ENGL 135: Academic Reading and Writing

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    5 / 5
                 4 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  5 / 5  for Murray


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/ENGL/135.html

Practice of skills needed for successful academic writing in a variety of subject areas. Analysis of rhetorical, stylistic, research and documentation techniques; development of these techniques through practical writing assignments. Balance of lectures and discussion.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“I know this course is basically required for UBC admission anyway, but it was honestly one of the most enjoyable courses I’ve taken so far. The content was straightforward and Murray is an awesome guy. Class was actually fun to attend!”

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ENGL 146: The Literature of Our Era

Recommended by 2 members

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
 3.5 / 5.0
         2.5 / 5.0          3.5 / 5.0

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Gagan
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Henry


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/ENGL/146.html

Comparative study of literary works from the 20th and 21st centuries. Special attention to how writers have adapted styles and techniques to represent our own experiences and the challenges of our age. Lectures, discussions, and essay writing workshops combine to develop students’ abilities to write and speak about literature, and to make academic arguments in any discipline.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0

ECON 329: Development and Economics

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    4 / 5
                 4 / 5                5 / 5

Easy Elective? Yes!
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Kumar


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/ECON/329.html

An introduction to current issues and problems faced by developing countries. Topics may include poverty alleviation, health, education, child and gender issues, urbanization, and globalization. Roles of international aid, non-governmental organizations (e.g., micro credit), and social institutions in development may also be examined.

Notes:

  • Credit for this course will not be counted toward degree programs in Economics, but Economics students may take this course as an elective.
  • Requires no prior knowledge of economics.

Prerequisites: Minimum second-year standing.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“Great prof, 2 midterms and a final paper… no final exam.”

CSC 110: Fundamentals of Programming I

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    3 / 5
                 4 / 5                5 / 5

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  5 / 5  for Srivastava


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/CSC/110.html

Introduction to designing, implementing, and understanding computer programs using an object-oriented programming language. Topics include an introduction to computing and problem solving, selection and iteration, arrays and collections, objects and classes, top-down design and incremental development.

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 110, 111.

Prerequisites: One of Foundations of Math 12, Mathematics 12, Precalculus 12, MATH 120.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-2


Member Comments:
“If interested in logic-based courses that require little studying if you have a strong understanding of course material. Also if you are interested in programming at all.”

EPHE 242: Human Cellular Physiology

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    3 / 5
                 5 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Stuart-Hill


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/EPHE/242.html

The study of the molecular and cellular functions in humans with emphasis on homeostasis, cellular transport, protein synthesis, energy metabolism, cellular control, and blood as a tissue.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-2


Member Comments:
“This course is very closely related to Biology 12, which makes it a lighter workload for those who have previously taken that course. As well, the professor keeps the class engaged so studying for this course is less of a task. The labs are also very interesting and very easy.”

EPHE 241: Human Systemic Physiology

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    3 / 5
                 5 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  5 / 5  for Stuart-Hill


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/EPHE/241.html

The study of the integrated functions of physiological systems with emphasis on the nervous, endocrine, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Prerequisites: 141 or PE 141.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-2


Member Comments:
“It’s very relevant to medicine. It’s all about human systems, kind of like BIO 12, but more in-depth of course. You only really need to do much week-to-week work, except for the lab, so it’s fairly easy that way. It’s also quite interesting, and there is a great prof!”

HINF 280: Biomedical Fundamentals

Recommended by 2 members

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
4.0 / 5.0
          5.0 / 5.0          5.0 / 5.0

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  4.5 / 5.0  for Erdem


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/HINF/280.html

Presents the principles of biochemistry, cell biology, organ physiology and selected examples of pathology in order to provide the fundamentals required for understanding in future studies. The study of the integrated functions of physiological systems is covered, with emphasis on the nervous, endocrine, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Emerging topics in health informatics including bioinformatics are discussed.

Prerequisites: One of Biology 12, BIOC 102, BIOL 150A, 150B, 190A, EPHE 141, PE 141.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“It’s like Med school since you do case studies.”