What are learning communities?

A learning community 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. Through this experience, students grow personally as they advance intellectually, and make lifelong friendships.

Arts and Science learning communities have three main goals:

  1. Building community: Learning communities allow first-year students to begin university surrounded by students who have the same interests and goals. Through learning communities, students build connections to people and places across campus that will help support them on their academic journey.
  2. Making connections and exploring careers: University is a great place to come and improve what you know, but who you know counts too. Learning communities will help introduce students to programs and colleges across campus that are related to their interests and connect them to professionals who turned similar interests into exciting careers.
  3. Enriching academics: University is a whole different ballgame than high school. Learning communities will connect peer mentors—our team of expert learners—to first-year students to help them build on and improve their academic skills to successfully navigate their way through the first year.

Arts and Science learning communities

The College of Arts and Science is the largest and most diverse college at the University of Saskatchewan. To meet the different needs of our first-year learners, we offer the following Arts and Science learning community programs:

90 per cent of FLEX students would recommend FLEX Learning Communities to a sibling or friend.

SOURCE: 2018-19 FLEX STUDENT SURVEY

The FLEX and Level-UP pages are now closed for sign-up for 2021/22 – we will still sign up students in the LC Hours. If you are interested in joining an LC Hour, email aslc@usask.ca

FLEX class listing

TERM 1

In order to be enrolled in FLEX learning communities, you must sign up for a Term 1 Learning Community (LC). FLEX now offers Term 2 learning communities. After you sign up for a Term 1 LC, make sure to check the notes on each Term 2 LC to ensure your Term 1 LC will satisfy the prerequisite requirements for the Term 2 LC you select. Welcome to FLEX! 

Psychology 120 – Biology 121 – English 114

Not sure what you want to major in? Lucky you! You have a whole world of possibilities to explore, and this Learning Community will help you start your journey. Joining this LC is an excellent way to become exposed to a variety of Arts and Science subjects in a short amount of time. Psychology 120 will help familiarize you with the biological and cognitive areas of psychology. Biology is the science that will advance in your understanding of life processes, ranging from genome discoveries to the conservation of biodiversity. In addition, Biology 121 will give you broad skills in scientific laboratory work. English 114 will help you develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of literature focused on historical and contemporary culture. The courses in this LC can be used toward any Arts and Science degree. This LC is a great choice if you are looking to explore your interests, sample popular first year classes, and meet degree requirements before you have decided on a degree path.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Economics 111 – Computer Science 140 – Philosophy 133

It is estimated that up to 50% of students enter university unsure about which program of study they want to pursue. As many as 75% of students change their major at least once before reaching graduation. This Learning Community combines three introductory courses that highlight the breadth of disciplines in the College of Arts and Science as well as fulfill requirements for a wide variety of degrees. Economics is a social science that describes the production and distribution of wealth. Economics 111 will teach you how to understand the individual consumption and production decisions which are made within a market economy, guided by prices and costs. Computer Science 140 is a course for students who have little or no background in computer science or programming and emphasizes building computer programs in a graphical and interactive environment using the Python programming language, which is a useful tool for everyone. Philosophy 133 is an introduction to ethics and values and explores the fundamental questions regarding morality, justice, and beauty and offers the chance to explore and debate these issues. The courses in this LC can be used toward any Arts and Science degree. This LC is an excellent choice if you are looking to explore your interests, sample popular first year classes, and meet degree requirements before you have decided on a degree path.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Art 112* – Art History 120

Do you think of yourself as a creative person? Do you want to develop your artistic skills? The Art, & Architecture Learning Community is a great way to combine broad skills in the Fine Arts with specific expertise that will help you to market your talents. Art 112 provides an introduction to the formal and creative language of drawing and composition. Art History 120 is an introduction to the production, dissemination and consumption of art, architecture and visual culture up to and including the 1600s. The courses in this LC can be used toward any degree in the College of Arts and Science, but are particularly well suited to students interested in Arts and Science majors like Studio Art and Art History.

