Complementary Studies

Complementary Studies is a collection of non-social work courses that provides students with opportunities to gain general knowledge of people and nature, develop analytical and critical thinking and communication skills, and explore the intersections of social, political, and economic elements in society. The six learning objectives of the Complementary Studies guide the selection of the chosen disciplines and courses as outlined in Table 1 Complementary Studies.

Students are required to complete Complementary Studies courses as part of the admission requirement for the First and Second Degree programs. Once admitted to the First Degree program, students complete Complementary Studies courses in order to fulfill the general education course requirement.

Listed courses are subject to change and availability. Additional courses may be approved by the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs. A complete list of approved calendar courses and recent courses approved by the Associate Dean are listed in the document below. The courses appearing in green text are not listed in the 2019-20 Calendar, however can be used towards the corresponding Learning Objective outlined below.

Complementary Studies - including recent additions, updated October 25, 2019


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