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Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

Location

Location

  • Interdisciplinary Programs Office
  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 431
  • Montreal QC H3A 3R1
  • Adviser: Effie Poulis; effie [dot] poulis [at] mcgill [dot] ca

About Liberal Arts

About Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts program represents a contemporary approach to the traditional concept of a broad, non-specialist undergraduate education in the humanities that is tailored to the environment of a research-intensive university. The program recognizes the value of a classical liberal arts education, yet approaches the liberal arts from a global perspective, emphasizing diversity and difference, and providing new ways of engaging the liberal arts.

The program exposes students to texts from, and histories of, a wide range of cultures and societies. Students will be able to choose from three intellectual streams: literature and the arts (including theatre and architecture); history, culture and society; and philosophy and religion. Students will be expected to satisfy distribution requirements across geographical regions of the world and historical periods.

Students in the program will also be required to develop a working knowledge of, and take courses in, a language other than English. Students who are native speakers of a language other than English will be strongly encouraged to develop a working knowledge of, and take courses in, a third language.

The Liberal Arts program is designed to provide students with tools for critical inquiry and effective communication skills. It affirms in an innovative way the Faculty of Arts' commitment to the humanities and its core mission to foster cross-disciplinary perspectives; diverse and engaged communities; and critical thinking.

For further information, please contact the Director, Liberal Arts Program:
  • Professor Eugenio Bolongaro; 514-398-4400, ext. 09454

Liberal Arts Faculty

Liberal Arts Faculty

Program Chair/Director
E. Bolongaro; B.A., L.LB.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(McG.) – Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (2013–2016)
Program Committee
H. Beck; Ph.D.(Erlangen) (John MacNaughton Professor of Classics) – History and Classical Studies
F. Charbonneau; M.A., Ph.D.(Montr.) (William Dawson Scholar) – French Language and Literature
T.W. Folkerth; B.A.(CSU Chico), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.) – English

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Liberal Arts (36 credits)

The Major Concentration in Liberal Arts exposes students to texts from and histories of a suitably wide range of cultures and societies. Students are able to choose among three intellectual streams: literature and the arts (including theatre and architecture); history, culture and society; and philosophy and religion. Students in each stream must satisfy ...

For more information, see Major Concentration Liberal Arts (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Liberal Arts (60 credits)

The Honours in Liberal Arts exposes students to texts from and histories of a suitably wide range of cultures and societies. Students are able to choose among three intellectual streams: literature and the arts (including theatre and architecture); history, culture and society; and philosophy and religion. Students in each stream must satisfy a language ...

For more information, see Honours Liberal Arts (60 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2014-2015 (last updated Aug. 13, 2014) (disclaimer)