Faculty of Arts

B.A. Bachelor of Arts—Integrated Studies

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B.A. Integrated Studies: A 90 credit hour degree which provides a general education that includes 21 credit hours of required or foundation courses and 18 credit hours in an area of concentration. In this program, areas of concentration are all Minor programs offered by the Faculty of Arts and other faculties and schools as well as some areas not considered Minors. Choose the B.A. Integrated Studies degree if you are a working adult who has completed some post-secondary education and would like to complete an undergraduate degree.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS:

The Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree requires you to fulfill a five subject field requirement. To satisfy the subject field requirement for the B.A. Integrated Studies degree, you must complete 3 credit hours in each of five different subject fields. For example, 3 credit hours in Psychology, plus 3 credit hours in German, plus 3 credit hours in Mathematics, plus 3 credit hours in Music, plus 3 credit hours in Biology. The subject field requirement may be fulfilled by taking courses from faculties other than the Faculty of Arts.

B.A. degrees also require 6 credit hours in each area of Humanities, Social Sciences and courses offered by the Faculty of Science. The Recommended Introductory Courses (PDF) list identifies the courses that satisfy the Humanities, Social Science and Science requirements.

A course subject may satisfy both the subject field requirement and the Humanities/Social Sciences/Science requirement.

HUMANITIES:

Course subjects taught by the Faculty of Arts that can be used towards the Humanities requirement and are open to first year students include:

  • Arabic, Asian Studies, Canadian Studies, Catholic Studies, Classical Studies, English [excluding ENGL 0930 (W) and ENGL 0940 (W)], Film Studies, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, History, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Judaic Civilization, Latin, Native Languages, Native Studies, Philosophy, Polish, Portuguese, Religion, Russian, Spanish, Theatre, Ukrainian, and Yiddish. In addition, the following courses can also be used: WOMN 1500 (W) Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Humanities; WOMN 2530 Writing Women's Lives; WOMN 2570 Soap Operas, Harlequins, and Talk Shows; WOMN 2600 Sex, Gender, Space and Place.
  • Some additional upper-level courses in GPE and WOMN may also be used. See the Faculty of Arts section of the Academic Calendar for details.

School of Art courses open to first year students can also be used to satisfy the Humanities requirement:

  • FAAH 1030, FAAH 1040

SOCIAL SCIENCES:

Course subjects taught by the Faculty of Arts that can be used towards the Social Sciences requirement and are open to first year students include:

  • Anthropology, Economics, Labour Studies, Linguistics, Political Studies, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • Other Arts courses include: ARTS 1160 Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Approach; GPE 1700 Social Justice in the 21st Century: Global Political Economy and Environmental Change; WOMN 1600 (W) Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Social Sciences; WOMN 2510 Women and Education; WOMN 2560 (W) Women, Science and Technology; and WOMN 2610 Gender, Transport and Social Justice.
  • Some additional upper-level courses in GPE and WOMN may also be used. See the Faculty of Arts section of the Academic Calendar for details.

SCIENCE:

Course subjects that satisfy the science requirement and are open to first year students include:

Faculty of Science:

  • Courses in Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, and Statistics.

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences:

  • AGRI 1500, AGRI 1510, ENTM 1000, PLNT 1000.
  • Some additional upper-level courses in PLNT and SOIL may also be used, See the Faculty of Arts section of the Academic Calendar for details.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources:

  • ENVR 1000, ENVR 2000, GEOG 1290, GEOL 1340, GEOL 1400, GEOL 1410, GEOL 1420.
  • Some additional upper-level courses in GEOG and GEOL may also be used, See the Faculty of Arts section of the Academic Calendar for details.

Faculty of Engineering:

  • ENG 1440, ENG 1450, ENG 1460.

ARTS COURSE SELECTION PLANNING CHART

Please note that this is a planning guide; the Focused Approach is not required but will help you begin degree requirements. Choose the introductory courses for your future Major and Minor. Then add courses that help you meet the five subject field and the Humanities/Social Sciences/Science requirements.

CHOOSE THE FOLLOWING COURSES: FOCUSED APPROACH BALANCED APPROACH SAMPLING APPROACH
Introductory course(s) selected from Foundation Courses  6 6 6
Introductory course(s) selected from chosen area of concentration  6 6 6
Courses in 3rd subject field 6
Courses in 4th subject field 6
Courses in 5th subject field 6
Electives 12
Total Credit Hours 30 24
From the courses selected above have you fulfilled:
6 credit hours of Humanities 6 credit hours of Social Science
6 credit hours of Science Written English (W) requirement
Mathematics (M) requirement

Foundation courses available to first year students include:

  • ARTS 1110 (W)
  • ARTS 1160
  • EDUA 1560
  • SWRK 2080 OR ENGL 0930 (W)
  • Mathematics courses
  • 6 credit hours in Anthropology, Political Studies, Psychology, or Sociology

B.A. INTEGRATED STUDIES DEGREE

The B.A. Integrated Studies degree requires a minimum of 3 years of full-time workplace experience as well as:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level course work with a minimum 2.0 GPA on university course work and cumulative minimum 2.5 GPA or C+ on University of Manitoba certificate or diploma. OR
  • Eligibility for admission as a mature student.

For further details on the admission process and criteria see the Integrated Studies Program Overview.

HIGH SCHOOL PREREQUISITES FOR UNIVERSITY-LEVEL COURSES:

    None.

MINIMUM TIME TO GRADUATION:

    3 years (90 credit hours).

TIPS FOR CHOOSING COURSES:

  • Students interested in the B.A. Integrated Studies Degree should contact an academic advisor in the Faculty of Arts for assistance with program planning.
  • ARTS 1110 (W) will satisfy the W requirement.
  • It is possible to satisfy the M requirement when you complete the Science requirement.
  • Your Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences selections can also be used to fulfill the five subject field requirements. e.g. PSYC 1200 is 6 credit hours of Social Sciences or ENGL 1200 is 6 credit hours of Humanities and satisfies the W requirement.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit may be used to reduce the first year course load and as a prerequisite to 2000 level courses, where applicable. Contact your academic advisor for information and possible permission to register in upper level courses.
  • An Interfaculty Option in Aging is available to students in this faculty. See the Centre on Aging for more information on the courses required for the option.

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May 2016
First Year Planning Guide