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									BACHELOR OF ARTS
UPDATED MAY 2010


ANTHROPOLOGY, ECONOMICS, ENGLISH, FRENCH, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL
SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, SPANISH

 This Academic Planning Guide highlights only major points regarding admission and transfer. Students are advised to
 read the university and RDC calendars, and the Alberta Transfer Guide for other necessary information. Some of the
 courses listed in this guide have prerequisites. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section of the RDC calendar for
 further information.


                                                          BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE (BA)

 This degree is designed to provide students with a diversified education and specialization in at least one
 subject. Bachelor of Arts students complete both a major and a minor, or a double-major. Minor areas are
 available in many areas (including Science).



 REGARDING MATH 30:
             Mathematics is not required for admission to the University of Alberta Faculty of Arts programs.
             However, students intending to major in Economics, Mathematics, or Psychology should present Pure
              Mathematics 30. It is a prerequisite to required courses in these majors.
             Students intending to major in Mathematics or Economics should also present Mathematics 31.


        PARTIAL UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA BACHELOR OF ARTS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 In the 120 credits of the Bachelor of Arts degree, the following must be included:
     1. A minimum of 63 credits offered by the Faculty of Arts;
     2. 60 credits must be successfully completed at the University of Alberta;
     3. A minimum of 30 credits must be taken while registered in the Faculty of Arts;
     4. A minimum of 6 credits selected from courses offered by the Faculty of Science or used by the Faculty
         of Science as Science courses;
     5. A minimum of 15 credits at the senior level applied to the major and a minimum of 6 credits at the
         senior level applied to the minor must be completed with courses offered by the Faculty of Arts at the
         University of Alberta (except for Science minors).

 In addition to the successful completion of 120 credits the following Program Requirements must also
 be satisfied:
      Basic Requirements (36 credits)
      A major subject of concentration and a minor subject of concentration, or two major subjects of
        concentration. Students who declare a double major are not permitted to declare a minor.


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                                                      PARTIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

      1. First Year: Within the first 30 credits, students should complete courses from the basic program
         requirements (junior level recommended) including the required 6 credits Junior English. Students
         should enroll, if possible, in a course in the Major Subject in the first year. Students are also
         encouraged to obtain required prerequisite courses early in the program.
      2. Basic Requirements: The Basic Requirements (36 credits) are designed to provide the foundation of a
         liberal arts education. It is strongly advised that students complete the Basic Requirements within the
         first two years of their program. Note: No one course may meet more than one of the Basic
         Requirements. Senior courses in the area of the major or minor which meet the basic requirements are
         also counted toward the major or minor requirements.
      3. Major: Students must declare either a single or a double major. Students who declare a single major
         must also complete a minor. Students who declare a double major are not permitted to declare a minor.
         Refer to the University of Alberta calendar for a list of subjects which may be declared as majors in the
         BA. Each major must include a minimum of 30 credits to a maximum of 48 credits at the senior level (U
         of A’s 200-level and above) (i.e. additional courses in the major may not be taken as options). Where a
         double major is declared, the same Faculty minimums and maximums apply in both majors. A minimum
         of 15 credits at the senior level toward the major must be completed with coursework offered by the
         Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. Senior-level courses in the major subject taken as part of the
         basic program requirements must also count toward the major.
      4. Minor: Students who have declared a single major must also declare a minor. Refer to the University of
         Alberta calendar for a list of subjects which may be declared as minors in the BA. A minor must include
         minimum of 12 credits to a maximum of 42 credits at the senior level in an approved subject outside the
         single major. The maximum units of course weight may not be exceeded (i.e. additional courses in the
         minor may not be taken as options). For Arts minors, a minimum of 6 credits at the senior level must be
         satisfied with coursework offered by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta and for Science
         minors, a minimum of 9 credits at the senior level must be satisfied with course work offered by the
         Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta.
             Senior-level courses in the minor, taken as part of the basic requirements, must also be counted toward
             the minor.
             In addition to the Arts disciplines (refer to the University of Alberta calendar) students may also select
             as their minor an area or discipline from the Faculty of Science (refer to the University of Alberta
             calendar 43.3(4) for a complete list and further, specific information).
      5. Junior courses: Maximum of 48 credits at the junior level are permitted for credit to the program.
         Students should complete 30 credits at the junior level before registering in senior-level courses. At the
         University of Alberta, Junior level courses (Jr.) are courses numbered from 100- 199; Senior level
         courses (Sr.) are courses numbered 200 and above.
      6. Combined Majors in Languages other than English: Apart from the option to declare a double major
         and no minor, students may opt instead to select two related languages which can be combined as
         their major subject; a valid minor is still required when this option is selected. Students selecting a
         combined language major should take two languages other than English in the first year, deferring any
         other basic requirements except the Junior English to do so.
      7. Open Options: A maximum of 18 credits may be taken outside the Faculties of Arts and Science as
         long as these courses do not duplicate courses already offered by these two faculties. Refer to the
         University of Alberta Calendar for further details.

