Arts

Students interested in any of the following University of Regina programs may enrol through Campion-Arts by selecting Campion as your campus on the U of R application form.

Anthropology

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Picture yourself working as an anthropologist, immersing yourself in a different group or society’s daily activities and learning about its way of life—be it in a far-off island or a city like your own. It is a journey that can start right here!

The study of anthropology gives you a deep, useful, cross-cultural understanding of human beings. You will gain powerful and sometimes surprising insights into politics, culture, gender, race, language, kinship and the complexities of globalization and multiculturalism in the modern world.

Sample Courses:
Anthropology of Gender, Anthropology of Cyberspace, Ethnography of China, Popular Culture, Anthropology of Religion.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates with a degree in anthropology find success, among others, as consultants, researchers, urban planners, teachers, project managers, human rights advocates, government officials, and writers.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/anthropology/index.html

Art History

Faculty: Fine Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

If you have an appreciation for the art industry and its history, then our Art History program is right for you!

Art History majors will learn to understand art historically and across cultures, as well as the different methods and techniques of various art media.  Art History gives students the tools to conduct research and to interpret and evaluate works of art.

Sample Courses:

Prehistoric and Ancient Art, Medieval Art History, Modern Art and the Avant-Garde, Cultures of Display, Art Theory and Art Criticism.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates pursue careers as Art Dealers, Antique Dealers, Gallery Administrators, Gallery Curators and Owners, Artist Representatives and Exhibition Preparers.

For More Information:
Visit: www.uregina.ca/finearts/visual
 

Classical and Medieval Studies 

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Classical and medieval studies will provide you with an understanding of Greek and Roman art, literature, languages and history.  You will study the Middle Ages, the Crusades and Latin and Greek languages while developing the ability to analyze complex issues and to think creatively and analytically.

Sample Courses:
Introduction to the Civilizations of Greece and Rome, Greek Mythology, Life and Death in Middle Ages, Roman Social History,  Medieval Christianity.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find success as publishers, curators, writers, media producers, editors and librarians.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/philosophy-classics/index.html

Economics

Faculty: Arts; Science
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Explore how societies deal with economic problems and how they provide for the economic well being of their citizens. Economics will help you gain a deeper understanding of how societies decide what goods and services to produce, which methods to use in production and to whom these goods and services will be distributed. It studies how limited resources are used to meet the world's competing needs.

Sample Courses:
Government and the Economy, Monetary and Financial Crises, Economics of Sports, Health Care in Canada, Environmental Economics, Economics of Developing Countries.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs as research officers/analysts or in banking and finance as investment services officers or financial analysts.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/economics/index.html

English

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Imagine yourself as an award-winning poet or novelist, or as a government policy advisor. Maybe you like to coordinate folk festivals, design corporate websites or unearth lost manuscripts. These are some examples of where the study of English can lead.

Through this program you will learn about authors from around the globe, diverse genres and literary periods. You will also develop critical thinking and writing skills that will enhance your learning style and strengthen your communications skills.

Sample Courses:
Medieval Literature, Censorship and Renaissance Literature, Canadian First Nation Drama, Horror Fiction: Caught Between Fear and Pleasure, Satire and the Fantasy Voyage.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs as writers, publishers, editors, advertisers, politicians and journalists. They also enter professional programs such as law, education and social work.

Website: www.uregina.ca/arts/english/

Environmental Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program that studies the natural environment as informed through the diverse perspectives of the social sciences, natural sciences and the humanities.  Students will look critically at environmental issues, while developing practical skills and understanding to contribute to future change.

Website: www.uregina.ca/arts/environmental-studies/

French

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Become fluent in both of Canada's official languages. Learn about French culture and important French writers, poets and other literary artists.

This program incorporates the study of French language and linguistics as well as the study of francophone cultures. If you major in French, you may choose to focus on either language or literature. You may also qualify for the designation "bilingual mention" by taking between 40 percent and 60 percent of your courses in French, including at least two courses from departments other than French or Education.

Sample Courses:
Cinéma francophone, Code oral, Civilisation français, Linguistique français, Introduction aux textes littéraires, Panorama de la littérature québécoise et franco-canadienne.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find careers in education, translation, international relations, public relations, foreign affairs and many other branches of government.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/french/index.html

French

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Become fluent in both of Canada's official languages. Learn about French culture and important French writers, poets and other literary artists.

This program incorporates the study of French language and linguistics as well as the study of francophone cultures. If you major in French, you may choose to focus on either language or literature. You may also qualify for the designation "bilingual mention" by taking between 40 percent and 60 percent of your courses in French, including at least two courses from departments other than French or Education.

Sample Courses:
Cinéma francophone, Code oral, Civilisation français, Linguistique français, Introduction aux textes littéraires, Panorama de la littérature québécoise et franco-canadienne.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find careers in education, translation, international relations, public relations, foreign affairs and many other branches of government.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/french/index.html

Geography

Faculty: Arts; Science
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Imagine experiencing a refreshing Caribbean breeze while you survey land use in a Jamaican town. Picture the vista surrounding you as you investigate a stream in the boreal forest or see yourself examining how wet springs have impacted farm land in the Canadian prairies.

