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Honours BASc (Interdisciplinary Studies Major) (O)

Four Year program

An overall 70% average through each year is required in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major, any additional elective Interdisciplinary Studies courses taken, and any additional elective courses taken in the first and second disciplines. 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:

All students will satisfactorily complete three Interdisciplinary Studies courses: one-half (0.5) full course equivalents (FCE) at first-year level, one-half (0.5) FCE at third-year level, and one (1) FCE at fourth-year level.

Note 2:

Students must complete five (5) full-course equivalents (FCEs) in one discipline and five (5) FCEs in a second discipline: one (1) FCE each at the first-year level, two (2) FCEs each at the second-year level, and two (2) FCEs each at the third or fourth year level. Eligible disciplines are Anthropology, Biology, Criminology, English, General Science (as defined as a “Teachable” by the Faculty of Education), Geography, History, Media, Film, and Communications, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. A course may only count toward one discipline.

Note 3:

By the end of four years (20 FCEs), at least three (3) FCEs must be Type A (Humanities) or Type B (Social Sciences) courses; at least three (3) FCEs must be Type C (Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences) or Type D (Health and Behavioural Sciences) courses; and at least one-half (0.5) 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 2913, Environmental Sustainability 2033, Geography 2251, Geography 2271, Mathematics 2310, Media, Film, and Communications 2230, Philosophy 2413, Psychology 2110, Psychology 2112, Sociology 2911.

 

First Year:

(a) One-half FCE in first year Interdisciplinary Studies
(b) One FCE in first discipline
(c) One FCE in second discipline
(d) Two and one-half FCE electives (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)

Second Year:

(a) Two FCEs in first discipline at second year level
(b) Two FCEs in second discipline at second year level
(c) One FCE elective (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)

Third Year:

(a) One FCE in first discipline at third or fourth year level
(b) One FCE in second discipline at third or fourth year level
(c) One-half FCE in third year Interdisciplinary Studies
(d) Two and one-half FCE electives (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)

Fourth Year:

(a) One FCE in fourth year Interdisciplinary Studies
(b) One FCE in first discipline at third or fourth year level
(c) One FCE in second discipline at third or fourth year level
(d) Two FCE electives at second year level or above