Humanities and Social Sciences Electives

This information is intended to help you make informed decisions when selecting Humanities and Social Sciences Electives towards your complementary studies degree requirements.

Guidelines

You can take almost any course offered within the Faculty of Arts to fulfill the Humanities and Social Sciences electives requirement. Some exceptions include:

  • Courses which have a focus on technical, scientific components and/or lab based case studies are not approved even if they are offered by the Faculty of Arts.
  • Scientific geography courses and statistic courses are not approved.
  • Studio and Performance courses in Fine Arts, music and theatre are not approved. You may not take any theory, or performance based Music courses.
  • Medical terminology courses are not approved.

To ensure a course is approved please review the Humanities and Social Sciences eligibility list below. If you are still unsure Contact Us.

Effective Summer 2018, a maximum of 3 credits in a language course can be used towards the humanities and social sciences requirement*

*Prior to 2018, 6 credits of language course could be used towards humanities and social sciences. The Impact of Technology requirement was fulfilled by an approved course in the Faculty of Arts under the former Complementary Studies requirements.

Course Eligibility

Use the search bar or scroll/page through the list to learn more. Don’t see your course? Try searching the subject code only (ex: ECON). Please review the notes carefully as some courses are only approved or not-approved for certain sections or years.

Subject CodeSubject TitleCourse CodeApproved? Notes
ACAMAsian Canadian and Asian Migration StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
ADHEAdult Education Please see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
AFSTAfrican StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
AFSTAfrican Studies250AY
AGECAgricultural Economics340Y
ANTHAnthropology103Y
ANTHAnthropology140N
ANTHAnthropology205Y
ANTHAnthropology210Y
ANTHAnthropology203Y
ANTHAnthropology207Y
ANTHAnthropology215Y
ANTHAnthropology218N
ANTHAnthropology225Y
ANTHAnthropology227Y
ANTHAnthropology240Y
ANTHAnthropology301Y
ANTHAnthropology325Y
ANTHAnthropology378Y
APSCApplied Sciences 261N
APSCApplied Sciences 262N
APSCApplied Sciences 367N
APSCApplied Sciences 402Y
APSCApplied Sciences 462N
APSCApplied Sciences 498TYSDS course Decarbonization Technologies and Policy meets both Impact of Tec and Humanities requirement but can only be used towards ONE of the requirements. CIVL and CHBE students can only take this course for general interest (It will not count towards Complementary Studies).
ARBCArabic Studies101YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
ARBCArabic Studies102YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
ARBCArabic Studies201YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
ARCHArchitecture405Y
ARCHArchitecture504Y
ARCLAnthropological Archaeology103Y
ARCLAnthropological Archaeology140N
ARCLAnthropological Archaeology203N
ARCLAnthropological Archaeology228N
ARTHArt History101Y
ARTHArt History102Y
ARTHArt History225Y
ARTHArt History227Y
ARTHArt History300Y
ARTHArt History309Y
ARTHArt History311Y
ARTHArt History322Y
ARTHArt History331Y
ARTHArt History332Y
ARTHArt History339Y
ARTHArt History341Y
ARTHArt History345Y
ARTHArt History351Y
ARTHArt History397AN
ASIAAsian StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
ASIAAsian Studies250Y
ASIAAsian Studies309Y
ASIAAsian Studies326Y
ASLAAsian LanguagesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
ASTRAstronomyANYN
ASTUArts Studies400CN
ATSCAtmospheric ScienceANYN
CDSTCanadian StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
CENSCentral, Eastern and Northern European StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
CENSCentral, Eastern and Northern European Studies201Y
CHINChinese131YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese133YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese141YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese143YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese231YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese233YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese241YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese243YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese331YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese333YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese335YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese337YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese341YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese343YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese345YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese347YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese401YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese403YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CHINChinese471Y
CIVLCivil200N
CIVLCivil250N
CLCHClassical ChinesePlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
CLSTClassical Studies105Y
CLSTClassical Studies301N
CNPSComputer ScienceANYN
CNRSClassical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies104Y
CNTOCantonese301YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CNTOCantonese303YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CNTOCantonese311YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CNTOCantonese401YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CNTOCantonese451YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
CNTOCantonese451YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
COGSCognitive Systems Program200N
COMMCommerce280N
COMMCommerce292N
COMMCommerceANYN
COMRCommerce Minor280N
CONSNatural Resources Conservation127N
CONSNatural Resources Conservation200N
CONSNatural Resources Conservation210N
CONSNatural Resources Conservation425Y
CONSNatural Resources Conservation499CY2018W only
CRWRCreative Writing200Y
CRWRCreative Writing201Y
CRWRCreative Writing203Y
CRWRCreative Writing205Y
CRWRCreative Writing206Y
CRWRCreative Writing208Y
CRWRCreative Writing209Y
CRWRCreative Writing213Y
CRWRCreative Writing220Y
CRWRCreative Writing230Y
CRWRCreative Writing311Y
CSISCritical Studies in Sexuality450BY
CTLNCatalanPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
DANIDanishPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
ECONEconomics101Y
ECONEconomics102Y
ECONEconomics221Y
ECONEconomics301Y
ECONEconomics302Y
ECONEconomics310Y
ECONEconomics320N
ECONEconomics325N
