Faculty of Arts

Dean, Faculty of Arts: Sofie Lachapelle, PhD
Vice Dean, Faculty of Arts: Gavin Brockett, PhD
Associate Dean: Jason Roy, PhD
Manager: Arts Student Support and Engagement Initiatives: Crystal Shadwell, BA, MEd
Manager: Arts Strategic Enrolment and Advising Initiatives: Megan Woodrow, BA
Academic Advisor: Jenna Overzet, BA, MEd
Academic Advisor: Mackenzie Mcgraw-Yan, BA
Academic Advising Email: artsadvising@wlu.ca
Location: Dr. Alvin Woods Building, Room 5-106
Website: https://www.wlu.ca/academics/faculties/faculty-of-arts/index.html

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The Faculty of Arts offers a wide range of programs, both in traditional arts disciplines and in new and interdisciplinary fields of study. Courses and/or programs are offered in ancient studies, anthropology, Arabic, archaeology and heritage studies, communication studies, community engagement, co-operative education, cultural studies, English, film studies, French, German, global studies, Greek, history, history and philosophy of science, Italian, languages, medievalism and medieval studies, Muslim studies, North American studies, philosophy, political science, religion and culture, social entrepreneurship, sociology, Spanish, Sustainability, and women and gender studies. A detailed description of each program and course is included in the alphabetical list of programs, which follow the faculty rules and regulations.

In choosing a course of study, students may combine programs provided that they satisfy all requirements for each program in which they are enrolled. Students who wish to complete two degrees should consult the Additional Undergraduate Degrees section in the Undergraduate University Regulations chapter.

  • BA (Honours) - Honours Bachelor of Arts
  • BA - General BA without Designation
  • CombBA (Honours) - Honours Combination or Joint (BA)
  • Op - Option
  • Certif - Certificate
  • Mi - Minor
  • CombBSc (Hons) - Honours Combination or Joint (BSc)
  • Conc - Concentration
  • Spec - Specialization
  • Co-op - Co-operative Education
General BA without Designation BA
Ancient Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Anthropology Program CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Spec
Arabic (Lang/Lit) Mi
Archaeology and Heritage Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | CombBSc (Hons) | Mi
Communication Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi | Conc | Co-op
Community Engagement Program Op
Criminology Minor (Faculty of Human and Social Sciences) Mi
Cultural Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Digital Humanities Program Op | Certif | Mi
English BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi | Conc
Faculty of Arts (Interdisciplinary)  
Film Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Spec
French (Lang/Lit) BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Co-op
German (Lang/Lit) Mi
Global Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Conc | Spec | Co-op
History BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Spec
History, Philosophy and Ethics of Science Program Mi
Indigenous Studies Minor (Faculty of Liberal Arts) Mi
Intercultural Understanding Program Op
International Education Studies BA (Honours)
International Policy Program Op
Italian (Lang/Lit) Mi
Languages and Literatures BA (Honours) | Co-op
Leadership (Faculty of Human Social Sciences) Op | Mi
Legal Studies Program Op
Management Option (LSBE) Op
Medieval and Medievalism Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi
Muslim Studies Program Op
North American Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Philosophy BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Political Science BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Spec | Co-op
Religion and Culture BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Social Entrepreneurship Program Mi
Sociology BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi | Spec | Co-op
Spanish CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Sussex Law  
User Experience Design Minor (Faculty of Liberal Arts) Mi
Women and Gender Studies Program BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi