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ANAT-3010-40 Anatomy: Select Topics FULL
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, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. This course will further the student's transition into the allied health fields.
BIOL-3012-41 Biology: Select Topics (pre-requisite for BIOL 3013)
In this course, emphasis is placed on metabolic process in biology at the cellular level. The topics discussed include cell structures and functions, DNA structure and protein synthesis, evolution, molecular genetics, and population dynamics.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Biology is required, this course must be paired with BIOL-3013: College Qualifying Biology
BIOL-3013-40 College Qualifying Biology
This course provides students with an understanding of anatomical and physiological features in animals and plant functions and development. It also provides the credit needed for programs where Grade 12 College Biology is required for entrance to the program.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Biology is required, this course must be paired with BIOL-3012 Biology: Select Topics
BUSI-3032-01OL Introduction to Business FULL
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-3014-41 Chemistry: Select Topics (pre-requisite for CHEM-3015)
This course teaches terminology, classification of matter, nomenclature, chemical formulae, chemical equations, calculation of quantitative composition of compounds, the mole concept, stoichiometry and related problem solving.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Chemistry is required, this course must be paired with CHEM-3015: College Qualifying Chemistry.
CHEM-3015-40 College Qualifying Chemistry (CHEM-3014 is a pre-requisite for this course)
This course covers modern atomic theory and the periodic table; chemical bonding, gases, and gas laws, liquids and solids; solutions and concentrations; acids bases and salts; oxidation-reduction reactions; nuclear chemistry and organic chemistry. It also provides the credit needed for programs where Grade 12 College Chemistry is required for entrance to the program.
* For admission to programs where a 12U Chemistry is required, this course must be paired with CHEM-3014: Chemistry: Select Topics.
This course 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. WRIT-1030 is a pre-requisite for this course.
ENGL-1058-40 Short, Short Fiction FULL
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, 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.
ENGL-1047-40 Intro to Children's Literature (same as ENGL-3025)
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.
ENGL-1052-40 Lives of Heroes FULL
To what extent can we understand humanity through its heroes? This course surveys famous epic and historical heroes, exploring courage as it relates to shared cultural values. Comparisons will be drawn between traditional and modern definitions of heroism. Through readings and discussion, we will consider duty, glory, the hero's journey and the costs of heroism. Written assignments and an oral presentation will give students the chance to research and defend heroes of their choice.
ENGL-1055-40 Vampires, Wizards, Blood & Magic FULL
This course examines the evolution of literary representations of vampires and wizards by different cultures and communities over time. We will explore the themes of coming of age and the fear of the dark, as well as issues of sexuality, violence, boundary crossing and taboos, power dynamics, and the quest for immortality. Required readings will include short stories, poems, and excerpts from longer works; viewings will include films and TV episodes. The course will end in a culminating final project; please note there is no final exam.
ENGL-1062-40 Beyond Superheroes: Comics (same as ENGL-3022) FULL
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.
ENGL-1063-40 Themes in Science Fiction & Fantasy (same as ENGL-3024)
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.
ENGL-1065-40 Crime Stories (same as ENGL-3027)
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 and Mayhem (same as ENGL-3029)
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?
ENGL-7004-40 Forms of Fiction (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)
ENGL 7004 is an historical survey course of major prose fictional forms, covering the Greek epic to the postmodern novel. The reading load is quite heavy, although the writing load is comparable to other courses offered at the advanced-level. Students are expected to be capable readers and writers.
*Students must register in ENGL-7005 in the Winter semester to get the credits for this course.
ENVR-1038-40 Climate Change, Solutions & Innovation
In the coming decades, we are challenged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing global warming while adapting to climate change impacts. Promoting green innovations to reduce climate changing pollution and taking bold actions to increase resiliency to extreme weather, floods, droughts and sea-level rise are societal priorities in Ontario and across Canada. While there are many challenges to developing an innovative, resilient and adaptive society, climate change also offers many new opportunities for green innovation to develop sustainability solutions in a diversity of sectors. Covering climate change related topics such city planning, green energy, sustainable food production, adaptive infrastructure, climate-smart natural resource management and green transportation; this course invites students to explore emerging, innovative solutions and creative responses to address climate change issues. While we will also investigate the science and politics of climate change and the range of climate impacts, the course will predominantly focus on learning about green solutions that contribute to building resilient, adaptive societies in response to climate change.
