Liberal Education List Requirement

In keeping with the Liberal Education focus of the University, all students in an undergraduate degree program must complete the Liberal Education List Requirement (Lib Ed List Requirement). As some courses may not fit specific program requirements, students should consult their Faculty or School advising office.

The Liberal Education Lists provide students with opportunities to critically explore a wide range of disciplines as embedded in academic programming.

i.Fine Arts and Humanities: The exploration of the human experience including culture, history, language, thought, religion, ethics, arts, and creativity.

ii.Social Science: The study of individuals and their relationships within society.

iii.Science: The study of the natural world and conceptual modeling of reality.

a.40-Course Degree Programs

Students may complete the Lib Ed List Requirement through one of the following pathways:

Four courses (12.0 credit hours) from each of Lists I, II, and III.

OR

Three courses (9.0 credit hours) from each of Lists I, II and III for students who successfully complete both Liberal Education 1000 and either Liberal Education 2000 or Library Science 2000.

OR

Three courses (9.0 credit hours) from each of Lists I, II and III for students who successfully complete all of Liberal Education 1000, Liberal Education 1150, and Liberal Education 2150.

OR

Three courses (9.0 credit hours) from each of Lists I, II, and III for students who successfully complete both Liberal Education 3010 and Liberal Education 4000.

OR

*Two courses (6.0 credit hours) from each of Lists I, II, and III for students who successfully complete one of the following pairs:

Liberal Education 1000 and Liberal Education 2000; and Liberal Education 3010 and Liberal Education 4000

OR

Liberal Education 1000 and Library Science 2000; and Liberal Education 3010 and Liberal Education 4000

OR

Liberal Education 1000, Liberal Education 1150, and Liberal Education 2150; and Liberal Education 3010 and Liberal Education 4000

*The individual Liberal Education (LBED) and Library Science (LIBR) courses (Liberal Education 1000, Liberal Education 1150, Liberal Education 2000, Liberal Education 2150, Liberal Education 3010, Liberal Education 4000 and Library Science 2000) do not fulfill a requirement for any list.

b.Post-Diploma Degree Programs

Students pursuing a post-diploma program offered by the University of Lethbridge are required to complete either the full 12-course (see a. above) or a modified Lib Ed List Requirement. For further information, see the program description in the appropriate part of this Calendar.

1.Full 12-Course Liberal Education List Requirement

Students registered in the Post-Diploma B.A. and B.Sc. in Agricultural Studies, the Post-Diploma B.Sc. in Computer Science, the Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Art or Dramatic Arts, or B.Mus. (after a two year diploma) program are required to meet the full 12-course (36.0 credit hours) Lib Ed List Requirement.

2.Modified Liberal Education List Requirement

Students registered in some post-diploma programs are required to meet a modified Lib Ed List Requirement. For further information, refer to the requirements for individual programs in the appropriate part of this Calendar.

c.Limitations

There are limitations on the courses that can be used for meeting the Liberal Education List Requirement.

1.Only four courses (12.0 credit hours) in total may be counted from any one discipline. Disciplines are identified by course subject codes (e.g. ENGL, MGT, and MUSI are separate disciplines).

2.Only four courses (12.0 credit hours) in total may be counted from a combination of Liberal Education List courses from the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Dhillon School of Business. That is, only four courses in total having a course title of EDUC, ABHL, ADCS, HLSC, NURS, PUBH, TREC, ACCT, AGEM, FINC, HRLR, IGBM, IMGT, MGT, and MKTG may be counted in meeting the Liberal Education List Requirement.

3.Cross-listed courses count toward the limit for both disciplines (e.g. Indigenous Governance and Business Management 3250/Indigenous Studies 3250 counts toward the limit for Dhillon School of Business courses and Indigenous Studies).

4.Courses may only be counted according to the Liberal Education List in effect in the term in which credit is earned at the University of Lethbridge. For example, if a course is not on the Lib Ed List in the term a student earns credit for it, but the course is subsequently added to the Lib Ed List, the student cannot use the course toward meeting their Lib Ed List Requirement. Applicants presenting transferable courses are deemed to have earned transfer credit at the University of Lethbridge in the term in which a student is first admitted to a University of Lethbridge program (for more information, see Admission, Transfer Credit).