The study of geography allows you to determine how people interact with their environment. The discipline is diverse and is based upon a blend of both natural and social sciences.

Sample Courses:
Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Issues, Geography of the Third World, Geomorphology, Urban Geography, Environment and Resource Management, Field Techniques, Map and Air Photo Interpretation.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs in environmental and land use planning, parks and recreation, resource management, water use and meteorology.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/geography/index.html

History

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

If you enjoy discovering what caused previous generations to make decisions about great issues of their time, then history is for you. History studies the many different nations, peoples and cultures of the past from a political, idealistic, economical, social and cultural perspective. A history degree will help you understand how civilization has evolved and developed.

Sample Courses:
Rebellion and Resistance in Canadian History, Culture and Conflict in Modern Europe, From Wife Sales to Princess Di, Sex and the City: The Pursuit of Pleasure in Britain since the 1500s, Many 9/11s?

Careers:
Graduates find careers in journalism, teaching, the civil service and in museums and archives. The program also provides an excellent liberal education for those who contemplate careers in law or politics.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/history/index.html

Human Justice (Criminology/Social Justice)

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Human Justice (BHJ)

From human rights issues in foreign countries to working with at-risk youth, the Human Justice program fosters an in-depth understanding of criminal and restorative justice, social and economic justice, human rights and relevant human services. You will acquire skills in analytical and critical thinking and human service intervention. You will also take part in two semesters of professional experience in your second and fourth years of study.

Sample Courses:
Justice and the Law in Canada, The Criminal Justice System, Young Offenders and Youth Justice, Policing in a Democratic Society.

Career Opportunities:
Human justice graduates work in anti-poverty programs, with departments of justice, in mobile crisis services, in police services and in provincial and federal corrections facilities.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/justice-studies/index.html

Indigenous Studies

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The program is a cross-disciplinary study of Indigenous societies, cultures and knowledge. It is open to both Indigenous and non- indigenous students and explores the history and life of Indigenous people in Saskatchewan, Canada, North America and around the world. It incorporates traditional teachings offered by Elders, as well as traditional perspectives and content.

Indigenous studies courses specifically foster critical thinking skills, written and oral expression and the development of research methods.

Sample Courses:
Indigenous Political Systems of North America, Principles of Indigenous Law, Inuit Culture and History, Indigenous Systems of Religion and Philosophy, Urbanization and the Indigenous Peoples.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates work as administrators, community developers, government service workers, human rights and justice advocates, historians, lobbyists, mediator/negotiators and politicians.

 

International Languages

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA); Certificate in Chinese/German/Japanese/Spanish

The Department of International Languages offers programs in Mandarin, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and German, as well as courses in Korean and Arabic. Studying languages helps you to develop skills such as cultural awareness, formal and informal speaking, knowledge of other countries, listening, mental agility, proof-reading, report-writing, editing, summarizing and verbal accuracy.

Sample Courses:
Spanish American Civilization, German Classicism, Introduction to German Literature and German Genres, Introduction to Hispanic Culture.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs as development agency workers, foreign correspondents, immigrant support workers, missionaries and translator/interpreters.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/international-languages/index.html

International Studies

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Have you ever wondered about the complex connections between society, culture, politics, economics and the environment? The international studies program is an interdisciplinary program which integrates international and regional area studies, enabling you to explore global processes and structures that connect and affect countries around the world.

Students can choose to focus on Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, development studies or international affairs.

Sample Courses:
Globalization: Its Dynamics and Consequences, Global Governance: International Organizations, Globalization and Human Rights, The Middle East in the Global System.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs in international trade, law and justice, multinational corporations, international development and aid, immigration support, human rights and advocacy and diplomatic services.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/politics-international-studies/index.html

Journalism

Faculty: Arts (School of Journalism)
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (BAJ); Bachelor of Journalism (BJ)

Do you enjoy uncovering a story? Are you always asking "why"? Our School of Journalism is recognized nationally. You will study the history of journalism, media convergence and ownership trends, as well as Aboriginal issues in journalism.

Learn newspaper and magazine writing, television and radio news and documentary production, digital editing and desktop and Internet publishing. You will be encouraged to challenge conventional wisdom and develop your own writing style. Students spend a semester on an internship in a radio, television, newspaper, magazine or Internet newsroom.

Sample Courses:
Media, Power and Communication Rights, Photo Journalism, Investigative Journalism, Print Editing, Advanced Interviewing.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates work as reporters, writers, editors, researchers, producers and documentary makers.

