Local Government

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

Stu­dents will learn to com­pare and con­trast the fea­tures of the local gov­ern­ment sys­tems across Cana­da, exam­ine inter­nal gov­ern­ing struc­tures along with some of the key respon­si­bil­i­ties of local gov­ern­ment, and assess future chal­lenges and prospects. Local gov­ern­ments will be placed with­in Canada’s fed­er­al sys­tem and will trace the foun­da­tions of the sys­tems and their evo­lu­tion through var­i­ous reforms and restructuring.

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:

  • Provide timely introductory information about local government in Canada.
  • Have acquired an informal, online student local government community of interest.
  • Describe current issues and trends in local government.
  • Identify a variety of approaches and models for organizing local governments and their services.
  • Have an enhanced personal understanding of the legislative, leadership and service roles of local governments.
Take note:

  • A textbook is required for this course; details will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass.
  • For those interested in pursuing the NACLAA Level I certificate, this course is recommended to be taken at the beginning of the program.
  • This course also fulfills 39 of the required elective hours for the ALUP certificate program.
This course has no prerequisites

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

Offered:


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 Fall term.

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

Andy Gunn

Your Instructor

Andy Gunn

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

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Self-scheduled sessions
Sep 14, 2020Dec 11, 2020
Textbook

Required

TINDAL

Local Government In Canada

9 editionISBN 9780176582975

Class info
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 14, 2020. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Email

naclaa@ualberta.ca

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and October.

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


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 Fall term.

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