Fall Recommended Courses

As a member of our incoming class, you are embarking on a new adventure. We're here to support you throughout the entire registration process! 

Your schedule will be made up of core courses, program-specific courses, and possibly elective courses.

Core Classes (7 semester hours) Program-specific courses (3-9 semester hours) Have fewer than 15-16 semester hours?
All incoming students will register for 3 core classes (7 semester hours):

 

  • FNDN 101 – The Liberal Arts Journey (1 sem. hr.)  
  • RELS 110 - Introduction to Christianity (3 sem. hrs.)  
  • Writing or English* (WRTG 100, WRTG 101, or ENGL 103) (3 sem. hrs.)  *Unsure which one to take? Read through "SHOULD I REGISTER FOR WRTG OR ENGL?" below.*
These courses are based on your chosen degree and major. Find your program in the list below to see the recommended courses.

 

If you aren't sure what major you want to pursue, start with some additional core classes, or check the list of recommended first-year electives for some ideas.

If you still have room in your schedule, you can add:

 

  • Program-specific courses
  • Core courses from these sections:
    • Religious & Spiritual Thought
    • Scientific Method & Lab Research
  • Electives of interest to you

Speak with your Enrolment Advisor for further suggestions.

How to register for courses

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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of English

In order to take other ENGL courses, you will first complete ENGL 103 and 104. Ensure you sign up for ENGL 103 your first semester unless otherwise required to take WRTG as noted above.

  • English 103 - Introduction to Fiction
  • PHIL 100 - Philosophy for Life or PHIL 103 - Introduction to Logic or PHIL 105 - Introduction to Philosophy (suggested)
  • Language course (optional)

Department of Geography & Environment

  • One of
    • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I (with Lab BIOL 196)
    • CHEM 101 - Introduction to General Chemistry
  • One or two of
    • GENV 109 – Introduction to Physical Geology
    • HIST 109 – World History Since 1945
    • GENV 111 - Human Geography and Global Change
    • GENV 121 - Earth and Atmospheric Science
    • GENV 131 - Global Environment Issues
  • GENV 111 - Human Geography and Global Change
  • GENV 121 - Earth and Atmospheric Science or GENV 131 - Global Environment Issues

At least one of

  • HIST 107 - World History to 1750: Ancient to Early Modern
  • HIST 109 – World History Since 1945

One or both of

  • HIST 112 - History of Western Civilization  
  • HIST 135 - Globalization, Co-Existence, and Identity
  • POLS 101 - Introduction to Political Thinking 
  • HIST 109 - World History Since 1945
  • Optional – choose one or more from this list:
    • GENV 111 – Human Geography & Global Change
    • ANTH 101 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
    • LING 210 – Language and Society

Note: it is also helpful to take a language course during your first year (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish). First year INTS students are advised to prioritize completion of core requirements.

  • POLS 101 - Introduction to Political Thinking 
  • One of the following (optional)
    • POLS 211 - International Politics  
    • POLS 234 - CDN Government & Politics

Department of Linguistics

  • LING 101 - Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 210 – Language and Society

Note: it is also helpful to take a language course during your first year (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish).

Department of Philosophy

  • PHIL 105 - Introduction to Philosophy

Department of Psychology, Sociology, & Anthropology

  • PSYC 105 - Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 106 - Introduction to Psychology
  • SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology (strongly recommended for all and required if taking Human Services Certificate)
  • One social science course (if not taking Human Services Certificate) – anthropology, communications, economics, geography, history, modern languages, political studies, or sociology
  • SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology
  • PSYC 105 - Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 106 - Introduction to Psychology (if taking Human Services Certificate)
  • Other options to consider:
    • ANTH 101 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    • SOCI 221 – Sociology of Family

Department of Religious Studies

  • RELS 160 – Introduction to Theology
  • RELS 160 – Introduction to Theology
  • One of
    • RELS 285 - Introduction to Missions
    • RELS 271 - Western World Religions
    • RELS 272 - Eastern World Religions
  • ANTH 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Language course - Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish (suggested)

