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—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 »

Course Exam—ENVS 200

ENVS 200 (Introduction to Environmental Studies) is a three-credit social science course.  It introduces students to the field of environmental studies and provides them with basic information about a variety of environmental issues, concepts, debates, events, and actors or thinkers.  This survey course presents an overview of key concepts related to environmental analysis such as… Read more »

Course Exam—French 200

FREN 200 (First Year University French I) is a three-credit introductory French course that trains students in verbal and written French as a continuation of FREN 100 (French for Beginners I) and FREN 101 (French for Beginners II).  The course enables students to improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.  FREN 200 leads the students… Read more »

Course Exam—EDUC 201

EDUC 201 (The Profession of Teaching) is a three-credit introductory educational studies course that provides those interested in becoming teachers with a general and balanced overview of the profession.  Students will look closely at what teachers do and how they do it, and in the process they will, as prospective teachers, gain a better grasp… Read more »

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 »