Posts By: Karl Low

Brittany Daigle

My name is Brittany Daigle, I am 22 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—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 »

Course Exam—AU Courses, Up Close

According to the syllabus, MATH 315 (Methods in Applied Statistics) “is designed to enable students to develop familiarity with various parametric and nonparametric tests and to gain the knowledge and skills needed to apply statistical concepts to solve applied problems.” In this course “students will learn the logic, the procedures, and the use of common… Read more »

Course Exam—GLST 230/POEC 230/INTR 230

According to the syllabus, GLST 230 (Globalization and World Politics) “is a cross-listed course,” meaning that it is listed under three different disciplines, which include GLST 230, POEC 230, and INTR 230.  This social science course “introduces students to some of the theoretical tools and practical issues of globalization as they attempt to situate themselves… Read more »

Expectations versus Reality

There are many pros and cons to being enrolled in six courses.  I started at Athabasca University in November of 2016 and at the end of 2017 I will have completed 14 courses.  That’s about one course per month.  The pros to doing this include finishing my degree sooner, never losing momentum, and never forgetting… Read more »

Course Exam PSYC 289

According to the syllabus, PSYC 289, also known as Psychology as a Natural Science, is one of the two first-year introductory psychology courses.  This course “introduces the broad areas of biological bases of behaviour, sensation and perception, learning and memory, and variations in consciousness,” and is mandatory for students in AU’s psychology programs. It has… Read more »

Course Exam—Math 215

According to the syllabus, “MATH 215 gives students a working knowledge and understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics and how statistics is applied in the sciences, social sciences, and business.” It has no prerequisites; however, “fundamental mathematical skills are required, such as the ability to solve equations, knowledge of graphs and how to interpret them,… Read more »