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Degree Breadth Electives

What is a Degree Breadth Elective?

All baccalaureate degree programs at Sheridan must include Liberal Arts and Science courses outside of the main discipline of study for the particular degree to satisfy the breadth requirements stipulated by the Post Secondary Education Quality Assessment Board for degrees.

To review Sheridan’s Degree Breadth Policy and Degree Breadth Procedure, please visit the Sheridan policy page and type “Breadth” in the search field.

Degree Breadth Electives offered at Sheridan

Current Sheridan students can view the list of specific Degree Breadth Electives offered for the upcoming semester on Sheridan Central.

Below, you can explore some of the Degree Breadth Electives that are offered at Sheridan. Note that not all courses are offered in all time blocks. For more information about each elective, please seearch Sheridan's Course Outline Database.

  • Level 1000

    • ENGL17889GD –Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT14333GD – Introduction to Popular Literature
    • LITT14895GD – Introduction to the Short Story (Formerly LITT25993GD)
    • CWRT15389GD – Creative Writing
    • HUMN15436GD – Understanding Narrative 
    • HUMN15199GD – Introduction to Realism

    Level 2000

    • LITT20004GD – GOTHIC IN WESTERN IMAGINATION – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT20065GD – TROY IN LITERATURE & FILM – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • HUMN20261GD – EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM IN AFRICA:  HISTORICAL AND LITERARY NARRATIVES - Prerequisites:  ENGL17889GD - Composition and Rhetoric
    • HUMN21518GD – MYTHOLOGY IN LITERATURE, ART & FILM – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • HUMN22605GD – THE CREATIVE CITY AND CULTURE - Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT23344GD – STUDIES OF CHARACTER & CULTURE (Formerly HUMN27198GD) – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT23431GD - ADAPTATION:  FROM TEXT TO FILM - Prerequisites:  ENGL17889GD - Composition and Rhetoric
    • LITT24310GD – CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: A PRIMER – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT25000GD – WOMEN'S WRITING: 1900-1965 (Formerly LITT16206GD) – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • HUMN25288GD - Literary & Anthropological Narratives of the Early Americas - Prerequisites:  ENGL17889GD - Composition & Rhetoric and ANTH18731GD - Social & Cultural Anthropology
    • LITT25892GD – THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY NOVEL – Prerequisite: ENGL17899GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT26367GD – GENDER & SEXUALITY IN LITERATURE – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT26710GD – ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD: 1798-1832 (Formerly HUMN10123GD) – Prerequisite: ENGL17899GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT27028GD - HEROES IN CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY MYTH – Prerequisite: ENGL17899GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT27733GD – LIFE WRITING: PERSONAL NARRATIVE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF SELF (Formerly LITT16859GD) – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT28661GD – WORLD LITERATURE (Formerly LITT19599GD) – Prerequisite: ENGL17899GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT29989GD – SCIENCE FICTION AND FUTURISTIC NARRATIVES: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME (Formerly HUMN15586GD) – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric

    Level 3000

    • HUMN30229GD - SOCIAL IDENTITY IN ROMAN EPIC - Prerequisite:  ENGL17889GD - Composition & Rhetoric 
    • HUMN34444GD – TOPICS IN ECOCRITICISM – Prerequisite: ENGL17899GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT30111GD – CANADIAN STUDIES: CRITICAL APPROACHES TO THE CANADIAN "NORTH" (Formerly HUMN10025GD) – Prerequisite: ENGL17899GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT30146GD – AMERICAN ROAD NARRATIVES – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT36999GD – CENSORSHIP & LITERATURE: CRITICAL APPROACHES (Formerly LITT10123GD) – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition & Rhetoric
    • LITT38634GD – TOPICS IN CANADIAN LITERATURE – Prerequisite: ENGL17899GD – Composition & Rhetoric
  • Level 1000

    • HIST10101GD – HISTORY OF FILM
    • HIST13921GD – MODERN EUROPE: FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO WORLD WAR TWO
    • HIST17370GD – EARLY MODERN EUROPE: FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
    • HIST18653GD – ART IN A SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT
    • HIST11228GD  CREATING PUBLIC HISTORY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    Level 2000