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                                                                    BA BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Junior English (ENGL)/Writing Studies (WRS) (6 credits) – At RDC, ENGL 219 (3)/ENGL 220 (3) (we do
not offer any WRS courses). Students who have been granted advanced placement may substitute any
English course that transfers to the U of A at the 200-level or higher for the core requirement.

Language Other Than English (LOE) (6 credits in one language) – RDC offers instruction in both French
and Spanish. Many other languages are offered at the U of A. Students who decide to take a LOE in which
they completed the high school 30-level must take courses at the RDC 200-level. Students who have
completed their secondary education in a LOE will be permitted t o take 6 credits in options in lieu of the LOE
core. Students presenting French Language Arts 30, Français 30 or French 31 may apply of advanced
placement directly into FREN 203. Those wanting credit for FREN 202 may apply to challenge the course.

The Study of Science (6 credits) – Select courses offered by the Faculty of Science or recognized by the
Faculty of Science as Science courses. RDC offers courses in the following areas: ASTR, BIOC, BIOL (NOT
Bio 209), BOTA, CHEM, CMPT (not 261), GENE, GEOG (only 230 and/or 231), MICR, MATH, PHYS, PSYC
(only 260, 312, 368, 369, 375, and/or 377), STAT, ZOOL.

Breadth and Diversity (18 credits) – Select 6 credits from each of the categories below.
    Group 1 Creative Processes in the Arts (6 credits) – Select courses from the following areas available
       at RDC: ART, DRAM, MUSI.
    Group 2 Cultures and Cultural Products (6 credits) – Select courses from the following areas available
       at RDC: ENGL (Sr.), FILM, HIST, CLAS, PHIL.
    Group 3 Social Systems and Interactions (6 credits) – Select courses from the following areas available
       at RDC: ANTH, GEOG (only GEOG 250 and/or 251), ECON, POLI, PSYC (only 261, 312, 341, 347,
       353, 358, 383, 389), SOCI.
Notes:
   1. PSYC 312 will fulfill 3 credits of Science and 3 credits of Group 3 Social Systems and Interactions.
   2. Psychology or Sociology majors should not choose STAT 251 as a Basic requirement nor as an option.

                                                                                  OPEN OPTIONS
A maximum of 18 credits may be taken outside the Faculties of Arts and Science. See below for categories.

                         ARTS                                                           SCIENCES                                                                OTHER
Anthropology (ANTH)                                                 Astronomy (ASTR)                                                    Accounting (ACCT)
Art (ART)                                                           Biochemistry (BIOC)                                                 Business (BADM, BUS)
Classics (CLAS)                                                     Biology (BIOL)                                                      Communications (COMM)
Drama (DRAM)                                                        Botany (BOTA)                                                       Dance (KDNC)
Economics (ECON)                                                    Chemistry (CHEM)                                                    Education (EDCM, EDFN, EDFX,
English (ENGL)                                                      Computing Science(CMPT)(only 201)                                   EDIT, EDUC)
Film Studies (FILM)                                                 Geography (GEOG) (only 230, 231)                                    Engineering (ENCP, ENGG, ENPH)
French (FREN)                                                       Genetics (GENE)                                                     Family Studies (FAM)
Geography (GEOG) (only 250, 251)                                    Mathematics (MATH)                                                  Geography (GEOG) (only 381, 382,
History (HIST)                                                      Microbiology (MICR)                                                 & 393)
Music (MUSI, MUSE)                                                  Physics (PHYS)                                                      Kinesiology (KNSS, KPED, KPAC,
Philosophy (PHIL)                                                   Psychology (PSYC)                                                   PSIO)
                                                                                      1
Political Science (POLI)                                            Statistics (STAT)                                                   Rehabilitation (REHB, DACS)
Psychology (PSYC)                                                   Zoology (ZOOL)
                                                                    1
Sociology (SOCI)                                                        Psychology and Sociology Majors should not
Spanish (SPAN)                                                          take Statistics as an option.


