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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, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. This course will further the student's transition into the allied health fields. 


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


BIOL-3012-40 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


CHEM-3014-40  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-3015-41 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.


COMM-3073 (Sections: 43, 44, 45, 46 or 47) Communications

This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve. WRIT-1030 is a pre-requisite for this course.


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.


ECON-3007-01 Everyday Economics

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


ENGL-1030-40 Mystery & Suspense

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


ENGL-1047-40 Intro to Children's Literature

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.


ENGL-1063-40 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.


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-1003-40 Film Genres: War

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


 FILM-1007-40 Film: 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-1009-41 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.


FILM-1010-40 Women In Film

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


FILM-1022-40 Canadian Cinema

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


Documentary Film
This course is designed to develop a critical approach to documentary cinema; to examine individual creative expression in the films of important filmmakers from various countries, with emphasis on the history and theory of documentary cinema; to develop the ability to identify technical and thematic aspects of documentary cinema; and to discuss mediocre and excellent filmmaking technique in documentary cinema.

Discovering French 2

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


GEOG-1007-40 Environmental Geography

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-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-1020-40 History & Future of Healing

This online history course traces the roots of Western medicine. It looks at the contributions made by prehistoric medicine as well as the contributions made to ancient medicine by Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Islamic physicians. Competing theories of the cause of disease and health, the use of natural and supernatural cures, and the role of faith are discussed with the contributions made by each of the societies that helped shape Western medicine. The rediscovery of the mind-body-spirit connection to healing that was practiced in ancient medicine is examined in light of the new science of healing and its inclusion in modern integrative medicine. Through asynchronous threaded conversations, core text and online readings, interactive exercises, and extensive video links, learners will discuss critical thinking questions that are posed in the online course modules.


HIST-1034-40 Rebellions and Revolutions

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


HIST-1037-40 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-1051-40 Modern History: 1945-Present

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


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.


HIST-1053-40 Women in History

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


HIST-1054-40 The History of Medicine

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


HUMA-1021-40 Discovering the Humanities

Have you ever wondered...uhh...WHY?!? By examining humanity's effort through art, story, music, and religion to create out of a chaotic universe a meaningful existence, as well as the human obsession with those elements that destroy our meaning making (like disease, death, and doubt) this course strives to understand life, the universe, and, well...kinda everything.


HUMA-1024-40 Scenes from the Apocalypse

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


HUMA-1026-40 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". 


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

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 and Inequality

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-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-1043-40 Racism in Canada

Is everyone really equal in Canada? Canada is often described as a mosaic of cultures, ethnicities, and races where differences are thought to strengthen the country. However, is Canada really a mosaic? We will explore these questions against the back drop of increased racism in Canadian society. As we explore these questions, we will consider Canada's history of racism in order to comprehensively understand the contemporary dynamics of racism in society. We will also examine how other forms of oppression, like sexism and classism, intersect with racism so that we can gain a holistic understanding of how oppression is developed and maintained.


INDS-1044-40 Slavery

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


INDS-1056-40 The Writer's World

This course offers students the opportunity to pursue private interests in creative writing using various forms: prose, poetry, script, and others, while also studying the theoretical aspects of creative writing in terms of its cultural and social functions. Students begin by formulating a definition of creative writing, by examining how we analyze creative writing and how publishing functions to support creative writing (within the Canadian industry, North America and world markets), while also examining the role of mass media in creative writing. In the latter half of the course, students will have the opportunity to hear invited guest authors discuss the creative writing process while also offering tips and review of student-generated work.


INDS-1058-40 Foodonomics

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, Folktale & Fairytale

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-1060-40 Robots, Cyborgs & Androids

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


INDS-1062-40 Ecotourism & Sustainable Travel

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


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-1081-40 / INDS-1081-41 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 and 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-1085-40 Sci-Fi Anime

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


INDS-1092-41 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-1093-41 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-1096-40 Music & Society: The Sixties

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-1098-40 Jazz & Blues to Pop

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


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

INDS-1107-40 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.


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-1110-41 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  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-1113-40  Black Lives Matter: How We Got Here

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


INDS-1114-40 Movement & Physical Fitness

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.


