Course Calendar (2019 - 2020)

Course Progression

Preparatory Programs

The programs of study at Royal Military College Saint-Jean are structured according to the Québec education model. However, they are organized for compatibility with the education structure of other Canadian universities, including the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. The following table shows the correspondence:

Canadian System
  • Grade 12
  • University I
  • University II
  • University III
  • University IV
Quebec System
  • CÉGEP I
  • CÉGEP II
  • University I
  • University II
  • University III
RMC Saint-Jean
  • Preparatory Year
  • First Year
  • Second Year
  • Third Year
  • Fourth Year
 

Good to know:

The weighting of a course reflects the weekly workload:

  • first digit: number of periods of theoretical lectures
  • second digit: number of periods of practical exercises or lab work
  • third digit: average number of personal work hours

Example: Load 1-1-2

Each unit allocated to a course corresponds to 45 hours of work during a 15 week session.

Two-Year Academic ProgramsFootnote 1

Social Sciences

Through the study of disciplines such as history, political science, psychology, economics, sociology, philosophy, and literature, the Social Sciences Program at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean focuses on the understanding and analysis of the human mindset. This is aimed at enriching and integrating knowledge, while improving communication skills.

Semester 1
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
109-140-14
1-1-1
1
 
201-C03-ST
2-1-3
2
 
330-910-RE
2-1-3
2
 
383-920-RE
2-1-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
340-101-MQ
3-1-3
2⅓
 
601-101-MQ
2-2-3
2⅓
 
604-xxx-MQ
English Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
345-101-MQ
3-1-3
2⅓
 
603-101-MQ
2-2-4
2⅔
 
602-xxx-MQ
French Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
 
Semester 2
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
101-901-RE
2-1-3
2
 
109-870-xx
Swimming
0-2-1
1
 
201-103-RE
3-2-3
2⅔
 
385-303-ST
3-0-3
2
 
420-GEA-03
1-2-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
601-102-MQ
3-1-3
2⅓
 
604-Pxx-ST
English Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
603-102-MQ
2-2-3
2⅓
 
602-Pxx-ST
French Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
 
Semester 3
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
109-397-34
1-1-1
1
 
300-300-RE
2-2-2
2
 
350-102-RE
2-1-3
2
 
360-300-RE
2-2-2
2
 
387-003-ST
3-0-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
340-102-MQ
3-0-3
2
 
601-103-MQ
3-1-4
2⅓
 
604-xxx-MQ
English Second Language (optional)
2-1-3
0
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
345-102-MQ
3-0-3
2
 
603-103-MQ
2-2-3
2⅓
 
602-xxx-MQ
French Second Language (optional)
2-1-3
0
 
 
Semester 4
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
300-301-RE
1-2-3
2
 
330-033-ST
3-0-4
2⅓
 
350-033-ST
2-1-4
2⅓
 
383-003-ST
2-1-3
2
 
385-204-ST
3-1-4
2⅔
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
340-P03-ST
2-1-3
2
 
601-P14-ST
2-2-2
2
 
604-Pxx-ST
English Second Language (optional)
2-1-3
0
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
345-P13-ST
2-1-3
2
 
603-P24-ST
2-2-2
2
 
602-Pxx-ST
French Second Language (optional)
2-1-3
0
 
 
Sciences

The Science Program at Royal Military College Saint-Jean focuses on the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in program disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. It also entails extensive scientific training, balanced with the integration of disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods and learning, the acquisition of a scientific approach, the development of problem solving skills, and the improvement of communication skills.

Semester 1
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
109-140-14
1-1-1
1
 
201-014-ST
2-2-2
2
 
201-NYA-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
340-101-MQ
3-1-3
2⅓
 
420-GEB-03
1-2-3
2
 
601-101-MQ
2-2-3
2⅓
 
604-xxx-MQ
English Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
345-101-MQ
3-1-3
2⅓
 
350-C13-ST
3-0-3
2⅓
 
603-101-MQ
2-2-4
2⅔
 
602-xxx-ST
French Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
 
Semester 2
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
109-870-xx
Swimming
0-2-1
1
 
201-NYB-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
202-NYA-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
203-NYA-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
350-C13-ST
2-1-3
2
 
601-102-MQ
3-1-3
2⅓
 
604-Pxx-ST
English Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
420-GEB-03
1-2-3
2
 
603-102-MQ
2-2-3
2⅓
 
602-Pxx-ST
French Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
 
Semester 3
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
101-NYA-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
109-397-34
1-1-1
1
 
201-NYC-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
202-NYB-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
203-NYB-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
340-102-MQ
3-0-3
2
 
601-103-MQ
3-1-4
2⅔
 
604-xxx-MQ
English Second Language (optional)
2-1-3
0
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
345-102-MQ
3-0-3
2
 
603-103-MQ
2-2-3
2⅓
 
602-xxx-MQ
French Second Language (optional)
2-1-3
0
 
 
Semester 4
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
201-024-ST
2-2-2
2
 
202-024-ST
2-2-2
2
 
203-NYC-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
360-GHA-03
1-2-3
2
 
Optional Course:
 
242-GEB-03
1-2-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
340-P03-ST
2-1-3
2
 
601-P14-ST
2-2-2
2
 
604-Pxx-ST
English Second Language (optional)
2-1-3
0
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
345-P13-ST
2-1-3
2
 
603-P24-ST
2-2-2
2
 
602-Pxx-ST
French Second Language (optional)
2-1-3
0
 
 

One-Year Academic ProgramsNote de bas de page 2

Social Sciences
Semester 1
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
109-140-14
1-1-1
1
 
330-053-ST
2-1-3
2
 
350-102-RE
2-1-3
2
 
383-920-RE
2-1-3
2
 
One of the following courses:
 
201-C03-ST
2-1-3
2
 
360-300-RE
2-2-2
2
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
601-103-MQ
3-1-4
2⅔
 
604-xxx-MQ
English Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
603-103-MQ
2-2-3
2⅓
 
602-xxx-MQ
French Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
 
Semester 2
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
109-870-xx
Swimming
0-2-1
1
 
201-103-RE
3-2-3
2⅔
 
330-033-ST
3-0-4
2⅓
 
385-204-ST
3-1-4
2⅔
 
One of the three following courses:
 
350-033-ST
2-1-4
2⅓
 
383-003-ST
2-1-3
2
 
385-303-ST
3-0-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
601-P14-ST
2-2-2
2
 
604-Pxx-ST
English Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
603-P24-ST
2-2-2
2
 
602-Pxx-ST
French Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
 
Sciences
Semester 1
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
109-140-14
1-1-1
1
 
201-NYA-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
202-NYB-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
203-NYA-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
350-C13-ST
3-0-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
420-GEB-03
1-2-3
2
 
601-103-MQ
3-1-4
2⅔
 
604-xxx-MQ
English Second Language
2-2-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
201-NYC-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
603-103-MQ
2-2-3
2⅓
 
602-xxx-ST
French Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
 
Semester 2
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
109-870-xx
Swimming
0-2-1
1
 
201-NYB-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
202-024-ST
2-2-2
2
 
203-NYB-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
Optional course:
 
242-GEB-03
1-2-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in French
 
201-NYC-05
3-2-3
2⅔
 
601-P14-ST
2-2-2
2
 
604-Pxx-ST
English Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
For officer cadets studying in English
 
420-GEB-03
1-2-3
2
 
603-P24-ST
2-2-2
2
 
602-Pxx-ST
French Second Language
2-1-3
2
 
 

Description of College Courses

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

101-901-RE

Human Biology

Description: Human biology provides a fundamental insight into the understanding of the human being. It contributes to the social sciences and to the current major public debates by the questions it raises and the answers it provides to the controversies raised by sociobiology such as the long-standing debate on the nature-versus-nurture in psychology; nervous and hormonal influences on behavior; the ethical issues raised by therapeutic obstinacy or new reproductive technologies; issues and concerns about genetically modified organisms, etc. Officer cadets will be in a position to understand these questions and form an enlightened opinion once they are familiar with the specialized vocabulary of biology and understand the basic principles that regulate the human body.

