Humanities

Humanities

Department of Humanities

262 Vanier College
Tel.: 416-736-5158
Program Description:

The Department of Humanities offers Honours BA, Honours iBA and BA degrees in humanities that allow students to take advantage of a wide range of courses addressing important themes in the liberal arts. This broadly-based program of interdisciplinary study emphasizes the different ways in which human cultures and their multiple forms of expression have developed historically and continue to develop today. Humanities courses devote particular attention to the cultural practices of peoples in various times and places and the ways they have expressed cultural values and ideas of a philosophical, religious, moral, political and aesthetic nature. They foster a critical approach to reading and research that, in helping students learn to identify and question preconceived assumptions and values, allows them to engage and appreciate the interrelationship between diverse value systems and thereby to develop an analysis of the human and of human community. Courses stress careful scrutiny of texts and cultural artifacts, critical thinking, reading, writing, seminar discussion and close contact between teacher and student.
For purposes of meeting degree program requirements, all nine-credit foundations courses count as six credits towards the humanities major or minor. Six-credit first year courses do not count toward the major or minor.

Degrees Offered

Humanities (BA) Degree Requirements
  • Specialized Honours BA: 120 Credits
  • Honours BA: 120 Credits
  • Honours Double Major BA
  • Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary (Linked) BA
  • Honours Major/Minor BA
  • Honours Minor BA
  • BA: 90 Credits
Humanities (iBA) Degree Requirements
  • Honours iBA: 120 Credits
  • Honours Major/Minor iBA

Course Listing

Courses in Humanities

3000-Level Courses

Note for Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies students: enrolment in 3000-level humanities courses may require the fulfillment of one of the following requirements: a previous humanities course or permission of the instructor. 3000-level humanities courses with either of these prerequisite requirements will be clearly identified in the departmental supplemental calendar. Failure to satisfy the listed prerequisite requirement will result in de-enrolment from the course.

4000-Level Courses

Note for Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies students: enrolment in 4000-level humanities courses may require the fulfillment of one of the following requirements: a previous humanities course or permission of the instructor. 4000-level humanities courses with either of these prerequisite requirements will be clearly identified in the departmental supplemental calendar. Failure to satisfy the listed prerequisite requirement will result in de-enrolment from the course.

Course Listings Timetables Summer 2017
Course Listings Timetables Fall/Winter 2017-2018