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Preparing for your Appointment

At your appointment, you will meet in person with an academic advisor. At that point your schedule will be established, and alternate options may be recommended. Sometimes there are scheduling conflicts or courses that you may not have considered which can change your plans. Academic advisors are there to help you finalize a package of courses that will suit your future goals.

You should have received a Year One Guide in the mail which will be helpful in planning your courses. If you lost your copy, you can download a digital version here.

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What you need to know

By the time you graduate from Redeemer, you will have had completed 40 courses. Full-time students take 10 courses a year: 5 in the fall term (September-December) and 5 in the winter term (January-April).

This is a sample of what your first year at Redeemer could look like:

Redeemer has a Core curriculum — a set of 10 interdisciplinary courses that every student takes to engage you beyond the boundaries of your major area of study, teaching you to think broadly and innovatively. In your first year, you will take the first four of these ten courses, represented by the yellow hexagons. You get to choose what courses go into the other (grey) hexagons — these are the courses from your major, your minor, and if there’s room, your electives. This diagram is just an example. It is possible for you to have more than one major and one minor and sometimes, students choose to double major, or double minor, depending on your interests and the size of your program.

Learn more about the Core 

What courses are recommended for my major/minor?

 


First-Year Course Offerings

Please note that course offerings are subject to change and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Returning students are given priority in some cases.

You have been admitted under the regulations and programs of the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar.  If the information on the website differs from the calendar, the published calendar is the correct authority. Up-to-date course offerings and availability are always available on WebAdvisor

What  if I change my mind?

Don’t worry! You can visit an Academic Advisor at the beginning of each term to make course changes. Please keep in mind that there are deadlines for changing courses, found on page 5 of the Academic Calendar.

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What time are my classes?

WebAdvisor is where all students can access the most up-to-date list of all courses offered for the upcoming academic year. While not necessary to prepare for your course registration appointment, you may look up the specific times courses are taking place on WebAdvisor if that is of interest to you.

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What courses are recommended for..?

Click on the program below to learn about the courses available to students entering their first year.

F = offered in the Fall term (September-December)
W = offered in the Winter term (January- April)

Click on the course codes to read the description of the course!

Applied Social Sciences

  • Applied Social Science major: APS-101, APS-120
  • Applied Social Science- Social Work honours major: APS-101; APS-120; APS-215
  • Sociology minor: APS-120
  • Social Work minor: APS-101; APS-215
  • Criminal Justice minor: APS-120; POL-121 is an option
  • Disability Studies minor: APS-120
  • Social Justice minor: APS-101; APS-120; ECO-122 and POL-121 are options

Applied Social Sciences Courses
APS-101 – Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (F)
APS-120 – Introduction to Sociology (W)
APS-215 – Introduction to Social Work Practice (W)

 

Art

  • Art major: ART-112; ART-115
  • Art minor: ART-112; ART-115

Art Courses
ART-112 – Introduction to Studio: Drawing (F)
ART-115 – Introduction to Studio: Painting (W)

 

Biochemistry

  • Biochemistry honours major: BIO-121; BIO-122; CHE-121; CHE-122; MAT-121; MAT-122

 

Biology

  • Biology honours major: BIO-121; BIO-122; CHE-121; CHE-122; MAT-121; MAT-122
  • Biology major: BIO-121; BIO-122; CHE-121; CHE-122; One of MAT-114 (not offered this year), MAT- 121, PHY-115 or PHY-121 (students with Grade 12 U mathematics may take PHY-115 instead of MAT course)
  • Biology minor: BIO-121; BIO-122

Biology Courses (must have completed Grade 12 Biology course)
BIO-121 – Fundamentals of Biology I (F)
BIO-122 – Fundamentals of Biology II (W)

 

Business

  • Business Major: BUS-121; BUS-122; BUS-127; ECO-121; ECO-122
  • Business-Accounting major: BUS-121; BUS-122; BUS-127; ECO-121; ECO-122
  • Business-Management major: BUS-121; BUS-122; BUS-127; ECO-121; ECO-122
  • Business-Marketing major: BUS-121; BUS-122; BUS-127; ECO-121; ECO-122
  • Business-Not-for-Profit Management: BUS-121; BUS-122; BUS-127; ECO-121; ECO-122
  • Business minor: BUS-121; BUS-122 or BUS-127; ECO-121 or ECO-122 is recommended

