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15.3 Course Descriptions (Office of Extension & Culture) 2021/2022

15.3 Course Descriptions (Office of Extension & Culture)

Bridge to English for Academic Purposes

EAP 96 - Bridge to English for Academic Purposes - Grammar - 0 (4-0-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language grammar required to proceed to EAP 101.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 97 and EAP 98 and EAP 99

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 97 - Bridge to English for Academic Purposes - Writing - 0 (4-0-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop the English language writing skills required to proceed to EAP 102.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 99 and EAP 98 and EAP 96

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 98 - Bridge to English for Academic Purposes - Reading - 0 (4-0-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language reading skills required to proceed to EAP 103.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 99 and EAP 97 and EAP 96

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 99 - Bridge to English for Academic Purposes - Listening/Speaking - 0 (4-0-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language listening and speaking skills required to proceed to EAP 104.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 96 and EAP 97 and EAP 98

Further information: Course availability and times

English for Academic Purposes

EAP 101 - English for Academic Purposes-Grammar - 0 (4-0-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language grammar required to succeed in post-secondary education. Students will become proficient in the use of advanced grammar, verb tenses, modifiers and sentence structures.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 102 and EAP 103 and EAP 104

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 102 - English for Academic Purposes-Writing - 0 (4-0-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop the English language writing skills required to succeed in post-secondary education. Students will learn to write clearly and effectively to meet the standards expected for post-secondary essay, research and report writing.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 101 and EAP 103 and EAP 104

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 103 - English for Academic Purposes-Reading - 0 (4-0-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language reading skills required to succeed in post-secondary education. The course will introduce shorter pieces of literature, stories and modern essays. Students will study a novel written in a Canadian context. Specific reading comprehension exercises will be completed on a regular basis.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 101 and EAP 102 and EAP 104

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 104 - English for Academic Purposes-Listening/Speaking - 0 (4-0-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language listening and speaking skills required to succeed in post-secondary education. Students will become proficient in listening critically to the Instructor, classmates, and guests. Students will learn to take notes in class, some viewing and interpreting of visual material are included in the course. Students will develop English language verbal skills through in class group work and presentation skills. Students will be able to communicate effectively on practical, social and academic topics.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 101 and EAP 102 and EAP 103

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Arabic

X-ARB 01 - Modern Standard Arabic I - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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Introduction to Arabic Language Alphabet (pronunciation, reading and writing) and very basic grammar/structure concepts.

Note: New students who have a prior knowledge of the language are required to meet with instructional staff first for a language placement test.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-ARB 02 - Modern Standard Arabic II - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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Continuation of Introduction to Arabic Language Alphabet (pronunciation, reading and writing) and very basic grammar/structure concepts.

Note: New students who have a prior knowledge of the language are required to meet with instructional staff first for a language placement test.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-ARB 03 - Modern Standard Arabic III - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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This course is the first level of Intermediate Arabic Language. It also includes pronunciation, reading, writing, and conversation in familiar contexts.

Prerequisites: X-ARB 02 or Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-ARB 04 - Modern Standard Arabic IIII - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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This course is the second level of Intermediate Arabic Language. It also includes pronunciation, reading, writing, and conversation in familiar contexts.

Prerequisites: X-ARB 03 or Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Art

X-ART 01 - Integrative Sketching and Painting - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
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Students will acquire skills in creating artwork, including sketching and painting from several cultural perspectives.

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension CELPIP Preparation

X-CPP 01 - CELPIP Preparation - Reading - 0 (18-0-0-0-0)
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The Accredited CELPIP Preparation Course has been developed by CELPIP experts to assist test takers to maximize their performance on test day. The program focuses on language skills and test-taking strategies that will help test takers demonstrate their true level of English language proficiency on the CELPIP General Test or the CELPIP General-LS Test. X-CPP 01 focuses on strengthening the reading comprehension skills of learners, in alignment with the requirements of the CELPIP test.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-CPP 02 - CELPIP Preparation - Writing - 0 (18-0-0-0-0)
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The Accredited CELPIP Preparation Program has been developed by CELPIP experts to assist test takers to maximize their performance on test day. The program focuses on language skills and test-taking strategies that will help test takers demonstrate their true level of English language proficiency on the CELPIP General Test or the CELPIP General-LS Test. X-CPP 02 focuses on strengthening the writing skills of learners, in alignment with the requirements of the CELPIP test.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-CPP 03 - CELPIP Preparation - Speaking - 0 (18-0-0-0-0)
Office of Extension & Culture