Load: 3-2-3

Units: 2⅔

Prerequisites: None

101-NYA-05

General Biology I

Description: This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of biology. It will enable officer cadets to appreciate the importance of the cell as the basic level of organization of the living being, to understand the mechanisms responsible for its diversity, and to grasp the importance of the common thread of biology: evolution. It will also be an opportunity for officer cadets to put into practice a rigorous scientific approach in several experiments. This is the first biology course for officer cadets in the Science Program.

Load: 1-1-1

Units: 1

Prerequisites: None

109-140-14

Health and Physical Education

Description: The purpose of this course is to teach officer cadets the basics of physical training. Officer cadets learn the concepts of warming up, running techniques, cardiovascular and strength training, anatomy, and flexibility. By the end of the course, officer cadets are able to warm-up properly for the physical activity in which they engage, and train correctly to avoid injury. They also understand the importance of proper posture, good overall health, and the proper performance of various exercises they will encounter in their future careers.

Load: 1-1-1

Units: 1

Prerequisites: None

109-397-34

Active Living

Description: This final college level physical education course takes officer cadets slightly further in their study of physical activity. More advanced training concepts, such as periodization, alternative training methods, weight loss, and muscle mass building form the core content of this course. Because the aim is for the officer cadets to incorporate these concepts into their lifestyle, their main task is to analyze the various types of training explored in class in order to determine their relevance and the right time to practice or integrate them into their personal physical activity plan.

Load: 0-2-1

Units: 1

Prerequisites: None

109-870-N1

Swimming - Aquatic Abilities

Description: The purpose of this course is to assess officer cadets’ physical activity progression in an aquatic environment. Officer cadets gain awareness of their skills and abilities in the pool by performing various tasks or tests. This includes a ten minute lap test, the recovery of objects from the bottom of the pool, combat swimming, swimming techniques, and static or dynamic apnea. Officer cadets put into practice the concepts taught in order to improve throughout the session. Comparative evaluations at the beginning and end of the session provide officer cadets with their progress and an analysis of their swimming skills.

Load: 0-2-1

Units: 1

Prerequisites: None

109-870-N2

Swimming - Advanced Swimming

Description: The purpose of this course is to assess officer cadets’ physical activity progression in an aquatic environment. Officer cadets with more advanced swimming skills work mainly on the crawl swimming technique. They analyze a number of technical points, such as the body’s position in the water, specific arm and leg movements, and lateral breathing, in order to increase their performance in a variety of activities, including a 15 minute lap test, among others. Officer cadets set goals and identify the technical swimming exercises most likely to help them achieve those goals. They put into practice the concepts taught in order to improve throughout the session. Comparative evaluations at the beginning and end of the session give officer cadets an idea of their progress.

Load: 2-2-2

Units: 2

Prerequisites: SN5 or TS5

201-014-ST

Complements of Mathematics

Description: The purpose of this course is to prepare the officer cadets for the differential and integral calculus course. The course offers a thorough revision of all mathematical knowledge essential to quantitative studies in the social sciences. Algebra, equations, functions and sequences and series concepts will be applied to problems from everyday life.

Load: 2-2-2

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 201-NYB-05

201-024-ST

Advanced Mathematics

Description: This course provides an introduction to three very important topics in applied mathematics: differential equations, multivariable calculus, and vector calculus. Differential equations arise quite frequently when describing natural phenomena with mathematical models. This course introduces some techniques for solving certain basic differential equations and boundary value problems. Moving from calculus of a single variable to calculus of multiple variables introduces many new concepts, possibilities, and challenges, while keeping similar notation and language. The increased complexity of the added dimensions necessitates careful rethinking of all aspects of calculus beginning with the concept of limits. In the applications, and especially in the sciences, it is often convenient to work with functions whose values are vectors instead of scalars. The last part of this course is devoted to the calculus of vector fields.

Load: 3-2-3

Units: 2⅔

Prerequisites: SN5 or TS5

201-103-RE

Differential and Integral Calculus 1

Description: This course serves as an introduction to both differential and integral calculus. The formulation of the theory of calculus in the 17th century was one of the most important milestones in the history of mathematics. The techniques of calculus allowed scientists to compute much that had been impossible previously, and they remain fundamental today. Calculus is used in many areas of the humanities, such as business and economics. In the first part of the course, officer cadets will learn some of the techniques of differential calculus which apply to polynomials, algebraic functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. The second part of the course will deal with integral calculus for the same types of functions. While the course focuses on the two branches of calculus separately, the connection between them is a key concept.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: SN5 or TS5

201-C03-ST

Complement of Mathematics

Description: The purpose of this course is to prepare the officer cadets for the differential and integral calculus course. The course offers a thorough revision of all mathematical knowledge essential to quantitative studies in the social sciences. Algebra, equations, functions and sequences and series concepts will be applied to problems from everyday life.

Load: 3-2-3

Units: 2⅔

Prerequisites: SN5 or TS5

201-NYA-05

Calculus I

Description: This course introduces techniques and concepts related to differential calculus, which is one of the fundamental tools used in subjects as diverse as engineering, physics, and finance. Understanding the basics of differential calculus is vital to future studies in the sciences. The course begins with a review of functions - what they are and how they are used and manipulated. Many functions introduced in this section (including polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions) will recur throughout the course. The course thoroughly covers limits of functions, which will be presented both intuitively and rigorously. Limits are the principal tool in defining derivatives of functions, which is the basis of differential calculus.

Load: 3-2-3

Units: 2⅔

Prerequisites: 201-NYA-05

201-NYB-05

Integral Calculus

Description: This course continues from the previous differential calculus course. Whereas differential calculus considers rates of change and local (infinitesimal) behavior of a function, integral calculus is the study of the accumulation of infinitely small changes. For instance, integral calculus allows one to compute the area under a curve by ‘adding’ the areas of rectangles of infinitesimal width; or, one could compute the length of a curve by again breaking the curve into infinitely small sections and again ‘adding’ the lengths of these infinitesimal sections. The main three topics of this course are definite integrals, indefinite integrals, and sequences and series. To these topics are added Hospital’s rule, differential equations, and Taylor polynomials.

Load: 3-2-3

Units: 2⅔

Prerequisites: SN5 or TS5

201-NYC-05

Linear Algebra and Vectorial Geometry

Description: In this course officer cadets will learn about vectors, matrices, vector spaces, and the relations that these mathematical objects have with geometry. Linear algebra is a deep and very interesting topic on its own, but it is also a fundamental tool in engineering, science and computer science. By the end of the course, officer cadets should be familiar with matrices, determinants, vector spaces, and their relations to geometry. Officer cadets will also become more proficient in the subtle art of proving theorems. This course covers material fundamental to other mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics courses within the Science Program.

Load: 2-2-2

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

202-024-ST

Complements of Chemistry

Description: To pursue studies in engineering, physics, biology or other sciences, a solid background in chemistry is essential. The Complements of Chemistry course is a university/CÉGEP level class created to ensure mastery of core concepts. At the end of this course, officer cadets will have acquired basic notions in organic chemistry, biochemistry and selected subjects of physical chemistry required in the core curriculum of the Science Program. The first module covers thermodynamics in a thermochemistry context, complementing the chemical thermodynamics covered in Chemistry of Solutions 202-NYB-05. The next two modules cover introductory organic chemistry and biochemistry. The fourth and last module covers physical and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory experiments will illustrate and help to better understand the theoretical content of the course and introduce officer cadets to new experimental techniques. This course contributes to the achievement of some of the objectives of basic science education.

