Learning Communities

 

What are learning communities?

A Learning Community (LC) is a small group of first-year students who take classes together and share some common interests. Arts & 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. Build 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. Explore 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 you to professionals who turned similar interests into exciting careers.

  3. Enrich 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 develop the academic skills they need to flourish.

Arts & Science Learning Communities

The College of Arts & Science is the largest and most diverse college at the University of Saskatchewan.  To meet the needs of our first-year learners, the Arts & Science Learning Communities program offers:

"90% of FLEX students would recommend FLEX Learning Communities to a sibling or friend"

Source: 2018-19 FLEX Student Survey October 2018

FLEX 2019-20 Sign-up is now closed

To sign-up for just an LC Hour in a FLEX Learning Community email us at aslc@usask.ca


FLEX Learning Communities 2019 - 2020


TERM 1

To be enrolled in a FLEX Learning Communities you must be signed-up for a Term 1 FLEX Learning Community. If you are interested in signing-up for a Term 2 FLEX Learning Community as well as your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, please click the TERM 2 Tab and view our FLEX LC offerings in Term 2.

Psychology 120 – Biology 120 – 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 can help you start your journey. This is an excellent way to be exposed to many different Arts and Science subjects in a short amount of time. Psychology 120 helps familiarize the student with the major biological and cognitive areas of psychology. Biology is the science of the 21st century and at the forefront of stunning advances in our understanding of life processes, ranging from genome discoveries to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems. In addition, Biology 120 will give you broad skills in scientific laboratory work. English 114 will help students develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills through analysis a variety of texts focused on culture. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree. This LC is perfect for the undecided interested in sampling popular first year classes.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20.

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Astronomy 102 – Drama 118 – Spanish 114

We have added a second Exploring Arts and Science Learning Community option for undecided and exploratory students. This is an excellent way to be exposed to many different Arts and Science subjects in a short amount of time. Astronomy 102 provides students with an overview of the large scale structure of the universe on a descriptive level. Drama 118 is an exciting course that introduces the essentials of acting and is great for students looking to develop confidence, presentation skills and creative self-expression. Spanish 114 is an introductory course for students with no previous study of the language and is suitable for those who wish to acquire a practical knowledge of the building blocks of the Spanish language. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree. This LC is an excellent choice for students looking to meet degree requirements without having selected a degree path.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign-up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20.

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Art 112* - Art History 120

Do you have a flair for the creative? Do you want to make a living from your artistic skills? The Art, and Architecture Learning Community is a great way to combine broad skills in the Fine Arts with specific skills to market your talents. Art 112 provides an introduction to the formal and creative language of drawing and Art History 120 is an introductory class explores 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 Studio Art, Art History, Interactive Systems Design and Regional and Urban Planning.

*Note: Art 112.6 runs over multi-terms, Term 1 and Term 2 for 2019-20.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. FLEX24 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX03 Learning Community.

Revised: April 17, 2019
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Psychology 120 – Sociology 111 - English 114

Are you interested in human behavior and psychology? If yes, this Learning Community is for you! This LC includes Psychology 120, which will help to familiarize the student with the major biological and cognitive areas of psychology. In addition to Psychology, Sociology and English are among the recommended first-year courses for students interested in majoring in Psychology. This LC can also be a good fit for students interested in other social sciences such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, Indigenous Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, or students who are unsure of what they want to major in. This LC may also be of interest to students interested in careers in Law or Human Services. The courses in this Learning Community can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. FLEX22 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX04 Learning Community.

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Economics 111 – Political Studies 111 – Sociology 111

Social sciences explores relationships among individuals within society. You and your peers in this LC will explore content such as the Canadian and American political systems in Political Studies 111, study individual consumption and production decisions made within a market economy, guided by prices and costs in Economics 111, and study human social life, focusing on developing an understanding of changes in social structure and human interaction on an individual, societal and global level in Sociology 111. These themes will all be applicable to widely to students pursuing law school, a career in government or politics. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree, but is particularly relevant for students interested in Economics, Political Studies (including public administration and public policy) and Regional and Urban Planning.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20.

