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Department of Knowledge Integration

Bachelor of Knowledge Integration

Honours Knowledge Integration Requirements
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†Breadth Course Requirements

Knowledge Integration (KI) students have significant flexibility in their course selection, but must be careful to choose their courses in order to meet specific overall breadth requirements in the following areas. Courses listed below are examples of those students may take to meet their breadth requirements; further guidance and a list of approved courses may be found on the Knowledge Integration website under Information for Current Undergraduates.

Breadth course requirements (listed below) are to be taken in to consideration when choosing elective courses.

Languages:

Students must take at least one 100-level ENGL or 200-level ENGL course.

Students must take at least two courses in the same second language (e.g. FR 151/FR 152 Basic French, GER 101/GER 102 Elementary German, SPAN 101/SPAN 102 Introduction to Spanish, etc.)

Mathematics:

Students must take at least two courses in mathematics from the approved list on the Knowledge Integration website under Information for Current Undergraduates, or a suitable substitute by consent of the KI Undergraduate Officer.

Probability and Statistics:

Students must take at least one course in probability/statistics from the approved list on the Knowledge Integration website under Information for Current Undergraduates, or a suitable substitute by consent of the KI Undergraduate Officer.

Computer Science:

Students must take at least one course in computer science from the approved list on the Knowledge Integration website under Information for Current Undergraduates, or a suitable substitute by consent of the KI Undergraduate Officer.

Research design/methods:
Students must take INTEG 340 or a suitable substitute by consent of the KI Undergraduate Officer.
Ethics:
Students must take at least one course in ethics from the approved list on the Knowledge Integration website under Information for Current Undergraduates, or a suitable substitute by consent of the KI Undergraduate Officer.
Investigative Science
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 1.5 units (three courses) that include a hands-on investigative component such as field study, lab, or programming. Corresponding labs must be taken and passed but do not count toward the 1.5 units of investigative science. For example, KIN 100 Human Anatomy: Limbs and Trunk (0.50 units), and its corresponding KIN 100L Human Anatomy Lab (0.25 units) count as one course (0.50 units) for the purposes of satisfying the investigative science requirement.

The investigative science requirement cannot be satisfied with any “SCI”-labelled or “SCBUS”-labelled units.

Students are not limited to first-year courses. They can satisfy the investigative science requirement with a sequence of courses, one prerequisite to the next, such as:

  • EARTH 121 Introductory Earth Sciences (0.50), and EARTH 121L Introductory Earth Sciences Laboratory (0.25)
  • EARTH 122 Introductory Environmental Sciences (0.50), and EARTH 122L Introductory Environmental Sciences Laboratory (0.25)
  • EARTH 231 Mineralogy (0.50)

Students are not limited to courses with corresponding labs. They can satisfy the investigative science requirement with courses that include hands-on investigative components, such as:

INTEG 120 must be completed with a grade of 65% or higher. Please see the English Language Proficiency Requirement section for the Faculty of Environment if you fail to meet this requirement. 


Year One

INTEG 10 Knowledge Integration Seminar (0.0 units)
INTEG 120 Introduction to the Academy: Disciplines and Integrative Practices
INTEG 121 Introduction to the Academy: Design and Problem-Solving
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking
SPCOM 223 Public Speaking

Four Breadth requirements totaling 2.0 units: Students are required to complete eleven breadth courses to meet Bachelor of Knowledge Integration (BKI) degree requirements. It is recommended that students fill some of the following breadth requirements, from the approved list on the Knowledge Integration website during their first year: Computer Science, Math, Language, and Investigative Science requirements.

Two electives totaling 1.0 units

Total of 5.0 units


Year Two

INTEG 10 Knowledge Integration Seminar (0.0 units)
INTEG 220 Nature of Scientific Knowledge
INTEG 221 The Social Nature of Knowledge
INTEG 230 The Museum Course: Preparation and Field Trip (0.25 units)
Eight Electives (4.0 units) (students should consider breadth requirements when selecting electives)

Total of 5.25 units


Year Three

INTEG 10 Knowledge Integration Seminar (0.0 units)
INTEG 231 The Museum Course: Field Trip Project (0.25 units)
INTEG 320 The Museum Course: Research and Design
INTEG 321 The Museum Course: Practicum and Presentation
Eight Electives (4.0 units)

Total of 5.25 units


Year Four

INTEG 10 Knowledge Integration Seminar (0.0 units)
INTEG 420A Senior Research Project A (Research and Planning)
INTEG 420B Senior Research Project B (Writing and Presentation)
Eight Electives (4.0 units)

Total of 5.0 units


Notes

  1. Minimum Required Units
    Total: 20.5 units, of which up to 1.0 may be lab units.
  2. Course Load
    No more than 2.75 units may be taken in a term without approval of the KI Undergraduate Officer; students seeking such approval must generally have an overall average of 80%.
  3. Average Requirements
    Students in the Knowledge Integration Honours Regular Academic Plan must maintain an overall cumulative average (all courses) of at least 65% and a major cumulative average of at least 75%. The major cumulative average includes all INTEG-labelled courses, PHIL 145, SPCOM 223, and all courses taken towards the KI breadth requirements. All required courses must be passed. 
  4. Materials and Costs
    For some courses, extra fees may be required to cover field expenses/travel costs. Statements on extra costs, where required, will be found with the course descriptions.
  5. Restriction on number of First-Year Courses
    A student must have at least 13.5 units at the 200-level or above.
  6. Double Counting
    A course can be used to satisfy requirements for a maximum of two credentials. Double counting of courses applies as follows: once for the plan and once for a joint honours or concurrent degree, option, minor, diploma, or specialization. There is no limit on the number of courses that may be double counted unless otherwise stated.

 


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