Note: Art 112.6 is a multi-term class (Fall term 2021 and Winter term 2022) and students will be registered in both parts of the course.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Psychology 120 – Sociology 111 – English 114

If you are interested in studying human behaviour, this Learning Community is a perfect fit. Whether you are fascinated by the human brain, how societies work, or the role of culture, this LC will introduce you to concepts that can prepare you well for degrees in Psychology, Sociology and related professional fields such as Social Work. This LC includes Psychology 120, which will familiarize you with the major biological and cognitive areas of psychology. Sociology 111 and English 114 are foundational courses often taken together with Psychology to enhance the study of human behavior. This LC is an excellent choice for students interested in pursuing unique and fulfilling careers in public policy, research, counselling, or human resources. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to helping professions, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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History 145 – Political Studies 112

The Humanities include disciplines that focus on the ideas, the places, and the people that help us make sense of our lives and our world. In this Learning Community, you will be introduced to different ways of thinking about the idea of justice in a political society. In Political Studies 112, you will explore important issues of justice and injustice that arise in contemporary political and legal systems. In History 145, you will examine the history of war and violence cutting across periods as well as the historian’s craft. These topics and skills explored and developed within these classes are helpful to those planning to pursue law school, a career in government or politics, or those who are interested in becoming educators or journalists. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree, but are particularly relevant for students interested in further studies in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in a variety of disciplines, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Philosophy 133 – Sociology 111 – Political Studies 112

Do you object to working in a career outside of the legal system? Sustain that objection by joining like-minded students in the Law and Criminology Learning Community. As part of this community you will explore justice and injustice in law and politics in Political Studies 112, ethics and morality in Philosophy 133, and the construction of society in Sociology 111. These themes are applicable for students interested in pursuing careers in law, criminology, or human services. This LC is also a good fit for students interested more generally in the Social Sciences or Humanities, or students who are unsure of what they want to major in. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to law, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used toward any Arts and Science degree.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Computer Science 141** – Mathematics 110

In the age of computers, advanced technology and scientific progress, many jobs require a sophisticated knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. This Learning Community is a great choice for students interested in majoring in Computer Science, Interactive Systems Design, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, and Bioinformatics. Computer Science 141** provides an introduction to coding and problem solving using procedural programming. Math 110 includes an introduction to derivatives, limits, techniques of differentiation, maximum and minimum problems and other applications, implicit differentiation, and anti-derivatives. The courses in this LC can be used toward any Arts and Science degree.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

**CMPT 141 is a class designed for students with credit for Computer Science 30 or an equivalent course. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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Computer Science 141** – Mathematics 110

We have added a second offering of our Computer Science and Mathematics Learning Community due to popular demand! In the age of computers, advanced technology and scientific progress, many jobs require a sophisticated knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. This Learning Community is a great choice for students interested in majoring in Computer Science, Interactive Systems Design, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, and Bioinformatics. Computer Science 141** provides an introduction to coding and problem solving using procedural programming. Math 110 includes an introduction to derivatives, limits, techniques of differentiation, maximum and minimum problems and other applications, implicit differentiation, and anti-derivatives. The courses in this LC can be used toward any Arts and Science degree.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

**CMPT 141 is a class designed for students with credit for Computer Science 30 or an equivalent course. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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Math 110 – Geology 121

Geosciences collectively represent the disciplines that study the Earth, its environmental systems and the living things (including humans) that interact with it. Professionals in the Geosciences are environmental champions; they protect the environment by studying it to predict what the future will bring. The two courses in this Learning Community, Math and Geology, are required science courses for degrees in Environmental Geosciences, Geology, and Hydrology. These courses also contribute towards degrees in in Archeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Biology, Environment and Society, Paleobiology, and Toxicology. This LC is a good fit for students interested in a wide range of careers including education, environmental studies, fieldwork, lab work, policy, planning, or applied research. Choosing this LC is a great start towards a major in any environmental earth sciences programs, or if you are interested in exploring science at the university level. The courses in this LC can be used toward any Arts and Science degree.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Psychology 121 – Biology 120 – Indigenous Studies 107 – Nutrition 120

