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.
- 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.
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.
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.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
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:
- Exhibit flexibility of expression and clarity of thought in visual, vocal and written communication, in both formal and informal business settings and personal affairs.
- Select and apply suitable problem solving and critical thinking skills to analyze and effectively solve complex life issues.
- 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.
- 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.
- Compose and edit written communications using correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, word usage and style.