Liberal Arts | St. Clair College
Program Code: C623
Status: Open
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Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Winter 2024 Emergency Alternate Delivery

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
SSC165G
How To Be Who I Want To Be
3
LBA102
Thinking, Learning, and Being
4
ENG107
College Writing
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
LBA258
Social Science Research
4
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
SSC213
Social Psychology
3
SSC178
Humanities
3
LBA302
Building Bridges: Compassion And Advocacy
2
SSC410
Ethics: Structure Of Morality
3
LBA300
CIVIC Engagement
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
LBA259
From Skull Drill To Free Will
3
SSC148
Canadian Criminology
3
LBA402
Looking Back And Moving Forward
2
LBA403
Capstone Community Project
9
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Past Cohorts:

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:

2024-2025 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses are 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 on 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.