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Psychology 121 – Sociology 111 – Indigenous Studies 107

If you are interested in studying human behaviour, this Learning Community is a perfect fit. Whether you are fascinated by the interactions within the human mind, or among the many individuals in a society, this LC will introduce you to concepts that can lead to degrees in Psychology, Sociology and related professional fields such as Social Work. Psychology 121, Sociology 111 and Indigenous Studies 107 are among the specific courses that are required in the Pre-Social Work Program. This LC is also a good fit for students interested in other social sciences such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, Indigenous Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, or students who are unsure of what they want to major in. This LC may also be of interest to students interested in careers in Law, Criminology or Human Services. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20.

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Computer Science 141** – Mathematics 110***

In the age of computers, sophisticated technology and scientific progress, many jobs require a sophisticated knowledge of Mathematics, Science and Engineering. This Learning Community is a great choice for students interested in majoring in Computer Science, Interactive Systems Design, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Bioinformatics. Computer Science 141 provides an introduction to computer science 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, anti-derivatives. Courses in this LC can also be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

*** Please note: CMPT 141 is a class designed for students with credit for Computer Science 30 or an equivalent course. Contact an Academic Advisor for more information.

** Please note: Students enrolled in MATH 110 will be required to write a math placement test during the summer, and may be placed in another level of math depending on their performance. Refer to the U of S Math & Stats website for more information.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. FLEX23 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX07 Learning Community.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – Geography 120

Biology is the science of the 21st century and at the forefront of stunning advances in our understanding of life processes, ranging from genome discoveries to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems. Biology and Chemistry in this LC are part of the required science courses for the Biology, Environmental Biology, and Environment and Society degrees. Geography 120 is an introduction to the principles, processes and interactions in the earth's physical environment and will partially fulfill the science requirement for an Arts and Science degree. 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. 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 Biology, Environmental Biology and Environment and Society.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. FLEX31 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX08 Learning Community.

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Biology 120 – Kinesiology 121 – Psychology 120

If you enjoyed biology in high school, are interested in how the body works, or are curious about how the human mind thinks and learns, the Life Sciences Learning Community is a great way to combine multiple related interests. Biology 120 will give you broad skills in scientific laboratory work. Kinesiology 121 is the functional basis of physical activity, where students will examine strength development and training, aerobic and anaerobic training, flexibility, and diet. Psychology 120 helps familiarize the student with the major biological and cognitive areas of psychology. This LC (or one of the five Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is an excellent fit for students who wish to study and work in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, 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 or special consideration when applying. The courses in this LC can be used towards any degree in the College of Arts and Science.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20.

Revised: April 15, 2019
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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. 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. Students interested in health professions other than Nursing are encouraged to register for FLEX 12 – 18.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. FLEX25 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX10 Learning Community.

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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 – 18.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. FLEX25 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX11 Learning Community.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – Mathematics 125*

This Learning Community is one of five LCs designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. All three courses in this LC are part of the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. Mathematics 125 introduces mathematical modeling with a focus on applications to the life sciences. This LC (or one of the other four Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is also an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study and work in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, 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 or special consideration when applying. The courses in this LC can be used towards any degree in the College of Arts and Science.

