Investigative Science course options

Students who start KI prior to Fall 2019 must successfully complete a minimum of 1.5 units (three courses) that include a hands-on investigative component such as a field study, lab, or programming. Co-requisite labs must be taken and passed but do not count toward the 1.5 units of investigative science. For example, KIN 100 Human Anatomy; Limbs and trunk (0.50 units), and its co-requisite KIN 100L Human Anatomy Lab (0.25 units) count as one course (0.50 Units) for the purposes of satisfying the investigative science requirements.

[for students who start KI Fall 2019 or later, they will choose Natural/Physical Science course options]

Any of these courses would satisfy one of your Investigative Science requirements:

Options within the Faculty of Science:

All BIOL, CHEM, EARTH, MNS, and PHYS courses offered by the Faculty of Science satisfy the Investigative Science theme requirement.

  • The courses labeled SCI or SCBUS do not
  • The courses labeled OPTOM and PHARM are for specialized programs and are not open to other undergraduates so they would only come up for transfer students.

Options outside the Faculty of Science:

  • AHS 150 Foundations of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • ANTH 204 Biological Anthropology (replaces ANTH 260 Human Evolution)
  • ANTH 355 Human Osteology
  • ANTH 365 Human Evolution
  • ANTH 455 Skeletal Biology and Forensics  
  • CS 115 Introduction to Computer Science 1
  • CS 116 Introduction to Computer Science 2
  • CS 135 Designing Functional Programs
  • CS 136 Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
  • CS 137 Programming Principles
  • CS 138 Introduction to Data Abstraction and Implementation
  • CS 145 Designing Functional Programs (Advanced Level)
  • CS 230 Introduction to Computers and Computer Systems
  • CS 234 Data Types and Structures
  • CS 240 Data Structures and Data Management
  • CS 241 Foundations of Sequential Programs
  • CS 246 Object-0riented Software Development
  • CS 251 Computer organization and Design
  • ENVS 200 Field Ecology
  • ERS 211 Environmental Analysis and Solutions IV: Restoration Ecology
  • GEOG 181 Principles of GIScience
  • GEOG 271 Earth from Space Using Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 281 Introduction to GIS (Cross-listed with PLAN 281)
  • GEOG 300 Geomorphology and the Southern Ontario Environment
  • GEOG 303 Physical Hydrology
  • GEOG 310 Geodesy and Surveying
  • GEOG 371 Advanced remote Sensing Techniques
  • KIN 100/100L Human Anatomy; Limbs and Trunk 
    • KIN 100 and 100L must be taken the same term. A course override will be required for KIN 100L.
  • KIN 121/121L Biomechanics of Human Activity
    • KIN 121 and 121L must be taken the same term. A course override will be required for KIN 121L.

  • KIN 205 Muscle Physiology in Exercise and Work
  • KIN 221/221L Advanced Biomechanics of Human Movement
    • KIN 221 and 221L must be taken the same term. A course override will be required for KIN 221L.
  • KIN 242 Introduction to Movement Disorders
  • KIN 301 Human Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
  • SYDE 121 Digital Computation (most likely applied as CS requirement)
  • SYDE 162 Human Factors in Design
  • SYDE 181 Physics 1 (Statics)
  • SYDE 182 Physics 2 (Dynamics)
  • SYDE 192/192L Digital Systems + Digital Systems Laboratory
  • SYDE 223 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • SYDE 283 Physics 3 (Electricity, Magnetism and Optics)
  • SYDE 292 Circuits, Instrumentation, and Measurements
  • SYDE 381 Thermodynamics

For courses not on this list, individual approval must be obtained prior to taking the course.

The appearance of a course on this list does not guarantee the course will be offered. Some of these courses are, or may become, obsolete. They still need to be on the list for the sake of students who have already earned the credit.

The appearance of a course on this list does not guarantee that a student will be eligible to take the course. Many of these courses have pre-requisites or anti-requisites. Furthermore, many of these courses are restricted to students who major in that subject area. We include them here primarily for the information of students considering a transfer into Bachelor of Knowledge Integration, a double major, concurrent degree, second degree, minor, or option. We'll use this list to identify which degree requirements such a student has already satisfied in a previous course of study.

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