    • HIST20066GD – MAFIAS: A GLOBAL HISTORY (Formerly HIST10123GD) – Prerequisite: HIST17370GD – Early Modern Europe: from the Renaissance to the French Revolution OR HIST13921GD – Modern Europe: from the French Revolution to World War Two
    • HIST20444GD – 20TH CENT. DICTATORSHIPS: TYRANNY IN EUROPE & THE DEVELOPING WORLD (Formerly HIST19207GD) – Prerequisite: HIST17370GD – Early Modern Europe: from the Renaissance to the French Revolution OR HIST13921GD – Modern Europe: from the French Revolution to World War Two
    • HIST25892GD – NATIONS AND NATIONALISM: A GLOBAL HISTORY – Prerequisite: HIST17370GD – Early Modern Europe: from the Renaissance to the French Revolution OR HIST13921GD – Modern Europe: from the French Revolution to World War Two

    Level 3000

    • HIST35436GD – A HISTORY OF FASCISM: 1890 – PRESENT Prerequisite: HIST17370GD – Early Modern Europe: from the Renaissance to the French Revolution OR HIST13921GD – Modern Europe: from the French Revolution to World War Two 
    • HIST30001GD – THE COLD WAR: A GLOBAL HISTORY – Prerequisite: HIST17370GD – Early Modern Europe: from the Renaissance to the French Revolution OR HIST13921GD – Modern Europe: from the French Revolution to World War Two
  • Level 1000

    • PHIL10000GD – PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE
    • PHIL16311GD – THE PHILOSOPHICAL LIFE

    Level 2000

    • PHIL20102GD – CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES – Prerequisite: PHIL10000GD – Philosophy of Life
    • PHIL23130GD – MORAL PHILOSOPHY – Prerequisite: PHIL10000GD – Philosophy of Life
    • PHIL24864GD – PRACTICAL ETHICS (Formerly PHIL14444GD) – Prerequisite: PHIL10000GD – Philosophy of Life
    • PHIL26544GD – NEW AGE PHILOSOPHY Prerequisite: PHIL10000GD – Philosophy of Life
    • PHIL28877GD – PHILOSOPHY OF THE ENVIRONMENT (Formerly PHIL15288GD) Prerequisite: PHIL10000GD – Philosophy of Life

    Level 3000

    • PHIL38845GD – EXISTENTIAL PHILOSOPHY (Formerly PHIL29417GD) Prerequisite: PHIL10000GD – Philosophy of Life
  • Level 1000

    • RELG16367GD – PHILOSOPHIES OF WORLD RELIGIONS

    Level 2000

    • RELG23672GD – GODDESS: IMAGES OF THE FEMININE DIVINE – Prerequisite: RELG16367GD – Philosophies of World Religions
    • RELG24991GD – NON VIOLENCE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: THE LEGACY OF M. GANDHI (Formerly RELG15892GD) – Prerequisite: RELG16367GD – Philosophies of World Religion
    • RELG26529GD – REPRESENTATIONS OF RELIGION IN MEDIA – Prerequisite: RELG16367GD – Philosophies of World Religions

    Level 3000

    • RELG30034GD – ASIAN SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS (Formerly RELG10082GD) Prerequisite: RELG16367GD – Philosophies of World Religions
  • Level 1000

    • ANTH16678GD – INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (Formerly SOCS14201GD)
    • ANTH17028GD - ANTHROPOLOGY OF HEALTH
    • ANTH18731GD – SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (Formerly SOCS16500GD)

    Level 2000

    • ANTH20088GD – ANTHROPOLOGY OF MUSIC (Formerly SOCS15738GD) – Prerequisite: ANTH18731GD – Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH26859GD – VISUAL NARRATIVES: CREATIVE AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS – Prerequisite: ANTH18731GD – Social and Cultural Anthropology

    Level 3000

    • ANTH33796GD – TOPICS IN APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY: LIVING WITH CULTURE – Prerequisite: ANTH18731GD – Cultural Anthropology OR SOCS16500GD – Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH35288GD - SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY - Prerequisite: ANTH16678GD - Introduction to Physical Anthropology
    • ANTH37721GD – FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY – Prerequisite: ANTH16678GD – Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • Level 1000