Website: www.uregina.ca/arts/journalism

Philosophy

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Do you like to explore questions related to human existence? Do you enjoy debating the meaning of life? Philosophy asks many questions and encourages us to scrutinize the everyday assumptions that shape our lives. As a philosophy student, you will study classic philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato and will explore the influential and world-changing ideas of Descartes, Marx, and Rousseau. You will learn to challenge and question the world we live in, learn to reevaluate the everyday and theorize about different belief systems.

Sample Courses:
Philosophical Study of Angels, Philosophy through Film, Environmental Ethics, Knowledge and Reality.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find careers in counselling, criminal justice, management, policy analysis, communications and more.

Website: www.uregina.ca/arts/philosophy-classics/programs/philosophy

Police Studies

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Police Studies (BAPS)

The Bachelor of Police Studies is a unique degree offering two programs of study: a professional path and an academic path.

In the professional path, students complete three years of studies in the Department of Justice Studies, followed by one term at the Saskatchewan Police College and a one-term internship with a police service, with an intensive focus on hands-on development and training.

In the academic path, students complete all four years in the Department of Justice Studies, with their fourth year focussed on expanding the theoretical and applied knowledge gained in their previous studies.

Sample Courses:
Alcohol, Other Drugs and Criminal Justice; Mental Health and Criminal Justice; Mediation and Dispute Resolution.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs as police officers with a municipal or provincial police services, or as officers with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Website: www.uregina.ca/arts/justice-studies/programs/undergrad/police-studies

Political Science

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Imagine reporting on the crisis in the Middle East, writing speeches for cabinet ministers, appearing as an expert before the Supreme Court of Canada or fighting for human rights.

Political science deals with some of the most important questions faced by humankind, such as what is the nature of community and what do we expect of others and they of us? This discipline teaches you to think critically and systematically about human nature and society and the operation of our political institutions.

Sample Courses:
Canadian and World Politics, International and Industrial Relations, Public Policy, the Canadian Constitution.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find careers in diverse fields such as public administration, political strategy or consultancy, law, advocacy and community leadership and development.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/politics-international-studies/index.html

Psychology

Faculty: Arts; Science
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why do we behave the way we do?

Psychology is the science of the mind; it explores the nature of human thought and behaviour.  As a psychology student, you will learn how people relate to each other and the world around them, while also learning about yourself.  Psychologists tackle an array of questions about what makes us human; the answers they uncover challenge our assumptions and help us to understand our ever-changing world. For example:

  • Do men and women naturally differ in intelligence, sports abilities, or in their attitudes towards relationships and politics? 
  • How does stress and trauma relate to mental illness?
  • Why do juries and eye-witnesses sometimes make devastating errors that send innocent people to jail and set guilty people free? 

This is just a small sample of the many timely and intriguing questions psychology students explore while pursuing a degree that will serve as excellent preparation for a variety of jobs or to attend graduate school.

Sample Courses:

Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Foundations of Behaviour, Interpersonal Relations.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs in all sectors including social services, community development and outreach, education, employee development, human resources, marketing and policy analysis.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/psychology/index.html

Religious Studies

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Have you ever wondered about how religions have developed and the similarities between them?

Religious studies is an exciting program that teaches about people, diversity and beliefs. It will give you insight into a broad range of religious expressions around the globe.

Religious studies offers courses in all major religious traditions and academic approaches to religious beliefs. Courses are not designed to foster personal religious commitment, but rather to study the practices, beliefs and origins of various religions academically.

Sample Courses:
Japanese Religions, Religion and Popular Culture, Anti-Semitism and The Holocaust, Eco-Christianity, Islam in the Modern World.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs as writers, educators, administrators, missionaries or with graduate-level study the program can lead to a career as a professor or academic researcher.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/religious-studies/index.html

Sociology and Social Studies

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Imagine working as an urban planner, government policy researcher or helping third world countries address social issues.  Sociology studies the  relationships between people and institutions and looks at how these relationships affect our decision making and our everyday lives. You will analyze human social behaviour and learn to understand social events and how they impact our societies. You will learn to think critically, logically and constructively about complex social issues.

Sample Courses:
Nature/Nurture controversy, Social Structures and Personality, The Sociology of Disaster, Theoretical Perspectives on Science,  Culture, and Knowledge.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs as human rights workers, social policy researchers, foreign-service workers and employment counsellors.

Website: www.uregina.ca/arts/sociology-social-studies/

Women's and Gender Studies

Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Imagine providing insight on the women's rights movement or working as a case manager helping to improve life situations for young women. These are just a couple exciting examples of potential careers with the women's and gender studies program. Women and gender studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides both social science and humanities perspectives. Explore the contribution women have made to history, politics and society, learn about feminist theories and methods, learn about gender, race and class issues, develop critical reading, writing and thinking skills and learn how to analyze complex social and cultural issues.

Sample Courses:
Women, the Environment and Change; Feminism, Gender and Science; Gender and Language; Mapping Gender: Symbolic, Mythic and Ritual Discourses.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs in journalism, law, policy analysis, public relations and women's health.