Winter 2022 Course Registration 

Winter 2022 course registration is now open.

  

Mandatory courses: 
Writ-1030 or Writ-1034 in first semester 
Comm-3073 in second semester 
SILEx course must be taken in the first or second semester 
* Students who place out of Writ-1030 after writing the Writ Assessment must either take Comm-3073 in their first semester or another elective.  The Writ Assessment does not count as a course. 

* International Students must take WRIT-1034.

* Students who re-take a course will only get credit for the course once.  We do try to always use the higher grade when students re-take a course.  Students are responsible for making sure that they are aware of the courses they have taken in the past.   

* Make note of the course code. Ex. WRIT-1030-40.  WRIT (Course Subject), 1030 (Course Number), 40 (Section Number)

* For blended courses (in-person), students can only choose one course per band.

 

If you have any questions, please make sure to reach out to the Program Coordinator Chris Monteith cmonteith@fanshawec.ca or the Academic Advisor Bev Antone-Collar bantone-collar@fanshawec.ca 

  

If you are interested in reviewing the Course Information Sheets for more details on any of the courses below, please go to this link and search for the specific classes: https://fanshawe.ecoursemap.com/courseoutlineviewer/createsession.aspx.  

  

Note: Students must be fully vaccinated to attend on-campus services/resources, please refer to the vaccination policy on the Fanshawe website. 

 

Courses subject to change.      

 

Note: Students must refer to the vaccination policy on the Fanshawe website. 

The courses listed below are scheduled (synchronous) online.  Students can only choose 1 course per band. 

Band 1 Online (2 hours synchronous, 1 hour asynchronous)  Fridays 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

HIST-1054-60      The History of Medicine
This course offers a survey of the history of medicine from antiquity to the present day and introduces students to the most significant characters and cases in medical history. Students will gain an understanding of the social, economic, and political impact of outbreaks such as the plague, small pox, and AIDS as well as significant medical advancements in the conceptualization of disease, health, and medical care. Topics include: Greek, Roman, and Renaissance medicine, the development of anatomy and psychiatry, and modern epidemics.

   

INDS-1060-60      Robots, Cyborgs & Androids in Fiction
From early notions of clockwork humans to contemporary concerns about the possibilities of cloning and artificial intelligence, the idea of mechanically enhanced or replicated human beings has continually challenged the ways we think about what it means to be human. This course looks at how our hopes and fears of technologically reproducing and enhancing humans have been explored in fiction-short stories, films, and a play-from the 19th century to the present.

  

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1081-60      Personal Wellness
This course introduces students to the concept of wellness. Students develop strategies for a healthy lifestyle in all aspect of their lives. Through traditional lectures and learning activities, they learn through both individual and group processes. They investigate wellness as it applies to mindfulness, self-responsibility, social/emotional development, stress-management, physical activity, spirituality, substance abuse, nutrition, and complementary health. This course provides the opportunity for students to evaluate their present lifestyle, identify successes, and develop areas requiring personal growth.

      

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1027-60      Human Relations
To a very large degree, the satisfaction we experience in life is greatly influenced by the quality of our interpersonal relationships. There are numerous personal and social factors that play a role in shaping our thoughts, feelings and behaviour with others. As such, this course is designed to examine some of the fundamental variables underlying the dynamics of human relations. The particular topics of interest will include culture, socialization, personality, the self-concept, perception, emotions and communication factors. At the end of this course, the successful student will have learned the skills and knowledge essential for both personal and career development.

   

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1079-60    Forensic Psychology
How have TV dramas, movies, and documentaries such as CSI and "Making a Murderer" influenced the jury and our understanding of criminals? What characteristics make up a psychopath? Why is there an overwhelming number of lone wolf terrorists in North America, and how is this affecting our safety? In this course, we will examine the many violent expressions of power, revenge, terror, greed, and loyalty, as well as the biological and environmental contributions. We will examine sexual sadists, serial killers, and mass murder cases such as Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, James Holmes, Ed Gein, Charles Manson, and Mark Lepine. Topics discussed in this course include multiple murder in popular culture, psychopathy, criminal responsibility, sexual sadism, terrorism, eyewitness memory, and psychological profiling. Finally, we will debate sentencing and punishment from across the world.

  


 

Band 2 Online  (2 hours synchronous, 1 hour asynchronous) Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1107-60      Hip-Hop Music & Culture
What began as a grassroots cultural movement at society's margins in the 1970's, quickly became a powerful force by the 80's and 90's. Hip-Hop refers to a variety of complex elements that inspire everything from music to dance, movies, fashion, advertising & sports. Influenced by jazz and blues, poetry, jailhouse toasts & West African beats, this course will explore Hip-Hop as an art form, a business, a myth, an attitude and a moral force.

  

PHIL-1011-60      Biomedical Ethics
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-1024-60      American Politics

This course will provide an introduction to the American political system. Beginning with the
first colony in Jamestown, we will study the institutions and people that helped transform America into the global superpower it is today. Topics of study include elections, foreign policy, and the bill of rights.  Special attention will be given to contemporary political issues and conflicts.
      

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1123-60      Art of Intelligence
This course introduces students to the various forms and theories of intelligence. Topics include creativity, emotional intelligence, non-verbal intelligence, social intelligence, mindfulness, learning disabilities and exceptionalities. This course comprehensively examines the role of intelligence for personal and professional success, as well as the application of both verbal and non-verbal forms.

  

PSYC-1047-60      Human Sexuality
This course will introduce students to human sexuality with a focus on practical information for everyday living. The course will include a broad knowledge base about sexuality by exploring the biological, social, psychological and historical aspects. The course will encourage an understanding of the various influences on the development of ones sexual knowledge, attitudes, relationships and behaviours.

   

SOCI-1048-60 The Meaning of Sex
Although we often think of sex and sexuality as natural processes, social influences also affect sexual attitudes and behaviours. This course will examine sexuality from a sociological perspective, examining how interactions, culture, and institutions affect this important dimension of human life. Ranging in topics as diverse as sexualized media to prostitution, the course will examine the impact of sexual culture, norms, and institutions in the modern world.  

Band 3 Online (2 hours synchronous, 1 hour asynchronous) Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

HIST-1051-60      Modern History: 1945-Present
This course surveys the significant political, economic, cultural, and diplomatic developments that define the modern period, from 1945 to the present day. While maintaining a predominantly North American perspective, this course introduces students to the major world events that define the latter half of the twentieth century.

  

INDS-1058-60      Foodonomics: Starving for the Truth
How can we have an epidemic of obesity when most of the world is starving? How can the very thing that's supposed to bring us strength and longevity make us ill? The answer is simple: Food is big business. In this course we discuss foodonomics or the business of food. We examine what we really know about the food we eat, the way food defines cultures and traditions, the plight of the local farmer, and controversies such as bioengineered and drug crops. We also discuss the validity of the organic and buy local movements, the positive and negative effects of globalization, and how and why our food is making us sick. Finally, we examine the true power of agriculture and why some are starved while others are stuffed.

  

INDS-1092-60      It's About Time
Many people find themselves obsessed with something they can't actually explain - Time! There have been great movies and TV shows with time as a focus of the story - but where did the writers get their ideas? This course will help students develop an understanding of time by looking at some of those stories (anything from The Time Machine to the time loop-comedy Groundhog Day) while exploring the scientific (does time exist), philosophical (how time progresses) and psychological (objective vs. subjective experiences) theories of time shaping those stories. Students will also be introduced to various time management strategies in order to spend the time they have effectively.

    

*This course is FULL*  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.

  

SOSC-1012-60      Discovering the Social Sciences
This course connects the exciting world of social science to our everyday experiences. By highlighting discipline-specific tools and concepts used by anthropologists, psychologists, and sociologists, students gain insight into how people function and how relationships develop between individuals, society, and the global world. Discussions focus on current and controversial topics that deal with individual, social, and global concerns, allowing us to understand the origins and consequences for some of life's most pressing issues. This interdisciplinary approach leads to a better understanding of social science and gives students the foundation for future learning in all areas of study.
 

