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Arts in action 2014/9
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Faculty of Arts Departments

The Faculty of Arts consists of eleven humanities and social sciences departments. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in conjunction with professionally designated and liberal studies courses available to students across all Ryerson programs. Take a moment to explore your department of interest, listed below.

DEPARTMENTS

Arts & Contemporary Studies

How did we get here? What social and cultural trends shape our way of life? And what are the solutions to today's complex challenges?

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Criminology

Law and order is only the beginning of criminology.

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Economics

Economics is a global game with high stakes, and its key players have the expertise and insights to score big in business and finance.

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English

Literature brings the world to life in creative ways, animating our engagement with diverse identities, cultures, and time periods.

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Geography and Environmental Studies

For a geographer, the main challenge is understanding the relationships among people, environment, location, and distance.  

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History

Historians explore the diversity and complexity of human experience from ancient societies to the 21st century.

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Languages, Literatures and Cultures

What is the connection between language and identity? What does the way we speak say about who we are, where we come from and how we got here?

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Philosophy

What is the purpose of life? What are our obligations to each other and the environment? What is the true nature of human knowledge, beauty, power, and God?

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Politics and Public Administration

Our way of life is shaped by the rules of government — but how do we decide on the best way to manage ourselves and society?

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Psychology

Why do we think, feel and behave the way we do?  

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Sociology

We shape the world, and the world shapes us — and sociologists tell us how it happens and what it means.

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