Adult Upgrading

In Adult Upgrading students of all backgrounds and abilities participate in the University experience while upgrading their skills in English, math, and science.

Students may begin improving their skills from any level—whether they are new to reading, writing or math, just need to upgrade some of their skills, or only need a few courses to complete their BC Adult Graduation Diploma:

  • Biology Qualifying (BIOQ)
  • Chemistry Qualifying (CHEQ)
  • English Language Studies (ELST) - English preparatory courses
  • English Qualifying (ENGQ) 
  • Mathematics Qualifying (MATQ)
  • Physics Qualifying (PHYQ)

Adult Upgrading students can choose from a variety of options to assist them in reaching their goals: writing labs, individualized self-paced programs, partially online courses, and university-style semester courses. As well as improving their skills in English, math, and the sciences, students learn how to think critically, and develop study skills, time-management skills, and self-discipline. In Adult Upgrading, students prepare themselves to succeed in other KPU programs and beyond.

Math, science and English courses are available for students pursuing a BC Adult Graduation Diploma or for those students trying to meet prerequisites for university courses and programs.

Department's website: kpu.ca/acp/programs

Biology Qualifying (BIOQ)

BIOQ 1098  4 credits  
Foundations of Biology  

Students will survey the diversity of life through time, and through diverse environments, applying the twin themes of evolution via natural selection and environmental ecology. They will examine the relationships of organisms with other members of the same species, with other species, and with the physical environment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) English 12, (b) English 12 First Peoples; (c) English 11 (B), (d) ENGQ 1099; (e) ENGQ 1091, (f) ENGQ 1092, (g) ENGQ 1089, (h) ENGQ 0084 and ENGQ 0085, (i) ELST 0381 (B-), (j) Language Placement Index (LPI) Score (Essay 26 with EU 6+ and Reading Comprehension 16), (k) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement at Level 09, (l) KPU English Placement (EPT) into ENGQ 1091 or ENGQ 1092 or ENGQ 1099, (m) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Band 6.0 (Listening Band 6.0, Reading Band 6.0, Writing Band 6.0, and Speaking Band 6.0), (n) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Band 80

Attribute: SCIH

BIOQ 1099  4 credits  
Foundations of Human Biology  

Students will study introductory organic chemistry, bioenergetics, cell structure and function, and inheritance and genetics. Students will also study the anatomy and physiology of the human body, with particular emphasis on nutrition and the body's response to infectious disease.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) English 12, (b) English 12 First Peoples, (c) English 11 (B), (d) ENGQ 1099, (e) ENGQ 1091, (f) ENGQ 1092, (g) ENGQ 1089, (h) ENGQ 0084 and ENGQ 0085, (i) ELST 0381 (B-), (j) Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Score (Essay 26 with EU 6+ and Reading Comprehension 16), (k) Academic and Career Placement (ACP) English Assessment placement at Level 09, (l) KPU English Placement (EPT) into ENGQ 1091 or ENGQ 1092 or ENGQ 1099, (m) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Band 6.0 (Listening Band 6.0, Reading Band 6.0, Writing Band 6.0, and Speaking Band 6.0), (n) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Band 80

Attribute: SCIH

Chemistry Qualifying (CHEQ)

CHEQ 1094  4 credits  
Preparation for General Chemistry  

Students will study: exponential notation, significant figures, dimensional analysis, metric system, density, symbols, chemical formula and equations, percentage composition and simplest formula, atomic mass, mole concept, stoichiometry, solutions molarity, classification of matter, gases, periodic table and some descriptive chemistry. They will also perform experiments in the laboratory.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): Level G1 as defined in the Math Alternatives Table

Attribute: SCIH

English Language Studies (ELST) - English preparatory courses

ELST 0041  6 credits  
English for Academic Purposes - Foundations Level  

Students at the lower-intermediate level will learn and practise academic reading, writing and study skills.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELSQ 0031 (B-) and ELSQ 0033 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0041 and one of ELSQ 0033 (B-) or KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0043 (c) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0043 and one of ELSQ 0031 (B-) or KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0041 (d) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Band 32 (Writing Band 12, Speaking Band 12, Listening Band 6, and Reading Band 6), (e) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band 4.5 (Writing Band 4, Speaking Band 4, Listening Band 4, and Reading Band 4)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ELST 0043  6 credits  
Foundation Level - Listening and Speaking  

