Natural & Physical Science Courses

Students in a Kinesiology program will need 24.0 course units in the Natural and Physical Sciences as follows:

  • 12.0 units at any level.
  •   9.0 units at the 200 level or above.
  •   3.0 units at the 300 level or above.

As defined in the Arts and Science Calendar, the following disciplines are considered a part of the Natural and Physical Sciences - Anatomy, Biochemisty, Biology, Chemistry, Computing (Cognitive Science), Environmental Science, Geography, Geological Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physics and Astronomy, and Statistics.

PHGY 210, 212 and 214/6.0

The content of KNPE 125/3.0 and KNPE 225/3.0 overlaps the content of PHGY 210, 212, 214/6.0.  Therefore, these KNPE courses are exclusions to PHGY 210/6.0 (etc.).

  • If you have previously taken PHGY 210/6.0 (etc.), it will act as a direct substitution for KNPE 125/3.0 and KNPE 225/3.0.  Students must ask for permission and sign an Academic Exception Report in the SKHS UG Office.
  • If a student has completed KNPE 125/3.0 and subsequently takes PHGY 210/6.0 (etc.), they will not get credit for 3.0 units of PHGY.  Students must ask for permission to substitute the other 3.0 units of PHGY 210/6.0 for KNPE 225/3.0 - and, they must sign an Academic Exception Report in the SKHS UG Office.
  • If a student has completed both KNPE 125/3.0 and KNPE 225/3.0 and subsequently takes PHGY 210/6.0 (etc.) they will not get credit for PHGY 210/6.0 (etc.).
  • PHGY 210, 212 and 214/6.0 will never count in the Natural and Physical Science category as the physiology content is part of the core content in the Kinsesiology degree.

Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geography and Psychology also offer courses that are classified as Social Sciences. Therefore, the following courses are those in each disipline which are considered part of the Natural and Physical Science category.  Always refer to the ASC Calendar for the most up-to-date information.  As well, use the Advisement Report on SOLUS.

BIOMEDICAL - Natural and Physical Sciences

  • BMED 270/3.0  Fundamentals of Research Methodology
  • BMED 370/3.0  Fundamentals of Genomics
  • BMED 380/3.0  Evolutionary Biology of Cancer
  • BMED 383/3.0  Advanced Research Methodologies
  • BMED 482/3.0  Proteomics and Metabolomics

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - Natural and Physical Sciences

  • ENSC 201/3.0  Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks (W'17)
  • ENSC 301/3.0  Environmental Assessment (W'17)
  • ENSC 307/3.0  Marine Environmental Issues (Not offered 16-17)
  • ENSC 320/3.0  Wildlife Issues in a Changing World (W'17)
  • ENSC 425/3.0  Ecotoxicology (F'16)
  • ENSC 407/3.0  Global Water Issues (Not offered 16-17)
  • ENSC 471/3.0  Environmental Analysis Methods (F'16)
  • ENSC 480/3.0  Special Topics in Environmental Science (F '16)
  • ENSC 481/3.0  Special Topics in Environmental Science II (Not offered 16-17)

GEOGRAPHY - Natural and Physical Sciences

  • GPHY 102/3.0  Earth System Science (W '17)
  • GPHY 103/3.0  Water Resources (F '16)
  • GPHY 104/3.0  Forests as a Global Resource (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 207/3.0  Principles of Biogeography (W '17)
  • GPHY 208/3.0  Principles of Geomorphology and Pedology (F '16)
  • GPHY 209/3.0  Principles of Hydroclimatology (W '17)
  • GPHY 210/3.0  Geographical Perspectives on Global Change (course archived 15-16)
  • GPHY 240/3.0  Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Geography (W '17)
  • GPHY 242/3.0  Remote Sensing I:  Image Interpretation and Measurement (F '16)
  • GPHY 243/3.0  Geographic Information Science (F '16)
  • GPHY 244/3.0  Data Collection, Management and Analysis (course archived)
  • GPHY 247/3.0  Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Geography (W '17)
  • GPHY 249/3.0  Cartographic Design and Thematic Mapping (course archived 09-10)
  • GPHY 303/3.0  Physical Limnology (course archived 15-16)
  • GPHY 304/3.0  Arctic and Periglacial Environments (W '17)
  • GPHY 306/3.0  Natural Environmental Change (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 307/3.0  Field Studies in Physical Geography (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 309/3.0  Integrated Field Course in Human and Physical Geography (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 310/3.0  Landscape Ecology (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 311/3.0  Biomechanical Processes (W '17)
  • GPHY 312/3.0  Watershed Hydrology (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 314/3.0  Climate Change (F '16)
  • GPHY 315/3.0  Environmental Measurements:  Data Collection and Management (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 317/3.0  Soil, Environment and Society (F '16)
  • GPHY 318/3.0  Biogeography (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 319/3.0  Bioenergy and Biorefining in Canada (W '17)
  • GPHY 342/3.0  Remote Sensing II:  Digital Image Processing (W '17)
  • GPHY 344/3.0  Cartographic Design and Visualization (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 345/3.0  Spatial Analysis (W '17)
  • GPHY 346/3.0  Environmental Modelling (F '16)
  • GPHY 347/3.0  Multivariate and Spatial Statistics (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 348/3.0  Application Design and Customization in GIS (F '16)
  • GPHY 349/3.0  GIScience and Public Health (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 371/3.0  Special Topics in Earth System Science (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 372/3.0  Field Course in Human and Physical Geography (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 411/3.0  Biogeochemical Processes (renumbered to GPHY 311)
  • GPHY 413/3.0  Water, Energy and Carbon Cycling in the Biosphere (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 415/6.0  Advanced Analysis of Earth Surface Processes (FW 16-17)
  • GPHY 417/3.0  Land-Use Change in the Earth System (Not offered 16-17)
  • GPHY 418/3.0  Landscape Ecology (renumbered to GPHY 310)

