Social Science

Social Science (300.M_)

Program planner for Fall 2023 or Later – John Abbott College The following planner indicates all the courses needed and the usual path to complete your DEC in this program.

** Courses taken by some students may need to be adjusted due to recent changes brought to the “Charte de la langue française” by Bill 96. **

SOCIAL SCIENCE - GENERAL

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.

  • Students will be preregistered in two compulsory Social Science courses in the first semester.
  • Students may take a maximum of 3 courses in any one Social Science discipline: one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline. Refer to the Social Science Course list for courses by level.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language Instruction and a Comprehensive Assessment in Social Science (in 300-303-AB).
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view courses list.

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list.

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


One of the following:

(Students will be pre-registered in one (1) of these courses.)

World History | 330-102-AB

This course will survey the history of the world from the 15th century to the contemporary world. It will focus on major cultural, social, economic, and political events, examining the various interactions and exchanges between regions, states, and individuals. The course will furthermore recognize historical legacies prior to the 15th century that have had an impact on the formation of the West and of the modern and contemporary world. With the goal of developing critical thinking skills in studying historical realities and sources, students will examine and interpret the ideological, religious, and political transformations which led to modern, global society, placing current events into a historical perspective.

Introduction to Psychology | 350-101-AB

This course introduces students to the scientific study of specific aspects of human behaviour and mental processes including: (1) the evolution of psychological thought and the identification of major psychological perspectives; (2) research methods in the study of Psychology; (3) the biological basis of behaviour, including the structure and function of the brain and nervous systems; (4) cognitive and emotional processes and, (5) learning and human adaptation. Students acquire the basic concepts and processes associated with the study of human behaviour. Further emphasis is placed on the understanding of how this knowledge and these abilities may relate to our lives and how they may apply in varying cultures.


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Research and Qualitative methods | 300-222-AB

How do we know the things that we know? How can we understand why people do the things that they do? Understanding human behaviour is at the root of all social science research. Research results can be theoretical or descriptive and/or it can be used for more applied purposes such as making changes in society to improve people’s lives. In this course students will learn how to apply qualitative methods in the Social Sciences. Students will learn how to ask questions, collect data, analyse data and finally to interpret results. In doing so students will be able to answer some of the questions they have about society, human interactions and relationships, and human behaviour.

Introduction to Macroeconomics | 383-101-AB

Macroeconomics is one of the compulsory Social Science courses. It is a prerequisite for all economics courses. It introduces students to concepts such as employment, inflation and banking, which are essential in understanding our society and making effective economic decisions. This course is cumulative in nature and requires that you keep up to date at all times. You should acquire sufficient knowledge to enable you to pursue economic courses at the university level.

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


One of the following:
World History | 330-102-AB

This course will survey the history of the world from the 15th century to the contemporary world. It will focus on major cultural, social, economic, and political events, examining the various interactions and exchanges between regions, states, and individuals. The course will furthermore recognize historical legacies prior to the 15th century that have had an impact on the formation of the West and of the modern and contemporary world. With the goal of developing critical thinking skills in studying historical realities and sources, students will examine and interpret the ideological, religious, and political transformations which led to modern, global society, placing current events into a historical perspective.

Introduction to Psychology | 350-101-AB

This course introduces students to the scientific study of specific aspects of human behaviour and mental processes including: (1) the evolution of psychological thought and the identification of major psychological perspectives; (2) research methods in the study of Psychology; (3) the biological basis of behaviour, including the structure and function of the brain and nervous systems; (4) cognitive and emotional processes and, (5) learning and human adaptation. Students acquire the basic concepts and processes associated with the study of human behaviour. Further emphasis is placed on the understanding of how this knowledge and these abilities may relate to our lives and how they may apply in varying cultures.


Semester 3
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH | 602-20x-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-21x-AB

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Quantitative Methods | 360-223-AB

Quantitative information is an essential aspect of social science research and a significant part of the information we receive about the world. This course is designed to teach you how to understand and interpret statistics in the social sciences and daily life. Introduction to Social ScienceResearch & Qualitative Methods and Quantitative Methods are designed to promote coherence throughout your Social Science courses and to prepare you for the Social Science Integrative Project.

