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FACULTY OF ARTS


Website: www.ufv.ca/arts

The Faculty of Arts at UCFV provides the community with a broad range of educational opportunities that prepare students to be active, successful citizens of the 21st century. Our goal is to help students realize their potential as members of local and global communities, as inheritors of traditions, and as creators of possible futures. Maintaining the highest academic standards, we offer innovative disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and applied degrees which prepare students for both continued scholarship and employment. The Faculty meets the intellectual, artistic, and vocational needs of students through an emphasis on pedagogical excellence, flexible programming, and respect for diversity.

Bachelor of Arts degree

Majors
English
Geography
History
Psychology
Sociology

Extended Minors/Minors
Anthropology
Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy
Criminology/Criminal Justice
English
Geography
History
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Math/Statistics

Psychology
Sociology
Theatre
Visual Arts

Associate of Arts degree
General
International Studies
Media and Communication Studies
Theatre

Diplomas
General Studies
Liberal Arts
Theatre
Visual Arts

Certificates

Theatre Wardrobe Technician (subject to funding)

Arts Disciplines
Anthropology
Art History
Economics
English
Film
Geography
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International studies

Latin American Studies
Literature in Translation
Media and Communications Studies
Modern Languages

Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Theatre
Visual Arts

Co-operative Education

University Transfer
A variety of university- transfer courses, which can be applied towards a credential at UCFV or other institutions, are offered.


Dean: Don Tunstall, MA, MEd (UBC), PhD (Alta)
Dean’s Office: B315, Abbotsford campus
Telephone: (604) 854-4516
Fax: (604) 855-7558

Administrative Assistant: Dale Demeules
Telephone: (604) 854-4539

Advisor: Joanne Bishop, BGS (SFU)
Advice Centre: Room D3059, Abbotsford campus
Telephone: (604) 854-4577

Academic Assistant: Pam Mercer, BA (SFU)
Room D3057, Abbotsford campus
Telephone: (604) 853-7441, local 4283

Department Heads

English/Film
Rhonda Schuller, BS, MA (Iowa State), MA (USC)
Geography/Economics
John Belec, BA (Brock), MA, PhD (Queen’s)
History
Bonnie Huskins, BA (Mt. Allison), MA (Warwick), PhD (Dalhousie)
Modern Languages Institute
Alan Cameron, BA (Hons) (Calgary), MA, PhD (UBC)
Philosophy/Political Science/Religious Studies
Jeff Morgan, BA, MA, PhD (SFU)
Psychology
Jacalyn Snodgrass, BA (N. Carolina), MS, PhD (UBC)
Social, Cultural, and Media Studies
(Sociology, Anthropology, Media and Communication Studies, Latin American Studies)
Jean Ballard, BA, MA (Calgary)
Theatre
Ian Fenwick, BA (Brock), BA (Hons) (Queen’s), MFA (UBC)
Visual Arts
Don Murray, BFA (Regina), MFA (UBC)

Priority Admission

Applications for priority admission are accepted for all Faculty of Arts programs. See Admissions and Registration section for information.

General Studies in the Faculty of Arts

The General Studies category is designed for students wishing to take courses for their own interest or to help them in choosing a direction of study. As a General Studies student, you may take arts, science, and/or applied courses. General Studies is not a true “program”; it has no structured group of courses. Students can apply later for any of the associate, diploma, or degree options at UCFV. Credit is given for courses recognized by your chosen option. University-level courses can be transferred to another institution.

Bachelor of Arts Degrees Offered by Other Faculties

In addition to the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by the Faculty of Arts, UCFV also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Workload and Classroom Expectations

You may register for a single course, or up to six courses, depending on the Arts option you choose. Five courses per semester is the normal load for a student wishing to complete a “year” of Arts courses in one school year (two semesters). A single course will require attendance in class for three to seven hours per week, and an additional five to 10 hours per week of homework. Out-of-class homework is extremely important, and you should guard against taking too many courses if you have other time commitments.

Fees and Other Costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section.

