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Electives

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.

Repeat course policy. All instances of a Course will appear on the Academic Transcript. Only the grade achieved on the most recent attempt will be included in the calculation of the student's Grade Point Average. Please review your transcript through your MyOntarioTech account to verify if you have already completed a course, or received a transfer credit for it.

Prerequisite and year level restrictions may apply. Please view the course descriptions in the Academic Calendar to help you select your courses and to view prerequisites.

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

NOTES

COMM 1420U

Living Digitally: Social Media, Culture & Society

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 2110U

Communication and Digital Media Theory: Keyworks

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 2210U

Researching Communication and Digital Culture

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 2270U

Entertainment Goes Global: from Hollywood to the World

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 2530U

Advertising as Social Communication

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 2620U

Professional Communication

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 3110U

Communication Ethics: Making Media for the Social Good

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 3310U

Communication for Social Change, Community and Development

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 3710U

Media, Identity and Intercultural Communication

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 3740U

Video Games, Media and Culture

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 4120U

AI, Ethics and Communication

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 4210U Spcial Topics in Communication and Digital Media Studies

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 4261U

Online Creator-Entrepreneurs: YouTubers, Influencers, and Streamers

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 4510U Public Relations: Social Power, Social Media Platforms, and Social Responsibility

Available seats open Aug 1

CRMN 2040U

Decolonizing Criminology

 

CRMN 2050U

Rights and Freedoms in the Justice System

 

CRMN 2830U

Theories of Justice

 

CRMN 2831U

Critical Race Theory

 

CRMN 2850U

Classical Theories of Crime                      

 

CRMN 3025U

Victimology

 

CRMN 3028U

Women in the Criminal Justice System

 

CRMN 3035U

Crime and Media

 

CRMN 3040U

Restorative Justice

 

CRMN 3050U

Police and Society

 

CRMN 3060U

Punishment and Society

 

CRMN 4085U

Emerging Patters of Policing

 

FPSY 3039U

Children, Psychology & the Law

Available seats open Aug 1

FPSY 3310U

Confessions and Interrogations

Available seats open Aug 1

FPSY 3320U

Eyewitness Psychology

Available seats open Aug 1

INDG 1000U Introduction to Indigenous Studies: Colonial History and its Impacts on Indigenous Peoples

INDG 2500U

Two-Eyed Seeing in the Natural Sciences

 

LBAT 2000U

Introduction to Liberal Studies

 

LBAT 2414U

Science Fiction and Society

 

LGLS 2100U

Public Law

Available seats open Aug 1

LGLS 2110U

Private Law

Available seats open Aug 1

LGLS 2200U

Legal Theory

Available seats open Aug 1

LGLS 2940U

Legal Research Methods

Available seats open Aug 1

LGLS 3053U

Prosecution and Sentencing

 

POSC 2100U

Global Politics

Available seats open Aug 1

POSC 2200U

Fundamentals of Policy Theory

 

POSC 2300U

Mobilizing for Change

Available seats open Aug 1

POSC 3000U

Policy, Democracy & Governance

 

POSC 3101U Inequality, Environment and Development

 

POSC 3500U Equity Policy

 

POSC 4310U The Politics of Indigenous Rights

 

PSYC 2010U

Developmental Psychology

Available seats open Aug 1

PSYC 2030U

Psychopathology
(formerly Abnormal Psychology)

Available seats open Aug 1

PSYC 2060U

Cognitive Psychology

Available seats open Aug 1

PSYC 3060U

Personality Psychology

Available seats open Aug 1

PSYC 3070U

Stress and Coping

Available seats open Aug 1

PSYC 3330U

Developmental Psychopathology

Available seats open Aug 1

PSYC 35010U

Research Methods in Neuroscience

Available seats open Aug 1

PSYC 3550U 

Psychology of Gender

Available seats open Aug 1

SSCI 1210U

History of Science and Technology

 

SSCI 1470U

Impact of Science and Technology on Society

SSCI 1700U

Reading our World

SSCI 2700U

Human Sexuality

SSCI 4010U

Policy Development

SSCI 4020U

Leadership and Administration

SUST 1002U

Sustainability Fundamentals II: Health & Social Sciences

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

NOTES

ALSU 1101U

Foundations for Academic Learning & Success

 

COMM 1320U

Public Speaking and Multimedia Presentation for Web 3.0

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 2220U

The Media & Commun. In Canada

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 2240U

Television

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 2311U

The Creative Industries: Ideas, Art, Tech, Money, Power

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 2410U

Social History of Communication and Media Technologies

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 2411U

Governing Communication and Digital Creativity: Policy for an era of Digital Disruption