Department of World Languages & Cultures

  • SPAN 101 - Introduction to Spanish
  • FREN 101 - Introductory French, FREN 111 - Intermediate French or FREN 205 - Langue et intro. à la littérature (Depending on prerequisite. Check with your Enrolment Advisor)

Multidisciplinary Majors

  • One course in first area of study

  • One course in second area of study

  • One course in first area of study

  • One course in second area of study

  • One course in first area of study
  • One course in second area of study
  • We recommend that courses for area of study be selected from
    • GENV 111, 121 or 131;
    • HIST 107 - World History to 1750: Ancient to Early Modern, HIST 111 - History of Western Civilization or HIST 135 - Globalization, Co-Existence, and Identity
    • POLS 101 - Introduction to Political Thinking (with discussion group POLS 101 A D1 or D2)
    • PSYC 105 - Introduction to Psychology
    • SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology
  • PSYC 105 - Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 106 - Introduction to Psychology

Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences

Department of Biology

  • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I for students with Grade 12 Biology (with lab BIOL 198) 
  • Or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology (with lab BIOL196)
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3) (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results)
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (with lab PHYS 111 A L) (take in first or second year)

Department of Chemistry

  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3) (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results)
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (take in first or second year) (with lab PHYS 111 A L) – co-requisite MATH 123

Department of Mathematical Sciences

  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3) (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results)
  • CMPT 140 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming
  • CMPT 150 - Introduction to Discrete Math (required) (with tutorial CMPT 150 A T1)
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (recommended) (with lab PHYS 111 A L) – co-requisite MATH 123
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results)
  • CMPT 140 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming
  • CMPT 150 - Introduction to Discrete Math (with tutorial CMPT 150 A T1)
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (with lab PHYS 111 A L) – co-requisite MATH 123

Biotechnology Program

  • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I (with lab BIOL 198) for students with Grade 12 Biology (or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology) (with Lab BIOL 196) 
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3)  (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results)
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (with lab PHYS 111 A L) (take in first or second year) – co-requisite MATH 123
  • One of
    • BUSI 111 - Intro to Business & Management
    • BUSI 121 - Financial Accounting
    • BUSI 176 - Business Research & Decision Making
  • Science options: 
    • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I for students with Grade 12 Biology (or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology) (with Lab BIOL 196) 
    • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
    • MATH 123 - Calculus I (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3)  (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results)
    • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (with lab PHYS 111 A L)  (take in first or second year)– co-requisite MATH 123
  • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I for students with Grade 12 Biology (or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology) (with Lab BIOL 196) 
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I(with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3)  (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results)
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (with lab PHYS 111 A L)   (take in first or second year) – co-requisite MATH 123

Environmental Studies Program

  • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I (with lab BIOL 196) for students with Grade 12 Biology (or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology) (with Lab BIOL 196) 
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • One of GENV 121 - Earth and Atmospheric Science, GENV 131 - Global Environment Issues or GEOL 109 - Introduction to Physical Geology (with Lab GEOL 109 A L1)
  • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I for students with Grade 12 Biology (or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology) (with Lab BIOL 196) 
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results) (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3)  
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics  (with lab PHYS 111 A L) – co-requisite MATH 123
  • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I for students with Grade 12 Biology (or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology) (with Lab BIOL 196) 
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results) (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3)  
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics  (with lab PHYS 111 A L) – co-requisite MATH 123

Pre-professional Studies (Sciences)

  • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I for students with Grade 12 Biology (or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology) (with Lab BIOL 196) 
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results) (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3)  
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (with lab PHYS 111 A L)    (may be delayed until second year) – co-requisite MATH 123
  • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I for students with Grade 12 Biology (or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology) (with Lab BIOL 196) 
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results) (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3)  
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (with lab PHYS 111 A L)    (may be delayed until second year) – co-requisite MATH 123
  • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I for students with Grade 12 Biology (or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology) (with Lab BIOL 196) 
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results) (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3)  
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (with lab PHYS 111 A L)    (may be delayed until second year) – co-requisite MATH 123
  • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I for students with Grade 12 Biology (or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology) (with Lab BIOL 196) 
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results) (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3)  
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (with lab PHYS 111 A L)    (may be delayed until second year) – co-requisite MATH 123
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (with lab PHYS 111 A L)  – co-requisite MATH 123 
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3)  
  • CMPT 140 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming

School of the Arts, Media & Culture

Department of Art

  • ART 180 - Integration Forum
  • ART 181 - Visual Foundations
  • SAMC 112 - Interdisciplinary History of Western Arts or ART 250 – Foundations in Digital Design (optional)

Department of Media & Communication

  • MCOM 171 - Introduction to Communication
  • MCOM 190 - Communication Colloquium
  • One or two of the following:
    • MCOM 221 - Digital Filmmaking I
    • MCOM 231 - Fundamentals of Digital Design
    • MCOM 281 - Public Speaking
    • POLS 101 - Introduction to Political Thinking
    • Modern language course
  • BUSI 110 – Business in the Global Market or BUSI 111 - Intro to Business & Management 
  • Choose 1-2 from this list:
    • ART 250 – Foundations in Digital Design
    • BUSI 176 – Intro to Business Research and Decision-Making
    • BUSI 121 - Financial Accounting

Game Development Program

  • GAME 110 - Introduction To Game Development
  • GAME 110 - Introduction To Game Development
  • ART 181 – Visual Foundations or ART 250 - Fundamentals of Digital Design
  • GAME 110 - Introduction To Game Development
  • GAME 110 - Introduction To Game Development

Department of Music

  • SAMC 112 - Interdisciplinary History of Western Arts
  • MUSI 100 - Repertory and Studio Class
  • MUSI 110 - Fundamentals of Music

Consider also taking MUSI 132 – Music History from 1800 to Present, depending on background

One private lesson (MUSA): lesson times will be set with an instructor in September

You're encouraged to register for a large ensemble: MUSI 145 - Orchestra, MUSI 147 - Band, MUSI 153 - Chamber Choir or MUSI 181 - Concert Choir. Auditions are held during Orientation Week.

Multidisciplinary Studies

Note: there are many options for students interested in Multidisciplinary Studies. It is recommended that you work closely with an Enrolment Advisor or Learning Commons Advisor to explore which options are best for you! Below are examples of options available.

  • FNDN 101 – The Liberal Arts Journey
  • WRTG 100 - Writing in the University Context, WRTG 101 - Writing and Culture or English 103 - Introduction to Fiction
  • PHIL 105 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • SAMC 112 - Interdisciplinary History of Western Arts
  • One of ART 181 – Visual Foundations, THTR 161 - Acting I-Foundations of Acting or THTR 130 - Introduction to Theatre
  • Students enrolled in Music must write the Music Placement Test during Orientation Week or complete MCOM 110 before MUSI 225 - Music Theory

School of Business

In your first year, you will need to take the following Business courses, choose two to take in the fall:

  • BUSI 111 - Intro to Business & Management (or BUSI/ECON 110 – Business in the Global Market)
  • BUSI 176 - Business Research & Decision Making
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUSI 121 - Financial Accounting

In your first year, you will need to take the following Business courses, choose two to take in the fall:

