Faculty of Arts

Our mission is to reflect on the world and our place in it through critical inquiry, creative practices and collaborative exploration.

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Engage, Inspire and Discover

Critical and creative research

Our research engages communities and fosters innovation, leadership and creative practice.

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Teaching excellence and expertise

We promote, celebrate and reward innovations in teaching practices. We prepare our students for a variety of academic and non-academic careers.

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Internationalize your degree

Study at a partner university or take part in an international field school organized by the University of Calgary. Work for a vetted international organization. Or take part in a research placement at a partner institution.

Discover the world as part of your Arts education

Embracing equity, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to understanding cultural and social differences both locally and globally, and to promoting equal rights and opportunities across our constituencies.

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Latest news


Economics alumnus Ryan Dunfield honoured as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

CEO of global asset management firm SAF Group gives back to his alma mater, establishing bursary, scholarship, and fellowship...

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Creating a more sustainable and just food system: 3 critical ingredients

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Most-read student stories of 2021

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In the media


In the News: Lucija Muehlenbachs, Economics, CTV News

Budget officer finds $1B orphan well liability by 2025; critics claim underestimate

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In the News: Penny Pexman, Psychology, in The Conversation Canadaa

The Wordle craze: Why do we love puzzles, and are they good for our brains?

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In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in The Hub

Making sense of high inflation in Canada

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In the News: Alexander Hill, History, Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, in The Conversation Canada

Who’s to blame in the Ukraine-Russia standoff? It depends on perspective

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Anthropology and Archaeology

arts.ucalgary.ca/anthropology-archaeology

Department Head: Dr. Peter Dawson
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Art and Art History

arts.ucalgary.ca/art-art-history

Department Head: Denis Gadbois
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Classics and Religion

arts.ucalgary.ca/classics-religion

Department Head: Dr. Marica Cassis
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Communication, Media and Film

arts.ucalgary.ca/communication-media-film

Department Head: Dr. Charles Tepperman
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Creative and Performing Arts (School of)

arts.ucalgary.ca/creative-performing-arts

School Director: Bruce Barton
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Economics

arts.ucalgary.ca/economics

Department Head: Dr. Robert Oxoby
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English

arts.ucalgary.ca/english

Department Head: Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins
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Geography

arts.ucalgary.ca/geography

Department Head: Dr. Andrea Freeman
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History

arts.ucalgary.ca/history

Department Head: Dr. Jewel Spanger
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Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)

arts.ucalgary.ca/languages-linguistics-literatures-cultures

School Director: Dr. Mark Conliffe
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Philosophy

arts.ucalgary.ca/philosophy

Department Head: Dr. Nicole Wyatt
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Political Science

arts.ucalgary.ca/political-science

Department Head: Dr. Antonio Franceschet
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Psychology

arts.ucalgary.ca/psychology

Department Head: Dr. Keith Yeates
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Sociology

arts.ucalgary.ca/sociology

Department Head: Dr. Fiona Nelson
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