Employers are looking for students with a broad-based education, with knowledge of topics beyond their vocational program.  General Education courses are therefore required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for all post-secondary students.  The purpose of a Gen Ed course is to provide breadth of knowledge outside of the student's program area, with the ultimate goal of developing a student's sense of social responsibility and citizenship.

According to ministry guidelines, Gen Ed courses fall into one of the following ‘themes' or subject areas:  Arts in Society, Civic Life, Social and Cultural Understanding, Personal Understanding, and Science and Technology.  We offer a very wide variety of Gen Ed courses at Fanshawe, in subjects such as Anthropology, Film, Psychology, Sociology, Literature, History, Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies, and much more. We are continuously developing new courses to offer each semester to keep our curriculum relevant and interesting to students. 

Please take some time to review the wide variety of Gen Ed courses offered at Fanshawe.  We hope you find something you enjoy!

November 26: W20 Gen Ed Registration Opens (at 12:00AM (midnight) E.S.T.)

January 6, 2020: First Day of W20 Semester

January 17: Last day to Add/Drop a W20 course

Office hours / drop-in times

Location: A2003, Main campus

For daily drop in times, please visit A2003.

Can't visit?

Email: gened@fanshawec.ca
Phone: 519-452-4480 or 519-452-4442