Faculty of Arts and Science
31.001 FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
ANDRÉ ROY, PhD State University of New York at Buffalo
Associate Dean, Academic Programs
PAUL JOYCE, PhD Dalhousie University
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
KIM SAWCHUK, PhD York University
Associate Dean, Student Academic Services
MIRANDA D’AMICO, PhD McGill University
Associate Dean, Planning and Academic Facilities
JOHN A. CAPOBIANCO, PhD University of Geneva
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
JASON CAMLOT, PhD Stanford University
Administration Building, Room: AD 328
514‑848‑2424, ext. 2080
Sir George Williams Campus
GM Building, Room: 1040
514‑848‑2424, ext. 2080
The Faculty of Arts and Science, comprised of the former Loyola Faculty of Arts and Science, the former Sir George Williams Faculty of Arts, and the former Sir George Williams Faculty of Science, was brought into being on July 1, 1977.
For administrative purposes, the Faculty consists of departments, programs, colleges, institutes, and schools.
The departments and other units of which the Faculty is comprised are as follows:
Applied Human Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
Geography, Planning and Environment
Mathematics and Statistics
Religions and Cultures
Sociology and Anthropology
Liberal Arts College
Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability
School of Irish Studies
School of Community and Public Affairs
Simone de Beauvoir Institute
Certificate in Arts and Science
Certificate in Science Foundations
Individually Structured Program
The Faculty of Arts and Science is committed to responsible and innovative leadership in developing and disseminating knowledge and values, and encouraging constructive social criticism. The Faculty achieves these objectives through inclusive and accessible academic programs which stress a broad‑based, interdisciplinary approach to learning. We are dedicated to superior teaching and research supported by excellence in scholarship and creative activity, and a tradition of service to the community. The Faculty of Arts and Science serves many interdependent academic communities in an urban environment where students and faculty can pursue their shared commitment to lifelong learning.
Studies in Arts and Science
The Faculty of Arts and Science encourages all students to explore beyond the boundaries of their programs of concentration. This is facilitated by the program structure and graduation requirements of the undergraduate degrees (see §31.002 and 31.003).
Undergraduate degrees normally require 90 credits of coursework, consisting of at least one program of concentration (major at 36 to 48 credits; specialization or honours at 60 or more credits). The balance of the degree requirements may be made up of one or more minors (24 to 30 credits), one or more elective groups (15 or 18 credits), or by courses selected from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Students are required to complete at least 24 credits outside the main area of concentration. Credits earned to meet the General Education requirement (see §31.004) may also be counted toward this 24‑credit requirement.
Most major programs are relatively short, allowing maximal development of interests outside the area of concentration. Two areas of concentration can be combined in a double major. Even longer programs (specialization and honours) allow students to diversify their studies for up to one third of their degree requirements.
Program structures thus permit students to obtain a judicious balance between concentrated study and exploration of broader interests. Department and Faculty advisors are available to help students develop a plan of study which accommodates their personal interests and satisfies degree requirements.
Programs of concentration and related minors are published in the Calendar entries for each of the disciplines in the Faculty (§31.010 onward). To facilitate innovative exploration outside these standard disciplines, the Faculty offers many alternatives. First, the University has established six Colleges (§31.500 onward) which foster various philosophies and methods of education on an intimate scale. Second, it has created majors which cross disciplinary boundaries (Southern Asia Studies and Women’s Studies). In addition, selected students may create their own Individually Structured Program (§31.170) under the direction of the Faculty advisor. Finally, the Faculty offers cross‑disciplinary minors (for example, Irish Studies, Southern Asia Studies, and Women’s Studies) and a number of Interdisciplinary courses (§31.170) which may be chosen as electives in any program.
A good education — balancing the development of expert knowledge in a narrow domain with broader academic experience — can be obtained in the Faculty of Arts and Science. The programs outlined are best considered as models of what can be planned by imaginative students and their academic advisors.
31.002 PROGRAMS AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
General admission requirements are listed in §13.
