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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 winter 2021 term.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
ANR110 Cultural Anthropology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Asynchronous Full
KBB Asynchronous Full
KCC Asynchronous Full
CAN118 Introduction to Canadian Studies Arts & Humanities KAA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
KBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
CAN217 African-Canadian Studies Arts & Humanities KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CAN230 Women in Canada Arts & Humanities KAA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
KBB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CAN410 Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Asynchronous Full
KBB Asynchronous Open
CUL262 Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts & Humanities KAA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
KBB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
CUL342 Satire: The Power of Laughter Arts & Humanities KAA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
CUL352 Masculinities Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CUL483 Gender Equality Arts & Humanities KAA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
KBB Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
CUL706 Myths, Dreams, and Consciousness Arts & Humanities KAA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
KBB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
CUL710 The World of Art Arts & Humanities KAA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
KBB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CUL713 Art and Well-Being Arts & Humanities KAA Asynchronous Full
KBB Asynchronous Full
EAC236 Utopia: Dream or Nightmare Arts & Humanities KAA Asynchronous Open
EAC273 Introduction to Children's Literature Arts & Humanities KAA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
EAC384 Creative Writing Arts & Humanities KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
EAC617 Creative Non-Fiction: The Art of Telling the Truth Arts & Humanities KAA Asynchronous Full
KBB Asynchronous Full
EAC678 The World Of Harry Potter Arts & Humanities KAA Asynchronous Full
EAC777 Under the Influence: Literature of Addiction Arts & Humanities KAA Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
EAC879 Game On: Connecting Narrative Worlds Arts & Humanities KAA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
FLM210 Ten Films that Changed the World Arts & Humanities KAA Asynchronous Full
FLS120 Francophone Language and Culture Arts & Humanities KAA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NAT155 World Geography Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
KBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
NAT161 Astronomy: Explore the Night Sky Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
KBB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NAT245 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
KBB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
NAT342 Weather and Climate Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
KBB Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
PHL111 World Religions Arts & Humanities KAA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
KBB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
PSY106 Developmental Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
PSY141 Social Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
PSY206 Abnormal Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Asynchronous Full
PSY222 Psychology of Happiness Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
KBB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
PSY600 Learning to See Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
PSY802 Criminal Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
KBB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
PSY818 Cults and Terrorism Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Asynchronous Full
KBB Asynchronous Full
SES228 Pulp Fiction: American Crime Stories Arts & Humanities KAA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
SES231 In Between Worlds in Canadian Fiction Arts & Humanities KAA Asynchronous Full
SOC135 Global Economic Issues Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SOC211 Women's Studies - Introduction Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Asynchronous Open
KBB Asynchronous Full
SOC252 GAME ON! - Sports in Society Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SOC551 Ethnic and Race Relations in Canada Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
SOC600 Introduction to Sociology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Asynchronous Full
KBB Asynchronous Full

None offered this semester.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CAN118 Introduction to Canadian Studies Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
CAN180 Immigration and Ethnicity Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBB Monday 8:55 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Full
CAN190 The Canadian Political System Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
CAN230 Women in Canada Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBB Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
CAN275 Current Canadian Issues Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Full
CAN290 We Interrupt This Program Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Full
CAN410 Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CAN416 Toronto:Diversity our Strength Arts & Humanities NAA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CAN493 What In The World Is Going On In Canada Eh? Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
CAN560 Canadian Mash-Up: Immigrant Stories in Art Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Full
CUL254 Introduction to Visual Culture Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
CUL255 Rock and Roll: A Cultural History Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open
CUL485 Movies and Morality Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open
NBB Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
CUL493 What in the World is Going On? Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBC Asynchronous Full
CUL502 Media and Popular Culture Arts & Humanities NBA Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBC Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBD Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CUL604 In Search Of The Paranormal Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Open
CUL610 China and the World Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Full
CUL721 The Culture of Celebrity Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
EAC217 The Short Story Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Full
EAC234 Science Fiction Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Full
EAC239 Poetry, Pop and Hip-Hop Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open
NBB Asynchronous Full
EAC273 Introduction to Children's Literature Arts & Humanities NBC Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBD Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
NBE Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
EAC297 Myths and Legends Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Open
NBC Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBD Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
EAC384 Creative Writing Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
EAC411 Language of Media Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Open
EAC505 Fantasy Literature Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
EAC666 The Undead in Fiction Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Full
EAC777 Under the Influence: Literature of Addiction Arts & Humanities NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
EAC955 Sports Journalism Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Open
ECN230 Making Sense of Our Economy Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
FLM210 Ten Films that Changed the World Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBB Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
FLM278 Introduction to Film Studies Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
