About the School of English & Liberal Studies

The English and Liberal Studies curriculum is a key component of your studies at Seneca. It develops communication, critical thinking, information management, interpersonal and personal skills.

The general education and liberal studies framework guides the breadth requirements for graduation from your program. It responds to mandates of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board, as well as the Conference Board of Canada.

Visit the online Student Home for additional information on general education or liberal studies requirements for your program. 

COVID-19 update

During the COVID-19 pandemic, general education courses will be delivered virtually. This is to ensure your safety and accommodate Seneca students joining us remotely from around the world.

Some general education courses, which we refer to as “synchronous,” will be scheduled with a specific time. Some or all components of the course will be delivered online live, in real-time. Your professor will let you know when you will meet.

Other courses will be available for you to complete at your convenience each week. We call this “asynchronous delivery.”

You will see asynchronous courses as “unscheduled” in your Visual Schedule Builder. Professors for these courses will provide weekly instructions and stay in touch with you. Plus, you can always schedule a virtual meeting during your professor’s office hours. Even though we are distanced, we are always connected.