Winter 2023

Course registration will begin on Monday December 5 at 12:01 a.m.

Mandatory courses: 

Writ-1030 or Writ-1034 in first semester 
Comm-3073 in second semester 
SILEx course must be taken in the first or second semester 
7 Electives of your choice
* Students who place out of Writ-1030 after writing the Writ Assessment must either take Comm-3073 in their first semester or another elective.  The Writ Assessment does not count as a course. 

* International Students must take WRIT-1034.

* Students who re-take a course will only get credit for the course once.  We do try to always use the higher grade when students re-take a course.  Students are responsible for making sure that they are aware of the courses they have taken in the past.   

* Make note of the course code. Ex. WRIT-1030-40.  WRIT (Course Subject), 1030 (Course Number), 40 (Section Number), then register on WebAdvisor and choose Express Registration.  
* A full course load is 5 courses per semester. 

  

If you have any questions, please make sure to reach out to the Program Coordinator Chris Monteith cmonteith@fanshawec.ca or the Academic Advisor Bev Antone-Collar bantone-collar@fanshawec.ca 

  

If you are interested in reviewing the Course Information Sheets for more details on any of the courses below, please go to this link and search for the specific classes

Courses Available

Courses subject to change.      

  • Courses listed under Bands 1-11 are blended with 2 hours in-class plus 1 hour online.

 

Band 1 (Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online)

ENGL-1047-60 Children's Literature

This course offers an introduction to literature for children from toddlers to young adults, including traditional classics and modern favourites. Required readings will include picture books, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and excerpts from longer works. The focus will be on the critical appreciation of the meaning, theme, style, and appeal of each selection. The course will end in a culminating final project; please note there is no final exam.

FILM-1004-60 Film Genres-Epic Films

This course is designed to develop a critical approach to the medium of film and epic films, to examine individual creative expression in the films of important directors within the genre, to develop the ability to identify technical aspects of film, and to discern mediocre and excellent use of filmmaking technique. Students will be required to watch one weekly film outside of class hours. Evaluation will be based on in-class quizzes as well as two essays and a final test. Some of the films which we will study include Collateral, Gladiator, Dances with Wolves, and Marvel's The Avengers.

INDS-1081-60 Personal Wellness

This course introduces students to the concept of wellness. Students develop strategies for a healthy lifestyle in all aspect of their lives. Through traditional lectures and learning activities, they learn through both individual and group processes. They investigate wellness as it applies to mindfulness, self-responsibility, social/emotional development, stress-management, physical activity, spirituality, substance abuse, nutrition, and complementary health. This course provides the opportunity for students to evaluate their present lifestyle, identify successes, and develop areas requiring personal growth.

INDS-1095-60 History of Rock & Roll: 70's/80's/90's

This course examines the social, cultural, and musical history of rock and roll in the 70's, 80's, and early 90's. It examines the fragmentation of rock and roll which took place in the 70's and 80's when rock no longer dominated the pop charts. It also examines in detail how punk affected the evolution of rock and roll.

PHIL-1024-60 Searching for Reality

What exists, and how can we know it? Metaphysics and epistemology are the two branches of philosophy devoted to asking these questions, and this course is a historical examination of these two areas in Western philosophy. Each historical era will be viewed through the lens of a guiding question that frames metaphysical and epistemological investigation. Along the way we will discuss classical philosophical issues such as free will, the existence of God, the nature of consciousness, and the limits of science.

PSYC-1126-60 The Psychology of Social Intelligence

Do you think you're socially intelligent? This course will help you better understand what social intelligence is, and how to apply it in your life. We will examine the components of social intelligence, including empathy and social cognition. We will discuss relevant processes in the nervous system, as well as developmental factors associated with social intelligence. We will also explore emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, and conflict management. This course will examine why some people experience difficulties with social interaction, including people with severe social anxiety and antisocial personality disorder. Last, we will examine how social intelligence is affected by technology, and how it is relevant to human health and well-being. This course will provide students with an overall understanding of social intelligence, and how it is relevant to their programs of study and future professions.

Band 2 (Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online)

HIST-1054-60 The History of Medicine

This course offers a survey of the history of medicine from antiquity to the present day and introduces students to the most significant characters and cases in medical history. Students will gain an understanding of the social, economic, and political impact of outbreaks such as the plague, small pox, and AIDS as well as significant medical advancements in the conceptualization of disease, health, and medical care. Topics include: Greek, Roman, and Renaissance medicine, the development of anatomy and psychiatry, and modern epidemics.

INDG-3004-60 Contemporary Knowledge

By examining current realities that are defining the evolution of Indigenous Knowledge, students will gain a foundational capacity for participating in the future growth of this knowledge. Beginning with some of the original agreements that local Indigenous groups made with Europeans, to present-day decisions affecting urban and rural Indigenous populations, students will gain the ability to navigate current power structures. Major themes include: identity development within the constructs of European legislation, efforts for language revitalization, responsibility for environmental protection, local band council operations and the ethics of preserving Indigenous knowledge. Students will engage directly with local Indigenous decision-makers, Elders, and knowledgeable guest speakers and be encouraged to determine ways for appropriately managing resolutions. Please note that this course incorporates mandatory experiential learning activities. Students will be required to participate in activities that occur outside of the regularly scheduled lecture hours and/or on weekends. This applies to in-class sections of this course only.

INDS-1060-60 Robots, Cyborgs & Androids in Fiction

From early notions of clockwork humans to contemporary concerns about the possibilities of cloning and artificial intelligence, the idea of mechanically enhanced or replicated human beings has continually challenged the ways we think about what it means to be human. This course looks at how our hopes and fears of technologically reproducing and enhancing humans have been explored in fiction-short stories, films, and a play-from the 19th century to the present.

ENVR-1038-60 Climate Change, Adaptation & Innovation

To mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis, we must minimize the human activities driving climate change and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Communities must also implement resilient strategies to adapt to the changing climate and impacts already being felt around the world. Covering emerging, innovative solutions in energy, food, agriculture, land use, industry, transportation, buildings, carbon sinks, health, and education, this course invites students to explore creative responses to address climate change and its impacts locally and beyond. All of humanity is predicted to be impacted by climate change, albeit not equally. In this course, students will be encouraged to explore why climate change disproportionally impacts vulnerable communities and how multiple intersecting identity factors influence how individuals are affected by the changing climate. While we have faced, and will continue to face, many challenges to mitigate and adapt to the changing climate, our successes will not only benefit the planet, but our society and economy as well.

INDS-1126-60 From Slavery to Freedom: An Intro to Black Studies

Want to know more about the history, culture, key figures and leaders, and major struggles of the black experience in North America? Can you see the overt oppression of the black subject that started 400 years ago still operating covertly today? How does popular culture (sports, music, film) combat or, more troublingly, reinforce the oppression of the black person? This introductory course will explore key moments in black studies including the slave trade, the middle passage, the black military experience, the civil rights and black power movements, the blues, jazz, and hip-hop, blaxploitation, and the black is beautiful movement. Throughout the semester you will discover if you are simply not-racist or are actively anti-racist, whether you believe in Martin Luther King's non-violence or Malcolm X's militant resistance, and whether the cycle of oppression has begun to be resolved or if we are simply seeing a disturbing continuation of that oppression, a move from the plantation to the penitentiary.

