Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies Program Requirements

  • Intakes: Campus Terms Full/Part Time
      North Vancouver Fall Both
      North Vancouver Spring Both
      North Vancouver Summer Both
    English Requirement   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 9.00
    Required: 9.00
    ENGL English 100-level 3.00  
    ENGL 100 University Writing Strategies 3.00  
    ENGL 300 Writing, Rhetoric, Style 3.00  
    Language Requirement   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 6.00
    Required: 6.00
    Demonstrated competency in a language other than English. The language requirement is competency based and requires students to reach an advanced beginner level or higher in a language other than English. The language requirement can be satisfied in one of the following ways:
    1. successful completion of a Grade 12 course with a minimum B grade in an approved language other than English while in secondary school; or
    2. successful completion a secondary immersion program or secondary school at an institution at which the primary language of instruction is not English; or
    3. successful completion of a post-secondary credential awarded by institution at which the primary language of instruction is not English; or
    4. successful completion of 6.00 credits of post-secondary level courses in a single language other than English; or
    5. successful completion of EAP 100 or 101, and 3.00 credits of lower level Arts and Sciences courses.
    Note: Only one of EAP 100 or 101 can be used as credit towards the degree.
    Note: Students who fulfill this requirement with option 1, 2 or 3 will be required to take 6.00 credits of lower level Arts and Sciences courses in place of the Language Requirement credits.
    Lower Level Course Requirements   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 39.00
    Required: 9.00
    LBST 100 Approaching Knowledge 3.00  
    LBST 200 Refocusing Knowledge: Introduction to Research Methods 3.00  
    LBST 201 Refiguring Knowledge: Introduction to Research Methods 3.00  
    Required: 18.00
    Note: May not include English. No more than 6.00 credits in any one subject area.
    Humanities - 100-level (History counts as Humanities) 6.00  
    Humanities, Sciences, or Social Sciences - 100-level 6.00  
    Social Science - 100-level 6.00  
    Required: 12.00
    12 credits of Arts courses in at least two subject areas at the 200-level 12.00  
    Science, Quantitative, Analytical Requirements   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 9.00
    Required: 9.00
    Laboratory Science (Any course in the Science list worth 3.00 credits or more and with a lab of at least 2 hours, but excluding any course in Applied Science or Computing.) 3.00  
    Mathematics or Computing Science or Statistics (PSYC 213 may be used) 3.00  
    Science 3.00  
    Upper Level Requirements   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 21.00
    Required: 21.00
    LBST 330 Methods of Inquiry 3.00  
    Humanities (minimum of two subjects; History counts as Humanities) 9.00  
    Social Sciences (minimum of two subjects) 9.00  
    Upper Level Electives   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 21.00
    Required: 21.00
    Electives - 300-level or higher 21.00  
    Note: No more than 12.00 credits outside of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  
    Lower or Upper Level Electives   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 9.00
    Required: 9.00
    Electives - 100-level or higher 9.00  
    Tutorial Requirement   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 3.00
    Required: 3.00
    After completion of 60 credits:
    LBST 390 Tutorial I 1.00  
    LBST 391 Tutorial II 1.00  
    LBST 392 Tutorial III 1.00  
    Graduating Project Requirement   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 3.00
    Total Program Credits 120.00
    Choose 3.00 credits from the following list: 3.00
    LBST 490 Graduating Project 3.00  
    LBST 495 Extended Graduating Project - Part 1 3.00  
    LBST 496 Extended Graduating Project - Part 2 3.00  
    Note: Students who choose to complete the Extended Graduating Project will only need to complete 18.00 Upper Level Electives or 6.00 Lower or Upper Level Electives.  

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