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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Undergraduate Programs and Courses Undergraduate Studies at Orillia Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Associate Professor and Chair A. den Otter (English/Interdisciplinary Studies)
Professor and Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies in Education F. Blaikie (Education)
 
Associate Professors
T. Kaiser (Anthropology/Interdisciplinary Studies),
N. Kanavillil (Biology/Interdisciplinary Studies)
Assistant Professors
J.D. Anuik (History/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  D. Irwin (English/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  T.Kondzielewski (Psychology/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  S.R. Kurissery (Biology/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  S. Mastrangelo (Education/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  N.R. Moses (Anthropology/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  S. Scott (Social Work/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  T.R. Stubbs (History/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  M.J. Thornbush (Geography/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  H.A. van den Berg (Business Administration/Interdisciplinary Studies)
 
Lecturers R. Beatty (Education/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  D. Bonar (History/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  L.D. Clement (English/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  Y.M. DeBeer (Education/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  F. Helyar (Education/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  W.R. Horne (Geography/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  D.Napierala (Education/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  L. Rodenburg (English/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  N. Stevens (Social Work/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  A. Stibbards (Psychology/Interdisciplinary Studies),
  T.D. Stiff,
  K. Willison (Sociology/Interdisciplinary Studies)

 

How do we prepare for a future that we can't see? How do we prepare for careers that don't yet have a name? How do we acquire the knowledge, judgement and skills that will be required of us over the full span of our lives? The answer: a multidisciplinary education.

The idea of a multidisciplinary, or liberal arts and sciences, education began in the middle ages with the identification of skills that the informed citizen would need; the "trivium" (skills in grammar, rhetoric and logic) and the "quadrivium" (in those days identified as arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music). Today these subjects, and the arts and sciences that have branched from them over the past 800 years, form the core of the faculties identified as the social sciences and humanities, and the sciences and environmental studies.

Many students today are interested in a variety of disciplines for their undergraduate study, especially those who plan to go on to postgraduate professional training in areas such as law, teaching, business and the health professions. The Honours Bachelor of Arts and Sciences features Multidisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and in Science and Environmental Studies (SES). This breadth allows students to identify two specializations in one faculty, along with significant coursework in the other. Alternatively one of their specializations may come from each of the two faculties. Students will also be able to sample up to two courses from the various professional faculties.

The breadth of a liberal arts and sciences education is an asset for any number of careers, but it is particularly valuable for those who plan to become teachers. The two concurrent degrees, the HBASc/BEd and the BASc/BEd are designed for those wishing to become Primary-Junior teachers, since they include a wide range of subjects and subject matter that will give an excellent foundation for primary education. Careful course selection will enable students, upon completion of this degree, to pursue the additional qualifications necessary to teach at other levels of intermediate and secondary education.

These programs are ideal for students who have broad career interests and aptitudes. The flexible structure of the degrees allows easy selection of pre-professional program requirements, along with subjects that are of greatest personal interest, while providing an excellent, flexible, multidisciplinary honours degree.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

See Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs in the Admission Requirements and Registration section of this Calendar, page 27. Requirements: Grade 12U English and 5 additional Grade 12U or M courses. At least one Grade 12U Science, Geography or Mathematics credit is recommended. Students will be admitted directly into the HBASc, the HBASc/BEd or the BASc/BEd. They will not be admitted directly into the BASc Multidisciplinary Studies.

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

A student may enter, proceed in, and graduate from the HBASc program in accordance with stipulations of the University Regulations and those stipulated below. HBASc/BEd and BASc/BEd programs are also subject to regulations of the Faculty of Education. A student may be allowed to graduate from the BASc, with the permission of the Dean of the Orillia Campus.

 

Interdisciplinary Studies Programs

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies offers programs leading to the following degrees:

HBASc (Interdisciplinary Studies Major)
Four year program

HBASc (Anthropology Major)
Four year program

HBASc (English Major)
Four year program

HBASc (Geography Major)
Four year program

BASc (Interdisciplinary Studies Major)
Three year program
(Access to this program requires permission of the Campus Dean) 


Each of the above programs may be combined with the BEd Primary-Junior Specialization concurrent program (see the Faculty of Education, Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, concurrent honours bachelor degree programs).

HBASc, BEd (Interdisciplinary Studies Major) P/J (Five year program)
HBASc, BEd (Anthropology Major) P/J (Five year program)
HBASc, BEd (English Major) P/J (Five year program)
HBASc, BEd (Geography Major) P/J (Five year program)
BASc, BEd (Interdisciplinary Studies Major) P/J (Four year program)

 

The Honours Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree, the Honours Bachelor of Arts and Sciences/Bachelor of Education P/J, and the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences/Bachelor of Education P/J provide students with the option of focusing their studies in various ways within Areas I and II below.

