This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2021 to April 2022.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2021-2022, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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GPS 898.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

Note: GPS courses were formerly offered under the label of GSR.


GPS 960.0: Introduction to Ethics and Integrity

This is a required course for all first year graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan. The purpose of this course is to discuss ethical issues that graduate students may face during their time at the University. All students will complete modules dealing with integrity and scholarship, graduate student-supervisor relationships, conflict of interest, conflict resolution and intellectual property and credit.

Note: Students with credit for GSR 960 will not receive credit for this course.


GPS 961.0: Ethics and Integrity in Human Research

Introduces students to the ethics of research with human subjects. Students will complete the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethics Conduct for Research involving Humans (TCPS) Tutorial and become familiar with the human ethics processes at the University of Saskatchewan.

Note: Students with credit for GSR 961 will not receive credit for this course.


GPS 962.0: Ethics and Integrity in Animal Research

Introduces students to the ethics of research with animal subjects. Students will complete the Canadian Council for Animal Care tutorial and become familiar with the animal ethics processes at the University of Saskatchewan.

Note: Students with credit for GSR 962 will not receive credit for this course.


GPS 974.0: Graduate Professional Skills

This course is designed for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to foster the development of professional skills in academia and beyond. Requirements include a self-directed learning plan, monthly discussions, and a reflective professional skills portfolio and presentation. Students should register in this course at the same time as completing the requirements for the Graduate Professional Skills Certificate.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): GPS 984.0


GPS 981.0: Academic Preparation for International Graduate Students

This course prepares international graduate students for the Canadian academic environment. Students will learn techniques for improving listening and note-taking skills; managing their reading loads; sharpening critical thinking; and conducting and managing research. Students will also learn about the role of supervisors, professors, and graduate chairs, and will gain practical instruction in academic integrity. Students will receive intensive academic writing instruction via lecture, assignments, detailed feedback, and one-to-one support.

Note: International students attending under a special scholarship agreement will be given first priority. Students with credit for GSR 981 will not receive credit for this course.


GPS 982.0: Mentored Teaching

This course integrates theory and practice through mentorship in university teaching. Ph.D. students who apply and receive a Teacher Scholar Doctoral Fellowship design (Term 1) and instruct a course (Term 2), while reflecting on their experiences in a teaching portfolio.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Restriction(s): PhD program student.
Note: Students with credit for GSR 982 will not receive credit for this course.


GPS 983.0: Mentored Student Teaching

Under the mentorship of a senior faculty member, this course is designed to offer Doctoral candidates 3cu of teaching experience at the senior undergraduate level focusing on the graduate student¿s field of expertise accompanied by development of effective methods of course design and delivery.

Prerequisite(s): Ph.D. students must have completed all course work, comprehensive field examinations, and a significant portion of their research. Experience with the Gwenna Moss Teaching and Learning Centre workshops and programs is highly recommended, but not required.
Note: Students with credit for GSR 983 will not receive credit for this course.


GPS 984.0: Thinking Critically Professional Skills for Global Citizens

Designed for graduate students to think globally and enhance their critical thinking skills through multidisciplinary activities and discussions. This course explores how factors such as culture or personality influence the ways we think, interact with, and relate to the world.

Note: Students with credit for GSR 984 will not receive credit for this course.


GPS 986.0: Teaching Preparation Certificate

Students in the certificate program enroll in this course while they are completing competency-based requirements for the certificate program.


GPS 989.0: Introduction to University Teaching

Designed for graduate students preparing to teach. Students are introduced to instructional approaches and way to build the classroom environment that may be applied beyond the university classroom.

Note: Students with credit for GSR 989 will not receive credit for this course.


GPS 992.0: Joint Student Research

A research course for Graduate Students attending the University of Saskatchewan as a Joint Student.

Restriction(s): Open to students who are admitted to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies as a Joint Student.
Note: Students with credit for GSR 992 will not receive credit for this course.