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UTP Stage II: Arts and Social Sciences
UTP Stage II: Arts and Social Sciences

UTP Stage II: Arts and Social Sciences

  • ID:FIC0003
  • Level:Foudation/ Pre-course
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Term:$10,422.00
  • LivingFee/Term:$4,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Term:$166.00
  • OtherFee/Term:$3,719.67
  • TuitionFee/Term:$10,422.00
  • LivingFee/Term:$4,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Term:$166.00
  • OtherFee/Term:$3,719.67

* Academic Literacy Course, Medical insurance, Student Services and Recreation, SFU Student Society (SFSS) Fees (starting January 2019)

Estimated Total/program:
$54,923.01
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Entry into UTP Stage II generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on program. Specific minimum academic requirements are listed below. Admissions assessments are based on an applicant’s complete academic record.

English requirements

Direct entry

  • If you meet the direct entry English language requirement and meet the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will be eligible for direct entry to UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II. Direct entry includes a non-credit academic literacy course. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

Integrated entry

  • If you meet the integrated entry English language requirement and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will begin UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II and will take INTG100 and two academic courses in your first term of study. An A grade in INTG100 will exempt students from the academic literacy course. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

Cornerstone entry

  • If you meet the cornerstone entry English language requirement and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will begin UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II and will take cornerstone courses in your first term of study. Students who obtain an A in the cornerstone program will progress to direct entry, those with a B will progress to integrated entry. This program is designed to be completed in four terms.
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.0 Overall with minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening , 5.5 Overall with minimum 5.5 in Reading and Writing and 5.0 in Speaking and Listening, 5.5 Overall no band less than 4.5, or 5.0 Overall no band less than 5.0 in Reading and Writing, and 4.5 in Speaking and Listening
  • TOEFL, 79 Overall Reading and Writing minimum 18, 69 Overall Reading and Writing minimum 15, 59 Overall Reading and Writing minimum 12
  • Completion of the last three (3) years of full-time secondary school education in English in Canada, A minimum grade of 65% in senior level English is required, A minimum grade of 60% in senior level English is required, N/A
  • Completion of the last three (3) years of full-time secondary school education in English in a country in which the principal language of instruction is English**, A minimum grade of 65% in senior level English is required , A minimum grade of 60% in senior level English is required, N/A
  • Completion of the last four (4) years of full-time secondary school education in English at a recognized international school in a country in which the principal language of instruction is not English, A minimum grade of 65% in senior level English is required, A minimum grade of 60% in senior level English is required , N/A
  • GCSE/O Level English Language, C, D, N/A
  • HKDSE, 4, 3, N/A
  • IB English, 5HL, 4 in A1 or A2 English, 3<
  • CAEL CE, 60 overall with Reading and Writing minimum 60, 60 overall with no band below 50, 50 overall with no band below 50<
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE), Overall score of 58, and a minimum score of 58 in the Communicative Skills, including: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing, Overall score of 42, and a minimum score of 42 in Reading, Writing and 36 in Listening and Speaking, N/A
  • IELTS Indicator, 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening, 5.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening, 6.0 overall with no band less than 4.5 OR 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in Reading and Writing, and 4.5 in Speaking and Listening

Other requirements

  • Science Fundamentals Program
    • The Science streams all require the completion of secondary school Biology 12 or Math 12. The Science Fundamentals Program provides students with the opportunity to advance their university studies while upgrading skills to meet UTP Stage II course prerequisites. Students will be admitted into the Science Fundamentals Program when:
    • A student does not have Grade 12 Biology or less than 65% average in Grade 12 Biology
    • A student does not have Grade 12 Math or less than 75% average in Grade 12 Math

Course Information

UTP Stage II: Arts and Social Sciences is equivalent to the first year of SFU's Bachelor of Arts degree. It provides the foundation for further study in many areas such as economics, English, international studies, political science, psychology, linguistics and criminology. UTP Stage II will help you choose the area in which you wish to specialize for your Bachelor of Arts.