The Accredited CELPIP Preparation Course has been developed by CELPIP experts to assist test takers to maximize their performance on test day. The program focuses on language skills and test-taking strategies that will help test takers demonstrate their true level of English language proficiency on the CELPIP General Test or the CELPIP General-LS Test. X-CPP 03 focuses on strengthening the speaking fluency skills of learners, in alignment with the requirements of the CELPIP test.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-CPP 04 - CELPIP Preparation - Listening - 0 (18-0-0-0-0)
Office of Extension & Culture

The Accredited CELPIP Preparation Course has been developed by CELPIP experts to assist test takers to maximize their performance on test day. The program focuses on language skills and test-taking strategies that will help test takers demonstrate their true level of English language proficiency on the CELPIP General Test or the CELPIP General-LS Test. X-CPP 04 focuses on strengthening the listening skills of learners, in alignment with the requirements of the CELPIP test.

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Chinese

X-CHN 01 - Chinese HSK Level 1 - 0 (0-1.5L-0-0-0)
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An entry-level course designed to give students a good command of spoken and written Chinese and an introduction to Chinese culture and civilization. Students will learn 150 characters and 150 vocabulary words.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-CHN 02 - Chinese HSK Level 2 - 0 (0-1.5L-0-0-0)
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As a sequel course to X-CHN 01, this course is designed to give students further intensive training in spoken and written Chinese. It promotes a greater understanding of Chinese culture and civilization. Students will learn 300 characters and 300 vocabulary words.

Prerequisites: X-CHN 01

Further information: Course availability and times

X-CHN 03 - Chinese HSK Level 3 - 0 (0-2L-0-0-0)
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As a sequel course to X-CHN 02, this course is designed to give students further intensive training in spoken and written Chinese. It promotes a greater understanding of Chinese culture and civilization. Students will learn 600 characters and 600 vocabulary words.

Prerequisites: X-CHN 02

Further information: Course availability and times

X-CHN 04 - Chinese HSK Level 4 - 0 (0-2L-0-0-0)
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As a sequel course to X-CHN 03, this course is designed to give students further intensive training in spoken and written Chinese. It promotes a greater understanding of Chinese culture and civilization.

Prerequisites: X-CHN 03

Further information: Course availability and times

X-CHN 51 - Chinese Teaching Summer Seminar - 0 (0-10L-0-0-0)
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The Chinese Teaching Summer Seminar is an intensive professional development course for teachers and researchers in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages. Chinese educators will be able to develop an understanding of issues related to the curriculum, tasks and roles of oversea Chinese language teachers.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-CHN 91 - Tai Chi - 0 (0-1L-0-0-0)
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Learners will gain a fundamental understanding of Tai Chi and be able to perform the entire routine of different styles of Tai Chi independently.

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Drama

X-DRA 01 - Drama in the Classroom - 0 (21-0-0-0-0)
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Using theatre games, speech exercises, movement, improvisation and text, this course is an introduction to drama for our visiting students. This class will focus on implementing drama activities into the early childhood classroom and enhancing Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and more.

Note: This course is open only to international visiting students.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-DRA 02 - Drama in the Classroom for K to 12 Bilingual Program Teachers - 0 (18-0-0-0-0)
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Incorporating the use of language into the theatre games, speech exercises, movement, improvisation and text, this course will focus on implementing drama activities into the elementary/secondary bilingual program classroom and enhancing Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and more. K to 12 Bilingual Program Teachers taking this course will be able to implement the activities learned in this course directly into their classroom in September.

Note: K to 12 Bilingual program teaching experience, K to 12 language program teaching experience is a requirement to register in this course.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-DRA 03 - Drama in the Classroom for Teachers - 0 (18-0-0-0-0)
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Using theatre games, speech exercises, movement, improvisation and text, this course will focus on implementing drama activities into the elementary/secondary classroom and enhancing Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and more. The learners will experience drama activities, have opportunities to present rehearsed scenes and will actively discover the importance of play, acquiring knowledge of self and learning to understand and express feelings, thought and ideas. The learners will be able to implement the activities learned in this course directly into their classroom in September.