Specific requirements for admission to the various programs leading to the BA, BEd, and BSc degrees, and to certificates, are set out in the first column of the following listings. They refer to the table of Cegep pre‑Arts and pre‑Science profiles defined below. Students lacking one or more of these prerequisites may be admitted, but must include the designated prerequisites among the first 30 credits of their undergraduate program. In certain cases, the prerequisites must be taken in addition to the undergraduate program.
|0.00||Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC — Diplôme d’études collégiales).|
|0.72||DEC or equivalent and appropriate teaching licence.|
|0.80||Full‑time teaching position with an educational institution recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) and a Provisional Teaching Authorization from the MEES.|
|3.14||Biology 301, 401, 911, 921 or 101‑NYA.|
|4.03||Social Science DEC plus Mathematics 300 and Biology 921 (Social Science DEC includes Introductory Psychology).|
|4.10||DEC in Humanities or equivalent. Any other DEC including courses in Psychology and Quantitative Methods or its equivalent.|
|5.00||Natural Science DEC.|
|6.00||DEC intégré en sciences, lettres et arts.|
|10.1||Mathematics 337 or 103 and 307 or 201‑NYA; Biology 301, 401, 911, 921 or 101‑NYA; Psychology 101 or 102.|
|10.5||Two Cegep courses or equivalent in the language to be studied. If these courses have not been available in the Cegep attended, the student may be required to complete them at the university level.|
|10.9||Mathematics 103 or 201‑NYA and 203 or 201‑NYB; Physics 101 or 203‑NYA and 201 or 203‑NYB and 301 or 203‑NYC; Chemistry 101 or 202‑NYA and 201 or 202‑NYB; Biology 301 or 101‑NYA.|
|10.10||Mathematics 103 or 201‑NYA and 203 or 201‑NYB and 105 or 201‑NYC; Physics 101 or 203‑NYA and 201 or 203‑NYB and 301 or 203‑NYC; Chemistry 101 or 202‑NYA and 201 or 202‑NYB; Biology 301 or 101‑NYA.|
|10.12||Mathematics 103 or 201‑NYA and 203 or 201‑NYB and 105 or 201‑NYC.|
|10.13||There are no particular requirements for graduates of an anglophone Cegep other than the DEC. Graduates of a francophone Cegep must hold a DEC with an advanced course in English or have an equivalent background in English.|
|G:||Letter of intent|
|K:||Submission of a portfolio of representative work|
|N:||English proficiency test / Placement test|
|P:||Competency in written and oral French, to be determined by a proficiency test, the results of which may lead to the rejection of the candidate or the requirement of additional university courses.|
|Q:||Competency in written and oral English, to be determined by a proficiency test, the results of which may lead to the rejection of the candidate or the requirement of additional university courses.|
|+:||Two letters of reference; Early Childhood and Elementary Education and Teaching of English as a Second Language require three letters of reference.|
Program titles refer to honours, specialization and major components where these exist. Full information about the programs offered under each title (including combinations with programs in other disciplines) is to be found in the section of the Calendar specified in the third column below.
BA, BSc, BEd
|0.00||Anthropology and Sociology||31.310|
|10.9/5.00/6.00||Cell and Molecular Biology||31.030|
|0.00||Canadian Irish Studies||31.530|
|0.00||Certificate in Arts and Science||31.170|
|0.00||Certificate in Science Foundations||31.170|
|0.00A,E,G,+||Communication and Cultural Studies||31.070|
|0.00A,P,Q||Community, Public Affairs and Policy Studies||31.540|
|0.00G,K||Creative Writing (see also English and Creative Writing)||31.100|
|0.00A+||Early Childhood and Elementary Education||31.090|
|0.00||Education: Adult Education||31.090.2|
|Education (see Child Studies; Early Childhood and|
Elementary Education; Teaching of English as a Second Language)
|0.00||English (see also Creative Writing; Professional Writing)||31.100|
|0.00G,K||English and Creative Writing||31.100|
|0.00||English and History||31.100, 31.160|
|10.5G||Traduction (Spécialisation, Majeure)|
|0.00||Langue française (Spécialisation, Majeure, Mineure, Certificat)|
|10.5||Littératures de langue française (Spécialisation, Majeure, Mineure)|
|10.5||Linguistique française (Mineure)|
(Clinical Exercise Physiology, Athletic Therapy)
|0.00G||Family Life Education||31.010|
