Liberal Arts Program

The Liberal Arts Program represents a contemporary approach to the traditional concept of a broad, non-specialist undergraduate formation in the humanities that is tailored to the environment of a research intensive university.  The program emphasizes 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.

Image of Albrecht Durer's gothic script or typefaceThe program will expose students to texts from, and histories of, a wide range of cultures, societies and different historical periods.  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 regions of the world and historical periods.  Instruction in a language other than English will also be a requirement.

The Liberal Arts Program affirms the Faculty of Arts' commitment to the humanities and its core mission to foster cross-disciplinary perspectives, diverse and engaged communities, and critical thinking by providing the tools for critical inquiry and teaching effective communication skills.

Please consult the eCalendar for detailed information on the Major and Honours programs in Liberal Arts. 

Recent changes to the Liberal Arts program include:

(a) the inclusion among the approved language minors of the following programs: Minor Concentration in Arabic, Minor Concentration in Persian, Minor Concentration in Turkish, Minor Concentration in Urdu (these are to replace the Minor Concentration in World Islamic and Middle East Studies which will be removed from the list)

(b) students intending to satisfy the language requirement by pursing a Minor in Jewish Studies must first obtain the approval of the Program Director.

For additional information, please contact Professor eugenio.bolongaro [at] mcgill.ca (Eugenio Bolongaro), Program Director.

Major Concentration Liberal Arts Go to eCalendar Requirements

PDF icon audit_sheet_liba_major.pdf

(updated 2015/01/01)

Honours Liberal Arts Go to eCalendar Requirements

Audit Sheet LIBA Honours [.pdf]

(updated 2015/01/01)

 


Contact Information

Program Director

Prof. Matteo Soranzo
688 Sherbrooke West, Room 433
Montreal, QC  H3A 3R1
Office Hours: By appointment or email
Email: Matteo.Soranzo [at] mcgill.ca (Matteo Soranzo)

Advisor

Suan Ong
Program Advisor
suan.ong [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Dawson Hall, room 107A
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Tel: 514-398-4400 Ext. 09557