Band 4 Online (2 hours synchronous, 1 hour asynchronous) Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

*This course is FULL*  ENVR-1038-60      Climate Change, Adaptation & Innovation
To mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis, we must minimize the human activities driving climate change and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Communities must also implement resilient strategies to adapt to the changing climate and impacts already being felt around the world. Covering emerging, innovative solutions in energy, food, agriculture, land use, industry, transportation, buildings, carbon sinks, health, and education, this course invites students to explore creative responses to address climate change and its impacts locally and beyond. All of humanity is predicted to be impacted by climate change, albeit not equally. In this course, students will be encouraged to explore why climate change disproportionally impacts vulnerable communities and how multiple intersecting identity factors influence how individuals are affected by the changing climate. While we have faced, and will continue to face, many challenges to mitigate and adapt to the changing climate, our successes will not only benefit the planet, but our society and economy as well.

  

HIST-1053-60      Women's History
This course will explore North American women's history from the late seventeenth century to present by studying the experiences of women in both the public and private spheres. This course will also address several theoretical questions and feminist concerns in the study of women's history. It will examine issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality from a multicultural perspective. Moreover, through analyzing the economic, social, and political history of women, students will discover a variety of themes and trends related to diversity, gender ideology, and historical perceptions of women.

     

*This course is FULL*  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.

  

INDS-1098-60    Jazz, Blues & Pop

This course will introduce students to the key composers and artists in jazz and blues music from the early 20th Century to the present, and provide an overview of the central movements in jazz and blues music. This course will also show how the roots of jazz and blues continue to found be in today's popular music, including funk, RnB and hiphop.

    

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1067-60    A Culture of Addictions
As an introductory and interdisciplinary survey of the role of addiction in human cultures, this course is designed to expose students to how narcotic as well as non-narcotic-related addiction manifest themselves within various individual and institutional practices. In particular, students will explore the major biological, psychological and social/cultural theories applied to addiction. Focus is given to the nature of drug use, conceptions of 'the addict,' how drugs impact the brain, the impact on family, and consequences for changing social drug behaviors. This course also explores current theoretical and practical treatment approaches and education and prevention strategies. Emphasis will be given to special issues and hot topics in drug addiction, including youth, women, media portrayal of drug use and current debates on the war on drugs. Finally, understanding common perspectives on treatment and prevention strategies related to drug dependence and education will be studied.

  

*This course is FULL*  SOCI-1093-60    Homicide
This 'Homicide' course will provide students with definitions of homicide and theoretical explanations from both the sociological and criminological traditions. Homicide can be described as the killing of one person by another. Society generally describes this act as murder. Homicide rates in Canada are reasonably low; however, certain individuals and groups are disproportionately at risk for this violent event. Through a criminology lens, this course aims to understand the relationship between social factors and crime. It combines theoretical perspectives with case studies to uncover who is at risk of being a homicide victim and how their life chances are impacted by social structures and inequality. Throughout the course, we will critically examine concepts including stereotypes, discrimination, rehabilitation, restorative, and social justice.
 

Band 5 Online (2 hours synchronous, 1 hour asynchronous)  Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

ENGL-1030-60    Mystery & Suspense
This course surveys the development of the mystery and suspense genre through a variety of short stories, novels, and films. We will focus on the conventions of popular mystery storytelling, the development of key themes, and explore the enduring appeal of this genre. Students will hone their own reading and writing skills in this course through their choices from a menu of optional assignments, including film reviews, creative writing, and short essays.

  

INDG-3003-60    Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Students engage directly with the traditional Indigenous knowledge of Southwestern Ontario through the words of local Elders and community-recognized knowledgeable community members. Through exposure to traditional knowledge through first-hand experience, which continue to guide Indigenous people both locally and globally, a sense of community and respect for culture and identity will be fostered. Originating through local community members input, this course provides students with an introduction to customary Indigenous knowledge which is the foundation for First Nations Studies. Please note that this course incorporates mandatory experiential learning activities. Students will be required to participate in activities that occur outside of the regularly scheduled lecture hours and/or on weekends. 
This course utilize the oral teachings of the Original People. Oral teachings, symbolism, story telling, and role modeling are all still being practiced today, and we still adhere to not recording these teachings. Once these teachings are recorded, we have no way of being responsible for them, and people may change them to fit their own personal needs. In these courses, classes will not be recorded and lessons will not be posted to FOL. Students are responsible for attending all classes in order to meet the course requirements. This Indigenous approach to learning means that even if students and faculty cannot gather in person, they need to find common times to meet and dialogue virtually. Dialogue is key to understanding the method of delivery and students will learn skills that will enhance their learning experience. Therefore, this General Education course has scheduled hours.
  

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1095-60    History of Rock & Roll: 70's/80's/90's
This course examines the social, cultural, and musical history of rock and roll in the 70's, 80's, and early 90's. It examines the fragmentation of rock and roll which took place in the 70's and 80's when rock no longer dominated the pop charts. It also examines in detail how punk affected the evolution of rock and roll.

  

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1124-60    The Dark History of Psychology
This course explores the dark side of the history of psychology, while focusing on some of the roles psychology and psychiatry have played in the oppression of certain groups. Through a variety of teaching methods, students will learn about lobotomies, inhumane experiments, deplorable conditions of Victorian asylums and other macabre phenomena to develop a general knowledge base about psychological theories, diagnoses, and treatments that have at times been harmful or even horrific. Through a critical lens, this course will encourage an understanding of the various influences on psychological theory and practice throughout the field's sometimes grisly history.

     

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1126-60      The Psychology of Social Intelligence
Do you think you're socially intelligent? This course will help you better understand what social intelligence is, and how to apply it in your life. We will examine the components of social intelligence, including empathy and social cognition. We will discuss relevant processes in the nervous system, as well as developmental factors associated with social intelligence. We will also explore emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, and conflict management. This course will examine why some people experience difficulties with social interaction, including people with severe social anxiety and antisocial personality disorder. Last, we will examine how social intelligence is affected by technology, and how it is relevant to human health and well-being. This course will provide students with an overall understanding of social intelligence, and how it is relevant to their programs of study and future professions.

Band 6 Online (2 hours synchronous, 1 hour asynchronous) Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ANAT-3010-60    Anatomy: Select Topics
This introductory course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. The material includes basic anatomical terminology, fundamental physiological principles and an introduction to histology. The focus will be on the relationship between the structure and function of the major body systems including the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. The content of this course leads into ANAT-3011 (College Qualifying Anatomy).

  

COMM-3073    Communications 
This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.

  

MATH-3068-60 Mathematics: Theory to Practice (Pre-requisite for MATH-3069)
Have you ever wondered about the calculations involved in launching a space shuttle or calculating the trajectory of a comet? In this course, student's avail themselves of the opportunity to learn complex, intermediary Mathematic theories and applications in a student-centered, group-study environment. Attention is paid to deconstructing Mathematical operations in relation to real-world scenarios of the students' choosing, permitting learners to comprehend Mathematical theory in novel and engaging ways.  Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069.  For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math .

     

WRIT-1030    Reason & Writing 
This course introduces students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
 

Band 7 Online (2 hours synchronous, 1 hour asynchronous) Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

*This course is FULL*  BIOL-3012-60    Biology: Select Topics (pre-requisite for BIOL 3013)
In this course, emphasis is placed on metabolic process in biology at the cellular level. The topics discussed include cell structures and functions, DNA structure and protein synthesis, evolution, molecular genetics, and population dynamics.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Biology is required, this course must be paired with BIOL-3013: College Qualifying Biology

  

BIOL-3013-60    College Qualifying Biology 
This course provides students with an understanding of anatomical and physiological features in animals and plant functions and development. It also provides the credit needed for programs where Grade 12 College Biology is required for entrance to the program. 
* For admission to programs where a 12U Biology is required, this course must be paired with BIOL-3012 Biology: Select Topics

     

SPAN-3003-60    Discovering Spanish
This course is designed for students who have little or no background in Spanish. It will concentrate primarily on developing the students oral skills, but will also deal with some of the fundamentals of grammar and writing. It will also aid students in acquiring sufficient vocabulary to be able to communicate with some ease in a variety of everyday contexts. Students, through the study of the language, will also get an overview of the cultures and customs of various Spanish-speaking countries.

