About

The College of Arts‘ blog highlights faculty, staff, student and program successes and community engagements.

Here you will find in-depth articles, short profiles, listicles, videos, podcasts, first-person stories and other informational content that is relevant to the two Faculties housed under the College of Arts: the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

To watch a collection of videos and podcasts visit our MediaSpace channel.
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Who We Are:

The College of Arts comprises the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences, with over 120 permanent faculty members, 14 academic departments (13 in Abbotsford and 1 in Mission) and over 3000 students. The COA delivers high-quality instruction to students with personal attention and close faculty-student interaction. The curriculum aims to be relevant, inclusive and engaging.

Students have multiple opportunities across all programs to learn beyond the classroom. Arts students receive a broad education that thoroughly prepares and connects them to their future endeavors. Upon program completion, students take away the ability to:

  • communicate clearly;
  • work collaboratively; and
  • think critically and imaginatively.

The COA has various community advisory committees that inform program content and delivery and is in the process of creating a BA wide Advisory Council comprised of community, industry and government leaders to help inform programming and experiential learning opportunities.

Current experiential program opportunities include:

  • applied & Honours research projects
  • field schools & study tours (local & international)
  • internships
  • practicums
  • work-study
  • creative exhibitions & stage performances
  • contributions to CIVL Radio, Louden Singletree literary magazine & the Cascade newspaper
  • community service projects
  • projects with local & regional agencies
  • cooperative education with paid work placements

Classes are offered in: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Chandigarh (India), and online.