Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement

This requirement is an opportunity to explore areas outside of the core engineering courses.


Requirement Information and Guidelines

Bachelor of Applied Science students must take 6 credits in the Humanities (the study of human culture) or Social Science (the study of society) to fulfill part of their Complementary Studies requirement. Students take 3 of these credits as part of the first year program, and the remaining 3 credits are taken in an upper year (timing is program dependent).

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 that 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 (GEOB/GEOS) and statistic courses (STAT) 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.

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 see if a course has been approved.  
Please review the notes carefully as some courses are only approved or not-approved for certain sections or years.

Course CodeCourse TitleCourse NumberApproved? Notes
ACAMAsian Canadian and Asian Migration StudiesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
ADHEAdult Education ANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
AFSTAfrican StudiesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
AFSTAfrican Studies250AApproved
AGECAgricultural Economics340Approved
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies151ApprovedPreviously CLST 105
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies170ApprovedPreviously CNRS 104
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies216ApprovedPreviously CLST 232
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies225ApprovedPreviously CLST 260
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies235ApprovedPreviously CLST 211
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies236ApprovedPreviously CLST 212
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies301ApprovedPreviously CLST 301
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies306ApprovedPreviously CLST 306
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies312ApprovedPreviously NEST 303
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies314ApprovedPreviously NEST 301
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies341ApprovedPreviously RELG 307
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies351ApprovedPreviously NEST 312
AMNEAncient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies373ApprovedPreviously RELG 306
ANTHAnthropology100Approved
ANTHAnthropology103Approved
ANTHAnthropology140Not approved
ANTHAnthropology205Approved
ANTHAnthropology210Approved
ANTHAnthropology203Approved
ANTHAthropology206Approved
ANTHAnthropology207Approved
ANTHAnthropology215Approved
ANTHAnthropology218Not approved
ANTHAnthropology225Approved
ANTHAnthropology227Approved
ANTHAnthropology240Approved
ANTHAnthropology301Approved
ANTHAnthropology325Approved
ANTHAnthropology378Approved
APSCApplied Sciences 261Not approved
APSCApplied Sciences 262Not approved
APSCApplied Sciences 367Not approved
APSCApplied Sciences 402Approved
APSCApplied Sciences 462Not approved
APSCApplied Sciences 498TApprovedSDS 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 Studies101ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ARBCArabic Studies102ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ARBCArabic Studies201ApprovedApproved however only a maximum of A maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ARCHArchitecture405Approved
ARCHArchitecture504Approved
ARCLAnthropological Archaeology103Approved
ARCLAnthropological Archaeology140Not approved
ARCLAnthropological Archaeology203Not approved
ARCLAnthropological Archaeology204Approved
ARCLAnthropological Archaeology228Not approved
ARTHArt History101Approved
ARTHArt History102Approved
ARTHArt History225Approved
ARTHArt History227Approved
ARTHArt History253Approved
ARTHArt History300Approved
ARTHArt History309Approved
ARTHArt History311Approved
ARTHArt History322Approved
ARTHArt History331Approved
ARTHArt History332Approved
ARTHArt History339Approved
ARTHArt History341Approved
ARTHArt History345Approved
ARTHArt History351Approved
ARTHArt History397ANot approved
ASIAAsian Studies200Approved
ASIAAsian Studies250Approved
ASIAAsian Studies308Approved
ASIAAsian Studies309Approved
ASIAAsian Studies315Approved
ASIAAsian Studies325Approved
ASIAAsian Studies326Approved
ASIAAsian Studies353Approved
ASIAAsian Studies354Approved
ASIAAsian Studies363Approved
ASIAAsian Studies365Approved
ASIAAsian Studies376Approved
ASIAAsian Studies392Approved
ASIAAsian Studies394Approved
ASLAmerican Sign Language100ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ASLAmerican Sign Language101ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ASLAAsian LanguagesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
ASTRAstronomyANYNot approved
ASTUArts Studies400CNot approved
ATSCAtmospheric ScienceANYNot approved
CDSTCanadian StudiesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
CENSCentral, Eastern and Northern European StudiesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
CENSCentral, Eastern and Northern European Studies201Approved
CENSCentral, Eastern and Northern European Studies303Approved
CHINChinese131ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese133ApprovedApproved however only a maximum of A maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese141ApprovedApproved however only a maximum of A maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese143ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese144ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese231ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese233ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese241ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese243ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese331ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese333ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese335ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese337ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese341ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese343ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese345ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese347ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese401ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese403ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese415ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese471ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese473ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CHINChinese483ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CIVLCivil200Not approved
CIVLCivil250Not approved
CLCHClassical ChineseANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
CLSTClassical Studies105Approved
CLSTClassical Studies111Approved
CLSTClassical Studies211Approved
CLSTClassical Studies212Approved
CLSTClassical Studies232Approved
CLSTClassical Studies260Approved
CLSTClassical Studies301Not approved
CLSTClassical Studies306Approved
CLSTClassical Studies332Approved
CNPSComputer ScienceANYNot approved
CNRSClassical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies104Approved
CNTOCantonese301ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CNTOCantonese303ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CNTOCantonese311ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CNTOCantonese401ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CNTOCantonese451ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
CNTOCantonese451ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
COGSCognitive Systems Program200Not approved
COMMCommerce280Not approved
COMMCommerce292Not approved
COMMCommerceANYNot approved
COMRCommerce Minor280Not approved
CONSNatural Resources Conservation127Not approved
CONSNatural Resources Conservation200Not approved
CONSNatural Resources Conservation210Not approved
CONSNatural Resources Conservation425Approved
CONSNatural Resources Conservation499CApproved2018W only
CRWRCreative Writing200Approved
CRWRCreative Writing201Approved
CRWRCreative Writing203Approved
CRWRCreative Writing205Approved
CRWRCreative Writing206Approved
CRWRCreative Writing208Approved
CRWRCreative Writing209Approved
CRWRCreative Writing213Approved
CRWRCreative Writing220Approved
CRWRCreative Writing230Approved
CRWRCreative Writing302Approved
CRWRCreative Writing310Approved
CRWRCreative Writing311Approved
CSISCritical Studies in Sexuality300Approved
CSISCritical Studies in Sexuality450BApproved
CTLNCatalanANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
DANI Danish100ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
DANI Danish110ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
DANI Danish200ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
DANI Danish210ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ECONEconomics101Approved
ECONEconomics102Approved
ECONEconomics221Approved
ECONEconomics301Approved
ECONEconomics302Approved
ECONEconomics310Approved
ECONEconomics311Approved
ECONEconomics320Not approved
ECONEconomics325Not approved
ECONEconomics345Approved
ECONEconomics367Approved
ENDSEnvironmental Design221Not approved
ENDSEnvironmental DesignANYNot approved
ENGLEnglish1st ApprovedIf 6 credits of AP/IB ENGL 1st credits are awarded, students may apply 3 credits towards the Humanities requirement & 3 credits towards the WRDS 150B requirement.
ENGLEnglish229AApproved
ENGLEnglish243Approved
ENGLEnglish247Approved
ENGLEnglish301Not approved
ENGLEnglish365Approved
EOSCEarth and Ocean SciencesANYNot approved
FHISFrench, Hispanic and Italian StudiesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
FIPRFilm Production101Approved
FIPRFilm Production133Not approved
FIPRFilm Production234Not approved
FISTFilm Production100Approved
FISTFilm Studies200Not approved
FISTFilm Studies332Not approved
FMSTFamily Studies200Approved
FMSTFamily Studies210Approved
FMSTFamily Studies238Approved
FMSTFamily Studies314Approved
FMSTFamily Studies316Approved
FNELFirst Nations and Endangered Languages Program101ApprovedOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FNELFirst Nations and Endangered Languages Program102ApprovedOnly a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
FNHFood, Nutrition and Health200Not approved
