FASS- BUILDING YOUR FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE
Your professors in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) have embraced the concept of thinking forward as a guiding principle behind our philosophy of teaching and in our approach to research and creative activity. Each of our disciplines, whether it be in the fine arts, humanities, or social sciences, will provide you with exciting challenges in how you view the world in which we live and into which you will graduate. Our work is deeply rooted in the investigation of the human condition and in pointing a way towards the future. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to think deeply and critically about the issues you face locally and globally. You will be prepared to take up the challenge of shaping the society of the future through your social relationships, through your career, and through the personal choices you make. As an educated artist, humanist, and/or social scientist, you will help shape how society thinks about and interacts with advances in the sciences, engineering, medicine, law, and business. Many of you will serve as a moral compass in your local communities, our nation, or our world. We will be proud to count you among our many successful graduates.
Some FASS Facts:
FASS is 6000 students strong, with 238 Faculty and Staff teaching and conducting and supporting research and creative activity. We are made up of 11 Departments and Schools offering over 40 degree programmes.
A browse through our website will provide you with helpful information about the Faculty, academic regulations that govern you as a student, and our teaching faculty. If you have questions, your first option is to contact your academic advisor or the head/director of your department or school. If they cannot help, they will refer you to someone who can. More information about this can be found under the heading “Student Support” on the navigation bar on the left side of this page.
In closing, I invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities that FASS has to offer to help you grow, develop, and expand your knowledge and skills.
Together we can challenge the future.
Dr. R. Robert Orr, Acting Dean