This unique liberal arts Liberal Studies program from Vancouver Island University is taught in small seminars where students engage in and become experts in critical thinking, communication and how to creatively adapt to new challenges, skills that are of high importance and carry over well to future careers and graduate school.
Graduates have gone on to a range of careers in law, architecture, public administration, education, marine archaeology and communications.
The Liberal Studies Difference
Liberal Studies offers a significant alternative to traditional degrees in a single discipline. It draws its rich content from the humanities, arts and sciences, and treats it in a way which brings out the connections between different disciplines. Courses are team taught by professors from a wide range of academic backgrounds, who form with students a community intent on maximizing the learning of all. In participatory seminars students develop skills in communication and critical thinking so prized in graduate school and in the professions of tomorrow.
What is Liberal Studies?
- A critical and creative exploration of important issues raised by the most influential works of Western culture.
- A vibrant learning community of students and professors, who investigate together alternative conceptions of the universe and our place in it.
- A forum for active learning which does not rely on the work of so-called experts, but challenges students to develop their own understanding.
- An examination of current realities against the fascinating backdrop of the last three thousand years.
- Education of the whole person, through the promotion of crucial skills in communication (oral and written), teamwork, self-reliance, critical analysis and creative expression - skills at a premium in today's workplace.
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- Finding the Human, Knowing the Divine
- New Worlds and New Heaven
- Revolutions of the Modern World
- The Human Condition: Questions Past and Present
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- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Canadian citizens and those with permanent residence status in Canada are eligible for admission to Academic programs if they meet one of the following conditions:
- graduation from a BC secondary school, or equivalent, with a minimum “C” grade in either English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12;
- previous degree from a recognized university;
- visiting student from a college or university (a “Letter of Permission” from the home institution is required);
- a transfer student from a college or university (at least 24 transferable university-level credits completed);
- academic mature student category: 21 years of age (or will turn 21 during their first semester) and has a minimum “C” grade in either English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12.
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International16680 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16680 CAD per year during 48 months.
National4704 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4704 CAD per year during 48 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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