Liberal Arts

smiling students outside Ayamdigut Campus, Whitehorse

Wanted: Open minds with bright futures.

Yukon College’s Liberal Arts programs provide a foundation to a variety of social science and humanities disciplines that offer a range of career opportunities for you to explore.

Program Description

The Liberal Arts programs are designed for students wishing to transfer to a university degree or related program such as:

  • Arts
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Educational or Clinical Psychology
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Literature and Letters
  • Public History and Writing
  • Public Policy and Research
  • Recreation
  • Social Services
  • Social Work
  • Tourism

Both Liberal Arts programs reflect the belief that degree-bound students ought to acquire solid critical thinking, research and communication skills through introductory study in a variety of social science and humanities disciplines. They also present an ideal opportunity for continuing education or for exploring various educational and career paths.

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 graduation with English 12

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

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, Certificate students must

  • complete ENGL 100 and ENGL 101 (6 credits)
  • complete two social-science electives (6 credits)
  • complete two science electives (6 credits)*
  • complete four open and Liberal Arts electives (12 credits)

In addition, Certificate students must

Diploma students must

  • complete all Certificate requirements (30 credits and demonstrate YFN CC)
  • complete two 200-level English literature (ENGL) electives (6 credits)
  • complete four 200-level electives (12 credits)
  • complete four open or Liberal Arts/Science electives at 100 level or above (12 credits)

In addition, Diploma students must

  • complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon College
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)

NOTE ABOUT LANGUAGES: While not a requirement, study of a second language is encouraged so students meet the second-language requirements of many universities.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT LIBERAL ARTS/SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT AND OPEN ELECTIVES: Liberal Arts certificate students may take up to 6 credits, and diploma students up to 12 credits, from outside the School of Liberal Arts and School of Science (but excluding Continuing Education).

However, students must recognize that such coursework may not be transferable to programs at other post-secondary institutions and may result in a credit shortfall upon transfer. Students working towards a degree or college program at another institution or planning to continue post-secondary studies in the future should check their course selection with a Program Advisor.

*NOTE ABOUT SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS: As of May 2019, science elective courses no longer require labs. Please check with a Program Advisor to discuss options.

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 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

