Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Faculty of Arts

Dean, Faculty of Arts: Michael Carroll, PhD
Associate Dean: Research & Curriculum: Jonathan Finn, PhD
Associate Dean: Student Affairs/Special Projects: Mercedes Rowinsky, PhD
Academic Advisor: Julie Pong, BA
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, 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, Muslim studies, Near Eastern and classical Archaeology, North American archaeology, North American studies, Near Eastern studies, philosophy; philosophy, political science & economics (PPE), political science, religion & culture, sociology, Spanish and women & 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)
General BA without Designation BA
Ancient Mediterranean Studies  
Anthropology BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Arabic (Lang/Lit) Mi
Archaeology BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi
Classical Studies BA (Honours) | Op | 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)
Faculty of Arts (Interdisciplinary)  
Film Studies CombBA (Honours) | Mi
French (Lang/Lit) BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Geography 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
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
Legal Studies Option Op
Management Option (SBE) Op
Medieval Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Mediterranean Studies Program BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours)
Music (Fac of Music) Mi
Muslim Studies Option Op
Near Eastern Studies (Arch/Class) BA (Honours) | Op
North American Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Philosophy BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Political Science BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi
Religion & Culture BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Social Welfare (OC)  
Sociology BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Spanish (Lang/Lit) BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Women & Gender Studies Program CombBA (Honours) | Mi

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision March 3, 2011: PPE (Politics, Philosophy & Economics) program deleted; effective September 1, 2011.