Challenge the Way You Think About What it Means to Be Human
In our technology-driven and rapidly changing era, developing and nurturing the skills that make us human — creativity, reason, empathy, communication and cultural understanding — are valuable regardless of what career path you choose. The humanities teach us to comprehend the world we inhabit and give us the knowledge and insight to imagine different futures. The humanities at Trent offer interdisciplinary pathways that will give you the practical tools you need to make a positive impact on your community, and beyond.
Humanities Degree Programs: Choose Your Own Adventure
Pursue your passion and explore what interests you. Choose to major in one area of expertise, or take advantage of Trent’s flexible joint degrees, combining a program in the Humanities with a degree in Social Sciences or Science.
Popular Undergraduate Humanities Courses
Gods, Heroes, Monsters
Gender & Popular Culture
TV Guide: Television in Canada
Food In History
Indigenous Women's Creative Non-Fiction
Trump, Trudeau, Trees, Trade
The Meaning of Life
Women Warriors and Heroic Mothers
Anthropology of Animation
Philosophy of Sport & Recreation
Expand Your Skills
- Develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and advanced organizational skills
- Enhance your ability to communicate clearly in a range of different formats, including public speaking, writing, social media, design, and more
- Broaden your outlook on social and cultural issues and global events
Make A Difference in Your Community
Why wait until graduate school to make your mark? Participate in a community-based research project working directly with local museums, not-for-profits and arts organizations.
Check Out Trent’s Current Community-Based Research Projects.
Get Career Boosting Experience
- Take advantage of several internship opportunities within one or more of your chosen majors
- Travel the world performing field work or participate in a study abroad program
- Give your acting chops a try in a theatre production or ancient Greek play
- Create a portfolio of your own work: write zines, compose music, code video games, report the news, program radio shows, and more
Did You Know?
97.14% of Humanities students find employment within 6 months of earning their degree.
Source: MAESD and Institutions
Where can Humanities at Trent take you?
Check out these successful alumni!
Reporter with CBC/Radio-Canada in Windsor, Ontario
Manager of Volunteers, Canadian Canoe Museum
Mayor, City of Peterborough
“I’ve had the opportunity to have one of my papers published, thanks to one of my professors. They really help give you a portfolio that you can work with after graduation that other places might not offer.”
— Joshuah White '18, Media Studies & Cultural Studies student