2004-2005 University of Guelph 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 outside the traditional classroom environment. Courses may come with a variety of learning resources, including: manuals, vidotapes, audiotapes, audio CDs, DVDs, computer diskettes, CD-ROMs, etc., depending on the nature of the course. As well, most courses incorporate computer conferencing, e-mail, computer-based quizzes, and the use of the Internet. 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: to have flexibility in designing their own study schedules; to avoid timetable conflicts; to acquire credits while away on summer break or on a co-op job placement; to take courses unavailable in class in a given semester; to learn in an interactive online environment.

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: info@open.uoguelph.ca for an updated listing on courses available by distance education and when they are scheduled to be offered. Course listings are also available at www.open.uoguelph.ca.

AGEC*2220*DE Financial Accounting
AGEC*2230*DE Management Accounting
AGEC*2300*DE Organic Marketing
ANTH*1150*DE Anthropology
BIOL*2060*DE Ecology
BIOL*2210*DE Introductory Cell Biology
BIOL*3450*DE Introduction to Aquatic Environments
BIOM*2000*DE Concepts of Physiology
BOT*1200*DE Plants and Human Use
BOT*2000*DE Plants, Biology and People
CHEM*1060*DE Introductory Chemistry
CIS*1000*DE Introduction to Computer Applications
CIS*1200*DE Introduction to Computing
CIS*2100*DE Scientific Computing and Applications Development
COST*1000*DE Introduction to Marketing Management
COST*2020*DE Information Management
COST*2100*DE Personal Financial Management
COST*3030*DE Research Methods
DRMA*2500*DE Contemporary Cinema
ECON*1050*DE Introductory Microeconomics
ECON*1100*DE Introductory Macroeconomics
ECON*2100*DE Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
ECON*2150*DE Introduction to Business Economics
ECON*2310*DE Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2410*DE Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*3560*DE Theory of Finance
ECON*3660*DE Economics of Equity Markets
EDRD*4010*DE Tourism Planning in the Less Developed World
ENGL*1410*DE Major English Writers
ENVB*2210*DE Introductory Apiculture
ENVB*3000*DE Nature Interpretation
ENVB*3040*DE Natural Chemicals in the Environment
ENVB*4780*DE Forest Ecology
EURO*1050*DE The Emergence of a United Europe
EURO*2070*DE European Integration, 1957-1992
FOOD*2010*DE Principles of Food Science
FOOD*2400*DE Introduction to Food Chemistry
FOOD*2410*DE Introduction to Food Processing
FOOD*2420*DE Introduction to Food Microbiology
FOOD*3430*DE Introduction to Food Analysis
FOOD*4010*DE Food Plant Sanitation and Quality Control
FOOD*4070*DE Food Packaging
FREN*1090*DE Basic French: Reading
FREN*1100*DE Basic French: Listening
FREN*2500*DE French Translation I
FRHD*1010*DE Human Development
FRHD*1020*DE Couple and Family Relationships
FRHD*2060*DE Adult Development and Aging
FRHD*2100*DE Development of Human Sexuality
FRHD*2110*DE Exceptional Children and Youth
FRHD*2260*DE Infant Development
FRHD*2270*DE Development in Early and Middle Childhood
FRHD*2280*DE Adolescent Development
FRHD*3190*DE Administration of Programs for Children and Youth
GEOG*1200*DE People, Places and Spatial Organization
GEOG*1220*DE Human Impact on the Environment
GEOG*1300*DE Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
GEOG*2210*DE Environment and Resources
GEOG*3020*DE Global Environmental Change
GEOG*3210*DE Management of the Biophysical Environment
GEOG*3490*DE Tourism and Environment
GEOL*1100*DE Principles of Geology
HIST*2000*DE The British Isles, 1066-1603
HIST*2040*DE War and Society
HIST*2070*DE World Religions in Historical Perspective
HIST*2250*DE Environment and History
HIST*2610*DE Contemporary Canadian Issues
HIST*2830*DE The Emergence of Modern Germany 1871-1990
HIST*3030*DE Celtic Britain and Ireland to 1066
HIST*3140*DE Witch-hunts and Popular Culture
HIST*3530*DE Celtic Britain and Ireland Since 1603
HIST*3540*DE World War Two
HIST*4050*DE Topics in Scottish History
