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Freshman Program (30 credits)

Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences)

Program Requirements

If you are entering university for the first time from a high school system (outside of the Quebec CEGEP system) you will be required to complete a Freshman year of at least 30 credits as listed below.

Normally, students registered in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Freshman program may take a maximum of 8 credits outside the Faculty offerings to meet the requirements of the program. Permission to exceed this limit must be received from the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) prior to registration.

Students require a minimum 2.50 CGPA in order to progress into Year 1 of the Dietetics program.

Note: If you are not certain that you have adequate math and/or physics skills to commence the Freshman year, you may wish to take preparatory courses prior to the normal Fall semester. You are encouraged to discuss your potential need with your academic adviser. Mathematical skill level will be determined during the first week of classes. Your freshman adviser may recommend that you register for an additional weekly Pre-calculus Lab, of one credit, which may be applied towards the required credits of the degree program.

Freshman Adviser: Dr. Alice Cherestes
Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-023
Telephone: 514-398-7980

Required Courses - Fall (15 credits)

  • AEBI 120 General Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biology (Agric & Envir Sc) : An introduction to the structure, function and adaptation of plants and animals in the biosphere.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Gary Brian Dunphy (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have passed CEGEP objective 00UK or equivalent (formerly Biology 301)
  • AECH 110 General Chemistry 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Chemistry (Agric&EnvirSci) : The course will be a study of the fundamental principles of atomic structure, valence theory and the periodic table.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Alice Cherestes (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures, one 3 hour lab, and one tutorial hour
    • Restriction: Note open to students who have taken FDSC 110.
  • AEMA 101 Calculus 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : A review of functions and graphs. Limits, continuity, derivatives. Differentiation of elementary functions. Anti-differentiation. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: John F Hayes (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: a course in functions
  • AEPH 112 Introductory Physics 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Physics (Agric & Envir Sci) : Accelerated motion. Newton's Laws. Force, work and energy, power; momentum. Conservation principles. Circular motion. Simple harmonic motion. Waves and sound.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Baishali Dutta (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 2 tutorial hours
    • Prerequisites: AEMA 100 (or MATH 112) and AEPH 110, or equivalents, or permission of instructor
    • Corequisite: AEMA 101 (or MATH 139) or higher level calculus course or CEGEP objective 00UN, or permission of instructor
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken PHYS 101 or PHYS 131 or AEPH 113 or CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent. Not open to students in Bioresource Engineering.
  • AGRI 195 Freshman Seminar 1 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : Members of the Faculty and/or Student Services will present seminars on resources available to help students develop the requisite skills to facilitate their transition into university life.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Alice Cherestes (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Open only to Freshman Students. Not open to students who have taken BREE 187

Required Courses - Winter (16 credits)

  • AEBI 122 Cell Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biology (Agric & Envir Sc) : Chemical basis for cell biology; enzymes in biological reactions; membranes and the cell surface; cellular energetics; cell synthesis and growth; mitosis, meiosis and genetic consequences.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Alice Cherestes (Winter)

    • Provides a basis for later courses in cell biology.
    • Prerequisite: AECH 110
    • Restriction(s): Open only to Freshman students in FAES; not equivalent to LSCI 202; not open to students who have taken CEGEP competency OOXU or equivalent, or BIOL 112.
  • AEMA 102 Calculus 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : Integration, the indefinite and definite integral. Trapezoidal and Simpson's Rule approximations for the integral. Applications to areas between curves, distance, volume, length of a curve, work, area of a surface of revolution, average values, moments, etc. Improper integrals and infinite series.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: John F Hayes (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: Calculus 1 or equivalent
  • AEPH 114 Introductory Physics 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Physics (Agric & Envir Sci) : Electric and magnetic properties of matter: electrostatics, electric currents, the link between electric and magnetic phenomena, geometrical optics, interference diffraction.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 2 tutorial hours
    • Prerequisite: AEPH 112 or AEPH 113 or PHYS 101 or PHYS 131 or CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalents, or permission of instructor
    • Corequisite: AEMA 102 (or MATH 141 or higher level calculus course) or CEGEP objective 00UP, or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHYS 102 or PHYS 142 or AEPH 115 or CEGEP objective 00US or equivalent. Not open to students in Bioresource Engineering.
  • AGRI 196 Freshman Seminar 2 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : Member of the Faculty will present seminars on topical issues about their area of research.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Alice Cherestes (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Freshman students
  • FDSC 230 Organic Chemistry (4 credits)

    Offered by: Food Science & Agr-Chemistry (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Food Science : Atomic and molecular structure, modern concepts of bonding, overview of functional groups, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, mechanisms and reactions of aliphatic compounds.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Varoujan Yaylayan (Fall) Alice Cherestes (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)