Liberal Arts
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  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Students will study three main fields: Psychology, Sociology, and Philosophy. We begin with foundational courses in each of these and throughout the program we will delve deeper and branch outward into areas like Humanities, Politics, and Criminology. They will also build critical thinking, writing, research and other professional skills throughout the program.

Through specific agreements with University of Windsor and other universities, graduates of our program may be granted 10 or more credits toward further a university degree (10 credits = One year of credit an Arts/Social Science degree).

Liberal Arts graduates may also apply to accelerated college programs (e.g., Autism and Behavioural Science, Child and Youth Worker - Accelerated, Early Childhood Education – Accelerated) which are normally restricted to university graduates or graduates from a handful of specialized college programs.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore a variety of courses to find which area sparks your interest.
  • Through specific agreements with University of Windsor and other universities, Liberal Arts graduates may be granted 10 or more credits toward a university degree.
  • Liberal Arts graduates may also apply to accelerated College Diploma programs (e.g., Autism and Behavioural Science, Child and Youth Care - Accelerated, Early Childhood Education – Accelerated) allowing the graduate to gain additional Diplomas in a shorter time frame.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Our Liberal Arts program provides students with a pathway to university studies in the Arts and Social Sciences or advanced college programs. Unlike most college programs, this unique program does not prepare students for one specific job. Our graduates have the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively in a professional environment, and to understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques. They can also draw on a greater understanding of individuals, cultures, and political systems – Attributes that are useful in any field of employment they may choose.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: C623

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
SSC160
3
Basic Psychology
SSC164
3
Introduction to Sociology
SSC212G
3
Canadian Popular Culture
LBA100
3
Integrated Technology in the Liberal Arts
LBA101
3
Introduction to Liberal Arts
SSC208
3
The Science of Reasoning


Semester 2
FAW100
3
Foundations of Academic Writing I
SSC179
3
Great Ideas: Foundations of Philosophy
SSC240
3
Developmental Psychology
SSC150G
3
Contemporary Social Problems
SSC153
3
Cultural Anthropology
ELEC1030
3
Choose one General Education Elective

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
SSC159
3
Abnormal Psychology
FAW105
3
Foundations of Academic Writing II
SSC125G
3
Sociology and Gender Relations
SSC178
3
Humanities
SSC158
3

Research and Statistics in the
Social Sciences I
ELEC1030
3
Choose one General Education Elective

Semester 4
SSC142
3
Family Violence
SSC410
3
Ethics: Structures of Morality
SSC148
3
Canadian Criminology
SSC213
3
Social Psychology
SSC180G
3
Canada and the Politics of the 21st Century
ELEC1030
3
Choose one General Education Elective