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Faculty of Arts
UNB Saint John

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About our department

The Department of Humanities and Languages is a small, tight-knit academic community that nurtures and inspires students through vigourous debate and hands-on teaching.

The humanities study the human experience. How have we shaped the world? What makes us human? Philosophy asks questions that nobody dares to ask: What is it to live? What's the nature of reality? What makes us human? And literature is a bridge to the past, showing us how we have understood and interacted with our world.

In whatever program you choose, you will study a variety of subjects and learn about ideas and beliefs that have guided human beings and shaped civilizations for thousands of years.

Our research

Our faculty members' broad range of research interests include:

  • 16th- and 17th-century literature
  • Québec drama and Franco-Ontarian literature
  • Maritime fiction in the 20th century
  • Philosophy of science
  • Speculative fiction
  • Fictional representations of forensic science in film/TV

Our programs

As part of the Bachelor of Arts, we offer humanities and languages programs in:

  • Comparative Literature
  • English
  • French
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish