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    University of Alberta
  Dec 15, 2017
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 indicates a course available to students of Open Studies.  indicates that a course is available to Open Studies students on a delayed registration basis only (see Registration ).
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 - History: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUHIS 207 - History of the Roman Republic
   •  AUHIS 208 - History of the Roman Empire
   •  AUHIS 212 - Sport, Physical Activity, and the Body: Historical Perspectives
   •  AUHIS 242 - British History to 1688
   •  AUHIS 243 - British History since 1688
   •  AUHIS 250 - United States History to 1865
   •  AUHIS 251 - United States History since 1865
   •  AUHIS 260 - An Introduction to the Study of Canadian History to 1867
   •  AUHIS 261 - An Introduction to the Study of Canadian History, 1867 to the Present
   •  AUHIS 262 - History of Canadian Economic Development
   •  AUHIS 271 - The History of Women in Canadian Society
   •  AUHIS 285 - Historical Studies and Information Literacy
   •  AUHIS 291 - Cuban History Since 1895
   •  AUHIS 312 - The Modern Olympic Games
   •  AUHIS 316 - Europe in the Eighteenth Century
   •  AUHIS 322 - Nineteenth-Century Europe to 1849
   •  AUHIS 323 - Nineteenth-Century Europe since 1849
   •  AUHIS 325 - Twentieth-Century Europe
   •  AUHIS 327 - Estonia Study Tour Preparation and Orientation
   •  AUHIS 328 - Germany since Frederick the Great
   •  AUHIS 329 - Topics in the History and Culture of Southern France
   •  AUHIS 332 - Eastern Europe since World War I
   •  AUHIS 333 - Tour of Southern France
   •  AUHIS 334 - Estonia Study Tour
   •  AUHIS 337 - History of the Soviet Union, 1917 to 1941
   •  AUHIS 338 - History of the Soviet Union, 1941 to 1991
   •  AUHIS 347 - The Industrial Revolution in Britain
   •  AUHIS 356 - History of the United States West
   •  AUHIS 358 - History of United States Foreign Relations to 1914
   •  AUHIS 359 - History of United States Foreign Relations since 1914
   •  AUHIS 360 - Selected Topics in Canadian History
   •  AUHIS 361 - Selected Topics in Canadian History
   •  AUHIS 362 - Selected Topics in Canadian History
   •  AUHIS 363 - Selected Topics in Canadian History
   •  AUHIS 366 - History of The Canadian West
   •  AUHIS 368 - History of Sport in Canada
   •  AUHIS 369 - History of Canada's Aboriginal Peoples
   •  AUHIS 372 - History of Quebec
   •  AUHIS 375 - Canadian Environmental History
   •  AUHIS 378 - Twentieth-Century Canada
   •  AUHIS 401 - Directed Reading I
   •  AUHIS 402 - Directed Reading II
   •  AUHIS 416 - Europe in the Sixteenth Century
   •  AUHIS 425 - Twentieth-Century Europe
   •  AUHIS 454 - The United States Civil War Era, 1846 to 1877
   •  AUHIS 460 - Selected Topics in Canadian History
   •  AUHIS 461 - Selected Topics in Canadian History
   •  AUHIS 462 - Selected Topics in Canadian History
   •  AUHIS 463 - Selected Topics in Canadian History
   •  AUHIS 467 - The Collaborative Research Seminar: Selected Topics in Canadian History
   •  AUHIS 470 - Selected Topics in Canadian Social History
   •  AUHIS 475 - Canadian Environmental History
   •  AUHIS 480 - The Historian's Craft: Historiography

Augustana Faculty - Interdisciplinary Studies: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUIDS 100 - The World in Progress: Inquiry in the Social Sciences
   •  AUIDS 110 - Interdisciplinary Science Projects I
   •  AUIDS 121 - Introduction to Development Studies
   •  AUIDS 137 - Science Laboratory Experiences
   •  AUIDS 160 - Introduction to Crime, Correction, and Community
   •  AUIDS 210 - Interdisciplinary Science Projects II
   •  AUIDS 221 - Introduction to Development Studies
   •  AUIDS 230 - Introduction to Women's Studies
   •  AUIDS 242 - Introduction to Writing Centre Practices
   •  AUIDS 244 - Introduction to Peer Tutoring and Second-Language Learning Practices in the Writing Centre
   •  AUIDS 270 - Topics in Integrative Studies
   •  AUIDS 276 - Topics in Integrative Studies
   •  AUIDS 278 - Topics in Integrative Studies
   •  AUIDS 286 - Selected Topics in Place-Based Studies
   •  AUIDS 287 - Topics in Place-Based Learning
   •  AUIDS 290 - Directed Reading
   •  AUIDS 291 - Directed Reading
   •  AUIDS 292 - Integrative Studies (Cuba)
   •  AUIDS 370 - Topics in Integrative Studies
   •  AUIDS 374 - Topics in Integrative Studies
   •  AUIDS 378 - Topics in Integrative Studies
   •  AUIDS 386 - Selected Topics in Place-Based Studies
   •  AUIDS 387 - Topics in Place-Based Learning
   •  AUIDS 390 - Directed Reading
   •  AUIDS 391 - Directed Reading

Augustana Faculty - Language Studies: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

   •  AULAN 101 - Introduction to Linguistic Analysis

Augustana Faculty - Latin: Undergraduate

Department of Fine Arts
Augustana Faculty

   •  AULAT 101 - Beginners' Latin I
   •  AULAT 102 - Beginners' Latin II
   •  AULAT 203 - Intermediate Latin I
   •  AULAT 204 - Intermediate Latin II

Augustana Faculty - Management: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUMGT 100 - Introduction to Business
   •  AUMGT 200 - Introduction to Management
   •  AUMGT 206 - Mathematics in Economics and Finance
   •  AUMGT 212 - Business Studies and Information Literacy
   •  AUMGT 310 - Corporate Finance
   •  AUMGT 320 - Business Law
   •  AUMGT 323 - Industrial Organization
   •  AUMGT 330 - Introduction to Marketing
   •  AUMGT 340 - Organizational Behaviour
   •  AUMGT 360 - Hockey: Culture and Commerce
   •  AUMGT 380 - Selected Topics in Management
   •  AUMGT 381 - Selected Topics in Management
   •  AUMGT 399 - Management Internship
   •  AUMGT 422 - Industrial Organization and Policy
   •  AUMGT 490 - Business Policy and Strategy

Augustana Faculty - Mathematics: Undergraduate

Department of Science
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUMAT 101 - Preparation for Calculus
   •  AUMAT 107 - Higher Arithmetic

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