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    University of Alberta
  Jan 20, 2018
University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018

Course Listings


Details of Courses

Courses taught at the University of Alberta are listed alphabetically. All courses, except those taught by Faculté Saint-Jean, are described in English.

Each course is designated by its computer abbreviation and a number. Students should use this abbreviation and number when completing any form requiring this information.

Courses are numbered according to the following system:

000-099 Pre-University
100-199 Basic Undergraduate. Normally requires no university-level prerequisites. Designed typically for students in the first year of a program.
200-299 Undergraduate. Prerequisites, if any, are normally at the 100-level. Designed typically for students in the second year of a program.
300-399 Undergraduate. Prerequisites, if any, are normally at the 200-level. Designed typically for students in the third year of a program.
400-499 Advanced Undergraduate. Prerequisites, if any, are normally at the 300-level. Designed typically for students in the fourth year of a program.
500-599 Graduate. Designated for graduate students and certain advanced or honors undergraduate students in their final year.
600-799 Graduate Courses
800-899 Special Registrations
900-999 Graduate Thesis and Project Numbers

For the purposes of program descriptions and prerequisite designation, courses numbered 100-199 are designated as Junior Courses and courses numbered 200-499 are designated as Senior Courses.

Note: Some exceptions to the course number system described above have been granted to the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Course Description Symbols and Figures

Several symbols and figures are used to indicate the type, duration, and weight of courses.

  1. ★—Indicates “units of course weight,” and usually follows the course title. The accompanying number indicates the weight of the course as used in computing grade point averages and for meeting degree requirements.
    A course which runs throughout the Fall/Winter (i.e., from September through April) is usually weighted ★6. A course that runs for only one term (i.e., Fall: from September to December, or Winter: from January through April) is usually weighted ★3. Certain courses are offered over Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer, or in one term, with weights of ★1, ★2, and ★4. These are considered as one-sixth, one-third, and two-thirds of a Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer course, respectively. Some honors and graduate courses involving research may vary in weight according to the length and difficulty of the project. Some clinical courses may vary in weight according to the length of clinical experience. Some courses, not included in the computation of grade point averages, are offered for credit only and either carry a weight of ★0, or are marked as “Credit.”
    Undergraduate students who take courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering but are not registered in Engineering will have a course weight assigned for these courses according to the protocol of their home Faculty.
  2. fi—Denotes: “fee index,” the value used to calculate the instructional fees for each course. The fee index is multiplied by the fee index value (given in the appropriate subsection of Fees Payment Guide ) to give the dollar value of instructional fees for the course.
    For normal courses, the fee index is twice the value of the units of course weight; for example, a course with ★3 normally has fi 6. In cases where exceptional fees considerations need to be made, the fee index is set differently by the Board of Governors.
    Note that certain programs (e.g., MD, DDS, etc.) are assessed on a program fee basis for all or certain years. In these cases, the fee index calculation does not apply.
  3. (x term, a-b-c)—These figures in parentheses give information on when the course is offered and the hours of instruction required by the course in a week, or in some cases the total time in a term.
    In the case of a single-term course, the term in which the course is given is mentioned (item x). The designation “either term” means that the course may be offered either in the first term or in the second term or in each term, at the discretion of the department concerned. The designation “variable” means that the course may be taught either as a single-term or as a full-session course.
    Item a indicates lecture hours. Item b indicates seminar hour(s), demonstration hours (d), clinic hours (c), or lecture-laboratory hours (L). Item c indicates laboratory hours. For two-term courses, the hours of instruction are the same in both terms unless otherwise indicated. The expression 3/2 means 3 hours of instruction every second week; 2s/2 means 2 seminar hours every second week.
    (first term, 3-0-3): a course taught in first term with 3 hours lecture, no seminar, and 3 hours lab per week.
    (second term, 0-1s-2): a course taught in second term with no lectures, 1 seminar hour, and 2 hours of lab per week.
    (either term, 3-0-0): a course taught in either first or second term, or each term, with 3 lecture hours per week, no seminar, and no lab.
    (two-term, 3-0-3): a course taught over both first and second term with three lecture hours, no seminar, and three hours lab per week.
    (variable, 3-0-0): a course which may be taught in either first or second term or over two terms with three lecture hours per week, no seminar, and no lab.
  4. Prerequisite—This provides information on courses which must be successfully completed before registering in the more advanced course.
    Corequisite—This provides information on courses which must be taken before or at the same time as the course described in the listing.
    Note: Departments are authorized to cancel the registration of those students registered in a course offered by the department if they do not meet the prerequisite and/or corequisite requirements stated in the course description in this Calendar.
  5. [Department]— This indicates the department responsible for registration for interdepartmental courses. Normally, courses will be credited to the discipline listed in the square brackets.
  6. Open Studies Courses—Courses that are available to Open Studies students are designated in Bear Tracks Course Catalog by the  symbol.  indicates that a course is available to Open Studies students on a delayed registration basis only (see Registration  for complete details).
Important: Registration Procedures for Two-Term Courses

