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School of Arts, Science & Education

Humanities & Social Sciences

This diploma is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills that every citizen requires to begin a process of discovery and individual development that will enable the student to understand what it means to be human in a world that is constantly changing. The humanities are the very expression of who and what we are. The social sciences investigate how what we think and what we do creates the social and political environment in which we live.

 

This two-year program allows the student to pursue an investigation of individual interests and personal goals unique to them while at the same time preparing them for further study in the humanities, social sciences, or the professions.

 

Additionally, the study of the humanities and social science prepares the student with all of the fundamental, personal management, and teamwork skills that are required for the rapidly changing workplace. The program can supplement and complement any number of other programs and will begin a process of development of the student’s understanding of the world and themselves while preparing them for a vast number of careers of their choice.

 

A two-month work integrated learning experience is part of the required program requirements, creating valuable opportunities for students to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom.

 

High School Route

  • ELA 30-1
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or a 30-level second language
  • Two 30-level academic subjects
  • One Grade 12 5-credit subject (excluding Special Projects)

Mature Student Route

  • ELA 30-1
  • One 30-level academic subject
First Year

Communications
Two of:

  • COMM - Any 200 level
  • CPSC - Any 200 level
  • DRAM - Any 200 level
  • ECON - Any 200 level
  • ENGL - Any 200 level
  • FREN - Any 200 level
  • GNED 220 - Texts and Ideas
  • LING 201 - Introduction to Linguistics I

Qualitative Reasoning and Scientific Method
Two of:

  • ANTH - Any 200 level
  • ARKY - Any 200 level
  • BIOL - Any 200 level
  • BOTA 205 - Introduction to Botany
  • CHEM - Any 200 level
  • ECON - Any 200 level
  • EREC - Any 200 level
  • GEOG 201 - The Physical Environment
  • GNED 210 - Scientific and Mathematical Literacy for the Modern World
  • KNES - Any 200 level
  • PSYC 200 - Introduction to Psychology I - Natural Science
  • STAT - Any 200 level
  • MATH - Any 200 level
  • PHIL 275, 279 - Reason and Argument, Logic I
  • PHYS - Any 200 level

Critical Inquiry and Aesthetic Analysis
Two of:

  • ARHI - Any 200 level
  • BIOL 255 - Ecology
  • ECON - Any 200 level
  • ENGL - Any 200 level
  • GNED 220 - Texts and Ideas
  • GNED 221 - Aesthetic Experience & Ideas
  • PHIL - Any 200 level
  • POLI - Any 200 level
  • RELI - Any 200 level
  • SOCI 225 - Criminology

Historical and Political Analysis
Two of:

  • ANTH - Any 200 level
  • HIST - Any 200 level
  • POLI - Any 200 level
  • SOCI - Any 200 level

Cultural, Social, and Behavioural Analysis
Two of:

  • ANTH - Any 200 level
  • ARKY - Any 200 level
  • ECON - Any 200 level
  • GEOG 203 - The Human Environment
  • GNED 230 - Citizenship Without Borders
  • GNED 234 - Communities and Societies
  • KNES - Any 200 level
  • LING 203 - Introduction to Linguistics II
  • POLI - Any 200 level
  • PSYC 201 - Introduction to Psychology II - Social Science
  • SOCI - Any 200 level

Second Year

Communication Skills
One of:

  • DRAM - Any 300 level
  • ENGL - Any 300 level
  • FREN - Any 300 level
  • GEOG - Any 300 level
  • PHIL - Any 300 level

Cultural Foundations
One of:

  • ANTH - Any 300 level
  • ARHI - Any 300 level
  • ARKY - Any 300 level
  • HIST - Any 300 level
  • GEOG - Any 300 level
  • GNST 300 - Gender Studies

Social and Behavioural Sciences
One of:

  • ANTH - Any 300 level
  • ARKY - Any 300 level
  • PSYC - Any 300 level
  • SOCI - Any 300 level

Humanities
Three of:

  • DRAM - Any 300 or 400 level
  • ENGL - Any 300 level
  • HIST - Any 300 level
  • PHIL - Any 300 level

 

Electives

Four of:
Any of the other 300 or 400 level University Transfer courses listed above

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Students are encouraged to consult academic calendars of their intended transfer institution regarding admission requirements and course selection. A Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor or a University Academic Advisor can help students interpret and apply these requirements. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their program planning. Students may access the Transfer Alberta Search Database online to determine Medicine Hat College course equivalents.