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.
Scheduled / Have Scheduled Hours / Synchronous
3hrs per week (2hrs in-person + 1hr online) | 3 credits each
Weekday Time: Thursdays 11 am - 1 pm - Diploma Downtown
Location: 130 Dundas St. 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.
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.
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.
Science of Music
This course explores some of the ways in which our understanding of music has been shaped through science, from research into how humans perceive musical sound to how our perception of music has changed alongside technological developments. Musical examples will be used to illustrate the connections between science and music. No prior background in music or ability to read music is required.
This course explores a variety of themes found in the discourse of popular culture, critical theory, and visual communication such as the role of consumer society and the corporation, the cultural influence of T.V. and film, the creation of mythic characters, the politics of advertising, the construction of identity, the advent of cyber-cultures and technology, and the power of visual imagery. In addition, students learn to analyze and evaluate representations of race, gender, class and sexuality across various cultural mediums. The course uses articles, essays, book excerpts, and other media, which deal with current issues, ideas, and trends relating to contemporary culture.