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Quebec

This multidisciplinary seminar builds on Introduction to Canada by focusing on Québec from a variety of perspectives. A distinct society with French as its dominant language and culture, Québec is unique within North America. Its geography, history, culture, economics, politics and place in the Canadian Confederation are explored, as well as Québec’s presence on the world stage as a member of the Francophonie. Throughout, the French influence on the rest of North America is examined. Prerequisite: CNS 101.

Anatomy & Physiology II

Anatomy and Physiology II builds on the fundamental concepts presented in A &P I and begins to focus on the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, the senses and the endocrine and renal systems. As with A&PI the course is very content heavy and the students should be prepared to dedicate considerable time to the course. This course is geared for students interested in pre-health professions.

Health Coaches I

The fall semester of Health Coaches is focused on understanding the role of different members of the health care team, gaining perspective on the nature of chronic disease, and learning skills including motivational interviewing. This course includes an experiential learning component known as Community Based Learning (CBL). The CBL component will require students to participate in a community placement, outside of class time, on a weekly basis throughout the semester; on average students can expect to spend up to/at least two hours per week in the community.

Introduction to Neuroscience

This course provides basic understanding of the architecture and processing of information in the brain. Particular emphasis is placed on the cellular properties of cells in the nervous system and how these biophysical properties affect information processing. To this end, students learn neuroanatomy and use computer models to gain insight into the computational power of the brain. Other topics include development of the nervous system, neurophysiology of sensation and homeostatic control mechanisms. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Offered each fall semester.

Microbiology

An introduction to the structure, physiology, ecology, genetics and evolution of microscopic organisms including bacteria, archaea and protists. Students examine the metabolic activities and adaptations of these organisms and their interactions with the environment. The ecological, medical and industrial importance of microbes and microbial communities is explored. The laboratory involves microbial cultivation, isolation and identification as well as analysis of microbial presence and activity.

Foundations of Medicine I

This fall semester course is designed to help students as they prepare to take the MCAT entrance exam and apply to medical school. Outside of class, students will work on their MCAT content review including concept checks and practice questions and will take two full-length practice exams. During class, students will make short presentations on striking or memorable pieces of review content, and learn and practice test-taking strategies.

Quantitative Methods

An introduction to mathematical and statistical techniques used in economic analysis. Topics include the representation of economic hypotheses, sources and uses of economic data, probability, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Emphasis is on the application of statistical techniques to economic problems. Prerequisite: Economics 100 and Statistics 113. Offered every semester.