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Mount Royal University course attracts several political guest lecturers

By Scott Strasser, November 1 2016 — While Alberta-based politicians Rick Fraser, Brian Malkinson, Derek Fildebrandt and David Khan all show different political stripes, there’s one thing they have in common — all are guest lecturers in a first-year general studies course at Mount Royal University this fall. GNED 1102-019 “Controversies in Science” at MRU…

New U of C class teaches students how to be hermits

By Tommy Osborne, September 20 2016 — As the new school year begins, the University of Calgary welcomes both new students and a brand new program to campus. Education for Fending Off Future Friends (EFFOFF) will focus on preventing social contact. “Millennials are constantly portrayed as lazy, self-engrossed individuals with limited social skills. We aim to…

Summer class covers history and culture of Calgary Stampede

By Saima Asad, July 13 2016 — Sit in class and gain course credit, or sit and eat Calgary Stampede food for a different kind of gain? Canadian Studies 451 at the University of Calgary offers both. Offered since 2011, CNST 451 teaches the culture and history of the Calgary Stampede. “It’s a bit about…

Class studies causes of genocide

By Scott Strasser, January 15 2015 — From Ukraine to Poland, China to the Congo, tens of millions of people were killed in genocides during the 20th century. A popular University of Calgary political science class hopes to answer how and why this happened. Students enrolled in POLI 470 will study the causes, processes and…

Pwning n00bz in the classroom

By Hayden McBennett, September 25 2014 — Students with a zest for video games should look no further than the University of Calgary’s course on the history of video games. Topics in Art (Arts 311), taught by professor Rob Furr, teaches the origins and effects of the games that shaped the modern gaming industry. Furr’s…

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