Introduction to Arts and Sciences

Code: OLRN2150

Course description

This course focuses on some of the fundamental questions individuals ask of themselves as they proceed through life. Why are we the way we are? Do we have free will or are we prisoners of our past experiences or of our biology? What motivates societies to change? Why do social changes often divide people into opposing camps? Why does work merely "kill time" for so many people? What constitute good government? How should injustice be fought? Can nations deal with global issues? Can scientists provide the solutions to the problems they create? Is objectivity about art (or anything) possible? These questions are organized into units that begin with issues concerning the nature of the individual and then extend outward to various social, cultural, and physical contexts.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Notice for general electives

If you are pursuing a diploma or advanced diploma, contact Jen Matthews at 519-748-5220 ext. 3265, prior to registering to ensure that your selection is eligible for your program.

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course?
Contact the Credit Transfer Office.


Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021. Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022.