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General Education Courses

General education courses will help you strengthen your essential employability skills, such as critical analysis, problem-solving, and communication, in the context of an exploration of topics with broad-based personal and/or societal importance. We not only help you be better at your chosen field but also help provide you with a competitive edge.

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 Centre 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 at this campus for the Winter 2020 term.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CAN190 The Canadian Political System Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
CAN196 Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada Arts & Humanities KAA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CAN230 Women in Canada Arts & Humanities KBB Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
CUL202 The Structure and Art of Film Arts & Humanities KAA Monday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
CUL262 Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts & Humanities KAA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
CUL485 Movies and Morality Arts & Humanities KAA Online Full
KBB Online Full
CUL542 Modern Civilization Arts & Humanities KAA Online Full
KBB Online Full
CUL713 Art and Well-Being Arts & Humanities KAA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
EAC236 Utopia: Dream or Nightmare Arts & Humanities KAA Online Full
PHL111 World Religions Arts & Humanities KAA Online Full
KBB Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
PHL185 Big Ideas in Philosophy Arts & Humanities KAA Monday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
PSY106 Developmental Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Wednesday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Full
PSY141 Social Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Full
PSY330 Controversial Issues in Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
KBB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
PSY355 Applied Psychology of Learning and Careers Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Wednesday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
PSY379 Personality Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Online Full
SES231 In Between Worlds: Canadian Multicultural Fiction Arts & Humanities KAA Online Full
SOC122 Introduction to Social Sciences Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
SOC211 Women's Studies - Introduction Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Online Full
SOC217 The Sociology of Food Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Online Full
SOC402 Holocaust and Genocide In The 20th Century Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Online Full
SOC600 Introduction to Sociology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Online Full

Below is the list of courses offered at this campus for the Winter 2020 term.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CUL485 Movies and Morality Arts & Humanities MMA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
CUL502 Media and Popular Culture Arts & Humanities MMA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
MMB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
CUL610 China and the World Arts & Humanities MMA Online Full
EAC234 Science Fiction Arts & Humanities MMA Online Full
FST366 Film as Art Arts & Humanities MMA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences MMA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
PSY222 Psychology of Happiness Sciences & Social Sciences MMA Online Full
MMB Online Full
SCL100 An Introduction to Sociology Sciences & Social Sciences MMA Online Full

Below is the list of courses offered at this campus for the Winter 2020 term.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CAN180 Immigration and Ethnicity Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
CAN190 The Canadian Political System Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBC Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
CAN230 Women in Canada Arts & Humanities NBA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBB Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
CAN275 Current Canadian Issues Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
CAN290 We Interrupt This Program Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
CAN418 Indigenous Studies Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
NBC Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
CAN493 What In The World Is Going On In Canada Eh? Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
CAN560 Canadian Mash-Up: Immigrant Stories in Art Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
CUL245 Introduction to Art History Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
CUL255 Rock and Roll: A Cultural History Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
CUL286 Cross Cultural Communications Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CUL485 Movies and Morality Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
CUL493 What in the World is Going On? Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBB Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBC Online Full
CUL502 Media and Popular Culture Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
NBC Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CUL604 In Search Of The Paranormal Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
CUL610 China and the World Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
CUL721 The Culture of Celebrity Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
EAC217 The Short Story Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
NBB Online Available
NBC Online Available
EAC239 Poetry, Pop and Hip-Hop Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
EAC268 The Gothic Horror Story Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
NBB Online Available
EAC273 Introduction to Children's Literature Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
NBC Online Full
EAC297 Myths and Legends Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
NBC Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBD Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
EAC384 Creative Writing Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
EAC411 Language of Media Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
NBB Online Available
EAC505 Fantasy Literature Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
NBB Online Available
EAC666 The Undead in Fiction Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
NBB Online Available
EAC777 Under the Influence: Literature of Addiction Arts & Humanities NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
EAC955 Sports Journalism Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
NBB Online Available
ECN230 Making Sense of Our Economy Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
FLM210 Ten Films that Changed the World Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
FLM278 Introduction to Film Studies Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBB Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
FLM285 Film and Politics Arts & Humanities NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
FLS100 Introductory French Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
FST366 Film as Art Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
FST368 Contemporary Global Issues Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
HIS554 Guns & Peasants in East Asia Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
LAN115 Conversational Spanish for Beginners Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBB Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
LGE111 Italian Language Skills 1 Arts & Humanities NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
LGE903 Korean Language Skills 1 Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBB Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NAT101 Is There Life Beyond Earth? Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBB Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NAT109 Planets, Stars and Galaxies: Exploring Space Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBB Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NAT111 Exploring Environmental Relationships Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
NAT112 Physiology of Fitness Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Monday 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Full
NBB Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday 12:35 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Available
NAT131 Physical Geography Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NBB Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NAT160 Natural Science: Nutrition Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Full
NBB Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Thursday 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Full
NAT161 Astronomy: Explore the Night Sky Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
NAT260 Environmental Science Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Full
NAT280 The Body: Bits and Bites Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Full
NBB Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Full
NBC HYBRID
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Full
NAT290 From One Species to Another: Exploring Evolution Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NBB Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NAT542 The Blue Planet Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
NBC Online Full
PHL108 The Meaning of Life Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
PHL185 Big Ideas in Philosophy Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
PHO195 The History of Photography Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Available
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences NBC Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NBD Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
PSY160 Abnormal Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
PSY162 Psychology and Personal Growth Sciences & Social Sciences NBC Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
PSY172 Group Dynamics Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
NBB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
PSY214 Psychology of Creativity Sciences & Social Sciences NBA HYBRID
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Full
NBB HYBRID
Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Full
PSY560 Propaganda and Persuasion Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
PSY666 Introduction to the Psychology of Music Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Online Full
PSY802 Criminal Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Online Full
SCL100 An Introduction to Sociology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
NBC Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
SES289 Zombie Apocalypse Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
SOC216 Religion and Culture in Canada Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Online Full
SOC222 2000 Years of Globalization Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
SOC252 GAME ON! - Sports in Society Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full

