DalCAP: The Coordinated Arts Program

Instead of designing your own course schedule from scratch, you might wish to start your time at Dal with our new intensive, multidisciplinary, coordinated, and structured set of courses: DalCAP. This carefully planned suite of courses will give you a solid grounding for your engagement with the challenges facing our world, even as it provides an excellent entry point for most Majors in the Arts and Social Sciences. Still a full-time, 30 credit slate of courses but with only three per term instead of the usual five, DalCAP lets you focus your attention – and will have coordinated assignment deadlines, too. You’ll work throughout the year with the same cohort of students, benefiting from a community of people who share an interest in exploring a breadth of contemporary perspectives. The DalCAP is intended to ease your transition to university by connecting you to learning communities and simplifying your course selection, even as it challenges you to learn new skills and knowledge that will help you excel in a wide range of fields thereafter.

As a DalCAP student you’ll take:

Fall term:                                                                    

  • SUST 1000.06: Introduction to Environment, Sustainability and Society 1                  
  • CRWR 1030/ENGL 1030.06: Reading and Writing Stories        
  • plus one course of your choice (3 credit hours)                        

Winter term:

  • POLI 1500.03/SOSA 1500: Globalizations (Political Science, Sociology, and Social Anthropology)
  • HIST 1510.06: The History of the Future
  • plus one course of your choice (3 credit hours)

* Note: For language majors (i.e., French, German, Spanish, and Russian), add the relevant intro course as your optional course. Students intending to major in Philosophy are encouraged (but not required) to add an intro Philosophy course. The DalCAP program isn’t suitable as a first year for Music or Theatre students. Note that the DalCAP program satisfies four of the five distribution requirements for BA students: it covers the Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Writing requirements, leaving only the language requirement to be fulfilled with either the optional course or in a later year.


Contact: asstdeanfass@dal.ca