|0.00||First Peoples Studies||31.540|
|French Studies — see Études françaises|
|0.00||Geography, Planning and Environment (BA),|
|10.9/5.00/6.00||Geography, Planning and Environment (BSc),|
|10.9/5.00/6.00||Geography, Planning and Environment (BSc),|
|0.00||History and English||31.160, 31.100|
|Appropriate||Interdisciplinary Studies —
Individually Structured Program
|0.00||Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality||31.170|
|10.12/6.00||Mathematics and Statistics (BA)||31.200|
|10.10/5.00/6.00||Mathematics and Statistics (BSc)||31.200|
|10.12/6.00||Mathematics (Actuarial — BA)||31.200|
|10.10/5.00/6.00||Mathematics (Actuarial — BSc)||31.200|
|10.12/6.00G||Mathematics (Actuarial Mathematics/Finance — BA)||31.200|
|10.10/5.00/6.00G||Mathematics (Actuarial Mathematics/Finance — BSc)||31.200|
|10.12/6.00||Mathematics (Computational Finance — BA)||31.200|
|10.10/5.00/6.00||Mathematics (Computational Finance — BSc)||31.200|
|10.12/6.00||Mathematics (Pure and Applied — BA)||31.200|
|10.10/5.00/6.00||Mathematics (Pure and Applied — BSc)||31.200|
|0.00||Pastoral Ministry (Cert. only)||31.330|
|3.14 + 4.10|
|5.00/6.00/10.9||Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience Option)||31.250|
|0.00,GHonours||Religion (see also Judaic Studies)||31.270|
|0.00||Southern Asia Studies||31.270|
|10.13||Teaching of English as a Second Language|
|0.72||Teaching of English as a Second Language|
|0.00||Theological Studies (see also Pastoral Ministry)||31.330|
|0.00A,GHonours||Western Society and Culture||31.520|
Mature Student Entry
Concordia University has a tradition of concern for the education of Mature students; it has always sought to assist students of 21 and over to undertake undergraduate studies. The staff of the Faculty of Arts and Science provide guidance and encouragement to all Mature Entry students as they begin the challenging journey of plunging into courses and programs in a very large urban university after what could have been years away from classes and studying. Mature students who are seeking first‑year academic counselling and advice on returning to university studies are encouraged to contact the office of Student Academic Services of the Faculty of Arts and Science at 514‑848‑2424, ext. 2104.
Extended Credit Program
Students admitted to BA and BEd Extended Credit Programs are required to complete an additional 30 credits for the degree and must include the following 30 credits:
30 elective credits, of which a maximum of 12 may be outside the Faculty of Arts and Science. Certain departments in the Faculty have specific requirements. Students intending to follow programs of concentration within these departments must include the specified components as part of their program.
9 credits in Mathematics — 2033, 2043, 2053*
*Students not having MATH 2023, or the equivalent, must take it in place of one of their elective courses.
3 credits in Mathematics
3 credits in Biology
6 credits in Psychology
BA Therapeutic Recreation: BIOL 2003 or 2013 or 2023, or equivalent
Students admitted to the BSc Extended Credit Program are required to complete an additional 30 credits for the BSc degree and must include the following 30 credits:
6 credits in Chemistry 2053, 2063
6 credits in Mathematics 2033, 2053*
12 credits in Physics 2043, 2053, 2063, 2241, 2251, 2261
3 credits in Biology 2013
3 credits in Mathematics 2043 for students intending to enter programs of concentration in Mathematics or Physics;** or electives for all other students
*Students not having MATH 2013, or the equivalent, must take it in place of one of their elective courses.
**Students not having MATH 2023, or the equivalent, must take it in place of one of their elective courses.
NOTE: Students in the BA, BEd or BSc Extended Credit Program may not count towards their programs of concentration courses taken as part of the first 30 credits.
31.003 DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
In accordance with the recommendations of the Council of Universities of Quebec, the credit base takes into account the total activity of the student. A student preparing for the BA, BEd, or BSc degree takes a minimum of 90 credits. Each credit represents, for the average student, a minimum of 45 hours spread across lectures, conferences, tutorials, laboratories, studio or practice periods, tests, examinations, and personal work.