*Please note: Mathematics 125 only satisfies the mathematics requirement for life sciences majors (i.e., Biology; Biology & Biotechnology; Anatomy & Cell Biology; Biochemistry; Biochemistry & Biotechnology; Biotechnology, Microbiology & Immunology; Environment & Society; Environmental Biology; Microbiology & Immunology; Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology; and Pharmacy). If you plan to graduate with a different major, another math course will be required. For more information, please contact an Academic Advisor at 306-966-4231.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. The Biomedical Life Sciences FLEX27 to FLEX 29 in Term 2 would pair nicely with this Term 1 FLEX12 Learning Community.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – Classics 103

This Learning Community is one of five LCs designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. Biology and Chemistry in this LC are part of the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. Classics 103 explores medical terminology. This LC (or one of the other four Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is also an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study and work in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed the support students interested in fields related to Biomedical, Life Sciences and Health, enrollment in this Learning Community does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college or special consideration when applying. The courses in this LC can be used towards any degree in the College of Arts and Science.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. The Biomedical Life Sciences FLEX27 to FLEX 29 in Term 2 would pair nicely with this Term 1 FLEX13 Learning Community.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – Physics 115

This Learning Community is one of five LCs designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. All three courses in this LC are part of the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. This LC (or one of the other four Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is also an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study and work in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, 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 or special consideration when applying. The courses in this LC can be used towards any degree in the College of Arts and Science.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. Note: The Biomedical Life Sciences FLEX26 in Term 2 pairs exactly with this Term 1 FLEX14 Learning Community by providing the Physics 115 prerequisite requirement for the Physics 117 course. Also any one of FLEX 27 – FLEX29 Biomedical and Life Sciences LCs will pair well with this FLEX14 Learning Community.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – History 165

This Learning Community is one of five LCs designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. History 165 is a medical history course that will partially fulfill the Humanities Writing requirement of any Science degree. This LC (or one of the other four Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is also an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study and work in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, 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 or special consideration when applying. The courses in this LC can be used towards any degree in the College of Arts and Science.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. The Biomedical Life Sciences FLEX27 to FLEX 29 in Term 2 would pair nicely with this Term 1 FLEX15 Learning Community.

Revised: April 15, 2019
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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – English 114

This Learning Community is one of five LCs designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. Biology and Chemistry in this LC are part of the Biomedical Sciences Common Core. English 114 will help students develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills through analysis a variety of texts focused on culture and will partially fulfill the Humanities Writing requirement of any Science degree. This LC (or one of the other four Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs) is also an excellent fit for students interested in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study and work in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, 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 or special consideration when applying. The courses in this LC can be used towards any degree in the College of Arts and Science.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. The Biomedical Life Sciences FLEX27 to FLEX 29 in Term 2 would pair nicely with this Term 1 FLEX16 Learning Community.

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

Health Studies is a program combining a bachelor’s degree in both Arts and Science into one interdisciplinary degree. 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. 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 now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. FLEX30 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX17 Learning Community.

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

We have added a second offering of our Health Studies learning community due to popular demand. Health Studies is a program combining a bachelor’s degree in both Arts and Science into one interdisciplinary degree. 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. 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 now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. FLEX30 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX18 Learning Community.

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Are you an international student? Do you want to make friends and build community with other international students? If yes, this Learning Community may be for you. This LC is great for international students looking for a smoother transition into academic life at the University of Saskatchewan and ease the transition to the city of Saskatoon and area. Through this LC you will not only make friends, but valuable connections for the future. This LC is an interest-based LC and is not associated with any courses, therefore you can combine this LC with another Term 1 FLEX LC.

To Sign Up for this LC NOTE:There are no courses associated with this LC, it is an Interest-Based LC, by sending an email to aslc@usask.ca with your First, Last Name and your NSID you will be registered in your weekly LC Hour. The weekly LC Hour will be ran by two upper year students called Peer Mentors and will consist of themes and topics that are of interest to all students but especially International Students.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. FLEX32 in Term 2 would pair nicely with this Term 1 FLEX19 Learning Community.

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Making the transition to university life and learning can be intimidating, so this Learning Community is designed to take you from stress to success! The St. Thomas More College FLEX LC is a great way to meet other first year students, to learn strategies for academic and social success, and to find out more about the services, programs, and people who can help you on your journey. No matter which classes you are taking, or what your academic plan is, this learning community will help you have a better first-year. This LC is an interest-based LC and is not associated with any courses, therefore you can combine this LC with another Term 1 FLEX LC.

