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Elective Courses

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Elective Courses
Course Code Course Name Section Room Number Day Start Time End Time Instructor  
AHSS*1130 Principles of Sociology S1 Alternate Tuesday 11:40 AM 2:20 PM Evren Altinkas click to expandmore info icon
Alternate Thursday 11:40 AM 2:20 PM
6-Week Format Course - Session # I

Sociology is the systematic study of the groups, cultures and societies, which constitute collective human life. It examines patterns of social organization, and the resulting influences and constraints within which we all operate. This course introduces students to the major theories, perspectives and topics in sociology. Major sociological theories are explored and applied to the analysis of economic power, cultural values, family, religion, gender, ethnicity, class, age, and race.
AHSS*1220 Teaching Drama to Children S1 225 Tuesday 6:05 PM 8:45 PM Sharon Reid click to expandmore info icon
225 Thursday 6:05 PM 8:45 PM
6-Week Format Course - Session # I

Beginning with a discussion of what constitutes "drama", the course explores drama as a site of learning for young children. Students evaluate the role of the teacher in working with children at various stages of development, and the materials and organization that are necessary for establishing a successful drama program in the classroom.
AHSS*2210 Classical Mythology S1DE1 ONLINE Distance Format     Shane Hubbard click to expandmore info icon
6-Week Format Course - Session # I

An examination of the nature and function of myth in Classical Antiquity, this course shows how the narrative and symbolic structure of myths orders individual and communal experience. The myths that have influenced Western civilization receive special emphasis.
AHSS*2240 Contemporary Canadian Issues S1DE1 ONLINE Distance Format     Greg Klages click to expandmore info icon
6-Week Format Course - Session # I

This course is a study of selected issues in modern Canadian history. The subjects investigated such as first nations people, the environment, the state and the family will vary with the expertise of the instructor.
AHSS*2310 Leadership and Motivation S2DE1 ONLINE Distance Format     Sonika Arora click to expandmore info icon
Not an Elective For BBA & ECS Students
6-Week Format Course - Session # II

This course presents leadership theories and research findings, teaches students to apply leadership theories and concepts, emphasizes the development of leadership skills, and examines the importance of communication and the communication process. In addition, the major theories of human motivation are studied in order to provide the student insight into the processes that activate human behaviour.
AHSS*2320 Religion and Society S1DE1 ONLINE Distance Format     Ted Smith click to expandmore info icon
6-Week Format Course - Session # I

This course surveys the major trends in religious beliefs and practices and their social impact since the Reformation. The focus of the course is on the British Isles and North America with some discussion of developments in Continental Europe.
AHSS*2330 Hockey & Canadian Nation S2DE1 ONLINE Distance Format     Jason Wilson click to expandmore info icon
6-Week Format Course - Session # II

Hockey has had a significant social, economic, political and cultural impact on the Canadian nation. This course will enable students see how the national game has reflected prevailing Canadian attitudes toward many issues including national identity, societal norms and values, war and militarism, masculinity and femininity, professionalism and amateurism, class, race, memory and mythmaking.
AHSS*2410 Religious Traditions of Asia S2DE1 ONLINE Distance Format     Danielle LaGrone click to expandmore info icon
6-Week Format Course - Session # II

This course introduces students to some of the major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto) that originated in Asia. Students will study the history, sacred texts, practices, and beliefs of these traditions within the political and cultural contexts of India, Tibet, China, and Japan. The course also considers the cultural influence and philosophical salience of these religions in contemporary North America. Students will also learn the methodology of the academic approach to religion.
PSYC*1020 Indigenous Mental Health: A Global Perspective S2 Alternate Monday 1:30 PM 4:10 PM Allison Reeves click to expandmore info icon
Alternate Wednesday 1:30 PM 4:10 PM
6-Week Format Course - Session # II

In this course, students will learn about challenges faced by Indigenous communities worldwide, with a particular emphasis on the social determinants of mental health. Students will have the opportunity to examine the many distinct Indigenous Peoples throughout the world, who have a great diversity in their histories, religious practices, and socio-political organization. We will study how these groups have shared rapid culture change, marginalization, and absorption into colonial societies with little regard to their autonomy. These cultural dislocations have been linked to high rates of depression, substance abuse, suicide, and violence in many communities. There will be a focus on culture-through language, land, and tradition-as treatment. Students will learn about the great strength and resilience of Indigenous groups.
SCMA*2050 The Science of Healthy Living S1DE1 ONLINE Distance Format     Andrea Olynyk click to expandmore info icon
Not an Elective For Kinesiology Students
6-Week Format Course - Session # I

This course examines the scientific bases for practices that are consistent with improving, maintaining or enhancing healthy living. Evidence-based population health research is discussed as the mechanism for identifying factors that influence health in population or sub-population groups. The scientific method for developing hypotheses and theories is explored as it relates to recommendations for psychological wellness, healthy eating, active living and healthy weights. The evidence for lifestyle risk factors as contributors to the development of chronic disease is discussed. Assignments evaluate the scientific evidence for popular diets and alternative health care practices.