Fall 2018

If you are interested in reviewing the Course Information Sheets for more details on any of the courses below, please go to this link and search for the specific classes: https://fanshawe.ecoursemap.com. You can access the Course Outlines by entering your FanshaweOnline (FOL) username and password.

Days and times for each group will be posted here when available.

Select five courses (you can only choose one from each group).

COMM-3073-60 – Communications | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

WRIT-1030 (or the WRIT assessment) is a pre-requisite for this course.

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

 

FILM-3007-60 – Film Genres | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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 filmmaking technique. Students will be required to watch one film per week outside of class time.

 

HIST-7004-60 – History of Western Art | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 0.0 (6.0 when taken with HIST-7005)

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.

Only students who have completed HIST-7004 are eligible to take HIST 7005 in the winter term.

 

INDS-3027-60 – From Fiction to Film | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

Have you ever wondered why directors change the plots of books they adapt into films? Why are certain books chosen to be adapted? What is it about reading a book that makes the film so unlikely to meet our expectations? Can a book be worse or better than its film? Is it even fair to ask that question? This course considers the adaptation of fiction into film by investigating these and other questions about the delicate and challenging process of making a book into a film.

 

MATH-3068-60 – Mathematics: Theory to Practice | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: MATH-2004 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

Have you ever wondered about the calculations involved in launching a space shuttle or calculating the trajectory of a comet? In this course, students 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.

This course is a pre-requisite for MATH-3069 College Qualifying Math. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069. See www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math for more information.

 

WRIT-1030-60 – Reason & Writing | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

ANAT-3010-60  – Anatomy: Select Topics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: ANAT-3008, ANAT-1021 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

COMM-3073-61  – Communications | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

WRIT-1030 (or the WRIT assessment) is a pre-requisite for this course.

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.

 

INDS-3033-60 – Hiphop: Don't Stop | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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

 

MATH-3068-61 – Mathematics: Theory to Practice | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: MATH-2004 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

Have you ever wondered about the calculations involved in launching a space shuttle or calculating the trajectory of a comet? In this course, students 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.

This course is a pre-requisite for MATH-3069 College Qualifying Math. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069. See www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math for more information.

 

PSYC-3035-60 – Dark Psychology | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

WRIT-1030-61 – Reason & Writing 1 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

WRIT-1034-01 – Reason & Writing 1 (EAP) | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

ENGL-7004-60 – Forms of Fiction | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 0.0 (6.0 when taken with ENGL-7005)

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. Remember to enroll in ENGL-7005 for the winter term.

Only students who have completed ENGL-7004 are eligible to take ENGL-7005 in the winter term.

 

HUMA-1021-60 – Discovering the Humanities | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course is designed to introduce college students to main themes in the humanities: literature, philosophy, history, religion, drama, music, and art. Students will gain an appreciation of important historical periods and of the evolution and progression of significant ideas. This course prepares students for further studies in the humanities.

 

INDS-3020-60 – Rebel Music | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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. Students will examine primary source materials such as music, lyrics, print literature and visual media produced by participants in the punk and hardcore subcultures. In addition, the course will consider how the punk and hardcore genres have been interpreted and portrayed by journalists and cultural critics. The course 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 genre's history.

 

MATH-3069-61 – College Qualifying Mathematics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: MATH-2009 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course covers algebra, geometry, and Trigonometry. It also provides the mathematics needed for programs where Grade 12 College Mathematics is required for entrance to the program.

MATH-3068 Theory to Practice is a pre-requisite for this course. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069. See www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math for more information.

 

WRIT-1030-62 – Reason & Writing 1 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

ANTH-3004-60 – Socio-Cultural Anthropology | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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

 

CHEM-3014-60 – Chemistry: Select Topics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: CHEM-1002 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

This course must be paired with CHEM-3015 for admission to select competitive programming at Fanshawe College.

