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APC100
Applied Professional Communications
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

Required course for CPA/CPD/CPAC/CNS/CTY/AST programs but cannot be used as a General Education credit.

This course focuses on group work, team building, interpersonal communication, presentation skills, conflict and time management with applications to the computer industry. In this course, you are developing the skills that will make you not only a greater asset to an employer, but a more confident and accomplished individual. APC100 will give you a thorough grounding in employability skills listed as essential by the Conference Board of Canada in our global, knowledge-based society of the 21st century. You will be introduced to the theoretical background, then given ample opportunity to develop your expertise in these communication, teamwork, personal management, presentation and thinking skills. You will both require and be further developing these skills in all the courses of your programme. Only students who have a Canadian university degree in the humanities will be considered for advanced standing. These students must provide detailed course outlines from their university.




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CAN104
First Nations People
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

Students will increase knowledge and awareness of important issues in the Aboriginal cultures of Canada. The legal status of Aboriginal people will be explored along with Aboriginal rights and self-determination. Other critical issues relating to land claims, justice and social services will be studied.




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CAN105
Contemporary Canadian Social Problems
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

In this course, current social science paradigms and theories will be used as a framework for analysis of contemporary social issues relevant to vocations in police services. Topics such as crime, violence, abuse, social stratification, ageism, and racism will be included. The course focus will be on how individual behaviours collectively create social issues.




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CAN107
Racism and Discrimination
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

Racism and discrimination will be defined and discussed in the context of Canadian multicultural society. Learners will identify types of discrimination and racism and discuss the connection between discrimination and society. Sociological factors, such as the media, that may contribute to biases and prejudice will also be analyzed. The objectives of this course are to sensitize students to intolerance that is based on race or ethnicity and to consider ways to handle these issues in a pluralistic society.




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CAN109
Intercultural Communications
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

Students will define culture and be introduced to intercultural communication theories and issues. Learners will identify how these theories apply to our daily lives and how they can be used to develop respect for differences between cultures. The main objective of this course is to enhance the students' ability to communicate comfortably with people from different origins. As part of the course, students will communicate with people from other cultures electronically as well as in person. This course will be of interest to individuals working in health, education, human services, and business who have regular interactions with people of foreign descent.




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CAN132
Issues in Diversity
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

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




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CAN196
Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

This course looks at the Internet and its role in shaping recent history and society. Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow in a world dominated by digital technology, and the use of this technology is transforming our culture and institutions. it examines the impact of digital media that empowers our society to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations. It also provides analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.




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CAN271
Law and the Citizen
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

Designed for laypeople, this introductory course provides a basic feeling for and better understanding of the laws under which we live. Topics include our courts and legal systems, torts, contracts, criminal laws and rights, human rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, wills and descent of property, buying real estate, landlord and tenant relationships, divorce, custody and maintenance.




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CAN530
Canadian Cultural Mosaic
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

Students achieve a better understanding of themselves and Canadian society as they explore anti-racism, multiculturalism, gender inequality, ageism, ableism and sexual orientation issues. Addressed are recent patterns and policies of immigration and visible-minorities in relation to Aboriginal peoples of Canada.




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CAN580
Canadian Urban Studies
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

In this course students will examine social, political and economic issues relevant to Canada's largest urban centre: Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Students will learn about contemporary Toronto by analyzing the historical evolution of present-day municipal institutions and services. Diverse social issues, from changing demographics to the development of cultural institutions, will be presented in the same historical context. An examination of the economy of the city will include key historical developments, the impact of free trade (NAFTA), and Toronto's place in the national and global economies.




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CAN699
Hockey Hall of Fame Presents
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

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




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COM460
Intercultural Communication
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

This course explores ways in which cultural differences affect communication. Students must initially define culture as it pertains not only to racial of religious denominations, but also includes age groups, genders, social affluence levels, and group affiliations. From verbal expressions to body language, it is important for effective communicators to understand the message that is actually being sent and/or received.




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COM470
Interpersonal Communication
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

This course introduces necessary underlying concepts in understanding interpersonal communication. It encourages students to examine their own self-concepts, self-esteem and perception processes while learning about how these can interfere with the development of positive relationships. Students will learn the basic skills and competencies required for effective interpersonal relationships. They examine the ways in which relationships are initiated and maintained, and how they sometimes deteriorate. Finally students learn of the challenges involved in interpersonal communications.




