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: 2017-18 FLEX Student Survey November 2017

FLEX 2018-19 Sign-up is NOW CLOSED


FLEX Learning Communities 2018 - 2019


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 – Linguistics 111

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. Biology 120 will give you broad skills in scientific laboratory work. Linguistics 111 explores the structure of language including phonetics, phonology, word-formation, syntax, and semantics. Psychology 120 helps familiarize the student with the major biological and cognitive areas of psychology. The courses in this Learning Community can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree you choose. This LC is perfect for both the undecided and the adventurous.

NEW: 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 2018-19.

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International Studies 110 – Political Studies 112 – Economics 111

So you want to work as a front line employee for an overseas development NGO? Or perhaps as the next great policy wonk or deputy minister? Or maybe you had your eye on running for office? Perhaps a jet-set career in a multinational company is in your future? Political Studies and International Studies can offer foundational skills that can take you in any or all of these directions, and connect you with the people who are going there with you. Economics 111 introduces students to microeconomics. The courses in this LC can be used toward any degree in the College of Arts and Science, but work particularly well for students pursuing Political Studies and International Studies.

NEW: 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 2018-19.

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Art 112* - Art History 120 – Interdisciplinary Studies 111

Do you have a flair for the creative? Do you want to make a living from your artistic skills? The Art, Architecture and Design LC 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. Interdisciplinary Studies 111 is a new course being offered by the Fine Arts Department, it features an introduction to design and society.The courses in this LC can be used toward any degree in the College of Arts and Science.

*Note: Art 112.6 runs over multi-terms, Term 1 and Term 2 for 2018-19.

NEW: 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 2018-19. FLEX24 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX03 Learning Community.

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Psychology 120 – Sociology 111 - English 114

If you are interested in studying Psychology, 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. Psychology, Sociology and English are all 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; the courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

NEW: 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 2018-19. FLEX22 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX04 Learning Community.

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Philosophy 140 – Political Studies 111 – Classics 107

Do you object to working in a career unrelated to the legal system? Sustain that objection by joining your peers in the Law and Politics Learning Community. You and your peers in this LC will explore content such as the Canadian and American political systems, critical thinking, and the introduction to legal terminology. These themes will all be applicable to pursuing law school, law enforcement, or careers related to criminology. Through the Law and Politics LC, your peer mentors will help connect you with people and resources in law-related careers. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

NEW: 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 2018-19.

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Psychology 121 – Sociology 111 – Indigenous Studies 107

If you are interested in studying human behavior, 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 Learning Community 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. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

NEW: 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 2018-19. FLEX23 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX06 Learning Community.

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Computer Science 141*** – Mathematics 110**

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 could also be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

*** Please note: CMPT 141 is a new 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.

NEW: 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 2018-19.

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Computer Science 140 – Interdisciplinary Studies 111

Computer Science 140 introduces students to creative computing. This course is recommended for students who do not have Computer Science 30 and for students seeking to learn basic skills in problem solving, programming, design and interaction, event-based behavior and prototyping. Interdisciplinary Studies 111 is a new course offered by the Fine Arts Department and it explores design and society while dismantling the notion that the practice of design is simply about making something look good. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

NEW: 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 2018-19.

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Geology 121 – Mathematics 110 ** – Chemistry 112

Interested in Geology or Earth Sciences? Then this is the Learning Community for you! Courses in Geology, Chemistry and Math are all among the recommended first-year courses for students interested in majoring in Geology. Geology 121 explores Earth Processes, and Math 110 includes an introduction to derivatives, limits, techniques of differentiation, maximum and minimum problems and other applications, implicit differentiation, anti-derivatives. This LC is a great start towards a major in subjects such as Geology, Geophysics, Mathematical Physics, Physics, Chemistry or Palaeobiology, but the courses in this LC could be used towards any degree in the College of Arts and Science.

** 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.

NEW: 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 2018-19.

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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.

NEW: 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 2018-19. 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. 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.

NEW: 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 2018-19. 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 Learning Communities 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 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 to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical 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

*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 aslc@usask.ca or 306-966-4231.

NEW: 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 2018-19. Any of 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 Learning Communities 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. These Biomedical & Life Sciences LC’s 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 to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical 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.

NEW: 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 2018-19. Any of 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 LC is one of five Learning Communities 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. These Biomedical & Life Sciences LC ‘s 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 to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical 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.

NEW: 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 2018-19. 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 Phys 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 LC is one of five Learning Communities 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. These Biomedical & Life Sciences LC’s 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 to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical 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.

NEW: 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 2018-19. Any of the Biomedical Life Sciences FLEX27 to FLEX 29 in Term 2 would pair nicely with this Term 1 FLEX15 Learning Community.

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Biology 120 – Chemistry 112 – English 114

This LC is one of five Learning Communities designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. English 114 will help students develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills through analysis a variety of texts focused on culture. This LC (or one of the other four Biomedical Sciences LCs) is 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 to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical 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.

