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Course Integration

Take a look at how these Professors are integrating the Common Book into their courses.  This doesn't include the special events and contests the students are also invited to partake in!

Professor Dianne Davis: Principals of Accounting 1

  • Students will be exploring money & research!  They will be required to look at the book with a critical view and focus on some of the financial discussions that arise from this novel.  How would you even account for these cells? value them? etc. Students will begin to analyze accounting for the greater good vs. what costs/revenues are in the books.

Professor Shelley Lechlitner: Debates & Issues in Criminal Justice

  • Students will form teams and debate the multiple points of view from the various topics that are raised in the text.  An invite to others involved in the Common Book to form their own debate teams have been extended.  This will surely turn into an event for the program, so watch for more details!

Professor Linda Piper: Business Ethics

  • Students are required to write an essay on a question pertaining to the Skloot text.  Questions will be distributed to students and each student will choose a particular question to answer.  Students will also lead discussion questions on the book in teams.  
  • Business Ethic students can also use Facebook  to pose questions/discussions; however, this is optional and informal.  This will count for bonus participation/contribution grades. 

Professor Natalya Brown: Introduction to Macroeconomics

  • Classroom Discussions and an essay assignment will keep the students in macroeconomics engaged throughout their course with the Common Book.  Provided with 5 questions to choose from, students will be required to write 1000 words or less, using the principles and concepts discussed in class and their knowledge of the Skloot text.  
Professor Leslie Wardley: Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Students are asked to identify and define three organizational behaviour theories discussed in the class, and explain how they apply (or do not apply) to the events in the chosen Common Book in a written essay.  Students will be actively discussing the text in class to generate understanding of the reading through such perspectives.​
Professor Mark Lamontagne: Organizational Behaviour Section 3
  • Students will take part in weekly activities focusing on 'blocks of chapters' and how Organizational Behaviour (OB) theories are reflected in the behaviour of (and affect the course of) individuals, groups and organizations in the book.  A discussion board is made available on BlackBoard to all students, and they are required to post personal reflections as they journey​ through their course.
  • Students will be in small groups and be asked to submit a final paper on their thoughts on how one given OB theory has manifested itself throughout the book.
Professor Kim Powell: Introduction to Psychology
  • Critically thinking about the evidence of psychological processes and the importance in the this scientific biography of a woman at the centre of cell research in the modern age (Post 1951), students are asked to write a 1500 word essay.
Other Professors and Courses Participating
  • Professor Cyndy McPhail: Professional Self-Awareness
  • Professor Manuel Litalien: Introduction to Welfare & Social Development, Social & Economic Justice, and Community Service Learning & Social Development
  • Professor Lanyan Chen: Health Care and Health Policy​
  • Professor Nozwelo Ndebele
  • Professor Michele Parent
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