ECONEconomics345Y
ECONEconomics367Y
ENDSEnvironmental Design221N
ENDSEnvironmental DesignANYN
ENGLEnglish316Y
ENGLEnglish365Y
ENGLEnglish1st Y If 6 credits of AP/IB ENGL 1st credits are awarded, students may apply 3 credits towards the Humanities requirement & 3 credits towards the ENGL 112 requirement.
ENGLEnglish229AY
ENGLEnglish247Y
ENGLEnglish301N
EOSCEarth and Ocean SciencesANYN
FHISFrench, Hispanic and Italian StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
FIPRFilm Production101Y
FIPRFilm Production133N
FIPRFilm Production234N
FISTFilm Studies200N
FISTFilm Studies332N
FMSTFamily Studies200Y
FMSTFamily Studies210Y
FMSTFamily Studies238Y
FMSTFamily Studies314Y
FMSTFamily Studies316Y
FNELFirst Nations and Endangered Languages Program101YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FNELFirst Nations and Endangered Languages Program102YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FNHFood, Nutrition and Health200N
FNHFood, Nutrition and Health250N
FNHFood, Nutrition and Health255N
FNHFood, Nutrition and Health330N
FNHFood, Nutrition and Health355Y
FNISFirst Nations and Indigenous Studies100Y
FNISFirst Nations and Indigenous Studies210Y
FNISFirst Nations and Indigenous Studies220Y
FREFood and Resource Economics306Y
FREFood and Resource Economics374N
FRENFrench101YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench102YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench111YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench112YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench122YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench123YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench220Y
FRENFrench220YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench221YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench222YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench223YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench224YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench225YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FRENFrench314Y
FRENFrench328Y
FRENFrench330Y
GEOBGeographical SciencesANYN
GEOGGeography110Y
GEOGGeography121Y
GEOGGeography122Y
GEOGGeography190Y
GEOGGeography210Y
GEOGGeography250Y
GEOGGeography281Y
GEOGGeography290Y
GEOGGeography310N
GEOGGeography316Y
GEOGGeography318N
GEOGGeography327Y
GEOGGeography350Y
GEOGGeography357Y
GEOGGeography380Y
GEOGGeography385Y
GEOGGeography415Y
GEOGGeography467Y
GEOGGeography497Y
GEOGGeography1st NIB Transfer Credit
GERMGerman100YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman105YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman110YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman200YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman210YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman300YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman301Y
GERMGerman302Y
GERMGerman303Y
GERMGerman304Y
GERMGerman305Y
GERMGerman310YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman313YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman314YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman360Y
GERMGerman380Y
GERMGerman400YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman403Y
GERMGerman406Y
GERMGerman409Y
GERMGerman410YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman411Y
GERMGerman412Y
GERMGerman414YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman420YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman426Y
GERMGerman430YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman433YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GERMGerman434YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
GREKGreekPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
GRSJGender, Race, Sexuality and Social JusticePlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
GRSJGender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice101Y
GRSJGender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice102Y
GRSJGender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice300Y
GRSJGender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice307Y
HEBRHebrew101YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
HESOHealth and SocietyANYN
HINUHindi-Urdu200YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
HISTHistory106Y
HISTHistory108Y
HISTHistory205Y
HISTHistory350Y
HISTHistory351Y
HISTHistory369Y
HISTHistory394Y
HISTHistory396Y
HISTHistory401Y
KINKinesology150YFormerly KIN 231
KINKinesology231Y
HUNUHuman Nutrition303Y
IHHSInterprofessional Health and Human Service300N
IHHSInterprofessional Health and Human Service400N
IHHSInterprofessional Health and Human Service401N
INDOIndonesianPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
INFOInformation StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
INLBIndigenous Land-Based StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
ITALItalian101YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
ITALItalian102YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
ITALItalian201YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
ITALItalian202YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
ITALItalian206YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
ITALItalian301YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
ITALItalian303Y
ITALItalian403Y
ITSTItalian StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
JAPNJapanese100YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
JAPNJapanese101YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
JAPNJapanese160YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
JAPNJapanese200YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
JAPNJapanese201YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
JAPNJapanese260YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
JAPNJapanese320YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
JAPNJapanese321YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
JAPNJapanese322YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
JAPNJapanese323YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
JRNLJournalism100Y
JRNLJournalism400Y
KORNKorean102YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
KORNKorean200YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
KORNKorean301YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
KORNKorean302YOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
KORNKoreanYApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
LASOLaw and SocietyPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
LASTLatin American Studies100Y
