COURSE LIST - GENERAL SOCIAL SCIENCE

PROGRAM CODE: 300.GE

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SEMESTER 1

603-101-MQ INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE ENGLISH

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to analyze and produce various forms of discourse.

Competencies to be developed are:

  • To identify the characteristics and functions of the components of literary texts
  • To determine the organizations of facts and arguments of a given literary text
  • To prepare ideas and strategies for a projected discourse
  • To explicate a discourse
  • To edit the discourse

All competencies lead to the production of an approximately 750-word essay.

345-101-MQ KNOWLEDGE

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to apply a logical and analytical process of thinking to how knowledge is organized and used.

Competencies to be developed are:

  • To recognize the basic elements of a field of knowledge
  • To define the modes of organizations and utilization of a field of knowledge
  • To situate a field of knowledge within its historical context
  • To organize the main components into coherent patterns
  • To produce a synthesis of the main components

 

602-100-MQ BASIC FRENCH

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to apply basic concepts for communicating in standard French.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Writing and revising a simple text
  • Understanding the meaning of a simple text
  • Conveying a simple oral message
  • Understanding the meaning of a simple oral message

 

109-101-MQ PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to analyze one’s physical activity from the perspective of trends in health relating to lifestyle choices.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Establishing the relationship between one’s lifestyle habits and their health
  • Being physically active in a manner that promotes good health
  • Recognizing one’s needs, abilities, and motivational factors with respect to regular and sufficient physical activity
  • To propose physical activities and nutritional guidance that promote a healthy lifestyle

 

350-100-TV INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Course description:

Students will learn about the foundations of human behavior and mental processes by demonstrating the contribution of psychology to the understanding of human beings, distinguishing the main perspectives, the main schools of thought and their proponents, and the methodology used in the field of psychology. This course will also enable the student to describe the biological, cognitive, and affective processes that underlie human behavior, to demonstrate the adaptation process of individuals to their environment, and to interpret various patterns of human behavior using concepts and theories related to the field of psychology.

330-200-TV HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

Course description:

This course teaches students to recognize, from a historical perspective, the fundamental characteristics of Western civilization. Course topics include the origins and development of Western civilization, documents used in the history of Western civilization (archival document, map, chart, treaty, notarial act, etc.), events, eras, and key figures in relation to the development of Western civilization, and various viewpoints as they relate to specific historical events.

320-100-TV INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Course description:

Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth. In this course, we examine the powerful Earth systems that influence our lives and the many ways that humans impact those systems. Our goal is to understand the broad Earth processes that allow life to exist on this planet. By studying the land, air, water, the sun, and ecosystems, we take the perspective of physical geographers, hoping to gain an appreciation for the natural world. This is a crucial first step to situate ourselves in relation to our environment; with this knowledge, we will be ready to shift our focus and take a more personal look at how our lives are intertwined with these natural systems; in the follow-up course (320-300-TV) we’ll be ready to examine how our lifestyle is governed by them, but also how our individual and collective actions leave significant impacts on the health of the natural world. The study of Earth and its environment is more crucial than ever; as the human population increases, accompanied by powerful technology, we see many dramatic and harmful changes to our natural world. Through understanding and appreciation, we will change the way we see the environment upon which we depend, and discover a path towards living sustainably.

385-100-TV INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS

Course description:

This course introduces students to the major questions, theoretical as well as methodological debates, and approaches in the study of politics. It aims to provide students with an understanding of political analysis, government systems and institutions, legislative systems, political and economic development, state formation, democratization and regime change, contentious politics as well as electoral and party systems.

SEMESTER 2

603-102-MQ LITERARY GENRES

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to apply a critical approach to literary genres.

Competencies to be developed are:

  • To distinguish genres of literary texts
  • To recognize the use of literary conventions within a specific genre
  • To situate work within its historical and literary period
  • To explicate a discourse and representative of a literary genre
  • To edit the discourse

All competencies lead to the effective presentation of an approximately 1000 word integrated response to a text.

345-102-MQ WORLD VIEWS

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to apply a critical thought process to world views.

