Is Humanities for you?

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 direct engagement with original texts, Humanities raises critical questions about the achievements and controversies associated with the human condition. You are encouraged to examine the knowledge and ideas central to the Humanities and to integrate these concerns in original and critical ways.

Humanities courses will appeal to you if you are curious about many diverse areas such as classical and medieval studies, modern thought and culture, Renaissance humanism, and eastern and western religions.

Crossing disciplinary boundaries, you will learn to pose questions and address concerns central to understanding the human condition.

Where to go from here?

Humanities graduates have access to a wide range of professions among which are:

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Analyst
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Educational Researcher
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Institutional Researcher/Historian
  • Instructional Media Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Political Campaign Worker
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Publisher
  • Research Assistant
  • Translator
  • Social Policy Researcher
  • Social Program Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Writer

Want to know more?

The Humanities Department offers you several undergraduate programs: a major, five joint major programs (with English, French, History, Philosophy, and GSWS), a minor and extended minor program and a Post Baccalaureate Diploma.

SFU offers a summer school at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Courses are available at the Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver campuses, and are offered both in the day and evening.

Get in Touch

Contact: Katie Nordgren, Undergraduate Advisor and visit us online.

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