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ARTS 100s


ARTS 102 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: Course not open to those who have met ELPE or Communication Skills requirement.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Arts students

ARTS 103 SEM 0.50Course ID: 015844
Foundations of Research and Analysis
This course helps students to develop the fundamental research and analysis skills required by the Faculty of Arts. Students will develop skills related to finding and assessing quantitative and qualitative data, and will practice using this information in writing assignments relevant to Arts disciplines.
[Note: Course not open to those who have met ELPE or the Undergraduate Communication Requirement.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Arts students

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.
Prereq: Not open to first-year students in Arts and Business

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 130 SEM 0.50Course ID: 015506
Inquiry and Communication
This course provides an introduction to diverse intellectual modes of inquiry in the social sciences and humanities with an emphasis on the development of communication skills. In a small seminar setting, students will explore a variety of topics based on instructor expertise in order to build social awareness, ethical engagement, and communication competencies in comprehension, contextualization, and conceptualization. Students will be expected to engage with the work of others, articulate positions, situate writing and speaking within contexts, practice writing and speaking for situations beyond the classroom, engage in basic forms of research, and workshop, revise, and edit writing.
[Note: Course not open to those who have met ELPE or the Undergraduate Communication Requirement.]
Prereq: First-year Arts students; Not open to Accounting and Financial Management students

ARTS 140 SEM 0.50Course ID: 015507
Information and Analysis
This course introduces students to diverse ways of finding, examining, and using data and information in the social sciences and humanities. In a small seminar setting, students will explore a variety of topics based on instructor expertise in order to understand quantitative and qualitative methods of data gathering and build competencies in conceptualizing, contextualizing, and comprehending methods of information analysis. Students will be expected to investigate, use, and assess the presentation of information in their own work and the work of others so that they can better understand the range of social, ethical, and political challenges of our world.
[Note: Course not open to those who have met ELPE or the Undergraduate Communication Requirement.]
Prereq: First-year Arts students; Not open to Accounting and Financial Management students
Also offered Online

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 the department offering the desired section. This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times.]

ARTS 200s


ARTS 280 LEC,TST 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, GBDA 205, ISS 250A/B, 250R, KIN 222, 232, PSCI 214/314, PSYCH 292, REC 371, SDS 250R, SMF 230, SOC/LS 280, STAT 202, 206, 211, 221, 231, 241, SWREN 250A/B, 250R
Also offered Online

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 is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times.]

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 is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A

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 is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times.]

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 is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times.]