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

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She won gold at the 2016 Olympics and still took advantage of every extra minute to improve for Tokyo ...

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UCalgary’s legacy of elite wrestling continues at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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Innovative postdoctoral research supported by Banting Fellowships

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In the media

In the News: Lisa Young, Political Science, in Toronto Star

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Explore our academic units

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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arts.ucalgary.ca/economics >>

Department Head: Dr. Robert Oxoby
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arts.ucalgary.ca/english >>

Department Head: Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins
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arts.ucalgary.ca/geography >>

Department Head: Dr. Andrea Freeman
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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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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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arts.ucalgary.ca/psychology >>

Department Head: Dr. Keith Yeates
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arts.ucalgary.ca/sociology >>

Department Head: Dr. Fiona Nelson
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