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Course Options & Requirements

Course Option Categories

For the purpose of meeting option requirements, the university categorizes its courses as follows:

  • ARTS/HUMANITIES
  • (All Language courses can count for credit as Arts/Humanities courses)
  • Art History (MACS)
  • Greek and Roman Studies (GRST, GRHS, GREK)
  • Dramatic Art (DRAM)
  • English and Creative Writing (ENGL)
  • General Courses, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (GART) **
  • Intercultural Studies (INCS)
  • Music-Academic Studies (MUSC)
  • Music-Performance Studies (MUSP)
  • Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Visual Arts (VSAR, CNMA)
  • Women's and Gender Studies* (WGST)

*The following Women's and Gender Studies courses may be taken for Arts credit: WGST-1600, WGST-1200, WGST-1300, WGST-2300, WGST-2190, WGST-2360, WGST-2700, WGST-3590, and WGST-3850.

**The following course may be taken for Arts credit: ANZO-1600.

  • Arabic (ARAB)
  • French (FREN)
  • German (GRMN)
  • Ancient Greek (GREK)
  • Italian(ITLN)
  • Latin (LATN)
  • Spanish (SPAN)
  • Hebrew (JWST)

Note: Courses in all languages listed above that may be used to satisfy language requirements include: XXXX-1000, XXXX-1010, XXXX-1020, XXXX-2000, XXXX-2010, XXXX-2020, XXXX-3000, XXXX-3010. All French Studies courses count as language requirements. ARAB-1100 and ARAB-1110 also count as language requirements. All other courses in any language listed above count only as Arts courses.

  • Anthropology (SACR)
  • Communication, Media and Film (CMAF, CNMA)
  • Economics (ECON) ***
  • General Courses, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (SOSC) *
  • Human Geography (HUGR)
  • History (HIST)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science courses (ARSC)
  • Labour Studies (WORK)
  • Political Science (POLS)
  • Psychology (PSYC)
  • Social Work (SWRK)
  • Sociology (SACR)
  • Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) **

* The following courses may be taken for Social Science credit: ANZO-1600, ESTU-1000 and ESTU-2100.

** (WGST-1600, WGST-1200, WGST-1300, WGST-2300, WGST-2190, WGST-2700, WGST-3590, and WGST-3850 can satisfy either a Social Science or an Arts requirement.)

***All Economics courses will be permitted to satisfy either Science or Social Science requirements.

  • Biology (BIOL)
  • Biochemistry (BIOC)
  • Chemistry (CHEN)
  • Computer Science (COMP)
  • Economics (ECON)***
  • Environmental Science (ESCI)
  • Forensic Sciences (FRSC)
  • General Courses, Faculty of Science (SCIE)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Physics (PHYS)
  • Statistics (STAT)
  • Women's and Gender Studies (WGST)**

** Women's and Gender Studies WGST-2500 will satisfy either a Social Science or a Science requirement.

***All Economics courses will be permitted to satisfy either Science or Social Science requirements.


Note: For students in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences the following Nursing courses will satisfy a Science requirement: NURS-3510, and NURS-3910.


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