LATNLatin101YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
LATNLatin102YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
LATNLatin201YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
LATNLatin202YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
LATNLatin350Y
LATNLatin351Y
LATNLatinYApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
LFSLand & Food Sciences ANYN
LINGLinguistics100Y
LINGLinguistics101Y
LINGLinguistics200Y
LINGLinguistics209N
LINGLinguistics333N
MDVLMedieval StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
MECHMechanical410TN
MECHMechanical410UN
MINEMining 497EN
MUSCMusic103N
MUSCMusic109N
MUSCMusic120Y
MUSCMusic121Y
MUSCMusic128Y
MUSCMusic220Y
MUSCMusic225N
MUSCMusic328Y
MUSCMusic326AY
MVDL
Medieval Studies 210Y
NESTNear Eastern Studies301Y
NESTNear Eastern Studies303Y
NESTNear Eastern Studies312Y
NURSNursing180Y
NURSNursing280Y
NURSNursing290Y
PERSPersian104YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
PHILPhilosophy101Y
PHILPhilosophy102Y
PHILPhilosophy111Y
PHILPhilosophy120Y
PHILPhilosophy125N
PHILPhilosophy210Y
PHILPhilosophy211Y
PHILPhilosophy220N
PHILPhilosophy230Y
PHILPhilosophy250Y
PHILPhilosophy260Y
PHILPhilosophy317Y
PHILPhilosophy333Y
PHILPhilosophy334Y
PHILPhilosophy385Y
PHILPhilosophy405N
PHILPhilosophy407Y
PHILPhilosophy414Y
PHILPhilosophy417Y
PHILPhilosophy434Y
PHILPhilosophy437Y
PHILPhilosophy462Y
PHILPhilosophy235AY
PHIL Philosophy405Y
PLANCommunity and Regional Planning211N
PLANCommunity and Regional Planning341N
PLANCommunity and Regional Planning425Y
POLIPolitical Science100Y
POLIPolitical Science101Y
POLIPolitical Science110Y
POLIPolitical Science260Y
POLIPolitical Science307Y
POLIPolitical Science333Y
POLIPolitical Science362Y
POLIPolitical Science361AN
POLSPolish300YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
POLSPolish426Y
PORTPortuguese101YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
PORTPortuguese102YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
PORTPortuguese201YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
PORTPortuguese202YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
PORTPortuguese392Y
PORTPortuguese405Y
PSYCPsychology101Y
PSYCPsychology102Y
PSYCPsychology207Y
PSYCPsychology208Y
PSYCPsychology217N
PSYCPsychology218N
PSYCPsychology278N
PSYCPsychology366N
PUNJPunjabiPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
RELGReligious Studies306Y
RELGReligious Studies311Y
RELGReligious Studies327Y
RGLAReligion, Literature and The ArtsPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
RMSTRomance StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
RUSSRussian100YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
RUSSRussian101YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
RUSSRussian102YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
RUSSRussian112YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
RUSSRussian200YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
RUSSRussian201YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
RUSSRussian202YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
RUSSRussian206Y
RUSSRussian207Y
RUSSRussian301YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
RUSSRussian302YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
RUSSRussian316Y
RUSSRussian411Y
RUSSRussian412Y
RUSSRussian306AY
RUSSRussian396BY
SANSSanskritPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
SCANScandinavianPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
SEALSoutheast Asian LanguagesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
SLAVSlavic StudiesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
SOALSouth Asian LanguagesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
SOCISociology100Y
SOCISociology101Y
SOCISociology102Y
SOCISociology200Y
SOCISociology217N
SOCISociology217Y
SOCISociology220Y
SOCISociology230Y
SOCISociology250Y
SOCISociology285Y
SOCISociology328N
SOCISociology410Y
SOCISociology418N
SOWKSocial Work200Y
SPANSpanish101YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
SPANSpanish102YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
SPANSpanish201YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
SPANSpanish202YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
SPANSpanish206YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
SPANSpanish207YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
SPANSpanish221Y
SPANSpanish280Y
SPANSpanish301YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
SPANSpanish301YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
SPANSpanish308YApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
SPANSpanish312Y
STATStatisticsANYN
SWEDSwedishPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
SWEDSwedish100Please see notesApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
THTRTheatreANYPlease see notes
TIBTTibetan LanguagesPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
UKRNUkrainianPlease see notesCourses in this program have not been assessed yet. If you are interested in a course, please contact ESS.
URSTUrban Studies200Y
VISAVisual ArtsANYN
WRDSArts Studies in Writing150YWRDS 150 can also be used to fulfill the First Year English requirement

Common Questions

Specific courses may have been approved up to a certain date. Please Contact Us if you feel that a course should be eligible towards your degree requirements but isn't reflected on your degree navigator.


The list above is not exhaustive and is subject to change. If you have taken, or want to take a course you feel would apply towards your humanities and social sciences electives, please Contact Us and include a copy of the course syllabus. If you have already taken the course you need to include the course syllabus from the time you took the course. We will review the course to see if it is eligible, note processing times can take between 2-4 weeks.


Choose your courses carefully and strategically by thinking about your interests and strengths. The humanities requirements can help you develop useful skills outside of your major and is an opportunity for you to explore areas outside of your core engineering courses.

If you are considering a Minor in Arts, Commerce, or Entrepreneurship, you could use this opportunity to take a course that fulfills both requirements. For example, if you are considering a Minor in Commerce, ECON 101 and 102 would satisfy the Engineering Humanities and Social Sciences elective as well as one of the Minor in Commerce courses.

We encourage you to explore our list above for subject areas which you may have not considered.