General Education Elective

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.

  • Abnormal Psychology SOCI001

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course explores the difficulties in defining abnormal behaviour and develops skills in evaluating historical and current theoretical perspectives of abnormality. Issues relating to abnormality in our society today are examined after students are presented with the necessary knowledge to understand a variety of behaviours (and disorders) and their treatments. In order for a student to succeed in this course they need to have general knowledge of basic psychological theory, critical thinking skills, sound writing skills, and the ability to apply material to their field of choice.

  • Abnormal Psychology SOCI108

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Study the signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder. An introductory course or experience in basic psychology concepts is helpful, but not required.

  • Anthropology SCIE153

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course seeks to develop an appreciation for the mystery of human development and to put this development into the perspective of the entire Earth's history. The course examines the physical, emotional and technological changes that man has experienced. You will develop a fundamental understanding of the evolution of man and an appreciation for what humans have accomplished and will continue to accomplish.

  • Art Through The Ages ARTS812

    Units/ Hours: 48

    A survey of primarily Western artistic traditions beginning with Ancient Greece and Rome provides an understanding of continuity and change in art through the ages. The exploration of art movements is framed thematically in relation to societal issues. This course will also introduce students to Asian, Islamic, First Nations and African art. The fundamentals of theoretical issues will be incorporated.

  • Astronomy SCIE143

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Astronomy is the study of all that which is beyond the Earth. Examine the visible features of the sky?Moon, Sun, planets, stars, constellations, meteors and galaxies. One of the outstanding features of this course is the `navigation across the night sky? component where you will learn to move from constellation to constellation in a logical and progressive fashion.

  • Canadian Literature LANG065

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Participants will read selected Canadian literature, including novels and short stories, to analyse and discuss the relevance of setting and plot in relation to Canadian culture and history Students will identify the different types of audiences intended for each literary piece. This course will focus on both reading literature as well as the use of proper written English. Key literary terms, target audiences and events will be discussed for each novel. General Education Elective (Fleming - D. Vanderspek)

  • Canadian Politics SOCI097

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Gain an overview of Canadian politics covering the structure of Canadian Government, the practice of politics and a background of major political issues.

  • Censorship, The Media and You LANG052

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Censorshipp, or the act of restricting material deemed unsuitable for public onsumption, has existed throughout history. This subject will examine the concept of censorship, its history and application in current issues. Students will be exposed to controversial materials and immersed in the discourse of censorship in order to gain an understanding of who controls knowledge, why and to what affect. Pre-requisites: College English or equivalent

  • Conspiracy Theories: They're Everywhere! GNED121

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Conspiracy theories have exploded in popularity in recent years as the world we live in becomes more strange and alarming. Are UFO's real? Are drug companies withholding vital cancer treatments? Can you really trust the government? Is your phone spying on you? This blended course will consider a wide variety of conspiracy theories from critical, psychological, political, and historical perspectives (or will it?).

  • Contemporary Canadian Issues SOCI075

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Explore how your own hidden assumptions, values, and biases affect your decision making. In this collaborative environment, you will analyze the manipulative techniques used by individuals, vested interest groups and the media. Learn how to identify both false and misleading arguments. In addition, you will write argument papers in which you trace the history of a social/political issue in Canadian society and present arguments, supported by research, that take a stand on the issue.

  • Creative Writing ARTS061

    Units/ Hours: 47.5

    This course will help you gain access to and develop your inner voice, helping you listen and respond to your own writing. Learn how to tap into your own creativity and strengthen your writing skills in a supportive workshop environment. Topics include: getting started, character, dialogue, structure, description, point of view, finding the story's end, and also its beginning. Step by step, you will experience the various components of the writing process; generating ideas/subject matter, first draft, the writing workshop, the art of revision and the final draft. This course can be taken repeatedly by new writers of fiction, creative non-fiction, and memoir, as well as experienced writers who want to refresh and expand their skills.

  • Crime and Deviance in Modern Society: Fifty Shades of Normal GNED123

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This online course explores the nature and meaning of deviance in examples ranging from murderers and terrorists to white-collar psychopaths, political dissidents and controversial social activists. What exactly is "normal"? Is criminal behaviour always wrong? Is it always right to conform? Are serial killers born, or made? How accurate are popular portrayals of criminals and profiling in film and the media? Utilizing a multidisciplinary and multimedia approach, this course asks students to engage with some of the most disturbing and challenging questions in modern society.

  • Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds SOCI080

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Explore how and why some individuals become criminals and why some actually become killers, stalkers, rapists and criminals. We examine the latest techniques used in criminal profiling and questioning. Note: for a more in-depth understanding of the subject, we recommend taking Abnormal Psychology and/or Introduction to Psychology before taking this course.

  • Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds SOCI081

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Explore issues discussed in Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds, in more depth, studying and comparing psychological models as they relate to criminology. We will investigate whether rehabilitation really works for criminals, whether alcohol and drugs cause individuals to commit more crimes and what motivates cult members, racists and terrorists into committing acts of violence.

  • Cults & Terrorism SOCI082

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Focus on conformity issues surrounding religious fundamentalism, sects, cults, and terrorist groups. We examine the reasons why people join, and why they may have a difficult time leaving, as well as society's contributions to supporting cultic groups. Learn to develop strategies for protecting individuals and vulnerable populations from cultic and terrorist activity.

  • Culture, Language and Linguistics SOCI199

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Explore the major concepts in culture and languages and the relation it has in shaping linguistics as well as the cross-cultural techniques that are used when humans are communicating and interacting with one another. Special emphasis is placed on Sociolinguistics and the profound effect it has on our world. Apply and discuss concepts such as dialectology, historical linguistics and the sociology of language as you navigate this course.

  • Developing Effective Teams ORGB013

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Teams are a critical component of our personal, educational, organizational and societal lives. Successful teams don't just happen. This course teaches the formula for team success. Students will use effective tools and strategies to help any team become high performing which will better prepare students to achieve successful team membership in voluntary, public or private organizations. This course is a blended learning course. Students will attend the lecture hour in the first 7 weeks of the course where the framework for team success is taught and applied. For the lectures in weeks 9-15, students do not attend the lecture hour but instead will be expected to work independently utilizing the web to prepare for the face to face 2 hour seminar. This self-directed learning may include targeted readings, audio lectures, web surfing as well as team building activities and applications. On line and face to face learning is integrated in order to maximize the quality of the student?s learning experience.

  • Developmental Psychology SOCI083

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Participate in a detailed examination of human growth and development from conception to death. We will study the progression of physical, motor, intellectual, language, social and moral development through the human life span.

  • Domestic & Workplace Violence SOCI084

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Examine family, school yard and workplace violence, including how and why co-dependency exists, the battered wife syndrome and abusive males. We will also examine why bullying exists in schools, and why confrontation can escalate into violence in the workplace. You will gain strategies for dealing with domestic, schoolyard and workplace violence as well as strategies for conflict resolution.

  • Entrepreneurship BUSN050

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Discover the disposition, concepts and skills necessary to express your entrepreneurial spirit . Contemporary expressions of entrepreneurism and intrepreneurism, their contribution to the economy, their role in the changing workplace as well as global business will also be explored. You will complete an entrepreneurial business plan in stages throughout the course.

  • Environmental Citizenship ENVR039

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities, focusing on conversation and planned sustainable use of our planet's resources, as environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. Discover how, as environmental citizen, you can adopt attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility.

  • Environmental Geology GEOL070

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Examine dramatic Geologic events such as volcanoes, tsunami, earthquakes, landslides and avalanches and their impact on humans, wildlife and the surrounding environment. Analyze current and possible future responses to these hazards and disasters and study the relationships between human activity and geology and the impact of one upon the other.

  • Essentials of Canadian History GNED127

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Study of some of the major themes of Canadian history from Confederation to the present. Discover how our past influences and engages with the present, and how we are shaping our future. Analyze the evolution of Canadian civic society and evaluate key constitutional changes and attempted changes.

  • Ethical Issues in Business BUSN036

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Study Ethics and the case study method. Cases will be drawn from real business situations. Using a combination of research papers and case studies, we will discuss the cases, papers and solutions in class. Reports and presentations of various cases will be used as course evaluation tools.

  • Food, Booze and Culture GNED122

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This blended course explores the history, symbolism, politics and future of what we eat and drink. The familiar comforts of the kitchen are examined to personalize and reveal our complex connection to (and impact upon) global culture.

  • French 1 LANG024

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Aims at building a vocabulary such as numbers (1-100), days, months, seasons, members of the family, salutations, asking questions, as well as giving the answers. Also covers: the verbs etre, avoir, and groups of verbs in er in the present tense and future tense with aller affirmative and negative. Emphasis is placed on development of oral comprehension of day-to-day communication.