MATH-3068-40/MATH-3068-41 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: .


MATH-3069-41  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:


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:  


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:


MKTG-3036-01 Marketing: Industry Insights

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


MMED-3016-40 Media Matters

How do we define media? More importantly, how do media define us? In this course, we will seek answers to significant questions about the power and influence that media have in our lives. By studying the medias revolutionary evolution throughout history, including the current digital revolution, students will develop their ability to respond critically to the media that surround us and influence our culture.


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-1011-40 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.


PHIL-1013-40 Philsophy of Humour

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


PHYS-3005-40 College Qualifying Physics

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


POLI-1020-40 The White House: Corridors of Power

The race for the White House is one of the most intense political contests in the world - and few thought the current occupant stood any chance of winning the presidency. The Oval Office is the locus of power in American politics and the US President is often considered the most powerful man in the world. But is he? This course will explore the myths and men that reside within the walls of the West Wing, where every year is an election year.


POLI-1021-40 The Environment & the Economy

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


POLI-1022-40 Rights and Freedoms

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

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.


PSYC-1047-40 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.


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 intervention techniques used in understanding the positive, adaptive, creative, and emotionally fulfilling elements of human behaviour.


PSYC-1067-41 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: Psychology of the Internet

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


PSYC-1079-41 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-1094-40 Psychology of Sport

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


PSYC-1095-41 Psychology of Willpower

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


PSYC-1100-40 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-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.


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-1124-40 Dark Psychology

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


PSYC-1125-40 Development: Circle of Life

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.


PSYC-1127-40 Defining Normal (same as PSYC-1069 Defining Abnormal)

If you have ever wondered, “Am I normal?”, you are not alone! This question can dominate our thoughts, our feelings, and even our behaviours. But, why are we so interested in being “normal”; and what does “normal” even mean? In this course we define normal and explore the historic and current perspectives of normalcy. We will apply psychological theories and principles to behaviours, feelings, and thoughts to identify the advantages and disadvantages of being normal. With a focus on abilities and skills, mental health, creativity, stress management, and interpersonal interactions, we will challenge the goal of being normal. By the end of the course, you may begin to ask, “Why be normal, when I can be the best me?”.


PSYC-3016-40  Introduction to 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.


RELG-1003-40 The World's Religions

This course seeks to explore some of the world's major religious traditions. We will look at the historical, social and cultural legacies of these faith-based traditions with an eye toward understanding how religion has helped to define our world. This introductory course will address many world religions including but not limited to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. No religious affiliation is presumed. Moreover, the fundamental assumption for the course is that it is possible to learn about and from a variety of different religious traditions without seeking to make students adherents of a single religious tradition or adherents of the notion that all religious traditions are basically the same.


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-1050-40 Sociology of Sport

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-1051-40 Sociology of Fame

Formerly contained within the sphere of entertainment, the influence of celebrities is increasing in all aspects of social life, on a global scale. The glorification of famous people imbues them with a unique form of social status with significant power to shape trends and agendas. When young people are surveyed, they consistently state that fame and fortune are the most valued life goals of their generation. Next to seeking stardom, their ideal job is to be a personal assistant to a very famous music or movie star. For better or worse, celebrity worship is an increasingly pervasive social phenomenon. In this course, students will examine the impact of fame on collective human behaviour, identities, and consciousness. By focusing on questions such as who gets fame and for what?, this course will attempt to shed light on the popularity and attraction of stars like Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Kim Kardashian. In doing so, students will explore the kinds of statements this obsession with the stars make about our society.


SOCI-1073-41 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.


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-1012-41 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.


SPAN-3003-40 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 Reason & Writing (Please contact Bev or Chris)

This course will introduce 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.

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.


WRIT-1034-35 Reason & Writing (EAP)

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


2nd half University courses (Courses are closed for registration)

Please note: These courses started in September and go until April.  Only students enrolled in the first half can enroll in the second half. 