NEW: 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 2018-19. Any of 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 will allow you to study both the social and scientific aspects of health, and this Learning Community will help you take your first step. This LC is the first ever at the U of S to combine four courses. These course in Health Studies, Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology are all requirements for the Health Studies degree. Students who chose 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. This Learning Community will help you get there. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Degree in the College of Arts and Science.

NEW: 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 2018-19. FLEX29 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

Health Studies is a program combining a bachelor’s degree in both Arts and Science into one interdisciplinary degree. This program will allow you to study both the social and scientific aspects of health, and this Learning Community will help you take your first step. This LC is the first ever at the U of S to combine four courses. These course in Health Studies, Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology are all requirements for the Health Studies degree. Students who chose 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. This Learning Community will help you get there. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Degree in the College of Arts and Science.

NEW: 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 2018-19. FLEX29 in Term 2 pairs nicely with this Term 1 FLEX18 Learning Community.

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Psychology 120 – Sociology 111 – Biology 120

Are you coming to University and may not know many people in your classes? Do you want to make friends and build community with other students from a small town or rural area? This LC may be for you. It includes three common and popular first-year classes including Biology 120, which will give you broad skills in scientific laboratory work. Psychology 120 helps familiarize the student with the major biological and cognitive areas of psychology. Sociology 111 introduces students to core sociological concepts used to understand social inequality, social order, social change, and globalization. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Degree in the College of Arts and Science. Please note you do not need to be from a small town or rural area to register in this LC.

NEW: 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 2018-19. Either FLEX22 or FLEX23 in Term 2 would pair nicely with this Term 1 FLEX19 Learning Community.

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Linguistics 110 – Economics 111

Are you an international student? Do you want to make friends and build community with other international students? This LC may be for you. Linguistics 110 provides students with an introduction to grammar. This course covers words classes, roles of constructing phrases, clauses and sentences in English along with challenging areas of English grammar such as passive, tense, aspect, participles, and gerunds. Economics 111 shows the student how to understand the individual consumption and production decisions made within a market economy in Introductory Microeconomics. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Degree in the College of Arts and Science. Please note you do not need to be an international student to register in this LC.

NEW: 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 2018-19.

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History 145 – Sociology 112 – Philosophy 133

The FLEX 21 learning community provides an excellent foundation for the study of law, criminology, and justice issues from different perspectives. Students may use this learning community as a pathway to the Certificate in Crime, Law, and Justice Studies and/or the Certificate in Ethics, Justice, and Law. This learning community can also be used as a pathway to the Minor in Social Justice and Common Good. The classes in the learning community are offered by St. Thomas More College and are open to any Arts & Science students.

NEW: 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 2018-19. FLEX30 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 Learning Communities is 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).

To sign up for the FLEX Living Learning Communities, just click on the sign-up button, our Peer Mentors will be in contact with you soon and 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.

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 – English 113

If you are interested in continuing to study Psychology in Term 2, this Learning Community is for you! This Learning Community pairs well with FLEX04 in Term 1 and includes Psychology 121, which will help to familiarize you with social clinical cultural and developmental bases of psychology. Psychology, Sociology and English are all 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; the courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

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English 113 – Sociology 112 – Women’s and Gender Studies 112

If you are interested in studying human behavior in term 2, this Learning Community is a perfect fit. This Learning Community pairs well with FLEX06 in Term 1. 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. Sociology 112 and Women’s and Gender Studies 112 are among the courses that are recommended 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. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

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The Art, Architecture and Design LC in Term 1 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 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 Studio Art, Art History, and Drama.

Note: Art 112.6 runs over multi-terms, Term 1 and Term 2 for 2018-19.

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

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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 Learning Community 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 LC is one of the Learning Communities designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. This Learning Community pairs with FLEX14 from Term 1. These Biomedical & Life Sciences LC’s 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 to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical 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.

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.

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 LC is one of the Learning Communities designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. This Learning Community pairs well with any of FLEX12 to FLEX18 Learning Communities in Term 1. These Biomedical & Life Sciences LC’s 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 to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical 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.

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 111, 112, or 114. Please see the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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 LC is one of the Learning Communities designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. This Learning Community pairs well with any of FLEX12 to FLEX18 Learning Communities in Term 1. These Biomedical & Life Sciences LC’s 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 to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical 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.

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 or 114. Please see the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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 LC is one of the Learning Communities designed for students interested in majoring in Biomedical & Life Sciences such as Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology & Pharmacology. This Learning Community pairs well with any of FLEX12 to FLEX18 Learning Communities in Term 1. These Biomedical & Life Sciences LC’s 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 to support students interested in fields related to Biomedical 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.

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 or CHEM 114. Please see the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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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Sociology 111 – Psychology 121 – English 114

The FLEX 30 learning community provides an excellent foundation for the study of social justice and the common good from multiple perspectives. This Learning Community pairs well with FLEX 21 in Term 1 for a more comprehensive study of justice issues in society. Students may use this learning community as a pathway to the Minor in Social Justice and Common Good. It also works well for psychology majors, sociology majors, and pre-social work students. The classes in the learning community are offered by St. Thomas More College and are open to any Arts & Science students.

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