Queen's succeeds in Ontario Online funding

In 2014, Ontario’s government announced that it would establish a new collaborative Centre of Excellence that aims to drive new online learning opportunities for university and college students across the province. 

The Centre will be run by colleges and universities as an independent not-for-profit enterprise and will be supported with funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, as part of its Ontario Online initiative. 

In 2014, Queen’s was one of 19 post-secondary institutions to apply for funding and was awarded with 13 of the 67 successful proposals, the highest number of funded proposals awarded. Again in 2015, Queen’s was awarded with funding to develop or redesign 20 online courses and modules out of the 94 across Ontario that were awarded funding. 

In total, 24 of these online courses are being developed by Continuing and Distance Studies (CDS) within the Faculty of Arts and Science in conjunction with academic departments. Below is the complete list of online courses being developed by CDS as part of the Ontario Online initiative:

  • ANAT 100: Anatomy of the Human Body
  • ARTH 120: Art in the West from Antiquity to Modernity
  • BIOL 102: Introductory Biology of Cells
  • BIOL 103: Introductory Biology of Organisms
  • BIOL 111: Ecology and the Environment
  • BCHM 218: Molecular Biology
  • DEVS 100: Canada and the “Third World”
  • DRAM 211: Introduction to Theatre for Young Audiences
  • ENGL 100: Introduction to Literary Study
  • ENGL 200: History of Literature in English
  • FILM 240: Media and Popular Culture
  • GNDS 125: Gender, Race and Popular Culture
  • HIST 124: Canada and the World
  • HIST 214: Food in Global History
  • HIST 260: Canada from the Conquest to the Present
  • LAW 201: Introduction to Canadian Law
  • MUSC 102: Western Music: Napoleon to 9/11
  • MUSC 209: World Music
  • PHAR 100: Introductory Pharmacology
  • PHGY 170: Introduction to Physiology
  • PSYC 205: Introduction to Comparative Cognition
  • SOCY 122: Introduction to Sociology
  • WRIT 125: Fundamentals of Academic Essay Writing
  • MODULE: Fundamentals of Clinical Trial Design, Conduct and Analysis
  • MODULE: Information Skills: Strategies for Effective and Efficient use of Information