Courses at Acadia with No University-Level Pre-requisites

and Arts Core / Science Humanities Eligibility 

These courses have no pre-requisites or co-requisites at the university level, and are not restricted to majors or upper-year students. They are therefore, in theory, possible for incoming first-year students in Psychology to register in. Where two halves of a course go together to make a whole (e.g., ENGL 1213/1223), both halves are indicated on a single line for completeness, but note that the first half of the course serves as pre-requisite for the second half, and must be completed before it. In cases where two courses are frequently taken together, but one does not actually serve as a pre-requisite for the other (e.g., ENGL 1413/1423), they are listed on separate lines.  These courses could be taken in either order.

PLEASE NOTE:  (a) not every course on this list will be offered every year; (b) some courses may be offered this year, but may already be full; (c) some courses may have high-school level pre-requisites, indicated after the course title (Nova Scotia high school pre-requisite courses are listed; click here to determine equivalent courses in other jurisdictions); and (d) some courses may have anti-requisites (i.e., you cannot get credit both for this course and for another course; indicated after the course title).  Check the timetable to see what courses are offered in the upcoming academic year (click on the course title to see a course description).  Courses indicated in red on the timetable are already full (see Trouble-shooting for advice in this situation).

The final column indicates which, if any, Arts Core or Science Humanities requirements the course can be used to fulfill.  Click here for more information on the Arts Core.  The requirements are:  E = English Requirement; L = Second Language requirement; SS = Social Science requirement (i.e., economics, poli sci, etc.); H = Humanities requirement (i.e., arts, classics, etc.); S = Science requirement.  (Note that BA Psychology majors will have already fulfilled their Science requirement for the Arts Core with Psyc 1013/1023; additional Science courses can be used as general electives). 

Note that courses marked SH (Science Humanities) in the final column can be used to fulfill the BSc breadth requirement for 6 h in a humanities discipline.  Courses marked S will count towards the BSc requirement for 72 h in Science.  All courses other than those marked S can be used as Arts or Professional Studies electives by BSc majors.  Click here for more details on BSc requirements.

Subj

Number

Title

Reqs?

APSC

1053

Introduction to Engineering I

S

APSC

1223

Design I (CAD)

S

ART

1113

Intro:  Prehistoric to Giotto

H, SH

ART

1123

Intro:  Giotto to the present

H

ART

2013/2023

Studio art I & II

 

ART

2033/2043

Digital imaging I & II

H

ART

2053

Art and the environment I

H

ART

2063

Art and the environment II

H

ART

2073

Contemporary art

H

ART

2083

Canadian art I

H

ART

2093

Canadian art II

H

ART

2313

American art

H

ART

2413

Art of the 19th century

H

ART

2423

Art of the 20th century

H

ART

2623

17th and 18th centuries

H

ART

2813

Art of the Indian subcontinent

H

ART

2913

Northern Renaissance art

H

ART

2923

Renaissance in Italy

H

ART

3013/3023

Painting I & II

 

ART

3313

Special topics in the history of art

H

ART

3513

Woman and art

H

BIOL

1113/1123

Organisms and their environment I & II

S

BIOL

1813/1823

Human biology I & II

S

BIOL

2553

Plants in the modern world

S

BIOL

2563

Marine biology

S

BIOL

4453

Comparative immunology

S

BIOL

4653

Seminar in ecology

S

BIOL

4863

Wildlife biology and habitat management in NS

S

BUSI

1013

Financial accounting I

 

BUSI

1703

Introduction to business

 

BUSI

3643

Consumer law

 

BUSI

4633

Ethics, business, and society

 

CHEM

1013/1033 &

1023/1043

Fundamental Chemistry I & II (Pre-req:  NS 12 Chem; Anti-reqs: credit can be awarded for only one of CHEM 1013/1033/1113, and 1023/1043/1123)

S

CHEM

1053

Chemistry and our world

S

CLAS

1113

Introduction to Greek civilization

H, SH

CLAS

1123

Introduction to Roman civilization

H, SH

CLAS

1503

Introduction to archaeology

H, SH

GREE

1103/1113

Elementary Greek I & II

L, SH

LATI

1103/1113

Elementary Latin I & II

L, SH

COMM

1213

Communications I

 

