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Instructional Plans for Spring 2021

Updated: Feb. 17, 2021

Undergraduate Instructional Plans for Spring 2021 by Faculty

The following information outlines the instructional plans for each undergraduate program at Laurier for the spring 2021 (spring, intersession, and summer) term, organized by faculty. Prioritizing the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority for Laurier; therefore, the majority of instruction for spring 2021 will continue take place either remotely or online, with any exceptions noted below. The courses and other curricular elements that were considered priorities for in-person instruction or supervision include:

  • Courses that must be offered in order for students to meet graduation requirements;
  • Experiential learning courses that take place off-site (e.g. at a placement location);
  • Research-based courses that require access to laboratories for data collection and analysis;
  • Practical study courses that require access to learning materials (e.g. instruments);
  • Courses that fulfil licensing or accreditation requirements; and/or
  • Other courses that can only or best be delivered in person

Note that no students will be required to attend classes in person should they choose not to; alternative arrangements will be provided.

For information about which academic programs are housed within a particular faculty, consult the Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2020/21.

Faculty of Arts

  • All undergraduate (100-400 level) courses in all programs and departments will be delivered remotely or online in spring 2021.

Faculty of Education

  • Bachelor of Education students will complete most of their spring term coursework remotely or online (except any unfinished EU450, EU 452, and/or EU455 practicum courses).
  • Practicum courses (EU450 and EU455) will be completed in-person and/or remotely depending on the teaching delivery model available in six partner school boards.
  • All International Education Studies courses will be delivered remotely or online. All Education Minor courses will be delivered remotely or online.

Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

  • All undergraduate (100-400 level courses) in all programs and departments will be delivered remotely or online in spring 2021.

Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

  • All undergraduate (100-400 level courses) in all Business and Economics programs will be delivered remotely or online in spring 2021.

Faculty of Liberal Arts

  • All undergraduate (100-400 level courses) in all programs and departments will be delivered remotely or online in spring 2021.

Martin Luther University College

  • All undergraduate courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Global Citizenship will be delivered remotely for Spring 2021.

Faculty of Music

  • All undergraduate (100-400 level) courses in all concentrations of the Bachelor of Music program will be delivered remotely or online in spring 2021.
  • In the undergraduate Bachelor of Music Therapy program, students may be able to complete their Music Therapy Internship course (MU459B) if placements are available in order to meet graduation and accreditation requirements.

Faculty of Science

  • All undergraduate lecture-based courses in all programs will be delivered remotely or online, with most labs adapted for remote delivery.
  • The lab components of the following courses will be offered face-to-face in a condensed format for students able to attend them in person. For students who are unable to attend the following labs in person, the laboratory component may be completed online or delayed and completed once students are on campus. The decision to offer Chemistry & Biochemistry labs online during the intersession and summer terms or face-to-face during a later term will be made by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, as will decisions regarding which students have access to each option.
    • CH110: Fundamentals of Chemistry I
    • CH111: Fundamentals of Chemistry II
    • CH202: Organic Chemistry I: Fundamentals
    • CH203: Organic Chemistry II: Structure and Functional Group Chemistry
    • CH250: Introductory Biochemistry

Faculty of Social Work

  • All undergraduate courses in the Bachelor of Social Work program will be delivered remotely for spring 2021.
  • BSW students enrolled in SK399: Field 1 and SK499: Field 2 may be able to complete their Ontario-based agency placement in-person if agencies are open and safety requirements are met. Remote placements will also be made available.

Graduate Instructional Plans for Spring 2021 by Faculty

The following information outlines the instructional plans for each graduate program at Laurier for the spring 2021 term (spring, intersession, and summer), organized by faculty or school. Prioritizing the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority for Laurier; therefore, the majority of instruction for spring 2021 will take place either remotely or online, with any exceptions noted below. The courses and other curricular elements that were considered priorities for in-person instruction or supervision include:

  • Courses that must be offered in order for students to meet graduation requirements;
  • Experiential learning courses that take place off-site (e.g. at a placement location);
  • Research-based courses that require access to laboratories for data collection and analysis;
  • Courses that fulfil licensing or accreditation requirements;
  • Executive-style cohort-based programs which are offered at off-peak times or alternative locations (e.g. Toronto); and/or
  • Other courses that can only or best be delivered in person.

Note that no students will be required to attend classes in person should they choose not to; alternative arrangements will be provided.

For information about which academic programs are housed within a particular faculty, consult the Graduate Academic Calendar 2020/21.

Faculty of Arts

  • All graduate courses and other curricular elements in all programs and departments will be delivered remotely in spring 2021.

