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Associate of Arts - B.C. Studies Concentration

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  • Objectives
    The Associate of Arts degree - British Columbia Studies concentration provides students with an understanding of British Columbia from a wide variety of analytical viewpoints. Students will have the opportunity to examine the province from the perspectives of art history, cultures and society, environment and geography, history and politics, and linguistics and literature. There is also has a strong First Nations component.
  • Academic Title
    Associate of Arts - B.C. Studies Concentration
  • Course description
    English Requirement    Course Credits
    Required:    3.00
    • ENGL 100    Academic Writing Strategies    3.00
    Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:    3.00
    • ENGL 103    Studies in Contemporary Literature    3.00
    • ENGL 104    Contemporary Fiction    3.00
    • ENGL 105    Contemporary Poetry    3.00
    • ENGL 106    Contemporary Drama    3.00
    Credits    6.00
    Arts Courses 100-Level Electives - six credits maximum in one subject area (excludes English)
    Course Credits
    Required:    3.00
    • GEOG 106    British Columbia: A Regional Analysis    3.00
    Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:    3.00
    • SOC 100    Social Structures    3.00
    • SOC 101    Concepts and Theories of Society    3.00
    Required:    6.00
    • AHIS 106    Pre-Columbian, African and Northwest Coast Indigenous Art    3.00
    • LING 101    Introduction to General Linguistics: Language Use    3.00
    Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:    6.00
    • HIST 110    Canada Before Confederation    3.00
    • HIST 111    Canada Since Confederation    3.00
    • LING 100    Introduction to General Linguistics: Language Structure    3.00
    • LING 102    Introduction to Practical Phonetics    3.00
    • POL 104    Canadian Government    3.00

    Credits    18.00
    Arts Courses 200-Level Humanities or Social Science Electives   
    Course Credits
    Choose 18.00 credits from the following list:    18.00
    • ANTH 206    First Nations of British Columbia    3.00
    • ENGL 208    Studies in Fiction    3.00
    • ENGL 217    Literature on the Edge    3.00
    • GEOG 208    Canada: A Nation of Regions    3.00
    • HIST 205    British Columbia History    3.00
    • LING 208    Indigenous Languages and Their Speakers    3.00
    • POL 202    Government and Politics of British Columbia    3.00
    • SOC 201    British Columbia Society    3.00
    • ANTH 241 Archaeology Field School - requires instructor permission    6.00
    Credits    18.00

    Science Courses    Course Credits

    Choose 3.00 credits of electives:    3.00
    • Math/Computer Science/Statistics Elective 100-Level or higher
    • Math 101 or 190 recommended if going into elementary teaching
    • GEOG 112    Introduction to Earth Environments    3.00
    • GEOG 114    Weather and Climate    3.00
    • MATH 101    Introduction to Statistics    3.00
    • MATH 190    Mathematics for Elementary Teachers    3.00
    • PSYC 213    Statistical Methods in Psychology    3.00
    Required:    4.00
    Laboratory Science
    • BIOL 105    Environmental Biology    4.00
    Choose 3.00 credits of electives:    3.00
    • Science Elective
    • BIOL    208 - recommended    3.00  *
    Credits    10.00

    University Transfer Electives    Course Credits

    Choose 9.00 credits of electives:    9.00
    Recommend (particularly for Canadian Studies):
    • ANTH 204    Ethnic Relations    3.00
    • ANTH 205    Multiculturalism    3.00
    • ANTH 208    Indigenous Peoples of North America    3.00
    • ENGL 203    Canadian Literature    3.00
    • GEOG 208    Canada: A Nation of Regions    3.00
    • HIST 208    Canadian-American Relations    3.00
    • HIST 209    History of the First Nations of Canada    3.00
    • POL 204    Canadian Public Policy    3.00
    • POL 208    Aboriginal Politics in Canada    3.00
    • SOC 200    Canadian Society    3.00
    Credits    9.00
    Total Program Credits    61.00

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