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General Arts and Science - One Year

General Arts and Science - One Year Ontario College Certificate

What is General Arts and Science - One Year?

This program offers the student an introduction to college studies, with emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills developed while studying courses in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Many students use the General Arts and Science program as a transition to further studies at either the college or university level. Students can also choose to continue from the one-year certificate to the two-year diploma in General Arts and Science.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
GASC
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
2 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Winter - Barrie

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

This program offers the student an introduction to college studies, with emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills developed while studying courses in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Many students use the General Arts and Science program as a transition to further studies at either the college or university level. Students can also choose to continue from the one-year certificate to the two-year diploma in General Arts and Science.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society


  • develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry


  • utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques


  • 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


  • 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

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Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017

Winter Intake - Barrie

Semester 1 | Semester 2

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Winter | Summer

2017 | 2017

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.

7 Mandatory Courses

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

1 Communications Course

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

1 General Education Course

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, 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
PSYL1001 Introduction To Psychology
PSYL1002 Introduction to Psychology 2
SOCL1000 Introduction to Sociology
SOCL1001 Introduction to Sociology 2
Humanities/Math Course (offering determined by student interest)
To be selected from College list
Communications Course
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 Course
To be selected from College list

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

Grant Collins

Grant Collins

Program:

General Arts and Science

Year:

2016


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

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...

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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