New Continuing Education Courses

NOTE: This list is for the entire Spring 2021 term.

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Arts and Science Introduction – GSCI10015

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How do we know what is real? What makes us who we are? What forces shape our world? What makes us happy? Explore these questions through an issues-based approach that addresses concerns relevant to everyday life: Are there different ways of knowing? Is the self – one’s identity, character, behaviour – the result of natural forces or cultural conditioning or both? How much control can individuals have in the face of powerful natural and cultural forces? What kinds of fulfillment might we strive for in an imperfect world? Explore these questions through an interdisciplinary approach introducing you to various fields in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. 42 hours.

Cyberpsychology: Self and Others in a Wired World – PSYC10033

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Cyberpsychology is the study of what happens to the human psyche, human emotions, behaviours, 'selves' and group dynamics when engaging with online technologies. You will be introduced to theories and research concerning online technologies and how online technology change us, and influences our attitudes and behaviour. Topics include: beliefs about the self, identity formation, self-presentation, social comparison, and interpersonal relationships (friendship and romantic relationship). Emphasis on the application of social psychological principles to our understanding of behaviour in online settings, with particular emphasis on development of the self. 42 hours.

Introduction to Japanese – LANG10060

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Gain a basic understanding of conversational Japanese, with a focus on vocabulary, common phrases, and grammar fundamentals. Japanese culture, customs, and society are also examined. Microphone required. 42 hours.

Introduction to Marketing and Digital Tools for the Small Business – BUSN10243

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Examine the core marketing concepts for small businesses and start-ups and discuss the strategic selection, usage and social media etiquette to market the business and/or brand messaging. Discuss target marketing, value proposition, customer relationships management, e-commerce and marketing communication. Conduct market research and create and deliver a preliminary marketing plan in a real world business case. 56 hours.

Movies, Identity, & Culture – LITR10001

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Examine the impact of popular movies on society. Analyze how the use of language in movies affects perceptions of self-identity and social issues​, and propose change in real world situations. 42 hours.

Real Estate Law Procedures – REAL10003

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This course is designed to enable students to understand the steps and procedures of a residential real estate transaction and the purpose of each stage. Real Estate Law terminology, a study of the land systems in Ontario, and documents used both paper and electronic are examined. 42 hours.

Truth and Reconciliation – INDS10042

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Gain an understanding of the historical factors that contributed to the creation of Residential Schools, including the history of colonization and the relationship between the government and Indigenous communities. Reflect upon and further develop your understanding of the ongoing impact of Residential Schools. 42 hours.

Visual Culture Over Time – HIST10031

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How do we see? How does the history of the image make us see in a particular way? Images have played a central role in every culture of which we have record and, further, images have deeply informed the human quest for knowledge, from the arts and medicine to philosophy and technology. By looking at such different images as photographs, medical drawings, tattoos, totem poles, paintings, graffiti, the course will examine how our ways of seeing have been largely created by a given society and a historical period. Seeing, then, is not individual. We are collectively taught to see in specific ways. By recognizing this it will become possible not only to better analyze all forms of images, but also to change our ways of seeing. Rather than merely looking at visual representations for their informational or aesthetic significance, the course will explore how many human beings and entire cultures shape their understanding of themselves through images. 42 hours.