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Course Registration Choosing Your Courses Continuing Students

One of the first steps to building your schedule is knowing what courses to take! This page will help you understand which courses to prioritize this year. It will also explain some other important aspects of your registration so that you can be more confident that you are on the right track.

⭐Augustana students must select courses that begin with “AU”. All other courses are offered on the North Campus in Edmonton and are not available to Augustana students without permission from an Advisor.

⭐If you are registered or are planning to register with Augustana’s Accessibility Resources, this may influence your course registration.

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WHAT IS THE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS REPORT (ARR)?

Your Academic Requirements Report (ARR) is an important tool that you will use throughout your degree! It allows you to find which courses are required for your major, minor, and the Augustana Core. Your ARR should be used as a guide for choosing courses.

Academic Requirement Report Walkthrough Video

Your Academic Requirement Report (ARR) is an important and helpful tool that you will use throughout your degree! Learn how to find which courses are required for your major, minor, and the Augustana Core. Throughout your degree, you will use your ARR as a guide to enrol in courses and ensure you are meeting all of your degree requirements!

UNDERSTANDING YOUR ARR

Your ARR consists of a number of headings and contains a lot of important information. Below we have outlined the sections that you will want to pay particular attention to when it comes to enrolling in courses. The sections and courses listed are a direct translation from the Academic Calendar according to your requirement term (the year you started your program). As a result, the current calendar may list different requirements than those listed on your ARR.

⭐If you notice any issues, such as incorrect credit counts, or a course not showing up where you think they should please contact the Student Advisors at augsas@ualberta.ca for assistance.

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Academic Advisement
This section explains who you need to contact if you have course registration questions.
Program Specific Information
This section explains if you have met your current major and minor requirements and indicates your current year standing. By the end of your degree, your major and minor requirements will be satisfied.
Current Registrations
Once you enrol in courses, this section will show your registration.
Major Requirement

This section lists all of the courses required to fulfill your major.

What if I am an Undeclared major?

If you are an undecided student, please contact your Student Advisor to discuss your options and to declare a major and/or professional intent.

Major Supporting Courses

These are required courses in disciplines outside your major that may be a prerequisite for specific courses in your major or support your major in other ways.
Depending on your major, you may not have this section.

Minor Requirement
If you have declared a minor, this section will list all of the courses required for your minor.
Certificate (title of certificate)

This section will explain all of the courses required for any certificates you have added to your program.

Note: Psychology and Mental Health majors are required to complete a Co-curricular certification. See the Academic Calendar for more details.

Augustana Core: Foundation

Students should complete the corresponding level of the Project-Based Core (AUIDS 101, 201, 301, and 401) during each year they are studying at Augustana.

AUIDS 101: As a returning student, you would have likely taken this foundation seminar last year. If not, contact your Student Advisor to discuss your registration.

AUIDS 201: In this course, you will engage in group projects and further build your problem-solving skills. Topics vary by section but each topic is designed to be accessible to students of any discipline. Register in the one that is most interesting to you!

AUIDS 301:This course will allow you to apply your problem-solving skills by working with a community stakeholder!

AUIDS 401: In this course, you will use all of the skills and knowledge gained from your previous foundation courses by working with a team to come up with a solution to a real-world issue.

Incoming Transfer Students should refer to their Transfer Credit Assessment or email augsas@ualberta.ca to see which Foundation courses are required.

Students who started prior to 2020 will have a Foundation section of only ★3 (AUIDS 101). These students will have an Augustana Core: Engagement section present on their ARR that needs to be completed.

Note: The BSc/Ed program and BMus program have slightly different Augustana Core Requirements. Please contact a Student Advisor at augsas@uablerta.ca for details

Augustana Core: Engagement
If you are required to complete this section, it will be visible in the ARR and will highlight the courses that have been, or can be, used to meet this requirement.
Students who started 2020 or earlier have this requirement on their ARR.
Augustana Core: Knowledge

Throughout your degree at Augustana, you will be required to take a breadth of courses from across the different disciplines. Eligible courses will be included in the proper category as you enrol and can be fulfilled throughout your undergraduate degree.

★6 Social Sciences
★6 Sciences
★9 Fine Arts and Humanities (you must complete at least ★3 in each area).

Note: Some majors have the Knowledge component of the Core integrated into their major requirements.

Option (Elective) Courses

Courses that do not fit into the above categories will make up the remainder of your degree requirements. Regardless of what you take, it will help you fill up the ★120 you need to complete your degree.

Electives are a chance to take prerequisite courses for future professional or after degree programs, explore interests outside of your major, or develop additional career skills.

“Summary of Degree”
This section provides a summary of where you are standing in terms of meeting the overall requirements for your degree, including Total credits, Senior level credits, Arts or Science credits, and Professional credits. This section will also show what your current major, minor and graduating GPA is.
Residency Requirement
All Augustana students must complete at least ★60 (★54 need to be at the senior level) offered by the Augustana Faculty. Some exceptions apply, please contact a Student Advisor for additional information. Any credits brought in from an external faculty or institution do not count towards your Residency Requirement

Transfer students should keep a close eye on their Residency Requirement credits to ensure they will meet this requirement for graduation.

⭐If you notice any issues, such as incorrect credit counts, or a course not showing up where you think they should please contact the Student Advisors at augsas@ualberta.ca for assistance.

Important Deadlines

It is a student’s responsibility to be aware of all deadlines. To confirm the Add/Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines, check out the “Important Dates” page.
If you plan to drop your 3-week course and add a new class, ensure you complete this right away!

⭐Subscribe to the Academic Schedule calendar to stay informed of important deadlines.
  1. Open Google Calendar
  2. Click on the arrow next to Other calendars
  3. Click on "Add a coworker's calendar".
  4. Paste acadsch@ualberta.ca into the box and click "Add"

Program Specific Information

  • Keep an eye on your uAlberta email for major specific information with more details. Only programs and majors with information to highlight will be listed. 
  • For detailed descriptions of Selected Topics courses being offered in 2022/23.
  • Off-campus experiential learning trip information.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Interdisciplinary Studies: Creativity and Culture studies
  • There are limited 400-level options. Students may want to consider taking a 400 level class in their 3rd year
  • Students interested in music lessons should contact Charlene Brown at charlene.brown@ualberta.ca

Additional courses have been approved to count towards the ‘Text and Theory’ and ‘Creative Practice’ requirements for your major. The following courses being taught in the 2022-2023 academic year can count towards your major despite not being listed on your Academic Requirements Report:

  • 200-Level Text and Theory: AUPHI 200, AUPHI 277, AUREL 208, AUREL 290, AUCLA 294
  • 300-Level Text and Theory: AUPHI 355 , AUREL 345
  • 200-Level Creative Practice: AUART 270, AUDRA 209, AUDRA 238, AUDRA 250, AUDRA 260

AUCLA 294, Greece and Sicily tour, is scheduled to run in the winter 2023 3-week block. This course can count towards the 200-level Text and Theory requirement for your major. Additional information and the course application can be found Here.

If you have a Drama specialization, AUDRA 238 replaces the AUDRA 239 course listed on your Academic Requirements Report. 
Interdisciplinary Studies: Law, Crime, and Justice
AUIDS 330: Prisons and Imprisonment will fit the Crime, Deviance and Social Control specialzation

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AUIDS 330: Race, Racism and Crime will fit the Politics, Society and Justice specialization

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AUPOL 357: Religion, Politics, and Conflict will fit the Politics, Society, and Justice Specialization.