PSYC-1047-60 Human Sexuality

This course will introduce students to human sexuality with a focus on practical information for everyday living. The course will include a broad knowledge base about sexuality by exploring the biological, social, psychological and historical aspects. The course will encourage an understanding of the various influences on the development of ones sexual knowledge, attitudes, relationships and behaviours.

Band 3 (Mondays 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online)

ENGL-1063-60 Themes in Science Fiction & Fantasy

This course introduces students to the tropes and conventions of science fiction and fantasy, exploring such themes as "progress," Otherness, the ethics of bioengineering, the conflict between good and evil, fate and free will, and the quest. Students will explore the history of the two genres, including various subgenres such as first contact stories, cyberpunk, dystopian literature, portal fantasy, high and low fantasy, and urban fantasy.

FILM-1020-60 Film Genres: Intro

This course is designed to develop a critical approach to the medium of film by looking specifically at the genres that have developed over the 20th Century; to examine individual creative expression in the films of important directors from Hollywood, with emphasis on cinematic history and theory; to develop the ability to identify technical aspects of film and to discern mediocre and excellent use of film making technique.

HIST-1051-60 Modern History: 1945-Present

This course surveys the significant political, economic, cultural, and diplomatic developments that define the modern period, from 1945 to the present day. While maintaining a predominantly North American perspective, this course introduces students to the major world events that define the latter half of the twentieth century.

INDS-1058-60 Foodonomics: Starving for the Truth

How can we have an epidemic of obesity when most of the world is starving? How can the very thing that's supposed to bring us strength and longevity make us ill? The answer is simple: Food is big business. In this course we discuss foodonomics or the business of food. We examine what we really know about the food we eat, the way food defines cultures and traditions, the plight of the local farmer, and controversies such as bioengineered and drug crops. We also discuss the validity of the organic and buy local movements, the positive and negative effects of globalization, and how and why our food is making us sick. Finally, we examine the true power of agriculture and why some are starved while others are stuffed.

INDS-1111-60 Weeding Through Cannabis in Canada

Since its legalization on October 17th 2018, there has been a great deal of public interest in recreational & medicinal cannabis use. After decades of prohibition, there are many questions that need to be answered: What are the benefits of cannabis use? The risks? Why was it illegal in the first place? Although cannabis has been used by humans for thousands of years, it feels like we are just beginning to understand its effects. This introductory course surveys the history and culture of cannabis production and prohibition, through current understandings of its medical, sociocultural, psychological, and spiritual aspects.

PSYC-1124-60 The Dark History of Psychology

This course explores the dark side of the history of psychology, while focusing on some of the roles psychology and psychiatry have played in the oppression of certain groups. Through a variety of teaching methods, students will learn about lobotomies, inhumane experiments, deplorable conditions of Victorian asylums and other macabre phenomena to develop a general knowledge base about psychological theories, diagnoses, and treatments that have at times been harmful or even horrific. Through a critical lens, this course will encourage an understanding of the various influences on psychological theory and practice throughout the field's sometimes grisly history.

Band 4 (Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online)

ENGL-1064-60 Rebels, Misfits & Criminals

From Shakespeare's Richard III to the cult hit The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, rebels of all kinds have inspired our imaginations. This course examines representations of the rebel, misfit, and criminal in literature and film ranging from poetry of the Beat Generation, to the Civil Rights speeches of Malcolm X, to the music lyrics of Bob Dylan. Themes of the rebel and criminal as romantic outlaw and/or social innovator are explored, drawing on traditions of psychoanalysis, sociological deviance theories, and cultural criticism.

INDS-1033-60 Video Game Theory

This course will analyze the cultural and artistic significance of video games, and also the ways gaming reflects our larger relationships with technology. This course aims to discuss the relationship between video games and other media; gamers and the gaming community; and the important sociological, cultural, industrial, and economic issues that surround gaming.

POLI-1022-60 Rights and Freedoms

Freedom of speech; freedom of religion; freedom from discrimination. Where do those rights come from? And what happens when your freedoms begin to restrict mine? This course will investigate the important role that constitutions play in democratic society. Current examples will be explored to study how laws can be made, changed, and struck down by the courts.

PSYC-1055-60 Positive Psychology

This course explores the nature of well-being, happiness and the good life. Course content includes a sampling of psychological theories, research and measures of personal strengths that impact well-being. We will examine ways to enhance appreciation of life through mindfulness, gratitude, creativity and flow and apply these experiences in a personal way. Students in this course should expect to learn and participate in personal gratitude and growth, prosocial behaviours and savouring experiences.

SOCI-1073-60 Building Sustainable Societies

The world's population has recently surpassed seven billion, and communities worldwide are facing numerous social, environmental, and economic problems. While gloomy headlines dominate environmental news, there are solutions. Building sustainable societies looks at current problems like urban sprawl, pollution, climate change, and suggests ways to reverse unsustainable trends. From growing food and gardens to developing more efficient transportation, to reducing waste and developing green buildings, sustainable societies move beyond diagnosing the problems to finding solutions. A key part of the course is to give students the insight and confidence to encourage sustainability in their own lives and communities.

SOSC-1012-60 Discovering the Social Sciences

This course connects the exciting world of social science to our everyday experiences. By highlighting discipline-specific tools and concepts used by anthropologists, psychologists, and sociologists, students gain insight into how people function and how relationships develop between individuals, society, and the global world. Discussions focus on current and controversial topics that deal with individual, social, and global concerns, allowing us to understand the origins and consequences for some of life's most pressing issues. This interdisciplinary approach leads to a better understanding of social science and gives students the foundation for future learning in all areas of study.

Band 5 (Fridays 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online)

ANTH-1005-60 The Story of Us

Where did humans come from? What is our relationship with the rest of the animal world? How did we become a species that walks upright, and has an unusually large brain? Why are we so diverse today? These are the sorts of questions asked by physical anthropologists, as they seek to understand 'what it means to be human'. This course will introduce this discipline, and assist students in gaining an understanding of: human inheritance; an appreciation of human diversity; primatology; the origins of humanity; and the development of early human culture.

ENGL-1058-60 Short, Short Fiction

Think you don't have time to read for pleasure? Think again! This course examines short, short stories that are under 1000 words, yet still manage to pack in complex plots, characters, narrators, settings, themes, and language. Although short short fiction is quick and easy to read (from 1 minute to 15 minutes), the form requires an enormous amount of skill, so we will explore what it takes to create successful short short fiction, and evaluate stories based on common elements.

FILM-1007-60 Hollywood: The Viewer's Perspective

This course explores film from an audience perspective by analyzing both how and why our culture watches movies. The course examines the Hollywood formula and its appealing offer of comfort, closure, and familiarity to viewers. In addition, the degree to which cinematic rules can be bent and/or broken before an audience loses interest is a primary focus of the course. Focusing on four categories of film theory - Character Identification, the Male Gaze, Narrative, and Historical Context- this course examines the way mainstream film has influenced patterns of spectatorship, and promotes critical analysis of contemporary media.

PSYC-1067-60 A Culture of Addictions

As an introductory and interdisciplinary survey of the role of addiction in human cultures, this course is designed to expose students to how narcotic as well as non-narcotic-related addiction manifest themselves within various individual and institutional practices. In particular, students will explore the major biological, psychological and social/cultural theories applied to addiction. Focus is given to the nature of drug use, conceptions of 'the addict,' how drugs impact the brain, the impact on family, and consequences for changing social drug behaviors. This course also explores current theoretical and practical treatment approaches and education and prevention strategies. Emphasis will be given to special issues and hot topics in drug addiction, including youth, women, media portrayal of drug use and current debates on the war on drugs. Finally, understanding common perspectives on treatment and prevention strategies related to drug dependence and education will be studied.