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                         RED DEER COLLEGE YEAR 1 AND 2 SUGGESTED PATTERN

                                               YEAR 1 (FALL TERM)                                           YEAR 1 (WINTER TERM)
                                          Jr. English (3)                                                Jr. English (3)
                                          Jr. Major (3)                                                  Jr. Major (3)
                                          Basic Requirement (3)                                          Basic Requirement (3)
                                          Basic Requirement (3)                                          Basic Requirement (3)
                                          Basic Requirement (3)                                          Basic Requirement (3)

                                             YEAR 2 (FALL TERM)                                            YEAR 2 (WINTER TERM)
                                         Sr. Major (3)                                                   Sr. Major (3)
                                         Sr. Major (3)                                                   Sr. Major (3)
                                         Basic Requirement (3)                                           Basic Requirement (3)
                                         Open Option (3)                                                 Open Option (3)
                                         Open Option (3)                                                 Open Option (3)


REQUIREMENT                                                               COURSE                                                                                     GRADE DATE
Junior English (3)
Junior English (3)
Language Other than English (3)
Language Other than English (3)
Study of Science (3)
Study of Science (3)
Creative Processes in the Arts (3)
Creative Processes in the Arts (3)
Culture and Cultural Products (3)
Culture and Cultural Products (3)
Social Systems and Interactions (3)
Social Systems and Interactions (3)
Major/Minor/Arts/Science/Option (3)
Major/Minor/Arts/Science/Option (3)
Major/Minor/Arts/Science/Option (3)
Major/Minor/Arts/Science/Option (3)
Major/Minor/Arts/Science/Option (3)
Major/Minor/Arts/Science/Option (3)
Major/Minor/Arts/Science/Option (3)
Major/Minor/Arts/Science/Option (3)


IMPORTANT NOTE:
            For all majors, 30-48 credits at the senior level are required to graduate (not for admission).
            15 of the senior credits toward the major must be completed at the U of A.
            Read section 44 of the U of A Calendar (www.registrar.ualberta.ca/calendar) to find specific course
             requirements for each major and minor.


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                             RECOMMENDED RDC COURSES FOR SPECIFIC MAJORS
ANTHROPOLOGY

Year 1: ANTH 200 and ANTH 201
Year 2: ANTH 307, ANTH 308, ANTH 309, plus 3 credits Sr. transferrable ANTH
Note:
            Do not take ANTH 200 or 201 if you have completed ANTH 203.
            ANTH 307, 308, and 309 may not be offered every year. Take other Sr. transferrable ANTH to total 12 credits in
             year 2.



ECONOMICS

Year 1: ECON 201, ECON 202, MATH 202 or 203
Year 2: ECON 381, STAT 251 and 6 credits Sr. transferrable ECON - see notes.

Notes:
            MATH 202 and STAT 251 count as basic requirements
            You may replace up to 6 credits of Sr. ECON with minor or option courses in year 2 depending on course
             availability.


