Electives without prerequisites

To meet the requirements or your program of study, you need to take a certain number of elective credits, which you can choose from all the disciplines offered by the University. Electives without prerequisites are courses that do not require you to have passed any other university course to register for them. They give you the opportunity to explore other disciplines that interest you. For example, you could register for a biology course from this list if you are studying in the Faculty of Arts.

See if and when a course is offered by using the course timetable tool. If it is, you can include this course in your timetable scenarios and register for it once the official registration period has begun.

If you are enrolled in a program at the Faculty of Engineering, please see the lists of complementary electives and science electives that are available to you (as per accreditation regulations).

Electives without prerequisites by faculty

The electives without prerequisites are sorted by faculty, then by discipline. Select a faculty that interests you to see all the disciplines and courses offered.

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Modern language courses (Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian):
Modern language courses are included in the list of electives without prerequisites offered by the Faculty of Arts. If you have no prior knowledge of the language you wish to study, just register for the Elementary I level course. If you have prior knowledge of the language, follow the registration process for modern language courses, which includes a placement test. To avoid delays when you register, complete the online placement test as early as possible, before the registration period begins.
English or French as a second language courses:
Students from all faculties who wish to improve their language proficiency in English or French can register for English as a second language (ESL) and French as a second language (FLS) courses, which range from beginner to high-advanced levels. To register for a second-language course, follow the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) procedures.

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