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 4
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

After successfully completing their 603-102 and 603-103 courses, students must choose a 603-200 course. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Social Science Integrative Project | 300-303-AB

The student is expected to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in the Social Sciences by completing a written paper on a Social Science topic. This is done in four stages: topic development, literature search and evaluation (including oral), draft and final paper, and reflection on learning in the program. The written paper, oral justification, and program reflection serve as the Comprehensive Assessment in the Social Science program.

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list  for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list  for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


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

  • Students will be preregistered in two compulsory Social Science courses in the first semester.
  • Students may take a maximum of 3 courses in any one Social Science discipline: one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline. Refer to the Social Science Course list for courses by level.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language Instruction and a Comprehensive Assessment in Social Science (in 300-303-AB).
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view courses list.

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ.Click here to view courses list. 

Introduction to Social Science | 300-101-AB

This course provides an overview of the social sciences, focusing on how we know what we know, and the scientific method as applied to social sciences. Students learn and practice foundational skills that are vital to success in all their social science courses including library research, reading and understanding texts, writing skills, the use of technology for academic work, working effectively in groups and presenting information in both written and oral forms.

Calculus 1 for Social Science | 201-SH2-AB *

Prerequisite: SEE MATHEMATICS SEQUENCE CHART
This course includes a review of algebra, functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, the derivative with business and other applications; curve sketching, optimization; derivatives using exponential, trigonometric and logarithmic functions. Required course for Commerce and Social Science with Math profiles.

Introduction to Macroeconomics | 383-101-AB

Macroeconomics is one of the compulsory Social Science courses. It is a prerequisite for all economics courses. It introduces students to concepts such as employment, inflation and banking, which are essential in understanding our society and making effective economic decisions. This course is cumulative in nature and requires that you keep up to date at all times. You should acquire sufficient knowledge to enable you to pursue economic courses at the university level.

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Calculus 2 for Social Science | 201-SH3-AB

Prerequisite: 201-SH2-AB
In this course, students learn about indefinite and definite integrals with applications (area, consumer’s and producer’s surplus), integration techniques, partial fractions, integration by parts, use of integration tables, differential equations (first order separable) limits using l’Hôpital’s rule, improper integrals, sequences, series and convergence of series. Required course for Commerce and Social Science with Math profiles.

Research and Qualitative methods | 300-222-AB

How do we know the things that we know? How can we understand why people do the things that they do? Understanding human behaviour is at the root of all social science research. Research results can be theoretical or descriptive and/or it can be used for more applied purposes such as making changes in society to improve people’s lives. In this course students will learn how to apply qualitative methods in the Social Sciences. Students will learn how to ask questions, collect data, analyse data and finally to interpret results. In doing so students will be able to answer some of the questions they have about society, human interactions and relationships, and human behaviour.

World History | 330-102-AB

This course will survey the history of the world from the 15th century to the contemporary world. It will focus on major cultural, social, economic, and political events, examining the various interactions and exchanges between regions, states, and individuals. The course will furthermore recognize historical legacies prior to the 15th century that have had an impact on the formation of the West and of the modern and contemporary world. With the goal of developing critical thinking skills in studying historical realities and sources, students will examine and interpret the ideological, religious, and political transformations which led to modern, global society, placing current events into a historical perspective.

Introduction to Psychology | 350-101-AB

This course introduces students to the scientific study of specific aspects of human behaviour and mental processes including: (1) the evolution of psychological thought and the identification of major psychological perspectives; (2) research methods in the study of Psychology; (3) the biological basis of behaviour, including the structure and function of the brain and nervous systems; (4) cognitive and emotional processes and, (5) learning and human adaptation. Students acquire the basic concepts and processes associated with the study of human behaviour. Further emphasis is placed on the understanding of how this knowledge and these abilities may relate to our lives and how they may apply in varying cultures.

