Sep 22, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [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—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 - Music: Undergraduate

Department of Fine Arts
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUMUS 340 - Augustana Choir
   •  AUMUS 341 - The Augustana Choir
   •  AUMUS 342 - Choral Ensemble
   •  AUMUS 343 - Choral Ensemble
   •  AUMUS 347 - Chamber Ensemble
   •  AUMUS 349 - Instrumental Ensemble
   •  AUMUS 361 - Form, Analysis, and the Construction of Musical Meaning
   •  AUMUS 369 - Retheorizing Music: From Modernism to Postmodernism
   •  AUMUS 375 - Co-op Education Studies I
   •  AUMUS 376 - Directed Studies I
   •  AUMUS 388 - Concerto
   •  AUMUS 389 - Service Playing
   •  AUMUS 391 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 393 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 394 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 395 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 396 - Performance Studies I
   •  AUMUS 397 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 398 - Fundamental Keyboard Skills
   •  AUMUS 399 - Fundamental Keyboard Skills
   •  AUMUS 422 - Rethinking Music: From Mozart to Madonna
   •  AUMUS 430 - Selected Topics in Music
   •  AUMUS 440 - Augustana Choir
   •  AUMUS 441 - The Augustana Choir
   •  AUMUS 442 - Choral Ensemble
   •  AUMUS 443 - Choral Ensemble
   •  AUMUS 447 - Chamber Ensemble
   •  AUMUS 449 - Instrumental Ensemble
   •  AUMUS 469 - Retheorizing Music: From Modernism to Postmodernism
   •  AUMUS 475 - Co-op Education Studies II
   •  AUMUS 476 - Directed Studies II
   •  AUMUS 488 - Concerto
   •  AUMUS 489 - Service Playing
   •  AUMUS 490 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 491 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 493 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 494 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 495 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 496 - Performance Studies II
   •  AUMUS 497 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 498 - Fundamental Keyboard Skills
   •  AUMUS 499 - Fundamental Keyboard Skills
   •  AUMUS 540 - Augustana Choir
   •  AUMUS 541 - Augustana Choir
   •  AUMUS 542 - Choral Ensemble
   •  AUMUS 543 - Choral Ensemble
   •  AUMUS 593 - Applied Music
   •  AUMUS 595 - Applied Music

Augustana Faculty - Philosophy: Undergraduate

Department of Fine Arts
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUPHI 101 - Introduction to Western Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
   •  AUPHI 102 - Introduction to Western Philosophy II: Modern Philosophy
   •  AUPHI 200 - Metaphysics: Theories of Reality
   •  AUPHI 210 - Epistemology: Theories of Knowledge
   •  AUPHI 226 - Existentialism
   •  AUPHI 240 - Ancient Political Philosophy
   •  AUPHI 241 - Modern Political Philosophy
   •  AUPHI 250 - History of Christian Thought
   •  AUPHI 260 - Ethics
   •  AUPHI 277 - Women, Darkness and Crooked Things: Feminist Philosophy
   •  AUPHI 325 - Phenomenology
   •  AUPHI 336 - Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
   •  AUPHI 345 - Philosophy in Canada
   •  AUPHI 350 - Philosophy of Science
   •  AUPHI 351 - Thinking About Sex: Philosophy, Science, and the Construction of Sex
   •  AUPHI 355 - Philosophy and the Environment
   •  AUPHI 358 - Philosophy of Religion II
   •  AUPHI 365 - Aesthetics
   •  AUPHI 390 - Indigenous Thought: First Nations Thought and Knowledge
   •  AUPHI 392 - World Philosophy: Comparing Perspectives
   •  AUPHI 490 - Selected Topics in the History of Philosophy I
   •  AUPHI 492 - Selected Topics in the History of Philosophy III
   •  AUPHI 493 - Selected Topics in the History of Philosophy IV
   •  AUPHI 495 - Directed Studies I
   •  AUPHI 496 - Directed Studies II
   •  AUPHI 497 - Directed Studies III

Augustana Faculty - Physical Activity: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

Note: Augustana Faculty AUPAC courses are not equivalent to PAC courses offered in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation in credit value or hours of instruction and thus may not be applicable to degree programs offered by that Faculty.

   •  AUPAC 103 - Tennis
   •  AUPAC 109 - Cross-Country Skiing
   •  AUPAC 114 - Dance
   •  AUPAC 123 - Aquatics
   •  AUPAC 124 - Badminton
   •  AUPAC 125 - Canoeing
   •  AUPAC 133 - Strength Training
   •  AUPAC 134 - Indoor Climbing
   •  AUPAC 151 - Track and Field
   •  AUPAC 152 - Luge
   •  AUPAC 161 - Gymnastics
   •  AUPAC 173 - Football
   •  AUPAC 177 - Soccer
   •  AUPAC 178 - Basketball
   •  AUPAC 179 - Volleyball
   •  AUPAC 180 - Softball (Fast Pitch)
   •  AUPAC 181 - Team Handball
   •  AUPAC 224 - Advanced Badminton
   •  AUPAC 226 - Moving Water Canoeing: Skill Development
   •  AUPAC 253 - Advanced Luge
   •  AUPAC 270 - Adventure Games
   •  AUPAC 277 - Advanced Soccer
   •  AUPAC 278 - Advanced Basketball
   •  AUPAC 279 - Advanced Volleyball
   •  AUPAC 291 - Selected Topics in Physical Activity
   •  AUPAC 293 - Selected Topics in Physical Activity

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