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Faculty of Arts

ASTU: Arts Studies

ASTU 100 (6) 1st Year CAP Seminar
CAP seminar focused on writing and reading, including both literature and introduction to academic scholarship. Topics vary each year. Credits count toward both the Faculty of Arts Writing and Research Requirement and the Literature Requirement. Restricted to students in the Coordinated Arts Program. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ASTU 101 (3) Writing for Research in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
Analysis of and practice in academic writing and reading in the social sciences and the humanities. Restricted to students in the Coordinated Arts Program. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ASTU 160 (3) International Perspectives on Writing in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Analysis of and practice in writing and reading for research in the social sciences and humanities; national and international aspects of scholarship and of writing cultures. Fulfills the first component of the Arts' Writing and Research Requirement. Restricted to students in the Sciences Po - UBC Dual Degree. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: ASTU 204.
ASTU 201 (3) Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies
An interdisciplinary introduction to the cultures of Canada and Japan, and the interrelations between them. Specific topics vary from year to year but will include themes such as constructing the past; nationalism; self-perceptions; cross-cultural perceptions; multiculturalism in Canada and Japan; images in architecture, film and literature; mythologies.
ASTU 202 (3) Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives
An interdisciplinary introduction to political, economic and geographical interactions between Japan and Canada, the links between these countries and other Pacific Rim nations, and the historical origins of these connections. Specific topics will vary from year to year, but will include themes such as economic integration in the Pacific region; the role of resource economies such as Canada's; security relations in the Pacific; the role of Japanese investment in the Asia-Pacific region.
Equivalency: GEOG 281.
ASTU 204 (1-6) d Topics in Interdisciplinary Arts Studies
Selected interdisciplinary topics in Arts studies. For upcoming offerings including course descriptions and possible enrolment restrictions, please see section information in the UBC course schedule.
ASTU 210 (3) Global Citizenship, Part 1: Introduction
Themes of global citizenship, sustainability, and civil society, and barriers and bridges to global thinking.
Equivalency: EDUC 210.
ASTU 211 (3) Global Citizenship, Part 2: Community Service Learning and Capstone Conference
Prerequisite: One of ASTU 210, EDUC 210.
Equivalency: EDUC 211.
ASTU 260 (3) Knowledge Dissemination: Communicating Research to Public Audiences
Research, theory, and practice in the communication of expert knowledge to non-specialist audiences; popular media and dissemination. Restricted to students in the Sciences Po - UBC Dual Degree. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: ASTU 400.
ASTU 310 (3) Co-operative Work Placement I
Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Orientation workshops. Final work term report required. Restricted to students in the Arts Co-operative Education Program. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: 6 credits first-year English or Arts I; 6 credits of science; 6 credits of literature; satisfaction of Faculty language requirement.
ASTU 311 (3) Co-operative Work Placement II
Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Final work term report required. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ASTU 310.
ASTU 360 (3) Community-Based Research and Knowledge Creation
Principles and practice of conducting research in community partnership. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
ASTU 400 (3-6) d Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts
For upper-division students in the Faculty of Arts. Topics announced annually.
ASTU 401 (1-6) d Special Topics in Arts Studies
Selected topics offered by a distinguished visitor to the campus. For upcoming offerings including course descriptions and possible enrolment restrictions, please see section information in the UBC course schedule.
ASTU 410 (3) Co-operative Work Placement III
Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Final work term report. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ASTU 311.
ASTU 411 (3) Co-operative Work Placement IV
Optional extra work placement. Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Final work term report. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ASTU 410.
ASTU 412 (3-6) c Co-operative Work Placement V
Optional extra work placement. Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Final work term report. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ASTU 411.
ASTU 501 (3) Co-operative Work Placement I
Approved and supervised paid work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Final written report required. Restricted to Master's degree students in departments with approved co-op programs. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ASTU 502 (3) Co-operative Work Placement 2
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: ASTU 501.
ASTU 503 (3) Co-operative Work Placement 3
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: ASTU 502.
ASTU 610 (3) Co-operative Education Work Placement 1
Approved and supervised paid work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Orientation, workshops, and co-op assignments required. Restricted to Ph.D. degree students in departments with Ph.D. approved co-op programs. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ASTU 611 (3) Co-operative Education Work Placement 2
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: ASTU 610.
ASTU 612 (3) Co-operative Education Work Placement 3
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: ASTU 611.
ASTU 613 (3) Co-operative Education Work Placement 4
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: ASTU 612.

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