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 3
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course.Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH | 602-20x-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-A . Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Quantitative Methods | 360-223-AB

Quantitative information is an essential aspect of social science research and a significant part of the information we receive about the world. This course is designed to teach you how to understand and interpret statistics in the social sciences and daily life. Introduction to Social ScienceResearch & Qualitative Methods and Quantitative Methods are designed to promote coherence throughout your Social Science courses and to prepare you for the Social Science Integrative Project.

Linear Algebra for Social Science | 201-SH4-AB

Prerequisite: 201-103
This course covers the solution of systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants; vectors in 2-space and 3-space, dot product, cross product, lines and planes, introduction to concepts of linear combinations, spans, subspaces, linear dependence and independence, basis, dimension, row space, column space, null space and applications.

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 4
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

After successfully completing their 603-102 and 603-103 courses, students must choose a 603-200 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-21x-AB

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list.

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Social Science Integrative Project | 300-303-AB
The student is expected to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in the Social Sciences by completing a written paper on a Social Science topic. This is done in four stages: topic development, literature search and evaluation (including oral), draft and final paper, and reflection on learning in the program. The written paper, oral justification, and program reflection serve as the Comprehensive Assessment in the Social Science program
Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


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

  • Students will be preregistered in two compulsory Social Science courses in the first semester.
  • Students may take a maximum of 3 courses in any one Social Science discipline: one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline. Refer to the Social Science Course list for courses by level.
  • Students intending to study Business or Commerce at university should consider taking 401-202-AB (Accounting) as a Level 2 course.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language Instruction and a Comprehensive Assessment in Social Science (in 300-303-AB).
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view courses list.

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Introduction to Social Science | 300-101-AB

This course provides an overview of the social sciences, focusing on how we know what we know, and the scientific method as applied to social sciences. Students learn and practice foundational skills that are vital to success in all their social science courses including library research, reading and understanding texts, writing skills, the use of technology for academic work, working effectively in groups and presenting information in both written and oral forms.

Introduction to Business | 401-101-AB

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.

This course familiarizes students with important concepts such as the determination of gross domestic product, unemployment rate, consumer price index, business cycles, creation of money and balance of payments. Fiscal and monetary policies are examined within the context of the Canadian economy. Topics dealing with international trade and finance in relation to the Canadian experience are also discussed.

Introduction to Macroeconomics | 383-101-AB

Macroeconomics is one of the compulsory Social Science courses. It is a prerequisite for all economics courses. It introduces students to concepts such as employment, inflation and banking, which are essential in understanding our society and making effective economic decisions. This course is cumulative in nature and requires that you keep up to date at all times. You should acquire sufficient knowledge to enable you to pursue economic courses at the university level.

Calculus 1 for Social Science | 201-SH2-RE

Prerequisite: SEE MATHEMATICS SEQUENCE CHART
This course includes a review of algebra, functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, the derivative with business and other applications; curve sketching, optimization; derivatives using exponential, trigonometric and logarithmic functions. Required course for Commerce and Social Science with Math profiles.


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Calculus 2 for Social Science | 201-SH3-RE
Prerequisite: 201-SH2-RE
In this course, students learn about indefinite and definite integrals with applications (area, consumer’s and producer’s surplus), integration techniques, partial fractions, integration by parts, use of integration tables, differential equations (first order separable) limits using l’Hôpital’s rule, improper integrals, sequences, series and convergence of series. Required course for Commerce and Social Science with Math profiles.
Research and Qualitative methods | 300-222-AB

How do we know the things that we know? How can we understand why people do the things that they do? Understanding human behaviour is at the root of all social science research. Research results can be theoretical or descriptive and/or it can be used for more applied purposes such as making changes in society to improve people’s lives. In this course students will learn how to apply qualitative methods in the Social Sciences. Students will learn how to ask questions, collect data, analyse data and finally to interpret results. In doing so students will be able to answer some of the questions they have about society, human interactions and relationships, and human behaviour.