ENGLISH

Year 1: ENGL 219 & ENGL 220
Year 2: ENGL 332 (6), one of ENGL 376 or ENGL 377 plus 3 additional credits Sr. transferrable ENGL
Notes:
            Replace 6 credits in Jr. Major with Basic Requirements.
            Do not take ENGL 340(6) if you have already completed ENGL 200(6).
            There are 27 specific senior credits required to complete this major. It is only possible to complete 6 of these at
             RDC (3 out of 6 credits from 332 and 3 credits from one of 376 or 377). Therefore, you will need to complete at
             least 21 Sr. English credits at the U of A, regardless of how many credits of Sr. transferrable English you take at
             RDC. This may cause you to exceed the minimum 30 credits in senior English required to graduate. Up to 48
             credits in senior English are permitted in the degree.
            English majors should take 6 credits in Shakespeare. 3 credits will count toward the 27 specific senior credits
             required for graduation and 3 credits will count as senior English option.
            Students taking English as a major or as a minor should consult a U of A Undergraduate Programs Advisor on
             their choice of 3rd year courses.



FRENCH AND/OR SPANISH

The Modern Languages and Cultural Studies program at the University of Alberta allows the completion of a
separate major or a combined major in languages other than English. In each case, students must also
complete a minor field of study.

Year One: FREN or SPAN (6 credits); replace 6 credits of Basic Requirements with 6 credits of FREN or
SPAN if completing both languages
Year Two: 6 credits FREN or SPAN; if doing combined major, take 6 credits in each

Note:
            Initial level is determined by prerequisites presented. Students presenting French Language Arts 30, Français 30,
             or French 31 may apply for advanced placement directly into French 203. Those wanting credit for French 202
             may apply to challenge the course.



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HISTORY

Year One: 2 of HIST 207, HIST 208, HIST 209, or CLAS 209
Year Two: 12 credits Sr. transferrable HIST

Note:
    The Department of History and Classics strongly recommends that students avoid undue concentration in any
             one field of History. Students are urged to take courses in different chronological eras, in different geographical
             areas, and among different themes.



PHILOSOPHY

Year One: PHIL 201, PHIL 202
Year Two: 9 - 12 credits Sr. transferrable PHIL.

Note:
            There are 21 specific senior credits required to complete this major. These courses are not available at RDC.
             Even if you take more than 9 credits of senior PHIL at RDC, you will have at least 21 credits to complete at the U
             of A.



POLITICAL SCIENCE

Year One: POLI 200 (full year – 6 credits)
Year Two: POLI 308; POLI 309; POLI 320 (full year – 6 credits)


PSYCHOLOGY

Year One: PSYC 260, PSYC 261
Year Two: PSYC 312 (full year – 6 credits), plus 6 credits from PSYC 353, 383, 341, 358, 369, 375


SOCIOLOGY

Year One: SOCI 260, SOCI 261
Year Two: SOCI 332, SOCI 312, SOCI 310 and 3 credits Sr. Transferrable SOCI




                                                   SOME RESOURCES FOR BA STUDENTS

Careers in Arts (U of A):                                                         www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/arts/careers.cfm
Humanities Careers (U of C):                                                      www.fp.ucalgary.ca/humanities/career
Career Services (U of C):                                                         www.ucalgary.ca/careerservices/
General Resource page:                                                            www.conferenceboard.ca/education/
University of Oklahoma:                                                           www.ou.edu/cls/bals/careers.shtml




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                                            ADMISSIONS AND TRANSFER INFORMATION

1. The minimum transferable grade accepted by the University of Alberta is “ C-”

2. Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) Calculation: The AGPA is calculated on all university
   transferable coursework completed in the most recent two terms of study if they contain a minimum of 24
   credits. If those two terms contain less than 24 credits, all work in the next most recent term(s) is included
   in the calculation until the minimum total of 24 credits is reached. Fall/Winter courses are considered winter
   courses in these calculations. For applicants who have attempted less than 24 credits of transferable
   postsecondary work, the AGPA is based on all university or university transfer credits attempted.

3. Where the applicant has more than one passing grade (C-) for the same course at any institution, only the
   first passing (C- or better) grade is used in calculating the grade point average for admission purposes.

4. Currently the U of A admission averages are set at the following:
       72% for high school applicants and 2.2 for post-secondary applicants
       Students presenting fewer than 24 credits must meet both average requirements, and must present
          the 5 required high school courses (or equivalent). Applicants with fewer than 24 credits who will
          be over 21 upon admission to the U of A, may be considered for admission as a non-matriculated
          student. Please see the U of A Calendar (section 15.2.12) for more information.

