Fall 2022

Course registration will begin on July 19, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.  

  

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 
7 Electives of your choice
* 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), then register on www.webadvisor.fanshawec.ca and choose Express Registration.  
* A full course load is 5 courses. 

  

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.  

  

Courses subject to change.      

 

Fall 2022

The courses listed below are blended, which means they will be 2 hours in-class with 1 hour online.  You can only choose 1 course per band. Click on an option below. 

Band 1 - Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online

ENGL-1030-60     Mystery & Suspense
This course surveys the development of the mystery and suspense genre through a variety of short stories, television episodes, and films. We focus on historical context, characteristics and dominant themes of popular mystery and suspense genres from the late 19th century to modern day in exploring the enduring appeal of this genre. In addition to completing quizzes, students will also engage in creative assignments and write analytically about some of the texts in this course.

 

HIST-1009-60     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.

 

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-1018-60     Pirates, Smuggling & Underground Economies
Not just confined to legend and cinema, modern-day pirates pose increasing problems for world leaders. Human trafficking, information piracy, corporate fraud, and weapons smuggling drain precious resources from governments. As international law struggles to keep up, kleptocratic dictators and white collar criminals continue to amass illicit fortunes. This course looks at various types of piracy, its impact on government and individuals, and possible solutions to combat piracy at all levels.

 

PSYC-1094-60     Bring Your A Game: 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.

 

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 2 - Fridays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online

ENGL-1047-60     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.

 

FILM-1003-60     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.

 

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 applies to in-class sections of this course only.

 

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.

 

INDS-1111-60     Weeding Through Cannabis in Canada
Since its legalization on October 17th 2018, there has been a great deal of public interest in recreational & medicinal cannabis use. After decades of prohibition, there are many questions that need to be answered: What are the benefits of cannabis use? The risks? Why was it illegal in the first place? Although cannabis has been used by humans for thousands of years, it feels like we are just beginning to understand its effects. This introductory course surveys the history and culture of cannabis production and prohibition, through current understandings of its medical, sociocultural, psychological, and spiritual aspects.
* INDS-1111 and INDS-1116 are the same course except INDS-1116 contains the SILEx project. Students can only get credit for one of these courses. Students who have taken either INDS-1111 or INDS-1116 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

 

PHYS-1028-60     Introduction to Astronomy
Astronomy is the study of things in the universe and how they fit together on a large scale. In this course, an exclusively scientific survey of modern astronomy is presented, from cosmology and galaxies, to stars, planets and atoms. The impact of astronomical developments on history and culture is discussed, and an appreciation for astronomy in daily life is encouraged.

Band 3 - Mondays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online

ENGL-1058-60     Short, Short Fiction
Think you don't have time to read for pleasure? Think again! This course examines short, short stories that are under 1000 words, yet still manage to pack in complex plots, characters, narrators, settings, themes, and language. Although short short fiction is quick and easy to read (from 1 minute to 15 minutes), the form requires an enormous amount of skill, so we will explore what it takes to create successful short short fiction, and evaluate stories based on common elements.

 

HIST-1031-60     The Century of Genocide
Genocide -- the targeting of a group for destruction -- was so prevalent during the 20th Century that the period has been dubbed 'The Century of Genocide'. This course will examine genocide during the 20th Century with the purpose of helping students better understand what genocide is and the magnitude of genocide, what causes genocide, and how, if at all, genocide can be prevented or at least stopped. This course will examine what are considered to be the three seminal cases of genocide during the 20th Century: the Armenian Genocide (1915), the Holocaust (1933-1945), and the Rwandan Genocide (1994). This course will begin with an examination of what has unfolded in Darfur since 2003. Is Darfur the first genocide of the 21st Century?

 

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-1081-61     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.

 

PHIL-1024-60     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.

 

PSYC-1105-60     Community Psychology
What communities do you belong to? Belonging to a family, neighbourhood, religious organization, sports team, etc., provides us with valuable social relationships and human connection. Community psychology examines how various aspects of belonging to a community can impact our psychological, social, and physical well-being. In this course we will explore a number of fascinating topics, including the relationship between stress, social support, and sense of community; the impact of discrimination on individual and community well-being; the importance of diversity, empowerment, prevention, and health promotion; the history of self-help and community mental health; the role of community-based, qualitative research methods; as well as the significance of community development and organization with the goal of understanding how to create a more socially responsible and healthy society for all.

