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Courses Using Ellis Hall Classrooms

If you are interested in using one of these classrooms in January 2014, please contact your department timetable administrator.

Winter 2014

Ellis Hall Room 319:

ENGL 100 – tutorial – Introduction to Literary Study (English)

  • An introduction to literary study, with an emphasis on the formal analysis of a diverse range of poetry and prose. Specific content and approach vary from section to section, but all sections share the goals of developing sensitivity to genre, cultivating writing skills, and providing students with a set of literary terms and critical techniques as a foundation for further literary study.

FREN 327/427 - Le Cinéma aujourd’hui: Études thématiques (French Studies)

  • A study of cultural representations in contemporary film. Special topics may include women in cinema, culture and identity in French and/or Francophone cinema, history through cinema, avant - garde cinema and the ‘nouvelle vague’.

FREN 444 – Travaux pratiques: stylistique et traduction (French Studies)

  • A practical translation course. Review exercises in comparative stylistics, written and oral thèmes

GPHY 401 – Honours Seminar in Human Geography I (Geography)

  • Seminars offered by regular and visiting faculty on Geography topics related to their research interests. Consult the departmental homepage for further details of specific course offerings each academic year.

IDIS 150 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (School of Nursing)

  • An introduction to basic anatomy and physiological principles with emphasis on the clinical relevance of the structure and function of human body systems. Topics include nerve, sensory, skeleto-muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, endocrine and digestive systems.

MECH 455 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

  • The course will focus on the integration of facilities (machine tools, robotics) and the automation protocols required in the implementation of computer integrated manufacturing. Specific concepts addressed include flexible manufacturing systems (FMS); interfaces between computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing systems; islands of automation.

POLS 310 - Principles of Canadian Constitution (Political Studies)

  • An examination of the evolution of constitutional principles in Canada. Topics include developments in federal-provincial relations, the role of the courts in federal-provincial disputes, and the nexus between the community values of federalism and the individual rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

POLS 419 – Political Communication (Political Studies)

  • A critical examination of the rhetoric of political persuasion, the framing and construction of political messages and the way in which meaning is interpreted and created in the political system. The mass media are an important, though not exclusive, focus of this course.

Ellis Hall Room 321:

APSC 200 – Engineering Design and Practice II (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)

  • In this course students will participate constructively on teams to create solutions to open-ended complex problems, using standard design methods and tools. This project-based course provides instruction primarily in the first 6 weeks of the semester focusing on problem scoping, creativity and idea generation, decision making incorporating technical, economic, societal, and environmental factors, safety, engineering codes and regulations, and engineering ethics. The final 6 weeks of the course centre around a design project delivered by each discipline.

CISC/CMPE 320 - Fundamentals of Software Development (School of Computing)

 

  • Introduction to management of small and medium-scale software projects. Advanced programming methodology using the programming language C++. Includes a significant programming project.

 

CISC 221 - Computer Architecture (School of Computing)

  • The descriptive levels of computer architecture. Instruction-set architectures. Assembly Language. Data representation. Support for operating-system management and high-level languages. Input/output and interrupts. Designing for performance. Digital Logic.

CIVL 331 - Structural Design I (Civil Engineering)

  • Introduction to Limit States Design, load paths. Dead and live loads for design as specified in the National Building Code of Canada. Design assumptions regarding material properties of structural steel. Design of tension members; bolted connections; design of simple columns; design of beams (laterally supported and laterally unsupported) for flexure and shear; design of bearing stiffeners; design of steel-concrete composite beams; stability analysis; design of beam-columns. Sustainability for building materials; introduction to LEED.

NURS 324 - Nursing - Principles and Applications of Nursing Research (School of Nursing)

  • An overview of the principles and processes of nursing research. By the end of the course, the student will have developed the ability to identify researchable problems. The student will be able to critique and make decisions about the applicability of published nursing research. The student will acquire the knowledge necessary for beginning participation as a junior member of a nursing research project. 3 hours lecture per week; 3 credit units course weight.

RELS 235 - Religion and Environment (Religious Studies)

  • Examines how religious traditions shape human values and behaviours towards the environment and how environmental problems are shaping the evolution of religious and spiritual traditions.

Ellis Hall Room 333:

CISC 226 – Game Design (School of Computing)

  • An introduction to techniques for designing elementary computer games. Topics will include game development tools and processes, principles of game design, game prototyping and game evaluation.

CIVIL 250 – Tutorial – Hydraulics I (Civil Engineering)

  • Fluid properties, fluid statics, basic equations of fluid flow: Continuity, Momentum, Euler's Equation of Motion, Linear Momentum Equation and Bernoulli's Equation. Flow of real fluid in closed conduits: friction losses and local energy losses. Pipeline flows in engineering practice.

DEVS 330 - Technology and Development (Global Development Studies)

  • An introduction to the socio-economic, cultural and political factors surrounding technology and its relationship to the development process in both advanced industrial societies and developing nations. Student project groups will focus on particular realms of technology in development and the interaction of politics and policy with technological choice and design, including appropriate, intermediate and sustainable technologies.

ECON391 – Topics in Environmental Economics (Economics)

  • This course provides a solid understanding of the economic causes and consequences of environmental problems and suggests practical solutions. Microeconomic analysis is used to help address a range of issues related to the environment. Likely topics include global environmental problems, sustainable development, environmental law, strategic models of regulation, environmental ethics, and bioeconomic models.

FREN 327/427 - Le Cinéma aujourd’hui: Études thématiques (French Studies)

  • A study of cultural representations in contemporary film. Special topics may include women in cinema, culture and identity in French and/or Francophone cinema, history through cinema, avant - garde cinema and the ‘nouvelle vague’.

HIST 416 - Material History in Canada (History)

  • Introduction to the basics of material history analysis focussing on the ‘stuff’ of everyday life in Canada, and how it has shaped Canadian identities and cultures since 1900. The main goal is to show students how artifacts can inform and enrich historical inquiry by integrating methodological frameworks from archaeology, anthropology, etc.

KNPE 367 - Fitness, the Body and Culture (Kinesiology/Physical Education)

  • This course looks at the ways that notions of fitness are tied to historically specific ideas about the body. The course focuses on ideas about race, class, gender, ability and sexuality while addressing the politics of fitness and exercise and their relationship to social, economic, and cultural institutions.

NURS 802 - Qualitative Methodology and Methods (School of Nursing)

  • An overview of qualitative methodology and methods frequently used in nursing and health care research is provided. Topics include, but are not limited to, action research, ethnography, grounded theory, hermeneutics, and phenomenology. Methods include focus groups, interviews, and participatory observation. Opportunities may exist for interviewing, participatory observation, and data analysis.

POLS 310 - Principles of Canadian Constitution (Political Studies)

  • An examination of the evolution of constitutional principles in Canada. Topics include developments in federal-provincial relations, the role of the courts in federal-provincial disputes, and the nexus between the community values of federalism and the individual rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

PSYC 397 - History of Modern Psychology (Psychology)

  • A survey of the history of modern psychology, from the early 19th century to the close of the 20th. The more important empirical findings of psychology and related disciplines will be examined together with their theoretical explanations. The course will lead to an examination of the causes of differential scientific progress in the various subfields of psychology.