Nov 23, 2020  
University of Alberta Calendar 2019-2020 
University of Alberta Calendar 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Complementary Studies Electives

To better understand the role of Engineering within a broader social context, all programs require an element of complementary studies consisting of the humanities, social sciences, arts, management, engineering economics and communications. Aspects of these topics are covered in mandatory courses, but each program contains complementary studies electives so that students may explore areas of particular interest. Notwithstanding this, the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board requires that programs include exposure to the central thought processes of the humanities and social sciences. Students must take the number of complementary studies electives as required by their program. Students can take a maximum of one list 1 complementary studies elective. Note that in some cases, a course may appear both on a complementary studies list and as a program required or program elective course. A single course cannot be used to satisfy multiple course requirements under Programs of Study .

Students interested in taking a minor should select their first complementary studies courses with this in mind. For the Business minor, student should take ECON 204 ; for an Arts minor, students should select a course in a possible area of concentration of interest, see minors for specific requirements for each minor.

List 2


**Not available to Civil students
***Not available to Civil (Environmental Engineering Option) students.

A second course from the ITS List may be taken as part of List 2. However, a single course cannot be used to satisfy both the ITS and Complementary Studies requirements. This list is updated annually. Courses that teach a language or the application of a particular skill (such as courses in physical education, music and art) do not meet the intent of the Accreditation Board with respect to complementary studies and are therefore not eligible.

Impact of Technology on Society (ITS) Elective

A specific requirement of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board is study of the impact of technology on society. To meet this requirement, students must take one of the following:

English Electives

Engineering programs require ENGL 199 .