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Courses for Community

For the Community

​Take an evening class at Grenfell Campus!

The following courses are being offered in the evenings this fall and may be of interest to community members interested in lifelong learning experiences. Course fees for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador are $255 per course. Note that admission is based on Memorial University's undergraduate admission requirements. Students must apply and be accepted to the university. Our Registrar's Office is happy to help you if you require more information. Call 709-637-6298 or email Options may also be available to audit a course. For full course descriptions visit the Memorial University Calendar.

Evening courses:


Chem 1200: General Chemistry 1

Dr. Don-Roger Parkinson

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8:40 p.m.

This course builds on basic chemical concepts from high school. Topics include radioactivity, atomic structure and bonding, stoichiometry, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, thermochemistry, periodic table, chemical bonding and molecular geometry (including valence bond theory; hybridization and introduction to molecular orbital theory) and intermolecular forces. A laboratory course must be completed with this course for full credit and such lab courses are offered at various times from Monday to Friday.


CLAS/HIST 3090 - Alexander and the Macedonians 

Dr. Carol King

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

This course offers an in-depth look at one of history's greatest figures, Alexander the Great – as a youth, king, conqueror, and god – and at the Macedonian generals/Successors who after his death established the great Hellenistic kingdoms – Ptolemaic, Seleucid, Antigonid – that lasted until the expansion of Rome. Alexander and the Macedonians left a legacy that not only shaped the history of the eastern Mediterranean and Near East throughout the Hellenistic age, but also continues to bear on modern times.



ECON 2550 - Economic Statistics and Data Analysis

Dr. Morteza Haghiri 

Wednesdays, 7-9:45 p.m.

This course is an analysis of economic statistics and the use of economic data. A course designed to introduce students to the task of economic data collection, description and analysis. Emphasis will be on interpretation and analysis of data using computer software programs, such as SPSS. 



HUMN 3100 – Contemporary Indigenous Ideas: Personal Narrative

Prof. Kelly Anne Butler

Tuesdays, 7-9:45 p.m.

This course has different participation/registration/fee levels: university credit, community participation certificate, personal enrichment. This course addresses the difference between the mainstream "humanities" and "Indigenous humanities," primarily by reading Indigenous biographies, but also through Indigenous music, film and more. The course will stream live from three locations: Grenfell, Flat Bay, and Happy-Valley-Goose Bay. For more information, contact Kelly Anne Butler at



Phil 2581: Philosophy of Film

Dr. Stephen Blackwood

Mondays, 7-9:45 p.m.

You’ll get to watch some great movies with Dr. Stephen Blackwood and then discuss reality, personal identity, morality, God and more! Potential films may include Her, The Truman Show, Crimes and Misdemeanours, V for Vendetta, Blade Runner and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Dr. Blackwood is also open to suggestions for other films!



POSC 2600: Introduction to Public Policy

Dr. Ivan Savic

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. 

The study of public policy is the study of how the governments govern. Unlike the study of politics, which looks at how the state is organized and functions, this course looks at how the government creates, implements and evaluates its programs. The goal of the course is to provide students with a general understanding of policy formation, a more in-depth understanding of several specific policy areas (i.e. public health, economic, social policy), and current policy initiatives in Canada (such as the ongoing inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and the efforts to legalize marijuana).


Religious Studies 3401: Zen, Buddhist Meditation and Buddhist Psychology

Dr. Michael Newton

Mondays and Wednesdays,  5:30-6:45 p.m.

The course starts with a general introduction to Buddhism and then moves on to a more detailed study of Zen Buddhism. At the same time as studying Zen, the course introduces students to a non-religious form of meditation known as mindfulness. It was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn to help people deal with stress and anxiety and is now widely used in clinical settings. Students will learn the basic practices of mindfulness meditation and examine some of the scientific studies that look at the effects of mindfulness.

Office of the Registrar

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS 277
Phone: (709) 637-6298