Electives

Departments and Faculties whose courses appear below have approved the listing of these courses as electives for students enrolled in the Minor in Technology & Society.

While some of the included electives have substantial prerequisites, in some instances the departments or faculties involved have agreed to waive certain requirements in order to accommodate students enrolled in the Minor in Technology & Society (for example, the Faculty of Fine Arts Undergraduate Advisor has agreed to waive the requirement for a Fine Arts major needed for FA 305 and FA 346). Where appropriate, the Program Director may approach other academic units with a request for similar accommodations.

Course numberCourse description and prerequisites
AE 322 Digital Arts
AE 422 Advanced Digital Arts
Prerequisites: AE 322
ANTH 304 Technology in Culture
Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 200
ANTH 309 Visual Anthropology
Prerequisites: ANTH 200
ANTH 409 Applied Ethnographic Film
Prerequisites: ANTH 200 and ANTH 309, Pre- or co-requisites: ANTH 305
CSC 371 Data Management and Visualization
Prerequisites: 3rd year standing; and one of: Principles of Mathematics 11, MATH 100, MATH 102, or MATH 120.
ECON 320 Economic Development
Prerequisites: ECON 103 or 180; and ECON 104; and one of: ECON 225, ENGL 135, ENGL 146, ENGL 147, or ENGR 240.
ECON 327 Economic History (North America)
Prerequisites: ECON 103 or 180; and ECON 104; and one of: ECON 225, ENGL 135, ENGL 146, ENGL 147, or ENGR 240.
ECON 328 Economic History (Pacific Rim)
Prerequisites: ECON 100 or 104; and one of: ECON 225, ENGL 135, ENGL 146, ENGL 147, or ENGR 240; or permission of department
EDCI 335 Learning Design
EDCI 337 Interactive and Multimedia Learning
EDCI 339 Distributed and Open Learning
EDCI 340 Media Activism, Social Justice, and Educational Change
ENGL 305 Visual Rhetoric for Professional Writers
Prerequisites: 3 unites from the following list with a minimum grade of B in each course: ENGL 125, 135, 145, 146, 147, 181, 215, 225, ECON 225, ENGR 240, WRIT 204, WRIT 215
ENGL 401 Web Design
Prerequisites: 3 units from the following list: ENGL 115, 125, 135, 145, 181, 182, 215, 225, ENGR 240, WRIT 204, WRIT 215
ENGL 407 Social Media and Electronic Communication
Prerequisites: 3 units from the following list: ENGL 115, 125, 135, 145, 181, 182, 215, 225, ENGR 240, WRIT 204, WRIT 215
ENGL 412 Research for Professional Writers
Prerequisites: 3 units from the following list: ENGL 115, 125, 135, 145, 181, 182, 215, 225, ENGR 240, WRIT 204, WRIT 215
ENGL 466 Cultural Studies
ES 301 Political Ecology
Prerequisites: ES 200 with minimum grade of B-; and minimum second-year standing
ES 380 Environmental Topics: Topics in Political Ecology
Prerequisites: ES 200
ES 482 Advanced Environmental Topics in Ecological Restoration
Prerequisites: ES 200 and ES 341
FA 305 Theory and Practice in Film and Video Direction
Prerequisites: Minimum of second-year standing
FA 335 Popular Culture
Prerequisites: Minimum of second-year standing
FA 346 The Arts and Technology II
Prerequisites: Minimum of second-year standing
GEOG 322 Digital Remote Sensing
Prerequisites: GEOG 222 and GEOG 228; and one of: GEOG 226, STAT 255, STAT 260 
GNDR 322 Indigenous Cinema: Decolonizing the Screen
Prerequisites: Minimum second-year standing
GNDR 349 Topics in Film, Literature, and Cultural Production
Prerequisites: Minimum second-year standing
GRS 376 Ancient Technology
Prerequisites: Minimum second-year standing
GRS 377 Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World
HINF 335 Health Information Standards
Prerequisites: HINF 130 and HINF 280
HINF 350 Human Aspects of Healthcare Information Systems
HIST 489A Doing History in a Digital World
Prerequisites: Minimum third-year standing, or permission of department
PHIL 331 Biomedical Ethics
Prerequisites: Minimum second-year standing or professional qualification in Health Care e.g. RN, MD
POLI 430 Media, Technology and Politics
POLI 456 The Politics of the Internet
SENG 310 Human Computer Interaction
Prerequisites: One of SENG 221, SENG 265, CENG 241
SENG 401 Social and Professional Issues
Prerequisites: Minimum fourth-year standing
SENG 410 Media Applications
Prerequisites: Minimum fourth-year standing in the Faculty of Engineering
SOCI 307 Regulation and Social Control
SOCI 326 Social Networks
Prerequisites: SOCI 211
TS 320 Special Topics in Technology and Society
WRIT 306 Electronic Publishing
Prerequisites: Minimum second-year standing
WRIT 330 Media and Culture
Prerequisites: Minimum second-year standing