Academic Calendar 2023-2024

Liberal Studies – Minor (Arts)


Subject: Administered by the Department of History.
Plan: Consists of 30.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, in combination with a Major Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives, will lead to an Honours Bachelors Degree.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
LIBS 100Origins and Practices of Liberal Arts3.00
B. Complete the following:
LIBS 300The Liberal Arts in the Contemporary World6.00
2. Option
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
C. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list:3.00
3. Additional Requirements
A. Minimum of 12.00 units at the 200-level or above.
Total Units30.00

4. Notes

A. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Liberal Studies Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Scientific Inquiry and Reasoning
ASTR 101Astronomy I: Solar System3.00
ASTR 102Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe3.00
BIOL 102Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology3.00
BIOL 103Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems3.00
BIOL 110Human Genetics and Evolution3.00
BIOL 111Ecology and the Environment3.00
BIOL 243Introduction to Statistics3.00
BIOL 319Introduction to Ethnobotany3.00
BIOL 321Animal Behaviour3.00
BIOL 330Cell Biology3.00
BIOL 350Evolution and Human Affairs3.00
CHEM 113General Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory): From Atoms to Matter3.00
CHEM 114General Chemistry II (with Virtual Laboratory): Thermodynamics and Kinetics3.00
CHEM 281General Organic Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory)3.00
CHEM 285General Organic Chemistry II (with Virtual Laboratory)3.00
CISC 101Introduction to Computer Programming3.00
CISC 102Discrete Mathematics for Computing l3.00
CISC 121Introduction to Computing Science I3.00
CISC 124Introduction to Computing Science II3.00
ECON 111Introductory Microeconomics3.00
ECON 112Introductory Macroeconomics3.00
ECON 223Macroeconomic Policy3.00
MATH 121Differential and Integral Calculus6.00
PHYS 118Basic Physics6.00
PSYC 100Principles of Psychology6.00
PSYC 221Cognitive Psychology3.00
PSYC 236Introduction to Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 241Social Psychology3.00
PSYC 251Developmental Psychology3.00
PSYC 271Brain and Behaviour I3.00
PSYC 333Human Sexuality3.00
PSYC 370Brain and Behaviour II3.00
PSYC 397History of Modern Psychology3.00
STAM 200Introduction to Statistics3.00


Insights into Contemporary Society and Culture
DEVS 100Canada and the "Third World"6.00
DEVS 220Introduction to Indigenous Studies3.00
DEVS 221Indigenous Studies II - Resistance and Resurgence3.00
DEVS 230The Global Political Economy of Development3.00
DEVS 240Culture and Development3.00
DEVS 260Globalization, Gender, and Development3.00
DEVS 280Global Engagement3.00
DEVS 361Policy Advocacy in Global Development3.00
DRAM 205Theatre and Pop Culture3.00
DRAM 211Introduction to Theatre for Young Audiences3.00
DRAM 303Indigenous Playwrights3.00
FILM 236Media and Cultural Studies3.00
FILM 240Media and Popular Culture3.00
FILM 260Digital Media Theory3.00
FILM 300Hollywood: The Dream Factory3.00
FILM 303World Cinemas3.00
FILM 335Culture and Technology3.00
FILM 340Advertising and Consumer Culture3.00
FRST 290Paris: Through Literature, Painting, Cinema and Photography3.00
GNDS 120Women, Gender, Difference3.00
GNDS 125Gender, Race and Popular Culture3.00
GNDS 215Introduction to Sexual and Gender Diversity3.00
GPHY 101Human Geography3.00
GPHY 227Cities: Geography, Planning and Urban Life3.00
LLCU 111Introduction to Cultures3.00
LLCU 209Rio de Janeiro: the Marvelous City3.00
LLCU 249Latin Lovers: Love, Sex and Popular Culture3.00
MUSC 171Social History of Popular Music3.00
PHIL 203Science and Society3.00
PHIL 259Critical Thinking3.00
SOCY 122Introduction to Sociology6.00


Critical Perspectives on History
ARTH 120Art in the West from Antiquity to Modernity6.00
ARTH 250Art, Society, and Culture3.00
ARTH 350Propaganda and Visual Culture: From the Altar to the Xbox3.00
ARTH 354Age of Rembrandt3.00
CLST 205Ancient Humour3.00
ENGL 100Introduction to Literary Study6.00
ENGL 200History of Literature in English6.00
ENGL 215Canadian Literature6.00
ENGL 223Selected Women Writers Post-19003.00
ENGL 237Children's Literature3.00
ENGL 259Global Shakespeare3.00
ENGL 281Legends of King Arthur: Medieval to Modern3.00
HIST 124Canada: A History of the Present6.00
HIST 125The Evolution of Modern Europe6.00
HIST 200India and the World3.00
HIST 207Global Indigenous Histories3.00
HIST 211The Cold War3.00
HIST 214Food in Global History3.00
HIST 224Canadian Francophone Communities3.00
HIST 260An Introduction to Canadian History6.00
HIST 270Contemporary China3.00
HIST 280Gender in North American History6.00
MUSC 102Western Music: Napoleon to 9/113.00
RELS 131World Religions/Religious Worlds6.00


Academic Writing
WRIT 120Fundamentals of Effective Writing3.00
WRIT 125Fundamentals of Academic Essay Writing3.00
WRIT 225Writing for Research, Analysis, and Reflection3.00
WRIT 265Editing in Academic and Professional Contexts3.00
WRIT 290Writing Creative Non-fiction3.00