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First Year Courses for Arts & Science

Arts

BA (Music) 3-year and 4-year

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

MU 136 Music Theory I

W/F 9:45-11am  & W 11:15am-12:15pm

MU 124 Aural Skills I (1.5cr)

T/TH 1-2:15pm

MU 1xx Applied Lessons

TBD

MU 1xx Ensemble (1.5cr)

Depends on chosen Ensemble

HUM 101 Reading and Writing for University

W/F 2:30-3:45pm

Core Course (preferably REL 105, REL 161, or HI 140)

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

MU 236 Music Theory II

W/F 9:45-11am  & W 11:15am-12:15pm

MU 125 Aural Skills II (1.5cr)

T/TH 1-2:15pm

MU 1xx Applied Lessons

TBD

MU 1xx Ensemble (1.5cr)

Depends on chosen Ensemble

MU 185 Music as Vocation I (1.5cr)

TH 4-5:15pm

Core Course (preferably REL 105, REL 161, or HI 140)

Depends on chosen course

BMUS

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

MU 136 Music Theory I

W/F 9:45-11am  & W 11:15am-12:15pm

MU 124 Aural Skills I (1.5cr)

T/TH 1-2:15pm

MU 1xx Applied Lessons

TBD

MU 1xx Ensemble (1.5cr)

Depends on chosen ensemble

HUM 101 Reading and Writing for University

W/F 2:30-3:45pm

Core Course (preferably REL 105, REL 161, or HI 140)

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

MU 236 Music Theory II

W/F 9:45-11am  & W 11:15am-12:15pm

MU 125 Aural Skills II (1.5cr)

T/TH 1-2:15pm

MU 1xx Applied Lessons

TBD

MU 1xx Ensemble (1.5cr)

Depends on chosen ensemble

MU 185 Music as Vocation I (1.5cr)

TH 4-5:15pm

Core Course (preferably REL 105, REL 161, or HI 140)

Depends on chosen course

HUMANITIES

University Studies Diploma

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

REL 105 Introduction to the Bible

W/F 4-5:15pm

REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology

T/TH 2:30-3:45pm

EN 130 Introduction to English Literature

T/TH 8:15-9:30 or W/F 9:45-11am

HI 140 Themes in World History

W/F 8:15-9:30am or T/TH 4-5:15pm

ASTR 120 Introduction to Astronomy

M 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

MU 100 Introduction to Music

W/F 2:30 PM-3:45 PM

PH 125 Introduction to Philosophy

T/TH 8:15 AM-9:30 AM or W/F 8:15 AM-9:45 AM

PS 121 Introduction to Psychology

W/F 9:45 AM-11:00 AM

SO 121 Principles of Sociology

T/TH 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

REL 2xx Senior Religion course

Depends on chosen course

BA (Christian Studies) 3-year and 4-year

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

HUM 101 Reading and Writing for University

W/F 11:15am-12:30pm or W/F 2:30-3:45pm

REL 105 Introduction to the Bible

W/F 4-5:15pm

REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology

T/TH 2:30-3:45pm

REL 130 Introduction to World Religions

T/TH 1-2:15pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

REL 211 Spiritual Formation in the Christian Tradition

W/F 4-5:15pm

REL 261 Issues in Systematic Theology

T/TH 1-2:15pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

BA (English) 3-year and 4-year

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

EN 130 Introduction to English Literature

T/TH 8:15-9:30 or W/F 9:45-11am

EN 222 English Literature from 1800

W/F 1-2:15pm

HUM 101 Reading and Writing for University

W/F 11:15am-12:30pm or W/F 2:30-3:45pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

EN 221 English Literature to 1800

W/F 2:30-3:45pm

EN 295 Advanced Writing Skills

T/TH 1-2:15pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

BA (General Studies) 3-year

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

HUM 101 Reading and Writing for University

W/F 11:15am-12:30pm or W/F 2:30-3:45pm

Core Course/Intro course for Minor 1

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

Core Course/Intro course for Minor 2

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

BA (History) 3-year and 4-year

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

HI 140 Themes in World History

W/F 8:15-9:30am or T/TH 4-5:15pm

HUM 101 Reading and Writing for University

W/F 11:15am-12:30pm or W/F 2:30-3:45pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

HI 2xx History elective

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

SOCIAL SCIENCES

BA (Behavioural Science) 3-year and 4-year

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

PS 121 Introduction to Psychology

W/F 1-2:15pm or T/TH 2:30-3:45pm

SO 121 Principles of Sociology

T/TH 9:45-11am

HUM 101 Reading and Writing for University

W/F 11:15am-12:30pm or W/F 2:30-3:45pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

200-level PS course

  • PS 220 Child Development
  • PS 250 Social Psychology
  • PS 274 History of Psychology

