- Application Deadline:March 1
- Program Code:700.B0
- DEC in:Liberal Arts
- Program Length:2 years
If you would like to:
- Learn about the fascinating connections between different subjects: history, literature, philosophy, humanities, the arts, mathematics and science
- Explore a variety of subjects
- Develop marketable 21st-century skills: effective writing, creative and critical thinking and solid argumentation skills
- Customize your DEC by taking optional courses, such as Mathematics or Science
- Be part of a close community that builds long-lasting friendships
Then the Liberal Arts Program could be for you.
Be prepared for a rapidly evolving world with a classical education in the Liberal Arts. Dawson’s program will give you the broad vision you need to be a difference-maker in society. You will also gain reflective and analytical skills that are in high demand in the job market. A small community of students who are curious and enthusiastic about learning will help motivate you to do your best. This is your opportunity to explore arts and science in a comprehensive fashion, develop an exceptional worldview and grow your general culture and knowledge.
The teachers created an extraordinary learning environment where I developed a deep knowledge of history, literature, philosophy and other humanities subjects.— Romy S.
What you will learn?
- Reflective and analytical skills that are in demand in all fields of studies and career paths
- Effective expression of thought in written and oral argument
- Critical thinking skills
- An impressive bank of common knowledge
- Confidence in your ability to argue a point of view based on factual information and careful assessment of evidence
- Appreciation and tolerance for others by engaging in meaningful discourse
- Resilience and know-how to effectively work through problems
- Solid research skills
- Ethical discernment
Where will this program lead you?
The Liberal Arts Program offers a solid preparation for university that is unique in both design and quality. Graduates pursue university studies in Law, History, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Classics, International Development, Journalism, Communications, Business Administration and Linguistics.
Following university, careers could be in law, teaching, banking, journalism, psychology, entrepreneurship, writing, translation and music production.
What else you should know?
- The Liberal Arts Program ensures one-on-one time with teachers who are passionate about their subjects
- Students have an opportunity to contribute to the annual Liberal Arts Anthology, a publication comprised of creative student work
What do you need to get in?
- A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES
- Sec IV Mathematics - Cultural, Social & Technical option 563-404/414 or Mathematics 416
- An overall average of at least 78%
- Letter of Intent
- Strong grades in English, History and the Social Sciences are considered an asset