Level-UP

 

What are Level UP Learning Communities?

The Level-UP Learning Communities (Level-UP) for second year students is a new program in the College of Arts and Science designed to foster a sense of community among students entering their second year of studies. Level-UP will provide students with the opportunity to meet classmates in their major, learn how to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations and to understand the range of research and career opportunities available to them.

Level-UP Learning Communities are small groups of second-year students who take a two to three classes together and also meet on a weekly basis in a Level-UP Hour facilitated by two Peer Mentors (upper-year students) for useful activities such as: Undergraduate research opportunities, making connections, meeting Faculty, tours of laboratories, building on academic skills required for second year courses plus, workshops for writing scientific reports and research grants!

"77% of FLEX students requested a Learning Community Program for second year students”

Source: 2019-20 FLEX Student Survey October 2019

The Level-Up Learning Communities Sign-up is now closed. If you would like to be registered in a Level-UP Hour with the Peer Mentors, email aslc@usask.ca


Level UP Learning Communities

2020 - 2021

Please note: In light of the public health concerns related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Fall 2020 courses will be delivered primarily remotely.

The LC course offerings are confirmed and our schedules posted. Courses are designated one of two ways

  • REMOTE (traditionally face-to-face courses, now offered remotely)
  • WEB (courses originally designed to be delivered online)

For more information regarding course delivery, refer to the course syllabus and the Instructor contact information

TERM 1

All Level-UP students are required to have completed the prerequisites for their LC prior to signing-up for a Level-UP Learning Community. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

Sociology 212 – Sociology 232

A Sociology degree provides insights into different social factors like gender, social class, race, ethnicity, age, and education, which will help you better understand your world. This Learning Community was created for students who are planning to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology or related studies. The two Sociology courses in this LC can be used towards the major requirement for Sociology and Indigenous Justice and Criminology majors, as well as toward requirements for students pursuing a minor in Crime, Law and Justice Studies or the Certificate in Criminology and Addictions. Through the Level-UP LC hours, you will develop relationships with classmates in your major, learn how to apply your classroom knowledge to real-world situations, and explore the range of research and career opportunities available to social science majors. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

Please note:The prerequisites for SOC 212 and 232 are 6 credit units of 100-level SOC. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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Psychology 213 – Psychology 233 – Psychology 246

Graduates from the Department of Psychology are well prepared to enter the workforce, pursue professional training in other disciplines, and proceed to graduate studies across the province and in Canada. This Learning Community is intended for Psychology majors pursuing either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science, as well students completing the requirements towards a Psychology minor. The three Psychology courses in this LC, Psychology 213; a Group 1 course, Psychology 233; a required statistics course, and Psychology 246; a Group 2 course, can be used towards the Psychology major requirement. These courses have been carefully selected to showcase the range of courses offered by the Department of Psychology. This LC would also be of interest to students who taken introductory Psychology and want to explore a particular area of psychology in greater depth. Through the Level-UP LC hours, you will develop relationships with classmates in your major, learn how to apply your classroom knowledge to real-world situations, and explore the range of research and career opportunities available to Psychology majors. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science Degree.

Please note: The prerequisite for PSY 213 is PSY 121, the prerequisite for PSY 233 is PSY 120 or 121, and the prerequisite for PSY 246 is PSY 120. The 300-level Psychology courses have specific 200-level prerequisites. In order to progress to the 300-level courses, selection of Group 1 and 2 200-level courses should be carefully considered. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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Computer Science 214 – Computer Science 260 – Computer Science 270

A strong grasp of Computer Science can be applied to every field and discipline – and we are not just talking about word processing and power point presentations! The Department of Computer Science offers comprehensive programs designed to prepare graduates for careers across all sectors of the information technology industry, as well as for graduate studies and research. Computer Science 214, 260, and 270 are required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 3 year, 4 year, and Honours degrees and all three are strongly recommended for students entering their second year to meet the prerequisites for their upper year courses. This LC is a great fit for FLEX students from 2019-2020 who are interested in continuing to make connections with classmates in their discipline, want to learn how to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations, while exploring the range of research and career opportunities available to them. Level-UP is also great choice for students with no previous LC experience who are interested in enriching their university experience through Learning Communities. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: The prerequisite for CMPT 214 is CMPT 145, the prerequisites for CMPT 260 are MATH 110 or MATH 176, and CMPT 145, and the prerequisite for CMPT 270 is CMPT 145 and one MATH 104, MATH 110, MATH 121, MATH 123, MATH 125, MATH 176 or STAT 245 (or equivalent). Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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Biomedical Sciences 207 – Psychology 233

