Arts Interdisciplinary Studies Programs


Interdisciplinary Programs

The Faculty of Arts interdisciplinary programs allow students to complete a set of courses that focus on a topic which is studied by scholars with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. In most of these programs, courses are chosen from several related academic disciplines, with a foundation level course that introduces interdisciplinary perspectives and a capstone seminar course that helps final year students to draw together the different intellectual approaches they have studied.

Interdisciplinary programs focus on a particular area of the world (such as African Studies or Canadian Studies) or on a broad academic theme (such as Women’s Studies or History and Philosophy of Science). Some of the interdisciplinary programs are offered only as Minor Concentrations; these are intended to complement a Major Concentration or Honours program from another discipline.