Liberal Arts

General Arts and Science

General information

Program code
GAAS
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2016 Barrie
Winter 2017 Barrie
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

This program offers students a curriculum with emphasis on the Humanities and Social Sciences. Many students use the General Arts and Science program as a transition to further studies in higher education at either the college or university level. Students are encouraged to meet with the program co-ordinator regarding course selection and optional credits, depending on individual goals.

Why pursue a General Arts and Science Diploma at Georgian?

Liberal Arts Education

Delve further into the Humanities and Social Sciences through courses in Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Literature, and Political Science. Expand your critical thinking skills and become a well-rounded, creative citizen, ready to meet the needs of employers in an ever changing, global workplace.

Strategies for Success

Gain highly sought after essential employability skills, including communication, leadership, and professional decision making, as well as the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently.

University Pathways

With more intense emphasis on reading, academic writing, analysis, and discussion in the second year, our graduates are ready for more. Take advantage of Georgian’s articulation agreements by pursuing university in fields such as Psychology, Sociology, Literature, Political Science, and more.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Pathways

View the General Arts & Science, 2 yr articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

PSYL1001 Introduction To Psychology
HUMN1000 Critical Thinking
PSYL1002 Introduction to Psychology 2
HUMN2000 Canadian Literature
PSYL2000 Industrial Psychology
REAS2000 Senior Research Seminar
PSYL2001 Indust and Consumer Psych
SOCL1000 Introduction to Sociology
SOCL1001 Introduction to Sociology 2
HUMN1006 Exploring Literature
HUMN2005 Philosophy
SCIE2000 Science Concepts
HUMN1001 Critical Thinking in Practice
POLS1000 Politics in Canada
POLS1001 Global Politics
SOCL2000 Race and Ethnicity

Humanities/Math Course (offering determined by student interest)

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Optional Courses (to be approved by program co-ordinator)

To be selected from College list

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

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