Business Courses
BUS-121 – Introduction to Business (F)
BUS-122 – Decision Making for Managers (W)
BUS-127 –  Introduction to Financial Accounting (F)
ECO-121 – Intro to Economics: Micro (F)
ECO-122 – Intro to Economics: Macro (W)

 

Chemistry

  • Chemistry major: CHE-121; CHE-122; MAT-121; PHY-115 or PHY-121
  • Chemistry minor: CHE-121; CHE-122

Chemistry Courses (must have completed Grade 12 Chemistry, Biology and Calculus courses)
CHE-121 – Principles of Chemistry I (F)
CHE-122 – Principles of Chemistry II (W)

 

Bachelor of Education

Students may apply for early admission into Redeemer’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program as early as the fall term of their second year. Education courses are not available to first-year students; however, students planning on applying to the Education program should include PSY-121 or 122 in their registration and plan on completing a 25 hour classroom observation (EDU-021). Please note that students may not apply to the Teacher Education Track until the fall term of their second year. See page 62 of the Academic Calendar for more information.

 

English

  • English – Literature major: ENG-103; ENG-104
  • English – Writing major: ENG-103; ENG-104
  • English – Literature minor: ENG-103; ENG-104
  • English – Writing minor: ENG-103; ENG-104

English Courses
ENG-103 -Ways of Reading: Fiction (F, W)
ENG-104 – Ways of Reading: Poetry & Drama (W)

 

Environmental Science & Studies

(Must have completed Grade 12 Biology course, and Grade 12 Chemistry if taking the Science stream major)

  • Environmental Science major: ENV-121; BIO-121; BIO-122; CHE-121; CHE-122; GEO-122 (not offered this year)
  • Environmental Studies major: ENV-121; BIO-121; GEO-122; GEO-121 (not offered this year) or ECO-122
  • Environmental Studies minor: ENV-121

Environmental Studies Courses:
ENV-121 – Environmental Studies 1: Population, Resource Use and Cities (W)
ENV-222 – Environmental Studies II: Population and Climate Change (F)

 

French

  • French major: FRE-121; FRE-122
  • French minor: FRE-121; FRE-122

French Courses:
FRE-121 – University French I (F)
FRE-122 – University French II (W)

 

Geography

  • Geography minor: GEO-121 (not offered this year); GEO-122; ENV-121 or ENV-222 (available in year 2)

Geography Courses:
GEO-122 – Introduction to Physical Geography (F)

 

Health Sciences

(Must have completed Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry for all majors, and also Grade 12 Calculus for Pre-Medicine major)

  • Health Sciences – Pre-Medicine honours major: BIO-121; BIO-122; KPE-118; KPE-119; CHE-121; CHE-122
  • Health Sciences Pre-Professional honours major: BIO-121; BIO-122; KPE-118; KPE-119; CHE-121; CHE-122
  • Health Sciences  major: BIO-121; BIO-122; KPE-118; KPE-119; CHE-121; CHE-122
  • Health Sciences minor: KPE-118; KPE-119

History

  • History major: HIS-106; HIS-108
  • History minor: HIS-106; HIS-108

History Courses:
HIS-106 – Gods and Thrones: The World to 1914 (F)
HIS-108 – World at War: The Turbulent Twentieth Century (W)

 

Kinesiology

  • Kinesiology B.Sc honours major: KPE-118; KPE-119; BIO-121; CHE-121; PHY-115; PSY-121 or PSY-122; Required to choose a minor from Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics
  • Kinesiology B.A. honours major: KPE-118; KPE-119; PHY-115; PSY-121 or PSY-122

Kinesiology Courses:
KPE-118 – Foundations of Human Anatomy I (F)
KPE-119 – Foundations of Human Anatomy II (W)

Consider taking one or two ¼ fundamental courses:
KPE-142 – Fundamentals of Fitness (F) – ¼ course
KPE-144 – Fundamentals of Yoga (W) – ¼ course
KPE-154 – Fundamentals of Badminton (F) – ¼ course
KPE-158 – Fundamentals of Dance (W) – ¼ course
KPE-159 – Fundamentals of Strength Training (F) – ¼ course
KPE-160 – Fundamentals of Cooperative and Experiential Games (W) – ¼ course

 

Languages (not a major or minor)

SPA-101 – Beginning Spanish I (F)
SPA-102 – Beginning Spanish II (W)