Dates and Locations

Days and times for courses are listed in the timetable, which is available at all UCFV centres about one month prior to the beginning of each registration period. Most courses are taught at the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses, many in Mission, with occasional course offerings in Hope. Both day and evening times are shown in the timetable.

Course Selection and Transferability

You may register for courses for which you meet the prerequisites. These are listed for each course in Course Descriptions.. Be sure to consult an educational advisor in Student Services if you are planning to transfer courses to another university. Some courses carry transfer credit only to certain universities, and careful planning is important. Courses numbered 300 and 400 that are part of the UCFV Bachelor of Arts program may be considered for transfer at the time of application on a course-by-course basis by the university to which you are transferring. Provincial Transfer Guides are online, and are available in UCFV's Student Services, and Library.

Co-operative Education option

The Co-operative Education option provides Arts students with the opportunity to acquire paid, career-related work experience in conjunction with their studies in the Bachelor of Arts degree, associate degree, and diploma programs.

Bachelor of Arts degree students should successfully complete a minimum of four work terms in order to receive a Co-operative Education designation. To be eligible for Co-op, you must select a program of studies in the Faculty of Arts which ensures that you are:

A typical study and work schedule is:

Year

Fall

Winter

Summer

1

Study term 1

Study term 2

Work term 1

2

Work term 2

Study term 3

Work term 3

3*

 Study term 4
Associate degree graduation

Study term 5

Work term 4

4*

Study term 6

Work term 5

Study term 7

5*

Work term 6

Study term 8

 Degree graduation

*These study and work-term sequences will vary for students entering into a UCFV
Co-op Ed option at the third-year level. See the Co-operative Education section calendar for more details.


ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE

The Associate of Arts degree is a formal two-year credential that recognizes the successful completion of a two-year academic program. It also serves as an intermediate qualification for students wishing to transfer to UCFV degree programs or other educational institutions, or as a qualification for employment. Students have four options to complete the general requirements or pursue studies in specific concentrations. The associate degree options are:

This program includes a breadth of intellectual and academic experience worthwhile for students whose educational or career goals are in the humanities, the creative and performing arts, and the social sciences. The minimum requirements for the B.C. Ministry of Education, Skills and
Training Associate of Arts degree are met in the UCFV Associate of Arts program.

Because transfer credit and degree requirements vary widely, it is very important to consult with
an advisor in Student Services if you plan to go on to a university to make sure that you fulfil the needs for your field of study at your chosen institution.

Admission Priority to Simon Fraser University

SFU will accommodate Associate of Arts degree holders before other B.C. college transfer credit applicants, subject to the following conditions:

1. The applicant has a minimum of 54 SFU-transferable credits.

2. The applicant has a minimum admission GPA of 2.00, based on transferable courses only.

Entrance Requirements

There are two options for entry into the Associate of Arts program:

Option I

B.C. secondary school graduation with a minimum average of 67% (C+) calculated on four
courses: English 12 or Communications 12 and the best academic Grade 12 subjects (at least
three courses with a minimum total of 10 credits), as selected from the following list:

Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Comparative Civilizations
Economics
English Literature
First Nations
French (& French 12A)

Geography
Geology
Geometry
German
History
Information Technology
Japanese
Latin
Law
Mandarin
Mathematics
Physics
Probability & Statistics
Punjabi
Spanish
Survey Mathematics
Writing

or English 12 or Communications 12 and the best two academic subjects (from the list above)
plus one provincially approved fine or performing arts course. Contact the Admissions and Records office if clarification on a particular course is needed.

Option II

A minimum of nine university-level credits with a grade point average of 2.0.

How to Apply

1. Submit the application fee along with your UCFV application for admission form to the Admissions and Records (A&R) office. Application forms are available from any A&R or
Student Services office. See complete list of application dates and general information.

Additional documents required for a complete application:

Entrance Option I: You must submit an official transcript showing proof of graduation and completion of the required courses/credits with a minimum average of 67 percent. Students
currently in Grade 12 must submit interim grades.