Note: This course is only open to certified teachers, teaching assistants, and students in a qualified post-secondary program.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension English

X-ENG 01 - Intensive English Summer Course - 0 (14-6s-0-0-0)
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5-week intensive and comprehensive summer course designed for students whose first language is not English to develop English grammar, writing, reading, listening and speaking skills. It will also provide international newcomers to Canada with a memorable first Canadian experience including English classes and cultural activities within the Edmonton area and a trip to the Rocky Mountains.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-ENG 02 - Intensive English and Public Health Summer Course - 0 (20-5s-0-0-0)
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2-week intensive international summer school which provides students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the English language while immersing themselves in their field of public health study. It will also provide international newcomers to Canada with a memorable first Canadian experience including English classes and cultural activities within the Edmonton area and a trip to the Rocky Mountains.

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension German

X-GER 01 - Standard German I - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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An entry-level course designed to give students a good command of spoken and written German and an introduction to German culture and civilization.

Note: New students who have a prior knowledge of the language are required to meet with instructional staff first for a language placement test.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-GER 02 - Standard German II - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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A continuation of German I which furthers students' command of spoken and written German and familiarity with German culture and civilization.

Note: New students who have a prior knowledge of the language are required to meet with instructional staff first for a language placement test.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-GER 03 - Advanced German I - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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An intermediate-advanced level course designed to strengthen students’ command of spoken and written German and expand their understanding of German culture and civilization.

Prerequisites: GERM212 (Intermediate German II) or Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-GER 51 - German Grammar I - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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A grammar-based course designed to develop German language reading, writing, and oral skills.

Note: Students who have language knowledge outside of these courses are required to meet with the instructor first for a language placement test.

Prerequisites: GERM211 (Intermediate German I) or Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Health

X-HEA 02 - Phytochemical Extraction Methods and the Canadian Cannabis Industry - 0 (1-4L-0-0-0)
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This course if for learners looking to enter a growing career in the cannabis extraction industry. The learning activities include online pre-lab learning and lab experience. Learners will be virtually introduced to the cannabis industry in Canada and scientific theories crucial for success, and then practice natural product extraction methods applicable to cannabis extraction careers. Students will learn the major methods for extraction of phytochemicals applicable to the modern cannabis industry using a variety of plants and natural products. Students will not be handling cannabis as part of this course, but will be introduced to the cannabis industry, plant morphology, and skills required for success in a growing cannabis career.

Note: Learners must be 18 years or older at the time of application for this course. Prerequisites: English 101, Chemistry 101, Biology 101 or equivalent or should consult the instructor first for a qualification assessment.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-HEA 03 - Advanced HACCP Training - 0 (35-0-0-0-0)
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This 4-day course is designed to provide outcomes that will allow students to: understand and describe various components of traditional "codex" HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) systems, understand the application of Good Manufacturing Practices as it applies within a fully documented HACCP program, understand and apply concepts of HACCP plan development. In this course, the Food Safety Enhancement Program (FSEP) of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be used including standard requirements and associated documentation. The 4-day version of the Advanced HACCP Training course is Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Council of Professional Experience (CoPE) approved for 35 Professional Development Hours. (CoPE approval # CPC-2017-004)

Further information: Course availability and times

X-HEA 04 - Ethics Training - Healthcare - 0 (5-0-0-0-0)
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The Enhancing Ethical Reasoning and Critical Decision Making for Healthcare Professionals workshop has been designed to bridge the gap that exists in current ethics training by using an applied ethics, hands-on approach. Using lecture, group discussion and customized case studies, the objective of the workshop is to guide individuals and organizations to make better decisions when faced with ethical dilemmas. By the end of the workshop, the participant can immediately apply what they have learned to solve issues in their workplace.

Note: This workshop can be customized to fit your training needs and objectives.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-HEA 51 - Yoga Beyond the Mat - 0 (0-1.25L-0-0-0)
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This course will take learners beyond the mainstream understanding of yoga (i.e. physical poses) and delve into the roots of the practice and its various forms. Through learning about the theory and various paths of yoga, learners will deepen their understanding, while also learning what practices resonate most for them.