To Sign up for this LC NOTE: There are no courses associated with this LC, it is an interest-Based LC, by sending an email to aslc@usask.ca with your First, Last Name and your NSID you will be registered in your weekly LC Hour. The weekly LC Hour will be ran by two upper year students called Peer Mentors and will consist of themes and topics that are of interest to all students but especially to STM Students.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning Communities for 2019-20. FLEX33 in Term 2 would pair nicely with this Term 1 FLEX20 Learning Community.

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The mature students Learning Community was created for students 21 and over beginning or returning to their university adventure, professionals who are studying part time, and students juggling academic and family responsibilities. This LC includes Psychology 121, which explores the social, clinical, cultural and developmental basis of psychology. This LC consists of one course and an LC Hour that fit over the lunch break, perfect to accommodate a variety of schedules.

Mature students encounter different challenges, and this LC brings a cohort of students together to provide programming with their needs in mind, we will support this LC with two mature upper year student Peer Mentors.

FLEX now offers Term 2 Learning Communities, once you are signed up for your Term 1 FLEX Learning Community, click on the TERM 2 Tab and view our LCs offered in Term 2 if you want to sign up for both Term 1 and Term 2 in FLEX Learning communities for 2019-20. FLEX34 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX21 Learning Community.

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NEW FLEX Living Learning Community for students already offered a room and planning to live in Residence!!

Have you already applied to Residence and been offered a room in Residence in either one of: Voyageur Place, College Quarter or McEown Park? Are you already planning to live in Residence at the University of Saskatchewan? Then check out our FLEX Living Learning Community!

We are offering another opportunity for FLEX students to come together one evening a week. You will meet with upper year students called Peer Mentors and get a chance to find out who else from the FLEX LCs living in residence or even in your own building! The weekly Living Learning Community Hours will be theme based on current and trending topics; Active Living, Leadership and Engagement, Environment and Sustainability, Life in our Community, Global Perspectives and other ideas from the FLEX students that participate (suggested but not limited to these themes). This Living Learning Community is not associated with any courses, therefore you can combine this LC with another Term 1 FLEX LC.

To sign up for the FLEX Living Learning Communities, just send an email to aslc@usask.ca with your First, Last Name and your NSID and the LC team will be in contact with you soon. Remember you must already have been offered a room in Residence and plan to live in Residence to be involved in this Living Learning Community.

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TERM 2

To enroll in a FLEX Learning Communities, you must sign up for a Term 1 FLEX Learning Community. If you have already signed up for a FLEX Term 1 Learning Community and are interested in signing up for a Term 2 FLEX Learning Community you can proceed to select your Term 2 FLEX Learning Community.

Psychology 121 – Sociology 112 – Women’s and Gender Studies 112

Whether you are fascinated by the interactions within the human mind, or among the many individuals in a society, this Learning Community will introduce you to concepts that can lead to degrees in Psychology, Sociology and related professional fields such as Social Work. This LC pairs well with FLEX04 in Term 1. This LC is also a good fit for students interested in other social sciences such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, Indigenous Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, or students who are unsure of what they want to major in. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

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Computer Science 145 – Mathematics 164

Computer Science can be applied to every field and discipline. It is a very useful tool no matter what career you are pursuing. This Learning Community pairs well with FLEX07 in Term 1 and is a great choice for students interested in continuing their studies in in Computer Science and Interactive Systems Design. Computer Science 145 and Mathematics 164 are required courses for the Computer Science degree, and Computer Science 145 is a required course and Mathematics 164 can be used to partially satisfy the Science requirement of the Interactive Systems Design degree. Courses in this LC can also be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

Please note students will be required to register in the prerequisites in term 1 for some of thecourses listed above. The prerequisites for CMPT 145 is CMPT 141. Please see the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

FLEX Students NEED TO have signed up for FLEX 07 Learning Communities in Term 1 to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this Term 2 Learning Community.

