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Honours BASc, BEd (Interdisciplinary Studies Major with Concentration in Environment in Politics and Culture) P/J (O)

Six 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.  An average of 70% in courses from the Environment in Politics and Culture concentration is also required.  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 1013, 3013, and either 4823 or 4901, students must complete five (5) FCEs in one discipline and five (5) FCEs in a second discipline. The concentration consists of five (5) FCES: the two (2) FCEs of Interdisciplinary Studies courses listed above and three (3) FCEs beyond first year (including one (1) FCE at third or fourth year) chosen from the Environment in Politics and Culture 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 Environment in Politics and Culture Concentration is recommended for students in the HBASc Interdisciplinary Studies Major who are taking disciplinary courses in English, Media, Film, and Communications, Political Science, or 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 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 2913, Environmental Sustainability 2033, Geography 2251, Geography 2271, Mathematics 2310, Media, Film, and Communications 2230, Philosophy 2413, Psychology 2110, Psychology 2112, 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 1013
b) One FCE in first discipline (English, Media, Film, and Communications, Political Science, or Sociology)
c) One FCE in second discipline (English, Media, Film, and Communications, 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 Environment in Politics and Culture Concentration Course List from at least two disciplines.

Third Year

a) Interdisciplinary Studies 3013
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 FCE electives (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)

Note: One FCE should be chosen from the Environment in Politics and Culture Concentration Course List at the third- or fourth-year level.

Fourth Year

a) Interdisciplinary Studies 4823 or 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 A, B, C, D, and E courses requirements)

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

Environment in Politics and Culture Concentration Course List

Criminology 4010
English 2510, 2717, 3410, 3710, 3713, 3954, 4914
History 3718
Media, Film, and Communications 2010, 2411, 3310, 4310
Political Science 2410, 2555, 2611, 3217, 3250, 3351, 3332, 4615
Psychology 3211
Sociology 2110, 2113, 3818
Women's Studies 2114, 3118