Students at the intermediate level will learn and practice listening and speaking skills in preparation for further studies in English.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELSQ 0031 (B-) and ELSQ 0033 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0041 and one of ELSQ 0033 (B-) or KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0043 (c) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0043 and one of ELSQ 0031 (B-) or KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0041 (d) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Band 32 (Writing Band 12, Speaking Band 12, Listening Band 6, and Reading Band 6), (e) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band 4.5 (Writing Band 4, Speaking Band 4, Listening Band 4, and Reading Band 4)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ELST 0061  3 credits  
Intermediate Pronunciation  

Students at the intermediate and upper-intermediate levels will work on improving the overall clarity of their speech. They will practice identifying, producing, and predicting English sounds patterns accurately.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): ELST 0033 with B- or Accuplacer 78 or TOEFL iBT 32 or Cb-TOEFL 97 or TOEFL 400 or IELTS 4.5 with no sub-score less than 4.0

Attribute: F2D

ELST 0162  3 credits  
Grammar 1  

Students will study the meaning, form and use of grammar at the intermediate level. They will also develop strategies to identify and correct common grammar and usage errors.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): (ELST 0041 with B- and 0043 with B-) or [Accuplacer 88 or TOEFL iBT 45 or cb-TOEFL 450) and (Kwantlen ESL Writing Band 4 or TOEFL iBT writing sub-score 15 or TWE 3)] or IELTS 5.0 with no sub-score less than 4.5

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ELST 0181  6 credits  
English for Academic Purposes - Level 1  

Students at the upper-intermediate level will learn and practice academic reading, writing, and study skills.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): ELST 0041 with a B- or KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0181 or TOEFL iBT 45 with no sub-score less than 15 or IELTS 5.0 with 5.0 in Reading/Writing and no sub-score less than 4.5.

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ELST 0183  6 credits  
Academic Listening and Speaking Skills - Level 1  

Students at the upper-intermediate level will learn and practice listening and speaking skills in preparation for further studies in English.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0043 (B-), (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0183, (c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT overall Band 45 (Listening Band 11, Speaking Band 11), (d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Band 5 (Listening Band 5, Speaking Band 5, Reading Band 4.5, and Writing Band 4.5)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ELST 0261  3 credits  
Advanced Pronunciation  

Students at the lower and upper-advanced level will learn and practice skills needed to improve speech clarity.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0183 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0283 (c) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Speaking Band 5.5 (d) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 61 (Listening Band 15, Speaking Band 15)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ELST 0262  3 credits  
Grammar II  

Students will learn how to identify and correct common grammatical and stylistic errors made by English as a Second Language learners. They will also develop strategies to expand their knowledge of idiomatic usage.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0181 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0281 (c) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Writing Band 5.5 (d) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 61 (Reading Band 15, Writing Band 15)

Attribute: F2D

ELST 0281  6 credits  
English for Academic Purposes - Level 2  

Students at the lower-advanced level will learn and practise academic reading, writing, and study skills.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0181 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0281 (c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 61 (Reading Band 18, Writing Band 18) (d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band 5.5 (Reading 5.5, Writing Band 5.5, Listening 5.0, Speaking 5.0) (e) Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Overall Band Score 50 (Reading sub-test score 50, Writing sub-test score 50, Listening sub-test score 40, Speaking sub-test score 40)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ELST 0283  3 credits  
Academic Listening and Speaking Skills - Level 2  

Students at the lower-advanced level will learn and practice listening and speaking skills in preparation for further studies in English.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0183 (B-), (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0283, (c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 79 (Listening Band 15, Speaking Band 15), (d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band of 5.5 (Listening Band 5.5, Speaking Band 5.5, Reading Band 5, and Writing Band 5) (e) Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Overall Band Score 50 (Listening sub-test score 50, Speaking sub-test score 50, Reading sub-test score 40, Writing sub-test score 40)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ELST 0381  6 credits  
English for Academic Purposes - Level 3  

