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Arts courses include those offered in: Dramatic Art; English; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Philosophy; and the Creative Arts. You may take one or two of these courses in your first year of study. Here are some suggested Arts courses:

  • ENGL 1005-01: Pride and Prejudice F
  • ENGL 1005-02: Drama of the Western World: Comic Vision F
  • ENGL 1006: Writing Creatively F W
  • GRST 2000: Topics in Classical Culture F
  • GRST 2211: Latin Poetry F W
  • INCS 1370: Introduction to German, Italian and Spanish Literature F
  • MACS 1500: Contemporary Visual Culture F W
  • PHIL 1100: Introduction to Western Philosophy F W
  • PHIL 1120: Philosophy and Human Nature F W
  • PHIL 1290: Contemporary Moral Issues F W
  • PHIL 1300: Philosophy and Popular Culture F
  • PHIL 1600: Reasoning Skills F W
  • WGST 1200: Gal Pals: Women and Friendship (can also be counted as a Social Sciences course) F W
  • WGST 1300: Imagining Women (can also be counted as a Social Sciences course) F W

Descriptions of the courses listed above can be found here

  • F Fall Term Course
  • W Winter Term Course
  • F & W Fall & Winter Term Double Credit Course

Social Science courses include those offered in: Anthrozoology; Communication, Media and Film; History; Political Science; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies; and Work and Employment. Social Science courses you might take in your first year of study:

  • ANZO 1600: Animals and Humans in Society (also offered as an Arts course) F
  • CMAF 1010: Introduction to Media and Society F W
  • CMAF 1120: Introduction to Media Design and Production I F
  • CMAF 1400: Introduction to Film Studies F W
  • HIST 1230: The World in the 20th Century 1914-1945 F
  • HIST 1970: Selected Topics F
  • POLS 1000: Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics F W
  • POLS 1300: Comparative Politics in a Changing World F W
  • PSYC 1070: Positive Psychology F
  • PSYC 1150: Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science F W
  • PSYC 1160: Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science F W
  • SACR 1000: Understanding Social Life F W
  • SACR 1100: Foundations of Social Life F W
  • SJST 1000: Social Justice in Action F
  • SJST 1400: Queer Activism (also offered as WGST 1400) F
  • SWRK 1170: Meeting Human Needs through Social Welfare F
  • WGST 1200: Gal Pals: Women and Friendship (can also be counted as an Arts course) F W
  • WGST 1300: Imagining Women (can also be counted as an Arts course) F W
  • WORK 1000: Labour and Social Movements in Canadian Society F
  • WORK 1500: Working for a Living F

Descriptions of the courses listed above can be found here

  • F Fall Term Course
  • W Winter Term Course
  • F & W Fall & Winter Term Double Credit Course

Put some music in your life and earn academic credit! Each of these courses counts as one-half (0.5) credit:

  • MUSP 2100: University Singers (by audition) W
  • MUSP 2200: University Wind Ensemble (by audition) W
  • MUSP 2400: Jazz Ensemble (by audition) W
  • MUSP 3100: Chamber Choir (by audition) F W

Contact the School of Creative Arts, Ext. 2829, or email: soca@uwindsor.ca for more information. Private lessons (full or half credit): 60- or 30-minute lessons in classical or jazz/pop for all instruments/voices. Audition required; fees apply. Other music courses available, subject to availability and instructor approval.

Interested in Visual Arts? Our foundational Studio courses have a limited number of places for non-majors each semester:

  • VSAR 1050: Studio Practice and Ideas/Space W
  • VSAR 1060: Studio Practice and Ideas/Image F W
  • VSAR 1070: Studio Practice and Ideas/Drawing F W
  • VSAR 1080: Studio Practice and Ideas/Time-Based F W

Descriptions of the courses listed above can be found here

  • F Fall Term Course
  • W Winter Term Course
  • F & W Fall & Winter Term Double Credit Course

Science courses include those offered in: Biological Sciences; Computer Science; Earth & Environmental Sciences; Mathematics & Statistics; and Physics. Suggested Science courses for majors in FAHSS programs:

