Social Science (300.Ax)

 

General (300.A0)

300.A0 | SOCIAL SCIENCE

Social Science is the study of all aspects of human life from many different perspectives. In addition to the compulsory courses in economics, history, methodology and psychology, students in John Abbott College’s Social Science program can choose courses in fields such as anthropology, business, classics, geography, mathematics, philosophy, political science, religion and sociology. The program’s greatest advantage lies in the depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding students acquire. Graduates gain valuable university skills in methods of research, writing, analysis, synthesis and the presentation of ideas.

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Program planner for Fall 2010 or Later John Abbott College
The following planner indicates all the courses needed and the usual path to complete your DEC in this program.

• Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
• Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment. The Program Comprehensive Assessment is included in the Integration in the Social Sciences course (300-301-AB).

Semester 1

Two of the following:
(Students will be pre-registered in two (2) of these courses.)

Semester 2

One of the following:

Semester 3

Semester 4

 

with Mathematics (300.A1)

300.A1 | SOCIAL SCIENCE – WITH MATHEMATICS

The Social Science with Mathematics profile is designed for students who enjoy Mathematics yet wish to select from a variety of Social Science subjects. Students in this profile must take Calculus I, Calculus II and Linear Algebra in their first three semesters in addition to the regular Social Science compulsory courses.
Prerequisite for 300.A1: Math 526 or 536 or TS5 or SN5

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Program planner for Fall 2010 or Later – John Abbott College
The following planner indicates all the courses needed and the usual path to complete your DEC in this program.

• Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
• Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment. The Program Comprehensive Assessment is included in the Integration in the Social Sciences course (300-301-AB).

Semester 1

One of the following*:

Semester 2

And one of the following:

Semester 3

Semester 4

 

Commerce (300.A2)

300.A2 | SOCIAL SCIENCE – COMMERCE

The Commerce profile is primarily designed for students interested in preparing for business studies at university, however it also prepares graduates for a variety of other university programs. In addition to the regular Social Science compulsory courses, students must pass Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, Basics of Business, Microeconomics plus one additional business course or Money and Banking course.
Prerequisite for 300.A2: Math 526 or 536 or TS5 or SN5

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Program planner for Fall 2010 or Later – John Abbott College
The following planner indicates all the courses needed and the usual path to complete your DEC in this program.

• Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
• Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment. The Program Comprehensive Assessment is included in the Integration in the Social Sciences course (300-301-AB).

Semester 1

This course introduces students to the primary functional areas of business study, including management, marketing, accounting, finance, and law. Students acquire an extensive knowledge of business terms and concepts as well as an understanding of the role of business in society.

Semester 2

 Semester 3

And one of the following:

Semester 4

And one of the following:

 

Psychology (300.A3)

300.A3 | SOCIAL SCIENCE – PSYCHOLOGY

This profile is designed for students interested in preparing for psychology studies at university. Students in this profile must take Advanced Quantitative Methods, Human Biology and two level 2 psychology courses. Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 2 courses and prerequisites.
Students select this option in their third semester by completing a Change of Program request available in the Registrar’s Office.
Prerequisite for 300.A3: Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences (360-300-RE)

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Program planner for Fall 2010 or Later – John Abbott College
Entry to this profile is after the second semester of studies in Social Science.  Students must request a change of program through the Admissions office. The following planner indicates all the courses needed and the usual path to complete your DEC in this program.

• Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
• Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment. The Program Comprehensive Assessment is included in the Integration in the Social Sciences course (300-301-AB).

Semester 1

Two of the following:
(Students will be pre-registered in two (2) of these courses.)

Semester 2

One of the following:

Semester 3

And one of the following:

Semester 4

And one of the following:

 

Social Science Certificate in International Studies

SOCIAL SCIENCE CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Social Science students are offered a study option leading to a Social Science certificate in International Studies. This option is open to all general Social Science students and is intended for those students who wish to enhance their Social Science Diploma (DEC) with an international program of study. The certificate combines cultural and multi-disciplinary learning with the option of choosing language acquisition via the complementary courses.

To fulfill the requirements for the Social Science certificate in International Studies, students must complete a MINIMUM of six (6) courses. The most current list of optional courses for the certificate may be found at: http://www.johnabbott.qc.ca/socialscience.prog. Students in the International Profile are also encouraged to take courses in General Education which reflect the profile. They, however, do not count towards the compulsory six (6) Social Sciences courses. There are suitable courses in English and Humanities as well as complementary courses including foreign language courses.

The five (5) compulsory Social Science courses, required of every social science student, may not be counted as one of the six profile courses. However, both History of Western Civilization (330-910-AB) and Macroeconomics (383-920-RE) provide valuable information for the profile.

Students are expected to do their research project in the compulsory course Integration in the Social Sciences (300-301-94) on a topic relevant to International Studies.

Please arrange a meeting with the Coordinator of International Studies by sending an email to: international.studies@johnabbott.qc.ca.
To receive a Social Science Certificate in International Studies students must take at least six (6) Social Science courses from the following lists:

Social Science Certificate in Sport Studies

SOCIAL SCIENCE CERTIFICATE IN SPORT STUDIES

Social Science students may choose an option leading to a Social Science Certificate in Sport Studies. This option is available to all Social Science students and is designed for those who would like to obtain their DEC in Social Science with a focus on sport and sport-related topics.

Sport has become an integral part of our society, and this is reflected by an increasing trend to study and research sport from both an academic disciplinary approach as well as the traditional athletic performance improvement approach. Sport reflects the fundamental values and issues in our lives, and it is this premise that provides the basis for a Social Science Certificate in Sport Studies. Together our sport and sport-related courses will allow students to examine key aspects of contemporary sport and to examine the wider social, economic and cultural factors affecting humans in general.

Courses designed for the Social Science Certificate in Sport Studies enable students to examine many of the sub-disciplines in the sport sciences, including nutrition, marketing, psychology, economics and physics. Students may also complete some of their required English, Humanities and Research courses in the sport domain.

To fulfill the requirements for the Social Science Certificate in Sport Studies, students must complete a MINIMUM of five (5) courses, including the two compulsory courses listed below.

To register for the certificate, contact the coordinator of Sport Studies by sending an e-mail to sportstudies@johnabbott.qc.ca.

To receive a Social Science Certificate in Sport Studies students must take at least five (5) Social Science courses from the following lists:

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