Gaspé Campus

Social Sciences, Individual and Society Profile

  • Diploma : Pre-University
  • Duration : 2 years
  • Quota : No
  • Program Code : 300.3i

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Program description

You are interested in learning more about the world, societies, and human relations? Come and explore the issues affecting humans with the support of a dynamic team. Develop your critical thinking to gain a better understanding of the world that surrounds you. Build a solid foundation for yourself as you prepare for university. 

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Choosing to Study Here

  • Become involved in research experiences that give you a chance to put into practice what you are learning and make the most of your intellectual energy. 
  • Take part in meaningful field trips that stimulate authentic learning. 

  • Become involved in a humanistic educational project that helps you build psychosocial aptitudes. 

  • Build language skills to be able to communicate better verbally and in writing. 

Second Language Immersion 

Take your courses in French and in English, and get individual coaching.

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Combine weekly outdoor activities with your courses and obtain sports certifications at the end of your studies.

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Your University Studies

The university programs available to you with a DEC in Social Sciences are: 

  • Social science (politics, economics, history, psychology, geography, sociology, philosophy, criminology, law); 
  • Communications (communication, journalism, public relations, cinema, television); 
  • Education (pre-school, primary school, secondary school teaching, special education); 
  • Intervention (psychology, psychoeducation and educational counseling, social work, vocational and career counseling, sexology, industrial relations); 
  • And many other fields. 

Course Schedule

  • Academic Work Methods in Social Science 300-303-GA

    Description to come. 

    Introduction to World History Since the 15th Century 330-304-GA

    Description to come. 

    Introduction to Psychology 350-333-GA

    Description to come. 

    Individual and Society 387-333-GA

    Description to come. 

    Physical Activity and Health  109-101-MQ

    This course focuses on the relationship between physical fitness, healthy, and active lifestyle and health. You will have to experiment with one or a few physical activities and relate them to your ability to adapt to exercise, your needs to change or maintain your physical condition, your motivation, your lifestyle habits, and your knowledge regarding prevention, in order to make a relevant and justified choice of physical activities. 

    Knowledge 345-101-MQ

    The course Knowledge is about revealing our sources of knowledge. By referring back to the history of ideas, we can better understand how we know what we think we know and how to criticize what we think we know intelligently, thoughtfully, and efficiently. After studying the material throughout the course, students should be able to answer the following questions: How is knowledge acquired? Can we know anything? What can we know? 

    Introduction to College English  603-101-MQ

    Introduction to College English is designed to help students make the transition from high school English courses and to improve their writing and analytical skills necessary for college English. This course serves as the basis to the organizational and interpretative skills required in the other three courses of English. 

    One aim of the course is to explore works of literature in detail and, on a cultural level, attempt to find their relationship to our world and our lives. Students are encouraged to read and respond to literature on both a literal and metaphorical level. Students will be reading short stories and examining the literary elements necessary to critical thinking and analysis. This proficiency in the literary elements allows students to take a concrete approach to literary analysis and these skills will continue to be developed in the other two literature courses. 

    The second goal of the course is to learn to organize ideas, in the form of a formal essay, to develop a focused thesis statement, to write in a coherent and organized style, and support arguments and explanations with appropriate references to the literary text. To achieve these goals students will be required to adopt a writing process wherein they outline their essay, write a rough draft, and proofread and edit their work. To this end, the course will emphasize practical written work including grammar exercises and editing skills. As well, students are encouraged to develop their reading comprehension skills, to present their ideas in class discussions, and to continue to improve their writing style. 

  • Qualitative Research and Methods in Social Science 300-222-RE

    Description to come. 

    Political Science: Québec and Canada 385-323-GA

    Description to come. 

    Introduction to Geography 320-323-GA

    Description to come. 

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    350-353-GA, Human Development: From Childhood to Adulthood

    Description to come. 

    387-373-GA, Social Issues and Social Change

    Description to come. 