Entrance Option II: You must submit an official transcript (sealed envelope) from every post-secondary institution you have attended, whether or not you completed courses there. Transcripts do not have to accompany the application if you have indicated that official copies
are on order.

2. You will be advised of an admission decision and invited to register. A deposit is required
when you register (see the Fees and Other Costs section). This money will be applied to the
tuition fees and is not refundable. Final payment of all course fees is due the end of the second
week of classes.

3. In cases where course work is in progress, an admission decision may be made conditional
upon completion of academic requirements. Proof of completion of entrance requirements is due
the end of the first week in August for the September intake.

Program Definitions

Courses numbered 100 or 200 level at UCFV may not transfer at the same level at UBC, SFU, UNBC, or UVic. When planning courses, students should refer to the B.C. Transfer Guide,
available online, or in UCFV's Student Services or Library-line.

The ministry has outlined the following definitions to assist students in completing program requirements:

1. A first-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the
100 level at UBC, SFU, UNBC, or UVic.

2. A second-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at
the 200 level or higher at UBC, SFU, UNBC, or UVic.

3. An arts course is defined to be any first- or second-year course in a subject area for which
there is a Bachelor of Arts degree at UBC, SFU, UNBC, or UVic. The determination of which specific arts courses satisfy the Humanities (including Creative and Performing Arts) and Social Science requirements will be the responsibility of the institution granting the credential.

4. A science course is defined to be any first- or second-year course in a subject area for which there is a Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor of Applied Science degree at UBC, SFU, UNBC, or UVic.

Program Requirements

A minimum grade of C- is required in each course applied to the Associate of Arts program. Students must complete a minimum of 60 university-level credits of which at least 30 must be completed at UCFV. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained to retain
registration priority.

The requirements for the Associate of Arts: International Studies, the Associate of Arts: Media and Communications, the Associate of Arts: Theatre, and the Associate of Arts: general option are listed under their respective subjects' webpages.

Standing Required for Continuance

Associate of Arts students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

Academic Warning

Students whose grades fall below a 2.0 CGPA will be placed on Academic Warning for the next semester. A student on Academic Warning may not register in a course overload. Students who achieve a semester grade point average of 2.0 will continue on Academic Warning until the
CGPA equals or exceeds 2.0.

Required to Withdraw

Students who do not achieve a minimum semester grade point average of 2.0 while on Academic Warning will be withdrawn from the Associate of Arts program. A student who has been required
to withdraw may continue to take courses as a General Studies student.

Readmission to the Program

To be readmitted to the Associate of Arts program, you must complete nine university-level
credits (can be duplicate courses), with a minimum 2.0 CGPA. Once these criteria are met, you
may apply for readmission at the Admissions and Records office. When readmitted, you will
remain on Academic Warning until your overall CGPA is 2.0.

Graduation

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all program requirements are met. This should be done
by regular program review and/or consultation with the appropriate department.

Candidates who qualify to receive an Associate of Arts degree must be approved by the Faculty
of Arts and the University College Board.

Students must apply for graduation by completing a request to graduate form available at the Admissions and Records office. This must be done no later than April 1, with program
requirements completed by May 31.

Associate of Arts degree (general option)

Program Requirements

The Associate of Arts general option requires a minimum of 60 university-transfer credits of which 30 must be taken at UCFV. A minimum grade of C- in each course applied to the degree is required. No course will be used to meet more than one of the following specific requirements, except Requirement #6. No more than six credits shall be in any one subject area to satisfy Requirements #1 and #2.

1. English
Six credits chosen from English 105–170.

2. Arts — other than English.
Eighteen credits in 100-level Arts as follows:

    Social Sciences
    Six credits chosen from:

    Humanities and the Creative/Performing Arts
    Six credits chosen from:

    Social Sciences/Humanities and the Creative/Performing Arts
    Six credits.

3. Arts — 200-level Arts in two or more areas.
Eighteen credits.

4. Science
Nine credits to include:

5. 100- or 200-level Arts or Sciences
Nine credits.