  • CHEM 1003: Alchemy to Chemistry: Science Through the Ages F
  • COMP 1047: Computer Concepts for End-Users F W
  • COMP 2067: Programming for Beginners F W
  • ECON 1100: Introduction to Economics I F W
  • ECON 1110: Introduction to Economics II F W
  • ECON 2000: Life Choices and Economics F
  • ECON 2010: Life Choices and Economics II W
  • ESCI 1000: Natural Hazards and Disasters F W
  • ESCI 1130: Atmosphere and Climate F W
  • FRSC 1107: Introductory Crime Scene Investigation F W
  • FRSC 2007: Introduction to Forensic Science F W
  • MATH 1280: Access to Linear Algebra W
  • MATH 1780: Access to Differential Calculus F
  • PHYS 1000: Introduction to Astronomy I F
  • PHYS 1010: Introduction to Astronomy II W

Descriptions of the courses listed above can be found here

  • F Fall Term Course
  • W Winter Term Course
  • F & W Fall & Winter Term Double Credit Course

Most programs in FAHSS have Language or Science requirements. There are many Language courses open to students who have no previous knowledge of the language, including:

  • GRMN 1020: Intensive German for Beginners** F
  • GRMN 2020: Intensive Intermediate German** W
  • ITLN 1020: Intensive Italian for Beginners** F
  • ITLN 2020: Intensive Intermediate Italian** W
  • LATN 1200: Introductory Latin I F
  • SPAN 1020: Intensive Spanish for Beginners** F
  • SPAN 2020: Intensive Intermediate Spanish** W

Descriptions of the courses listed above can be found here

** These are intensive double-credit courses.

French: Students with Grade 11 “U” French can take FREN 1140 (Preparatory French: Intermediate Level II). Students with Grade 12 “U” French can take FREN 1210 (French Language Training I) followed by FREN 1220 (French Language Training II). Students may also take FREN 1410 (Introduction to Literary Studies). Use your language skills to go on an exchange program at a foreign university in Year 3, a great asset when you look for a job!

If you already have some language background, call the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Ext. 2888 for placement into a more advanced language course.

  • F Fall Term Course
  • W Winter Term Course
  • F & W Fall & Winter Term Double Credit Course

“Open Choice” means any course from any area of study. (Some courses may require prerequisites.) Attend Head Start orientation or seek academic advice for further assistance with your course choices.


Note: Suggested courses listed in this overview may be offered in the Fall, Winter or both terms. Students should check available offerings when planning and selecting courses.


If you’re having a hard time figuring out which courses to take or if you’re not sure if you’re on the right track reach out to us for help. Talk to an academic advisor if you have program specific questions, and for general inquiries you can ask.UWindsor.

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Understanding Course Codes

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Attend one of these sessions to learn how to choose and register for courses, get answers to your questions from Academic Advisors, and receive tips for academic success.

  • Monday, June 8 @ 2 PM EST
  • Wednesday, June 10 @ 2 PM EST
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Head Start Orientation


We offer a variety of services to ease the transition for incoming students

Head Start summer orientation program is designed for new students who are embarking on their post-secondary experience here at the University of Windsor. This year we're bringing Head Start to you! UWindsor has a virtual platform that is going to make your Head Start experience a great one from the comfort of your own home.

 

Upcoming Head Start Dates

Virtual Head Start Dates/Times Coming Soon!

  • Friday, July 10: Education and Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Saturday, July 11: Human Kinetics and Nursing
  • Friday, July 17: Science and Education
  • Saturday, July 18: General
  • Friday, July 24: Business and Engineering
  • Saturday, August 8: General
  • Evening session on Thursday, August 13: Mature, Transfer, Part Time Students

Head Start program includes:

  • Faculty presentations
  • Sessions for you and your parents, guardians or supporters to learn about life at UWindsor
  • A campus resources fair to ensure you haven’t missed anything
  • Learn about some of the major differences between high school and university
  • Discover ways to get involved on campus
  • Connect with academic advisors

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UWindsor Prep Program

Refresher classes to prepare incoming students for success!


  • Short, non-credit prep-courses designed to refresh students’ skills and provide a taste of what classes will bring in the fall
  • Take one, a few, or all of the prep-classes to get ahead and be prepared for the beginning of your UWindsor classes
  • Each course is designed to provide a review of grade 12 curriculum and build the skills students will need in first-year classes

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UWin Prep Program Info Session from June 11, 2020
Recording can be found here
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