Dec 04, 2020  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021

Addenda and Errata


This page is a record of the changes made to the 2020-2021 Calendar after it was originally published.

There are three types of changes noted on this page:

  • Items marked as ADDENDA were approved after the Calendar was published. Addenda listings will include the date the change was approved. This is the date the new regulation took effect, regardless of when it was added to the Calendar.
  • Items marked as COVID-19 ADDENDA are changes made to the 2020-2021 Calendar in response to COVID-19 that impact a previously listed regulation. Other COVID-19 measures that don't impact a previously listed regulation may not be listed in the Calendar.  For up to date information regarding the U of A's response to COVID-19 please see our COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Information page.
  • Unmarked items are errata, and include corrections to errors or omissions that were approved prior to the originally publication of the Calendar.

If you have any questions regarding the items listed here, please contact the University Calendar Editor.


Nov. 30, 2020

COVID-19 ADDENDA. Multiple changes were made to course-related dates for Winter Term 2021.  These changes can be reviewed on the following Calendar pages:

Archived versions of these Calendar pages prior to the change can be reviewed here  and here .
Additional notice of these changes can be found on the following Office of the Registrar webpages:

As there may be exceptions to these date changes based on each student's faculty and program, students are encouraged to contact their program or faculty for additional information.

For up to date information regarding the U of A's response to COVID-19 please see our COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Information page.


Nov. 23, 2020

The Science (Admission and Readmission Deadlines)  page was corrected.  The page originally stated that, for the BSc General program, previous students could apply for readmission in the Spring/Summer Term.  This has been removed.  There is no Spring/Summer Term readmission for the BSc General program (as approved by the GFC Academic Planning Committee on Oct. 15, 2015)


Nov. 9, 2020

Additional edits were made to replace references to the former Office of Interdisciplinary Studies with the new Media and Technology Studies.  See chart from Aug. 10, 2020 below for details.


Nov. 4, 2020

Editorial updates were made to the Glossary .  For more information, please contact the University Calendar Editor.


Oct. 22, 2020

COVID-19 ADDENDA. Temporary changes were made to the MD Degree  Course Structure, replacing the previous listed courses with a new omnibus schedule.  This is a temporary program change for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 Calendars.  The original requirements can be found on an archived PDF copy of that program page . [Approved on Oct. 15, 2020]


Oct. 21, 2020

COVID-19 ADDENDA. SAT/ACT Test-Optional Policy for applicants with American-Patterned Curriculum was added to General Admission Requirements .  This is a temporary regulation change for the 2020-2021 Calendar and will be in effect for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Winter 2022 admissions. [Approved on Oct. 15, 2020.]


Oct. 15, 2020

ADDENDA - On the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences  Admission Requirements page, the admission requirements for the BSc in Agricultural/Food Business Management, BSc in Fashion Business Management, and BSc in Forest Business Management were updated to reflect the current direct entry requirements (as approved on Feb. 13, 2020).  The original requirements can be reviewed on an archived PDF copy of that page .


Oct. 15, 2020

Dr. Kristi Baker was incorrectly listed on the Professor Emeriti  page.  This listing has been removed.  The correct listing for Dr. Baker can be found on the Continuing Academic Staff  page.


ADDENDA - The CAE and CPE English language tests have changed their names to C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, respectively.  See Admission to Undergraduate Programs .


Oct. 2, 2020

A link to the Office of the Registrar's Tentative Dates page was added to Academic Schedule, Dates, and Deadlines  


Sept. 17, 2020

Specific promotion and graduation requirements were missing from the Honors in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies [Arts] .  These have been re-added.


Sept 4, 2020

On the Major in Linguistics [Arts]  page, an editorial change was made to remove the following general statement, as it conflicted with the actual course requirements as listed: 

Students wishing to major in Linguistics must complete ★9 at the 400- or 500-level to fulfil the Faculty and departmental requirements.

There was no change to the approved program/course requirements.


