Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2017/2018)
14.31 University

University courses are designated by UNIV.


The University Experience

helps students develop the skills and strategies that will benefit them as they make the transition from high school to university. Class activities and assignments focus on critical and creative thinking, communication skills, self-awareness, information literacy, and the ability to work in teams. Students will explore the campus community and examine the role the university plays in our society.


Critical Reading and Writing: A Path to Future Studies

broadens students' understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of the university. Concentrating on reading and writing activities in multiple media, students will see how dialogue and text are involved in defining, creating, supporting, debating, refining, and disseminating research-based knowledge. The course offers students an opportunity to improve their own skills in an active and collaborative learning environment. All sections of this course follow Critical Reading and Writing Course Guidelines available at

CR: the former UNIV 2020


Introduction to Critical Reading and Writing in University

(same as the former Arts 1500) introduces students to some of the processes, techniques and standards of university-level critical reading and writing. Students will engage in the practices of critical reading and pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing texts. An emphasis will be placed on using writing in response to critical reading exercises. All sections of this course follow Critical Reading and Writing Course Guidelines available at

CR: the former Arts 1500

PR: restricted to students with fewer than eighteen credit hours


International Study Program

is a non-credit hour designation that signifies completion of a Harlow Campus semester, a field school offered outside of Canada by Memorial University of Newfoundland, or completion of another program of study requiring residency outside of Canada. The normal period of residency outside of Canada is 12 weeks.

CH: 0

CO: enrollment in approved courses requiring residency outside of Canada (normally a minimum of 9 credit hours)

PR: acceptance into an approved university level study program located outside of Canada


International Internship

is a full-time work or voluntary experience for at least 12 weeks duration in a location outside of Canada. Students are expected to learn, develop and practice the high stand of behaviours and performance normally expected in the work environment. Students should have sufficient academic grounding in international concepts to contribute to the international workplace, to acquire intercultural competencies and to develop as global citizens.

CH: 3

CR: any work term course with the final character of "w"

LC: 0

PR: enrollment in the iBA; minimum third-year standing with a minimum 70% average; minimum 6 credit hours in Language Study (LS) courses; and 12 credit hours in designated International Studies (IS) courses.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).