# Course List

PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCE: DEC 200.PR### LEGEND:

## 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:

- Understand and describe the characteristics of a function in written notation or in a graph format
- Understand the concepts of a limit and one-sided limits, continuity, and differentiability
- Apply the rules and the techniques of differentiation
- Use derivatives and related notions to analyze the variations of a function and draw its graph
- 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-PRA-TV INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

**Course description:**

Coming soon!

###### 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

## 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

###### 101-250- TV GENERAL BIOLOGY II

**Course description:**

Coming soon!

###### 203-EPH-TV PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS

**Course description:**

Coming soon!

###### 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.