Competencies to be developed are:

  • To describe world views
  • To explain the major ideas, values, and implications of a worldview
  • To organize the ideas, values, and experiences of a worldview into coherent patterns
  • To compare world views
  • To convey the ideas, attitudes, and experiences of the societies or groups studied

 

109-102-MQ PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EFFECTIVENESS

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to improve one’s effectiveness when practicing physical activity.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Planning an approach to improve one’s effectiveness when practicing a physical activity
  • Using a planned approach to improve one’s physical health

 

305-XXX-TV COMPLEMENTARY I

Course Description: 

An elective course that compliments your program of study.

300-300-TV RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

Course description:

The aim of this course is to ensure that students are able to explain the characteristics of the scientific approach used in the social sciences, to identify a research problem, to select a research method and technique that correspond to the problem identified, to produce a data collection instrument based on the research method and technique selected, to analyze the data collected and to interpret the research results.

383-100-TV MACROECONOMICS

Course description:

This course explains the economic foundations of society and identifies the specific contribution of economics to the understanding of social organizations and provides a general explanation of a mixed-market economy vs. a free-market economy.

The course also teaches:

  • The major schools of thought in the field of economics
  • Discusses how to measure and interpret economic activity based on the main economic indicators, as part of the overall economic climate
  • Economic policies using a model of macroeconomic activity
  • How to establish links between economic theory and the current economic situation

 

350-200-TV DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Course description:

As a key player in the training of the special educators who will intervene with this client base, a thorough understanding of a child’s development will allow students to differentiate stages of child development, interpret reactions, and define maladjustment indications, manifestations, or adjustment issues according to the child’s age. Students will develop their capacity to evaluate the influence of interpersonal relations on a child’s development and will be able to identify foreseeable crises during their development. Students will be prepared to notice and describe behaviors, associate them with adjustment issues, and identify influencing factors in relation to the understanding of these issues.

387-100-TV INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Course description:

Through class discussions and debates, lectures, videos, and student research, this course will examine how individuals are shaped by society, its institutions, and the process of reaching mutually beneficial outcomes, despite individual differences. Students will discuss how society can flourish and endure when people and groups are so diverse, hold different values, likes, dislikes, and belief systems. The central concepts, methods, and theories of sociology, and renowned sociologists will also be covered. Learners will create a framework for our discussions on norms, values, and how they shape society and institutions. Culture, socialization, inequality, gender and health, crime, and the environment are among the topics covered.

SEMESTER 3

603-103-MQ LITERARY THEMES

Course Description: 

The general objective of this course is to enable the student to apply a critical approach to a literary theme. The student will study various examples in English literature in order to understand how well-known authors unify their works around themes.

Further, the student will be able to read various selections of unfamiliar literature, either fiction or non-fiction, and discuss them intelligibly in writing through the understanding of their themes.

By the end of this course, the student will apply their understanding of the theme by writing an analysis of a literary text (an approximately 1000 word paper.)

602-TVA-TV FRENCH FOR SPECIFIC PROGRAMS

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to apply basic concepts for communicating in the French language in relation to the student’s field of study.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Writing and revising a short text related to the student’s field of study
  • Understanding the meaning and characteristics of a text related to the student’s field of study
  • Conveying a simple oral message related to the student’s field of study
  • Understanding the meaning of a simple oral message related to the student’s field of study

 

305-XXX-TV COMPLEMENTARY II

Course Description: 

A second elective course that compliments your program of study.

360-100-TV QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

Course description:

Through the acquisition of basic statistical knowledge, by the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Situate the analysis of data, and more specifically its interpretation, within the scientific approach that is used in the social sciences
  • Present the data in satisfactory forms
  • Analyze data using various forms of measurement
  • Determine the nature and intensity of the link between variables
  • Estimate the parameters of a given population based on the corresponding statistics obtained from a sample

 

Choose three (3) of the following courses:

350-300-TV PSYCHOLOGY IN BUSINESS

Choose one.

350-301-TV THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEXUALITY

Course description:

Coming soon.

350-302-TV WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION

Course description:

Coming soon.

