Course List

HEALTH SCIENCE: DEC 200.B0

Session 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
201-NYA-05 CALCULUS I

Course description:

This course situates the foundations of differential calculus within the pure and applied sciences and prepares students for the following courses: mechanics, physics, and integral calculus.

Cal I covers the conceptual foundations of differential calculus, including functions, variations of functions, limits, and the application of this information to concrete situations.

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and describe the characteristics of a function in written notation or in a graph format
  2. Understand the concepts of a limit and one-sided limits, continuity, and differentiability
  3. Apply the rules and the techniques of differentiation
  4. Use derivatives and related notions to analyze the variations of a function and draw its graph
  5. Resolve optimization and rate of change problems
202-NYA-05 GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Course description:

This course provides an introduction to analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and organic chemistry. It is the first of the two (2) general chemistry courses that are given at the CEGEP level. Although students will have encountered similar topics in a qualitative manner (in Secondary V Chemistry), they will now undertake a more complete study of these and other new topics with an emphasis placed on quantitative studies.

The course presents a modern model of the atom that integrates concepts from physics. It will present the periodic properties; the formation of chemical bonds; aspects of a molecular structure; and the forces established between molecules. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between what occurs, on the atomic level, and what is observed in the chemical and physical processes that are observed in the laboratory as well as in everyday life.

Additionally, students will develop problem-solving skills and be given many opportunities throughout the course to develop deductive reasoning. The laboratory component allows students to investigate and confirm properties of matter as well as develop common laboratory techniques for beginner-level scientists.

203-NYA-05 MECHANICS

Course description:

In this course, students learn:

  • To describe the translation and rotation motions of bodies
  • To apply the concepts and laws of dynamics to the analysis of the motions of bodies
  • To measure the amount of work and energy involved in simple situations
  • To apply the principles of conservation in mechanics
  • To verify, experimentally, a number of laws and principles of mechanics

Course contents:

  • Physics and measurement
  • Motion in one dimension
  • Vectors
  • Motion in two dimensions
  • The laws of motion
  • Circular motion
  • The energy of a system
  • Conservation of energy
  • Linear momentum and collisions
  • Rotation of a rigid object about a fixed axis
  • Angular momentum
  • Static equilibrium and elasticity

Session 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.

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
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
101-NYA-05 GENERAL BIOLOGY I

Course description:

Biology I is the first of two (2) biology courses that are offered in the Science DEC programs and is a required course for both the Health and Pure and Applied Science profiles.

General Biology I is designed to introduce students to the study of the living world. Students will become knowledgeable about bio‐molecules, the cell, genetics, evolution, and ecology.

Through discussions on these topics, students will be encouraged to recognize the relationship between structure and function. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to analyze the organization, functioning, and diversity of life forms.

Students in this course will make connections between biology and other science courses. As is the same in the other sciences, biology gathers and analyzes data using the scientific method. Living things are subject to the same laws that are explored in the majority of other science courses.

201-NYB-05 CALCULUS II

Course description:

This course establishes the basis of integral calculus and its application to concrete situations: calculating the area under a curve, calculating the surface and the volume of solids, and calculating the length of a portion of a curve.

Calculus II follows and relies heavily on the information covered in Calculus I. Integral Calculus (Cal II) consists of performing inverse operations of derivatives. It also provides certain mathematical tools that will become significant in future physics courses.

Upon the completion of this course, students with be able to:

  • Determine the indefinite integral of a function
  • Calculate limits of functions presented in indeterminate forms
  • Calculate definite and improper integrals of a function on an interval
  • Translate concrete problems in the form of a differential equation and resolve differential equations
  • Calculate volumes, areas, and lengths and construct graphic representations
  • Analyze the convergence of a series
202-NYB-05 CHEMISTRY OF SOLUTIONS

Course description:

This course delves deeper into the basic theories relating to the nature of matter in aquatic solutions through the analysis of their physical and chemical properties. Students will establish links between the phenomena and the fundamental concepts with models using approximations.

Additionally, students will (experimentally) verify theoretical models while establishing the limits and analyzing them to determine the causes of variation of the results obtained. The practical work makes the student criticize the results and estimate the degree of accuracy and reproducibility.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the colligative properties of solutions
  • Resolve problems related to the kinetics of reactions in solutions
  • Resolve the problems related to chemical equilibrium
  • Experimentally verify certain properties of solutions
  • Experimentally determine certain characteristics of reactions in solutions

Session 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.)