  

WRIT-1030-61    Reason & Writing 1
This course will introduce students whose first language is not English to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. Special attention will also be paid to developing academic vocabulary, correcting common ESL errors, enhancing academic listening and note-taking skills, and improving oral fluency and confidence.
 

Band 8 Online  (2 hours synchronous, 1 hour asynchronous) Mondays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CHEM-3014-60 Chemistry: Select Topics (pre-requisite for CHEM-3015)
This course teaches terminology, classification of matter, nomenclature, chemical formulae, chemical equations, calculation of quantitative composition of compounds, the mole concept, stoichiometry and related problem solving.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Chemistry is required, this course must be paired with CHEM-3015: College Qualifying Chemistry.  

  

CHEM-3015-60 College Qualifying Chemistry (CHEM-3014 is a pre-requisite for this course)
This course covers modern atomic theory and the periodic table; chemical bonding, gases, and gas laws, liquids and solids; solutions and concentrations; acids bases and salts; oxidation-reduction reactions; nuclear chemistry and organic chemistry. It also provides the credit needed for programs where Grade 12 College Chemistry is required for entrance to the program. 
* For admission to programs where a 12U Chemistry is required, this course must be paired with CHEM-3014: Chemistry: Select Topics.

    

*This course is FULL*  CRIM-3001-60    Criminology
This course introduces students to the study of crime and delinquency within a Canadian context. Topics included for study are: the making of laws, the elements of crime, crime statistics, correlates and theories of crime, specific forms of crime and strategies for crime control.

  

WRIT-1034-40   Reason and Writing  (EAP)
This course will introduce students whose first language is not English to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. Special attention will also be paid to developing academic vocabulary, correcting common ESL errors, enhancing academic listening and note-taking skills, and improving oral fluency and confidence.
 

MATH-3069-60 College Qualifying Mathematics (2 hours synchronous, 1 hour asynchronous)  Mondays 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.​​​

MATH-3069-60 College Qualifying Mathematics (Pre-requisite for MATH-3079 & MATH-3080)
This course is for students who need a qualifying credit in Mathematics for entry into college programs. It is based on the Ontario standards for Grade 12 College Preparation Mathematics and will cover topics such as algebra, graphing, conversions, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics.
* MATH-3068 Theory to Practice is a pre-requisite for this course.  Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math.  

 

Online SILEX  Synchronous (2 hours synchronous, 1 hour asynchronous) Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

GAP students will select one course from a collection which have SILEx embedded into their delivery. Each student must complete at least one SILEx related course to meet their graduation requirements. Each term, students can choose from a subset of the related courses for exposure to the five SILEx categories. 


Within each SILEx related course students will be exposed to one or more of the SILEx learning opportunities. Some examples of the learning experiences embedded within these courses include:
•    Multi-disciplinary Projects / Global Projects – visiting local cultural institutions / events and collaborating to create a report, viewer guide, or showcase related one of the exhibits
•    Applied Research – research related to the course in question, through interactions with local organizations and institutions who are leaders in their fields, will inspire original student writing
•    Live Client Interactions – supporting local community organizations through the creation of recommendation reports or presentations focused on specific subject areas 
•    Entrepreneurship – the development of a pitch or business / social enterprise proposal as it relates to the content of the course in question with support from Fanshawe’s LEAP Junction

  

*This course is FULL*  HUMA-1028-60     Discovering the Humanities
Have you ever wondered...uhh...WHY?!? By examining humanity's effort through art, story, music, and religion to create out of a chaotic universe a meaningful existence, as well as the human obsession with those elements that destroy our meaning making (like disease, death, and doubt) this course strives to understand life, the universe, and, well...kinda everything. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may be an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

  

INDS-1115-60      The Writer's World
This course offers students the opportunity to pursue private interests in creative writing using various forms: prose, poetry, script, and others, while also studying the theoretical aspects of creative writing in terms of its cultural and social functions. Students begin by formulating a definition of creative writing, by examining how we analyze creative writing and how publishing functions to support creative writing (within the Canadian industry, North America and world markets), while also examining the role of mass media in creative writing. In the latter half of the course, students will have the opportunity to hear invited guest authors discuss the creative writing process while also offering tips and review of student-generated work. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

  

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1118-60      The Global Drug Trade
This course examines addictive substances as a global commodity, tracing their impact on issues of race, empire, and inequality. Beginning with the opium wars of the nineteenth century and concluding with narco violence in present-day Mexico, students will gain an understanding of the various impacts of the drug trade on the modern world. Beyond simple issues of criminality and policing, transnational flows of licit and illicit drugs shape how societies interact with one another and reveal persistent power imbalances. During the course, students will be introduced to an extensive and surprising cast of characters - from imperial administrators to Colombian drug lords; CIA agents to Central American villagers; mafia dons to pharmaceutical sales reps. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course. 
* INDS-1118 and INDS-1093 are the same course except INDS 1118 contains the SILEx project.  Students can only get credit for one of these courses.  Students who have taken either INDS-1118 or INDS -1093 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

    

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1120-60      Movement & Physical Fitness-Intro
This course introduces students to the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles related to physical fitness. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the history & evolution of physical activity and sports, skeletal & muscular anatomy, and the factors that influence an individual's participation in physical activity. This course is well suited for students interested in learning more about the basics of kinesiology, recreation, physical exercise, and nutrition. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

 

Online SILEX Asynchronous

GAP students will select one course from a collection which have SILEx embedded into their delivery. Each student must complete at least one SILEx related course to meet their graduation requirements. Each term, students can choose from a subset of the related courses for exposure to the five SILEx categories. 


Within each SILEx related course students will be exposed to one or more of the SILEx learning opportunities. Some examples of the learning experiences embedded within these courses include:
•    Multi-disciplinary Projects / Global Projects – visiting local cultural institutions / events and collaborating to create a report, viewer guide, or showcase related one of the exhibits
•    Applied Research – research related to the course in question, through interactions with local organizations and institutions who are leaders in their fields, will inspire original student writing
•    Live Client Interactions – supporting local community organizations through the creation of recommendation reports or presentations focused on specific subject areas 
•    Entrepreneurship – the development of a pitch or business / social enterprise proposal as it relates to the content of the course in question with support from Fanshawe’s LEAP Junction
      

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1117-40      Racism in Canada
Is everyone really equal in Canada? Canada is often described as a mosaic of cultures, ethnicities, and races where differences are thought to strengthen the country. However, is Canada really a mosaic? We will explore these questions against the back drop of increased racism in Canadian society. As we explore these questions, we will consider Canada's history of racism in order to comprehensively understand the contemporary dynamics of racism in society. We will also examine how other forms of oppression, like sexism and classism, intersect with racism so that we can gain a holistic understanding of how oppression is developed and maintained. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.
* INDS-1043 and INDS-1117 are the same course except INDS-1117 contains the SILEx project.  Students can only get credit for one of these courses.  Students who have taken either INDS-1043 or INDS-1117 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

    

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1122-40      Be Creative-Unlocking Your Creative Self
Until very recently, most people believed you either were creative or you definitively were not. However, psychological studies since the 1950s have shown that people actually learn to be "creative"; it is a skill that, like any other skill, can be practiced and perfected. This course aims to create the kind of learning environment that sharpens this skill by teaching experiential lessons on being creative in your everyday life. In so doing, the course focuses on cultivating five key traits of creative people: the ability to be playful, curious, innovative, process-oriented, and mindful. Structured with open-ended lessons, assignments, and learning outcomes, this course will be the first of many steps students can take to unlock their creative self. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.