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CUL108
Philosophy of Art (Aesthetics)
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

In this course, students will study the philosophy of art with a historical and analytical approach. This course is designed as an introduction to theories of the nature of art, criticism and the place of art in life and society.




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CUL118
Childhood: A Cross Cultural Perspective
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

This course examines childhood from a variety of anthropological perspectives. It will investigate the cultural and societal constructs of childhood ranging from infancy through to adolescence and how different biological and social factors impact each stage. Throughout the course, both historical and modern theories will be presented to focus on the study of children and child-rearing practices across time and cultures. This course will compare and contrast cross cultural differences and similarities to determine which practices are universal or shared and which practices are culturally specific when raising children to be full members of society. Present day issues facing children will be explored through both global trends and culturally specific cases, and how these issues may shape the future of childhood.




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CUL320
Introduction to Philosophy: Thought & Intelligence
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

This is a wide-ranging introduction to Western philosophy that will be of interest to many. We will focus on a number of traditional problems, such as the nature of knowledge, the primacy of matter versus mind, the existence of God, the nature of ethics, the freedom of the will, the mind-body problem and the related problem of life after death. The student is encouraged to explore various perspectives on each issue, to participate in classroom discussions, and to develop a tentatively critical frame of mind with regard to the issues. The goal of the course is to develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning, not to arrive at any final conclusions(let alone any preconceived ones) on any of the ultimate questions. Much of what we will be doing deals with common religious and supernatural beliefs. The following quotation from the modern philosopher W.V.O. Quine will serve as a sort of motto for the course: "The student who.....(takes) philosophy primarily for spiritual comfort is misguided and is probably not a very good student anyway, since intellectual curiosity is not what moves him(/her)."




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CUL361
Signed English for Special Needs
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

Signed English, as taught in this course, is a method of communication based on English which is available to professionals (i.e. early childhood educators, special education teachers, classroom assistants and other professionals) and family members who wish to augment their communication skills in interacting, communicating and supporting individuals with special needs who are hearing and perhaps non-verbal (examples: Down's Syndrome, Autism). Students wishing to communicate with members of the Deaf community should refer to American Sign Language (LGE651) listed under Modern Languages.




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CUL365
Music From Mozart to Madonna and Beyond
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

This course is an introduction to 20th Century North American music. The course aims to develop a more sophisticated ear and an understanding of rudimentary concepts of musical theory, thereby enabling the student to listen to and appreciate this music on a deeper level. The course will focus on the revolutionary personalities who shaped this era in music and propelled the constant evolution of the art form. Through each personality we will study the music of the respective time period and its cultural environment. The lessons will also touch upon jazz, as well as other popular genres.




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CUL493
What in the World is Going On?
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

News stories confront us with people, places, issues, and crises from around the world. An understanding of background issues helps us make informed judgements. This course focuses on the main news stories of the day and looks for your critical interpretations.




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CUL620
Popular Music
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

This course will examine the "giants" of music to determine the common threads that unite and inspire generations and sometimes cross the generational divides Focus will primarily be on British, American and Canadian popular music, and students will also present the contributions of musicians from around the world.




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CUL954
Let's Talk Sports
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

This course provides a weekly forum for students with a passion for sports. Participants sharpen their writing skills and gain behind-the-scenes understanding that is both educational and entertaining.




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EAC214
The Journal
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

The Journal examines the use of journals as psychological, sociological, and historical documents, and as tools for self-expression and creativity. The course focusses on three types of journals. Students will be given the option of keeping a journal of their own and will practise journal-writing techniques throughout the term, using various forms of writing such as notes, observations, drafts, dream analysis, or dialogues, among others. We will also observe how these forms of writing are used by published writers. In addition, students will read non-fiction journals and discuss elements common to them, determining how journal writers have made use of the form in ways that can benefit students' work-oriented or academic writing.




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EAC215
Story and Screen
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

This course considers the relationship between literature (fiction/non-fiction) and film by exploring how meaning and/or messages are conveyed in film and literary narratives and by analyzing the changes that occur in the conversion from one medium to another. A wide range of literary texts and their film versions will be offered for analysis in order to investigate how literary texts are retold in adaptations, remakes, and updates.




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EAC217
The Short Story
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

The short story is not simply a story that happens to be short. This course explores the evolution and the unique qualities of this genre, along with its literary extensions, the novella and the short story cycle. In the process, you will read a variety of nineteenth and twentieth century works by international authors.




