Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Languages
The Arts and Humanities are at the heart of a real education. The study of Arts and Humanities at Western is intellectually challenging, culturally stimulating, and personally satisfying. It will open your mind to ideas, topics, skills and capacities that will literally change your life. Our Faculty has eight departments: Classical Studies, English, Film Studies, French Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Visual Arts and Women’s Studies and Feminist Research. As well, there are programs in Linguistics and in Writing, Rhetoric and Professional Communication.
Incorporating the study of great literature, art, film, philosophy, ancient and modern languages, an Arts and Humanities degree delivers a unique understanding of the richness and complexity of our common humanity.
We envision a College that leads the campus and the capital region as the center for cross-disciplinary exchange and programming, and ranks as an acknowledged innovator in research and teaching in the Arts, Humanities and Language.
To create global citizens equipped to assess received opinion, make independent judgments, and value the transforming power of the imagination and Teaching.