Aug 10, 2020

Changes made to the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of Arts resulted in several program pages and course listings being revised:

Calendar Page or Course Revision Notes
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies   Landing page was archived
Media and Technology Studies   New Page
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies [Arts]   Contact information changed to Media and Technology Studies
Honors in Religious Studies [Arts]   Contact information changed to the Department of History and Classics
Major in Religious Studies [Arts]   Contact information changed to the Department of History and Classics
Major in Science, Technology and Society [Arts]   Contact information changed to Media and Technology Studies
Major in Media Studies [Arts]   Contact information changed to Media and Technology Studies
Minor in Religious Studies [Arts]   Contact information changed to the Department of History and Classics
Minor in Science, Technology, and Society [Arts]   Contact information changed to Media and Technology Studies
Religious Studies [Graduate]   Contact information changed to the Department of History and Classics
Certificate in Peace and Post-Conflict Studies   Contact information changed to the Department of Political Science
Communications and Technology [Graduate]   Contact information changed to Media and Technology Studies
INT D 125 , INT D 225 , INT D 325 INT D 530 , STS 200 WRS 102   Office of Interdisciplinary Studies removed from administrative indicator
INT D 350 , INT D 450   Administrative indicator changed to Media and Technology Studies
Religious Studies: Undergraduate category of courses in Course Listings   Removed Office of Interdisciplinary Studies indicator and the following note: "Note: See the following sections for listings of other Office of Interdisciplinary programs. Comparative Literature (C LIT); Humanities Computing (HUCO); Interdisciplinary (INT D) Faculty of Arts Courses; Middle Eastern and African Studies (MEAS); Science, Technology and Society (STS); and Writing Studies (WRS)."
Sanskrit: Undergraduate category of courses in Course Listings   Removed Office of Interdisciplinary Studies indicator and the following note: "Note: See the following sections for listings of other Office of Interdisciplinary Studies programs. Humanities Computing (HUCO); Interdisciplinary (INT D) Faculty of Arts Courses; Religious Studies (RELIG); Science, Technology and Society (STS); and Writing Studies (WRS)."
Science, Technology, and Society: Undergraduate category of courses in Course Listings   Removed Office of Interdisciplinary Studies indicator and the following note: "Note: See the following sections for listings of other Office of Interdisciplinary programs. Comparative Literature (C LIT); Humanities Computing (HUCO); Interdisciplinary (INT D) Faculty of Arts Courses; Middle Eastern and African Studies (MEAS); Religious Studies (RELIG); and Writing Studies (WRS)."
Changes made on Nov. 9, 2020:  
Media Studies: Undergraduate category of courses in Course Listings   Removed Office of Interdisciplinary Studies indicator
Digital Humanities [Graduate]   Contact information changed to Media and Technology Studies

July 24, 2020

ERRATA. For the Juris Doctor General Admission Requirements (Faculty of Law ), the last acceptable LSAT writing date for September admission was corrected from "December of the previous year" to "January of the year in which admission is sought".  This now matches similar LSAT information in the Application Documentation section of this page.


July 17, 2020

On the Faculty of Nursing  Admission Requirements page, the information regarding the Situational Judgement Test Requirement was added to the Aboriginal Applicants section for clarity.  The same information had previously been published as requirement for all applicants.


July 15, 2020

For the Minor in Religious Studies [Arts] , the minimum number of credits was originally listed as ★12.  This was corrected to ★15 in order to match the total number of units in the minimum course registration.


July 8, 2020

On the Academic Schedule, Dates, and Deadlines  page, the entry for Aug. 24, 2020 contained an incorrect cohort for students in the Medical Laboratory Science program.  The original text read listed phase I Medical Laboratory Science students.  This was corrected and now indicates Year 2 Medical Laboratory Science students.

Also on Academic Schedule, Dates, and Deadlines  page, the dates for Summer Term 2020 auditor registrations was corrected.  The original dates listed were July 6-9, 2020.  This was corrected and are now listed as July 6-10, 2020.


May 7, 2020

ADDENDA. Multiple changes were approved to programs within the Faculty of Education (GFC Course and Minor Program Changes April 1, 2020).  Addenda notation was added to each section that was revised.

