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.
“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 Code||Course Name||Will 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?|
|BIOL 1000 3.0||Biology I - Cells, Molecular Biology and Genetics||Asynchronous||No||Yes||No||A mix of both - for example synchronous for meeting with TA help, but the lab reports themselves will be asynchronous|
|BIOL 2020 3.0||Biochemistry||Some of both||Yes||No||No|
|BIOL 2021||Cell Biology||Asynchronous. This course will have pre-recorded lectures as well as synchronous regular meetings during the scheduled lecture/class time.||No||No|
|BIOL 2905||Introduction to Clinical Microbiology||Asynchronous. This course will have pre-recorded lectures as well as synchronous regular meetings during the scheduled lecture/class time.||No||No|
|BIOL 3110 3.0||Molecular Biology I: Nucleic Acid Metabolism||Some of both||Yes||No||No|
|BIOL 3130 3.0||Molecular Biology II: Regulation of Gene Expression||Some of both||Yes||No||No|
|BIOL 3150 4.0||Microbiology||Some of both||Yes||No||Yes||Both - a hybrid of some online labs, and some in person labs||A mix of both - for example synchronous for meeting with TA help, but the lab reports themselves will be asynchronous|
|BIOL 4010||Biology of Cancer||Asynchronous. This course will have pre-recorded lectures as well as synchronous regular meetings during the scheduled lecture/class time.||No||No|
|BIOL 4230 4.0||Entomology||Some of both||Yes||No||Yes||No||A mix of both - for example synchronous for meeting with TA help, but the lab reports themselves will be asynchronous|
|BIOL 4305||Controversies in the Modern Life Sciences||Synchronous||Yes||No||No|
|MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS COURSES|
|MATH 1090 3.0||Introduction to Logic for Computer Science||Some of both||Yes||No||No|
|MATH 1200 3.00||Problems, Conjectures and Proofs||Some of both||No||Yes||Synchronous|
|MATH 1510||Fundamentals of Mathematics||Asynchronous||Yes||Synchronous|
|MATH 2022 3.0||Linear Algebra II||Synchronous||Yes||Yes||Asynchronous||No|
|NATURAL SCIENCE COURSES|
|NATS 1570 A 3.0||Exploring the Solar System||Synchronous||Yes||No||No|
|NATS 1670||Concepts in Human Health and Disease||Asynchronous||No||No|
|NATS 1675 6.0||Human Development||Asynchronous||No||No|
|NATS 1745 B 6.0||History of Astronomy||Asynchronous||No||No|
|NATS 1750||The Earth and It's Atmosphere||Some of both||Yes||Yes||Synchronous||Yes||No|
|NATS 1780||Weather & Climate||Some of both||Yes||Yes||Synchronous||Yes||No|
|NATS 1840 6.0||Science Technology and the Environment||Asynchronous||No||No|
|NATS1940 6.0||Biodiversity and Conservation||Asynchronous||No||No|
|PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY COURSES|
|PHYS 1421 3.0||Physics with Life Science Applications I||Synchronous||Yes||Yes||Synchronous||Yes||No||Synchronous|
|PHYS 1902 A 0.0 S1||Physics Laboratory 1||In-person lab course||No||Yes||Yes|
|PHYS 1902 B 0.0 S1||Physics Laboratory 1||Synchronous online lab course||No||No||Yes||No|
|PHYS 1902 A 0.0 S2||Physics Laboratory 2||In-person lab course||No||Yes||Yes|
|PHYS 1902 B 0.0 S2||Physics Laboratory 2||Synchronous online lab course||No||Yes||No|
|PHYS 2211 1.0||Experimental Electromagnetism||In-person lab course||No||Yes||Yes|
Last updated on: April 13th, 2021