Students in occupations requiring sensitivity and understanding related to gender (i.e.: nursing, social service worker, teaching etc.) will greatly benefit from this enhancement to their skills and credentials.

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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.


Interpersonal Communication

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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Natural Science:The Development of Human Sexuality

This course assumes no prior college courses in biology, psychology, or sociology. It is designed as an introduction to understanding human sexuality within a social context. Topics include: ethics, religion, and sexuality; conception, pregnancy, and childbirth; contraception and abortion; sexually transmitted diseases; gender roles, female sexuality, and male sexuality; sexual orientation: gay, straight or bisexual; sexual coercion; commercial sex; and variation in sexual behaviour.

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Women's Studies - Introduction

This general introduction to Women's Studies will examine a broad range of issues surrounding work, education, family, sexuality, health, politics, gender, socialization, language and culture. All topics will be approached with attention to the ways in which class, gender, race and ability form women's experiences. Connections between feminist theory and personal experiences are emphasized.

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Women's Literature


COM101/COM111 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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Mystic Journeys

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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Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Marianne Tang
Program Assistant
416-491-5050 ext.22685

Sara Potkonjak
Academic Program Manager
416-491-5050 ext.22682

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