Liberal Arts | St. Clair College
Program Code: C623
Status: Open
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September
Contact:
Jason Morris
519-972-2727 ext. 5401

Program Overview

The Liberal Arts program begins with broad foundational courses in three main fields: Psychology, Sociology, and Philosophy. From there we delve deeper into each field and then branch outward into areas like Humanities, Politics, and Criminology. Students learn to integrate knowledge across disciplines in order to gain a larger picture of what’s going on in the world. Critical thinking, writing, research, and other professional skills are built and refined along the way. This is also a great pathway for students who are exploring their options for further postsecondary education.

Program Highlights

  • Explore a variety of courses to find which area sparks your interest.
  • Through specific agreements with University of Windsor and other universities, Liberal Arts graduates may be granted 10 or more credits toward a university degree.
  • Liberal Arts graduates may also apply to accelerated College Diploma programs (e.g., Autism and Behavioural Science, Early Childhood Education - Accelerated) allowing the graduate to gain additional Diplomas in a shorter time frame.

Career Opportunities

The Liberal Arts program provides students with a pathway to university studies in the Arts and Social Sciences or advanced college programs. Unlike most college programs, this unique program does not prepare students for one specific job. Graduates have the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively in a professional environment, and to understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques. Students can also draw on a greater understanding of individuals, cultures, and political systems - attributes that are useful in any field of employment they may choose.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
LBA115
Introduction To Psychology I
3
SSC164
Intro To Sociology
3
SSC212G
Intro To Can. Popular Culture
3
LBA100
Integrated Technology In Liberal Arts
3
ENG107
College Writing
3
SSC208
The Science Of Reasoning
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
LBA201
Structure Of Language
3
LBA216
Introduction To Psychology II
3
LBA250
Canadian History And Politics
3
SSC150G
Contemporary Social Problems
3
SSC153
Intro To Cultural Anthropology
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
SSC159
Abnormal Psychology
3
SSC178
Humanities
3
SSC158
Research & Statistics In The Social Sciences I
3
LBA350
History Of Social Movements
3
LBA300
CIVIC Engagement
3
SSC179
Great Ideas: Foundations Of Philosophy
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
SSC410
Ethics: Structure Of Morality
3
SSC148
Canadian Criminology
3
SSC213
Social Psychology
3
LBA403
Capstone Community Project
9

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2020-2021 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Liberal Arts (GAS) (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 54701)

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  1. Exhibit flexibility of expression and clarity of thought in visual, vocal and written communication, in both formal and informal business settings and personal affairs.
  2. Select and apply suitable problem solving and critical thinking skills to analyze and effectively solve complex life issues.
  3. Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.
  4. Utilize vocational skills drawn from the areas of philosophy, social and behavioural science, ethics and literature to make informed decisions in career and life events.
  5. Compose and edit written communications using correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, word usage and style.