University of Guelph 2002-2003 Undergraduate Calendar

XI--Special Study Opportunities

Career Development Practitioner Program

The Career Development Practitioner Program (C.D.P.P.) is offered jointly by the University of Guelph and Conestoga College. The intent of the program is to provide excellent preparation for career development practitioners for their role as career counsellors in developing a nation of individuals who are best able to compete in the global marketplace.

The program allows participants to complete concurrently both a B.A. from the University of Guelph as well as the Conestoga College Career Development Practitioner Certificate. The Conestoga College Certificate consists of 11 courses, all offered via the distance format. The University of Guelph will accept into the Bachelor of Arts degree, the articulated transfer of 2.50 credits from the Conestoga College Certificate. The remaining university level requirements consist of 5.00 credits, delivered through classroom format, distance format, or through a combination of both delivery methods. Please contact the program advisor, Prof. H. Marmurek, Psychology, for further details.

College Level Required Courses

All of the following Conestoga College Career Development Practitioner Certificate courses are available via the distance education format:

Career Counselling and Development

Introduction to Counselling

Career Counselling Techniques I: Principles and Practices

Trends and Issues in the New Work Dynamic

Group Training and Facilitation: Principles and Practices

Assessment in Career Counselling: Formal Instruments

Career Development with Special Needs Groups

Consulting in Career Development: Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Roles

Career Consulting Techniques II: Principles and Practices

Career Development With Communities

Career Development: Developing the Professional Self - Practicum Project

University Level Required Courses

ISS*2500 [0.50] Management in Organizations

PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour

PSYC*2010 [0.50] Quantification in Psychology

PSYC*3250 [0.50] Psychological Measurement

SOAN*2040 [0.50] Globalization of Work and Organizations

SOC*1100 [0.50] Sociology

XCST*2000 [0.50] Career Counselling and Development

1 of the following:

PSYC*3070 [0.50] Psychology in Human Resource Management

PSYC*3080 [0.50] Organizational Psychology

1 of the following:

ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics

ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics

1 of the following:

PSYC*2360 [0.50] Introductory Research Methods

SOAN*2120 [0.50] Introductory Methods

Certificates and Diplomas

The University offers certificate and diploma programs in Applied Statistics, Computing and Information Science, Food Science, and Public Policy and Administration. These programs are designed for those who want to develop or upgrade skills in one of these areas without necessarily proceeding towards a three or four year degree program. These programs may be completed on a part time basis over a period of time.

A Collaborative Diploma in Public/Private Sector Administration, offered jointly with Mohawk College, is also available. Consult the Faculty of Business and Communication at Mohawk for further details. Those interested in entering certificate and diploma programs should apply to Admissions. Applicants who already have a degree should apply to the degree program in which they were previously registered.

Up to 50% of the requirements for a degree-credit certificate can be applied towards a degree program specialization in order to hold both a degree with a specialization and a specialized certificate.

Certificate in Computing and Information Science

The Certificate in Computing and Information Science program is offered by the Department of Computing and Information Science. The program is usually completed on a part-time basis taking one or two courses per semester. Normally students will require 3-4 years to complete the program.

The certificate program is aimed at students who either have a formal university education in an area other than computer science or have been working in computer related areas but who have no academic background in computer science. All applicants are required to have an interview with the program co ordinator in the Department of Computing and Information Science before enrolling.

Students who expect to transfer to a degree program in Computing and Information Science should note the admission requirements as stated at the beginning of the relevant schedules of study.

Students interested in entering the Certificate in Computing and Information Science program should apply for the General Studies program if they do not have a university degree, or to Unclassified if they already have a university degree.

Certificate Requirements

Among the 9 courses required for the certificate, the student must include 6 required courses and 3 restricted electives.

The sequence of courses chosen must comply with the prerequisites for each course. Consult with the program coordinator for assistance.

Required Courses

CIS*1650 [0.50] Programming I

CIS*1900 [0.50] Discrete Structures in Computer Science

CIS*2420 [0.50] Data Structures

CIS*2450 [0.50] Software Systems Development and Integration

CIS*2650 [0.50] Programming II

Restricted Electives

CIS*3110 [0.50] Operating Systems

CIS*3120 [0.50] Digital Systems

CIS*3200 [0.50] Software Engineering

CIS*3430 [0.50] System Analysis and Design in Applications

CIS*3490 [0.50] The Analysis and Design of Computer Algorithms

CIS*3530 [0.50] Data Base Systems and Concepts

Certificate in Food Science

The Certificate in Food Science program is offered by the Department of Food Science in a distance education mode. Normally, learners will require two years to complete the process. The certificate program is aimed at upgrading individuals who either have a formal university education in an area other than Food Science or have been working in Food Science-related areas but who have no academic background in Food Science. The certificate program concentrates on the chemistry, analysis, microbiology and processing of foods, and on the maintenance of food safety and quality throughout. All courses are offered in an interactive format via the internet.

