Arts and Sciences (ASCI)

ASCI*1110  Society and Inquiry I  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Through a series of historical and/or current case studies, this course introduces students to the ways in which social forces interact with inquiry. Students learn how to locate, present and critically evaluate evidence. This course also introduces students to the importance of good academic conduct and accountability in their work.

Equate(s): ASCI*1000  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BAS degree program.  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
ASCI*1120  Society and Inquiry II  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Through a series of historical and/or current case studies, students will continue to explore the ways in which social forces shape inquiry. Students will learn to balance the weight of evidence from multiple sources and present those findings both orally and in writing.

Prerequisite(s): ASCI*1110  
Equate(s): ASCI*1010  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BAS degree program.  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
ASCI*2050  Uses of Knowledge  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course explores the ways in which academic knowledge can be transferred, translated and mobilized to the world and used to remedy social problems. Through historical and/or current case studies and using the knowledge acquired in their two minors, students will learn to assess and defend conflicting points of view both in written and oral formats. Through group exercises, students will learn to work collaboratively and envisage themselves as engaged citizens.

Prerequisite(s): ASCI*1120  
Equate(s): ASCI*2000  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BAS degree program.  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
ASCI*3000  Arts and Sciences Community Project  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course integrates the curricular, co-curricular and cross-disciplinary strands of the Arts and Sciences program through continued academic study and its application, modification, and critique in a community context. Students will conduct research and seminars on a selected topic while simultaneously completing a placement in a community agency appropriate to that topic. (See the B.A.S. program website for topics.)

Prerequisite(s): ASCI*2000 or ASCI*2050  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BAS degree program.  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
ASCI*3100  Case Studies in Arts and Sciences Research  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This variable-content course introduces students to case studies in the integration of academic knowledge and practices with social movements, investigating the ways in which cultural, social, and scientific endeavours meet to work on real-world problems. The course may contain both historical and current case studies.

Prerequisite(s): ASCI*2000 or ASCI*2050  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BAS degree program.  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
ASCI*3200  Issues in Public Health  Summer Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines the practice of public health in Canada, and throughout the world, with an emphasis on the impact of social and political forces on matters relating to public health. As well, the course considers strategies for the delivery of initiatives to safeguard the health of the public.

Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.  
Prerequisite(s): 8.50 credits  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
ASCI*3700  Independent Studies in Arts/Sciences  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course offers an opportunity for individual students to pursue unique curricular opportunities when they arise and are approved as appropriate to B.A.S. students (e.g., independent reading and/or research under a faculty member's supervision in a research lab or program; a course taken while studying on exchange or abroad; a course developed in conjunction with experiential learning situations, etc.). See the B.A.S. website for learning contracts and other requirements that must be completed well in advance to permit registration for independent studies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum of 9.00 credits.  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BAS degree program. Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
ASCI*4010  Arts and Sciences Honours Research Seminar  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

Under faculty supervision students will devise and research a topic, and then plan, develop, peer-edit and complete a major paper. Designed to function as a senior-level writing seminar, this course is particularly recommended to students who plan to pursue graduate study and who have a cumulative average of at least 75%.

Prerequisite(s): 12.00 credits, including (1 of ASCI*3000, ASCI*3100, ASCI*3200, ASCI*3700); cumulative average of 75%  
Restriction(s): ASCI*4000. Registration in the BAS degree program.  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
ASCI*4020  Topics in Arts and Sciences Research  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This variable-content course provides a senior-level seminar experience in the conduct, presentation, and writing of research relevant to the interdisciplinary core of the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree program. (See the B.A.S. website for topics.)

Prerequisite(s): 12.00 credits including (ASCI*2000 or ASCI*2050)  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BAS degree program.  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
ASCI*4030  Topics in Arts and Sciences Research  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This variable-content course provides a senior-level seminar experience in the conduct, presentation, and writing of research relevant to the interdisciplinary core of the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree program. (See the B.A.S. website for topics.)

Prerequisite(s): 12.00 credits including (ASCI*2000 or ASCI*2050)  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BAS degree program.  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
ASCI*4700  Independent Studies in Arts/Sciences  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course offers an opportunity for individual students to pursue unique curricular opportunities when they arise and are approved as appropriate to B.A.S. students (e.g., independent reading and/or research under a faculty member's supervision in a research lab or program; a course taken while studying on exchange or abroad; a course developed in conjunction with experiential learning situations, etc.) See the B.A.S. website for learning contracts and other requirements that must be completed well in advance to permit registration for independent studies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum of 14.00 credits.  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BAS degree program. Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
ASCI*4710  Independent Studies in Arts/Sciences  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course continues work undertaken in ASCI*4700, and will normally be planned in concert with planning for ASCI*4700. This course offers an opportunity for individual students to pursue unique curricular opportunities when they arise and are approved as appropriate to B.A.S. students. See the B.A.S. website for learning contracts and other requirements that must be completed well in advance to permit registration for independent studies.

Prerequisite(s): ASCI*4700  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BAS degree program. Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph