Dawson College

Liberal Arts

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Program Information

School:Dawson College
Faculty:Social Science & Business Technologies
Degree:Diploma; Honours
Field of Study:Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Description:The liberal arts are based on the belief that disciplined learning builds one’s personal intellectual life and career. In medieval universities, the seven liberal arts were grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy. While the modern liberal arts are conceived somewhat differently, they pursue the same tradition of ordered learning to cultivate the mind.

At Dawson College, Liberal Arts is a two-year honours pre-university program. The carefully constructed curriculum is composed of required courses and seminars in classics, English, history, humanities and philosophy, as well as options in other disciplines. This broad survey of the history, intellectual and creative heritage of our civilization is designed to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills appropriate to university studies in most faculties outside architecture, engineering and the physical sciences. The program emphasizes a wide range of critical reading, leading to the effective expression of thought in writing and oral argument.
URL:Liberal Arts at Dawson College
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants must have a Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or equivalent, including Secondary V Language of Instruction, Secondary V Second Language, Secondary IV Science, Secondary IV Mathematics (Cultural, Social & Technical option 563-404/414), and Secondary IV History. Students with a DES missing any of the above subjects may be admitted, space permitting, but may be required to complete remedial courses.

    Applicants are also required to have graduation average grades in English, History, and Social Science courses of 80% or more.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    All candidates must submit a letter of intent explaining their academic interests. Please visit the website for more information on requirements.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 21, 2022