ASAP Learning Communities 2018 - 2019


TERM 1

Biology 120 – English 113 – INTS 102, Strategies for Academic Success in Science

Our Medicine Wheel (STEM LC) courses are designed for Métis, First Nations, and Inuit students interested in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine. These courses provide an excellent starting point to Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Arts & Science, as well as for application to the professional STEM Colleges.

The Medicine Wheel 1 LC begins with the ASAP Summer Start camp in August 2018 (more information will be available during registration); and is designed to be paired with Term 2 Medicine Wheel courses, and Term 1 and Term 2 ASAP STEM Accelerator courses as required.

Speak with an Academic advisor about undergraduate pathways to Engineering, Kinesiology, and Nursing.

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English 120 – Sociology 111 – Psychology 120

The Star Blanket LC courses provide a strong introduction to the social sciences and humanities with a focus on Indigenous perspectives, and are well aligned with Bachelor of Arts degree programs in the College of Arts & Science, as well as for application to professional programs such as Law and Social Work.

English 120 is an introduction to strategies for writing through creative expression through fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Psychology 120 provides an introduction to the biological and cognitive bases of psychology. Sociology 111 surveys the structures and processes of society through assignments that strengthen student’s awareness of social issues while building academic research, reading and writing skills.

The Star Blanket LC begins with the ASAP Summer Start camp in August 2018 (more information will be available during registration).

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The Drum LC brings students together from multiple programs to explore the essentials of acting through physical positioning, voice, idea, and imagination. Drama 118 can be applied to Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in the College of Arts & Science (as well as an elective within Bachelor of Arts or Science degree programs) and is a foundational course for the wîcêhtowin Theatre Program (WTP), a comprehensive and experiential-based learning program for emerging First Nations, Métis and Inuit actors, playwrights and designers. wîcêhtowin Theatre Program (WTP) delivers meaningful and principled curricula centered on Indigenous perspectives to provide graduates with the requisite skills for success in a creative milieu.

The Drum LC begins with the ASAP Summer Start camp in August 2018 (more information will be available during registration).

Note: WTP certificate graduates interested in continuing their education at the University of Saskatchewan, can apply WTP course toward continuing degree programs.

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Chemistry 90 – Biology 90 - Physics 90 — Husky STEM Accelerator Math Lab

ASAP’s non-degree credit preparatory STEM Accelerator courses are designed for students who want to pursue a degree in science or a related professional program but lack high school prerequisites, or have been away from school for > 3 years and would benefit by refreshing their subject knowledge.

Establish skills for success in prerequisite STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses common to degrees in Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Agriculture & Bio resources, Health Studies, and Science Education programs.

90 levels can be taken separately or in combination. Physics 90 and Chemistry 90 are taught in a combined lab-based lecture format.

Note: ASAP STEM Accelerator courses will stand in lieu of 30-level prerequisites for STEM degree programs.

STEM Accelerator courses are designed to be paired with Term 1 & 2 Medicine Wheel courses. Speak with an Academic advisor about undergraduate pathways to Engineering, Kinesiology, and Nursing.

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English 114 — Reading culture

ASAP’s Walking Together LC includes one common course and extension seminar hour per term. It is designed for second- or third-year students who are interested in exploring Indigenous perspectives through interdisciplinary course curricula that complement a diversity of degree programs.

English 114, Reading Culture, provides an introduction to historical and contemporary literature centred on a cultural theme selected by the instructor.

Note: students do not need to have participated in a prior ASAP learning community or course to register in the ASAP Year 2 Walking Together LC.

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TERM 2

Psychology 121 — Indigenous Studies 107 — Women & Gender Studies 112 PLUS optional registration in Chemistry 112 (ASAP 07)

Our Medicine Wheel (STEM LC) courses are designed for Métis, First Nations, and Inuit students interested in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine. These courses provide an excellent starting point to Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Arts & Science, as well as for application to the professional STEM Colleges.

The Medicine Wheel 2 LC includes common pre-requisites for admission to the Colleges of Nursing, and Pharmacy & Nutrition.

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Psychology 121 — Indigenous Studies 107 — Math 102 PLUS optional registration in Chemistry 112 (ASAP 07)

Our Medicine Wheel (STEM LC) courses are designed for Métis, First Nations, and Inuit students interested in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine. These courses provide an excellent starting point to Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Arts & Science, as well as for application to the professional STEM Colleges.

The Medicine Wheel 3 LC includes common pre-requisites for intercollege transfers to the College of Engineering and Kinesiology.

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Chemistry 112

This dedicated ASAP section of Chemistry 112 includes a lecture, lab, and Peer Led Team Learning workshop. ASAP 07 is intended to be registered in concurrently with the Medicine Wheel 2 and 3 Learning Communities, however it has been scheduled to match the schedule of all Term 2 ASAP Learning Communities.

