Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Christian Studies & Global Citizenship

The Honours Christian Studies & Global Citizenship program consists of 20.0 credits, of which not more than 6.0 may be at the 100 level. The program must include at least 10.0 but no more than 12.0 credits in Christian Studies and Global Citizenship.

Required Courses:
GC101, GC102
GC201, GC202
GC203, GC204
GC401*

Other Requirements:
6.0 credits in GC courses at the 200 level or above;

Language Credit Requirement (1.0 credit):
In addition to the Christian Studies & Global Citizenship course requirements above, students must also complete 1.0 credit in non-English language study. Language courses may be taken (a) at WLU, (b) at other recognized universities in Canada on a letter of permission, or (c) abroad on a letter of permission and with the prior written consent of the Christian Studies & Global Citizenship Program Director. Courses taught in English may not be counted as a substitute for this requirement. Christian Studies & Global Citizenship Majors may count up to 1.0 credit of senior language study toward the senior Christian Studies & Global Citizenship credit requirements for the degree. For Christian Studies & Global Citizenship Majors who take 100 level language courses during Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4, and who have already accumulated 6.0 junior credits, these courses (up to a maximum of 1.0 credit) will not be counted toward the maximum 6.0 limit on 100 level credits. Students who are actively in the process of learning English as a second language in the course of their studies at Laurier may apply to have this language credit waived by the Christian Studies & Global Citizenship Department.

Of the credits taken outside the Christian Studies and Global Citizenship program at least 7.0 credits must be taken in courses from departments within the Faculty of Arts. At least 3.0 of these credits must be from courses at the 200 level or above which focus on understanding the student's own social and cultural context (for example, Canadian students must takes courses studying Canadian history, literature, politics, etc.). These courses should be selected in consultation with the program director after completing a statement of learning goals. The student is responsible for fulfilling all prerequisites for selected courses.

In addition, 2.0 additional credits may be taken in Christian Studies & Global Citizenship or any other discipline. These courses should be selected in consultation with the program director.

Recommendation:
It is recommended that each student undertake a Global Citizenship Experience in a context other than the student's own native context. To apply for the GCE and enroll in GC398, students must be in either the honours or combined honours program, have completed at least 2.0 GC credits at the 200 level, and have attained at least a 7.00 (B-) average in their GC courses. Students who complete the GCE are expected to enroll in GC399, "Post-Placement," in the following fall term.