Dual Credit Courses

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools has a partnership with Athabasca University. Based on students’ interests in certain subjects and career pathways as noted in recent surveys, we are offering the following courses:

Accounting (ACCT) 253: Introduction to Financial Accounting. Students will learn how to prepare and analyze financial statements that comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). As part of this preparation, students will learn about the accounting process in public and private institutions, including how to make entries, do cost analyses, account for costs and the sale of goods in budgets, and record and present projected and real time budgets. They will learn about debt financing and long-term liabilities as well proprietorships and partnerships. No pre-requisite. High school credits earned (5 credits). Post-secondary credits earned: 3 transfer credits (University of Alberta, SAIT, Concordia, King’s University, Burman University, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, College of Lethbridge).

Anthropology (ANTH) 275: Faces of Culture: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Students will learn about culture, and how to study different cultures using ecological approaches. They will focus on personality, kinship, identity, social groups, stratification, economics, and politics. Students will also learn about communication and expressive aspects of culture. No pre-requisite. High school credits earned (5 credits). Post-secondary credits earned: 3 transfer credits (University of Alberta, Concordia, King’s University, Burman University, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge).

Art History (ARHI) 201: A Survey of Western Art I: Looking at Art from Ancient Times to the Middle Ages. Students will be introduced to the developments in artistic expression from cave drawings and the monuments of the ancient world of the paintings, sculptures, and architecture of the 15TH Century northern Europe. No pre-requisite but successful completion of a basic English course is recommended. High school credits earned (5 credits). Post-secondary credits earned: 3 transfer credits (Alberta College of Art and Design, University of Alberta, MacEwan University, Concordia University, SAIT, King’s University, Burman University, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge).

Computer Science (COMP) 214: Interactive Technologies. Students will learn about emerging technologies in human-computer interaction (HCI), with some historical perspective. The aim of the course is to give students a general understanding of the context and current state of interactive computer technologies and allow them to explore those aspects of greatest interest to them. Pre-requisite: basic computer literacy and competencies (not course requirement). High school credits earned (5 credits). Post-secondary credits earned: 3 transfer credits (University of Alberta, Concordia University, MacEwan University, Mount Royal University, Burman University, University of Lethbridge, Thompson River University, Open Learning).

Education (EDU) 201: The Profession of Teaching. Students will examine all aspects of becoming a teacher and living the career of a teacher. They will focus on preparation and activities that comprise teaching and learning in K-12 contexts. Pre-requisite: none. High school credits earned (5 credits). Post-secondary credits earned: 3 transfer credits (University of Alberta, University of Calgary, King’s University, Concordia University).

Indigenous Studies (INST) 203. Students will learn about diverse perspectives on and histories of Indigenous communities in Canada and major federal and provincial government legislation that impacted these groups. Pre-requisite: none. High school credits earned (5 credits). Post-secondary credits earned: 3 transfer credits (University of Calgary).