  • French I LANG002

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Gain the confidence to conduct basic, grammatically correct conversations in French. We focus on practical language situations in an interactive format to develop your listening and speaking skills.

  • French II LANG003

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This is a second level beginner course in conversational French. It is designed to provide the learner with a wider grammatical base in the French language and the opportunity to apply it in conversation. A communicative approach is used to develop your aural/oral skills and emphasis is placed on developing your self-confidence in practical language situations.

  • French III LANG004

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This intermediate course in conversational French will introduce you to more complex grammatical base to use in conversation. We focus on practical language situations in an interactive format to develop your confidence in listening and speaking skills.

  • Geography & Tourism TOUR049

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Expand your knowledge about how the physical, cultural and historical elements of the world landscape combine to make each designated region interesting and unique. We will explore contemporary theories in the earth sciences such as geological time, plate tectonics, processes of erosion and factors affecting climate.

  • Geological Disasters GEOL059

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Study the events, the causes and the effects of some of the world's greatest geological natural disasters. Examine disasters associated with earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, weather, hurricanes, floods, fires, extinctions and impacts from space. The disasters are examined in terms of their geologic or scientific origins, their locations, their effects and impact on human lives and settlements. Advice is given as to how best to prepare for and defend yourself against these disasters.

  • Global Citizenship GNED124

    Units/ Hours: 48

    The world is shrinking. The ice caps are melting. A sneeze, thousands of kilometres away, starts a health pandemic, and technology enables us to intimately view not only earthquakes and tsunamis but human rights violations around the world. This reality calls for an understanding of sustainability, diversity, and social justice. Gain a personal of yourself as a citizen of the world and apply it to your own life. Examine on a personal level how a global citizen becomes aware of the wider world, respects diversity, is outraged by injustice, participates in community from the local to global level, and feels compelled to act to make the world a more humane and sustainable place. This course meets the Civic Life and Social and Cultural Understanding General Education themes.

  • Global Warming Concepts GNED090

    Units/ Hours: 30

    Develop an awareness of the current scientific certainties and uncertainties in global warming as well as historical and current political issues at a global and national level. We will examine the Kyoto agreement, ethical responsibilities of individuals, corporations, and governments, and the conflictions between economic development and the environment. You will develop a greater understanding of social awareness and the relationship between science, technology and an individual's responsibility to society and the environment.

  • Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada SOCI206

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow up in a digital world and they are transforming our culture and institutions. Examine the way the Internet has played a role in shaping recent history and society how digital media empowers our youth to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations. Discover analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.

  • History of Aboriginal/Canadian Relations SOCI184

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Examine the historic stages of the relationship between Aboriginal peoples in Canada from contact to present day. Explore the different world views at contact, the years of cooperation and negotiation through the fur trade and treaty-making era and the impact of government colonial policy on Aboriginal communities, cultures and peoples. Explore the progress towards a renewed relationship since the Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal rights. Gain an important context for understanding contemporary issues between Aboriginal and Canadian societies including land claims, treaties and self-government.

  • History of Photography GNED104

    Units/ Hours: 30

    Explore photographic culture as created through the lens. Enhance your aesthetic sense and further develop political awareness as we explore the work of a variety of theorists and cultural critics in relation to the images they create. A strong chronology will form the backbone to the exploration of Photography.

  • Human Growth and Development SOCI025

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the normal patterns of growth and development at various stages within the life cycle from infancy through to old age. The major theories of development will be examined to enhance understanding of this field of study.

  • Human Growth and Development SOCI155

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Gain a basic understanding of the normal patterns of growth and development at various stages within the life cycle, from infancy to old age. Selected theories of development will be examined to enhance understanding of this field of study.

  • Human Sexuality SOCI085

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This analysis of human sexuality draws on historical, theoretical, cross cultural, and life cycle perspectives of sexual attitudes, behaviours, development, and experiences. We explore gender relations, body image, sexual diversity, arousal and response, mating, dating, and interpersonal attraction, interpersonal communication, sex education, sexual health or risk, and issues of power or intimacy.

  • Humanities GNED099

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Focus on some of the fundamental questions individuals ask of themselves as they proceed through life. Why are we the way we are? Do we have free will or are we prisoners of our past experiences or of our biology? What motivates societies to change? Why do social changes often divide people into opposing camps? Why does work merely "kill time" for so many people? What constitute good government? How should injustice be fought? Can nations deal with global issues? Can scientists provide the solutions to the problems they create? Is objectivity about art (or anything) possible? These questions are organized into units that begin with issues concerning the nature of the individual and then extend outward to various social, cultural, and physical contexts.

