VirtualGC: Welcome to Grenfell’s New Portal for Virtual Learning!
Grenfell Campus offers a range of courses that can be taken virtually. These online, remote and flexible courses offer students greater flexibility to complete their degrees and facilitate access for learners who are not currently enrolled in a degree program.
VirtualGC showcases Grenfell’s 24 undergraduate courses that are available in Winter 2023 along with highlights and tips for learners about the virtual course experience.
Online courses are delivered through the
Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), while remote courses are delivered at scheduled dates and times (synchronously), with no fixed dates and times (asynchronously), or through a mix of the two. Flexible courses offer classes in-person, with students able to participate online at the same time (synchronously).
For undergraduate course registration, click here. Non-degree learners are invited to start here.
Grenfell's new Certificate – a fully virtual program
At the start of 2022, a new Certificate program was introduced in Grenfell Campus' School of Arts and Social Science. The
Certificate in Sustainable Rural Communities is a 7-course, part-time or full-time Certificate program that can be completed fully remotely. The new program engages students in real-life challenges facing rural communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada, and beyond. Students will complete two “core” courses:
In addition, Certificate students will take five “elective” courses in various subjects such as business and entrepreneurship, tourism studies, environment and sustainability, Indigenous studies, and more.
“We're delighted to offer remote delivery options so that students can complete the Certificate from anywhere, with a focus on relevant practical skills and theoretical understanding that students can use to support sustainability efforts in rural communities.”
-Brady Reid (he/him), Coordinator, Certificate in Sustainable Rural Communities, and PhD Candidate (University of Waterloo).
Certificate students will gain real-life experience working with rural community partners on Independent Community Projects, based on the students' interests and skills, connected to the priorities and capacities of community partners. Memorial students already enrolled in degree programs are able to complete the Certificate while working towards their degrees. Interested members of the public can upgrade their credentials while addressing issues in their home communities - without having to leave home.
Which Certificate courses are offered virtually in Winter 2023?
The two core Certificate courses and four electives are available as Grenfell courses with virtual options in Winter 2023:
Sustainable Rural Communities (SURC 1800)
Independent Community Project (SURC 3800)
Introduction to Entrepreneurship (BUSN 1020)
Issues in Economic Geography (GEOG 2302)
Environmental Planning and Management (ENSU 3100)
Cultural and Heritage Tourism Development (TRSM 3240)
Additionally, the following Certificate electives are offered virtually through Memorial University's St. John's campus, delivered online through the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL):
Introduction to Business in Society (BUSI 1000)
Geographies of Global Change (GEOG 1050)
Indigenous Studies (HIST/ARCH 1005)
Introduction to Public Policy and Administration (POSC 2600)