Psychology of a Liar

In this course, we discuss the many ways we deceive others, the reasons we choose to tell lies, the benefits and consequences of our deceptive acts, and the behaviours that reveal our deceptions. We examine why some people are better liars than others, the morality of lying, and how we define the truth. Finally, we debate the role of deception and whether it is a necessary part of our lives.

Band 6 (Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online)

HIST-1037-60 A History of the World in 15 Machines

This course examines the history of technology by surveying some of the most significant inventions in human history. Students learn not only about the machines themselves, but also about the inventors responsible for their creation. Topics include the invention of the printing press, telescope, plow, cotton gin, automobile, and computer. By placing these inventions in their historical contexts, students gain an understanding of the social, economic, and political impact of each invention.

INDG-1012-60 Minobiimaadzawin: Good Life

Minobiimaadzawin (Good Life) is a goal that all people seek throughout their lives. Prior to contact, this concept was taught from the onset of life and was an important aspect of indigenous culture. In this course, students will learn directly from North American (NA) Original Peoples instructors regarding life practices exploring the many methods of self-care. There will be experiential learning opportunities that will enhance student understanding of well-being along with contemporary methods of well-being to balance their learning experience. These learning experiences will take place within the contemporary learning setting as well as in a natural environment. Students will learn how the NA Original People's way of learning took place throughout their lives and how it relates to all four components of their self: spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being.

INDS-1040-60 Conspiracy Theories

This course explores the psychological and historical circumstances that have helped popularize conspiracy theories. Through an analysis of issues like the "fake" moon landing, "flat earth," 9/11 Truth, as well as various other conspiracies (some not-so-crazy, some very outlandish!), our course develops a philosophy of clear, rational thinking and then applies it to our contemporary world, asking difficult questions about how to explain, justify, and rationalize the stories we believe. Above all else, this course is about engaging intelligently, logically, and skeptically with stories presented to us, and it does so by teaching strategies for living skeptically with both the world and, more importantly, with ourselves.

POLI-1024-60 American Politics

This course will provide an introduction to the American political system. Beginning with the first colony in Jamestown, we will study the institutions and people that helped transform America into the global superpower it is today. Topics of study include elections, foreign policy, and the bill of rights. Special attention will be given to contemporary political issues and conflicts.

PSYC-1094-60 Bring Your A Game: Psychology of Sport

Have you ever wondered why the USA Olympic hockey team was more upset when they received a silver medal than the team who won the bronze? How do athletes maximize performance potential and what are the unwritten rules of retaliation and fighting in sport? This course delves into the principles of psychology that drive emotion, motivation, expectation, self-worth, and relationships of athletes and explores the different aspects of Sport Psychology.

SOCI-1083-60 Women & Violence

Women and Violence will explore the understandings, forms and impacts of violence against women in a Canadian context. This course will provide an overview of both the theory and practice of anti-violence work and the controversies and debates - among both scholars and practitioners - that continue to surround this issue. Some of the themes covered in this course include: prevalence, forms, and understandings of violence against women; the intersectionality of gender, race, class and sexuality; the role of media; masculinities and violence; and politico-legal and socio-cultural approaches to address violence against women.

Band 7 (Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online)

BIOL-3013-60 College Qualifying Biology

The content of this course will continue from BIOL-3012 (cellular biology) and provide the student with a basic understanding of evolution and the diversity of organisms. The topics will include general characteristics of the major groups of organisms, including prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants and animals. The course also discusses the different levels of ecology and human impacts on the environment.

CHEM-3014-60 Chemistry: Select Topics

This introductory course teaches terminology, classification of matter, nomenclature, chemical formulae, chemical equations, atomic theory, chemical bonding, calculation of quantitative composition of compounds, the mole concept, stoichiometry and related problem solving.

COMM-3073-60 Communications

This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.

COMM-3073-61 Communications

This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.

SOCI-7004-60 Intro to Sociology (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr.)

This course in a continuation of SOCI-7003. This course introduces the student to the sociological study of society. Sociological concepts, theories and methods will be discussed within the following areas: culture, socialization, social institutions, social stratification, deviance, race, gender and social change. The course is designed to objectively analyze and criticize society from a sociological point of view. *Only students enrolled in SOCI-7003 can enroll in SOCI-7004.

WRIT-1030-60 Reason & Writing

This course introduces students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.

WRIT-1030-61 Reason & Writing

This course introduces students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.

Band 8 (Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. plus 1 hour online)

COMM-3073-62 Communications

This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.

FILM-3004-60 Filmmaking (Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. AND 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop filmmaking skills as they relate to the film production process and emphasizes collaborative filmmaking and post-production techniques. Comprehension of the film production process, including pitching, collaborative work on student film crews, exhibition/distribution, and intermediate post-production technique will be taught through hands-on filmmaking exercises and opportunities to make films. This course is for any student who has a passion or interest in filmmaking and is strongly recommended as a preparatory course for students considering post-graduate studies in Fanshawe's Advanced Filmmaking Program.

MATH-3068-60 Mathematics: Theory to Practice

This course is for students who need to refresh or upgrade their mathematical knowledge and skills in preparation for entry into the College Qualifying Mathematics course (MATH 3069). It will cover topics such as operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and exponents, as well as applications of these operations including ratios, proportions and percents. Attention is paid to deconstructing mathematical theories and applications in a student-centered environment permitting students to comprehend mathematical theory as it applies to real-world scenarios. It is strongly recommended that students who need review or preparation in foundational mathematics take this course. *Students can complete a Math assessment to see if they can place directly into MATH-3069. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math

MATH-3069-60 College Qualifying Mathematics

This course is for students who need a qualifying credit in Mathematics for entry into college programs. It is based on the Ontario standards for Grade 12 College Preparation Mathematics and will cover topics such as algebra, graphing, conversions, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics. * MATH-3068 Theory to Practice is a pre-requisite for this course. Students can complete a Math assessment to see if they can place directly into this course. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math

PSYC-7007-60 Intro to Psychology (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)

This course is a two-semester introduction to modern scientific psychology. Topics include: history and research methods, the brain and behaviour, genetic and evolutionary influences on behaviour, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning and motivation, memory, language and cognitive processes, intelligence, lifespan development, social psychology, personality, health psychology, psychological disorders and treatment. *Only students who are enrolled in PSYC-7006 can enroll in PSYC-7007.

WRIT-1030-62 Reason & Writing

This course introduces students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.

Band 9 (Thursdays 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online)

COMM-3073-63 Communications

This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.

FREN-3007-60 Discovering French 2-Intermediate

Are you hoping to incorporate French into your academic or working life? This intermediate-level course picks up where FREN 3005 (Discovering French) left off, but it can also be taken by students with some previous experience of French at the secondary or post-secondary level. Course material is delivered interactively, with students participating in various oral and written learning activities in contemporary French both in class and online. Equal attention is given to grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and francophone culture around the world. Students who successfully complete this course should be well prepared to begin first-year university French studies.

