As mentioned earlier, we recommend first year students plan to take no more than 3-4 courses in their first semester to allow for transition to Canada and our academic system. Please note: if you are a second degree student, you are not considered to be first year standing. Please consult with an academic advisor prior to choosing these courses.
The University of Lethbridge is a liberal education university that encourages its students to take courses from a wide variety of academic disciplines. After consulting your program planning guide, you will notice that you have Liberal Education Requirements (LERs) built into your program. These are courses that will broaden your knowledge in the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.
To help build your confidence studying in a Canadian university environment and ensure your academic success, we recommend the following courses for first year students:
1) LBED 1000 - Knowledge and Liberal Education: This course will introduce you to basic higher academic skills such as critical thinking, numeracy, oral and written communications and research. It will help show you the different ways of learning including group work, labs and tutorials.
2) LBED 1500 - The First Year Experience: Mapping our Communities: This course includes an introduction to the many resources available for student support on campus, the liberal education philisophy of our institution, and career and study skills.
3) WRIT 1000 - Introduction to Academic Writing: This course is designed to develop skills in critical reading and writing at the university level and is highly recommended to students in their first semester.