Individuals interested in entering the Certificate in Food Science program should enrol in the Open Learning program through the Office of Open Learning. Post-secondary courses in microbiology and chemistry are pre-requisites for entrance into the program.

The core courses of the program cannot be used as substitutes for core courses or restricted electives in the B.Sc. Food Science Major.

Required Courses

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

Diploma in Applied Statistics

The Diploma in Applied Statistics is a program offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, which seeks to give students of the Applied Sciences a technical competency in the use and application of Statistics.

The program is intended mainly for those whose primary area of expertise is not in Statistics, but who feel the need to be able to use modern statistical techniques. This program seeks to fill a need of scientists to reach a useful level of competency in the use of statistical methodology.

Diploma Requirements

The program consists of 10 courses chosen from the following list. It is important to take into account the necessary prerequisites when determining the sequence in which the courses are taken. Consult an advisor from the department for assistance.

MATH*2080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus II

MATH*2150 [0.50] Applied Matrix Algebra

STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I

STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II

STAT*3100 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Statistics I

STAT*3110 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Statistics II

STAT*3210 [0.50] Experimental Design

STAT*3240 [0.50] Applied Regression Analysis

STAT*3320 [0.50] Sampling Theory with Applications

STAT*3510 [0.50] Environmental Risk Assessment

STAT*4050 [0.50] Topics in Applied Statistics I

STAT*4060 [0.50] Topics in Applied Statistics II

STAT*4080 [0.50] Data Analysis

STAT*4350 [0.50] Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods

STAT*4360 [0.50] Applied Time Series Analysis

STAT*4510 [0.50] Advanced Risk Analysis

Diploma in Public Policy and Administration

The program is designed for those who wish to develop their skills in public sector management and public policy analysis. The requirement of 10 courses for the diploma is divided into 2 groups of courses: required courses; and elective courses. Courses taken for the diploma cannot be used for credit in other areas of study and vice versa. The diploma program is equivalent to a general area of concentration or minor honours for a B.A. degree.

Students are encouraged to consult the distance education coordinator in the Office of Open Learning or the Diploma in Public Policy and Administration program coordinator or Chair of the Department of Political Science with regard to the availability and on going development of distance education courses.

Required Courses

POLS*1400 [0.50] Public Management and Administration

POLS*2250 [0.50] Public Administration

POLS*3250 [0.50] Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects

POLS*3440 [0.50] Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics

POLS*4250 [0.50] Problems in Public Administration and Public Policy

Electives - at least 2.50 credits must be chosen from the following:

POLS*2300 [0.50] Canadian Government

POLS*3110 [0.50] Politics of Ontario

POLS*3210 [0.50] The Constitution and Canadian Federalism

POLS*3270 [0.50] Local Government in Ontario

POLS*3280 [0.50] Modern Political Ideologies

POLS*3330 [0.50] Politics and Trade Liberalization in the Americas

POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration

POLS*3470 [0.50] Business-Government Relations in Canada

POLS*3670 [0.50] Comparative Public Policy and Administration

Co-operative Education

Co-operative Education options are offered in 28 majors. Co-op provides eligible students with the opportunity to alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of paid work experience. The work experience is related to the student's academic program and/or career objectives. Admission can occur directly into semester 1 or in-course (but not beyond Academic Semester 3).

For further details refer to information on Co-operative Education in Section X. Course requirements and work study sequences for specific majors are listed under the appropriate degree program in Section X.

