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General Studies Courses

General Studies courses may be an option for students interested in taking one or two credit-based courses but who are not currently interested in seeking a credential. Students who successfully complete General Studies courses may be eligible to transfer credit toward a certificate, diploma or degree upon formal admission to a program.

Permission to register in General Studies courses requires approval by the Dean or designate. Supporting documentation and/or prerequisites may be required.

For information about non-credit courses, visit Continuing Studies.

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HEAL520: Global and National Perspectives on Higher Education

 Course Description: Examines the roles that higher education plays in contributing to society from both Canadian and international perspectives. Considers how international, national and provincial policies shape and define higher education systems. Takes a critical stance on higher educational institutions’ design and organization. Considers issues of governance and institutional culture in various higher educational contexts.  Credits: 3.00

HEAL520: Global and National Perspectives on Higher Education

 Course Description: Examines the roles that higher education plays in contributing to society from both Canadian and international perspectives. Considers how international, national and provincial policies shape and define higher education systems. Takes a critical stance on higher educational institutions’ design and organization. Considers issues of governance and institutional culture in various higher educational contexts.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
November 13, 2017 January 21, 2018 TBD Online
November 12, 2018 January 20, 2019 TBD Online

HEAL525: Global Perspectives on International Education

 Course Description: Explores historical and current conceptualizations of international education, including its roles and purposes. Examines key issues and critical perspectives that affect how higher education institutions integrate international education into their academic and business models. Considers distinctions in key concepts such as internationalism, internationalization, intercultural competence, and globalization and their implications for higher educational leadership. Analyzes key issues, opportunities, tensions, and conflicts associated with developing international programs and institutional models of internationalization.  Credits: 3.00

HEAL525: Global Perspectives on International Education

 Course Description: Explores historical and current conceptualizations of international education, including its roles and purposes. Examines key issues and critical perspectives that affect how higher education institutions integrate international education into their academic and business models. Considers distinctions in key concepts such as internationalism, internationalization, intercultural competence, and globalization and their implications for higher educational leadership. Analyzes key issues, opportunities, tensions, and conflicts associated with developing international programs and institutional models of internationalization.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
November 13, 2017 January 21, 2018 TBD Online
November 12, 2018 January 20, 2019 TBD Online

HEAL530: Leading Educational Change in Higher Education Environments

 Course Description: Examines the leader’s role in initiating, supporting, and sustaining innovation and change in higher education environments. Explores leadership and change-oriented models and theories that can be applied to higher education contexts. Considers the important role of organizational culture and how it affects both leadership approaches and organizational change models. Articulates how communication, collaboration and collegiality influence the change process. Engages participants in how to work effectively with disparate stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, government, interest groups, etc.) to promote positive organizational change.  Credits: 3.00

HEAL530: Leading Educational Change in Higher Education Environments

 Course Description: Examines the leader’s role in initiating, supporting, and sustaining innovation and change in higher education environments. Explores leadership and change-oriented models and theories that can be applied to higher education contexts. Considers the important role of organizational culture and how it affects both leadership approaches and organizational change models. Articulates how communication, collaboration and collegiality influence the change process. Engages participants in how to work effectively with disparate stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, government, interest groups, etc.) to promote positive organizational change.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 29, 2018 April 1, 2018 TBD Online
January 28, 2019 March 31, 2019 TBD Online

HEAL535: Communication and Organizational Culture in a Globalized World

 Course Description: Explores the role of communication processes and organizational culture in advancing international education in higher education. Examines the implications of communication competence for leaders relative to decision making, problem solving and conflict management in organizational settings. Introduces frameworks, models and concepts for developing communication plans, analyzing cultural contexts and leading cultural change in organizations.  Credits: 3.00

HEAL535: Communication and Organizational Culture in a Globalized World

 Course Description: Explores the role of communication processes and organizational culture in advancing international education in higher education. Examines the implications of communication competence for leaders relative to decision making, problem solving and conflict management in organizational settings. Introduces frameworks, models and concepts for developing communication plans, analyzing cultural contexts and leading cultural change in organizations.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 29, 2018 April 1, 2018 TBD Online
January 28, 2019 March 31, 2019 TBD Online

HEAL540: New Models for Institutional Viability

 Course Description: Examines how the finance, marketing, labour relations, and recruitment functions of higher education institutions need to work together to support enrolment growth and institutional development. Considers the implications and opportunities for developing effective collective bargaining processes. Explores the innovative ways that higher education institutions raise funds, market programs, and develop recruiting strategies to support programs and services.  Credits: 3.00

HEAL540: New Models for Institutional Viability

 Course Description: Examines how the finance, marketing, labour relations, and recruitment functions of higher education institutions need to work together to support enrolment growth and institutional development. Considers the implications and opportunities for developing effective collective bargaining processes. Explores the innovative ways that higher education institutions raise funds, market programs, and develop recruiting strategies to support programs and services.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
April 9, 2018 June 10, 2018 TBD Online
April 8, 2019 June 9, 2019 TBD Online

HEAL545: The Business of International Education

 Course Description: Examines key facets of the business side of international education, including business development, marketing and recruitment strategies, contract management, policy analysis and risk management. Explores the implication of cross-cultural contexts on marketing, strategic partnerships and business development. Considers the implications of international trade in educational services, including the impact of legal, political and fiscal requirements in foreign markets on business development opportunities. Examines the practical applications of global systems thinking to key institutional ventures such as offshore campuses, twinning arrangements and international collaborations.  Credits: 3.00

HEAL545: The Business of International Education

 Course Description: Examines key facets of the business side of international education, including business development, marketing and recruitment strategies, contract management, policy analysis and risk management. Explores the implication of cross-cultural contexts on marketing, strategic partnerships and business development. Considers the implications of international trade in educational services, including the impact of legal, political and fiscal requirements in foreign markets on business development opportunities. Examines the practical applications of global systems thinking to key institutional ventures such as offshore campuses, twinning arrangements and international collaborations.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
April 9, 2018 June 10, 2018 TBD Online
April 8, 2019 June 9, 2019 TBD Online