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ISAP learning communities

2021/22

Note: Registration opens April 1 through our online form.

  • Term 1 Registration: April 1 – September 10
  • Term 2 Registration: April 1 – January 7

Fine and Performing Arts

This learning community (LC) offers courses required for fine arts and performing arts degrees. It features classes in a small group setting along with weekly meetings with upper-year Indigenous peer mentors.

While registering, students can select from a variety of courses; ISAP recommends English 113, Cree 110, and History 125. The downloadable schedule below highlights our recommendations, with required courses are marked with an asterisk (*). More ISAP course options that fit with the timetable are shown on the second page.

Bachelor of Fine Arts students should speak with an academic advisor about priority enrolment in Term 2 studio art courses.

Note: After submitting your registration request through our online form, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by notice of registration during the USask first year registration window in June. At that time, you will be able to access your official timetable through PAWS and register for additional courses outside of ISAP offerings if you choose.

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This learning community (LC) offers courses required for social sciences degrees. It features classes in a small group setting along with weekly meetings with upper-year Indigenous peer mentors.

While registering, students can select from a variety of courses; ISAP recommends Psychology 121, Sociology 112, and Women’s & Gender Studies 112. The downloadable schedule below highlights our recommendations, with required courses are marked with an asterisk (*). More ISAP course options that fit with the timetable are shown on the second page.

Note: After submitting your registration request through our online form, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by notice of registration during the USask first year registration window in June. At that time, you will be able to access your official timetable through PAWS and register for additional courses outside of ISAP offerings if you choose.

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This learning community (LC) offers courses required for humanities degrees. It features classes in a small group setting along with weekly meetings with upper-year Indigenous peer mentors.

While registering, students can select from a variety of courses; ISAP recommends Political Studies 111, History 125, and Geology 121. The downloadable schedule below highlights our recommendations, with required courses are marked with an asterisk (*). More ISAP course options that fit with the LC timetable are shown on the second page.

Note: After submitting your registration request through our online form, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by notice of registration during the USask first year registration window in June. At that time, you will be able to access your official timetable through PAWS and register for additional courses outside of ISAP offerings if you choose.

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Natural Sciences and Engineering

This learning community (LC) offers courses required for science, technology, engineering and math degrees with a focus on natural sciences. It features classes in a small group setting along with weekly meetings with upper-year Indigenous peer mentors.

While registering, students can select from a variety of courses; ISAP recommends Geology 121, Political Studies, History 125, and Math 102. The downloadable schedule below highlights our recommendations, with required courses are marked with an asterisk (*). More ISAP course options that fit with the LC timetable are shown on the second page.

Speak with an academic advisor about pathways to degrees in engineering, kinesiology and nursing.

Note: After submitting your registration request through our online form, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by notice of registration during the USask first year registration window in June. At that time, you will be able to access your official timetable through PAWS and register for additional courses outside of ISAP offerings if you choose.

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Health Sciences, Nursing and Medicine

This learning community (LC) offers courses required for science, technology, engineering and math degrees with a focus on health sciences. It features classes in a small group setting along with weekly meetings with upper-year Indigenous peer mentors.

While registering, students can select from a variety of courses; ISAP recommends Biology 120, Psychology 121, Women’s & Gender Studies 112, and Chemistry 112. The downloadable schedule below highlights our recommendations, with required courses are marked with an asterisk (*). More ISAP course options that fit with the LC timetable are shown on the second page.

Speak with an academic advisor about pathways to degrees in engineering, kinesiology and nursing.

Note: After submitting your registration request through our online form, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by notice of registration during the USask first year registration window in June. At that time, you will be able to access your official timetable through PAWS and register for additional courses outside of ISAP offerings if you choose.

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Fine and Performing Arts

This learning community (LC) offers courses required for fine arts and performing arts degrees.  It features classes in a small group setting along with weekly meetings with upper-year Indigenous peer mentors.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) in the downloadable schedule are required for registration in this LC. More ISAP course options that fit with the Willow Hoop LC timetable are shown on the second page.

Bachelor of Fine Arts students should speak with an academic advisor about priority enrolment in Term 2 studio art courses.

Note: After submitting your registration request through our online form, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by notice of registration during the USask first year registration window in June. At that time, you will be able to access your official timetable through PAWS and register for additional courses outside of ISAP offerings if you choose.

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Social Sciences and humanities

This learning community (LC) offers courses required for social sciences and humanities degrees. It features classes in a small group setting along with weekly meetings with upper-year Indigenous peer mentors.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) in the downloadable schedule are required for registration in this LC. More ISAP course options that fit with the Star Blanket LC timetable are shown on the second page.

Note: After submitting your registration request through our online form, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by notice of registration during the USask first year registration window in June. At that time, you will be able to access your official timetable through PAWS and register for additional courses outside of ISAP offerings if you choose.

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Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

This learning community (LC) offers courses required for science, technology, engineering and math degrees. It features classes in a small group setting along with weekly meetings with upper-year Indigenous peer mentors.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) in the downloadable schedule are required for registration in this LC. More ISAP course options that fit with the Medicine Wheel LC timetable are shown on the second page.

Speak with an academic advisor about pathways to degrees in engineering, kinesiology and nursing.

Note: After submitting your registration request through our online form, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by notice of registration during the USask first year registration window in June. At that time, you will be able to access your official timetable through PAWS and register for additional courses outside of ISAP offerings if you choose.

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Preparation for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

Are you missing high school prerequisites to study in a science, engineering, agriculture or health science degree program? Or do you need to brush up your math and science skillset because you graduated Grade 12 three or more years ago?

