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; and
  •   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 - Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computing (Cognitive Science), Environmental Science, Geography, Geological Sciences, Life Sciences (including Anatomy, Microbiology, Pharmacology), Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology and Statistics.

Notes:

  • Students should plan on taking any necessary prerequisites for upper-year (200-level and above) courses. Plan ahead, starting in first year.
  • 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 sabbaticals, administrative or other leaves of absence or due to timetabling constraints. Have a strategy in place for this contingency.

Natural and Physical Sciences versus Social Sciences

Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geography and Psychology also offer courses that are classified as Social Sciences.  Please refer to the following lists to confirm.  If in doubtuse the Planner/Advisement Report on SOLUS.  (Note:  These lists are reviewed annually before July registration.)

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'18)
  • ENSC 301/3.0  Environmental Assessment (W'18)
  • ENSC 307/3.0  Marine Environmental Issues (Not offered 17-18)
  • ENSC 320/3.0  Wildlife Issues in a Changing World (F'17)
  • ENSC 425/3.0  Ecotoxicology (F'17)
  • ENSC 407/3.0  Global Water Issues (W'18)
  • ENSC 471/3.0  Environmental Analysis Methods (Not offered 17-18)
  • ENSC 480/3.0  Special Topics in Environmental Science (F '17)
  • ENSC 480/3.0  Special Topics in Environmental Science I (W '18)
  • ENSC 481/3.0  Special Topics in Environmental Science II (Not offered 17-18)

GEOGRAPHY - Natural and Physical Sciences

  • GPHY 102/3.0  Earth System Science (W '18)
  • GPHY 103/3.0  Water Resources (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 104/3.0  Forests as a Global Resource (F '17)
  • GPHY 207/3.0  Principles of Biogeography (TBD)
  • GPHY 208/3.0  Principles of Geomorphology and Pedology (TBD)
  • GPHY 209/3.0  Principles of Hydroclimatology (W '18)
  • GPHY 240/3.0  Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Geography (W '18)
  • GPHY 242/3.0  Remote Sensing I:  Image Interpretation and Measurement (F '17)
  • GPHY 243/3.0  Geographic Information Science (F '17)
  • GPHY 247/3.0  Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Geography (W '18)
  • GPHY 304/3.0  Arctic and Periglacial Environments (W '18)
  • GPHY 306/3.0  Natural Environmental Change (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 307/3.0  Field Studies in Physical Geography (F '17)
  • GPHY 309/3.0  Integrated Field Course in Human and Physical Geography (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 310/3.0  Landscape Ecology (W '18)
  • GPHY 311/3.0  Biomechanical Processes (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 312/3.0  Watershed Hydrology (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 314/3.0  Climate Change (W'18)
  • GPHY 315/3.0  Environmental Measurements:  Data Collection and Management (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 317/3.0  Soil, Environment and Society (F '17)
  • GPHY 318/3.0  Biogeography (F '17)
  • GPHY 319/3.0  Bioenergy and Biorefining in Canada (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 341/3.0  Photogrammetry (F '17)
  • GPHY 342/3.0  Remote Sensing II:  Digital Image Processing (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 344/3.0  Cartographic Design and Visualization (F '17)
  • GPHY 345/3.0  Spatial Analysis (W '18)
  • GPHY 346/3.0  Environmental Modelling (F '17)
  • GPHY 347/3.0  Multivariate and Spatial Statistics (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 348/3.0  Application Design and Customization in GIS (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 349/3.0  GIScience and Public Health (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 371/3.0  Special Topics in Earth System Science (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 372/3.0  Field Course in Human and Physical Geography (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 413/3.0  Water, Energy and Carbon Cycling in the Biosphere (Not offered 17-18)
  • GPHY 415/6.0  Advanced Analysis of Earth Surface Processes (FW 17-18)
  • GPHY 417/3.0  Land-Use Change in the Earth System (Not offered 17-18)

PSYCHOLOGY - Natural and Physical Sciences

  • PSYC 202/3.0  Statistics in Psychology (F '17)
  • PSYC 203/3.0  Research Methods in Psychology (W '18)
  • PSYC 205/3.0  Introduction to Comparative Cognition (F '17)
  • PSYC 215/3.0  Sensation and Perception (W '18)
  • PSYC 221/3.0  Cognitive Psychology (W '18)
  • PSYC 271/3.0  Brain and Behaviour I (F '17)
  • PSYC 315/3.0  Introduction to the Analysis of Psychological Signals (F '17)
  • PSYC 321/3.0  Psycholinguistics (F '17 and W '18)
  • PSYC 323/3.0  Laboratory in Attention (F '17)
  • PSYC 352/3.0  Cognitive and Language Development (W '18)
  • PSYC 353/3.0  Atypical Development (W '18)
  • PSYC 355/3.0  Comparative Cognition:  Cognitive Origins Laboratory (Not offered 17-18)
  • PSYC 360/3.0  The Neurobiology and Psychology of Sleep (W '18)
  • PSYC 370/3.0  Brain and Behaviour II (F '17 and W '18)
  • PSYC 371/3.0  Research Problems in Behavioural Neuroscience (W '18)
  • PSYC 372/3.0  Research Problems in Animal Learning (Not offered 17-18)
  • PSYC 375/3.0  Comparative Cognition:  Animal Learning Laboratory (Not offered 17-18)
  • PSYC 380/3.0  Advanced Perception (W '18)
  • PSYC 398/3.0  Special Topics in Psychology I (W '18)
  • PSYC 420/3.0  Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology (Not offered 17-18)
  • PSYC 422/3.0  Special Topics in Attention (Not offered 17-18)
  • PSYC 423/3.0  Selected Topics in Real-World Scene Perception (F '17)
  • PSYC 450/3.0  Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology (W '18)
  • PSYC 452/3.0  Developmental Psycholinguistics (F '17)
  • PSYC 453/3.0  Infancy (Not offered 17-18)
  • PSYC 456/3.0  Theory of Mind (W '18)
  • PSYC 470/3.0  Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience (Not offered 17-18)
  • PSYC 471/3.0  Behavioural Pharmacology (Not offered 17-18)
  • PSYC 473/3.0  Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders (F '17)
  • PSYC 475/3.0  Neuropsychology (Not offered 17-18)