Program Information

This program is a true pathway program. Liberal Studies is designed for those who wish to pursue a university education or degree completion. Following completion of the program, and provided that all requirements are met, students will have the opportunity to apply for entry into a university degree. 

This program is rooted in a variety of humanities and social science disciplines. An emphasis on developing university-level skills in critical thinking, communication, research, literacy and numeracy prepares students for professional environments which impact society, business and technology.

Graduates of the Liberal Studies program may receive transfer credits toward degrees at Ontario universities. Graduates of this program may apply to Huron, Brescia, King's or Western University for acceptance into the second year of a specified Bachelor's program.

New Indigenous Studies Pathway

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Lambton College is excited to share a new program that will address the university attainment gap for Indigenous students as well as provide an opportunity for non-Indigenous students to be better equipped to understand varied perspectives as daily life and mainstream employment intersect with Indigenous people. Students have the option to enrol into Liberal Studies - Indigenous Studies to focus on an Indigenous stream.

All students at Lambton College will have access to a variety of Indigenous-focused electives. Having access to foundational knowledge on Indigenous history and pedagogies is critical to advancing Truth and Reconciliation.

See Course List

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

  • Grade 12 English C or U

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, it is mandatory to own a reliable laptop to complete tests and assignments.

Course List

ANT-1003: Introduction to Physical Anthropology

As Canadians move to recognize, rebuild, and construct a more equitable and sustainable future, ANT 1003 reminds us of our global and also personal interconnection to the world at large through the lens of human bio-cultural evolution, genetic inheritance, social and cultural innovation. Biodiversity, global responsibility and engaged interdependence are core themes running throughout ANT 100's learning outcomes and applied learning assignments (ALA). Each of the five units includes opportunities to apply learning through small group dialogue, gamification, and personal reflection with the goal of building greater self-awareness as part of a wider interdependent community.

COM-1013: Critical Thinking and Writing

In this writing course, students respond to current issues and news articles via various styles of paragraphs and essays. Students strive for clarity of message and diplomatic expression of opinion based on fact. Students practice thinking critically and organize and hone their writing to ensure clarity and correctness in their messages. Critical Thinking and Writing lays the foundation for a subsequent research-writing course.

SOC-1003: Sociology I

Focusing on the Canadian perspective SOC 1003 explores the intersectional influences on behavior within the context of human group life. The sociological perspective, data collection, socialization, crime, and the dynamics of group structure and stratification are critically assessed against the backdrop of global interdependence and socio-cultural change. Small group discussion and gamification of materials all offer an enhanced course experience for individual growth and understanding of sociology.

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

MTH-1163 : General Mathematics I

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

Employing the anthropological perspective this course examines culture and culture "life ways" through the lens of engaged interdependence, global socio-economic sustainability, and inclusion. Cross-cultural comparison, the nature of world order, decolonization, and the construction of identify and gender through culture are core themes running throughout ANT 200's learning outcomes and applied learning assignments (ALA). Each of the five units includes opportunities to apply learning through small group dialogue, gamification, and personal reflection, with the goal of building greater self-awareness as part of a wider interdependent community.

COM-2053: Communications for Community Services

This course enhances students' communication skills in preparation for work in community services. Through the theme of "advocacy and education," students read, examine, and respond to selected essays and articles, creating research reports and research presentations to share with their peers. The research process provides students with the opportunity to develop their writing skills through critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, application, and evaluation. These skills are necessary for success in current and future college courses, the workplace, and students' personal lives.

PSY-1053: Human Relations

This course provides a forum for enhancing students' abilities and understanding of the value to human social interaction through communication and connection. This course places a strong emphasis on applied learning in the context of communicating with others, recognizing that personal development evolves from social interaction. Course topics include the study of emotion-focused brain functionality, self-understanding and awareness, understanding the importance of perception skills in relationships, developing strong verbal and nonverbal communication skills, recognizing prosocial leadership skills, understanding and establishing healthy team dynamics, and addressing conflicts in relationships.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Academic Break

POL-1003: Canadian Politics and Government I

Through the lens of intersectionality POL 1003 examines the structure and function of government within Canada. The Constitution, federalism, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the electoral system and political participation are all used to frame a critical review of Canada's role in global sustainability, socio-economic interdependence, and decolonization. Regionalism, cleavages, and disadvantage are core themes further explored by learners through small group dialogue, gamification, and a critical analysis of current event topics which have included Indigenous rights; gender identity; Residential Schools; and structural racism. If you're looking to make a difference... look to POL 1003

GED XXX3: General Education Elective

ELEC-0003: Elective - Select 3

SOC-2003: Sociology II

Incorporating both a cross cultural and intersectional lens SOC 2003 examines the link between human behavior and the social world. Global interdependence, socio-economic disadvantage, and the impact of ethnicity and race are all recurrent themes explored through an examination of family; religion; gender identity; education; social institutions; health and economics. Small group discussion and gamification of materials all offer an enhanced course experience within the sociological context.

POL-2003: Canadian Politics and Government II

Responsible global citizenship, active political engagement, and the construction of a sustainable and inclusive society for all Canadians are core themes in POL 2003. Using intersectionality as a lens learners will examine the branches of Canadian government and political socialization while developing the tools to critically assess the roles played by mass media, public opinion polls and advocacy groups in shaping Canadian politics. Opportunities to apply learning through small group discussion, gamification, and critical analysis of current events specific to the Canadian experience are found throughout this course and have included topics such as: international terrorism; globalization; U.S Relations; and Indigenous identity. If you're looking to change the system, POL 2003 can show you where to start.

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.

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates use the Liberal Studies program to transfer to university or college diploma programs. Some graduates opt to enter direct employment. Recent data shows that Liberal Studies graduates are in high demand in a number of sectors, for instance, in the technology field. Graduates can also be found in community agencies, administration, marketing, education and social services.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Sarnia Campus
905-890-7833 x 222
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