    • PSYC16571GD – PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY

    Level 2000

    • PSYC20210GD – INTRODUCTION TO ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC20410GD – PSYCHOLOGY: SELECTED TOPICS – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC22766GD – PSYCHOLOGY: PERSONALITY – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC23491GD – SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC23796GD - PSYCHOLOGY OF CREATIVITY – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC24328GD – PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTION – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC25026GD – PSYCHOLOGY OF MOTIVATION – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC25028GD – HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC25738GD – EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology or PSYC16571
    • PSYC26859GD – PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC28614GD – COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC26632GD – ECOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD - Principles of Psychology

    Level 3000

    • PSYC31212GD – PSYCHOLOGY OF AGGRESSION & VIOLENCE (Formerly PSYC27721GD) – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC32677GD – INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTIONS (Formerly PSYC23019GD) – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC33000GD – DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: GROWTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (Formerly PSYC24178GD) – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC35586GD – PSYCHOLOGY OF GOOD AND EVIL – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
    • PSYC37541GD – GENDER PSYCHOLOGY (Formerly PSYC20161GD) – Prerequisite: PSYC16571GD – Principles of Psychology
  • Level 1000

    • SOCI17221GD – PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY
    • SOCI13314GD – INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY
    • SOCS17370GD – APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS
    • SOCS10172GD - PRINCIPLES OF CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

    Level 2000

    • SOCI20009GD – SOCIAL POLICY IN CANADA – Prerequisite: SOCI17221GD – Principles of Sociology
    • SOCI20199GD – SOCIOLOGY OF FOOD – Prerequisite: SOCI17221GD – Principles of Sociology
    • SOCI20839GD – DIVERSITY IN CANADIAN SOCIETY – Prerequisite: SOCI17221GD – Principles of Sociology
    • SOCI23551GD - YOUTH CRIME AND YOUTH JUSTICE IN CANADA - Prerequisite: SOCI13314D - Introduction to Criminology
    • SOCI23821GD – ISSUES IN SOCIOLOGY – Prerequisite: SOCI17221GD – Principles of Sociology
    • SOCI26693GD – SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE – Prerequisite: SOCI17221GD – Principles of Sociology
    • SOCI27028GD – DIMENSION OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY - Prerequisite: SOCI17221GD - Principle of Sociology
    • SOCI27198GD – SOCIOLOGY OF SHOPPING – Prerequisite: SOCI17221GD – Principles of Sociology
    • SOCI28448GD – SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT – Prerequisite: SOCI17221GD – Principles of Sociology
    • SOCS25145GD – WOMEN, GENDER AND SOCIETY (Formerly SOCS10146GD) – Prerequisite: SOCI17221GD – Principles of Sociology
    • SOCS23314GD - CREATIVITY AND COMMUNITY - Prerequisites: SOCS17370GD - Applied Research Methods or SOCI17221GD - Principles of Sociology or PSYC16571GD - Principles of Psychology
    • SOCS25288GD - GROUP DYNAMICS AND CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING FACILITATION - Prerequisites: CULT17545GD - Introduction to Studies in Creativity or SOCS10172GD - Principles of Creative Problem Solving

    Level 3000

    • SOCI39798GD – SOCIOLOGY OF URBAN LIFE – Prerequisite: SOCI17221GD – Principles of Sociology
    • SOCS39901GD – MONUMENTS, MUSEUMS AND MEMORIALS: THE CULTURAL STUDY OF HERITAGE (Formerly SOCS10102GD) – Prerequisite: SOCI17221GD – Principles of Sociology
  • Level 1000

    • CULT17370GD - INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL STUDIES
    • CULT10025GD – INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR CULTURE
    • CULT17545GD - INTRODUCTION TO STUDIES IN CREATIVITY
    • CULT10049 – HISTORY OF WESTERN THEATRE
    • CULT14717GD – MUSIC: STRUCTURE & CULTURE
    • CULT16048GD – ITALIAN ART AND CULTURE
    • CULT18263GD – JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
    • CULT19798GD – PERSPECTIVES ON CREATIVITY
    • MEDA12129GD – WORLD CINEMAS
    • MEDA13672GD – CINEMA OF HORROR