  • I Write The Songs SOCI201

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Learn a variety of genres to direct your talents to creating poetic lyrics suitable for the profession of songwriting. We will discuss how to present to music producers and agents as well as historical influences, marketing, and creating a portfolio of song presentations and lyrics.

  • Indigenous Identity and Relationship to the Land GNED103

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Experience and explore Indigenous cosmology, knowledge and world view and its relationship to the land. The influence and importance of land on Indigenous world view will provide a way of understanding the contemporary perspectives on identity and self determination. In addition, you will explore and locate your own identity and world view in relation to these concepts.

  • Intro to E-Business COMP208

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Develop an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution, and electronic collaboration. Security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies, and legal liabilities are explored.

  • Introduction to Children's Literature COMM053

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Explore children's literature, its history and development, and its rich variety of forms and techniques. We will focuses on major authors in children's literature and on the important issues presented in those works that have captivated children and adult readers over time. (This subject may contain material that some may find offensive.)

  • Introduction to Geology: Overview of Earth GEOL161

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Examine the science behind the study of the earth. We begin with the formation of the universe, the solar system, earth and its moon and the planets. Subsequent topics include the history of the earth, describing how oceans and continents were formed, plate tectonics, the movements of the continents, rock types and their formation.

  • Introduction to Improv GNED066

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course will introduce fundamental principles of performing improvisation. Utilizing games (similar to "Whose line is it anyway") and theatre exercises, the participants will be introduced to the basic rules that improvisers follow when performing without a script. No improv or theatrical experience is necessary to take this class! Ideal for people who would like to try something new and fun while gaining new skills for practical application in the workplace and in daily life.

  • Introduction to Indigenous Studies GNED049

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course is an introduction to the study of Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) peoples in Canada. Students will explore the complex historical and contemporary relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The course will also guide students to begin to understand the diversity and depth of Indigenous societies, worldviews, and knowledge through a multi-disciplinary lens.

  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication COMM100

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Learn the definition of culture and explore intercultural communication theories, such as differences in gestures, personal spaces, and customs. Enhance your personal and professional ability to communicate with people from different origins comfortably.

  • Introduction to Philosophy GNED112

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Examine classical and modern philosophers as they struggled with their own thoughts about commonly accepted religious and scientific theories. Issues such as skepticism, free-will and the existence of a God will play prominent roles in this course. Readings will focus upon philosophers such as Plato, Socrates, Locke and Descartes, as well as more prominent contemporary philosophers Robert Nozick, Hilary Putnam and Thomas Nagel. You will be introduced to philosophical arguments and the forms and methods in which arguments should be conducted and analyzed.

  • Introduction to Psychology SOCI036

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course offers a systematic approach to exploring human behaviour. The concepts and empirical findings are examined using a variety of theoretical approaches. Major topics include perception, motivation, learning, memory, intelligence, and personality.

  • Introduction to Psychology SOCI072

    Units/ Hours: 42

    To understand ourselves and interact appropriately with others, we must first understand the basis for behaviour. Gain an understanding of why people think and act as they do. Examine the scientific process of research, the human brain and the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, memory and personality.

  • Introduction to Science SCIE104

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course introduces the student to notations for scientific measurement, basic chemical principles, elements and compounds, nuclear weight, organic chemistry and health related biological principles.

  • Introduction to Sustainable Development ECOS032

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Examine the concept of sustainable development, including the environmental, economic and social impacts that affect the sustainability of our communities. We investigate the development of human populations and the effect of their energy and nutritional needs on the natural ecosystems. Social and economic factors that lead to greater social equality and more sustainability in the world economy are explored. Individual responsibility to sustainability through lifestyle changes will be examined.

  • Issues in Diversity SOCI038

    Units/ Hours: 30

    In this course students will critically identify and examine issues in diversity. Specifically, students will focus on topics pertaining to inequality in various social settings, including but not limited to: race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Incorporating social/legal explanations of diversity, students will develop a clear understanding of the impacted groups and possible strategies of community empowerment.

