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—Poli/Govn 301

POLI 301 (Governance, the Public Sector and Corporate Power) is a three-credit course that explores the changing relationships between business, society, and government in contemporary Canada.  This course has no prerequisites; however, a previous course in political science, public policy, or public administration/management is recommended.  This is a senior course and as such students are… Read more »

Course Exam—ANTH 366

Evolutionary Anthropology (ANTH 336) is a three-credit intermediate-level course that provides a general introduction to various topics related to the evolution of human adaptations, including various human behaviours.  This course has ANTH 278 (Human Evolution and Diversity) or equivalent as a prerequisite and it has a Challenge for Credit option available. Evolutionary Anthropology consists of… Read more »

Course Exam—HSRV/WGST 421

HSRV 421/WGST 421 (Advocacy from the Margins) is a three-credit course that introduces students to the meaning, history, tools, group processes, and strategies associated with advocacy for women and other marginalized groups who face injustice around the world.  This course stresses the importance of advocacy group processes as well as advocacy strategies and tools.  It… Read more »

Course Exam—CRJS 370

CRJS 370 (Youth Justice) is a three-credit, undergraduate-level course that takes a criminological approach to understanding Canada’s separate youth justice system.  If you were unaware, young offenders receive special status under the law in Canada.  How we respond to youth crime is important to society and, more broadly, to criminal justice.  This course has no… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 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—CRJS 360

CRJS 360 (The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour) is a three-credit Criminal Justice Studies course that is designed to introduce students to the psychological variables that are believed to justify criminal behavior to the criminals. Students who are intending to work in fields such as law enforcement, institutional or community corrections, and public or private security… Read more »

Course Exam—GEOG/GLST 200

GEOG 200 / GLST 200 (World Regional Geography) is a three-credit junior-level Geography course that is designed to provide students with an introduction to the major modern geographical regions.  More specifically, this course examines Europe; Russia; North, Central, and South America; Sub-saharan Africa; North Africa and Southwest Asia; South Asia; East Asia; Southeast Asia; and… Read more »

Course Exam—HIST 383

HIST 383 (The Vikings) is a three-credit, senior-level humanities course that surveys the political, military, economic, social, cultural, and religious history of one of early medieval Europe’s most famous peoples.  To engage students in the study of the Vikings, the course presents primary source readings from the period as well as current scholarly interpretations by… Read more »

Course Exam—HIST/HUMN 201

HIST 201 / HUMN 201 (Western Thought and Culture 1: Before the Reformation) is a three-credit introductory course that is intended as a foundation course for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies students.  This course has no prerequisites and is designed for students with little or no previous university experience.  It provides a… Read more »

Course Exam—Comp 390 (Computer Graphics)

COMP 390 (Computer Graphics) is a three-credit senior-level computer science course that introduces the concepts and implementation of computer graphics.  As one of the important subject areas of the study of computer science and information systems, this course focuses on the theoretical aspects and implementation of computer graphics using OpenGL Students should note that COMP… Read more »