Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Spring Courses 2024

ANTH 112: Introduction to Socio-cultural Anthropology

(CRN 14036) Socio-cultural anthropology involves the comparative study of societies throughout the world. Students will learn how societies differ from each other, as well as observing similarities among them. The course surveys traditional ways of understanding cultures while incorporating current insights and research. Topics include diverse political and economic systems, kinship patterns, religion, forms of ethnic and gender identity, health and medicine, development and migration. Department foci relating to First Nations, development and general anthropology are introduced. Credit will be granted for only one of ANTH 112 or ANTH 110. Three credits.


AQUA 101: Introduction to Freshwater Systems and Resources

(CRN 14037/Lab 14084) This course introduces freshwater ecosystems and the links between human water use and freshwater resources. Students are aked to consider water-related challenges such as climate change, population growth/demand, eutrophication, and pollution. Topics include water as a unique substance, ecological principles, management practices, governance, groundwater, lakes and rivers. Lab and all field trip components are remote-home based. Credit will be granted for only one of AQUA 101 or AQUA 100. Three credits.


ART 259: Introductory Filmmaking

(CRN 14038) Students will learn elements of cinematic language, focusing on documentary film: the basic principles of storytelling, cinematography, editing, sound recording, and producing; how to operate as a one-person crew using their own equipment; and how to analyze films to understand cinematic vocabulary. Students must have access to a mobile device or camera that can shoot video and a computer that can run basic editing software. Additionally, students will expand their understanding of cinema through watching films, focusing on independent documentary works by Canadian filmmakers who are underrepresented in the industry (women, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, and LGTBQ2S+). Credit will be granted for only one of ART 259 or ART 295 ST: Digital Video Production. Three credits.


ART 265: Introductory Animation

CRN (14039) Introductory Animation will provide a basic overview of animation history as well as contemporary moving image culture including different types practiced today so you can contextualize practical learning. It will teach basic technical approaches to animation such as flip-book, stop-motion and 2D hand-drawn and digital animation techniques and principles. A self-directed final project and written analysis will demonstrate each student’s level of learning.



ART 271: Introductory Digital Photography

CRN (14040) This introductory course in Digital Photography is designed to give students a working knowledge of the parts and functions of digital cameras (both DSLR and Smartphone cameras), teach student to use exposure, focus and compositional theory to expand their practice, and to impart a reflective attitude towards their work. Students will be introduced to genres of digital photography through lectures, readings, and photography assignments. Students will be assessed through photographic assignments, quizzes, written assignments, and a presentation. No equipment is needed except for a smartphone and enough storage space on your device to download several photo editing apps. This course may also be completed using the combination of DSLR camera and laptop.


BIOL 220: Biological Perspective of Health and Environmental Issues

(CRN 14041) This course is restricted to students in particular degree programs, as outlined below. This course concerns how scientific principles are established. Topics include evolution and diversity, ecology and food, human evolution and population, diabetes, homeostasis, HIV and vaccines, antibiotic resistance, and cancer. Acceptable for credit only in the Faculties of Arts and Business; in the BASC programs; in the HKIN programs; and as an open elective in the B.Sc. in Nursing and the B.Sc in Human Nutrition. Direct all inquiries and override requests to Continuing and Distance Education. Online format delivery. Six credits.



BIOL 251: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

(CRN 14042/Lab 14043) An integrated approach to the study of the anatomy and physiology of the following: the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. The course provides students with a comprehensive working knowledge of the anatomic and physiologic aspects of these systems.




BSAD 111: Introduction to Business

(CRN 14044/Lab 14045) An introduction to the Canadian business environment including exposure to the issues, trends, forces, organizations and personalities affecting businesses in Canada. The course exposes students to the types of teaching/learning experiences they will encounter in the BBA program, including case studies, teamwork, exercises, presentations, simulations, readings and lectures. Credit will be granted for only one of BSAD 111 and BSAD 101. Three credits and lab.



BSAD 221: Introductory Financial Accounting

(CRN 14046) An introduction to basic concepts, principles, and procedures underlying financial accounting and financial statement preparation and interpretation. Three credits.





BSAD 231: Foundations of Marketing

(CRN 14047) Customers do not buy products. They buy benefits, satisfactions, and solutions. Students will leave this course with the client focus central to effective marketing. The course introduces core marketing concepts, employs exercises and cases to develop students’ analytical skills, and provides an opportunity to demonstrate these skills through development of a comprehensive marketing plan. Three credits.




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