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INT D125 Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies Course Page

Description: Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Arts, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]

INT D130 Communication Skills Course Page

Description: Focuses on the skills needed to communicate effectively in academic settings through a variety of readings, exercises, tasks and workshops. Students in this course will work to develop writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills in the context of academia-specific topics. Note: Restricted to students in the Fresh Start Program who have been recommended by the Director of Fresh Start.

INT D200 Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies Course Page

Description: Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Science]

INT D225A Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies Course Page

Description: May require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Arts, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]

INT D225B Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies Course Page

Description: May require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Arts, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]

INT D240 Scientific and Human Aspects of Global Issues Course Page

Description: A dynamic introduction to interdisciplinary study and to the range of challenges facing society today. Insights of different disciplines in the Faculties of Arts and Science will be brought to bear by instructors in understanding and exploring several core problems and case studies of broad societal significance. The course will incorporate seminar-style discussion, collaborative work, and engaged learning projects. Prerequisite: At least *18 at the 100 level in the Faculty of Arts and/or the Faculty of Science. (This course is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science). [Faculty of Science]

INT D241 Studies in Leadership Course Page

Description: An overview of leadership models, focusing on the scientific study of leadership, evidence-based approaches to leadership development and practice, as well as followership perspectives. Prerequisite: INT D 240. (This course is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science.) [Faculty of Arts]

INT D280 The Mountain World: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies Course Page

Description: An interdisciplinary study of the physical and human dimensions of mountain environments. Content includes the physical (glaciers, climate, geology, etc.), biological (flora, fauna, ecology, etc.), physiological (human bodies at altitude, performance, sport, etc.), and cultural (societies, literature's, histories, etc.) dimensions of these unique regions, as well as a critical analysis of the processes of change and influence shaping local and regional mountain environments around the globe, past and present. (Offered jointly by the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and the Faculty of Science) [Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation]

INT D282 Introduction to Mountain Backcountry Field Skills, Canadian Rockies/Columbias Course Page

Description: Held in a remote backcountry setting at the Alpine Club of Canada's annual summer mountaineering camp, this field course is an introduction to theoretical, technical, and personal leadership skills used in basic mountain backcountry field operations for scientific research, outdoor recreation, tourism, and/or educational purposes. Students are responsible for their own personal gear (equipment is available to rent through MEC and the UofA Student Outdoors Club). Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: Consent from the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of PAC 184 or INT D 282

INT D301A Foundations of Leadership Course Page

Description: An introduction to the scholarly literature on the theory and practice of leadership. The course content will draw from a broad range of disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences. The course material will be delivered on-line. Requires participation in both on-line discussion groups and on-campus seminars. Only open to year one students in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Faculty of Arts]

INT D301B Foundations of Leadership Course Page

Description: An introduction to the scholarly literature on the theory and practice of leadership. The course content will draw from a broad range of disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences. The course material will be delivered on-line. Requires participation in both on-line discussion groups and on-campus seminars. Only open to year one students in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Faculty of Arts]

INT D303 Economics of World Food and Agriculture Course Page

Description: Economic issues in international agriculture including the world food problem; the role of agriculture in development; agricultural and food trade; biotechnology and associated environmental and globalization issues. Prerequisite: ECON 101 or 102 or consent of Department. Credit will only be given for one of INT D 303, AREC 475 and AG EC 475. (Offered jointly by the Departments of Economics and Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology). [Rural Economy]

INT D306A Topics in Leadership Course Page

Description: This course will address contemporary leadership challenges and successes. Local, national and international leaders with a wide range of expertise in academia, business, government, and volunteer, cultural and non-profit communities will speak and interact with students, providing a range of perspectives and experiences on leadership. Only open to year one students in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences]

INT D306B Topics in Leadership Course Page

Description: This course will address contemporary leadership challenges and successes. Local, national and international leaders with a wide range of expertise in academia, business, government, and volunteer, cultural and non-profit communities will speak and interact with students, providing a range of perspectives and experiences on leadership. Only open to year one students in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences]

INT D311 Language Policy and Planning for Indigenous Language Communities Course Page

Description: Language use and attitudes about language within the socio-cultural context of Canadian Indigenous communities. Addresses issues surrounding the health and survivability of Indigenous languages in different types of family, community, and school contexts. Special attention given to Indigenous language advocacy at the family, band, national, and international levels. Training in effective grant-writing techniques included. Restricted to CILLDI program students. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Arts; Education; and Native Studies.) Prerequisite: LING 101 or LING 111. [Linguistics]