  

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1123-40      Global Music
Music has existed for thousands of years and is played and enjoyed all around the world. It can be one of the richest and rewarding ways to learn about another culture. In this course, students will explore music from different cultures. They will learn about music practices from a variety of places in the world and the social, cultural, and historical context of those practices. Through listening to different musical examples, students will learn about topics such as diversity, identity, intercultural collaboration, globalization, and cultural appropriation, as well as consider the role of technology. Students will deepen their understanding and appreciation of different musical traditions as well as their own. No prior background in music or ability to read music is required. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course. 

  

*This course is FULL*  RELG-1004-40      World Religions
This course seeks to explore some of the world's major religious traditions. We will look at the historical, social and cultural legacies of these faith-based traditions with an eye toward understanding how religion has helped to define our world. This introductory course will address many world religions including but not limited to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. No religious affiliation is presumed. Moreover, the fundamental assumption for the course is that it is possible to learn about and from a variety of different religious traditions without seeking to make students adherents of a single religious tradition or adherents of the notion that all religious traditions are basically the same. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.
* RELG-1003 and RELG-1004 are the same course except RELG-1004 contains the SILEx project.  Students can only get credit for one of these courses.  Students who have taken either REGL-1003 or RELG-1004 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

  

*This course is FULL*  SOCI-1097-40      Sociology of Fame
Formerly contained within the sphere of entertainment, the influence of celebrities is increasing in all aspects of social life, on a global scale. The glorification of famous people imbues them with a unique form of social status with significant power to shape trends and agendas. When young people are surveyed, they consistently state that fame and fortune are the most valued life goals of their generation. Next to seeking stardom, their ideal job is to be a personal assistant to a very famous music or movie star. For better or worse, celebrity worship is an increasingly pervasive social phenomenon. In this course, students will examine the impact of fame on collective human behaviour, identities, and consciousness. By focusing on questions such as who gets fame and for what?, this course will attempt to shed light on the popularity and attraction of stars. In doing so, students will explore the kinds of statements this obsession with the stars make about our society. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.
** SOCI-1051 and SOCI-1097 are the same course except SOCI-1097 contains the SILEx project.  Students can only get credit for one of these courses.  Students who have taken either SOCI-1051 or SOCI-1097 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.
 

 

 

The courses listed below are asynchronous.

Online

ANAT-3011-40    College Qualifying Anatomy
The content of this course continues from ANAT-3010 (Anatomy: Select Topics) and provides students with the fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. The focus is on the relationship between the structure and function of the major body systems, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems.

  

*This course is FULL*  ANTH-1005-40      The Story of Us
Where did humans come from? What is our relationship with the rest of the animal world? How did we become a species that walks upright, and has an unusually large brain? Why are we so diverse today? These are the sorts of questions asked by physical anthropologists, as they seek to understand 'what it means to be human'. This course will introduce this discipline, and assist students in gaining an understanding of: human inheritance; an appreciation of human diversity; primatology; the origins of humanity; and the development of early human culture.

  

*This course is FULL*  ANTH-1010-40      The Human Condition
People are fascinating! It is the goal of cultural anthropologists to increase our understanding of humanity, especially the diversity and complexity of human life and cultures. This course introduces students to the study and research methods of cultural anthropology. Students will study small-scale, prestate societies, including bands and tribes. Examining the consequences of globalization for the inhabitants of the underdeveloped world will comprise a significant portion of this course. Students will investigate how anthropological principles and knowledge can be applied towards the solution of global problems.

  

*This course is FULL*  BIOL-3012-60      Biology: Select Topics
In this course, emphasis is placed on metabolic process in biology at the cellular level. The topics discussed include cell structures and functions, DNA structure and protein synthesis, evolution, molecular genetics, and population dynamics.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Biology is required, this course must be paired with BIOL-3013: College Qualifying Biology

  

BIOL-3013-40      College Qualifying Biology
This course provides students with an understanding of anatomical and physiological features in animals and plant functions and development. It also provides the credit needed for programs where Grade 12 College Biology is required for entrance to the program. 
* For admission to programs where a 12U Biology is required, this course must be paired with BIOL-3012 Biology: Select Topics

  

CHEM-3014-40    Chemistry: Select Topics
This course teaches terminology, classification of matter, nomenclature, chemical formulae, chemical equations, calculation of quantitative composition of compounds, the mole concept, stoichiometry and related problem solving.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Chemistry is required, this course must be paired with CHEM-3015: College Qualifying Chemistry.  

  

CHEM-3015-40     College Qualifying Chemistry
This course covers modern atomic theory and the periodic table; chemical bonding, gases, and gas laws, liquids and solids; solutions and concentrations; acids bases and salts; oxidation-reduction reactions; nuclear chemistry and organic chemistry. It also provides the credit needed for programs where Grade 12 College Chemistry is required for entrance to the program. 
* For admission to programs where a 12U Chemistry is required, this course must be paired with CHEM-3014: Chemistry: Select Topics.

  

COMM-3073   Communications
This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.

  

*This course is FULL*  CRIM-3001-40      Criminology
This course introduces students to the study of crime and delinquency within a Canadian context. Topics included for study are: the making of laws, the elements of crime, crime statistics, correlates and theories of crime, specific forms of crime and strategies for crime control.

  

*This course is FULL*  ECON-3007-01      Everyday Economics
Economics affects everyone. Most people think that the study of economics is simply about supply and demand, but it is much more. Economics defines how individuals, firms, and governments make decisions, and how the consequences of those collective decisions affect us. Economics will also help us learn basic critical thinking skills that are helpful now and in the future. This course will equip students with basic economic principles and establish the foundation for applications within our daily lives: the reasons why our decisions should be different from our parents' choices; issues of declining birthrates; the effects of natural disasters; furthermore, the reasons why economics trumps politics. Students will find the course useful, simulating, revealing, and often engaging. Students must be prepared to come to class with questions and an inquiring attitude.

  

*This course is FULL*  ENGL-1047-40      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 is FULL*  ENGL-1052-40      Lives of Heroes
To what extent can we understand humanity through its heroes? This course surveys famous epic and historical heroes, exploring courage as it relates to shared cultural values. Comparisons will be drawn between traditional and modern definitions of heroism. Through readings and discussion, we will consider duty, glory, the hero's journey and the costs of heroism. Written assignments and an oral presentation will give students the chance to research and defend heroes of their choice.

    

*This course is FULL*  ENGL-1055-40      Vampires & Wizards: Blood & Magic
This course examines the evolution of literary representations of vampires and wizards by different cultures and communities over time. We will explore the themes of coming of age and the fear of the dark, as well as issues of sexuality, violence, boundary crossing and taboos, power dynamics, and the quest for immortality. Required readings will include short stories, poems, and excerpts from longer works; viewings will include films and TV episodes. The course will end in a culminating final project; please note there is no final exam.
   

*This course is FULL*  ENGL-1063-40      Themes in Science Fiction & Fantasy
This course introduces students to the tropes and conventions of science fiction and fantasy, exploring such themes as "progress," Otherness, the ethics of bioengineering, the conflict between good and evil, fate and free will, and the quest. Students will explore the history of the two genres, including various subgenres such as first contact stories, cyberpunk, dystopian literature, portal fantasy, high and low fantasy, and urban fantasy.

  

*This course is FULL*  ENGL-1064-40      Rebels, Misfits & Criminals
From Shakespeare's Richard III to the cult hit The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, rebels of all kinds have inspired our imaginations. This course examines representations of the rebel, misfit, and criminal in literature and film ranging from poetry of the Beat Generation, to the Civil Rights speeches of Malcolm X, to the music lyrics of Bob Dylan. Themes of the rebel and criminal as romantic outlaw and/or social innovator are explored, drawing on traditions of psychoanalysis, sociological deviance theories, and cultural criticism.

