Zachary Seguin

ARTS Courses

ARTS 101 – Foundations for Writing

This course helps students to develop the fundamental writing skills required by the Faculty of Arts. Students will be introduced to theories of strong composition and grammar, as well as relevant terminology, and will focus on practical applications, based on readings from Arts disciplines.

ARTS 102 – Foundations for Writing

This course helps students to develop the fundamental writing skills required by the Faculty of Arts. Students will be introduced to theories of strong composition and grammar, as well as relevant terminology, and will focus on practical applications, based on readings from Arts disciplines.

ARTS 111 – Career Development and Decision-Making

This course is designed to assist students in understanding themselves, the career development process, and occupational information in order to make informed and appropriate occupational and educational decisions. Students will study key career development theories and learn how to integrate self-knowledge into occupational/life decisions, set goals, and devise strategies to attain these goals.

ARTS 122 – Quest for Meaning in the Modern World

This course invites students on a quest for meaning in the context of a time in which traditional meanings and definitions have been challenged by rapidly-shifting cultural and religious values.

ARTS 125 – Who are the Mennonites?

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the range of Mennonite identities, beliefs, practices, and cultural expressions locally and globally. Themes such as Mennonite history, cultural diversity, theology, religious life, peacemaking, community development, music, literature, and artistic expression will be explored.

ARTS 130 – Inquiry and Communication

This course provides an introduction to diverse intellectual modes of inquiry in the social sciences and humanities with an emphasis on the development of communication skills. In a small seminar setting, students will explore a variety of topics based on instructor expertise in order to build social awareness, ethical engagement, and communication competencies in comprehension, contextualization, and conceptualization. Students will be expected to engage with the work of others, articulate positions, situate writing and speaking within contexts, practice writing and speaking for situations beyond the classroom, engage in basic forms of research, and workshop, revise, and edit writing.

ARTS 140 – Information and Analysis

This course introduces students to diverse ways of finding, examining, and using data and information in the social sciences and humanities. In a small seminar setting, students will explore a variety of topics based on instructor expertise in order to understand quantitative and qualitative methods of data gathering and build competencies in conceptualizing, contextualizing, and comprehending methods of information analysis. Students will be expected to investigate, use, and assess the presentation of information in their own work and the work of others so that they can better understand the range of social, ethical, and political challenges of our world.

ARTS 190 – First-Year Topics in Arts Disciplines

This topics course will be offered from time to time by particular disciplines in Arts, to cover areas of emerging research and teaching interest.

ARTS 280 – Statistics for Arts Students

A basic course in social statistics for Faculty of Arts students. Introduces descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, dispersion, cross-tabular analysis) and inferential statistics (sampling, statistical significance, hypothesis testing, test assumptions). Covers a range of statistical techniques including t-tests, one-way ANOVA, Chi square, and bivariate correlation/regression.

ARTS 290 – Second-Year Topics in Arts Disciplines

This topics course will be offered from time to time by particular disciplines in Arts, to cover areas of emerging research and teaching interest.

ARTS 301 – Studies in Ideas

A course consisting of a series of lectures, and tutorials, on specific topics dealing with important ideas in the humanities, social sciences, fine and performing arts, and languages and cultures.

ARTS 303 – Designing Learning Activities with Interactive Multimedia

A project-based course in which teams of students design and prototype educational multimedia applications for on-campus courses. Students will develop an understanding of the following as they relate to educational multimedia: its potential and limitations, steps in the development process, components of an effective design, and the learning process relevant to mediated learning.

ARTS 304 – Designing Computer Simulations and Games for Learning

This is a project-based course in which interdisciplinary student teams will design and prototype a computer simulation or game for learning using a three-dimensional game engine. Projects will address real world educational challenges proposed by clients including University of Waterloo faculty or staff members.

ARTS 365 – Arts Study Abroad

Study abroad in the Fall term under Exchange Agreements supported by the Faculty of Arts. Discussion and approval of options with your Advisor is required. Credit for specific courses will be evaluated following receipt of a transcript of academic results and supporting course outline documentation. The approved Study Agreement will be recorded on the student's record.

ARTS 366 – Arts Study Abroad

Study abroad in the Winter term under Exchange Agreements supported by the Faculty of Arts. Discussion and approval of options with your Advisor is required. Credit for specific courses will be evaluated following receipt of a transcript of academic results and supporting course outline documentation. The approved Study Agreement will be recorded on the student's record.

ARTS 367 – Arts Study Abroad

Study abroad in the Spring term under Exchange Agreements supported by the Faculty of Arts. Discussion and approval of options with your Advisor is required. Credit for specific courses will be evaluated following receipt of a transcript of academic results and supporting course outline documentation. The approved Study Agreement will be recorded on the student's record.

ARTS 390 – Third-Year Topics in Arts Disciplines

This topics course will be offered from time to time by particular disciplines in Arts, to cover areas of emerging research and teaching interest.

ARTS 490 – Fourth-Year Topics in Arts Disciplines

This topics course will be offered from time to time by particular disciplines in Arts, to cover areas of emerging research and teaching interest.

ARTS 600 – Knowledge Mobilzation to Serve Society

The goal of knowledge transfer is to make publicly-funded research more useful to policy, practice, and the public. In this interdisciplinary course students learn how to gather, evaluate, synthesize and summarize scholarly knowledge in ways that meet the needs, timeframes, culture, and realities of stakeholders. Students will examine strategies and techniques used in a variety of fields to make research findings more useful and usable beyond the academy. Experts from the areas of policy, media, and practice will offer their perspectives on knowledge transfer and the need for increased research impact.

ARTS 601 – Building Community-University Research Alliances

This interdisciplinary course examines the impediments to, as well as those developments that facilitate, community-university partnerships from historic, cross-cultural, and empirical perspectives. Community is defined broadly to include local social service organizations, health practitioners, policy makers, and commercial enterprises. Students develop research alliances relevant to their areas of study, skills, and interests. Through the development of research alliances students learn how to facilitate the uptake of existing research to increase organizational capacity for sustainability and innovation.