Since the Cegep programs are designed to give all students the opportunity to explore different fields and thus acquire a broad general basis for further study, the undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science require some degree of concentration in specific areas. Detailed statements about these programs are made under the appropriate disciplinary headings in the sections of the Calendar that follow this general account of degree requirements. They represent four main forms of concentration: the minor, the major, the specialization, and honours; and a fifth form, the certificate. The University’s formal definitions of these kinds of programs are set out in §16.2.4; for the convenience of students in Arts and Science, those definitions as they are construed in the Faculty are briefly repeated below.
The minor is a program consisting of a minimum of 24 specified credits in a single discipline and professing to give a basic introduction to the methodology and key concepts of that discipline. A minor cannot in and by itself provide the concentration required of a candidate for a degree and is therefore always taken in combination with another program. In addition to the interdisciplinary and disciplinary minors available in Arts and Science, students may register with approval for selected minors in other Faculties. Available Arts and Science interdisciplinary minors are listed in §31.170. Disciplinary minors are indicated in the Calendar entry of each department or college.
The Faculty of Arts and Science and the John Molson School of Business:
With the approval of the John Molson School of Business, Arts and Science students may take a Minor in Business Studies (see §61.140).
The Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science:
With the approval of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Arts and Science students may take a Minor in Computer Science (see §71.70.5).
All minors in the Faculty of Fine Arts are open to suitably qualified students.
The major consists of a minimum of 36 specified credits taken in an approved sequence of courses. Normally within a major program not more than 36 credits are required from a single discipline or department. In certain programs, however, additional credits are required in cognate disciplines and departments. The major provides a solid grounding in the academic knowledge comprehended within the field of concentration. To enter and remain in it, a student normally does not have to meet a special performance require-ment; see, however, Western Society and Culture §31.520. Students with appropriate admission requirements, normally after completion of 24 credits, may request permission to be admitted to a second program of concentration in the Faculty, normally a major. Exceptionally, students may complete a second major in the Faculty of Fine Arts with permission of both Faculties. Students may apply to add a major program normally offered as part of a BA degree to a BSc degree or BEd degree or vice‑versa. Attainment of acceptable GPA and satisfactory academic standing are required. The Faculty of Arts and Science will consider favourably such requests subject to admission quotas and the student having the appropriate prerequisite and admission profile (see §31.002). The student record and official transcript indicate all programs of concentration. Specific courses can only be used to fulfill the requirements of one program.
Students completing the requirements of a BA, BEd, BSc, and/or BFA will elect one degree for graduation.
The specialization consists of a minimum of 60 specified credits, normally not more than 54 credits of which are mandated from a single discipline or department. A specialization provides a comprehensive education in the field of concentration, but to enter and remain in it, a student normally does not have to meet a special performance requirement unless otherwise indicated in the program. Students interested in subsequent “classification” by the Government of Quebec may be advised to follow a specialization or an honours program. Second programs of concentration (minor or major) may be combined with a specialization program according to regulations described above for those programs.
The honours program consists of a minimum of 60 specified credits taken in an approved sequence of courses. Normally within an honours program not more than 60 credits are mandated from a single discipline or department in the Arts and 72 credits in the Sciences. Additional credits may be required in cognate disciplines and departments. Superior academic performance is required for admission to and continuation in the honours program, the precise level of such performance being determined by Senate. See §16.2.4 and Faculty Honours Regulations set out below for matters governing honours programs at Concordia. An honours degree or equivalent, because it testifies to a student’s comprehensive education in a particular field, intellectual commitment to that field, and achievement of a high level of academic performance, has traditionally been required of entrants to postgraduate programs.
- A candidate for graduation must have successfully completed a program of concentration in the form of an honours, specialization, or major program.
- A candidate for graduation must have successfully completed at least 24 credits outside the single discipline or department from which the degree concentration has been chosen. Within every block of 30 credits taken towards the degree, a student will normally choose no more than 24 credits from any one discipline or department.
- A candidate for graduation must have successfully completed at least 18 credits from courses in Arts and Science in every block of 30 credits taken towards the degree.
- A candidate for the BA degree must have qualified for admission to, and successfully completed, a program leading to that degree. Specific admission requirements, expressed as Cegep pre‑Arts profiles, are given in §31.002. Students wishing to transfer out of one degree program into another must satisfy the admission requirements of the program they seek to enter.