  • Learning Strategies - Learn to Learn EDUC102

    Units/ Hours: 42

    This course is designed to help you better understand how YOU learn - and how YOU can "learn better". It explores the various aspects of our brain, short and long-term memory, working memory, executive functions...The various learning styles we use - and how to effectively use them are presented. The key role that motivation plays in learning is developed. You will also learn about highly effective learning, reading, writing, organizational and study strategies. This very hands-on course will benefit you and the children with whom you work. Equivalent to Gen. Ed. Elective (Fleming College) - D. Vanderspek (2011/03/01)

  • Let's Talk Sports RECR081

    Units/ Hours: 42

    This subject combines both the fun of participating in lively sports debates and the practical techniques that will help improve students' communications. Students will receive a behind-the-scenes look at sports issues by examining topics such as sport and politics, commercialism, and the Olympic movement. Through this course, students will better understand the major problems and controversies surrounding the impact of sports upon society.

  • Meteorology SCIE144

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This introductory course will logically and methodically develop your understanding of weather and weather-related phenomena.

  • Myths and Legends SOCI090

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Examine the similarities and differences of world mythology and legends. Discover the commone threads of the human experience by analyzing stories from different cultures. Prerequisite: College English or equivalent.

  • Nature and Culture GNED029

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This online course explores the experience of nature from the perspectives of film, art, music, popular culture, literature, and personal experience. We will explore our responses to nature as landscape, park, garden, and wilderness, as well as our relationships with animals both domestic and wild.

  • Nutrition HLTH055

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Learn how to put control back into your life and achieve a balanced lifestyle that reduces stress, helps you avoid eating when you are not hungry and gives you more energy. We will analyze how nutrients breakdown and work together in the body and discuss issues and theories involving health and nutrition.

  • Personality Psychology SOCI191

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Explore what personality is and how it influences our behaviour and actions. We examine current research and theories to understand how personality is developed by exploring patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviour that make a person unique. Personality assessment and intelligence testing will be explored.

  • Philosophy of Art Concepts and Theories GNED116

    Units/ Hours: 42

    What defines art? Using critical reflection, explore the different angles in which philosophic theories claim to answer this question. We will scrutinize the meaning of terms associated with art, such as beauty, truth, perfection and aesthetics, to understand how we view, interpret and experience art.

  • Political Science/Public Administration LAWS202

    Units/ Hours: 42

    The political science portion of this course provides an introduction to the democratic system of governing in Canada. It includes a description of the organization of the three levels of government: federal, provincial and municipal. The interaction of each government level, the democratic election and legislative processes are discussed. The course includes the services of each level of government, the daily problems and issues facing Canadians, and the impact on the fields of law enforcement by public opinion and special interest groups. The public administration portion of this course focuses on organizational theories as they pertain to public administration. Students will explore the organizational administrative workings, and interaction among federal, provincial and local governments. Students will develop an awareness of dominant and underlying issues related to law enforcement that affect the formal and informal political, public administration and management processes.

  • Pop Culture and the Media COMM184

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Using cultural analysis to find out how what's 'popular' is connected to what's going on in our society. Taking a closer look at how movies and television shows, clothes, and the music shape popular culture in maintaining and reproducing the kind of society we live in. Explore what messages are intended by the producers of mass media and what messages are received by their consumers. Popular culture will be investigated from a sociological perspective with an emphasis on North America with Canadian content as available.

  • Psychology Of Sport GNED035

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course is designed to assist students' personal development in the areas of sport and exercise. As such, the student will be provided with the basic understanding of psychological principles as they relate to their behaviour in sport and exercise contexts. Sport psychology applies to a broad population base such as: elite athletes, children, the physically and mentally challenged, seniors, and the average participant. The focus is on the application of research findings in order to understand how participating in physical activity affects a person's psychological development.

  • Racism & Discrimination LAWS164

    Units/ Hours: 42

    This course will target racism and discrimination that are observed in the Canadian multiculturalism context. Learners are able to identify types of discriminations and racisms based on our cultural values and find the connection between discrimination and the society. We will also analyze sociological factors such as the media that could cause biases and prejudice. The objective of this course is to enhance the sensitivity and intolerance of the mistreatment based on racial or ethnic background and to consider how to handle these issues as occupational professionals and individuals in this pluralistic society.

  • Resume Building and Career Development GNED091

    Units/ Hours: 36

    This course provides an opportunity to design and create a resume and other job search documents that are effective in today's workplace. A portfolio of employment documents will be started. Industry and employer expectations will be researched and incorporated into career development strategies. Interview techniques to gather information and to conduct an interview process will be practised. The student will develop confidence to job search in today's marketplace.

