Faculty of Arts

Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts: Gavin Brockett, PhD
Associate Dean: Academic Development: Dejan Guzina, PhD
Acting Associate Dean: Student Affairs/Special Projects: Scott Gallimore, PhD
Academic Advisor: Brandon Falcao, BA, BEd, ext. 3299
Academic Advisor: Jenna Overzet, BA, ext. 2201
Academic Advising Email: artsadvising@wlu.ca
Telephone: (519) 884-1970, ext 3891
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, environmental science, environmental studies, film studies, French, geography, 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
  • 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 Program Op | Mi
Applied Social Research Program Op
Applied Water Science Program CombBSc (Hons)
Arabic (Lang/Lit)  
Archaeology and Heritage Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | CombBSc (Hons) | Mi
Co-operative Education Op
Communication Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi | Conc
Community Engagement Program Op
Criminology Minor (Faculty of Human and Social Sciences) Mi
Cultural Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
English BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi | Conc
Environmental Science Program BSc (Honours) | Op
Environmental Studies (GG/ES) BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi
Faculty of Arts (Interdisciplinary)  
Film Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Spec
French (Lang/Lit)  
Geography (GG/ES) BA (Honours) | BSc (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | CombBSc (Hons) | Op | Mi
Geology (GG/ES)  
German (Lang/Lit)  
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
Indigenous Studies Minor (Faculty of Liberal Arts) Mi
Intercultural Understanding Program Op
International Education Studies BA (Honours)
International Policy Program Op
Italian (Lang/Lit)  
Languages and Literatures BA (Honours)
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
Music and Cultural History Op | Mi
Muslim Studies Program Op
North American Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Philosophy BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi
Political Science BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Spec
Practical Ethics and Society Program  
Religion and Culture BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Social Entrepreneurship Program Op
Sociology BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi | Spec
Spanish (Lang/Lit)  
Sussex Law  
User Experience Design Minor (Faculty of Liberal Arts) Mi
Women and Gender Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Writing for Career and Community Mi