World History | 330-102-AB

This course will survey the history of the world from the 15th century to the contemporary world. It will focus on major cultural, social, economic, and political events, examining the various interactions and exchanges between regions, states, and individuals. The course will furthermore recognize historical legacies prior to the 15th century that have had an impact on the formation of the West and of the modern and contemporary world. With the goal of developing critical thinking skills in studying historical realities and sources, students will examine and interpret the ideological, religious, and political transformations which led to modern, global society, placing current events into a historical perspective.

Introduction to Psychology | 350-101-AB

This course introduces students to the scientific study of specific aspects of human behaviour and mental processes including: (1) the evolution of psychological thought and the identification of major psychological perspectives; (2) research methods in the study of Psychology; (3) the biological basis of behaviour, including the structure and function of the brain and nervous systems; (4) cognitive and emotional processes and, (5) learning and human adaptation. Students acquire the basic concepts and processes associated with the study of human behaviour. Further emphasis is placed on the understanding of how this knowledge and these abilities may relate to our lives and how they may apply in varying cultures.

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 3
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list.

FRENCH | 602-20x-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list.

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Quantitative Methods | 360-223-AB

Quantitative information is an essential aspect of social science research and a significant part of the information we receive about the world. This course is designed to teach you how to understand and interpret statistics in the social sciences and daily life. Introduction to Social ScienceResearch & Qualitative Methods and Quantitative Methods are designed to promote coherence throughout your Social Science courses and to prepare you for the Social Science Integrative Project.

Linear Algebra for Social Science | 201-SH4-AB

Prerequisite: 201-NYA
This course covers the solution of systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants; vectors in 2-space and 3-space, dot product, cross product, lines and planes, introduction to concepts of linear combinations, spans, subspaces, linear dependence and independence, basis, dimension, row space, column space, null space and applications.


One of the following:
Level 2 Business course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students in the Commerce option can take 385-251-AB (Money and Banking) as a Level 2 Business course. Students intending to study Business or Commerce at university should take 401-254-AB (Accounting) as a Level 2 Business course.

Level 2 Economics course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 4
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

After successfully completing their 603-102 and 603-103 courses, students must choose a 603-200 course. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-21x-AB

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list.

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Social Science Integrative Project | 300-303-AB

The student is expected to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in the Social Sciences by completing a written paper on a Social Science topic. This is done in four stages: topic development, literature search and evaluation (including oral), draft and final paper, and reflection on learning in the program. The written paper, oral justification, and program reflection serve as the Comprehensive Assessment in the Social Science program

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


One of the following:
Level 2 Business course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students in the Commerce option can take 385-251-AB (Money and Banking) as a Level 2 Business course. Students intending to study Business or Commerce at university should take 401-254-AB (Accounting) as a Level 2 Business course.

Level 2 Economics course
Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 2 courses and prerequisites.

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)

  • Students will be preregistered in two compulsory Social Science courses in the first semester.
  • Students may take a maximum of 3 courses in any one Social Science discipline: one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline. Refer to the Social Science Course list for courses by level.
  • Students intending to study Psychology at university are strongly urged to take a Level 2 psychology course.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language Instruction and a Comprehensive Assessment in Social Science (in 300-303-AB).
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view courses list.

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ
Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list. 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Introduction to Social Science | 300-101-AB

This course provides an overview of the social sciences, focusing on how we know what we know, and the scientific method as applied to social sciences. Students learn and practice foundational skills that are vital to success in all their social science courses including library research, reading and understanding texts, writing skills, the use of technology for academic work, working effectively in groups and presenting information in both written and oral forms.

Introduction to Psychology | 350-101-AB

This course introduces students to the scientific study of specific aspects of human behaviour and mental processes including: (1) the evolution of psychological thought and the identification of major psychological perspectives; (2) research methods in the study of Psychology; (3) the biological basis of behaviour, including the structure and function of the brain and nervous systems; (4) cognitive and emotional processes and, (5) learning and human adaptation. Students acquire the basic concepts and processes associated with the study of human behaviour. Further emphasis is placed on the understanding of how this knowledge and these abilities may relate to our lives and how they may apply in varying cultures.

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list.

