Summer 2018 - Arts & Science Courses - Lethbridge Campus

Interested in getting a head start on your program, or getting a Liberal Education Requirement course out of the way? Check out some of the summer courses being offered at uLethbridge this summer.

Anyone can register as an open studies student — it's a great way to expand your horizons and broaden your understanding of other cultures and ways of thinking.   

The following courses are being offered at over the summer sessions:

Philosophy 2000 – The Meaning of Life (Fine Arts and Humanities LER)
Credit Hours: 3.00 | MW 6-9PM 
The Philosophy 2000 series makes available to students special courses that are not offered regularly. Some of these courses reflect the research interests of members of the faculty, and thus offer students an early glimpse of how research is done. In other cases, the course could be a response to student interest. 

Writing 2000 – The Rhetoric of Religion (Fine Arts and Humanities LER)
Credit Hours: 3.00 | MW 1-4PM
Theoretical and practical instruction in writing across the various disciplines and discourse communities that comprise the university. Offerings will depend upon faculty availability and will explore issues related to research and professional writing and rhetoric in a particular discipline. Prerequisite(s): Writing 1000

Political Science 3750 – The International Relations of Middle Earth: Lessons from Lord of the Rings (Social Science LER)
Credit Hours: 3.00 | TR 9AM-12PM
An examination of theories and concepts in politics and/or international relations through their portrayal in works of popular culture including movies, television, works of literature, and other media.
Equivalent:
Political Science 3850 (Film and International Relations) (prior to 2018/2019) is equivalent to the same offering in the Political Science 3750 Series;
Political Science 3850 (The International Relations of Middle Earth: Lessons from Lord of the Rings) (prior to 2018/2019) is equivalent to the same offering in the Political Science 3750 Series.

Archaeology 1000 – Introduction to Archaeology (Science or Social Science LER)
Credit Hours: 3.00 | MW 1-4PM
The basic concepts of archaeology and archaeological research. Using examples from around the world, emphasis will be placed on understanding fundamental principles and techniques employed in archaeological problem solving. Material covered will include dating and excavation methodologies, material and artifact analysis, culture-environment interaction and critical evaluation of archaeological interpretation. 

Archaeology 3400 – Rock Art (Social Science LER)
Credit Hours: 3.00 | TR 1-4PM
This series explores archaeological issues from different regions and periods.
Prerequisite(s):
One of Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology
Equivalent: Any offering in the Archaeology 3000 Series with the same title as the offering in the Archaeology 3400 Series

Modern Languages 1850 – Introduction to German Language and Culture (Fine Arts and Humanities LER)
Credit Hours: 3.00 | MW 6-9PM
This course is an introductory course in spoken and written German for students with little or no knowledge of the language. The goal is to acquire basic German vocabulary and structures to be able to understand and produce simple German sentences (oral and written). Participants will learn to express themselves through a series of situational and cultural topics. 

Native American Studies 2850 – The Winter Count History of the Blackfoot People (Fine Arts and Humanities LER)
Credit Hours: 3.00 | TR 1-4PM
This history is drawn on hides, etched in the minds of community and held forever in the land, it is Blackfoot. The course will explore the way Indigenous communities kept the knowledge of their history alive as collective knowledge. Each of these techniques are brought to enrich and maintain a known reality. This is a history from an Indigenous perspective, in its natural state and unfiltered through any academic lens. Prerequisite(s): NAS 1000, and 2nd year standing. 

Computer Science 1620 – Introduction to Programming (Science LER)
Credit Hours: 3.00 | TR 9AM-12PM and Tutorial Lab WF 10AM-12PM
Introduction to problem-solving and algorithms. Machine representation of data. Implementation of algorithms in a programming language. Fundamentals of programming concepts including branching and loops. Top-down programming and modular design. Arrays. Records. Techniques for constructing elegant and robust programs.
Prerequisite(s):
One of Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, Pure Mathematics 30, Mathematics 0500, Mathematics 0520, admission to the Post-Diploma B.Sc. in Agricultural Studies, or admission to the Post-Diploma B.Sc. in Geography, with a Concentration in Geographical Information Science 

History 2300 – Latin America (Fine Arts and Humanities LER)
Credit Hours: 3.00 | MW 1-4PM
A social, cultural, political, religious, economic and ethnographic history of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present.
Prerequisite(s):
One of History 1000, History 1200, or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History

Spanish 1000 – Beginner’s Spanish I (Fine Arts and Humanities LER)
Credit Hours: 3.00 | TR 9AM-12PM
Fundamentals of spoken and written Spanish.
Note:
For students with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Students must complete the Student Information Form and the placement test, if required. Results will determine placement in the appropriate course. Credit for Spanish 1000 will not normally be granted to students with Spanish 30-3Y, 20-6Y, 30-6Y, 10-9Y, 20-9Y, 30-9Y, or equivalent. Students may be able to take this course for credit with permission of the Department of Modern Languages if high school Spanish courses were completed more than five years ago.


Contact:

Registrar's Office | regoffice@uleth.ca | 403-320-5700