INT D318 Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation Course Page

Description: Provides Canadian Indigenous language speakers with the technical skills needed to digitally archive their languages in a database or on the web with text, sound, images, and video. These digital resources can be incorporated into interactive multimedia resources for access by community-based learners and second-language teachers. Restricted to CILLDI program students. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Arts; Education; and Native Studies.) Prerequisite: LING 101 or LING 111. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in LING 399 (Techniques for Endangered Language Documentation) or NS 380 (Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation). [Linguistics]

INT D325 Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies Course Page

Description: Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. [Faculty of Arts, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]

INT D340 Regional Plannng Course Page

Description: The key issues and challenges of regional planning such as how regional planning will be examined including: historical development of regionalism in Canada and Alberta, how regionalism has helped and hindered the development of communities, nationally, provincially, locally. Students will gain experience in reviewing and critiquing concepts and theories that are characteristic of regionalism. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. Open to students in the Undergraduate Program in Planning or Consent of the Instructor.

INT D345 Rural Environments Course Page

Description: The characteristics of rural environments that relate to current planning challenges and land use pressures will be examined. Topics such as: changing agricultural practices, rural health issues, planning for rural sustainability and the role of legislation at provincial, regional and intermunicipal levels will be discussed. Many case examples will be used throughout the course. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. Open to students in the Undergraduate Program in Planning or consent of the Instructor.

INT D350 Game Design Principles and Practice Course Page

Description: Team-based exploration of the formal elements of games including tabletop games, sports, live-action games, and computer games. Prerequisite: CMPUT 250 or consent of the Program. [Faculty of Arts, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]

INT D375 Intercultural Exploration of Health and Practice in Italy Course Page

Description: This course provides a cross-cultural interprofessional learning experience that explores the impact of differences in diet, lifestyle, and food security on patient health and practice. The students also develop an understanding of how education and citizenship influence professional identity and practice. The interdisciplinary course is taught in Italy. Available to Faculty of Nursing students who have completed the second year or third year of the Collaborative nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the Fall term of their second or third year; and Faculty of Pharmacy students who have completed the third year of the Pharmacy program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the Fall term of their third year. Prerequisite: Department consent. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. (Offered jointly by the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.)

INT D394 Introduction to Criminal Law Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: SOC 225. Note: Primarily for BA (Criminology) students. [Sociology]

INT D400 Science Internship Capstone Course Page

Description: Required by all students who have just completed the on-site work experience portion of the Science Internship Program. Must be completed during the first fall or winter academic term following return to full-time studies. The course focuses on professional development, including skills in written and verbal communication and the ability to make contributions in a team environment. Students will be assigned both individual and team-based projects. Grades will be determined by performance on written assignments and oral presentations given in class. Taught in conjunction with INT D 401. This class may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in a Science Internship Practicum course. Prerequisites: WKEXP 956 or WKEXP 932. [Faculty of Science]

INT D401 Internship Capstone Course Page

Description: For Arts students who have just completed the on-site work experience portion in identified discipline-specific internship programs in the Faculty of Arts (see associated Department Calendar entries for details). Must be completed during the first fall or winter academic term following return to full-time studies. The course focuses on professional development, including skills in written and verbal communication and the ability to make contributions in a team environment. Students will be assigned both individual and team-based projects. Grades will be determined by performance on written assignments and oral presentations given in class. Taught in conjunction with INT D 400. This class may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in HGP 401 or PSYCO 411. Prerequisites: WKEXP 962 or WKEXP 802. [Faculty of Arts]

INT D404 Global Citizenship: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives Course Page

Description: This course aims to provide students the opportunity to engage with current literature and experts, and to extend their own research skills as they strive to understand how global citizenship might frame the roles of individuals and communities with which they will interact in increasingly diverse social, economic, and political contexts that are not restricted by geographical or social boundaries. This course will examine select theories and case studies that focus on the constructions of global citizenship, and how citizenship is (has been) lived, denied, recreated and/or re-imagined. [Educational Policy Studies]

INT D406A Capstone Course in Leadership Course Page

Description: Investigation of the nature and use of evidence and models of scientific inquiry as they apply to theory and research in leadership. Students will work in groups with mentors to conduct an interdisciplinary capstone leadership project that addresses a significant global challenge. Only open to year two students in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Faculty of Science]

INT D406B Capstone Course in Leadership Course Page

Description: Investigation of the nature and use of evidence and models of scientific inquiry as they apply to theory and research in leadership. Students will work in groups with mentors to conduct an interdisciplinary capstone leadership project that addresses a significant global challenge. Only open to year two students in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Faculty of Science]

INT D407A Workshop in Leadership Course Page

Description: Students will read articles, cases, and textbook chapters, and view selected videos before class, then in class will engage with the instructor, guests, and each other to develop an understanding of the skills that leaders need and to practice those skills. Skills will be developed in understanding and influencing others, strategy, leading creative teams, and leader communications including crises, symbolic and ceremonial speech, and the media. Only open to year two students in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Faculty of Business].

