Departments & Programs
- Why an Arts and Social Sciences Degree Matters
- Applied Legal Studies (Master's degree)
- Cognitive Science
- First Nations Studies
- French Cohort
- Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
- Global Asia
- Graduate Liberal Studies (Master's degree)
- Hellenic Studies
- International Studies
- Labour Studies
- Language Training Institute
- Political Science
- Public Policy (Master's degree)
- Urban Studies (Master's degree)
- World Literature
- High School Visits
Graduate Liberal Studies (Master's degree)
Graduate Liberal Studies MA
Graduate Liberal Studies addresses some of the great works of our intellectual and artistic heritage. We study the perennial concerns that have shaped our culture, and explore contemporary perspectives on traditional ideas and values. The Graduate Liberal Studies program focuses on breadth of learning. By integrating knowledge from many traditional disciplines we provide an intellectual grounding in a range of ideas and values that have shaped our culture.
Is Graduate Liberal Studies for you?
The Graduate Liberal Studies program is designed for working adults and part-time students. Seminars are scheduled during evening and weekend hours, and the degree can be completed over a period of years.
Graduate Liberal Studies is for students from all professional and personal backgrounds interested in exploring ideas, knowledge and experience.
The program will be of particular interest to people who have been away from formal academic work or whose education was primarily career-oriented.
Get in Touch
For more information about Graduate Liberal Studies, visit us online at: www.sfu.ca/gls
Areas of Study
Graduate Liberal Studies includes core courses on Thinking about Human Passion and The Capacity and Limits of Reason.
Other areas of study include the themes of Self and Society; Tradition and Modernity; Science and Human Values; Liberty and Authority; Religious and Secular World Views; and Social Realities - Gender, Class, Race and Nation.
Where can Graduate Liberal Studies take you?
- Media work in broadcast journalism and print
- Government policy analyst or researcher
- Visual and performing arts