Electives


HTHSCI 3K03: Introductory Virology

An introduction to the basics of virology. Topics include the structure and composition of viruses, virus replication strategies, virus-host interactions and uses of viruses for medical research. [3 units]

Classics 2E03: The Ancient World in Film

The emphasis is on myth (Amazons, Hercules) and history (slave revolts, banquets, decadent emperors), studied via Greek and Latin accounts (in translation) and cinematic versions (e.g. Electra, Medea, Mighty Aphrodite, Apocalypse Now, Spartacus, I Claudius). [3 units]

Sustain 1S03: Introduction to Sustainability

An introduction to sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective which examines the historical and societal lenses through which sustainability is viewed. Students will learn terminology, theories and concepts to effectively communicate across disciplines and on various topics of sustainability. [3 units]

Philosophy 2D03: Bioethics

An introduction to moral philosophy, through a consideration of issues in health care ethics. Topics such as abortion, human experimentation, euthanasia, and genetic screening will be investigated. [3 units]

English 1AA3: Literature in English – Longer Genres

In this course, we will read literary texts that both tell powerful stories about the often disorienting world in which we find ourselves, and invite us to reflect on the place of literature in the world. The course therefore functions as an introduction to the study of literature, equipping you with many of the conceptual and writing tools that you will need to become an expert reader of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. [3 units]

Classics 2D03: Greek and Roman Mythology

A study of the myths of Greek and Roman gods and heroes, their explanation according to theories on the nature of myths, and their use by Greek and Roman authors, particularly Homer and Virgil. [3 units]

Classics 2MT3: Ancient Roots of Medical Terminology

This course presents Greek and Latin roots out of which is built the vocabulary of contemporary medicine and reveals the predictable patterns by which these roots combine. Students will learn to define new compounds and phrases by analysis of their parts. [3 units]