Faculty of Extension
Below are the courses available from the EXCPE subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times
This introduction to Spanish uses group work, exercises, and activities to practice vocabulary and structures in a conversational context. The basic elements include pronunciation, numbers, time and dates, greetings, descriptions, and basic sentence structure.
The continuation of basic Spanish uses group work, exercises, and activities to practice vocabulary and structures in a conversational context. Beginning with a review of material from Spanish I, this course covers vocabulary for dining and travel, health, business conversation, and grammar related to forms of the present tense and reflexive verbs. Completion of EXCPE 3001 is strongly recommended.
Participants will develop communicative competence through activities related to travel, business, and culture. Material will be reviewed from the two previous modules before moving on to learning the two past tenses (preterit and imperfect). There will be practice reading, understanding, and telling stories, as well as descriptions of past events. Basic techniques for speaking, listening,and reading are included as well as a brief introduction in Spanish to the world of global trade. Completion of EXCPE 3002 is strongly recommended.
Participants will explore how to interact in the Spanish world by consolidating what has already been learned, expanding this knowledge into new areas. Students will review and build upon vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar (including present, preterit, imperfect, present perfect, and future tenses). The conditional mode is reviewed and the subjunctive is introduced and practiced in the present tense forms through the use of impersonal expressions, reflexive verse, and commands. Cultural aspects such as shipping, meeting people, exploring cities, and doing business will be focused on throughout. Completion of EXCPE 3003 is strongly recommended.
Participants will explore the Hispanic world by enjoying its arts and entertainment while studying the present and past tenses of the subjunctive mode. Learn about celebrations, housing, and stories while discovering the three main concepts of subjunctive and developing your level of comprehension, writing, and conversational skills. Completion of EXCPE 3004 is strongly recommended.
Explore different ways of leveraging information technology to promote change in organizations. Discuss business-to-consumer and business-to-business innovation strategies, as well as business intelligence approaches. Find out more about topics such as organizational collaboration, social media for businesses, customer experience, and enterprise information systems.
Examine the process and challenges faced by IT managers to identify, justify, evolve, and orchestrate technology to enhance business performance. Explore topics such as application portfolio management, demand management, the leadership role of information technology, and creating the technology roadmap.
Explore how IT units are structured and managed to effectively deliver products and services to organizations. Find out how to link IT strategy to business value, and learn about topics such as IT value proposition, IT structure and resourcing, IT budgeting, and risk management.
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a construction process that is used in the pipeline construction industry to install pipelines under water bodies, steep or unstable slopes and other environmentally sensitive areas. Despite the prolific use of HDD in the Alberta oil and gas transmission sector, planning and executing an HDD project remains a new exercise for many, and often represents a steep and fast paced learning curve for the owner or consulting engineer. After completing this course, students will have an in-depth and technical understanding of HDD through comprehensive coverage of the construction, design, risk management and contracting processes. Design engineers, construction management engineers, owners and engineering consultants will find this course most relevant.
This course will cover the design and analysis of pre-stressed (PC) and post-tensioned (PT) concrete elements under flexural, shear, and axial stresses. The emphasis will be the fundamental behaviours and principles within the mechanics and strength of materials. The course will also include concepts involved in the analysis and design of PC and PT structures under the framework of the Canadian concretes standard, as well as an understanding of the mechanics and structural principles of code provisions, and application of common theories within applicable structures.
What areas of your business can benefit from Machine Learning? What factors should you take into account when exploring a ML project for your organization? Gain conceptual and practical knowledge of ML management as you learn how to define an ML problem, understand risk and data needs, and get ready to plan for ML business applications. By the end of this course you will have a working knowledge of the Machine Learning Canvas process.
Understand the Machine Learning Project Life Cycle (MLPL) and learn how to integrate it into a business context. You will analyze MLPL case studies and acquire the working knowledge needed to apply the MLPL in your business or organization.
This is a must-have course for professionals who are seeking foundational, conceptual, and technical knowledge in machine learning. Learn how to analyze the credibility of artificial intelligence/machine learning and its applications in business. Gain an understanding of unsupervised, supervised, and reinforcement learning, the three widely accepted categorizations of machine learning.
This course normalizes conflict. It aims to take fear and helplessness out of addressing the conflicts in your life, at home or at work. Becoming comfortable with conflict requires an understanding of what it is, the purpose it serves, how it expands and contracts, how people respond, and learning the skills and steps for resolution. We will provide a supportive, inspirational training space for you to learn and practice the foundational skills and models you need to get started.
This course is an intensive deep dive into the key communication skills effective for preventing and resolving conflicts in your personal and work life. You will have an opportunity to learn and practice skills that are time tested for clearing the air and creating understanding. This course could positively impact every relationship in your life and reduce relationship stress and miscommunication. This course will include skills in listening, questioning, disclosing, clarifying assumptions, dialoging with dignity, and speaking assertively.
This course is a journey through the world of emotional outbursts. Explore why humans are wired to avoid or attack and what triggers those responses. Gain insight on what some of your key triggers are and how to manage your own emotional response. Learn how to defuse emotional outbursts in others and way to set limits on their expression of anger.
This final course in the Art of Conflict Resolution Series will help you zero in on the theory and practice of conflict resolution to further build your knowledge, skills and confidence. The conflict resolution model will be expanded upon and skill use will be integrated into conflict resolution role-play. Prerequisite: EXCPE 5350, 5351, and 5352
Public engagement has become increasingly prevalent within contemporary democratic systems of government. Policy and decision makers engage and consult with a wide range of communities and stakeholders across a wide array of policy areas. Rationales for engagement are viewed as means of: building legitimacy and growing trust; extending democratic decision-making; incorporating a wider range of knowledge in governance; building public consensus; or encouraging policy uptake within society. This course explores conceptual rationales for engagement and an analysis of current practice.
Engagement with the public is an essential aspect of municipal governance; done successfully, engagement can inform urban development, provide input into policy options, and build robust relationships with communities. In this course, students will learn about the changing dynamics and expectations shaping city-citizen relationships in Canada, explore how to integrate engagement resources within planning and policy, and build capacity in matching methodologies to governance needs.
Through an exploration of current developments in participatory placemaking, this course provides opportunities for learning about, and inspiring, the innovation of active forms of citizen engagement within urban environments. Students will acquire knowledge of both the conceptual understanding of cities as vibrant social and cultural geographies, as well as emergent areas of engagement practice, including collaborative placemaking, urban touring and community mapping.
What are the local circumstances, values, and ambitions shaping the urban transformations of Canada's prairie cities? How can place-based perspectives inform unique forms of urbanism which contribute to the resiliency and prosperity of cities such as Edmonton, Saskatoon or Calgary? In this course students will explore responses to questions such as these in relation to the concept of prairie-urbanism. Topics include: the history of urban development in the prairies; current priorities for shaping positive urbanisation today (for instance, in relation to sustainability, economic diversification, and social equity); and methodologies for place-based urbanism.