Fall 2023 course options

Courses are first come, first served—there are no waiting lists for courses that are full! We strongly advise you to register in your General Education course as soon as possible. This list of courses does not update when courses are full. When completing your registration you may need to try several courses before you find one that still has room for you to register.


How to Register



The following courses are: Blended / In-Person
Scheduled / Have Scheduled Hours / Synchronous 
3hrs per week (2hrs in-person + 1hr online) | 3 credits each 

Weekday Time: Tuesday 3:00pm – 5:00pm 
Location: 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. London, Ontario 


Please note: Course options are subject to change without notice due to changes in planning. Please double-check course lists prior to completing your registration to ensure specific courses are still offered.

ENGL-1047-60 Children’s Literature Intro 

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. 

INDS-1013-60 Perspectives on Hockey 

For many Canadians, hockey is more than a sport: it is a passion. Through hockey literature (fiction and non-fiction), multimedia presentations (radio and television broadcasts, feature films, and documentaries), and discussion, students will gain an understanding of how hockey has shaped Canadian culture, and how politics, economics, the media, and society have shaped a national passion. 

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. 

PHYS-1028-60 Introduction to Astronomy 

Astronomy is the study of things in the universe and how they fit together on a large scale. In this course, an exclusively scientific survey of modern astronomy is presented, from cosmology and galaxies, to stars, planets and atoms. The impact of astronomical developments on history and culture is discussed, and an appreciation for astronomy in daily life is encouraged. 

PSYC-1078-60 Digging Up Death 

The intention of this course is to broaden your knowledge of death by examining topics including: historical/cultural practices, near death experiences, suicide, the undead, and violent death and by calling on experiences, insights and knowledge from many perspectives. 

SOCI-1102-60 Sociology of Advertising 

The average person encounters over 3,000 advertisements a day. How do the advertisements we see impact us and our society? This course will explore the topic of advertising through a sociological perspective. It will focus on the representation of gender, sexuality, and race in advertising. This course will explore how advertising has reflected and reproduced societal issues like racism and sexism. A historical perspective of advertising will also address how advertising has developed alongside human history, from prehistory to the present age of social media. Advertising techniques and methods will be discussed and critically evaluated. 

Online Diploma General Education Electives

All students can choose an online General Education elective course. International students should verify they have the appropriate number of in- person hours before registering for an online course.  Online course descriptions can be found here: 

Diploma Students: Full-time — Online Courses: Full Fall


We are excited to offer a blended Super Class this semester: 

Mondays 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

PSYC-1079-60 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.