INT D407B Workshop in Leadership Course Page

Description: Students will read articles, cases, and textbook chapters, and view selected videos before class, then in class will engage with the instructor, guests, and each other to develop an understanding of the skills that leaders need and to practice those skills. Skills will be developed in understanding and influencing others, strategy, leading creative teams, and leader communications including crises, symbolic and ceremonial speech, and the media. Only open to year two students in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Faculty of Business].

INT D409 Research Project Course Page

Description: Directed research in a medical laboratory science. Supervisor and research project to be chosen by student. Requires writing a project proposal, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, conducting adequate experimental research, writing a research paper and presenting a short seminar based on the research. Restricted to fourth-year Medical Laboratory Science students. (Offered jointly by the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and the Division of Medical Laboratory Science.)

INT D410 Interprofessional Health Team Development Course Page

Description: A course intended to provide knowledge, skills and experience in interprofessional (IP) health care competencies. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Physical Education and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) (Priority will be given to students in health professions where this is a required course.) [Health Sciences Council].

INT D410A Interprofessional Health Team Development Course Page

Description: A course intended to provide knowledge, skills and experience in interprofessional (IP) health care competencies. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Physical Education and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) (Priority will be given to students in health professions where this is a required course.) [Health Sciences Council].

INT D410B Interprofessional Health Team Development Course Page

Description: A course intended to provide knowledge, skills and experience in interprofessional (IP) health care competencies. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Physical Education and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) (Priority will be given to students in health professions where this is a required course.) [Health Sciences Council].

INT D411 Advanced Interprofessional Team Practice Course Page

Description: The course is a unique opportunity for students to gain practical, immersive interprofessional (IP) experience in a clinical setting. Health science students will enhance their IP skills and knowledge by building on the IP competencies introduced in INT D 410: interprofessional communication, interprofessional collaboration, role clarification and reflection. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Physical Education and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) Prerequisite: INT D 410. [Health Sciences Council].

INT D425 Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies Course Page

Description: Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Arts, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]

INT D439 Ukrainian Dance Course Page

Description: A theoretical and experiential investigation of the forms and history of Ukrainian dance. Course content is focused on the relationships of this dance to Ukrainian as well as Canadian culture, with consideration to its artistic and educational aspects. Offered jointly by the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. [Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies] May be taken as a Faculty of Arts course or as a Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation course.

INT D450 Computers and Games Course Page

Description: Team-based development of a complete game to be released on any computing platform. Prerequisite: CMPUT 250. [Faculty of Arts, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]

INT D457 Global Health - China Collaboration Course Page

Description: This is an inter-professional course with an international and intercultural component co-taught with faculty from Fudan University, and taught at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Health science students from the University of Alberta and partner Canadian Universities and students from Fudan University will study the similarities and differences in health care delivery, the cultural approaches to health, and roles in global health in Canada and China. The course combines didactic presentations, small group work, student presentations, visits to health agencies in Shanghai and a hospital placement. Please contact the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for additional information. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.)

INT D491A Research Project Course Page

Description: Directed research in a medical laboratory science. Supervisor and research project to be chosen by student. Requires writing a project proposal, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, conducting adequate experimental research, writing a research paper and presenting a short seminar based on the research. Restricted to fourth-year Medical Laboratory Science students. (Offered jointly by the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and the Division of Medical Laboratory Science.)

INT D491B Research Project Course Page

Description: Directed research in a medical laboratory science. Supervisor and research project to be chosen by student. Requires writing a project proposal, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, conducting adequate experimental research, writing a research paper and presenting a short seminar based on the research. Restricted to fourth-year Medical Laboratory Science students. (Offered jointly by the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and the Division of Medical Laboratory Science.)

INT D500 An Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research Course Page

Description: An introduction to conceptual and methodological foundations of community-based participatory research in the health and social sciences.

