Do you require Special Authorization to take a General Education Elective this summer?
Please complete the Special Authorization Request Form.
Please note that all general education electives for the summer term are being delivered ONLINE.
You can submit your request now, but we will not begin processing requests until May 21, which is the first day of the add/drop period.
When your request is processed (starting on May 21st) permissions will be added to your account so you can register for your elective(s) on MyMohawk – Choose or Change My Timetable. Your elective options will appear under “Authorized Courses.”
NOTE: If you are looking to register for the ESL Elective, Communicating Across Cultures (COMM 10303), please contact communication [at] mohawkcollege.ca
Questions? Email gened [at] mohawkcollege.ca
If you have any General Education concerns that are not addressed here, or if you would like further information regarding General Education Electives at Mohawk College, please see our General Education FAQ, General Education Exemptions FAQ and/or contact the General Education Coordinator at gened [at] mohawkcollege.ca.
Why do I have to take General Education courses?
In accordance with requirements established by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU), General Education is a mandatory component of all Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs in Ontario.
General Education courses are designed to broaden your education beyond the vocational learning outcomes for your program of study. By taking General Education courses it is hoped that you will develop greater self-awareness, become more knowledgeable about the diverse world around you, and better equipped to make thoughtful, creative, and positive contributions to the society in which you live. General Education courses will also help you in your future career because they strengthen your critical thinking, problem solving, and/or communication skills, all of which are highly desired by employers and essential for success in all workplaces.
The Department of Liberal Studies offers a variety of interesting and relevant General Education Electives each semester. All of our General Education courses are designed to support learning in one or more of the following General Education Themes, as defined by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (Frameworks for Programs of Instruction, 2009 ):
Below is a list of the courses that may be offered as General Education Electives to full-time students. Please note that course offerings vary from semester to semester, and that some courses are not eligible as electives for all programs. Courses are also subject to change.
Click here to view the list of program restrictions for Fall 2019 General Education Electives (you must be logged into MyMohawk to view the file)
|ANTR 10001||Plagues and People: History of Disease||X||X|
|ANTR 10001||Introduction to Anthropology||X||X|
|ANTR 10002||Issues in Health & Healing||X||X|
|ANTR 10003||Introduction to Forensic Anthropology||X||X|
|COMM 10366||Crime Fiction||X||X|
|HIST 10010||History: Myth & Reality||X||X|
|HIST 10020||History of War and Society: 20th Century||X||X|
|HIST 10023||Art History||X||X|
|INDS 10030||First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Perspectives||X||X|
|INDS 10031||Impacts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission||X||X|
|INDS 10032||Indigenous Peoples Evolving Media & Artistic Images||X||X|
|PSOL 10013||Introduction to Government in Society||X||X|
|PSOL 10011||Introduction to Globalization||X||X|
|PSYC 10028||Positive Psychology||X||X|
|PSYC 10031||Psycho-Social Criminology||X||X|
|PSYC SS156||Introduction to Psychology||X||X|
|PSYC 10015||Human Sexuality||X||X|
|PSYC SS271||Developmental Psychology||X||X|
|SSCI 10037||Environmental Sustainability||X||X|
|SSCI 10058||Aging in Society||X||X|
|SSCI SS108||Introduction to Sociology||X||X|
|SSCI AS106||Popular Culture||X||X|
|SSCI SS299||Society, Technology & Social Issues||X||X|
|SSCI AS105||Race & Ethnic Diversity||X||X|
|SSCI SS109||Sociology: Diversity & Social Change||X||X|
General Education Exemptions/ Credit Transfer
Students who have previous learning experience and want to have that experience assessed for General Education credit transfer/exemption have two options:
- Students who have successfully completed a General Education course(s) at an accredited college/university can apply online for a General Education exemption/credit transfer. Please see General Education Exemptions FAQ for more information on the exemption process.
- Mohawk College also recognizes that not all education is gained through formal means, so If you have exceptional and potentially relevant work/life experience you may wish to explore the possibility of having your learning assessed through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).