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University Transition Program Learning Communities

A Learning Community (LC) is a small group of first-year students who take classes together and share some common interests. Arts and Science Learning Communities are designed to ease the transition into university by providing our first-year students with extra opportunities to make friends, study and explore ideas together, and work together to develop the academic and personal skills to succeed.

Learning Communities are what a university education is all about, students and faculty from many different backgrounds come together to explore big ideas and a wide range of perspectives on the world; to be creative and to grow personally as they advance intellectually; and to make lifelong friendships.

Transition students gather in a weekly UTRAN Hour led by two senior student Peer Mentors who facilitate sessions on study skills, goal setting and stress management; help students access academic, health, and other support services; and organize information sessions and social events. Today's Peer Mentors and many campus student leaders started university in a Learning Community, where they developed the friendships, confidence and skills that set them apart.

University Transition Program (UTRAN)

Term 1 - Course Offerings for 2014 - 2015

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LC-UTRN01: Transition LC #1
POLS 111.3, ANTH 111.3, INTS 100.3

The courses in this Learning Community can be used toward any Arts and Science degree. This LC is particularly well suited to students interested in Social Sciences such as Political Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Psychology, or Sociology (among others). Interdisciplinary Studies 100, “Learning to Learn” gives a solid academic foundation for students who are adjusting to university learning or who want to give themselves additional resources to succeed in university courses. Political Studies 111, “Democracy in Canada and the United States”, and Anthropology 111, “One World Many Peoples”, are introductory courses in the Social Sciences that will give students a strong base in university level reading, writing, and research.

LC UTRN 01 2014 Schedule

Transition Program Learning Communities (UTRAN) Course Offerings for 2014-15 are FULL
Registration for UTRAN for 2014-15 is now closed, the 2015-16 Registration will begin mid-May 2015

LC-UTRN02: Transition LC #2
MUS 111.3, ENG 111.3, INTS 100.3

The courses in this Learning Community can be used toward any Arts and Science Degree. This LC is an excellent choice for students who are interested in Fine Arts such as Music, Drama, Studio Art, and Art History, or Humanities such as History, English, or Philosophy. Music 111, “History of Popular Music”, looks at historical trends in popular music in Canada and the US. English 111 “Reading Poetry”, will give students an introduction to critical analysis of poetry including critical composition skills (writing about poetry). Interdisciplinary Studies 100, “Learning to Learn” gives a solid academic foundation for students who are adjusting to university learning or who want to give themselves additional resources to succeed in university courses.

LC UTRN 02 2014 Schedule

Transition Program Learning Communities (UTRAN) Course Offerings for 2014-15 are FULL
Registration for UTRAN for 2014-15 is now closed, the 2015-16 Registration will begin mid-May 2015

LC-UTRN03: Transition LC #3
ECON 111.3, IS 110.3, INTS 100.3

The courses in this Learning Community can be used toward any Arts and Science Degree. This LC is a great choice for students interested in Social Sciences including (but certainly not limited to) Economics, International Studies, Sociology, and Psychology. Economics 111, “Price Theory and Resource Allocation” looks at the study of Economics from the individual or “micro” level. International Studies 110, “Global Issues”, is an introduction to globalization and global issues, and is used as one of the key courses for the Global Studies Certificate program. Interdisciplinary Studies 100, “Learning to Learn” gives a solid academic foundation for students who are adjusting to university learning or who want to give themselves additional resources to succeed in university courses.

LC UTRN 03 2014 Schedule

Transition Program Learning Communities (UTRAN) Course Offerings for 2014-15 are FULL
Registration for UTRAN for 2014-15 is now closed, the 2015-16 Registration will begin mid-May 2015

LC-UTRN04: Transition LC #4
POLS 111.3, HIST 175.3, INTS 100.3

The courses in this Learning Community can be used toward any Arts and Science Degree. This Learning Community is well suited to students interested in Politics, History, and Canadian issues. Political Studies 111, “Democracy in Canada and the United States”, provides an introduction to government and contemporary political issues. History 125, “Oh Canada: (Re)Creating a National Identity” looks at what it means to be Canadian through a history of cultural symbols and icons. Interdisciplinary Studies 100, “Learning to Learn” gives a solid academic foundation for students who are adjusting to university learning or who want to give themselves additional resources to succeed in university courses.

