Pursue your degree and apply your unique perspective as you take-on an interdisciplinary approach to the fields of ancient studies, English literature and rhetoric, modern languages, music, philosophy, religious studies, and women's studies.
In the Humanities MA, students explore questions concerning identity, belief, and the environment raised by literary, musical, philosophical, and religious texts.
Approaching these questions with advanced research, analytical, and methodological skills, HUMA students work with faculty to investigate the role cultural structures, practices, and values play in the production, reception, and analysis of texts. For example, alongside their exploration of how personal and social identities are formed and limited with reference to such factors as gender, race, disability, biology, technology, environment, religion, and nation, HUMA students also respond to environmental questions from a humanities perspective, engaging with topics such as human and non-human histories, the cultural meanings of environmental debate, and the relationship of arts and literature to the environment.
HUMA also introduces students to the academic culture of humanities-based graduate studies. Students will be guided in the development of curriculum vitae, graduate seminar presentation preparation, and delivery, grant proposal writing, book reviewing, academic society participation, and preparing papers for publication.
For further information, please contact Mark Scott at MScott4@laurentian.ca.
An MA in the Humanities opens many doors. Our graduates have gone on to PhDs, medical and law school, and directly into careers in teaching, public administration, NGOs -- and even business, where their widely transferable writing and communication skills are highly prized.
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Several HUMA faculty members have their departmental homes at Thorneloe University, one of the three universities federated with Laurentian University.
Please click on the links below for information on these professors' research interests, publications, and courses.
Associate Professor and Chair Associate Professor Associate Professor and Chair
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Ancient Studies Religious Studies