Courses by subject
Reading the course descriptions
code and number
The course code and number indicate
the specific course and its level. Courses numbered 200 are generally considered
second year, 300 are third year, etc.
The number of credits indicates the
academic value of a course. Credits may be used in program requirements,
prerequisites and fee assessment.
This section gives a brief overview
of the course.
Prerequisites and corequisites
Prerequisite: a specific course,
or courses (or other requirement), that must be successfully completed prior
to registration. A minimum grade of C- is required.
Corequisite: a specific course, or courses, which must be taken at
the same time as a registered course.
Pre- or corequisite: a course that may be taken concurrently with
another course, or previously. If taken previously, a minimum grade of C-
is required unless otherwise specified.
It is the students’ responsibility to enrol only in courses for which the
stated prerequisites and corequisites have been met.
For information on transferability of courses to other BC institutions, consult the BC Online Transfer Guide at
BCTransferGuide.ca or check
with the institution you wish to attend.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Prerequisites/co-requisites are requirements needed
prior to, or concurrent with, your registration in a course. A prerequisite refers
to a specific course (or other requirement) that must be successfully completed
prior to registration. A minimum grade of C- is required.
It is understood that you may seek instructor’s written
permission if you feel that your experience/knowledge is sufficient to warrant exemption
from the stated prerequisite or corequisite. This written permission must be presented
at the time of registration.
Even though many university-level courses
have no prerequisite listed, it is expected that those enrolling have university-level
reading, writing, and research skills. If you are unsure of your ability level or
want to improve your skills, we suggest you enrol in ENGL 099: Pre-University Composition,
or CSM 108: Critical Analysis and Learning, or write the Composition Placement
Test (CPT). CPT details are available through
Assessment Services. For details about CSM 108 and
ENGL 099, please read the course descriptions.
For more details on support services available, please
see Educational Advising, the
Student Services website,
or the academic support courses.
Unless otherwise stated, any BC secondary course
used for program entrance requirements or course prerequisites must be completed
for full value (4 credits).
If a course is given a new number, the former
number is shown below the title in the course description. Retaking a course,
even with its new number, is considered repeating the course. Please see
this section for details on
repeated courses and the effect on GPA.
Official course outlines are available for download