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—MUSI/HUMN 268

MUSI 268 / HUMN 268 (Classical Music: A Historical Introduction) is a three-credit introductory music course that aims to review the fundamental elements of music as art in Western civilization. Students will first get a good grasp of the key elements of music. It is important to become comfortable with the meaning and use of… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Madison Daviduik

Madison Daviduik is a twenty-one-year-old from Swan River, Manitoba.  She lives with her family on a family farm and works full-time as a Supervisor for their local Aquatic Centre.  She is currently enrolled into the Bachelor of Commerce – Finance program and is a self-proclaimed nerd.  This is her story. Can you give us a… Read more »

Course Exam—CMNS 301

CMNS 301 (Communication Theory and Analysis) is a three-credit communication studies course that is intended to provide students with a grounding in the field of communication studies, a relatively new interdisciplinary field that draws many of its theoretical ideas about human communication from psychology, sociology, cultural studies, linguistics, philosophy, and literary studies.  The course focuses… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Mariah Zinnash

Mariah Zinnash is an airport screening officer pursuing her BPA in Communications Studies while living in Calgary, Alberta. She was kind enough to give us a little time out of her extremely busy schedule to answer some questions for the Minds we Meet column. Can you give us a little bit of background information about… Read more »

Course Exam—ADMN 201

ADMN 201 (Introduction to Business Studies) is a three-credit introductory business and administrative studies course that is targeted towards students who want an overview of formal business studies at the university level.  This course introduces students to the fundamental business topics (or functions) that comprise the typical majors found in Faculties of Business at universities… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Courtney Turner

Courtney Turner is a single mother currently living in Whitecourt, Alberta.  She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Management in Marketing program and plans to eventually own her own business in the future.  This is her story.  Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you, where do… Read more »

Course Exam—CMNS 302

CMNS 302 (Communication in History) is a three-credit communication studies course that is one of the three foundation courses for the Bachelor of Professional Arts (Communication Studies) degree program.  It follows the interactions between media and society in a few technological contexts: oral and literate cultures, manuscript and print cultures, electric and electronic cultures.  This… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Sasha Steinbring

Sasha Steinbring is currently working as a substitute teacher in Edmonton, Alberta, teaching primarily French Immersion in Elementary schools.  She graduated from University of Alberta and is now waiting to start her Master’s in School Counselling at Athabasca University.  This is her story. Could you tell us a bit about yourself? Where do you live,… Read more »

Course Exam—CMNS 385/SOCI 378

CMNS 385 / SOCI 378 (Rebel with a Cause: Social Movements in History and Popular Culture) is a three-credit communications studies course that explores the causes of social movements throughout history and present-day.  There are no prerequisites for CMNS 385 / SOCI 378.  However, it is recommended that students have at least one previous course… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Molly Rusch

Molly Rusch lives in the small down of Tillsonburg, Ontario, with her son and her soon-to-be husband.  She is almost finished her first semester toward a Bachelor of Arts in English and plans to eventually teach grades four to eight.  In her spare time, she enjoys videogaming and spending time quality time with her family. … Read more »