Research and Qualitative methods | 300-222-AB

How do we know the things that we know? How can we understand why people do the things that they do? Understanding human behaviour is at the root of all social science research. Research results can be theoretical or descriptive and/or it can be used for more applied purposes such as making changes in society to improve people’s lives. In this course students will learn how to apply qualitative methods in the Social Sciences. Students will learn how to ask questions, collect data, analyse data and finally to interpret results. In doing so students will be able to answer some of the questions they have about society, human interactions and relationships, and human behaviour.

Introduction to Macroeconomics | 383-101-AB

Macroeconomics is one of the compulsory Social Science courses. It is a prerequisite for all economics courses. It introduces students to concepts such as employment, inflation and banking, which are essential in understanding our society and making effective economic decisions. This course is cumulative in nature and requires that you keep up to date at all times. You should acquire sufficient knowledge to enable you to pursue economic courses at the university level.

World History | 330-102-AB

This course will survey the history of the world from the 15th century to the contemporary world. It will focus on major cultural, social, economic, and political events, examining the various interactions and exchanges between regions, states, and individuals. The course will furthermore recognize historical legacies prior to the 15th century that have had an impact on the formation of the West and of the modern and contemporary world. With the goal of developing critical thinking skills in studying historical realities and sources, students will examine and interpret the ideological, religious, and political transformations which led to modern, global society, placing current events into a historical perspective.

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 3
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-21x-AB

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Quantitative Methods | 360-223-AB

Quantitative information is an essential aspect of social science research and a significant part of the information we receive about the world. This course is designed to teach you how to understand and interpret statistics in the social sciences and daily life. Introduction to Social ScienceResearch & Qualitative Methods and Quantitative Methods are designed to promote coherence throughout your Social Science courses and to prepare you for the Social Science Integrative Project.

The Human Body | 101-SH1-AB

This course is a second level Social Science course and a university prerequisite, specially designed for students in Psychology profile. With a focus on cell physiology, human reproduction, and the regulation of homeostasis by the nervous and endocrine systems, this course offers the opportunity to develop an understanding of the biological concepts that play an important role in human behaviour.

Psychology Level 2 course | 350-25x-AB

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 2 courses and prerequisites.

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list  for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 4
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

After successfully completing their 603-102 and 603-103 courses, students must choose a 603-200 course. Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH | 602-20x-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Social Science Integrative Project | 300-303-AB

The student is expected to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in the Social Sciences by completing a written paper on a Social Science topic. This is done in four stages: topic development, literature search and evaluation (including oral), draft and final paper, and reflection on learning in the program. The written paper, oral justification, and program reflection serve as the Comprehensive Assessment in the Social Science program

Applied Statistics in Social Science | 201-SH5-AB

Applied Statistics in Social Science is an optional course in the Social Science program and required for the Psychology profile. It is usually taken in the fourth semester and introduces the student to probability and advanced statistical tools in the field of Social Science.

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list  for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list  for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


SOCIAL SCIENCE - JUSTICE AND SOCIETY

The Social Science Justice and Society Profile is designed for students interested in exploring the ever-evolving concepts of justice, individual and collective rights, inequalities, and the distribution of power in society. In addition to the compulsory Social Science courses, students will choose Level 1 and Level 2 courses from a focused list on this theme.

  • Students will be preregistered in two compulsory Social Science courses in the first semester.
  • Students may take a maximum of 3 courses in any one Social Science discipline: one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline. Refer to the Social Science Course list for courses by level.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language Instruction and a Comprehensive Assessment in Social Science (in 300-303-AB).
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view courses list.

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list.

Introduction to Social Science | 300-101-AB

This course provides an overview of the social sciences, focusing on how we know what we know, and the scientific method as applied to social sciences. Students learn and practice foundational skills that are vital to success in all their social science courses including library research, reading and understanding texts, writing skills, the use of technology for academic work, working effectively in groups and presenting information in both written and oral forms.

World History | 330-102-AB

This course will survey the history of the world from the 15th century to the contemporary world. It will focus on major cultural, social, economic, and political events, examining the various interactions and exchanges between regions, states, and individuals. The course will furthermore recognize historical legacies prior to the 15th century that have had an impact on the formation of the West and of the modern and contemporary world. With the goal of developing critical thinking skills in studying historical realities and sources, students will examine and interpret the ideological, religious, and political transformations which led to modern, global society, placing current events into a historical perspective.