Choose at least six courses from the following options:

  • Brain, Mind and Society
  • Canada since Confederation
  • Canadian Aboriginal Peoples' Perspectives on History
  • Comparative Politics
  • Critical Thinking
  • East/West (World Literature)
  • Environmental Economics
  • First Nation Studies
  • Gender Talk
  • Global Challenges of the 21st Century: An Introduction to International Studies
  • Human Geography
  • Introducing Labour Studies
  • Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to International Politics
  • Introduction to Politics and Government
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Sentence Analysis
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Justice and Law
  • Literary Classics
  • Literature across Cultures
  • Literature and Culture
  • Literature and Perfomance
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • The Social History of Canada
  • The Wonder of Words
  • US Politics

Choose up to four courses from the following options

  • Behaviour in Organizations
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus I for the Social Sciences
  • Communication and Social Change
  • Contemporary Health Issues
  • Discrete Mathematics I
  • Financial Accounting
  • Global Perspectives on Health
  • Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Introduction to Computer Programming I
  • Introduction to Computer Programming II
  • Pre-calculus
  • Studio Physics

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REQUIRED COURSES

  • Choose one course from the following list:

  • ENGL112, -, Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)

  • ENGL113, -, Literature and Performance

  • ENGL115, -, Literature and Culture (Formerly ENGL105)

  • PSYC109, -, Brain, Mind and Society

  • WL101, -, Writing in World Literature

 AVAILABLE WRITING COURSE SUBSTITUTIONS

  • WL102 will be counted as W designation if student took it between Fall 2016 to Summer 2017.
    ENGL105 will be counted as W designation if student took it before Fall 2016.
    ENGL101 will be counted as W designation if student took it before Fall 2016.
    These courses are no longer offered at FIC.

ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AND BREADTH COURSES

  • Choose at least five courses from the following FASS (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) and non-FASS course lists:

FASS COURSES

  • CRIM101, -, Introduction to Criminology

  • CRIM131, -, Introduction to the Criminal Justice System – A Total System Approach

  • CRIM135, -, Introduction to Canadian Law & Legal Institutions

  • ECON103, -, Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECON105, -, Principles of Macroeconomics

  • ECON260, -, Environmental Economics

  • ENGL112, -, Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)

  • ENGL113, -, Literature and Performance

  • ENGL115, -, Literature and Culture (Formerly ENGL105)

  • FREN120, -, French for Beginners 

  • GSWS101, -, Gender Talk

  • HIST102, -, Canada Since Confederation 

  • HIST204, -, The Social History of Canada

  • INDG101, -, Introduction to Indigenous Studies (formerly FNST101) 

  • INDG201, -, Canadian Aboriginal Peoples’ Perspectives on History (Formerly FNST201)

  • IS101, -, Global Challenges of the 21st Century: An Introduction to International Studies 

  • LBST101, -, Introducing Labour Studies

  • LING110, -, The Wonder of Words 

  • LING111, -, The Wonder of Words

  • LING200, -, Foundations of English Grammar 

  • LING220, -, Introduction to Linguistics

  • PHIL105, -, Critical Thinking (Formerly PHIL001) 

  • POL100, -, Introduction to Politics and Government

  • POL141, -, War, International Cooperation and Development (Formerly POL241) 

  • POL151, -, Justice and Law

  • POL232, -, US Politics 

  • PSYC100, -, Introduction to Psychology I

  • PSYC102, -, Introduction to Psychology II

  • PSYC109, -, Brain, Mind and Society

  • PSYC201, -, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 

  • PSYC250, -, Introduction to Developmental Psychology

  • WL101, -, Writing in World Literature 

  • WL201, -, East/West

 NON-FASS COURSES

  • ARCH100, -, Ancient Peoples and Places

  • BUS200, -, Business Fundamentals 

  • BUS216, -, Introduction to Essentials of Business Communications

  • CA135, -, Introduction to Cinema (Formerly FPA135)

  • CMNS110, -, Introduction to Communication Studies

  • GEOG100, -, Our World: Introducing Human Geography 

  • HSCI160, -, Global Perspectives on Health

  • IAT110, -, Visual Communication Design 

  • MATH100, -, Precalculus

  • MATH157, -, Calculus for the Social Sciences I 

  • STAT203, -, Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Entry to second year at SFU

Bachelor of Arts

Areas of study

  • Anthropology
  • Asia-Canada Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • English
  • First Nations Studies
  • French
  • Gender, Sexuality Women's Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Hellenic Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Labour Studies
  • Languages
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Police Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • World Literature
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Potential career paths

There are an endless number of career opportunities available to Arts and Social Sciences graduates. More than half of all advertised positions that require a university degree do not specify a required degree discipline. The reason is that a university education, and especially a university education in Arts and Social Sciences, is as much about skill development as it is about content, and the skills you develop in Arts and Social Sciences are highly valued by employers.

Possible Career Paths include

  • Advertising
  • Civil Service
  • Corporate Communications
  • Interpreter
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Specialist
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Sales Management
  • Tourism

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