Program Requirements

Major in social/cultural studies

A note to all students. Please be advised that our Program requirements have changed. Beginning in Fall 2016 our Program is more flexible and offers more choices.  Here's what current students need to know.

Students can choose to:

  1. Continue under the requirements of the year they enrolled.
  2. Follow the new Program.


Key changes to the new Program are:

  1. A new required course, SCS2000.  You must take this class to graduate.
  2. You must take (in addition to required courses) three classes at the 3000 or 4000 level 

Please see the course cycling illustration for an outline of when courses will normally be offered. Note: many courses are only offered every two years. Take your required classes as soon as possible.

You are encouraged to consult with the Chair  or a supervisor to ensure that all requirements are met in a timely manner. 



A bachelor of arts with major in social/cultural studies 72 credit hours as follows:

  • Anthropology 1031, 2410 and an additional 9 credit hours in anthropology
  • Folklore 1000, 2100, and an additional 9 credit hours in folklore
  • History 1100, 1101
  • Social/cultural studies 2000, 4000, 4100, 4950
  • Sociology 1000, 3040, 3150, and an additional 6 credit hours in sociology
  • 9 credit hours at the 3000 or 4000 level chosen from anthropology, folklore, sociology or social/cultural studies.

As an interdisciplinary program social/cultural studies does not require a minor.

Students in other majors can take a minor in sociology, social/cultural studies, and folklore. Students interested in a bachelor of education (primary/elementary) should note that folklore is considered a "focus area".


Independent project 

A bachelor of arts in social/cultural studies culminates with SCS 4950, an independent project.


Core university requirements 

In addition to the social/cultural studies core requirements, all Grenfell students are required to complete the Grenfell core requirements. Most of these requirements will be met through the completion of the social/cultural studies core and electives.


General electives 

The remaining 48 credit hours for the completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree can be chosen from any courses in arts, social science, science and fine arts (up to 15 credit hours in other subject areas).