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. Many 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 DE 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 160, Johnston Hall, 767-5000, 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

AGEC*2220 Financial Accounting

AGEC*2230 Management Accounting

ANTH*1150 Anthropology

BIOL*2060 Ecology

BIOL*2210 Introductory Cell Biology

BIOL*3450 Introduction to Aquatic Environments

BOT*1200 Plants and Human Use

CIS*1000 Introduction to Computer Applications

COST*1000 Introduction to Marketing Management

COST*2020 Information Management

COST*2100 Personal Financial Management

DRMA*2500 Contemporary Cinema

ECON*1050 Introductory Microeconomics

ECON*1100 Introductory Macroeconomics

ECON*2100 Economic Growth and Environmental Quality

ECON*2150 Introduction to Business Economics

ECON*2310 Intermediate Microeconomics

ECON*2410 Intermediate Macroeconomics

ECON*3560 Theory of Finance

ECON*3660 Economics of Equity Markets

ENGL*1410 Major English Writers

ENVB*2040 Biology of Plant Pests

ENVB*2210 Introductory Apiculture

ENVB*3000 Nature Interpretation

ENVB*3040 Natural Chemicals in the Environment

EURO*1050 The Emergence of a United Europe

EURO*2070 European Integration, 1957-1992

FOOD*2010 Principles of Food Science

FOOD*2400 Introduction to Food Chemistry

FOOD*2410 Introduction to Food Processing

FOOD*2420 Introduction to Food Microbiology

FOOD*3430 Introduction to Food Analysis

FOOD*4070 Food Packaging

FRHD*1010 Human Development

FRHD*1020 Couple and Family Relationships

FRHD*2060 Adult Development and Aging

FRHD*2100 Development of Human Sexuality

FRHD*2110 The Exceptional Child in the Family

FRHD*2260 Infant Development

FRHD*2270 Development in Early and Middle Childhood

FRHD*3080 Adolescent Development

FRHD*3190 Administration of Programs for Children and Youth

FREN*1090 Basic French: Reading

FREN*1100 Basic French: Listening

FREN*2500 French Translation I

GEOG*1200 People, Places and Spatial Organization

GEOG*1220 Human Impact on the Environment

GEOG*1300 Introduction to the Biophysical Environment

GEOG*2210 Environment and Resources

GEOG*3210 Management of the Biophysical Environment

GEOL*1100 Principles of Geology

HAFA*1000 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management

HAFA*2030 Control Systems in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

