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PLEASE NOTE: If choosing a course to meet a General Elective requirement, you must choose a course code ending with “G” such as SSC 150G.

HUMAN SEXUALITY
SSC 146G
This course will provide an overview of human sexuality issues and sexual behaviours. Students will examine sexuality in various contexts, relying on: psychological, socio-cultural and biological research. Students will engage in the study of human sexuality as it relates to their interpersonal relationships, health and wellness, and identity and how it differs between cultural, religious and societal contexts. More generally, the course is designed to provide a course in human sexuality, grounded in sound science, for students planning careers in the helping professions as well as for those taking it for personal growth. 3 units of credit. $269.22 (Online: $318.22 includes $49.00 access fee) Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5180 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
ONLINE 065 5185 Sep 19-Dec 9
WINTER
ONLINE 065 1044 Jan 16-Apr 7
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
SSC 150G
The primary goal of this course is to facilitate increased awareness and understanding of problematic social conditions in Canadian society and throughout the world. Students will develop a framework by which to formulate their own opinions, appreciate others’ opinions, recognize government’s roles and assess national and global issues. 3 units of credit. $269.22 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4835 Sep 19-Dec 12, Mon, 6:00P-9:30P
ONLINE 065 Sep. 19-Dec 19
WINTER
CHATHAM 550 1113 Jan 19-Apr 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
BASIC PSYCHOLOGY
SSC 160
This course is an introduction to the study of psychology. The curriculum focuses on the individual in society, the development of personality, human motivation, cognition, the dynamics of neurosis and the adjustment process as related to interpersonal relationships and cultural pressures. 3 units of credit. $269.22 (Online: $318.22 includes $49.00 access fee) Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4378 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
ONLINE 065 4472 Sep 19-Dec 9
WINTER
ONLINE 065 1248 Jan 16-Apr 7
SOCIETY AND ME
SSC 177G
The primary goal of this course is to facilitate an increased awareness and understanding of our social roles, how we are influenced by culture and how we as an individual, or groups, can impact society. 3 units of credit. $269.22 (Online: $318.22 includes $49.00 access fee) Text extra.
FALL
CHATHAM 550 4396 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
ONLINE 065 5164 Sep 19-Dec 9
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1304 Jan 19–Apr 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
ONLINE 065 1252 Jan 16-Apr 7
SOCIETY & THE ENVIRONMENT
SSC 181G
How serious are current environmental and social problems? Why should we care about them? How are governments, corporations, activists, and ordinary citizens responding to these problems? Human activities have significant impacts on our planet. In this course students explore the role of human daily living habits and the contribution they’ve made to our current global environmental problems. 3 units of credit. $269.22 Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1299 Jan 17–Apr 4, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
THE WAR OF 1812: PATH TO PEACE OR FORGOTTEN CIVIL WAR
SSC 187G
This course will explore the politics, events, and historical and contemporary consequences of the War of 1812. Themes and interpretations will be examined through selected text, film, handouts, journals, classroom discussion, and reflective assignments. Topics will include the interpretation of the war from different perspectives, military and international relations, cultural history, historical geography, the role of First Nations people and women in the war. Study will also include the social, economic, and political impact on the Canadian Identity from today's perspective. The course will conclude with a discussion about the relevance of the War of 1812-a pivotal moment in Canadian history or a forgotten border dispute. $318.22 (tuition $269.22 + $49.00 access fee) Text extra.
WINTER
ONLINE 065 1008 Jan 16-Apr 7
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
SSC 240
This course is designed to present information in basic developmental psychological topics. This includes various theoretical lifespan explanations and descriptions of cognitive, emotional, and social development. 3 units of credit. $318.22 (tuition $269.22 + $49.00 access fee) Text extra.
FALL
ONLINE 065 5296 Sep 19-Dec 9
WINTER
ONLINE 065 1040 Jan 16-Apr 7
COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES
LBS 110G
Students will discover the importance of social qualifiers (such as gender, race, and class) and social agencies (such as family, school, and workplace) to better understand the various elements of both intercultural and intracultural communication. The course provides students with opportunities to explore several cultural environments both within the classroom and within the community; to write reflectively about what they have learned; and to make interactive group presentations about their own cultural research. By the end of the course, students will have improved their ability to both appreciate the complexity of cross-cultural communication and to be effective cross-cultural communicators. 3 units of credit. $269.22 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4735 Sep 20-Dec 6, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
LITERATURE: SHORT FICTION
LSW 101G
This general education course focuses on the examination of ideas in imaginative literature, specifically the short story. Students will read a selection of Canadian and World Fiction written by acknowledged masters of the short form. Refinement of interpretive skills, through the analysis of technical elements, choice and arrangement of details, connotative language as well as an awareness of important themes, will aid the student in understanding how cultural background, gender, and social position influence responses to life. During this process special attention will be given to the reinforcement of written communication skills; through discussion and writing the student will explore the parts, as well as the whole of selected works of short fiction. 3 units of credit. $269.22 Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 2223 Jan 17-Apr 4, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
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South Campus 2000 Talbot Rd. W. Windsor

Chatham

Chatham Campus 1001 Grand Ave. W. Chatham

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South Essex Community Council 215 Talbot St. E. Leamington

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