 

INDS-3016-60 – Food: Science, Psyc and Society | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

Have you thought about doing the 100-Mile Diet? Have you ever craved carbohydrate foods around exam time? You are not alone! Yet to properly understand the influence of food in our lives, it is important to examine food from several angles. First, this course provides an understanding of food science, through the study of nutrition and metabolism. Second, the connection between food and psychology is all around us. We have cravings, social influences on our eating, we may be on a diet for many reasons and occasionally our eating is disordered. Finally, food production, economics and marketing are hot topics as they relate to the role of food in our culture.

 

INDS-3032-60 – Reality TV | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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 programing. The culminating project is designing an original reality TV program.

 

PHIL-3008-60 – Bioethics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

Bioethics is the study of the moral issues that arise out of the unique relationship between health care practitioners and patients. Since all of us will be engaged in this relationship in some shape or form throughout our lives, many of the questions raised in this course will be faced by students in their real lives. Should my doctor tell me the truth when knowing the truth might hurt me? What needs to be considered when making medical decisions on behalf of my child or an elderly relative? Is it right to test my unborn children for genetic diseases? Should my confidentiality be kept at all costs? By asking these questions, and many others, in this course, students will be better prepared to tackle them as they arise in their lives. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to working through actual case studies. As such, every attempt will be made in class time to strike a balance between lecture and discussion where students will grapple with the issues raised by these cases.

 

SOCI-7003-60 – Intro to Sociology | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 0.0 (6.0 only when taken with SOCI-7004)

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. Remember to enroll in SOCI-7004 for the Winter term.

Only students who have completed SOCI 7003 are eligible to take SOCI 7004 in the winter term.

ENGL-3022-60 – Beyond Superheroes | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: FILM-1001 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

HIST-3019-60 – Modern History: 1914-1945 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: HIST-5002 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course surveys historical events, development, and patterns of change in the period 1914 to 1945. It explains the characteristic features and patterns of chronological development in the period; it identifies the most important events and individuals of the period and assesses their significance. Topics covered include the causes and effects of World Wars I and II; the Russian Revolution; democracies between the Wars; and the nature of Fascism.

 

INDG-3001-60 – Indigenous Resistance | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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

 

PHIL-7002-60 – Intro to Philosophy 1 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0 (6.0 when taken with PHIL-7003)

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. Remember to enroll in PHIL-7003 for the winter term.

Only students who have completed PHIL-7002 are eligible to take PHIL-7003 in the winter term.

 

PSYC-3016-60 – Introduction to Psychology | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: INDS-5004 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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

 

SOCI-3018-60 – Gender and Sexuality | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

Gender and sexuality examines the lives of men and women from a sociological perspective. The course provides students with insight into how societies, cultures, institutions, and interactions shape masculinity and femininity, why men and women are frequently unequal, and why stereotypes of men and women persist. This course emphasizes critical insight, challenging taken-for-granted and common sense information about males and females in society.

BUSI-3032-60 – Introduction to Business | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: BUSI-1005 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

ENGL-3024-61 – Themes in Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course introduces the student to the tropes and conventions of science fiction, exploring such themes as progress, morality and the machine, Otherness, and the ethics of bioengineering. Students will explore the history of this genre, including various subgenres such as cyberpunk, dystopian literature and social satire. Students will enhance skills in critical analysis, researching, writing and editing according to MLA guidelines.

 

FILM-3005-60 – Film Criticism and Technique | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: FILM-1001 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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-3005-60 – Discovering French | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

SOCI-3027-60 – Homicide | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

WRIT-1030-63 – Reason & Writing 1 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

HIST-3023-60 – History of Medicine | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course offers a survey of the social 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.

 

LIBS-3002-60 – Liberal Arts: Big Ideas | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: LIBS-3001 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

What are the major ideas that have shaped our understanding of the world? Learn how ancient Greek philosophy influences contemporary media. Study the historical foundations of the political debates in our culture, and examine the continuing importance of classical rhetoric to communication today.

 

MATH-3080-60 – Advanced Functions | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course is highly recommended as preparation for MATH-3079: Calculus & Vectors.

