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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:

  • INCS 1370: Introduction to German, Italian and Spanish Literature
  • GRST 1200: Introduction to Roman Civilization
  • GRST 2110: Greek Prose
  • GRST 2111: Greek Poetry
  • GRST 2210: Latin Prose
  • GRST 2211: Latin Poetry
  • GRST 2000: Topics in Classical Culture
  • DRAM 1110: Theatre in Contemporary Culture
  • DRAM 1300: Theatre History I
  • ENGL 1006: Writing Creatively
  • ENGL 1289: Women and Literature
  • ARHS 1500: Contemporary Visual Culture
  • PHIL 1100: Introduction to Western Philosophy
  • PHIL 1200: Philosophy and Human Nature
  • PHIL 1290: Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PHIL 1300: Philosophy and Popular Culture
  • PHIL 1600: Reasoning Skills
  • CNMA 1100: Fundamentals of Film Theory and Aesthetics

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)
  • SJST 1000: Social Justice in Action
  • SJST 1400: Queer Activism (also offered as WGST 1400)
  • CMAF 1010: Introduction to Media and Society
  • CMAF-1120: Introduction to Media Design and Production I
  • CMAF-1400: Introduction to Film Studies
  • HIST 1130: Europe Encounters the World: Facing Islam, 8th-15th Century
  • HIST 1230: The World in the 20th Century 1914-1945
  • POLS 1000: Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics
  • POLS 2300: Space, Place, and Scale: Foundations of Human Geography
  • POLS 1300: Comparative Politics in a Changing World
  • PSYC-1070: Positive Psychology
  • PSYC 1150: Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science
  • PSYC 1160: Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science
  • SWRK 1170: Meeting Human Needs through Social Welfare
  • SACR 1000: Understanding Social Life
  • SACR 1100: Foundations of Social Life
  • WGST 1000: Women in Canadian Society
  • WGST 1600: Women and Religion (can also be counted as an Arts course)
  • WGST 1200: Gal Pals: Women and Friendship (can also be counted as an Arts course)
  • WORK 1000: Labour and Social Movements in Canadian Society
  • WORK 1500: Working for a Living

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

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

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: Science through the Ages
  • ECON 2000: Life Choices and Economics
  • ECON 2010: Life Choices and Economics II
  • BIOL 1003: Biology of Organisms
  • FRSC 1107: Introductory Crime Scene Investigation
  • FRSC 2007: Introduction to Forensic Science
  • COMP 1047: Computer Concepts for End-Users
  • COMP 2067: Programming in C for Beginners
  • MATH 1780: Access to Differential Calculus
  • MATH 1280: Access to Linear Algebra
  • PHYS 1000: Introduction to Astronomy I
  • PHYS 1010: Introduction to Astronomy II
  • ESCI 1120: Introduction to Geomorphology
  • ESCI 1130: Atmosphere and Climate
  • ESCI 1000: Natural Hazards and Disasters

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:

  • German (GRMN 1020 and GRM 2020)**
  • Italian (ITLN 1020 and ITLN 2020)**
  • Latin (LATN 1200)
  • Spanish (SPAN 1020 and SPAN 2020)**

** 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.

“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.


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