PSYCHOLOGY - Natural and Physical Sciences

  • PSYC 202/3.0  Statistics in Psychology (F '16)
  • PSYC 203/3.0  Research Methods in Psychology (W '17)
  • PSYC 205/3.0  Introduction to Comparative Cognition (F '16)
  • PSYC 215/3.0  Sensation and Perception (W '17)
  • PSYC 221/3.0  Cognitive Psychology (W '17)
  • PSYC 271/3.0  Brain and Behaviour I (F '16)
  • PSYC 305/6.0  Human Memory (course archived)
  • PSYC 321/3.0  Psycholinguistics (W '17)
  • PSYC 323/3.0  Laboratory in Attention (F '16)
  • PSYC 352/3.0  Cognitive and Language Development (W '17)
  • PSYC 355/3.0  Comparative Cognition:  Cognitive Origins Laboratory (W '16)
  • PSYC 360/3.0  The Neurobiology and Psychology of Sleep (F '16)
  • PSYC 370/3.0  Brain and Behaviour II (W '17)
  • PSYC 371/3.0  Research Problems in Behavioural Neuroscience (W '17)
  • PSYC 372/3.0  Research Problems in Animal Learning (Not offered 16-17)
  • PSYC 375/3.0  Comparative Cognition:  Animal Learning Laboratory (F '16)
  • PSYC 380/3.0  Advanced Perception (W '17)
  • PSYC 420/3.0  Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology (Not offered 16-17)
  • PSYC 422/3.0  Special Topics in Attention (Not offered 16-17)
  • PSYC 423/3.0  Selected Topics in Real-World Scene Perception (F '16)
  • PSYC 452/3.0  Developmental Psycholinguistics (Not offered 16-17)
  • PSYC 453/3.0  Infancy (F '16)
  • PSYC 456/3.0  Theory of Mind (W '17)
  • PSYC 457/3.0  Atypical Development Clinical Disorders (Not offered 16-17)
  • PSYC 470/3.0  Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience (Not offered 16-17)
  • PSYC 471/3.0  Behavioural Pharmacology (Not offered 16-17)
  • PSYC 473/3.0  Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders (F '16)
  • PSYC 475/3.0  Neuropsycholoy (Not offered 16-17)

Advanced, Selected and Special Topic courses: Content of courses is subject to change - see below for years when courses allowed. Listed by date offered.

  • PSYC 398/3.0  Selected Topics in Psychology I:  Functional Neuroimaging of Human Cognitive Brain Function (W '17)
  • PSYC 398/3.0  Selected Topics in Psychology I:  Cognitive Neuroscience (W '15)
  • PSYC 398/3.0  Selected Topics in Psychology I:  Cognitive Neuroscience (W '14)
  • PSYC 495/3.0  Advanced Topic in Psychology:  Introduction to the Analysis of Psychological Signals (W '13)
  • PSYC 398/3.0  Selected Topics in Psychology I:  Decision and Choice (F '13)
  • PSYC 450/3.0  Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology:  Brain Development (F '13)
  • PSYC 490/3.0  Special Topics in Psychology III:  Brain Development (2010-11)

Notes:

  • Students should plan on taking any necessary prerequisites for upper-year (200-level and above) courses. Plan ahead.
  • Many disciplines have a limited number of seats in upper-year courses for students outside of their discipline. Check out the individual department policy on access to courses with the appropriate Undergraduate Office.
  • Not all 300-level and above courses are offered every year due to faculty sabbiticals, administrative or other leaves of absence or due to timetabling constraints. Have a strategy in place for this contingency.