MATH-3080-60 Advanced Functions

This course is a preparatory course for MATH 3079, Calculus and Vectors. It is based on the Ontario standards for Grade 12 Advanced Functions and will cover topics such as evaluating, graphing, combining and solving functions, specifically polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

MKTG-3036-01 Marketing: Industry Insight

Marketing influences where we spend our money and the stores, restaurants, services and businesses that are part of our daily lives. Marketing: Industry Insight is a survey course that introduces students to basic concepts of marketing and develops their understanding of why marketers are passionate about attracting the consumers' attention. Topics include environmental analysis, market segments, targeting consumer groups, communication, distribution, and pricing strategies. Upon successful completion of this course the student will have a working knowledge of a marketing plan and an understanding of a marketer's role in corporations.

PHIL-7003-60 - Intro to Philosophy 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)

In a collegial manner, we shall explore the perennial puzzles of philosophy. What kinds of things exist and why? What am I and why do I exist? How should I behave and why? *Only students enrolled in PHIL-7002, can enroll in PHIL-7003.

Band 10 (Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online)

ANAT-3011-60 College Qualifying Anatomy

The content of this course continues from ANAT-3010 (Anatomy: Select Topics) and provides students with the fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. The focus is on the relationship between the structure and function of the major body systems, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems.

COMM-3073-64 Communications

This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.

ECON-3007-01 Everyday Economics

Economics affects everyone. Most people think that the study of economics is simply about supply and demand, but it is much more. Economics defines how individuals, firms, and governments make decisions, and how the consequences of those collective decisions affect us. Economics will also help us learn basic critical thinking skills that are helpful now and in the future. This course will equip students with basic economic principles and establish the foundation for applications within our daily lives: the reasons why our decisions should be different from our parents' choices; issues of declining birthrates; the effects of natural disasters; furthermore, the reasons why economics trumps politics. Students will find the course useful, simulating, revealing, and often engaging. Students must be prepared to come to class with questions and an inquiring attitude.

ENGL-7005-60 Forms of Fiction 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)

This course introduces students to major works of fiction, each of which will be studied as a work of art, set in the contexts provided by history and by the theory and rhetoric of fiction. This course is a university transfer course, and is the equivalent of ENGL 1024E (Forms of Fiction) at the University of Western Ontario.

PHYS-3005-60 College Qualifying Physics

Physics is the study of how and why things happen. This course introduces students to the basic concepts of physics, such as motion, force and energy, by studying a variety of everyday applications and technological developments. These include simple machines, electrical devices, fluid systems, and communication technologies.

Band 11 (Thursdays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online)

BIOL-3012-60 Biology: Select Topics

This is an introductory course in biology where emphasis is limited to processes in biology at the cellular level. The topics discussed will include cell structure and function, cellular respiration and photosynthesis, cell replication, genetics, DNA structure and protein synthesis.

CHEM-3015-60 College Qualifying Chemistry

This course covers gases, liquids, solutions, acids, bases and salts, oxidation-reduction reactions, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry.

INDG-7002-60 Indigenous Studies (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)

This course is a continuation of INDG-7001: A survey of Canadian First Nations issues from academic, literary, artistic, and community perspectives. A number of themes are drawn on in this course, including Indigenous knowledge, cultural traditions, contemporary issues, historical background, oral history, socio-political contexts, arts, language and environment. * Only students enrolled in INDG-7001 can enroll in INDG-7002.

WMST-7003-60 Intro to Women's Studies 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)

As an introductory and interdisciplinary survey of the status of women in contemporary, historical, and cross-cultural perspective, this course is designed to expose students to how gender and other differences are established or challenged through various institutional and individual practices. A central focus of the course is to provide students with a context to understand feminist resistance to sexual, socio-cultural, economic, racial, and political oppression and to provide students with the tools to analyze the implications of these practices for women's everyday lives. In addition, by examining gender through various social and institutional practices, the course explores womens issues of body and sexuality; education and work; motherhood and reproductive rights and violence against women, as well as diversity within feminism to include sexual orientation, global womens issues, and womens activism for equality and freedom world-wide. * Only students enrolled in WMST-7002 can enroll in WMST-7003.

WRIT-1034-01 Reason & Writing -EAP (Thursdays 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

This course will introduce students whose first language is not English to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. Special attention will also be paid to developing academic vocabulary, correcting common ESL errors, enhancing academic listening and note-taking skills, and improving oral fluency and confidence.

WRIT-1034-02 Reason & Writing -EAP (Thursdays 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

This course will introduce students whose first language is not English to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. Special attention will also be paid to developing academic vocabulary, correcting common ESL errors, enhancing academic listening and note-taking skills, and improving oral fluency and confidence.

SILEx (Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. plus 1 hour online)

INDS-1115-60 The Writer's World – SILEx

This course offers students the opportunity to pursue private interests in creative writing using various forms: prose, poetry, script, and others, while also studying the theoretical aspects of creative writing in terms of its cultural and social functions. Students begin by formulating a definition of creative writing, by examining how we analyze creative writing and how publishing functions to support creative writing (within the Canadian industry, North America and world markets), while also examining the role of mass media in creative writing. In the latter half of the course, students will have the opportunity to hear invited guest authors discuss the creative writing process while also offering tips and review of student-generated work. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

INDS-1118-60 The Global Drug Trade – SILEx

This course examines addictive substances as a global commodity, tracing their impact on issues of race, empire, and inequality. Beginning with the opium wars of the nineteenth century and concluding with narco violence in present-day Mexico, students will gain an understanding of the various impacts of the drug trade on the modern world. Beyond simple issues of criminality and policing, transnational flows of licit and illicit drugs shape how societies interact with one another and reveal persistent power imbalances. During the course, students will be introduced to an extensive and surprising cast of characters - from imperial administrators to Colombian drug lords; CIA agents to Central American villagers; mafia dons to pharmaceutical sales reps. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

INDS-1120-60 Movement & Physical Fitness-Intro – SILEx

This course introduces students to the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles related to physical fitness. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the history & evolution of physical activity and sports, skeletal & muscular anatomy, and the factors that influence an individual's participation in physical activity. This course is well suited for students interested in learning more about the basics of kinesiology, recreation, physical exercise, and nutrition. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

INDS-1123-60 Global Music – SILEx

Music has existed for thousands of years and is played and enjoyed all around the world. It can be one of the richest and rewarding ways to learn about another culture. In this course, students will explore music from different cultures. They will learn about music practices from a variety of places in the world and the social, cultural, and historical context of those practices. Through listening to different musical examples, students will learn about topics such as diversity, identity, intercultural collaboration, globalization, and cultural appropriation, as well as consider the role of technology. Students will deepen their understanding and appreciation of different musical traditions as well as their own. No prior background in music or ability to read music is required. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

RELG-1004-60 World Religions – SILEx

This course seeks to explore some of the world's major religious traditions. We will look at the historical, social and cultural legacies of these faith-based traditions with an eye toward understanding how religion has helped to define our world. This introductory course will address many world religions including but not limited to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. No religious affiliation is presumed. Moreover, the fundamental assumption for the course is that it is possible to learn about and from a variety of different religious traditions without seeking to make students adherents of a single religious tradition or adherents of the notion that all religious traditions are basically the same. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course. * RELG-1003 and RELG-1004 are the same course except RELG-1004 contains the SILEx project. Students can only get credit for one of these courses. Students who have taken either REGL-1003 or RELG-1004 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

SOCI-1097-60 Sociology of Fame – SILEx

Formerly contained within the sphere of entertainment, the influence of celebrities is increasing in all aspects of social life, on a global scale. The glorification of famous people imbues them with a unique form of social status with significant power to shape trends and agendas. When young people are surveyed, they consistently state that fame and fortune are the most valued life goals of their generation. Next to seeking stardom, their ideal job is to be a personal assistant to a very famous music or movie star. For better or worse, celebrity worship is an increasingly pervasive social phenomenon. In this course, students will examine the impact of fame on collective human behaviour, identities, and consciousness. By focusing on questions such as who gets fame and for what?, this course will attempt to shed light on the popularity and attraction of stars. In doing so, students will explore the kinds of statements this obsession with the stars make about our society. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

 

 

The courses listed below are completely online and do not have set schedules (asynchronous).