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EAC231
Faces of Love in Literature
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

This course uses novels, short stories, and/or film to focus on the theme of love in its many literary faces, including stable, unrequited, obsessive, destructive, narcissistic, religious, and lawful love. Other loves - love of country; love of memory; love of art; love of sports - may also be included in the explorations of this complex emotion.




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EAC234
Science Fiction
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Science fiction addresses key concerns that are not restricted to the imaginative worlds depicted in fiction; rather, science fiction uses alien settings, strange worlds, alternate timelines, or virtual environments as a way of exploring contemporary issues. Over the course of exploring the various issues contained in these fictions, the various movements of science fiction will be explored to provide a broader sense of the genre's development from its earliest to its most current forms; in addition, terminology will be introduced so, by the end of the course, students will have a broader understanding of science fiction's historical and thematic terrain.




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EAC245
Canadian Dream
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

Read and write about people new or native to Canada, who overcome problems of language and prejudice, conflicts with older generations, and longing for the homes they left behind.




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EAC258
Bible as Literature
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

The most successful book in Western civilization is the Holy Bible; yet, this course will not be about validating the Bible as a divine document nor invalidating religious belief systems. The Bible as Literature recognizes the Bible is an anthology whose books have been assembled by anonymous human agents writing from very specific moments in history, translated and mistranslated for hundreds of years and from a variety of different languages, and subsequently canonized over many centuries. While such historical conditions form the backbone of the literary production of the Bible, we will be exploring the Bible as a literary form, focusing chiefly on symbolism, allegory, metaphor, characterization, use of language, etc.




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EAC273
Introduction to Children's Literature
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

This course aims to introduce students to various texts and sources in Children's Literature, and to give students the opportunity to discuss the many genres, issues, and theories that pervade the field. Students will also, gain practice using various critical literary elements to analyze literature for children.




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EAC297
Myths and Legends
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Classical myths and legends is a course abounding in fantasy and reality. It delivers legendary classical tales of human passion, human folly, and human dilemma. With celebrated epics, tragedies, and comedies, we journey into timeless problems of love, hate, war, sin, tyranny, courage and fate. We steal a rare look at how the gods dispense their magical powers; we invade a fascinating classical wonderland.




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EAC317
Food for Thought
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Our preparation of food -- and in large part, our attitude to food -- play a significant part in the preservation of our sense of cultural identity. From its selection to its consumption, food also shapes and reflects how we relate to others and the world around us. This course will use literature (novels, short stories), film, and other media to examine the symbolism of food to the diversity of human experience, including its personal significance.




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EAC323
From Comic Books to Graphic Novels
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Comics are more energetic, more vital than novels - Alan Moore. This course examines the vitality and energy of comics (comic strips; comic books; graphic novels), demonstrating how they no longer appeal to nerds but, instead, have become one of the most significant art forms for our time period. Join us and gain an appreciation of this ever-expanding genre as we explore the amazing stories in 'comics,' follow its evolution as an art form, and are awed by the wondrous interaction of visual and written content - the visual words.




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EAC384
Creative Writing
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149 or equivalent

This course is designed especially for students with imagination who are interested in writing stories, tales, poetry, impressions, skits, or other types of fiction. Examples of your own creative writing are shared during in-class readings. Where helpful, the works of published authors are examined. You are encouraged to undertake longer fictional forms, such as novels, or critical writing in social and literary areas.




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EAC411
Language of Media
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Is our reality manipulated, distorted, or balanced? What role do corporations, activists, governments, and the media play in shaping our reality? This course explores the competing forces that may manipulate our reality through the media. As a result, participants will become informed consumers of media information.




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EAC451
Survey of Canadian Literature
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Literature is an essential element in Canadian culture, and our national literary traditions come from many different places and peoples. This course includes works from ethnic majority and minority writers, regional specialists and contemporary urban authors - all with different perspectives on this country we call home




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EAC457
Women's Literature
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Women's voices are a relevant force in literature. By reading, analyzing, and writing about the dominant concerns of female authors, students will explore gender issues and cultural values.




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EAC492
Censorship and the Media
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Censorship, or the act of restricting material deemed unsuitable for public consumption, has existed throughout history. This course will examine the concept of censorship, its history, and its 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 effect.