Link to Current Page Link to Archived PDF Copy of Original Page
Secondary Education Route   Archive Copy - Secondary Education Route - May 7 2020  
Art (★36) [Education]   Archive Copy - Art (★36) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: Cree (★36) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Cree (★36) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: French (★36) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: French (★36) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: German (★36) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: German (★36) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: Italian (★36) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Italian (★36) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: Japanese (★36) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Japanese (★36) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Social Studies (★36) [Education]   Archive Copy - Social Studies (★36) [Education] - May 7 2020  
PH Second Languages: Spanish (★36) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Spanish (★36) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: Ukrainian (★36) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Ukrainian (★36) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: Arabic (★18) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Arabic (★18) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: Cree (★18) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Cree (★18) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: French (★18) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: French (★18) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: German (★18) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: German (★18) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: Italian (★18) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Italian (★18) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: Japanese (★18) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Japanese (★18) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: Mandarin (★18) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Mandarin (★18) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Social Studies (★18) [Education]   Archive Copy - Social Studies (★18) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: Spanish (★18) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Spanish (★18) [Education] - May 7 2020  
Second Languages: Ukrainian (★18) [Education]   Archive Copy - Second Languages: Ukrainian (★18) [Education] - May 7 2020  

 


May 6, 2020

ADDENDA.  New regulations for part-time status were approved (ASC April 16, 2020) for the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. 

See Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research  for the new regulations (as indicated by blue text).

The text that was removed is as follows:

Full-time Registration Requirement

Students who are admitted to any thesis-based program and who initially register as full-time students in these programs must register full-time for the remainder of their program. This requirement is in effect for students who began September 2003 and thereafter.

Departments need to notify FGSR when they admit thesis-based students on a part-time basis.


May 5, 2020

Several revisions were made to correct and clarify Math majors and minors within the Bachelor of Arts (BA)  program:

  • The Major in Mathematics, which had been omitted at the time of publication, was replaced.  This page was reformatted from the 2019-2020 Calendar version for increased clarity.
  • The Minor in Mathematics and the Minor in Statistics pages were reformatted to differentiate between Faculty of Arts requirements and Faculty of Science requirements for this minor.  The specific requirements did not change from the 2019-2020 Calendar version of these pages.

To review the above pages in their original state prior to these revisions, please contact the University Calendar Editor for an archived copy.


April 27, 2020

The course title for LING 402 was incorrectly listed as LING 402 - Honors Research (Y4 Fall).  The correct title is LING 402 - Honors Research .


April 22, 2020

A change was made to the course listings on the Materials [Engineering]  page, in the Year 3 Term 6 section. CH E 314 was incorrectly listed. It has now been replaced with Complementary Studies Elective.


April 20, 2020

ADDENDA: For applications starting in Fall 2020, six programs in the Faculty of Science received approval (ASC Mar 19, 2020) to become direct entry programs from high school: Honors and Specialization in Environmental Earth Sciences, Honors and Specialization in Geology, and Honors and Specialization in Paleontology.  Please see Admissions Chart 7  for more information regarding the new minimum admission averages.


April 1, 2020

On the BSc in Medical Laboratory Science Post-Professional Certification degree completion  page, three corrections were made:

  • the total number of credits required was corrected from ★72 to ★72.5
  • the number of credits that must be completed through the University of Alberta was corrected from ★60 to ★60.5
  • In Year 1 of the program, the number of credits of Approved MLS options was corrected from ★3 to ★6

March 9, 2020

The note on the Faculty of Engineering's Complementary Studies Electives  page originally indicated that courses that taught a language were not eligible as complementary studies courses.  This is incorrect and has been removed.


March 6, 2020

The requirements list for Minor in Economics [Arts]  was corrected to include ECON 281 instead of STAT 151.

In the Academic Schedule, Dates, and Deadlines , the dates for Alumni Weekend were originally listed as Sept. 18-20.  The correct dates are Sept. 24-27.


March 4, 2020

On the Spring/Summer 2020 Terms  dates and deadlines page, the 50% Refund date for First half 3-week classes in Spring Term 2020 was originally stated as May 10, 2020.  This has been corrected to May 11, 2020.