University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

XI--Special Study Opportunities

Distance Education

The Distance Education program, administered by the Office of Open Learning, supports the departments in offering degree credit courses to students who choose to study independently. Generally, each course comes with a manual that may be accompanied by videotapes, audiotapes, audio CD's, computer diskettes, CD-ROMs, etc., depending on the nature of the course. As well, many courses incorporate computer conferencing, e-mail, listservs, computer-based quizzes, and the use of the Internet. Some courses are offered via the World Wide Web. Distance education provides a contemporary means through which the University of Guelph continues its tradition of outreach and open learning opportunities.

Students may take distance education courses for a variety of reasons including: distance courses providing flexibility in designing their own study schedule; allowing them to avoid timetable conflicts; allowing them an opportunity to acquire credits while away on summer break or on a co-op job placement; courses only offered via distance in a given semester; preferring to learn via distance education.

The University of Guelph recognizes the importance of distance learning and is committed to providing opportunities for the off-campus learner. A wide range of subject areas and course levels are available.

The following is a list of the courses that are offered in the distance format in selected semesters. When selecting these courses, section number 68 must be specified to indicate the distance education offering. Please consult Section XII--Description of Courses for course descriptions. Because additional courses are constantly being developed, please consult the Office of Open Learning, Room 153, Johnston Hall, 767-5010, email: for an updated listing on courses available by distance education and when they are scheduled to be offered. Course listings are also available at

AGR*2010 [0.50] Food Production and the Environment
BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
BIOL*3450 [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments
COST*2100 [0.50] Personal Financial Management
ENVB*3000 [0.50] Nature Interpretation
ENVB*4780 [0.50] Forest Ecology
DRMA*2500 [0.50] Contemporary Cinema
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
ECON*1200 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
ECON*3560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
ECON*3660 [0.50] Economics of Equity Markets
ENGL*1400**renumbered to ENGL*1410** [0.50] Major English Writers
REXT*3040 [0.50] Communication Process
REXT*3080 [0.50] Technology in Extension
FRHD*1010 [0.50] Human Development
FRHD*2010 [0.50] Couple and Family Relationships
FRHD*2100 [0.50] Development of Human Sexuality
FRHD*2110 [0.50] The Exceptional Child in the Family
FRHD*2260 [0.50] Infant Development
FRHD*3080 [0.50] Adolescent Development
FOOD*2010 [0.50] Principles of Food Science
FOOD*2400 [0.50] Introduction to Food Chemistry
FOOD*2410 [0.50] Introduction to Food Processing
FOOD*2420 [0.50] Introduction to Food Microbiology
FOOD*3430 [0.50] Introduction to Food Analysis
FREN*1090 [0.50] Basic French
GEOL*1100 [0.50] Principles of Geology
HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Society Since 1500
HIST*2000 [0.50] The British Isles, 1066-1603
HIST*3030 [0.50] Celtic Britain and Ireland to 1066
HIST*3530 [0.50] Celtic Britain and Ireland Since 1603
HUMN*2070 [0.50] European Integration, 1957-1992
UNIV*2050 [0.50] The 5000 Days
UNIV*3250 [0.50] Beyond the 5000 Days
UNIV*3500 [0.50] Recreation and Tourism Planning
LARC*1940 [0.50] History of Cultural Form
MUSC*1060 [0.50] Introduction to Music
MUSC*2140 [0.50] History of Jazz
NUTR*1010 [0.50] Nutrition and Society
NUTR*2050 [0.50] Family and Community Nutrition
PATH*3610 [0.50] Principles of Disease
PHIL*1010 [0.50] Social and Political Issues
PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment
PHIL*2120 [0.50] Ethics
PHYS*1020 [0.50] Introductory Physics
POLS*1400 [0.50] Public Management and Administration
POLS*1500 [0.50] World Politics
POLS*2250 [0.50] Public Administration
POLS*2300 [0.50] Canadian Government
POLS*3050 [0.50] Canadian Political Parties, Elections and Pressure Groups
POLS*3280 [0.50] Modern Political Ideologies
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration
POLS*3670 [0.50] Comparative Public Policy and Administration
POLS*4250 [0.50] Problems in Public Administration and Public Policy
PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour
PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
PSYC*2310 [0.50] Introduction to Social Psychology
PSYC*2740 [0.50] Personality
PSYC*3060 [0.50] Occupational Health Psychology
PSYC*3250 [0.50] Psychological Measurement
PSYC*3510 [0.50] Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSYC*3570 [0.50] The Psychology of Death and Dying
SOIL*2010 [0.50] Soil Science
SOIL*2120 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
SOIL*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
ZOO*1500 [0.50] Humans in the Natural World - a Zoological Perspective

Note: Getting ready for Calculus, a non-degree credit preparatory course, is also offered via distance education.

Note: Please check with the Office of Open Learning regarding the technology and resource requirements (e.g. computer, modem, VCR, audio cassette recorder etc.) for the specific course(s) in which you are interested.

The courses have been designed and written by experts to meet rigorous standards. Clusters of courses are offered from selected areas of specialization within the University.

The Diploma in Public Policy and Administration, the Certificate in Food Science and the Career Development Practitioner Certificate are also offered in the distance education mode. (See Certificates and Diplomas, in this section, for further information).

1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar
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Last revised: January 1999.