6. Canadian content course
Three credits.

To determine which courses fulfil this requirement, students should consult with the Faculty of
Arts advisor or Arts department heads before completion of the program.

Associate of Arts degree
(International Studies option)

Entrance Requirements

See above for details on entrance requirements and application procedures.

Careers Related to International Studies

The program is designed to provide a sound background for students who intend to pursue
careers in businesses with interests overseas, church work in the third world, teaching, journalism, community relations, translation, international development work, the travel industry, diplomacy, government, international trade and commerce, as well as for those wishing to prepare for
advanced scholarly work and research.

International Studies Field School

Optional field schools and study tours of three to six weeks duration are organized on a regular
basis. A typical field school in Latin America of a three-week duration would cost approximately $2,000 plus meals. A field school certificate will be awarded to those students successfully completing this aspect of the program.

Work Experience and Practica

By the second year of the program students will be expected to undertake an average of three
hours of voluntary work each week for the period of one semester. This can be fulfilled in a
number of ways and might include activities involving community education, non-governmental organizations, church groups involved in international issues, etc. Students will thus be introduced
to the work world as it pertains to the international sphere, blending academic studies with the realities of employment.

It may be possible to arrange employment opportunities, probably on an exchange basis, in the regions of specialization. This can only be done for individuals who have taken the appropriate language courses.

Transfer Arrangements

All courses in the International Studies option will transfer to at least one of the B.C. universities,
and most transfer to SFU, UBC, UVic, and the Open University (see the Provincial Transfer
Guide for details). However, because of university specializations, students interested in Latin American Studies will most likely wish to transfer to SFU. Accordingly, all courses in this program transfer to SFU and the program is specifically designed so that students who successfully complete all requirements may continue in Latin American Studies at SFU in their third and fourth years of study.

Program Requirements

The Associate of Arts International Studies option requires a minimum of 60 SFU transferable credits of which 30 must be from UCFV. A minimum grade of C- in each course applied to the degree. No course will be used to meet more than one of the following specific requirements,
except requirement #6. No more than six credits shall be in any one subject area to satisfy requirements #1 and #2.

Program Outline

1. English — chosen from English 105–170.
Six credits.

2. Arts — other than English.
Eighteen credits in 100-level Arts as follows:

    Social Sciences
    Six credits chosen from:

    Humanities and the Creative/Performing Arts
    Six credits chosen from:

    Latin American Studies
    Six credits chosen from:

3. Arts — 200-level Arts
Eighteen credits to include:

    Nine credits chosen from:

4. Science
Nine credits to include:

5. 100- or 200-level credits
Nine credits chosen from:

6. Canadian Content course
Three credits.

To determine which courses fulfil this requirement, students should consult with the Arts
departmental advisor or Arts department heads before program completion.

Associate of Arts degree:
(Media and Communication Studies option)

Entrance Requirements

See above for details on entrance requirements and application procedures.

The Associate of Arts, Media and Communication option, focuses on the study of information — how it is created, packaged, shared, distributed, consumed and used.

You will learn about all media industries, including the internet, and how they are changing. You
will learn how you are affected by advertising and other commercial images, how Canadians “fit”
in the global village, what literacy in the new media means; in short, how your life and your society are changing in response to innovations in communication.

Students seeking careers as media professionals (e.g., film-makers, broadcast journalists) will
find these courses very valuable, but will need courses from elsewhere to provide instruction in
the mechanics of production. For example, while the film industry in Canada is studied, film-making
is not.

Careers in Media and Communication

People with degrees in Communication find work in a variety of fields, including management or research connected with communication industries; research or policy development in government (related, for example, to the introduction of new technologies); research in international develop-
ment; public education, advertising, or marketing. A bachelor’s degree is also appropriate preparation for graduate work in a variety of other disciplines.

Program Requirements

The Associate of Arts Media and Communications option, requires a minimum of 60 SFU transferable credits of which 30 must be from UCFV. A minimum grade of C- in each course applied to the degree is required. No course will be used to meet more than one of the following specific requirements, except for requirement #6. No more than six credits shall be in any one subject area to satisfy requirements #1 and #2.