  

*This course is FULL*  ENGL-1065-40      Crime Stories
Stories of crime and detection have been among the most popular narratives produced from the 19th century to the present. While popular crime stories have often been derided as cheap escapism, this course investigates a variety of fictional criminals and crime-fighters to show popular narratives holding up society's moral mirror to dark and horrible deeds and raising questions about the social and individual complexities of guilt, innocence, crime, and the means of punishment.

  

*This course is FULL*  ENGL-1067-40      Murder & Mayhem
From Shakespeare's Macbeth and Poe's Tell-Tale Heart to Natural Born Killers, American Psycho, and The Dark Knight, literature and film have frequently explored the notion of the dark side or primitive instincts within us all. Often satirical, occasionally literal, such artistic expressions of our baser natures seem to hold universal appeal. The works studied in this course feature either a crazed killer or an innocent person drawn into a world of mayhem by the madness of society. We will discuss questions like, what circumstances or events lead human beings to abandon the conventional rules of civilization and to follow a more twisted path and how is art particularly well suited to reveal the psychology of misbehaviour?

  

*This course is FULL*  ENVR-1038-40      Climate Change, Adaptation & Innovation
To mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis, we must minimize the human activities driving climate change and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Communities must also implement resilient strategies to adapt to the changing climate and impacts already being felt around the world. Covering emerging, innovative solutions in energy, food, agriculture, land use, industry, transportation, buildings, carbon sinks, health, and education, this course invites students to explore creative responses to address climate change and its impacts locally and beyond. All of humanity is predicted to be impacted by climate change, albeit not equally. In this course, students will be encouraged to explore why climate change disproportionally impacts vulnerable communities and how multiple intersecting identity factors influence how individuals are affected by the changing climate. While we have faced, and will continue to face, many challenges to mitigate and adapt to the changing climate, our successes will not only benefit the planet, but our society and economy as well.

  

*This course is FULL*  FILM-1003-40      Film Genres – War
This is a course for movie lovers who want to study the various depictions of war on the silver screen. An analysis of different filmmaking techniques will show how audience interpretation is shaped by a director. We will also study the ways in which real life history can be rewritten by Hollywood. Students will be required to watch one weekly film outside of class hours. Some of the films which we will study are Inglourious Basterds, The Hurt Locker, The Dark Knight, and Braveheart.

  

*This course is FULL*  FILM-1007-40      Hollywood: The Viewer's Perspective
This course explores film from an audience perspective by analyzing both how and why our culture watches movies. The course examines the Hollywood formula and its appealing offer of comfort, closure, and familiarity to viewers. In addition, the degree to which cinematic rules can be bent and/or broken before an audience loses interest is a primary focus of the course. Focusing on four categories of film theory - Character Identification, the Male Gaze, Narrative, and Historical Context- this course examines the way mainstream film has influenced patterns of spectatorship, and promotes critical analysis of contemporary media.

  

*This course is FULL*  FILM-1009-40      Film Genres: Comedy
This course is for movie lovers who want to study the presentation of comedy on the silver screen. An analysis of different approaches to humour will show how audience interpretation is shaped by various directors. We will also study the ways in which comedy reflects the social tastes and anxieties of our times. Students will be required to watch one weekly film outside of class hours. Some of the films which we will study are Horrible Bosses, 21 Jump Street, Bridesmaids, and Groundhog Day.

  

*This course is FULL*  FILM-1010-40      Women in Film
Many of us can name a favourite actress or a favourite female movie character who seems to epitomize everything we value about women. At the same time, most of us could quickly list films where female characters play supportive or decorative functions and behave in disappointingly stereotypical ways. In either case, women in film are often unrealistically perfect. In addition to examining female actors and characters, this course explores films that question gender norms and reflect on changing perceptions concerning the role of women in society and culture. We also examine what happens when women are not in front of, but behind the camera, as directors, script writers, or cinematographers. The course covers both positive and negative examples of how women are depicted on the silver screen, in films made by male, as well as female directors.

  

*This course is FULL*  FILM-1022-40      Canadian Cinema
This course is designed to develop a critical approach to both English and French-language Canadian cinema. It will examine individual creative expression in the films of important Canadian filmmakers, with emphasis on the history and theory of Canadian cinema. Students will develop the ability to identify technical and thematic aspects dominant in Canadian cinema and to discern mediocre and excellent film making techniques.

  

FREN-3007-40      Discovering French 2-Intermediate
Are you hoping to incorporate French into your academic or working life? This intermediate-level course picks up where FREN 3005 (Discovering French) left off, but it can also be taken by students with some previous experience of French at the secondary or post-secondary level. Course material is delivered interactively, with students participating in various oral and written learning activities in contemporary French both in class and online. Equal attention is given to grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and francophone culture around the world. Students who successfully complete this course should be well prepared to begin first-year university French studies.

  

*This course is FULL*  GEOG-1007-40      Environmental Geography-Intro
This geography and sustainability course is designed to offer students an introduction to issues of environmental science and human activities that affect the wellbeing of the planet as a whole. Current and problematic issues will be explored through time and across space using case studies from both Canadian and global locations. The course will examine these issues from environmental, economic, and social perspectives in an attempt to better understand them and to recommend individual lifestyle choices to encourage positive change. Specific subjects to be investigated will include ecosystems and biodiversity, climate change, renewable energy resources, air and water pollution, food production, globalization, recycling and waste, and sustainable cities.

  

*This course is FULL*  HIST-1009-40      Contemporary History
Only by knowing where we came from can we begin to know where we are going. This course explores the important events of the 20th century or what has been referred to as the 'revolutionary century'. Through a global perspective, we will examine such monumental events as the First and Second World Wars, the Russian Revolution, the rise of Fascism, the Cold War and how they shaped the world today. The course will also focus on the economic, political and cultural significance of these events globally, focusing on a number of different countries.

  

*This course is FULL*  HIST-1020-40      History & Future of Healing
This online history course traces the roots of Western medicine. It looks at the contributions made by prehistoric medicine as well as the contributions made to ancient medicine by Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Islamic physicians. Competing nineteenth-century theories of the cause of disease and health, the use of natural and supernatural cures, and the role of faith are discussed with the contributions made by the different cultures that helped shape Western medicine. The rediscovery of the mind-body-spirit connection to healing that was practiced in ancient medicine is examined in light of the new science of healing and its inclusion in modern integrative medicine. Through core text and online readings, interactive exercises, and extensive video links, learners are challenged with critical thinking questions posed in the online course modules.

  

*This course is FULL*  HIST-1034-40      Rebellions & Revolutions
"A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past". This course introduces students to the forces that propel historical change by examining some of the significant political and cultural upheavals in the last two centuries. Using case studies, students will examine how these fateful events and ideas have signaled important shifts in our history and culture.

  

*This course is FULL*  HIST-1037-40      A 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.

  

*This course is FULL*  HUMA-1024-40      Scenes of the Apocalypse
From fringe cults to Hollywood blockbusters, divine judgement to human-caused catastrophe, apocalypticism has been a preoccupation of Western culture since a figure known only as John penned the Book of Revelation nearly two thousand years ago. This course will explore various representations of the end of the world throughout history. Though literally a revelation, apocalypse is often used to describe any narrative depicting a cataclysmic event, and both senses of the term will be examined. We will also investigate what this compulsion to re-destroy the world says about our anxieties concerning the emergence of new sciences and technologies.

  

*This course is FULL*  INDG-1005-40    Indigenous Women
This course will examine the concepts of Indigenous Identity from the Indigenous woman's perspective and the impact of colonization and Euro-Canadian Society on the roles and responsibilities of Indigenous women in Canada. Topics will include gender-based discrimination in Canadian law, human rights violations against Indigenous women in Canada, the victimization of and violence against Indigenous women and girls and other historical and contemporary issues of importance to Indigenous women. Students will be helped to develop a personal connection with and to be guided by the strength and wisdom of their past and present indigenous grand-mothers, mothers, aunts and sisters.
 