Students are strongly advised to refer to the Registration and Courses menu at for details. Two-term courses are normally offered over two terms (either Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer). In a few instances, two-term courses are offered within a single term. In all cases these are identifiable in the Class Schedule because they consist of part A and part B (e.g., English 111A and 111B).

To successfully register in a two-term course, students, must do the following:

  • Register in both the part A and part B for all types of sections offered (Lectures, Labs, Seminars, etc.);
  • Register in the same section numbers for part A and part B of a course (e.g., Lecture A1 for both part A and part B, and Lab E3 for both part A and part B);
  • Register in all the appropriate sections on the same day.

All of the above must be done or the course registration is invalid and will be deleted. Invalid registrations will be deleted nightly. It is the student’s responsibility to attempt the course registration again, subject to availability.

Example: A student wishes to register in ABCD 101, a two-term course. It has a lecture and a lab section. Based on the student’s timetable planning, decides to take Lecture C3 and Lab C8. The student must add

In Fall Term ABCD 101A Lec C3 and ABCD 101A Lab C8,
In Winter Term ABCD 101B Lec C3 and ABCD 101B Lab C8.

All these sections must be added on the same day to successfully register. Otherwise the registration in ABCD 101 will be deleted overnight and the student’s place in the course will be lost.

Course Renumbering

Over the years many courses have been renumbered. Old numbers can be found within individual course listings of previous Calendar editions.

Courses on Reserve

Courses not offered in the past four years are removed from this Calendar and placed on Reserve. These courses may be taught again in the future, in which case they would be brought back into the active Course Listings and placed in the Calendar. Information about Reserve Courses is available through the Registrar’s Office, the University Secretariat, and Faculty Offices.

Faculty Specific Regulations Regarding Courses

For specific Faculty regulations relating to courses and for a complete list of subjects taught by a Faculty, please consult the Undergraduate Programs section of the Calendar at the end of each Faculty section.

Physical Requirements for University Courses

The University has a commitment to the education of all academically qualified students and special services are frequently provided on campus to assist disabled students.

Nevertheless, some courses make certain unavoidable demands on students with respect to the possession of a certain level of physical skill or ability if the academic objectives of the course are to be realized. In case of doubt, students are advised to contact the Department concerned and Student Accessibility Disability Services (SAS), Office of the Dean of Students.

Because support services cannot be guaranteed for all off-campus courses, instructors may be obliged to refuse registration in such courses.

Course Availability

The following is a comprehensive course listing of all the approved courses that the University of Alberta may offer. The appearance of a course in this list does not guarantee that the course will actually be offered. The most current information on courses is available on Bear Tracks at

