Degree electives course list

Registration opens: April 18, 2022
Registration closes: May 17, 2022

Please note: offerings vary from term to term and not all electives are suitable for all programs. For more information regarding limitations on taking a course for your program, please contact Jen Matthews.

Spring 2022 delivery approaches

  • Online asynchronous delivery: 100 percent online delivery with independent course completion and no assigned day or time requirements. These hours will be indicated on the right-hand side of your student timetable.
  • Online synchronous delivery: 100 percent online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements. These hours will be indicated by a computer icon in the box in your student timetable.

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Spring 2022 interdisciplinary electives

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French Language and Culture II

Theme
Global Cultures
Course Code
FREN72020 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online synchronous
Status
Closed
Description
This high beginner course builds on the Introduction to the French Language and Culture. The course is designed to further enhance beginner level language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will also explore numerous facets of French Canadian culture. This course will be taught mostly in French with English used to facilitate learning in French.

Principles of Ethical Reasoning

Theme
Humanities
Course Code
PHIL72900 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online synchronous
Status
Closed
Description
This course is intended to acquaint students with the intellectual tradition of moral philosophy and help them develop practical analytic and critical skills through reading, writing, and discussion. This course focuses on ethical issues faced by individuals in Canadian society. It helps students to clarify their values and establish a framework for ethical decision making. Students will explore a variety of moral issues such as euthanasia, abortion, minority rights, racism, bio-medical technology, capital punishment, pornography, discrimination, poverty, environment and war. These questions do not admit of easy answers, because there are often plausible-sounding moral reasons to be given on each side of the matter. In part because of this, there is a tendency to want to set them aside as unanswerable, as just a matter of opinion. Yet they cannot be ignored. Rather, these questions require that we think hard about them and address them carefully, and that we explore various underlying presuppositions that we often accept uncritically. As a result, this is a course in which we will focus on and practice the skill of critical thinking, and learn to express carefully, verbally and in writing, our reasoning for a given position.

Spanish Language and Culture II

Theme
Global Cultures
Course Code
SPAN72010 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online synchronous
Status
Closed
Description
This high beginner course reinforces students' knowledge of the Spanish language and reinforces the cultural variety in the Spanish speaking world. Students will develop academic and professional listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This course will be taught mostly in Spanish with English used to facilitate learning in Spanish.

Introduction to French Language and Culture

Theme
Global Cultures
Course Code
FREN71020 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online asynchronous
Status
Closed
Description
This beginner course introduces students to standard French as well as Canadian French nuances. It is designed for students to develop basic French skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will also study French culture in various contexts around the world. This course will be taught in both English and French to facilitate learning in French.

Introduction to the Spanish Language and Culture

Theme
Global Cultures
Course Code
SPAN71010 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online asynchronous
Status
Closed
Description
This beginner course introduces students to Spanish and the cultural variety in the Spanish speaking world. Students will develop listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course will be taught in Spanish and English to facilitate learning in Spanish.

Environmental Science

Theme
Sciences
Course Code
SCIE72000 (Section 1, 3)
Delivery
Online asynchronous
Status
Closed
Description
This course will argue for the interconnectedness of the world’s systems, linking Earth’s large-scale processes to specific environmental phenomenon. Topics include our use and allocation of energy and mineral resources; urban environmental management, human population growth and its effects on food accessibility, desertification and loss of biodiversity. We will also analyze new and emerging environmental toxins and how they are impacting our ability to ensure clean water and soils for future generations. Research will be focused on understanding specific method for understanding scientific and policy literature, problem solving with an eye on all potential stakeholders.

Canadian Multiculturalism

Theme
Social Sciences
Course Code
SOC73140 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online asynchronous
Status
Closed
Description
This course examines the ethnic and multicultural diversity of Canadian society including a historical look at immigration and how the Canadian government has treated its inhabitants. Integral to the course is an overview of the emergence of Canada as a model of cultural pluralism. Students will also explore how Canada and more specifically Ontario, has attempted to protect the rights of its citizens. In addition, attention is paid to the challenges that are faced by newcomers and Aboriginal people. This course also provides an opportunity for students to look at a variety of different world religions and to share their own experiences.

Cyberpsychology: The Self and Others in a Wired World

Theme
Social Sciences
Course Code
PSYC73010 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online asynchronous
Status
Closed
Description
Cyberpsychology is the study of what happens to the human psyche, human emotions, behaviours, 'selves' and group dynamics when engaging with online technologies. Students will be introduced to current online technologies and how they influence attitudes and behaviour. Topics related to this concept include beliefs about the self, identity formation, self presentation, social comparison, and interpersonal relationships (e.g., friendship development, romantic relationship development – jealousy and dating). Emphasis will be placed on applying social psychological principles to understanding behaviour in online settings, with particular 'emphasis on development of the self.

All interdisciplinary electives

Below is the complete list of interdisciplinary electives offered at Conestoga.

Level 1

Course codeCourse title
CHIN71000
Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture
ENGL71010
Science Fiction
​ENGL71020
​World Literature
FREN71020Introduction to French Language and Culture
GERM71010Introduction to the German Language and Culture I
INDS71000First Nations Experience
PHIL71100An Introduction to Philosophy
SCIE71000Introduction to Natural Sciences
SCIE71010Archaeology
SOC71045Science, Technology and Society
SOC71250Introduction to Sociology
SPAN71010Introduction to the Spanish Language and Culture

Level 2

Course codeCourse title
CHIN72000Chinese Language and Culture II
PHIL72700Critical and Creative Thinking Skills
ENGL72200Desire in Literature
FREN72020French Language and Culture II
​GERM72010
​German Language and Culture II
MDIA72280Introduction to Media Studies
PHIL72900Principles of Ethical Reasoning
PSYC72240Psychology: Dynamics of Human Behaviour
PHIL72130Quest for Meaning
SPAN72010Spanish Language and Culture II
ENGL72050The Use of Laughter: Comedy and Satire

Level 3

Course codeCourse title
​SOC73140
​Canadian Multiculturalism
CLSC73030Classical Mythology
SOC73180Conflict Management
PSYC73010Cyberpsychology: The Self and Others in a Wired World
FREN73020French Language III
GERM73010German Language and Culture III
POLS72100Political Structures and Issues
RELS73100Religions of the World: Eastern Traditions
RELS73200Religions of the World: Western Traditions
RSCH73000Understanding Research
SPAN73010Spanish Language III
PHIL73000Thinking Through Zombies 

Level 4

Course codeCourse title
FREN74020French Language IV
SCIE74020Assessing Emerging Technologies
SOC74020Urban and Community Planning
SPAN74010Spanish Language IV