First-Year Courses

Welcome First Year Arts & Humanities Students!

Choosing your first university courses can be an overwhelming task! Here is an overview of all the first-year offerings from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. To learn more about our specific departments, visit each of their websites listed under the  PROGRAMS tab. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to visit our Academic Counsellors and they can help you plan your academic path.

Sample First-Year Course Outlines:

Classical Studies

English and Writing Studies

Film Studies

  • 1022: Introduction to Film Studies

French Studies


Modern Languages and Literatures


Visual Arts

Women's Studies and Feminist Research

Mini-Lectures: enjoy 20-minute samplings of courses from various A&H disciplines

"The Art of Gossip" by Mark McDayter, English & Writing Studies 
"The Spartans in Films and Comic Books" by Kyle Gervais, Classical Studies 
"Science and Values" by Kathleen Okruhlik, Philosophy 
"Politics and the Act of Public Performance" by Kim Solga, English/Theatre Studies

View other mini-lectures from our Arts Days Playlist on YouTube