This course will cover topics such as evaluating, graphing, combining and solving functions, specifically exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, polynomial and rational functions. It will also reinforce the use of function notation, and begin to use rates of change as an introduction to calculus.

MATH-3069 College Qualifying Math is a pre-requisite for this course. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3080. See www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math for more information.

 

PSYC-7006-60 – Intro to Psychology 1 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0 (6.0 when taken with PSYC-7007)

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 who have completed PSYC-7006 are eligible to take PSYC-7007 in the winter term.

 

SOSC-1012-60 – Discovering the Social Sciences | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

BIOL-3012-61 – Biology: Select Topics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: BIOL-1005 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

*This course is a pre-requisite for BIOL-3013: College Qualifying Biology.

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.

This course must be paired with BIOL-3013 for admission to select competitive programming at Fanshawe College.

 

MMED-3015-60 – New Media Production | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

POLI-3006-60 – American Politics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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, and, of course, Donald Trump.

 

PSYC-3025-01 – Abnormal Psychology | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: PSYC-5023 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

In this course, we examine abnormal human behaviour. We will discuss numerous psychopathologies, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and antisocial personality disorder. We examine the way we define abnormal behaviour, the historical perspectives on mental illness, and the way we study, assess and diagnose psychopathology. We examine the risk factors that can lead to psychopathology and the treatments that are available.

 

WRIT-1030-64 – Reason and Writing | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course introduces students 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.

BIOL-3012-60 – Biology: Select Topics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: BIOL-1005 | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

*This course is a pre-requisite for BIOL-3013: College Qualifying Biology.

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.

This course must be paired with BIOL-3013 for admission to select competitive programming at Fanshawe College.

 

CHEM-3014-61 – Chemistry: Select Topics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This introductory course teaches terminology, classification of matter, nomenclature, chemical formulae, chemical equations, atomic theory, chemical bonding, calculation of quantitative composition of compounds, the mole concept, stoichiometry and related problem-solving.

 

FILM-1002-01 – Filmmaking 1 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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 and Filmmaking II are required courses for Language and Liberal Arts film stream students considering advancement into the Advanced Filmmaking Program. Filmmaking I and II are also eligible for direct credit transfer to Western University's Film Studies program.

 

INDG-7001-01 – First Nations Studies 1 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

MATH-3068-62 – Mathematics: Theory to Practice | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: MATH-2004 | Delivery: Blended | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

Have you ever wondered about the calculations involved in launching a space shuttle or calculating the trajectory of a comet? In this course, students 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.

This course is a pre-requisite for MATH-3069 College Qualifying Math. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069. See www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math for more information.

ANAT-3010-40 – Anatomy: Select Topics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: ANAT-3008, ANAT-1021 | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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-3012-40 – Biology: Select Topics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: BIOL-1005 | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

*This course is a pre-requisite for BIOL-3013: College Qualifying Biology.

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.

This course must be paired with BIOL-3013 for admission to select competitive programming at Fanshawe College.

 

BIOL-3013-40 – College Qualifying Biology | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: BIOL-1012 | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

This course must be paired with BIOL-3012 for admission to select competitive programming at Fanshawe College.

 

CHEM-3014-40 – Chemistry: Select Topics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.

Anti-requisite: CHEM-1002 | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

*This course is a pre-requisite for CHEM-3015: College Qualifying Chemistry.

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.

*This course must be paired with CHEM-3015 for admission to select competitive programming at Fanshawe College.

 

CHEM 3015-40 - College Qualifying Chemistry | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: CHEM-3001 | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

This course must be paired with CHEM-3014 for admission to select competitive programming at Fanshawe College.

 

COMM 3073-40 - Communications | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: WRIT-3002 | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

WRIT-1030 (or the WRIT assessment) is a pre-requisite for this course.

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

 

CRIM-3001-40 - Criminology | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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

 

ENGL-3029-40 – Murder and Mayhem | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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?

 

INDG-3003-40 – Traditional Ways of Knowing | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

MATH 3068-40 – Mathematics: Theory to Practice | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: MATH-2004 | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

Have you ever wondered about the calculations involved in launching a space shuttle or calculating the trajectory of a comet? In this course, students 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.

