DEPARTMENT of PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Courses

Our department offers courses in the disciplines listed below. For individual course descriptions, follow the links to MacEwan University’s Academic Calendar.

Not all courses are available each term. Courses must be numbered 100 and above to be used to fulfill degree requirements.

Undergraduate research opened so many doors for me, and that’s why I think it’s so important to support and mentor students at MacEwan.
ERIN WALTON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

2022/23

Special topics

Special topics courses focus on specific areas of interest within a discipline. The topics are chosen based on the expertise of our instructors, and the topics usually vary from term to term.

Fall 2022

Course: EASC 495: Special Topics | Earth Science Field and Analytical Techniques
Term: Fall 2022
Section: AS01
Instructor: Robin Woywitka

This course introduces common field and analytical techniques used in geology, geomorphology, and geoarchaeology. Temporal focus is on the Quaternary Period (ca. 2.6 million year ago to the present), but many of the methods discussed have applications beyond this timeframe. The course will include multiple field trips in the Edmonton area. Coverage of analytical techniques will concentrate on geochronological and geospatial methods used to reconstruct paleoenvironments.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of B- in any 300-level EASC course and permission of the department. Please contact the instructor and the department chair to enrol.

How to Enrol: Students can request a permission number from the Arts and Science Advising Office at artsandscience@macewan.ca starting at 8:30 a.m. on the morning of their enrollment appointment. Permission numbers are given to students who fulfill the prerequisites in the order in which they are received. One permission number request per email please.

Winter 2023

Course: CHEM 496: Techniques in Applied Laboratory Chemistry | Applied Analytical Chromatography
Term: Winter 2023
Section: AS01
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Ross

This course course will expose students to the practical aspects of analytical separations. Focus will be placed on the development of methods for gas and liquid chromatographic separations of complex chemical mixtures, the troubleshooting and maintenance of chromatographic instrumentation, and the application of chromatography to real-world problems (e.g., environmental, forensic, industrial).

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B- in one of CHEM 311, CHEM 353, or CHEM 380.

How to Enrol: Students can request a permission number from the Arts and Science Advising Office at artsandscience@macewan.ca starting at 8:30 a.m. on the morning of their enrollment appointment. Permission numbers are given to students who fulfill the prerequisites in the order in which they are received. One permission number request per email please.