How to Read a Course Description
An example of a Selkirk College course description is given below, with a key to explain abbreviations. Consult the glossary for unfamiliar terms.
PHYS(1)103(2)-3(3)Basic Physics II(4)
A non-calculus survey of waves, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. (5)
Prerequisite: PHYS 102(6) (0,0)(3,3) (7)
(1) PHYS: Course name, abbreviated. PHYS stands for Physics.
(2) 103: Course number. The following course numbering system applies to most Selkirk College courses. (There are a few exceptions. Check course selections with a counsellor).
0- 49 Adult Basic Fundamental/Intermediate Education courses.
50- 60 Pre-college courses/Advanced/Provincial ABE.
96- 99 Remedial.
100-145 First year university courses (may be taken by second year students provided prerequisites, if any, are met).
146-149 Pre-career I.
150-199 First year diploma career courses, may or may not be university transferable (may be taken by second year students provided prerequisites, if any, are met).
200-245 Second year university courses (may be taken by first year students provided prerequisites, if any, are met).
246-249 Pre-career II.
250-299 Second year diploma career courses, nontransferable (may be taken by first year students provided prerequisites, if any, are met).
(3) 3: Credit value in semester hours. A student who passes PHYS 103 earns three semester hours of credit.
(4) Basic Physics II: Course title.
(5) A non-calculus survey of waves, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics: Brief course description.
(6) PHYS 102: Prerequisite which must be successfully completed before student may enrol in the course.
(7) (0,0)(3,3): Number of regularly scheduled lecture and lab/seminar hours per week in each term. The first set of brackets stands for Fall term hours; the second set of brackets stands for Winter term hours. A third set of brackets would refer to a Spring term. (eg. PHYS 103 meets in the Winter semester for three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week).