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!


Last day to add/drop a W19 course - Friday, January 18th

W19 Withdrawal deadline - Monday, March 25th

S19 Gen Ed Registration Opens - Monday, April 8th

The following course is available online through Ontario Learn (not FOL) & can be used as your Gen Ed. Part time, Out of Sequence and Overload students can contact the Office of the Registrar to register/pay for the course below. Please note the different start/end dates. 

Video Game Theory
February 1st to May 10th, 2019

***Students enrolled in the VGD program cannot register for this course***

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.



Location: A2003, Main campus

January 21st - January 25th:
Monday: 9:00am to 10:00am and 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday: unavailable
Thursday: 9:00am to 10:00am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Friday: unavailable

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Phone: 519-452-4480 or 519-452-4442