1. English — chosen from English 105–170.
Six credits.

2. Arts — other than English.
Eighteen credits in 100-level Arts as follows:

    Social Sciences
    Six credits:

    Humanities and the Creative/Performing Arts
    Nine credits chosen from:

3. Arts — 200-level Arts in two or more areas.
Eighteen credits, with a minimum of 15 credits chosen from:

4. Science
Nine credits to include:

5. 100- or 200-level courses
Six credits chosen from:

6. Canadian content course
Three credits.

Faculty:
    Kathleen Galarneau, BA (Waterloo), MA (SFU)
    Madeleine Hardin, BA, MA (SFU)
    Eric Spalding, BA (Concordia), MA (Quebec), PhD (SFU)

Associate of Arts degree (Theatre option)

Admission for the program is for the September semester. Students wishing to start in January may do so by taking any course for which they have the stated prerequisites and then applying for the following September.

Audition

In April you will be informed of an interview and audition that is required. You must attend or
make special arrangements with the program head to be eligible for admission to the program.

Entrance Requirements

See above for details on entrance requirements and application procedures.

Program Requirements

The Associate of Arts Theatre option requires a minimum of 60 university transfer credits of which 30 must be from UCFV. In addition, students must complete one practicum course chosen from Theatre 199 or Theatre 299. A minimum grade of C- in each course applied to the degree is required. No course will be used to meet more than one of the following specific requirements, except requirement #6. No more than six credits shall be in any one subject area to satisfy requirements #1 and #2.

1. English

2. Arts — other than English.
Eighteen credits in 100-level Arts as follows:

    Social Sciences
    Six credits chosen from:

    Creative/Performing Arts
    Six credits:

    Social Sciences/Humanities and the Creative/ Performing Arts
    Six elective credits.

3. Arts — 200-level Arts in two or more areas.
Eighteen credits, to include:

4. Science
Nine credits to include:

5. Nine credits chosen from:

6. Canadian content course
Three credits.

To determine which courses fulfil this requirement, students should consult with the Arts advisor
or Arts department head before completion of the program.

7. Audition for Theatre 111: Students must audition before permission to register will be
granted. Theatre program students have first priority for available spaces. Auditions will be held
in May and early June. Contact the department for an audition time.


ARTS DIPLOMAS

General Studies diploma

Although there are no specific entrance or course requirements for this option, you may request a General Studies diploma upon successful completion of any 60 credits at UCFV with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Students must submit a Request for Graduation form to the Admissions and Records office by April 1.

Liberal Arts diploma

The Liberal Arts diploma program requires a minimum of 60 university-level credits. It is designed
to provide students with a breadth of intellectual and academic experience while recognizing the importance of concentrated study in a specific field or discipline. The diploma addresses the needs
of students pursuing educational or career goals in the humanities or social sciences. The Liberal
Arts diploma may serve as an educational goal or as an intermediate qualification for those who transfer to other educational institutions. Students planning to obtain the Bachelor of Arts offered
by the Faculty of Arts can complete the diploma and satisfy the general program requirements for
the degree and the lower-level requirements for their majors/extended minors.

Entrance Requirements

There are two options for entry into the Liberal Arts program:

Option I

B.C. secondary school graduation with a minimum average of 67% (C+) calculated on four
courses: English 12 or Communications 12 and the best academic Grade 12 subjects (at least
three courses with a minimum total of 10 credits), as selected from the following list:

Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Comparative Civilizations
Economics
English Literature
First Nations
French (& French 12A)

Geography
Geology
Geometry
German
History
Information Technology
Japanese
Latin
Law
Mandarin
Mathematics
Physics
Probability & Statistics
Punjabi
Spanish
Survey Mathematics
Writing

or English 12 or Communications 12 and the best two academic subjects (from the list above)
plus one provincially approved fine or performing arts course. Contact the Admissions and
Records office if clarification on a particular course is needed.

Option II

A minimum of nine university-level credits with a grade point average of 2.0.

