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McGill's largest faculty, the Faculty of Arts sits at the forefront of intellectual inquiry in a time of development, innovation and renewal. A McGill Arts education is an opportunity to explore the rich diversity of human endeavour and creative expression. It's a chance to develop linguistic, critical and analytical skills that allow our graduates to approach questions from a wide range of perspectives and adapt to changing circumstances.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Freshman Program: Designed to ensure that you gain a broad foundation in preparation for your three-year degree program. It is comprised of 24-30 credits in one of these program options.
Option 1: "General Option", allows you to develop your own program of study using courses from the various areas available in Arts. This option includes an 18-credit core requirement: 6 credits in each of 3 of the 4 categories: Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages, and Mathematics & Science. A maximum of 18 credits may be chosen from any one category but no more than 12 credits may be taken in one department.
Option 2: "En français", includes a core requirement of 18 credits of courses conducted in French. These courses may be comprised wholly of language courses, wholly of substantive content courses conducted in French, or a combination of the two.
Multi-track Program: Offers you the opportunity to combine an honours and a minor concentration or a combination of major and minor concentrations. It gives you an unprecedented degree of flexibility in designing your program of study.
The multi-track system enables you to acquire a breadth of knowledge in at least two core disciplines in the social sciences and/or humanities, and provides you with the option of doing a minor concentration in another Faculty.
Faculty Program: An approved selection of courses drawn from departments in at least two faculties to form an interdisciplinary and intellectually coherent concentration that allows you to study an issue from a combination of perspectives.
Honours and Joint Honours: These programs demand a high degree of specialization in one or two disciplines and require you to maintain a high academic standing. In most departments, you will be required to declare a minor concentration and will be required to write an undergraduate thesis in your final year.
Bachelor of Arts and Science: The BA & Sc degree, jointly offered through the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science, is designed for students who have clearly-defined interests in both Arts and Science. While the degree provides a broad education that includes in-depth study of disciplines in both faculties, the number of elective courses a student can take is limited. Students entering the BA & Sc program therefore must know in precisely which disciplines they wish to focus. Note that students who intend to pursue graduate studies in science or to attend medical school may have to complete additional courses as electives or beyond the basic degree requirements. For more information, please visit Interfaculty BA & Sc Degree.
Diploma in Environment: This undergraduate program is for students with an undergraduate degree (BSc, BA, or equivalent) who wish to enrich or reorient their training. It is a one-year program if taken full-time. See the McGill School of Environment.
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- Art History
- East Asian Studies
- French Language Centre
- French Language & Literature
- German Studies
- Hispanic Studies
- Islamic Studies
- Italian Studies
- Jewish Studies
- Political Science
- Russian & Slavic Studies
- The Arts Multimedia Language Facility is a computer-assisted language learning environment that places the student at the centre of the learning process, individualizes learning and fosters autonomy.
The Arts Internship Program helps students identify the internship best suited to their educational needs and career objectives and provides a support network for them at all stages of the internship experience. A majority of departments and programs offer credit for internship work, and there are some scholarships available.
Research centres and institutes
- Burney Centre
- Centre for East Asian Research
- Centre for International Peace and Security Studies
- Centre for Research on Children and Families
- Centre for Society, Technology, and Development
- Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship
- Indian Ocean World Centre
- Institute for European Studies
- Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
- Institute for Health and Social Policy
- Institute of Islamic Studies
- Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID)
- McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women
- McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
Enrolment - Fall 2012-13