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 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.

  • American Sign Language LANG001

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This is an introductory course designed for the student with no previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL). Beginners are in a classroom where no spoken conversation is allowed. Grammatical structures and facial expressions are taught according to their functions, which are then used in situations connected to everyday activities in the deaf community. The students learn how to relate to each other and build up their cross culture awareness and understanding of and respect for the deaf culture while they learn ASL.

  • Ancient Empires GNED002

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course will examine the rise and fall of eight imperial cultures of the ancient world. Students will examine the political, economic, social, technological and ecological dimensions of each civilization. Ancient empires for study will include the Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China, the Maya, the Inca, and the Aztec. In each case, consideration will be given to a culture's history, typical cities and technologies, and supporting social structures, included achievements in the arts and sciences.

  • Anthropology GNED003

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course introduces students to the First Nations of the North American continent. The first section will look at the origins of mankind, the arrival of humans in the Americas, and the stages of the continent's prehistory. Area surveys will include the Arctic, Subarctic, Iroquoian, Northwest Coast, Plains and Prairies, and the Southwest.

  • 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.

  • Business Essentials - A Survival Course ORGB003

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course will explore the nature of business and the role of the individual within the business context. The course will help to prepare the student for the world of business by developing an understanding of the major functional aspects of a successful business. The course will also focus on a number of important business trends that will continue to affect business into the future. These include the growth and influence of international business, the role of ethics and social responsibility in business decisions, the significance of small business, the growth of the service sector, and the influence of technology on business activities.

  • 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.

  • Career Essentials ORGB002

    Units/ Hours: 45

    In today's competitive workplace environment, organizations need employees and leaders that combine strong intra/interpersonal skills with vocational competencies. This course gives students the opportunity to understand and further develop these essential employment success skills and how to take personal responsibility for managing themselves and their personal and professional relationships more effectively. Students will learn strategies in the areas of self-management, life-long learning, building supportive relationships, time and stress management, diversity, positive work ethic, creative problem solving and adaptability. Development in these areas will increase the chances for success in all areas of life.

  • Community Development COUN011

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Community development assists a community, its people and organizations develop towards their full potential. Through given examples and those of the student's choice, learners examine concrete community-based models and the process of community development as well as the relevant policy, systems, structures and individual skill sets required for implementing strategies for community development. Learners become familiar with the organization, function and roles of various levels of government as related to community development. This course helps prepare the learner for the organizations, people, and situations s/he finds in community placements and employment.

  • 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 COMM017

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course provides students with the opportunity to turn focuses on contemporary social themes into short stories, poems, and plays. Students will be introduced to the publishing world and the rules governing submission of manuscripts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Effective Sales Techniques MKTG008

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course demonstrates to students the vital role of sales in the business world. Without an effective sales effort, businesses perish. Similarly, without a well-planned, professional, and deliberate sales approach, graduates will not achieve appropriate employment situations. Students will examine their current level of self-presentation and work toward enhancing their image through practical, applied course work.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fitness and Wellness GNED019

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course will introduce students to issues of wellness, with particular emphasis on the physical fitness aspects. Topics covered will include current health issues, exercise, and nutrition. Students will assess their own individual fitness/wellness level and develop goals to improve their overall fitness levels. Students will be encouraged to adopt a more healthful lifestyle based on sound principles of health and fitness.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Human Sexuality and Intimate Relationships. GNED022

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This hybrid course draws on historical, theoretical, cross-cultural and life cycle perspectives of intimate relationships, sexual attitudes, behaviours, development and experiences. Topics will include gender roles, types of love, interpersonal attraction, human sexuality, sexual health, and issues of conflict and power in intimate relationships. Throughout this course students will have the opportunity to examine their own values related to human sexuality and intimate relationships both through online discussions and face-to-face instruction.

  • 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.

  • 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 Addictions COUN016

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course is intended to provide the learner with foundation principles and knowledge in the area of addictions. It is a core course in the Drug and Alcohol Counsellor program and a pre-requisite for upper level courses in semester three.

  • 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 Children's Literature GNED024

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course explores the world of literature for children from infancy to adolescence. You'll read and talk about past and present classics in children's literature, some of which may be your own favourites. Through reading, discover what makes good literature and what makes it controversial. Look at authors, illustrations, and children's literature on the web and in other media. This course meets the General Education requirements in arts and language, cultural understanding, and personal and social development.

