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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses General Science Courses
General Science Courses

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

(Information about Course Numbering System)

General Science 0261      Basic General Science
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: A full course combining lecture and laboratory work. The course is part of the program for Native students preparing to teach elementary school in the Native Teacher Education Program. The course will include major concepts of science, skills and processes of scientific inquiry, and selected biological and physical science topics. Course content may be adjusted to suit particular student needs.
Offering: 2-1; 2-1
Notes: This course is restricted to students registered in the Native Teacher Education Program, the BA (Indigenous Learning)/BEd or Native Access Program. This course is open only to students in these programs who have no Grade 12 U Science credits.
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General Science 0310      Introduction to Photography I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Lectures cover theory and operation of manual cameras. Structure and response of film to light, characteristics of printing papers. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate lecture topics such as equivalent exposure, motion and depth of field in camera work, and density and contrast control in printing.
Offering: 1.5-3; 0-0
Notes: A Photography Lab Fee is also required.
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General Science 0330      Introduction to Photography II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): General Science 0310 or permission of the instructor
Description: Lectures cover theory of light sources, natural and artificial lighting including flash. Theory of exposure determination is covered indepth for natural and artificial light, continuous and flash sources. Other topics include perspective, filters, close-up and photomacrography. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate the lecture material.
Offering: 0-0; 1.5-3
Notes: A Photography Lab Fee is also required.
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General Science 1000      Topics in Science
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: Various topics in science will be covered: the nature of scientific enquiry, matter and materials, energy and controls, structure and mechanisms, earth and space science, and life systems.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: This course is open only to students in either the Primary-Junior or Junior-Intermediate Concurrent Education program.
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General Science 1015      University Seminar
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor
Description: In this course students will acquire the tools for success at university. They will understand the structure, purpose, values and expectations of the university learning environment; they will enhance their capacity for critical and analytical thinking, and quantitative reasoning. Students will also identify developmental stages of learning. Students will gain competence in discipline-specific communication. This course will help students to make a successful transition to university learning and will support success in their other courses.

General Science 1015 may be used as a half-course elective, but does not count for credit as a "Science" course. (Students in concurrent Education P/J or J/I programs may not count this course as the required one FCE elective in Mathematics or Science.)
Offering: 3-0 or 3-0
Notes: This course is restricted to students who have been directed to take it as a condition of entry to their academic program, or who have been directed to take it by an academic advisor.
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General Science 2010      Meteorology I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to the atmosphere and weather. Objectives: to learn the basic characteristics of weather phenomena; to develop an understanding of meteorological information in relation to weather observations, forecasts, warnings, and other hazardous conditions. Common forms of meteorological information (synoptic observations, weather maps, satellite and radar imagery) that are readily available in the media and on the Internet are explained. Types of severe weather and their hazards are outlined.
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: Students who have taken General Science 1010 or Physics 2010 previously may not take General Science 2010 for credit.
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General Science 2310      Astronomy I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to the study of astronomy. Topics include history, instruments, gravity, the sky and the calendar, the earth and moon, planets of the solar system, comets, meteors, the sun as a typical star, life in the universe. The aim of the course is an appreciation of the development of astronomy and a basic understanding of the concepts and methods which have made that development possible.
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
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General Science 2330      Astronomy II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): General Science 2310
Description: A continuation of the study begun in Astronomy I. Topics include the distances and motions of stars, their origin, development and eventual disappearance, supernova, pulsars, black holes, galaxies, quasars, and the origin and evolution of the universe as a whole. The aim of the course is a broadly based understanding of the behaviour of the physical universe and an insight into the challenging questions to which modern astronomy is finding answers.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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