Regulations effective September 1, 2018.
Graduates of Athabasca University's BA major in Humanities will have:
Students who have any doubt about their essay writing, critical thinking, or library research skills are strongly advised to take one or more of the following courses at the outset of their university studies:
ENGL 255, PHIL 252, INFS 200.
Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
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For specific degree requirements view each program page.
Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 4-year BA with Major:
|FREN 201||First Year University French II
|SPAN 301||Intermediate Spanish II|
Students may count the language course as 3 credits towards the 30 credits required in the following designated elective courses.
|ARHI 201||A Survey of Western Art I: Looking at Art from Ancient Times to the Middle Ages||(3)|
|ARHI 202||A Survey of Western Art II: Looking at Art from the Renaissance to Present Day||(3)|
|CMNS 358||Popular Culture and the Media||(3)|
|ENGL 303||A History of Drama Part I: Early Stages||(3)|
|ENGL 304||A History of Drama Part II: Modernist Theatre||(3)|
|ENGL 423||Advanced Literary Theory||(3)|
|GLST 308||Americas: An Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean||(3)|
|HIST 371||Early Medieval Europe, 400 – 1000||(3)|
|HIST 372||High Medieval Europe, 1000 – 1350||(3)|
|HIST 373||The Renaissance||(3)|
|HIST 404||Historical Foundations of Modern Science||(3)|
|HIST 407||The Enlightenment||(3)|
|HIST/GLST/WGST 460||Famous Feminists and Their Times: Global History of Feminism||(3)|
|HUMN/CLAS/HIST 309||Ancient Greece||(3)|
|HUMN/HIST/RELS 313||Early Christians||(3)|
|PHIL 371||Ethics, Science, Technology, and the Environment||(3)|
|RELS 204||Introduction to World Religions||(6)|
At least 30 additional credits from among the core courses or from among the following electives:
|ANTH 320||Ancient Cities and Civilizations||(3)|
|CMNS 301||Communication Theory and Analysis||(3)|
|CMNS 302||Communication in History||(3)|
|CMNS 420||Topics in Communication: Children and Media||(3)|
|CMNS 423||The Television Age||(3)|
|CMNS 425||Film and Genre||(3)|
|ENGL||All ENGL courses, except preparatory (100-level) courses|
|FREN 363||Le roman français du XXe siècle||(3)|
|FREN 374||Litterature québécoise||(6)|
|HIST||All HIST courses|
|INST 368||Indigenous Peoples in Canada to 1830||(3)|
|INST 369||Indigenous Peoples in Canada Since 1830||(3)|
|INST 370||The Métis||(3)|
|MUSI 267||Sound and Sense: Listening to Music||(3)|
|PHIL 252||Critical Thinking||(3)|
|POLI 307||Political Ideologies||(3)|
|WGST 200||Feminist Research and Women’s Lives||(3)|
|WGST 266||Thinking From Women’s Lives: An Introduction to Women’s Studies||(3)|
|WGST 401||Contemporary Feminist Theory||(3)|
Students enrolled in the second undergraduate degree program are advised to select courses within the major that fulfill the Social Science requirements. Failure to do so could result in the student being required to complete more than 60 credits in order to fulfill all of the regulations.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2019.
Updated August 13 2018 by laurab