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop introductory and fundamental filmmaking skills as they relate to the film industry. Basic comprehension of pre-production, production and post-production will be taught to provide the hands-on skills required for advancement into Filmmaking II. Filmmaking I & II are also eligible for direct credit transfer to Western University’s Film Studies Program.
FILM-1004-40 Film: Epic FULL
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-1009-40 Film Genres – Comedy FULL
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.
FILM-1020-40 Intro to Film Genres (same as FILM-3007)
This course is designed to develop a critical approach to the medium of film by looking specifically at the genres that have developed over the 20th Century; to examine individual creative expression in the films of important directors from Hollywood, with emphasis on cinematic history and theory; to develop the ability to identify technical aspects of film and to discern mediocre and excellent use of film making technique.
FILM-1021-40 Film Noir (same as FILM-3008) FULL
This course will teach students to develop a critical approach to film noir and neo-noir. Students will examine individual creative expression in the works of important filmmakers, with emphasis on the history and theory of film noir. They will learn to identify relevant technical and thematic aspects from the genre and to distinguish between mediocre and excellent film making techniques.
FILM-3005-40 Film Criticism and Technique
How do film techniques influence the meaning of a film? Through close attention to editing, sound, mise-en-scene, movement, and cinematography, students learn how technique has changed since film's beginnings and how the decisions made behind the camera influence what we see on the screen today. Students will be required to watch one film per week outside of class time.
FREN-3005-40 Discovering French FULL
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.
HIST-1009-40 Contemporary History
Only by knowing where we came from can we begin to know where we are going. This course explores the important events of the 20th century or what has been referred to as the 'revolutionary century'. Through a global perspective, we will examine such monumental events as the First and Second World Wars, the Russian Revolution, the rise of Fascism, the Cold War and how they shaped the world today. The course will also focus on the economic, political and cultural significance of these events globally, focusing on a number of different countries.
HIST-1031-40 Century of Genocide (same as INDS-3022) FULL
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?
HIST-1034-40 Rebellions and Revolutions FULL
A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. This course introduces students to the forces that propel historical change by examining some of the significant political and cultural upheavals in the last two centuries. Using case studies, students will examine how these fateful events and ideas have signaled important shifts in our history and culture.
HIST-1050-40 Modern History: 1914-1945 (same as HIST-3019) FULL
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.
HIST-7004-40 History of Western Art (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr.)
This course provides an introduction to Western art from pre-historic times to the present. We will survey architecture, sculpture, painting, and related arts, using slides, illustrations, and other media.
Students must register in HIST-7005 in the Winter semester to get the credits for this course.
HUMA-1021-40 Discovering the Humanities
Have you ever wondered...uhh...WHY?!? By examining humanities' 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.
INDG-1012-40 Minobiimaadzawin: Good Life FULL
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.
INDG-3003-40 Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing FULL
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.
INDG-7001-40 Introduction to Indigenous Studies (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr) FULL
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.
*Students must register in INDG-7002 in the Winter semester to get the credits for this course.
INDS-1013-40 Perspectives on Hockey
For many Canadians, hockey is more than a sport: it is a passion. Through hockey literature (fiction and non-fiction), multimedia presentations (radio and television broadcasts, feature films, and documentaries), and discussion, students will gain an understanding of how hockey has shaped Canadian culture, and how politics, economics, the media, and society have shaped a national passion.
INDS-1022-40 Global Citizenship FULL
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.
INDS-1026-40 Race & Inequality FULL
This course will examine racism and inequality in contemporary Canadian society. The following themes - the myth of a classless society; First Nations intergenerational trauma, residential schools, land treaties/claims, and police discrimination; Chinese head tax and the Exclusion Act; individual and systemic racism against visible minorities, new immigrants, and refugees; resistance to cultural and religious freedom of expression; and white privilege and power in society - will be explored through readings, lectures, class discussions and various assignments.
INDS-1028-40 Science in the News
Science in the News will examine global warming, pandemics, GM food, nanotechnology, stem cell research, the use of tasers and other science topics with a view to understanding the issues and various agendas that affect decisions made by governments and individuals. In the 21st century science and technology are both revered and feared. Will we use science to save the planet or destroy it? Are we poisoning our food as we purify our water? These difficult questions affect each and every one of us. In this course we will discuss science that makes the news and investigate what is often complex and complicated information.