Load: 3-2-3

Units: 2⅔

Prerequisites: Chemistry 534 or equivalent

202-NYA-05

General Chemistry: Matter

Description: This course introduces the fundamental concepts essential to the understanding of the behavior of matter. By analyzing the chemical and physical transformations of matter, officer cadets are led to understand how intramolecular and intermolecular bonds are formed and broken. They will study the atomic model as well as the properties of the elements of the periodic table. While studying the structure of molecules, the officer cadets learn the concepts of orbitals, Lewis structures and their three-dimensional representation. The chemical reactions module also allow the officer cadets to understand the concepts of limiting reagents and reaction yield. Laboratory experiments will illustrate and help to better understand the theoretical content of the course and introduce officer cadets to new experimental techniques.

Load: 3-2-3

Units: 2⅔

Prerequisites: Chemistry 534 or equivalent

202-NYB-05

Chemistry of Solutions

Description: At the end of this course, the officer cadets will have acquired a basic qualitative and quantitative knowledge of solutions. This includes: a knowledge of concentration units, skills required to prepare solutions using different concentration units, an understanding of solubility, different types of solutions and their colligative properties, knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemical kinetics, solubility equilibria, acids and bases, pH, buffer solutions, titrations, chemical thermodynamics and electrochemistry. The course includes compulsory labs.

Load: 3-2-3

Units: 2⅔

Prerequisites: Physique 534 or equivalent and 201-NYA-05

Corequisites: 201-NYC-05

203-NYA-05

Mechanics

Description: This course will give the officer cadets an understanding of the classical laws and conservation principles orchestrating the motion of bodies. These notions are a precondition for the subsequent physics courses of the program, as well as for other science courses. The learning situations will contribute to the development of scientific reasoning, to the ability to solve problems, and to the ability to perform experiments. Technical applications from daily life will be presented. The major developments of the subject will be situated in their historical context. A protocol will be suggested for the experimental part.

Load: 3-2-3

Units: 2⅔

Prerequisites: 203-NYA-05

Corequisites: 201-NYB-05

203-NYB-05

Electricity and Magnetism

Description: This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of electricity and magnetism. These notions are essential to the pursuit of advanced studies in science and engineering. The learning situations will contribute to the development of scientific reasoning, to the ability to solve problems, and to the ability to perform experiments. Theory and problems will use calculus extensively. The officer cadets must complete this course to be admissible to the RMCC science and engineering programs.

Load: 3-2-3

Units: 2⅔

Prerequisites: 203-NYB-05 or corequisites

203-NYC-05

Waves and Modern Physics

Description: This course will complete the college-level physics curriculum with an introduction to vibrations and waves in systems that are approximately linear and translation-invariant. Unifying concepts will be shown to apply to several topics including acoustics, optics, and atomic physics. These notions are essential to the pursuit of advanced studies in science and engineering. The learning situations will contribute to the development of scientific reasoning, to the ability to solve problems, and to the ability to perform experiments. Theory and problems will use calculus extensively.

Load: 1-2-3

Units: 1

Prerequisites: None

242-GEB-03

Engineering Drawing

Description: This course familiarizes officer cadets with various drawing techniques applied in engineering design. The focus is on visualization and graphic communication, using sketches on paper and computer aided methods. Officer cadets will use the SolidWorks 3D CAD computer aided design software. Topics explored include freehand drawing, applied geometry, solid modelling, multi view drawings, isometric and oblique projections, auxiliary views, scaling, and tolerances.

Load: 2-2-2

Units: 2

Prerequisites: A successful course in three of the following five disciplines: 330, 350, 383, 385, 387

Corequisites: 360-300-RE

300-300-RE

Practical Initiation to Methodology in Humanities and Social Sciences

Description: This course aims to prepare officer cadets to the research methodology in the humanities and social sciences. Throughout the course, officer cadets will learn and apply the different steps necessary for completing a research project and will communicate their findings at the end of the session.

Load: 1-2-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 300-300-RE

300-301-RE

Integration Approach in the Social Sciences

Description: This course aims to prepare officer cadets for the program’s comprehensive assessment, which they must succeed in order to obtain their Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS). The main objective of this course is to get the officer cadets to integrate, transfer, and apply knowledge acquired and developed during their previous studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It will allow the officer cadets to take a reflective approach through an integration project that will take the form of basic research in the field. The course allows the teacher to guide the officer cadets in this pivotal step between College and University levels. The goal is not to acquire new knowledge, but to integrate, transfer, and apply those already acquired.

Load: 3-0-4

Units: 2⅓

Prerequisites: 330-053-ST

330-033-ST

Canadian History

Description: The aim of this course is to provide officer cadets with a basic knowledge of the evolution of Canada throughout its history, since the arrival of European settlers until the dawn of the 21st century. At the end of the course, officer cadets should have a good grasp of the initial process of colonization, the French regime, the British regime, and Canada’s gradual access to independence. This introduction to Canadian history will follow the evolution of Canada from the initial French colony to the Dominion spanning from sea to sea. The course will focus on the following elements: foundation of New France colony, British conquest and settlement, Confederation, transformation and development of the Dominion. This study of Canada’s evolution will deal with the interaction of rival powers and nations in Canadian History, and provide a better understanding of Canada’s bilingualism and regional diversity. Methodologically, this course aims to improve officer cadets’ mastery of historical analysis and rigor, such as writing a historical research paper.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

330-053-ST

History of Civilizations

Description: This course offers a brief introduction to the History of Civilizations and more specifically, Western Civilizations. It offers a first introduction to History as a social science studying the evolution of human societies in time and the requirements of research papers in History at the undergraduate level. This study covers approximately 4000 years, from Ancient Greece to Modern times. The course shall focus on the evolution of Western Civilizations and the transformations of their main characteristics from one era to another. Themes highlighted will include the concepts of civilization and barbarism; states, wars and empires, and their oppositions and cohabitations in the evolution of Western Civilizations through the eras (Antiquity, Middle Ages, Early Modern and Modern Times). Finally, the course will examine the contact between Western and other civilizations, such as Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Persian, Arab, Pre-Columbian, etc.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

330-910-RE

Introduction to the History of the Western Civilization

Description: This course offers a brief introduction to History and the History of Western Civilization. This course superficially covers a period of 3000 years, from Ancient Egypt to Modern times. With this in mind, it focuses on the evolution of Western Civilization from Ancient Greece to Early Modern Times. Themes highlighted this year shall include civilization and barbarism, their opposition but also their cohabitation within civilizations and their evolution in time; in link, amongst other dimensions, with the evolution of war throughout Western History.

Load: 3-1-3

Units: 2⅓

Prerequisites: None

340-101-MQ

Philosophy and Rationality

Description: This first philosophy course is an introduction to philosophical practice. This course is intended to provide the methodological knowledge and skills necessary for the development of coherent, critical, rigorous and independent thinking that can rationally answer a philosophical question, that is, a fundamental and controversial question. As an encounter with rationality, history, and Western tradition, this first contact aims to develop argumentative skills, as well as the ability to surprise, and a philosophical sense. This first contact is therefore also an opportunity to go back in time to understand the socio-historical conditions in which philosophy was born, as well as the intellectual dispositions and attitude that allowed the philosophical practice and the character of the philosopher to emerge.

