Posts By: Karl Low

Brittany Daigle

My name is Brittany Daigle, I am 23 years old and I currently live in Toronto, Ontario with my boyfriend William, my beagle Ziggs, and my Maine Coon cat Gandalf the White. I am a full-time student, in my second year of the Bachelor of Science Major in Computing and Information Systems program at Athabasca University. In 2013 I graduated from Riverview High School which is located in New Brunswick (where I am from) and I chose Dalhousie University for Neuroscience. While attending Dalhousie University I met my boyfriend who was enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Science program at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and his courses really interested me. This pushed me to make the change in programs and to apply to Athabasca University.

In my limited spare time I enjoy travelling, bullet journalling, researching psychology related topics, exploring Toronto, and spending time with my family. School is definitely extremely time consuming which is why I make a conscious effort to balance school and life, maintaining a happy, healthy, positive outlook. I look forward to sharing in-depth course reviews with you, which will include course specific information, my personal experiences, and other students’ personal experiences with various different courses and subjects.

Course Exam—Comp 348

COMP 348 (Network Programming in Java) is an upper level Computer Science course that is designed to extend students’ knowledge and practice in analysis and design of computer networks by focusing on computer network programming.  To enroll into this course, students will either have to have COMP 268 (Introduction to Computer Programming in Java), COMP… Read more »

Course Exam—EDPY 200

EDPY 200 (Educational Psychology) is an introductory three-credit course primarily for pre-service teachers.  However, it is also designed to be useful to newer teachers and to students in professional programs in counselling and psychology.  There are no prerequisites for this course and EDPY 200 does have a challenge for credit option. Educational Psychology is comprised… Read more »

Course Exam—APST 230

APST 230 (Materials, Properties, and Applications) is a three-credit course which introduces characteristics of construction materials and discusses their appropriate application. This course has no prerequisites and it is intended for students enrolled in the BSc (Architecture) program at the RAIC (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University, though students that… Read more »

Course Exam—NUTR 330

NUTR 330 (Introductory Nutrition) is a three-credit Nutrition survey course which provides the scientific fundamentals of the current understanding of nutrition.  To enrol into this course students will need to request permission before registering.  Senior high school chemistry and biology courses are strongly recommended.  This course may not be suitable for general interest students as… Read more »

Course Exam—ARCH 200

ARCH 200 (History of Ideas in Architecture 1) is a three-credit introductory architecture history course that is intended for students who are enrolled in the BSc (Architecture) program at the RAIC Centre (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) for Architecture at Athabasca University.  Throughout this course, students will examine the principles and ideas that shaped architecture… Read more »

Course Exam—ADST 200

Architectural Design Studio, otherwise known as ADST 200 (Foundations of Design 1), is a three-credit introductory architecture course that explores the creative design process through a series of composition, abstraction, and design projects.  The overall aim for this course is to familiarize students with the creative application of sound analytical skills, imaginative conceptual thinking, and… Read more »

Course Exam—MATH 409

MATH 409 (Number Theory) is a course in elementary number theory, the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties of numbers, including such things as divisibility, prime numbers, modular arithmetic, quadratic congruences, Pythagorean triples, the theorems, conjectures, definitions and lemmas that permit exploration of these topics, and more.  This course is a three-credit upper level… Read more »

Course Exam—MATH 244

MATH 244 (Business Mathematics) is a three-credit, introductory mathematics course that is designed to introduce the basic mathematical skills that are needed to understand, analyse, and solve mathematical problems that are encountered in business, finance, and in investment decision making. MATH 244 has no prerequisites, though students are expected to be able to perform the… Read more »

Course Exam—LGST 230

LGST 230 (The Canadian Legal System) is a three-credit introductory Legal Studies course that falls under business and administrative studies.  This course is designed for students who are interested in learning more about Canada’s legal system, its history and development, and the trends in Canadian law.  There are no prerequisites for this course. LGST 230… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 361

COMP 361 (Systems Analysis and Design) is a three-credit upper-level Computer Science course that has students solving business problems by analyzing the requirements of information systems and designing such systems applying analysis and design techniques.  The practical component of COMP 361 is object oriented and use-case driven, requiring students to go through the steps of… Read more »