5. Applicants previously required to withdraw and/or failed probation:
    Applicants who have previously been required to withdraw only once from any program at the
      University of Alberta or other postsecondary institution may be considered for readmission. Following
      the requirement to withdraw applicants in this category must either
          o Successfully complete 24 credits elsewhere transferable to the Faculty of Arts with a
              competitive AGPA (minimum 2.0) or
          o Successfully complete 18 credits elsewhere transferable to the Faculty of Arts with an AGPA of
              at least 2.7. (Students are not permitted to repeat courses previously passed at the
              University of Alberta or any other institution.)
    Applicants whose previous postsecondary records indicate they have been required to withdraw more
      than once will not be admitted, nor will applicants whose records indicate they have failed probation.

6. Students taking a spring course (in the year of transfer) should contact the University of Alberta
   undergraduate office regarding the document deadline via email at arts.undergrad@ualberta.ca including
   their full name and ID number (this is to ensure the U of A knows not to refuse your admission).

7. Re-Registration in Courses:
   Students may not register for credit, or audit, more than once in any failed university course, or in any
   university course in which they have received a grade of WD.

8. Entrance to the Honors program ordinarily takes place at the end of the first year of university studies.
   Students planning to seek admission to an Honors program should consult the Program Chairperson or
   Academic Advising before first year registration.

9. Deadlines:
    Applications – May 1
    Documents (for all BA programs except BA Criminology) – June 15
    Document deadline for BA Criminology - June 1

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10. Conditional Admission:
     To be considered, submit official transcripts of all previously completed postsecondary work as well as
       your interim RDC transcripts (including first term results and second term registration) by March 15.

11. Regarding transfer to the University of Alberta & Augustana Faculty:
    When checking course transfer to the University of Alberta, please note that courses which have “AU” as
    the first two letters of the course abbreviation in the Alberta Transfer Guide will transfer only to the U of A,
    Augustana Faculty in Camrose. In order for a course to also transfer to other U of A faculties, there must
    be another entry indicating transfer as a course not beginning with “AU”.

      For example:                       RDC CMPT 214                             =             U of A CMPUT 114 (3) OR AUCSC 1xx (3)
                                         RDC CMPT 261                             =             U of A AUCSC 1xx (3)

      CMPT 214 is transferable to all U of A faculties, including Augustana, whereas CMPT 261 is accepted only
      by Augustana Faculty and will not transfer to other faculties at the U of A in Edmonton.




                                                     WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION

RDC Chairperson:                                                    Jane MacNeil                              jane.macneil@rdc.ab.ca
                                                                    Office: 3110                              Phone: (403) 342-3319
RDC Academic Advising:                                              www.rdc.ab.ca/academic_advising
RDC Website:                                                        www.rdc.ab.ca
RDC Humanities & Social Science                                      www.rdc.ab.ca/about_rdc/academic_departments/humanities_social_sciences/
Alberta Transfer Guide:                                             www.acat.gov.ab.ca/
University of Alberta Home Page:                                    www.ualberta.ca
Faculty of Arts (U of A):                                           1-780-492-4295 or 1-888-533-5735
                                                                    arts.undergrad@ualberta.ca



PLEASE NOTE:
Please be aware that you are responsible for ensuring that your registration is complete and appropriate and
that your course choices comply with the program to which you have been admitted at Red Deer College
and/or to the university to which you wish to transfer (if applicable).

You are cautioned that any changes to your courses, your major or your transfer destination may adversely
affect your transferable credit (if applicable), admission requirements for future programs, or eligibility to
graduate from Red Deer College. Please consult with an academic advisor if you have any questions.

The function of academic advisors is to provide students with information and resources that enable them to
make informed decisions relevant to their education. These resources include the Red Deer College Calendar,
the Academic Planning Guide for your chosen program and destination university (if applicable), the Alberta
Transfer Guide and the calendar and contact information for your destination university (if applicable).
Academic advisors will assist you in interpreting information from these resources or refer you to your
destination university if appropriate. Students in university transfer programs are strongly advised to refer to
the calendar of the university to which they wish to transfer and should contact appropriate university
departments as required.

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