This course involves an exploration of the frontiers of thought in the areas of people and their world (sciences), people and their society (social sciences), and people and their sense of self (humanities). Normally, the course will be organized around particular themes, such as paradigm shifts or global transitions.
A sample schedule of the presentations is attached.
There will be a combination of lecture and discussion. Some instructor’s presentations may take up the entire class time, but then they allow for student questions during the presentations. After the class, students will do reading assigned by the instructor or course co-ordinator during their presentations and students will be prepared to discuss the material at the next or future class sessions or to use it as a foundation for researching and developing their essay. They will be tested over the lectures and relevant readings as well.
At the end of the course one or two sessions may be devoted to a summation by the course coordinator. A number of instructors may be invited to return and interact with each other and with the students relating the various areas to each other.
The course coordinator will be present at all presentations and will create continuity from presentation to presentation, in addition to the summary at the end.
Evaluation will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will provide a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester.
Any combination of the following totalling 100%:
|Exams, Tests, Quizzes||20% - 50%|
|Essays (three)||20% - 60%|
|Instructor's general evaluation
(Involves attendance and other possible factors,
e.g., participation, homework, improvement,
extra-credit, group work)
|10% - 20%|
At the end of the course the successful student should be able to:
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
READING MATERIAL IS NOT NORMALLY PURCHASED BY THE STUDENT
No prerequisite courses.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
This course is not required for any other course.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU HUEL 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||CMTN HUMN 1XX (3)||2009/09/01 to -|
|Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC)||EC HUMN 100 lev (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU ART 1XXX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG ARTS 1XXX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Okanagan College (OC)||OC ARTS 1XX (3)||2009/01/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU HUM 1XX (3), B-Hum||2004/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU HUEL 1XXX (3)||2010/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU HUEL 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU HUMA 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO ARTS 1st (3)||2005/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV ARTS 1st (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC HUMN 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV GE 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2014/08/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV ARTS 2XX (3)||2014/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC HUMA 1XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU HUMA 1st (3)||2004/09/01 to -|