 

Online (Asynchronous)

ANTH-1010-40 The Human Condition

People are fascinating! It is the goal of cultural anthropologists to increase our understanding of humanity, especially the diversity and complexity of human life and cultures. This course introduces students to the study and research methods of cultural anthropology. Students will study small-scale, prestate societies, including bands and tribes. Examining the consequences of globalization for the inhabitants of the underdeveloped world will comprise a significant portion of this course. Students will investigate how anthropological principles and knowledge can be applied towards the solution of global problems.

BIOL-3012-40 Biology: Select Topics

This is an introductory course in biology where emphasis is limited to processes in biology at the cellular level. The topics discussed will include cell structure and function, cellular respiration and photosynthesis, cell replication, genetics, DNA structure and protein synthesis.

BIOL-3013-40 College Qualifying Biology

The content of this course will continue from BIOL-3012 (cellular biology) and provide the student with a basic understanding of evolution and the diversity of organisms. The topics will include general characteristics of the major groups of organisms, including prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants and animals. The course also discusses the different levels of ecology and human impacts on the environment.

CHEM-3015-40 College Qualifying Chemistry

This course covers gases, liquids, solutions, acids, bases and salts, oxidation-reduction reactions, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry.

COMM-3073-40 Communications for General Arts

This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.

COMM-3073-41 Communications for General Arts

This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.

CRIM-3001-40 Criminology

This course introduces students to the study of crime and delinquency within a Canadian context. Topics included for study are: the making of laws, the elements of crime, crime statistics, correlates and theories of crime, specific forms of crime and strategies for crime control.

ENGL-1030-40 Mystery & Suspense

This course surveys the development of the mystery and suspense genre through a variety of short stories, television episodes, and films. We focus on historical context, characteristics and dominant themes of popular mystery and suspense genres from the late 19th century to modern day in exploring the enduring appeal of this genre. In addition to completing quizzes, students will also engage in creative assignments and write analytically about some of the texts in this course.

ENGL-1067-40 Murder & Mayhem

From Shakespeare's Macbeth and Poe's Tell-Tale Heart to Natural Born Killers, American Psycho, and The Dark Knight, literature and film have frequently explored the notion of the dark side or primitive instincts within us all. Often satirical, occasionally literal, such artistic expressions of our baser natures seem to hold universal appeal. The works studied in this course feature either a crazed killer or an innocent person drawn into a world of mayhem by the madness of society. We will discuss questions like, what circumstances or events lead human beings to abandon the conventional rules of civilization and to follow a more twisted path and how is art particularly well suited to reveal the psychology of misbehaviour?

ENVR-1038-40 Climate Change, Adaptation & Innovation

To mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis, we must minimize the human activities driving climate change and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Communities must also implement resilient strategies to adapt to the changing climate and impacts already being felt around the world. Covering emerging, innovative solutions in energy, food, agriculture, land use, industry, transportation, buildings, carbon sinks, health, and education, this course invites students to explore creative responses to address climate change and its impacts locally and beyond. All of humanity is predicted to be impacted by climate change, albeit not equally. In this course, students will be encouraged to explore why climate change disproportionally impacts vulnerable communities and how multiple intersecting identity factors influence how individuals are affected by the changing climate. While we have faced, and will continue to face, many challenges to mitigate and adapt to the changing climate, our successes will not only benefit the planet, but our society and economy as well.

FILM-1003-40 Film Genres – War

This is a course for movie lovers who want to study the various depictions of war on the silver screen. An analysis of different filmmaking techniques will show how audience interpretation is shaped by a director. We will also study the ways in which real life history can be rewritten by Hollywood. Students will be required to watch one weekly film outside of class hours. Some of the films which we will study are Inglourious Basterds, The Hurt Locker, The Dark Knight, and Braveheart.

GEOG-1007-40 Environmental Geography

This geography and sustainability course is designed to offer students an introduction to issues of environmental science and human activities that affect the wellbeing of the planet as a whole. Current and problematic issues will be explored through time and across space using case studies from both Canadian and global locations. The course will examine these issues from environmental, economic, and social perspectives in an attempt to better understand them and to recommend individual lifestyle choices to encourage positive change. Specific subjects to be investigated will include ecosystems and biodiversity, climate change, renewable energy resources, air and water pollution, food production, globalization, recycling and waste, and sustainable cities.

HIST-1034-40 Rebellions & Revolutions

"A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past". This course introduces students to the forces that propel historical change by examining some of the significant political and cultural upheavals in the last two centuries. Using case studies, students will examine how these fateful events and ideas have signaled important shifts in our history and culture.

HIST-1052-40 The Ancient World

This course focuses on the history of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome. Emphasis is placed on the growth and decline of ancient societies, as well as on their contributions to the development of social and cultural traditions, many of which have survived into the modern world.

INDG-1022-40 Indigenous Women

Centering the voices and stories of Indigenous women, this course examines their historical and contemporary experiences within pre-colonial, colonial, and decolonizing contexts and a lens towards the future. Key topics include: Indigenous women’s identity, colonization as gender-based discrimination and violence impacting Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit individuals, human rights violations, resistance to colonial impositions, reclaiming identity and culture, constructing de-colonial identities, and action for change in communities. An important aspect examined is reconciliation and the role of Settler peoples to act in response to listening and learning from Indigenous women as to what can bring about justice.

INDS-1028-40 Science in the News

Science is everywhere in the news: global warming, pandemics, mental health, the possibility of life on Mars and even new technology like gene editing. These are only a few of the current scientific topics that we find trending on social media. Science is vital in helping us understand the problems we face in our modern world, as well as assisting us to create solutions that lead to a better future! In addition to examining vital issues, we will also cover some fun and unusual topics in science: tiny robots built using frog cells, rats that are trained to drive cars and even people who can remember exactly what they ate for breakfast 30 years ago! Also, a unique feature of the course is that some topics will be based on events and discoveries that are happening and developing the very week we are learning about them! This course is aimed at a general audience and no knowledge of science will be assumed. We will use videos, podcasts, articles, blogs and social media to learn about our amazing world (and beyond!).

INDS-1033-40 Video Game Theory

This course will analyze the cultural and artistic significance of video games, and also the ways gaming reflects our larger relationships with technology. This course aims to discuss the relationship between video games and other media; gamers and the gaming community; and the important sociological, cultural, industrial, and economic issues that surround gaming.

INDS-1050-40 Roots of Terrorism

This online course will introduce students to issues related to modern terrorism, and it will explore the use of terrorism as an agent of political change through the 20th century, including a detailed examination of the definition of terrorism. Topics to be considered will include the ongoing struggles in the Middle East and ramifications of these struggles in the West. The use of terrorism in South America, the United States and Canada will be examined, as well as the relationship between religion and terrorism.