Load: 3-0-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

340-102-MQ

Human Beings

Description: This course is intended to enable officer cadets to characterize, compare and discuss philosophical notions of human beings. The officer cadets are familiar with the key concepts and principles that make it possible to characterize and compare different modern and contemporary notions of human beings. He or she recognizes the importance of this in Western culture. The officer cadets analyses, compares and comments on them based on current themes or problems in order to discuss the issues for thought and action. This course thus provides essential insights for the understanding and application of ethical and political theories that are based on such conceptions of human beings. Critical commentary and philosophical dissertations are the preferred means of enabling officer cadets to acquire and develop their skills.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

340-P03-ST

Ethics and Politics

Description: The purpose of teaching philosophy is to train individuals for themselves and as citizens playing a political and professional role. This is achieved through the development, among other things, of a critical mind and intellectual independence. These qualities are taught through the transmission of historical knowledge about philosophy and the great debates it entails. From Greek antiquity to the present day, philosophy continues to raise current questions that require our constant reflection. Questions about the limits of the possibilities for human knowledge, what it means to be human, freedom, justice, or the moral dilemmas facing us in technology, science, the environment, and health, among other things, are central to philosophical questioning. Philosophical reflection should therefore be encouraged when training independent, rational and free individuals.

Load: 3-1-3

Units: 2⅓

Prerequisites: None

345-101-MQ

Knowledge

Description: The first philosophy course is an introduction to philosophical practice. This course focuses on the acquisition of the methodological knowledge and skills needed to shape coherent, critical, rigorous, and independent thinking, so that officer cadets can rationally answer a philosophical question, that is, a fundamental and controversial question. Through rationality, history, and Western tradition, this first contact aims to develop not only argumentation skills, but also the ability to surprise and philosophical sense. This first contact is therefore also an opportunity to go back in time to understand the socio historical conditions under which philosophy was born, and the intellectual disposition and attitude that enabled philosophical practice and thinking to emerge.

Load: 3-0-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

345-102-MQ

World Views

Description: This second philosophy course builds on what was learned about the philosophical approach, and gives officer cadets a platform in which to characterize, compare, and discuss the philosophical conceptions of the human being. They learn key concepts and principles on which different modern and contemporary conceptions of the human being can be characterized and compared. They then recognize their significance in Western culture. They analyze, compare, and comment on them, based on current topics or problems, in order to discuss issues for thought and action. This course therefore provides essential insight into the understanding and application of ethical and political theories based on such conceptions of the human being. Critical commentary and philosophical dissertation are the preferred means for officer cadets to acquire and develop this skill.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

345-P13-ST

Ethics

Description: The purpose of teaching philosophy is to develop critical thought and allow an individual to function as a citizen in a political and professional role. This is achieved through the development, among other things, of a critical mind and intellectual independence. These qualities are taught through the transmission of historical knowledge about philosophy and the great debates it entails. From Greek antiquity to the present day, philosophy continues to raise current questions that constantly require reflection. Questions about the limits of the possibilities for human knowledge, what it means to be human, freedom, justice, or the moral dilemmas facing us in technology, science, the environment, and health, among others, are central to philosophical questioning. Philosophical reflection should therefore be encouraged when training independent, rational and free individuals.

Load: 2-1-4

Units: 2⅓

Prerequisites: 350-102-RE

350-033-ST

Social Psychology

Description: This course is designed to provide officer cadets with an overview of the scientific study of the way in which people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the real or imagined presence of other people.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

350-102-RE

General Psychology

Description: This course is designed to provide officer cadets with an overview of the scientific approach to the study of human behaviour; increase awareness and understanding of the interaction of factors which influence human behaviour; show how the methods and the concepts of psychology can be applied to real life situations; and to provide them with fundamental concepts which will be expanded in later psychology courses.

Load: 3-0-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

350-C13-ST

Introduction to Psychology

Description: This course is designed to provide officer cadets with an overview of the scientific approach to the study of human behaviour; increase awareness and understanding of the interaction of factors which influence human behaviour; show how the methods and the concepts of psychology can be applied to real life situations; and to provide them with fundamental concepts which will be expanded in later psychology courses.

Load: 2-2-2

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

360-300-RE

Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences

Description: This course introduces officer cadets to quantitative methods used in social science. It mainly presents methods that are part of discrete mathematics. It aims to familiarize officer cadets with quantification procedures and statistical tools used in the study of the human being and societies. It also covers probabilistic concepts used in decision making processes.

Load: 1-2-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 201-NYB-05 and 202-NYA-05

Corequisites: 101-NYA-05 and 203-NYB-05

360-GHA-03

Integrative Active in Science

Description: This course is the comprehensive assessment of the Science Program. The purpose of the comprehensive project is to provide officer cadets with the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to integrate what they have learned in the completion of a complex scientific task, thereby demonstrating scientific competency. Using their acquired competencies and skills, they design and complete an original project following the scientific method. The project allows them to establish links between different subjects they have studied since entering the Science Program. They work in teams of two, but are required to demonstrate a capacity for autonomous learning, under the guidance of the project supervisor. This course is an essential step toward obtaining the diploma of collegial studies, as it is the course that contains the comprehensive examination required for successful program completion.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 383-920-RE

383-003-ST

Economics II

Description: This course continues to develop key economic concepts and theories with a particular focus on individual and corporate behavior as modeled by microeconomic theory. Instead of focusing on aggregate indicators, this course will explain socioeconomic behavior by building-up the basis from which it is derived: the individual decision-making processes. This course is cumulative in nature, and requires frequent study time to fully understand the subject.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

383-920-RE

Introduction to Economics I

Description: This macroeconomics course introduces key concepts and analytical tools in the economics discipline. Officer cadets will learn how markets operate and will explore the role of government policies and their impacts on the economy. The role of money and financial institutions will be examined, along with their effects on domestic and foreign agents. This course is cumulative in nature, and requires officer cadets to frequently work outside the classroom for a full understanding of the content.

Load: 3-1-4

Units: 2⅔

Prerequisites: None

385-204-ST

Current Issues in International Relations

Description: This course is an introduction to the discipline of International Relations. The objective of this course is to familiarize officer cadets with basic notions from this field, key actors and institutions that shape the international scene, important dynamics that influence contemporary conflicts, and important debates that are related to the restructuring of the international system since the end of the Cold War.

Load: 3-0-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

385-303-ST

Political Systems and Concepts

Description: This course is meant to introduce officer cadets to political systems and basic concepts in political sciences. In this course, they will study these notions through the examination of political theories.

Load: 3-0-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

387-003-ST

Identity and Society

Description: This course is an introduction to sociology and more specifically to sociological thought. It is divided into two parts. The first part is devoted to the overview of basic notions of sociology and the study of a series of classical texts from this discipline. The second part will be dedicated to the study of texts dealing with more contemporary sociological issues, in particular the decline of democracy and the rise of social inequalities.

Load: 1-2-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

420-GEA-03

Introduction to Computer Science

Description: This introduction to computer science course for the social sciences is a computer technology course based on office automation software commonly used in private industry and within the Department of National Defence. This course will provide officer cadets with the required skills to understand the capabilities and properly use the two main classes of office automation software which include Word Processing and Spreadsheets. The Microsoft Office 2013 suite, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, will be used for this course. This course also introduces the basic concepts used in programming.

Load: 1-2-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

420-GEB-03

Introduction to Computer Science

Description: The introduction to programming course is a first programming course. It contributes to the development of analytical skills and the ability to solve problems. It also aims to develop several technical abilities required for several other courses in the Science Program.

Load: 2-2-3

Units: 2⅓

Prerequisites: None

601-101-MQ

Writing and Literature

Description: This course is designed to meet the requirements of the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur and to meet the specific needs of the Department of National Defence. This is the first literature course in a sequence of four mandatory college-level general education courses. This course is intended to develop the officer cadets’ reading and writing skills, while working to enhance his or her cultural background. It exposes officer cadets to a number of important texts in the history of French literature while still connecting with contemporary texts.

