Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

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ACTivate – Activating Community Tourism – Level 1

This course is a space for sharing and learning about successful citizen-led community development. We will unpack the principles, practices, and tools that put local assets and action at the centre any project, program, or community-organizing process. It offers a “time-out” for you to question conventional community development practices and beliefs and to re-evaluate your role and the role of your organization in stimulating and supporting genuine asset-based and citizen-led development (ABCD).

AI Foundations

For decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has been a staple of science fiction stories, but thanks to modern advances in computational capacity and storage capabilities, it's becoming a reality. Today, there are examples of artificial intelligence all around us. The purpose of this course is to provide you with an artificial intelligence practical knowledge foundation.

This course will introduce you to various forms of artificial intelligence (AI) and how we interact with AI as consumers in applications like chatbots and recommendation engines. You'll see how AI provides analytics in business and consider industries that may be transformed or even disrupted by AI implementations. You'll go under the hood to see how computers can ""learn"" using artificial neural networks and various forms of machine learning. You will review AI applications such as natural language processing, forecasting, and robotics. You'll also learn about the AI development process and how AI will affect the workforce. Finally, you'll consider some of the ethical factors in AI deployment.

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.


Antigonish Brain Bee

About the Brain Bee

The Brain Bee is a competition for high school students, grades 9 through 12. Students are tested on the knowledge about the brain and neuroscience research. It is designed to stimulate interest and excitement about brain research. Students study topics on memory, sleep, intelligence, emotion, perception, stress, aging, brain imaging, neurology, neurotransmitters, genetics, and brain disease (just to list a few).

The Brain Bee is celebrated in more than 35 countries around the world.

The Brain Bee is an exciting opportunity for high school students to learn about the brain and the importance of brain research. Students have the opportunity to visit the university and meet the students and professors who are doing brain research. It is an avenue of communication, through media and students, to raise awareness of brain research in the community.

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.


AQUA 102: Introduction to Oceans Systems and Resources

(CRN 22138/Lab 22170) This course introduces ocean ecosystems and the links between human use and marine resources. Students are asked to consider challenges such as climate change, pollution, aquaculture and fisheries, sustainable use of species and ecosystems. Examples highlight the interplay between humans and oceans within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Blue Economy, and current events. Topics include estuarine and ocean ecosystems, scientific principles, and resource management approaches. Lab and field trips. Credit will be granted for only one of AQUA 102 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 115: Microbes in Human Biology

(CRN 58932) An introduction to microorganisms from a human perspective for students in the nursing program. Topics include bacterial structure and function, bacterial genetics and antibiotic resistance, and viral structure and infection. Credit will be granted for only one of BIOL 115 or BIOL 215. Restricted to nursing students. Cannot be used as science A for biology students.




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