HAFA*2150 Introduction to Canadian Business Management

HAFA*2200 Organizational Design and Effectiveness

HAFA*3000 Human Resources Management

HAFA*3070 Hospitality and Tourism Management Accounting

HIST*2000 The British Isles, 1066-1603

HIST*2040 War and Society

HIST*2250 Environment and History

HIST*2610 Contemporary Canadian Issues

HIST*2830 The Emergence of Modern Germany 1871-1990

HIST*3030 Celtic Britain and Ireland to 1066

HIST*3140 Witch-hunts and Popular Culture

HIST*3530 Celtic Britain and Ireland Since 1603

HIST*3540 World War Two

HIST*4050 Topics in Scottish History

LARC*1950 History of Cultural Form I

MATH*1000 Introductory Calculus

MATH*2150 Applied Matrix Algebra

MBG*3600 Introduction to Genomics

MET*2030 Meteorology and Climatology

MUSC*1060 Introduction to Music

MUSC*2140 History of Jazz

MUSC*2280 Masterworks of Music

NUTR*1010 Nutrition and Society

NUTR*2050 Family and Community Nutrition

PATH*3610 Principles of Disease

PHIL*2070 Philosophy of the Environment

PHYS*1020 Introductory Physics

PHYS*1600 Contemporary Astronomy

POLS*1400 Public Management and Administration

POLS*1500 World Politics

POLS*2250 Public Administration

POLS*2300 Canadian Government

POLS*3370 Environmental Policy Formation and Administration

POLS*3940 Goverance and Accountability in Canada

PSYC*1100 Principles of Behaviour

PSYC*1200 Dynamics of Behaviour

PSYC*2010 Quantification in Psychology

PSYC*2310 Introduction to Social Psychology

PSYC*2390 Principles of Sensation and Perception

PSYC*2450 Introduction to Developmental Psychology

PSYC*2650 Introduction to Cognitive Processes

PSYC*2740 Personality

PSYC*3020 Psychology of Law

PSYC*3060 Occupational Health Psychology

PSYC*3070 Psychology in Human Resource Management

PSYC*3080 Organizational Psychology

PSYC*3250 Psychological Measurement

PSYC*3340 Psycholinguistics

PSYC*3390 Abnormal Psychology

PSYC*3570 The Psychology of Death and Dying

PSYC*3850 Intellectual Disabilities

REXT*3040 Communication Process

REXT*3080 Technology in Extension

SOAN*2400 Introduction to Gender Systems

SOIL*3080 Soil and Water Conservation

SOC*1100 Sociology

SOC*1500 Crime and Criminal Justice

SOC*2070 Social Deviance

SOC*2750 Serial Murder

SOC*3490 Law and Society

SOIL*2010 Soil Science

SOIL*2120 Introduction to Environmental Stewardship

SOIL*3080 Soil and Water Conservation

SPAN*1100 Introductory Spanish

SPAN*1110 Intermediate Spanish

STAT*2060 Statistics for Business Decisions

UNIV*1500 Introduction to Higher Learning

UNIV*2050 The 5000 Days

UNIV*3250 Beyond the 5000 Days

UNIV*3500 Recreation and Tourism Planning

UNIV*4500 Planning Industrial Ecology

ZOO*1500 Humans in the Natural World - a Zoological Perspective

ZOO*2050 Natural History of Ontario

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 Program are also offered in the distance education mode (see Certificates and Diplomas in this section for further information).

General Studies

The objective of the General Studies program is to provide mature students with the opportunity to take university courses before registering in a specific degree program or to take university courses for continued learning with no immediate intention of registering in a degree program. The General Studies program does not lead towards a specific undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph. Initially, students register for part time studies only.

Academic Counselling

General Studies students can obtain counselling for selecting courses, and planning their future program from the B.A. Counselling Office located in Room 130 MacKinnon Building. Prospective students should contact the Admissions Section of the Office of Registrarial Services.

Financial Assistance

Students registered in 3 or more courses of the General Studies program are eligible to apply to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) if an Ontario resident. Students who are residents of other provinces must apply to their home province for financial assistance. General Studies students are eligible to apply for OSAP assistance for a maximum of 2 semesters. General Studies students who transfer to a degree program may continue to apply for OSAP.

Schedule of Studies

Tuition Fees

Students are advised to refer to Section VI-Schedule of Fees.

Undergraduate Regulations

Students are referred to Section VIII-Undergraduate Degree Regulations for additional information regarding registration, course selection, withdrawal from study, continuation of study, examination policy and requests for academic consideration.

Graduate Studies

The University of Guelph offers graduate programs in most departments and schools. These post-baccalaureate programs offer opportunities for personal, academic and professional growth. Students with a 70% average or higher should consider and investigate these options, beginning no later than their third undergraduate year. Decisions regarding the desired area of study and pursuit of scholarship support require forethought and planning. Information, application forms, and counselling are available through the graduate coordinators of each department/school. Students are also welcome to visit the Office of Graduate Program Services, Level 3, University Centre.

The University of Guelph offers opportunities for qualified students to do graduate work leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Science in Aquaculture (M.Sc. Aquaculture), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), and Doctor of Veterinary Science (D.V.Sc.) degrees.

Interdisciplinary Studies

The University of Guelph offers many interdisciplinary programs that cross departmental and college boundaries. In addition, specific courses and specializations have been modelled on an interdisciplinary approach to the topic or subject area.

Courses with an interdisciplinary approach and content are listed in Section XII under the following headings: Humanities, Physical Science, and Social Science as well as Interdisciplinary University Courses.

The following list of specializations is not intended to represent all the university's interdisciplinary initiatives. Instead it identifies those specializations that involve a significant degree of collaboration between departments or colleges. For further details, refer to the appropriate undergraduate degree program information in Section IX.

Bachelor of Arts

Criminal Justice and Public Policy

Environmental Studies (Minor)

European Studies

Information Systems & Human Behaviour

International Development

Women's Studies

Bachelor of Commerce

Agricultural Business

Hotel and Food Administration

Management Economics in Industry & Finance

Marketing Management

Bachelor of Science (Biological Science)

Biomedical Toxicology

Earth Surface Science

Environmental Toxicology

Plant Biology

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Open Learning

The University of Guelph serves the learning needs of people of all ages whose educational requirements may not match the program structure or services available through full-time undergraduate study. The adoption of the philosophy of lifelong learning, changes in the demographic characteristics of our communities, the explosion of new knowledge, and the effect of rapid technological advances on professional competence are major factors underlying the University's commitment towards alternative approaches to providing education through open learning.

The Office of Open Learning

The Office of Open Learning is the institutional focus for distance education, continuing education, the Open Learning program. As such, the Office supports departments in the development and delivery of open learning activities. Courses and programs cover a broad spectrum of learning needs which include professional updating programs and general interest/knowledge enhancing courses.

