image-social_science_2013Find out when humans become human. Understand why World War II started. Get to know if global warming is real or if capitalism is dead. Understand politics and what it means to live in a just society. Figure out how our minds work and why there is crime. Social Science prepares you for university studies in anthropology, business, economics, geography, history, law, political science, psychology and sociology and much more.

Within the Social Science program (300.A0), students can choose a specific profile:

 

*Honours: If you wish to apply to a specific Social Science profile (Psychology; Global Studies and International Affairs; Law, Society and Justice) but still want to participate in the Honours Social Science program, send an email request to admissions@marianopolis.edu after you have submitted your application online. Note that you must meet the minimum requirements for Honours Social Science.

Furthermore, the College offers for all profiles the following options:

  • College-wide certificates in: Environmental Studies; International Studies; Law and Social Justice; Native Studies;  Third World Studies; Gender and Sex/uality Studies.

The Social Science program deals with the origin and functioning of human society, its institutions, and the interpersonal relationships of individuals within society. The content emphasizes critical thinking within a research oriented approach, providing students with the necessary skills for future studies in many fields. The program is diverse, with a wide variety of interesting courses and disciplines, some traditional, but most new to first year students. The common link among the various Social Science disciplines is that they all study society, its individuals and groups, using different concepts, approaches and points of view.

Students fascinated by human society: its origin, functioning, institutions, as well as the interpersonal relationships of individuals within society. In particular, for each profile:

  • General/Open: If would like to customize a program with the widest selection of courses in Social Science.
  • Psychology: If you are preparing for a people-oriented career such as Psychology, Law, Social Work, Criminology or Education.
  • Global Studies and International Affairs: If you would like to deepen your understanding of contemporary world problems, international relations and cultures.
  • Law, Society and Justice: If you are headed for Law and would like to study how social values and institutions shape the law and how the law's application shapes society.
Students can pursue further studies at university in a wide variety of fields, including:

Accountant
Actuary
Administrator
Analyst
Anthropologist
Arbitrager
Arbitrator
Archaeologist
Archivist
Author
Banker
Broadcaster
Civil Servant
Cognitive Scientist
Criminologist
Demographer
Diplomat
Ecologist
Economist
Editor
Entrepreneur
Ethicist
Ethnologist
Financial Planner
Forensic Anthropologist
Forensic Psychologist
Geographer
Historian
Human Resources Manager
Industrial Relations Specialist
Information Systems Specialist
Investment Broker
Journalist
Judge
Lawyer
Librarian
Management Consultant
Marital and Family Counselor
Markets Analyst
Media Specialist
Mediator
Medical
Notary
Parliamentarian
Policy Analyst
Political Scientist
Politician
Professor
Psychologist
Psychometrician
Publisher
Researcher
Social Worker
Sociologist
Speech Pathologist
Teacher
Urban Planner

Honours Social Science profiles: Students in the Social Science program participate in related extra-curricular activities, such as panel discussions, field trips and community service.

The following Honours profiles are available:

Admissions Requirements

The basic entrance requirement for admission to Marianopolis College is the Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies and for the Social Science program, including the General/Open, Global Studies and International Affairs, Law, Society and Justice and Psychology profiles,  include the following:

  • Prerequisite: No specific prerequisites beyond the general CEGEP entrance requirements
  • Minimum historical admission averages
    • Overall average: 73%
    • Arts program average (no Science or Math courses): 74%

Semester Snapshots

SOCIAL SCIENCE – GENERAL PROFILE

• English
• French
• Humanities
• Physical Education
• Western Civilization
• Introduction to Psychology
• Research Methods

• English
• Humanities
• Physical Education
• Complementary
• Macroeconomics
• Quantitative Methods
Choose 2 Intro-level courses

• English
• French
• Physical Education
Choose 1 Intro-level course
Choose 3 Upper-level courses

• English
• Humanities
• Complementary
• Integrative Project
Choose 3 Upper-level courses

GLOBAL STUDIES AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

• English
• Humanities
• Physical Education
• Complementary
• Western Civilization
• Introduction to Psychology
• Research Methods

• English
• French
• Humanities
• Physical Education
• Macroeconomics
• Quantitative Methods
• Introduction to International Relations
Choose 1 Intro-level course

• English
• Humanities
• Complementary
• Optional Intro
Choose 3 Upper-level courses

• English
• French
• Physical Education
• Integrative Project
Choose 3 Upper-level courses

LAW, SOCIETY AND JUSTICE

• English
• Humanities
• Physical Education
• Complementary
• Western Civilization
• Introduction to Psychology
• Research Methods

• English
• French
• Humanities
• Physical Education
• Macroeconomics
• Quantitative Methods
• Individual and Society
Choose 1 Intro-level course

• English
• Humanities
• Complementary
Choose 1 Intro-level course
Choose 3 Upper-level courses

• English
• French
• Physical Education
• Integrative Project
Choose 3 Upper-level courses

PSYCHOLOGY

• English
• Humanities
• Physical Education
• Complementary
• Western Civilization
• Introduction to Psychology
• Research Methods

• English
• French
• Physical Education
• Complementary
• Macroeconomics
• Quantitative Methods
Choose 2 Intro-level courses

• English
• Humanities
• Physical Education
Choose 1 Intro-level course
Choose 3 Upper-level courses

• English
• French
• Humanities
• Human Biology
• Applied Statistics
• Integrative Project
Choose 1 Upper-level course