Curriculum Guideline

Liberal Arts

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPLART
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Humanities & Social Sciences
Department
Humanities & Social Sciences
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Liberal Arts Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201020
End Term
201620
Institutional Unit
Humanities & Social Sciences
Credential
Diploma in Liberal Arts
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
60.00
Admissions Requirements

General College Admission Requirements

Curriculum Framework

General Requirements:

This program requires a total of 60 university-transferable credits, at least 15 of which must be completed at Douglas College, and at least 33 credits must be from Arts and Humanities subjects, chosen from the following list:

Anthropology
Communications (excluding CMNS 1099)
Creative Writing, Criminology
Economics
English (excluding ENGL 1099)
Geography
History
Humanities
Legal Studies
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Music
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Political Science
Print Futures
Psychology
Sociology
Stagecraft and Event Technology
Theatre 
Women's Studies and Gender Relations

Specific Course/Area Requirements

  1. Breadth requirement: 30 university-level credits from at least five subject areas. No more than 12 credits from any one subject area can be used to satisfy this requirement.
  2. Writing requirement: One of ENGL 1130 or ENGL 1200, or CMNS 1110, CMNS 1111 or CMNS 1115
  3. Reasoning requirement: Either PHIL 1101 or PHIL 1201; or at least three credits from list A and three credits from list B:

    List A:
    CMNS 1118, CMNS 1218, CMNS 1221, CMNS 3100; ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, ENGL 1106, ENGL 1107, ENGL 1109, ENGL 1112, ENGL 1114, ENGL 1115 or ENGL 1118; HIST 1180;HUMS 1101MATH 1234PEFA 1116PHIL 1102, PHIL 1103; PRFU 2201THEA 1230WSGR 1100, WSGR 1101

    List B:
    ANTH 2200CRIM 1150ECON 1125, ECON 1150; GEOG 2212, GEOG 2213; MATH 1160POLI 1101, POLI 2201; PSYC 2301, PSYC 3308; PRFU 1102SOCI 2235, SOCI 2260; SOSC 2140
  4. Laboratory Science requirement:  One university-level laboratory science course of at least three credits.  (See an Academic Advisor for eligible courses.)
  5. An additional six credits from each of the following lists:

    List A:
    Performing Arts; Chinese; Communications (excluding 1099); Creative Writing; English (excluding 1099);French; German; History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Japanese; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Print Futures;Humanities; Spanish; Theatre; Stagecraft and Event Technology; Women's Studies and Gender Relations 

    List B:
    Anthropology; Criminology; Economics; Geography; Geology (excluding 1130, 2201 and 2320);Interdisciplinary Studies; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology

 

Note: Students planning to transfer to a program at another post-secondary institution should choose their optional courses according to the requirements of that program. Students planning to continue on to obtain any Bachelor of Arts degree must also complete the lower-division requirements for their major. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all program requirements are met. This should be done by regular consultation with an Academic Advisor.