- Program students in the Faculty of Arts and Science may take ESL courses for credit, up to a maximum of six credits.
- A candidate for the BSc degree must have qualified for admission to, and successfully completed, a program leading to that degree. Specific admission requirements, expressed as Cegep pre‑Science profiles, are given in §31.002. Students wishing to transfer out of one degree program into another must satisfy the admission requirements of the program they seek to enter.
- A candidate for the BEd degree must have qualified for admission to, and successfully completed, the program leading to that degree. The admission and degree requirements are set out in §31.090.1.
- In general, the credits obtained for any course may not be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one program. Students first registered in certain certificate programs may however apply credits obtained towards the certificate to a degree program.
- Independent students will be permitted to apply no more than 30 credits obtained as an Independent student towards any Arts and Science Faculty degree program.
- Those students entering the Faculty of Arts and Science as degree students beginning in the academic year 2002‑03 must fulfill the General Education requirement outlined in §31.004.
Supplemental Examinations (Arts and Science)
Supplemental examinations shall be offered only when, as a condition for passing the course, it is required that a student pass the final examination regardless of its weighting; or where the final examination contributes 50% or more of the final grade.
A student failing a course which comprises entirely, or in part, a laboratory or similar practicum, may not be eligible to write a supplemental examination.
All courses which a student fails and for which there is no supplemental examination shall be graded “FNS” or “R.”
A failed student (see §16.3.10 V) may not write supplemental examinations.
The Faculty of Arts and Science has programs leading to an honours concentration in certain selected fields. To enter an honours program, students may apply either for direct entry on admission or, if already admitted to a program in the Faculty of Arts and Science, to the departmental honours advisor. The Department will notify the Office of the Registrar of the acceptance.
Honours Regulations (Faculty Regulations) see also §16.2.4
In order to qualify for an honours program, a student must comply with the regulations set forth below.
- An honours student must meet the general program requirements, as well as the specific requirements for an honours program. A student must complete a minimum of 30 credits in the courses from the honours component of the program at this University to receive a degree with honours. In certain cases, these 30 credits may include some specific courses for which transfer credit may not be awarded.
- Students who through their past studies have demonstrated a high level of performance may apply for direct entry to an honours program on admission. Information specific to the academic unit may be found in the Undergraduate Application for Admission.
- Students already admitted to a program at Concordia University may apply for entry into an honours program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 (B+). It is normally advisable that students have completed 30 Concordia credits in their program before applying for admission to the honours program. Averages are calculated on Concordia courses only.
- All students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 as well as a minimum assessment GPA of 3.30 within the honours program. The minimum acceptable grade in any course is normally “C.”
- Students who are withdrawn from the honours program may proceed in the corresponding specialization or major program. Reinstatement in the honours program is possible only by appeal to the Faculty Honours Committee.
- A student is allowed to qualify for only one honours degree in either a single or combined honours program. A student may qualify for a minor or major program in addition to an honours program. In general, the credits obtained for a particular course may be used to satisfy the requirements of only one program.
Students may appeal the determination of their status or interpretation of requirements in the honours program. Such appeals should be addressed to the Associate Dean, Student Academic Services. The Faculty of Arts and Science has an Honours Committee made up as follows: three faculty members; one undergraduate student member; one Student Academic Services counsellor (non‑voting); one representative of the Office of the Registrar (non‑voting); and the Associate Dean, Student Academic Services, who chairs the Honours Committee.
The Faculty Honours Committee considers applications from departmental honours advisors submitted on behalf of the students for exceptions to the honours regulations. It also adjudicates disputes between students and departments concerning honours programs. Since the Faculty Honours Committee cannot hear appeals contesting its own judgments, students and departments who wish to appeal a decision of the Faculty Honours Committee should address this appeal to the Dean of the Faculty.
31.003.1 Academic Performance Regulations
The objectives of these regulations are to ensure that the Faculty can certify that all of its graduates have achieved an acceptable level of scholarship.
Assessment Grade Point Average (AGPA)* Requirements and Consequences
*See §16.3.10 for definition of AGPA.
Acceptable standing requires that a student obtain an AGPA of at least 2.00.
NOTE: Although a “C‑” grade (1.70 grade points) is designated as satisfactory in §16.1.11, an AGPA of 2.00 is required for acceptable standing.
