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Studies in Culture, Society and Industry LIBS 7030

Liberal Studies Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

LIBS 7030 promotes cultural and civic literacy by enhancing the ability of students to work cross-culturally and with awareness of historical processes, and thus to contribute positively to workplaces and communities worldwide. This interdisciplinary field school course provides an in-depth study in some aspects of culture and society, to develop students' understanding of cultural, political, literary and artistic heritage and issues of concern to a specific society, including consideration of both continuity and change.


  • Equivalent of 3 credits of university/college composition or 6 credits BCIT Communication at 1100-level or above.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe and compare the major features of Canadian and a foreign culture and/or society, with respect to some aspects of historical, geographic, political, economic, philosophical, literary, artistic, or history-of-science issues presented in the course.
  • Identify ambiguity, controversy and complexity by assessing the relative merits of different interpretations of issues important to the culture and society.
  • Recognize and articulate the distinctions between continuity and change.
  • Define the concepts of context, idea, historical period, cultural distinctions, and enduring human concerns (e.g., the individual's relationship to society, technology, authority).
  • Apply, in course assignments and discussions, cross-disciplinary approaches, ideas, and solutions.
  • Critically read and assess material from disciplines, genres, and eras other than those normally encountered in her/his BCIT technology program.
  • Evaluate credibility, context, evidence, and soundness of reasoning related to course themes and major regional focus.
  • Compare traditional and contemporary approaches to past and current controversies presented in the course.
  • Produce paragraph-based, essay-based and / or oral presentations that evaluate aspects of the course material.
  • Produce written argument essays and oral arguments in class discussion that demonstrate skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing.
  • Present ideas and research findings in a research paper / project report.
  • Produce a list of references that demonstrates sound research methodology and citation skills.
  • Apply course concepts to his/her intellectual, civic, and professional life outside the classroom.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011

Related Programs

Studies in Culture, Society and Industry (LIBS 7030) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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