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Course List
Course # Courses OntarioLearn Status
OLRN1970 Abnormal Psychology
Description: Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology

Emphasis is on the study of signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1220 Developmental Psychology
Description: Using a developmental psychology lens this course focuses on providing students with an opportunity to improve understanding of self. Through personal reflection students will examine the human lifespan from conception and prenatal development through old age and death. Students will gain understanding and perspective of their development across physical, cognitive, social and personality contexts. Examination of fundamental theories, historical arguments/perspectives and current issues provide opportunity for critical thinking and application of influences to one's development within the student's life.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1285 Hockey Hall of Fame Presents
Description: Recommended: English 1.

This subject details the incredible growth of Canada's national pastime, including the NHL's formulation, the "original six" and national/international expansion.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1020 Human Sexuality
Description: This course comprises an analysis of human sexuality drawing on historical, theoretical, cross cultural, and life cycle perspectives of sexual attitudes, behaviours, development, and experiences using a Canadian cultural lens. Selected topics may include, gender relations, body image, sexual diversity, arousal and response, mating, dating, and interpersonal attraction, interpersonal communication, sex education, sexual health or risk, and issues of power or intimacy.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1057 Introduction To Psychology
Description: In order to understand ourselves and interact appropriately with others, we must first understand the basis for behaviour. The study of psychology provides you with an understanding of why people think and act as they do. It examines the scientific process of research, the human brain and the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, memory and personality.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN2180 Introduction to Science
Description: This course introduces the student to notations for scientific measurement, basic chemical principles, elements and compounds, nuclear weight, organic chemistry and health related biological principles.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1530 Introduction To Sociology
Description: Sociology is the study of people and how they interact with each other and various social groups. This course deals with the study of people's lives, their relationship to society as a whole, and how people are affected by the society in which they live. The concepts, theories and methods of the discipline will be introduced and discussed with particular emphasis on the dynamics of Canadian society and Canadian social problems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1600 Macroeconomics
Description: Recommended: Microeconomics (Internet) [formerly Introduction to Microeconomics (Internet)].

This course introduces students to the principles essential to understanding contemporary macroeconomic issues. Emphasis is placed on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students examine the macroeconomic problems facing society including unemployment, inflation, and economic growth. As well, students evaluate government use of fiscal and monetary policy to deal with these problems. The impact of macroeconomics on students' civic, working and personal lives is explored. Note: Students who successfully complete this course can apply for an exemption from Macroeconomics.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1650 Microeconomics
Description: This course introduces the student to the principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary microeconomic issues. Emphasis is placed on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students will examine the role of prices and competitive markets in the allocation of resources, firm behaviour and market structures; as well, they will evaluate the effects of government intervention in the economic marketplace.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1680 Myths And Legends
Description: Recommended: College English or equivalent.

This subject examines the similarities and differences of world mythology and legends. By discussing stories from different cultures, students will see the common threads of the human experience.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1018 Nutrition
Description: Recommended: College English or equivalent.

Do you feel stressed out? Do you eat when you're not hungry? Are you tired all the time? These are only some of the side effects of not living a balanced lifestyle. This course will teach you how to put control back into your life. In the first half of the course, we analyze how nutrients breakdown and work together in the body. In the second half, we discuss issues and theories involving health and nutrition. There is a mid-term and final exam to be written at the registering college.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1340 Science Fiction
Description: Recommended: College level English or equivalent.
The world is constantly evolving, in large part due to our technological advances. Science Fiction is ideally suited to explore our changing world. A variety of short stories and novels exposes students to the amazing narratives and fantastic voyages of this literary genre.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1074 Stress, Wellness and Nutrition
Description: Stress can play a significant role in people's professional lives. Learning how to deal with stress is vital to long term health. While stress alone does not cause disease, it triggers molecular changes throughout the body that make people more susceptible to many illnesses. In this course, students will gain an understanding of the importance of how to deal with both positive and negative stress in their lives. By using wellness perspectives, each student will gain more insight into how he or she can control both internal and external stressors.

Working in careers that have high critical stress componentscan eventually lead to fatique and burnout. Professionals who work in law enforcement and emergency response will be able to relate all class content to actual workplace experiences. Emphasis will be placed on learning to deal with stress in a positive manner, such as exercise, nutrition and adequate sleep.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1900 What In The World Is Going On?
Description: Recommended: College English or equivalent.
News stories confront us with people, places, issues, and crises from around the world. An understanding of background issues helps us make informed judgements. This subject focuses on the main news stories of the day and looks for your critical interpretations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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