The Open Learning Program

The Open Learning program is an open admission distance-only part time mode of study that provides access to degree-credit university courses for individuals who wish to study independently but are not interested in pursuing a degree at the University of Guelph at the present time. You may register in the Open Learning program, even if you are in another program or are registered at another educational institution. The Open Learning program extends the academic resources of the University to those interested in personal enrichment, professional updating, or eventual application to a degree program.

Open Learning program students must complete the same assignments and examinations as those in degree programs and are evaluated using the same standards. Upon successful completion of a course, learners receive the same credit weight for courses as would apply to courses taken within the degree program.

Continuing Education Option

Those not interested in receiving credit for a course may register as a continuing education student. Learners taking courses in this way are not required to complete assignments or related exams.

Further information is available from the Office of Open Learning, Room 160 Johnston Hall, by e-mail:, by phone (519) 767-5000 or at

Guaranteed Admission

Individuals wanting to shift from the Open Learning program to a B.A. program will be guaranteed admission provided that they complete a minimum of 2.00 credits with a minimum 60.00 percent cumulative average.

Applicants are advised to complete 2 courses (1.00 credit) from the College of Arts and 2 courses (1.00 credit) in the Social Sciences.

Open Learning Program Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate in Food Science

Career Development Practitioner Program

Diploma in Public Policy and Administration

(Refer to Certificates & Diplomas in this section for descriptions or contact the Office of Open Learning.)

Open Learning Program Courses*

*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.

Please refer to Distance Education in this section for a listing of courses offered through the Open Learning Program.

Open Learning Program Scholarships

The Malik Scholarship

Awarded in honor of retired faculty member Professor Henrick Malik, of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Physical and Engineering Science.

Qualification(s): A student in the Open Learning program who achieves the highest mark in a given year in the distance education course Statistics for Business Decisions (STAT*2060)

Amount: One award of $150

Distance Education

The Office of Open Learning facilitates the delivery of degree credit courses to students who are typically off-campus or wish to take a distance course in order to accommodate their schedule. The Office of Open Learning assists in course development and preparation and is the focal point of this activity by providing information, student support, and administration. Please refer to the Distance Education heading in this section for the listing of courses offered through the distance format.

Calendars and brochures outlining complete details of activities are available from the Office of Open Learning, Room 153 Johnston Hall, 767-5000,, or at

Continuing Education

The Office of Open Learning annually offers over 70 professional development programs, courses, conferences, and certificates in collaboration with academic departments and/or professional organizations. For detailed information on learning opportunities offered by the Office of Open Learning contact us at tel: (519) 767-5000; fax (519) 767-1114; e-mail:; website:; or visit us in room 160 Johnston Hall.

Certificate Program In Couple & Family Therapy Studies

(co-sponsored by the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)

The Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies is designed to provide practising therapists with specialized training and updating in the needs, problems and changing patterns of couple and family relationships. Systems theory is the primary, although not the only, theoretical orientation within the program. Attention to issues of gender, race, class, ethnicity and culture underlies all aspects of the program. Most program faculty are clinical members of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and AAMFT-approved supervisors.

Courses in this program are designed to meet the education requirements for Clinical Membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. All courses are delivered at a level of rigour equivalent to that of a Master's degree and require completion of a formal evaluation component, marked according to University of Guelph grading standards. Individuals successfully completing the required course of study will receive the Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies from the University of Guelph. While completion of all six courses in the certificate program is encouraged, students are welcome to take courses for general interest or specific upgrading, provided they have adequate background and/or preparation.

Required Courses

Theories and Methods of Family Therapy I

Theories and Methods of Family Therapy II

Theories and Methods of Couple Therapy

Elective Courses (Choose 3)

Violence in Families

Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy

Divorce, Single Parenting and Re-marriage

Change Strategies in Therapy

Research in Marriage and Family Therapy

Professional Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy

Special Topics in Marriage and Family Therapy

Certificate Program in Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes include mediation, arbitration and negotiation which replace traditional formal processes of litigation and adjudication. This Certificate program will is designed for those wishing to learn the theory and skills necessary to settle disputes rapidly and privately in a world that is stratified by income, education, race/ethnicity, age and gender.

Required Courses

Introductory Workshop

Theory and Generic Issues

Commercial Mediation

Electives (Choose one)


Family Mediation

Organizational Conflict

Environmental Mediation

Race/Ethnic Conflict

Religious Conflict

School Conflict

Certificate Program in Hospitality Studies

The Certificate in Hospitality Services is offered online from the University of Guelph's School of Hotel and Food Administration. It is comprised of five courses taken via distance education and is designed to provide an overview of the hospitality industry, an understanding of human resource management principles and financial management skills. It is perfect for individuals needing additional formal education to assume greater management responsibilities.