ENGL-7005-40 Forms of Fiction 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)

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


HIST-7005-40 History of Western Art 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)

This course is a continuation of HIST-7004. HIST-7005 is intended as an introduction to key works in the history of western art and architecture through an examination of their intellectual and social contexts.  This course is a university transfer course, and is the equivalent of VAH040 (History of Western Art) at the University of Western Ontario.  The overall goal of this course is to provide a working knowledge of the History of Western Art and Architecture as well as a foundation for critical thinking about art's history. 
Only students enrolled in HIST-7004 can enroll in HIST-7005.


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

This course is a continuation of INDG-7001: A survey of Canadian First Nations issues from academic, literary, artistic, and community perspectives. A number of themes are drawn on in this course, including Indigenous knowledge, cultural traditions, contemporary issues, historical background, oral history, socio-political contexts, arts, language and environment.
Only students enrolled in INDG-7001 can enroll in INDG-7002. 
* Please see the Indigenous tab below for additional information


PHIL-7003-40 Intro to Philosophy 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)

This course is a continuation of PHIL-7002.  In a collegial manner, we shall explore the perennial puzzles of philosophy. What kinds of things exist and why? What am I and why do I exist? How should I behave and why?.  Only students enrolled in PHIL-7002 can enroll in PHIL-7003.


PSYC-7007-40 Intro to Psychology (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr.)

This course is a two-semester introduction to modern scientific psychology.  Topics include:  history and research methods, the brain and behaviour, genetic and evolutionary influences on behaviour, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning and motivation, memory, language and cognitive processes, intelligence, lifespan development, social psychology, personality, health psychology, psychological disorders and treatment. Remember to enroll in PSYC-7007 for the winter term.

Only students enrolled in PSYC-7006 can enroll in PSYC-7007.


SOCI-7004-40 Intro to Sociology (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr.)

This course in a continuation of SOCI-7003.  This course introduces the student to the sociological study of society. Sociological concepts, theories and methods will be discussed within the following areas: culture, socialization, social institutions, social stratification, deviance, race, gender and social change. The course is designed to objectively analyze and criticize society from a sociological point of view.

Only students enrolled in SOCI-7003 can enroll in SOCI-7004.


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

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


Indigenous courses (Courses are closed for registration)

The following courses utilize the oral teachings of the Original People.  Oral teachings, symbolism, story telling, and role modeling are all still being practiced today, and we still adhere to not recording these teachings. Once these teachings are recorded, we have no way of being responsible for them, and people may change them to fit their own personal needs.


In these courses, classes will not be recorded and lessons will not be posted to FOL. Students are responsible for attending all classes in order to meet the course requirements. 


This Indigenous approach to learning means that even if students and faculty cannot gather in person, they need to find common times to meet and dialogue virtually. Dialogue is key to understanding the method of delivery and students will learn skills that will enhance their academic learning experience.


Therefore, these courses have scheduled hours while others do not.


INDG-7002-40 Intro to Indigenous Studies 2 (This is a full year university course Sept. – Apr)
Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Friday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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


Pre-Media and Design Foundations courses (Courses are closed for registration)

The courses listed below are from other Fanshawe programs, but spots have been set aside for General Arts and Science students.  These courses do not have schedule hours - asynchronous.  


DEVL-1041-02 – Careers in Contemporary Media (from the Pre-Media program)

This course will explore the many different career options that exist in the Media industry. Topics will include guest lectures, industry and studio tours, research and information sessions, interviewing industry professionals, personal branding research.


HIST-1042-02 – History of Design Survey (from the Design Foundations program)

Students will examine twentieth century art and design from a variety of perspectives including anthropology, sociology, economics, politics, and changes in culture and technology to enhance their understanding of the factors that have shaped contemporary design. Methodologies will include student research presentations, design projects, discussions, and lectures.


MMED-1035-02 Visual Media 1 (from the Pre-Media program)

This course will introduce students to the core concepts of image and audio capture. Key concepts will include: still/moving image capture, audio capture and hardware for audio and video devices.

The only requirement for this course is Photoshop and students can sign out camera equipment from Media Loans.


Online Condensed

January 11th until February 26th (6 hours per week)

INDS-1081-80 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.


March 8th until April 23rd (6 hours per week)

SOSC-1012-90  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.