General Education

In addition to the specific courses that make up students’ program of study, all students are required to take a total of fourteen General Education courses to complete their Diploma: 4 English, 3 Humanities, 2 French, 3 Physical Education, and 2 Complementary courses.

COMMON TO ALL PROGRAMS

(BLOCK A)

English
Three (3) mother tongue courses intended to bring students to a college level of proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking in English.

French
One (1) course designed to allow students to participate fully in Quebec society by improving their competency in the French language. This course is selected on the basis of demonstrated ability in the French language.

Humanities
Two (2) courses, one each from the 101 and 102 groups of Humanities courses. The goals of these courses are to develop logical thinking, understand types of knowledge and their evolution, and to examine systems of understanding.

Physical Education
Three (3) courses, one selected from each of the three categories of Physical Education course offerings.

SPECIFIC TO EACH PROGRAM

(BLOCK B)

English
One (1) course, unique to the chosen program, designed to develop communication skills appropriate to the field of study.

French
One (1) course designed to consolidate and complete the competencies attained in the preceding French course.

Humanities
This course (1) must be chosen from the Program – specific Humanities (Ethical Issues) courses, within which students develop a critical and autonomous approach to ethical values in general and to values conveyed more specifically by a professional area or field of knowledge.

COMPLEMENTARY COURSES

Students must select 2 courses from the list of complementary courses, chosen from one or two categories outside the program. The goal of complementary courses is to bring students into contact with areas of knowledge and abilities outside of their particular program of study.

Course Titles

Course descriptions are arranged alphabetically according to the name and number of the discipline.
They include:

  • The course title
  • Ministerial title (if different)
  • An eight digit course number
  • The ponderation
  • The total number of contact hours per semester
  • The credit weighting
  • A brief course description.

 

General Education