  • BUSI 111 - Intro to Business & Management (or BUSI/ECON 110 – Business in the Global Market)
  • BUSI 176 - Business Research & Decision Making
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUSI 121 - Financial Accounting
  • One of
    • BUSI 111 - Intro to Business & Management
    • BUSI 121 - Financial Accounting
    • BUSI 176 - Business Research & Decision Making
  • BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology I for students with Grade 12 Biology (or BIOL 103 – Introduction to Biology I – Ecology and Biodiversity for students without Grade 12 Biology) (with Lab BIOL 196) 
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I (or CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I for students without Grade 12 Chemistry) (With Lab CHEM 198 A)
  • MATH 123 - Calculus I (or MATH 105 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics depending on Math Survey Exam results) (with tutorial MATH 123 T1, T2 or T3)  
  • PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I (with lab PHYS 111 A L)    (take in first or second year)
  • BUSI 110 – Business in the Global Market or BUSI 111 - Intro to Business & Management 
  • Choose 1-2 from this list:
    • ART 250 – Foundations in Digital Design
    • BUSI 176 – Intro to Business Research and Decision-Making
    • BUSI 121 - Financial Accounting
    • Marketing and Communications Course (MCOM)
  • HKIN 195 - Foundations of Human Kinetics
  • BUSI 111 - Intro to Business & Management, BUSI 110 – Business in the Global Market , BUSI 121 - Financial Accounting, or BUSI 176 - Business Research & Decision Making

School of Education

Note: Students pursuing the Education program begin the first EDUC course in January. In the first semester, your overall GPA and your grades in ENGL 103 and 104 are priorities).

  • Lab Science: (BIOL 241 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I recommended for Human Kinetics majors, concentrations or minor)
  • HIST 135 - Globalization, Co-Existence, and Identity
  • Take one course in one of your teachable subject specializations
  • PSYC 105 - Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 106 - Introduction to Psychology, if planning a Special Education minor
  • Take a Way of Knowing course or another course in a teachable subject specialization

Note: Students pursuing the Education program begin the first EDUC course in January. In the first semester, your overall GPA and your grades in ENGL 103 and 104 are priorities).

  • Lab Science: (BIOL 241 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I recommended for Human Kinetics majors, concentrations or minors)
  • HIST 135 - Globalization, Co-Existence, and Identity
  • Take one course in one of your teachable subject specializations
  • PSYC 105 - Introduction to Psychology and PSYC 106 - Introduction to Psychology if planning a Special Education minor
  • Take a Way of Knowing course or another course in a teachable subject specialization

Note: Students pursuing the Education program begin the first EDUC course in January. In the first semester, your overall GPA and your grades in ENGL 103 and 104 are priorities).

  • Lab Science: (BIOL 241 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I recommended for Human Kinetics majors, concentrations or minors)
  • HIST 135 - Globalization, Co-Existence, and Identity
  • Take one course in one of your teachable subject specializations
  • PSYC 105 - Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 106 - Introduction to Psychology, if planning a Special Education minor
  • Take a Way of Knowing course or another course in a teachable subject specialization

School of Human Kinetics

  • HKIN 191 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology with lab HKIN 191 A L1 or L2 (may be delayed until second semester)
  • HKIN 195 - Foundations of Human Kinetics
  • Choose an HKIN activity course (ranging from HKIN 101 to HKIN 145). Note: These are 1 s.h. each)
  • Other options: HKIN 277 – Technological Applications in Human Kinetics and Recreation or BIOL 241 – Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • HKIN 191 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology with lab HKIN 191 A L1 or L2 (may be delayed until second semester)
  • HKIN 195 - Foundations of Human Kinetics
  • HKIN 191 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology with lab HKIN 191 A L1 or L2 (may be delayed until second semester)
  • HKIN 195 - Foundations of Human Kinetics
  • HKIN 191 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology with lab HKIN 191 A L1 or L2 (may be delayed until second semester)
  • HKIN 195 - Foundations of Human Kinetics
  • BUSI 111 - Intro to Business & Management or BUSI 121 - Financial Accounting

Multidisciplinary Studies

  • HKIN 195 - Foundations of Human Kinetics
  • BUSI 111 - Intro to Business & Management, BUSI 121 - Financial Accounting or BUSI 176 - Business Research & Decision Making
  • Note: we recommend taking BIOL 241 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I and BIOL 242 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II in your second year.

School of Nursing

  • NURS 113 - Clinical Skills I
  • NURS 114 - Intro to Profession of Nursing
  • BIOL 241 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I