Below is the list of courses offered at this campus for the Winter 2020 term.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
ANR110 Cultural Anthropology Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Monday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Full
SYB Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Full
CAN418 Indigenous Studies Arts & Humanities SYA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
SYB Wednesday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
CAN493 What In The World Is Going On In Canada Eh? Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYB Friday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
CUL133 India:From Maharajas to Gandhi Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Online Full
SYB Online Full
CUL342 Satire: The Power of Laughter Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
CUL352 Masculinities Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
SYB Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
CUL402 The 1960s Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
SYB Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
CUL604 In Search Of The Paranormal Arts & Humanities SYA Wednesday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Full
SYB Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Full
CUL706 Myths, Dreams, and Consciousness Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CUL710 The World of Art Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
CUL721 The Culture of Celebrity Arts & Humanities SYA HYBRID
Monday 2:25 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Available
EAC359 Villains: Explorations of Evil & Villainy Arts & Humanities SYA Online Full
SYB Online Full
EAC384 Creative Writing Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
SYB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
EAC488 Children's Literature: Nursery Rhymes to Novels Arts & Humanities SYA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
SYB Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
EAC678 The World Of Harry Potter Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
EAC725 The Graphic Novel Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYB Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
HIS201 World War II - Historical & Cultural Perspectives Arts & Humanities SYA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
SYB Wednesday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
HIS250 Our Place in the Universe Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYB Friday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
HIS554 Guns & Peasants in East Asia Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Online Full
SYB Online Full
NAT155 World Geography Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYB Monday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
SYC Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NAT160 Natural Science: Nutrition Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Full
SYB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
SYC Friday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Full
PHL108 The Meaning of Life Arts & Humanities SYA Online Full
SYB Online Full
PSY141 Social Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
SYB Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Full
PSY172 Group Dynamics Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
PSY206 Personality and Abnormal Behaviour Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Online Full
SYB Online Full
SYC Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
PSY208 Media Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Online Full
SYB Online Full
SES228 Pulp Fiction: American Crime Stories Arts & Humanities SYA Online Full
SES231 In Between Worlds: Canadian Multicultural Fiction Arts & Humanities SYA Online Full
SES430 Autobiography: Self and Society Arts & Humanities SYA Friday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
SOC135 Global Economic Issues Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
SYB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SOC218 From Farm to Table: Exploring What We Eat and Why it Matters Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYB Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available

Below is the list of courses offered at this campus for the Winter 2020 term.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CUL352 Masculinities Sciences & Social Sciences YAA Wednesday 9:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Available
PHL111 World Religions Arts & Humanities YAA Wednesday 9:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Available
PSY141 Social Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences YAA Wednesday 9:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Available