 

SOCI-1073-60     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.

Band 4 - Fridays 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online

ANTH-1010-60     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.

 

ENGL-1063-60     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.

 

HIST-1050-60     Modern History: 1914-1945
This course surveys the significant political, economic, cultural, and diplomatic developments that define the period between 1914 and 1945. Special emphasis is placed on the First and Second World Wars as well as the development of political ideologies like fascism, communism, and socialism during the interwar years.

 

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-1106-60     Reality TV: Changing Culture
This course explores the history, trends, and popularity of reality TV shows, how they are made, viewer and contestant profiling, and the psychological impact upon children, teens and adults. Students engage in research and critical analysis of reality TV programming. The culminating project is designing an original Reality TV program.

 

POLI-1025-60     Science of Politics & Power
The study of politics is the study of conflict. This course will explore the competing interests that struggle for dominance in political systems across the globe. Can politicians be trusted? Do government institutions foster corruption? Assignments and material will critically explore the ideas and ideals that underlie contemporary political issues.

 

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.

Band 5 - Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online

ENGL-1062-61     Beyond Superheroes: Comic/Graphic Novels
This course explores the story of comics and how comics tell stories: we will investigate the development of comics as a medium as we apply the techniques of literary analysis to the course texts. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in literary and artistic analysis through the careful reading of texts, and by writing about and discussing these texts.

 

INDG-1012-60     Minobiimaadzawin: Good Life
Minobiimaadzawin (Good Life) is a goal that all people seek throughout their lives. Prior to contact, this concept was taught from the onset of life and was an important aspect of indigenous culture. In this course, students will learn directly from North American (NA) Original Peoples instructors regarding life practices exploring the many methods of self-care. There will be experiential learning opportunities that will enhance student understanding of well-being along with contemporary methods of well-being to balance their learning experience. These learning experiences will take place within the contemporary learning setting as well as in a natural environment. Students will learn how the NA Original People's way of learning took place throughout their lives and how it relates to all four components of their self: spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being.

 

INDS-1013-60     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 passion.

 

INDS-1100-60     Rebel Music: Punk & Hardcore
Among rock music's various offshoots, the punk and hardcore musical subgenres have endured for several decades since their inception. The course will examine the role punk and hardcore played in shaping both our musical and cultural sensibilities as well as the historical and social movements that influenced and led to the development of punk and hardcore as a musical genres and subcultures. The course will consider how the punk and hardcore genres have been interpreted and portrayed by journalists and cultural critics and will explore the symbiotic relationship between punk and hardcore with popular culture, as well as how notions of gender and sexuality, class, economics, and political ideology have been negotiated and contested by participants at various points in the genres' history.

 

INDS-1126-60     From Slavery to Freedom: Intro to Black Studies
Want to know more about the history, culture, key figures and leaders, and major struggles of the black experience in North America? Can you see the overt oppression of the black subject that started 400 years ago still operating covertly today? How does popular culture (sports, music, film) combat or, more troublingly, reinforce the oppression of the black person? This introductory course will explore key moments in black studies including the slave trade, the middle passage, the black military experience, the civil rights and black power movements, the blues, jazz, and hip-hop, blaxploitation, and the black is beautiful movement. Throughout the semester you will discover if you are simply not-racist or are actively anti-racist, whether you believe in Martin Luther King's non-violence or Malcolm X's militant resistance, and whether the cycle of oppression has begun to be resolved or if we are simply seeing a disturbing continuation of that oppression, a move from the plantation to the penitentiary.

 

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.

 

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 6 - Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online

HUMA-1026-60     Protest Works of Art
This course examines protest works of art, music, and literature from around the world. Some of the most influential protests and revolutions have produced inspiring, creative works of art. Examples include photographs, songs, human rights charters, speeches, poems, street art, social media posts, banners, and paintings. Protest art criticizes something in society by appealing to the audience's sense of justice and, sometimes, sense of humour. These works of art are not only the by-products of social protest movements; they are also the choice weapons.
* HUMA-1026 and HUMA-1027 are the same course except HUMA-1027 contains the SILEx project. Students can only get credit for one of these courses. Students who have taken either HUMA-1026 or HUMA-1027 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

 

INDS-1049-60     Experimental Music
This course introduces students to the key composers and artists in experimental music from the early 20th century to the present and provides an overview of the central movements in experimental music. Students analyze and evaluate a broad variety of musical compositions and written sources.

