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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Choosing a general elective can be tricky! The good news is there is generally no wrong answer. Our recommendation is to consider the following:

  1. Your interests. Choose a subject area you enjoy or are interested in learning more about. 
  2. Your strengths. Choose an elective that will build on your strengths or increase a skill set.
  3. Your goals. Choose an elective that will compliment your major or goals.

There are different types of electives so make sure you understand what type of elective you need, and consult with your academic advisor for help. 

A general elective is any course that is not mandatory for your program to which you have the prerequisites and meet any restrictions on that course –courses from inside or outside our Faculty can satisfy this requirement.

An FSSH Elective is a course offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, that is not mandatory for your program, and includes the following subject codes: ALSU, COMM, CRMN, FPSY, INDG, LBAT, LGLS, POSC, PSYC, SSCI, and SUST.

 2023-2024 Elective Options