    Level 2000

    • CULT20457GD – VOICES FROM THE OTHER EUROPE (Formerly CULT10199GD) – Prerequisite: CULT17370GD – Introduction to Cultural Studies
    • CULT26529GD - CREATIVE LEADERSHIP AND PROBLEM SOLVING - Prerequisites:  CULT17545GD - Introduction to Studies in Creativity or SOCS10172GD - Principles of Creative Problem Solving
    • CULT220008 – HISTORY OF EARLY MUSIC THEATRE – Prerequisite: CULT17370GD – Introduction to Cultural Studies
    • CULT220051 – HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC THEATRE – Prerequisite: CULT17370GD – Introduction to Cultural Studies
    • CULT25288GD – POWER OF VOICE - Prerequisites:  ENGL17889GD - Composition and Rhetoric
    • MEDA21493GD - ACTIVIST DOCUMENTARY - Prerequisite: MEDA12129GD - World Cinemas OR MEDA13672GD - Cinema of Horror OR HIST10101GD - History of Film
    • MEDA23921GD – EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND CREATIVITY – Prerequisite: MEDA12129GD – World Cinemas OR  MEDA13672GD – Cinema of Horror OR HIST10101GD – History of Film
    • CULT20859GD – COLLECTIVE MEMORY – Prerequisite: ENGL17889GD – Composition and Rhetoric

    Level 3000

    • CULT334321GD – EXPERIENCING JAZZ – Prerequisite: CULT17370GD – Introduction to Cultural Studies
    • CULT32026GD – THEORY OF SOCIAL MEDIA – Prerequisite: CULT17370GD – Introduction to Cultural Studies
    • CULT34857GD- APPLICATIONS OF CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION - Prerequisite:  CULT17545GD - Introduction to Studies in Creativity and SOCS10172GD - Principles of Creative Problem Solving, plus one of CULT26529GD - Creative Leadership and Problem Solving or SOCS25288GD - Group Dynamics and Creative Problem Solving
    • MEDA39798GD - FILM AND GENRE - Prerequisite:  MEDA12129GD - World Cinemas or HIST10101GD - History of Film or MEDA13672GD - Cinema of Horror
  • Level 1000

    • POLI14681GD – CANADIAN POLITICS
    • POLI15817GD – INTERNATIONAL POLITICS INTRO
    • POLI11115GD – CITIZENSHIP IN ACTION

    Level 2000

    • POLI23033GD – SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND PROTEST (Formerly POLI14049GD) – Prerequisite: POLI14681GD – Canadian Politics (formerly HUMN14681GD) or POLI15817GD – International Politics Intro
    • POLI24049GD - INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL GOVERNANCE - Prerequisite:  POLI14681GD - Canadian Politics (formerly HUMN14681GD) or POLI15817GD - International Politics Intro

    Level 3000

    • POLI35589GD – PROPAGANDA: WORDS OF MASS DECEPTION (Formerly POLI14178GD) – Prerequisite: POLI14681GD – Canadian Politics (formerly HUMN14681GD) or POLI15817GD – International Politics Intro
  • Level 1000

    • BIOL15586GD – INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY
    • HUMN10199GD – ARCHETYPES IN SCIENCE, NATURE, AND DESIGN
    • PHYS13796GD - CREATIVITY IN PHYSICS
    • SCIE17893 – NUTRITION
    • SCIE10009GD – INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
    • SCIE12941 – INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICS
    • SCIE13672GD - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF INJURY
    • SCIE16206GD - SOLUTIONS IN SUSTAINABILITY
    • SCIE11947GD - BIOMIMICRY

    Level 2000

    • HEAL20172 – ERGONOMICS – Prerequisite: SCIE12941 – Introduction to Biomechanics and PHYG20025 - Exercise Physiology
    • SCIE23796GD – CONCEPTS IN ECOLOGY – Prerequisite: SCIE10009GD – Intro to Environmental Science
  • Level 1000

    • MATH17028GD – CREATIVITY IN MATH
    • MATH17906 – FINITE/DISCRETE MATH
    • PSYC10025GD – STATISTICAL METHODS IN BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES

    Level 2000

    • MATH26367 – STATISTICAL METHODS – Prerequisite: MATH17906 – Finite/Discrete Math

Board Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Creative Problem Solving

Sheridan’s Board Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Creative Problem Solving provides an opportunity for every degree student to gain a deliberate set of 21st-century creative thinking skills and creative problem solving competencies that are recognized in a formal credential and endorsed by the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State, The State University of New York (“ICSC, Buffalo State”).* View the collection of Degree Breadth Electives you can take to earn this certificate.

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