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

For the Summer 2021 term, English and Liberal Studies courses will be delivered online only. These online courses will follow one of three formats:

  • Synchronous — These courses have a scheduled class date and time. Students are expected to participate in weekly live online classes during the scheduled class time. In addition, students may be asked to complete online learning modules at their own pace. Depending on the professor, assignments and activities may be completed both during and outside of scheduled class time.
  • Asynchronous — These courses do not have a scheduled class date or time, nor do they have mandatory live classes. Students will complete online learning modules at their own pace. All assignments and activities are completed independently, but fixed due dates throughout the term will apply. Faculty will be available during office hours but will not hold live classes. Note: Given that asynchronous courses do not have a scheduled class date/time, they may appear as “unscheduled” when making your selection in the Visual Schedule Builder. The wording “unscheduled” denotes that there is no scheduled class date/time booked into your timetable, but you are still registered for this asynchronous course.
  • Mostly Asynchronous — These courses have a scheduled class date and time, which may be used for live, real-time assessments (i.e., tests, midterms, final exams) or office hours/drop-in classes depending on the professor, but the professor will not use the scheduled class time for live lectures. Please see your professor’s addendum for details about when the synchronous classes will take place. In addition, students will complete online learning modules at their own pace. While most assignments and activities are completed independently, fixed due dates throughout the term will apply.