LC UTRN 04 2014 Schedule

Transition Program Learning Communities (UTRAN) Course Offerings for 2014-15 are FULL
Registration for UTRAN for 2014-15 is now closed, the 2015-16 Registration will begin mid-May 2015

LC-UTRN05: Transition LC #5
KIN 121.3, ENG 111.3, INTS 100.3

The courses in this Learning Community can be used toward any Arts and Science Degree. This learning community is a good choice for student athletes or any student who wants to study physical activity and human movement. Kinesiology 121 is used only as an elective for Arts and Science programs, but can be applied to any degree. English 111 will help student develop strong critical reading, thinking, and writing skills through reading poetry. Interdisciplinary Studies 100, “Learning to Learn” gives a solid academic foundation for students who are adjusting to university learning or who want to give themselves additional resources to succeed in university courses. Students interested in transferring to the College of Kinesiology should consult with an Academic Advisor.

LC UTRN 05 2014 Schedule

Transition Program Learning Communities (UTRAN) Course Offerings for 2014-15 are FULL
Registration for UTRAN for 2014-15 is now closed, the 2015-16 Registration will begin mid-May 2015

 

TERM 2 - Course Offerings for 2014 - 2015

 

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LC-UTRN06: Transition LC #6
PSY 120.3, ENG 114.3, GEOL 109.3

The courses in this Learning Community can be used toward any Arts and Science degree. This Learning Community is a good choice for students who want to experience a variety of courses. Psychology, English, and Geology expose students to introductory material in Social Science, Humanities and Science. This can be a great way for students to determine what discipline(s) suit their learning styles.

LC UTRN 06 2014 Schedule

Transition Program Learning Communities (UTRAN) Course Offerings for 2014-15 are FULL
Registration for UTRAN for 2014-15 is now closed, the 2015-16 Registration will begin mid-May 2015

LC-UTRN07: Transition LC#7
WGST 112.3, PHIL 133.3, PSY 120.3

The courses in this Learning Community can be used toward any Arts and Science degree. This learning community is perfect for students who are interested in exploring the human condition from the perspective of different academic disciplines. Studying gender, ethics, and the science of the human mind can offer different and fascinating insights into what it means to be human.

LC UTRN 07 2014 Schedule

Transition Program Learning Communities (UTRAN) Course Offerings for 2014-15 are FULL
Registration for UTRAN for 2014-15 is now closed, the 2015-16 Registration will begin mid-May 2015

LC-UTRN08: Transition LC #8
ECON 114.3, GEOG 125.3, SOC 112.3

The courses in this Learning Community can be used toward any Arts and Science degree. This Learning Community is great for “big picture” thinkers who enjoy looking at how economic, environmental, and social systems work on a large scale. This Learning Community pairs well with Term 1 Transition LC #3, but can be combined with any of the other Term 1 Transition LC’s. Economics 114 looks at economics from the big picture or “macro” level, building on concepts from Economics 111. Geography 125 offers an introduction to environmental science and society. Sociology 112 examines the social construction of everyday life.

LC UTRN 08 2014 Schedule

Transition Program Learning Communities (UTRAN) Course Offerings for 2014-15 are FULL
Registration for UTRAN for 2014-15 is now closed, the 2015-16 Registration will begin mid-May 2015

LC-UTRN09: Transition LC #9
NS 107.3, PHIL 120.3, SOC 112.3

The courses in this Learning Community can be used toward any Arts and Science degree. The courses in this Learning Community work particularly well for students interested in a degree in Native Studies, Sociology, Aboriginal Justice and Criminology (ABJAC), or Philosophy. Students who are interested in the minor in Crime, Law & Justice Studies, or the University of Regina Social Work program may also find this LC is a good fit. This Learning Community is also a fine choice for students who want a variety of courses that will help develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students interested in ABJAC or Social Work should consult with an Academic Advisor.

LC UTRN 09 2014 Schedule

Transition Program Learning Communities (UTRAN) Course Offerings for 2014-15 are FULL
Registration for UTRAN for 2014-15 is now closed, the 2015-16 Registration will begin mid-May 2015

LC-UTRN10: Transition LC #10
KIN 122.3, CMPT 120.3, ENG 114.3

The courses in this Learning Community can be used toward any Arts and Science Degree. This LC pairs well with Term 1 Transition LC #5, but can be combined with any of the other Term 1 Transition LC’s. Kinesiology 122 is used only as an elective for Arts and Science programs, but can be applied to any degree. English 114 will help student develop strong critical reading, writing, and thinking skills through reading cultural rich texts. Computer Science 120 offers students an introduction to digital document processing. Students interested in transferring to the College of Kinesiology should consult with an Academic Advisor.

LC UTRN 10 2014 Schedule

Transition Program Learning Communities (UTRAN) Course Offerings for 2014-15 are FULL
Registration for UTRAN for 2014-15 is now closed, the 2015-16 Registration will begin mid-May 2015

 

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