Welcome to Carleton and your Bachelor of Humanities degree program

First Year Course Selection Guide

Please read this degree guide prior to registering.

Your Degree Program (BHum)

The Bachelor of Humanities degree is an Honours degree requiring 20.0 credits, normally completed in four years, with 5.0 credits per year.

Your Advisor

Through all the years ahead, you may need academic and non-academic help and advice. The College has an academic advisor who is happy to help you.

You may request further information or assistance at college_of_humanities@carleton.ca

Language requirement

Students in both the BHUM and BHUM Bio degrees must satisfy the language requirement.  The language requirement may be satisfied in one of two ways:

By course work: Students who lack second language skill upon entry, or who wish to learn a new language, can satisfy the language requirement by satisfactorily completing language instruction courses in a language other than English up to an intermediate level.  In most cases, this means completing the equivalent of two years (2.0 credits) of university-level language study

By demonstrating prior language proficiency: Students who already have intermediate or higher second language skills upon entry may be exempted from the requirement to take language courses.  Students who wish to be exempted from taking language courses in this way must apply for an exemption.

For more information go to the language requirement page.

Please Note: Registering in the courses below is mandatory.  You must register in these five credits to satisfy your first-year program requirements. 

Bachelor of Humanities Honours and Combined Honours

Fall Term

HUMS 1000 (full credit over both terms) Lecture and group component

HUMS 1200 (0.5 credit)

RELI 1731 (0.5 credit)

Language Requirement (normally a full credit over both terms or a half credit each term)

Elective (normally a full credit over both terms or a half credit each term)

Winter Term

HUMS 1000

HUMS 1005 (0.5)

CLCV 2010 (0.5)

Language Requirement

Elective

Combined Honours Humanities and Biology

Fall Term

HUMS 1000 (full credit over both terms) Lecture and group component

BIOL 1103 (0.5 credit)

CHEM 1001 or CHEM 1005 (0.5 credit)

HUMS 1200 (0.5 credit

Winter Term

HUMS 1000

BIOL 1104 (0.5)

CHEM 1002 if CHEM 1001 selected or CHEM 1006 if CHEM 1005 selected in the fall

CLCV 2010 (0.5)

EITHER RELI 1731 (fall) and HUMS 1005 (winter) OR a first year language prerequisite.  Refer to this page for further information. (This is an either/or scenario)

If the language is an option, it is normally a full credit over both terms or a half credit each term (fall and winter).

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