Aug 17, 2018  
Undergraduate Calendar 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Calendar 2018-2019

Course Listings

The courses listed in this section include all courses approved for the undergraduate curriculum for the 2018-2019 academic year. Not all courses in the approved curriculum will be offered during the year. Students are advised to refer to the course timetables available annually in Mosaic in March and June to determine which specific courses will be offered in the upcoming sessions.
Note: An A/B suffix appearing in a course number indicates that the course may be delivered across more than one term (see Multi-Term Course in the Glossary  of this calendar). The A/B S suffix indicates that the course may be delivered as either a multi-term course or within a single term.

See also:

Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used as a wildcard character to return mass results. For example, a “Code or Number” search of ” 2* ” can be entered returning all level II courses.



Courses in Classics are administered by the Department of Classics.
Togo Salmon Hall, Room 706, ext. 24311

No language other than English is required for courses listed under Classics.

Department Note

The following courses are available as electives to qualified students in any program:

  1. Classical Archaeology and Art History 
  1. Ancient History and Society
  1. Classical Literature in Translation
  1. Classical Languages


If no prerequisite is listed, the course is open.

See also courses in Greek and Latin. 

   •  CLASSICS 4U03 - The Severe Style in Greek Art


Nursing Consortium (A) Stream (Collab) courses are administered by the School of Nursing.
Health Sciences Centre, Room 2J16, ext. 22407


The following courses are open only to those students at the Mohawk College or Conestoga College sites who are registered in the McMaster/Mohawk/Conestoga Collaborative B.Sc.N program (A or E Streams) with the exception of COLLAB 2F03  (Medical Informatics) and COLLAB 2K03  (Introduction to Health Informatics) which are also open to students registered in the B.Sc.N. (A) Stream (McMaster Site).

See also courses in Nursing.

   •  COLLAB 1AS3 - Aging and Society
   •  COLLAB 1E03 - Essentials of Canadian History
   •  COLLAB 1F03 - Political Structures and Issues
   •  COLLAB 1G03 - Multiculturalism
   •  COLLAB 2A03 - Abnormal Psychology
   •  COLLAB 2C03 - Sociology I
   •  COLLAB 2D03 - Human Sexuality
   •  COLLAB 2E03 - Literature: A Practical Approach
   •  COLLAB 2F03 - Medical Informatics
   •  COLLAB 2G03 - Quest for Meaning
   •  COLLAB 2H03 - Principles of Ethical Reasoning
   •  COLLAB 2I03 - The Uses of Laughter: Comedy and Satire
   •  COLLAB 2J03 - Desire in Literature
   •  COLLAB 2K03 - Introduction to Health Informatics
   •  COLLAB 2M03 - Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healthcare in Cross-Cultural Perspective and Social Issues
   •  COLLAB 2N03 - Organizational Behaviour
   •  COLLAB 2P03 - Epidemiology in Public Health
   •  COLLAB 2R03 - Epidemiological Methods
   •  COLLAB 2T03 - Aging in Place
   •  COLLAB 3A03 - Sociology: Society, Technology and Social Issues
   •  COLLAB 3B03 - Sociology: Diversity and Inequality
   •  COLLAB 3C03 - Postmodernism: Institutions, Ideology and Persons
   •  COLLAB 3D03 - Illness Narratives in Fiction and Non-Fiction
   •  COLLAB 3HP3 - Health Psychology
   •  COLLAB 4H03 - Introduction to Concepts in Global Health


Courses in Commerce are administered by the DeGroote School of Business (Faculty of Business).
DeGroote School of Business, Room 104, ext. 24433

Faculty Notes

  1. Upper Level Commerce courses are not open to Business I students.   and   are not open to Business I students who entered prior to September 2014.
  2. The Commerce courses for the Business Minor are open to students registered in any four- or five-level McMaster degree program. For these students, enrolment will be limited to 40 spaces per course on a first-come, first-served basis in the following courses: COMMERCE 2AB3 , 2BC3  (or 3BC3) 2FA3 , 2MA3 , 2KA3 , 2QA3 3FA3 , 3MC3 . Please note that all prerequisites for these courses must also be satisfied. Students registered in a McMaster Commerce, Engineering Management or Labour Studies program (where applicable) will be guaranteed enrolment in these courses. See Minor in Business in the Faculty of Business section of this Calendar. Students taking COMMERCE 2FA3 , 2MA3  as Business Minor courses will also be required to have obtained a minimum grade of B- in ECON 1B03  as a prerequisite; or completion of ECON 2G03, 2X03 , or   with a minimum grade of B- as a prerequisite.
  3. The Commerce courses for the Minor in Finance, the Minor in Accounting and Financial Management Services and the Minor in Information Systems are open to students admitted to the Minor. Please take note that all prerequisites for these courses must also be satisfied. Students taking the Minor in Accounting and Financial Management Services or the Minor in Finance will also be required to have obtained an average of at least 7.0 in ECON 1B03  and 1BB3  as a prerequisite.
  4. Graduates of McMaster’s Commerce programs or one of the Engineering and Management programs may take, as part-time students, Level III and IV Commerce courses (not previously taken, to a maximum of 18 units), space permitting excluding COMMERCE 4AG3 *, 4AH3 *, 4AJ3 *, with the permission of the Academic Programs Office (See the Admission Requirements section of this Calendar under the heading Continuing Students).
    *These courses are available as BUS&COM 500, BUS&COM 501, BUS&COM 503, through the School of Business, subject to sufficient enrolments and availability of qualified instructors.
    Other than those graduates specified above, Commerce courses are not open to Continuing Students.
  5. Level II and Level III Commerce courses are generally scheduled for three one-hour lectures per week; one term. Level IV Commerce courses are generally scheduled for two lectures per week (a two-hour lecture and a one-hour lecture), or, one three-hour lecture per week; one term.
  6. Level IV Commerce requirements: the six units of Level III or IV Commerce courses noted in the School of Business section of this Calendar can only be taken by Level IV Commerce students in their final year.
  7. COMMERCE 2SB3  is not a mandatory non-Commerce elective for the Commerce programs.
  8. Note Regarding COMMERCE 4EL3: Students who have been granted Faculty permission to take COMMERCE 4EL3  in Level III Commerce will have this course applied against the program requirements for Level IV Commerce as three of the six required units of Level III or IV Commerce courses. See the DeGroote School of Business (Faculty of Business) program requirements section of this calendar.



