Liberal studies are courses designed to broaden a learner’s skills and understanding, and that are beyond the requirements of their area of specialization.
Liberal Studies courses involve interdisciplinary examinations of knowledge from different subject areas. They help develop foundational skills that serve students’ career and life goals.
JIBC offers core liberal studies courses for its certificate, diploma and degree programs and accepts credit for completion of equivalent courses from other BC post-secondary institutions. Liberal studies courses completed in provinces and countries outside BC may be evaluated for equivalency at the student’s expense.
Students must be declared in a JIBC program to register for liberal studies courses.
Liberal studies provide foundational skills to help students apply their specialized learning more successfully in the labour market and community settings. These skills are highly valued in most workplaces and can be applied to any field requiring analytical thought.
|ENGL-1100 Academic Writing||ENGL-1110 Critical Reading and Writing|
|ETHS-1100 Applied Ethics||STATS-1100 Statistics|
|BUSN-1100 Business Communications||BUSN-1101 Intro to Human Resource Management|
|BUSN-3100 Organizational Behaviour||BUSN-3110 Project Management|
|BUSN-3115 Data & Research Management||BUSN-4100 Labour Law in Canada|
|PSYC-1100 Introduction to Psychology||RESM-2100 Research Methods|
|SOCI-1100 Reconciling Colonial Practices in Justice & Public Safety||SOCI-4110 Multicultural Conflict and Social Justice|
|SOCI-4200 Organized Crime & Society||SOCI-4400 Terrorism & Society|
Some courses have prerequisites.
See a list of current textbooks.
JIBC students in many liberal studies courses, specifically those in public safety, will be using open textbooks. JIBC open textbooks benefit students by reducing expenses without sacrificing teaching and learning quality.