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 world view
  • To organize the ideas, values, and experiences of a world view 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
420-TVB-TV USE OF MICROCOMPUTER SOFTWARE

Course Description: 

This elective course approaches the novel technology of 3D printing with an interdisciplinary perspective and opens it up to all DEC program students at the College. The course aggregates several disciplines into one coherent learning experience by drawing on perspectives of:

  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • Physics
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • Biology

In today’s world, every field and every industry needs innovative thinkers that can make a difference. Inquiry-based learning is a 21st-century teaching and learning philosophy that requires students to not only be “problem solvers”, but “problem finders” as well. Instead of simply presenting established facts, teachers guide students to discover their worlds and how they could make it better. This is accomplished by posing questions, challenging the norm, and pushing the boundaries. Innovation is a keyword at the core of this philosophy.

No other technology, since the invention of the computer has the potential to positively impact education and learning as the 3D printer. 3D printers are now being used in practically every field. Learning how to use them is becoming as essential a skill as reading and writing.

From the medical field, automotive and aerospace industry, fashion, food, and architectures, 3D printers are becoming a regular on- the scene. Putting the world of 3D printing in the hands of students will help better prepare them to shape their world and be innovative in their field of choice.

This course, on the fundamentals of CAD design for rapid prototyping and 3D printing, provides all of the foundational knowledge necessary to bring the world of 3D printing to the students and start their journey to innovation in whichever field they choose to pursue.

201-NYC-05 LINEAR ALGEBRA

Course description:

In this course, students will learn:

  • To solve systems of linear equations using matrices
  • To develop matrix theory
  • To evaluate the determinant of a square matrix and to examine the relationship between the determinant and the inverse of a matrix
  • To examine two-dimensional and three-dimensional vector spaces from both an algebraic and a geometric perspective
  • To determine mathematical representations for lines and planes
  • To use vectors to solve geometric problems
  • To develop theoretical concepts of a vector space
203-NYB-05 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

Course description:

In this course students will learn:

  • To analyze situations in physics associated with static electric charge and electric currents
  • To analyze situations in physics associated with magnetism and magnetic induction
  • To apply the laws of electricity and magnetism
  • To verify experimentally a number of laws of electricity and magnetism

Course contents:

  • Electric fields
  • Gauss’s law
  • Electric potential
  • Capacitance and dielectrics
  • Current and resistance
  • Direct-current circuits
  • Magnetic fields
  • Sources of a magnetic field
  • Faraday’s law
  • Inductance
  • Alternating-current circuits
420-PRA-TV INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

Course description:

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101-250- TV GENERAL BIOLOGY II

Course description:

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Session 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
203-NYC-05 WAVES, OPTICS AND MODERN PHYSICS

Course description:

In this course students will learn:

  • To apply the basic principles of physics to the description of vibrations and waves and their transmission
  • To apply the laws of geometric optics
  • To apply the characteristics of waves to light phenomena
  • To analyze a number of situations using concepts of modern physics
  • To verify experimentally a number of laws and principles associated with waves, optics, and modern physics

Course contents:

  • Oscillatory motion
  • Wave motion
  • Sound waves
  • Superposition and standing waves
  • The nature of light, images, formation, wave optics, diffraction patterns, and polarization relativity
  • Introduction to quantum mechanics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Atomic physics
  • Nuclear structure
202-200-TV ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Course description:

This course introduces students to the basic principles of organic chemistry with an emphasis placed on nomenclature, stereochemistry, functional groups, and arrow-pushing reaction mechanisms. Additionally, simple functional group transformations through addition, elimination, and substitution reactions will be studied.

Throughout the course, students will be expected to apply their knowledge to deduce chemical structures and propose a synthesis for simple organic compounds.

The laboratory component will introduce students to many of the standard techniques (synthesis, isolation, and identification) used in organic chemistry. This course provides a foundation to understanding and appreciating the significance of organic molecules in the biochemistry of living systems.

360-200- TV INTEGRATION PROJECT

Course description:

This course is an extension of the comprehensive assessment that must be successfully completed in order to obtain a DEC in Science. By the end of the course, students will have demonstrated the integration of the general goals of the Science program.

Integration, in the context of this course, means to possess the ability to clearly make: connections between the elements of the student’s learning, to recombine knowledge in various ways, and to put them to use in order to adapt to new situations. To this end, students will be asked to propose, conduct and present a research project on a scientific theme of their choice.

The integration project is multidisciplinary in its approach and should take into account not only the specific components of the program but also, its components of general education as well.

The course is designed to support students throughout their independent projects by providing relevant theoretical guidance as the projects progress. The projects require students to draw on prior knowledge from previous courses as well as provides them with the opportunity to engage in personal, stimulating, and creative work in their chosen area of personal interest. The choice of a project should ultimately reflect the student’s learning goals throughout their DEC.

*For students who wish to complete their DEC in Pure and Applied Science, 101-200-TV and 202-200-TV must be replaced by two courses drawn from the following options:

 

201-ACL-TV CALCULUS III
201-ALA-TV ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA
201-DFE-TV DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
201-PRS-TV PROBABLITY AND STATISTICS
202-PCH-TV PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
203-EPH-TV ENGINEERING PHYSICS

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