    Physical Activity and Effectiveness  109-102-MQ

    This course is about the process of improving effectiveness through an objective-based approach in the context of a sport, expression, or outdoor activity. You will need to take an initial survey and assess your skills and behaviors regarding the practice of physical activity, set goals and interpret your progress to improve. This course aims to empower you by taking charge of your apprenticeships required for your improvement in the practice of physical activity. 

    Literary Genres  603-102-MQ

    This course is designed to provide students with a broad perspective of the literary genres selected from different periods of literature. It will examine three literary genres chosen from drama, essay, novel, or poetry, so that students gain an appreciation for different genres of literature. The characteristics of each genre will be highlighted, and students will develop their interpretation skills by recognizing the importance of specific literary conventions in each text. Students will then present their analysis in well-organized literary essays and oral presentations. 

    Elective Course 1
  • Quantitative Analysis in Social Science 360-223-RE

    Description to come. 

    Introduction to Economics 383-313-GA

    Description to come. 

    Choice of 1 out of 2 Click here to see

    385-333-GA, Political Regimes and Ideologies

    Description to come. 

    320-333-GA, Geographical Observatory: Territorial Encounters

    Description to come. 

    Choice of 2 out of 3  Click here to see

    350-363-GA, Mental Health: An Integrative Approach

    Description to come. 

    387-353-GA, Intimacy and Sexuality: A Sociological Insight

    Description to come. 

    300-323-GA, Contemporary Themes: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

    Description to come. 

    109-103-MQ, Physical Activity and Autonomy 

    This course is designed to help you integrate physical activity into your lifestyle, including better management of the factors that facilitate this integration. During the supervised practice, you will apply the previous apprenticeships by practicing physical activity regularly and sufficiently from a health perspective, on the one hand, and by planning, carrying out and evaluating a personal physical activity program that you have the opportunity to practice and validate under the supervision of the teaching staff, on the other. 

    World Views  345-102-MQ

    This course allows the student the opportunity to apply the critical thinking skills they have acquired in the Knowledge course to various world views. The course also provides the student with a profound understanding of human beings and human nature by examining various ideologies of individuals, societies, or groups. 

    Literary Themes 603-103-MQ

    This course permits students to explore the central message in literary texts. All texts in the course will expand and reinforce the main theme that has been chosen for the course. The texts will be chosen to include a variety of novels, essays, short stories, and poetry. Students will see a connection between the texts as the theme is explored from simpler to more complex interpretations. The evolution of the course requires that students relate to the literature on a personal level and recognize that not only has the literature developed out of a particular set of values in society, but also that the literature has had an impact on society. It is important that students continue to develop their writing skills and be able to explain the literary devices that support the theme with insightful interpretation and well-organized essays. 

    French S.L. Common GE 602-1xx-MQ

    Description to come. 

  • Integration of Learning 300-313-GA

    The course will allow you to reflect on the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired throughout your course in the Humanities program. You will be able to reuse them in new contexts in order to continue the process of integrating the learning that has been initiated in all of the program’s courses. 

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    101-SH1-RE, Human Biology

    Description to come. 

    387-363-GA, Culture and Media

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    Choice of 2 out of 4  Click here to see

    350-373-GA, Interpersonal Relationship

    Description to come. 

    383-323-GA, Globalization and Economic Issues

    Description to come. 

    201-SH5-RE, Applied Statistics in Social Science

    Description to come. 

    330-313-GA, History Through Film

    Description to come. 

    Elective Course 2

    Description to come. 

    Humanities in Social Science 345-C13-GA

    Description to come. 

    English: Pre-University 603-C04-GA

    Description to come. 

    French S. L. Applied GE  602-Cx3-GA

    Description to come. 

Admission Conditions

General Conditions 

Possess a secondary school diploma or hold a secondary school vocational diploma and have successfully completed the following courses: 

  • Language of Instruction – Secondary 5 
  • Second Language – Secondary 5 
  • Mathematics – Secondary 4 

Special Admission Conditions 

Students admitted with Maths 416 – according to the program in effect before the education reform – must take a 15-hour complementary course. 

For more information

Communications and International Activities Department
418-368-2201, ext. 1381
1-888-368-2201, ext. 1381