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Associate of Arts Degree (Intercultural and International Studies)

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  • Practical experience
    Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation. Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms.
  • Academic Title
    Associate of Arts Degree (Intercultural and International Studies)
  • Course description
    An Associate of Arts Degree consists 60 credits of university transfer courses (approximately 20 courses) that are selected from several areas of study. The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree at any BC college:

    • 6 credits (2 courses) first- year English elective
    • 3 credits (1 course) first- year Science elective
    • 3 credits (1 course) first- year Lab Science elective
    • 3 credits (1 course) first- year Math, Statistics, or Computing elective
    • 6 credits (2 courses) first- year Social Sciences elective
    • 6 credits (2 courses) first- year Humanities elective
    • 6 credits (2 courses) first- year Arts electives
    • 18 credits (6 courses) second-year Arts electives in 2 or more subject areas
    • 9 credits (3 courses) other University Transfer electives

    Relevant Courses (minimum of 6 courses chosen from the following list)

    • ANTH 1100     Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH 1170     Anthropology in Developing Countries
    • ECON 1103     Globalization and the World Economy
    • ENGL 1102     Major Themes in Literature (designated section)
    • ENGL 2310     World Literature: Great Works in Translation (designated section)
    • GEOG 1100     Introduction to Human Geography
    • GEOG 2213     Social Geography
    • HIST 1103     World History, 1900-1945
    • HIST 1104     World History Since 1945
    • HUMS 1171     World Religions - Oriental
    • HUMS 1172     World Religions - Occidental
    • IDST 1103     Introduction to Intercultural/International Studies
    • PHIL 1170     Philosophy and Religion
    • POLI 1103     Introduction to World Politics
    • POLI 2203     Current International Issues
    • POLI 2210     Introduction to Comparative Politics
    • SOCI 1145     Canadian Society
    • SOCI 2230     Ethnic Minorities
    • SOCI 2240     The Role of Women in Society
    • SOCI 2270     Society and Environment
    • SOCI 2280     Sociology of Health and Illness

    In addition to six courses from the above list, two of the Modern Languages courses listed below must also be included in students' schedules in order to meet the degree's requirements.

    Any two consecutive levels of: (Mandarin Chinese), MODL 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1111, 1112, 2211, 2212 (French), MODL 1131, 1132, 2231, 2232 (German), MODL 1171, 1172, 2271, 2272 (Japanese), MODL 1151, 1152, 2251, 2252 (Spanish)

    Recommended Electives include:

    • ANTH 1120     Native Cultures of BC
    • ANTH 1160     Canadian Native Cultures
    • GEOG 1130     Human Impact on the Environment
    • GEOG 1160     Geography of BC
    • GEOG 1180     Geography of Canada
    • ECON 1110     Economic History
    • ECON 1125      Economic Thought
    • ECON 2460      Environmental Economics
    • ENGL 1101      Canadian Literature (designated section)
    • HIST 1113     Canada Before Confederation
    • HIST 1114     Canada After Confederation
    • HIST 2201     Europe, Renaissance to Enlightenment
    • HIST 2202     European History: From the French Revolution to the Great War
    • HIST 2241     The United States Since 1877
    • HIST 2250     Modern China: An Introduction
    • HIST 2251     Modern Japan: An Introduction
    • PHIL 1135      Asian Philosophy

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