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 3250U

Pop Culture and Entertainment

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 3350U

Environmental Communication: 
Media and Tech for Sustainability 

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 3410U

Designing Hits: Storytelling in the Digital Age

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 3510U

Work in the Creative and Tech Industries

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 3610U

Strategic Communications for Influence: Rhetoric, Persuasion and Propaganda

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 3720U

Knowing your Audience: Audience Studies for Media Professionals and Creators

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 4420U

Political Communication, Digital Media and Democracy

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 4610U

The Struggle is Real: Transformation for Communication, Conflict and Peace

Available seats open Aug 1

COMM 4710U

Global Media, the Internet and International Relations

Available seats open Aug 1

CRMN 2010U

Criminal Law

 

CRMN 2021U

Families and Criminal Justice System

 

CRMN 2030U

Social Control

 

CRMN 2840U

Gender, Sex and (In) Justice

 

CRMN 3010U

Social Justice/Criminal Justice

 

CRMN 3023U

Domestic Violence

 

CRMN 3024U

Criminal Gangs

 

CRMN 3026U

Organized Crime

 

CRMN 3027U

Delinquency, Deviance, and Youth Crime

 

CRMN 3040U

Restorative Justice

 

CRMN 3045U

Terrorism

 

CRMN 3056U

Race-ing Justice

 

CRMN 3301U

Green Criminology & Eco-Justice

 

CRMN 3401U

Indigenous Peoples and Justice

 

CRMN 3850U

Contemporary Theories of Crime

 

CRMN 4032U

Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Available seats open Aug 1

CRMN 4062U

The Prison Experience

Available seats open Aug 1

CRMN 4065U

Criminal Justice Ethics and Misconduct

Available seats open Aug 1

CRMN 4075U

International Perspectives on Criminal Justice

Available seats open Aug 1

FPSY 3210U

Forensic Psychology

Available seats open Aug 1

FPSY 3900U

Special Topics in Forensic Psyc (TOPIC TBD)

Available seats open Aug 1

INDG 1000U

Introduction to Indigenous Studies:
Colonial History and its Impacts on Indigenous Peoples

 

INDG 2200U

Indigenous Digital and Visual Media

 

INDG 3310U

Indigenous Peoples, Sustainability & Development: A Global Perspective

 Cross listed with POSC 3310U

INDG 4300U

Special Topics in Indigenous Studies

 

LBAT 3999U

Special Topics in Liberal Studies: Long term care COVID crisis

LBAT 3999U

Special Topics in Liberal Studies: TOPIC TBD

 

LGLS 2011U

Immigration and Refugee Law

 Available seats open Aug 1

LGLS 2120U

International Law

Available seats open Aug 1

LGLS 2420U Canadian Human Rights Law Available seats open Aug 1
LGLS 2500U Information and Privacy Law Available seats open Aug 1

POSC 1000U

Intro. to Political Science

 

POSC 1200U

Introduction to Democracy Theory and Practice

 

POSC 2000U

Canadian Politics

Available seats open Aug 1

POSC 2502U

Community Development & Social Change

 

POSC 3310U

Indigenous Peoples, Sustainability and Development: A Global Perspective

 Cross listed INDG 3310U  

POSC 3603U

The Politics of Housing

POSC 3800U

Business, Politics and the Macroeconomy (formerly Principles of Economics and Political Economy)

POSC 4000U

International Politics and Policy

Available seats open Aug 1

PSYC 2010U

Developmental Psychology

 

PSYC 2020U

Social Psychology

 

PSYC 2050U

Brain and Behaviour

 

PSYC 3330U

Developmental Psychopathology

Available seats open Aug 1

PSYC 3530

Developmental Neuroscience

Available seats open Aug 1

PSYC 3610U

Thinking and Decision Making

Available seats open Aug 1

PSYC 3620U

Motivation and Emotion

Available seats open Aug 1

SSCI 1210U

History of Science & Technology

 

SSCI 1300U

Social Problems

 

SSCI 1470U

Impact of Science & Technology on Society

 

SSCI 1700U

Reading Our World

 

SSCI 2020U

Issues in Diversity

 

SSCI 2101U

Making a Difference: An introduction to Social Entrepreneurship 

 

SSCI 2910U

Data Analysis

 

SSCI 2920U

Qualitative Research Methods

 

SSCI 4010U

Policy Development