What to expect in your credit course(s)

In Applied Health Sciences/BASE, you take 1 or 2 university credit courses along with your BASE courses. Taking these courses helps you build a strong foundation for other Waterloo AHS programs. They also allow you to practise the oral, writing, and academic skills you learn in your BASE courses.

You earn .50 credits toward your degree for each credit course you successfully complete.

Refer to the Undergraduate Calendar for descriptions of the courses you'll take.

Health Studies

In Health Studies, you automatically take 2 terms of BASE.

Fall term courses Winter term courses
CHEM 120 Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter (0.5 credits) Choice of CHEM 123 Chemical Reactions, Equilibria, and Kinetics (0.5 credits) OR ENVS 195 Introduction to Environmental Studies (0.5 credits) OR SMF 101 Introduction to Relationships and Families
CHEM 120L Chemical Reaction Laboratory 1 (0.25 credits)  
BASE 032 Introduction to Skills & Strategies for University BASE 042 Enhanced Skills & Strategies for University
BASE 034 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research Skills BASE 044 Extended Academic Writing & Research Skills
BASE 036 Introduction to Academic Speaking & Communication Strategies BASE 046 Effective Academic Speaking & Communication Strategies
Bi-weekly meetings with instructors Bi-weekly meetings with instructors
Weekly workshops and information sessions Weekly workshops and information sessions

Kinesiology

In Kinesiology, you automatically take 2 terms of BASE.

Fall term courses Winter term courses
CHEM 120 Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter (0.5 credits) CHEM 123 Chemical Reactions, Equilibria, and Kinetics (0.5 credits)
BASE 032 Introduction to Skills & Strategies for University BASE 042 Enhanced Skills & Strategies for University
BASE 034 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research Skills BASE 044 Extended Academic Writing & Research Skills
BASE 036 Introduction to Academic Speaking & Communication Strategies BASE 046 Effective Academic Speaking & Communication Strategies
Bi-weekly meetings with instructors Bi-weekly meetings with instructors
Weekly workshops and information sessions Weekly workshops and information sessions

Public Health

In Public Health, you automatically take 2 terms of BASE.

Fall term courses Winter term courses
PSYCH 101 Introductory Psychology (0.5 credits) ENVS 195 Introduction to Environmental Studies
(0.5 credits) OR SMF 101 Introduction to Relationships and Families
BASE 032 Introduction to Skills & Strategies for University BASE 042 Enhanced Skills & Strategies for University
BASE 034 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research Skills BASE 044 Extended Academic Writing & Research Skills
BASE 036 Introduction to Academic Speaking & Communication Strategies BASE 046 Effective Academic Speaking & Communication Strategies
Bi-weekly meetings with instructors Bi-weekly meetings with instructors
Weekly workshops and information sessions Weekly workshops and information sessions

Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS)

You'll take 1 or 2 terms of BASE, depending on your English language test score.

Courses - 1 term

Fall programs
PSYCH 101 Introductory Psychology (0.5 credits)
BASE 042 Enhanced Skills & Strategies for University
BASE 044 Extended Academic Writing & Research Skills
BASE 046 Effective Academic Speaking & Communication Strategies
Bi-weekly meetings with instructors
Weekly workshops and information sessions

Courses - 2 terms 

Fall term courses Winter term courses
PSYCH 101 Introductory Psychology (0.5 credits) ENVS 195 Introduction to Environmental Studies
(0.5 credits) OR SMF 101 Introduction to Relationships and Families
BASE 032 Introduction to Skills & Strategies for University BASE 042 Enhanced Skills & Strategies for University
BASE 034 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research Skills BASE 044 Extended Academic Writing & Research Skills
BASE 036 Introduction to Academic Speaking & Communication Strategies BASE 046 Effective Academic Speaking & Communication Strategies
Bi-weekly meetings with instructors Bi-weekly meetings with instructors
Weekly workshops and information sessions Weekly workshops and information sessions


What to expect in your BASE courses

Faculties that offer BASE

Applied Health Sciences/BASEArts/BASEEngineering/BASEEnvironment/BASEScience/BASE