Office of the Registrar
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2006/2007)
4.5 Electives

Courses to make up the total of 120 credit hours, other than those required for the core program and Major/Minor requirements, may be chosen according to the following guidelines:

  1. Any courses in arts, social science, science and fine arts

  2. Up to 15 credit hours in other subject areas.


  1. Course prerequisites may be waived by division heads or program chairs of the disciplines or programs in question. In special circumstances the Academic Studies Committee may waive the requirements that apply to these degree programs.

  2. Courses will be designated Writing courses by the Academic Studies Committee. A Writing course is a course in which a minimum of 30 percent of the course grade involves a specific component consisting of written work on which students will receive feedback. For the purpose of this regulation, the final examination will not be counted as part of the evaluated Writing component.

  3. Courses will be designated Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis by the Academic Studies Committee. The Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis (QRA) Requirement is intended to help students develop a degree of appreciation of numerical, statistical and/or symbolic modes of representation, as well as an appreciation of the analysis, interpretation and broader quantitative application of such representations.

  4. Students may devise a Major/Minor of their own choosing in close consultation with a faculty advisor and with approval of appropriate head(s). Such "open" programs must be approved by the Academic Studies Committee.

  5. Sir Wilfred Grenfell College reserves the right to limit the number of spaces available in each Major/Minor program.