(snipped from Kingston Whig-Standard 08 Jan 2014 - submitted by Elaine Power, Associate Professor, SKHS)
KINGSTON - As in Psychology 101. Organic Chemistry 101. Knitting 101. This number has come to mean an introduction to a subject. It could be in the university, where I work. Or 101 might be more colloquial. As in “Hockey 101: An Introduction for Newcomers to Canada’s Game.”
It’s all about learning the basics.
I teach Health Studies 101 in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s. The course shows how health – like wealth – is unevenly distributed among us. This is one of the basics of health studies.