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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Fees

Program Normal Duration Total Program Fee

Associate of Arts Degree

2 years

C$26,010 for 30 credits per year (2018/19) / C$27,571 for 30 credits (2019/20)

 

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

  • Literature and Culture (3 credits)
  • Literature and Performance (3 credits)
  • Literature Now (3 credits)

B. 9 credits in Science

  • Introduction to Biology (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Computing Science & Programming I (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Computer Programming I (3 credits)
  • Contemporary Health Issues (3 credits)
  • Discrete Mathematics I (3 credits)
  • Critical Thinking (3 units)
  • Studio Physics - Mechanics & Modern Physics (4 credits)
  • Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4 credits)
  • Brain, Mind and Society (3 credits)

C. 36 credits in Arts which shall include

6 credits in the Social Sciences

  • Ancient Peoples and Places (3 credits)
  • Canadian Aboriginal Peoples’ Perspectives on History (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Criminology (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Canadian Law & Legal Institutions (3 credits)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • The Cultures, Languages and Origines of Canada’s First Peoples (3 credits)
  • Our World: Introducing Human Geography (3 credits)
  • Gender Talk (3 credits)
  • Global Perspectives on Health (3 credits)
  • War, International Cooperation and Development (3 credits)
  • Introducing Labour Studies (3 credits)
  • Introduction to English Vocabulary Analysis (3 credits)
  • The Wonder of Words (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Linguistics (3 credits)
  • Critical Thinking (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Politics and Government (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology I (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology II (3 credits)
  • US Politics (3 credits)

6 credits of Humanities

  • Engineering, Science and Society (3 credits)
  • The Cultures, Languages and Origins of Canada’s First Peoples (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Cinema (3 credits)
  • Canada Since Confederation (3 credits)
  • The Social History of Canada (3 credits)
  • Visual Communication Design (3 credits)
  • Literature and Culture (3 credits)
  • Literature and Performance (3 credits)
  • Literature Now (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

  • Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)
  • Communication and Social Change (3 credits)
  • Graphic Design (3 credits)

Refer to Sections B/C (above) for Arts/Science courses

Other courses taken at FIC but not offered in this program may count for credit. For more information, please meet with a student success advisor.

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