BSc Human Ecology - Clothing, Textiles and Material Culture Approved Program Electives (APE)


Approved Program Electives (APE) must be selected according to the following directions:

  • The total 100 and 200 level APEs cannot be greater than 1 course (*3).
  • Any courses on this list that have already been taken/granted credit for as required program courses cannot be used as an APE.
  • APE lists are updated annually by the Human Ecology Undergraduate Program Committee and students must use the most updated version of the list when selecting APE courses.
  • Students can either choose an area of concentration and complete all APEs from one category or take any combination of courses that fits their interests/goals. Please work with an academic or student advisor to choose courses that will work best for you.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring they complete any prerequisites associated with their chosen APEs.
  • Not all courses are offered every year. Students must take this into account when planning their programs.
  • Always refer to Bear Tracks for the most up to date course information.


HECOL Courses

Apparel Design and Construction


Clothing and Textile Science


Fashion Business




Material Culture and Design Studies including Fashion History



Any course from the University of Alberta Sustainability certificate program. For more information, see



Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC) (*12). Students interested in the PLLC must apply for this program. For more information, see