Course List - Science DEC

DEC 200.B0

SESSION 1

603-101-MQ Introduction to College English

Hours: 60

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 components lead to the production of a 750 word essay.

345-101-MQ Knowledge

Hours: 60

Description:
The objective of this course is to apply a logical analytical process to hou knowledge is organized and used.
Competencies to be developed include:

  • To recognize the basic elements of a field of knowledge
  • To define the modes of organizations and utilization of a filed 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

Hours: 45

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

101-NYA-05 General Biology

Hours: 75

Description:
Biology I is the first of the biology courses offered in the science program. It is a required course of the science program. 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. Throughout the discussions of these topics, students will be encouraged to recognize the relationship between structure and function. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to analyze the organization, functioning and diversity of life forms . As 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 other science courses. As a student in this course you will make connections between biology and other science courses.

201-NYA-05 Calculus I

Hours: 75

Description:
This course establishes the foundations of differential calculus and its use in pure and applied science. It prepares students for the following courses; mechanics, physics and integral calculus. Calculus 1 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

Hours: 75

Description:
This course provides the first chemistry component of the two semester college level general chemistry program given at the CEGEP level. In the Science Program, it fulfils competencies 00UL.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 a strong quantitative bias. The course also 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 molecular structure, and the forces established between molecules. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between what occurs on the atomic level and what is observed in chemical and physical processes observed in the laboratory and in everyday life. Students will develop problem-solving skills and be given many opportunities throughout the course for deductive reasoning. The laboratory component will allow students to investigate and confirm properties of matter, as well as, develop common laboratory techniques. This course provides an introduction to Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.

SESSION 2

109-101-MQ Physical Activity and Health

Hours: 30

Description:
The objective of this course is to analyze one’s physical activity from the standpoint of a healthy lifestyle.
Competencies to be developed include:

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

603-102-MQ Literary Genres

Hours: 60

Description:
The objectives 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 a work within its historical and literary period
  • To explicate a discourse representative of a literary genre
  • To edit the discourse

All Competencies lead to the effective presentation of a 1000-word integrates response to a text.

602-TVA-TV French for Specific Programs

Hours: 45

Description:
The objective of this course is to apply basic concepts for communicating in French 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 tex 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

420-TVA-TV Computers in Contemporary Society

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203-NYA-05 Mechanics

Hours: 75

Description:
In this course students will learn

  • To describe 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 principals of conservation in mechanics.
  • To verify experimentally a number of laws and principles of mechanics.

Course content:
Physics and measurement, motion in one dimension, vectors, motion in two dimensions, the laws of motion, circular motion, 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

201-NYB-05 Calculus II

Hours: 75

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 differential calculus. Integral Calculus consists of performing inverse operations of derivatives. It provides
certain mathematical tools for physics course given concurrently.
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

Hours: 75

Description
This course goes deeper into the basic theories relating to the nature of matter in aquatic solutions through their physical and chemical properties. Student 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 the completions of this course, the students will be able to:

  • Analyze the colligative properties of solutions
  • Resolve problems related to 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

109-102-MQ Physical Activity and Effectiveness

Hours: 30

Description:
The objective of this course is to improve one’s effectiveness when practising a 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 effectiveness when practising a physical activity

603-103-MQ Literary Themes

Hours: 60h

Description:
The objectives of this course is to apply a critical approach to a literary theme.
Competencies to be developed are:

  • To recognize the treatment of a theme within a literary text
  • To situate a literary text within its cultural context
  • To detect the value system inherent in a literary text
  • To explicate a discourse from a thematic perspective
  • To edit the discourse

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

345-102-MQ World Views

Hours: 45

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

420-TVB-TV Use of Microcomputer Software

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101-200-TV* Multicelled Organisms

Hours: 75

Description:
Multicelled Organisms is the second of the biology courses offered in the science program. The course objectives are to introduce the fields of cell and molecular biology. After completing the course, students will be able to explain how current ideas and theories that have been developed by cell and molecular biologists to reveal the basic mechanisms by which cells and organisms function. Human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Selected topics in physiology will focus on: basic anatomical and directional terminology; fundamental concepts and principles of cell biology and cell physiology; tissues (histology); nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune and reproductive systems with emphasis on regulation of homeostasis; relationships between structure and function.

201-NYC-05 Linear Algebra

Hours: 75

Description:
The objectives of this course are:

  • 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/li>

203-NYC-05 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics

Hours: 75

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 content:
Oscillatory motion, Wave motion, Sound waves, Superposition and Standing waves,The nature of light, Image, formation, Wave optics, Diffraction patterns and polarization, Relativity, Introduction to quantum mechanics, Quantum mechanics, Atomic physics, Nuclear structure

SESSION 4

109-103-MQ Physical Activity and Autonomy

Hours: 30

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

603-TVE-TV English Adapted to Program

Hours: 60

Description:
The objective of this course is to communicate in the forms of discourse appropriate to one or more fields of study.

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
  • Explicating an oral and a written discourse

345-TVH-TV Critical Thought Applied to World Issues

Hours: 45

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, in 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 the ethical issues

202-200-TV* Organic Chemistry

Hours: 75

Description:
This course provides the basic principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on nomenclature, stereochemistry, functional groups, and arrow-pushing reaction mechanisms. Simple functional group transformations through addition, elimination and substitution reactions will be studied. Through this 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

101-250- TV General Biology II

Hours: 75

203-NYB-05 Electricity and Magnetism

Hours: 75

Description:
In this course students will learn:

  • To analyze situations in physics associated with static electric charge and electric current
  • 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 content:

Electric fields, Gauss’s law, Electric potential, Capacitance and dielectrics, Current and resistance, Direct-current circuits, Magnetic fields, Sources of magnetic field, Faraday’s law, Inductance, Alternating-current circuits

360-200- TV End of Studies Project

Hours: 75

Description:
This course is linked the Comprehensive Assessment that must be successfully completed as a requirement for obtaining the College diploma in Science. At the end of this course, the student will have demonstrated the integration of the general goals of the Science program. Integrationin this context means the ability to clearly make connections between elements of learning, to recombine them 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. This project will be multidisciplinary and will take into account not only the

specific components of the program, but also its components of general education. The course is designed to support the students in the course of their project by providing relevant theory and guidance as the project progresses. The project requires the student to draw on prior knowledge from previous courses and provides the opportunity to engage in personal, stimulating, and creative work in their chosen area of

personal interest. The choice of project should reflect the student’s learning goals.

*For students wishing to complete their DCS in Pure and Applied Science, 101-200-TV and 202-200-TV are replaced by two courses drawn from the following options :

201-ACL-TV Calculus III

Hours: 75

201-ALA-TV Advanced Linear Algebra

Hours: 75

201-DFE-TV Differential Equations

Hours: 75

201-PRS-TV Probablity and Statistics

Hours: 75

202-PCH-TV Physical Chemistry

Hours: 75

203-EPH-TV Engineering Physics

Hours: 75

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