350-303-TV HELPING RELATIONSHIPS

Course description:

Coming soon.

385-300-TV GLOBAL POLITICS

Course description:

This course introduces students to the main theories, debates, and concepts used in the study of global politics. It aims to provide students with an understanding of what global politics is and how it shapes certain outcomes by drawing on the main theoretical approaches and real-life examples. The topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to, the main theories and ideologies of global politics, the meaning, scope and evolution of global politics, global actors and foreign policy, soft power, hard power, hegemony, foreign policy, global governance and international organizations, globalization and political economy and current global issues. The prerequisite for this course is 385-100-TV (Introduction to Politics)

385-301-TV LAW AND DEMOCRACY

Course description:

Coming soon.

385-302-TV LAWS, RIGHTS, AND FREEDOMS

Course description:

Coming soon.

320-300-TV ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Course description:

Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth. As a follow-up course to 320-100-TV (Introduction to Geography and the Environment), we take a more practical and personal approach to studying geography. We will redirect our attention from physical geography towards the synthesis of human-physical geography, examining environmental issues as they relate to human activity. Through this approach, we will gain a deeper appreciation of the relationship that we have to the natural world, and the impact we have on it. This is a project and activity-based course, and we will leverage the power of digital media to do this in a modern, interesting way. Each student will create a blog to document their assignments and we will use creative means (e.g.: drawing, photography, infographics) and several technological platforms (e.g. computers, smartphones, blogging, the internet, etc.) that allow us to produce multimedia content and communicate the results to a potentially wider audience. The study of Earth and its environment is more crucial than ever; as the human population continues to increase, we must take a more responsible approach to live in harmony with our natural resources and other living things that depend on them. This course should enhance our sensitivity to the subject, along with the discovery of simple solutions that steer us towards more sustainable lifestyles.

387- 300-TV CULTURE IN MEDIA

Course description:

Coming soon.

SEMESTER 4

603-TVE-TV ENGLISH ADAPTED TO PROGRAM

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to communicate in the forms of discourse appropriate to one or more fields of study, focusing on citation styles and preparing the student for university-level writing.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Identifying the forms of discourse appropriate to given fields of study
  • Recognizing the discursive frameworks appropriate to given fields of study
  • Analyze and succinctly explain the main ideas of an oral and written discourse

 

109-103-MQ PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND AUTONOMY

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to demonstrate one’s ability to assume responsibility for maintaining a healthy lifestyle through the continued practice of physical activity.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Planning a personal physical activity program
  • Combining the elements of a regular and sufficient practice of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle
  • Manage a personal physical activity program

 

345-TVH-TV CRITICAL THOUGHT APPLIED TO WORLD ISSUES

Course description:

The objective of this course is to apply a critical thought process to ethical issues relevant to the field of study.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Situating significant ethical issues within appropriate world views and fields of knowledge
  • explaining the major ideas, values, and social implications of ethical issues
  • organizing the ethical questions and their implications into coherent patterns
  • Debating ethical issues

 

350-400-TV ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

Course description:

The “Abnormal Psychology” course is designed to introduce students to the study of human behavioral disorders, or psychopathology. Topics include behaviors ranging from functional to dysfunctional, the principles of psychological assessment, and professionals who might be involved in the assessment process and the methods they use. A wide variety of behavioral disorders are described and case studies will be presented and interpreted as well as their recommended treatments.

385-404-TV GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Course description:

This course introduces students to the main debates in the study of globalization and international organizations. It is divided into two main sections: In the first section, we discuss the role of states, institutions, economic development, political economy, and globalization, in the second section, which is going to be covered after the mid-term, learners are introduced to the concept of international organizations and discusses their history and foundational purposes. The course then covers the main types of international organizations and goes over some well-known international organizations such as the WHO, EU, UN, and NATO. The course concludes with a discussion on the role of international organizations and their role in global governance.

300-400-TV INTEGRATION PROJECT

Course description:

In this final synthesis course, students will create an original and comprehensive project that recalls significant learning achievements from the program and applies their learning in new situations. Additionally, students will produce a final output, regularly evaluate their learning approach, and evaluate their final output.

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