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Honours BASc (Interdisciplinary Studies Major with Concentration in Human Nature) (O)

Four Year program

An overall 70% average in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major is required, with an average of at least 70% in courses from the Human Nature 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.

Note 1:

In addition to INTD 1012, 3012, and either 4822 or 4901, students must complete five (5) full-course equivalents (FCEs) in one discipline and five (5) FCEs in a second discipline. The 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 Human Nature 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 Human Nature Concentration is recommended for students in the HBASc Interdisciplinary Studies Major who are taking disciplinary courses in Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, and Criminology. 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 0.5 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.

First Year

a) Interdisciplinary Studies 1012: Human Nature Inquiry
b) One FCE in first discipline (Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, or Criminology)
c) One FCE in second discipline (Anthropology, Biology, Criminology, English, General Science, Geography, History, Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology)
d) One-and-one-half FCEs of electives (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)
e) One FCE elective at first-year level (chosen from Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, or Criminology, unless the second discipline is one of these).

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 FCE electives (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)

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

Third Year

a) Interdisciplinary Studies 3012: Topics in Human Nature
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-and-one-half FCEs electives (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)

Note: One FCE should be chosen from the Human Nature Concentration Course List at the third- or fourth-year level.

 

Fourth year

a) Interdisciplinary Studies 4822: Capstone Research in Human Nature 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.

 

Human Nature Concentration Course List

Anthropology 2110, 2112, 2151, 3719, 3739
Biology 2035, 2171, 2210, 3250, 3671
Psychology 2003, 2011, 2301, 2451, 2511, 3210, 3111, 4611
Criminology 2015, 3111, 3511