Programs & Courses

Arts

About this Program

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UT Arts is a major component of the college’s university transfer program. After two years of study at MHC, you will receive an Associate of Arts diploma, and may then choose to pursue a degree at an Alberta university in a variety of disciplines.

An education in Humanities and Social Sciences (Arts) is often misunderstood and underrated. Some may take a look at the classes and claim that subjects like philosophy and history have little relevance in daily life. But when you consider the challenges we face as a society—war based on religious idealism, globalization, medical problems like HIV, and more—you will soon realize how relevant these topics are. If we fail to understand other cultures for example, how can we do business successfully overseas? How can our society address any complex problem without looking inward?

The courses you take in University Transfer (UT) Arts will help you develop critical thinking skills to consider and interact with the vast amount of information available. The result can be creative approaches and problem-solving skills that you will need to make decisions and succeed in a complex world.

At MHC, you’ll have the advantage of building strong rapport with faculty who possess qualifications on par with university professors. The result is a high quality, yet personal learning experience. The range of courses available is broad, allowing you to build an individualized program that meets your interests and the degree you have in mind. The college helps you develop a suitable class schedule, as there is a very high degree of flexibility.

Medicine Hat College has transfer agreements with the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, as well as an agreement with Athabasca University that allows you to complete a Bachelor of General Studies (Arts and Science) at Medicine Hat College.

The Alberta Transfer Guide lists all of the transfer courses that Medicine Hat College offers and to which universities the courses transfer. Visit www.transferalberta.ca for more information. We also recommended that you meet with an academic advisor from Medicine Hat College and from the university you plan to attend regarding admission requirements and course selections.  

An education in Arts can serve as the foundation for many different areas of interest. Some professional degree programs offered at universities, such as Law, require a degree in a discipline such as Arts before admission is granted.

High School Route
(Alberta High School courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses) 

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

Mature Route
The following are minimum admission requirements. Please see an advisor for additional course-specific pre-requisites.

  • ELA 30-1
  • One other 30-level academic subject

Note: some majors at some universities require Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 (i.e. U of C Social Science)

University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts

University of Alberta
Phone:  780-492-4295
Email:  arts.undergrad@ualberta.ca  

Degrees offered in the areas such as:

  • Anthropology
  • Arts & Design
  • Comparative Literature
  • Economics
  • History 
  • History of Art, Design & Visual Culture
  • International Studies
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

For a complete list, please refer to the MHC Calendar.

Within University Transfer Arts, students are encouraged to choose a program of study at an institution they wish to work towards. Bachelor of Arts students at the University of Alberta are required to complete a major subject of concentration and a minor subject of concentration (or two major subjects of concentration) in addition to the basic requirements. A list of eligible minors is available here.

We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Alberta Academic Advisor, and the University of Alberta calendar regarding admission requirements and course selections. Students are responsible for making informed choices as part of their academic plan.

Athabasca University

Athabasca University
Bachelor of General Studies (Arts & Science)

The Bachelor of General Studies degree is one of the most popular programs at Athabasca University. It provides a framework of individualized study within an Arts and Science or Applied Studies designation that offers students the freedom to choose courses to meet career and educational goals. Unlike other degrees offered by Athabasca University, the Bachelor of General Studies does not have a residency requirement, which means students may take the entire program through Medicine Hat College or through other educational institutions.

The Bachelor of General Studies degree requires the completion of 90 credits and is comparable to a three-year program. Students may specialize or diversify their course selection, subject to the following requirements. This degree allows students the freedom to develop their own intellectual and academic interests. This does not mean that course selection should be casual. Students are expected to ensure their vocational or personal needs are well defined. All courses transferred to this degree must be university-level credit as determined by Athabasca University faculty. Students are strongly encouraged to register in ENGL 255 early in their program. The English writing skills requirement is waived for students enrolling in the second undergraduate degree. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

We encourage students to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Alberta Academic Advisor, and the University of Alberta calendar regarding admission requirements and course selection. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. Students may access the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer Database online to determine Medicine Hat College course equivalents.


Athabasca University
Bachelor of General Studies (Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences)

Bachelor of Arts degrees offered in the areas of:

  • Anthropology
  • Canadian Studies
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Information Systems
  • Labour Studies
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Bachelor of Arts Students through Athabasca University are required to complete a major subject of concentration in addition to the Artsand Science requirements.

We encourage students to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Alberta Academic Advisor, and the University of Alberta calendar regarding admission requirements and course selection. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. Students may access the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer Database online to determine Medicine Hat College course equivalents.