As you progress through a Health Studies degree, you will deeply examine physical and mental health and wellness from a variety of perspectives – how biological, cultural, social, and environmental contexts influence the individual. Students majoring in Health Studies are required to take Psychology 233 as one of two statistics courses for their degrees, and it is strongly recommended to be taken early on in their program. We have paired Psychology 233 with Biomedical Sciences 207 because it can be used towards the Science cluster or towards the Health Studies Science courses in the major requirement. This LC is a great fit for FLEX students from 2019-2020 who are interested in continuing to make connections with classmates in their discipline, want to learn how to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations, and explore the range of research and career opportunities available to them. Level-UP is also great choice for students with no previous LC experience who are interested in enriching their university experience through Learning Communities. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: The prerequisite for BMSC 207 (formerly PHSI 208) is BIOL 120 and the prerequisite for PSY 233 is PSY 120 or 121. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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Biomedical Sciences 200 – Biology 226 – Statistics 245

Biology is the science of the 21st century and is at the forefront of stunning advances in our understanding of life processes, ranging from genome discoveries to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems. The Life Sciences Learning Community was created for students who are planning on majoring in Biology, but is equally applicable for students interested in the Life Sciences but have not yet decided on their major. Biology 226 is a major requirement and is a favourite of students, Statistics 245 will partially satisfy the Mathematics and Statistics or Quantitative requirements, and Biomedical Sciences 200 is a senior cognate requirement for the 4 year and Honours degree programs. This LC is a great fit for FLEX students from 2019-2020 who are interested in continuing to make connections with classmates in their discipline, want to learn how to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations, and those who want to explore the range of research and career opportunities available to them. Level-UP is also great choice for students with no previous LC experience who are interested in enriching their university experience through Learning Communities. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: The prerequisite for BMSC 200 is CHEM 112 or Biology 30, the prerequisite for BIOL 226 is BIOL 120, and the prerequisite for STAT 245 is one of 3 credit units of 100-level MATH or STAT 103. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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Biomedical Sciences 207 – Biomedical Sciences 210 – Biomedical Sciences 220

This Learning Community is designed for students majoring in the Biomedical Sciences, regardless of specialization. All three courses in this LC are part of the Biomedical Sciences Common Core and are among the required courses for students entering their second year. This LC is an excellent fit for students who are completing a Biomedical Sciences degree while concurrently working towards admission to a professional health field such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Physical Therapy. This LC is a great fit for FLEX students from 2019-2020 who are interested in continuing to make connections with classmates in their discipline, want to learn how to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations, and those who want to explore the range of research and career opportunities available to them. Level-UP is also great choice for students with no previous LC experience who are interested in enriching their university experience through Learning Communities. Although this LC is designed to 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, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: The prerequisite for BMSC 207 (formerly PHSI 208) is BIOL 120, the prerequisite for BMSC 210 is BIOL 120 and BMSC 200, and the prerequisite for BMSC 220 is BIOL 120 and BMSC 200. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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Biomedical Sciences 207 – Biomedical Sciences 220 – Biomedical Sciences 230

This Learning Community is designed for students majoring in the Biomedical Sciences, regardless of specialization. All three courses in this LC are part of the Biomedical Sciences Common Core and are among the required courses for students entering their second year. This LC is an excellent fit for students who are completing a Biomedical Sciences degree while concurrently working towards admission to a professional health field such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Physical Therapy. This LC is a great fit for FLEX students from 2019-2020 who are interested in continuing to make connections with classmates in their discipline, want to learn how to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations, and those who want to explore the range of research and career opportunities available to them. Level-UP is also great choice for students with no previous LC experience who are interested in enriching their university experience through Learning Communities. Although this LC is designed to 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, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: The prerequisite for BMSC 207 (formerly PHSI 208) is BIOL 120, the prerequisite for BMSC 220 is BIOL 120 and BMSC 200, the prerequisite for BMSC 230 is BIOL 120 and BMSC 200. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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Biomedical Sciences 207 – Biomedical Sciences 210 – Biomedical Sciences 240

This Learning Community is designed for students majoring in the Biomedical Sciences, regardless of specialization. All three courses in this LC are part of the Biomedical Sciences Common Core and are among the required courses for students entering their second year. This LC is an excellent fit for students who are completing a Biomedical Sciences degree while concurrently working towards admission to a professional health field such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Physical Therapy. This LC is a great fit for FLEX students from 2019-2020 who are interested in continuing to make connections with classmates in their discipline, want to learn how to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations, and those who want to explore the range of research and career opportunities available to them. Level-UP is also great choice for students with no previous LC experience who are interested in enriching their university experience through Learning Communities. Although this LC is designed to 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, nor will enrollment in this LC result in special consideration when applying to another program or college. The courses in this LC can be used towards any Arts and Science degree.

Please note: The prerequisite for BMSC 207 (formerly PHSI 208) is BIOL 120, the prerequisite for BMSC 210 is BIOL 120 and BMSC 200, and the prerequisite for BMSC 240 is CHEM 112 and BMSC 200. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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