Faculty of Education

  • All courses in the Master of Education (Waterloo and Milton) will be delivered remotely in spring 2021.

Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

  • All courses in the Master of Arts in Criminology will be delivered remotely in spring 2021.
  • All courses in the Master of Public Safety will be delivered online.

Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

  • All courses and other curricular elements of the following Lazaridis School graduate programs will be delivered remotely in spring 2021:
    • Graduate Diploma in Accounting
    • Master of Business Administration (Waterloo)
    • Master of Arts in Business Economics (MABE)
    • MSc in Management (Waterloo)
    • PhD in Management (Waterloo)
  • The following courses in the MSc in Management Analytics, Master of Business Administration (Toronto), Master of Finance, and MSc in Management (Technology Management) programs may be delivered in-person in spring 2021:
    • MGTA622: Field Project II
    • MGTA631: Accounting Analytics
    • MGTA632: Financial Analytics
    • MGTA634: Marketing Analytics
    • MGTA635: Supply Chain Analytics
    • BU601 section T3G, T4G: Strategic Management
    • BU602 section T3G, T4G: Marketing
    • BU603 section T3G, T4G: Financial Management
    • BU604 section T3G, T4G: Organizational Behaviour
    • BU605 section T3G, T4G: Operations Management
    • BU606 section T3G, T4G: Economics
    • BU607 section T3G, T4G: Accounting
    • BU608 T4G (only): Integrated Thinking: A Playbook for Managerial Action
    • BU609 section T3G, T4G: Business Analytics
    • BU677TC: Capstone I
    • BU663T: Advanced Corporate Finance
    • BU687TC: Advanced Management Accounting
    • BU697TC: Seminar in Accounting
    • BU717TCT: Introduction to Auditing
    • BU701T: Competitive Strategy for a Sustainable World
    • BU732T: Strategic Brand Management
    • BU610TM: Applied Business Research
    • BU675T: Project Management
    • MF743TF: Fixed Income Analysis
    • BU699T: Design Thinking
    • BU652: Consumer Behaviour
    • MF623: Derivatives and Financial Risk Management
    • BU663: Advanced Corporate Finance
    • MF743: Fixed Income Analysis
    • BU693E: Advanced Security Analysis
    • TM701: Strategic Management and Technology
    • TM702: Commercialization and Marketing Technological Innovations
    • TM703: Finance for Technology Firms
    • TM704: Designing and Leading the Innovative Organization
    • TM705: Technology, Design and Innovation
    • TM706: Economics, Technology and Intellectual Capital
    • TM707: Measurements, Analysis and Control
    • TM715: Technology Assessment and Roadmapping
    • TM725: Advanced Topics in Technology and Innovation
    • TM789: Major Research Paper (MRP)

Faculty of Liberal Arts

  • All courses and curricular elements in the Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Engagement will be delivered remotely in spring 2021.

Martin Luther University College

  • All coursework and other curricular elements in all graduate programs will be delivered remotely in spring 2021.
  • Students who require TH562A: Supervised Pastoral Education to fulfil program requirements may be able to complete this placement in-person.
  • Students enrolled in TH664M Practicum (Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy) may be able to complete this placement in-person.

Faculty of Music

  • All courses and other curricular elements for the Master of Arts in Community Music will be delivered remotely in spring 2021.
  • All courses and other curricular elements in the Master of Music Therapy program will be delivered remotely, with the exception of the clinical placement courses if placements are available in order to meet graduation and accreditation requirements.

School of International Policy and Governance

  • All courses in the Master of International Public Policy will be delivered remotely in spring 2021.
  • All courses and other curricular elements in the PhD in Global Governance (joint with UW) will be delivered remotely in spring 2021.

Faculty of Science

  • All coursework in graduate programs will be delivered remotely or online in spring 2021.
  • Select graduate-level research-based and laboratory courses will be offered in person, including:
    • BI699: MSc Thesis
    • BH899: PhD Dissertation
    • CH699: MSc Thesis
    • KP699: Master’s Thesis
    • KP899: Doctoral Dissertation
    • PS891: Comprehensive Research Experience I
    • PS892: Comprehensive Research Experience II
    • PS699: Thesis
    • PS899: Dissertation

Faculty of Social Work

  • All graduate courses and other curricular elements in the Master of Social Work and PhD in Social Work will be delivered remotely or online in spring 2021.
  • MSW students (Regular and Advanced Standing programs) enrolled in SK541: Foundational Field Education, SK649: Advanced Field Education, and SK600 Field Education may be able to complete their placements in-person if agencies are open and safety requirements are met.
  • Additional information about plans for the Master of Social Work.