Program Highlights

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The Associate of Arts Degree in Global Stewardship is a unique program in British Columbia.

Students have diverse career goals: local community development, journalism, teaching, politics, nursing and business as well as international development (NGOs and IGOs). But what they all share is the passion, compassion and commitment to make a positive difference in the world.

Through an innovative curriculum combining classroom study and engaged service learning, students gain the knowledge and skills to become change makers.

Graduating students have many options available: some apply for an internship to gain further experience in the NGO sector; others complete Bachelor’s Degrees in areas such as geography, political studies, international relations, anthropology, international development or social work.

Many students opt to stay and complete a degree at Capilano University, such as the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. 

  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills using, when appropriate, IT technology.
  • Establish effective strategies to meet personal and professional goals.
  • Understand and apply ethical reasoning to their decision making.
  • Measure both qualitatively and quantitatively their impact on their communities while in the program, and critique their capacity to be a catalyst for change in their local and global communities in the future.
  • Work effectively, both on their own and in a group context, including with alumni of the program.
  • Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge about local and/or international development from a variety of disciplines.
  • Solve problems and/or muster arguments using imagination, critical thinking, appropriate research, and nuanced judgment.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4,608 $1,327 $5,935
Year 2$4,472 $1,327 $5,800
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$9,080 $2,655 $11,735

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

First Term

Total credits: 16.50

Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
Choose 6 credits from the courses listed in the Other Requirements below6.00 credits


Second Term

Total credits: 17.50

Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
Choose 6 credits from the courses listed in the Other Requirements below6.00 credits


Third Term

Total credits: 16.50

BADM 305Leadership3.00 credits
ECON 100Introduction to Economics3.00 credits
GLBS 200Global Stewardship Seminar III: Preparing for Group NFP Volunteering1.50 credits
HIST 230World History Since 15003.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
Choose 6 credits from the courses listed in the Other Requirements below6.00 credits


Fourth Term

Total credits: 16.50

Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
Choose 6 credits from the courses listed in the Other Requirements below6.00 credits


Other Requirements

Choose from the following list:
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
200-Level Arts/Science electives6.00 credits
Languages6.00 credits
Science3.00 credits
ENGL 010Language Skills3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
ENGL 103Introduction to Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 107Indigenous Literature and Film3.00 credits
ENGL 109Literature and Contemporary Culture3.00 credits
ENGL 112Reading, Writing, Dialogue: Entering Global Conversations3.00 credits
ENGL 190Introduction to Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 191Creative Writing: Contemporary Practices3.00 credits
ENGL 200Literature in English from Beowulf to Paradise Lost3.00 credits
ENGL 201Literature in English after Paradise Lost3.00 credits
ENGL 203Canadian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 205Modern American Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 207Literary Theory and Criticism3.00 credits
ENGL 208Studies in Fiction3.00 credits
ENGL 213World Literature in English3.00 credits
ENGL 217Literature on the Edge3.00 credits
ENGL 218The Art of Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 219Reel Lit: Literature into Film3.00 credits
ENGL 260Writing Communities3.00 credits
ENGL 290Creative Writing: Letter and Line3.00 credits
ENGL 291Creative Writing: Narrative Fictions3.00 credits
ENGL 292Creative Writing: Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 293Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction3.00 credits
ENGL 295Special Topics in Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 296Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage3.00 credits
ENGL 300Writing, Rhetoric, Style3.00 credits
ENGL 301Studies in Rhetoric3.00 credits
ENGL 302Studies in British Columbian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 305Special Topics in Canadian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 308Studies in British Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 311Studies in American Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 314Studies in National Literatures3.00 credits
ENGL 317Traditions in Western Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 320Global Literatures3.00 credits
ENGL 323Special Topics in Genre3.00 credits
ENGL 326Traditions in Poetry3.00 credits
ENGL 329Literature and Performance3.00 credits
ENGL 332Literature and Society3.00 credits
ENGL 335Electronic Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 338Literature and Media3.00 credits
ENGL 341Literature and Visual Culture3.00 credits
ENGL 344Literature and the Environment3.00 credits
ENGL 352Special Topics in British Literature, 1000-16603.00 credits
ENGL 353Special Topics in British Literature, 1660-18303.00 credits
ENGL 354Special Topics in British Literature, 1830-19703.00 credits
ENGL 356Special Topics in American Literature, 1620-18653.00 credits
ENGL 357Special Topics in American Literature, 1865-19703.00 credits
ENGL 358Special Topics in Contemporary Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 359Indigenous Literatures3.00 credits
ENGL 363Words in The World I: Genre and Form3.00 credits
ENGL 365Words in the World II: Cultures, Networks and Traditions3.00 credits
ENGL 367Land School3.00 credits
ENGL 369Foundations in Writing Pedagogy3.00 credits
ENGL 390Advanced Poetry and Poetics3.00 credits
ENGL 391Advanced Narrative Forms3.00 credits
ENGL 392Creative Writing: Creative Travel Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 393Creative Writing: Advanced Practices3.00 credits
ENGL 394Creative Writing: Performance3.00 credits
ENGL 395Creative Writing: Special Topics3.00 credits
ENGL 400Major Authors3.00 credits
ENGL 410Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 420Special Topics in Literary Theory3.00 credits
ENGL 435Electronic Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 463Words in the World III: Critical and Creative Formations3.00 credits
ENGL 464Capstone Project3.00 credits
ENGL 465Words in the World Practicum3.00 credits
ENGL 466Directed Reading3.00 credits
ENGL 467Honours Thesis6.00 credits
ENGL 490Directed Studies3.00 credits
ENGL 491Creative Writing: Directed Studies3.00 credits


Total program credits: 67.00

Program Notes

Students who have received a certificate of completion from Katimavik, Free the Children/Me to We, Canada World Youth, Youth Challenge International, or Lattitude Canada after high school graduation are not required to complete GLBS 101 and GLBS 201 and will graduate with 64 rather than 67 credits. The original certificate must be supplied to the Registrar's Office for an official copy to be placed in the student's file.

Important Dates

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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School of Global Stewardship

Krishna Nair
604 986 1911, ext. 3645
Fir Building, room FR401

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