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Notice for General Education Electives

If you are pursuing a diploma or advance diploma at Conestoga, contact Jen Matthews, Liberal Studies administrative assistant at 519-748-5220 ext. 3265, prior to enrolling to ensure that your selection is eligible for your program.

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the Status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Courses
Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
OLRN1970 Abnormal Psychology

Description: Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology

Emphasis is on the study of signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN1150 Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

Description: What makes a psychopath tick? Are they born that way, or are they products of society? Are serial killers really possessed with evil, or do they know exactly what they are doing? In this course, students will study how and why some individuals become criminals and why some actually become killers. You will study what is known about serial killers, stalkers, rapists and criminals. Also, the latest techniques used in criminal profiling and questioning will be examined.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1103 Cults and Terrorism

Description: In this course, students will explore the historical evolution and social impact of cults and terrorist groups. Students will learn ways to identify and define cults. Using discussions and active learning approaches, students will examine what motivates cults and terrorist groups with a specific lens towards violent activity. The impact of media and globalization will also be discussed. Students will advance their social and cultural understanding and gain awareness of cults in contemporary society. Students in this course will discuss the validity of historical evidence and research historical interpretations of events using relevant and recent sources.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1220 Developmental Psychology

Description: Using a developmental psychology lens this course focuses on providing students with an opportunity to improve understanding of self. Through personal reflection students will examine the human lifespan from conception and prenatal development through old age and death. Students will gain understanding and perspective of their development across physical, cognitive, social and personality contexts. Examination of fundamental theories, historical arguments/perspectives and current issues provide opportunity for critical thinking and application of influences to one's development within the student's life.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1285 Hockey Hall of Fame Presents

Description: Recommended: English 1.

This subject details the incredible growth of Canada's national pastime, including the NHL's formulation, the "original six" and national/international expansion.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1020 Human Sexuality

Description: This course comprises an analysis of human sexuality drawing on historical, theoretical, cross cultural, and life cycle perspectives of sexual attitudes, behaviours, development, and experiences using a Canadian cultural lens. Selected topics may include, gender relations, body image, sexual diversity, arousal and response, mating, dating, and interpersonal attraction, interpersonal communication, sex education, sexual health or risk, and issues of power or intimacy.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1057 Introduction To Psychology

Description: In order to understand ourselves and interact appropriately with others, we must first understand the basis for behaviour. The study of psychology provides you with an understanding of why people think and act as they do. It examines the scientific process of research, the human brain and the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, memory and personality.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1530 Introduction To Sociology

Description: Sociology is the study of people and how they interact with each other and various social groups. This course deals with the study of people's lives, their relationship to society as a whole, and how people are affected by the society in which they live. The concepts, theories and methods of the discipline will be introduced and discussed with particular emphasis on the dynamics of Canadian society and Canadian social problems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1600 Macroeconomics

Description: Recommended: Microeconomics (Internet) [formerly Introduction to Microeconomics (Internet)].

This course introduces students to the principles essential to understanding contemporary macroeconomic issues. Emphasis is placed on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students examine the macroeconomic problems facing society including unemployment, inflation, and economic growth. As well, students evaluate government use of fiscal and monetary policy to deal with these problems. The impact of macroeconomics on students' civic, working and personal lives is explored. Note: Students who successfully complete this course can apply for an exemption from Macroeconomics.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN1650 Microeconomics

Description: This course introduces the student to the principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary microeconomic issues. Emphasis is placed on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students will examine the role of prices and competitive markets in the allocation of resources, firm behaviour and market structures; as well, they will evaluate the effects of government intervention in the economic marketplace.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN1680 Myths And Legends

Description: Recommended: College English or equivalent.

This subject examines the similarities and differences of world mythology and legends. By discussing stories from different cultures, students will see the common threads of the human experience.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1018 Nutrition

Description: Recommended: College English or equivalent.

Do you feel stressed out? Do you eat when you're not hungry? Are you tired all the time? These are only some of the side effects of not living a balanced lifestyle. This course will teach you how to put control back into your life. In the first half of the course, we analyze how nutrients breakdown and work together in the body. In the second half, we discuss issues and theories involving health and nutrition. There is a mid-term and final exam to be written at the registering college.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1340 Science Fiction

Description: Recommended: College level English or equivalent.
The world is constantly evolving, in large part due to our technological advances. Science Fiction is ideally suited to explore our changing world. A variety of short stories and novels exposes students to the amazing narratives and fantastic voyages of this literary genre.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1074 Stress, Wellness and Nutrition

Description: Stress can play a significant role in people's professional lives. Learning how to deal with stress is vital to long term health. While stress alone does not cause disease, it triggers molecular changes throughout the body that make people more susceptible to many illnesses. In this course, students will gain an understanding of the importance of how to deal with both positive and negative stress in their lives. By using wellness perspectives, each student will gain more insight into how he or she can control both internal and external stressors.

Working in careers that have high critical stress componentscan eventually lead to fatique and burnout. Professionals who work in law enforcement and emergency response will be able to relate all class content to actual workplace experiences. Emphasis will be placed on learning to deal with stress in a positive manner, such as exercise, nutrition and adequate sleep.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details

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