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Elective Courses

Summer 2017

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Fall 2016 Elective Courses
Course Code Course Name Section Room Number Day Start Time End Time Instructor  
AHSS*1220 Teaching Drama to Children S1 GH 225 T TUES, THUR 6:05pm 8:45pm TBD more info icon
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*1240 Introduction to Indigenous Studies S1 GH 122 TUES, THUR 6:05pm 8:45pm TBA more info icon
This course will provide an introduction of human settlement in Canada with an emphasis on the factors (past and current) that affect children, their families and communities. Students will gain an understanding of the traditional perspectives of child development, family structure and parenting roles. Students will gain an insight into the role of children in Indigenous communities and explore current Indigenous community initiatives that maintain and promote cultures and identities. Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
AHSS*2140 Money, Markets & Democracy S1DE ON-LINE       TBA more info icon
This course provides an introduction to the currency, bond, and equity markets and poses the question: do these markets, on balance, negatively or positively influence the social structure, economy, and politics of nations? Students are expected to explore are evaluate whether the capital markets in their current form, serve the public interest.
AHSS*2150 City Life S1 GH 121 Mon, WED 6:05pm -8:45pm TBA more info icon
This course examines how it feels to live in cities as well as how different cities afford different experiences among their citizens. Students are expected to do a comparative analysis of different cities and to reflect on their own experience of the city.
AHSS*2210 Classical Mythology S1DE ON-LINE       TBA more info icon
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 S2DE ON-LINE       TBA more info icon
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.
Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits
AHSS*2310 Leadership & Motivation S2 122 TUES, THURS 10:45am 1:25pm TBA more info icon
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.
Restriction(s): Not available to students registered in B.A.Sc. (EDS) or B.B.A.
AHSS*2320 Religion and Society S2DE ON-LINE       TBA more info icon
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.
Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.
AHSS*2330 Hockey & Canadian Nation S1DE ON-LINE       TBA more info icon
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 S1DE ON-LINE       TBA more info icon
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.
SCMA*2050 The Science of Healthy Living S1DE ON-LINE       TBA more info icon
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.
Restriction(s): KIN*1010
AHSS*3500 Independent Study: Germany: Landscape & Memory(Germany) S104 TBA       LaGrone, Matthew more info icon
In this course, students will explore a topic or theme by participating in an international study tour. Themes and topics will vary with the instructor’s expertise, the location of the study tour, and the nature of the visit. Through assigned readings and group discussions, students will be expected to acquire an understanding of the subject-matter associated with the study tour. At the end of the course, students are expected to complete a substantial research paper or project on a topic related to the tour. Detailed information regarding course requirements, the associated costs in addition to tuition and fees, and applications deadlines is available on the Study Abroad website:
Prerequisite(s): 9.50 credits
Restriction(s): Program Head Consent required