How to Apply

1. Submit the application fee along with your UCFV application for admission form to the Admissions and Records (A&R) office. Application forms are available from any A&R or
Student Services office. See complete list of application dates and general information.

Additional documents required for a complete application:

Entrance Option I: You must submit an official transcript showing proof of graduation and completion of the required courses/credits. Students currently in Grade 12 must submit interim grades.
Entrance Option II: You must submit an official transcript (sealed envelope) from every post-secondary institution you have attended, whether or not you completed courses there. Transcripts do not have to accompany the application if you have indicated that official copies are
on order.

2. You will be advised of an admission decision and invited to register. A deposit is required
when you register (see the Fees and Other Costs section). This money will be applied to the
tuition fees and is not refundable. Final payment of all course fees is due the end of the second
week of classes.

3. In cases where course work is in progress, an admission decision may be made conditional
upon completion of academic requirements. Proof of completion of entrance requirements is due
the end of the first week in August for the September intake.

Standing Required for Continuance

Liberal Arts students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

Academic Warning

Students whose grades fall below a 2.0 CGPA will be placed on Academic Warning for the next semester. A student on Academic Warning may not register in a course overload. Students who achieve a semester grade point average of 2.0 will continue on Academic Warning until the CGPA equals or exceeds 2.0.

Required to Withdraw

Students who do not achieve a minimum semester grade point average of 2.0 while on Academic Warning will be withdrawn from the Liberal Arts program. A student who has been required to withdraw may continue to take courses as a General Studies student.

Readmission to the Program

A student who is required to withdraw from the Liberal Arts program must complete a further nine university-level credits (may be duplicate courses), with a minimum CGPA of 2.0. Once this criteria is met, a student may apply for readmission through the Admissions and Records office. When readmitted, students will remain on Academic Warning until their overall CGPA reaches 2.0.

Graduation

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all program requirements are met. This should be done by regular program review and/or consultation with the appropriate department.

Candidates who qualify to receive a Liberal Arts diploma must be approved by the Faculty of Arts and the University College Board.

Students must apply for graduation by completing a request to graduate form available at the Admissions and Records office. This must be done no later than April 1, with program require-
ments completed by May 31.

Liberal Arts diploma
program requirements

A total of 60 university transfer credits with an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0
is needed to complete this program. Of those 60 credits, 30 must be completed at UCFV. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained to retain registration priority and/or
reserves for subsequent courses.

Students in the Liberal Arts program planning to continue on to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by the Faculty of Arts at UCFV are advised to take courses to satisfy their choices within requirements numbered 1 to 7, and to follow the discipline requirements of their chosen
major, extended minor/minor options.

1.Breadth Requirement

30 university-level credits from at least five subject areas. No more than 12 credits from any one subject area can be used to satisfy this requirement.

2. Literacy Requirement

Three credits from:

3. Reasoning Requirement

Beginning Fall 2000, Philosophy 100 will be required for all students. For 1999/2000 the
reasoning requirement may be met by taking at least three credits from:

4. Laboratory Science Requirements

Four credits from:

5. Humanities Requirement

Six credits from:

6. Social Science Requirement

Six credits from:

7. University-level elective credit(s), to bring total credits to 60.

* Interdisciplinary courses are determined by the Arts advisor.
** Please contact the Arts advisor for details regarding acceptable Criminal Justice courses.

Note: Students should choose their electives according to the degree they may be pursuing.
Please refer to the appropriate section of the Calendar for details.

Theatre diploma

Please refer to Theatre section for details.

Theatre Wardrobe Technician certificate

(Subject to funding approval) . Please refer to Theatre section for details.


  BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE

Students accepted to the Bachelor of Arts program since 1996 will receive a UCFV degree.

Students who were admitted to the Bachelor of Arts program prior to September, 1996, will
have the option of receiving a SFU degree in affiliation with UCFV to be completed by June,
2000, or receiving an approved UCFV degree.

All 300/400-level courses offered by the Faculty of Arts are equivalent to third-or fourth-year university level.

