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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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.”

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.”

Theatre 150: Public Speaking

Recommended by 1 member

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

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


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/THEA/150.html

An overview of the theoretical bases of speech communication; development of the vocal, verbal, and non-verbal skills of organization and presentation essential to effective communication.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0

SPAN 100A: Beginners’ Spanish I

Recommended by 2 members

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
4.0 / 5.0
          4.5 / 5.0          5.0 / 5.0

Easy Elective? Yes! / Depends on individual
Prof Quality  5.0 / 5.0  for Ulysses


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/SPAN/100A.html

Exploration of the language and cultures of the Hispanic World. Acquisition of basic skills of pronunciation, reading, writing and conversation. Includes instruction in essential points of grammar, basic syntax, and vocabulary for daily interaction.

Notes:

  • Credit will be granted for only one of 100A or 149.
  • Not open to students with credit in Spanish 12.
  • Priority will be given to first- and second-year students.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
This course is lots of fun and a break from the typical science courses often taken by many students trying to get into med school. Also, you get something practical out of it because you’re learning a widely used language! This course also quite easy.”

“If languages is kind of your thing first year Spanish is an awesome elective! It’s a nice break from all those science courses which I’m sure many of you are taking. Professors are great and it’s a fun class!”

SOCI 100A: Introduction to Sociology: Culture and Socialization

Recommended by 1 member

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

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


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/SOCI/100A.html

Introduction to the discipline of sociology: its basic concepts, theoretical orientations, intellectual debates, and research approaches. Topics include socialization, culture, norms and deviance, social interactions, self and identity, emotions, and social roles.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0-1


Member Comments:
“Very interesting – gives you a whole different perspective on society and what impacts society! I definitely took a lot away from this one. I’ve heard that the professor has changed, so now it is more difficult, but I think it would definitely still be worth it. I really enjoyed this class. It’s also recommended if you’re taking the 2015 MCAT.”

PSYC 100A/B: Introductory Psychology

Recommended by 1 member

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

Easy Elective? Yes!
Prof Quality  5 / 5  for Smith


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/PSYC/100A.html

An introduction to concepts, theories and research findings of modern psychology. Topics for 100A may include psychological research methods, biological bases of behaviour, perception, development, consciousness, learning and cognition. Topics for 100B may include cognition, development, personality, health psychology, psychological disorders, psychological therapies, and social behaviour.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“Great courses, if you do the readings you’ll do very well. Plus you can even get bonus marks for being a research participant in psyc studies. You don’t have to take 100 A before B. Also Dr. Smith is an entertaining prof.”