FNHFood, Nutrition and Health250Not approved
FNHFood, Nutrition and Health255Not approved
FNHFood, Nutrition and Health330Not approved
FNHFood, Nutrition and Health355Approved
FNISFirst Nations and Indigenous Studies100Approved
FNISFirst Nations and Indigenous Studies210Approved
FNISFirst Nations and Indigenous Studies220Approved
FREFood and Resource Economics306Approved
FREFood and Resource Economics374Not approved
FRENFrench101ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench102ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench111ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench112ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench122ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench201ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench123ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench220ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench220ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench221ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench222ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench223ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench224ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench225ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench314ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench328ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
FRENFrench330ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GEOBGeographical SciencesANYNot approved
GEOSGeographical SciencesANYNot approvedPreviously GEOB
GEOGGeography110Approved
GEOGGeography121Approved
GEOGGeography122Approved
GEOGGeography190Approved
GEOGGeography210Approved
GEOGGeography250Approved
GEOGGeography281Approved
GEOGGeography290Approved
GEOGGeography310Not approved
GEOGGeography311Approved
GEOGGeography316Approved
GEOGGeography318Not approved
GEOGGeography327Approved
GEOGGeography350Approved
GEOGGeography357Approved
GEOGGeography380Approved
GEOGGeography385Approved
GEOGGeography415Approved
GEOGGeography467Approved
GEOGGeography497Approved
GEOGGeography1st Not approvedIB Transfer Credit
GERMGerman100ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman105ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman110ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman200ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman210ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman300ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman301Approved
GERMGerman302Approved
GERMGerman303Approved
GERMGerman304Approved
GERMGerman305Approved
GERMGerman310ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman313ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman314ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman360Approved
GERMGerman380Approved
GERMGerman400ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman403Approved
GERMGerman406Approved
GERMGerman409Approved
GERMGerman410ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman411Approved
GERMGerman412Approved
GERMGerman414ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman420ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman426Approved
GERMGerman430ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman433ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GERMGerman434ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
GREKGreekANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
GRSJGender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice101Approved
GRSJGender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice102Approved
GRSJGender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice300Approved
GRSJGender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice307Approved
HEBRHebrew101ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
HESOHealth and SocietyANYNot approved
HINUHindi-Urdu200ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
HISTHistory103Approved
HISTHistory105DApproved
HISTHistory106Approved
HISTHistory107Approved
HISTHistory108Approved
HISTHistory205Approved
HISTHistory221Approved
HISTHistory259Approved
HISTHistory270Approved
HISTHistory270AApproved
HISTHistory280Approved
HISTHistory350Approved
HISTHistory351Approved
HISTHistory363Approved
HISTHistory369Approved
HIST History383Approved
HISTHistory394Approved
HISTHistory396Approved
HISTHistory401Approved
HISTHistory406Approved
HISTHistory409Approved
KINKinesology140Not approvedOnly a maximum of 3 credits of KIN course will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
KINKinesology150ApprovedFormerly KIN 231
Only a maximum of 3 credits of KIN course will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
KINKinesology160ApprovedOnly a maximum of 3 credits of KIN course will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
KINKinesology231ApprovedOnly a maximum of 3 credits of KIN course will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
HUNUHuman Nutrition303Approved
IHHSInterprofessional Health and Human Service300Not approved
IHHSInterprofessional Health and Human Service400Not approved
IHHSInterprofessional Health and Human Service401Not approved
INDOIndonesianANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
