Frequently Asked Questions

You should take Communications/English courses as indicated in the curriculum for your particular program. Your program curriculum will include information about the course(s) you need to take in which semester(s). Please speak with your student adviser if you are considering taking a Communications/English course at a different time.

Your Communications/English courses will develop your critical reading, writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills — essential communication skills that all employers desire.

If you are a student from other postsecondary institutions or Seneca programs, you may be able to transfer your credits to your new program. For information on eligibility, visit the Transfer Credit web page.

Required courses for your diploma or degree program vary as do the number of electives. For specific guidelines about breadth courses please visit the General Education Courses or Liberal Studies Courses web pages.

Generally, there are no prerequisites for the general education electives, however, COM101/ COM111 could be corequisite. There are no prerequisites for lower-level liberal studies electives, however, for upper-level liberal studies, the prerequisite is one lower-level liberal studies or English or critical thinking course. For more information, please visit the General Education Courses or Liberal Studies Courses web pages.

If you are enrolled in a full-time day program, you should take your courses during the day. If you are interested in taking a course through part-time studies, there may be additional costs. Please check with the School of English & Liberal Studies and/or the Office of the Registrar. Permission to take courses part-time through the Faculty of Continuing Education at no extra cost will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and not before the first week of classes. Please check with your student adviser that the course(s) you choose will be eligible for credit.

If you have finished COM101/ COM111 — Communicating Across Contexts and any required first-term courses, you are ready to take General Education courses

  • Use your online Student Home to add and drop English & Liberal Studies courses.
  • Before your registration window opens in Student Home, go to the General Education or Liberal Studies tab to preview the courses being offered next term and create a tentative schedule.
  • When registering through Student Home be careful that the elective you choose is at the campus you want. Also, choose electives from different disciplines to avoid duplicating courses. When in doubt, consult your SELS co-ordinator.
  • Register early for the best choice.

This means that the class limit has been reached. Since your adviser cannot add you to the class, frequently check your Student Home to see if space becomes available. In particular, try after the current term’s grades are published and until the deadline to add courses in your next term (the fifth day of the semester).