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Information Systems Security

X-ISS 01 - Full Stack Development Bootcamp - 0 (0-0-15-15-0)
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Intensive program to build digital skills and prepares learners to fill open technology focused positions or launch entrepreneurial activities.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-ISS 02 - Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp - 0 (0-0-15-15-0)
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Intensive program to build digital skills and prepares learners to fill open technology focused positions or launch entrepreneurial activities.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-ISS 11 - Fundamentals of Cybersecurity - 0 (0-0-0-0-0)
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Fundamentals of Cybersecurity provides learners with no previous cybersecurity knowledge with an overview of the field and an understanding of strategies to break into this growing IT specialization of cybersecurity. It also provides learners with some prior IT/computer science training, but who are not currently working in the field, with core cybersecurity skills that will enable them to rejoin the IT field.

Note: Instruction Hours: 10-20 hours in total (online)

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Management

X-MGT 51 - Renewable and Sustainable Energy Management - 0 (1-0-2-0-0)
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The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Management course will prepare students to become Energy Managers or Energy Coordinators for companies. This course will describe the techniques and tools that graduates can use to manage or coordinate energy sources, including: biomass, cogeneration, geothermal, hydro, photovoltaic, solar, and wind. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: outline the roles of Energy Managers/Coordinators in a company; evaluate sustainable energy's impacts; plan, implement, and control sustainable energy systems; predict and mitigate risks; and monitor sustainable energy facilities.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MGT 52 - Getting It Right On Renewables - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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This course will examine the growing interest in and inventory of renewable energy technologies, their interactions with each other and with conventional energy sources, and how to optimize their potential contribution to the energy, environmental and economic goals of Canada.

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Music Ensemble

X-MUE 01 - Classical Music Appreciation - 0 (2.5-0-0-0-0)
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A survey of nearly two thousand years of music history, from Gregorian Chant to new works of the twenty-first century. Students will be exposed to many musical genres including motets, symphonies, opera, and jazz, as well as learn about representative composers' lives and compositions.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MUE 03 - Introduction to Popular Music - 0 (2.5-0-0-0-0)
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A survey of popular music's development as a category of musical and cultural practice, an industry and an object of study, during the twentieth century.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MUE 10 - Choral Ensemble - Mixed Chorus - 0 (2.5-0-0-0-0)
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Participation in Community Chorus community ensemble to develop vocal techniques, musicianship, and reading skills through the study of a variety of choral literature. Through regular practice and rehearsal, prepares for extensive performance both locally and regionally in concert and worship settings.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MUE 11 - Choral Ensemble - Mixed Chorus - 0 (2.5-0-0-0-0)
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Participation in Community Chorus community ensemble to develop vocal techniques, musicianship, and reading skills through the study of a variety of choral literature. Through regular practice and rehearsal, prepares for extensive performance both locally and regionally in concert and worship settings.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MUE 20 - Choral Ensemble - Women's Chorus (Bella Voce) - 0 (1.5-0-0-0-0)
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Participation in Bella Voce community ensemble to develop vocal techniques, musicianship, and reading skills through the study of a variety of choral literature. Through regular practice and rehearsal, prepares for extensive performance both locally and regionally in concert and worship settings.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MUE 21 - Choral Ensemble - Women's Chorus (Bella Voce) - 0 (1.5-0-0-0-0)
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Participation in Bella Voce community ensemble to develop vocal techniques, musicianship, and reading skills through the study of a variety of choral literature. Through regular practice and rehearsal, prepares for extensive performance both locally and regionally in concert and worship settings.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MUE 30 - Handbell Ensemble - Novice (JuBELLation) - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
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Participation in a Concordia's handbell ensemble, JuBELLation. This ensemble develops handbell techniques, musicianship, and reading skills through the study of a variety of handbell literature. Through regular practice and rehearsal, they prepare for performance both locally and on tour.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MUE 31 - Handbell Ensemble - Novice (JuBELLation) - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
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Participation in a Concordia's handbell ensemble, JuBELLation. This ensemble develops handbell techniques, musicianship, and reading skills through the study of a variety of handbell literature. Through regular practice and rehearsal, they prepare for performance both locally and on tour.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MUE 40 - Handbell Ensemble - Advanced (Jubiloso) - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
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Participation in a Concordia's hand bell ensemble, Jubiloso. This ensemble develops handbell techniques, musicianship, and reading skills through the study of a variety of hand bell literature. Through regular practice and rehearsal, they prepare for performance both locally and on tour.