INDG-1013-40    Indigenous Resistance

Students gain exposure to Indigenous resistance movements across the globe. Within this framework, students learn about the current efforts of Indigenous artists, authors, athletes, photographers, musicians, filmmakers, educators, and language revitalizers who collectively are changing stereotypes about Indigenous populations. Students learn first-hand from guest speakers about ways they can co-facilitate this movement and acquire a deeper knowledge of Indigenous people and their vibrant history, which is reshaping conceptions of the future. 

   

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1013-40      Perspectives On Hockey
For many Canadians, hockey is more than a sport: it is a passion. Through hockey literature (fiction and non-fiction), multimedia presentations (radio and television broadcasts, feature films, and documentaries), and discussion, students will gain an understanding of how hockey has shaped Canadian culture, and how politics, economics, the media, and society have shaped a national passtime.

   

INDS-1022-40      Global Citizenship
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.

    

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1028-40    Science in the News
Science is everywhere in the news: global warming, pandemics, mental health, the possibility of life on Mars and even new technology like gene editing. These are only a few of the current scientific topics that we find trending on social media. Science is vital in helping us understand the problems we face in our modern world, as well as assisting us to create solutions that lead to a better future! In addition to examining vital issues, we will also cover some fun and unusual topics in science: tiny robots built using frog cells, rats that are trained to drive cars and even people who can remember exactly what they ate for breakfast 30 years ago! Also, a unique feature of the course is that some topics will be based on events and discoveries that are happening and developing the very week we are learning about them! This course is aimed at a general audience and no knowledge of science will be assumed. We will use videos, podcasts, articles, blogs and social media to learn about our amazing world (and beyond!).
  

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1033-40      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.

  

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1040-40      Conspiracy Theories
This course explores the psychological and historical circumstances that have helped popularize conspiracy theories. Through an analysis of issues like the "fake" moon landing, "flat earth," 9/11 Truth, as well as various other conspiracies (some not-so-crazy, some very outlandish!), our course develops a philosophy of clear, rational thinking and then applies it to our contemporary world, asking difficult questions about how to explain, justify, and rationalize the stories we believe. Above all else, this course is about engaging intelligently, logically, and skeptically with stories presented to us, and it does so by teaching strategies for living skeptically with both the world and, more importantly, with ourselves.

    

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1044-40      Slavery
Slavery extends well beyond the familiar image of a figure of African descent harvesting cotton on a plantation in the United States in the 19th century. This course will provide a synoptic account of slavery from classical antiquity to the 20th century.
 

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1059-40      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.

  

*This course is FULL*   INDS-1060-40      Robots, Cyborgs & Androids in Fiction
From early notions of clockwork humans to contemporary concerns about the possibilities of cloning and artificial intelligence, the idea of mechanically enhanced or replicated human beings has continually challenged the ways we think about what it means to be human. This course looks at how our hopes and fears of technologically reproducing and enhancing humans have been explored in fiction-short stories, films, and a play-from the 19th century to the present.

  

*This course is FULL*   INDS-1062-40      Ecotourism & Sustainable Travel
An increased interest in ecotourism, sustainable tourism, and nature-based tourism has led to increased awareness of protected environments and cultures. It has also prompted travelers to consider destinations and activities that have a lower negative impact on environments, both local and global. In addition to examining the history and key principles of ecotourism, students will examine case studies of successful and questionable ecotouring initiatives both at home and abroad.

  

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1075-40      Digital Identity
What is the cultural impact of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter? How important is having an online identity? In this course, students will engage with issues of new media integration and take up questions of online identity. While the digital realm is often complicated and chaotic, this course explores the space(s) that subjectivity takes up and in turn reflects onto broader issues of identity. Beginning with theories originating in the late 19th century, students will consider the online world in and outside of the classroom both on a personal and on a social level. This course aims to help students critically reflect on the ever shrinking line between online and offline identity and its impact on culture at large.

   

This course is FULL*  INDS-1077-40    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
   

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1081-40      Personal Wellness
This course introduces students to the concept of wellness. Students develop strategies for a healthy lifestyle in all aspect of their lives. Through traditional lectures and learning activities, they learn through both individual and group processes. They investigate wellness as it applies to mindfulness, self-responsibility, social/emotional development, stress-management, physical activity, spirituality, substance abuse, nutrition, and complementary health. This course provides the opportunity for students to evaluate their present lifestyle, identify successes, and develop areas requiring personal growth.

     

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1085-40      Sci-Fi Anime
This course introduces students to the academic study of science fiction, or SF anime. Focusing on the works from such influential creators as Tezuka Osamu (Astro Boy), Miyazaki Hayao (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind), Otomo Katushiro (Akira), Oshii Mamoru (Ghost in the Shell), Anno Hideaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and CLAMP (Chobits), this course not only provides a brief history of SF anime from its beginnings to the early 2000s, but also examines trends in anime scholarship since its inception in the 1990s. Special attention will be paid to anime, as a form of limited animation, and to how this form is ideal for exploring both postmodern aesthetics and post-human concerns. No knowledge of Japanese is required.

  

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1092-40      It's About Time
Many people find themselves obsessed with something they can't actually explain - Time! There have been great movies and TV shows with time as a focus of the story - but where did the writers get their ideas? This course will help students develop an understanding of time by looking at some of those stories (anything from The Time Machine to the time loop-comedy Groundhog Day) while exploring the scientific (does time exist), philosophical (how time progresses) and psychological (objective vs. subjective experiences) theories of time shaping those stories. Students will also be introduced to various time management strategies in order to spend the time they have effectively.

  

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1093-40      The Global Drug Trade
This course examines addictive substances as a global commodity, tracing their impact on issues of race, empire, and inequality. Beginning with the opium wars of the nineteenth century and concluding with narco violence in present-day Mexico, students will gain an understanding of the various impacts of the drug trade on the modern world. Beyond simple issues of criminality and policing, transnational flows of licit and illicit drugs shape how societies interact with one another and reveal persistent power imbalances. During the course, students will be introduced to an extensive and surprising cast of characters - from imperial administrators to Colombian drug lords; CIA agents to Central American villagers; mafia dons to pharmaceutical sales reps.
* INDS-1118 and INDS-1093 are the same course except INDS 1118 contains the SILEx project.  Students can only get credit for one of these courses.  Students who have taken either INDS-1118 or INDS -1093 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

  

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1101-40      Living Sustainably
This course discusses some of the most important environmental challenges people presently face living in Canada and in the world at large. This course examines the interrelations of nature, technology, and culture by analysing what it means to use oil from Canada's tar sands, to have a daily cup of Tim Horton's coffee, to eat processed foods, to contribute to global warming, to live on a plastic planet, and to be(come) environmentally active at home, at work and beyond. In covering these topics, the course provides the opportunity to explore and answer the question of what it means to live sustainably.

  

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1105-40      Technology & War
From chariots thousands of years ago to drones today, humans have always used technology to gain an edge over their opponents in battle. This course will survey some of the major innovations and developments, such as the introduction of iron, the use of gunpowder, or the invention of the airplane, and examine how various peoples have employed military technology from Antiquity to the present.

   

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1109-40    Fake News
In this engaging and innovative course, students will learn to identify, track, and interpret the online phenomena of 'fake news.' These practical internet skills will help us answer the difficult questions raised by 'fake news.' Is there a difference between 'fake news' and propaganda? Is 'fake news' a new phenomenon, or simply an amplification of existing media trends? Have we entered what some people have called a 'post-truth' era? What critical thinking skills do we need to navigate this new media landscape? Students will be asked to research and reflect on these questions, provide examples, and produce their own online content.
    

*This course is FULL*  INDS-1113-40     Black Lives Matter: How We Got Here
The furnace of race relations in North America has long been forging the reality of racism embodied in the Black Lives Matter Movement today. This course will take a multidisciplinary approach to the black experience, expression, and existence in North America and beyond. Through a close investigation of black history, literature, music, sport, and popular culture, this course will trace the roots of racism and the diverse movements striving to engage, combat, revolt, and reconcile racist thought, violence, and politics in an effort to understand how we have arrived at this moment in the Black Lives Matter Movement and to speculate what lies ahead for the black experience.
          

