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This course provides opportunities for participants to gain an understanding of the organizational and political realities of local government in British Columbia.  Guest speakers and leaders from provincial, regional, First Nations and local governments as well as service delivery agencies will be invited to provide their perspectives.

Credits:
3.0

This course will introduce students to the role and financial process involved at the local government level.  Guest lecturers will address specific issues around the budget cycle including the fiduciary responsibility of staff and elected officials.

Credits:
3

This course will examine the services that municipalities and regional districts provide to their citizens in British Columbia.  Services to be discussed include:  Public Works, Protective Services including Fire and Police, Regulatory Services, Water and Sewer Services, Refuse Collection and Solid Waste Disposal, Recreation and Cultural...

The focus of this law course is on:

(a)          Legal principles pertaining to municipal government with emphasis on its status, functions, powers and constraints;

(b)          Principles of administrative law;

(c)           Principles of statutory regulations 

The Personal Fitness Training (PFT) Program will give you the knowledge and skills to implement a unique, medically-based fitness plan for your clients. You’ll learn how to apply your client’s health history, goals, and abilities into a systematic model that guides each client through progressive, tailored training phases. This innovative and...

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  • Online at www.gatlineducation.com/nwcc

The Petroleum safety training course provides guidelines for safe practices while working on a petroleum site. An oil refinery or petroleum production plant must follow certain safety rules aimed at preventing major disasters. This course covers what procedures to follow after accidents, as well as safe handling rules for various petroleum...

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  • Offered Online | Contact the Smithers campus to register.

Introduction to the basic study of philosophy. Among the core subjects are logic, morals and ethics and theories of knowledge and being. The study includes classical and contemporary philosophers, as well as issues such as ethnicity, abortion, sexuality and human rights. (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

Study of some of the basic writings in historical and contemporary moral philosophy . A major consideration is the development of human rights. Two fundamental questions guide this course: what is the good life; and, how do we decide that? (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

A consideration of how philosophy and literature connect. This course emphasizes how literature is read philosophically, especially with regard to ethics. Historical and contemporary fiction is read together with theory on reading philosophically. (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

An examination of the philosophical foundations of the social sciences. The course surveys the history of thought that has shaped and continues to influence the development of the social sciences, including, social, economic, and scientific topics, ideas of methodology; and leading figures such as Comte, Marx and Weber. (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

The course contains the arguments around the existence of God and the formation, continuation, and occasional disintegration of religion. The context is historical, contemporary, and global, examining various philosophical and cultural responses to divinity. (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

We see how philosophers and scientists think about the principles and work of science, and how the ethical background of the sciences (a.k.a. “natural philosophy”) complements and justifies the empirical background . The approach is historical and comparative in discussing both the faith and the skepticism over science. (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

This course intends to help you both pose and answer ethical questions around our relationship with the environment. From pollution to population, from traditional knowledge to bioengineering, from animal rights to human rights, we will investigate our problematic history and current status to see how we can help prevent further damage to the...

Credits:
3.0

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the study of physics. Course topics include kinematics, dynamics, momentum, energy, and electricity. This course includes a laboratory component.

Credits:
4.0

Physics 0501 is a laboratory science at the Provincial level and is equivalent to the first half of high school Physics 12. Topics from the content include: kinematics in two dimensions, Newton's Laws of Motion, circular motion and gravity, work and energy, linear momentum, torque and static equilibrium. Investigations of the course content...

Credits:
2

Physics 0502 is a laboratory science at the Provincial Level and is equivalent to the second half of high school Physics 12. Topics from the content include: vibration, waves, sound, light, electrostatics, currents, DC circuits, and electromagnetism. Much of the course is concerned with mathematical operations on measured quantities....

Credits:
2

This course provides science and engineering students who have not taken PHYS 12 with a general introduction to Classical Physics. The topics surveyed in this course are vectors, Newtonian Mechanics, properties of materials and thermodynamics. The various physical laws, for example, Newton’s universal law of gravity and conservation of mass,...

Credits:
3.0

Continuation of the survey of classical physics begun in PHYS 101. The topics covered in this course are electricity and magnetism, waves and an introduction to modern physics. In the first topic, electrostatics, steady state currents and magnetism will be discussed while, in the second topic, waves on wires, sound waves and light waves will be...

Credits:
3.0

Physics 103 is a one semester algebra based introductory survey Physics course with applications focusing on the Earth Sciences. The main topics covered are Materials, Energy Transfer and Forces. For Energy Transfer, three mechanisms are considered: Convection – Fluid Mechanics, Conduction – Waves, and Radiation – Light. Applications will be...

Credits:
3.0

Will provide science and engineering students who have taken PHYS 12 with a detailed investigation of Newtonian Physics. The topics covered in depth in this course are Newtonian Mechanics of few bodies, namely, thermodynamics. In the first topic, translational and rotational statics and dynamics will be discussed in terms of forces, torques and...

Credits:
3.0

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