Note: A successful audition is required for participation.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MUE 41 - Handbell Ensemble - Advanced (Jubiloso) - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
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Participation in a Concordia's hand bell ensemble, Jubiloso. This ensemble develops handbell techniques, musicianship, and reading skills through the study of a variety of hand bell literature. Through regular practice and rehearsal, they prepare for performance both locally and on tour.

Note: A successful audition is required for participation.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MUE 50 - Symphony Orchestra - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
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Participation in the Concordia Symphony Orchestra which develops instrumental techniques, musicianship, and reading skills through the study of a variety of symphonic literature. The Concordia Symphony Orchestra also involves community musicians.

Note: A successful audition is required for participation.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-MUE 51 - Symphony Orchestra - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
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Participation in the Concordia Symphony Orchestra which develops instrumental techniques, musicianship, and reading skills through the study of a variety of symphonic literature. The Concordia Symphony Orchestra also involves community musicians.

Note: A successful audition is required for participation.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Professional Skills Development

X-PSD 01 - Ethics Training - Outreach - 0 (5-0-0-0-0)
Office of Extension & Culture

The Enhancing Ethical Reasoning and Critical Decision Making workshop has been designed to bridge the gap that exists in current ethics training by using an applied ethics, hands-on approach. Using lecture, group discussion and customized case studies, the objective of the workshop is to guide individuals and organizations to make better decisions when faced with ethical dilemmas. By the end of the workshop, the participant can immediately apply what they have learned to solve issues in their workplace. Workshop fee includes all training material, refreshments, and certificate of completion.

Note: This workshop can be customized to fit your training needs and objectives.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-PSD 91 - CUE Leadership Development - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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The intent of this leadership course is to create a pool of CUE employees who have developed effective leadership skills that will assist them in their current and potential future roles at CUE.

Note: Only open to CUE employees (staff, faculty sessional instructors, part-time and casual employees).

Further information: Course availability and times

X-PSD 92 - Change Management - 0 (7-0-0-0-0)
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Students will learn Change Management theory, various leadership styles used in managing change plus numerous change models employed by organizations to make change. The course will utilize practical examples experienced and future change scenarios necessary using the COVID-19 pandemic to illustrate how unprecedented change may best be implemented. It is a pre-approved course for Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) designation application offered through the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP).

Further information: Course availability and times

X-PSD 93 - Program Evaluation for Professionals - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
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This introductory course is for professionals interested in integrating evaluation plans and principles into their work. Evaluations help maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and policies, and demonstrate their value to constituents and funders. Learners will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to start applying evaluation in their workplace. This course contributes to developing the Technical Practice and Management Practice competencies identified by the Canadian Evaluation Society as required for sound evaluation practice.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-PSD 94 - Systems Leadership - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
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The course will introduce qualities of a learning team, acquire tools, strategies and skills to build systems thinking capacity. As a current or emergent leader you will build your systems thinking capacity.

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Skills Development

X-SKL 01 - Career Transitions: Career Management & Action Planning - 0 (3.5-0-0-0-0)
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Career management skills are a necessity to make strong career decisions that serve your long term goals. In this course you will develop a career management strategy, review resources to support your career decisions, and identify your values, motivations, and needs to help you build a satisfying career. Learn actionable strategies to elevate your career and to manage career transitions such as graduation, employment loss, or a career change.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-SKL 02 - Career Transitions: Professional Communication & Branding - 0 (3.5-0-0-0-0)
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Oral and written professional communication skills are essential to develop your career. Learn how to communicate clearly and improve your professional brand in order to establish a positive professional presence. In this course you will develop and practice 'pitching' your professional story in job applications, interviews, networking events and online. Learn actionable strategies to elevate your career and to manage career transitions such as graduation, employment loss, or a career change.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-SKL 03 - Career Transitions: Networking & Building Professional Relationships - 0 (3.5-0-0-0-0)
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Networking and professional relationship building are key stills to manage and advance your career. Enhance your career management skills through understanding how to apply networking techniques and workplace etiquette to an online context. Learn actionable strategies to elevate your career and to manage career transitions such as graduation, employment loss, or a career change.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-SKL 11 - Skills for Professional Success - 0 (3.5-0-0-0-0)
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Social and professional skills are essential to develop your career. Learn how to improve your professional and social skills to establish a positive professional presence. This course covers workplace expectations and acceptable behaviors: appropriate business attire and grooming, verbal and non-verbal communication, telephone etiquette, time management and general professional demeanor. The course also provides practical strategies to enhance your professional etiquette, professional relationships and overall career planning.