INFOInformation Studies303Approved
INFOInformation Studies200Approved
INLBIndigenous Land-Based StudiesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
ITALItalian101ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ITALItalian102ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ITALItalian201ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ITALItalian202ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ITALItalian206ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ITALItalian301ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
ITALItalian303Approved
ITALItalian403Approved
ITSTItalian StudiesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
JAPNJapanese100ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JAPNJapanese101ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JAPNJapanese102ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JAPNJapanese103ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JAPNJapanese160ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JAPNJapanese200ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JAPNJapanese201ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JAPNJapanese260ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JAPNJapanese320ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JAPNJapanese321ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JAPNJapanese322ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JAPNJapanese323ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
JRNLJournalism100Approved
JRNLJournalism400Approved
KORNKorean102ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
KORNKorean200ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
KORNKorean301ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
KORNKorean302ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
LASOLaw and Society204Approved
LASTLatin American Studies100Approved
LATNLatin101ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
LATNLatin102ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
LATNLatin201ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
LATNLatin202ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
LATNLatin350Approved
LATNLatin351Approved
LATNLatinApprovedApproved however only a maximum of 3 credits of languages will be approved to apply towards the humanities requirement
LFSLand & Food Sciences ANYNot approved
LINGLinguistics100Approved
LINGLinguistics101Approved
LINGLinguistics200Approved
LINGLinguistics201Approved
LINGLinguistics209Not approved
LINGLinguistics333Not approved
LLEDLanguage and Literacy Education200Not approved
LLEDLanguage and Literacy Education201Not approved
MDVLMedieval StudiesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
MECHMechanical410TNot approved
MECHMechanical410UNot approved
MESThe Middle East: Critical Questions and Debates300Approved
MINEMining470ApprovedEffective 2021W, MINE 470 may be used as a humanities elective. Open to students in years 3 and above. MINE 470 will no longer be acceptable as a technical elective for any of our programs.
MINEMining 497ENot approved
MUSCMusic103Not approved
MUSCMusic109Not approved
MUSCMusic120Approved
MUSCMusic121Approved
MUSCMusic128Approved
MUSCMusic156ANot approved
MUSCMusic156BNot approved
MUSCMusic220Approved
MUSCMusic225Not approved
MUSCMusic328Approved
MUSCMusic326AApproved
MVDL
Medieval Studies 210Approved
NESTNear Eastern Studies301Approved
NESTNear Eastern Studies303Approved
NESTNear Eastern Studies312Approved
NURSNursing180Approved
NURSNursing280Approved
NURSNursing290Approved
PERSPersian104ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
PHILPhilosophy100Approved
PHILPhilosophy101Approved
PHILPhilosophy102Approved
PHILPhilosophy111Approved
PHILPhilosophy120Approved
PHILPhilosophy125Not approved
PHILPhilosophy210Approved
PHILPhilosophy211Approved
PHILPhilosophy212Approved
PHILPhilosophy220Not approved
PHILPhilosophy230Approved
PHILPhilosophy250Approved
PHILPhilosophy260Approved
PHILPhilosophy317Approved
PHILPhilosophy331AApproved
PHILPhilosophy332Approved
PHILPhilosophy333Approved
PHILPhilosophy334Approved
PHILPhilosophy385Approved
PHILPhilosophy347AApproved
PHILPhilosophy405Not approved
PHILPhilosophy407Approved
PHILPhilosophy414Approved
PHILPhilosophy417Approved
PHILPhilosophy434Approved
PHILPhilosophy437Approved
PHILPhilosophy462Approved
PHILPhilosophy235AApproved
PHIL Philosophy405Approved
PLANCommunity and Regional Planning211Not approved
PLANCommunity and Regional Planning221Not approved
PLANCommunity and Regional Planning321Approved
PLANCommunity and Regional Planning331Approved
PLANCommunity and Regional Planning341Not approved
PLANCommunity and Regional Planning351Approved
PLANCommunity and Regional Planning425Approved
POLIPolitical Science100Approved
POLIPolitical Science101Approved
POLIPolitical Science110Approved
POLIPolitical Science240Approved
POLIPolitical Science260Approved
POLIPolitical Science307Approved
POLIPolitical Science333Approved
POLIPolitical Science362Approved
POLIPolitical Science361ANot approved
POLSPolish300ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
POLSPolish426Approved
PORTPortuguese101ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
