What are Liberal Studies courses?

Liberal Studies courses are offered by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences. They include the following:

Breadth courses

ENGL – English
HUMN – Humanities
SCTM – Sciences/Technology/Mathematics
SOSC – Social Sciences

Visual Culture courses

VISA – Art history and theory
VISD – Design history and theory
VISM – Media history and theory, including film and new media
VISC – Cross-disciplinary visual culture and theory courses

Indigenous Visual Culture courses (INVC):

INVC 2B01 (formerly ABVC 2B01): The Story of Us: Aboriginal Peoples of the Americas will count as 0.5 credit in Visual Culture (VISA). Note: the new code as of 2015/2016 is INVC-2001. 

INVC 2B03 (formerly ABVC 2B03): Ways for Telling will count as 0.5 credit in English (ENGL). Note: the new code as of 2015/2016 is ENGL-3013. 

What are Liberal Studies graduation requirements?

To understand what your choices are for Liberal Studies courses, please print the Liberal Studies worksheet based on when you were admitted to OCAD University and your major. Use this worksheet to track your requirements. If a worksheet is not available for your program or year of entry, please visit the Student Advising Centre to discuss your Liberal Studies requirements in person.

What are the new codes?

The Liberal Studies worksheets have not yet been updated with the new codes resulting from the implementation of My OCAD U in 2015/2016. Please use the Liberal Studies course code equivalencies document as required to translate old codes to new codes.

Note: the new code for VISM 2B41 is SOSC-2005.

If you have any questions or concerns about the worksheets, please visit the Student Advising Centre: Room 266, Level 2, 100 McCaul St., or email advising@ocadu.ca.

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