Fall 2020 In-Person Courses

Undergraduate and Graduate

While most courses will be delivered remotely for Fall 2020, the University of Alberta will be offering some in-person courses where it is necessary to support program completion and program progression and we can ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.

The following FAQs should help answer some of your initial questions, and the list of in-person courses below allows you to search for courses with in-person content filtered by graduate, undergraduate and faculty.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my course will be remote?

In Bear Tracks, courses and course components with in-person delivery are shown within student registration. For remote delivery, the Location appears as Remote. 

Remote Course Description example in Bear Tracks

How do I know if my course will be in person?

In Bear Tracks, courses and course components with in-person delivery are shown within student registration. Courses with an in-person component have an updated Class Note to indicate that there is in-person content. You can also search the table below.

  • The Class Notes provide the most important and helpful information. If a course occurs at a campus other than the North Campus, this will also be indicated. For example, ‘This class offers in-person content at the Augustana Campus’. 
  • The first example shows a course when details have been assigned.
  • The second example shows a course that does not have time or location specifics (For example: individual study for research). In these instances, students have typically already been and will continue to be in contact with their instructor. 

Bear Tracks In Person Courses screenshot

If you have specific questions about a course with an in-person component, please contact the course instructor.

How do I find out more details about the in-person content?
While many of the details are still being finalized, you should contact your instructor for more information. If an instructor has not yet been assigned, contact the teaching department.
What if my course has in-person content but I won’t be able to be on-campus?

We know that there may be circumstances that prevent you from attending in-person. If this is your situation, please contact your instructor to make alternative arrangements to allow you to complete the course outcomes.

The development of accommodation and adaptation plans will continue to take shape over the summer months, in preparation for Fall 2020.

Why are only some courses offered in person?
Due to current health guidelines, we are not able to offer in-person courses for all students in Fall 2020. In-person courses are being offered when pedagogically necessary in support of program completion and program progression and delivery can occur while protecting the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.
Will more courses be offered in-person for Winter 2021?
Decisions have not yet been made for Winter 2021. We will continue to monitor and follow health and safety guidelines and anticipate making a decision later this Fall.
What is the university doing to ensure health and safety for in-person courses?

Follow up information will be provided in August to all students registered in classes that have in-person components to ensure you are clear on the requirements and safety measures. Current safety measures include:

  • Increased levels of cleaning and sanitization on campus 
  • Maintaining 2m physical distancing between individuals 
  • Where physical distancing is not possible, the use of non-medical masks is required 
  • Completing the AHS self assessment on a daily basis prior to coming to campus
Will my course change delivery format part way through the term?
As long as health and safety guidelines remain the same/are not reduced, your course delivery method will remain consistent throughout the term. If provincial health authorities require the university to stop in-person delivery, we are making plans to ensure that a transition to remote delivery would be as smooth as possible.

Courses with In-person Content

Due to the volume of visitors, the below interactive course listing may experience some delays. You may also find your Fall 2020 course information in Bear Tracks. Thank you for your patience.