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Sociology

X-SOC 01 - Chinese Society: People and Government - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
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An examination of the central features of China's transformation into a global power. Such features include China's modern history events, economic models (state-planned economy and private led-economy), state-society relations, urbanization processes, and population governance strategies.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-SOC 02 - Powering Growth with China - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
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Powering Growth with China provides the insights and tools to bridge that difficult gap between the desire to do business with Chinese firms (vendors and clients) and the real-life execution of a China-centered supply chain strategy.

Prerequisites: X-SOC 01

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Speak Science Simply

X-SSS 81 - Speak Science Simply: Persuasive Science Storytelling Techniques - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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The Speak Science Simply: Persuasive Science Storytelling Techniques module provides individuals involved in science and research with the skills and confidence to communicate effectively and share their work with the general public. The module provides training in the process and techniques of framing and crafting individual stories to communicate science.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-SSS 82 - Speak Science Simply: Science Interview Toolkit - 0 (2-0-0-0-0)
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The Speak Science Simply: Science Interview Toolkit module provides individuals involved in science and research with the skills and confidence to communicate effectively and share their work with the general public. This module will guide the participants to learn strategies to develop informative interview questionnaires and evaluate case studies of scientific interviews for the public.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-SSS 83 - Speak Science Simply: Navigating Scientific Controversy - 0 (2-0-0-1-0)
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The Speak Science Simply: Navigating Scientific Controversy module provides individuals involved in science and research with the skills and confidence to communicate effectively and share their work with the general public. Participants learn effective ways of communicating scientific controversy including strategies to select and frame key messages to be easily understood by the general public.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-SSS 84 - Speak Science Simply: Writing Science Simply & Succinctly - 0 (2-0-0-1-0)
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The Speak Science Simply: Writing Science Simply & Succinctly module provides individuals involved in science and research with the skills and confidence to communicate effectively and share their work with the general public. In this module participants learn effective ways of crafting key science messages that can be easily understood by the general public.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times

X-SSS 85 - Speak Science Simply: Communicating Data and Statistics to the Public - 0 (3-0-0-0-0)
Office of Extension & Culture

The Speak Science Simply: Communicating Data and Statistics to the Public module provides individuals involved in science and research with the skills and confidence to communicate effectively and share their work with the general public. This module provides basic knowledge to participants on the various innovative communication strategies that can be used to effectively communicate data and statistical analyses results to the public in an easy, relatable and relevant way.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

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X-SSS 86 - Speak Science Simply: Communicating Science for Policy - 0 (6-0-0-0-0)
Office of Extension & Culture

The Speak Science Simply: Communicating Science for Policy module provides individuals involved in science and research with the skills and confidence to communicate effectively and share their work with the general public. This module will train participants in constructive ways to distill, frame and communicate scientific results and recommendations for policy change.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

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X-SSS 87 - Speak Science Simply: Leveraging Social Media for Science - 0 (2.5-0-0-0-0)
Office of Extension & Culture

The Speak Science Simply: Leveraging Social Media for Science module provides individuals involved in science and research with the skills and confidence to communicate effectively and share their work with the general public. This module trains participants on how to use social media platforms to communicate science.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

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X-SSS 88 - Speak Science Simply: Science to Business Communication - 0 (1.5-0-0-3-0)
Office of Extension & Culture

The Speak Science Simply: Science to Business Communication module provides individuals involved in science and research with the skills and confidence to communicate effectively and share their work with the general public. This module will introduce science learners to foundational business concepts including business strategy, research commercialization and science to business marketing.

Prerequisites: Consent of Department

Further information: Course availability and times