Undergraduate Calendar 20072008 




**WLU students The terms used in Table I are explained below. Math courses – Courses with one of these prefixes: ACTSC (Actuarial Science), AMATH (Applied Mathematics), CO (Combinatorics and Optimization), CM (Computational Mathematics), CS (Computer Science), MATH (nondepartmental Faculty courses), PMATH (Pure Mathematics), and STAT (Statistics). Any course that is crosslisted with a course having one of these prefixes is also considered a math course, regardless of the label under which it is taken. The following courses, with content very similar to courses offered in the Mathematics Faculty, are also considered to be math courses: ECE 222, 354, 428; SE 112, 240, 382, 463, 464, 465. Nonmath courses – Courses with the prefix MTHEL and those courses offered by other faculties (excluding courses crosslisted with math courses and courses, listed above as math courses). Workterm courses (COOP 1 to COOP 6) and professional development (PD) courses do not count as math or nonmath courses. Major Average – See sections 2 and 4 in "Faculty Policies" on pages 10:4310:45. Cumulative Average – See sections 1 and 3 in "Faculty Policies" on pages 10:4310:45. Course Attempt – Any course enrolment for which a student is assigned a final grade (including a grade of WD). Transfer credits from other institutions are also considered to be course attempts. Excluded Course – A course which has been excluded is not included in any unit counts toward degree completion or in averages but is included in course attempts. Any failed course must be excluded, but a student may also choose to exclude a course with a passing grade below 60 (such a request must be made no more than six months after the grade appears in Quest). An excluded passed course normally cannot be used to meet any degree requirement or to meet the prerequisite requirements for another course. Fulltime Term – A term in which a student is enrolled in at least 1.5 courseattempt units. Unit – The credit value associated with any course. All courses offered in the Faculty of Mathematics have a value of 0.5 units. Coop RequirementsIn addition to the requirements specified in Table I, Coop students are required to complete a minimum of five Professional Development courses. PD 1 must be taken in the term prior to the first work term and PD 2 must be taken during the first work term. At least one other Professional Development course must cover nontechnical skills. With the exception of PD 1, these courses are normally taken during Coop work terms. Students are encouraged to take a professionaldevelopment course each work term until the requirement is met; the required schedule for completing the courses is as follows:
FirstYear English Writing Skills RequirementAll students in the Faculty of Mathematics must satisfy the following Writing Skills Requirement before enrolling in their 2B term:
NoCredit/Overlap CoursesThere are some restrictions on course selection for obtaining credit toward a BMath, BCS, or BCFM degree. Before enrolling in a course, students should check the Faculty of Mathematics "NoCredit List" and "Course Overlap List" (available on the Math Undergraduate website at www.math.uwaterloo.ca/navigation/Current/nocredit_overlap.shtml), to determine whether or not the course will count towards their BMath, BCS, or BCFM degree. See section 13.4 in "Faculty Policies" on page 10:48 for further details. Table II – Required Faculty Core Courses – BMath Honours Plans except Mathematics/Chartered Accountancy
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Responsibility For Meeting Degree RequirementsStudents are responsible for being aware of all regulations pertaining to their academic plans. This responsibility includes, submitting a completed "Intention to Graduate  Undergraduate Studies" form to the Registrar's Office (by the designated date for submission of such forms) during their last academic study term (i.e., the term in which they anticipate completing the requirements for their degree). Incompatibility of Fulltime Study with Fulltime EmploymentStudents who by choice or necessity work on nonacademic activities more than 10 hours per week should, where possible, structure their course/work load so that they can attend fully to their academic obligations. The Standings and Promotions Committee will not normally grant petitions based on time pressure resulting from employment. Honours Fallback ProvisionStudents who satisfy all the conditions below, but do not satisfy the cumulative major average requirement and/or the excludedunits requirement for an Honours degree, will be eligible for a threeyear BMath General degree:




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