A liberal arts education opens minds, cultivates character and teaches you to understand issues, topics, texts and people on their own terms. You learn to think critically, write persuasively and appreciate past and current cultures. 

The humanities prepare you to get jobs, go to graduate school and tackle issues in thoughtful and meaningful ways. We offer courses in the following disciplines: history, philosophy, humanities, classics, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Greek and nêhiyawêwin (Cree).

Virtue in the classroom
“I didn’t just get a great education when I decided to study philosophy,” says Nour, who received a BA in philosophy from MacEwan in 2018, “I also found a community.” That community, and her love of Plato, inspired her to continue her studies in a master’s program.
Nour FULL STORY
Surrender to big ideas and ... try to explore the limits of how far we can go in understanding the world.
DR. SUSAN MILLS, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Prof digs into historical roots of concentration camps
Dr. Aidan Forth’s award-winning book, Barbed-Wire Imperialism, examines the early history of concentration camps.
Aidan Forth FULL STORY
Dig a little deeper

We offer senior-level courses that allow you to explore specialized content or emerging issues in greater depth. The topics change each year and reflect the particular expertise of our faculty members.

SPECIAL TOPICS COURSES