Dec 12, 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 - Computing Science: Undergraduate

Department of Science
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUCSC 402 - Professional Practicum II
   •  AUCSC 415 - Automata, Algorithms and Complexity
   •  AUCSC 450 - Parallel and Distributed Computing
   •  AUCSC 460 - Artificial Intelligence
   •  AUCSC 490 - Social and Ethical Issues for Computing Professionals
   •  AUCSC 495 - Directed Study II
   •  AUCSC 498 - Selected Topics in Computing Science
   •  AUCSC 499 - Selected Topics in Computing Science

Augustana Faculty - Crime and Community: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUCRI 160 - Introduction to Crime, Correction, and Community
   •  AUCRI 200 - Young Offenders and the Law
   •  AUCRI 222 - Canadian Social Issues
   •  AUCRI 224 - Studies in Deviant Behaviour
   •  AUCRI 225 - Criminology: A Canadian Perspective
   •  AUCRI 327 - Crimes of the Powerful
   •  AUCRI 353 - Law, Politics, and the Judicial Process
   •  AUCRI 427 - Crimes of the Powerful
   •  AUCRI 453 - Women and the Law
   •  AUCRI 488 - Law and Forensic Psychology

Augustana Faculty - Drama: Undergraduate

Department of Fine Arts
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUDRA 101 - Play Analysis
   •  AUDRA 109 - Script Analysis and Production Preparation
   •  AUDRA 123 - Introduction to Oral Communication
   •  AUDRA 138 - Theatre Company
   •  AUDRA 139 - Theatre Company
   •  AUDRA 144 - Improvisation I: Introduction
   •  AUDRA 201 - History and Critical Analysis of Theatre
   •  AUDRA 209 - Script Analysis and Production Preparation
   •  AUDRA 230 - Acting Techniques I
   •  AUDRA 233 - Clown and Mask
   •  AUDRA 238 - Theatre Company
   •  AUDRA 239 - Theatre Company
   •  AUDRA 244 - Improvisation II: Workshop and Performance
   •  AUDRA 301 - Directed Reading I
   •  AUDRA 309 - Script Analysis and Production Preparation
   •  AUDRA 320 - Performer-Created Theatre
   •  AUDRA 338 - Theatre Company
   •  AUDRA 339 - Theatre Company
   •  AUDRA 340 - Movement for the Theatre
   •  AUDRA 344 - Improvisation III: Applied Improvisation
   •  AUDRA 350 - Introduction to Directing
   •  AUDRA 384 - Playwriting
   •  AUDRA 398 - Selected Topics
   •  AUDRA 401 - Directed Reading II
   •  AUDRA 409 - Script Analysis and Production Preparation
   •  AUDRA 430 - Movement and Physical Theatre
   •  AUDRA 437 - Senior Showcase
   •  AUDRA 438 - Theatre Company
   •  AUDRA 439 - Theatre Company
   •  AUDRA 444 - Improvisation IV: Story Theater
   •  AUDRA 509 - Script Analysis and Production Preparation
   •  AUDRA 538 - Theatre Production
   •  AUDRA 539 - Theatre Production

Augustana Faculty - Economics: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUECO 101 - Introduction to Microeconomics
   •  AUECO 102 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
   •  AUECO 182 - Business Foundations
   •  AUECO 190 - Economic Issues (Cornerstone Course)
   •  AUECO 203 - Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis I
   •  AUECO 204 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis I
   •  AUECO 206 - Mathematics in Economics and Finance
   •  AUECO 215 - Economic Thought
   •  AUECO 220 - Thinking Strategically
   •  AUECO 251 - History of Canadian Economic Development
   •  AUECO 252 - India Tour Orientation
   •  AUECO 254 - India Tour
   •  AUECO 257 - The International Economy in Historical Perspective I
   •  AUECO 258 - The International Economy in Historical Perspective II
   •  AUECO 311 - Introductory Econometrics
   •  AUECO 333 - Money and Banking in Canada
   •  AUECO 336 - Economics of Financial Markets
   •  AUECO 341 - Environmental Economics
   •  AUECO 346 - Agricultural Economics
   •  AUECO 354 - Economic Development and Institutional Change in China
   •  AUECO 356 - China Tour: Experiencing Development and Change
   •  AUECO 360 - International Economics
   •  AUECO 363 - International Finance
   •  AUECO 364 - Development Economics
   •  AUECO 380 - Selected Topics in Economics
   •  AUECO 382 - Strategic Planning and Decision-making
   •  AUECO 384 - Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis II
   •  AUECO 385 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis II
   •  AUECO 390 - Economics Internship
   •  AUECO 393 - Public Sector Economics
   •  AUECO 397 - Directed Reading I
   •  AUECO 398 - Directed Reading II
   •  AUECO 436 - Economics of Financial Markets
   •  AUECO 449 - Economic Methods of Project Evaluation
   •  AUECO 463 - International Finance
   •  AUECO 465 - International Trade Policy and Applications
   •  AUECO 480 - Ethics in Economics and Business
   •  AUECO 490 - Senior Seminar in Economics (Capstone Course)
   •  AUECO 497 - Directed Reading I
   •  AUECO 498 - Directed Reading II

Augustana Faculty - Education Field Experience: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUEFX 200 - Introduction to the Profession of Teaching
   •  AUEFX 201 - Orientation to Teaching

Augustana Faculty - Educational Computing: Undergraduate

Department of Science
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUEDC 210 - Introduction to Educational Technology

Augustana Faculty - Educational Psychology: Undergraduate

Department of Social Sciences
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUEPS 258 - Educational Psychology for Teaching

Augustana Faculty - English: Undergraduate

Department of Fine Arts
Augustana Faculty

   •  AUENG 101 - Critical Reading, Critical Writing
   •  AUENG 102 - Critical Reading, Critical Writing
   •  AUENG 103 - English Literature from the Romantic Period to the Present
   •  AUENG 104 - English Literature from the Middle Ages to the Romantic Period
   •  AUENG 205 - Children's Literature

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