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EAC497
Mystic Journeys
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

This course will introduce the emerging paradigm of consciousness and being through examination of some key concepts including the meaning of consciousness, altered states of consciousness, mysticism, meditation, healing and spiritual (not necessarily religious) growth. The encounter with the mystical awakens an inner yearning for deeper contact with our own being and a richer understanding of what it means to be human. In turn, this awakens compassion for others and an appreciation for the human condition as we find it in the world, and a desire to be of service to humanity. This course will present many intriguing and fascinating aspects of our search for higher truth and meaning.




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EAC502
Without Reservations
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

"What am I doing here?" was the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin's guiding question. Travel writing, as a literary genre, introduces you to stories from around the world and from across time; from narratives imagined to narratives actually experienced. The notion of "journey" differs according to who is travelling, to whom the travellers are speaking, where they are travelling, when they are travelling, how they are travelling, and with whom they are travelling and so context informs the way travel literature affects and shapes its audiences.




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EAC503
Contemporary Chinese Writers
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

This course will examine the works of several contemporary Chinese authors whose literary works provide insight into recent social and political changes in modern China. It will include the work of Chinese authors living abroad. This vital and energetic literature looks at issues such as the west and pre-and post-revolutionary China. Readings will include short stories and short novels.




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EAC505
Fantasy Literature
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

This course focuses on different types of contemporary fantasy, primarily through short stories and novels, but also through other popular culture media like art, gaming, television and film. Students examine this genre's characteristic elements and strategies, from entertainment to moral, social and psychological allegories within the course narratives.




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EAC529
Criminal Intent
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

A criminal is, by definition, of "the nature of or involving a crime; more generally, of the nature of a grave offence, wicked" (OED). Is being a criminal really this straightforward? Or is a "grave offence" or "wicked" behaviour a bit more complicated? This course will use fiction to explore "criminal intent" from different angles, including the criminal world, law and order, and the grey territories that lie between good and evil.




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EAC553
Defining Normal:Illness & Health in Modern Writing
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Illness and Health in Modern Writing What does it mean to be "healthy" or "sick"? Is it the same for everyone? This course explores the meaning of health and illness as it is presented in different forms of literature. By reading novels, short stories, and non-fiction accounts, students will examine how our culture defines both physical and mental health, as well as our reactions to people who suffer from disease or ill health. The course will also consider the spectrum from illness to health and how "healing" operates even when there may be no change in physical condition.




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EAC666
The Undead in Fiction
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

The undead frighten us, fascinate us, and haunt our collective imagination. They have been shadowing us from fictions' earliest beginnings, revealing a lot about who we think we are, what we think we believe, and how we react when the boundary between "life" and "death" is arbitrary. This course explores the undead in fiction, possibly including vampires, golems, zombies, mutants, and other monstrous bodies. This course may contain material that is explicit and/or offensive.




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EAC720
Literature of the Holocaust
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

This course draws from literature, film and art to explore the Holocaust and the ways in which the arts help to understand and interpret its many extreme experiences. Some of the major themes to be examined include psychological and spiritual survival, pre-war culture and victim responses during and after the war.




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EAC750
Emergency on Planet Earth
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149 or equivalent

What is, and is not, part of "nature"? How have people related to nature at different points in history? In what ways has human development impacted the natural world? This course is designed to help students better understand the environment, environmental concerns and our relationship to the natural world. In addition, students discuss topics such as the living environment, environmental pollution, eco-disasters, biological sustainability and social responsibility.




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EAC777
Under the Influence: Literature of Addiction
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

This course examines the literature of addiction from yearning to obsession and finally compulsion. Students explore texts written about and by addicts and their addictions, and analyze themes such as escape, desire, emptiness, and need, which form a crucial part of many literary periods, particularly in contemporary literature.




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EAC875
Literature of Sports
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Literature of sports studies the relationship between sports and life as reflected through fiction, non-fiction poetry, drama, and essays. Using sports as the framework, students explore the "human condition", examining recurring themes such as sexism, racism, violence, body-image, heroism/hero worship and corruption that dominate the genre.




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EAC879
Game On: Connecting Narrative Worlds
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Combining the study of print-based fiction and digital games, students explore how "interactive narrative" experiences are redefining our understanding of storytelling. Students explore literary elements in games and how they converge or diverge from literature.




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EAC890
Voices of War
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

Wars have changed since the early 20th century - and so has the literature of war. The study of pre and post conflict literature takes these changes seriously and provides us with insight about how literature shapes our understanding of the world before and after conflict.