MATH-3068-60  Mathematics: Theory to Practice (Pre-requisite for MATH-3069)
Have you ever wondered about the calculations involved in launching a space shuttle or calculating the trajectory of a comet? In this course, student's avail themselves of the opportunity to learn complex, intermediary Mathematic theories and applications in a student-centered, group-study environment. Attention is paid to deconstructing Mathematical operations in relation to real-world scenarios of the students' choosing, permitting learners to comprehend Mathematical theory in novel and engaging ways.  Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069.  For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math .

  

MATH-3069-40  College Qualifying Mathematics (Pre-requisite for MATH-3079 & MATH-3080)
This course is for students who need a qualifying credit in Mathematics for entry into college programs. It is based on the Ontario standards for Grade 12 College Preparation Mathematics and will cover topics such as algebra, graphing, conversions, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics.
* MATH-3068 Theory to Practice is a pre-requisite for this course.  Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math.  

  

MATH-3079-40  Calculus and Vectors 
This course is a Grade 12U Calculus and Vectors equivalent and is divided into two modules. In the calculus module, students will develop their understanding of rates of change and the relationship between a function and its derivative for various functions. In the vectors module, students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in two-space and three-space. Both modules will have a strong focus on application problems.  
* MATH-3069 College Qualifying Mathematics is a pre-requisite for this course.  Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3079. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math.   

  

MATH-3080-40  Advanced Functions 
This course is a preparatory course for MATH 3079, Calculus and Vectors. It is based on the Ontario standards for Grade 12U Advanced Functions and will cover topics such as evaluating, graphing, combining and solving functions, specifically polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. 
* MATH-3069 College Qualifying Mathematics is a pre-requisite for this course.  Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3080. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math.

  

*This course is FULL*  MKTG-3036-01  Marketing: Industry Insights 
Marketing influences where we spend our money and the stores, restaurants, services and businesses that are part of our daily lives.  Marketing: Industry Insight is a survey course that introduces students to basic concepts of marketing and develops their understanding of why marketers are passionate about attracting the consumers' attention. Topics include environmental analysis, market segments, targeting consumer groups, communication, distribution, and pricing strategies. Upon successful completion of this course the student will have a working knowledge of a marketing plan and an understanding of a marketer's role in corporations.

  

*This course is FULL*  PHIL-1006-40      Great Philosophers Lives & Thoughts
The history of philosophy is full of colourful personalities, thought-provoking propositions, and challenging arguments. This course will introduce students to a wide range of these by discussing and evaluating some of the most prominent Western philosophers of the past three thousand years. Each class will focus on one important idea from a particular philosopher, and we will see how these ideas have changed and developed over time. Most importantly, we will ask whether these ideas are good or bad, right or wrong, and what impact they have, or should have, on our lives.

  

*This course is FULL*  PHIL-1013-40      Philosophy & Humour
In this course, students will discover that there is no single or universal theory that can adequately explain the impact humour has on society, culture, or politics. Granted, there are many competing theories that examine the relationship between humour, satire, and laughter. Attempts to adequately understand each one are as old as philosophy itself. In fact, the absence of a single unifying theory underlines the attention that we should give to each of the various theories that view the importance of humour-as-criticism. Once we examine the role of humour as a critical response to social situations, students will be able to answer the quintessential postmodern question: Can we be both humorous and politically correct?

  

*This course is FULL*   PHIL-1024-40      Searching for Reality
What exists, and how can we know it? Metaphysics and epistemology are the two branches of philosophy devoted to asking these questions, and this course is a historical examination of these two areas in Western philosophy. Each historical era will be viewed through the lens of a guiding question that frames metaphysical and epistemological investigation. Along the way we will discuss classical philosophical issues such as free will, the existence of God, the nature of consciousness, and the limits of science.

  

*This course is FULL*  PHYS-3005-40  College Qualifying Physics 
Physics is the study of how and why things happen. This course introduces students to the basic concepts of physics, such as motion, force and energy, by studying a variety of everyday applications and technological developments. These include simple machines, electrical devices, fluid systems, and communication technologies.

  

*This course is FULL*  POLI-1021-40      The Environment & the Economy
How do governments adapt to a rapidly changing planet? Many do not. This course will attempt to unravel some of the misinformation surrounding the politics of climate change. Is there a tension between environmental stewardship and economic development? Or is sustainability a necessary component of economic stability? Topics of study include sustainable development, food security, resource management, policy responses, pollution abatement, and market-based solutions.

  

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1027-40      Human Relations
To a very large degree, the satisfaction we experience in life is greatly influenced by the quality of our interpersonal relationships. There are numerous personal and social factors that play a role in shaping our thoughts, feelings and behaviour with others. As such, this course is designed to examine some of the fundamental variables underlying the dynamics of human relations. The particular topics of interest will include culture, socialization, personality, the self-concept, perception, emotions and communication factors. At the end of this course, the successful student will have learned the skills and knowledge essential for both personal and career development.

  

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1055-40      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.

  

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1067-40      A Culture of Addictions
As an introductory and interdisciplinary survey of the role of addiction in human cultures, this course is designed to expose students to how narcotic as well as non-narcotic-related addiction manifest themselves within various individual and institutional practices. In particular, students will explore the major biological, psychological and social/cultural theories applied to addiction. Focus is given to the nature of drug use, conceptions of 'the addict,' how drugs impact the brain, the impact on family, and consequences for changing social drug behaviors. This course also explores current theoretical and practical treatment approaches and education and prevention strategies. Emphasis will be given to special issues and hot topics in drug addiction, including youth, women, media portrayal of drug use and current debates on the war on drugs. Finally, understanding common perspectives on treatment and prevention strategies related to drug dependence and education will be studied.

  

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1072-40      Mind Your Mouse: Psychology of the Internet
In this course we explore psychology in the context of the internet. We examine classic psychological concepts such as impression management and self presentation, helping behaviours, aggression, group dynamics, love and relationships, and online addiction. We form and maintain relationships online, we shop online, we work online, we seek out help online, etc. The internet has become a crucial part of human existence; to fully understand human behaviour we must also be able to understand our online behaviour.

  

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1094-40      Psychology of Sport
Have you ever wondered why the USA Olympic hockey team was more upset when they received a silver medal than the team who won the bronze? How do athletes maximize performance potential and what are the unwritten rules of retaliation and fighting in sport? This course delves into the principles of psychology that drive emotion, motivation, expectation, self-worth, and relationships of athletes and explores the different aspects of Sport Psychology.

  

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1095-40      The Psychology of Willpower
January 1st is often the first day that many people fail at their well-intentioned New-Year's resolutions. Why is it so hard to change, whether it be diet, exercise, smoking or any other habit? This course is an examination of the elusive power that each one of us possess: Willpower. Psychological research and theory related to cognitive and social influences on intention, self-control, behaviour change, and willpower are the topics of interest for this course. Application of course material to real-life will take the form of students attempting to change a habit in their life and report on the success or failure of the attempted change relating it back to the theories learned in class.

  

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1100-40      Altered States of Consciousness
The average adult will spend about 600 hours each year dreaming and have more than 100,000 dreams over a typical lifetime. We will spend 25 years of our lives sleeping. Have you ever wondered how consciousness changes while we sleep and dream? Why do some people dream in colour while others dream in black and white? How do hypnosis and medication and drugs alter consciousness? This course will familiarize students with some of the main issues in consciousness. Topics covered will include daydreaming, sleep, dreams, psychedelics, hypnosis, trance and meditation, and death. This is a theory-and research-based course into the world of consciousness, including various theories such as clinical and cognition.