With the inception of the SFU/UCFV affiliated Bachelor of Arts degree in September, 1992, all 300/400-level courses were developed and offered in partnership with Simon Fraser University
until June, 1996, at which time the Ministry (now Advanced Education, Training and Technology)  gave UCFV the authority to grant the degree independently.

The University College of the Fraser Valley has been a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada since October, 1997.

Entrance Requirements

1. Forty-five Arts/Science credits, and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 on all attempted Arts/Science credits. (Pre-college or preparatory courses will not be considered as
credit towards the 45 required for admission.),
or
2. a UCFV Liberal Arts diploma or Associate of Arts degree
or
3. a B.C. Associate of Arts degree.

For the purpose of Admissions, credits earned in the following disciplines will be considered as Arts/Science credits:

Arts

Science

Applied programs

Please contact the Arts advisor for details regarding acceptable criminal justice courses.

Additional UCFV courses outside the Arts faculty are currently under review. Please contact the Arts advisor for further information.

Students with credit in Arts/Science disciplines other than those listed above will be considered
for admission to the BA program.

Students who have completed university-level courses at other post-secondary institutions may
apply for the BA at UCFV. A maximum of 60 transfer credits may be transferred to UCFV for
the program. Applicants with more than 60 credits might consider completing their studies at the original institution.

Students on probation or with an unsatisfactory record at a college or university will not be
accepted.

How to Apply

1. Submit the application fee along with your UCFV application for admission form to the Admissions and Records (A&R) office. Application forms are available from any A&R or Student Services office. See complete list of application dates and general information.

Additional documents required for a complete application:

2. You will be advised of an admission decision and invited to register. A deposit is required
when you register (see the Fees and Other Costs section). This money will be applied to the tuition fees and is not refundable. Final payment of all course fees is due the end of the second
week of classes.

3. In cases where course work is in progress, an admission decision may be made conditional
upon completion of academic requirements. Proof of completion of entrance requirements is due
the end of the first week in August for the September intake.

Declaration of Majors, Extended Minors, Minors

Students must be admitted to the BA program prior to declaring their major(s), extended minor(s)
or minor(s). Formal declaration is completed by appointment with the Arts advisor. In order to
have access to discipline reserved seating, a student must be admitted to the BA program and be formally declared.

Fees and Other Costs

The fees for a full-time student (five courses or 15 credits) would be about $850 per semester. Books and additional supplies would cost $80 to $100 per course. See the Fees and Other Costs section for more information.

Courses at Other Institutions

UCFV students who wish to take academic work at other institutions for credit toward the degree must obtain permission in advance from the Arts advisor. A form for this purpose may be obtained from the Admissions and Records office. When approval has been granted, the Registrar’s office
will issue a Letter of Permission to the student.

Except as noted below, total transfer and course challenge credits, including prior learning credit, may not exceed 60, and not more than 15 transfer credits may count toward upper-level requirements. Within these limits, transfer credit may be applied to the BA with courses passed
with a grade of P or higher. Transfer credit is not used in the calculation of the cumulative grade
point average.

Graduation

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all program requirements are met. This should be done
by regular consultation with the UCFV Arts advisor.

Degree candidates who qualify to receive a UCFV degree must be approved by the UCFV
Faculty of Arts and the University College Board. Degree candidates who were admitted prior to September, 1996, and who qualify to receive the SFU/UCFV degree by June, 2000, must be approved by the SFU Faculty of Arts and Senate, in addition to the UCFV approvals.

Students must apply for graduation by completing a request to graduate form available at the Admissions and Records office. This must be done no later than April 1, with program require-
ments completed by May 31.

Standing Required for Continuance

All students at UCFV are expected to maintain acceptable standards of scholarship. Specifically, they are expected to maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

Academic Warning (Probation)

A student who has a CGPA lower than 2.0 will be placed on Academic Warning for the next semester. A student on Academic Warning may not register in a course overload.

Students who do not achieve a semester GPA of at least 2.0 while they are on Academic Warning will be required to withdraw from the program.

