University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

XI--Special Study Opportunities

Certificates and Diplomas

The University offers certificate and diploma programs in Applied Statistics, Computing and Information Science, Environmental Citizenship, Environmental Conservation, Food Science, Hospitality Studies and Public Policy and Administration. These programs are designed for those who want to develop or upgrade skills in one of these areas without necessarily proceeding towards a three or four year degree program. These programs may be completed on a part time basis over a period of time.

A Collaborative Diploma in Public/Private Sector Administration, offered jointly with Mohawk College, is also available. Consult the Faculty of Business and Communication at Mohawk for further details. Those interested in entering certificate and diploma programs should apply to Admissions. Applicants who already have a degree should apply to the degree program in which they were previously registered.

Up to 50% of the requirements for a degree-credit certificate can be applied towards a degree program specialization in order to hold both a degree with a specialization and a specialized certificate.

Certificate in Computing and Information Science

The Certificate in Computing and Information Science program is offered by the Department of Computing and Information Science. The program is usually completed on a part-time basis taking one or two courses per semester. Normally students will require 3-4 years to complete the program.

The certificate program is aimed at students who either have a formal university education in an area other than computer science or have been working in computer related areas but who have no academic background in computer science. All applicants are required to have an interview with the program co ordinator in the Department of Computing and Information Science before enrolling.

Students who expect to transfer to a degree program in Computing and Information Science should note the admission requirements as stated at the beginning of the relevant schedules of study.

Students interested in entering the Certificate in Computing and Information Science program should apply for the General Studies program if they do not have a university degree, or to Unclassified if they already have a university degree.

Certificate Requirements

Among the 9 courses required for the certificate, the student must include 6 required courses and 3 restricted electives.

The sequence of courses chosen must comply with the prerequisites for each course. Consult with the program coordinator for assistance.

Required Courses

CIS*1650 [0.50] Programming I

CIS*1900 [0.50] Discrete Structures in Computer Science

CIS*2420 [0.50] Data Structures

CIS*2450 [0.50] Software Systems Development and Integration

CIS*2650 [0.50] Programming II

Restricted Electives

CIS*3110 [0.50] Operating Systems

CIS*3120 [0.50] Digital Systems

CIS*3200 [0.50] Software Engineering

CIS*3430 [0.50] System Analysis and Design in Applications

CIS*3490 [0.50] The Analysis and Design of Computer Algorithms

CIS*3530 [0.50] Data Base Systems and Concepts

Certificate in Environmental Citizenship

Developed from a social science perspective, this Certificate is beneficial to those who want to learn more about the global environmental issues facing us today and in the future. Participants gain in-depth knowledge about environmental changes, their global impact, and how one can directly contribute to the environment's sustainability. The Certificate consists of six degree-credit distance education courses taken online from the University of Guelph's Faculty of Environmental Sciences. It is structured as follows, requiring 6 courses total through distance education, to include at least one at the 3000 or 4000 level:

Required Course

UNIV*2050*DE [0.50] The 5000 Days

2 or 3 of the following:

ECON*1050*DE [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics

ECON*2100*DE [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality

GEOG*1220*DE [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment

HIST*2250*DE [0.50] Environment and History

PHIL*2070*DE [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment

POLS*3370*DE [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration

SOIL*2120*DE [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship

UNIV*3250*DE [0.50] Beyond the 5000 Days

UNIV*3500*DE [0.50] Recreation and Tourism Planning

UNIV*4500*DE [0.50] Planning Industrial Ecology

2 or 3 of the following:

BIOL*2060*DE [0.50] Ecology

BOT*1200*DE [0.50] Plants and Human Use

ENVB*3000*DE [0.50] Nature Interpretation

GEOG*2210*DE [0.50] Environment and Resources

GEOG*3210*DE [0.50] Management of the Biophysical Environment

MET*1000*DE [0.50] The Atmospheric Environment

UNIV*3400*DE [0.50] Watershed Planning Practice

ZOO*1500*DE [0.50] Humans in the Natural World - a Zoological Perspective

ZOO*2050*DE [0.50] Natural History of Ontario

Certificate in Environmental Conservation

Developed from a biophysical science perspective, this Certificate is beneficial to those who want to gain knowledge and an appreciation for environmental protection, conservation and preservation, and education and research. The Certificate consists of six degree-credit distance education courses taken online from the University of Guelph's Faculty of Environmental Sciences. The program is designed to provide participants with the credentials they need for professional advancement in the environment industry and/or personal enrichment. It is structured as follows, requiring 6 courses total through distance education, to include at least one at the 3000 or 4000 level:

Required Course

SOIL*2120*DE [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship

2 or 3 of the following:

GEOG*1220*DE [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment

GEOG*1300*DE [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment

GEOL*1100*DE [0.50] Principles of Geology

MET*1000*DE [0.50] The Atmospheric Environment

SOIL*2010*DE [0.50] Soil Science

SOIL*3080*DE [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation

UNIV*3400*DE [0.50] Watershed Planning Practice

2 or 3 of the following:

