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The Study Dude—Study at AU and Quickly Become a Pilot?

Not sure where to go with your career?  Why not get AU accreditation and then study to become a pilot?  A degree in management and teaching seems compatible with piloting as do degrees in French, politics—or nursing.  After all, what deathly ill soul doesn’t cry out for a doctor onboard a flight? But what do… Read more »

Course Exam—CLST 201

CLST 201 (Cultural Studies and Everyday Life) is a three-credit junior-level, three-credit social science course that will provide students with an introduction to cultural studies by exploring, reflecting on, and evaluating how, daily, we are immersed in culture.  This course has no prerequisites. Cultural Studies and Everyday Life is made up of six units with… Read more »

Dear Barb—Dying with Dignity

Dear Barb: My mother is 56 years old and was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She was given approximately one year to live. She was completely devastated, as was our whole family. My aunt died three years ago from the same thing and it was an awful and painful death for her. Mom doesn’t… Read more »

The Study Dude!—Seven Tips for Star Student Status

Were you the kid who joined every school sports team and club—and still got the A’s?  That was me in grade nine, but so not me in graduate studies.  If you’re able to raise a family, work full-time, take on extracurricular fun, and excel at studies—all at the same time—then, I beg you, write a… Read more »

Course Exam—ADMN 232

ADMN 232 (Introduction to Management) is a three-credit introductory business and administrative studies course that translates management theory into effective management practice by examining what managers do and how they do it. The course presents theories of management applicable to the public and private sectors and then reconciles these theories with current practice. ADMN 232… Read more »

Dear Barb—Accredited and Vaping

Dear Barb: Hi! I have just completed my first course at Athabasca University and did very well.  The problem I have is, every time I tell people I am obtaining a degree through an online university, they respond by asking why I don’t go to a real university! They say I am wasting my time… Read more »

The Fit Student—What if You Were Health Minister?

Wouldn’t you love to gain a political science major—and become the next Health Minister?  AU students seem to excel at politics.  AU’s very own Jason Nixon went from AUSU presidency to Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks.  What an opportunity to make change!  But maybe politics isn’t your thing.  Maybe you’d prefer to get perks—without… Read more »