Faculty of Arts

Basic Arts Requirements

In your first year, we recommend using the Basic Arts Requirements outline below as a guide for choosing your courses.

The Basic Arts Requirements:

  • Allow you to explore subjects from Arts, Science and Commerce
  • Help you develop important intellectual and academic skills that you will use throughout your program
  • Provide you with courses you can use if you decide to switch faculties
Basic Arts # Credit Hours Basic Arts Requirements
3(a) 3 hours LITERATURE
All students must take ENGL 1205 Introduction to Literature.

3(b) 6 hours LANGUAGE, MATH, NATURAL SCIENCE, CRITICAL THINKING
Students must have the equivalent of 6 credit hours from the following:

PHIL 1200 Critical Thinking;
Language courses - ACST, CHNS, FREN, GRMN, IRST, JPNS, LATN, SPAN
Management Science courses - MGSC 1205, 1206, 2207 & CISY 1225
Natural Science courses - ENVS, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, MATH, PHYS (Students who have completed grade-12 science may select from: BIOL 1201, BIOL 1202. CHEM 2121. Students who have not completed grade-12 science may select from: ASTR 1001, 1010, GEOL 1200, 1201, 1202, 1203, 1206, 1208, 1208, 1210)

3(c) 9 hours HUMANITIES
Students must have the equivalent of 9 credit hours from two different subjects in the Humanities. A maximum of 6 credit hours can be counted from any one area.

Atlantic Canada Studies (ACST)
Classics (CLAS)
History (HIST)
Religious Studies (RELS)
Philosophy other than PHIL 1200
English (ENGL) at 2000 or higher
Language courses in literature and culture taught in English (Asian Studies, German, Spanish or Irish Studies
Womens Studies (WMST)

3(d) 12 hours SOCIAL SCIENCES
Students must have the equivalent of 12 credit hours from the Social Sciences. A maximum of 6 credit hours can be counted from any one area:

Anthropology (ANTH)
Economics (ECON)
Geography (GEOG)
Political Science (POLI)
Psychology (PSYC)
Sociology (SOCI)
Linguistics (LING)