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Adding a Specialization

Students may construct their program to include any minor available to students in the Faculty of Arts, other than the Minors in Economics or Commerce.

Note: A maximum of 9 credits numbered 300 and higher may be shared between a minor and the B.I.E. See Double-Counting.

Minor in Arts

To complete a minor, a student will normally include in the 120 credits required for the degree at least 18 and no more than 36 credits in a single subject (discipline) or field of specialization. At least 18 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Students are encouraged to consult the B.I.E. advisor and see a departmental advisor in Arts, preferably before taking the necessary courses.

Minor in Education

The Minor in Education allows Bachelor of International Economics students to combine Arts subject content with an area of Education through which that content can be more broadly explored and applied. These investigations through the lens of education can lead to career options involving education theory and pedagogy, both for teaching careers and other professional goals. The Minor does not qualify students to teach in the K-12 system; however, it does provide prerequisites to higher education programs and required courses necessary for specialized teacher education.

The Minor consists of 30 credits, 18 of which are drawn from specified core Education courses and 12 of which are drawn from supportive Arts courses at the 300-400 level. Five different versions are available:

  • Special Education
  • Interpersonal Development
  • Community, Adult, and Higher Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Language Learning and Teaching

Students who wish to declare the Minor must be eligible for 3rd year standing. Arts subject courses must be chosen in consultation with Arts Advising, preferably prior to declaration; Arts Advising may consult with the Teacher Education office for final approval of these courses.

Education subject courses consist of the following:

  • Special Education: EPSE_V 303, EPSE_V 312, EPSE_V 316, EPSE_V 348, EPSE_V 436, EPSE_V 437
  • Interpersonal Development: CNPS_V 362, CNPS_V 363, CNPS_V 364, CNPS_V 365, CNPS_V 427, CNPS_V 433
  • Community, Adult, and Higher Education: ADHE_V 327, ADHE_V 329, ADHE_V 330, ADHE_V 412, plus two additional Education courses chosen in consultation with academic advising in the Faculty of Education
  • Early Childhood Education: ECED_V 400, ECED_V 401, ECED_V 406, ECED_V 407, ECED_V 420, ECED_V 421
  • Language Learning and Teaching: LLED_V 489A1 and LLED_V 489B, plus 12 credits from LLED_V 399, LLED_V 429, LLED_V 433-435, LLED_V 450-457, LLED_V 478-480

1ENGL_V 330 or ENGL_V 331 may be substituted for LLED_V 489A, in which case students may include these ENGL_V credits towards the required 12 credits of Arts and must take 3 additional LLED credits to reach a total of 18 credits of LLED for the Minor.

Minor in Land and Food Systems

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems offers six optional minors for Arts students. Upon declaration of one of the following minor options, the notation "Minor in [Subject]" will be denoted on the student's transcript. Note that most upper-level Land and Food Systems and Science courses have lower-level pre-requisites. Interested students are encouraged to meet with an Arts Academic Advisor as early as possible to discuss program planning.

The Applied Animal Biology Minor comprises 18 credits selected from APBI_V 311 (BIOL_V 364), 312, 314, 315, 316, 327 (BIOL_V 327), 398, 410, 411, 413, 414, 415, 416, 418, 419, 427 (BIOL_V 411), 496; PSYC_V 306.

The Sustainable Agriculture and Environment Minor comprises 18 credits selected from APBI_V 318, 322, 324 (BIOL_V 324), 327 (BIOL_V 327), 328 (BIOL_V 317), 342 (FRST_V 310), 351 (BIOL_V 351/FRST_V 311), 401, 402, 403, 417, 426 (BIOL_V 421), 428, 440 (BIOL_V 440), 444 (FRST_V 444).

The Food and Resource Economics Minor comprises 18 credits selected from ECON_V 371, FRE_V 302, 306, 326, 340, 374 (ECON_V 374), 385, 402, 420, 460, 490.

The Food Science Minor comprises 18 credits selected from FNH_V 300, 301, 302, 303, 309, 313, 330, 335, 402, 403, 405, 413, 419, 430.

The Nutritional Sciences Minor comprises 21 credits:

  • FNH_V 250, 350, 351; and
  • 12 credits selected from FNH_V 301, 355, 370, 371, 398, 402, 451, 454, 455, 471, 472, 473, 474, 477, 490

The Sustainable Food Systems Minor comprises 24 credits:

  • LFS_V 250 and 350;
  • 3 credits from APBI_V 314, 315, BIOL_V 343, EDCP_V 329, FNH_V 342, 355, 455, LFS_V 340, SOCI_V 342, 360, 423, GEOG_V 410;
  • 3 credits from APBI_V 360, 402, 428, 444, ENVR_V 430, 440, FNH_V 309, GEOG_V 310, 318;
  • 3 credits from APBI_V 361, 414, FNH_V 415, FRE_V 302, 306, 340, 374, 460, GEOG_V 311, SCIE_V 420;
  • 3 credits from APBI_V 465, LFS_V 450, 496; and
  • 3 additional credits from any 300- or 400-level course listed above

Space in many Faculty of Science and Faculty of Land and Food Systems courses is limited. Admission to a Land and Food Systems minor does not provide priority access to courses agreed upon for the minor.

Minor in Science

B.I.E. students may also complete a Minor in Science. An acceptable program must comprise courses recognized for credit in the Faculty of Science and acceptable for a science major in the proposed subject area or field. The Minor in Science must consist of at least 18 credits numbered 300 or higher in a single subject or field of specialization, together with any necessary prerequisites for these upper-level courses. Students should design a coherent and academically sound course of studies for their proposed minor. Note that space in many courses is limited and admission to a science minor does not guarantee access to courses agreed upon for the minor.

The 18 upper-level credits of science required by this program and their science prerequisites will not be applied towards the minimum 72 credits from the Faculty of Arts.

Major or Honours Programs

Students in the Bachelor of International Economics are not permitted to complete a major or honours program in addition to their B.I.E.

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