Posts By: Bethany Tynes

Bethany Tynes

AU Options – Bachelor of Professional Arts, Human Services Major

Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts with a major in Human Services is a degree designed to aid those practicing in human services-related careers to combine their practical experience and previous college education with advanced skills and knowledge. Emily Dukeshire is a Human Services program student nearing the completion of her degree. She has ?really… Read more »

AU Options – Bachelor of Nursing

In a March 2007 Calgary Herald article, Don Braid described the Athabasca University method of teaching nursing classes by distance as ?risky.? Braid’s comments caused great concern for many AU students, and AUSU replied to the article with an open letter to Braid. The letter pointed out not only that ?hundreds of nurses are currently… Read more »

AU Options – Creative Non-Fiction

AU’s newest English class is ENGL 384: Writing Creative Non-fiction. The AU calendar explains that this course ?is a senior-level course that offers students the opportunity to write creative non-fiction and receive feedback on their writing.? Creative non-fiction is ?also called literary non-fiction or literary journalism,? and is a type of writing that applies ?the… Read more »

AU Options – University Certificate in Accounting

Students looking to begin a career in accounting, or pursue further education in the field, may find that AU’s University Certificate in Accounting is an option worth investigating. In the last year, approximately three hundred and fifty students have applied for this 30-credit program which, according to the AU calendar, has been ?designed for students… Read more »

AU Options – Bachelor of Arts with a Double Major

For students looking to pursue two major areas of interest, as well as to keep their choices beyond graduation wide open, completing a bachelor of arts with a double major may be a perfect solution. Serita Smith, a student advisor and the coordinator of advising services for Athabasca University in Calgary, explains that ?a student… Read more »

AU Options – Journalism in Conflict Zones

For students seeking to hone their journalism skills while gaining a better understanding of the military, AU may have just the course: Communications Studies 451 – Journalism in Conflict Zones. This course is offered in partnership with the Canadian military, and features a three-week on-site practicum at CFB Wainwright, near Edmonton, Alberta. At CFB Wainwright,… Read more »

AU Options – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

According to the university’s About AU page, Athabasca University currently serves over 37,000 students and offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. This wide range of programs presents AU students with a great number of choices in a variety of fields. Just one of these options is a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Athabasca… Read more »

On Assault (as Committed by a Two-Year-Old)

In all my time spent as a childcare worker, I had never received a parent complaint about my performance. Not until near the end of my childcare career, that is, when the father of a child in my care lodged a complaint against both my co-worker and myself. We had failed in our duties, he… Read more »