The study of the humanities covers a broad range of ideas and subjects drawn from philosophy, art, literature, history, religion, science, and social and political thought.
Through an interdisciplinary approach to classical, medieval, renaissance, and modern culture, the study of the humanities raises critical questions about the achievements and controversies associated with the human condition. Students are encouraged to examine the knowledge and ideas central to the humanities and to integrate these concerns in original and critical ways.
Courses are available at the Burnaby Mountain, Surrey and Vancouver - Harbour Centre campuses, and are offered both in the day and evening.
The Humanities Department at Simon Fraser University offers several undergraduate programs: a major, five joint major programs (with English, French, History, Philosophy, and Women's Studies), a minor and extended minor program and a Post Baccalaureate Diploma.
Admission to Humanities Programs
A Master of Arts program is now available in Humanities. It is designed for students wishing to pursue specific cross-disciplinary,
text-based research projects.
Field School in Prague, Czech Republic:
SFU offers a summer school at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Three humanities courses worth 11 credits are offered.
See SFU International for current information on field schools at SFU.