Faculty of Arts

Dean, Faculty of Arts: Richard Nemesvari, PhD
Associate Dean: Academic Development: Dejan Guzina, PhD
Associate Dean: Student Affairs/Special Projects: TBD
Academic Advisor: Megan Lott, BA, ext. 2201
Academic Advisor: Crystal Shadwell, BA, ext. 3299
Academic Advising Email: artsadvising@wlu.ca
Telephone: (519) 884-1970, ext 3891
Location: Dr. Alvin Woods Building, Room 5-106
Website: www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=35

NOTE: Our official means of communication is with your Laurier email accountStudents are expected to regularly check their Laurier email account for important notices from the university community. Students are required to send emails to official members of the university community from their Laurier email account in order to verify authenticity and ensure delivery. Emails sent from non-Laurier accounts, such as hotmail, may be identified as spam and not delivered. Furthermore, it is impossible to determine whether the emails received from these non-Laurier accounts are coming from the person they claim to be from. Your co-operation is appreciated.

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 language, ancient Mediterranean studies, anthropology, Arabic, archaeology and classical studies, communication studies, community engagement, co-operative education, cultural studies, English, environmental science, environmental studies, film studies, French, geography, German, global studies, Greek, history, history & philosophy of science, Italian, languages, Latin, medieval studies, Muslim studies, Near Eastern and classical archaeology, North American archaeology, North American studies, Near Eastern studies, philosophy, political science, religion & 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
  • BSc (Honours) - Honours Bachelor of Science
  • BA - General BA without Designation
  • CombBA (Honours) - Honours Combination or Joint (BA)
  • Op - Option
  • Mi - Minor
  • CombBSc (Hons) - Honours Combination or Joint (BSc)
  • Conc - Concentration
  • Spec - Specialization
General BA without Designation BA
Ancient Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Anthropology Program CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi
Applied Digital Option Op
Applied Social Research Program Op
Applied Water Science Program CombBSc (Hons)
Arabic (Lang/Lit) Mi
Archaeology & Classical Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Co-operative Education Op
Communication Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi | Conc | Spec
Community Engagement Option Op
Criminology Minor (Faculty of HSS) Mi
Cultural Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
English BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Environmental Science Program BSc (Honours)
Environmental Studies (GG/ES) BA (Honours) | Op | Mi
Faculty of Arts (Interdisciplinary)  
Film Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Spec
French (Lang/Lit) BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Geography (GG/ES) BA (Honours) | BSc (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | CombBSc (Hons) | Op | Mi
Geology (GG/ES)  
German (Lang/Lit) Mi
Global Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Conc | Spec
History BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Spec
History and Philosophy of Science Program Mi
Intercultural Understanding Program Op
International Policy Op
Italian (Lang/Lit) Mi
Languages and Literatures BA (Honours)
Legal Studies Option Op
Management Option (SBE) Op
Medieval and Medievalism Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Music and Cultural History (Faculty of Music) Op | Mi
Muslim Studies Option Op
North American Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Philosophy BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Political Science BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Spec
Religion & Culture BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Social Entrepreneurship Option Op
Sociology BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Spec
Spanish (Lang/Lit) BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Women and Gender Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Writing for Career & Community Mi