COMM

1223

Communications II

 

CREL

1206

World religions

H, SH

CREL

2206 (2213/2223)

Intro to Biblical studies

H, SH

CREL

2413

Ecology and religion

H, SH

CREL

2533

“Cults”:  New religious movements

H, SS, SH

CREL

3123

Writing life:  Worldviews and experience

H, SS, SH

CREL

3693

Special topics in ritual studies

H, SS, SH

COMP

1113/1123

Computer programming I & II

S

COMP

1813

Computer concepts and applications

S

COMP

1893

Multimedia-based introduction to programming (Anti-req: Comp 1113)

S

COMP

2853

Advanced computer concepts and applications (Pre-req:  Comp 1813 or equivalent word processing and spreadsheet experience.  Contact the School for more information and for permission to enroll without Comp 1813)

S

ECON

1013

Microeconomics principles

SS

ECON

1023

Macroeconomics principles

SS

ENGL

1213/1223

Composition I & II

E, SH

ENGL

1313/1323

Composition for second language students I & II

E, SH

ENGL

1413 (1406 pt. 1)

Writing and reading critically I

E, SH

ENGL

1423 (1406 pt. 2)

Writing and reading critically II

E, SH

ENVS

1643

Human activity and the environment (Anti-req: ENVS 1013)

S

FRAN

1013/1023

Beginning French I & II

L, SH

FRAN

1113/1123

Basic French I & II

L, SH

FRAN

1213/1223

Intermediate French I & II (Pre-req:  NS 11 or 12 French, or appropriate score on placement test; Anti-req: cannot take lower-level French courses concurrently with or after this course)

L, SH

FRAN

1613/1623

French for immersion students I & II (Pre-req:  NS 12 French Immersion, or appropriate score on placement test; Anti-req: cannot take lower-level French courses concurrently with or after this course)

L, SH

FRAN

2000+

Many upper-year French courses may be taken without university pre-requisites if you are fluent in French, and prepared to pursue university-level courses taught entirely in French (check with the Department of Languages and Literatures if in doubt)

L, SH

GEOL

1013/1023

Our dynamic Earth / Earth History:  Global change through time

S

GEOL

1033

General oceanography

S

GEOL

1073

Natural disasters

S

GERM

1013/1023

German for beginners I & II

L, SH

GERM

2000+

Many upper-year German courses may be taken without university pre-requisites if you are fluent in German, and prepared to pursue university-level courses taught entirely in German or involving reading German literature (check with the Department of Languages and Literatures if in doubt)

L, SH

HIST

1413

Global history before 1500

H, SH

HIST

1423

Global history after 1500

H, SH

HIST

2343

Maritime provinces to 1867

H, SH

HIST

2353

Maritime provinces since 1867

H, SH

HIST

2773

Pre-confederation Canada

H, SH

HIST

2783

Canada since 1867

H, SH

IDST

1103

Hypermedia theory and practice

 

IDST

1106

Hypermedia in the humanities

 

IDST

1113/1123

People and cultures of Asia I & II

H, SH

IDST

1213

The Black experience:  Past and present

 

IDST

1223

The indigenous experience:  Past and present

 

IDST

2013

Interpreting the Bible

H, SH

IDST

2063

World music

H, SH

IDST

2213/2223

Peace studies I & II

SS

IDST

2423

19th and 20th century world literatures

 

IDST

2433

Epic tradition I

H, E, SH

IDST

2453

Epic tradition III

E, SH

IDST

2503

Perspectives on Canada I

H, SH

IDST

2513

Perspectives on Canada II

H, SH

IDST

2813

Civilization in South Asia I

H, SH

IDST

2823

Civilization in South Asia II

H, SH

IDST

3613

Health and wellness in Nova Scotia

 

IDST

4186

Peacekeeping:  Critical perspectives

SS

KINE

2293

Physically active living

 

KINE

3373

Children with special needs

 

KINE

3573

Perceptual-motor development

 

