Intercultural and International Studies

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Program Code
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credential Type
Associate Degree
Transcript Title
Arts/INTS - Associate Degree
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Intercultural and International Studies
Length of Program
Four semesters
Admissions Requirements

General College Admission Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Course Requirements

Students must fulfill all of the general requirements of the Associate of Arts Degree.

In addition, students must complete core courses in Communications and Modern Languages, and six relevant courses in Social Sciences and Humanities.

Communications (one of)

CMNS 1104 

Foundations of Intercultural Communication

CMNS 1217

Multicultural Interpersonal Workplace Communication

Modern Languages (two consecutive levels of)

MODL 1191, MODL 1192, MODL 2291, MODL 2292

Mandarin Chinese

MODL 1101, MODL 1102, MODL 1103, MODL 1104

MODL 1111, MODL 1112, MODL 2211, MODL 2212

MODL 3111


 MODL 1131, MODL 1132, MODL 2231, MODL 2232


 MODL 1171, MODL 1172, MODL 2271, MODL 2272


 MODL 1151, MODL 1152, MODL 2251, MODL 2252


Relevant Courses

(minimum of 6 courses chosen from the following list)

ANTH 1100

Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 1170

Anthropology in Developing Countries

ECON 1103

Globalization and the World Economy

ENGL 1102

Major Themes in Literature (designated section)

ENGL 2310

World Literature: Great Works in Translation (designated section)

GEOG 1100

Introduction to Human Geography

GEOG 2213

Social Geography

HIST 1103

World History, 1900-1945

HIST 1104

World History Since 1945

HUMS 1171

World Religions - Oriental

HUMS 1172

World Religions - Occidental

IDST 1103

Introduction to Intercultural/International Studies

MODL 1153

Introduction to the Language and Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World 

MODL 2351

Spanish Language & Composition

PHIL 1170

Philosophy and Religion

POLI 1103

Introduction to World Politics

POLI 2203

Current International Issues

POLI 2210

Introduction to Comparative Politics

PSYC 3340

Cultural Psychology

SOCI 1145

Canadian Society

SOCI 2230

Race and Ethnicity

For the relevant sections of ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and ENGL 2310 please consult the English Department. For more information on this program, call 604 527 5465.

Students are encouraged to consider the following courses in selecting electives for their Associate of Arts Degree in Intercultural and International Studies.

Recommended Electives include:

ANTH 1120   

Native Cultures of BC

ANTH 1160

Canadian Native Cultures

GEOG 1160

 Geography of BC

GEOG 1180

 Geography of Canada

ECON 1110

 Economic Thought

ECON 1125

 Introduction to Economic Thought

ECON 2460

 Environmental Economics

ENGL 1101

 Canadian Literature (designated section)

HIST 1113

 Canada Before Confederation

HIST 1114

 Canada After Confederation

HIST 2201

 Europe, Renaissance to Enlightenment

HIST 2202

 European History: From the French Revolution to the Great War 

HIST 2241

 The United States Since 1877

HIST 2250

 Modern China: An Introduction

HIST 2251

 Modern Japan: An Introduction

PEFA 1136

 Introduction to Music

PHIL 1135

 Asian Philosophy

Co-operative Education Option

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation. Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms. For information see Co-operative Education or contact the Co-operative Education Office at 604 527 5100.