We live in a world that is shaped by lifelong learning, one that promotes learning organizations and knowledge workers. In such a world students need to be open to diverse learning and adaptable to change both in educational expectations and employment opportunities.
This program will be of interest to students who want an applied liberal arts degree that will give them flexible educational and employment options in the future. The degree prepares Canadian and international students for employment in diverse fields but, more important, it prepares them with the recognition that workers can expect frequent changes in employment over their years of employment.
Thus, the program will be of interest to students from, or interested in going into, a variety of backgrounds, including the following:
Political Economy students at Athabasca University are encouraged to participate in professional organizations both to enrich their academic knowledge and to hone their professional skills. These organizations and professional associations also provide useful links to job and other professional opportunities.
Updated March 10 2015 by Student & Academic Services