T/TH 9:45-11am

W/F 1-2:15pm

W/F 9:45-11am

200-level SO course

  • Sociology of Sport
  • Social Problems

T/TH 1-2:15pm

T/TH 4-5:15pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

BA (Psychology) 4-year

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

PS 121 Introduction to Psychology

W/F 1-2:15pm or T/TH 2:30-3:45pm

EN 130 Introduction to English Literature

T/TH 8:15-9:30 or W/F 9:45-11am

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

PS 274 History of Psychology

W/F 9:45-11am

200-level PS course

  • PS 220 Child Development
  • PS 250 Social Psychology

T/TH 9:45-11am

W/F 1-2:15pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

SCIENCE

BSc (Biology) 4-year

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

BIO 131 Introduction to the Cellular Basis of Life

T/TH 1-2:15pm

BIO 131L Introduction to the Cellular Basis of Life Lab

M 12-3pm or 3:15-6:15pm

CHE 101 General Chemistry I

W/F 8:15-9:30am

CHE 101L General Chemistry I Lab

M 8:15-11:15am or W 1-4

PHY 111 Mechanics

PHY 111 T Mechanics Tutorial

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

BIO 133 Introduction to Plant and Organismal Biology

T/TH 9:45-11am

BIO 133L Introduction to Plant and Organismal Biology lab

M 8:15-11:15am or M 11:45-2:45pm

CHE 103 General Chemistry II

W/F 8:15-9:30am

CHE 103L General Chemistry II Lab

T 1-4pm or TH 1-4pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

THEOLOGY

Bachelor of Theology

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

PST 161 Intro to Mission

W/F 8:15-9:30am

REL 105 Introduction to the Bible

W/F 4-5:15pm

REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology

T/TH 2:30-3:45pm

Intro course for Minor 1

Depends on chosen course

Intro course for Minor 2

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

ICS 205 Intercultural Competence

T/TH 8:15-9:30am

REL 211 Spiritual Formation in the Christian Tradition

W/F 4-5:15pm

REL 261 Issues in Systematic Theology

T/TH 1-2:15pm

NT or OT course

  • REL 240 The Synoptic Gospels
  • REL 354 Romans
  • REL 355 Biblical Theology of Flourishing

T/TH 9:45-11am

M 1:15-4:15pm

M 9am-12

Course for Minor 1 or 2

Depends on chosen course

Associate of Ministry

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

PST 161 Intro to Mission

W/F 8:15-9:30am

REL 105 Introduction to the Bible

W/F 4-5:15pm

REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology

T/TH 2:30-3:45pm

Elective

Depends on chosen course

Elective

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

REL 211 Spiritual Formation in the Christian Tradition

W/F 4-5:15pm

REL 261 Issues in Systematic Theology

T/TH 1-2:15pm

NT or OT course

  • REL 240 The Synoptic Gospels
  • REL 354 Romans
  • REL 355 Biblical Theology of Flourishing

T/TH 9:45-11am

M 1:15-4:15pm

M 9am-12

Elective

Depends on chosen course

Elective

Depends on chosen course

Business

Bachelor of Business Administration

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

BUS 100 Introduction to Business Administration

T/TH 4-5:15pm

MA 110 Introduction to Mathematics for Business

T/TH 9:45-11am

MA 110T Introduction to Mathematics for Business Tutorial

W 1-2:30pm

ECO 100 Introductory Microeconomics

T/TH 2:30-3:45pm

ECO 100T Introductory Microeconomics Tutorial

TH 1-2pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

BUS 201 Business Communication

T/TH 8:15-9:30am

STA 210 Introduction to Business Statistics I

W/F 11:15am-12:30pm

STA 210T Introduction to Business Statistics I Tutorial

M 1-2:30pm

ECO 101 Introductory Macroeconomics

T/TH 2:30-3:45pm

ECO 101T Introductory Macroeconomics Tutorial

T 4-5pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration)

Fall

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience TBD

BUS 100 Introduction to Business Administration

T/TH 4-5:15pm

MA 110 Introduction to Mathematics for Business

T/TH 9:45-11am

MA 110T Introduction to Mathematics for Business Tutorial

W 1-2:30pm

ECO 100 Introductory Microeconomics

T/TH 2:30-3:45pm

ECO 100T Introductory Microeconomics Tutorial

TH 1-2pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Winter

Day/Time

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (if not taken in Fall) TBD

STA 210 Introduction to Business Statistics I

W/F 11:15am-12:30pm

STA 210T Introduction to Business Statistics I Tutorial

M 1-2:30pm

ECO 101 Introductory Macroeconomics

T/TH 2:30-3:45pm

ECO 101T Introductory Macroeconomics Tutorial

T 4-5pm

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Course

Depends on chosen course

Core Courses include:

  • UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (non-credit)
  • REL 105 Introduction to the Bible
  • REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • 3 credits in Religion (REL 2xx or 3xx)
  • EN 130 Introduction to English Literature
  • HI 140 Themes in World History
  • PH 125 Introduction to Philosophy
  • 3 credits in Fine or Performing Arts
  • 6 credits in Social Sciences
  • 3 credits in Science
  • 3 credits in Science or Mathematics

Regarding course load for the first year, consider the following variables:

  • 5 courses, or 15 credits, may work well for students with a strong academic history and minimal commitments outside of the classroom, such as a part-time job, athletics, church involvement or family commitments
  • Beginning with 3-4 courses (9-12 credits) allows for an easier transition to university for many students, and allows additional time for other commitments
  • 9 credits is typically the minimum requirement for full-time student status, with implications for loans and other funding
  • 16.5 credits are the maximum allowed in any one semester