KINE

3853

Wellness and aging

 

MATH

1013/1023

Calculus I & II (Pre-req: 60% + in NS Pre-cal or Math 0120, plus satisfactory performance in diagnostic test; Anti-req:  Math 1613)

S

MATH

1313

Foundations (Pre-req:  NS 11 and 12 Academic or Advanced Math; Anti-req: Credit can be obtained for only one of Math 1313/1413/1503)

S

MATH

1323

Matrix algebra (Pre-req:  NS 11 and 12 Academic or Advanced Math or Math 0120; Anti-req: Math 1333)

S

MATH

1333

Introduction to linear algebra (Pre-req:  NS 11 and 12 Academic or Advanced Math or Math 0120; Anti-req: Math 1323)

S

MATH

1503

Contemporary mathematical concepts (Anti-reqs: BA students only; BSc students cannot receive credit for this course. Credit can be obtained for only one of Math 1313/1413/1503)

S (Arts only)

MATH

1513

Truth in numbers

S

MATH

1533

Mathematical concepts I (Anti-reqs: BA students only; BSc students cannot receive credit for this course)

S (Arts only)

MATH

1543

Mathematical concepts II (Anti-reqs: BA students only; BSc students cannot receive credit for this course)

S (Arts only)

MATH

1613

General linear algebra and calculus for business and economics (Pre-req:  NS 11 and 12 Academic or Advanced Math or Math 0110, plus satisfactory performance in diagnostic test; Anti-req: Math 1013)

S

MUSI

1013/1023

Understanding music for non-music majors I & II

H, SH

MUSI

1063/1073

Music theory for non-music majors I & II

H, SH

MUSI

1066

Principal applied study for non-majors

 

MUSI

1253

Music and society

H, SH

MUSI

1263

Introduction to musicology

H, SH

MUSI

1353

Guitar class (Anti-req:  Students may not be concurrently enrolled in principal or secondary applied guitar)

 

MUSI

2083

World rhythm and drumming

 

MUSI

2163

Introduction to music technology

 

MUSI

2383

Introduction to gamelan

 

MUSI

3003

History of rock music

H, SH

MUSI

3673

The mechanics of movement

 

MUSI

3683

Scene studies

 

MUSI

1000 +

Additional “methods” and “applied study” classes in voice and various instruments are available as electives, for those with suitable preparation and training.  Consult the School of Music for more information. 

 

NUTR

1313/1323

Human nutrition I & II

S

NUTR

1333/1343

Food commodities I & II

S

NUTR

1503

Contemporary issues in nutrition

S

NUTR

2613

Food resource management

S

NUTR

3523

Nutrition and aging

S

PHIL

1106

Introduction to philosophy (Anti-req:  No more than 6 h of 1000-level Philosophy courses may be taken)

H, SH

PHIL

1113

The examined life in the information age (Anti-req:  No more than 6 h of 1000-level Philosophy courses may be taken)

H, SH

PHIL

1213

Introduction to philosophy:  Morality (Anti-req:  Phil 1413; also, no more than 6 h of 1000-level Philosophy courses may be taken)

H, SH

PHIL

1223

Introduction to philosophy:  Knowledge, mind, and free will (Anti-req:  Phil 1423; also, no more than 6 h of 1000-level Philosophy courses may be taken)

H, SH

PHIL

1413

Introduction to philosophy:  God, ethics, and justice (Anti-req:  Phil 1213; also, no more than 6 h of 1000-level Philosophy courses may be taken)

H, SH

PHIL

1423

Introduction to philosophy:  Freedom, mind, and knowledge (Anti-req:  Phil 1223; also, no more than 6 h of 1000-level Philosophy courses may be taken)

