Municipal Law I

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

Pro­vides an intro­duc­tion to the provin­cial and fed­er­al laws that affect munic­i­pal­i­ties. Top­ics addressed include the elec­tion and oper­a­tion of coun­cil; draft­ing, enact­ing and enforc­ing bylaws; rea­sons for bylaw valid­i­ty, munic­i­pal con­tracts and ten­der­ing, and munic­i­pal liability.

Course at a glance
  • Aimed at individuals interested in moving into higher level responsibilities in the local government field; our student body includes municipal government employees in planning, corporate services, economic development, operations, finance, and more.
  • Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Participate in online discussions with peers from all over Canada and expand your professional network.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Become familiar with municipal law principles and Canadian municipal legislation.
  • Analyze and apply municipal legislation and concepts to specific factual situations in the municipal context.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of municipal legislation in achieving municipal purposes.
  • Synthesize municipal legal theory with practical application of municipal legislation and principles.
Take note:

This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.


Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Weekday daytime
Sep 14, 2020Dec 11, 2020
Class info
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Open for registration until September 14, 2020. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.



  • 1 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

Summer & Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Summer & Fall terms.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Summer/Fall.