Summer 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.


How to Register


The following courses are:

Online / Virtual Unscheduled / No Scheduled Hours / Asynchronous

6hrs per week (6hr online) | 3 credits each

Course Dates: July 2 - August 16, 2024


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.

HIST-1037-90 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.

INDS-1059-90 Myth, Folktale & Fairytale  

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-1033-90 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-1077-90 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.

PSYC-1055-90 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-1121-90 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.