Degree electives course list

Registration opens: August 8, 2022
Registration closes: September 14, 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.

Fall 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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Fall 2022 interdisciplinary electives

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Introduction to the German Language and Culture I 

Theme
Global cultures
Course Code
GERM71010 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online- Synchronous
Status
OPEN
Description
This beginner course introduces students to German and the cultural variety in the German speaking world. Students will develop listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course will be taught in German and English to facilitate learning in German.

Spanish Language and Culture II

Theme
Global cultures
Course Code
SPAN72010 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online- Synchronous
Status
CANCELLED
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.

Thinking Through Zombies

Theme
Humanities
Course Code
PHIL73000 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online- Synchronous
Status
CLOSED
Description
In this course, students will explore how humans have historically expressed their social anxieties through references to the undead. The course will begin with a discussion of the anthropology of zombies and their current popularity and what this reflects about our culture and civilization. From this foundation, students will examine historical, psychological, scientific, medical, philosophical and cultural implications. Readings, films and discussions will focus on critical evaluation and reflection about the zombie trope and include lessons about racism, slavery, anxiety about the body, cannibalism, genocide, panic and plague, gender, war and social-economic structures. Students will have the opportunity to explore in depth contemporary and historical representations of zombies and develop conclusions about the significance of those representations in the search for meaning. Please note the course is delivered in a hybrid format: online synchrounous for 2hrs, online-asynchronous 1hr.

French Language and Culture II

Theme
Global cultures
Course Code
FREN72020 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online- Synchronous
Status
OPEN
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.

An Introduction to Philosophy

Theme
Humanities
Course Code
PHIL71100 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online- Synchronous
Status
CLOSED
Description
The purpose of this course is to introduce some of the main problems of philosophy, including: Are ethical principles relative? Are all persons really at heart egoistic? Does God exist? What is good? What is evil? How can truth be established? Are there causal determinants of choice? What is real? Are ethical and artistic judgments subjective? What kind of society promotes the best life? What is the purpose and meaning of life? The answers to these questions are not obvious. Wars have been fought and continue to be fought over these questions. One might make the case for seeing the history of human cultures as an ongoing attempt to answer these questions. This course you will help students to inquire into complex problems and begin to formulate their own philosophy. Students will learn effective methods of inquiry, analysis, and criticism. The study of philosophy develops one's ability to think carefully and critically. The objective of this course is to enable students to be reflective about the beliefs that they or their society have developed. The ability to think reflectively does not develop independently from the ability to read critically and perceptively or the ability to express ourselves. Thus, in this course we will seek to advance our reading comprehension as well as our communication skills, both oral and written.

Classical Civilization and the Global Present  

Theme
Humanities
Course Code
CLSC72000 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online- Synchronous
Status
OPEN
Description
This course will trace the modern world (including current events and social and cultural problems) by examining the foundation of Western civilization by ancient Greek and Roman explorers, colonists, political leaders, conquerors, scholars, playwrights, artists, and artisans. Located at the crossroads between Europe, Asia, and Africa, ancient Mediterranean civilizations; created fundamental drivers of world history and left a legacy of important ideas, practices, and deeply-rooted values that have lasted for more than 3500 years. Emphasis will be on ethnic migrations, social movements, political reforms, economic upturns, geographical discoveries, and pivotal military conflicts in Antiquity; influenced hybridization and globalization in cultural tradition, materiality of life, and intellectual advancement. Also, priority will be given to mnemonic hands-on activities, problem-solving case studies, debates, reflective narratives, as well as to relevant approaches for tackling primary sources, such as ancient poetry and prose, epigraphic documents, maps, numismatic and archaeological materials.

Political Structures and Issues

Theme
Humanities
Course Code
POLS72100 (Section 1)
Delivery
Online- Synchronous
Status
OPEN
Description
This course is designed to introduce students to the Study of Politics within the Canadian context. Students will examine and discuss the most important political institutions in Canada in order to better understand the issues that have both united and divided the country.

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First Nations Experience 

Theme
Global cultures
Course Code
INDS71000 (Section 1)
Delivery
Asynchronous
Status
CLOSED
Description
This course will explore Canada's First Nations people's relationships with land, resources, cultures, and each other, as well as historical and contemporary relationships between Aboriginal people and settler governments in Canada. The course will provide a study of Indigenous cultures, colonialism, cultural and political re-emergence, and the importance of the wampum belt. The Truth and Reconciliation Report, UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal people, and the Ipperwash Inquiry will serve as core learning tools. Supporting the maintenance and revitalization of traditional Indigenous values, languages, cultural identity and spirituality will be highlighted.

Introduction to French Language and Culture

Theme
Global cultures
Course Code
FREN71020 (Section 1)
Delivery
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
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.

Physics of the Cosmos

Theme
Sciences
Course Code
SCIE72010 (Section 1)
Delivery
Asynchronous
Status
CLOSED
Description
In this course, the students will acquire a qualitative understanding of the laws governing the evolution of the cosmos, from individual objects to the large-scale structure of the Universe, as well as the method of scientific inquiry which leads to this knowledge. The course begins with an exploration of the life of stars, starting from their birth at the onset of nuclear fusion which drives stellar evolution, going through their life via the equilibrium of stellar material until their death, with a study of stellar remnants such as white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. The second part of the course concerns celestial mechanics and the interactions of stars and planets via gravity, with an exploration of orbital motion and space travel. In the final part of the course, students will be introduced to cosmology concepts, the large-scale structure, and evolution of the Universe as a whole.

Cyberpsychology: The Self and Others in a Wired World

Theme
Social Sciences
Course Code
PSYC73010 (Section 1)
Delivery
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
​ENGL71040
​Postmodern Identity in Popular Culture: Avatars, Humans, and Vampires
FREN71020Introduction to French Language and Culture
GERM71010Introduction to the German Language and Culture I
INDS71000First Nations Experience
PHIL71100An Introduction to Philosophy
PSYC71240Psychology: Basic Processes Of Behaviour
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
CLSC72000Classical Civilization and the Global Present
ENGL72200Desire in Literature
ENGL72050The Use of Laughter: Comedy and Satire
FREN72020French Language and Culture II
​GERM72010
​German Language and Culture II
MDIA72280Introduction to Media Studies
PHIL72130Quest for Meaning
PHIL72700Critical and Creative Thinking Skills
PHIL72900Principles of Ethical Reasoning
PSYC72240Psychology: Dynamics of Human Behaviour
SCIE72000Environmental Science
SPAN72010Spanish Language and Culture II

Level 3

Course codeCourse title
CHIN73000Chinese Language and Culture III
CLSC73030Classical Mythology
FREN73020French Language III
GERM73010German Language and Culture III
PHIL73000Thinking Through Zombies
POLS72100Political Structures and Issues
PSYC73010Cyberpsychology: The Self and Others in a Wired World
RELS73100Religions of the World: Eastern Traditions
RELS73200Religions of the World: Western Traditions
RSCH73000Understanding Research
​SOC73140
​Canadian Multiculturalism
SOC73180Conflict Management
SPAN73010Spanish Language III

Level 4

Course codeCourse title
CHIN74000Chinese Language and Culture IV
FREN74020French Language IV
GERM74010German Language and Culture IV
SCIE74020Assessing Emerging Technologies
SOC74020Urban and Community Planning
SPAN74010Spanish Language IV