Interdisciplinary University (UNIV)

UNIV*1200  First Year Seminar  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

First Year Seminars are interdisciplinary courses designed especially for first year students. The goal of the First Year Seminar course is to provide opportunities for students to participate in small enrolment, discussion-oriented classes in their first year. Different seminar topics are offered each year in each separate course section, reflecting the particular research or professional interest of the course instructor. The seminar course counts as a free elective in the student's Schedule of Studies. For information about how the seminar courses may in some cases fulfil particular program distribution requirements, students should contact their program counsellor. A list of current and archived offerings is available by following the links on the First Year Seminars web page.

Restriction(s): Fewer than 5.00 credits.  
Department(s): Provost & VP Academic  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*1250  Experiential Learning Opportunity I: Peer Helper  Unspecified  [0.00]  

Open only to students who have been accepted into the Peer Helper program. This 0.00 credit course recognizes the successful completion of the Peer Helper training program and a supervised field experience in an approved Peer Helper placement. A pass/fail grade will not be assigned to UNIV*1250 until UNIV*1260 has been completed. Students who wish to enroll in this course should see Student Life and Career Services for more information.

Restriction(s): Instructor consent required. Acceptance in the Peer Helper program.  
Department(s): Associate VP Academic  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*1260  Experiential Learning Opportunity II: Peer Helper  Unspecified  [0.00]  

Open only to students who have been accepted into the Peer Helper program. This 0.00 credit course recognizes the successful completion of the Peer Helper training program and a supervised field experience in an approved Peer Helper placement. A pass/fail grade will be assigned at the end of the completion of both UNIV*1250 and UNIV*1260. Student who wish to enroll in this course should see Student Life for more information.

Prerequisite(s): UNIV*1250  
Department(s): Associate VP Academic  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*2010  Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Oppression  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course engages students in an introductory discussion of anti-discrimination and anti-oppression principles. Students will be introduced to the historical and lived realities of discrimination that equity-seeking groups have encountered and continue to encounter in Canadian society. In so doing, the course explores social, philosophical, and legal responses to discrimination. Students will also consider social theories of anti-oppression, established principles of intersectional allyship, and strategies to foster and support inclusive spaces.

Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*2020  Pandemics: Culture, Science, and Society  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course introduces students to interdisciplinary perspectives on the implications of pandemics, past and present. Drawing on expertise from across the university, the course is structured around a series of webinar panels and seminar discussions. Topics to be explored include pandemics in history, COVID-19 and ethics, COVID-19 and technology, knowledge, misinformation and discourse around pandemics, and the implications of COVID-19 on institutions, work, food, community, resilience.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Dean's Office, College of Arts, Dean's Office, College of Biological Science, Dean's Office, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Dean's Office, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*2100  Career Ready: Develop Your Future  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course introduces students to career development theory and provides the practical knowledge required to succeed in the current and future world of work. Students will examine key concepts from career development theory and will engage in reflective and experiential learning activities aimed at preparing them for job search and the world of work. Within the context of career development, issues related to mental well-being, diversity, intercultural competencies, and the implications of disclosure and accommodation will be studied.

Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.  
Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits  
Restriction(s): UNIV*3140. This is a Priority Access Course. Enrolment may be restricted to non-BCOMM and non-Co-op students.  
Department(s): Department of Management  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*2200  Towards Sustainability  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will introduce students to the complex and interrelated issues of sustainability. It will explore why it is important to understand the environmental, economic and social issues of our world and why they must be addressed in a holistic way. It will allow students to realize the impact they will make on the world and give them to knowledge to develop values that will help chart their career. This course will provide the opportunity to understand issues beyond their chosen discipline.

Prerequisite(s): 4.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of Management  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*2250  Experiential Learning Opportunity III: Peer Helper  Unspecified  [0.00]  

Open only to students who have been accepted into the Peer Helper program. This 0.00 credit course recognizes the successful completion of the Peer Helper training program and a supervised field experience in an approved Peer Helper placement. A pass/fail grade will not be assigned to UNIV*2250 until UNIV*2260 has been completed. Students who wish to enroll in this course should see Student Life and Career Services for more information.

