Aug 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 - Psychology: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUPSY 213 - Statistical Methods for Psychological Research
   •  AUPSY 220 - Personality
   •  AUPSY 240 - Social Psychology
   •  AUPSY 256 - Developmental Psychology
   •  AUPSY 263 - Memory and Cognition
   •  AUPSY 267 - Sensory Processes and Perception
   •  AUPSY 275 - An Introduction to the Brain and Nervous System
   •  AUPSY 303 - Sleep, Emotion, and Stress: Physiological Psychology Seminar
   •  AUPSY 307 - Cognitive Psychology Seminar
   •  AUPSY 313 - Advanced Research Design
   •  AUPSY 338 - Intimate Relationships and Human Sexuality
   •  AUPSY 342 - Health Psychology
   •  AUPSY 344 - Environmental Psychology
   •  AUPSY 346 - Community Psychology
   •  AUPSY 348 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
   •  AUPSY 361 - Cognitive Development
   •  AUPSY 362 - Cognitive Development
   •  AUPSY 363 - Social Cognition
   •  AUPSY 369 - Principles of Learning
   •  AUPSY 373 - Psychology of Language
   •  AUPSY 377 - Human Neuropsychology
   •  AUPSY 391 - Directed Reading
   •  AUPSY 392 - Directed Reading
   •  AUPSY 393 - Research Experience
   •  AUPSY 404 - Selected Topics in Psychology
   •  AUPSY 408 - History and Systems of Psychology
   •  AUPSY 409 - History and Systems of Psychology
   •  AUPSY 414 - Program Evaluation in Psychology
   •  AUPSY 426 - Psychology of Religion
   •  AUPSY 441 - Emotion
   •  AUPSY 442 - Psychology in a Cultural Context
   •  AUPSY 448 - Political Psychology
   •  AUPSY 471 - Language Acquisition
   •  AUPSY 477 - The Neurobiology of Learning, Memory, and Addiction
   •  AUPSY 483 - Psychological Disorders
   •  AUPSY 486 - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
   •  AUPSY 488 - Forensic Psychology
   •  AUPSY 491 - Directed Reading
   •  AUPSY 492 - Directed Reading
   •  AUPSY 497 - Individual Study I
   •  AUPSY 499 - Individual Study II

Augustana Faculty - Religion: Undergraduate

Department of Fine Arts
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUREL 100 - Introduction to Religion
   •  AUREL 202 - Women's Writing and Feminist Theology
   •  AUREL 208 - Jesus of Nazareth in Contemporary Theology
   •  AUREL 212 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
   •  AUREL 216 - The Hebrew Prophets
   •  AUREL 250 - Theories of Religion
   •  AUREL 257 - Modern Ethics
   •  AUREL 259 - Bioethics, Suffering and the Soul
   •  AUREL 260 - India Tour Orientation
   •  AUREL 263 - Spirituality and Globalization
   •  AUREL 266 - India Tour
   •  AUREL 270 - Selected topics in Religion and Public Life
   •  AUREL 271 - Selected Topics in Religion and Public Life
   •  AUREL 282 - Major Religious Traditions: Middle East
   •  AUREL 290 - Selected Topics in Religion
   •  AUREL 291 - Selected Topics in Religion
   •  AUREL 302 - Women's Writing and Feminist Theology
   •  AUREL 345 - Religion and Ecology
   •  AUREL 347 - Theology of Luther
   •  AUREL 365 - Storied Landscapes
   •  AUREL 391 - Directed Reading in Religion I
   •  AUREL 392 - Directed Reading in Religion II
   •  AUREL 393 - Directed Reading in Religion III
   •  AUREL 394 - Directed Reading in Religion IV
   •  AUREL 395 - Directed Reading in Religion V
   •  AUREL 396 - Directed Reading in Religion VI
   •  AUREL 397 - Directed Reading in Religion VII
   •  AUREL 398 - Directed Reading in Religion VIII
   •  AUREL 399 - Directed Reading in Religion IX

Augustana Faculty - Scandinavian: Undergraduate

Department of Fine Arts
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUSCA 101 - Beginners' Norwegian I
   •  AUSCA 102 - Beginners' Norwegian II
   •  AUSCA 142 - Viking Age Mythology
   •  AUSCA 201 - Intermediate Norwegian I
   •  AUSCA 202 - Intermediate Norwegian II
   •  AUSCA 231 - Scandinavian Culture and Civilization
   •  AUSCA 237 - Selected Topics in Scandinavian Literature
   •  AUSCA 271 - Personal Narratives of the North
   •  AUSCA 337 - Selected Topics in Scandinavian Literature
   •  AUSCA 339 - Selected Topics in Scandinavian Literature
   •  AUSCA 401 - Directed Study: Language
   •  AUSCA 403 - Directed Reading
   •  AUSCA 405 - Directed Study: Area Studies

Augustana Faculty - Sociology: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUSOC 101 - Introducing Sociology: Principles and Practice
   •  AUSOC 103 - Introducing Sociology: Institutions and Insight
   •  AUSOC 105 - Social Anthropology
   •  AUSOC 200 - Young Offenders and the Law
   •  AUSOC 218 - Sociology of Global and Development Issues
   •  AUSOC 222 - Canadian Social Issues
   •  AUSOC 224 - Sociology of Deviant Behaviour
   •  AUSOC 225 - Criminology: A Canadian Perspective
   •  AUSOC 232 - Theoretic Developments in Sociology I
   •  AUSOC 233 - Theoretic Developments in Sociology II
   •  AUSOC 236 - Research Design and Qualitative Methods
   •  AUSOC 262 - Mass Communication and Contemporary Society
   •  AUSOC 263 - The Social Theory of Community
   •  AUSOC 271 - The Family
   •  AUSOC 275 - Sex, Gender, and Society
   •  AUSOC 279 - Women in Contemporary Cuba
   •  AUSOC 301 - Directed Reading I

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