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 degreeprogram 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 programprovides 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 Religiondegree programprovides 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.
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
An evening of literary arts, Friday 17th October, exploring the myth of religion and violence. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Indian army attack on the institutional centre of the Sikh faith and community, Darbar Sahib (sometimes known as the Golden Temple), the assassination of the... More
This free public lecture will be held Sunday, September 28 at 2:30 pm in room 2200 of the River Building, Carleton University. It will be followed by a reception. All are invited. Prof. Arvind Sharma, Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University, to speak on “Mahatma Gandhi’s... More
When she signed up to take a Greek & Roman Studies elective class, Leah Iselmoe couldn’t anticipate where it would take her. Now she’s pursuing her BA in Greek & Roman Studies, while spending the summer working at the Canadian Museum of History in a paid internship that she also... More
RELI 3850 will be a concentrated study course in which students will be expected to participate in some preliminary lectures before departure and 21 days of travel in Turkey and Greece. Course content will focus on early Christianity and material culture, Greco-Roman archaeology, history, art and... More