ISAP’s STEM Prep Learning Community (LC) is the start of your STEM pathway. Start strong with a preparatory term and set yourself up for a successful transition to first-year STEM courses in Term 2!

ISAP’s STEM Prep courses include Biology 90, Chemistry 90 and Physics 90, each of which can stand in place of a 30-level prerequisite required for courses in all USask colleges. These courses are prioritized for Indigenous students interested in STEM degree programs.

Students outside of ISAP that wish to enroll in the 90-level preparatory STEM courses must fill out  this form .

Students who complete Physics 90, Chemistry 90 and Biology 90 can earn a  STEM Accelerator Certificate . Meet with an academic advisor for more information. 

Note: After submitting your registration request through our online form, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by notice of registration during the USask first year registration window in June. At that time, you will be able to access your official timetable through PAWS and register for additional courses outside of ISAP offerings if you choose.

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ISAP common courses

2021/22

This introductory course discusses mathematical ideas essential for the study of calculus. Topics include: the fundamentals of algebra; functions, their properties and graphs; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions; trigonometric properties.

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Biology 120 is a key course for advanced study in the life sciences. It includes an introduction to the underlying fundamental aspects of living systems: covering cell biology, genetics and the evolutionary processes which lead to complex, multi-cellular life forms. Students registered in ISAP’s Biology 120 will participate in Lectures (3 hours per week), Labs (3 hours per week), and an Extension Tutorial (1.5 per week).

Pre-requisites for registration include: successful completion of Biology 90 or Biology 30 within the past 3 years. Chemistry 90 or Chemistry 30 is also strongly recommended.

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Chemistry 112 provides the opportunity for students to learn about the structure, bonding and properties of materials in a small cohort. Students registered in ISAP’s Chemistry 112 will participate in Lectures (3 hours per week), Labs (3 hours per week), and an Extension Tutorial (1.5 per week).

Our Extension Tutorials allow students to review and reinforce lab skills, and to build understanding through hands-on activities and problem sets in a collaborative learning environment.

Pre-requisites for registration include: successful completion of Chemistry 90 or Chemistry 30 within the past 3 years.

No seats available. Contact  isap.info@usask.ca to be added to a waitlist.

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What does it mean to be a citizen in Canada today? How can individuals be effective citizens within Canadian democracy? This course introduces students to political participation and activism in Canada. Topics include the Canadian political system, political culture and identity, the role of media, political rights and duties, political representation, Québécois nationalism, Indigenous self-government, political socialization, and the role of Canada and Canadians in the world.

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nehiyawetan Let Us Speak Cree! Cree 110 presents the elements of the grammar and vocabulary of Cree as spoken in central Canada and will introduce the oral literary tradition associated with it. Students will work with the Cree Sound System and learn how to read and pronounce the Cree words given throughout. Students will engage in activities to connect with Aboriginal Language and Culture resources within their community.

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North America is often considered a young continent with a brief history. Yet over thousands of years Indigenous peoples have developed rich cultures with sophisticated technologies, including large earthen works on par with Egyptian pyramids and cities that matched in population size and architectural wonder those of ancient Rome and Greece. They have also domesticated plants and animals, created extensive irrigation and road systems, and woven their own histories of exploration, empire, art, and technology. This course studies the history of North America—what some Indigenous peoples call “Turtle Island”— from “time immemorial” to the establishment of European settler societies in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.

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This offering of ENG 113 will place a focus on Indigenous literatures and narratives.

An introduction to the major forms of narrative literature in English. In addition to learning the tools of critical analysis, students will study and practice composition. This course fulfils language and literacy requirements for most degrees in the college. Note: Only 6 credit units of ENG 110, 111, 112, 113, and 114 may be taken for credit. ENG 120 may be used to fulfill 3 credit units of first-year English or Humanities requirements, and may also be taken as an elective in addition to 6 credit units of other first-year English classes.

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Nutrition 120 is an introduction to nutrition and health. The concepts of recommended nutrient intakes and dietary guidelines are introduced; the major nutrients and their functions in the body are outlined. Nutrition issues facing the general public are presented.

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

ISAP’s 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.

90 levels can be taken separately or in combination, and can be applied toward a preparatory STEM Accelerator Certificate.

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Beginning in Fall Term 2020, all Bachelor of Arts students are required to complete a quantitative learning requirement; this can be satisfied with an exciting new program offering, MATH 101: Quantitative Reasoning.

This course will expose students to various ways to apply quantitative reasoning, to analyze problems, critique arguments, and draw and justify conclusions. The class nurtures basic skills in numeracy, arithmetic, and estimation. Students will learn to use basic algebraic and statistical methods to solve problems and understand changing quantities, and to detect and interpret trends and patterns in data drawn from real-world scenarios and case studies. The format of the course involves 1 hour of lecture and 3 hours of lab-based active learning activity per week, emphasizing inquiry, practice, and collaborative learning.

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This course provides beginning undergraduate students with a core set of essential skills and academic strategies to bring their personal strengths forward for success in science and related professional programs. Key topics which will be explored through a combination of lecture and experiential learning include the nature of science, methods of discovery and communication in science, methods of teaching and evaluation used in the sciences, writing for the sciences, and forms of reasoning and argumentation (including mathematics) that are foundational to scientific literacy.

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This introductory course explores interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art making including installation, performance, relational aesthetics, digital media and other forms of extended media. Reading and discussion of related texts and audio/visual material, technical tutorials and critique will accompany production of artworks.

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This introductory course explores the essentials of acting through the exploration of body, voice, idea, and imagination.

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Learn more

Explore ISAP course offerings and pathways in depth: ISAP Reference Sheet