The College of the Humanities

The College of the Humanities

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College of the Humanities

The College of the Humanities was founded in 1996 in order to provide an undergraduate education for students drawing on all the traditional Arts subjects through the Bachelor of Humanities degree program. The interdisciplinary character of the College has since been enhanced by the addition of two further degree programs, a Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion.

Bachelor of Humanities (Great Books)

The Bachelor of Humanities degree program provides an integrated, interdisciplinary liberal education, combining the disciplines of history, philosophy, literature, political theory, religion, classics, art history, and music history. In addition to the curriculum the B.Hum fosters collegiality among the 70 to 80 students admitted each year through small discussion groups and their own College precinct.

Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies degree program provides an education in the cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome. Students study all aspects of ancient culture: its literature, history, religion, art, and philosophy, with particular attention paid to the acquisition of the Greek and Latin languages.

Bachelor of Arts in Religion

The Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree program provides an education in world religions. Its field of study stretches from ancient times up to the modern day, and has as its purview both Western monotheistic religions and the major religions of the non-Western world. The study of religion seeks not only to understand each religious tradition in itself, but to see each as embedded within an entire culture.

Each degree program housed within the College has its own interdisciplinary approach. Together, the three programs allow faculty and students within the College of the Humanities to benefit from each other’s study of the various Arts disciplines.

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Why not Humanities? – Sam’s Student Blog

The Humanities program is a process. It is a journey. Its curriculum is wondrously interconnected to ensure that its students receive a well-rounded education. I often find myself struggling to describe my program to others: how can I convey this idea of pursuing a degree for the purpose of... More

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 in FASS News Feed for all posts filed under FASS News

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College of the Humanities Geoffrey Kellow in the National Post: Why is it so hard to access Canada’s founding debates?

For many Canadians, last week’s National Post series on the Confederation Debates would have been their first exposure to the beliefs and ambitions of the country’s founders. Here, Professor Geoffrey Kellow decries the historical vacuum into which our founding documents have been... More

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 in FASS News Feed for all posts filed under FASS News

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Glebe Lecture: Unearthing Ancient Urbanism: Archaeology and the life of a Roman city

Presented by The College of the Humanities & The Glebe Community Centre: Unearthing Ancient Urbanism: Archaeology and the Life of a Roman City Dr. Laura Banducci Currently assistant professor of Greek and Roman Studies, Laura Banducci is a classical archaeologist with a particular interest in... More

Monday, January 26th, 2015 in Bachelor of Humanities Feed for all posts filed under Bachelor of Humanities, FASS News Feed for all posts filed under FASS News, News Feed for all posts filed under News, Religion Feed for all posts filed under Religion

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Undergrad Bachelor of Humanities Student Presents Paper on Sustainable Infrastructure

by Sam Lehman Few students have the chance to present a paper during their undergraduate years, however, Roy Sengupta, a third year Bachelor of Humanities student was presented with such an opportunity in 2014. Roy says that he was inspired to explore the topics covered by his paper, entitled... More

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 in FASS News Feed for all posts filed under FASS News

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Greek and Roman Studies Prof. Releases New Book on Interactions between Rome and the Peoples on the Arabian and Egyptian Frontiers in Late Antiquity

Inside and Out Peeters (Leuven) has published Inside and Out. Interactions between Rome and the Peoples on the Arabian and Egyptian Frontiers in Late Antiquity, edited by Greg Fisher (Greek and Roman Studies) and Jitse Dijkstra (University of Ottawa). Inside and Out collects eighteen original... More

Monday, December 15th, 2014 in FASS News Feed for all posts filed under FASS News

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