HTM*1000*DE Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
HTM*2030*DE Control Systems in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
HTM*2150*DE Introduction to Canadian Business Management
HTM*2200*DE Organizational Design and Effectiveness
HTM*3000*DE Human Resources Management
HTM*3070*DE Hospitality and Tourism Management Accounting
HTM*3180*DE Casino Operations Management
LARC*1950*DE History of Cultural Form I
LARC*4610*DE Professional Practice
MATH*1000*DE Introductory Calculus
MATH*2150*DE Applied Matrix Algebra
MBG*3600*DE Introduction to Genomics
MET*1000*DE The Atmospheric Environment
MUSC*1060*DE Introduction to Music
MUSC*1120*DE Introduction to Musicianship
MUSC*2140*DE History of Jazz
MUSC*2280*DE Masterworks of Music
NUTR*1010*DE Nutrition and Society
NUTR*2050*DE Family and Community Nutrition
PATH*3610*DE Principles of Disease
PHIL*2030*DE Philosophy of Medicine
PHIL*2070*DE Philosophy of the Environment
PHYS*1020*DE Introductory Physics
PHYS*1600*DE Contemporary Astronomy
POLS*1400*DE Public Management and Administration
POLS*1500*DE World Politics
POLS*2250*DE Public Administration
POLS*2300*DE Canadian Government
POLS*3370*DE Environmental Policy Formation and Administration
POLS*3440*DE Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics
POLS*3940*DE Accountability and Canadian Government
PSYC*1100*DE Principles of Behaviour
PSYC*1200*DE Dynamics of Behaviour
PSYC*2010*DE Quantification in Psychology
PSYC*2310*DE Introduction to Social Psychology
PSYC*2360*DE Introductory Research Methods
PSYC*2390*DE Principles of Sensation and Perception
PSYC*2450*DE Introduction to Developmental Psychology
PSYC*2650*DE Introduction to Cognitive Processes
PSYC*2740*DE Personality
PSYC*3020*DE Psychology of Law
PSYC*3060*DE Occupational Health Psychology
PSYC*3070*DE Psychology in Human Resource Management
PSYC*3080*DE Organizational Psychology
PSYC*3220*DE Ergonomics: the Scientific Study of People-System Relationships
PSYC*3250*DE Psychological Measurement
PSYC*3340*DE Psycholinguistics
PSYC*3390*DE Abnormal Psychology
PSYC*3570*DE The Psychology of Death and Dying
PSYC*3800*DE Psychology and Education
PSYC*3850*DE Intellectual Disabilities
REXT*3040*DE Communication Process
REXT*3060*DE International Communication
REXT*3080*DE Technology in Extension
SOAN*2400*DE Introduction to Gender Systems
SOC*1100*DE Sociology
SOC*1500*DE Crime and Criminal Justice
SOC*2070*DE Social Deviance
SOC*2750*DE Serial Murder
SOC*3490*DE Law and Society
SOIL*2010*DE Soil Science
SOIL*2120*DE Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
SOIL*3080*DE Soil and Water Conservation
SPAN*1100*DE Introductory Spanish
SPAN*1110*DE Intermediate Spanish
STAT*2060*DE Statistics for Business Decisions
UNIV*2050*DE The 5000 Days
UNIV*3250*DE Beyond the 5000 Days
UNIV*3400*DE Watershed Planning Practice
UNIV*3500*DE Recreation and Tourism Planning
UNIV*3550*DE Economics Development for Rural and Smaller Communities
UNIV*4500*DE Planning Industrial Ecology
ZOO*1500*DE Humans in the Natural World - a Zoological Perspective
ZOO*2050*DE Natural History of Ontario


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

  • SPAN*1100*DE and SPAN*1110*DE are a collaborative effort between the University of Guelph, The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. For information on future offerings of these courses, please contact the Office of Open Learning, Room 160, Johnston Hall, 767-5000, email: info@open.uoguelph.ca

Note: Please check with the Office of Open Learning regarding the technology and resource requirements (e.g. computer, internet, VCR, audio cassette recorder, DVD player, 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, the Career Development Practitioner Program, the Certificate in Hospitality Studies, the Certificate in Environmental Citizenship, the Certificate in Environmental Conservation and the Certificate in Leadership are also offered in the distance education mode in whole or in part (see Certificates and Diplomas in this section for further information).