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EAC947
Star Trek: The Course
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

To boldly go where no course has gone before, the cultural phenomenon known as "Star Trek" has few rivals. Its continuing mission: to explore the power and ability to change attitudes, to create technologies, to appreciate science and to better understand ourselves and others within a global context. Students examine human experience through the lens of the Final Frontier.




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EAC995
Star Wars: The Course Awakens
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

This course focuses on the Star Wars legacy not only as a mythological saga, but also as a cultural phenomenon that has become universally embraced. Students are immersed in journeys that play out parallel narratives of good and evil, explore themes related to real-world issues and examine how collective identity (national, ethnic, gender, etc.) is transformed by advanced technologies.




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LGE651
American Sign Language 1
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This introductory course offers the student an opportunity to develop communication skills in American Sign Language (ASL) to interact, socialize, or associate with Deaf people. These skills are developed through classroom interaction and activities progressively increasing throughout the course. No previous knowledge or experience of ASL is required. No spoken languages will be used in the classroom.




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LGE652
American Sign Language 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE651 or skills assessment

As a continuation of American Sign Language(ASL) I - LGE651, the student will have the opportunity to further develop his/her communication skills in this course. Classroom interaction and activities are the main focus to assist the student in developing his/her communication skills. The student is required to increase his/her level of participation as the course progresses. No spoken languages will be used in the classroom.




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LGE653
American Sign Language - Level 3
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE652 or permission of the instructor.

As a continuation of American Sign Language 2 - LGE652, Level 3 will expand the students' signabulary, grammatical syntax of ASL, and cultural awareness. Classroom interaction and activities focusing on everyday Deaf-hearing encounters will enhance students' communication skills, enabling them to progress to an advanced level of ASL competency. The class will be conducted in ASL (no voice) from the first day.




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LGE654
American Sign Language Level 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE653

As a continuation of American Sign Language (ASL) 3, classroom interaction and activities, and Deaf Events will further develop students' signabulary, grammatical syntax, conversational abilities, and Deaf culture awareness. Students will learn how to properly assist a Deaf person. The "No Voice" policy will be implemented in the classroom.




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LGE177
Arabic Language Skills I
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This course is designed for people who have little or no knowledge of Arabic. It includes the study of Arabic culture and develops the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing contemporary Arabic through a communicative approach.




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LGE277
Arabic Language Skills II
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE177 or permission of the instructor.

This course is designed to continue the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic within a cultural framework. The language is taught through the use of integrated thematic units that stress and reinforce these four skills. By the end of this course, students will refine their ability to listen, speak, read, and write Arabic at a more advanced level of fluency.




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LGE800
Chinese Language Skills - Basic
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous exposure to the Chinese language. Active participation in interactive activities will allow students to acquire the basic skills needed to communicate in real life situations. At the end of this course, students will be able to read 50 Chinese characters and to write 20 Chinese characters. Simplified Chinese characters will be taught. Awareness and understanding of Chinese culture and customs will be emphasized throughout the course.




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LGE810
Chinese Language Skills 1
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE800 or permission of the instructor

Chinese Language Skills 1 continues the development of basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and pronunciation of standard Chinese to help students understand and speak more confidently using the phonetic Hanyu Pinyin system. Students entering this level are required to know approximately 20 Chinese characters. By the end of level one, students will be able to read approximately 100 Chinese characters and write up to 20 new Chinese characters. Chinese culture will be explored throughout the course.
Note: Suitability for LGE810 will be determined by an Assessment/Placement Evaluation before a student registers for the course (Note: All students must be able to understand and answer 10 questions in Chinese. Anyone who can read or write 100 Chinese characters will NOT be able to use this course as a general education credit at Seneca).