Prerequisite(s): UNIV*1250, UNIV*1260  
Department(s): Associate VP Academic  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*2260  Experiential Learning Opportunity IV: Peer Helper  Unspecified  [0.00]  

Open only to students who have been accepted into the Peer Helper program. This 0.00 credit course recognizes the successful completion of the Peer Helper training program and a supervised field experience in an approved Peer Helper placement. A pass/fail will be assigned at the end of the completion of both UNIV*2250 and UNIV*2260. Students who wish to enroll in this course should see Student Life and Career Services for more information.

Prerequisite(s): UNIV*2250  
Department(s): Associate VP Academic  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*2800  Independent Research  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course offers students in any program the opportunity to pursue credit for relevant research experience (paid or unpaid) with the addition of course assignments either during the research experience or in a following semester. Details of the learning outcomes and requirements will be outlined in a learning contract initiated by the student and approved by a faculty supervisor. Open to students in any undergraduate program. Students should consult their program counsellor to determine how the course will count toward their program. Please consult the website for more information.

Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits completed; minimum 60% cumulative average  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Associate VP Academic  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*3000  Civic Engagement & Service Learning  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

In this course students will critically engage with the concept and experiences of allyship as it relates to fostering inclusive, actionable, and accountable communities. Students will explore individual, interpersonal, and institutional allyship behaviours, with attention given to challenging problematic and performative approaches. This interdisciplinary course, embedded within scholarly and community-based understandings of intersectional allyship, seeks to foster civic leadership through service-learning. In partnership with the Integrated Youth Services Network, students will apply their learning through community outreach and the development of allyship training resources.

Prerequisite(s): 9.00 credits  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*3140  Flexible Internship in Agri-Food  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 2)  [0.50]  

This course offers an experiential learning opportunity through an unpaid 40-hour internship in the agri-food sector with partners in government, industry or civil society organizations. Students will learn about the integrated nature of the agri-food industry in Canada and the forces that shape this system, including their own food choices. Knowledge of current and future trends in the agri-food system will assist students with developing career-readiness skills that will be applied during the process of securing and working in an internship position. This internship is flexible and can be completed during the course or by the end of the following semester. Completing the internship is required for completing the course.

Prerequisite(s): 9.00 credits  
Restriction(s): UNIV*2100. Not available to co-op students. Must have at least a 70% cumulative grade average. Must be in class levels 05, 06 or 07 to be able to complete internship requirement before graduation. Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*3800  Independent Research  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course offers students in any program the opportunity to pursue credit for relevant research experience (paid or unpaid) with the addition of course assignments either during the research experience or in a following semester. Details of the learning outcomes and requirements will be outlined in a learning contract initiated by the student and approved by a faculty supervisor. Open to students in any undergraduate program. Students should consult their program counsellor to determine how the course will count toward their program. Please consult the website for more information.

Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits completed; minimum 60% cumulative average  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Associate VP Academic  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*4200  Ideas Congress  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Ideas Congress (ICON) applies collaboration and student innovation to solve authentic systems problems in a mentored, project-based learning environment. With a focus on career-readiness, ICON teaches students valuable interpersonal, team and communication skills coupled with a focus on innovation and social entrepreneurship. Students will be challenged to innovate ideas for today's most pressing sustainability challenges. ICON partners students and faculty with community groups introducing students to broad, legitimate challenges (e.g., food insecurity, food waste, etc.), and providing students with access to expertise from across campus and the community.

Prerequisite(s): 13.50 credits  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Department of Integrative Biology, School of Computer Science  
Location(s): Guelph  
UNIV*4800  Independent Research  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course offers students in any program the opportunity to pursue credit for relevant research experience (paid or unpaid) with the addition of course assignments either during the research experience or in a following semester. Details of the learning outcomes and requirements will be outlined in a learning contract initiated by the student and approved by a faculty supervisor. Open to students in any undergraduate program. Students should consult their program counsellor to determine how the course will count toward their program. Please consult the website for more information.

Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits completed; minimum 60% cumulative average  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Associate VP Academic  
Location(s): Guelph