INDS-1059-40 Myth, Folktale, & Fairy Tale

This course will examine a selection of myths and legends from Ancient Greece, Continental Europe, and Britain. We will look at how these stories have evolved over time from sacred tales to secular stories. The course will also explore the important role that folktales and fairy tales have played in shaping the culture of the people who told these stories. Our goals will be to discover connections among the stories, seek out similar themes and characters across cultures and time periods, and explain the enduring popularity of these stories to this day.

INDS-1066-40 Technologies of Torture

The brazen bull, the rack, tongue clips, electro-shock weapons: all technologies of torture, ancient or modern, deadly or not, attest to the dark side of human creativity. Since recorded history, those in power have examined the human body and mind in order to discover the most effective methods of violating both. In this course, we will compare past technologies of torture to present ones in an attempt to shed light on crucial transformations in the manipulation of power. We will also be exploring representations of torture in diverse cultural productions (literature, film, television, and other contemporary media) in order to open up a critical debate over the interplay between technology, torture, and power.

INDS-1075-40 Digital Identity

What is the cultural impact of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter? How important is having an online identity? In this course, students will engage with issues of new media integration and take up questions of online identity. While the digital realm is often complicated and chaotic, this course explores the space(s) that subjectivity takes up and in turn reflects onto broader issues of identity. Beginning with theories originating in the late 19th century, students will consider the online world in and outside of the classroom both on a personal and on a social level. This course aims to help students critically reflect on the ever shrinking line between online and offline identity and its impact on culture at large.

INDS-1077-40 Queer As Folk

How does one define sexual desire and/or gender identity, particularly when it differs from that of the majority? This interdisciplinary course will introduce students to the field of sexuality studies specifically, representations of LGBT culture through the lens of literature, film, art, news media, advertising, and television, as well as changing conceptions of gender identity throughout history, and contemporary legal and political issues. Students of all orientations and gender identities will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the multifaceted nature of the society within which we live.

INDS-1081-40 Personal Wellness

This course introduces students to the concept of wellness. Students develop strategies for a healthy lifestyle in all aspect of their lives. Through traditional lectures and learning activities, they learn through both individual and group processes. They investigate wellness as it applies to mindfulness, self-responsibility, social/emotional development, stress-management, physical activity, spirituality, substance abuse, nutrition, and complementary health. This course provides the opportunity for students to evaluate their present lifestyle, identify successes, and develop areas requiring personal growth.

INDS-1088-40 The Ever-Changing Workplace

It sometimes seems like the terms "job" and "career" mean the same thing. In fact, they have very different meanings. In this course students will learn the difference between both, culminating in a journey that lasts a lifetime! Students will participate in self-reflection and careers and skills exploration. Furthermore, students will gain an understanding regarding key issues around the new world of work, diversity, communication and workplace expectations and etiquette. This course will give students the opportunity to explore the sociological trends, as well as historical shifts, regarding employment standards and evolution of workplace communication.

INDS-1092-40 It's About Time

Many people find themselves obsessed with something they can't actually explain - Time! There have been great movies and TV shows with time as a focus of the story - but where did the writers get their ideas? This course will help students develop an understanding of time by looking at some of those stories (anything from The Time Machine to the time loop-comedy Groundhog Day) while exploring the scientific (does time exist), philosophical (how time progresses) and psychological (objective vs. subjective experiences) theories of time shaping those stories. Students will also be introduced to various time management strategies in order to spend the time they have effectively.

INDS-1093-40 The Global Drug Trade

This course examines addictive substances as a global commodity, tracing their impact on issues of race, empire, and inequality. Beginning with the opium wars of the nineteenth century and concluding with narco violence in present-day Mexico, students will gain an understanding of the various impacts of the drug trade on the modern world. Beyond simple issues of criminality and policing, transnational flows of licit and illicit drugs shape how societies interact with one another and reveal persistent power imbalances. During the course, students will be introduced to an extensive and surprising cast of characters - from imperial administrators to Colombian drug lords; CIA agents to Central American villagers; mafia dons to pharmaceutical sales reps.

INDS-1105-40 Technology & War

From chariots thousands of years ago to drones today, humans have always used technology to gain an edge over their opponents in battle. This course will survey some of the major innovations and developments, such as the introduction of iron, the use of gunpowder, or the invention of the airplane, and examine how various peoples have employed military technology from Antiquity to the present.

INDS-1107-40 Hip-Hop Music & Culture

What began as a grassroots cultural movement at society's margins in the 1970's, quickly became a powerful force by the 80's and 90's. Hip-Hop refers to a variety of complex elements that inspire everything from music to dance, movies, fashion, advertising & sports. Influenced by jazz and blues, poetry, jailhouse toasts & West African beats, this course will explore Hip-Hop as an art form, a business, a myth, an attitude and a moral force.

INDS-1109-40 Fake News

In this engaging and innovative course, students will learn to identify, track, and interpret the online phenomena of 'fake news.' These practical internet skills will help us answer the difficult questions raised by 'fake news.' Is there a difference between 'fake news' and propaganda? Is 'fake news' a new phenomenon, or simply an amplification of existing media trends? Have we entered what some people have called a 'post-truth' era? What critical thinking skills do we need to navigate this new media landscape? Students will be asked to research and reflect on these questions, provide examples, and produce their own online content.

INDS-1110-40 Stranger Things

What lies on the outer recesses of the scientifically known universe? Throughout human history, people have engaged in a wide array of strange and incredulous beliefs and practices. They have sought to find hidden realms, special powers, and concealed entities that evade our day-to-day perceptions and expectations. This course will examine the historical origins, practices, and beliefs of such strange things. Topics covered will include inter-dimensional beings and aliens, cryptozoology, monster hunting, the many expressions of extrasensory perception, psi powers, out of body experiences and dreams, divination practices such as tarot and astrology, ghost-hunting, séances, and many other occult magical beliefs and practices.

INDS-1128-40 Surveillance & Society

In an increasingly datafied world filled with technologies designed to track, measure, and report our movements, interactions, and behaviour, societies still know very little about the dangers of surveillance on daily life. Examining how surveillance is conducted for governance, prediction, entertainment, security, and profit purposes, this course explores the interdisciplinary field of Surveillance Studies to critically analyze the factors responsible for the emergence of surveillance itself. Students will study the political, social, cultural, legal, and ethical dimensions of surveillance, as well as the primary theories and methods used by researchers in the field. The course explores a variety of surveillance topics and issues, including COVID-19, policing, online schooling, sport & athletics, immigration, Indigeneity, facial recognition, biometrics, smart cities, and more.

MATH-3068-40 Mathematics: Theory to Practice

This course is for students who need to refresh or upgrade their mathematical knowledge and skills in preparation for entry into the College Qualifying Mathematics course (MATH 3069). It will cover topics such as operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and exponents, as well as applications of these operations including ratios, proportions and percents. Attention is paid to deconstructing mathematical theories and applications in a student-centered environment permitting students to comprehend mathematical theory as it applies to real-world scenarios. It is strongly recommended that students who need review or preparation in foundational mathematics take this course. *Students can complete a Math assessment to see if they can place directly into MATH-3069. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math

MATH-3069-40 College Qualifying Mathematics

This course is for students who need a qualifying credit in Mathematics for entry into college programs. It is based on the Ontario standards for Grade 12 College Preparation Mathematics and will cover topics such as algebra, graphing, conversions, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics. * MATH-3068 Theory to Practice is a pre-requisite for this course. Students can complete a Math assessment to see if they can place directly into this course. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math

MATH-3079-40 Calculus & Vectors

This course is a Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors equivalent and is divided into two modules. In the calculus module, students will develop their understanding of rates of change and the relationship between a function and its derivative for various functions. In the vectors module, students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in two-space and three-space. Both modules will have a strong focus on application problems.

