Spring 2017

Fall 2017 course registration will open on May 15th, 2017.

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Registering for classes is pretty easy. Once you decide which ones you’d like to take, you can sign up for them online. Your admissions counsellor will review your courses and either suggest changes or approves your schedule. This step saves your spot in your classes so it’s important to run any last-minute changes by your admissions counsellor.

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REGISTERING FOR CLASSES

  1. Go to twu.ca/coursereg Click “Register Now” on the right-hand side.
  2. Log in with your TWUPass ID and password.
    • Forgot your password? Click “Need Help Signing In” and then click “Lost Password?” Do not create a new account. If you need more help, contact your Admission Counsellor
  3. Select your term: 2017 Spring
  4. Click the “Course Search” tab
  5. Write the first course code (ex. FNDN 101) from your list of required/recommended courses
  6. Hit “Search”
  7. Find the course you want to add and select the “Add” checkbox, then hit the “Add Courses” button.
  8. Repeat steps 4 – 7 until you’ve added all your classes!

The courses you add will be automatically sent to your Admissions Counsellor for approval. Once they’re approved, it’ll show that you’re pre-registered. You will not be officially enrolled in them until you’ve paid your tuition fees.

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REQUIRED + RECOMMENDED FIRST-YEAR COURSES

FIRST SEMESTER REQUIREMENTS

  • You’re required to enroll in FNDN 101 in your first semester unless you have a min. 27 semester hours of transfer credit.
  • Everyone is required to enroll in one Writing or English class in their first semester. Select one of the following options:

Writing 100 – Unless you meet the criteria below
English 103 – Select this class only if you meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian students: 73% (B) in Grade 12 English and 67% on Provincial Exam or equivalent.
  • American students: 570 on the writing potion of the SAT or 23 on the ACT, or minimum B+ in English 11 and 12.
  • International native speakers of English: 73% in the equivalent of BC English 12 and a minimum grade of 67% on a standardized examination.
  • Transfer students: 73% (B) in a post-secondary English course or a score of 5 on the essay component of Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
  • All students: Score of 5 on essay component of Language Proficiency Index (LPI)

Writing 101 – Select this class if English is not your first language
English 101 – Select this class if English is not your first language and you scored a 4 or lower on the essay component of Language Proficiency Index (LPI).

FIRST SEMESTER COURSE RECOMMENDATIONS

Full-time students should register for 12-17 semester hours. You can choose additional courses from the following areas as long as you meet the pre-requisites for each class:

  • Your major
  • Your minor or concentration, if applicable
  • University Core Requirement classes

Feel free to explore other areas of interest or courses that may enhance your major. (ex. Chinese 101, if you have an interest in International Business.)

Acting (BFA)

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • THTR 102
  • THTR 110
  • THTR 180
  • SAMC 111

Applied Math with Computing Science

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

    If you already have a university credit in computing science, you may be able to take CMPT 166.

Art & Design

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • SAMC 111
  • ART 180
  • ART 181

Art, Media, and Culture

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least two from Art, Theatre, Film Studies, Music

Aviation
You must be admitted to the Aviation program to begin your aviation studies immediately.

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • A course from an area of interest

Biblical Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • RELS 101 or RELS 102
  • RELS 160

Biology

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 if you completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • BIOL 104 if you have not completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 if completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Biotechnology

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 if you completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • BIOL 104 if you haven’t completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 if completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Biotechnology & Business

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 if you completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 if completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)
  • One of BUSI 111, BUSI 121, BUSI 176

Biotechnology & Chemistry

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 if you completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 if completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Business (BBA or BA)

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • MATH 101 (plus tutorial)
  • At least one of BUSI 111, BUSI 121, BUSI 176

Chemistry

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • CHEM 112 if you have completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Christianity & Culture

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • RELS 101 or 102
  • RELS 160

Communications

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • MCOM 191
  • MCOM 190
  • At least one of SPAN 101, FREN 102 or 112*

Education

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101

    One or two additional Core Requirements (see list below)
    An introductory course in teachable major/minor (see Academic Calendar for acceptable choices.)
    If you plan to teach grades K-8, take HIST 135 or HIST 136, MATH 190, and a lab science in your first two semesters.

