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Honours BASc, BEd (Interdisciplinary Studies Major with Concentration in Social Justice) P/J (O)

Six Year program

An overall 70% average in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major is required, with an average of at least 70% in courses from the Social Justice Concentration. The Interdisciplinary Studies Major consists of 12 FCEs: two (2) FCEs of Interdisciplinary Studies courses, five (5) FCEs in the first discipline, and five (5) FCEs in the second discipline. In Concurrent Education programs at the Primary/Junior level, students must meet and complete requirements of the partnering Honours degree program including all Pre-Professional Program Education requirements (see Degree Programs Information for Education requirements).

Note 1:

In addition to Interdisciplinary Studies 1011, 3011, and either 4821 or 4901, students must complete five (5) full-course equivalents (FCEs) in one discipline and five (5) FCEs in a second discipline.  These 12 FCEs (2 FCEs of Interdisciplinary Studies plus 5 FCEs each in two disciplines) constitute the Interdisciplinary Studies majorThe concentration consists of five (5) FCEs: the two (2) FCEs of INTD courses listed above and three (3) FCEs beyond first year (including one (1) FCE at third or fourth year) chosen from the Social Justice Concentration Course List, ensuring representation from at least two disciplines (normally the two disciplines noted above, although electives may also be included)."

Note 2:                  

The Social Justice Concentration is recommended for students in the HBASc Interdisciplinary Studies Major who are taking disciplinary courses in Criminology, English, Media Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.  Students should ensure they have the appropriate prerequisites for upper-year disciplinary courses.

Note 3:

By the end of four years (20 FCEs), at least three FCEs must be Type A (Humanities) or Type B (Social Sciences) courses; at least three FCEs must be Type C (Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences) or Type D (Health and Behavioural Sciences) courses; and at least one-half FCE must be Type E courses.  The Indigenous Content Requirement is being met by the inclusion of one-half FCE chosen from the list of Type E courses taken as an elective in any year of the program.

Note 4:

In Second Year, HBASc students must complete one of the following methodological courses: Anthropology 2517, Biology 2910, Criminology 2090, English 2903, Environmental Sustainability 2033, Geography 2251, Geography 2271, Mathematics 2310, Media Studies 2230, Philosophy 2413, Political Science 2555, Psychology 2101, Sociology 2911.

Note 5:

Concurrent Education Primary/Junior students must take an eligible Science course (General Science 1000 recommended) as part of their Type C and D requirements.  See Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Concurrent Content Regulation #1.

 

First Year

a) Interdisciplinary Studies 1011: Social Justice Inquiry
b) One FCE in first discipline (Criminology, English, Media Studies, Political Science, or Sociology)
c) One FCE in second discipline (Criminology, English, Media Studies, Political Science, or Sociology)
d) One FCE in English, French, or an Indigenous Language (unless first discipline or second discipline is English)
e) One FCE elective (Type C) at first-year level (General Science 1000 recommended)
f) Education 1050

Second Year

a) Two FCEs in first discipline at the second-year level (note the methodological course requirement)
b) Two FCEs in second discipline at the second-year level
c) One-half FCE in Music or Visual Arts
d) Education 2050

Note: Two FCEs should be chosen from the Social Justice Concentration Course List from at least two disciplines.

Third Year

a) Interdisciplinary Studies 3011: Topics in Social Justice
b) One FCE in first discipline at the third- or fourth-year level
c) One FCE in second discipline at the third- or fourth-year level
d) One-half FCE Education elective (see Electives in the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Courses list)
e) Two FCEs electives (note the Type C, D, and E courses requirements)

Note: One FCE should be chosen from the Social Justice Concentration Course List at the third- or fourth-year level.  Concurrent Education students should check the timetable for Pre-Professional Program course offerings.

Fourth year

a) Interdisciplinary Studies 4821: Capstone Research in Social Justice or Interdisciplinary Studies 4901
b) One FCE in first discipline at the third- or fourth-year level
c) One FCE in second discipline at the third- or fourth-year level
d) Two FCE electives at second-year level or above (note the Type C, D, and E courses requirements)

Fifth and Sixth Years (2-Year Professional Program)
Concurrent Education (Primary/Junior) requirements

 

Social Justice Concentration Course List

Criminology 2010, 2030, 2050, 3150, 3510
English 2510, 2717, 2810, 3052, 3053, 3810, 3954, 4012, 4015, 4016
Media Studies 2010, 2210, 2310, 3310, 3410, 3530, 4530, 4550
Political Science 2313, 2410, 3351
Sociology 2301, 2501, 3505
Women's Studies 2115, 2711, 3214, 3355, 3357, 4113, 4214