Course Listings


Augustana Faculty - English: Undergraduate

Department of Fine Arts
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUENG 252 - The British Romantic Period
   •  AUENG 254 - The Earlier Victorian Age
   •  AUENG 255 - The Later Victorian Age
   •  AUENG 261 - The Modern British Novel
   •  AUENG 265 - Modern and Contemporary Poetry
   •  AUENG 266 - Women's Writing
   •  AUENG 267 - Contemporary Literature
   •  AUENG 268 - Women and Environmental Literature
   •  AUENG 269 - The End of the World: Contemporary Apocalyptic Literature
   •  AUENG 270 - United States Literature to 1865
   •  AUENG 271 - United States Literature since 1865
   •  AUENG 280 - Canadian Literature to 1950
   •  AUENG 281 - Canadian Literature since 1950
   •  AUENG 290 - History of English Literary Criticism
   •  AUENG 291 - Contemporary Criticism
   •  AUENG 292 - Feminist Critical Theory and Women's Writing
   •  AUENG 298 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 299 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 302 - Women's Writing and Feminist Theology
   •  AUENG 305 - Children's Literature
   •  AUENG 306 - Native Children's Literature
   •  AUENG 307 - Aboriginal/Indigenous Literature
   •  AUENG 308 - African Literature
   •  AUENG 311 - The History of the English Language
   •  AUENG 312 - The English Language
   •  AUENG 313 - The English Language
   •  AUENG 314 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
   •  AUENG 316 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
   •  AUENG 317 - Expository Writing
   •  AUENG 318 - Creative Writing Long Manuscript, Novel
   •  AUENG 319 - Playwriting
   •  AUENG 320 - Classical Foundations of Western Literature
   •  AUENG 321 - Chaucer
   •  AUENG 325 - Middle Ages
   •  AUENG 330 - The Early English Renaissance
   •  AUENG 331 - The Later English Renaissance
   •  AUENG 333 - Shakespeare
   •  AUENG 339 - Milton
   •  AUENG 341 - The Augustan Age
   •  AUENG 343 - The Age of Sensibility
   •  AUENG 352 - The British Romantic Period
   •  AUENG 354 - The Earlier Victorian Age
   •  AUENG 355 - The Later Victorian Age
   •  AUENG 361 - The Modern British Novel
   •  AUENG 365 - Modern and Contemporary Poetry
   •  AUENG 366 - Women's Writing
   •  AUENG 367 - Contemporary Literature
   •  AUENG 368 - Women and Environmental Literature
   •  AUENG 369 - The End of the World: Contemporary Apocalyptic Literature
   •  AUENG 370 - United States Literature to 1865
   •  AUENG 371 - United States Literature since 1865
   •  AUENG 380 - Canadian Literature to 1950
   •  AUENG 381 - Canadian Literature since 1950
   •  AUENG 385 - Modern Canadian Drama
   •  AUENG 390 - History of English Literary Criticism
   •  AUENG 392 - Feminist Critical Theory and Women's Writing
   •  AUENG 398 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 399 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 401 - Directed Reading I
   •  AUENG 402 - Directed Reading II
   •  AUENG 410 - Contemporary Issues in Renaissance Literature
   •  AUENG 411 - Historiographic Metafiction
   •  AUENG 412 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 420 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 421 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 430 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 431 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 440 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 441 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 450 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 451 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 460 - Selected Topics in English Studies
   •  AUENG 461 - Selected Topics in English Studies

Augustana Faculty - English for Academic Purposes: Undergraduate

Department of Fine Arts
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUEAP 140 - English for Academic Purposes
   •  AUEAP 145 - English for Academic Purposes

Augustana Faculty - Environmental Studies: Undergraduate

Department of Science
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUENV 120 - Human Activities and the Natural Environment
   •  AUENV 201 - Directed Studies
   •  AUENV 202 - Directed Reading
   •  AUENV 210 - Environmental Studies and Information Literacy
   •  AUENV 233 - Soil Science and Soil Resources
   •  AUENV 252 - Wildlife Diversity of Alberta
   •  AUENV 260 - Environmental Studies Practicum
   •  AUENV 261 - Environmental Science Practicum
   •  AUENV 268 - Women and Environmental Literature
   •  AUENV 269 - The End of the World: Contemporary Apocalyptic Literature
   •  AUENV 301 - Directed Studies
   •  AUENV 302 - Directed Reading
   •  AUENV 320 - Parks and Wilderness
   •  AUENV 322 - Economic Botany
   •  AUENV 324 - Resource and Environmental Management
   •  AUENV 327 - Environmental Education and Heritage Interpretation
   •  AUENV 328 - Environmental Politics
   •  AUENV 334 - Field Studies in Environmental Science and Ecology
   •  AUENV 335 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
   •  AUENV 341 - Environmental Economics
   •  AUENV 344 - Environmental Psychology
   •  AUENV 345 - Religion and Ecology
   •  AUENV 350 - Conservation Theory and Biodiversity in Tropical Systems
   •  AUENV 354 - Freshwater Ecology and Management
   •  AUENV 355 - Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

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