Skip to main content

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 Fall 2019 term.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CAN118 Introduction to Canadian Studies Arts & Humanities KAA Wednesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Full
CAN325 Canadian Popular Music Arts & Humanities KAA Online Full
CAN418 Indigenous Studies Arts & Humanities KAA Online Full
COM560 Effective Presentation Skills Arts & Humanities KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
KBB Wednesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
CUL203 Communicating with Social Technologies Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Thursday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
CUL217 What is on the Menu Arts & Humanities KAA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
KBB Thursday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
CUL485 Movies and Morality Arts & Humanities KAA Online Full
CUL713 Art and Well-Being Arts & Humanities KAA Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Full
KBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
EAC359 Villains: Explorations of Evil & Villainy Arts & Humanities KAA Online Full
FLM210 Ten Films that Changed the World Arts & Humanities KAA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
FLS120 Francophone Language and Culture Arts & Humanities KAA Friday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
HIS102 The Rise and Fall of the British Empire Arts & Humanities KAA Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
HIS554 Guns & Peasants in East Asia Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Online Available
NAT161 Astronomy: Explore the Night Sky Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Wednesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
NAT342 Weather and Climate Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NAT542 The Blue Planet Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Wednesday 2:25 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
KBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Available
PHL108 The Meaning of Life Arts & Humanities KAA Online Full
KBB Online Full
PHL111 World Religions Arts & Humanities KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
PLS300 Political Ideologies Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KMM Online Full
KOO Monday 3:20 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Available
KQQ Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
KTT Online Full
KVV Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
PSY222 Psychology of Happiness Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Online Full
PSY330 Controversial Issues in Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
KBB Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
PSY379 Personality Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Online Full
SES224 Canadian Humour Arts & Humanities KAA Online Full
SES410 The Evolution of the Detective in Fiction and Film Arts & Humanities KAA Online Available
SOC211 Women's Studies - Introduction Sciences & Social Sciences KAA Online Full
SOC600 Introduction to Sociology Sciences & Social Sciences KBB Online Full

Below is the list of courses offered at this campus for the Fall 2019 term.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CAN493 What In The World Is Going On In Canada Eh? Arts & Humanities MMA Online Full
CUL502 Media and Popular Culture Arts & Humanities MMA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
MMB Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
EAC234 Science Fiction Arts & Humanities MMA Online Available
EAC273 Introduction to Children's Literature Arts & Humanities MMA Online Available
LAN115 Conversational Spanish for Beginners Arts & Humanities MMA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
PSY204 Perception and Communication Sciences & Social Sciences MMA Online Available
SES295 The Daughters of Medusa Arts & Humanities MMA Online Available
SOC216 Religion and Culture in Canada Sciences & Social Sciences MMA Online Full
SOC252 GAME ON! - Sports in Society Sciences & Social Sciences MMA Online Full

