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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—MATH 271

MATH 271 (Linear Algebra II) is a three-credit upper level mathematics course that continues the study of linear algebra from MATH 270.  Mathematics 271 is suggested for students in the science programs.  The course covers intermediate topics in linear algebra such as general vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner product spaces, diagonalization and quadratic forms,… Read more »

Course Exam—HERM 301

HERM 301 (Heritage Resources Management) is a three-credit course that introduces students to heritage resources management and creates a base for further study of the contemporary heritage field.  Students study types of practice and current and emerging issues, as well as the social context, controversies, ethical questions and general concerns that characterize efforts in heritage… Read more »

Course Exam—ENGL 308

ENGL 308 (Indigenous Literature in Canada) is a three-credit, upper level English course that begins with the origins of Indigenous literature in the oral tradition and leads to contemporary Indigenous writing in English.  The course also examines related areas such as findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), released in 2015.  The assigned readings… Read more »

Course Exam—GEOG 265

GEOG 265 (Introductory Physical Geography I) is a three-credit introductory geography course that concentrates on the exploration of the geographic patterns and dynamics of the atmosphere and hydrosphere, covering the topics of global radiation, energy and water budgets, temperature and precipitation patterns, oceanic and atmospheric circulation, weather components, and climates.  There are no prerequisites for… Read more »

Course Exam—INFS 200

INFS 200 (Information Seeking & Society in the Information Age) is a three-credit humanities course that engages students in critical inquiry and research as they use information systems, including the internet, mass media, and libraries, to investigate key issues pertaining to information, knowledge and society in the information age.  The course provides a foundation for… Read more »

Course Exam—COMM 243

COMM 243 (Interpersonal Communication) is a three-credit business and administrative studies course that teaches students all about strengthening their interpersonal communication skills.  These skills can improve social relations at home with your family, with your friends, in the office with coworkers, or at social functions.  This course has no prerequisites and has a challenge for… Read more »

Course Exam—FREN 100

FREN 100 (French for Beginners I) is a three-credit, introductory French course designed for students who wish to begin learning French.  This course will familiarize students with the foundations of the French language and will help them to develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, aural comprehension, and speaking.  This course may be… Read more »

Course Exam—IDRL 215

IDRL 215 (Introduction to Labour Relations) is a three-credit applied studies (business and administrative) course that is an introduction to the economic, legal, political, and social aspects of union-management relations, and serves as a foundation for other IDRL courses.  Specifically, IDRL 215 looks at contemporary issues in labour relations and examines union organization and structure,… Read more »

Course Exam—TAXX 301

TAXX 301 (Taxation I) is a three-credit, senior level accounting course that emphasizes the determination of “Net Income for Tax Purposes.” This course gives detailed attention to the components that make up this figure, including employment income, business and property income, and capital gains.  The prerequisite for this course is Accounting 253: Introductory Financial Accounting,… Read more »

Course Exam—SPAN 200

SPAN 200 (Introductory Spanish I) is a three-credit introductory Spanish course that introduces students to the basic elements of the Spanish language.  By taking SPAN 200 and SPAN 201 (Spanish for Beginners II), students will learn to speak and write simple Spanish in a range of everyday situations.  There are no prerequisites for SPAN 200… Read more »