Description: This introduction to Spanish uses group work, exercises, and activities to practice vocabulary and structures in a conversational context. The basic elements include pronunciation, numbers, time and dates, greetings, descriptions, and basic sentence structure.
Description: The continuation of basic Spanish uses group work, exercises, and activities to practice vocabulary and structures in a conversational context. Beginning with a review of material from Spanish I, this course covers vocabulary for dining and travel, health, business conversation, and grammar related to forms of the present tense and reflexive verbs. Completion of EXCPE 3001 is strongly recommended.
Description: Participants will develop communicative competence through activities related to travel, business, and culture. Material will be reviewed from the two previous modules before moving on to learning the two past tenses (preterit and imperfect). There will be practice reading, understanding, and telling stories, as well as descriptions of past events. Basic techniques for speaking, listening,and reading are included as well as a brief introduction in Spanish to the world of global trade. Completion of EXCPE 3002 is strongly recommended.
Description: Participants will explore how to interact in the Spanish world by consolidating what has already been learned, expanding this knowledge into new areas. Students will review and build upon vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar (including present, preterit, imperfect, present perfect, and future tenses). The conditional mode is reviewed and the subjunctive is introduced and practiced in the present tense forms through the use of impersonal expressions, reflexive verse, and commands. Cultural aspects such as shipping, meeting people, exploring cities, and doing business will be focused on throughout. Completion of EXCPE 3003 is strongly recommended.
Description: Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a construction process that is used in the pipeline construction industry to install pipelines under water bodies, steep or unstable slopes and other environmentally sensitive areas. Despite the prolific use of HDD in the Alberta oil and gas transmission sector, planning and executing an HDD project remains a new exercise for many, and often represents a steep and fast paced learning curve for the owner or consulting engineer. After completing this course, students will have an in-depth and technical understanding of HDD through comprehensive coverage of the construction, design, risk management and contracting processes. Design engineers, construction management engineers, owners and engineering consultants will find this course most relevant.
Behaviour and Design of Pre-Stressed and Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures
Description: This course will cover the design and analysis of pre-stressed (PC) and post-tensioned (PT) concrete elements under flexural, shear, and axial stresses. The emphasis will be the fundamental behaviours and principles within the mechanics and strength of materials. The course will also include concepts involved in the analysis and design of PC and PT structures under the framework of the Canadian concretes standard, as well as an understanding of the mechanics and structural principles of code provisions, and application of common theories within applicable structures.
Description: Leading Sustainability At Work gives people new eyes for sustainability and enables them to advocate for actions that take care of our communities, reduce waste, and conserve energy and/or water. The core skills of perspective taking, facilitation, coalition building, planning and implementing, are applicable to any home or workplace. With lots of open discussion, you will have the opportunity to learn from and share your own knowledge with others. You will learn practical solutions and strategies to help make the transformative projects you've dreamed about a reality.
Description: Public engagement has become increasingly prevalent within contemporary democratic systems of government. Policy and decision makers engage and consult with a wide range of communities and stakeholders across a wide array of policy areas. Rationales for engagement are viewed as means of: building legitimacy and growing trust; extending democratic decision-making; incorporating a wider range of knowledge in governance; building public consensus; or encouraging policy uptake within society. This course explores conceptual rationales for engagement and an analysis of current practice.
Citizenship and Municipal Governance
Description: Engagement with the public is an essential aspect of municipal governance; done successfully, engagement can inform urban development, provide input into policy options, and build robust relationships with communities. In this course, students will learn about the changing dynamics and expectations shaping city-citizen relationships in Canada, explore how to integrate engagement resources within planning and policy, and build capacity in matching methodologies to governance needs.
Urban Citizenship and Place Making
Description: Through an exploration of current developments in participatory placemaking, this course provides opportunities for learning about, and inspiring, the innovation of active forms of citizen engagement within urban environments. Students will acquire knowledge of both the conceptual understanding of cities as vibrant social and cultural geographies, as well as emergent areas of engagement practice, including collaborative placemaking, urban touring and community mapping.
Description: What are the local circumstances, values, and ambitions shaping the urban transformations of Canada's prairie cities? How can place-based perspectives inform unique forms of urbanism which contribute to the resiliency and prosperity of cities such as Edmonton, Saskatoon or Calgary? In this course students will explore responses to questions such as these in relation to the concept of prairie-urbanism. Topics include: the history of urban development in the prairies; current priorities for shaping positive urbanisation today (for instance, in relation to sustainability, economic diversification, and social equity); and methodologies for place-based urbanism.