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bachelor of arts [2 records]

Record 1 2017-03-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Degrees and Diplomas (Educ.)
DEF

An academic degree conferred by a college or university upon a person who has completed the first four years of required study in the liberal arts or humanities.

OBS

In Canada, a Bachelor of Arts degree can be obtained in three years as well as four years.

OBS

OBS - Formerly, style guides recommended the use of the periods in ... abbreviations ... of academic degrees (B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.). The more recent trend ... is towards dropping the periods in all such abbreviations unless tradition or consistency requires them.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Grades et diplômes
CONT

Un diplôme de baccalauréat ès arts (B.A.) [...] favorise la souplesse, l’autonomie et l’acquisition de connaissances dans des disciplines variées.

OBS

baccalauréat: Le premier grade universitaire, celui qui donne le titre de bachelier [...]

Spanish

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Record 2 1984-08-29

English

Subject field(s)
  • Education (General)
  • Degrees and Diplomas (Educ.)
  • Educational Institutions
DEF

the recipient of a bachelor's degree which usu. signifies that the recipient has passed a certain number of courses in the humanities.

OBS

According to Webster's Third New International Dictionary, "bachelor of arts" is usually capitalized ("Bachelor of Arts").

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pédagogie (Généralités)
  • Grades et diplômes
  • Établissements d'enseignement
CONT

Bachelier, bachelière, ès lettres, ès sciences, en droit.

OBS

bachelier, -ère: Aujourd'hui, dans l'Université, celui ou celle qui est promu au baccalauréat dans une faculté.

OBS

Les termes "bachelier ès lettres" et "bachelier ès arts" sont utilisés dans les universités francophones et bilingues du Canada.

Spanish

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