Prior learning assessment is in place for this Certificate to evaluate and recognize your experience and previous education, including seminars, workshops and corporate training programs. You may receive credit to a maximum of one course credit towards one of the required courses. The certificate requires one of the following introductory courses:

HAFA*1000 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management

HAFA*2150 Introduction to Canadian Business Management

Required Courses*

HAFA*2030 Control Systems in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

HAFA*2200 Organizational Design and Effectiveness

HAFA*3000 Human Resources Management

HAFA*3070 Hospitality and Tourism Management Accounting

* courses must be taken in order

Certificate Program in Managing People at Work

Effective and efficient managers get things done through and with the help of others. Successful managers are leaders who know how to work with people in meeting organizational goals and objectives. These managers have the right set of supervisory / management skills, knowledge and attitudes which are critical for positive rewards and results. The Certificate Program in Managing People at Work is designed to provide training to individuals who are newly appointed or aspiring managers in organizations. The Certificate program is comprised of the following 5 courses:

Managing People at Work

Communication Process (REXT*3040)

Labour-Management Relations

Employment Law

Training and Development

Diploma in Human Resources Management

Human resources management is a system of interrelated activities such as training and development, compensation management, and labour relations that work towards satisfying organizational goals and objectives. Typically, managers in smaller organizations are responsible for these activities in addition to other operational responsibilities. In larger organizations, the human resources department generally has subject specialists who oversee each function area. Regardless of how the system of activities is administered, individuals responsible for managing a group of employees should have a practical understanding of management tools and techniques to effectively work with the most important resource in their organizations - their people.

The Diploma in Human Resources Management program provides essential management foundation skills and knowledge with particular emphasis on relating practitioner principles, policies and procedures to "real world" situations. This program consists of ten courses and is designed to meet the learning needs of individuals who currently work in a human resources environment or who have ambition to do so. The required courses are:

Employment Law

Human Resource Planning

Salary Administration and Benefits

Training and Development

One of:

Human Resources Administration

HAFA*3000 Human Resources Management

One of:

Organization and Management

HAFA*2200 and HAFA*4390

One of:

Finance and Accounting Concepts

AGEC*2230 Management Accounting

HAFA*3070 Hospitality and Tourism Management Accounting

One of:

Labour Market Economics

ECON*3520 Labour Economics

One of:

Labour-Management Relations

ECON*2200 Industrial Relations

One of:

PSYC*3070 Psychology in Human Resource Management

PSYC*3080 Organizational Psychology

English Language Certificate Program

The University of Guelph's English Language Certificate Program is designed for Academic Studies and Corporate Training.

Academic english prepares the student for university studies by focusing on the development of specific academic skills required for a successful university education. The english proficiency requirements of the English Language Program include grammar, conversation, comprehension, presentation and TOEFL preparation.

The Corporate Training English Program has been developed in response to the growing needs of a global economy and to facilitate english language training in a job related environment. The program which is industry and discipline specific is also available "On Site" in host countries in order to meet the human resources requirements in a more cost effective manner. For more information please consult the Open Learning web-site at

Professional Association Affiliations

Several courses have been approved by the following associations and may be applied to each association's respective professional programs:

Association of Administrative Assistants

Canadian Golf Superintendents Association

Canadian Payroll Association

Certified Crop Advisers

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario

Institute of Canadian Bankers

Industrial Accident Prevention Association

Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Purchasing Management Association of Canada

Summer Studies (Summer Semester)

Because the university operates on a three semester system, a broad range of course offerings is available in the Summer Semester (May to August). During the summer months, degree credit courses are offered in a variety of formats to meet the needs of full-time and part-time students both on-campus and off-campus. In addition to regular semester courses running from May to August, there is a summer session (May to June) when degree courses are offered in a six week format. For scheduling information consult the Undergraduate Timetable, available from the Academic Records Section, in the University Centre, Level 3.

Distance education opportunities are also available during the summer. For further details, contact the Office of Open Learning in Johnston Hall.

Note: when searching for a course code replace the " * " with a blank

Admission inquiries: Admission Services ~ ~ ~ General calendar inquiries: U.P.S. ~ ~ ~ Last revision: 02 October 2002

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