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40 The Faculty of Arts

    In 1908, the University was founded and the Faculty of Art and Science opened its doors.

    That year, we had 45 students and four professors in English, modern languages, history and mathematics. Today, the Faculty of Arts is entrusted with the education of approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and with the specialized advanced education of nearly 800 graduate students. Our world-renowned professors instruct students in over 20 departments and interdisciplinary programs, ranging from Drama, Art & Design and English to Linguistics and Psychology.

    The Faculty undertakes groundbreaking research that examines all aspects of the human experience. Our scholarship and creative work in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts are recognized nationally and internationally.

    An Arts education at the U of A is a transformative experience. It gives our students the opportunity to develop skills that open doors and create limitless opportunities when they graduate:

The ability to identify and solve problems

The ability to pose questions that advance understanding and foster investigation

The ability to conduct original research and to organize complex information

Analytical, critical and creative thinking

Effective oral and written expression

Critical and reflective reading

A desire for life-long learning; the exercise of independent judgment and ethical decision making

The experience of setting personal goals, managing time, and developing the self-confidence necessary for success

A sensitivity to individuals and respect for cultural differences in groups

An informed openness to the information technologies

    Our graduates learn to listen, to think critically and rationally, to communicate effectively, to work independently and in teams, and to make reasoned value judgments. They are knowledgeable about the past and prepared to examine the future. They approach the dynamic global culture with experience in other languages and in the study of societies and cultures. Our graduates are engaged and creative citizens – people with the critical skills to tackle complex global problems, and the creativity to envision and pursue a different world.

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Welcome from the President


Academic Schedule
 11Major Deadlines from the 2013-2014 Academic Schedule
 11.1Academic Schedule 2013-2014 (monthly listing of academic events on campus)

Undergraduate Application Deadlines for Admission and Readmission

Undergraduate Admission
 13 Admission to Undergraduate Programs
 14General Admission Requirements
 15Admission Requirements by Faculty
 16Admission for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Students
 17Admission from Outside Alberta

University Regulations and Information for Students
 20General University Policies
 21Classification of Students
 22Registration and Fees
 23Academic Regulations
 24Student Services
 25Code of Student Behaviour
 26Code of Applicant Behaviour

30Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
40Faculty of Arts
50Augustana Faculty
60Faculty of Business
70Faculty of Education
80Faculty of Engineering
90Faculty of Extension
100Faculty of Law
110Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
120Faculty of Native Studies
130Faculty of Nursing
140Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
150Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
160School of Public Health
170Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
180Faculté Saint-Jean
191Faculty of Science

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 200The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 201Members of the Faculty
 202General Information
 203Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 204Graduate Program Regulations
 205Graduate Programs
 210Graduate Financial Aid

Open Studies

Course Listings
 230Details of Courses
 231Course Listings


General Information
 241University History and Traditions
 242Constitution of the University
 243University Libraries
 244Alumni Association
 245Affiliated Colleges

University Staff
 250Continuing Academic Staff
 252Associate and Adjunct Staff
 253Honorary Degree Recipients