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University Studies Program Arts and Sciences - University Studies Liberal Arts Assoc. Degrees (AA)

Liberal Arts Associate Degrees (AA)

All College of the Rockies associate degrees are equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in Arts or in Science. Students should plan carefully to ensure that all degree requirements are met. Education Advisors are available to assist students in planning their course selections for associate degrees.

General Requirements

  1. Sixty semester credits of first- and second-year courses.
  2. A minimum grade point average of C is required.

Definitions

  1. A first-year course is defined as a course which has assigned transfer credit at the 100 level at UBC, SFU or UVic.
  2. A second-year course is defined as a course which has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 200 level or higher at UBC, SFU or UVic.
  3. An Arts course is a course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Arts degree at UBC, SFU or UVic. These institutions are responsible for determining the Humanities (including Creative and Performing Arts) and Social Science course requirements.
  4. A Science course is a course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Science degree or Baccalaureate of Applied Science degree at UBC, SFU or UVic.

The College of the Rockies offers associate degrees in both Arts and Sciences.

 Associate of Arts (AA) - General Degree

Liberal Arts

Specific requirements:
To obtain the Associate of Arts general degree students must take the following course selections.

  1. Six semester credits in first-year English; and
  2. Eighteen semester credits in first-year Arts other than English, of which six credits shall be in the Social Sciences, and six credits in Humanities including the Creative and Performing Arts. No more than six credits shall be in any one subject area; and
    Eighteen semester credits of second-year Arts in two or more subject areas; and
  3. Nine semester credits in Science, which must include three semester credits in Mathematics or Statistics or Computing Science, and three semester credits in a Laboratory Science; and
  4. Nine semester credits of first- or second-year courses. Some Business courses may also apply.

(No single course can be used to meet more than one of the specific requirements.)
 

Journalism/Writing Pathway

Liberal Arts

Students have the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree on a Journalism/Writing path. It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the receiving institution to ensure the appropriate courses within your Associate of Arts degree-Journalism/Writing pathway fits.

View our program transfer pathways poster

Course Options

Bolded courses listed below are offered in Fall 2015 and/or Winter 2016

Year 1

Course Code Course Name Credits
CRWT 101 Creative Writing 3
CRWT 102 Creative Writing 2 3
ENGL 100* English Composition 3
ENGL 101* or Introduction to Poetry and Drama 3
 ENGL 102* Introduction to Prose Fiction 3
COMP 153 Introduction to Data Processing 3
STAT 106* Statistics 3
One of the following:    
HIST 201 Pre-Confederation Canada 3
HIST 202 Post-Confederation Canada 3
POLI 100 Introduction to Politics and Government 3
Three of the following:    
ACT 100 Introduction to Acting 3
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 105 Introduction to Aboriginal Community Health & Wellness 3
ANTH 120 Aboriginal World Views 3
ECON 101* Microeconomics 3
ECON 102* Macroeconomics 3
FA 100 Introduction to Fine Arts 3
FA 101 Contemporary Art: A History 3
FA 105 Studio Foundations 3
FA 106 Introduction to Drawing 3
FA 107 Sculpture 3
FA 108 Introduction to Painting 3
FNST 101 First Nations 1 3
FREN 101 Introduction to French 1 3
FREN 102* Introduction to French 2 3
FREN 111* Intermediate French 1 3
FREN 112* Intermediate French 2 3
KTUN 101 Introduction to Ktunaxa Language 3
KTUN 102* Basic Ktunaxa Language 3
LING 101 Introduction to Linguistics 3
PHIL 101 An Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry I 3
PHIL 102 An Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry II 3
PHIL 180 / RELS 180 World Religions 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 1 3
PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology 2 3
RELS 112 The Search for Meaning 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 1: The Individual and Society 3
SOCI 102 Introduction to Sociology 2: Social Institutions 3
SPAN 101 Introductory Spanish 1 3
SPAN 102 Introductory Spanish 2 3

Year 2

Course Code Course Name Credits
ENGL 203* Advanced English Composition 3
MGMT 318* or Business Research Methods 3
SOCI 210* Introduction to Social Science Research Methods 3
Six from the following:    
ANTH 211* Anthropology of Gender 3
ANTH 212* Cross-Cultural Women's Studies 3
COMC 102* Advanced Professional Communications 3
COMC 121 Media Studies 3
COMC 253* Intercultural Communications 3
CRIM 101 Introduction to Criminology 3
CRIM 103 / PSYC 103* Psychological Explanations of Criminal  & Deviant Behaviour  
CRIM 131 Introduction to Criminal Justice System 3
CRWT 202 Creative Non-Fiction 3
CRWT 208* Special Projects 3
ECON 207* Managerial Economics 3
ECON 250* Environmental Economics 3
ECON 280* Labour Economics 3
ENGL 202* Introduction to Modern Canadian Literature 3
ENGL 223* Introduction to Novel 3
ENGL 224* Introduction to Short Fiction 3
ENGL 248/CRWT 248* Travel Writing 3
ENGL 268* Sport Literature 3
FA 218* Painting 2 3
FNST 203 Aboriginal Ways of Knowing 3
FNST 205* Indigenizing Practice 3
MGMT 212* Business Law 3
MGMT 216* Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 303* Business Ethics 3
PHIL 201* Social & Political Philosophy 3
PHIL 202* Contemporary Philosophy - Existentialism 3
PHIL 203* The Philosophy of Religion 3
PHIL 204* The Philosophy of Religion 2 3
POLI 202* Environmental Politics 3
PYSC 207* Social Psychology 3
PSYC 264* Psychology of Sport & Exercise 3
PSYC 265 / RELS 265* Psychology of Religion 3
PSYC 270* Environmental Psychology 3
SPAN 201* Intermediate Spanish 1 3
SPAN 202* Intermediate Spanish 2 3
 One from the following:    
HIST 208 Canadian American Relations 1867 to the Present 3
HIST 211 Women in Canada: 1920 to Present 3
HIST 221 The US in 1860 - Survey History of the United States 3
One from the following:    
ASPC 151* Engineering Graphics 3
BIOL 101* Introduction to Biology 1 3
BIOL 151 Biology and the Environment 3
BIOL 181* Introductory Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
CHEM 100 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry 3
CHEM 101* Fundamentals of Chemistry 1 3
COMP 105* Introduction to Programming in the C and C++ Language 3
COMP 163* Introduction to Computer Graphics Software 3
COMP 165* Introduction to Web Programming 3
GEOG 101 Introduction to Physical Geography 1 3
GEOG 210 Geography of BC 3
GEOL 105 An Introduction to Geology 3
GEOL 106 Physical and Historical Geology 3
MATH 101* Finite Mathematics 1 3
MATH 103* Differential Calculus 3
PHYS 103* Introduction to Physics 3
  Total Credits 30

* Prerequisites required