Load: 3-1-3

Units: 2⅓

Prerequisites: None

601-102-MQ

Literature and Fantasy

Description: This course is designed to meet the requirements of the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur as well as the specific needs of the Department of National Defence. This is the second literature course in a sequence of four mandatory college-level general education courses. This course is intended to enhance the officer cadets’ reading and writing skills, while working to broaden his or her cultural background by reading significant works of French-language literary history from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Load: 3-1-4

Units: 2⅓

Prerequisites: None

601-103-MQ

Quebec Literature

Description: This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur and to meet the specific needs of the Department of National Defence. This is the third course in French, language of instruction and literature, of the sequence of four mandatory college-level general education courses. At the end of this course, the Épreuve uniforme de français (UFE) will be held to evaluate the knowledge and skills developed at the end of these first three courses. In general, this course will introduce the officer cadets to Quebec literature. In addition to offering historical landmarks, it exposes the officer cadets to a number of important works of Quebec literature, without neglecting to connect to contemporary texts.

Load: 2-2-2

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

601-P14-ST

Written and Oral Communication

Description: This course is the last of four mandatory French as a second language of instruction courses in college education. Although the officer cadets follow it immediately after taking the Épreuve uniforme de français (ÉUF), it is still necessary to obtain the Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS). This course is a continuation of the three previous literature courses and builds on the skills developed in reading and writing, namely the officer cadets’ ability to observe, analyze, synthesize and criticize, as well as proficiency in the basic rules of discourse and argumentation. As in previous courses, openness to culture, appreciation of various works and development of aesthetic sensitivity are essential to enabling the officer cadets to integrate cultural learning and to better situate himself or herself in relation to the cultural environment. In the same way, proficiency in language as a tool of thought and communication is a central objective of the course. In general, this course emphasizes the implementation of communication strategies, both written and oral, and the development of transferable skills, particularly in specific communication situations related to the cadet's field of study.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

602-001-ST

Basic French (Level 1)

Description: This course is offered for beginner level officer cadets who have little to no knowledge of French. It allows officer cadets to communicate through basic conversation and become familiar with Francophone culture. By the end of the semester, officer cadets will be able to communicate with simple sentences in specific contexts of daily life. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 602-001-ST or ranking test

602-002-ST

Basic French (Level 2)

Description: This course is offered for beginner level officer cadets who have some knowledge of French. It develops officer cadets’ ability to describe a familiar situation, and understanding of Francophone culture. By the end of the semester, officer cadets will be able to communicate with simple sentences in specific contexts of daily life. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 602-002-ST or ranking test

602-003-ST

Basic French (Level 3)

Description: This course is offered for lower-intermediate level officer cadets who have an ability to spontaneously communicate in French in simple everyday contexts. It develops officer cadets' ability to organize their ideas and describe simple situations in everyday life, while exposing them to Francophone culture. At the end of the semester, officer cadets will be able to communicate more spontaneously, sometimes using complex sentences in contexts of everyday life. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 602-003-ST or ranking test

602-101-MQ

French and Communication

Description: This course is offered for intermediate level officer cadets who are somewhat comfortable communicating spontaneously and fluently in French. It develops officer cadets’ ability to describe and relate experiences in the past tense and to better understand Francophone culture. By the end of the semester, officer cadets will be able to communicate more spontaneously, sometimes using complex sentences in contexts of daily life. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 602-101-MQ or 602-P13-ST or ranking test

602-102-MQ

French Language and Culture

Description: This course is offered for high-intermediate level officer cadets who are usually comfortable communicating spontaneously and fluently in French. It improves officer cadets’ knowledge of the French language, while familiarizing them with Francophone culture. By the end of the semester, officer cadets will be able to communicate and argue in a clearer, more precise and detailed manner, often using complex sentences in everyday contexts. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 3-0-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 602-102-MQ or 602-P23-ST or ranking test

602-103-MQ

French Language and Culture

Description: This course is offered for advanced level officer cadets who are comfortable communicating spontaneously and fluently in French. It improves officer cadets’ knowledge of the French language while familiarizing them with Francophone culture. They will explore literature, arts, media, etc. By the end of the semester, officer cadets will be able to communicate and argue in a clearer, more precise and detailed manner and often use complex sentences in varied contexts. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 602-001-ST

602-P01-ST

French for Academic Purposes

Description: This course is offered for beginner level officer cadets. Following 602-001-ST, it continues to develop and explore grammar and writing strategies, and content skills from the prerequisite course, this time with a focus on military themes from a professional perspective. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 602-002-ST

602-P02-ST

French for Academic Purposes

Description: This course is offered for beginner level officer cadets. Following 602-002-ST, it continues to develop and explore grammar and writing strategies, and content skills from the prerequisite course, this time with a focus on military themes from a professional perspective. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 602-003-ST

602-P03-ST

French for Academic Purposes

Description: This course is offered for lower-intermediate level officer cadets. Following 602-003-ST, it continues to develop and explore grammar and writing strategies, and content skills from the prerequisite course, this time with a focus on military themes from a professional perspective. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 602-101-MQ

602-P13-ST

French for Academic Purposes

Description: This course is offered for intermediate level officer cadets. Following 602-101-MQ, it continues to develop and explore grammar and writing strategies, and content skills from the prerequisite course; this time with a focus on military themes from a professional perspective. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 602-102-MQ

602-P23-ST

French for Academic Purposes

Description: This course is offered for high-intermediate level officer cadets. Following 602-102-MQ, it continues to develop and explore grammar and writing strategies, and content skills from the prerequisite course; this time with a focus on military themes from a professional perspective. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve or surpass the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 602-103-MQ

602-P33-ST

French for Academic Purposes

Description: This course is offered for advanced level officer cadets. Following 602-103-MQ, it continues to develop and explore grammar and writing strategies, and content skills from the prerequisite course; this time with a focus on military themes from a professional perspective. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve or surpass the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-2-3

Units: 2⅓

Prerequisites: None

603-101-MQ

Introduction to College English

Description: This course introduces officer cadets to the language skills (reading, writing, critical thinking, and speaking) that will be expected of them at the Royal Military College of Canada, and on the larger world stage. Language is something often taken for granted, because it is used for everyday, mundane purposes; however, with the help of classic literary texts, it will be the purpose of this course to awaken officer cadets to a very deliberate understanding of how the English language works. The course will commence by exploring the subject of rhetoric and its various components pertaining to essay writing. It will then explore the three main genres of Western literature: poetry, drama, and prose, as well as the medium of the graphic novel. Although genres will not be the focus of this course, they will help in understanding the English literary tradition, and how form corresponds to function. Officer cadets will also be instructed and obtain practice in research methods, documentation, the composition of academic essays, and the presentation of oral reports.

Load: 2-2-3

Units: 2⅓

Prerequisites: None

603-102-MQ

Literary Genres

Description: The two genres that this course employs as its principal aim of study are the short story and the essay, the former of which can be broadly defined simply as any work of fiction that is shorter than a novella. Although it would appear to be a straightforward genre, the short story is extremely versatile, and when employed by skilled writers, the short story can do almost anything that a longer work of fiction can, and often more. As a genre, it asks relatively little—while offering a great deal in return. A study of the short essay, the non-fiction complement to the short story, provides similar rewards. An in-depth examination of these two genres and the conventions, techniques and devices they employ provides an excellent platform for approaching the “serious” study of literature through genres, as well as revealing the manifold rewards of such a pursuit. While the main focus of this course will be on short stories and articles, it will also cover the short novella and a novel.

