Liberal Studies


Course List

Term 1

ANT-1003: Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Introduction to Physical Anthropology looks at the origins of the human "animal", where we came from, where we're going, what happened, and what IS happening. It traces the evolution of human form, society, and cultural development; looks at the study of genetic inheritance, the contributions of forensics and primatology, and the revolutions of culture. Literally stones to bones and everything in between!

COM-1013: Critical Thinking & Writing

SOC-1003: Sociology I

You will learn how people are affected by the society in which they live. Topics include sociology concepts, theories and methods, as well as the dynamics of Canadian society and Canadian social problems.

PSY-1003: Psychology I

This course focuses on how we behave. It is an attempt to understand ourselves and others. The primary goal of this course is to see psychology as an objective way of studying human experience.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 2

COM-2013: Communications for Business

MTH-1163 : General Mathematics 1

This general course in mathematics reviews and enhances topics in arithmetic, algebra, linear graphs, measurement, and statistics. A problem solving approach is used throughout the course, and there are many practical applications.

ANT-2003: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology looks at people - all people, everywhere, and everything they do, laugh at, believe, love, desire or dream about. It examines cultural and behavioural differences as well as similarities, the way that people with differing "life styles" structure their cultures, and the cultural characteristics which are common to us all. Language, religion, art, social inequality and modern world order are all highlighted within a cross-cultural framework. If you're a "people" watcher then this is the course you've been waiting for!

COM-2053: Communications for Community Services

PSY-1053: Human Relations

This course introduces the values and methods of effectiveness for interpersonal communication in human relations. Quality communication depends on participants' levels of self-awareness; therefore, this course places a strong emphasis on self-understanding, personal development and accountability. Topics covered in this course include personality, emotional and social intelligences, perception, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, group political awareness and conflict management. The course uses activities designed to enhance understanding of communication by considering course content in light of existing relationships.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Academic Break

Academic Break

Term 3

POL-1003: Canadian Politics and Government I

Explain the structure and function of government within society with a focus on the Canadian context. Critically examine the complexities of the Canadian federal system in relationship to social, political, and economic change. Investigate the influence that geography, language, religion, and ethnicity have had and examine their implications to issues of regionalism and diversity. Explore the role of political parties and the electoral system and their influence on voting patterns and citizen engagement.

GED XXX3: General Education Elective

ELEC-0003: Elective - Select 3

Term 4

SOC-2003: Sociology II

Sociology provides links between human behaviour and the social environment. This course explores the diverse perspectives that may be used to explain the connection between behaviour and social world. It demonstrates the way systematic studies are used to promote questions of assumptions about social life. Particular areas of study include social structure, social interaction, inequality of race, ethnicity and gender, the family, population, and social movements and social change.

POL-2003: Canadian Politics and Government II

You can change the system! Protest, debate, participate and foster innovation! Understanding politics allows a person to make a difference in the political system. This course is a survey of the behaviour of individuals, groups, and institutions within the Canadian political system. Topics include the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. In addition, bureaucracy, mass media, political socialization, advocacy groups, lobbying and Canada's external environment are identified.

PSY-2003: Psychology II

This course focuses on how we behave. It is an attempt to understand ourselves and others. The primary goal of this course is to investigate the application of psychological information to people's lives.

ELEC-0003: Elective - Select 2

Program Maps

Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

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