Prerequisites: Nil.

This course is intended for students who lack the necessary academic skills for university success. Topics covered include: university expectations, library resources, how to analyze information for relevance and accuracy, how to summarize and cite information appropriately, effective academic computing skills, and self-regulation strategies including time management. Regular short assignments will give students the opportunity to improve their reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills throughout the course. This elective is limited to students who have completed less than 30 credit hours. Students are strongly advised to take 99:175 after successful completion of this course. Note: Students may count for credit a maximum of 6 credit hours of 090/091 level courses within any undergraduate degree. 3 lecture hours per week, one term.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Prerequisites: Nil.

This course is intended for students who lack the necessary academic
skills for university success. Topics covered include: university
expectations, library resources, how to analyze information for
relevance and accuracy, how to summarize and cite information
appropriately, effective academic computing skills, and self-regulation
strategies including time management. Regular short
assignments will give students the opportunity to improve their
reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills throughout
the course. This elective is limited to students who have completed
less than 30 credit hours. Students are strongly advised to
take 99:175 after successful completion of this course.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Prerequisites: Nil.

An introduction to the principles of scholarly inquiry, this course contributes to the development of clear and convincing writing skills. Students will develop the academic skills necessary for university success and examine how multiple disciplines approach central questions. This course will explore critical thinking, reading and writing, learning strategies, and conducting research. Tutorials will allow students to complete exercises and explore the relationship of the student to the greater academic community in a small group setting led by student mentors. This course is limited to students who have less than 30 credit hours.

3 lecture hours per week, 1 laboratory hour per week, one term.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 99:175 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Prerequisites: Nil.

An introduction to the principles of scholarly inquiry, this course contributes to the development of clear and convincing writing skills. Students will develop the academic skills necessary for university success and examine how multiple disciplines approach central questions. This course will explore critical thinking, reading and writing, learning strategies, and conducting research. Tutorials will allow students to complete exercises and explore the relationship of the student to the greater academic community in a small group setting led by student mentors. This course is limited to students who have less than 30 credit hours.

3 lecture hours per week, 1 laboratory hour per week, one term.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 99:175 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Prerequisites: Nil.

This learning skills and critical thinking course is designed to introduce students to the expectations of university studies. It is an elective for students in all programs, but is open only to students with fewer than 33 successful credit hours. Participation in a weekly tutorial session on Wednesdays is required. Through the course, you will develop the academic skills necessary for university success, including how to take lecture notes, write a research paper and study for exams.

3 lecture hours per week, plus 1 small group tutorial hour per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 99:175 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Prerequisites: Nil.

An introduction to the principles of scholarly inquiry. This course is team taught and includes themes such as: critical thought, learning strategies, decision-making, traditions of research and argumentation, research practice and information technologies, claims-making, the ethical position of the inquirer, and the relationship of the student to scholarly practice and community membership. This course contributes to the development of clear and convincing writing skills. Registration in this course is restricted to students who have completed fewer than 33 credit hours.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 99:175 in the BU Course Transfer Database.


A review of music rudiments covering the basic fundamentals of music theory including notation, accidentals, scales, meter, intervals, triads, cadences, transposing, and select score study. Students will watch instructive videos, complete workbook assignments, and consult with the instructor via Skype or phone. Students must demonstrate sufficient retention and reiteration of information through timed online quizzes.