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

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).