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Complementary Studies for Engineering and Computer Science Students

Section 71.110

Please note that the current version of the Undergraduate Calendar is up to date as of February 2021.

To fulfill the requirements of the General Education Elective or General Electives, students may choose the courses from the three lists below. In some instances, students may have to complete specific prerequisites before taking any of the following courses. Those prerequisite courses are not counted towards their programs unless they are specifically listed on the student’s offer of admission or listed as courses required for the completion of their programs. The relevant prerequisites in each case are stated in the departmental course descriptions.

Students in the Extended Credit Program (ECP) or the Mature Entry Program (MEP) (see §14.2.3) or any other students who have been assigned credits in Humanities and Social Sciences must select those credits from the two corresponding lists below. Those credits cannot be chosen from the list of Other Complementary Studies.


ARTH 353 Technology and Contemporary Art
ARTH 354 Studies in Interdisciplinarity in the Visual Arts
COMS 360 Mass Media
ENGL 224 The Creative Process
ENGL 233 Critical Reading
FLIT 230 Introduction aux cultures de la francophonie
FLIT 240 Introduction aux littératures de la francophonie
FMST 214 English‑Canadian Film
FMST 215 Le cinéma québécois
HIST 202 Modern Europe
HIST 205 History of Canada, Post‑Confederation
HIST 281 Film in History
HIST 283 The 20th Century: A Global History
LBCL 201 Great Books: Western History and Thought from Antiquity through the Renaissance
LBCL 202 Great Books: Western Culture and Expression from Antiquity through the Renaissance
LBCL 203 Great Books: Western History and Thought from the Reformation through Modernity
LBCL 204 Great Books: Western Culture and Expression from the Reformation through Modernity
PHIL 201 Problems of Philosophy
PHIL 210 Critical Thinking
PHIL 232 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 233 Applied Ethics
PHIL 235 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 275 From Modern to Postmodern: Philosophical Thought and Cultural Critique
PHIL 330 Contemporary Ethical Theory
THEO 202 Introduction to Biblical Studies
THEO 204 Introduction to Christian Ethics
THEO 233 Religious Pluralism in a Secular Culture

Social Sciences

ANTH 202 Introduction to Culture
ECON 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 203 Introduction to Macroeconomics
EDUC 230 Introduction to Philosophy of Education
ENCS 483 Creativity, Innovation and Critical Thinking in Science and Technology
ENCS 484 Development and Global Engineering
ENCS 485 Field Course in Engineering and Sustainable Development
GEOG 203 Canadian Environmental Issues
GEOG 204 Global Environmental Issues
GEOG 210 Geography of Global Change
GEOG 220 Place, Space, and Identity
INST 250 Introductory Information Literacy Skills
LING 222 Language and Mind: The Chomskyan Program
LING 300 Sociolinguistics
POLI 202 Introduction to Political Science
RELI 214 Religions of the West
RELI 215 Religions of Asia
RELI 216 Encountering Religions
RELI 310 Self and Other: Identity and Ethical Development
RELI 312 Justice and Social Conflict in a Globalized World
RELI 374 Religion and Science
SCPA 215 Economics for Public Policy and Community Development
SOCI 203 Introduction to Society
URBS 230 Urbanization: Global and Historical Perspectives
WSDB 290 Introduction to Historical Perspectives in Women’s Studies
WSDB 291 Introduction to Contemporary Concerns in Women’s Studies

Other Complementary Studies
The following courses may not be taken for credit by students in the Extended Credit Program (ECP) or the Mature Entry Program (MEP) to fulfill the additional six credits in Humanities and Social Sciences requirements.

MANA 201 Introduction to Business and Management
MANA 202 Human Behaviour in Organizations
MANA 300 Entrepreneurship: Launching Your Business
MARK 201 Introduction to Marketing

Please note the following:

  1. Prior to registering, students who do not have any specified prerequisites for a course above must obtain permission of the relevant Department.
  2. An ESL course or an introductory course that deals with the acquisition of a language will not be considered as a General Education elective or a General Elective.
  3. Should students wish to take a course not listed above, they must receive written permission from the Student Academic Services Office of the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science prior to taking the course.

2021-2022 Concordia University Undergraduate Calendar

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