FIC Associate of Arts Degree

This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development effective 28 May 2010 having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

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High School

 

2nd year Simon Fraser University

 

Fees

Program Normal Duration Total Program Fee

Associate of Arts Degree

2 years

C$22,983 per year

Location

Intakes

January, May, September

General Degree Requirements:

60 credits (total)

  • 6 credits in first-year English
  • 9 credits in Science which shall include at least:

    • 3 credits in Mathematics or Computing Science or Statistics
    • 3 credits in a laboratory science
  • 36 credits in Arts which shall include:
    • 6 credits in the Social Sciences
    • 6 credits in Humanities (other than English)
  • 24 additional credits in Arts
  • 9 credits in Arts, Science or other area

Specific Degree Requirements:

  • Sixty (60) credits as per degree structure
  • Minimum 18 (200-level) credits
  • CGPA of 2.0

A. 6 credits in first-year English

  • Introduction to Fiction (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Issues in Literature & Culture (3 credits)

B. 9 credits in Science

  • Introduction to Biology (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Computing Science & Programming I (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Computing Science & Programming II (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Computer Design (3 credits)
  • Global Perspectives on Health (3 credits)
  • Contemporary Health Issues (3 credits)
  • Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Precalculus (3 credits)
  • Calculus I (3 credits)
  • Calculus II (3 credits)
  • Calculus for the Social Sciences I (3 credits)
  • Studio Physics - Mechanics & Modern Physics (4 credits)

C. 36 credits in Arts which shall include

6 credits in the Social Sciences

  • Introduction to Criminology (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3 credits)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • Environmental Economics (3 credits)
  • The Wonder of Words (3 credits)
  • Introduction to the Description of English Grammar (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Politics and Government (3 credits)
  • Comparative Politics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to International Politics (3 credits)
  • Brain, Mind & Society (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology I (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology II (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Linguistics (3 credits)

6 credits of Humanities

  • Canada Since Confederation (3 credits)
  • The Social History of Canada (3 credits)
  • Critical Thinking (3 credits)
  • Literature Across Cultures (3 credits)
  • East/West (3 credits)

24 additional credits in Arts

  • Refer to Section C (above) for Social Sciences/Humanities courses

D. 9 credits in Arts, Science or other areas

  • Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • Behaviour in Organizations (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)
  • Explorations in Mass Communication (3 credits)
  • Graphic Design (3 credits)
  • Visual Communication Design (3 credits)
  • Refer to Sections B/C (above) for Arts/Science courses

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