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LGE820
Chinese Language Skills 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE810 or permission of the instructor

A continuation of LGE810, this course continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice, and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. By the end of this course students should be able to read 180 Chinese characters and write up to 60 Chinese characters.
(Note: Students who can read and write 180 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course to obtain a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE830
Chinese Language Skills 3
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE820 or permission of the instructor

A continuation of LGE820, this course also stresses language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations; students are also encouraged to express themselves more freely. More complex structures and more involved situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. By the end of this course all students should be able to read about 300 Chinese characters and write up to 90 Chinese characters.
(Note: any student who knows how to read and write 300 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course as a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE840
Chinese Language Skills 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE830 or permission of the instructor

Chinese Language Skills 4 continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. By the end of this course all students should be able to read and write up to 450 Chinese characters. Chinese culture is explored throughout the course.
(Note: any student who knows how to read and write 450 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course as a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE850
Chinese Language Skills 5
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE840 or permission of the instructor

Chinese Language Skills 5 continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. By the end of this course students should be able to read and write up to 600 Chinese characters.
(Note: Students who can read and write 600 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course as a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE860
Chinese Language Skills 6
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE850 or permission of the instructor

Chinese Language Skills 5 continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. By the end of this course all students should be able to read and write up to 450 Chinese characters. Chinese culture is explored throughout the course. By the end of this course students should be able to read and write up to 700 Chinese characters.
(Note: any student who can read and write 700 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course as a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE870
Chinese Language Skills 7
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE860 or permission of the instructor.

Chinese Language Skills 7 continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. Chinese culture is explored throughout the course. By the end of this course students should be able to read and write up to 800 Chinese characters.
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LGE880
Chinese Language Skills 8
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE870 or permission of the instructor

Chinese Language Skills 8 continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. Chinese culture is explored throughout the course. By the end of this course students should be able to recognize 120 Chinese radicals and write up to 1000 Chinese characters.
(Note: any student who knows how to read and write 1000 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course as a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE101
French Language Skills 1
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of the French language. Interactive classroom participation will enable students to acquire the basic skills of fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) allowing them to communicate in the classroom and in real life situations. Cultural awareness will be expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of various French-speaking regions of the world.




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LGE202
French Language Skills 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE101 or permission of the instructor

A continuation of LGE101, this course will maintain and improve French language acquisition in the four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities based on everyday situations will solidify both oral and written skills. Cultural awareness will also be expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of various French-speaking regions of the world.




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LGE303
French Language Skills 3
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE202 or permission of the instructor

French Language Skills 3 continues the learning process by reinforcing previously learned French language acquisition and introducing more complex structures. Focus will be on both oral fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and cultural awareness) and the written language. Cultural awareness will be expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of various French-speaking regions around the world.




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LGE404
French Language Skills 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE303 or permission of the instructor

French Language Skills 4 continues the language learning process by reinforcing previously acquired language skills and introducing more complex structures. The course will focus on oral fluency and writing for different contexts and purposes. Cultural awareness will be expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of various French-speaking regions around the world.




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LGE505
French Language Skills 5
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE404 or permission of the instructor

Participants determine topics of mutual interest to be discussed in spontaneous conversations. Self-expression through active participation is encouraged and pattern drills and contrived dialogues are avoided. Possible topics of discussion to be explored are concerns in the 21st Century; a growing interest in ecological issues, technological advances, the challenges of a diverse immigrant population, the arts and the attempt to reconcile French tradition with cultural changes. This is the fifth of eight courses, and as a result, more complex structures are introduced while previously learned content is reinforced.




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LGE606
French Language Skills 6
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE505 or permission of the instructor

In LGE606, participants determine the topics of mutual interest to be discussed and actively participate in spontaneous conversations. Possible topics of discussion may include social and environmental concerns in the 21st Century, technological advances, the challenges of a diverse immigrant population, the arts, and the reconciliation of French tradition with cultural changes. The course will reinforce previously learned content and introduce more complex structures to improve communication in French. Cultural awareness will be expanded through examination and discussion of literature and different media sources from French-speaking areas around the world.




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LGE707
French Language Skills 7
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE606 or permission of the instructor.

As an extension of LGE606, French Language Skills 7 will provide students further opportunities to improve oral communication through discussions on pre-determined topics and active participation in spontaneous conversations. Topics of discussion may include social and environmental concerns in the 21st Century and the effects of technological advances in transportation and the media. The course will reinforce previously learned content and introduce more complex structures. Awareness and understanding of French culture will be expanded through examination and discussion of various print media, television, and the cinema.




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LGE808
French Language Skills 8
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE707 or permission of the instructor

Participants in LGE808 will determine topics of interest on Francophone culture and improve self-expression through active participation in discussions, spontaneous conversations, and reflection of new concepts learned. Small group discussions will be facilitated by the instructor. Possible topics to be explored may include: higher education systems, Francophones across the globe, travel and tourism. Students' understanding of French culture will be enhanced though examination of newspapers and other print media, television, and cinema.




