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Returning Students

The categorization located on the School of English and Liberal Studies (SELS) home page applies to new students starting in Fall 2016. If you were enrolled in a diploma program prior to Fall 2016, please follow the categorization outlined below.

The courses are organized into the following 5 categories:

  • Cultural Studies (CUL, FLM, LAN, LGE)
  • Social Sciences (PSY, SOC)
  • Natural Science and Environmental Studies (NAT)
  • Canadian Studies (CAN)
  • Literature Studies (EAC, SES)

Ensure that you are meeting your requirements for graduation by confirming that you take no more than 2 courses within the same category.

If you require further clarification, you are encouraged to contact the English and Liberal Studies Coordinator (see Contact Us tab).

If you are enrolled in a degree program, to confirm the number of liberal studies courses required, consult the online Student Centre or your coordinator for additional information on academic requirements.


  • Read the Requirements for Graduation. Seek Academic Advice if necessary.
  • Pay attention to the deadlines to add/change a course, to drop a course, and to apply for a Transfer Credit. If you have post-secondary credits from a college or university in Canada or overseas, read the Transfer Credit website.

Tips for Success

  • Consistent attendance is proven to be crucial for success in your courses. In addition, adequate class preparation, considerate classroom conduct, and constructive participation will enhance your whole academic experience
  • Talk to your professors to check on your progress and discuss any difficulties you may be experiencing
  • Visit the Learning Commons to see how tutors may help and enrich your learning
  • If you have serious academic or personal concerns at any time, don’t hesitate to talk to your professor, to an English & Liberal Studies coordinator or to Counselling and Accessibility Services.

Our courses will be both challenging and rewarding. They demand from you strong study skills, academic honesty and academic courtesy. They will reward you with enhanced communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills, general knowledge and more – the tools to become a real career professional!