Posts By: Karl Low

Brittany Daigle

My name is Brittany Daigle, I am 25 years old and I currently live in Kitchener, Ontario with my boyfriend William, my beagle Ziggs, and my Maine Coon cat Gandalf the White. I enrolled at Athabasca University in late 2016 and I am currently in my second year in the Bachelor of Science program, with a major in Human Science and a minor in Psychology.
I have been a writer for The Voice Magazine since November of 2017. My Course Exam column has me interviewing course coordinators, tutors, and students on different courses offered at AU to give other students the opportunity to gain some insight into courses prior to enrolling. Furthermore, my Minds We Meet column has me interviewing students who are attending AU to showcase who they are, where they are from, what their university experience has been like, and to provide a means for other students to connect with them in hopes to eliminate the feeling of isolation that comes from distance education!
Be sure to reach out if you would like to be interviewed for my Minds We Meet column or if you have any courses that you would like to see showcased in Course Exam. Hope you enjoy the read!

Course Exam—Math 270 (Linear Algebra)

MATH 270 (Linear Algebra I) is a three-credit introductory mathematics course that is suggested for students in the Bachelor of Science programs.  This course covers systems of linear equations, matrices, inverse of a matrix, determinant, vectors in two-, three- and n-dimensions, Euclidean and general vector spaces, and applications of linear algebra. There is a Mathematics… Read more »

Course Exam—LGST 369 (Commercial Law)

LGST 369 (Commercial Law) is a three-credit, upper level business and administrative studies (legal studies) course that is designed to inform business people and those dealing with businesses of the core legal principles, laws, and institutions which govern trade and commerce in Canada.  It will help business people to anticipate and, if possible, avoid legal… Read more »

Course Exam—BIOL 207 (Principles of Biology II)

BIOL 207 (Principles of Biology II) is the second of two introductory courses in general biology that prepare students for most senior-level biology courses offered at Athabasca University. This course is designed to help students learn more about the nature of life.  The main topics include the diversity of organisms, including fungi, plants, protists, animals,… Read more »

Course Exam—BIOL 204 (Principles of Biology I)

BIOL 204 (Principles of Biology I) is a three-credit introductory general biology course and the first of two introductory biology courses that will prepare students for second-year biology courses.  This course is designed to help students learn more about the nature of life, and topics include enzymes, cells, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, classical genetics, modern genetics,… Read more »

Course Exam—PHIL 337 (Business Ethics)

PHIL 337 (Business Ethics) is a three-credit, senior level, applied ethics course that focuses on the ethics of enterprise, exchange, corporate responsibility, work, consumption, and trade.  This course has no prerequisites and is not available for challenge.  For more information on Athabasca University’s philosophy courses, visit their philosophy home page. Business Ethics is made up… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 388 (Introduction to Counselling)

PSYC 388 (Introduction to Counselling) is a three-credit, senior-level psychology survey course that is designed to increase students’ awareness of the field of counselling, including its evolution, processes, theories, and specialties.  This course offers a broad survey of the field of counselling, including an introduction to the foundational skills and processes involved in counselling relationships. … Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 466 (Advanced Technologies for Web-Based Systems)

COMP 466 (Advanced Technologies for Web-Based Systems) is a three-credit, senior-level computer science course that is designed for students to learn some of the advanced Web technologies that are widely used by IT professionals in developing web-based systems and applications.  It extends the student’s knowledge and skills in computing; network programming; web design; and in… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 378 (Introduction to Database Management)

COMP 378 (Introduction to Database Management) is a three-credit, senior-level computer science course that is developed along the database development life cycle, allowing students to easily relate topics to one another along a logical path.  The structure of the course follows the development of the material in Modern database management.  Students must successfully complete COMP… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Kristen Charest

Kristen Charest is thirty-two years old working as an Educational Assistant.  Enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Arts program at Athabasca University with a major in Human Services, she shared with The Voice Magazine her favorite course and her experience so far with online learning. Could you give us a little bit of background information… Read more »