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LGE611
Themes in French Language
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE505 or permission of the instructor.

This workshop is for students wishing to practice and/or maintain their French-speaking ability. Students will discuss different topics each week in order to practice their oral skills and improve their vocabulary and overall fluidity.




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LGE616
French for Business Communication I
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE505 or permission of the instructor

Designed to meet the needs of business people who want to improve their written and verbal communication abilities in the French language, this course provides practical skills in writing core business documents and presenting information in a variety of settings.




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LGE131
German Language Skills 1
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This course is designed to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing contemporary German within a cultural framework. People today require more than one language to meet the needs of a changing world. Modern communications, increased world travel, the economic interdependence of nations, and immigration trends are all contributing factors. This course will emphasize functional fluency and provide opportunities for development of language skills. Topics and practical situations dealt with are of particular interest to those who need to get along in a German-speaking country (travelling, visiting acquaintances, conducting business, etc.)




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LGE111
Italian Language Skills 1
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This course is designed to develop the student's oral communication and listening skills. The language is taught through the use of integrated, thematic units that stress and reinforce the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing at a basic level of fluency.




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LGE212
Italian Language Skills 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE111 or language assessment

This course is designed to further develop the students' oral communication and listening skills in the Italian language. The language is taught through the use of integrated, thematic units that stress and reinforce the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing at a low intermediate level of fluency. Cultural awareness will be expanded by examining various aspects of Italian life and customs.




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LGE313
Italian Language Skills 3
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE212 or language assessment

This course is designed to develop the students' oral communication and listening skills. The language is taught through the use of integrated, thematic units that stress and reinforce the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing at an intermediate level of fluency.




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LGE182
Japanese Language Skills 1
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This introductory course for students with minimal or no knowledge of Japanese will develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of contemporary Japanese within a cultural framework. A communicative approach and active participation in classroom activities will enable students to acquire a basic foundation of the language for real-life situations. Japanese culture and demonstration of culturally-appropriate manners and behaviour will be reinforced.




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LGE282
Japanese Language Skills 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE182 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 2 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing contemporary Japanese within a cultural framework. The use of integrated, thematic units and active classroom participation will reinforce previously acquired skills and introduce new structures. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate a refined ability to listen to, speak, read, and write Hiragana and Katakana at a high beginner's level of fluency and an increased awareness and understanding of Japanese culture.




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LGE383
Japanese Language Skills 3
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE282 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 3 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on everyday situations. Extensive use of role play will encourage students to use individual self-expression in creating dialogues within given situations, and to demonstrate culturally-appropriate manners and behaviours. Students are required to have reading and writing skills of Hiragana and Katakana and up to 50 Kanji characters.




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LGE484
Japanese Language Skills 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE282 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 4 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on everyday situations. Extensive use of role play will encourage students to use individual self-expression in creating dialogues within given situations, and to demonstrate culturally-appropriate manners and behaviours. Students are required to have reading and writing skills of Hiragana, Katakana, and some Kanji (Chinese characters). Japanese culture and its impact around the world will continue to be explored.




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LGE585
Japanese Language Skills 5
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE484 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 5 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on everyday situations. Extensive use of role play will encourage students to use individual self-expression in creating dialogues within given situations, and to demonstrate culturally-appropriate manners and behaviours. Students are required to have reading and writing skills of Hiragana and Katakana, and some Kanji (Chinese characters). Japanese culture and its impact worldwide will be explored.




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LGE686
Japanese Language Skills 6
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE585 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 6 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on everyday situations. Extensive use of role play will encourage students to use individual self-expression in creating dialogues within given situations, and to demonstrate culturally-appropriate manners and behaviours. Students are required to have reading and writing skills of Hiragana and Katakana. Students are required to refine reading and writing skills of Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji (Chinese characters). Japanese culture and its impact worldwide will be explored.




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LGE787
Japanese Language Skills 7
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE686 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 7 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on everyday situations. Extensive use of role play will encourage students to use individual self-expression in creating dialogues within given situations, and to demonstrate culturally-appropriate manners and behaviours. Further exploration of Japanese culture and discussions on current issues will solidify communication skills. Students are required to have reading and writing skills of Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji (Chinese characters).