This Learning Community could be your first step towards a career as a Registered Nurse! This is one of two LCs designed for students interested in applying to the College of Nursing. Psychology 121, Biology 120, Indigenous Studies 107, and Nutrition 120 are among the specific courses that are required in the Nursing pre-professional year. These courses can also be used towards any Arts and Science Degree. Learning Community hours will help connect students to the academic process and profession of Nursing. This LC is designed to support students who wish to pursue a career in Nursing, but enrollment does not guarantee a position in the College of Nursing, or special consideration when applying. Students interested in health professions other than Nursing are encouraged to register for FLEX 12-20.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Psychology 121 – Biology 120 – Indigenous Studies 107 – Nutrition 120

We have added a second offering of our Nursing Learning Community due to popular demand! This Learning Community could be your first step towards a career as a Registered Nurse. This is one of two LCs designed for students interested in applying to the College of Nursing. Psychology 121, Biology 120, Indigenous Studies 107, and Nutrition 120 are among the specific courses that are required in the Nursing pre-professional year. These courses can also be used towards any Arts and Science Degree. Learning Community hours will help connect students to the academic process and profession of Nursing. This LC is designed to support students who wish to pursue a career in Nursing, but enrollment does not guarantee a position in the College of Nursing, or special consideration when applying. Students interested in health professions other than Nursing are encouraged to register for FLEX 12-20.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – Math 125***

This Learning Community is one of eight designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. All three courses in this LC fulfill requirements in the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. Math 125*** introduces mathematical modeling with a focus on applications to the life sciences. This LC (or one of the other seven Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

***Please note: Math 125 only satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning requirement for select Bachelor of Science degrees (i.e. those following the Biomedical Sciences Common Core). If you plan to graduate with a different major, another math course may be required. For more information, please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – History 165

This Learning Community is one of eight designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. All three courses in this LC fulfill requirements in the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. History 165 is a medical history course that will partially fulfill the English Language requirement of any Science degree. This LC (or one of the other seven Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – Physics 115 – Math 125***

This Learning Community is one of eight designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. All four courses in this LC fulfill requirements in the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. Math 125*** introduces mathematical modeling with a focus on applications to the life sciences. This LC (or one of the other seven Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

***Please note: Math 125 only satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning requirement for select Bachelor of Science degrees (i.e. those following the Biomedical Sciences Common Core). If you plan to graduate with a different major, another math course may be required. For more information, please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – Physics 115 – Math 125***

This Learning Community is one of eight designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. All four courses in this LC fulfill requirements in the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. Math 125*** introduces mathematical modeling with a focus on applications to the life sciences. This LC (or one of the other seven Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

***Please note: Math 125 only satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning requirement for select Bachelor of Science degrees (i.e. those following the Biomedical Sciences Common Core). If you plan to graduate with a different major, another math course may be required. For more information, please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – Philosophy 140

This Learning Community is one of eight designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. All three courses in this LC fulfill requirements in the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. Philosophy 140 is a required course within the Biomedical Sciences Common Core and is designed to develop skills in critical thinking to ensure that graduates are better problem solvers. This LC (or one of the other seven Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – English 114

This Learning Community is one of eight designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. All three courses in this LC fulfill requirements in the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. English 114 will help you develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills through analysis a variety of literature focused on culture while partially fulfilling the English Language Writing requirement of any Science degree. This LC (or one of the other seven Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – Psychology 120

This Learning Community is one of eight designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. All three courses in this LC fulfill requirements in the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. Psychology 120 will help familiarize you with the major biological and cognitive areas of psychology and is a popular choice among students who are preparing to write the MCAT. This LC (or one of the other seven Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – Indigenous Studies 107

This Learning Community is one of eight designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. All three courses in this LC fulfill requirements in the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. Indigenous Studies 107 will develop your critical reading, writing, and thinking skills by providing a foundational understanding of Indigenous societies, cultures, and issues while fulfilling the Indigenous Learning requirement of any Science degree. This LC (or one of the other seven Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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Health Studies 110 – Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – Psychology 120

