Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Faculty of Arts

Dean, Faculty of Arts: David Docherty, PhD
Associate Dean: Academic Development: Bob Sharpe, PhD
Associate Dean: Student Affairs/Special Projects: Michael Imort, PhD
Telephone: (519) 884-1970, ext 2012
Location: Dr. Alvin Woods Building, Room 5-202
Website: www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=35

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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 anthropology, Arabic, archaeology,  classical studies, communication studies, 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, Mediterranean studies, North American studies, near eastern studies, philosophy; philosophy, political science & economics (PPE), political science, religion & culture, sociology, Spanish  and women's 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)
Administration Option Op
Anthropology BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Arabic (Lang/Lit) Mi
Archaeology BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Classical Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Co-operative Education Option Op
Communication Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Cultural Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
English BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Environmental Studies BA (Honours)
Film Studies CombBA (Honours) | Mi
French (Lang/Lit) BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
General BA without Designation BA
Geography BA (Honours) | BSc (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | CombBSc (Hons) | Op | Mi
Geology (GG/ES)  
German (Lang/Lit) Mi
Global Studies BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Greek (Arch/Class) Mi
History BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
History & Philosophy of Science Program Mi
Italian (Lang/Lit) Mi
Languages & Literatures BA (Honours)
Latin (Arch/Class) Mi
Medieval Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Mediterranean Studies Program BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours)
Music (Fac of Music) Mi
Near Eastern Studies (Arch/Class)  
North American Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Philosophy BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Philosophy, Political Science & Economics (Fac of Arts/SBE) CombBA (Honours)
Political Science BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Religion & Culture BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Social Welfare (DE)  
Sociology BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Spanish (Lang/Lit) BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Women's Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate May 29, 2008:
Hebrew (HB) designated courses deleted and revised to Near Eastern (NE);
Canadian Studies (CA) courses revised to North American Studies (NO) discipline.
Urban Studies Option, Minor and courses deleted. 

Senate April 7, 2008:
Canadian Studies Honours combination program deleted;
CA course deleted/revised to North American Studies (NO) discipline; cross-listings with CA deleted from CS304, WS202, GG376;

All effective Sept 1, 2008.