H, SH

PHIL

2006

Ancient philosophy

H, SH

PHIL

2016

Early modern philosophy

H, SH

PHIL

2023

19th century philosophy

H, SH

PHIL

2103

Aesthetics

H, SH

PHIL

2223

Existentialism

H, SH

PHIL

2233

Philosophy and feminism

H, SH

PHIL

2303

Critical perspectives on environmental issues

H, SH

PHIL

2306

Ethics

H, SH

PHIL

2403

Philosophy of religion

H, SH

PHIL

2503

Medieval philosophy

H, SH

PHIL

2813

Logic I

H, SH

PHIL

2823

Logic II

H, SH

PHIL

2913

Philosophy of science

H, SH

PHIL

3013

Existentialism and literature

H, SH

PHIL

3223

Kantian practical reason

H, SH

PHIL

3313

Philosophy of mind

H, SH

PHIL

3513

Plato

H, SH

PHIL

3533

Aristotle

H, SH

PHIL

3613

Contemporary continental philosophy

H, SH

PHIL

3903

Epistemology

H, SH

PHYS

1053/1063

General physics I & II (Pre-req:  NS 12 Math; Anti-req:  Phys 1013)

S

PHYS

1513/1523

Astronomy:  Observational methods and solar system / stars, galaxies and the universe (Anti-req:  IDST 1703)

S

PHYS

1543

Energy

S

PHYS

1553

Physics of music

S

POLS

1303

Law/politics and government

SS

POLS

1403

Global politics, law, and culture

SS

POLS

2006

Canadian politics

SS

POLS

2016

Research and methodology in the social sciences

SS

POLS

2343

Ancient and medieval political theory

SS

POLS

2443

Early modern political theory

SS

POLS

2543

Modern political theory

SS

POLS

2643

Selected concepts in political argument

SS

POLS

2683

Global politics

SS

POLS

2706

The politics of difference:  Identity and citizenship in Canada

SS

POLS

2783

Global issues

SS

POLS

2893

Comparative politics I

SS

POLS

2993

Comparative politics II

SS

POLS

3013

The politics of gender

SS

POLS

3083

Issues in international law

SS

POLS

3103

The politics of French Canada

SS

POLS

3183

U.N. and contemporary global governance

SS

POLS

3213

The politics of water

SS

POLS

3303

Multiculturalism in Canada:  Race, rights, and citizenship

SS

POLS

3466

Law and politics:  Canada

SS

POLS

3483

Globalization:  Critical perspectives

SS

POLS

3493

American government

SS

POLS

3503

Canadian public administration

SS

POLS

3513

Gender and development

SS

POLS

3543

Community political power

SS

POLS

3603

Canadian provincial politics

SS

POLS

3693

Politics and government in Latin America

SS

POLS

3703

Issues in Canadian politics

SS

POLS

3803

Politics and government of Canadian municipalities

SS

POLS

3883

The politics of the environment

SS

POLS

3893

Politics and government in Western Europe

SS

POLS

3943

Politics of the mass media

SS

POLS

3983

Theoretical approach to world politics

SS

POLS

3993

Digital democracy

SS

POLS

4603

First Nations peoples:  Law, politics and policy in Canada

SS

RECR

1163

Environmental and sustainable society

 

RECR

1223

Outdoor recreation management

 

RECR

1233

Sustainable tourism

 

RECR

1243

Sport and physical activity in society

 

RECR

3563

Environmental education

 

SOCI

1006

Introductory sociology

SS

SOCI

1013

Introduction to Canadian society

SS

SOCI

1023

Introduction to human societies

SS

SOCI

1033

Introduction to sociology:  Social problems

SS

SOCI

1106

Introductory anthropology

SS

SOCI

1113

Introduction to cultural anthropology

SS

SPAN

1013/1023

Introductory Spanish language I & II

L, SH

SPAN

2000 +

Some upper-year Spanish courses may be taken without university pre-requisites if you have previous experience with Spanish (contact the Department of Languages and Literatures to obtain permission)

L, SH

THEA

1483

Introduction to theatre

 

THEA

1493

Introduction to theatre II:  Design, production, criticism

 

THEA

2823/2833

Introduction to production I & II

 

WGST

1413

Introduction to women’s and gender studies

H, SS, SH

WGST

2913

Global women’s movements

H, SS, SH

WGST

3023

Feminist theory

E, H, SS, SH

WGST

3503

Making men and women:  Gender through the ages

E, H, SS, SH