Students in acceptable standing may continue their programs of study, following the advice of their academic departments.
Conditional standing results when a student obtains an AGPA of less than 2.00, but at least 1.50. A student is not permitted to obtain two consecutive conditional standing assessments.
Students in conditional standing may not write supplemental examinations.
Students in conditional standing will not be permitted to register for further study until their program has been approved by the appropriate advisor in their department.
They must obtain acceptable standing at the time of their next assessment.
Failed standing results when a student obtains an AGPA of less than 1.50, or conditional standing in two consecutive periods of assessment.
Failed students may not write supplemental examinations.
Failed students are required to withdraw from their program. Students who are in failed standing for a second time will be dismissed from the University. In subsequent years, should they wish to return to University studies, they must contact the Office of the Registrar for information concerning conditions and procedures for seeking readmission. Decisions of the relevant authority in the Faculty to which application is made are final.
Failed students who are not dismissed may apply for readmission through the Dean’s Office of the Faculty to which they wish to be readmitted. If readmitted, they will be placed on academic probation. They must return to acceptable standing at the time of their next assessment. Other conditions will be determined at the time of readmission.
Students must satisfy all course requirements, be in acceptable standing, and have a minimum final graduation GPA of 2.00.
The standings of potential graduates who have attempted fewer than 12 credits since their last assessment are determined on the basis that these credits constitute an extension of the last assessment period.
Potential graduates who fail to meet the requirements of acceptable standing, but meet the requirements of conditional standing, will have the following options:
- register for an additional 12 credits and, at the next assessment, meet the requirements for acceptable standing;
- register for fewer than 12 additional credits.
In this case, standing will be determined on the basis that these extra credits constitute an extension of the last assessment period.
For both option a) and option b), the additional courses taken must be approved by the appropriate member of the Dean’s Office, in consultation with the student’s department where necessary.
Dean’s Office is to be understood as being the appropriate member of the Dean’s Office, normally the Associate Dean, Student Academic Services, or delegate.
31.003.2 Registration Regulations
Students enrolled in an honours, specialization, or major program in the Faculty of Arts and Science who have not registered for a course for nine consecutive terms or more will have a lapsed notation entered on their student record. Lapsed students must meet with the appropriate advisor in order to continue in their program and to be made aware of possible program modifications.
31.003.3 In Progress “IP” Notations
Students should refer to §16.3.6 for Procedures and Regulations.
The In Progress “IP” notation is reserved for the following courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science:
ACTU 4923 – Reading Course in Actuarial Mathematics
ACTU 4936 – Honours Project in Actuarial Mathematics
AHSC 4353 – Fieldwork Practice
AHSC 4363 – Internship in Youth and Family Work
AHSC 4376 – Internship in Leisure Sciences
AHSC 4389 – Internship in Therapeutic Recreation
AHSC 4396 – Internship in Human Relations
ANTH 3156 – Field Research
ANTH 4956 – Honours Essay
BIOL 4906 – Independent Study
CATA 3656 – Athletic Therapy Field Internship I
CATA 4756 – Athletic Therapy Clinical Internship I
CATA 4853 – Athletic Therapy Field Internship II
CATA 4953 – Athletic Therapy Clinical Internship II
CHEM 4196 – Independent Study and Practicum
CHEM 4506 – Research Project and Thesis
COMS 3943 – Communication Studies Apprenticeship I
COMS 3953 – Communication Studies Apprenticeship II
COMS 4963 – Directed Study I
COMS 4973 – Directed Study II
ENGL 4743 – Honours Essay
ENGL 4803 – Independent Studies
FTRA 4206 – Stage de formation : de l’anglais au français
FTRA 4216 – Stage de formation : du français à l’anglais
FTRA 4223 – Stage de formation : de l’anglais au français I
FTRA 4233 – Stage de formation : du français à l’anglais I
FTRA 4243 – Stage de formation : de l’anglais au français II
FTRA 4253 – Stage de formation : du français à l’anglais II
GEOG 4903 – Internship in Geography
GEOG 4916 – Honours Essay
HIST 3043 – Tutorial Preparation for the Honours Essay
HIST 4936 – Honours Essay Tutorial
JOUR 4503 – Journalism Practicum
JOUR 4513 – Independent Study
KCEP 3833 – Clinical Exercise Physiology Internship I
KCEP 4833 – Clinical Exercise Physiology Internship II