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Art 112 – Art History 121

This Art and Architecture LC is a good fit with FLEX03 from Term 1. Art 112 is a multi-term course continued from Term 1 and introduces the formal and creative language of drawing. Art History 121 is an introductory class, which explores the production, dissemination and consumption of art, architecture and visual culture from the 1700s to the present day. The courses in this LC can be used toward any degree in the College of Arts and Science, but is particularly well suited to students interested in Studio Art, Art History and Interactive Systems Design.

Note: Art 112.6 runs over multi-terms, Term 1 and Term 2 for 2019-20.

FLEX students NEED TO have signed-up for FLEX03 Learning Community in Term 1 to sign-up for this FLEX24 Term 2 Learning Community.

Revised: April 17, 2019
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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 FLEX10 or FLEX11 from Term 1 and is designed for students interested in applying to the College of Nursing. Chemistry 112 is among the specific courses that are 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 – Chemistry 115 – Physics 117

This Learning Community is one of the LCs designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. This LC pairs with FLEX14 from Term 1. These Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs are also an excellent fit for students interested in the new Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study and work in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed the support students interested in fields related to Biomedical Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college or special consideration when applying. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Degree in the College of Arts and Science.

Please note: Students will be required to register in the prerequisites for the above courses in term 1 through the Term 1 FLEX LCs. The prerequisites for BMSC 200 are CHEM 112; Biology 30. The prerequisites for CHEM 115 is CHEM 112. The prerequisite for PHYS 117 is PHYS 115. Please see the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

FLEX Students NEED TO have signed up for FLEX14 in Term 1 to satisfy all the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this Term 2 Learning Community. The only FLEX Term 1 Learning Community that will fulfill ALL the prerequisite requirements for this FLEX26 Learning Community is FLEX14.

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Biomedical Sciences 200 – Chemistry 115 – Sociology 112

This Learning Community is one of the LCs designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. This LC pairs well with any of FLEX12 to FLEX18 LCs in Term 1. These Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs are also an excellent fit for students interested in the new Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study and work in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed the support students interested in fields related to Biomedical Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college or special consideration when applying. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Degree in the College of Arts and Science.

Please note students will be required to register in the prerequisites in term 1 for some of the courses listed above. The prerequisites for BMSC 200 are CHEM 112; Biology 30. The prerequisites for CHEM 115 is CHEM 112. Please see the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

FLEX Students NEED TO have signed up for one of FLEX12 through FLEX 18 Learning Communities in Term 1 to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this Term 2 Learning Community.

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Biology 121 – Chemistry 250 – Nutrition 120

This Learning Community is one of the LCs designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. This LC pairs well with any of FLEX12 to FLEX18 LCs in Term 1. These Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs are also an excellent fit for students interested in the new Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study and work in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed the support students interested in fields related to Biomedical Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college or special consideration when applying. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Degree in the College of Arts and Science.

Please note students will be required to register in the prerequisites in term 1 for some of the courses listed above. The prerequisites for CHEM 250 is CHEM 112. Please see the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

FLEX Students NEED TO have signed up for one of FLEX12 through FLEX 18 Learning Communities in Term 1 to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this Term 2 Learning Community.

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Biology 121 – Chemistry 250 – English 113

This Learning Community is one of the LCs designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. This LC pairs well with any of FLEX12 to FLEX18 LCs in Term 1. These Biomedical & Life Sciences LCs are also an excellent fit for students interested in the new Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies, or students who wish to study and work in professional health fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Although this LC is designed the support students interested in fields related to Biomedical Sciences and Health, enrollment in this LC does not guarantee admission to any degree program or college or special consideration when applying. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Degree in the College of Arts and Science.

Please note students will be required to register in the prerequisites in term 1 for some of the courses listed above. The prerequisites for BMSC 200 are CHEM 112; Biology 30. The prerequisites for CHEM 250 is CHEM 112. Please see the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

FLEX Students NEED TO have signed up for one of FLEX12 through FLEX 18 Learning Communities in Term 1 to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this Term 2 Learning Community.

