BRIEF COURSE INFORMATION
The Arts & Science Program is created to give attendees with a broad-based, interdisciplinary education. The curriculum has been designed with three major objectives in mind.
- To enable substantial work in both the arts and the sciences
- To improve capacity in writing, speaking, and key reasoning
- To foster the art of scholarly inquiry into issues of public concern
The Arts & Science Program stresses active, self-directed, and cooperative learning, with emphasis on social awareness and on the coaching of a wide range of transferable skills.
The Program is rare in offering an all-inclusive integrated core curriculum, which bridges the divide between the arts and the sciences and also between academic study and social engagement. The majority of its graduates go on to graduate or qualified schools in a wide variety of fields.
This is a limited enrolment, interdisciplinary session that brings attendees and faculty together in a active intellectual environment conducive to collaborative learning.Why Arts & Science at McMaster?
Over its 35 years as one of Canada’s most innovative programs, Arts & Science at McMaster has established an enviable reputation for providing an educational environment that equips its graduates to excel in work and/or further study in a wide range of fields.
The limited size of the session facilitates close relationships between students, both academically and personally, while small courses and tutorial sizes improve active interaction between professors and students.
The individual and collective skill of Arts & Science faculty members, many of them award-winning teachers, enables the Program to continue to forge new ground in undergraduate education. Our instructors, who contained diverse disciplinary backgrounds, work closely with attendees in the creative process of interdisciplinary inquiry.
For the B.Arts Sc. Honours degree, attendees take specifically created ARTSSCI coaching as well as electives. Students can use their electives to pursue a Combined Honours Program (Arts & Science may be combined with over thirty different subjects from across the University), to focus on a single area (a minor), or to satisfy extensive interests. The integrated set of required courses, offered exclusively to Arts & Science students, include Inquiry courses, which cover a range of disciplines and focus on the coaching of problem-based schooling and key thinking skills.
Electives, experiential schooling initiatives, and exchange opportunities allow attendees to tread new paths of discovery, while individual study and fourth-year thesis coaching give an occasion to work with McMaster researchers from across the University. The Program prepares attendees for a variety of future endeavours, and has a tradition of producing graduates who shine in a remarkable array of meaningful careers.