Posts By: Karl Low

Brittany Daigle

My name is Brittany Daigle, I am 24 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 Arts Major in Psychology program.
In 2013 I graduated from Riverview High School, which is located in my hometown Riverview, New Brunswick, and I attended Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia for Neuroscience for one year before deciding that their classroom structure was not what I was looking for. After a few years of trying to find a program and a university that fit my lifestyle, I found Athabasca University and have never looked back!
When I enrolled at AU, I made it a priority to become involved. In March of 2018 I was elected as an AUSU Council Member and I was elected into the Members Engagement and Communications Committee. Also, in April of 2019 I was elected as the Chair of the Awards Committee and in May of 2019 I was elected as the Vice President Finance and Administration, which as a result placed me as the Chair of the Finance Committee. I am so excited to have a voice in all three committees!
I have also been a consistent weekly 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.
When my face isn’t buried in textbooks, work, or articles, I enjoy reading, travelling with my boyfriend, nerding out playing Magic the Gathering or League of Legends, taking Ziggs to the dog park, watching YouTube’s beauty community, and sleeping!
Hope you enjoy the read!

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 »

Course Exam—ENGL 211 (Prose Forms)

ENGL 211 (Prose Forms) is a three-credit introductory English course where students examine fictional work in prose and encounter major literary concepts, terms, and analytical strategies.  The texts that are studied in ENGL 211 include American, British, and Canadian short stories and novels, which range from the nineteenth century to the twenty first century.  There… Read more »

Course Exam-Math 309

MATH 309 (Discrete Mathematics) is a three-credit mathematics course that explains the methods of discrete mathematics, which are useful (and in most cases mandatory) for students in computer science programs.  This course has two courses listed as possible prerequisites, which include MATH 209 (Finite Mathematics) or MATH 270 (Linear Algebra I).  Though if students use… Read more »

Course Exam-SCIE 326

SCIE 326 (Scientific Reasoning) is a three-credit science-based course that covers the formal and informal aspects of scientific reasoning.  This course requires students to have at least twelve credits in university-level science courses, including at least six in courses with laboratory components.  However, according to the Faculty of Science and Technology, “Students in the BSc… Read more »

Course Exam—Math 265

MATH 265 (Introduction to Calculus I) is a three-credit introductory calculus course with no prerequisites, though MATH 30 or an equivalent pre-calculus math course is strongly recommended.  Students should also have a good understanding of basic algebra and trigonometry prior to enrolling into MATH 265.  There is a Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment that contains seventy questions… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 272 (Data Structures and Algorithms)

COMP 272 (Data Structures and Algorithms) is a three-credit computer science course that builds on the concepts introduced in COMP 268 (Introduction to Computer Programming in Java) or COMP 206 (Introduction to Computer Programming in C++) and shows how to use data structures as tools to design computer programs that will cope with the complexity… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 268

COMP 268 (Introduction to Computer Programming in Java) is a three-credit computer science course that builds on the concepts that were introduced in COMP 200 (Introduction to Computing and Information Systems) and COMP 210 (Introduction to Information Systems and Computer Applications) which are highly recommended to be taken prior to COMP 268.  If you want… Read more »

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 »