BIOL*2060*DE [0.50] Ecology

BIOL*3450*DE [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments

ENVB*3000*DE [0.50] Nature Interpretation

ENVB*3040*DE [0.50] Natural Chemicals in the Environment

GEOG*2210*DE [0.50] Environment and Resources

GEOG*3210*DE [0.50] Management of the Biophysical Environment

ZOO*2050*DE [0.50] Natural History of Ontario

Certificate in Food Science

The Certificate in Food Science program is offered by the Department of Food Science in a distance education mode. Normally, learners will require two years to complete the process. The certificate program is aimed at upgrading individuals who either have a formal university education in an area other than Food Science or have been working in Food Science-related areas but who have no academic background in Food Science. The certificate program concentrates on the chemistry, analysis, microbiology and processing of foods, and on the maintenance of food safety and quality throughout. All courses are offered in an interactive format via the internet.

Individuals interested in entering the Certificate in Food Science program should enrol in the Open Learning program through the Office of Open Learning. Post-secondary courses in microbiology and chemistry are pre-requisites for entrance into the program.

The core courses of the program cannot be used as substitutes for core courses or restricted electives in the B.Sc. Food Science Major.

Required Courses

FOOD*2010*DE [0.50] Principles of Food Science

FOOD*2400*DE [0.50] Introduction to Food Chemistry

FOOD*2410*DE [0.50] Introduction to Food Processing

FOOD*2420*DE [0.50] Introduction to Food Microbiology

FOOD*3430*DE [0.50] Introduction to Food Analysis

Certificate in Hospitality Studies

The Certificate in Hospitality Services is offered online from the University of Guelph's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. It is comprised of five courses taken via distance education and is designed to provide an overview of the hospitality industry, an understanding of human resources management principles and financial management skills. It is perfect for individuals needing additional formal education to assume greater management responsibilities.

Prior learning assessment is in place for this Certificate to evaluate and recognize your experience and previous education, including seminars, workshops and corporate training programs. You may receive credit to a maximum of one course credit towards one of the required courses. The Certificate requires one of following introductory courses in addition to the four required courses listed below:

One of:

HTM*1000*DE [0.50] Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management

HTM*2150*DE [0.50] Introduction to Canadian Business Management

Required Courses

HTM*2030*DE [0.50] Control Systems in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

HTM*2200*DE [0.50] Organizational Design and Effectiveness

HTM*3000*DE [0.50] Human Resources Management

HTM*3070*DE [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Management Accounting

Note: Required courses must be taken in order.

Diploma in Applied Statistics

The Diploma in Applied Statistics is a program offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, which seeks to give students of the Applied Sciences a technical competency in the use and application of Statistics.

The program is intended mainly for those whose primary area of expertise is not in Statistics, but who feel the need to be able to use modern statistical techniques. This program seeks to fill a need of scientists to reach a useful level of competency in the use of statistical methodology.

Diploma Requirements

The program consists of 10 courses chosen from the following list. It is important to take into account the necessary prerequisites when determining the sequence in which the courses are taken. Consult an advisor from the department for assistance.

MATH*2080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus II

MATH*2150 [0.50] Applied Matrix Algebra

STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I

STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II

STAT*3100 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Statistics I

STAT*3110 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Statistics II

STAT*3210 [0.50] Experimental Design

STAT*3240 [0.50] Applied Regression Analysis

STAT*3320 [0.50] Sampling Theory with Applications

STAT*3510 [0.50] Environmental Risk Assessment

STAT*4050 [0.50] Topics in Applied Statistics I

STAT*4060 [0.50] Topics in Applied Statistics II

STAT*4080 [0.50] Data Analysis

STAT*4350 [0.50] Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods

STAT*4360 [0.50] Applied Time Series Analysis

STAT*4510 [0.50] Advanced Risk Analysis

Diploma in Public Policy and Administration

The program is designed for those who wish to develop their skills in public sector management and public policy analysis. The requirement of 10 courses for the diploma is divided into 2 groups of courses: required courses; and elective courses. Courses taken for the diploma cannot be used for credit in other areas of study and vice versa. The diploma program is equivalent to a general area of concentration or minor honours for a B.A. degree.

Students are encouraged to consult the distance education coordinator in the Office of Open Learning or the Diploma in Public Policy and Administration program coordinator or Chair of the Department of Political Science with regard to the availability and on going development of distance education courses.

Required Courses

POLS*1400 [0.50] Public Management and Administration

POLS*2250 [0.50] Public Administration

POLS*3250 [0.50] Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects

POLS*3440 [0.50] Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics

POLS*4250 [0.50] Problems in Public Administration and Public Policy

Electives - at least 2.50 credits must be chosen from the following:

POLS*2300 [0.50] Canadian Government

POLS*3110 [0.50] Politics of Ontario

POLS*3210 [0.50] The Constitution and Canadian Federalism

POLS*3270 [0.50] Local Government in Ontario

POLS*3280 [0.50] Modern Political Ideologies

POLS*3330 [0.50] Politics and Trade Liberalization in the Americas

POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration

POLS*3470 [0.50] Business-Government Relations in Canada

POLS*3670 [0.50] Comparative Public Policy and Administration


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