INDS-1033-40 Video Game Theory (same as MMED-3017)
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 FULL
A conspiracy theory attributes the hidden cause and direction of an event to a secret group of powerful people. Students will identify a variety of factors that fuel conspiracy theories, and will consider reasons why there has been a steady rise in recent decades in the proliferation of conspiracy theories. Besides the many political conspiracy theories surrounding events like 9/11, the course will also examine secret societies, racist and ethnic conspiracies, suppression of progress conspiracies, paranormal and alien conspiracies, scientific and religious conspiracies, and media/celebrity-related conspiracies. A variety of conspiracy theories held around the world will also be considered.
INDS-1049-40 Experimental Music (same as INDS-3012)
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-1050-40 Roots of Terrorism FULL
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-1058-40 Foodonomics: Starving for the Truth (same as INDS-3016)
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-1059-40 Myth, Folk and Fairy Tale (same as INDS-3030)
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-1062-40 Ecotourism and 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-1066-40 Technologies of Torture FULL
The brazen bull, the rack, tongue clips, electro-shock weapons all technologies of torture, ancient or modern, deadly or not, attest to the dark side of human creativity. Since recorded history, those in power have examined the human body and mind in order to discover the most effective methods of violating both. In this course, we will compare past technologies of torture to present ones in an attempt to shed light on crucial transformations in the manipulation of power. We will also be exploring representations of torture in diverse cultural productions (literature, film, television, and other contemporary media) in order to open up a critical debate over the interplay between technology, torture, and power.
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-1081-41 Personal Wellness FULL
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-1082-40 Science of Music (same as INDS-3034)
This course explores some of the ways in which our understanding of music has been shaped through science, from research into how humans perceive musical sound to how our perception of music has changed alongside technological developments. Musical examples will be used to illustrate the connections between science and music. No prior background in music or ability to read music is required.
INDS-1093-41 The Global Drug Trade FULL
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-1095-40 History of Rock and Roll: 70's, 80's and 90's (same as INDS-3013)
This course examines the social, cultural, and musical history of rock and roll in the 70's, 80's, and early 90's. It examines the fragmentation of rock and roll which took place in the 70's and 80's when rock no longer dominated the pop charts. It also examines in detail how punk affected the evolution of rock and roll.
INDS-1096-40 Music and Society: the 60’s FULL
The 1960s were a revolutionary time for music and culture. This course will examine the influence and impact that music and culture had in shaping this decade. By looking at various artists from rock to folk to soul to funk, it will illustrate how the music of these artists reflected the highs and lows of the 60s: the naïve optimism of the early 60s, the considerable accomplishments of the mid-60s and the broken dreams and shattered hopes of the end of the 60s. Finally, this course will also assess their cultural influence on the 60s.
INDS-1100 Rebel Music: Punk and Hardcore (same as INDS-3020) FULL
Among rock music’s various offshoots, the genres of punk and hardcore have endured for more than 30 years. 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 rock as a musical genre and subculture. 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-1105-40 Tech and War (same as INDS-3031) FULL
From chariots thousands of years ago to drones today, humans have always used technology to gain an edge over their opponents in battle. This course will survey some of the major innovations and developments, such as the introduction of iron, the use of gunpowder, or the invention of the airplane, and examine how various peoples have employed military technology from Antiquity to the present.
INDS-1106-40 Reality TV: Changing Culture (same as INDS-3023)
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.
INDS-1107-40 Hip-Hop Music & Culture (same as INDS-3033) FULL
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.
INDS-1109-40 Fake News
In this engaging and innovative course, students will learn to identify, track, and interpret the online phenomena of 'fake news.' These practical internet skills will help us answer the difficult questions raised by 'fake news.' Is there a difference between 'fake news' and propaganda? Is 'fake news' a new phenomenon, or simply an amplification of existing media trends? Have we entered what some people have called a 'post-truth' era? What critical thinking skills do we need to navigate this new media landscape? Students will be asked to research and reflect on these questions, provide examples, and produce their own online content.
INDS-1110-40 or 41 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.
INDS-1111-40 Cannabis in Canada FULL
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.