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Biology 121 – Chemistry 250 – Psychology 121 – English 113

Health Studies is a program combining a bachelor’s degree in both Arts and Science into one interdisciplinary degree. 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 any of FLEX12 to FLEX18 LCs 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. The courses in this LC can be used towards any degree in the College of Arts and Science.

Please note students will be required to register in the prerequisites in term 1 for some of the courses listed above. The prerequisites for CHEM 250 is CHEM 112. Please see the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

FLEX Students NEED TO have signed up for one of FLEX12 through FLEX 18 Learning Communities in Term 1 to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this Term 2 Learning Community.

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Biology 121 – Chemistry 115 – Geography 130

This Learning Community focuses on the relationship between living organisms and the environment and pairs well with FLEX 08 in Term 1. Biology and Chemistry in this LC are part of the required science courses for the Biology and Environmental Biology degrees, and can be used to partially fulfill the science requirement for the Environment and Society degree. Geography 130 will stimulate a geographical imagination among students who are interested in understanding "how the world turns" by focusing on how nature, culture, and human actions shape places, regions, and the relationships and interactions among them. Geography 130 is a required course for the Environment and Society degree and will partially satisfy the Social Science requirement for the Biology and Environmental Biology degrees. 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. 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 Biology, Environmental Biology and Environment and Society.

Please note students will be required to register in the prerequisites in term 1 for some of the courses listed above. The prerequisites for CHEM 115 is CHEM 112. Please see the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

FLEX Students NEED TO have signed up for one of FLEX 08 or FLEX12 through FLEX 18 Learning Communities in Term 1 to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for the courses in this Term 2 Learning Community.

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If you are an international student and want to continue to make friends and build community with other international students, this Learning Community is for you. This LC is great for international students looking for a smoother transition into academic life at the University of Saskatchewan and ease the transition to the Saskatoon area. This LC pairs well with FLEX 19 in Term 1. This LC is an interest-based LC and is not associated with any courses, therefore you can combine this LC with another Term 2 FLEX LC.

To Sign Up for this LC NOTE: There are no courses associated with this LC, it is an Interest-Based LC, by sending an email to aslc@usask.ca with your First, Last Name and your NSID you will be registered in your weekly LC Hour. The weekly LC Hour will be ran by two upper year students called Peer Mentors and will consist of themes and topics that are of interest to all students but especially International Students.

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Making the transition to university life and learning can be intimidating, so this Learning Community is designed to take you from stress to success! The St. Thomas More College FLEX LC is a great way to continue the connections you will make in Term 1, refine and develop strategies for academic and social success, and take advantage of the services, programs, and people who can help you on your journey. This LC pairs well with FLEX 20 in Term 1. No matter which classes you are taking, or what your academic plan is, this LC will help you have a better first year. This LC is an interest-based LC and is not associated with any courses, therefore you can combine this LC with another Term 2 FLEX LC.

To Sign up for this LC NOTE: There are no courses associated with this LC, it is an Interest-Based LC, by sending an email to aslc@usask.ca with your First, Last Name and your NSID you will be registered in your weekly LC Hour. The weekly LC Hour will be ran by two upper year students called Peer Mentors and will consist of themes and topics that are of interest to all students but especially to STM Students.

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Women’s and Gender Studies 112

The mature students Learning Community was created for students 21 and over beginning university for the first or returning after many years away, professionals who are studying part time, and students juggling academic and family responsibilities. This LC includes Women’s and Gender Studies 112 which examines changing gendered positions and representations across regional, national and international perspectives. Special attention will be given to experiences of gender inequities from the Canadian context. This LC consists of an evening course and lunchtime LC hour to accommodate a variety of schedules.

Mature students encounter different challenges, and this LC brings a cohort of students together to provide programming with their needs in mind, we will support this LC with two mature upper year student Peer Mentors.

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