Humanities (HBA)

Lee Bailey with Students

About

ColosseumStudies in the Humanities cultivate critical thinking, logic and communication through the exploration of cultures, languages, literatures, philosophy and history. Humanities courses show how these diverse forms of human knowledge and experience are interconnected while laying a foundation for success in the study of other fields, such as business and the sciences. The Humanities are a dynamic option offering a truly international focus and leading to a wide variety of exciting careers.

Programs & Requirements

OUAC Program Code: TMH
Approximate Grade Range: Mid to high 70s

The chart below is based on requirements in the Ontario curriculum. We will accept equivalent courses from other academic systems. Admission and approximate grade requirements are based on 6 Grade 12 "U" or "M", which includes English (ENG4U). See bottom of page for prerequisites legend.

Program Name & Options Prerequisites

Art & Art History*

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
NoMinor

* U of T degree plus Sheridan College diploma earned.

 

Art History

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

Canadian Studies

NoSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

Classical Civilization

NoSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

Cinema Studies

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor

 

Creative Writing

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor

 

Diaspora & Transnational Studies

NoSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

Dramaturgy and Drama Studies 
(formerly Theatre, Drama, and Performance Studies)

NoSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

Education Studies

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor

 

English

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

English Language Linguistics

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor

 

Ethics, Law & Society

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor

 

French Studies

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

Functional French

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor

 

History

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

History and Political Science

YesSpecialist
NoMajor
NoMinor

 

History of Religions

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

Italian

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

(rec. Ita)

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor

 

Linguistics

NoSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

Philosophy

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

Philosophy of Science

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor

 

South Asian Civilizations

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor

 

Teaching & Learning: French

NoSpecialist
YesMajor
NoMinor

(rec. Fr)

Teaching & Learning: French & Italian

YesSpecialist
NoMajor
NoMinor

(rec. Fr, Ita)

Teaching & Learning: Italian

NoSpecialist
YesMajor
NoMinor

(rec. Ita)

Visual Culture

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor

 

Visual Culture & Communication

YesSpecialist
NoMajor
NoMinor

 

Women & Gender Studies

NoSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

 

Why Study the Humanities at UTM?

Students studying programs within the Humanities benefit from a highly interconnected departments with dedicated professors. Our award-winning faculty take a progressive and student-centered approach to teaching and learning by developing interactive ways to acquire knowledge and experience. Our departments have also established a special connection with the local community by offering activities and events, such as concerts, speakers, annual student recognition awards ceremony and sessions. For example, our annual Italian play, performed and produced by UTM language students, always draws a full house.

A few more examples:

  • Students in UTM's Department of Historical Studies are taught by some of the leading scholars in the world. Many of our renowned faculty members have won both national and international research awards. Our faculty members are committed to providing an exciting and stimulating intellectual journey for students. 

  • Women and Gender Studies students compete for the Student of the Year Award for outstanding academic performance and activism.

  • Language software developed by UTM faculty, which is used in our language labs, is now used all over North America in language classrooms.

  • History of Religions targets UTM’s diverse and global student body, which represents the current Canadian demographic. Students come to understand the interplay and interactions between various religions, and to appreciate the plurality of approaches to the questions that have touched humankind’s spirit from the dawn of time.

Program Plans

Program Plans are quick and accessible overviews of the many academic and co-curricular opportunities available to help you get the most out of your UTM experience.

  • Art & Art History (HBA) - major
  • Art History (HBA) - major
  • Classical Civilization (HBA) - major
  • Diaspora & Transnational Studies (HBA) - major
  • Education Studies (HBA) - minor 
  • English (HBA) - major
  • French (HBA) - major
  • History (HBA) - major
  • History of Religions (HBA) - major
  • Italian (HBA) - major
  • Language, Teaching and Learning: French (HBA) - major
  • Language, Teaching and Learning: French and Italian (HBA) - specialist
  • Language, Teaching and Learning: Italian (HBA) - major
  • Linguistics (HBA) - major
  • Philosophy (HBA) - major
  • Visual Culture & Communications (HBA) - specialist
  • Women & Gender Studies (HBA) - major

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Careers by Major

The skills you develop combined with your experiences while at UTM can help you succeed in a number of occupations. Your program of study doesn't determine your career. Created by UTM's Career Centre, the Careers by Major database identifies some potential career fields, how to gain related skills and experience, and useful resources and job samples.


Chart Legend: Bio = Biology
C = Calculus & Vectors
Ch = Chemistry
F = Advanced Functions
Fr = French
Ita = Italian
M = Mathematics of Data Management
Math = One of the Grade 12 U Maths
Ph = Physics
/ = or
, = and
rec. = recommended
approx. = approximate

Sp = Specialist program
Ma = Major program
Mi = Minor program

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