University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts

University of Calgary
Phone:  403-220-3580
Email:  ascarts@ucalgary.ca

Degrees offered by the Faculty of Arts, in the areas including:

    • Ancient & Medieval History
    • Archaeology
    • Canadian Studies
    • Communications Studies
    • Dance
    • English
    • French and Spanish
    • Geography
    • German
    • Greek & Roman Studies
    • History
    • Linguistics & Language
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Religious Studies

For a complete list, please refer to the MHC Calendar.

We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Calgary Academic Advisor, and the University of Calgary calendar regarding admissions requirements and course selections.  Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. Students may access the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer Database available at www.transferalberta.ca to determine MHC course equivalents.

University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science

University of Lethbridge
Phone:  403-329-5106
Email:  artsci.advising@uleth.ca

Degrees offered in the areas including:

    • Agricultural Studies
    • Dramatic Arts
    • General Major in the Humanities
    • Kinesiology
    • Native American Studies
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Urban & Regional Studies

For a complete list, please refer to the MHC Calendar.

The General Liberal Education Requirement (GLER) is a requirement of all University of Lethbridge degree programs. The GLER involves satisfactory completion of 12 courses, chosen from three distinct lists (List 1 Fine Arts & Humanities; List 2- Social Sciences; List 3-Science).

MacEwan University, Faculty of Arts and Science

MacEwan University
Phone: 780.497.4505
E-mail: artsandscience@macewan.ca

 Degrees offered in areas including:

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • English
  • Political Science

Bachelor of Arts students at MacEwan University are required complete a major and a minor, a double major or a major with a double minor in addition to the breadth requirements. A list of eligible minors is available at:

http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/ArtsScience/Programs/BachelorofArts/ProgramofStudy/index.htm.

We encourage students to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a MacEwan University Academic Advisor, and the MacEwan University calendar regarding admission requirements and course selection. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. Students may access the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer Database online to determine Medicine Hat College course equivalents.

Mt. Royal University, Faculty of Arts

Mount Royal University

Phone:    403.440.5000 (option 6)
Email:    advising@mtroyal.ca

Degrees offered in areas including:

  • Anthropology
  • Broadcast Media Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Policy Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

The General Education (GNED) is a requirement of all Mt. Royal University degree programs.  The GNED involves satisfactory completion of 12 GNED courses, chosen from four different clusters - Numeracy & Scientific Literacy: Values, Beliefs & Identity; Community & Society; and Communication.

We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a Mt. Royal University Academic Advisor, and the Mt. Royal University calendar regarding admission requirements and course selections.  Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. Students may access the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer Database available at www.transferalberta.ca to determine MHC course equivalents.

 

University of Regina, Faculty of Arts

University of Regina
Phone:  306-585-4137
Email:  arts.studentservices@uregina.ca

Degrees offered in areas including:

    • Anthropology
    • Economics and History
    • Economics and Society
    • Environmental Studies
    • History
    • Journalism
    • Linguistics
    • Police Studies
    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology & Social Studies

For a complete list, please refer to the MHC Calendar.

Bachelor of Arts students at the University of Regina are required to complete one or two majors as well as core requirements designed to achieve breadth.

A block transfer agreement between Medicine Hat College and the University of Regina enables you to complete either one or two full years of course work at Medicine Hat College before transferring into the second or third year of University of Regina's Bachelor of Arts degree program.  For one year block transfer, you must complete 30 credit hours of transferable classes with a minimum grade of C-; for two years of block transfer, you must complete 60 credit hours of transferable classes with a minimum grade of C-.  All transfer students must complete at least 60 credit hours (including half the credit hours in their major) at the University in order to meet the Faculty of Arts residency requirements.  All Medicine Hat College courses that are part of the block transfer must be passed with a minimum of a C- grade.  In planning your program, you should note that no more than 14 junior courses (first year courses without a pre-requisite) are permitted in the entire University of Regina Bachelor of Arts degree.  You must satisfy the required level of proficiency for the English language for admission.

For further information on specific core requirements and electives in each of the major areas covered under block transfer articulation agreement and how you can meet these through Medicine Hat College course equivalencies, please consult an Academic Advisor at Medicine Hat College at 403-529-3819.  We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Regina Academic Advisor, and a University of Regina calendar regarding admissions requirements and course selections.  Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic plan.

University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science

University of Saskatchewan

Phone:    306-966-4231
Email:     student-advice@artsandscience.usask.ca

Degrees offered in areas including:

    • Anthropology
    • Archaeology
    • Art History
    • Environment & Society
    • Health Studies
    • Indigenous Studies
    • Northern Studies
    • Political Studies

For a complete list, please refer to the MHC Calendar.

College of Arts & Science students at the U of S are required to complete a single major on interdisciplinary program as well as distribution requirements.

We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Saskatchewan Academic Advisor, and the University of Saskatchewan calendar regarding admission requirements and course selections.  Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. The University of Saskatchewan as a Database of course-for-course equivalents available here.

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