Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

BSc Human Ecology - Family Science Major Approved Program Electives (APE)

Guidelines

Approved Program Electives (APE) must be selected according to the following directions:

  • The total 100 and 200 level APEs cannot be greater than 1 course (*3).
  • Any courses on this list that have already been taken/granted credit for as required program courses cannot be used as an APE.
  • Students must have all prerequisites listed in the calendar before taking a course; credit may be denied for courses without the appropriate prerequisites.
  • APE lists are updated annually and students must use the most updated version of the list when selecting APE courses.
  • Students can either choose an area of concentration and complete all APEs from one category or take any combination of courses that fits their interests/goals. Please work with an academic or student advisor to choose courses that will work best for you.
  • Not all courses are offered every year. Students must take this into account when planning their programs. 
  • Always refer to Bear Tracks for the most up to date course information.

Aging

  • PHIL 386 - Health Care Ethics
  • PSYCO 329 - Adult Development and Aging
  • RLS 100 - Life, Leisure, and the Pursuit of Happiness
  • SOC 375 - Sociology of Aging
  • SOC 473 - Sociology of Death and Dying
  • Child and Youth Studies

  • HECOL 413 - Working With Families
  • PSYCO 323 - Infant and Child Development
  • PSYCO 327 - Adolescent Development
  • SOC 224 - Sociology of Deviance and Conformity
  • SOC 321 - Youth, Crime and Society
  • SOC 377 - Sociology of Youth
  • Community Diversity

  • ANTHR 110 - Gender, Age, and Culture
  • ANTHR 150 - Race and Racism
  • HECOL 462 - Material Culture in Home and Community
  • NS 110 - Historical Perspectives in Native Studies
  • NS 111 - Contemporary Perspectives in Native Studies
  • NS 200 - Aboriginal Canada: Looking Forward/Looking Back
  • NS 300 - Traditional Cultural Foundations I
  • NS 314 - History of Indians of Western Canada
  • NS 320 - Aboriginal Governments and Politics
  • NS 330 - Native Economic Development
  • NS 340 - Aboriginal Legal Issues
  • NS 345 - Management Issues in Native Communities
  • NS 420 - Negotiation Strategies
  • NS 485 - Urban Aboriginal Issues and Identities
  • RELIG 102 - Introduction to Western Religious Traditions
  • R SOC 460 - Perspectives on Traditional Knowledge
  • SOC 260 - Inequality and Social Stratification
  • SOC 301 - Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 343 - Social Movements
  • SOC 370 - Racism and Decolonization
  • WGS 310 - Gender, Development, and Beyond
  • WGS 360 - Race, Class, and Gender
  • Community Ecology

  • AREC 173 - The Plate, the Planet and Society
  • AREC 460 - Land Use Economics
  • AREC 471 - Society and Well-Being
  • CSL 350 Selected Topics in Community Service Learning
  • HGP 100 - Introduction to Human Geography and Planning
  • HGP 210 - Introductory Planning History and Practice
  • HGP 240 - Cities and Urbanism
  • REN R 491 - Land-use Planning in Canada's North
  • R SOC 355 - Rural Communities and Global Economies
  • R SOC 365 - Sociology of Environment and Development
  • R SOC 375 - Public Participation and Conflict Resolution
  • R SOC 450 - Environmental Sociology
  • SOC 251 - Population and Society
  • SOC 382 - Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Community Nutrition

  • ANTHR 372 - Anthropology of Food
  • NU FS 223 - The Cultural Ecology of Food and Health
  • NU FS 305 - Introduction to the Principles of Nutrition
  • NU FS 356 - Nutrition Across the Lifespan
  • NU FS 377 - Introduction to Nutrition in the Community
  • NU FS 310 - Teaching and Communication in Nutrition
  • NU FS 458 - Current Topics and Controversies in Nutrition
  • International Development

  • ANTHR 207 - Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • AREC 375 - World Food and Agriculture
  • AREC 384 - Food Market Analysis
  • AREC 485 - Trade and Globalization in Food and Resources
  • ECON 213 - An Introduction to the Economics of Developing Countries
  • POL S 359 - Topics in International Politics
  • R SOC 271 - The Politics of Food and natural Resources
  • R SOC 443 - Resilience and Global Change
  • SOC 269 - Introductory Sociology of Globalization
  • Other

  • AN SC 120 – Companion Animals and Society
  • AREC 313 – Statistical Analysis
  • HECOL 490 – Independent Investigation in Human Ecology
  • MARK 312 - Marketing Research
  • PSYCO 212 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • R SOC 416 – Collaborative and Participatory Research Methods
  • SOC 315 - Introduction to Social Methodology
  • WGS 302 - Feminist Research and Methodologies
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    Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC) (*12). Students interested in the PLLC must apply for this program. For more information, see https://www.ualberta.ca/lougheed-leadership-college

    Any course from the University of Alberta Sustainability certificate program. For more information, see http://sustainabilitycert.ualberta.ca/Certificate-Requirements

    Any course from the CSL certificate program. For more information, see https://www.ualberta.ca/community-service-learning/csl-student-info