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Non-Departmental Courses

Huron wants all of our students to be able to explore their unique interests in ways that nurture their individual gifts. By creating different avenues, beyond the standard curriculum, for students to extend their learning, we are better preparing to apply their knowledge in active and transformative ways within their local and global communities.

To fulfill our mission of Developing Leaders with Heart, our university offers a number of courses that are administered outside the departmental and program structure and that contribute to students’ general foundational knowledge and skills and/or to several programs at once.

Alumni

We are immensely proud of our alumni. As much as we try to provide the best-possible learning environments for Liberal Arts students, we are continuously blown away by what our graduates go on to accomplish. Our students are creating and contributing to an impressive legacy of achievement, and we hope some of this success can be attributed to our university’s dedication to providing learning platforms that put people’s individual needs first and continuously challenge them to ask difficult questions, think differently and develop compassion for people and circumstances far beyond our classrooms.

Learn about some of the Huron alumni who are leading lives (companies, communities and people) beyond our wildest imaginations.

Professors

Some of the most endearing aspects of the Huron community are its prioritization of collaboration, mutual understanding and respect. Not only do our staff and faculty extend their heads and hearts to our students, but professors also treat one another with the highest regard for who they are as academics – and more importantly, people. Their willingness to share in one another’s lives and work breeds creative solutions and also creates amazing opportunities for our students. As professors come together to blend their courses and community initiatives for the benefit of our Leaders with Heart, students gain access to unprecedented avenues for learning.

Meet the professors who are putting their heads together to make your university experience even better.

  • My main task as a Liberal Arts professor is to help students build the tools they need to go out into the world as principled and thoughtful people. It all comes down to whether or not they have the critical thinking skills to question not only the world around them, but also to question themselves.
    Jennifer Mustapha, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Political Science
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  • My goal as a professor is to accompany students as they transition from directed learning environments cultivated in secondary school to the undirected learning environments they will meet in the future.
    Thomas Peace, PhD
    Assistant Professor, History
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  • I approach teaching as the cultivation of events in which we may confront the responsibilities we have as knowers, embrace the value of dis- and re-orientations in our learning, and become highly skilled in ethical scholarly practices.
    Mark F. N. Franke, PhD
    Director & Professor, Centre for Global Studies
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  • My goal when I teach is to transform how my students think. In particular, I want students to recognize the importance of historical context to understanding the contemporary world.
    Geoff Read, PhD
    Provost and Dean of Arts and Social Science
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Professors Emeriti

Non-departmental Course Offerings

Our Interdisciplinary Studies course offerings typically flux, each year, to meet the changing demands of our students, shifting political, social and cultural landscapes, as well as to best ensure Huron students are being well-prepared to flourish personally and professionally upon graduation. Below, we outline some of the current and past course offerings that consist of vibrant collaborations across departments.

Seriously consider incorporating one of these highly-engaging course offerings into your schedule, so you don’t miss the opportunity to engage with learning materials in different and innovative ways to make even more of your learning experience at Canada’s best Liberal Arts university.

2020 - 2021 Courses
Course Instructor Course Outline
ARABIC 2050A – Arabic Speaking Skills Kharrat View course outline
ENVIROSCI 1021F  – Environmental Science & Sustainability Sass View course outline
ENVIROSCI 1021G  – Environmental Science & Sustainability Hollingshead / Sass 550 outline / 551 outline
HISTSCI 2200E – History of Scientific Thought Doyle View course outline
INTERDIS 1101F – Approaches to Research Hope View course outline
INTERDIS 1102G – Building a Research Project Hope View course outline
MATH 0110A – Introductory Calculus Mollahajiaghaei View course outline
MATH 1225B – Methods of Calculus Palaisti / Mollahajiaghaei 550 outline  / 551 outline / 552 outline
MATH 1228A – Methods of Finite Mathematics Palaisti View course outline
MATH 1228B – Methods of Finite Mathematics Palaisti View course outline
MATH 1229A – Methods of Matrix Algebra Palaisti View course outline
MATH 1229B – Methods of Matrix Algebra Palaisti View course outline
SOC 1020 – Introduction to Sociology Balandin View course outline
SPEECH 2001 – Forms of Oral Discourse Donaldson 550 outline/ 551 outline
WRITING 0011F – Introduction to Basic Academic Writing Sonik / Nesbitt- Larking 550 outline / 551 outline/ 552 outline / 553 outline
WRITING 0011G – Introduction to Basic Academic Writing Sonik View course outline
WRITING 1021G – Basic Academic Writing for Multilingual Students Greenway / Nesbitt-Larking 550 outline / 551 outline / 552 outline
WRITING 1025F – Critical Reading and Writing Sonik / Greenway 550 outline / 551 outline
WRITING 1025G – Critical Reading and Writing Sonik 550 outline / 551 outline
WRITING 2101F – Introduction to Expository Writing Greenway View course outline
WRITING 2101G – Introduction to Expository Writing Greenway View course outline
WRITING 2208F – Teaching Writing Greenway View course outline
WRITING 3400G – Writing Difference Greenway View course outline

 

2019 - 2020 Courses
Course Instructor Course Outline
ENVIROSCI 1021F  – Environmental Science & Sustainability Sass View course outline
ENVIROSCI 1021G  – Environmental Science & Sustainability Hollingshead / Sass 550 outline 551 outline
HISTSCI 2200E – History of Scientific Thought Doyle View course outline
INTERDIS 1101F – Approaches to Research Tsang View course outline
INTERDIS 1102G – Building a Research Project Tsang View course outline
INTERDIS 1103F – The Pursuit of Happiness Hope View course outline
MATH 0110A – Introductory Calculus Mollahajiaghaei View course outline
MATH 1225B – Methods of Calculus Palaisti / Mollahajiaghaei View course outline
MATH 1228A – Methods of Finite Mathematics Palaisti View course outline
MATH 1228B – Methods of Finite Mathematics Palaisti View course outline
MATH 1229 – Methods of Matrix Algebra Palaisti / Rastegari Koopaei 550 outline / 551 outline 552 outline
MATH 1229B – Methods of Matrix Algebra Rastegari Koopaei / Palaisti 550 outline 551outline
SOC 1020 – Introduction to Sociology Balandin View course outline
SPEECH 2001 – Forms of Oral Discourse Donaldson 550 outline / 551 outline
WRITING 0011F – Introduction to Basic Academic Writing Greenway / Nesbitt- Larking 550 outline 551 outline / 552 outline / 553 outline
WRITING 0011G – Introduction to Basic Academic Writing Sonik View course outline
WRITING 1021G – Basic Academic Writing for Multilingual Students Greenway / Nesbitt-Larking 550 outline / 551 outline / 552 outline
WRITING 1025F – Critical Reading and Writing Sonik / Greenway 550 outline / 551 outline
WRITING 1025G – Critical Reading and Writing Sonik 550 outline / 551 outline
WRITING 2101G – Introduction to Expository Writing Greenway View course outline
2018 - 2019 Courses
2017 - 2018 Courses

Where can interdisciplinary study take you?

Huron is committed to delivering a university experience unlike any other. We do this by departing from narrowly-structured course offerings and combining traditional lectures with more interactive styles of teaching. By looking beyond-the-box for unique educational experiences, we empower our students to develop the skills necessary for adapting to new situations, people and ways of learning. This helps better prepare them for the modern career landscape, which is constantly changing and demanding new and evolving knowledge and skill sets from our young people.

Learn about the different careers our grads have succeeded within and imagine how creative, collaborative and challenging learning environments will position you for a rewarding career.

Where will a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies take you?
  • Journalist
  • Archaeologist
  • Political Scientist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Case Manager
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Research Assistant
  • Account Executive
  • Pharmacist Technician
  • Foreign Ambassador
  • Publisher
  • Writer
  • Educator
  • Historian
  • Lawyer
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