Health Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program that combines arts and science courses as part of its major requirements. This program examines the issue of health and wellness, including mental health, from a variety of perspectives. These include how biological, cultural, social, and environmental contexts influence the health and well-being of the individual. The courses in this LC, Health Studies, Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology, are all requirements for the Health Studies degree. Students who choose to major in Health Studies may go on to pursue careers in research, public policy, public health, professional health sciences and many other exciting opportunities. The courses in this LC can be used towards any degree in the College of Arts and Science.

FLEX offers term 2 Learning Communities! Once you are signed up for your term 1 FLEX LC, click on the TERM 2 tab to view our LCs offered in term 2 if you want to sign up for both a term 1 and term 2 FLEX LC for 2021-22.

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TERM 2

To participate in FLEX, you must sign-up for a term 1 FLEX Learning Community.If you have already signed up for a term 1 FLEX LC and you are interested in signing up for a Term 2 FLEX LC, you can proceed to select your term 2 FLEX Learning Community. Please note that some term 2 LCs require pre-requisites from a term 1 LC. If you have any questions, please e-mail aslc@usask.ca. 

Psychology 121 – Sociology 112 – Indigenous Studies 107

This Learning Community will challenge you to explore the connections between your own experiences as a university student, and the wider the society in which you live. This LC is an excellent choice for students interested in degrees in the social sciences like Psychology, Sociology and related professional fields and professions such as Social Work. This LC pairs well with FLEX 04, 05, or 06 in term 1. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to helping professions, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

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Chemistry 112 – English 113 – Statistics 244

This Learning Community could be the next step towards a career as a Registered Nurse! This LC pairs well with FLEX 10 or FLEX 11 from Term 1 and is designed for students interested in applying to the College of Nursing. Chemistry 112 is among the specific courses required in the Nursing pre-professional year. English 113 and Statistics 244 are courses that can satisfy the English and Statistics course requirements included in the pre-professional year of Nursing. These courses can also be used towards any Arts and Science Degree. LC hours will help connect students to the academic process and profession of Nursing. This LC is designed to support students who wish to pursue a career in Nursing, but enrollment does not guarantee a position in the College of Nursing, or special consideration when applying.

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Chemistry 112 – English 113 – Statistics 244

We have added a second offering of our term 2 Nursing Learning Community due to popular demand! This Learning Community could be the next step towards a career as a Registered Nurse! This LC pairs well with FLEX 10 or FLEX 11 from Term 1 and is designed for students interested in applying to the College of Nursing. Chemistry 112 is among the specific courses required in the Nursing pre-professional year. English 113 and Statistics 244 are courses that can satisfy the English and Statistics course requirements included in the pre-professional year of Nursing. These courses can also be used towards any Arts and Science Degree. LC hours will help connect students to the academic process and profession of Nursing. This LC is designed to support students who wish to pursue a career in Nursing, but enrollment does not guarantee a position in the College of Nursing, or special consideration when applying.

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Biomedical Sciences 200 – Classics 103

This Learning Community is one of five designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. The two courses in this LC fulfill requirements in the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. Classics 103 presents the most important Greek and Latin roots of the vocabulary of contemporary medicine and demonstrates the predictable patterns by which these roots combine. This LC pairs well with FLEX 12-20 from term 1. The Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs are also an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: Students are required to register in the prerequisites for this LC through a term 1 FLEX LC. The prerequisites for BMSC 200 are CHEM 112 and Biology 30. For more information, please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue.

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Biomedical Sciences 200 – Chemistry 115 – Physics 117

FLEX students NEED TO have signed up for FLEX14 or 15 in term 1 to satisfy all the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this term 2 LC. FLEX 14 and 15 are the only term 1 Learning Community that will fulfill ALL the prerequisite requirements FLEX 26.

