General Studies

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Explore courses from across academic and professional disciplines to include languages, literature, history, philosophy, science, business administration, tourism and more.

Program Description

The General Studies programs integrate general knowledge and intellectual skills with specific occupational or professional skills.  They are designed for those who do not plan on pursuing a university degree and/or wish to develop an individualized program from a variety of programming areas at the College.

Students who wish to complete a university degree at a later time are encouraged either to limit their choices in the General Studies programs to courses in the School of Liberal Arts and School of Science or to pursue a Liberal Arts certificate or diploma.

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 graduation with English 12; OR
  • Mature student status with acceptable scores on College Assessments, the GED® test or the LPI test.

If students do not meet either admission requirement, they should explore entry options with a program advisor.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must:

  • complete all core courses (ENGL 100 and ENGL 101)
  • complete eight open electives (24 credits) for the certificate OR 18 open electives (54 credits) for the diploma
  • complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon College
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)
Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency.

Transferability

For transfer information on a specific Yukon College course, click on the program’s Course List tab, select the course in question by clicking its link, and then click the check the BC Transfer Options link on the course’s information page. For additional information, consult a Program Advisor.

Money Matters

Fees

Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Money Matters for more information.

Some programs and courses have additional fees -  see Ancillary Fees.


Yukon College Student Financial Awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon College is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several Student Financial Awards to help offset your educational and living costs.


Financial Assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See Money Matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867.668.8720 to make an appointment.

Courses

Anthropology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ANTH 101 - Biological and Forensic Anthropology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ANTH 102 - Survey of World Prehistory Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ANTH 103 - Anthropological Archaeology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ANTH 140 - Introduction to the Fields of Anthropology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ANTH 210 - Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ANTH 221 - Subarctic Archaeology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Athapaskan
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ATHA 101 - Introduction to Native Languages I
Cr
ATHA 102 - Introduction to Native Languages II
Cr
Communications
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
COMM 192 - Business Communications Unscheduled Online, Not Online Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Criminology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Crime and Deviance Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Crime and Deviance
Cr
CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Creative Writing
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CRWR 201 - Introduction to Creative Writing I
Cr
CRWR 202 - Introduction to Creative Writing II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENGL 100 - Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Not Online, Unscheduled Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
Cr
ENGL 101 - Introduction to the Study of Literature Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
English
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENGL 203 - Introduction to the Novel Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENGL 204 - Introduction to Science Fiction
Cr
ENGL 205 - Literary Representations of the Natural World
Cr
ENGL 206 - Introduction to the Short Story
Cr
ENGL 220 - The North in Canadian Literature Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENGL 230 - A Survey of First Nations Literature in English
Cr
First Nations Studies
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
FNST 140 - Preservation of Traditional Knowledge
Cr
History
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
HIST 120 - European History I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
HIST 121 - European History II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
HIST 135 - Canadian History to 1867
Cr
HIST 136 - Canadian History - Confederation to the Present
Cr
HIST 140 - History of Yukon First Nations and Self-Government Unscheduled Online, Not Online, Online Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Kinesiology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
KINE 100 - Introduction to Human Physiology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Mathemathics
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
MATH 105 - Introductory Statistics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Multimedia Communication
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
MMC 110 - Theories of Communication Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
MMC 111 - Image Editing Fundamentals Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
MMC 112 - Web Design Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
MMC 113 - Desktop Publishing/InDesign Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
MMC 120 - Communicative Writing Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
MMC 121 - Digital Video and Audio Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
MMC 123 - Digital Illustration Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
MMC 125 - Graphic Design Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Northern Studies
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
NOST 101 - The Circumpolar World Unscheduled Online, Scheduled Online Online/Video
Cr
NOST 200 - Research in the North Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
NOST 201 - Natural History of the North Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
NOST 202 - Social History of the North Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Physical Education
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
PHED 222 - Northern Outdoor Pursuits and Leadership I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PHED 225 - Northern Outdoor Pursuits and Leadership II
Cr
Philosophy
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Political Science
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
POLI 201 - Introduction to Political Thought Online Online/Video
Cr
POLI 241 - Introduction to International Relations
Cr
Psychology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I Scheduled Online, Not Online Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology II Scheduled Online, Not Online Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PSYC 203 - Social Psychology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PSYC 204 - Abnormal Psychology Lecture Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PSYC 205 - Child Development Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Religious Studies
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
RELI 100 - World Religions I
Cr
RELI 101 - World Religions II
Cr
Sociology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
SOCI 100 - Introduction to Sociology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
SOCI 103 - Canadian Society Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
SOCI 203 - Sociology of the Family Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
SOCI 209 - Society, Technology and Values Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
SOCI 227 - Research Methods in the Social Sciences Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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