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Arts courses include those offered in: Dramatic Art; English; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Philosophy; Film Production; 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:

  • ARAB 2610: Introduction to Arabic Culture F
  • ASIA 2620: Special Topics: Chinese Culture F
  • DRAM 1000: Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies I F
  • DRAM 1300: Theatre History I F
  • ENGL 1001: Composition F W
  • FILM 1001: Film Studies I W
  • FILM 1100: Film Production I F
  • FILM 1110: Film Production II W
  • GART 1200: Understanding the Contemporary World* F
  • GART 1210: Introduction to Indigenous Issues F
  • GART 2040: Health Care Ethics: Life-Span F
  • GART 2090: Ethics in the Professions F
  • GREK 1100: Introduction to Ancient Greek F
  • GRST 1100: Introduction to Greek Civilization F W
  • GRST 2210: Latin Prose F
  • GRST 2000: Topics in Classical Culture F
  • INCS 1370: Introduction to German, Italian and Spanish Literature F
  • INCS 2020: Culture & Ideas F
  • INCS 2200: Language, Linguistics and Society F W
  • JWST 2350: To Auschwitz & Beyond 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 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

* Course is open only to Year 1 students in FAHSS

  • 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
  • HIST 1230: The World in the 20th Century 1914-1945 F
  • HIST 1030: Past to Present: Understanding History F
  • HIST 1130: Europe Encounters the World: Facing Islam, 8th-15th Century F
  • HIST 2430: Canada from Early European Contacts to the Origins of Confederation, 1600-1867 F
  • HIST 2460: Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian History: Beginning to Mid-Nineteenth Century F
  • HIST 2610: History of America, 1600-1877 F
  • HIST 2620: History of America, 1877 to the Present F
  • POLS 1000: Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics F W
  • POLS 1300: Comparative Politics in a Changing World F W
  • POLS 1600: Introduction to International Relations F W
  • POLS 2120: Environmental Policy and Politics F
  • POLS 2300: Space, Place, and Scale: Foundations of Human Geography F
  • 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 1100: Foundations of Social Life F W
  • SACR 1110: Introduction to Family and Social Relations W
  • SJST/DISB 1000: Social Justice in Action F
  • SJST 1400: Queer Activism (also offered as WGST 1400) F
  • SOSC-1210: Introduction to Indigenous Issues F
  • SWRK 1170: Meeting Human Needs through Social Welfare F
  • WGST 1000: Women in Canadian Society 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

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.


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