  

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1119-40      Unravelling Youth
In this course we unravel the mystery of youth. We focus on critical issues including the development of personality, sexuality, morality, and identity. From a psychology perspective, we discuss how cognitive, emotional, physical, and social changes affect youth both positively and negatively. We examine the factors that can lead to social and behavioral problems, such as aggression, eating disorders, addictions, anxiety, and depression. This course provides valuable information that is applicable to careers in developmental psychology, social work, and other human services dealing with youth. It also provides information for those interested in their own development or in the development of the youth in their lives. This course provides an excellent opportunity to gain insight and to reflect back upon ones own experiences as a youth in Canada.

  

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-1122-40      Psychology of a Liar
In this course, we discuss the many ways we deceive others, the reasons we choose to tell lies, the benefits and consequences of our deceptive acts, and the behaviours that reveal our deceptions. We examine why some people are better liars than others, the morality of lying, and how we define the truth. Finally, we debate the role of deception and whether it is a necessary part of our lives.

  

*This course is FULL*  PSYC-3016-40      Psychology
Welcome to Introductory Psychology! Psychology is the scientific study of how our thoughts, emotions and behaviours influence who we are and why we do what we do. This introductory course will offer you opportunities to explore the various perspectives of psychology including learning and cognition; social, humanistic and biological aspects of psychology are emphasized. For instance, general topics include: biology of the brain, perception, consciousness, memory, motivation, personality, psychological disorders and social psychology. What we learn from the science of psychology is that our ability to describe, explain, and predict our thoughts, emotions and behaviour is not as basic as common sense would have it.

  

*This course is FULL*  RELG-1003-40      World Religions
This course seeks to explore some of the world's major religious traditions. We will look at the historical, social and cultural legacies of these faith-based traditions with an eye toward understanding how religion has helped to define our world. This introductory course will address many world religions including but not limited to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. No religious affiliation is presumed. Moreover, the fundamental assumption for the course is that it is possible to learn about and from a variety of different religious traditions without seeking to make students adherents of a single religious tradition or adherents of the notion that all religious traditions are basically the same.
* RELG-1003 and RELG-1004 are the same course except RELG-1004 contains the SILEx project.  Students can only get credit for one of these courses.  Students who have taken either REGL-1003 or RELG-1004 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

  
*This course is FULL*  SOCI-1008-40      Sociology of Deviance
This introductory level course will involve students in the study of deviant behaviour in its many forms. The course will focus on understanding examples of deviance in both contemporary and recent historical contexts. It will seek to identify deviant careers along with measures of social control that focus on issues of class, age, race, gender, and physical and mental characteristics of targeted groups. Students will be introduced to key theoretical concepts such as labelling and formal and informal control to reflect on their own involvement in processes that lead to the formation of deviant identities.

  

*This course is FULL*  SOCI-1048-40 The Meaning of Sex
Although we often think of sex and sexuality as natural processes, social influences also affect sexual attitudes and behaviours. This course will examine sexuality from a sociological perspective, examining how interactions, culture, and institutions affect this important dimension of human life. Ranging in topics as diverse as sexualized media to prostitution, the course will examine the impact of sexual culture, norms, and institutions in the modern world.
  

*This course is FULL*  SOCI-1073-40      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.

  

*This course is FULL*  SOCI-1083-40      Women & Violence
Women and Violence will explore the understandings, forms and impacts of violence against women in a Canadian context. This course will provide an overview of both the theory and practice of anti-violence work and the controversies and debates - among both scholars and practitioners - that continue to surround this issue. Some of the themes covered in this course include: prevalence, forms, and understandings of violence against women; the intersectionality of gender, race, class and sexuality; the role of media; masculinities and violence; and politico-legal and socio-cultural approaches to address violence against women.

  

*This course is FULL*  SOSC-1012-40      Discovering the Social Sciences
This course connects the exciting world of social science to our everyday experiences. By highlighting discipline-specific tools and concepts used by anthropologists, psychologists, and sociologists, students gain insight into how people function and how relationships develop between individuals, society, and the global world. Discussions focus on current and controversial topics that deal with individual, social, and global concerns, allowing us to understand the origins and consequences for some of life's most pressing issues. This interdisciplinary approach leads to a better understanding of social science and gives students the foundation for future learning in all areas of study.

  
WRIT-1030-42  Reason & Writing 1
This course introduces students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
 

 

Online University Courses

These courses are full year university courses and run from September - April.  Only students enrolled in the first half of these courses can enroll in the second half.

  

ENGL-7005-40 Forms of Fiction 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)
This course is a continuation of ENGL-7004. This course introduces students to major works of fiction, each of which will be studied as a work of art, set in the contexts provided by history and by the theory and rhetoric of fiction. This course is a university transfer course, and is the equivalent of ENGL 024E (Forms of Fiction) at the University of Western Ontario.
Only students enrolled in ENGL-7004 can enroll in ENGL-7005.  

  

HIST-7025-40      History of Western Art 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)
This course is a continuation of HIST-7024.  An introduction to key works in the history of western art and architecture through an examination of their intellectual and social contexts. This course is a university transfer course, and is the equivalent of VAH040 (History of Western Art) at the University of Western Ontario. The overall goal of this course is to provide a working knowledge of the History of Western Art and Architecture as well as a foundation for critical thinking about art's history. This is a SILEx course-a signature learning experience. It will include one of the following SILEx elements: applied research, entrepreneurship, global projects, live client interactions or a multi-disciplinary project. In addition, it is important to note that there may an additional fee when enrolling in this course.
Only students enrolled in HIST-7024 can enroll in ENGL-7025.

  

INDG-7002-40 Intro to Indigenous Studies 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)

Thursdays 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This course is a continuation of INDG-7001: A survey of Canadian First Nations issues from academic, literary, artistic, and community perspectives. A number of themes are drawn on in this course, including Indigenous knowledge, cultural traditions, contemporary issues, historical background, oral history, socio-political contexts, arts, language and environment. Only students enrolled in INDG-7001 can enroll in INDG-7002.  

  

PHIL-7003-40 Intro to Philosophy 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)
This course is a continuation of PHIL-7002.  In a collegial manner, we shall explore the perennial puzzles of philosophy. What kinds of things exist and why? What am I and why do I exist? How should I behave and why?.  Only students enrolled in PHIL-7002 can enroll in PHIL-7003.

  

PSYC-7007-40 Intro to Psychology 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr.)
This course is a two-semester introduction to modern scientific psychology.  Topics include:  history and research methods, the brain and behaviour, genetic and evolutionary influences on behaviour, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning and motivation, memory, language and cognitive processes, intelligence, lifespan development, social psychology, personality, health psychology, psychological disorders and treatment. Remember to enroll in PSYC-7007 for the winter term.
Only students enrolled in PSYC-7006 can enroll in PSYC-7007.

  

SOCI-7004-40 Intro to Sociology 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr.)
This course in a continuation of SOCI-7003.  This course introduces the student to the sociological study of society. Sociological concepts, theories and methods will be discussed within the following areas: culture, socialization, social institutions, social stratification, deviance, race, gender and social change. The course is designed to objectively analyze and criticize society from a sociological point of view.
Only students enrolled in SOCI-7003 can enroll in SOCI-7004.

  

WMST-7003-40 Intro to Women’s Studies 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)

Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This course is a continuation of WMST-7002: As an introductory and interdisciplinary survey of the status of women in contemporary, historical, and cross-cultural perspective, this course is designed to expose students to how gender and other differences are established or challenged through various institutional and individual practices. A central focus of the course is to provide students with a context to understand feminist resistance to sexual, socio-cultural, economic, racial, and political oppression and to provide students with the tools to analyze the implications of these practices for women's everyday lives. In addition, by examining gender through various social and institutional practices, the course explores womens issues of body and sexuality; education and work; motherhood and reproductive rights and violence against women, as well as diversity within feminism to include sexual orientation, global womens issues, and womens activism for equality and freedom world-wide. Only students enrolled in WMST-7002 can enroll in WMST-7003.  
 

Online Compressed

*Closed for registration*  SOCI-1073-80 Building Sustainable Societies (January-February)
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.

       

SOCI-1073-90 Building Sustainable Societies (March-April)
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.