 

INDS-1062-60     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.

 

INDS-1085-60     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.

 

INDS-1101-60     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.

 

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-1083-60     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.

Band 7 - Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online

COMM-3073-60     Communications for General Arts
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.

 

FREN-3005-60     Discovering French
Would you like to improve your basic understanding of the French Language? Or become comfortable socializing and conversing in Canada's second official language? This course provides students with a hands- on approach to learning and speaking conversational French through role-playing real-life situations in authentic contemporary contexts. This course combines various oral and written learning activities to enhance students' understanding and appreciation for the French Language. Moreover, students will use unique adaptive learning software to personalize the skill-building process in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Students will also be required to research and share with classmates a final project on an aspect of francophone culture.

 

HUMA-1028-60     Discovering the Humanities (Silex course)
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 (Silex)
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.
* INDS-1115 and INDS-1056 are the same course except INDS-1115 contains the SILEx project. Students can only get credit for one of these courses. Students who have taken either INDS-1115 or INDS-1056 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

 

MATH-3068-60     Mathematics: Theory to Practice (Pre-requisite for MATH-3069)
This course is for students who need to refresh or upgrade their mathematical knowledge and skills in preparation for entry into the College Qualifying Mathematics course (MATH 3069). It will cover topics such as operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and exponents, as well as applications of these operations including ratios, proportions and percents. Attention is paid to deconstructing mathematical theories and applications in a student-centered environment permitting students to comprehend mathematical theory as it applies to real-world scenarios. It is strongly recommended that students who need review or preparation in foundational mathematics take this course.
* Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069.  For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math.

 

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.  

 

PHIL-7002-60     Intro to Philosophy (This is a full year university course, Sept.-Apr.)
This is a 'big-picture' course that surveys a number of the central questions of philosophy in order to introduce students to the rich tradition of Western philosophy. Six major themes will be addressed: the existence God and the problem of evil, ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics. Through an introduction to historically and conceptually significant theories and arguments in these six areas, students will develop the skills philosophy requires: careful reading, critical thinking, and clear writing.

*Students must register in PHIL-7003 in the Winter semester to get the credits for this course.

  

WRIT-1030-60     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.

 

WRIT-1030-61     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.

Band 8 - Thursdays 2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. plus 1 hour online

BIOL-3012-60     Biology: Select Topics
This is an introductory course in biology where emphasis is limited to processes in biology at the cellular level. The topics discussed will include cell structure and function, cellular respiration and photosynthesis, cell replication, genetics, DNA structure and protein synthesis.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Biology is required, this course must be paired with BIOL-3013: College Qualifying Biology

 

COMM-3073-61     Communications for General Arts
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.

 

INDG-7001-60     Indigenous Studies  (This is a full year university course, Sept.-Apr.)
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. 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 applies to in-class sections of this course only.

Students must register in INDG-7002 in the Winter semester to get the credits for this course.

   

INDS-1120-60     Movement & Physical Fitness (Silex)
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.
* INDS-1114 and INDS-1120 are the same course except INDS-1120 contains the SILEx project. Students can only get credit for one of these courses. Students who have taken either INDS-1114 or INDS-1120 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

 

PHYS-3007-60     Physics: Selected Topics
Physics is the most basic of all sciences. This course enables students to develop the mathematical skills necessary for navigating the world of physics. It also allows them to apply these skills and build an understanding of a selection of the most fundamental topics in physics, such as linear, rotational and wave motion, temperature and the transfer of heat, and various electrical phenomena by studying a variety of real-world applications.

 

WMST-7002-60     Intro to Women's Studies (This is a full year university course, Sept.-Apr.)
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 women's 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 women's issues, and women's activism for equality and freedom world-wide.

Students must register in WMST-7003 in the Winter 2020 semester to get the credits for this course.

