The College of the Humanities was founded in 1996 in order to provide an undergraduate education for students drawing on all the traditional Arts subjects through the Bachelor of Humanities degree program. The interdisciplinary character of the College has since been enhanced by the addition of two further degree programs, a Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion.
The Bachelor of Humanities degree program provides an integrated, interdisciplinary liberal education, combining the disciplines of history, philosophy, literature, political theory, religion, classics, art history, and music history. In addition to the curriculum the B.Hum fosters collegiality among the 70 to 80 students admitted each year through small discussion groups and their own College precinct.
The Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies degree program provides an education in the cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome. Students study all aspects of ancient culture: its literature, history, religion, art, and philosophy, with particular attention paid to the acquisition of the Greek and Latin languages.
The Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree program provides an education in world religions. Its field of study stretches from ancient times up to the modern day, and has as its purview both Western monotheistic religions and the major religions of the non-Western world. The study of religion seeks not only to understand each religious tradition in itself, but to see each as embedded within an entire culture.
Each degree program housed within the College has its own interdisciplinary approach. Together, the three programs allow faculty and students within the College of the Humanities to benefit from each other’s study of the various Arts disciplines.
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**CANCELLED – 18th April** Pali Buddhist Practices of the Self – Steven Collins April 19th 2:00p.m. 303 Paterson Hall
**CANCELLED – 18th April** Pali Buddhist Practices of the Self – Steven Collins Friday April 19, 2:00 p.m. 303 Paterson Hall. Carleton University; Free Public Lecture In this lecture Dr. Steven Collins places Buddhist ‘meditation’ in the larger context of spiritual practices and technologies of the self. He begins by noting that “the denial that ... more
(Photo credit Fiona Lee) Third-year College of the Humanities student Ruchi Mathur is doing a combined Honours degree in Humanities and Biology. Ruchi came to the College from the highly-respected Rishi Valley School (founded by philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti) in the state of Andhra Pradesh. www.rishivalley.org/ After her first year, inSummer of 2011, Ruchi gave the ... more
Dunton Tower 2017 Thursday April 4, 2013, 8:00pm Reception at 9:30pm Amy-Jill Levine University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University Author of The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (Harper-Collins, 2006) and co-editor of The Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford University Press, 2011) Free Admission This lecture ... more