Winter 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: Mondays 1pm - 3 pm - Diploma Band 3
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.

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 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.[KVL1]

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.

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.

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.

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.