Non-Credit Courses

As well as University credit courses offered both on campus and in a distance format, St. Francis Xavier University Continuing & Distance Education offers a series of non-credit courses. Most of these short, part -time courses are online or in classrooms and labs on the University's Antigonish campus. The recent focus of our non-credit courses is on language and university prep topics. Whether the goal is professional or personal development, potential students are sure to find courses of interest.

University Math Preparation (Online)

This non-credit interactive course is intended to prepare students for university level math courses. Some of the main topics studied in this course are mathematical functions, trigonometry and an introduction to limits.

Writing for Academic Purposes (Online)

This course offers practical strategies for improving skills in academic essay writing. Students will be guided through each stage of writing a short essay on a subject relevant to the contemporary social context.

English as a Second Language (Classroom based)

Join us for an informal class about Teaching English as a Second Language. During group discussions, topics addressed will include how to teach reading, writing, speaking and listening; considering student motives for learning English; addressing grammar issues; and find resources.

Modern Language Courses (Classroom based)

Courses are offered in Conversational French, Spanish, Russian and German.