More Info

AUREL 291 (Religion and the Law) can count towards either the Law, History, and Justice, or the Politics, Society, and Justice specialization.
  • AUPSY 213 is no longer being offered. If you did not previously take this course, AUSTA 153 will replace the AUPSY 213 requirement in your major.
  • AUSOC 222 counts towards the ‘Crime, Deviance, and Social Control’ and Politics, Society, and Justice’ specialization.
Interdisciplinary Studies: Ethics and Global Studies
  • If you are graduating and have AUIDS 370 as an outstanding requirement, any senior level course that can count towards your major (that is not already filling another requirement) can be taken to fill this requirement.
  • AUSSC 400 is no longer being taught. If you have not already taken AUSSC 400, plan to enrol in AUSOC 339 and 439 as together these courses can fill the AUSSC 400 requirement. Please note that AUSOC 236 is the pre-requisite for AUSOC 339. AUSOC 236 will be taught in the winter 3-week block. The pre-requisite for AUSOC 439 is 6 credits of senior-level AUSOC.
  • We plan to offer our cross-cultural India Tour (AUECO 254) in the Fall 3-week block. Information on the course and the application can be found Here.
  • AUCLA 294, Greece and Sicily tour, is scheduled to run in the winter 2023 3-week block. Additional information and the course application can be found Here.
Physical Education
  • Many AUPED classes are crosslisted with another course. If you receive a ‘closed to web registration’ error message it means that, between the two sections, the class is now full. You will NOT be able to add the class to your watchlist so please check back frequently to see if seats have opened up.
  • AUPAC courses are limited. Please plan your schedule accordingly. Take note of the topic for AUPAC selected topics as you can only receive credit for a topic once.
  • There are two new Physical Education classes AUPED 180 (Outdoor Skills for Work and Recreation) and AUPED 380 (Solo Experiences for Wellness).
Psychology and Mental Health

Psychology majors that started before Fall 2021 and took AUSTA 153 in winter 2022 can use it as the prerequisite for AUSTA 313 in 2022-2023. AUSTA 313 is replacing the AUPSY 313 requirement for your major. Please contact augsas@ualberta.ca for assistance.

All students in Psychology and Mental Health are required to complete a co-curricular certificate; choose at least one of the following:

  • Community Engagement and Service-Learning certificate - This embedded certificate is completed by fulfilling 3 credits in a CSL-designated course (AUCSL 100, 360, 480) and 12 credits from approved courses that have a CSL component (must satisfactorily meet the CSL requirements of each course.) Progress towards the CESL can be tracked in your Academic Requirement report. Courses can count towards the certificate as well as other academic requirements.
  • Mental Health First Aid course - 9-20 hours of instruction; online and in-person training available. Cost varies ($175- 290.) The Mental Health First Aid website provides a great overview of the training available.
  • Brain Story certification (required for Brain and Behaviour Stream) (Alberta Family Wellness Initiative) 19 modules (self-paced, online.) This certification is offered free of charge.
Sustainability Studies

Bachelor of Science

Integrative Biology
  • If you are entering your second year, be sure to enrol in all of the 200-level requirements for your program (AUBIO 212, AUBIO 260, AUBIO 253, AUBIO 230, AUSTA 215, and AUCHE 250). Not taking all of these courses in your second year will make it challenging for you to take the required courses you need for your major in subsequent years.
  • Students who were unable to enroll in AUSCI 115 in 2021/22 will be allowed to enroll in AUBIO 212 and 260 so long as they are enrolled in AUSCI 115 as a co-requisite. Please contact a Student Advisor for enrollment assistance.
  • Courses on a two year rotation that will be offered in 22/23
    • AUBIO 350
    • AUBIO 335
    • AUBIO 374
    • AUBIO 395
    • AUBIO 381
    • AUBIO 471
  • Please plan your enrollment carefully so that you are able to meet the required prerequisites for any senior level courses you would like to take.
  • AUBIO 350 & AUBIO 459 Costa Rica Field Studies information and applications
Chemical and Physical Sciences
  • Students who took AUCHE 110 and AUCHE 112 may be enrolledi n AUCHE 220. Please contact an Advisor to enroll you.
  • Students interested in AUSCI 425 Science Mentorship Experience Should contact James Kariuki (jkariuki@ualberta.ca) for more information.
  • AUBIO 380 can count as senior AUCHE credit.
  • AUSCI 405 replaces AUCHE 405.
Computing Science and Mathematics
  • Students are encouraged to enroll in AUSTA 215 rather than AUSTA 153.
  • If you did not complete AUMAT 116 successfully this past year, a 3 week section is being offered in the Spring 2022. See Bear Tracks to enroll.
  • AUCSC 480 has replaced AUCSC 380.
  • AUCSC 455 has replaced AUCSC 355. The co-requisite for AUCSC 455 is AUCSC 480. If you previously took AUCSC 380 and are interested in taking AUCSC 455, please contact augsas@ualberta.ca for registration assistance.
  • If you did not successfully complete AUMAT 116 this past year, a 3-week section is being offered in Spring 2022. See Bear Tracks to enroll.
Environmental Science
Physical Education
  • Many AUPED classes are crosslisted. If you recive a ‘closed to web registration’ error message is means that between the two sections the class is now full. You will NOT be able to add the class to your watchlist so please check back frequently to see if seats have opened up.
  • AUPACs are limited please plan your schedule accordingly. Take note of teh topic for AUPAC selected topics, you can receive credit for a topic only once.

BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT

None

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

All BMus students must take ★16 Applied Music with their primary instrument as well as ★9-12 of ensemble courses (choir or band).

The Music Department may send you major specific course registration recommendations

BSc/BEd

BSc/BEd students will be eligible to enroll in classes March 21, 2022. It is important you register in courses as early as possible.
Whenever possible, satisfy your core requirements with senior level courses. This will ensure you are able to meet the Augustana Residency requirement in three years.
Contact a Student Advisor, at augsas@ualberta.ca to go over your course registration

Important Considerations

When are the Courses I Need/Want Offered?
The easiest way to determine if a class is offered in the current academic year is to use the Augustana Course List Tool.
How to use the Augustana Course List Tool

⭐ Some of the required courses listed on your Academic Requirements Report may be offered on a two-year rotation. As a result, they may not be taught in the upcoming academic year.

⭐When in doubt email a Student Advisor at augsas@ualberta.ca
Visiting Student Letters

Students taking classes through a different faculty or institution should request a Visiting Student Letter (VSL) from a Student Advisor.

Prior to contacting a Student Advisor, students should have a clear idea of which non-Augustana class(es) they are interested in enrolling in.

Students intending to attend an external institution can reference the Alberta Council on Admission and Transfer Guide to check if there are any preexisting transfer agreements for the course(s) they would like to take. The absence of a formal agreement does not necessarily indicate that a course will not transfer.

Submit your course(s) to the Student Advisors for review. If suitable, a VSL will be issued.

⭐ Students must be in good academic standing and have completed a minimum of 24 credits to be granted a VSL.


In your final year and planning to graduate?

If you are planning to graduate in the Spring 2023, you will need to pay close attention to your Academic Requirement Report to ensure that all your categories have been completely filled. Once a category has been completed, it will close up on your report. We recommend viewing your ARR as a PDF to confirm that all categories are being filled correctly.

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What if I’m over 120 credits (122 for BMus)?
There is no maximum credit limit for your degree program. During the graduation audit process, credits in excess of the minimum 120 will be moved extra to your degree.The advisors strive to move classes in such a way that they are of most benefit to your program and GPA.
How do I apply for Graduation?

Students must apply for graduation through their Bear Tracks account. You can apply for graduation in Bear Tracks beginning October 1 by going to Academic Records > Apply for Graduation. The deadline to apply for Spring graduation is February 1.

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Professional Program

If you are planning to pursue a professional program after Augustana, there may be specific courses you are required to take.

Let us know your intention by filling out the Pre-Professional Intent Form. The information you provide will assist us in advising you through course registration and can influence the courses you enrol in during your degree! We may also use this to connect with you about any relevant events and/or information for your desired program.

Vikings Athletics

We recommend athletes enroll in ★15 (5 courses) per term and see how it works for you. Should you decide to reduce your course load before the add/drop deadline, you will be able to do so. Please keep in mind that your league or program may require that you complete a certain number of credits each semester in order to compete. Having a reduced course load may also impact your eligibility for scholarships and awards.


It is also important for you to look at your practice schedule when registering in courses. Since you could be away on Friday afternoons for games, it may be in your best interest to limit the number of classes that you take on Friday afternoons.

What’s Next?

Identifying the courses you should take is important! There will, however, be room in your schedule to take other courses that align with your interests and future plans. Check out the Key Links and Resources to see when your required courses are offered and what else is available. If you need help with building your schedule check out the Walkthrough.