Below is the list of courses offered at this campus for the Fall 2019 term.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CAN190 The Canadian Political System Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
CAN196 Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
CAN230 Women in Canada Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NBB Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
CAN275 Current Canadian Issues Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
CAN418 Indigenous Studies Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
CAN560 Canadian Mash-Up: Immigrant Stories in Art Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
CUL245 Introduction to Art History Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
NBB Online Available
CUL254 Introduction to Visual Culture Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
CUL255 Rock and Roll: A Cultural History Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
NBB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
CUL286 Cross Cultural Communications Arts & Humanities NBA Online Full
CUL485 Movies and Morality Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
NBB Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
CUL502 Media and Popular Culture Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
NBB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
NBC Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
CUL610 China and the World 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 Online Full
NBD Online Full
EAC215 Story and Screen Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
NBB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
EAC259 Modern American Drama Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NBB Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
EAC268 The Gothic Horror Story Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBB Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
EAC273 Introduction to Children's Literature Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
NBB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
EAC289 Literature of Africa and the Black Diaspora Arts & Humanities NBC Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
EAC297 Myths and Legends Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
NBB Online Available
EAC384 Creative Writing Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
NBB Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
EAC411 Language of Media Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
EAC486 Shakespeare and Film Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
NBB Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
EAC493 What in the World is Going On? Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBB Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
EAC505 Fantasy Literature Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
NBB Online Available
EAC617 Creative Non-Fiction: The Art of Telling the Truth Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
EAC666 The Undead in Fiction Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
NBB Online Available
EAC955 Sports Journalism Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
ECN205 The History of Money Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
NBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
ECN230 Making Sense of Our Economy Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NBB Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
FLM210 Ten Films that Changed the World Arts & Humanities NBA Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
NBB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
FLM285 Film and Politics Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
NBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBC Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
NBD Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
FLS100 Introductory French Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
FST366 Film as Art Arts & Humanities NRA Tuesday 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
NBB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
HIS554 Guns & Peasants in East Asia Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Online Full
LAN115 Conversational Spanish for Beginners Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBB Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
LGE111 Italian Language Skills 1 Arts & Humanities NBA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Monday 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Full
NBB Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Full
LGE810 Chinese Language Skills 1 Arts & Humanities NBA Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
NBB Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
LGE903 Korean Language Skills 1 Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NAT101 Is There Life Beyond Earth? Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBB Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NAT108 Understanding Science and Technology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NAT109 Planets, Stars and Galaxies: Exploring Space Sciences & Social Sciences 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.
Available
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 Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBB HYBRID
Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Available
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.
Available
NBB Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Thursday 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Available
NAT161 Astronomy: Explore the Night Sky Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Full
NAT245 Alternative Medicine Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
NBB Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NAT280 The Body: Bits and Bites Sciences & Social Sciences NBA HYBRID
Thursday 2:25 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Available
NBB HYBRID
Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Available
NBC HYBRID
Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Available
NAT290 From One Species to Another: Exploring Evolution Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NBB Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBC Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBD 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
PHL111 World Religions Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
PHO195 The History of Photography Arts & Humanities NBA Online Available
NBB Online Available
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
NBB Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NBC Online Full
NBD Online Full
NBE Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
PSY162 Psychology and Personal Growth Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
NBB Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Full
NBC Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
PSY204 Perception and Communication Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
PSY222 Psychology of Happiness Sciences & Social Sciences NBA HYBRID
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Full
PSY379 Personality Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NBB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
PSY560 Propaganda and Persuasion Sciences & Social Sciences NBA HYBRID
Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Available
PSY666 Introduction to the Psychology of Music Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Online Full
NBB Online Full
SCL100 An Introduction to Sociology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Online Available
NBB Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NBC Online Available
SES245 Stephen King's Fiction: Ideas of Good and Evil Arts & Humanities NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
SES275 Introduction to World Drama Arts & Humanities NBA Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SES289 Zombie Apocalypse Arts & Humanities NBA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
NBB Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Available
SOC135 Global Economic Issues 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
SOC145 Urban Geography Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
SOC204 Creative Thinking Sciences & Social Sciences NBA HYBRID
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Available
NBB HYBRID
Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Available
SOC211 Women's Studies - Introduction Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
NBB Online Full
NBC Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Available
SOC216 Religion and Culture in Canada Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Online Full
SOC222 2000 Years of Globalization Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SOC252 GAME ON! - Sports in Society Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Online Full
SOC270 Interpersonal and Intercultural Communications Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NBB Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
NBC HYBRID
Monday 2:25 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Available
SOC600 Introduction to Sociology Sciences & Social Sciences NBA Online Full

Below is the list of courses offered at this campus for the Fall 2019 term.

Please note:

  • PSY204 is restricted to specific programs; you will not be able to add this course as a general education elective.
  • Students in INM or MFD cannot use PSY100 as a general education elective.
Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
CAN190 The Canadian Political System Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
CAN252 Canadians and Americans Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.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 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
CUL133 India:From Maharajas to Gandhi Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Online Full
CUL402 The 1960s Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
CUL485 Movies and Morality Arts & Humanities SYA Online Full
CUL706 Myths, Dreams, and Consciousness Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
SYB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
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 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Available
SYB HYBRID
Monday 2:25 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Available
EAC217 The Short Story Arts & Humanities SYA Online Available
EAC234 Science Fiction Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYB Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
EAC236 Utopia: Dream or Nightmare Arts & Humanities SYA Friday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
EAC359 Villains: Explorations of Evil & Villainy Arts & Humanities SYA Online Full
SYB Online Full
EAC384 Creative Writing Arts & Humanities SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYB Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
EAC488 Children's Literature: Nursery Rhymes to Novels Arts & Humanities SYA Wednesday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
SYB Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
HIS201 World War II - Historical & Cultural Perspectives Arts & Humanities SYA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
SYB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYC Friday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
HIS250 Our Place in the Universe 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
HIS554 Guns & Peasants in East Asia Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Online Full
NAT155 World Geography Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Monday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYB Wednesday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
SYC Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
NAT160 Natural Science: Nutrition Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYB Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
PHL102 Introduction to Philosophy Arts & Humanities SYA Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
SYB Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
PHL111 World Religions Arts & Humanities SYA Online Full
PSY141 Social Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
SYB Wednesday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
SYC Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
PSY172 Group Dynamics Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
PSY206 Personality and Abnormal Behaviour Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Online Full
SYB Wednesday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
SYC Online Full
PSY208 Media Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Online Full
SYB Online Full
SYC Online Full
PSY222 Psychology of Happiness Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Online Full
SOC122 Introduction to Social Sciences Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
SYB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
SOC135 Global Economic Issues 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
SOC218 From Farm to Table: Exploring What We Eat and Why it Matters Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Available
SYB Friday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Available
SOC360 Diversity: Challenge and Promise Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Available
SYB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Available
SOC402 Holocaust and Genocide In The 20th Century Sciences & Social Sciences SYA Online Full

Below is the list of courses offered at this campus for the Fall 2019 term.

Course Title Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
NAT108 Understanding Science and Technology Sciences & Social Sciences YAA Wednesday 9:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Available
PSY106 Developmental Psychology Sciences & Social Sciences YAA Wednesday 9:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Available