* MATH-3069 College Qualifying Mathematics is a pre-requisite for this course. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3079. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math

MATH-3080-40 Advanced Functions

This course is a preparatory course for MATH 3079, Calculus and Vectors. It is based on the Ontario standards for Grade 12 Advanced Functions and will cover topics such as evaluating, graphing, combining and solving functions, specifically polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. * MATH-3069 College Qualifying Mathematics is a pre-requisite for this course. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3080. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math

PHIL-1009-40 Ethics & Society

What is the right thing to do? Although this turns out to be a remarkably difficult question to answer, it is the central focus of this course, and we will try to come at it from two different directions. On the one hand, we will consider a number of ethical theories that attempt to give a general, theoretical underpinning for morality. On the other hand, we will approach the question of the right thing to do from the context of particular moral problems that confront modern society such as world poverty, euthanasia, and the freedom of speech. If you want to be better prepared to debate ethical topics by understanding the issues behind them, then this course is for you.

PHIL-1013-40 Philosophy & Humour

In this course, students will discover that there is no single or universal theory that can adequately explain the impact humour has on society, culture, or politics. Granted, there are many competing theories that examine the relationship between humour, satire, and laughter. Attempts to adequately understand each one are as old as philosophy itself. In fact, the absence of a single unifying theory underlines the attention that we should give to each of the various theories that view the importance of humour-as-criticism. Once we examine the role of humour as a critical response to social situations, students will be able to answer the quintessential postmodern question: Can we be both humorous and politically correct?

POLI-1018-40 Pirates, Smuggling & Underground Economies

Not just confined to legend and cinema, modern-day pirates pose increasing problems for world leaders. Human trafficking, information piracy, corporate fraud, and weapons smuggling drain precious resources from governments. As international law struggles to keep up, kleptocratic dictators and white collar criminals continue to amass illicit fortunes. This course looks at various types of piracy, its impact on government and individuals, and possible solutions to combat piracy at all levels.

PHYS-3005-40 College Qualifying Physics

Physics is the study of how and why things happen. This course introduces students to the basic concepts of physics, such as motion, force and energy, by studying a variety of everyday applications and technological developments. These include simple machines, electrical devices, fluid systems, and communication technologies.

PSYC-1027-40 Human Relations

To a very large degree, the satisfaction we experience in life is greatly influenced by the quality of our interpersonal relationships. There are numerous personal and social factors that play a role in shaping our thoughts, feelings and behaviour with others. As such, this course is designed to examine some of the fundamental variables underlying the dynamics of human relations. The particular topics of interest will include culture, socialization, personality, the self-concept, perception, emotions and communication factors. At the end of this course, the successful student will have learned the skills and knowledge essential for both personal and career development.

PSYC-1055-40 Positive Psychology

This course explores the nature of well-being, happiness and the good life. Course content includes a sampling of psychological theories, research and measures of personal strengths that impact well-being. We will examine ways to enhance appreciation of life through mindfulness, gratitude, creativity and flow and apply these experiences in a personal way. Students in this course should expect to learn and participate in personal gratitude and growth, prosocial behaviours and savouring experiences.

PSYC-1067-40 A Culture of Addictions

As an introductory and interdisciplinary survey of the role of addiction in human cultures, this course is designed to expose students to how narcotic as well as non-narcotic-related addiction manifest themselves within various individual and institutional practices. In particular, students will explore the major biological, psychological and social/cultural theories applied to addiction. Focus is given to the nature of drug use, conceptions of 'the addict,' how drugs impact the brain, the impact on family, and consequences for changing social drug behaviors. This course also explores current theoretical and practical treatment approaches and education and prevention strategies. Emphasis will be given to special issues and hot topics in drug addiction, including youth, women, media portrayal of drug use and current debates on the war on drugs. Finally, understanding common perspectives on treatment and prevention strategies related to drug dependence and education will be studied.

PSYC-1079-40 Forensic Psychology

How have TV dramas, movies, and documentaries such as CSI and "Making a Murderer" influenced the jury and our understanding of criminals? What characteristics make up a psychopath? Why is there an overwhelming number of lone wolf terrorists in North America, and how is this affecting our safety? In this course, we will examine the many violent expressions of power, revenge, terror, greed, and loyalty, as well as the biological and environmental contributions. We will examine sexual sadists, serial killers, and mass murder cases such as Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, James Holmes, Ed Gein, Charles Manson, and Mark Lepine. Topics discussed in this course include multiple murder in popular culture, psychopathy, criminal responsibility, sexual sadism, terrorism, eyewitness memory, and psychological profiling. Finally, we will debate sentencing and punishment from across the world.

PSYC-1095-40 The Psychology of Willpower

January 1st is often the first day that many people fail at their well-intentioned New-Year's resolutions. Why is it so hard to change, whether it be diet, exercise, smoking or any other habit? This course is an examination of the elusive power that each one of us possess: Willpower. Psychological research and theory related to cognitive and social influences on intention, self-control, behaviour change, and willpower are the topics of interest for this course. Application of course material to real-life will take the form of students attempting to change a habit in their life and report on the success or failure of the attempted change relating it back to the theories learned in class.

PSYC-1100-40 Altered States of Consciousness

The average adult will spend about 600 hours each year dreaming and have more than 100,000 dreams over a typical lifetime. We will spend 25 years of our lives sleeping. Have you ever wondered how consciousness changes while we sleep and dream? Why do some people dream in colour while others dream in black and white? How do hypnosis and medication and drugs alter consciousness? This course will familiarize students with some of the main issues in consciousness. Topics covered will include daydreaming, sleep, dreams, psychedelics, hypnosis, trance and meditation, and death. This is a theory-and research-based course into the world of consciousness, including various theories such as clinical and cognition.

PSYC-1119-40 Unravelling Youth

In this course we unravel the mystery of youth. We focus on critical issues including the development of personality, sexuality, morality, and identity. From a psychology perspective, we discuss how cognitive, emotional, physical, and social changes affect youth both positively and negatively. We examine the factors that can lead to social and behavioral problems, such as aggression, eating disorders, addictions, anxiety, and depression. This course provides valuable information that is applicable to careers in developmental psychology, social work, and other human services dealing with youth. It also provides information for those interested in their own development or in the development of the youth in their lives. This course provides an excellent opportunity to gain insight and to reflect back upon ones own experiences as a youth in Canada.

PSYC-1121-40 Psychology of Music

A song plays on the radio. Do you turn up the volume or change the station? That depends on the effect that song has on you. Music can profoundly influence humans, animals, and even plants. In this course we examine the psychological effects of music. We discuss our interpretations of music and the role of music in emotions, learning, consciousness, therapy, and health. We debate the purpose of music, whether music makes us smarter, how music changes our behaviour, and the effects of violent and provocative musical expression. Finally, we examine why one person's music is another person's noise.

