General Education Courses

General education courses help you strengthen your transferable skills, such as critical analysis, problem-solving and communication. These foundational skills are essential for employment and are in demand across industries.

When you complete general education courses, you explore topics with broad-based personal and societal importance. We not only help you become better at your chosen academic discipline but also provide you with a competitive edge and a holistic outlook on the world.

 

General Education Requirements

You must complete at least three general education courses from the following categories:

  • One course from arts and humanities
  • One course from sciences and social sciences, and
  • One course chosen from either of the above categories.

Visit your online Student Home for additional information on academic requirements for your program.

You can take only level one and two language courses as general education courses, and a maximum of two language courses can be used towards general education requirements.

Please note: Communicating Across Contexts (COM101/COM111) are not general education courses.


Below is the list of courses offered for the summer 2021 term.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
ANR110 Cultural Anthropology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Asynchronous Full (Compressed: May - June)
CAN118 Introduction to Canadian Studies Arts & Humanities KAA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
CUL262 Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts & Humanities KAA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
CUL342 Satire: The Power of Laughter Arts & Humanities KAA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. ; Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
CUL483 Gender Equality Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Asynchronous Open
CUL485 Movies and Morality Arts & Humanities KAA Asynchronous Open
EAC273 Introduction to Children's Literature Arts & Humanities KAA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. ; Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
KBB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
EAC336 Family Ties Arts & Humanities KAA Asynchronous Full (Compressed: May - June)
FLS120 Francophone Language and Culture Arts & Humanities KAA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
HIS250 Our Place in the Universe Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
PHL111 World Religions Arts & Humanities KAA Asynchronous Open
PSY141 Social Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
PSY206 Abnormal Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: July - August)
KBB Asynchronous Open (Compressed: July - August)
PSY818 Cults and Terrorism Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Asynchronous Open
Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CAN149 Current Issues in Canada Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
CAN190 The Canadian Political System Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
CAN290 We Interrupt This Program Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
NBB Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
CAN410 Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
CAN416 Toronto:Diversity our Strength Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
CAN493 What In The World Is Going On In Canada Eh? Arts & Humanities NBA Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
CAN560 Canadian Mash-Up: Immigrant Stories in Art Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
NBB Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
CUL286 Cross Cultural Communications Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
CUL485 Movies and Morality Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open
NBB Asynchronous Open
NBC Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
CUL493 What in the World is Going On? Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
NBB Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
CUL502 Media and Popular Culture Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. ; Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
NBB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBC Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBD Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. ; Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
CUL604 In Search Of The Paranormal Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
NBB Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
CUL610 China and the World Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open
NBB Asynchronous Open
NBC Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
CUL721 The Culture of Celebrity Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
EAC234 Science Fiction Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
NBB Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
EAC239 Poetry, Pop and Hip-Hop Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
EAC273 Introduction to Children's Literature Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
EAC297 Myths and Legends Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
EAC384 Creative Writing Arts & Humanities NBB Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
EAC777 Under the Influence: Literature of Addiction Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
FLM278 Introduction to Film Studies Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
NBB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
FLM285 Film and Politics Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBB Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
FLS100 Introductory French Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
HIS554 Guns and Peasants in East Asia Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
NBB Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
LAN115 Conversational Spanish for Beginners Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
LGE111 Italian Language Skills 1 Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
NBB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
LGE903 Korean Language Skills 1 Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
NBB Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. ; Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full (Compressed: July - August)
NAT101 Is There Life Beyond Earth? Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
NAT108 Understanding Science and Technology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
NBB Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
NAT109 Planets, Stars and Galaxies: Exploring Space Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
NBB Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
NAT112 Physiology of Fitness Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: July - August)
NAT131 Physical Geography Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NAT160 Natural Science: Nutrition Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: July - August)
NAT161 Astronomy: Explore the Night Sky Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
NBB Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
NAT260 Environmental Science Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NAT280 The Body: Bits and Bites Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBB Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NAT542 The Blue Planet Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
NBB Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
PLS300 Political Ideologies Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBC Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBD Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
PSY172 Group Dynamics Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
PSY214 Psychology of Creativity Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 8:55 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. ; Friday 8:55 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
PSY222 Psychology of Happiness Sciences & Social Sciences NBB Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. ; Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Full (Compressed: May - June)
PSY262 Mindfulness for Students Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
NBB Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. ; Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
PSY802 Criminal Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
SCL100 An Introduction to Sociology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: July - August)
NBB Asynchronous Open (Compressed: July - August)
NBC Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
SES295 The Daughters of Medusa Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
NBB Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
SOC211 Women's Studies - Introduction Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SOC216 Religion and Culture in Canada Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SOC222 2000 Years of Globalization Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
NBB Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
SOC252 Sports in Society Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
SOC270 Interpersonal and Intercultural Communications Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CAN410 Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
SYB Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
CUL352 Masculinities Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. ; Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
SYB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. ; Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
CUL401 The Culture of Jazz Arts & Humanities SYA Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
SYB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
CUL483 Gender Equality Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Asynchronous Full
CUL706 Myths, Dreams, and Consciousness Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. ; Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
SYB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. ; Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
CUL710 The World of Art Arts & Humanities SYA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
EAC234 Science Fiction Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
SYB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
EAC273 Introduction to Children's Literature Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
SYB Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
EAC359 Villains: Explorations of Evil & Villainy Arts & Humanities SYA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
EAC384 Creative Writing Arts & Humanities SYA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
EAC617 Creative Non-Fiction: The Art of Telling the Truth Arts & Humanities SYA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
FLM280 World Cinema Arts & Humanities SYA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
SYB Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
FLS120 Francophone Language and Culture Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
HIS201 World War II - Historical & Cultural Perspectives Arts & Humanities SYA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
NAT111 Exploring Environmental Relationships Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
NAT155 World Geography Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
SYB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
NAT160 Natural Science: Nutrition Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full (Compressed: July - August)
NAT161 Astronomy: Explore the Night Sky Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
SYB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NAT245 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SYB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NAT542 The Blue Planet Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
PHL111 World Religions Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
SYB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
PSY141 Social Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
PSY222 Psychology of Happiness Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. ; Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
SYB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. ; Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
PSY350 Brain and Behaviour Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. ; Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
PSY379 Personality Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. ; Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
SYB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. ; Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
SOC217 The Sociology of Food Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Asynchronous Full
SYB Asynchronous Full
SOC218 From Farm to Table: Exploring What We Eat and Why it Matters Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)