Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies

Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Liberal Studies

Credential
Bachelor

Program Highlights

The world doesn’t fit into one neat subject area. Do you wish you could design your own degree? Liberal Studies at CapU will let you do just that.

Build a solid foundation with courses chosen from across the Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM fields. Find the connections that reflect the world around us, and develop the critical thinking skills modern employers consider essential. In your third and fourth years you'll explore your own interests within individualized tutorials. You'll also produce an impressive Graduating Project designed by you that will cap off your entire university experience.

  • Initiate, execute and take responsibility for a self-directed interdisciplinary research project emerging directly from the student’s own academic and/or professional interests.
  • Describe and integrate concepts, theories, and practices from across core academic disciplines with an awareness of limits of knowledge.
  • Apply foundational learning (knowledge, critical thinking, research skills, imagination, and judgment) and holistic problem solving skills in academic work.
  • Synthesize knowledge to produce critically searching interdisciplinary work.
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative reasoning and research methods while identifying and understanding the application of ethical reasoning with a particular emphasis on working appropriately with human subjects and conducting field work.
  • Produce well-organized and coherent university-level materials, individually or in a group, which meet stated objectives and audience needs in written, oral, digital and/or visual forms.
  • Consider and assess the potential impact of interpretative frameworks, decisions and actions on people and the environment, locally and globally.

Intakes

CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallBoth
North VancouverSpringBoth
North VancouverSummerBoth

Program Requirements

English Requirement

Total credits: 9.00

Required
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
ENGL 300Writing, Rhetoric, Style3.00 credits
ENGL 010Language Skills3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
ENGL 103Introduction to Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 107Indigenous Literature and Film3.00 credits
ENGL 109Literature and Contemporary Culture3.00 credits
ENGL 190Introduction to Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 191Creative Writing: Contemporary Practices3.00 credits
ENGL 200Literature in English from Beowulf to Paradise Lost3.00 credits
ENGL 201Literature in English after Paradise Lost3.00 credits
ENGL 203Canadian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 205Modern American Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 207Literary Theory and Criticism3.00 credits
ENGL 208Studies in Fiction3.00 credits
ENGL 213World Literature in English3.00 credits
ENGL 217Literature on the Edge3.00 credits
ENGL 218The Art of Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 219Reel Lit: Literature into Film3.00 credits
ENGL 290Creative Writing: Letter and Line3.00 credits
ENGL 291Creative Writing: Narrative Fictions3.00 credits
ENGL 292Creative Writing: Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 293Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction3.00 credits
ENGL 295Special Topics in Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 296Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage3.00 credits
ENGL 300Writing, Rhetoric, Style3.00 credits
ENGL 301Studies in Rhetoric3.00 credits
ENGL 302Studies in British Columbian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 305Studies in Canadian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 308Studies in British Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 311Studies in American Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 314Studies in National Literatures3.00 credits
ENGL 317Traditions in Western Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 320World Literature in Translation3.00 credits
ENGL 323Studies in Genre3.00 credits
ENGL 326Traditions in Poetry3.00 credits
ENGL 329Literature and Performance3.00 credits
ENGL 332Literature and Society3.00 credits
ENGL 335Electronic Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 338Literature and Media3.00 credits
ENGL 341Literature and Visual Culture3.00 credits
ENGL 344Literature and the Environment3.00 credits
ENGL 390Advanced Poetry and Poetics3.00 credits
ENGL 391Advanced Narrative Forms3.00 credits
ENGL 395Special Topics in Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 400Major Authors3.00 credits
ENGL 410Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 420Topics in Literary Theory3.00 credits
ENGL 490Directed Studies3.00 credits
ENGL 491Directed Studies in Creative Writing3.00 credits

Language Requirement

Total credits: 6.00

Required

Demonstrated competency in a language other than English. The language requirement is competency based and requires students to reach an advanced beginner level or higher in a language other than English. The language requirement can be satisfied in one of the following ways:

1. successful completion of a Grade 12 course with a minimum B grade in an approved language other than English while in secondary school; or

2. successful completion of a secondary immersion program or secondary school at an institution at which the primary language of instruction is not English; or

3. successful completion of a post-secondary credential awarded by institution at which the primary language of instruction is not English; or

4. successful completion of 6.00 credits of post-secondary level courses in a single language other than English; or

5. successful completion of EAP 100 or 101, and 3.00 credits of lower level Arts and Sciences courses.

Note: Only one of EAP 100 or 101 can be used as credit towards the degree.

Note: Students who fulfill this requirement with option 1, 2 or 3 will be required to take 6.00 credits of lower level Arts and Sciences courses in place of the Language Requirement credits.

Note: Students who have completed a Grade 12 language course without meeting the minimum B grade can fulfill the Language Requirement by completing 3.00 credits of the appropriate language (CHIN 101, JAPN 101, SPAN 101 or FREN 150). Students who exercise this option will be required to take an additional 3.00 credits of lower level Arts and Sciences courses.

Lower Level Course Requirements

Total credits: 39.00

Required

Note: May not include English. No more than 6.00 credits in any one subject area.

Humanities - 100-level6.00 credits
Humanities, Sciences, or Social Sciences - 100-level6.00 credits
Social Science - 100-level6.00 credits
Required
12 credits of Arts courses in at least two subject areas at the 200-level12.00 credits

Science, Quantitative, Analytical Requirements

Total credits: 9.00

Required
Laboratory Science (Any course in the Science list worth 3.00 credits or more and with a lab of at least 2 hours, but excluding any course in Applied Science or Computing.)3.00 credits
Mathematics or Computing Science or Statistics (PSYC 213 may be used)3.00 credits
Science3.00 credits

Upper Level Requirements

Total credits: 21.00

Required
LBST 330Methods of Inquiry3.00 credits
Humanities (minimum of two subjects)9.00 credits
Social Sciences (minimum of two subjects)9.00 credits

Upper Level Electives

Total credits: 21.00

Required
Electives - 300-level or higher21.00 credits
Note: No more than 12.00 credits outside of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Lower or Upper Level Electives

Total credits: 9.00

Required
Electives - 100-level or higher9.00 credits

Tutorial Requirement

Total credits: 3.00

Required

After completion of 60 credits:

LBST 390Tutorial I1.00 credits
LBST 391Tutorial II1.00 credits
LBST 392Tutorial III1.00 credits

Graduating Project Requirement

Total credits: 3.00

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list
LBST 490Graduating Project3.00 credits
LBST 495Extended Graduating Project - Part 13.00 credits
LBST 496Extended Graduating Project - Part 23.00 credits
Note: Students who choose to complete the Extended Graduating Project will only need to complete 18.00 Upper Level Electives or 6.00 Lower or Upper Level Electives.

Total program credits: 120.00

Program Notes

Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.

Important Dates

Application Dates

May 2, 2017 - Aug 7, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Jul 9-20, 2018

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27, 2018  4 p.m.

Application Dates

Jan 2, 2018 - Dec 4, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Nov 13-22, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 18, 2018  4 p.m.

Application Dates

May 1, 2018 - May 7, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Mar 4-8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

May 1, 2019  4 p.m.

Application Dates

May 1, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and two academic Grade 12 courses.

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.


For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).

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604 984 4900
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Liberal Studies


604 986 1911 , ext. 7461
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