INT D520A Combined Honors Essay Course Page

Description: For students in Combined Honors programs. Permission of both Departments is required. Registration in this class may require attendance and participation in specific program seminars. Consult your program advisors. [Faculty of Arts, Undergraduate Student Services]

INT D520B Combined Honors Essay Course Page

Description: For students in Combined Honors programs. Permission of both Departments is required. Registration in this class may require attendance and participation in specific program seminars. Consult your program advisors. [Faculty of Arts, Undergraduate Student Services]

INT D525 Commensal Bacteria and Gastrointestinal Health Course Page

Description: Integrated exploration of concepts and research methods pertaining to gastrointestinal physiology, gastrointestinal disorders, and the role of the commensal microbiota in health and disease of humans and animals. Tools to modify the function of the intestinal microflora for prevention or treatment of disease by administration of probiotic bacteria or by administration of prebiotics. Offered in odd-numbered years. Prerequisites: (*3 Microbiology or *3 Immunology) and consent of instructor. Offered jointly by the Departments of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science and Medicine. [Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science].

INT D530 Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies Course Page

Description: Faculty of Arts, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

INT D565 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics Course Page

Description: Economic analysis of renewable resource and environmental issues. Renewable resource theory with applications to the fishery, forestry, soils and wildlife. Economic analysis of environmental protection and policy. Topics in applied benefit-cost analysis including the valuation of non-market goods and services. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor; (AREC 313 or AG EC 416) and (AREC 502 or AG EC 502) recommended. (Offered jointly by the Departments of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology and Economics.) [Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology].

INT D570 Healthcare Ethics Course Page

Description: An interdisciplinary course exploring selected topics in bioethics. Includes examination of ethical theories and principles within the context of clinical practice (nursing, medicine, rehabilitation medicine, dentistry, pharmacy) and learning experiences to improve moral reasoning and ethical decision making. Prerequisite: consent of Instructors. [Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre]

INT D577 Spiritual Assessment in the Promotion of Health Course Page

Description: As an element of whole person health assessment, "spiritual assessment" is of interest to a broad spectrum of health as well as ministry professionals. Emphasis is placed on consideration of theories and skills needed for the practice of spiritual assessment. The course provides a context for interdisciplinary reflection on understandings of the human person, health, health promotion, spirituality, spiritual needs, and spiritual care. Students are invited to explore their own spirituality and various approaches to assessing the spiritual based on a variety of definitions and understandings of spirituality. Specific models and tools for spiritual assessment will be considered, two will be looked at in depth, and students will have opportunities to bring theory as well as experience together in both group and individual exercises of spiritual assessment rooted in their ministry/health practice.

INT D600 Building Foundations Course Page

Description: Transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary lecture series on maternal-fetal-newborn health are presented; Defining and navigating the challenges of conducting Interdisciplinary research, defining conceptual frameworks, research resources, research approaches to MFN health, research grant funding structures and grant review, communicating outside of academia, and a variety of maternal-fetal-newborn transdisciplinary health topics; genetics, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, nursing, health population outcomes. Four projects involving transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary composition related to the lecture series will be required.

INT D660 Selected Topics in PhD Studies in Nursing Course Page

Description: Selected topics in nursing at the doctoral level.

INT D665 Advanced Natural Resource Economics Course Page

Description: Applied economic modeling of resource utilization and environmental issues with a focus in forestry and agriculture. Topics may include current Canadian and international issues in the area of environmental valuation, energy, climate change, biodiversity and conservation as related to Forestry and Agriculture. Prerequisite: AREC 365; AREC 313 and ECON 281 recommended. Credit will only be given for one of AREC 465 and INT D 665. Available only to students in MBA/MAg, MBA/MF, MBA in Natural Resource and Energy Programs, or by consent of the instructor. [Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology]

INT D670 Research Ethics Course Page

Description: Examines the ethical issues which arise in research involving human subjects. Research methods studied may include clinical trials, surveys, secondary analysis of stored data, and the observation of public behavior. Problems encountered in studying particular populations, such as children or persons with dementia, will also be studied. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor. [Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre].

INT D690 Topics in Knowledge Utilization Course Page

Description: This course examines the scientific, theoretical, and historical underpinnings of the distinct but related fields of knowledge utilization, knowledge translation and innovation diffusion. Attention is given to contemporary manifestations in Canadian society such as evidence-based/evidence-informed decision-making, and in health care such as evidence-based medicine, and evidence-based practice. Particular attention will be given to the challenges of knowledge use in complex organizations and in the use of strategies to increase the use of knowledge, primarily although not exclusively the use of scientific knowledge. The course will focus on the central conceptual and methodological challenges in the field.