Load: 2-2-3

Units: 2⅓

Prerequisites: None

603-103-MQ

Literary Themes: North American Literature

Description: Canadian art forms strongly differ from their American counterparts regarding their delineations of various subjects and themes. Over the course of the semester, officer cadets will learn that descriptions of certain ideas and subjects can be culturally dependent, meaning that who creates a given work of art influences what the art is trying to say. The foundational idea for this course is to identify the common stylistic and artistic elements that distinguish Canadian media from its American counterparts. Canadian identity is rather fluid compared to that of the United States, and it will hence be a defining goal of this course to determine exactly what makes Canadian art stand out on the world stage. Furthermore, the course will go beyond exploring differences in content, and explore differences in form as well—how something is said has heavy implications on what is being said. Poetry, cinema, and prose all tell stories in entirely different ways, so analyzing culturally specific storytelling techniques is key to better understanding the cultures from which they were created.

Load: 2-2-2

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

603-P24-ST

Select Topics in English Literature

Description: The objective of this course is to enable officer cadets to communicate in forms appropriate to specific programs. To this end, officer cadets should learn to recognize the appropriate forms, conventions of communication, and organization of facts and arguments. Officer cadets should learn to develop their own ideas into arguments and theses, to organize them, and to edit their work. By the conclusion of the course, officer cadets will, with the aid of reference material and without artificial time constraints, be able to produce a 1000-word analysis. This analysis will be developed clearly and coherently and will demonstrate the following: correct use of specialized vocabulary, conventions, and forms; proper tone and diction; correctly developed sentences and paragraphs; and a well-argued thesis with supporting evidence. Officer cadets will employ thorough revision of both the form and content of their work.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: None

604-100-MQ

Basic English

Description: This course is offered to beginner level officer cadets. They will be introduced to fundamental grammar and have opportunities to practice and review. They will be expected to write short texts and discuss ideas as well as experiences. Officer cadets at this level will be evaluated on all four skills: Reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 604-100-MQ or 604-P73-ST or ranking test

604-101-MQ

English and Communication

Description: This course is offered to lower-intermediate level officer cadets. They will have the opportunity to develop their writing, speaking, reading and listening skills. Students will write texts and give presentations in class. They will also be evaluated on their reading comprehension and capacity to understand and interpret messages. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 604-101-MQ or 604-P83-ST or ranking test

604-102-MQ

English Language and Culture

Description: This course is offered to high-intermediate level officer cadets. They will continue to develop their four competencies, as well as practice their research and academic writing skills. Officer cadets will have opportunities to read and analyze texts, as well as debate about different subjects. They will explore contemporary issues through persuasive writing. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve or surpass the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 604-102-MQ or 604-P93-ST or ranking test

604-103-MQ

English Language and Culture

Description: This course is offered to advanced level officer cadets. They will have opportunities to develop their persuasive and debating skills in class. They will draw content from novels, short stories, and current events, as well as review more advanced grammar nuances. Research and academic writing are included components of this course. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve or surpass the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 604-100-MQ

604-P73-ST

English for Academic Purposes (Level 1)

Description: This course is offered for beginner level officer cadets. Following 604-100-MQ, it continues to develop and explore grammar and writing strategies, and content skills from the prerequisite course, this time with a focus on military themes from a professional perspective. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 604-101-MQ

604-P83-ST

English for Academic Purposes (Level 2)

Description: This course is offered to intermediate level officer cadets. Following 604-101-MQ, it continues to develop and explore grammar and writing strategies, and content skills from the prerequisite course, this time with a focus on military themes from a professional perspective. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 604-102-MQ

604-P93-ST

English for Academic Purposes (Level 3)

Description: This course is offered to high-intermediate level officer cadets. Following 604-102-MQ, it continues to develop and explore research and writing strategies, and content skills from the prerequisite course, this time with a focus on military themes from a professional, international, and historical perspective. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve or surpass the required level of bilingualism.

Load: 2-1-3

Units: 2

Prerequisites: 604-103-MQ

604-PA3-ST

English for Academic Purposes (Level 4)

Description: This course is offered to advanced level officer cadets. Following 604-103-MQ, it continues to develop and explore research and writing strategies, and content skills from the prerequisite course, this time with a focus on military themes from a professional, international, and historical perspective. Bilingualism is one of the four pillars of the military training of any officer cadet and this course contributes to achieve or surpass the required level of bilingualism.

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies

As of August 2018, RMC Saint-Jean has been offering a baccalaureate in International Studies. This program addresses major global issues that future officers will face in the course of their profession. Officer cadets will benefit from the multidisciplinary nature of the program, which will prepare them for dealing with complex situations involving relations between states, international development, security issues, and international issues pertaining to various disciplines: political science, history, geography, economic science, law, sociology, anthropology, communication, psychology, literature, and more.

Semester 1
Number
Course Name
Load
Credits
 
ENE 210-I
3-0-6
3
 
GOE 201
3-0-6
3
 
HIE 203
3-0-6
3
 
ISE 202
3-0-6
3
 
PED 001
Sports Skills
(Core curriculum)
0.5-1.5-2
0
 
POE 205
3-0-6
3
 
 
French Second Language (if not exempted)
 
0
 
 
Semester 2
Number
Course Name
Load
Credits
 
ENE 210-II
3-0-62
3
 
HIE 250
3-0-6
3
 
HIE 271
3-0-6
3
 
ISE 203
3-0-6
3
 
PED 002
0.5-1.5-2
0
 
 
 
3-0-6
3
 
 
French Second Language (if not exempted)
 
0
 
 
Semester 3
Number
Course Name
Load
Credits
 
COE 320
3-0-6
3
 
PED 003
0.5-1.5-2
0
 
POE 304
3-0-6
3
 
POE 325
3-0-6
3
 
POE 416
3-0-6
3
 
 
3-0-6
3
 
 
French Second Language (if not exempted)
 
0
 
 
Semester 4
Number
Course Name
Load
Credits
 
HIE 315
3-0-6
3
 
PED 004
0.5-1.5-2
0
 
PHE 103
Physics for Liberal Arts
(Core curriculum)
3-0-6
3
 
PSE 301
Organizational Behaviour and Leadership
(Core curriculum; Distance learning)
3-0-6
3
 
 
3-0-6
3
 
 
French Second Language (if not exempted)
 
0
 
 
Geopolitical Block I
3-0-6
3
 
 
Semester 5
Number
Course Name
Load
Credits
 
ECE 417
International Economy
(Distance learning)
3-0-6
3
 
PED 005
0.5-1.5-2
0
 
POE 439
Public International Law
(Distance learning)
3-0-6
3
 
PSE 401
Military Professionalism and Ethics
(Core curriculum; Distance learning)
3-0-6
3
 
 
French Second Language (if not exempted)
 
0
 
 
Geopolitical Block II
3-0-6
3
 
 
Geopolitical Block III
3-0-6
3
 
 
Semester 6
Number
Course Name
Load
Credits
 
COE 420
3-0-6
3
 
ISE 480
Integrative Seminar
(research paper or simulation)
3-0-6
3
 
PED 006
0.5-1.5-2
0
 
 
3-0-6
3
 
 
3-0-6
3
 
 
French Second Language (if not exempted)
 
0
 
 
Geopolitical Block IV
3-0-6
3
 
 
Elective courses: Geopolitical Block
Number
Course Name
Load
Units
 
ISE 310
3-0-6
3
 
ISE 320
3-0-6
3
 
ISE 330
3-0-6
3
 
ISE 340
3-0-6
3
 
ISE 350
3-0-6
3
Elective courses
ANE 202
3-0-6
3
 
ENE 290
3-0-6
3
 
ENE 302
3-0-6
3
 
ESP 101
3-0-6
3
 
ESP 102
3-0-6
3
 
ESP 103
3-0-6
3
 
ESP 104
3-0-6
3
 
ESP 105
3-0-6
3
 
HIE 472
Unconventional conflicts
(Distance learning)
3-0-6
3
 
ISE 280
3-0-6
3
 
ISE 380
3-0-6
3
 
ISE 400
Internship
3
 
POE 487
3-0-6
3
 
 

