WINTER 2024 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.
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: Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm
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.
INDS-1033-60 Video Game Theory
This course will analyze the cultural and artistic significance of video games, and 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-1129-60 90s Pop Culture
The 1990s are sometimes understood as a period between major events. Occurring between the end of the decades-long Cold War and prior to the 9/11, retrospective analyses of the 90s often describe it as a decade of relative peace and prosperity; the rise of the Internet ushered in a new era of technological advances while the dot-com bubble enriched many. However, by contextualizing the supposed irreverence of the 90s against Kuwait and the first Gulf War, civil right activism and neoliberal economics in the West, the freeing of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid South Africa, and the Bosnia and Rwandan genocides-among others- this course invites students to reconsider this era as a period of formative change with significant reverberations across the 2000s. In this course, students will analyze a range of 90s cultural media including music videos, TV show episodes, movies and documentaries, songs, magazine articles, and advertisements as they seek to understand why the 1990s were a decade of profound change and how those changes continue to impact popular culture in the 2020s.
Medical ethics is the study of the moral issues that arise out of the unique relationships between healthcare practitioners, patients, research scientists and the general public at large. All of us will be part of these relationships over the course of our lifetimes - and many of the questions raised in this course will be faced directly by students. Should my doctor tell me the truth when the truth might hurt me? How much impact should my family's wishes have on my medical care? Is it right to test my unborn children for genetic diseases? Should a patient's confidentiality be kept at all costs? Is access to health care a human right? Is it right to perform medical research on animals? Should we alter our DNA to enhance ourselves? How do we define "Disease" and "Illness"? By thinking through these sorts of questions in the context of this course, students will be better prepared to tackle them as they arise in their lives.
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.
PSYC-1132-60 Experiencing Trauma and Violence
Many, even most, people you come across will have lived through and may still be experiencing traumatic or violent events or living conditions. This course focuses on learning about the impact of trauma and violence on people and how to create physical, cultural, and emotional safety for everyone. Trauma and violence informed principles could be practiced on the macro level in health and social services, schools, and colleges and the micro level in interaction with our family and friends. Trauma and violence informed principles encourage a universal approach to collective care and wellness. Please be advised that the content of this course could be triggering for individuals with post traumatic stress disorder/complex trauma background.
SOSC-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.
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:
We are excited to offer a blended Super Class this semester:
Mondays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
INDS-1059-60 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.