The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies requires students to complete 120 credits. The Program Requirements are set out in the University Calendar and on the program website.
What follows is a list of Capilano University courses, arranged by program requirements, which may be of particular interest to Liberal Studies students who would like to learn more about the environmental sciences, environmental stewardship, and sustainability.
Please refer to Course Schedule & Fee Search to determine whether the courses listed below are on offer in a specific term.
ENGL 100 Academic Writing Strategies
Before selecting a section, review the course descriptions for the various sections of English 100 on offer in a given term. Instructors often organize their English 100 courses around the investigation of a specific topic or theme – e.g. environmental issues, food, and so forth. Check the English courses webpage to see whether there is a section particularly well suited to your areas of interest.
Any 100-level ENGL Literature course. Please note that the focus of individual English courses changes from term to term. Students interested in topics relating to the environment might find that some offerings of ENGL 107 and 109 explore particularly relevant themes and texts. Check the English courses webpage to see whether there is a section exploring materials relevant to your areas of interest.
Humanities 100 Level (6 required credits) Note: May not include English.
PHIL 120 Scientific Reasoning
Social Sciences 100 Level (6 required credits) GEOG 101 Environmental Geography: Perception and Change GEOG 102 Environmental Geography: Global Concerns
Arts 200 Level (18 required credits) ANTH 202 Anthropology and the Environment PHIL 208 Environmental Ethics
Laboratory Science (3 required credits)
Note: Any course in the Science list worth 3.00 credits or more with a lab of at least 2 hours, but excluding any course in Applied Science or computing.
BIOL 105 Environmental Biology BIOL 208 Ecology GEOG 112 Introduction to Earth Environments GEOG 114 Weather and Climate
Science (3 required credits) CHEM 130 Chemistry in Our World
Humanities Upper Level in at least 2 disciplines (9 credits required) ENGL 344 Literature and the Environment PHIL 320 Philosophy of Science PHIL 401 Morality and Global Justice
Social Sciences Upper Level in at least 2 disciplines (9 credits required) ANTH 340 Stuff: The Anthropology of Material Culture GEOG 360 Geography of Hope POL 320 Global Ecopolitics POL 330 The Political Economy of Globalization PSYC 340 Conservation Psychology SOC 300 The Sociology of Consumer Culture
Note: 6.00 credits of upper level Science courses are recommended.
BIOL 305 Ecology and SustainabilityBIOL 350 Natural History of BCCHEM 300 Chemistry and SocietyGEOG 316 Climate Change
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