Students at the advanced level will develop and practice academic reading, writing and study skills.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0281 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0381 (c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 79 (with writing sub-score 21) (d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band 6.0 (Reading Band 6.0, Writing Band 6.0 Listening Band 5.5, Speaking Band 5.5) (e) Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Overall Band Score 60 (Reading sub-test score 60, Writing sub-test score 60, Listening sub-test score 50, Speaking sub-test score 50)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ELST 0383  3 credits  
Academic Listening and Speaking Skills - Level 3  

Students at the advanced level will practice listening and speaking skills in preparation for further academic studies.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0283 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0383, (c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 79 (Listening Band 19, Speaking Band 19), (d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band 6.0 (Listening Band 6.0, Speaking Band 6.0, Reading Band 5.5, Writing Band 5.5) (e) Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Overall Band Score 60 (Listening sub-test score 60, Speaking sub-test score 60, Reading sub-test score 50, Writing sub-test score 50)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

English Qualifying (ENGQ)

ENGQ 0024  0 credits  
Detailed English Assessment  

Students will complete a thorough assessment and placement process and will, in consultation with the instructor, develop a specific educational plan in relation to achieving their academic goals. Students will understand the demands of learning in an individually-paced continuous-intake classroom. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement into ENGQ 0024

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0044  3 credits  
Basic Writing Skills 1A  

Students with English as a first language who have little or no writing experience will acquire the basic grammar and mechanical skills necessary for writing different kinds of simple, clear and correct sentences. They will acquire basic level writing skills and prepare for ENGQ 0054. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) Englishment Assessment placement into ENGQ 0044 (b) ENGQ 0024 (EXP)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0045  3 credits  
Basic Reading Skills 1A  

Students with English as a first language who have had little or no experience with the printed word will learn basic reading comprehension skills in an individualized self-paced study mode. They will acquire basic level reading skills and prepare for entry into ENGQ 0055. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement into ENGQ 0045 (b) ENGQ 0024 (EXP)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0054  3 credits  
Basic Writing Skills 1B  

Students with limited writing experience will acquire the basic grammar and mechanical skills necessary for writing different kinds of simple, clear and correct sentences. They will acquire basic level writing skills and prepare for ENGQ 0064. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement into ENGQ 0054 (b) ENGQ 0044 (MAS)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0055  3 credits  
Basic Reading Skills 1B  

Students with English as a first language who have had little or no experience with the printed word will learn basic reading comprehension skills in an individualized individually-paced study mode. The students will acquire basic skills and prepare for entry into ENGQ 0065. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement into ENGQ 0055 (b) ENGQ 0045 (MAS)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0056  3 credits  
Phonetic Reading and Spelling Skills 1  

Students who have had little or no experience with the English phonemic system will learn basic phonetic reading and spelling skills, and basic word analysis skills in an individualized study mode. They will acquire basic phonemic awareness and prepare for ENGQ 0066. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment. NOTE: A required corequisite for this course is an appropriate level reading comprehension course as identified through ACP Assessment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement into ENGQ 0056 (b) ENGQ 0024 (EXP) (c) ACP Instructor Placement

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0064  3 credits  
Basic Writing Skills 2  

Students will acquire the basic grammar and mechanical skills necessary for writing a variety of sentence types and simple paragraphs. They will prepare for ACP Intermediate Level English. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement into ENGQ 0064 (b) ENGQ 0054 (MAS)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0065  3 credits  
Basic Reading Skills 2  

Students who have had limited experience with the printed word will learn basic reading comprehension skills in an individually-paced study mode. They will prepare for entry into intermediate level ACP reading courses. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement into ENGQ 0065 (b) ENGQ 0055 (MAS)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0066  3 credits  
Phonetic Reading and Spelling Skills 2  

Students who have had limited experience with the English phonemic system will learn phonetic reading and spelling skills and basic word analysis skills in an individualized study mode. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment. NOTE: Appropriate level reading comprehension course as identified through ACP Assessment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement in ENGQ 0066 (b) ENGQ 0024 (EXP) (c) ENGQ 0056 (MAS) (d) ACP Instructor Placement

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0074  3 credits  
Directed Studies: Intermediate Writing and Communication  

Students will work intensively on improving their writing and/or communication skills. Students will, in consultation with the instructor, choose and complete assignments at the intermediate level pertinent to their specific goals. They will study in a self-paced, continuous-intake mode. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement into ENGQ 0074 (b) ENGQ 0064 (MAS)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0075  3 credits  
Directed Study: Intermediate Reading  

