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Honours BASc, BEd (Interdisciplinary Studies Major) P/J Five Year Accelerated Program (O)

Five Year Accelerated Program

A student who wishes to complete their Concurrent program in five years will need to take courses in the Spring/Summer as outlined below. In order to accelerate their program, a student should consult the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in their first year demonstrating an overall 70% average has been attained in the Interdisciplinary Studies courses taken up to that time.

Prior to Entry into the 2-Year Professional Program

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 Concurrent Degree Programs Information for Education requirements).

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 Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. 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 2517Biology 2910Criminology 2090English 2913Environmental Sustainability 2033Geography 2251Geography 2271Mathematics 2310Media Studies 2230Philosophy 2413Political Science 2555Psychology 2101Sociology 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.

Note 6:

Students who wish to accelerate their program will need to use the following pathway, in consultation with the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

First Year:

(a) One-half FCE in first year Interdisciplinary Studies
(b) One FCE in first discipline
(c) One FCE in second discipline
(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

Spring/Summer

(a) Education 2050
(b) One FCE electives (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)

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) One-half FCE in third year Interdisciplinary Studies

Spring/Summer

(a) One and one-half FCE electives at second-year level or above (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)
(b) One-half FCE Education elective

Third Year

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

Spring/Summer

(a) One FCE electives (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)
(b) One-half FCE elective at second-year level or above (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)

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