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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 200 (Introduction to Computing and Information Systems)

COMP 200 (Introduction to Computing and Information Systems) is a three-credit introductory computer science course that covers the fundamentals of information systems and serves as a prerequisite for the computing and information systems (CIS) programs.  This course has no prerequisites, though students are required to have basic computer literacy and competence.  If students are concerned… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 314 (Operating Systems)

COMP 314 (Operating Systems) is a three-credit computing and information systems course that teaches students “the fundamental concepts, principles, and structures of operating systems.” COMP 314 has a prerequisite.  Students should have completed COMP 206 (Introduction to Computer Programming in C++), COMP 268 (Introduction to Computer Programming in Java), or an equivalent university level programming… Read more »

Course Exam—MATH 209 (Finite Mathematics)

MATH 209 (Finite Mathematics) is a three-credit introductory math course that starts out by teaching students the fundamentals of algebra before proceeding to more advanced elements of algebra.  This course has no prerequisites, though prior to enrollment students should have a high level of understanding of high-school-level algebra.  This course is intended for students who… Read more »

Course Exam—PHIL 252 (Critical Thinking)

PHIL 252 (Critical Thinking) is a three-credit introductory philosophy course that teaches students how to evaluate different arguments and theories. It also teaches students how to accurately apply those arguments and theories and how to draw sound conclusions based around the evidence that the given situation provided. PHIL 252 has no prerequisites. Critical Thinking is… Read more »

Course Exam-CMIS 311 (Supporting End-User Computing)

CMIS 311 (Supporting End-User Computing) is a three-credit business and administrative studies course that has no prerequisites, though “students are expected to have experience using Microsoft Office products.” Students should take CMIS 245 (Computers and Management Information Systems) which focuses on the four primary applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access if they are concerned… Read more »

Course Exam—CMIS 245 (Computers and Management Information Systems)

According to the syllabus, CMIS 245 (Computers and Management Information Systems) is a three-credit business and administrative studies course that teaches students the skills required to use microcomputer applications (PC applications) effectively.  This course has software requirements, including the PC version of Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2016 and the four main applications: Word,… Read more »

Course Exam—ORGB 364 (Organizational Behavior)

According to the syllabus, ORGB 364 (Organizational Behaviour) is a three credit, first year introductory business and administrative studies course that has students developing a strong understanding of Organizational Behaviour theories and provides students with the skills to be able to apply those theories in a real life setting.  There are no prerequisites for this… Read more »

Course Exam—PHIL 333 (Professional Ethics)

According to the syllabus, PHIL 333 (Professional Ethics) is a three-credit, third year philosophy course that “highlights ethical issues pertaining to journalists, engineers, medical doctors, accounting, finance specialists, and lawyers.” PHIL 333 is considered a humanities course that has no prerequisites and can be challenged for credit. Professional Ethics is comprised of nine units and… Read more »

Course Exam—ADMN 233 (Writing in Organizations)

According to the syllabus, ADMN 233 (Writing in Organizations) is a three-credit introductory business and administrative studies course “for students wishing to improve their written communication as it applies to the workplace.  Writing in organization involves a problem-solving process requiring that one analyzes situations, make decisions, and inform others of those decisions.” Writing in Organization… Read more »

Course Exam—Psychology 290

According to the syllabus, PSYC 290 (General Psychology) is a three-credit introductory psychology course that follows PSYC 289 (Psychology as a Natural Science). PSYC 290 “provides an introduction to behavioural areas of study” and shares the same textbook as PSYC 289, covering the entire second half. General Psychology is comprised of ten units, five graded… Read more »