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 FLEX and Level-UP pages are now closed for sign-up for 2021-22 – we will still sign-up students in the LC Hours – if you are interested in joining an LC Hour email aslc@usask.ca


Level UP Learning Communities

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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 – Psychology 230

Criminology is the interdisciplinary field of study of crime as both individual and social phenomenon. The Criminology Learning Community provides two different disciplinary lenses to the study of crime, criminology theories, and criminal behaviour. These two LC courses are well suited for students planning to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, Psychology, or related studies, and also satisfy requirements for a 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 are 6 credit units of 100-level SOC. The prerequisite for PSY 230 is PSY 121. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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Political Studies 261 – International Studies 211

We live in a time of rapid and transformative change in which people's lives are shaped increasingly by global forces and norms. This Learning Community combines two international-focused politics courses where you will be introduced to the evolution of international politics with a focus on major events and ideas in the development of the modern international system, and address some of the most complex interactions and tensions that define our world. These two LC courses are well suited for students planning to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Studies or International Studies, and will also satisfy the Global Systems and Dynamics cluster requirement for the Global Studies certificate. 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.

The prerequisite for POLS 261 is any two of IS 110, POLS 111, POLS 112; or 18 credit units at the university level. The prerequisite for IS 211 is 18 credit units at the 100-level including at least 12 credit units from ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLS, RLST, RUSS, SOC, SPAN, UKR, WGST. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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Computer Science 214 – 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 and 270 are required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 3 year, 4 year, and Honours degrees and both 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 FLEX07 students from 2020-2021 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 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 FLEX18 students from 2020-2021 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. Students are able to receive credit for both BIOL/BMSC 224 and BMSC 207 if they are taken concurrently or BIOL 224 is taken first. 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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Biology 226 – Biology 228

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 Biological Sciences Learning Community was created for students who are planning on majoring in Biology or Environmental Biology, but is equally applicable for students interested in the related disciplines but have not yet decided on their major. Biology 226 and 228 are major requirements for Biology and Environmental Biology degrees, and they also satisfy requirements for a Certificate in Biological Research. This LC is a great fit for FLEX students from 2020-2021 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 BIOL 226 is BIOL 120. The prerequisite for BIOL 228 is BIOL 108 or BIOL 121 or GEOG 120 or 6 credit units in GEOL. 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 2020-2021 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 230

This Learning Community is designed for students majoring in the Biomedical Sciences, regardless of specialization. Both of the 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 2020-2021 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 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 240

This Learning Community is designed for students majoring in the Biomedical Sciences, regardless of specialization. Both of the 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 2020-2021 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 240 is CHEM 112 and BMSC 200. Please refer to the Course and Program Catalogue for more information.

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