All Arts programs should be drawn up in consultation with the departmental Undergraduate Advisor or the Arts Academic Counsellor.
The University offers a General Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree upon successful completion of either a three-year General or four-year General program. A three-year General BA is offered in the following disciplines:
Anthropology Medieval Studies Canadian Studies Music Classical Studies Philosophy Drama Political Science Economics Psychology English Religious Studies Fine Arts Russian French Social Development Geography Studies German Sociology Greek Spanish History Speech Communication Latin Women's Studies
Four-year General BA programs are also available in the following disciplines:
Anthropology Philosophy Classical Studies Political Science Drama Psychology Economics Religious Studies English Social Development Fine Arts Studies French Sociology History Spanish Music Speech Communication
There are no double majors in General programs. Minors are not allowed in three-year General programs but may be taken with four-year General programs.
General Non-Major Programs
Students with interests in a variety of disciplines may choose an individualized program rather than major in a single discipline. Any standard first-year Arts program will satisfy the needs of a student contemplating a General Arts (Non-major) program. A Non-major General Arts program must be arranged through the Arts Faculty Undergraduate Office.
An Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is offered by the University in the following disciplines:
Anthropology Medieval Studies Classical Studies Music Drama Philosophy Economics Political Science English Psychology Fine Arts Religious Studies French Russian Geography Slavic Studies German Social Development History Studies Latin Sociology Spanish
Almost any two Honours programs may be combined or one Arts Honours program may be combined with a number of Honours programs offered in other faculties for a Joint Honours degree. Joint Honours programs other than those already listed under each department may be arranged by consultation with the appropriate department advisors. The Undergraduate Advisors of both departments should be consulted for any Joint Honours program. Descriptions of the single Honours programs and each discipline's requirements for Joint Honours programs can be found the sections under the specific programs.
A Co-operative program is an Honours program that allows the student to integrate work experience with an academic program. (For a detailed description of the Co-operative Plan, see "Co-operative Education and Career Services") Beginning in the first or second year, the Co-op student ordinarily alternates four-month terms on campus for academic studies with four months off campus for practical experience in business, industry, or government.
Students in Co-operative programs are required to complete a minimum of four work terms beyond the 2A level in order to be eligible to receive a Co-op designation at the time of graduation.
The following Co-operative programs are now offered:
Applied Studies Co-op (See Note below)
Co-op Honours Anthropology
Co-op Honours Applied Economics
Co-op Honours Chartered Accountancy Studies
Co-op Honours English - Literature
Co-op Honours English - Rhetoric and Professional Writing
Co-op Honours French Teaching Specialization
Co-op Honours Management Accountancy Studies
Co-op Honours Political Science
Co-op Honours Political Science (Administrative Studies)
Co-op Honours Psychology
Co-op Honours Sociology
Co-operative programs are open only to full-time students who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
The Applied Studies Co-operative Program combines an Honours program in most disciplines in Arts with Applied Studies courses. The Applied Studies courses are intended to provide the student with a basic and practical general education and with skills appropriate to a wide range of careers. With the approval of the department, Honours programs in Arts may be combined with the Applied Studies courses for this Co-operative program. See the sections under the specific programs for details.
Students enrolled in Honours programs or four-year General Major programs in Arts or Honours programs in other faculties may elect a Minor in an Arts discipline. A Minor program in Arts requires the successful completion of ten term courses in the Minor discipline with an overall cumulative average of 65% in those courses. Students should consult with departmental Undergraduate Advisors for details of more specific requirements.
A Minor is available in Italian, although there is no Major program in that discipline.
Students in a General Non-major program and in many Honours programs within Arts may choose an Interdisciplinary Option or Minor which will be designated on the diploma and transcript. Students in some General programs may choose one of several available Options.
Latin American Studies
Middle East Studies
Peace and Conflict Studies
Russian and East European Studies
Society, Technology and Values
Studies in the French Language
Studies in Personality and Religion
Studies in Sexuality, Marriage and the Family
Pre-Registration Deadline (On-Campus Programs)
All Arts students must preregister no later than April 1 for the Spring term, August 1 for the Fall term and December 1 for the Winter term. The Faculty of Arts strongly recommends that returning students preregister during the official preregistration periods for each term to maximize their chances of obtaining access to limited enrolment courses. These periods include early November (Spring term), early March (Fall/Winter terms) and mid-June (Winter term).
Selection of Year One Programs
The first year in Arts is usually an exploratory year during which students take courses in a wide range of subjects leading to the declaration of a General or Honours program and choice of a major. Year One students in Arts are usually classified in an Honours Arts program. Students admitted to Social Development Studies (Regular) declare General or Honours following a highly specified Year One program. Students admitted to Arts Co-op Applied Studies choose their Honours major on the basis of their first-year program. Several courses in first-year Applied Studies are required by the program. Students admitted to Accountancy Studies Co-op take a number of courses specified by their Honours major.
The Faculty of Arts recommends that its students take at least one course in mathematics and/or science.
Courses And Program Changes
It is important that students settle their schedule of courses as quickly as possible. Students usually find that courses they add late in the second week of classes pose special problems in catching up with the work already covered.
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