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Summer 2021 Course Delivery Information

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the university decided to offer a full selection of academic programming using primarily online/remote learning, with select in-person instruction in the Summer 2021 semester.

The table below provides more details about the nature of the Faculty of Science courses being offered this Summer 2021 semester, to find a specific course that you have enrolled in you can press the ALT + F (Command + F on a Mac) keys on your computer and type in the course code for the specific course you are looking for.

Please note this list is not the complete list of science courses offered; it is only courses we have information for as reported by the Course Director. The full list of available courses is available on the Course Timetable site. This list will be updated as more course information is received. We have also prepared a list of frequently asked questions about the Summer 2021 semester that you can find here.


Terminology

“Synchronous” means that the courses will have real-time lectures or components. Students will be expected to be available during the currently allotted course time. More exact details will be made available at the beginning of each course by your course instructor.

“Asynchronous” means that the course does not have any real-time (synchronous) components. For asynchronous courses, the professor may upload a recorded lecture every week for you to watch.

“ONLN” is a special University term to indicate a course that was specifically designed to be delivered online as an asynchronous course. All the material is available online, and you progress at your own pace.

“Remote” courses might be listed in the course timetable as “LECT”, although there won’t be a location/building, but there will be a time and duration. This indicates that a class will meet at this time using Zoom or some other communication platform, depending on the instructor. Just like a regular class, but remote. The course may have both asynchronous and synchronous components, meaning some material will be posted ahead of time, and other material will be delivered during the remote class.

Course CodeCourse NameWill lectures be asynchronous, synchronous, or both?Will synchronous lectures be recorded?Are there tutorials? Asynchronous or synchronous tutorials? Will there be labs? Are they in-person, on campus labs?Will the labs be asynchronous or synchronous?
BIOLOGY COURSES
BIOL 1000 3.0Biology I - Cells, Molecular Biology and GeneticsAsynchronous NoYesNoA mix of both - for example synchronous for meeting with TA help, but the lab reports themselves will be asynchronous
BIOL 2020 3.0BiochemistrySome of both YesNoNo
BIOL 2021 Cell BiologyAsynchronous. This course will have pre-recorded lectures as well as synchronous regular meetings during the scheduled lecture/class time. NoNo
BIOL 2905Introduction to Clinical MicrobiologyAsynchronous. This course will have pre-recorded lectures as well as synchronous regular meetings during the scheduled lecture/class time.NoNo
BIOL 3110 3.0Molecular Biology I: Nucleic Acid MetabolismSome of bothYesNoNo
BIOL 3130 3.0Molecular Biology II: Regulation of Gene ExpressionSome of bothYesNoNo
BIOL 3150 4.0MicrobiologySome of bothYesNoYesBoth - a hybrid of some online labs, and some in person labsA mix of both - for example synchronous for meeting with TA help, but the lab reports themselves will be asynchronous
BIOL 4010Biology of CancerAsynchronous. This course will have pre-recorded lectures as well as synchronous regular meetings during the scheduled lecture/class time.NoNo
BIOL 4230 4.0EntomologySome of bothYesNoYesNoA mix of both - for example synchronous for meeting with TA help, but the lab reports themselves will be asynchronous
BIOL 4305Controversies in the Modern Life SciencesSynchronousYesNoNo
MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS COURSES
MATH 1090 3.0Introduction to Logic for Computer ScienceSome of bothYesNoNo
MATH 1200 3.00Problems, Conjectures and ProofsSome of bothNoYesSynchronous
(not recorded)
No
MATH 1510 Fundamentals of MathematicsAsynchronousYesSynchronous
(not recorded)
No
MATH 2022 3.0Linear Algebra IISynchronousYesYesAsynchronousNo
NATURAL SCIENCE COURSES
NATS 1570 A 3.0Exploring the Solar SystemSynchronous YesNoNo
NATS 1670Concepts in Human Health and DiseaseAsynchronousNoNo
NATS 1675 6.0  Human DevelopmentAsynchronous NoNo
NATS 1745 B 6.0History of AstronomyAsynchronousNo No
NATS 1750The Earth and It's AtmosphereSome of both YesYesSynchronousYesNoA mix of both - for example synchronous for meeting with TA help, but the lab reports themselves will be asynchronous
NATS 1780Weather & ClimateSome of both YesYesSynchronousYesNoA mix of both - for example synchronous for meeting with TA help, but the lab reports themselves will be asynchronous
NATS 1840 6.0Science Technology and the EnvironmentAsynchronous NoNo
NATS1940 6.0Biodiversity and ConservationAsynchronousNoNo
PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY COURSES
PHYS 1421 3.0Physics with Life Science Applications ISynchronousYesYesSynchronousYesNoSynchronous
PHYS 1902 A 0.0 S1Physics Laboratory 1In-person lab courseNoYesYes
PHYS 1902 B 0.0 S1Physics Laboratory 1Synchronous online lab courseNoNoYesNoA mix of both - for example synchronous for meeting with TA help, but the lab reports themselves will be asynchronous
PHYS 1902 A 0.0 S2Physics Laboratory 2In-person lab courseNoYesYes
PHYS 1902 B 0.0 S2Physics Laboratory 2Synchronous online lab courseNoYesNoA mix of both - for example synchronous for meeting with TA help, but the lab reports themselves will be asynchronous
PHYS 2211 1.0Experimental ElectromagnetismIn-person lab courseNoYesYes

Last updated on: April 13th, 2021