This Learning Community is one of five designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. This LC must be paired with FLEX 14 or 15 from term 1. The Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs are also an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: Students are required to register in the prerequisites for this LC through a term 1 FLEX LC. The prerequisites for BMSC 200 are CHEM 112 and Biology 30. The prerequisite for CHEM 115 is CHEM 112. The prerequisite for PHYS 117 is PHYS 115. For more information, please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue.

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Biomedical Sciences 200 – Chemistry 115 – Sociology 112

FLEX students NEED TO have signed up for one of FLEX 12-20 in term 1 to satisfy all the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this term 2 LC.

This Learning Community is one of five designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. This LC pairs well with one of FLEX 12-20 from term 1. The Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs are also an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: Students are required to register in the prerequisites for this LC 1 through a term 1 FLEX LC. The prerequisites for BMSC 200 are CHEM 112 and Biology 30. The prerequisite for CHEM 115 is CHEM 112. For more information, please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue.

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Biology 121 – Chemistry 250 – Nutrition 120

FLEX students NEED TO have signed up for one of FLEX 12-20 in term 1 to satisfy all the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this term 2 LC.

This Learning Community is one of five designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. This LC pairs well with one of FLEX 12-20 from term 1. The Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs are also an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: Students are required to register in the prerequisites for this LC 1 through a term 1 FLEX LC. The prerequisite for CHEM 250 is CHEM 112. For more information, please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue.

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Biology 121 – Chemistry 250 – English 113

FLEX students NEED TO have signed up for one of FLEX 12-20 in term 1 to satisfy all the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this term 2 LC.

This Learning Community is one of five designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biomedical Foundations; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Neuroscience; and Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences. This LC pairs well with one of FLEX 12-20 from term 1. The Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs are also an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study, work, or conduct research in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: Students are required to register in the prerequisites for this LC 1 through a term 1 FLEX LC. The prerequisite for CHEM 250 is CHEM 112. For more information, please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue.

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Biology 121 – Chemistry 250 – Psychology 121

FLEX students NEED TO have signed up for one of FLEX 12-20 in term 1 to satisfy all the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this term 2 LC.

Health Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program that combines arts and science courses as part of its major requirements. This program examines the issue of health and wellness, including mental health, from a variety of perspectives including how biological, cultural, social, and environmental contexts influence the health and well-being of the individual. This LC pairs well with FLEX 20, or any one of FLEX 12-19 in term 1. The courses in this LC, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and English are all requirements for the Health Studies degree. Students who choose to major in Health Studies may go on to pursue careers in research, public policy, public health, professional health sciences and many other exciting opportunities. Although this LC is designed to support students interested in fields related to health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: Students are required to register in the prerequisites for this LC 1 through a term 1 FLEX LC. The prerequisite for CHEM 250 is CHEM 112. For more information, please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue.

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Computer Science 145 – Math 164 – Economics 114

FLEX students NEED TO have signed up for FLEX 07 or FLEX08 in term 1 to satisfy all the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this term 2 LC.

Computer Science is applicable to every field and discipline, so developing your computing skills will be very useful no matter what career you are pursuing. This Learning Community pairs directly with FLEX07 or FLEX08 in term 1 and is a great choice for students interested in continuing their studies in Computer Science and Interactive Systems Design, or for students interested in adding a Certificate in Computing to their degree program. Computer Science 145 and Mathematics 164 are required courses for the Computer Science degree. Computer Science 145 is also a required course for the Interactive Systems Design degree, and Math 164 can be used to partially satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement or Science requirement for some Arts and Science degrees. Economics 114 can be used towards the Business Science requirement for the Computer Science degree and as an elective course for the Interactive Systems Design degree. Courses in this LC can also be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

Please note: Students are required to register in the prerequisites for this LC 1 through a term 1 FLEX LC. The prerequisite for CMPT 145 is CMPT 141. The prerequisite for MATH 164 is Pre-Calculus 30; or Foundations of Mathematics 30; or 3 credit units of MATH or STAT. For more information, please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue.

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