   •  COMMERCE 1AA3 - Introductory Financial Accounting
   •  COMMERCE 1B03 - Business Environment & Organization
   •  COMMERCE 1BA3 - Organizational Behaviour
   •  COMMERCE 1DE0 - Business I Orientation
   •  COMMERCE 1E03 - Business Environment and Organization
   •  COMMERCE 2AB3 - Managerial Accounting I
   •  COMMERCE 2BC3 - Human Resource Management and Labour Relations
   •  COMMERCE 2FA3 - Introduction to Finance
   •  COMMERCE 2IN0 - Career Development Course
   •  COMMERCE 2KA3 - Information Systems in Business
   •  COMMERCE 2MA3 - Introduction to Marketing
   •  COMMERCE 2OC3 - Operations Management
   •  COMMERCE 2QA3 - Applied Statistics for Business
   •  COMMERCE 3AB3 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
   •  COMMERCE 3AC3 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II
   •  COMMERCE 3FA3 - Managerial Finance
   •  COMMERCE 3FB3 - Securities Analysis
   •  COMMERCE 3FC3 - International Finance
   •  COMMERCE 3FD3 - Financial Modelling
   •  COMMERCE 3FF3 - Financial Management for Sports Organizations
   •  COMMERCE 3FH3 - Alternative Investments and Portfolio Management
   •  COMMERCE 3FI3 - Market Trading with Options
   •  COMMERCE 3KA3 - System Analysis and Design
   •  COMMERCE 3KD3 - Database Design Management and Applications
   •  COMMERCE 3KE3 - Management of Enterprise Data Analytics
   •  COMMERCE 3MA3 - Marketing Research
   •  COMMERCE 3MB3 - Consumer Behaviour
   •  COMMERCE 3MC3 - Applied Marketing Management
   •  COMMERCE 3MD3 - Introduction to Contemporary Applied Marketing
   •  COMMERCE 3QA3 - Management Science for Business
   •  COMMERCE 3S03 - Management Skills Development
   •  COMMERCE 4AA3 - Managerial Accounting II
   •  COMMERCE 4AC3 - Advanced Financial Accounting
   •  COMMERCE 4AD3 - Introduction to Auditing
   •  COMMERCE 4AF3 - Accounting Theory
   •  COMMERCE 4AJ3 - Financial Reporting and Analysis
   •  COMMERCE 4AK3 - Accounting Information for Decision Making
   •  COMMERCE 4BB3 - Recruitment and Selection
   •  COMMERCE 4BC3 - Collective Bargaining
   •  COMMERCE 4BD3 - Settlement of Industrial Disputes
   •  COMMERCE 4BE3 - Strategic Compensation/reward Systems
   •  COMMERCE 4BF3 - Labour Law and Policy
   •  COMMERCE 4BG3 - Public Sector Collective Bargaining
   •  COMMERCE 4BI3 - Training and Development
   •  COMMERCE 4BK3 - The Management of Technology
   •  COMMERCE 4BL3 - Occupational Health and Safety Management
   •  COMMERCE 4BM3 - Strategic Human Resource Planning
   •  COMMERCE 4BN3 - Leadership Development
   •  COMMERCE 4BP3 - Principles of Leadership
   •  COMMERCE 4BX3 - Special Topics in Human Resource Management
   •  COMMERCE 4EL3 - Experiential Learning in Business
   •  COMMERCE 4FA3 - Applied Corporate Finance
   •  COMMERCE 4FB3 - Valuation for Finance Professionals
   •  COMMERCE 4FC3 - Ethics and Professional Practice in Finance
   •  COMMERCE 4FD3 - Financial Institutions
   •  COMMERCE 4FE3 - Options and Futures
   •  COMMERCE 4FF3 - Portfolio Theory and Management
   •  COMMERCE 4FG3 - Financial Theory
   •  COMMERCE 4FH3 - Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control
   •  COMMERCE 4FI3 - Market Trading with Futures and Forwards
   •  COMMERCE 4FJ3 - Fixed Income Analysis
   •  COMMERCE 4FK3 - Financial Statement Analysis
   •  COMMERCE 4FL3 - Personal Financial Management
   •  COMMERCE 4FM3 - Personal Financial Planning and Advising
   •  COMMERCE 4FN3 - Financial Risk Management
   •  COMMERCE 4FO3 - Small Business and Entrepreneurial Finance
   •  COMMERCE 4FP3 - Personal Finance
   •  COMMERCE 4FQ3 - Working Capital Management
   •  COMMERCE 4FR3 - Insurance and Risk Management
   •  COMMERCE 4FS3 - Pension, Retirement and Estate Planning
   •  COMMERCE 4FT3 - Real Estate Finance and Investment
   •  COMMERCE 4FU3 - Behavioural Finance: The Psychology of Markets
   •  COMMERCE 4FV3 - Venture Capital
   •  COMMERCE 4FW3 - Finance for Entrepreneurs

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