Course Descriptions - Undergraduate Calendar 2013-2014

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Courses designated "Arts," those listed below, usually cover some topics and themes of general interest to several disciplines and their presentation is often made with this interdisciplinary perspective in view.

ARTS 100s


ARTS 101 LEC,WSP 0.50Course ID: 011679
Foundations for Writing
This course helps students to develop the fundamental writing skills required by the Faculty of Arts. Students will be introduced to theories of strong composition and grammar, as well as relevant terminology, and will focus on practical applications, based on readings from Arts disciplines.
[Note: A grade of 65% or better in this course is equivalent to passing ELPE. Course not open to those who have met ELPE requirement.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Arts students only

ARTS 111 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011400
Career Development and Decision-Making
This course is designed to assist students in understanding themselves, the career development process, and occupational information in order to make informed and appropriate occupational and educational decisions. Students will study key career development theories and learn how to integrate self-knowledge into occupational/life decisions, set goals, and devise strategies to attain these goals.

ARTS 122 LEC 0.50Course ID: 003610
Quest for Meaning in the Modern World
This course invites students on a quest for meaning in the context of a time in which traditional meanings and definitions have been challenged by rapidly-shifting cultural and religious values.

ARTS 125 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014276
Who are the Mennonites?
This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the range of Mennonite identities, beliefs, practices, and cultural expressions locally and globally. Themes such as Mennonite history, cultural diversity, theology, religious life, peacemaking, community development, music, literature, and artistic expression will be explored.
Offered at Conrad Grebel University College

ARTS 190 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013857
First-Year Topics in Arts Disciplines
This topics course will be offered from time-to-time by particular disciplines in Arts, to cover areas of emerging research and teaching interest.
[Note: For permission to enrol in the course, students should consult an advisor in the Arts Undergraduate Office. This course is repeatable up to three times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: First Year students

ARTS 200s


ARTS 280 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012283
Statistics for Arts Students
A basic course in social statistics for Faculty of Arts students. Introduces descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, dispersion, cross-tabular analysis) and inferential statistics (sampling, statistical significance, hypothesis testing, test assumptions). Covers a range of statistical techniques including t-tests, one-way ANOVA, Chi square, and bivariate correlation/regression.
Prereq: Level at least 2A; Not open to Econ or Psych students.
Antireq: ECON 221, ENVS 278, ISS 250A/B, 250R, KIN 222, PSCI 214/314, PSYCH 292, REC 371, SMF 230, SOC/LS 280, STAT 202, 206, 211, 221, 231, 241, SWREN 250A/B, 250R

ARTS 290 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013858
Second-Year Topics in Arts Disciplines
This topics course will be offered from time-to-time by particular disciplines in Arts, to cover areas of emerging research and teaching interest.
[Note: For permission to enrol in the course, students should consult the department offering the desired section. This course is repeatable up to three times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ARTS 300s


ARTS 301 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 003628
Studies in Ideas
A course consisting of a series of lectures, and tutorials, on specific topics dealing with important ideas in the humanities, social sciences, fine and performing arts, and languages and cultures.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to three times, subject to different content.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ARTS 303 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009898
Designing Learning Activities with Interactive Multimedia
A project-based course in which teams of students design and prototype educational multimedia applications for on-campus courses. Students will develop an understanding of the following as they relate to educational multimedia: its potential and limitations, steps in the development process, components of an effective design, and the learning process relevant to mediated learning.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with DAC 303)

ARTS 304 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012452
Designing Computer Simulations and Games for Learning
This is a project-based course in which interdisciplinary student teams will design and prototype a computer simulation or game for learning using a three-dimensional game engine. Projects will address real world educational challenges proposed by clients including University of Waterloo faculty or staff members.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with DAC 304)

ARTS 365 LEC 2.50Course ID: 010387
Arts Study Abroad
Study abroad in the Fall term under Exchange Agreements supported by the Faculty of Arts. Discussion and approval of options with your Advisor is required. Credit for specific courses will be evaluated following receipt of a transcript of academic results and supporting course outline documentation. The approved Study Agreement will be recorded on the student's record.
Department Consent Required

ARTS 366 LEC 2.50Course ID: 010730
Arts Study Abroad
Study abroad in the Winter term under Exchange Agreements supported by the Faculty of Arts. Discussion and approval of options with your Advisor is required. Credit for specific courses will be evaluated following receipt of a transcript of academic results and supporting course outline documentation. The approved Study Agreement will be recorded on the student's record.
Department Consent Required

ARTS 367 LEC 2.50Course ID: 010731
Arts Study Abroad
Study abroad in the Spring term under Exchange Agreements supported by the Faculty of Arts. Discussion and approval of options with your Advisor is required. Credit for specific courses will be evaluated following receipt of a transcript of academic results and supporting course outline documentation. The approved Study Agreement will be recorded on the student's record.
Department Consent Required

ARTS 390 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013856
Third-Year Topics in Arts Disciplines
This topics course will be offered from time-to-time by particular disciplines in Arts, to cover areas of emerging research and teaching interest.
[Note: For permission to enrol in the course, students should consult the department offering the desired section. This course is repeatable up to three times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ARTS 400s


ARTS 490 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013859
Fourth-Year Topics in Arts Disciplines
This topics course will be offered from time-to-time by particular disciplines in Arts, to cover areas of emerging research and teaching interest.
[Note: For permission to enrol in the course, students should consult the department offering the desired section. This course is repeatable up to three times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A