Students at intermediate level will work in a self-paced individualized study mode on individualized, specific objectives. They will work on basic reading improvement, listening comprehension, spelling improvement, vocabulary development, and/or reading in content areas appropriate to the students’ goals. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement into ENGQ 0075 (b) ENGQ 0065 (MAS)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0084  3 credits  
Directed Studies: Advanced Writing and Communications  

Students will work intensively on improving their writing and/or communication skills. Student will, in consultation with the instructor, choose and complete assignments at the Advanced level pertinent to their specific goals. They will study in a self-paced, continuous-intake mode. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement into ENGQ 0084 (b) ENGQ 0074 (MAS)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 0085  3 credits  
Directed Study: Advanced Reading  

Students at advanced level will work in a self-paced individualized study mode on individualized, specific objectives. They will work on reading improvement, listening comprehension, spelling improvement, vocabulary development, and/or reading in content areas appropriate to the students’ goals. NOTE: Students enrolled in this course in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement into ENGQ 0085 (b) ENGQ 0075 (MAS)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 1079  3 credits  
Writing Skills - Focus On Sentences  

Students will learn and practise effective writing, with major focus on correct and effective sentences. They will study and practise the writing process and will write basic paragraphs. Students will practise writing in response to reading critically. Note: This course does not offer instruction at the Fundamental level of English skills or English as a Second Language. It is strongly recommended that students seek an individual assessment through the ACP Department and register for supplemental coursework as required.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): English 11 (C) or Comm 12 (C+) or ELST 0281 (C) or ACP assessment or EPT placement

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 1089  3 credits  
Writing Skills - Focus on Paragraphs  

Students will acquire, review and practise grammar skills for writing effective sentences and paragraphs. They will study and practise the process of composition (including brainstorming ideas, thesis creation, composing an outline, writing a draft, revising a draft, editing and proofreading). Students will practise writing in response to reading critically, and they will practise summarizing. They will focus on sentences and paragraphs. Note: This course does not offer instruction at the Fundamental level of English skills or English as a Second Language.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): English 12 (P) or English 12 First Peoples (P) or English 11 (C+) or Comm 12 (B) or ENGQ 1079 (C) or ENGQ 1097 (C) or ABEE 0070 (C) or LPI score 23, level 3 or ACP assessment or EPT or ELST 0381 (C+)

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 1091  3 credits  
Provincial Level English Literature (English 12)  

Students will study English literature, including Canadian literature, in order to prepare for university-level English courses and/or qualify for the B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma. They will read, analyze and respond, orally and in writing, to selected works of literature from fiction, poetry and drama.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) English 12, (b) English 12 First Peoples, (c) English 11 (B), (d) ENGQ 1089, (e) ENGQ 1098, (f) ENGQ 1079 (B), (g) ELST 0381 (B-) and ELST 0383 (B-), (h) Language Proficiency Index (LPI) with an Essay Score of 26, English Usage (EU) score of 6, and Reading Comprehension (RC) score of 16, (i) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement at Level 9, (j) KPU English Placement (EPT) into any of ENGQ 1091, ENGQ 1092, or ENGQ 1099, (k) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overalll Band 6.0 (Listening Band 6.0, Reading Band 6.0, Writing Band 6.0, and Speaking Band 6.0), (l) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 80

Co-requisite(s): Students who are entering with a C grade in ENGL 12 are strongly recommended to take ENGQ 1096 concurrently.

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 1092  3 credits  
Professional and Technical English 12  

Students will prepare for post-secondary studies through the acquisition of skills in critical reading, listening/viewing, speaking and technical writing. They will apply oral and writing skills by studying, preparing and presenting a variety of business and technical communications and essays.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) English 12, (b) English 12 First Peoples, (c) English 11 (B), (d) ENGQ 1089, (e) ENGQ 1098 (f) ENGQ 1079 (B), (g) ELST 0381 (B-) and ELST 0383 (B-), (h) Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Essay Score of 26 (English Usage (EU) score of 6 and Reading Comprehension (RC) score of 16), (i) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement at Level 9, (j) KPU English Placement (EPT) into ENGQ 1091, ENGQ 1092 or ENGQ 1099, (k) International English Language Testing System ( IELTS) Overall Band 6.0 (Listening Band 6.0, Reading Band 6.0, Writing Band 6.0, and Speaking Band 6.0), (l) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 80

Co-requisite(s): Students who are entering with a C grade in ENGL 12 are strongly recommended to take ENGQ 1096 concurrently.

