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The Recreation and Leisure Studies program offers a large selection of elective courses for students to tailor their degree to their own area of interest, including courses cross-listed from other departments. The following information sources will help students with course planning:
Please note that some elective courses are offered every other year on an alternating basis, while others are offered less frequently.
An abbreviated course outline is available for each REC course offered by the department. In some cases, full outlines or course web pages are also available through each course link.
Each of the degree plans in Recreation and Leisure Studies allows students to choose a number of elective courses towards their degree in addition to the required courses. The information provided on the linked page will help students in selecting electives if they wish to focus their studies in a particular area.
Students pre-enrol and enrol in classes using the web-based Quest system. This system allows students to add or drop courses from any internet connection, either on campus or at home.
During the pre-enrolment time period, students submit their course requests for a future term from the official list of available courses for that term. Pre-requisites are checked when students are submitting this list, and students may priority rank their course request selections. The course schedule is built after the pre-enrolment period has ended using the student course request information. See more information about the pre-enrolment process.
During the enrolment appointments and the open enrolment period following enrolment appointments students have an opportunity to add/swap/drop courses for their next academic term. Students find out immediately whether course changes have been approved, and can print a new Study List (schedule) right away.
Use the Undergraduate Calendar to determine the required or recommended courses to take and determine whether there are pre-requisites or whether instructor/department consent is necessary. If a course requires department consent or if you do not have one or more prerequisites, you must contact the course instructor or Undergraduate Administrative Co-ordinator from the department offering the course to seek advice.
Look on the Schedule of Classes for the times and locations of all courses offered, the class number for enrolment, and the availability of the course including enrolment limits and reserved spaces. This site also lists class notes that provide instructions that must be followed for successful enrolment. An accurate schedule of term courses is usually available April/May for fall term, September/October for winter term, and December/January for spring term.
Students are able to add new classes during the first two weeks of term, and have the first three weeks of term to drop classes without any penalties.
NOTE: Students in Honours plans in AHS are 'normally' required to be registered for five courses per term. Quest will not allow students to drop below 2.0 units (or 4 half-credit courses) once they have enrolled in this many or more. Students wishing to drop below 2.0 units in any term need special permission from the an Undergraduate Advisor. Please use the "Swap Courses" action to make course changes.
Several Business courses from WLU are listed in the UW Schedule of Classes and students may enroll in the course themselves via Quest. If a course is not listed in the Schedule of Classes or if the course is restricted to a certain group of students, then the student may request enrollment in the course by emailing the UW Special Advisors for WLU BUS courses. Further information about this process is available at the Registrar's Office website: UW special advisors and procedures for WLU BUS courses.
Students wishing to enroll in other (non-Business) courses at WLU should follow the instructions for completing a Cross-Registration Form.