Description of University Courses

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ANE 202

Introduction to Anthropology

Description: This course is an introduction to the scientific study of human lifestyles through the diversity of their expressions. It aims to familiarize officer cadets with the way in which human beings interact with one another through classic anthropological theories, the diversity of cultural and social systems and codes, phenomena or institutions, such as kinship, politics, economics, and religion.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

COE 320

Communication: Theories, Media and Technology

Description: Overview of main communication theories, to introduce officer cadets to the study of media communication phenomena. The course will focus on providing a theoretical perspective of issues linked to communications in traditional and new media.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

COE 420

Rhetoric and Great Speeches

Description: Introduction to rhetoric and public speaking through the study of history’s greatest speeches. This course is designed to familiarize officer cadets with rhetoric as the science of speech and debate, and to develop their skills in this area through hands on exercises.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ECE 417

International Economy

Description: Introduction to the structure of world trade and the analysis of contemporary and historical issues in the international political economy. The aim of this course is to highlight the role of the state in the international political economy and its influence on the structure of world trade, and to raise awareness of the importance of international trade and finance policies, their interactions between domestic policies and international markets, and their impacts on the evolution of the international economic system.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 2 x 3 credits

Prerequisites: None

ENE 210

Reading the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present

Description: This course develops officer cadets’ cultural literacy in a global context through critical examinations of modern and contemporary texts. Officer cadets will apply critical and cultural theories to a range of texts and topics that address questions concerning global cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries. Officer cadets will also apply research methods to the composition of argumentative essays.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ENE 290

Representation of War in Arts

Description: Analysis of works from literature, cinema and visual arts referring to war. This course is designed to develop skills in identifying and interpreting various representations of war and the military universe, while situating them in their context. It also seeks to develop critical thinking in officer cadets about their own ideas and points of reference about war and the military institution.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ENE 302

Great Classics

Description: Introduction to humanity’s greatest works (mainly Western). This course is designed to help officer cadets develop critical thinking skills by reading influential works from various realms of thought, including literature, politics, history, and cinema.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ESP 101

Spanish (Level 1)

Description: Introduction to Spanish and cultural awareness of the Hispanic world. This course is designed to introduce officer cadets to Spanish and develop the following four language skills so that they can communicate in simple situations: oral comprehension and expression, written comprehension, and writing.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ESP 101 or ranking test.

ESP 102

Spanish (Level 2)

Description: This course is for officer cadets with a basic knowledge of Spanish. Through continued development of the four language skills and familiarization with Hispanic culture, it aims to equip officer cadets with the tools to communicate in familiar situations.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ESP 102 or ranking test.

ESP 103

Spanish (Level 3)

Description: This course is for officer cadets with a basic knowledge of oral and written Spanish who want to build on their skills by delving deeper into the concepts. It aims to equip officer cadets with the tools to communicate more effectively on subjects of personal interest, and expand their familiarization with Hispanic culture by focusing on current cultural issues for Spanish speaking populations.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ESP 103 or ranking test.

ESP 104

Spanish (Level 4)

Description: This course is for officer cadets who can express themselves with a certain degree of ease, but who want to work more on their oral skills. Using authentic documents and drawing on current events, the course aims to help officer cadets enrich their vocabulary, further their knowledge of idiomatic expressions, and engage in discussions and express opinions on a range of topics, including the concerns of some Spanish speaking populations.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ESP 104 or ranking test.

ESP 105

Spanish (Level 5)

Description: This course is for officer cadets who can express themselves with ease and who want to continue learning Spanish in order to communicate effectively in a professional context. The focus is on learning Canadian Armed Forces vocabulary.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

GOE 201

World Geography

Description: Introduction to geography and geographic analysis of the world. This course is designed to help officer cadets develop the skills to situate the major political and economic issues of the contemporary world, gain an awareness of the geographic context involved in major global and regional problems, and become adept at using maps to analyze international issues.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: 330-033-ST

HIE 203

Introduction to Canadian Military History

Description: A study of the military history of Canada and New France to the present day. The focus will be on wars in which Canada has participated and their impacts on the country’s evolution. Topics covered include the role of the Canadian Armed Forces during the First and Second World Wars, in NATO, and in peacekeeping operations.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

HIE 250

History of Ideas

Description: This course provides an overview of political, economic, social, and scientific ideas that have influenced the world since the 16th century. It is designed to make officer cadets aware of the historical dimension of these ideas and their ongoing influence on certain modern day dynamics on a global scale.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

HIE 271

Introduction to Military History and Thought

Description: Introduction to military history and classical strategic thought, from the First Empire to the present day. This course analyses various armed conflicts, exploring how social evolution and technical progress acted on the conduct of hostilities.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

HIE 315

Diplomacy from the XXth Century to the Present

Description: Analysis of the evolution of diplomacy since the two world wars. This course is designed to raise awareness of the role of diplomacy in the international system and its influence on the dynamics of international relations, taking into account its growing interaction with military and new non state actors.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: HIE 271 Introduction to Military History and Thought

HIE 472

Unconventional Conflicts

Description: Analysis of non conventional armed conflicts. This course is designed to shed light on various forms of low intensity military and paramilitary operations—guerrilla warfare, terrorism, revolutionary war, intelligence, special operations, etc.—and to raise awareness of their multi faceted and recurring nature in human history.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ISE 202

Introduction to International Studies

Description: Introduction to work theories and methods specific to the study and analysis of international and transnational phenomena. This course is designed to develop the ability to incorporate multiple disciplinary approaches for a more in depth understanding of interactions between various entities acting on the international stage—governments, international, military or paramilitary organizations, transnational networks, the business world, and civil societies.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ISE 203

Research methods in International studies

Description: This course covers the process for conducting research in the social sciences— specifically in international studies—from identifying issues to collecting data. The course is built as a learning and reference tool and as an introduction to research methods.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ISE 280

Perspectives on War (thematic course)

Description: Looking at manifestations of war through different media (arts, philosophy, politics, psychology, science, sociology, etc.), this multidisciplinary course examines major trends and interpretations of events from history. Different teachers will offer an analysis of the selected theme through the lens of their own discipline.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ISE 310

Geopolitical Block: Americas

Description: Analysis of present day political, economic, and social dynamics specific to the American continent (North America, Central America and South America), from an international and comparative perspective. This course is designed to expose the depth and complexity of these issues through a multidisciplinary approach using history, political science, sociology, geography, economics, and cultural and religious studies.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ISE 320

Geopolitical Block: Europe

Description: Analysis of present day political, economic, and social dynamics specific to the European continent, from an international and comparative perspective. This course is designed to expose the depth and complexity of these issues through a multidisciplinary approach, using history, political science, sociology, geography, economics, and cultural and religious studies.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ISE 330

Geopolitical Block: Africa

Description: Analysis of present day political, economic, and social dynamics specific to the African continent, from an international and comparative perspective. This course is designed to expose the depth and complexity of these issues, through a multidisciplinary approach, using history, political science, sociology, geography, economics, and cultural and religious studies.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ISE 340

Geopolitical Block: Middle East

Description: Analysis of present day political, economic, and social dynamics specific to the Middle East, from an international and comparative perspective. This course is designed to expose the depth and complexity of these issues, through a multidisciplinary approach, using history, political science, sociology, geography, economics, and cultural and religious studies.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ISE 350

Geopolitical Block: Asia

Description: Analysis of present day political, economic, and social dynamics specific to the Asian continent, from an international and comparative perspective. This course is designed to expose the depth and complexity of these issues, through a multidisciplinary approach, using history, political science, sociology, geography, economics, and cultural and religious studies.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ISE 380

Geopolitics of Religion

Description: The course seeks to understand relations between religions and states and to discuss the use of different religious ideologies in social, political and cultural spheres, by both state and non-state actors seeking to achieve geopolitical objectives. The influence of religious factors represents a challenge to peace and affects the evolution of current conflicts. To decipher the complexity of these conflicts in which religious factors are involved, it becomes essential to opt for a multidisciplinary approach to avoid simplistic interpretations.