A student on Academic Warning who achieves a single semester GPA of at least 2.0 will continue
on Academic Warning until the CGPA equals or exceeds 2.0.

Course Repetition

Students may not register for a course more than twice. No more than five course duplications will be permitted. Where a course has been repeated, only the higher grade is counted in the GPA calculation.

Required to Withdraw

Students who have been required to withdraw from the BA program may continue to take courses as a General Studies student; however, they may not register for any upper-level courses.

Appeals for Readmission

A student who is required to withdraw from the BA program must submit an appeal for re-
admission to the Admissions and Standards committee if he/she wishes to resume studies in the degree program.

In general, students who have been required to withdraw will be advised to complete a further
nine credits of academic work or to repeat a similar amount of academic work taken previously
in order to demonstrate their academic abilities. Appeals must be received at least three months before the start of the semester for which a student has applied. Readmission is not automatic.

Standing on Readmission

If readmitted, students will be placed on Academic Warning again, subject to the conditions for Academic Warning as described above.

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

There are three sets of requirements to note:

1. Program Requirements (below)

2. General Requirements (page 103)

3. Discipline Requirements (pp. 104–121)

1. Program Requirements

To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree students must complete the requirements for a major or
two extended minors.

Students admitted to the degree should seek advice from the Faculty of Arts advisor. A formal declaration of your program choice should be made and approved by the Arts advisor prior to
the completion of 60 credits towards the degree.

A minimum of 120 Arts/Science credits of which 65 must be in Arts and the remaining credits
must be in Arts/Science subjects or a declared minor/extended minor subject area recognized
by the Faculty of Arts. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in the BA program, minimum GPA of 2.0 in your major/extended minor(s)/minor(s) and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all upper-level credits in Arts/ Sciences are required. Pre-college or preparatory courses will not satisfy program requirements.
For the purposes of meeting program requirements credits earned in the following disciplines will
be considered:

Arts

Science

Applied programs

Majors

UCFV offers majors in

Students choosing a major have the opportunity to concentrate their studies in one subject area, preparing them for related careers or for further study following graduation.

In addition, students may choose to complete a minor or extended minor in conjunction with their major. Please note that a sociology major cannot be combined with an anthropology extended minor/minor.

Of the 120 BA credits:

Extended Minors

Students wishing to concentrate on two subject areas can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree by completing two extended minors. UCFV offers extended minors in:

Any two of these areas can be combined except anthropology with sociology or mathematics with mathematics/statistics.

An extended minor consists of the 100- and 200-level credits required for a major as well as the 300- and 400-level credits equivalent to a minor in the same discipline.

Of the 120 BA credits:

Minors

UCFV offers minors in:

You may choose to complete a minor in conjunction with your major or double extended minors. At least 15 credits of upper-level credits must be taken within a single discipline unless otherwise specified in this calendar. At least seven upper-level credits counting towards the minor must be taken at UCFV. Please note that there are disciplines within the Arts faculty which have minors but do not have majors.

2. Bachelor of Arts General Requirements

Breadth Requirement

Students enrolled in a major must complete at least 30 credits in five or more subject areas outside the Arts major. No more than 12 credits from any one subject area can be used to fulfil this breadth requirement.

Students enrolled in two extended minors must complete at least 30 credits in five or more subject areas of which one can be one of their extended minors. No more than 12 credits from any one subject area can be used to fulfil this breadth requirement.

Note: These breadth requirements will be met in part by fulfilling the following requirements:

Literacy Requirement

Three credits from:

Reasoning Requirement

Lab Science Requirement

Four credits from:

Humanities Requirement

Six credits from:

Social Science Requirement

Six credits from:

* Interdisciplinary courses are determined by the Arts advisor .
** Please contact the Arts advisor for details regarding acceptable criminal justice courses.

Special note: Prospective elementary and secondary school teachers must, in following the
above guidelines, take into account the B.C. College of Teachers and Faculty of Education admission requirements. Consult an educational advisor in Student Services for assistance.

3. Discipline Requirements  

See individual discipline requirements.


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