Foundation of Interprofessional Health Studies
A particular slate (5 FCEs) of courses taken within the first year of the HBASc, called the Foundation of Interprofessional Health Studies, will be of interest to those students wishing to explore career opportunities within the health sector. Upon successful completion of first year, students may apply to transfer into the Thunder Bay campus programs in Gerontology, Kinesiology, Nursing or Social Work. Alternatively, students may wish to continue with the HBASc which in itself provides a broad interdisciplinary grounding to other health careers.

The slate of courses consists of the following:
1. Instead of Inquiry 1010/1030, students will take Inquiry 1010/1035.
2. In place of the 2 FCE SSH/SES electives and the 2 FCE open electives, students take the required courses:
Biology 2020
Chemistry 1210
Kinesiology 1113, and
Two of: Psychology 1100, Gerontology 1100 or Social Work 1100.

Area I 
Courses included in the following disciplines:

Anthropology (any not included in the Department of Anthropology list of Arts/Science Credit courses)
Economics
English
Geography (any not included in the Department of Geography list of Arts/Science Credit courses)
History
Indigenous Learning
Languages
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology (Core Group C and D courses)
Religious Studies
Sociology
Visual Arts
Women's Studies

Area II
Courses included in the following disciplines:

Anthropology (courses included in the Department of Anthropology list of Arts/Science Credit courses)
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Geography (courses included in the Department of Geography list of Arts/Science Credit courses)
Geology
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology (Core Group A and B courses)

Area III
Courses included in the following disciplines:

Business
Education
Forestry
Gerontology
Kinesiology
Outdoor Recreation
Social Work


PROGRAM REGULATIONS

1. A student who successfully completes the courses as indicated in his/her program of study will have his/her year level incremented as follows:
Year 1 = < 4 full course equivalents
Year 2 = 4 to < 9 full course equivalents
Year 3 = 9 to < 14 full course equivalents
Year 4 = 14 >

2. Students in the HBASc (Interdisciplinary Studies) are required to satisfactorily complete a minimum of two disciplinary specializations (a specialization comprises a set of 5 FCE in a discipline). These specializations must be identified by the student prior to entering the third year of the program. Changes in specialization after the third year require the permission of the Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies.

3. A specialization comprises a minimum of five FCE (full course equivalent) courses from a discipline in Area I or II. Students should consult with an academic advisor as to which disciplines are most suitable as areas of specialization.

4. To meet Interdisciplinary requirements for the HBASc, a student choosing two specializations in Area I must satisfactorily complete at least 3 FCEs in Area II. Alternatively, a student choosing two specializations in Area II must satisfactorily complete at least 3 FCEs in Area I.

5. Alternately, students in the HBASc disciplinary major programs are required to satisfactorily complete a major in one of the following disciplines: Anthropology, English, or Geography (a major comprises a set of 10 FCEs in a discipline, including several core requirements). Majors must be identified by students prior to entering the third year of each program. Changes in program after the third year require the permission of the Campus Dean.

6. All students in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies programs at the Orillia campus will satisfactorily complete a required 1 FCE in first year Inquiry.

7. All students in the HBASc will satisfactorily complete a required 1 FCE course in fourth year Inquiry. Note: Inquiry 4010/4030 is restricted to students in the HBASc or HBASc/BEd programs.

8. Additional FCE electives must be selected from Area I or Area II.

9. Two FCE "Open Electives" may be taken from any faculty (practicum, clinical and co-op credits are not eligible). Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to making their course selection in this category. In the case of the concurrent Education programs, the two "open electives" are specified as Education courses, but for students in the HBASc, courses from any of the professional disciplines (Area III) may be eligible.

10. A maximum of seven (7) FCE first year or zero level courses may be satisfactorily completed and counted towards the HBASc or BASc degrees.

11. At least five (5) FCE courses must be satisfactorily completed at the third year level or above for the HBASc (Interdisciplinary Studies).

12. The last five (5) FCE courses must be taken while registered in the HBASc or BASc programs except with permission of the Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies. For students in the concurrent Education programs, the last 5.5 courses constitute studies in the Professional Year.

13. An HBASc student who has not met the requirement of a cumulative B average (70%) may be permitted, with reasonable expectation of success and with the approval of the Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, to proceed on probation into the succeeding year of his/her program. Should he/she fail to obtain the required average a second time, he/she must apply to transfer to another program. Admission to the BASc may only be permitted with special permission of the Orillia Campus Dean or the Dean's designate.

14. To graduate with the HBASc (Interdisciplinary Studies) or to enter the Professional Year of the HBASc/BEd, a student must have a minimum cumulative grade average of 70%. To graduate with an HBASc disciplinary major, a student must have a minimum cumulative grade average of 70% in courses pertaining to that major. To graduate from the BASc, a student must have a minimum cumulative grade average of 60%. The exit average for the BASc/BEd is 65% in the Professional Year (see the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Academic Regulations).