Load: One session internship of approximately 15 weeks.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: The internship is available to officer cadets in Third or Fourth Year, with a good academic average and good results in the three other education pillars.

ISE 400

International Internship

Description: The international internship allows officer cadets to spend a session in a partner military academy. This internship is an educational activity for which credits are granted. It aims to put what officer cadets learned into perspective to situate their experience in a broader theoretical context, notably in order to describe the aspects of the local military culture. Upon completion of the internship, officer cadets will be required to produce an internship report.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

ISE 480

Integrative Seminar (research paper or simulation)

Description: Integration of disciplinary and conceptual approaches studied during the program. This course is designed to enable officer cadets to consolidate and broaden the knowledge acquired during their program, by integrating at least two separate disciplinary approaches in research work or in a simulation activity.

Load: 0.5-1.5-2

Units: 0

Prerequisites: None

PED 001

Sports Skills

Description: This course’s purpose is to enhance the officer cadets’ basic sports skills. These skills will be transferable into many different sports and activities throughout their military career and personal life as they will allow them to move better and thus perform at a higher level. Officer cadets will familiarize themselves with common sports skills: change of direction and reaction to opponents, different throwing/passing techniques, as well as catching/receiving while still or on the move.

Load: 0.5-1.5-2

Units: 0

Prerequisites: None

PED 002

Weight Training

Description: This course’s purpose is to enhance the officer cadets’ basic weight training skills. They will acquire more advanced weightlifting skills as well as develop their ability to assess lifting techniques and rectify common problems within the execution of the following movements: Push up, Pull up, Squat, Bench press, Deadlift, and Chest supported row. The officer cadets will then be able to apply these notions to their individual fitness regimens or in group training.

Load: 0.5-1.5-2

Units: 0

Prerequisites: None

PED 003

Team Sports Techniques and Tactics

Description: This course’s purpose is to teach proper defensive and offensive strategies in team sports (handball, basketball, and speedball). These tactics will be useful in a variety of sports throughout a military career allowing the officer cadets to stand out and perform well as a team. They will also continue to build on their sports skills through a variety of team-oriented gameplay.

Load: 0.5-1.5-2

Units: 0

Prerequisites: None

PED 004

Advanced Weight Training

Description: This course will allow the officer cadets to experiment with a variety of more advanced weight training exercises as well as discover some of the training pioneers. The techniques utilized will be useful to the officer cadets’ training and will help improve their performance throughout their military careers. They will experiment with advanced lifting methods such as: calisthenics, Olympic weightlifting, complex weight training techniques, and common CrossFit movements.

Load: 0.5-1.5-2

Units: 0

Prerequisites: None

PED 005

Competition Preparation 1

Description: The ultimate goal is hosting a sporting event. With the collaboration of his/her classmates, an officer cadet must plan and deliver a sporting tournament or competition at the end of the semester. The officer cadet will familiarize himself/herself, with event planning with its many challenges and details (security, refereeing, scheduling, reservations, etc.). A secondary objective is to consolidate sporting skills and tactics through the choice of the tournament sport.

Load: 0.5-1.5-2

Units: 0

Prerequisites: None

PED 006

Competition Preparation 2

Description: The officer cadet will participate in the planning and elaboration of a fitness competition (e.g.: CrossFit style, Strongman, Olympiads, obstacles course or other) to be held at the end of the school year. Like the previous semester, he/she must learn to communicate with the different actors and consider all the details for the success of the event. The officer cadets will simultaneously develop appropriate length fitness plans to specifically prepare all participants to face the challenges of the event.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

PHE 103

Physics for Liberal Arts

Description: Overview of basic physics concepts and ideas. This course is designed to explain various physics phenomena from the world around us (mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, modern physics, etc.) as well as the scientific aspects of some social issues.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

POE 205

Canadian Politics and Society

Description: This introduction covers political culture and socialization, federalism and regions, parties and the electoral system, federal institutions, the organization and accountability of the public service and armed forces, equity and diversity, the role of media, and Canada’s place in the world.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

POE 304

International Relations

Description: Introduction to the study of international relations. This course is designed to introduce officer cadets to various theoretical approaches in foreign policy and discuss their relevance in the description and analysis of international events. The purpose of this approach is to make officer cadets aware of recurring issues in the formulation of foreign policy: national interest, security and weapons technologies, regional and international organizations, international political economy, and globalization.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ISE 202

POE 325

International Organizations and Institutions

Description: Introduction to the origins and evolution of international organizations in global society through the study of the United Nations (UN) and peacekeeping, international and regional organizations, and non government organizations (NGOs). This course is designed to highlight the importance of the influence exerted by these collective actors over major modern day global issues relating to security, society, economics, and the environment.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

POE 416

Canadian Foreign and Defense Policy

Description: Analysis of Canada’s foreign and defence policies, as well as its role and its conduct as an international player. This course is designed to shed light on the historical dimension of the broad guidelines of Canada’s foreign policy, and to raise awareness of the process involved in developing, coordinating, and implementing these policies through a review of internal, external, and institutional factors. It also aims to develop skills in differentiating foreign, defence, and security policies.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

POE 439

Public International Law

Description: Introduction to general aspects of public international law and its applications with regard to the sovereignty of states, international organizations, and human rights. This course is designed to highlight the importance of the rules of law applicable to international society, that is, states and international organizations and, incidentally, individuals, through the study of the following topics: the state, international organizations and the United Nations, the individual and human rights, and international criminal law.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: POE 439

POE 487

International Humanitarian Law

Description: Introduction to the phenomenon of armed conflict in the international system and to the rules and institutions protecting victims in such situations. This course is designed to familiarize officer cadets with the concepts of just war, as well as ethical and legal issues related to present-day conflicts and their applications.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: 350-C13-ST

PSE 301

Organizational Behaviour and Leadership

Description: This course is designed to familiarize officer cadets with the basic theories and concepts of organizational behaviour and effective leadership. Officer cadets will look at how individuals, groups, and organizational processes influence organizational effectiveness. The focus will be on the roles of a leader and ways in which leaders can use their knowledge and understanding of organizational behaviour to improve the performance of organizations and the well being of their members. Main topics include organizational culture and structure, attitudes about work, performance and feedback, motivation theories and their applications, power and influence, leadership theories and their applications, and organizational change.

Load: 3-0-6

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

PSE 401

Military Professionalism and Ethics

Description: The purpose of this course is to enable officer cadets to gain a better understanding of the professional and moral dimensions of officership. Throughout, a distinction is made between the normative ideals of behaviour prescribed by moralists and military theorists, and the reality of behaviour as described and explained by cognitive, social, and psychological factors. Course content is drawn from moral philosophy, psychology and military sociology, and includes readings and discussions on: the function of ethics in social and organizational life; the major ethical theories and decision frameworks developed by moral philosophers to distinguish between right and wrong; individual differences in moral development and moral cognition; situational and organizational factors that foster or undermine ethical behaviour; psychological models of ethical decision making and action; the nature of military professionalism and the moral obligations that stem from the military social role and legitimate power; military ethics and military codes of conduct; specific codes of conduct applicable in war; and value conflicts and ethical dilemmas inherent in military service.

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