Seneca College
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ELS Policy


The general education curriculum at Seneca College consists of required English courses and general education options. Most two and three year programs, with a few exceptions, require three general education options as well as one required vocational/general education subject (four general education credits in total).

The general education curriculum is structured in a manner to ensure that each student acquires a breadth of knowledge and understanding and to allow, as best possible, maximum subject choice for the student. To meet that end, the curriculum is organized into two categories:

Liberal Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Social Sciences
- Natural Sciences and Environmental Studies
- Canadian Studies

In a two year and three year programs, students are required to earn 4 general education credits, one of which may be a vocational, general education credit.

The remaining electives MUST come from different subject areas with the Liberal Studies sub-categories. One may be an additional Literature course.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the proper components are completed. 

If students wish clarification or further information about these requirements as they relate to their particular transcript, they are encouraged to see a staff member in any of the Schools of English and Liberal Studies.


Students in degree programs will be required to take a minimum of three free electives, two of which will be at the advanced level in order to provide exposure to increasingly complex theory. To meet this requirement, liberal studies options for degree programs are divided into two levels: the lower, which normally do not have any pre-requisite beyond successful completion of first semester, and the upper, which may require a pre-requisite.

Students' depth and breadth of knowledge will be promoted through exposure to courses in one or more of the following broad categories: culture and communications; social sciences; natural sciences and environmental studies; and Canadian studies.


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