Associate of Arts Degree | LaSalle College Vancouver, Canada

Associate of Arts Degree

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An Associate of Arts Degree at LaSalle College Vancouver is a dynamic way to earn credits that can be put toward a university degree while exploring interests and gaining a broad foundation of knowledge. This 1-year degree successfully prepares graduates for further study in a Faculty of Arts bachelor’s degree program at one of British Columbia’s universities. This program supports the development of strong critical thinking, communication and research skills sought after by employers.


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This program consists of 60 credits over 4 quarters.

Associates degree.

This Degree is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB).

The goal of this program is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences that are foundational to be successful in pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Arts, Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences.

The Associate of Arts degree at LaSalle College Vancouver prepares graduates for further study in a Faculty of Arts bachelor’s degree program at one of British Columbia’s universities. The program provides students a comprehensive liberal arts education in a supportive and nurturing learning environment, and supports the development of strong critical thinking, communication and research skills sought after by employers. Students can be expected to complete the program in 1 to 2 years.

Students will enroll in courses taken from the following list:

  • American Architecture
  • Survey of Art and Civilization
  • History of Art in Early Civilizations
  • Art History II: From the Early Modern to the Contemporary
  • History and Analysis of Design
  • Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Business Communications
  • Media Business Law and Communications
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Speech Communications
  • Advanced Communications
  • Cultural Theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Microeconomics
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Academic Writing
  • World Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Introduction to the Novel
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to Short Fiction
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Physical Geology
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Classical Story Structure in Media
  • Drama in Media
  • Crime Fiction in Media
  • World Civilization
  • World Civilization II: Early Modern Europe to the Present
  • Mathematics
  • Research Methodologies
  • Statistics
  • Calculus
  • Geometry and Linear Algebra
  • Calculus for Physics
  • Ethnomathematics
  • Nutrition
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • History of Photography
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Physics of Motion, Light and Sound
  • Math and Physics for Games
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Sustainable Design
  • Principles of Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Design Standards
  • Sustainable Design Leadership
  • To think critically and solve problems using mathematical and/or scientific reasoning.
  • To demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  • To use information responsibly by discerning authority, evaluating the relevance of information to their purpose, and by appropriately documenting sources.
  • To interpret and analyze artistic work, historical events, or philosophical thought and describe the relevance of that work to themselves, society, and cultures.
  • To analyze the nature, diversity, and impact of social, political, psychological, and economic thought on the individual, institutions, and differing cultures.
  • Students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready to pursue an undergraduate degree at one of British Columbia’s university
  • Students who have already completed a certificate or diploma and want to pursue further academic studies
  • Students interested in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
  • Students interested in developing their critical thinking perspective and gaining a comprehensive liberal arts education
  • Students who want to better understand themselves, their communities, and the world

Students who graduate from the program will be prepared to begin further study at the baccalaureate level at LaSalle College Vancouver or one of British Columbia’s research universities. While it is expected that the majority of students who graduate will pursue further education, students who choose to enter the workforce will have gained the communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are so highly sought-after by employers.