 

Mathematics

  • Mathematics honours major: MAT-121; MAT-122; MAT-126; PHY-121; PHY-122; CSC-121 (not offered this year)
  • Mathematics major: MAT-121; MAT-122; MAT-126; CSC-121 (not offered this year)
  • Mathematics minor: MAT-121; MAT-122; MAT-126; CSC-121 (not offered this year)

Mathematics Courses:
MAT-121 – Calculus I (F)
MAT-122 – Calculus II (W)
MAT-126 – Introductory Linear Algebra (F)

 

Media and Communication Studies

  • Digital Media and Production major: MCS-101 MCS-115; MCS-121
  • Media and Culture major: MCS-101; MCS-115; MCS-121
  • Media and Communications minor: MCS-101; MCS-115; MCS-121

Media and Communication Studies Courses:
MCS-101: Video Production I (W)
MCS-115: Oral Communication (W)
MCS-121: Introduction to Media and Communication (F)

 

Music

  • Music major: MUS-110; MUS-121; Practical Keyboard as required, private lessons and ensemble
    Music minor: MUS-110; MUS-121; Practical Keyboard as required, private lessons and ensemble

Music Courses:
MUS-110 – Basic Theory and Aural Skills (F)
MUS-121 – Music Theory I (W)

 

Philosophy

  • Philosophy major:  PHL-121; PHL-122
  • Philosophy minor:  PHL-121; PHL-122

Philosophy Courses:
PHL-121 – The Story of Philosophy (F)
PHL-122 – Logic (W)

 

Physical Education

  • Physical Education major: KPE-118
  • Physical Education minor: KPE-118

Physical Education courses:
KPE-118 – Foundations of Human Anatomy I (F)

Consider taking one or two ¼ fundamental courses:
KPE-142 – Fundamentals of Fitness (F) – ¼ course
KPE-144 – Fundamentals of Yoga (W) – ¼ course
KPE-154 – Fundamentals of Badminton (F) – ¼ course
KPE-158 – Fundamentals of Dance (W) – ¼ course
KPE-159 – Fundamentals of Strength Training (F) – ¼ course
KPE-160 – Fundamentals of Cooperative and Experiential Games (W) – ¼ course

 

Physics (not a major or minor)

PHY-115 – Physics for the Life Sciences (W)
PHY-121 – Physics I: Newtonian Physics (F)
PHY-122 – Physics II: Waves, Heat, and Time (W)

 

Politics and International Studies

  • International Relations honours major: HIS-106; POL-121; ECO-121 and ECO-122 recommended if considering graduate school; one course in a modern second language
  • International Development honours major: ECO-122; HIS-106; POL-121; ECO-121 recommended if considering graduate school; one course in a modern second language
  • Politics and International Studies major: HIS-106; POL-121; one course in a modern second language
  • Politics and International Studies minor: POL-121

Politics and International Studies Course:
POL-121 – Politics in God’s World (W)

 

Psychology

  • Psychology – Clinical honours major: PSY-121; PSY-122
  • Psychology – Experimental honours major: PSY-121; PSY-122
  • Psychology major: PSY-121; PSY-122
  • Psychology minor: PSY-121; PSY-122

Psychology courses:
PSY-121 – Intro to General and Experimental Psychology (F)
PSY-122 – Intro to Clinical and Developmental Psychology (F, W)

 

Religion and Theology

  • Urban and Intercultural Ministry honours major: REL-121
  • Youth Ministry major: REL-121; MCS-115
  • Biblical and Theological Studies major: REL-121
  • Biblical and Theological Studies minor: REL-121
  • Ministry minor: REL-121

Religion and Theology Courses:
REL-121 – From the Word to the World: An Introduction to Theological Study (W)

 

Theatre Arts

  • Theatre Arts major: THR-100; THR-103; ENG-104; 1 theatre practicum
  • Theatre Arts – Performance major: THR-100; THR-103; ENG-104; 1 theatre practicum
  • Theater Arts minors: THR-100; THR-103; 1 Theatre Practicum
  • Theatre Arts Performance minor: THR-100; THR-103; 1 theatre practicum
  • Dramatic Arts minor: THR-100; THR-103; 1 theatre practicum

Theatre Arts Courses:
THR-100 – Performance I (F)
THR-103 – Introduction to Dramatic Art (W)