This course is a pre-requisite for MATH-3069 College Qualifying Math. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069. See www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math for more information.

 

MATH 3069-40 – College Qualifying Mathematics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: MATH-2009 | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course covers algebra, geometry, and Trigonometry. It also provides the mathematics needed for programs where Grade 12 College Mathematics is required for entrance to the program.

MATH-3068 Theory to Practice is a pre-requisite for this course. Students can complete a Math assessment to go directly into MATH-3069. See www.fanshawec.ca/gap1/math for more information.

 

PSYC 3030-40 – Psychology of a Liar | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

SOCI-3017-40 – Deviance | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: SOCI-1008 | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course involves students in the study of deviant behaviour in its many forms. The course focuses on understanding examples of deviance in both contemporary and recent historical contexts. It seeks 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 are 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.

 

SOSC-1012-40 – Discovering the Social Sciences | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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 1 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 6.0 (when taken with WMST-7003)

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 women's 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 women's issues; and women's activism for equality and freedom world-wide.

Only students who have completed WMST-7002 are eligible to take WMST-7003 in the winter term.

 

WRIT 1030-40 or -41 – Reason & Writing 1 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: Online | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

Design, Fine Art and Pre-Media:

ARTS-1087-02- Drawing Basics | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: In-class | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course is an introduction to drawing as it relates to applied design. Students will learn basic objective and subjective sketching techniques using various media to depict a variety of subjects. Formal concepts such as line, texture, value, gesture, movement and perspective will be explored and used to broaden the capacity to draw from observation, memory and imagination.

 

COMP-1498-02- Computers for Design | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: In-class | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course is designed as an introduction and a general overview on the most used programs in the industry: Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. Students will also learn camera basics and how to incorporate photography with technology. Through the use of these tools the students will develop the skills required to create digital presentations, digital illustrations and digital photography. Students will improve on and learn new computer skills by completing projects that reinforce their understanding of these programs.

 

GRAF-1048-02- Creative Concepts 1 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: In-class | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course is designed to develop and explore the innate creativity within the students. This course guides students through explorations of various media in order to reflect upon and express their unique personality and creativity within their cultural context.

ARTS-1071-02 - Methods and Media in Drawing | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: In-class | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

In this introductory course students will investigate methods and materials in two dimensional artworks such as watercolour, pencil crayon, ink, pastel, relief printing and collage.

Emphasis will be placed on constructing composition, design principles and implementing basic colour theory in drawing. Subject matter and visual resources may consist of studies from the object, figure, the constructed/natural landscape and pattern. Students will work in a variety of scales and use a variety of paper supports. Students will select, from a list provided (see course plan), and explore a single theme throughout the term applied within the use of multiple drawing media. Compositions must be created from a variety of sources e.g. found and personal photographs, still life, direct observation, dioramas, imagination etc.

 

HIST-1046-02 - Ancient Origins | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: In-class | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course introduces students to the history of Western art and architecture by examining key works within the intellectual and social context that they were created. Because art does not develop in a vacuum, the philosophical, religious, scientific, etc., background of each period will be examined in order to gain a fuller understanding of important artistic trends. 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.

MMED-1035-03 - Visual Media 1 | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: In-class | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.

 

MMED-1038-03 - Storytelling for Media | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: In-class | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This is an introductory course into the basic writing structures for a broad range of media. Writing for media, media formats, storyboard development and storyboard and shoot-focused video material are among the topics that will be covered.

 

MMED-1039-03 - Audio Fundamentals | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: In-class | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

This course will explore the processes of sound design. Key concepts will include: audio hardware and software, audio editing techniques, basic mixing, audio in digital environments, digital audio recording.

 

DEVL-1041-02- Careers in Contemporary Media | Start: Sept. End: Dec.
Anti-requisite: None | Delivery: In-class | Hours/Week: 3.0 | Credit Units: 3.0

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.