  

WRIT-1030-62     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.

Band 9 - Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online

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).

 

ENGL-7004-60     Forms of Fiction (This is a full year university course, Sept.-Apr.)
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.

Students must register in ENGL-7005 in the Winter semester to get the credits for this course. 

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.

 

INDS-1123-60     Global Music (Silex)
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.

 

MATH-3068-61     Mathematics: Theory to Practice (Pre-requisite for MATH-3069)
This course is for students who need to refresh or upgrade their mathematical knowledge and skills in preparation for entry into the College Qualifying Mathematics course (MATH 3069). It will cover topics such as operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and exponents, as well as applications of these operations including ratios, proportions and percents. Attention is paid to deconstructing mathematical theories and applications in a student-centered environment permitting students to comprehend mathematical theory as it applies to real-world scenarios. It is strongly recommended that students who need review or preparation in foundational mathematics take this course.
* Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069.  For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math.

 

MATH-3080-60     Advanced Functions
This course is a preparatory course for MATH 3079, Calculus and Vectors. It is based on the Ontario standards for Grade 12 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.

 

MMED-3015-60     Media 1: New Media Production
Interested in becoming a creative professional? In this hands-on, project-based course, students explore the creative process by studying media-makers, such as artists, musicians, designers, and more. Work both collaboratively and individually to develop the project management skills necessary to establish your professional portfolio.

 

WRIT-1030-63     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.

Band 10 - Thursdays 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online

BIOL-3012-61     Biology: Select Topics
This is an introductory course in biology where emphasis is limited to processes in biology at the cellular level. The topics discussed will include cell structure and function, cellular respiration and photosynthesis, cell replication, genetics, DNA structure and protein synthesis.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Biology is required, this course must be paired with BIOL-3013: College Qualifying Biology

 

CHEM-3014-60     Chemistry: Select Topics
This introductory course teaches terminology, classification of matter, nomenclature, chemical formulae, chemical equations, atomic theory, chemical bonding, 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.  

 

COMM-3073-62     Communications for General Arts
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.

 

PSYC-7006-60     Intro to Psychology (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.

Students must register in PSYC-7007 in the Winter semester to get the credits for this course.

 

RELG-1004-60     World Religions (Silex)
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 RELG-1003 or RELG-1004 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

 

WRIT-1030-64     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.

Band 11 - Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. plus 1 hour online

CHEM-3014-61     Chemistry: Select Topics
This introductory course teaches terminology, classification of matter, nomenclature, chemical formulae, chemical equations, atomic theory, chemical bonding, 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.  

 

COMM-3073-63     Communications for General Arts
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.

   

FILM-1002-01     Filmmaking 1
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop filmmaking skills as they relate to the film production process and emphasizes pre-production and production techniques. Comprehension of the film production process, including screen writing, directing, cinematography, and introductory post-production technique will be taught through hands-on filmmaking exercises and opportunities to make films. This course is for any student who has a passion or interest in filmmaking and is strongly recommended as a preparatory course for students considering post-graduate studies in Fanshawe's Advanced Filmmaking Program.

   

SOCI-7003-60     Intro to Sociology (This is a full year university course, Sept.-Apr.)
This course introduces the student to the sociological study of society. Sociological concepts, theoriesand 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.

Students must register in SOCI-7004 in the Winter semester to get the credits for this course.

   

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-1030-65     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.

   

WRIT-1034-01     Reason & Writing 1-EAP (EAP/International) 
Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. plus 1 hour online
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.

 

 

The courses listed below are completely online and are offered asynchronous, which means they do not have set days/times. 

Online Electives and WRIT/COMM

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.

ANAT-3010-40     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).

 

BIOL-3012-40     Biology: Select Topics
This is an introductory course in biology where emphasis is limited to processes in biology at the cellular level. The topics discussed will include cell structure and function, cellular respiration and photosynthesis, cell replication, genetics, DNA structure and protein synthesis.
* 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
The content of this course will continue from BIOL-3012 (cellular biology) and provide the student with a basic understanding of evolution and the diversity of organisms. The topics will include general characteristics of the major groups of organisms, including prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants and animals. The course also discusses the different levels of ecology and human impacts on the environment.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Biology is required, this course must be paired with BIOL-3012 Biology: Select Topics.