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list  for Level 1 and Level 2 courses offered. The Level 1 course in a discipline is a prerequisite for any Level 2 course in the same discipline.


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Research and Qualitative methods | 300-222-AB

How do we know the things that we know? How can we understand why people do the things that they do? Understanding human behaviour is at the root of all social science research. Research results can be theoretical or descriptive and/or it can be used for more applied purposes such as making changes in society to improve people’s lives. In this course students will learn how to apply qualitative methods in the Social Sciences. Students will learn how to ask questions, collect data, analyse data and finally to interpret results. In doing so students will be able to answer some of the questions they have about society, human interactions and relationships, and human behaviour.

Introduction to Psychology | 350-101-AB

This course introduces students to the scientific study of specific aspects of human behaviour and mental processes including: (1) the evolution of psychological thought and the identification of major psychological perspectives; (2) research methods in the study of Psychology; (3) the biological basis of behaviour, including the structure and function of the brain and nervous systems; (4) cognitive and emotional processes and, (5) learning and human adaptation. Students acquire the basic concepts and processes associated with the study of human behaviour. Further emphasis is placed on the understanding of how this knowledge and these abilities may relate to our lives and how they may apply in varying cultures.

Introduction to Macroeconomics | 383-101-AB

Macroeconomics is one of the compulsory Social Science courses. It is a prerequisite for all economics courses. It introduces students to concepts such as employment, inflation and banking, which are essential in understanding our society and making effective economic decisions. This course is cumulative in nature and requires that you keep up to date at all times. You should acquire sufficient knowledge to enable you to pursue economic courses at the university level.

Level 1 Justice and Society course

Refer to the Social Science course list  for Level 1 and Level 2 courses offered. The Level 1 course in a discipline is a prerequisite for any Level 2 course in the same discipline.

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 3
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH | 602-20x-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-21x-AB

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Quantitative Methods | 360-223-AB

Quantitative information is an essential aspect of social science research and a significant part of the information we receive about the world. This course is designed to teach you how to understand and interpret statistics in the social sciences and daily life. Introduction to Social ScienceResearch & Qualitative Methods and Quantitative Methods are designed to promote coherence throughout your Social Science courses and to prepare you for the Social Science Integrative Project.

Level 2 Justice and Society course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Justice and Society course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 4
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

After successfully completing their 603-102 and 603-103 courses, students must choose a 603-200 course. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Social Science Integrative Project | 300-303-AB

The student is expected to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in the Social Sciences by completing a written paper on a Social Science topic. This is done in four stages: topic development, literature search and evaluation (including oral), draft and final paper, and reflection on learning in the program. The written paper, oral justification, and program reflection serve as the Comprehensive Assessment in the Social Science program.

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 2 courses offered. The Level 1 course in a discipline is a prerequisite for any Level 2 course in the same discipline. Students can take a maximum of three courses in a discipline (one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 2 courses offered. The Level 1 course in a discipline is a prerequisite for any Level 2 course in the same discipline. Students can take a maximum of three courses in a discipline (one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Justice and Society course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 2 courses offered. The Level 1 course in a discipline is a prerequisite for any Level 2 course in the same discipline. Students can take a maximum of three courses in a discipline (one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Justice and Society course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 2 courses offered. The Level 1 course in a discipline is a prerequisite for any Level 2 course in the same discipline. Students can take a maximum of three courses in a discipline (one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline).


SOCIAL SCIENCE - GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

The Social Science Global Citizenship Profile is designed for students interested in being challenged to understand communities, cultures and major crises facing humanity at a global scale. In addition to the compulsory Social Science courses, students will selected Level 1 and Level 2 courses from a focused list on this theme.

  • Students will be preregistered in two compulsory Social Science courses in the first semester.
  • Students may take a maximum of 3 courses in any one Social Science discipline: one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline. Refer to the Social Science Course list for courses by level.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language Instruction and a Comprehensive Assessment in Social Science (in 300-303-AB).
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view courses list.

