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Critical Analysis and Study Methodology

English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

CSM 104

3 credits

Integrated Academic Learning Skills

Pre- or corequisite(s): One of CMNS 099, ENGL 099, ENGL 091, ENGL 081 or ESL WG84 or equivalent

This course is designed for International Education students to provide academic strategies and skills to support their first year courses. Topics covered include analytical listening strategies, contemporary study approaches, university-level reading strategies, and interactive group communication skills. Material from other disciplines will be used to explore the Canadian academic culture to increase success in university studies.
Note: This course is not equivalent to CSM 108.

CSM 108

3 credits

Critical Analysis and Learning

Prerequisite(s): None

This course examines student learning styles, presents principles behind learning, and provides strategies and techniques for academic success. Topics include critical thinking skills, understanding your personal learning styles, learning strategies and problem-solving across the disciplines, overviewing the research paper, and reading effectively, efficiently, and critically.

CSM 208

3 credits

Learning Methodology

Prerequisite(s): CSM 108 or one of the following: CMNS 115, CMNS 125, CMNS 145, CMNS 155,
CMNS 165, or ENGL 105

This course is a continuation of the principles and skills learned in CSM 108, and introduces students to the next level of critical analysis and higher education learning. The course investigates critical thinking processes, effective thinking strategies across the disciplines, problem solving, resolving group conflicts, active learning through alternative ways of thinking, expository and persuasive presentations, presentation skills, meta-cognitive learning, and intellectual argument and reasoning.

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