ISAP Learning Communities

2019 - 2020


TERM 1

Term 1 Registration has Closed

Biology 120 - English 114 - INTS 102, Strategies for Academic Success in Science

Our Medicine Wheel 1 pathway is designed for Métis, First Nations, and Inuit students interested in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM). 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 pathway begins with our optional ISAP Summer Start running August 26th to 28th, 2019.

Speak with an Academic advisor about undergraduate pathways to Engineering, Kinesiology, and Nursing; and access to ISAP’s Developmental Math Programming.

Revised June 28, 2019

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English 120 - Sociology 111 - Psychology 120

Our Star Blanket 1 pathway provides an engaging introduction to the social sciences and humanities with a focus on Indigenous perspectives. Courses are 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.

The Star Blanket pathway begins with our optional ISAP Summer Start running August 26th to 28th, 2019.

Note: Star Blanket courses contribute towards the Indigenous Governance and Politics Certificate. This certificate program is designed for students who have an interest in developing a deeper understanding of Indigenous political relationships. It cultivates an understanding and appreciation of the unique socio-political position of Indigenous peoples in Canada as this relates to historical and contemporary issues in governance and politics.

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Drama 118 - Art 136 - English 113

Our Willow Hoop 1 pathway provides students the opportunity explore Fine and Performing arts with a focus on Indigenous perspectives. Art 136, Extended Media, is a studio art class that builds skills in visual arts, sculpture, and creative expression; Drama 118 and English 113 provide an introduction to the dramatic and literary arts. All Willow Hoop courses contribute toward Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art degree programs in the College of Arts & Science.

The Willow Hoop pathway begins with our optional ISAP Summer Start running August 26th to 28th, 2019.

Bachelor of Fine Arts students should speak with an Academic advisor about priority enrolment in Term 2 Studio Art courses.

Note: Aspiring Drama students can apply Willow Hoop 1 courses toward 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.

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TERM 2

Indigenous Studies 107 - Nutrition 120 - Psychology 121 PLUS optional registration in Chemistry 112 (ASAP 07)

Our Medicine Wheel 2 (HLTH SCI) pathway is 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 (HLTH SCI) pathway includes common pre-requisites for admission to undergraduate degree programs in the College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy & Nutrition.

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.

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

Our Medicine Wheel 2 (NAT SCI) pathway is 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 (NAT SCI) pathway includes common pre-requisites for Bachelor of Science degrees in the Natural Sciences (Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Toxicology) as well as for intercollege transfers to the College of Engineering.

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.

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Political Science 111 - Sociology 112 - Psychology 121

Our Star Blanket pathway provides an engaging introduction to the social sciences and humanities with a focus on Indigenous perspectives. Courses are well aligned with Bachelor of Arts degree programs in the College of Arts & Science, including Sociology, Political Studies, and Indigenous Justice and Criminology, as well as for application to professional programs such as Law and Social Work.

Students in this pathway can concurrently work towards the Indigenous Governance and Politics Certificate. This certificate program is designed for students who have an interest in developing a deeper understanding of Indigenous political relationships. It cultivates an understanding and appreciation of the unique socio-political position of Indigenous peoples in Canada as this relates to historical and contemporary issues in governance and politics.

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Geology 121 – Indigenous Studies 107 – Women’s and Gender Studies 112

Our Star Blanket pathway provides an engaging introduction to the social sciences and humanities with a focus on Indigenous perspectives. Courses are well aligned with Bachelor of Arts degree programs in the College of Arts & Science and offer breadth and scope for diverse degree pathways.

Note: All courses in the Star Blanket 2 (HUM) LC are shared with other ISAP cohorts, offering a mix of students and student interests. This LC is characterised by a strong interdisciplinary focus to learning activities.

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English 120 – Women’s and Gender Studies 112 – Cree 110

Engaging with local language and cultural resources at U of S, in Saskatoon’s cultural community, Willow Hoop 2 LC students will enjoy a dynamic and collaborative experience of language learning. Students will develop an elementary competence as language speakers, and become acquainted with Nêhiyaw culture and traditions in Cree 110. English 120 (Creative Writing) expands language acquisition with a focus on expressivity, grammatic and sonic structure. Willow Hoop 2 LC courses offer a strong foundation to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art degree programs in the College of Arts & Science.

Bachelor of Fine Arts students should speak with an Academic advisor about priority enrolment in Term 2 Studio Art courses.

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ISAP Common Courses

2019 - 2020


TERM 1

Term 1 Registration has Closed

Chemistry 90 - Biology 90 - Physics 90 – ISAP HAWKES Math Lab

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.

STEM Accelerator courses are scheduled to fit within Term 1 & 2 Medicine Wheel LC pathways.

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

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

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Indigenous Studies 210

ISAP’s Walking Together courses are designed students in second year, through to graduation, who are interested in exploring Indigenous perspectives through interdisciplinary course curricula. ISAP Walking Together courses complement a diversity of degree programs.

Statistics 244 teaches students statistical concepts and techniques including graphing of distributions, measures of location and variability, measures of association, regression, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing. Weekly extension seminars reinforce course concepts through collaborative learning activities and process-oriented guided inquiry learning.

Indigenous Studies 210, Indigenous Ways of Know, introduces students to the rich and complex natures, forms and diversities of Indigenous Knowledge in comparative and local contexts. The focus will be on the relevance of local/traditional/Indigenous knowledge to decolonization, environmental sustainability, and self-governance. Weekly extension seminars provide opportunities to connect course content to lived realities, and to engage in reflective discussion and experiential learning activities.

Note: students do not need to have participated in an ISAP First Year learning community to register in ISAP Year 2 Walking Together Common Courses

STAT 244 and INDG 210 will not be offered this year. Please check back in the 2020/2021 academic year for this offering.

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TERM 2

Indigenous Studies 241 – Chemistry 112

ISAP’s Walking Together courses are designed students in second year, through to graduation, who are interested in exploring Indigenous perspectives through interdisciplinary course curricula. ISAP Walking Together courses complement a diversity of degree programs.

Indigenous Studies 241

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. Weekly extension seminars provide opportunities to connect course content to lived realities, and to engage in reflective discussion and experiential learning activities.

Chemistry 112

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 hour per week), Labs (3 hour 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.

Note: students do not need to have participated in an ISAP First Year learning community to register in ISAP Year 2 Walking Together Common Courses.

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How to Sign-up

If you have already been accepted to the University of Saskatchewan, you can opt into ISAP through our online intake form. Our ISAP Programming team will complete your registration and contact you to confirm your registration status. They may also request an in-person or phone appointment to discuss your goals and strategies for the term. If you have any questions you can reach out to tmc@artsandscience.usask.ca

Not yet admitted to U of S?
  1. Apply to the University of Saskatchewan through USASK Admissions.
  2. After receiving acceptance to USASK complete the ISAP online intake form.
  3. Receive confirmation of registration through phone and/or email communications with our ISAP Programming Officer.
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