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 1096  1.5 credits  
University Writing Workshop  

Students will improve their writing skills by receiving instruction and practice in the writing process, editing techniques and the active reading process. They will also study selected language, mechanics and grammar topics chosen according to the needs of the students. Students will use their own completed and graded assignments to study and practice writing in a workshop environment. Note: This course will support students who are taking Qualifying and Preparatory English courses (ENGQ 1091, ENGQ 1092, ENGQ 1099)

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 12 (C) or English 12 First Peoples (C) or KUC EPT or LPI score 26 or higher Level 4 or ENGQ 1091 (C-) or ABEE 0091 (C-) or ENGQ 1092 (C+) or ABEE 0092 (C-) or ELST 0381 (C+) or ENGQ 1098 (C) or ABEE 0081 (B) or ACP Placement into ENGQ 1096 or EPT or IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 6.0) or iBT 80 or PBT 550 (TWE 4.5)

Co-requisite(s): It is strongly recommended that students registering in this course take one of ENGQ 1091, ENGQ 1092 or ENGQ 1099 concurrently

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

ENGQ 1099  3 credits  
Writing Skills with Readings  

Students will study and practise the process of composition (including brainstorming ideas, thesis creation, composing an outline, writing a draft, revising a draft, editing and proofreading). They will acquire, review and practise grammar skills. Students will practise writing in response to reading critically. They will apply the writing process to the composition of paragraphs and short essays. Note: This course does not offer instruction at the Fundamental or Intermediate level of English skills or English as a Second Language.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) English 12, (b) English 12 First Peoples, (c) ENGQ 1079 (B),(d) ENGQ 1089, (e) ENGQ 1098, (f) ELST 0381 (B-), (g) Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Essay Score of 26 (English Usage (EU) score of 6 and Reading Comprehension (RC) score of 16), (h) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment placement at Level 9, (i) KPU English Placement (EPT) into ENGQ 1091 or ENGQ 1092 or ENGQ 1099 (j) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band 6.0 (Listening Band 6.0, Reading Band 6.0, Writing Band 6.0, and Speaking Band 6.0), (k) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 80

Co-requisite(s): Students who are entering with a C grade in ENGL 12 are strongly recommended to take ENGQ 1096 concurrently.

Attributes: ACPR, F8B

Mathematics Qualifying (MATQ)

MATQ 1089  3 credits  
Intermediate Algebraic Math  

Students will study operations with rational numbers, ratio, proportion, percent, powers, roots, scientific notation, measurement, geometry, and right angle trigonometry. They will also perform operations on, factor, and evaluate algebraic expressions as well as solve and graph equations and inequalities. In addition students will solve direct and inverse variation problems.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): Level G1 as defined in the Math Alternatives Table

Attribute: SCIH

MATQ 1094  3 credits  
Foundations of Mathematics  

Students will study financial math, measurement, ratio, proportion, percent, linear relations, systems of linear equations and inequalities, quadratic functions, geometry, statistics, logical reasoning, and trigonometry

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): Level F1 as defined in the Math Alternatives Table

Attribute: SCIH

MATQ 1099  3 credits  
Qualifying Studies Math  

Students will review real numbers, operations with rational numbers, polynomials, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities. They will also study quadratic, radical and rational expressions, equations, and functions as well as systems of linear equations and inequalities. Note: Students preparing for programs in the sciences, engineering, and other related fields may use this as a qualifying course.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): Level F1 as defined in the Math Alternatives Table.

Attribute: SCIH

Physics Qualifying (PHYQ)

PHYQ 1098  4 credits  
Foundations of Physics  

In this course, students will study the concepts and historical foundations of physics by exploring energy in the fields of mechanics, dynamics, heat, waves and electricity. This course is recommended for students who have not previously taken any course in Physics.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): Level F1 as defined in the Math Alternatives Table

Attribute: SCIH

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