Aug 17, 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 - Art: Undergraduate

Department of Fine Arts
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUART 289 - Studies in Visual Culture
   •  AUART 298 - Selected Topics in Art Studio
   •  AUART 331 - Drawing III
   •  AUART 371 - Painting III
   •  AUART 380 - Directed Reading in Art History
   •  AUART 411 - Visual Explorations
   •  AUART 421 - Art History Stream Capstone
   •  AUART 480 - Directed Reading in Art History
   •  AUART 490 - Directed Project in Visual Explorations

Augustana Faculty - Biology: Undergraduate

Department of Science
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUBIO 108 - Introduction to Marine Biology
   •  AUBIO 111 - Integrative Biology I
   •  AUBIO 112 - Integrative Biology II
   •  AUBIO 219 - Research Experience in Biology
   •  AUBIO 230 - Molecular Cell Biology
   •  AUBIO 253 - Ecological Interactions
   •  AUBIO 260 - Principles of Genetics
   •  AUBIO 274 - Microbiology
   •  AUBIO 280 - Biochemistry: Proteins, Enzymes and Energy
   •  AUBIO 315 - Advanced Biological Analysis
   •  AUBIO 318 - Directed Reading I
   •  AUBIO 319 - Directed Studies I
   •  AUBIO 323 - Plant Biology
   •  AUBIO 334 - Field Studies in Environmental Science and Ecology
   •  AUBIO 336 - Histology
   •  AUBIO 338 - Developmental Biology
   •  AUBIO 350 - Conservation Theory and Biodiversity in Tropical Systems
   •  AUBIO 351 - Biogeography
   •  AUBIO 354 - Freshwater Ecology and Management
   •  AUBIO 355 - Ecological Dynamics
   •  AUBIO 371 - Immunology
   •  AUBIO 381 - Biochemistry: Intermediary Metabolism
   •  AUBIO 388 - Biochemistry Laboratory
   •  AUBIO 389 - Molecular Biology of the Gene
   •  AUBIO 390 - Animal Behaviour
   •  AUBIO 394 - Comparative Invertebrate Zoology
   •  AUBIO 395 - Vertebrate Form and Function
   •  AUBIO 397 - Vertebrate Physiology
   •  AUBIO 411 - History and Theory of Biology
   •  AUBIO 413 - Advanced Topics in Evolutionary Ecology
   •  AUBIO 418 - Directed Reading II
   •  AUBIO 419 - Directed Studies II
   •  AUBIO 438 - Evolutionary Development Biology
   •  AUBIO 459 - Field Studies in Tropical Ecology and Conservation
   •  AUBIO 475 - Pathogenic Mechanisms of Microorganisms
   •  AUBIO 485 - Selected Topics in Biochemistry

Augustana Faculty - Chemistry: Undergraduate

Department of Science
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUCHE 110 - General Chemistry I
   •  AUCHE 112 - General Chemistry II
   •  AUCHE 220 - Analytical Chemistry
   •  AUCHE 222 - Instrumental Analysis
   •  AUCHE 230 - Inorganic Chemistry I
   •  AUCHE 232 - Inorganic Chemistry II
   •  AUCHE 250 - Organic Chemistry I
   •  AUCHE 252 - Organic Chemistry II
   •  AUCHE 277 - Introduction to Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
   •  AUCHE 279 - Physical Chemistry
   •  AUCHE 280 - Biochemistry: Proteins, Enzymes and Energy
   •  AUCHE 320 - Analytical Chemistry III
   •  AUCHE 324 - Research Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
   •  AUCHE 330 - Organometallic Chemistry
   •  AUCHE 350 - Organic Chemistry III
   •  AUCHE 377 - Quantum Chemistry II
   •  AUCHE 381 - Biochemistry: Intermediary Metabolism
   •  AUCHE 390 - Senior Project I
   •  AUCHE 392 - Senior Project II
   •  AUCHE 397 - Directed Reading I
   •  AUCHE 399 - Directed Reading II
   •  AUCHE 405 - Selected Topics in Chemistry
   •  AUCHE 450 - Enzymes and Enzyme Mechanisms
   •  AUCHE 485 - Selected Topics in Biochemistry
   •  AUCHE 490 - Advanced Project I
   •  AUCHE 492 - Advanced Project II
   •  AUCHE 497 - Directed Reading III
   •  AUCHE 499 - Directed Reading IV

Augustana Faculty - Classical Studies: Undergraduate

Department of Fine Arts
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUCLA 100 - Greek Civilization
   •  AUCLA 102 - Greek and Roman Mythology
   •  AUCLA 220 - Classical Foundations of Western Literature
   •  AUCLA 223 - History of the Roman Republic
   •  AUCLA 224 - History of the Roman Empire
   •  AUCLA 294 - Selected Topics in Classical Studies Tour
   •  AUCLA 301 - Directed Reading I
   •  AUCLA 302 - Directed Reading II
   •  AUCLA 320 - Classical Foundations of Western Literature

Augustana Faculty - Community Service Learning: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUCSL 100 - An Introduction to Community Engagement
   •  AUCSL 360 - Community Service-Learning Practicum
   •  AUCSL 361 - Community Service-Learning Practicum
   •  AUCSL 480 - Directed Study in Community Service-Learning

Augustana Faculty - Computing Science: Undergraduate

Department of Science
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUCSC 111 - Introduction to Computational Thinking and Problem Solving
   •  AUCSC 112 - Data Structures and Algorithms
   •  AUCSC 220 - Software Engineering I
   •  AUCSC 250 - Computer Organization and Architecture I
   •  AUCSC 310 - Algorithm Design and Analysis
   •  AUCSC 320 - Software Engineering II
   •  AUCSC 330 - Database Management Systems I
   •  AUCSC 340 - Numerical Methods
   •  AUCSC 350 - Computer Organization and Architecture II
   •  AUCSC 355 - Networks and Security
   •  AUCSC 370 - Programming Languages
   •  AUCSC 380 - Operating Systems Concepts
   •  AUCSC 395 - Directed Study I
   •  AUCSC 401 - Professional Practicum I

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