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 summer 2021 term.

Course Title Level Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
INH300 The Contradictions of Modern Sport Upper Humanities KAA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
INX100 Introduction to the Natural Sciences Lower Sciences KAA Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
LSO119 Science Fiction Lower Humanities KAA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
LSO120 Introduction to Sociology Lower Social KAA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
LSO165 Social Consciousness: Equity and Social Justice Lower Social KAA Asynchronous Open
LSO320 Family in the Canadian Context Upper Social KAA Asynchronous Open
LSO375 Introduction to World Drama Upper Humanities KAA Asynchronous Open (Compressed: May - June)
LSO478 Movies and Meaning Upper Humanities KAA Asynchronous Open
LSO570 The Emergence of Complexity: Big History Upper Social KAA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
LSO666 Spilling Blood: Modern Political Violence Upper Social KAA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
LSO802 Criminal Psychology: Psychopaths & Serial Killers Upper Social KAA Asynchronous Full
Course Title Level Category Section Day and Time of Classes Availability
INH302 Political Ideology: Theory and Practice Upper Social NAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
INS100 Introduction to the Social Sciences I Lower Social NAA Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Open (Compressed: May - June)
INS200 Introduction to the Social Sciences II Lower Social NAA Tuesday 2:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Open (Compressed: July - August)
INS301 Introduction to the Cognitive Sciences Upper Social NAA Tuesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. ; Friday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
INW100 World Civilizations: Bronze Age to the 15th Century Lower Humanities NAA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Open (Compressed: May - June)
INW200 World Civilizations: 16th Century to Modern Times Lower Humanities NAA Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Friday 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Open (Compressed: July - August)
LSO120 Introduction to Sociology Lower Social NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
LSO121 Introduction to Political Science Lower Social NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
LSO216 Religion and Culture in Canada Lower Humanities NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
LSO217 The Short Story Lower Humanities NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
LSO250 Cultural Trash: Waste Excess and Repression Lower Humanities NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: July - August)
LSO329 Exploring the Physics of Light and Sound Upper Sciences NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ; Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open (Compressed: May - June)
LSO440 Globalization in the 20th Century and Beyond Upper Social NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
LSO802 Criminal Psychology: Psychopaths & Serial Killers Upper Social NBA Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open
NBB Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Open

None offered this semester.