Title Campus Scheduled
ENGL 100 - Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
W
ENGL 101 - Introduction to the Study of Literature Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
W
Astronomy
Title Campus Scheduled
ASTR 100 - Introduction to Astronomy Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Anthropology
Title Campus Scheduled
ANTH 101 - Biological and Forensic Anthropology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
ANTH 102 - Survey of World Prehistory Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ANTH 103 - Anthropological Archaeology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ANTH 140 - Introduction to the Fields of Anthropology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ANTH 144 - Heritage and Culture Field School
ANTH 210 - Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ANTH 221 - Subarctic Archaeology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
ANTH 312 - The Anthropology of the State - Past, Present, Future Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Archives
Title Campus Scheduled
ARCV 140 - Archives and Collections Management Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Athapaskan
Title Campus Scheduled
ATHA 101 - Introduction to Native Languages I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ATHA 102 - Introduction to Native Languages II Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Biology
Title Campus Scheduled
BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
BIOL 102 - Principles of Biology II Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
BIOL 201 - Cell Biology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
BIOL 202 - Genetics Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
BIOL 210 - Introduction to Northern Botany Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
BIOL 220 - Ecology
BIOL 225 - Ornithology - Introduction to the Biology of Birds Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
BIOL 230 - Conservation Biology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
BIOL 290 - Beringia: Its Pleistocene Environment and Paleoecology
Chemistry
Title Campus Scheduled
CHEM 110 - The Structure of Matter Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
CHEM 111 - Chemical Energetics and Dynamics Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
CHEM 210 - Organic Chemistry I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
CHEM 211 - Organic Chemistry II Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Communications
Title Campus Scheduled
COMM 100 - Business Communications Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
W
COMM 193 - Introduction to Scientific & Technical Communication Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Computer Science
Title Campus Scheduled
CPSC 128 - Object Oriented Programming I
Creative Writing
Title Campus Scheduled
CRWR 201 - Introduction to Creative Writing I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
CRWR 202 - Introduction to Creative Writing II
Criminology
Title Campus Scheduled
CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Crime and Deviance
CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Crime and Deviance Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Canadian Criminal Justice System Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
CRIM 210 - Law, Youth and Young Offenders
CRIM 213 - Women, Crime and Justice Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
CRIM 219 - Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Justice Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
CRIM 230 - Introduction to Substantive Criminal Law Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
CRIM 241 - Intro to Corrections
CRIM 251 - Introduction to Law Enforcement
Economics
Title Campus Scheduled
ECON 100 - Introduction to Microeconomics Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ECON 101 - Introduction to Macroeconomics Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
English
Title Campus Scheduled
ENGL 203 - Introduction to the Novel
ENGL 204 - Introduction to Science Fiction
ENGL 205 - Literary Representations of the Natural World
ENGL 206 - Introduction to the Short Story
ENGL 220 - The North in Canadian Literature Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
W
ENGL 230 - A Survey of First Nations Literature in English
Environmental Science
Title Campus Scheduled
ENVS 100 - Introduction to Environmental Science I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ENVS 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science II Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
ENVS 225 - Environmental Change and Fish and Wildlife Health Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ENVS 226 - Environmental Change and Community Health Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
ENVS 227 - Yukon Source Water Protection and Watershed Stewardship Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Environmental Studies
Title Campus Scheduled
ENST 200 - Environmental Perspectives Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ENST 201 - Environmental Ethics
ENST 223 - Principles and Practices of Heritage Interpretation
First Nations Governance and Public Administration
Title Campus Scheduled
FNGA 100 - Introduction to First Nations Governance and Public Administration Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
FNGA 101 - Governance & Land Claims
FNGA 103 - Accountability and Financial Management
FNGA 200 - Organizational and Community Wellness
FNGA 207 - Public Policy Online/Video
F
FNGA 208 - Human Resource Management Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
W
FNGA 209 - Intergovernmental Relations
FNGA 240 - Indigenous Peoples and Research Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
W
FNGA 301 - Theory and Practice of Negotiation
FNGA 302 - Power and Influence Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
W
FNGA 304 - Community Economic Development
First Nations Studies
Title Campus Scheduled
FNST 100 - Introduction to First Nations Studies
FNST 140 - Preservation of Traditional Knowledge
Geography
Title Campus Scheduled
GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
GEOG 102 - Introduction to Physical Geography II Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
GEOG 220 - The Circumpolar North
GEOG 250 - Introduction to Mapping and Geographical Information System (GIS) Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
W
GEOG 290 - Climate Change and the Circumpolar World Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Geology
Title Campus Scheduled
GEOL 102 - Geomorphology
GEOL 105 - Physical Geology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
GEOL 110 - Mineralogy/Petrology
GEOL 111 - Structural Geology
GEOL 201 - Ore Deposits
GEOL 205 - Rock Mechanics
GEOL 206 - Sedimentary Stratigraphy
GEOL 210 - Hydrogeology
GEOL 211 - Geochemistry
GEOL 213 - Introduction to Geophysics
GEOL 215 - Mineral Processing
History
Title Campus Scheduled
HIST 120 - European History I
HIST 121 - European History II
HIST 135 - Canadian History to 1867
HIST 136 - Canadian History - Confederation to the Present
HIST 140 - History of Yukon First Nations and Self-Government Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
W
HIST 220 - History of the Canadian North
HIST 221 - History of the Yukon
Kinesiology
Title Campus Scheduled
KINE 100 - Introduction to Human Physiology
Linguistics
Title Campus Scheduled
LANG 140 - Language and Culture Preservation Online/Video
F
LANG 240 - Language Activism
Mathematics
Title Campus Scheduled
MATH 100 - Single Variable Calculus I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
MATH 101 - Single Variable Calculus II Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
MATH 105 - Introductory Statistics Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
MATH 120 - Mathematics for the Life Sciences Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
MATH 141 - Mathematics for Business Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
W
Northern Studies
Title Campus Scheduled
NOST 101 - The Circumpolar World Online/Video
F
W
NOST 200 - Research in the North
NOST 201 - The Natural History of the North Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
NOST 202 - Social History of the North Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
NOST 229 - Special Topics in Northern Studies
NOST 324 - Contemporary Issues in the Circumpolar World I Online/Video
W
NOST 325 - Contemporary Issues in the Circumpolar World II Online/Video
W
NOST 326 - Lands and Environments of the Circumpolar North I Online/Video
F
NOST 327 - Lands and Environments of the Circumpolar World II Online/Video
W
NOST 328 - Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar North I Online/Video
F
NOST 329 - Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar North II Online/Video
W
Philosophy
Title Campus Scheduled
PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
PHIL 230 - Bridging Knowledges
Physical Education
Title Campus Scheduled
PHED 222 - Northern Outdoor Pursuits and Leadership I
PHED 225 - Northern Outdoor Pursuits and Leadership II Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Physics
Title Campus Scheduled
PHYS 100 - Introductory Physics Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
PHYS 101 - Elementary Physics I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
PHYS 102 - Elementary Physics II Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Political Science
Title Campus Scheduled
POLI 101 - The Government of Canada Online/Video
F
POLI 201 - Introduction to Political Thought
POLI 222 - Northern Resources and Environmental Law
POLI 230 - Indigenous Political Thought Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
POLI 241 - Introduction to International Relations
POLI 330 - Indigenous Politics in Canada Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
W
Psychology
Title Campus Scheduled
PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology II Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
PSYC 201 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 203 - Social Psychology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
PSYC 204 - Abnormal Psychology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
PSYC 205 - Child Development
PSYC 206 - Human Growth and Lifespan Development Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
Religious Studies
Title Campus Scheduled
RELI 100 - World Religions I
RELI 101 - World Religions II
Social Work
Title Campus Scheduled
SW 200 - Introduction to Social Work Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
W
Sociology
Title Campus Scheduled
SOCI 100 - Introduction to Sociology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
SOCI 103 - Canadian Society
SOCI 104 - Social Problems Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
SOCI 203 - Sociology of the Family
SOCI 209 - Society, Technology and Values
SOCI 227 - Research Methods in the Social Sciences Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Theatre
Title Campus Scheduled
THEA 200 - Introduction to Acting I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
Women's and Gender Studies
Title Campus Scheduled
WGST 100 - Introduction to Women's Studies I Online/Video
F
WGST 101 - Introduction to Women's Studies II Online/Video
W
WGST 200 - Women and Social Change Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
WGST 230 - Women and History - Rethinking Canada
WGST 240 - The Study of Men and Masculinities I
WGST 241 - The Study of Men and Masculinities II
YFNCC electives
Title Campus Scheduled
ANTH 140 - Introduction to the Fields of Anthropology Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
CRIM 219 - Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Justice Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
FNST 100 - Introduction to First Nations Studies
FNST 140 - Preservation of Traditional Knowledge
HIST 140 - History of Yukon First Nations and Self-Government Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
W
HIST 220 - History of the Canadian North
NOST 202 - Social History of the North Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
W
SOCI 104 - Social Problems Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
WGST 202 - Women in Indigenous Societies