Topics/Series Courses

A topics course is one that is not regularly offered at the University of Lethbridge. Departments may use topics courses to try out a new course that they are considering regularizing, or for faculty to offer courses related to their research. Series courses are a group of courses within a certian genre and the offering changes every semester.  You may take multiple topics and series courses for credit as long as each offering is distinct (i.e. having significantly different titles).

If you have any questions about topics courses, please contact the Fine Arts Advising Office (W660).

Summer 2021 - Topics/Series Courses

Introduction to Ceramic Art

ART 2850 A
3.0 Credit Hours

This course will explore approaches to working with ceramic materials in a fine arts context. Basic construction methods and surface design techniques will be taught alongside discussions of contemporary theoretical approaches to working with ceramics. Special attention will be given to assisting students with strategies for incorporating ceramics into their individual art practices. 

Shakespeare for the Intimidated

DRAM 3850 Y (Calgary Campus)
3.0 Credit Hours

A performance-based approach to the study of Shakespeare. We will engage in a variety of activities and presentations to make the text relevant and bring it to life. We will view and analyze stage and film productions of the plays as well as study their historical context.

Prerequisite: Completion of 15 University courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours) or admission to the Post Diploma program


History of Rock and Roll to 1970

MUSI 3200 A
3.0 Credit Hours
This course is designed to give the student a historical overview of the development of rock ‘n roll from its roots up until the end of the 60’s. This will be presented in a chronological manner, beginning with a brief overview of rock ‘n roll’s ancestors and influences. It will go on to study the musical and cultural melting pot of the 1950’s, followed by the effects of the British Invasion of the 60’s. A discussion of developments occurring in North America following the British Invasion will be the culminating point of this class.
Prerequisite: 15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours) - as per calendar
Equivalent: Music 3200 – History of Rock and Roll: 1948-1970
NOTE: Not counted in the 16-course Arts & Science major or the core courses in the B.Mus. degree.
NOTE: Students with credit in Music 2850 (History of Rock ‘n Roll), 2850 (3850) (Popular Music in the 20th Century) or 3010 cannot receive credit for the same offering in the Music 3200 series.
NOTE: Credit is not allowed for MUSI 3200 - History of Rock & Roll to 1970 and MUSI 3200 History of Rock and Roll: 1948-1970 or MUSI 3200 – History of Rock and Roll

From Stage to Online Streaming: How Canadian Sketch Comedy Changed the World

NMED 3850 A
3.0 Credit Hours

Eugene Levy, Mike Meyers, Lilly Singh. Canadian sketch comedy punches above its weight-class when it comes to all things ‘funny.’ This course explores online up-and-coming Canadian sketch comedy troupes and contrasts them with previous trailblazers. Students will learn of Canada’s rich heritage in sketch comedy and how comedy troupes have influenced popular culture here and abroad.

Using hands-on writing exercises and relevant media presentations, students will gain an intimate knowledge of how sketches are created and staged. They will apply this knowledge to create streaming-based sketches of their own.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 15 courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)