MATH-3068-42 Mathematics: Theory to Practice (Pre-requisite for MATH-3069)
Have you ever wondered about the calculations involved in launching a space shuttle or calculating the trajectory of a comet? In this course, student's avail themselves of the opportunity to learn complex, intermediary Mathematic theories and applications in a student-centered, group-study environment. Attention is paid to deconstructing Mathematical operations in relation to real-world scenarios of the students' choosing, permitting learners to comprehend Mathematical theory in novel and engaging ways. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math .
MATH-3069-40 College Qualifying Mathematics (Pre-requisite for MATH-3079 & MATH-3080)
This course is for students who need a qualifying credit in Mathematics for entry into college programs. It is based on the Ontario standards for Grade 12 College Preparation Mathematics and will cover topics such as algebra, graphing, conversions, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics.
MATH-3068 Theory to Practice is a pre-requisite for this course. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math.
MATH-3079-40 Calculus and Vectors
This course is a Grade 12U Calculus and Vectors equivalent and is divided into two modules. In the calculus module, students will develop their understanding of rates of change and the relationship between a function and its derivative for various functions. In the vectors module, students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in two-space and three-space. Both modules will have a strong focus on application problems.
MATH-3069 College Qualifying Mathematics is a pre-requisite for this course. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3079. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math.
MATH-3080-40 Advanced Functions
This course is a preparatory course for MATH 3079, Calculus and Vectors. It is based on the Ontario standards for Grade 12U Advanced Functions and will cover topics such as evaluating, graphing, combining and solving functions, specifically polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.
MATH-3069 College Qualifying Mathematics is a pre-requisite for this course. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3080. For more information: www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math.
MMED-3015-40 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.
PHIL-1011-40 Biomedical Ethics (same as PHIL-3008) FULL
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.
PHIL-1006-40 Great Philosophers
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.
PHIL-1024-40 Searching for Reality
What exists, and how can we know it? Metaphysics and epistemology are the two branches of philosophy devoted to asking these questions, and this course is a historical examination of these two areas in Western philosophy. Each historical era will be viewed through the lens of a guiding question that frames metaphysical and epistemological investigation. Along the way we will discuss classical philosophical issues such as free will, the existence of God, the nature of consciousness, and the limits of science.
PHIL-7002-40 Intro to Philosophy (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)
PHIL 7002 introduces the student to the fundamental perplexities of the human condition. Together we shall be reading a wide assortment of essays from various cultures (Western, Eastern, Native American and feminist) as they relate to the major areas of philosophy: philosophical anthropology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, spirituality and philosophy of religion.
*Students must register in PHIL-7003 in the Winter semester to get the credits for this course.
PHYS-1028-40 Astronomy (same as PHYS-3006) FULL
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.
POLI-1018-40 Pirates, Smugglers and Underground
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.
POLI-1022-40 Rights & Freedoms FULL
Freedom of speech; freedom of religion; freedom from discrimination. Where do those rights come from? And what happens when your freedoms begin to restrict mine? This course will investigate the important role that constitutions play in democratic society. Current examples will be explored to study how laws can be made, changed, and struck down by the courts.
POLI-1024-40 American Politics (same as POLI-3006) FULL
This course will provide an introduction to the American political system. Beginning with the first colony in Jamestown, we will study the institutions and people that helped transform America into the global superpower it is today. Topics of study include elections, foreign policy, and the bill of rights. Special attention will be given to contemporary political issues and conflicts.
POLI-1025-40 Science of Politics and Power FULL
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-1047-40 Human Sexuality FULL
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 one’s sexual knowledge, attitudes, relationships and behaviours.
PSYC-1055-41 Positive Psychology FULL
This course explores the nature of well-being, happiness and the good life. Course content includes a sampling of psychological theories, research and intervention techniques used in understanding the positive, adaptive, creative, and emotionally fulfilling elements of human behaviour.
PSYC-1067-42 A Culture of Addictions (same as PSYC-3022) FULL
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-1094-40 Psychology of Sport FULL
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.
PSYC-1100-40 States of Consciousness FULL
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 mediation, and death. This is a theory-and research-based course into the world of consciousness, including various theories such as clinical and cognition.