 

BUSI-3032-40     Contemporary Business Concepts
This course explores the contemporary business climate in Canada and general business concepts including leadership and management; marketing; human resources; operations; financial resources management; ethics; corporate social responsibility and business-government relations.  Students will have an opportunity to participate in research projects, case study discussions, debates and presentations on a variety of issues affecting business in Canada today.

 

CHEM-3014-40     Chemistry: Select Topics
This introductory course teaches terminology, classification of matter, nomenclature, chemical formulae, chemical equations, atomic theory, chemical bonding, 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 gases, liquids, solutions, acids, bases and salts, oxidation-reduction reactions, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Chemistry is required, this course must be paired with CHEM-3014: Chemistry: Select Topics.

 

COMM-3073-40     Communications for General Arts
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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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?

 

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.

 

FILM-1004-40     Film Genres-Epic Films
This course is designed to develop a critical approach to the medium of film and epic films, to examine individual creative expression in the films of important directors within the genre, to develop the ability to identify technical aspects of film, and to discern mediocre and excellent use of filmmaking technique. Students will be required to watch one weekly film outside of class hours. Evaluation will be based on in-class quizzes as well as two essays and a final test. Some of the films which we will study include Collateral, Gladiator, Dances with Wolves, and Marvel's The Avengers.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

HIST-1052-40     The Ancient World
This course focuses on the history of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome. Emphasis is placed on the growth and decline of ancient societies, as well as on their contributions to the development of social and cultural traditions, many of which have survived into the modern world.

 

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!).

 

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.

 

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.

 

INDS-1050-40     Roots of Terrorism
This online course will introduce students to issues related to modern terrorism, and it will explore the use of terrorism as an agent of political change through the 20th century, including a detailed examination of the definition of terrorism. Topics to be considered will include the ongoing struggles in the Middle East and ramifications of these struggles in the West. The use of terrorism in South America, the United States and Canada will be examined, as well as the relationship between religion and terrorism.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

INDS-1078-40     Representations of Fear
This course explores genres which thrill us and chill us: spy novels, detective fiction, film noire, horror movies, Gothic short-stories: these are but a few of our interests. We will seek to understand how and why our fears and cultural biases popularize these genres. Our thrills unit will explore reactions to anarchy in the nineteenth century, international espionage in the mid-twentieth century, and terrorism in the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. Our chills unit will study the evolution of the horror genre-from the first Gothic novel, to our most contemporary graphic novels and video games.

 

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.

 

INDS-1084-40     Soccer & the Globe
This course traces the origins of the world's dominant sport of soccer and the history of how it has become a global phenomenon. Its history will be taught within the context of historical events as well as topical issues such as racism, violence and sexual equality.

 

INDS-1088-40     The Ever-Changing Workplace
It sometimes seems like the terms "job" and "career" mean the same thing. In fact, they have very different meanings. In this course students will learn the difference between both, culminating in a journey that lasts a lifetime! Students will participate in self-reflection and careers and skills exploration. Furthermore, students will gain an understanding regarding key issues around the new world of work, diversity, communication and workplace expectations and etiquette. This course will give students the opportunity to explore the sociological trends, as well as historical shifts, regarding employment standards and evolution of workplace communication.

 

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.

 

INDS-1094-40     Popular Culture
This course explores a variety of themes found in the discourse of popular culture, critical theory, and visual communication such as the role of consumer society and the corporation, the cultural influence of T.V. and film, the creation of mythic characters, the politics of advertising, the construction of identity, the advent of cyber-cultures and technology, and the power of visual imagery. In addition, students learn to analyze and evaluate representations of race, gender, class and sexuality across various cultural mediums. The course uses articles, essays, book excerpts, and other media, which deal with current issues, ideas, and trends relating to contemporary culture.

 

INDS-1110-40     Stranger Things
What lies on the outer recesses of the scientifically known universe? Throughout human history, people have engaged in a wide array of strange and incredulous beliefs and practices. They have sought to find hidden realms, special powers, and concealed entities that evade our day-to-day perceptions and expectations. This course will examine the historical origins, practices, and beliefs of such strange things. Topics covered will include inter-dimensional beings and aliens, cryptozoology, monster hunting, the many expressions of extrasensory perception, psi powers, out of body experiences and dreams, divination practices such as tarot and astrology, ghost-hunting, séances, and many other occult magical beliefs and practices.