  • 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 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 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 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: 45

    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.

  • Issues in Science and Technology GNED050

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Issues in Science and Technology? explores exciting and sometimes controversial questions related to recent developments in science and technology. Topics to be covered may include video games, social media, medical ethics and issues in health care, alternative energy, climate change, sustainability, and the human future. This discussion-based course is designed to encourage a critical and creative dialogue regarding some of the most important challenges affecting our scientific and technological futures.

  • Issues in World Religion GNED105

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course considers the role of religion in a variety of contexts, and focuses on a survey of major faiths. Utilizing a variety of approaches, the course may compare sacred texts, religious rituals, belief systems, systems of law, attitudes toward gender, versions of the afterlife, attitudes toward science, or any number of applicable themes. Selected current issues and political conflicts will also be considered from the standpoint of religion?s influence on world affairs. Media resources like mainstream films may also be used to consider how religion is popularly represented.

  • 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.

  • Macroeconomics BUSN013

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Macroeconomics is the study of the overall performance of the economy. Fluctuations in the level of national output, incomes, prices and employment are analyzed along with government policies to control these fluctuations.

  • Making Sense of Our Changing Economy GNED028

    Units/ Hours: 45

    There is little doubt that our economy is constantly changing. The study of economics offers tools for understanding the nature of economic change. This course provides the economic foundations for understanding change and then uses these foundations to identify the primary economic forces in the Canadian economy. By successfully completing this course, the learner will be able to apply economic principles to the economic issues of our time.

  • Music and Society GNED044

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course examines the role of popular music in contemporary society. Students will learn about various music genres and will reflect on the social and cultural influences that inform their own tastes and shape the evolution of popular music in a North American context. No training in music is required to take this course. Note: This is a blended course with some online components. Students enrolled in this course will complete some course work outside the regular class schedule and should be comfortable learning in an online environment.

  • 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.

  • Negotiating Skills ORGB009

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Students will learn practical negotiation skills and process theories that can be successfully applied to life and workplace situations such as getting a job, getting a raise, buying and selling a car and resolving disputes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Practical Science SCIE162

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Practical Science will challenge students' curiosity and critical thinking skills in order to explore, investigate, and propose explanations for current scientific questions of personal and social importance. Using practical applications of the scientific method,students will learn to pose and test hypotheses, report findings, and reflect on their growth as scientific thinkers. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with faculty independently and within small groups to introduce projects, report on progress, and share findings.

  • 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.

  • Pursuit of Happiness GNED108

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This hybrid course explores current research into the meaning and definition of happiness. Rather than offering religious or spiritual paths to happiness, this course focuses on the latest scientific data related to the field of personal understanding, awareness, fulfillment, contentment, and other common descriptions of happiness. Various theories of happiness will be explored, including Mindfulness, Flow, and Neuroplasticity. Activities will include a variety of quizzes, reflections, a presentation, and one essay. Join us in our exploration; you'll be happy you did!

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sociology of Work SOCI061

    Units/ Hours: 45

    The intent of this course is to familiarize the student with the sociological perspectives of society and work. Sociology provides various perspectives from which the student can view and understand the dynamics of a changing society and workplace. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship of work in society and its impact on human beings.

  • Spanish I LANG011

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course for absolute beginners introduces you to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish, and is ideal for travel or as a start to further language studies.

  • Spanish II LANG012

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Spanish II will complete the students' familiarity with aspects of basic Spanish. This will lead the students to a basic proficiency level necessary for a non-intensive language situation.

  • 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 Human Mind Through Film GNED053

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course examines the intricacy of the human mind and human behaviour through the critical analysis of current popular films. It is intended to foster an appreciation of film as an art form of communication. Further, it will challenge students to develop the skills and habits of perceptive watching and discover aspects of film art that they may otherwise overlook. These goals will be accomplished through weekly screenings, lectures and discussion.

  • Towards Optimum Health GNED052

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course will provide students with the tools they need to achieve and maintain optimum health and longevity. The emphasis will be on avoidance of chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke, cancer and diabetes through sound nutrition and therapeutic supplementation. Healthy living techniques such as exercise, stress management and the power of positive thinking will also be covered.

  • 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.

  • 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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