PSYC-1123-40 Art of Intelligence

This course introduces students to the various forms and theories of intelligence. Topics include creativity, emotional intelligence, non-verbal intelligence, social intelligence, mindfulness, learning disabilities and exceptionalities. This course comprehensively examines the role of intelligence for personal and professional success, as well as the application of both verbal and non-verbal forms.

PSYC-1127-40 Defining Normal

If you have ever wondered, "Am I normal?", you are not alone! This question can dominate our thoughts, our feelings, and even our behaviours. But, why are we so interested in being "normal"; and what does "normal" even mean? In this course we define normal and explore the historic and current perspectives of normalcy. We will apply psychological theories and principles to behaviours, feelings, and thoughts to identify the advantages and disadvantages of being normal. With a focus on abilities and skills, mental health, creativity, stress management, and interpersonal interactions, we will challenge the goal of being normal. By the end of the course, you may begin to ask, "Why be normal, when I can be the best me?".

PSYC-3016-40 Psychology

Welcome to Introductory Psychology! Psychology is the scientific study of how our thoughts, emotions and behaviours influence who we are and why we do what we do. This introductory course will offer you opportunities to explore the various perspectives of psychology including learning and cognition; social, humanistic and biological aspects of psychology are emphasized. For instance, general topics include: biology of the brain, perception, consciousness, memory, motivation, personality, psychological disorders and social psychology. What we learn from the science of psychology is that our ability to describe, explain, and predict our thoughts, emotions and behaviour is not as basic as common sense would have it.

RELG-1003-40 World Religions

This course seeks to explore some of the world's major religious traditions. We will look at the historical, social and cultural legacies of these faith-based traditions with an eye toward understanding how religion has helped to define our world. This introductory course will address many world religions including but not limited to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. No religious affiliation is presumed. Moreover, the fundamental assumption for the course is that it is possible to learn about and from a variety of different religious traditions without seeking to make students adherents of a single religious tradition or adherents of the notion that all religious traditions are basically the same. * RELG-1003 and RELG-1004 are the same course except RELG-1004 contains the SILEx project. Students can only get credit for one of these courses. Students who have taken either REGL-1003 or RELG-1004 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

SOCI-1008-40 Sociology of Deviance

This introductory level course will involve students in the study of deviant behaviour in its many forms. The course will focus on understanding examples of deviance in both contemporary and recent historical contexts. It will seek to identify deviant careers along with measures of social control that focus on issues of class, age, race, gender, and physical and mental characteristics of targeted groups. Students will be introduced to key theoretical concepts such as labelling and formal and informal control to reflect on their own involvement in processes that lead to the formation of deviant identities.

SOCI-1048-40 The Meaning of Sex

Although we often think of sex and sexuality as natural processes, social influences also affect sexual attitudes and behaviours. This course will examine sexuality from a sociological perspective, examining how interactions, culture, and institutions affect this important dimension of human life. Ranging in topics as diverse as sexualized media to prostitution, the course will examine the impact of sexual culture, norms, and institutions in the modern world.

SOCI-1083-40 Women & Violence

Women and Violence will explore the understandings, forms and impacts of violence against women in a Canadian context. This course will provide an overview of both the theory and practice of anti-violence work and the controversies and debates - among both scholars and practitioners - that continue to surround this issue. Some of the themes covered in this course include: prevalence, forms, and understandings of violence against women; the intersectionality of gender, race, class and sexuality; the role of media; masculinities and violence; and politico-legal and socio-cultural approaches to address violence against women.

SOCI-1093-40 Homicide

This 'Homicide' course will provide students with definitions of homicide and theoretical explanations from both the sociological and criminological traditions. Homicide can be described as the killing of one person by another. Society generally describes this act as murder. Homicide rates in Canada are reasonably low; however, certain individuals and groups are disproportionately at risk for this violent event. Through a criminology lens, this course aims to understand the relationship between social factors and crime. It combines theoretical perspectives with case studies to uncover who is at risk of being a homicide victim and how their life chances are impacted by social structures and inequality. Throughout the course, we will critically examine concepts including stereotypes, discrimination, rehabilitation, restorative, and social justice.

SOSC-1012-40 Discovering the Social Sciences

This course connects the exciting world of social science to our everyday experiences. By highlighting discipline-specific tools and concepts used by anthropologists, psychologists, and sociologists, students gain insight into how people function and how relationships develop between individuals, society, and the global world. Discussions focus on current and controversial topics that deal with individual, social, and global concerns, allowing us to understand the origins and consequences for some of life's most pressing issues. This interdisciplinary approach leads to a better understanding of social science and gives students the foundation for future learning in all areas of study.

WRIT-1030-40 Reason & Writing

This course introduces students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.

WRIT-1030-41 Reason & Writing

This course introduces students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.

Online SILEx (Asynchronous)

INDS-1117-40 Racism in Canada – SILEx

Is everyone really equal in Canada? Canada is often described as a mosaic of cultures, ethnicities, and races where differences are thought to strengthen the country. However, is Canada really a mosaic? We will explore these questions against the back drop of increased racism in Canadian society. As we explore these questions, we will consider Canada's history of racism in order to comprehensively understand the contemporary dynamics of racism in society. We will also examine how other forms of oppression, like sexism and classism, intersect with racism so that we can gain a holistic understanding of how oppression is developed and maintained. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

INDS-1119-40 Global Citizenship – SILEx

This course will help students understand the interconnectivity of global and local issues. An interdisciplinary and thematic approach will introduce students to the roles, responsibilities, and impact that individuals can have within their local, national, and international communities. The course will define 'citizenship' and 'global citizenship', as well as use ethical reasoning as a mechanism for analyzing thematic topics. We will examine topics such as health, race/diversity, nationalism, wealth and poverty, technology, migration, global economics, conflict and the environment. Finally, the course will conclude with a discussion of areas of action for global citizens, including work, study and travel. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

INDS-1121-40 Humans & the Honey Bee – SILEx

What's all this talk about honey bees? This course is designed to explore the fascinating life of the honey bee and the evolution of the human connection to the species. Students will learn about the natural history of honey bees and their interesting behaviours, the animal husbandry practices and how humans have managed honey bees throughout time, and the important role bees and other pollinators play in supporting healthy ecosystems. Students will have the opportunity to taste, sample and make products from the hive including honey and beeswax, and experience demonstrations from the apiary to learn what it takes to get started in beekeeping. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

INDS-1122-40 Be Creative-Unlocking Your Creative Self – SILEx

Until very recently, most people believed you either were creative or you definitively were not. However, psychological studies since the 1950s have shown that people actually learn to be "creative"; it is a skill that, like any other skill, can be practiced and perfected. This course aims to create the kind of learning environment that sharpens this skill by teaching experiential lessons on being creative in your everyday life. In so doing, the course focuses on cultivating five key traits of creative people: the ability to be playful, curious, innovative, process-oriented, and mindful. Structured with open-ended lessons, assignments, and learning outcomes, this course will be the first of many steps students can take to unlock their creative self. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

PSYC-1128-40 Development: Circle of Life – SILEx

Do you know what makes you tall, or smart, or even what makes you a good friend or a good parent? This course explores physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from conception to death. We examine the complexity of the circle of life by debating topics such as: Is it wrong for children to tell lies? Do adolescents speak a different language? Will I have a mid-life crisis? Will I ever be able to accept my death? Finally, we discuss how development defines all aspects of our lives for better or for worse. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.