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General Arts and Science

General Arts and Science Ontario College Diploma

What is General Arts and Science?

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.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
GAAS
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Sara Barnes
Email:
Sara.Barnes@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1449

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.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • examine theories, concepts, and applications through the study of a wide range of subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences to broaden knowledge


  • communicate with flexibility and clarity at a competency required by business, industry, and academics


  • apply critical-thinking processes and problem-solving techniques to a variety of issues affecting society


  • examine various aspects of society in relation to personal and social responsibility and citizenship


  • assess the validity of material and arguments presented in a variety of disciplines to improve academic research skills


  • develop strategies to communicate effectively with people from other cultures


  • work as an effective member of a team to achieve personal and group goals


  • assess the effect of personal decisions and actions on the environment


  • employ entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

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.

16 Mandatory Courses

1 Humanities/Math Course (offering determined by student interest)

2 Communications Courses

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

3 General Education Courses

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

HUMN1000 Critical Thinking
HUMN1001 Critical Thinking in Practice
HUMN1006 Exploring Literature
HUMN2000 Canadian Literature
HUMN2005 Philosophy
POLS1000 Politics in Canada
POLS1001 Global Politics
PSYL1001 Introduction To Psychology
PSYL1002 Introduction to Psychology 2
PSYL2000 Industrial Psychology
PSYL2001 Industrial and Consumer Psychology
REAS2000 Senior Research Seminar
SCIE2000 Science Concepts
SOCL1000 Introduction to Sociology
SOCL1001 Introduction to Sociology 2
SOCL2000 Race and Ethnicity
Humanities/Math Course (offering determined by student interest)
HUMN1015 Interpreting Literature
MATH1005 Math for Life Sciences
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

View the General Arts and Science articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Dan Kennedy, standing in front of a screen with the OSAP website displayed. A camera is pointed toward him.

Dan Kennedy

You can find my tips and instructions on Facebook at facebook.com/lifehackswithdanthegcman. The goal is to help students transition into college by shining some light on the process. I overcame some personal hardship to get here and know how hard it can be to go to school. Read more...

GAAS alumna Sandrine Lawson

Sandrine Lawson

Program:

General Arts and Science

Year:

2014


Before entering the General Arts and Science program, I did not know what to expect. Now I realize coming to this program at Georgian was the best decision I ever made for my life. The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable, inspiring and always challenging you to become better as a person . . . Read more...

Photo Credit Nuccia Morelli

Esther Griffin

Esther has been a Liberal Arts professor at Georgian College since 1999 and a dedicated faculty member of the General Arts and Science program since 2004. She teaches literature and creative writing. Read more...

Clement Bamikole

Clement Bamikole

Clement holds a PhD in agricultural science. His passion for food security and safe environment for farming families led him to join two international research institutes in Africa while undertaking postgraduate studies. He later transferred his skills in agricultural research into agricultural finance by working in the banking industry helping small- and medium-sized enterprises. Read more...

Beth Mawhiney

Elizabeth Mawhiney

Beth has been a full-time faculty member in Liberal Arts at Georgian since 1997. She teaches General Arts and Science and Communications courses at the Barrie Campus, and a variety of courses at the Orangeville Campus. Read more...

Dan Kennedy, standing in front of a screen with the OSAP website displayed. A camera is pointed toward him.

Dan Kennedy

a.k.a. Dan the GC man

You can find my tips and instructions on Facebook at facebook.com/lifehackswithdanthegcman. The goal is to help students transition into college by shining some light on the process. I overcame some personal hardship to get here and know how hard it can be to go to school. Read more...

GAAS alumna Sandrine Lawson

Sandrine Lawson

Program:

General Arts and Science

Year:

2014


Before entering the General Arts and Science program, I did not know what to expect. Now I realize coming to this program at Georgian was the best decision I ever made for my life. The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable, inspiring and always challenging you to become better as a person . . . Read more...

GAAS Alumni Larissa Vinals-2014-05-20

Larissa Vinals

Program:

General Arts and Science

Year:

2014


The General Arts and Science program has opened up many opportunities for further study. Taking advantage of the two-year program, I have achieved a diploma and, in one more year at Lakehead University, a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree. The program itself offers a variety of topics that are relevant and important for current global issues and societal concerns. Read more...

Alumna Amanda Fournier

Amanda Fournier

Consultant, Investors Group Financial Services

Program:

General Arts and Science (with honours)

Year:

2005


Like many teenagers, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study after high school. After contacting Georgian, I realized General Arts and Science was my best option because it would allow me to learn a number of subjects. Read more...

Alumnus Darrell Stoddart

Darrell Stoddart

Professor of Liberal Arts, Georgian College

Program:

General Arts and Science

Year:

2003


The General Arts and Science program allowed me to experience different social sciences. I was able to choose from a wide-array of general education courses to discover what my interests were as well as develop my beliefs and values through critical discourse. Read more...

Grant Collins

Grant Collins

Program:

General Arts and Science

Year:

2016


General Arts and Science has transformed me... Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Sara Barnes
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1449

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