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Liberal Studies Courses

Liberal studies courses help you explore a variety of learning opportunities in psychology, sociology, religion, Canadian culture and more.

You must complete liberal studies courses from at least two of the following categories:

  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Social sciences

In addition, you must complete at least two upper-level courses. The prerequisite for an upper-level liberal studies course is one lower-level liberal studies, English or critical thinking course.


Below is the list of courses offered for the winter 2021 term.

Course Title Level Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
INX300 Astronomy Upper Sciences KAA Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
LSO120 Introduction to Sociology Lower Social KAA Asynchronous Full
KBB Asynchronous Open
LSO216 Religion and Culture in Canada Lower Humanities KAA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
LSO217 The Short Story Lower Humanities KAA Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
LSO220 Selected Themes in Canadian History Lower Humanities KAA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
LSO246 Women in Canada Lower Social KAA Asynchronous Open
KBB Asynchronous Full
LSO288 Minority Literature and Film Lower Humanities KAA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
LSO322 The Five Greatest Ideas in Science Upper Sciences KAA Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
LSO375 Introduction to World Drama Upper Humanities KAA Asynchronous Full
KBB Asynchronous Full
LSO460 Social Psychology Upper Social KAA Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Full
LSO478 Movies and Meaning Upper Humanities KAA Asynchronous Open
KBB Asynchronous Full
LSO510 Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation Upper Social KBB Asynchronous Full
KCC Asynchronous Full
LSO530 The Plastic Brain: Harnessing its Potential Upper Sciences KAA Monday 4:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Open
LSO570 The Emergence of Complexity: Big History Upper Social KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
KBB Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
LSO666 Spilling Blood: Modern Political Violence Upper Social KAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open

None offered this semester.

Course Title Level Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
INC300 Social Media & Professional Identity: The Web of Influence Upper Social NAA Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Open
INH500 The History of the United States: Learning Through Biography, 1865 - Present Upper Humanities NAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
INS200 Introduction to the Social Sciences II Lower Social NAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open
INS394 Voices from the Front: Contemporary Indigeneity Upper Social NAA Thursday 12:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Full
INS400 Canada in the Global World: Citizenship, Migration and Belonging Upper Social NAA Friday 11:40 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. Open
INW200 World Civilizations: 16th Century to Modern Times Lower Humanities NAA Monday 9:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Full
INX300 Astronomy Upper Sciences NBA Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
INX301 Earth, Wind and Fire: Natural Disasters Upper Sciences NAA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
LSO120 Introduction to Sociology Lower Social NBA Asynchronous Open
LSO121 Introduction to Political Science Lower Social NBA Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
LSO190 A History of Asian-Western Relations Lower Humanities NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
LSO216 Religion and Culture in Canada Lower Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open
NBB Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
LSO225 Totalitarianism in the Modern World Lower Humanities NBA Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
LSO250 Cultural Trash: Waste Excess and Repression Lower Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open
LSO319 Young Adult Dystopias Upper Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open
LSO329 Exploring the Physics of Light and Sound Upper Sciences NBA Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Open
LSO330 International Trade - The Canadian Perspective Upper Social NBA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Full
LSO419 Utopianism: Social Dreaming in Popular Culture Upper Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open
LSO436 Bringing Back Nature: Ecological Restoration Upper Sciences NBA Asynchronous Open
LSO450 Cold War Culture: Fear and Escapism Upper Humanities NBA Asynchronous Open
LSO510 Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation Upper Social NAA Tuesday 9:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Open
NBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open

None offered this semester.

None offered this semester.