PORTPortuguese102ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
PORTPortuguese201ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
PORTPortuguese202ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
PORTPortuguese392Approved
PORTPortuguese405Approved
PSYCPsychology100ApprovedAdvanced Credits
PSYCPsychology101Approved
PSYCPsychology102Approved
PSYCPsychology207Approved
PSYCPsychology208Approved
PSYCPsychology217Not approved
PSYCPsychology218Not approved
PSYCPsychology278Not approved
PSYCPsychology366Not approved
PUNJPunjabi100ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
RELGReligious Studies306Approved
RELGReligious Studies307Approved
PSYCPsycology308Approved
RELGReligious Studies311Approved
RELGReligious Studies327Approved
RGLAReligion, Literature and The ArtsANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
RMSTRomance StudiesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
RUSSRussian100ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
RUSSRussian101ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
RUSSRussian102ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
RUSSRussian112ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
RUSSRussian200ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
RUSSRussian201ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
RUSSRussian202ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
RUSSRussian206Approved
RUSSRussian207Approved
RUSSRussian301ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
RUSSRussian302ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
RUSSRussian303Approved
RUSSRussian316Approved
RUSSRussian411Approved
RUSSRussian412Approved
RUSSRussian306AApproved
RUSSRussian396BApproved
SANSSanskritANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
SCANScandinavian335Approved
SCANScandinavian412Approved
SEALSoutheast Asian LanguagesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
SLAVSlavic StudiesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
SOALSouth Asian LanguagesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
SOCISociology100Approved
SOCISociology101Approved
SOCISociology102Approved
SOCISociology200Approved
SOCISociology217Not approved
SOCISociology220Approved
SOCISociology230Approved
SOCISociology250Approved
SOCISociology285Approved
SOCISociology328Not approved
SOCISociology410Approved
SOCISociology418Not approved
SOWKSocial Work200Approved
SPANSpanish101ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
SPANSpanish102ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
SPANSpanish201ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
SPANSpanish202ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
SPANSpanish206ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
SPANSpanish207ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
SPANSpanish221Approved
SPANSpanish280Approved
SPANSpanish301ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
SPANSpanish301ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
SPANSpanish308ApprovedA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
SPANSpanish312Approved
STATStatisticsANYNot approved
SWEDSwedish100Please see notesA maximum of 3 credits of language courses can be used towards the humanities requirement.
THTRTheatreANYPlease see notesNo studio or performance courses will be approved. For all other course types, please contact EAS for assessment.
THTRTheatre130Not approved
THTRTheatre120Approved
THTRTheatre230Not approved
THTRTheatre250Not approved
TIBTTibetan LanguagesANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
UKRNUkrainianANYNot yet assessedIf you are interested in a course with this code, please contact EAS.
URSTUrban Studies200Approved
VISAVisual ArtsANYNot approved
WRDSWriting and Research in the Disciplines250Approved
WRDSWriting and Research in the Disciplines360Approved

Common Questions

The course I want isn’t on the list.

The list above is not exhaustive and is subject to change. If you have taken, or want to take a course you feel meets the course eligibility requirements please Contact Us and include a copy of the course syllabus. You can obtain the syllabus by contacting the professor or department for the course.

If you have already taken the course you need to include the course syllabus from the time you took the course.

Please note that reviewing course eligibility can take 2-4 weeks.

What course is popular or recommended to take?

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. We encourage you to explore our list above and the UBC course schedule for subject areas that you may have not considered.

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.

Most students choose to take introductory (100 level) courses in an area they are interested in, such as ECON, LING, PSYC, or a language.

A course I took previously is now listed as “not approved”.

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.

My course is approved but isn’t showing correctly in my degree navigator.

Degree navigator does not automatically pull many of the approved humanities courses. If you are having issues with degree navigator, please Contact Us and we will correct it.