FLM285 Film and Politics Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
FLS100 Introductory French Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
FST366 Film as Art Arts & Humanities NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBB Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
FST368 Contemporary Global Issues Arts & Humanities NBA Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
HIS554 Guns and Peasants in East Asia Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
LAN115 Conversational Spanish for Beginners Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
NBB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
LGE111 Italian Language Skills 1 Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
LGE903 Korean Language Skills 1 Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBB Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
NAT101 Is There Life Beyond Earth? Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBB Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
NAT108 Understanding Science and Technology Sciences & Social Sciences NBB Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
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
NBB Asynchronous Open
NBC Asynchronous Open
NAT131 Physical Geography Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
NBB Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NAT160 Natural Science: Nutrition Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBC Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBD Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
NAT161 Astronomy: Explore the Night Sky Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NAT260 Environmental Science Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
NAT280 The Body: Bits and Bites Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBB Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NAT290 From One Species to Another: Exploring Evolution Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBB Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
NAT542 The Blue Planet Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Full
NBC Asynchronous Full
PHL185 Big Ideas in Philosophy Arts & Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open
PLS300 Political Ideologies Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Asynchronous Open
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences NBC Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
PSY162 Psychology and Personal Growth Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Asynchronous Full
PSY172 Group Dynamics Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBB Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
NBC Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBD Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
PSY214 Psychology of Creativity Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
NBB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
PSY222 Psychology of Happiness Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
PSY262 Mindfulness for Students Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
PSY802 Criminal Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Asynchronous Full
NBB Asynchronous Full
SCL100 An Introduction to Sociology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Asynchronous Open
NBB Asynchronous Full
NBC Asynchronous Open
NBD Asynchronous Full
SOC211 Women's Studies - Introduction Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Asynchronous Open
NBB Asynchronous Full
NBC Asynchronous Full
SOC216 Religion and Culture in Canada Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Asynchronous Open
NBB Asynchronous Full
SOC222 2000 Years of Globalization Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
SOC252 GAME ON! - Sports in Society Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SOC270 Interpersonal and Intercultural Communications Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
SOC394 Voices from the Front: Contemporary Indigeneity Sciences & Social Sciences NAA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
SOC400 Canada in a Global World: Citizenship, Migration and Belonging Sciences & Social Sciences NAA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CAN190 The Canadian Political System Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Asynchronous Full
CAN410 Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Asynchronous Open
SYB Asynchronous Full
CUL342 Satire: The Power of Laughter Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SYB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
CUL352 Masculinities Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
CUL401 The Culture of Jazz Arts & Humanities SYA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
SYB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
CUL485 Movies and Morality Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CUL542 Modern Civilization Arts & Humanities SYA Asynchronous Open
SYB Asynchronous Open
CUL706 Myths, Dreams, and Consciousness Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
SYB Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
EAC268 The Gothic Horror Story Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SYB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 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 Full
SYB Asynchronous Full
EAC384 Creative Writing Arts & Humanities SYA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
SYB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
EAC678 The World Of Harry Potter Arts & Humanities SYA Asynchronous Full
SYB Asynchronous Full
EAC725 The Graphic Novel Arts & Humanities SYA Asynchronous Full
SYB Asynchronous Open
ECN550 Economics: An Overview Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Asynchronous Full
FLM280 World Cinema Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SYB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
HIS201 World War II - Historical & Cultural Perspectives Arts & Humanities SYA Asynchronous Full
SYB Asynchronous Full
SYC Asynchronous Full
HIS250 Our Place in the Universe Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
SYB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
SYC Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NAT111 Exploring Environmental Relationships Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
SYB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
NAT155 World Geography Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NAT160 Natural Science: Nutrition Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Asynchronous Open
SYB Asynchronous Full
SYC Asynchronous Full
NAT542 The Blue Planet Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
SYB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
PHL102 Introduction to Philosophy Arts & Humanities SYA Asynchronous Full
SYB Asynchronous Full
SYC Asynchronous Open
PHL111 World Religions Arts & Humanities SYA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
SYB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
PSY141 Social Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
SYB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
PSY206 Abnormal Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SYB Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
PSY214 Psychology of Creativity Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SYB Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
PSY222 Psychology of Happiness Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
SYB Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
SYC Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
PSY379 Personality Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Asynchronous Open
SYB Asynchronous Open
SES228 Pulp Fiction: American Crime Stories Arts & Humanities SYA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
SES231 In Between Worlds in Canadian Fiction Arts & Humanities SYA Asynchronous Full
SOC135 Global Economic Issues Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
SOC218 From Farm to Table: Exploring What We Eat and Why it Matters Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Asynchronous Open
SYB Asynchronous Full
SOC551 Ethnic and Race Relations in Canada Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full

None offered this semester.