All students who apply to this LC will be placed on a waiting list; priority will be given to Term 1 ASAP students from the Medicine Wheel/STEM LC, and students who have demonstrated successful achievement within pre-requisite courses (and/or another 100-level science course). Enrollment decisions for this LC will be made in December 2018. For more information, please contact tmc@artsandscience.usask.ca

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Sociology 112 – Political Studies 111 – Interdisciplinary Studies 100

The Sash LC courses provide an engaging introduction to the social sciences and humanities with a focus on Indigenous perspectives, and are well aligned with Bachelor of Arts degree programs in the College of Arts & Science, including Sociology, Political Studies, and Aboriginal Justice, as well as for application to professional programs such as Law and Social Work.

INTS 100—“Strategies for Academic Success”—provides a solid academic foundation for students who are adjusting to the pace of university programming, or who want to strengthen their skills and personal resources to have maximum success in their studies.

The Sash LC pairs well with any Term 1 ASAP LC.

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Biology 121 – Archaeology 112 – Interdisciplinary Studies 103

The Turtle LC courses offer a breadth of disciplines for students to explore, perfect it you haven’t settled on a degree major! Biology 121 explores the Diversity of Life through time; Archaeology 112 examines human pre-history with a focus on local field sites; and INTS 103 provides a rich introduction to the skills and organizational strategies essential to academic writing.

The Turtle LC is a good second term follow up to both the Medicine Wheel and Star Blanket LCs, and courses in this Learning Community can contribute to any Arts & Science degree.

Speak with an Academic advisor about how to evaluate your interests and abilities as you complete these courses, and learn about degree options that will get you excited!

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The Buffalo LC brings students together from multiple programs to explore elements of Nêhiyawêwin (Cree) grammar and vocabulary as it is spoken in Central Canada, alongside an introduction to the oral literary tradition. Students will develop an elementary competence as language speakers, and become acquainted with Nêhiyaw culture and traditions.

Engaging with local language and cultural resources at U of S, in Saskatoon’s cultural community, and in their home communities, Buffalo LC students will enjoy a dynamic and collaborative experience of language learning.

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Indigenous Studies 241

ASAP’s Walking Together LC includes one common course and extension seminar hour per term. It is designed for second- or third-year students who are interested in exploring Indigenous perspectives through interdisciplinary course curricula that complement a diversity of degree programs.

Indigenous Studies 241, Weaving Indigenous Science and Western Science, explores how Indigenous and Western knowledge systems situate human beings in relation to the natural world through a mixed instruction model that combines online and classroom learning with outdoor, land-based activities and visits with Elders, knowledge keepers and research scientists.

Note: students do not need to have participated in a prior ASAP learning community or course to register in the ASAP Year 2 Walking Together LC.

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*NEW* in Fall 2018, first-year ASAP students enrolled in the Medicine Wheel 1, Star Blanket, and Drum Learning Communities begin their USASK learning journey with our 4-day ASAP Summer Start Camp, August 2018

ASAP Summer Start combines orientation, academic preparation, and disciplinary immersion experiences to kick-start your post-secondary learning journey. Your ‘camp day’ is tailored to you!

Meet your classmates and the ASAP team, get to know the U of S Saskatoon Campus, find your classes and labs, get your student card and textbooks—all before the rush of the first week of classes.

Childcare may be available for school-aged children, ask for more information during registration


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: tmc@artsandscience.usask.ca
: (306) 966-2004
: Arts 250 *Top of the Ramp*
: 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm,
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How to Sign-up

Not yet admitted to U of S?
  • Submit an application to the University of Saskatchewan through USASK Admissions
  • Select an application for: Undergraduate program: bachelor’s degree, diploma or certificate
  • When you reach Planned Program of Study, “First Choice Program”, select any program within the College of Arts & Science
  • Note: even if you intend to transfer to another College (e.g. Engineering) after a first-year with ASAP Learning Communities (e.g. STEM Pathways Students) please select College of Arts & Science, Bachelor of Science as your ‘First Choice Program’. Our Academic advisors will facilitate intercollege transfer applications after you have completed your first term courses.
  • Submit your application
  • Arrange submission of your final high school transcript and any final post-secondary transcripts if you have attended any other post-secondary institutions
Newly admitted or returning student?
  • Once you have received notice of admission to the University of Saskatchewan College of Arts & Science, you are free to contact the Trish Monture Centre at any time to set up a meeting to register with an Academic Advisor
  • Current students in the Arts & Science, Agriculture & Bio resources, Engineering, Nursing, or Education who are interested in STEM Accelerator or ASAP Year 2+ courses should also contact the Trish Monture Centre to register with an Academic Advisor
  • Sign-up and Registration for ASAP courses and Learning Communities begins May 1st, 2018
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