Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:
- Successful completion of 60 credits as listed below
- Require a minimum GPA of 2.00
Students must fulfill all of the general requirements of the Associate of Arts Degree.
In addition, students must complete core courses in Communications, Political Science, and Modern Languages, and six relevant courses from Social Sciences and Humanities, and Language, Literature and Performing Arts.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
Communications: Select one course from the following two options:
Foundations of Intercultural Communication
Multicultural Interpersonal Workplace Communication
Introduction to International Studies
|Modern Languages (two consecutive levels of one language):|
|MODL 1191, MODL 1192, MODL 2291, MODL 2292||
Relevant Courses: Select six courses from the following 21 options:
|Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology||3.00|
|Anthropology in Developing Countries||3.00|
|Globalization, World Economy||3.00|
|Reading Literature and Culture (designated section)||3.00|
|Reading Fiction (designated section)||3.00|
|Topics in World Literature (designated section)||3.00|
|Introduction to Human Geography||3.00|
|World History, 1900-1945||3.00|
|World History Since 1945||3.00|
|World Religions - Oriental||3.00|
|World Religions - Occidental||3.00|
|Introduction to Intercultural/International Studies||3.00|
|Introduction to the Language and Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World||3.00|
|Philosophy and Religion||3.00|
|Introduction to World Politics||3.00|
|Current International Issues||3.00|
|Introduction to Comparative Politics||3.00|
|Race and Ethnicity||3.00|
Recommended Electives Include:**
|Native Cultures of BC||3.00|
|Canadian Native Cultures||3.00|
|Geography of BC||3.00|
|Geography of Canada||3.00|
|Introduction to Economic Thought||3.00|
|Canada Before Confederation||3.00|
|Canada After Confederation||3.00|
|Europe, Renaissance to Enlightenment||3.00|
|European History: From the French Revolution to the Great War||3.00|
|The United States Since 1877||3.00|
|Modern China: An Introduction||3.00|
|Modern Japan: An Introduction||3.00|
|Introduction to Music||3.00|
** Students are encouraged to consider the following courses in selecting electives for their Associate of Arts Degree in Intercultural and International Studies.
The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree at any B.C. college:
- 6 credits (2 courses) first-year English* electives
- 6 credits (2 courses) first-year Humanities electives
- 6 credits (2 courses) first-year Social Sciences electives
- 6 credits (2 courses) first-year Arts** electives
- 18 credits (6 courses) second-year Arts** electives in 2 or more subject areas
- 3 credits (1 course) first-year Lab Science elective
- 3 credits (1 course) first-year Math, Statistics or Computing Science elective
- 3 credits (1 course) first-year Math, Statistics or Science elective
- 9 credits (3 courses) other University Transfer electives
* English courses include courses in written Communications and Creative Writing that transfer to one of the BC research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVic or UNBC) as English credit. For the purposes of the Associate of Arts degree, English courses cannot be counted as Humanities courses.
** Arts courses are available in the Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. To confirm whether a course is designated as "humanities" or "social sciences", check with an Academic Advisor. Courses in Economics and Mathematics also may be used as Arts electives toward an Associate of Arts Degree.
A course is defined by the subject for which it is granted transfer credit at one of the research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UNBC, or UVic).
- An Arts course is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Arts Degree at one of the research universities.
- A Science course is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Science Degree or Baccalaureate of Applied Science Degree at one of the research universities.
- The requirements specified above are intended to provide breadth of exposure to a variety of disciplines in both Arts and Sciences. In some instances there may be some ambiguity as to whether a course is in the Humanities or Social Sciences and is an Arts course or a Science course. Most Physical Geography and Mathematics would be designated as Science courses.
- A course in an "other" area is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate Degree other than in Arts, Science or Applied Science at one of the research universities.
- A first-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 100-level at one of the research universities.
- A second-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 200-level or higher level at one of the research universities.
- A laboratory science course is one in which a substantial component of instruction involves the study of natural phenomena, either in the laboratory or in the field.
For detailed information you should meet with an Academic Advisor.
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 contact the Co-operative Education Office.