 

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.​​​

  

INDS-1124-40     The Secret History of Aliens & UFO 
It has been over seventy years since U.S. pilot Kenneth Arnold encountered what he described as a string of nine shiny unidentified flying objects flying past Mount Rainier in Washington State, at speeds exceeding 1,930 km/h. Subsequent to the sighting, the press of his day called these unidentified flying objects 'flying saucers.' In response, the general public became captivated with the idea, setting off a wave of reported UFO and extraterrestrial encounters that have persisted up until the present and its recent promises of Governmental Disclosure. Since those early day in the late 1940s, aliens have burned a deep imprint into the collective psyche of our culture at large. This course will examine the forgotten historical and cultural precursors to the phenomenon, the history of its more popular elements, and the many more obscure and repressed beliefs and aspects of the wider genre that remain unknown to the larger public.

MATH-3068-40     Mathematics: Theory to Practice (Pre-requisite for MATH-3069)
This course is for students who need to refresh or upgrade their mathematical knowledge and skills in preparation for entry into the College Qualifying Mathematics course (MATH 3069). It will cover topics such as operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and exponents, as well as applications of these operations including ratios, proportions and percents. Attention is paid to deconstructing mathematical theories and applications in a student-centered environment permitting students to comprehend mathematical theory as it applies to real-world scenarios. It is strongly recommended that students who need review or preparation in foundational mathematics take this course.
* 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 & Vectors
This course is a Grade 12 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.   

 

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.

 

POLI-1026-40     Government & Politics in Canada
This political science course will explore the fundamental ideas and concepts that shape Canada's governing institutions. Students will explore the significance of federalism, the Constitution, political parties, and the electoral system in Canada. Electoral behaviour and public opinion will also be examined.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

PSYC-1072-40     Mind Your Mouse: Psyc 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.

 

PSYC-1079-40     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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

PSYC-1123-40     The 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-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.

  

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

SOCI-1093-40     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.

 

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-1030-40     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.

WRIT-1030-41     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 Silex

Each student must complete at least one SILEx related course to meet their graduation requirements. 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

  

INDS-1117-40     Racism in Canada (Silex)
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.

 

INDS-1119-40     Global Citizenship (Silex)
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 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-1022 and INDS-1119 are the same course except INDS-1119 contains the SILEx project. Students can only get credit for one of these courses. Students who have taken either INDS-1022 or INDS-1119 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

 

INDS-1121-40     Humans & the Honey Bee (Silex)
What's all this talk about honey bees? This course is designed to explore the fascinating life of the honey bee and the evolution of the human connection to the species. Students will learn about the natural history of honey bees and their interesting behaviours, the animal husbandry practices and how humans have managed honey bees throughout time, and the important role bees and other pollinators play in supporting healthy ecosystems. Students will have the opportunity to taste, sample and make products from the hive including honey and beeswax, and experience demonstrations from the apiary to learn what it takes to get started in beekeeping. 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-1122-40     Be Creative-Unlocking Your Creative Self (Silex)
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.

 

 

PSYC-1128-40     Development: Circle of Life (Silex)
Do you know what makes you tall, or smart, or even what makes you a good friend or a good parent? This course explores physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from conception to death. We examine the complexity of the circle of life by debating topics such as: Is it wrong for children to tell lies? Do adolescents speak a different language? Will I have a mid-life crisis? Will I ever be able to accept my death? Finally, we discuss how development defines all aspects of our lives for better or for worse. 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.
* PSYC-1125 and PSYC-1128 are the same course except PSYC-1128 contains the SILEx project. Students can only get credit for one of these courses. Students who have taken either PSYC-1125 or PSYC-1128 previously should not take the other course as it will only count once towards your certificate or diploma.

 

SOCI-1097-40     Sociology of Fame (Silex)
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.

Compressed Online (September-October) - 6 hours per week

The following course is asynchronous, which means it does not have scheduled hours.

 

September 6, 2022 - October 21, 2022

SOSC-1012-80     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.