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Degrees of Bachelor of Arts


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General Information


The BA Degree: The Faculté Saint-Jean offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major subject of concentration and a minor subject of concentration or two major subjects of concentration. This four-year program offers a Liberal Arts education and stresses the general education of students in a francophone setting. Students will acquire the capacities for adaptation, analysis, communication and teamwork that are necessary for today's job market.

The BA program includes nine majors: Economics, Canadian Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; French-language; French-literature (French and French- Canadian); History; Psychology; Political Science; Sociology. It also includes a wide range of minors.

The first two years consist of a core program common to all subjects of concentration, while the last two years are normally devoted to the major and minor concentrations.

The originality of the BA program at Faculté Saint-Jean lies in its interdisciplinary and pluridisciplinary nature. For the concentration, a certain number of courses from related disciplines are allowed. These courses will enrich and broaden the major concentration.

Faculté Saint-Jean offers all the courses necessary to obtain a BA degree. This does not prevent students from taking a certain number of courses in other Faculties at the University of Alberta.

The program takes into account Faculté Saint-Jean requirements regarding French courses and provides a variable number of options.

The BA Honors Degree: The BA Honors program allows students to study a specific subject in greater depth. It also requires a higher standard of performance. As a result, it is an excellent preparation for graduate studies.

The BA Honors program includes four specializations: Canadian Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; French-language and literature (French and French- Canadian); Socio-political Science.

BA Program


I. The BA Degree


The BA program consists of a major subject of concentration and a minor subject of concentration or two major subjects of concentration with at least one of the major subjects of concentration taken at Faculté Saint-Jean. Students must choose their major and minor concentrations when registering in the second year of their program.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the BA program, certain courses will be allowed both in the major and in the minor concentrations. However, the same course may not be counted twice in the student's program. Normally, the course will be counted with its usual discipline, in other words according to the definition indicated by its abbreviation. (For example, in the case of a student with a major in Canadian Studies and a minor in Political Science, ETCAN 421 would be counted for the major and SC PO 225  and SC PO 226  for the minor.) If the course does not fit within any specific discipline, priority will be given to the major subject of concentration. (For example, in the case of a student with a major in Sociology and a minor in Political Science, SCSOC 225  would be counted for the major.)

  1. Major Subject: In any major concentration taken at Faculté Saint-Jean, students must complete a minimum of ★30 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 400-level, in one of the following areas: Economics, Canadian Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; French-language; French-literature (French and French-Canadian); History; Psychology; Political Science; Sociology. A minimum of ★15 must be completed at the Faculté Saint‑Jean.

    To achieve a double major in the BA, students must complete at least one of the majors and at least ★60 at Faculté Saint-Jean.

    In addition to the areas listed above and offered at Faculté Saint-Jean, students may choose a second major from the following areas offered by the Faculty of Arts (Note: courses are offered in English): Anthropology, Art and Design, Classics, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Film Studies, German, Scandinavian, Human Geography, Linguistics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Italian, Spanish, Latin American Studies, Russian, Ukrainian, Women's Studies. Within each of these areas, students must meet the requirements of the Faculty of Arts as well as those of Faculté Saint-Jean.
  2. Minor Subject: Students may choose a minor concentration either in Arts or in Science. However, the requirements of these routes contain important differences.
    1. Arts: For the minor concentration in Arts, students must complete a minimum of ★15 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 300- or 400-level, and a maximum of ★24 in one of the following areas: Anthropology and Sociology; Economics; Canadian Studies; Drama; French-language; French-literature (French and French-Canadian); History; Music; Philosophical and Social Thought; Psychology; Political Science; Sociology. For the minor concentration in Music, the student must complete a minimum of ★12 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 300- or 400-level, and a maximum of ★24.

      In addition to the areas listed above and offered at Faculté Saint-Jean, students may choose a minor from those offered by the Faculty of Arts unless there is an equivalent minor offered by Faculté Saint-Jean (Note: Faculty of Arts courses are offered in English). Within each of these minors, students must meet the requirements of the Faculty of Arts as well as those of Faculté Saint-Jean. The requirements of the different departments in the Faculty of Arts are set out in Programs and Certificates  to Cooperative Education (Work Experience) Program  of the Calendar. Note that the Faculté residence requirements are applicable in this case (see Residence ).
    2. Science: For the minor concentration in Science, students must complete a minimum of ★24 and a maximum of ★36 (including no more than ★12 at the junior level and including at least ★6 at the 300- or 400-level) in one of the following subjects or areas:

Areas: Biological Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physical Sciences.

Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology (Science).

In addition to the areas and subjects listed above, offered at Faculté Saint-Jean, students may choose a minor from those offered by the Faculty of Science unless there is an equivalent minor offered by Faculté Saint-Jean (Note: Faculty of Science courses are offered in English). Within each of these minors, students must meet the requirements of the Faculty of Science (see BSc General Program ) as well as those of Faculté Saint- Jean. Also the student may choose a minor in Agriculture, Environmental and Conservation Sciences or Human Ecology offered by the Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences (see BSc General–Minor in Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences ). Note that the Faculté residence requirements are applicable in this case (see Residence ).

Common Requirements


  • The BA at Faculté Saint-Jean is a four-year program, with ★120.
  • The requirements concerning French courses are those of Faculté Saint‑Jean.
  • Students must complete ★6 in a language course other than French.
  • Students must complete FRANC 235 , normally during the second year of their program.
  • Students registered in a program with concentration must complete ★6 in Fine Arts and Literature ★6 in Science. Students registered in an Honors program must complete either ★6 in Fine Arts and Literature or ★6 in Science.
  • Options may be Arts or Science courses. However, up to ★12 may be taken in areas other than arts and science.
  • Exceptionally, the Associate Dean (Academic) may authorize a student to spend less than or more than four years to meet the requirements of a degree.
  • The student in a program in Social Studies or Philosophical and Social Thought must complete one course in Research methods: SCSOC 225 .

Additional Information:


Given the common requirements for the BA program at Faculté Saint-Jean, students are advised to respect the following timetable. However, students wishing to minor in Science may want to defer certain courses (for example, Fine Arts  and Literature or Francophonies) to the third year of their program in order to leave room for prerequisite courses in the Science minor.

Faculté Saint-Jean Tableau 1: Le tronc commun du programme de BA


Année 1


Notes


1 L'étudiant qui s'inscrit à la Faculté Saint-Jean est orienté dans les cours de français selon le programme d'études secondaires préalablement suivi (voir French Courses ).
2 ANGL ou ENGL peut satisfaire à cette exigence.
3 L'étudiant inscrit au programme avec spécialisation doit réussir ★6 en beaux-arts ou ★6 en sciences, au choix. Par conséquent, il peut remplacer une de ces exigences par ★6 en options.

II. The BA Honors Degree


In the BA Honors, students must complete a minimum of ★48 and a maximum of ★60 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 400-level, in one of the following areas: Canadian Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; Frenchlanguage and literature (French and French-Canadian); Socio-political Science.

Students will normally complete the BA Honors in four consecutive years of study and take at least ★30 in each academic year. Exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the Associate Dean (Academic).

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