PSYC-1120-41 Workplace Psychology FULL
This course surveys major topics in organizational psychology (the psychology of people and work), with a focus on organizational behaviour. Students will examine important psychological processes that affect workers, managers, work organizations and work outcomes. Topics include individual, group, and organizational influences on employees’ motivation, effectiveness, job involvement and satisfaction, the fit between workers and their jobs/work environments, employee selection, evaluation and training/development. Through discussions, class activities and video clips, this course will explore leadership effectiveness, employee wellness, organizational conflict, culture and change, global business cultures, personal career management and business ethics in addition to marketing and advertising influences on consumer behaviour.
PSYC-1122-40 Psychology of a Liar (PSYC-3030) FULL
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-1124-40 Dark History of Psychology (same as PSYC-3035)
This course explores the dark side of the history of psychology, while focusing on some of the roles psychology and psychiatry have played in the oppression of certain groups. Through a variety of teaching methods, students will learn about lobotomies, inhumane experiments, deplorable conditions of Victorian asylums and other macabre phenomena to develop a general knowledge base about psychological theories, diagnoses, and treatments that have at times been harmful or even horrific. Through a critical lens, this course will encourage an understanding of the various influences on psychological theory and practice throughout the field's sometimes grisly history.
PSYC-3016-40 Introduction to Psychology FULL
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.
PSYC-7006-40 Intro to Psychology (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr.) FULL
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.
SOCI-1008-40 Sociology of Deviance (same as SOCI-3017)FULL
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-1050-40 Sociology of Sport (same as SOCI-3020)
In this course we will examine the place of sport in modern societies, with particular attention to Canada. We will explore sport's relation to other social institutions such as the media, education, and government; we will examine sport in relation to aspects of social difference and inequality such as gender, race, class, and age; and finally, we will study sport and social processes such as socialization and deviance.
SOCI-1073-40 Building Sustainable Societies FULL
The world's population has recently surpassed seven billion, and communities worldwide are facing numerous social, environmental, and economic problems. While gloomy headlines dominate environmental news, there are solutions. Building sustainable societies looks at current problems like urban sprawl, pollution, climate change, and suggests ways to reverse unsustainable trends. From growing food and gardens to developing more efficient transportation, to reducing waste and developing green buildings, sustainable societies move beyond diagnosing the problems to finding solutions. A key part of the course is to give students the insight and confidence to encourage sustainability in their own lives and communities.
SOCI-1083-41 Women & Violence FULL
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 (same as SOCI-3027) FULL
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.
SOCI-7003-40 Intro to Sociology (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr.) FULL
Topics to be included in SOCI 7003 are theoretical perspectives, research methodology, culture, socialization, social institutions, social stratification, race, ethnic and gender relations, and social change.
* Students must register in SOCI-7004 in the Winter semester to get the credits for this course.
SOSC-1012-41 Discovering the Social Sciences FULL
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.
WMST-7002-40 Introduction to Women’s Studies (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr.)
This course is an introductory and interdisciplinary survey of the status of women in Canada and around the globe. Examining gender through various social and institutional practices, we will explore womens issues of body and sexuality; education and work; motherhood and reproductive rights; violence against women; diversity within feminism to include race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation; global womens issues; and womens 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- 45 or 46 Reason & Writing
This course will introduce students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the posts-econdary 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.
This is a mandatory course and students must enroll in WRIT as part of their course selection. Students may place out by doing the WRIT assessment. www.fanshawec.ca/writ.
WRIT-1034-01 Reason & Writing (EAP)
This course will introduce students whose first language is not English to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the post-secondary 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.
September 21st until October 23rd - 8.5hrs per week
PSYC-1126-80 The Psychology of Social Intelligence FULL
Do you think you're socially intelligent? This course will help you better understand what social intelligence is, and how to apply it in your life. We will examine the components of social intelligence, including empathy and social cognition. We will discuss relevant processes in the nervous system, as well as developmental factors associated with social intelligence. We will also explore emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, and conflict management. This course will examine why some people experience difficulties with social interaction, including people with severe social anxiety and antisocial personality disorder. Last, we will examine how social intelligence is affected by technology, and how it is relevant to human health and well-being. This course will provide students with an overall understanding of social intelligence, and how it is relevant to their programs of study and future professions.
November 2nd until December 18th - 6hrs per week
PSYC-1055-90 Positive Psychology FULL
This course explores the nature of well-being, happiness and the good life. Course content includes a sampling of psychological theories, research and intervention techniques used in understanding the positive, adaptive, creative, and emotionally fulfilling elements of human behaviour.
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