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LGE903
Korean Language Skills 1
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This introductory level course is for students with minimal or no previous exposure to the Korean language. The integration of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, along with active participation in classroom and external activities will help students acquire a basic foundation of Korean. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ability to use the language in real-life situations and tasks, using culturally appropriate and acceptable manners learned from the exploration of Korean culture.




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LGE913
Korean Language Skills 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE903 or instructor's approval

Korean Language Skills 2 will help students build on previously acquired basic communication skills and provide a foundation in intermediate Korean. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ability to use the language in real-life situations and tasks, with culturally appropriate and acceptable manners. Students are expected to actively participate in communicative exchanges in the classroom, as well as learning the material required for each class. Korean culture will be explored throughout the course.




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LGE923
Korean Language Skills 3
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE913 (or permission of the instructor)

Korean Language Skills 3 will help students become reasonably fluent in their use of everyday Korean language by integrating listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course aims to provide a solid foundation in advanced Korean. Particular emphasis will continue to be placed on the ability to use culturally appropriate Korean in real-life situations and tasks, while students are expected to actively participate in discussions in the classroom. Korean culture will be examined throughout the course.




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LGE933
Korean Language Skills 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE923 or Permission of the instructor.

Korean Language Skills 4 will help students become increasingly more fluent in their use of everyday Korean language by integrating listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course provides a solid foundation in advanced Korean. Particular emphasis will continue to be placed on the ability to use culturally appropriate Korean in real-life situations and tasks, while students are expected to actively participate in discussions in the classroom. Korean culture will be examined throughout the course.




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LGE105
Introductory Portuguese Level 1
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This is an introductory course appropriate for students with minimal or no previous exposure to the Portuguese language. Participation in interactive classroom activities will enable students to acquire the basic skills of fluency to communicate in Portuguese. Cultural awareness will be expanded by investigating the unique customs and characteristics of various Portuguese-speaking countries of the world.




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LGE121
Spanish Language Skills 1
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This course is designed to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing contemporary Spanish within a cultural framework. The language is taught through the use of integrated, thematic units that stress and reinforce these four skills. By the end of this course, students will be able to listen to, speak, read, and write Spanish with a basic level of fluency and demonstrate an awareness of Hispanic culture in different parts of the world.




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LGE222
Spanish Language Skills 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE121 or language assessment

Spanish Language Skills 2 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing contemporary Spanish within a cultural framework. The use of integrated, thematic units will reinforce previous language acquisition and introduce more complex structures. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate greater fluency in the Spanish language and an awareness and understanding of Hispanic culture throughout the world.




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LGE323
Spanish Language Skills 3
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE222 or language assessment

This course is designed to continue the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing contemporary Spanish within a cultural framework. The language is taught through the use of integrated, thematic units that stress and reinforce these four skills. By the end of this course, students will refine their ability to listen to, speak, read, and write Spanish at an advanced level of fluency.




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LGE424
Spanish Language Skills 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE323 or language assessment

Spanish Language Skills 4 will continue to refine and develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of contemporary Spanish within a cultural framework. The use of integrated, thematic units will reinforce previous language acquisition and introduce more complex structures. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate advanced ability and fluency in the four skills in the Spanish language and an increased understanding of Hispanic culture throughout the world.




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LGE525
Spanish Language Skills 5
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE424 or language assessment

Spanish Language Skills 5 will continue to refine and develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of contemporary Spanish within a cultural framework. The use of integrated, thematic units will reinforce previous language acquisition and introduce more complex structures. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate advanced ability and fluency in the four skills in the Spanish language and an increased understanding of Hispanic culture throughout the world.




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LGE626
Spanish Language Skills 6
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE525 or permission of the instructor

Spanish Language Skills 6 level will continue to refine and develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of contemporary Spanish within a cultural framework. The use of integrated, thematic units will reinforce previous language acquisition and introduce more complex structures. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate an advanced ability and fluency in the four skills and increased understanding of Hispanic culture throughout the world.




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Program Contacts

Cindy Ha
Program Assistant (for EAC courses only)
Cindy.Ha@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22685


Jamara Romero
Program Assistant (APC, CAN, COM, CUL and LGE courses only)
Jamara.Romero@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22513


Klaus Grober
Academic Program Manager (APC, CAN, COM, CUL and LGE courses only)
Klaus.Grober@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22682


Melanie Rubens
Program Coordinator (EAC Courses only)
Melanie.Rubens@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22589