  • Science Fiction SOCI095

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Science Fiction shows you other worlds: it describes possible future societies and the problems lurking ahead. It also shows how human beings can and do create these future worlds - that our future is in our hands. Science fiction stands as a 'bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity.' Approved Gen. Ed. Elective - 01/03/2010 D. Vanderspek

  • Social Media and Society MKTG124

    Units/ Hours: 42

    This summary of the major developments in social media will examine how social media is changing media, business, government, the economy, development, and education in fundamental ways. Explore a variety of social media environments and gain practical, hands-on experience with many of the leading social media applications.

  • Social Psychology SOCI059

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course is designed to assist students' personal development and understanding of social relationships in a culturally diverse world. The emphasis is on the development of social and interpersonal skills to foster effective work teams and personal relationships.

  • Social Psychology SOCI127

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, interact, influence and relate to others. Gain an understanding about how and why individuals behave, think and feel in social situations, focusing particularly on the individual, their thoughts and resultant behaviour in social situations.

  • Sociology Introduction SOCI079

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Study the concept and theories of sociology by exploring people's relationship to society as a whole and the effect of society on them, with specific focus on the dynamics of Canadian society and Canadian social problems.

  • The Game of Soccer and its Impact On Society GNED113

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Examine how the game of soccer impacts socio-economic, religious, political, and cultural views in countries around the globe. Discover and explore cultural trends and human behaviors influenced by soccer ideology and its effects on pop culture.

  • The Hockey Hall of Fame Presents RECR083

    Units/ Hours: 42

    This subject details the incredible growth of Canada's national pastime, including the NHL's formation, the 'original six' and national and international expansion.

  • The Olympics - Sport and Spectacle GNED117

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Take an in-depth look at the socio-cultural relevance that the Olympic Games have on our society. A historical review of the games will allow you to understand how the Olympics have altered the manner in which we view athletic competition. Special emphasis will be placed upon the emergence of elite athletes, financial remuneration, banned substances and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Examine issues regarding race, gender and class and the relationship between sport and society in the context of the Olympic Games.

  • The Ontario Metis GNED126

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Examine the historical, sociological and political perspectives on the origins of the Ontario Metis people. You will explore the emergence of the Metis peoples and their relationship with the provincial government along with issues affecting Metis in contemporary society.

  • Virtual Culture GNED041

    Units/ Hours: 45

    The Internet is a powerful tool that can take you places and expose you to experiences which you might not be able to enjoy in 'reallife'. Through Virtual Culture, you take excursions to the world of culture on the Internet. Explore your own culture and those of the people around you. Learn a new language and communicate across cultures. Go to art galleries, museums, concerts and movies. Read literature and listen to storytellers. See how the Internet can be used to challenge culture. Through these excursions, you will be able to reflect on how the Internet has an impact on learning about and enjoying many aspects of culture.This course meets the General Education requirements in cultural understanding, arts and language, and understanding technology.

  • War and Terrorism SOCI193

    Units/ Hours: 36

    The term "terrorism" has become a central part of everyday life. We hear about it on TV, we read about it on the internet and we think about it, like it or not, every time we board a plane. But what is "terrorism" exactly, who decides and why does it matter? These challenging questions form the foundation for this introductory course to terrorism. Building from an exploration of the relationship between power and language, we will examine the historical evolution of contemporary terrorism, paying particular attention to the root causes, enabling frameworks, aims, methods and consequences of terrorist activity. The course will conclude by reflecting on the apparent tension between fighting "the war on terror" and preserving civil rights.

  • Wellness for Life GNED119

    Units/ Hours: 45

    The physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual dimensions of health are the focus of this course. Examine current factual information about a broad range of health-related issues including stress, substance abuse, sexuality, fitness, weight management, environmental concerns, and death and dying.

  • What in the World is Going On? SOCI110

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Every day, the TV or newspaper's front page confronts us with people, places, and issues from around the world. Every story has a background: cultural, religious, political, or economic. We will explore this background, focusing on the main international news stories, to facilitate making informed judgements.

  • World of Work GNED060

    Units/ Hours: 42

    Prepare for the world of work by exploring changes in the marketplace, researching your intended field, and developing skills related to acquiring desirable employment. You will learn how to uncover your strengths, understand your motivations, establish goals and become professionally successful in an ever-changing environment.

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