    Most education students take 32-33 semester hours in their first year. Transfer students must check their course schedule with an education professor when they arrive on campus. Send immediate questions to June Smith at june.smith@twu.ca

English

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101

Environmental Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 (BSc) If you completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 (BSc) If you completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • GENV 121 or 131
  • MATH 102 (BSc)

European Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • HIST 112
  • At least one of SPAN 101, FREN 102 or 112*

Geography

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • GENV 121 or 131
  • GENV 212 or 282

History

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least one of HIST 108, HIST 112, or HIST 136

Humanities

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • One course from each of two areas in Humanities

Human Kinetics

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • HKIN 191
  • HKIN 198

Inter-Cultural Religious Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • RELS 101 or RELS 102
  • RELS 272
  • At least one of SPAN 101, FREN 102 or 112*

International Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least one of POLS 101 or POLS 234
  • At least one of SPAN 101, FREN 102 or 112*

Linguistics

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • LING 210 and/or LING 268
  • At least one of SPAN 101, FREN 102 or 112*

Mathematics

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)
  • If you already have a university credit in computing science you may be able to take CMPT 166.

Music

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • SAMC 111
  • MUSI 110 (or placement test)
  • MUSI 132
  • MUSI 100
  • A large ensemble
  • An applied music lesson

Natural & Applied Sciences

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • One course from each of two sciences

Philosophy

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • PHIL 105

Political Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least one of POLS 101 or POLS 234

Pre-Engineering

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • CHEM 112 If you completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Pre-Professional Sciences

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 If you completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • BIOL 104 If you have not completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 If you completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Psychology

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • PSYC 105 or PSYC 106
  • SOCI 101 If taking Human Services Certificate
  • One course from Communications, Economics, Geography, History, World Languages and Cultures, Political Studies, or Sociology

Religious Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • RELS 101 or RELS 102
  • RELS 160 or RELS 285

Social Sciences

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least two courses from Geography, History, Political Studies, Psychology, or Sociology.

Sociology

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • PSYC 105 or PSYC 106 If taking Human Services Certificate
  • SOCI 101
  • One course from Communications, Economics, Geography, History, World Languages and Cultures, Political Studies, or Psychology.

Sport + Leisure Management

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least one of BUSI 111, BUSI 121, or BUSI 176
  • MATH 101 (plus tutorial)
  • HKIN 191 & HKIN 198 (B.H.K.)
  • HKIN 190 (BA)

Theatre

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • THTR 102
  • THTR 110
  • THTR 180
  • SAMC 111

World Languages and Culture

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least one of SPAN 101, FREN 102 or 112*

University Core Requirements
All students must take Writing 100/101 or English 103 during their first semester as well as MY TWU 101. The remaining Core classes may be completed at any time during your time at TWU.

Courses offered in January 2016

Arts, Media & Culture
Total for graduation: Three semester hours

  • ART 181
  • MUSI 110
  • SAMC 111
  • Large drama ensemble
  • Large music ensemble

History
Total for graduation: Three semester hours

  • HIST 108
  • HIST 112
  • HIST 136

Human Kinetics
Total for graduation: Four semester hours

  • HKIN 190
  • 2 activity courses (e.g. hiking, volleyball, etc.)
  • HKIN students – See course recommendations

Natural Sciences
Lab sciences total for graduation: Three semester hours

  • BIOL 104
  • BIOL 114
  • CHEM 112
  • GENV 121

Non-lab science total for graduation: Three semester hours

  • GENV 131
  • MATH 101
  • MATH 102
  • MATH 105
  • MATH 123
  • MATH 190

Philosophy
Total for graduation: Three semester hours

  • PHIL 105
  • PHIL 111
  • PHIL 203

Religious Studies
Total for graduation: 12 semester hours

  • RELS 100 for students who are not familiar with Christianity
  • RELS 101
  • RELS 102
  • RELS 160
  • RELS 272
  • RELS 285

Note: RELS 101 and 102 may be challenged by passing an examination and taking alternative Biblical Studies courses. These tests are offered at the beginning of each fall semester. Contact your Admissions Counsellor for more details.

Society and Culture
Total for graduation: Three semester hours
(Chosen from Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Geography, World Languages and Cultures, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology)

  • MCOM 111, 191, 211
  • ECON 201, 202, 230
  • POLS 101, 234
  • PSYC 105, 106
  • SPAN 101*
  • SOCI 101, 221

ACADEMIC ADVISING
When you arrive at TWU you’ll be assigned an academic advisor who’s a professor in your chosen major. He or she will meet you with at least once a semester during advising week to help you plan your courses over the next four years. After your first semester, they’ll review and approve your classes, helping to ensure you’re on the right track to graduate.

PROGRAM CHECKLISTS
Program checklists show which courses are needed to complete majors, concentrations and minors in different disciplines. They also help you decide what courses to take each year. View them at twu.ca/advising

See you in January!

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admissions@twu.ca / 1.888.468.6898 / 604.513.2019

*Students with some high school French or Spanish should consult the department to determine their placement in spring courses.