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-21x-AB

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list.

Introduction to Social Science | 300-101-AB

This course provides an overview of the social sciences, focusing on how we know what we know, and the scientific method as applied to social sciences. Students learn and practice foundational skills that are vital to success in all their social science courses including library research, reading and understanding texts, writing skills, the use of technology for academic work, working effectively in groups and presenting information in both written and oral forms.

World History | 330-102-AB

This course will survey the history of the world from the 15th century to the contemporary world. It will focus on major cultural, social, economic, and political events, examining the various interactions and exchanges between regions, states, and individuals. The course will furthermore recognize historical legacies prior to the 15th century that have had an impact on the formation of the West and of the modern and contemporary world. With the goal of developing critical thinking skills in studying historical realities and sources, students will examine and interpret the ideological, religious, and political transformations which led to modern, global society, placing current events into a historical perspective.

Level 1 Global Citizenship course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 courses offered. The Level 1 course in a discipline is a prerequisite for any Level 2 course in the same discipline. Students can take a maximum of three courses in a discipline (one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Research and Qualitative methods | 300-222-AB

How do we know the things that we know? How can we understand why people do the things that they do? Understanding human behaviour is at the root of all social science research. Research results can be theoretical or descriptive and/or it can be used for more applied purposes such as making changes in society to improve people’s lives. In this course students will learn how to apply qualitative methods in the Social Sciences. Students will learn how to ask questions, collect data, analyse data and finally to interpret results. In doing so students will be able to answer some of the questions they have about society, human interactions and relationships, and human behaviour.

Introduction to Psychology | 350-101-AB

This course introduces students to the scientific study of specific aspects of human behaviour and mental processes including: (1) the evolution of psychological thought and the identification of major psychological perspectives; (2) research methods in the study of Psychology; (3) the biological basis of behaviour, including the structure and function of the brain and nervous systems; (4) cognitive and emotional processes and, (5) learning and human adaptation. Students acquire the basic concepts and processes associated with the study of human behaviour. Further emphasis is placed on the understanding of how this knowledge and these abilities may relate to our lives and how they may apply in varying cultures.

Introduction to Macroeconomics | 383-101-AB

Macroeconomics is one of the compulsory Social Science courses. It is a prerequisite for all economics courses. It introduces students to concepts such as employment, inflation and banking, which are essential in understanding our society and making effective economic decisions. This course is cumulative in nature and requires that you keep up to date at all times. You should acquire sufficient knowledge to enable you to pursue economic courses at the university level.

Level 1 Global Citizenship course | XXX-101-AB

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 courses offered. The Level 1 course in a discipline is a prerequisite for any Level 2 course in the same discipline. Students can take a maximum of three courses in a discipline (one Level 1 course and a maximum of two Level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 1 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 3
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH | 602-20x-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Quantitative Methods | 360-223-AB

Quantitative information is an essential aspect of social science research and a significant part of the information we receive about the world. This course is designed to teach you how to understand and interpret statistics in the social sciences and daily life. Introduction to Social ScienceResearch & Qualitative Methods and Quantitative Methods are designed to promote coherence throughout your Social Science courses and to prepare you for the Social Science Integrative Project.

Level 2 Global Citizenship course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Global Citizenship course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


Semester 4
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

After successfully completing their 603-102 and 603-103 courses, students must choose a 603-200 course. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Social Science Integration Project | 300-303-AB

The student is expected to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in the Social Sciences by completing a written paper on a Social Science topic. This is done in four stages: topic development, literature search and evaluation (including oral), draft and final paper, and reflection on learning in the program. The written paper, oral justification, and program reflection serve as the Comprehensive Assessment in the Social Science program.

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Social Science course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Global Citizenship course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).

Level 2 Global Citizenship course

Refer to the Social Science course list for Level 1 and Level 2 courses and prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of 4 courses in any one discipline. (One level 1 course and a maximum of three level 2 courses in the same discipline).


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