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General Education

WHAT IS A GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE?

General Education electives are required courses within all Ontario College Certificates, Diplomas, and Advanced Diplomas. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHASS) offers GenEd courses organized under five themes. 

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GenEd course electives cover social, cultural, personal, and historical topics that benefit our students and the community at large.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click the link below to see the most commonly asked questions about General Education Electives.

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HOW CAN I TRANSFER MY PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE AND CREDITS?

Students with previous post-secondary experience can apply for transfer credit toward their General Education requirements. GenEd also supports student pathways through Block Transfer and PLAR opportunities.

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WHY TAKE GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES?

Today’s employers are looking for individuals with flexible skills and a broad-based education that goes beyond their professional area. GenEds are designed to build creativity, communication, and critical thinking by letting students explore courses outside of their program of study.

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