours mathematics students.
Students will take theoretical and applied will look at the sources of conflict, and consider what peaceful relations might mean in various contexts, from the family, to workplace, to relations between states. While unresolved conflict can lead to violence, conflict is not always a bad thing and if properly managed it can be a motivating force for building more just relations. However, it takes certain skills to effectively manage conflict in order to mitigate the negative effects it can create. Students will examine the methods of alternative dispute resolution needed to manage conflict in a variety of contexts.
This course expands upon the topics covered in PSYC 2906 by considering the perceptual processing that arises from the sensory input previously examined in PSYC 2906. The development of object perception, perceptual constancies, and distortions will be considered. The psychological procedures, from classical methods to modern signal detection concepts and techniques used to study perceptual processing will also be evaluated. This course may be credited towards Science.
Psychological theories and research in educational psychology are introduced first and then their applications in teaching will be discussed. Topics typically discussed include physical growth, early experiences, language development, intellectual development, moral development, life-span development, sexual development, gender issues, learning theory, memory, cognitive processes, concept learning, problem solving, models of teaching, teaching objectives, attitudes, motivation, classroom discipline, IQ, special education, educational measurement and evaluation
Students will normally enrol in PSYC 3916 prior to enrolling in PSYC 3917. This course is intended for the advanced student interested in a particular topic of psychology. Students are required to carry out an independent research project resulting in a paper at the end of the course.
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 offers a sociological analysis of deviant behaviour and conformity in relation to social structure and processes. Topics covered include the social processes underlying change and resistance in relation to definitions of 'deviant' and 'normal,' and discussion of problems of control within the social system.
Students examine education as a complex social institution that is influenced by, and reflects, wider society as viewed through the lens of sociological theory. Students learn about how educational practices, policies, and norms are shaped by issues of inequality of opportunity, social mobility, reproduction of class, and education as an inherited advantage.
Students explore social issues related to the education system, from a sociological perspective. They study the social goals behind a formal education system, the influence of school structure, race and culture, gender, family influence, inequality of educational opportunity, and the relationship between teachers and students.
This course introduces students to descriptive and inferential statistics used in sociology, and computerized data analysis of large social data sets using SPSS (The Statistical Package for Social Sciences).
Through the development of attitudes and skills that promote success in higher education, students learn how to function effectively in the academic environment. Students examine and apply theory drawn from various disciplines and human development models to their academic, personal, and social growth. Topics include time management, critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, learning styles and study skills, research and library skills, communication and online skills, as well as academic and career planning.
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