MAST 3983 – Reading Course in Mathematics and Statistics
MATH 4953 – Reading Course in Pure and Applied Mathematics
MATH 4966 – Honours Project in Pure and Applied Mathematics
PHYS 4973 – Specialization Research Project
POLI 4956 – Honours Thesis
POLI 4973 – Internship
PSYC 3113 – Research Methods and Designs II
PSYC 3873 – Directed Research in Psychology
PSYC 4856 – Specialization Project
PSYC 4956 – Honours Thesis
RELI 4106 – Honours Thesis
RELI 4963 – Independent Studies in Religion
SCOL 2903 – Directed and Independent Study I
SCOL 3916 – Directed and Independent Study II
SCOL 4906 – Directed and Independent Study III
SCPA 4113 – Internship
SOCI 4096 – Honours Seminar
SOCI 4156 – Field Research
STAT 4983 – Reading Course in Statistics
STAT 4996 – Honours Project in Statistics
URBS 4833 – Directed Studies/Practicum in Urban Planning I
URBS 4843 – Directed Studies/Practicum in Urban Planning II
URBS 4916 – Honours Thesis or Project
WSDB 4966 – Directed Research
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An education for life requires the ability to read, write, speak, reason, compute, and listen effectively. This is true for all students, whether they are in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, or any other Faculty in the University. The General Education requirement is meant to provide breadth to the student’s program of study.
A candidate for graduation must satisfy the Arts and Science General Education requirement by successfully completing a minimum of six credits from course offerings outside the candidate’s disciplinary sector.
The disciplinary sectors comprising the Faculty of Arts and Science are Humanities, Social Science, and Science. The academic units within each sector are as follows:
HUMANITIES: Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics; Communication Studies; English; Études françaises; History; Irish Studies; Journalism; Liberal Arts College; Philosophy; Theological Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE: Applied Human Sciences; Economics; Education; Geography, Planning and Environment; Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability; Political Science; Religions and Cultures; School of Community and Public Affairs; Simone de Beauvoir Institute; Sociology and Anthropology
SCIENCE: Biology; Chemistry/Biochemistry; Exercise Science; Mathematics and Statistics; Physics; Psychology; Science College
Courses falling under the administrative umbrella of Interdisciplinary Studies are considered for General Education requirement purposes to fall within the Social Sciences.
Students may also count courses offered by the John Molson School of Business, the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Faculty of Fine Arts toward their General Education requirement.
Students in a 90‑credit degree who successfully complete an honours program or a specialization program from the Science disciplinary sector and who complete the Minor in Multidisciplinary Studies in Science offered by the Science College are considered to have met the General Education requirement.
Students enrolled in two areas of concentration which are both within the same disciplinary sector are required to take six credits outside of the sector. For example, students enrolled in a BA Major in History and a BA Major in Theological Studies, both of which fall within the Humanities, must fulfill the requirement by successfully completing either six credits from the Social Science or Science sector, or three credits from the Social Science sector and three credits from the Science sector, or six credits from outside the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Students enrolled in two areas of concentration drawn from different disciplinary sectors will be considered as having satisfied the General Education requirement. For example, students enrolled in a BA Major in Sociology (Social Science) and a BA Major in English (Humanities) will be considered as having satisfied the General Education requirement.
Students enrolled in an undergraduate certificate program are exempt from the General Education requirement as are students pursuing a second or subsequent undergraduate degree.
ESL courses or introductory English language courses are not considered as substitutions for this requirement.
- Faculty of Arts and Science
- Faculty of Arts and Science - Section 31
- Applied Human Sciences
- Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
- Communication Studies
- Études Françaises
- Exercise Science
- Geography, Planning and Environment
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Political Science
- Religions and Cultures
- Sociology and Anthropology
- Theological Studies
- Computer Science (minor)
- Colleges, Institutes and Schools
- Co-operative Education
- Liberal Arts College
- Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability
- School of Irish Studies
- School of Community and Public Affairs
- Science College
- Simone de Beauvoir Institute and Women's Studies