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    Philosophy in action: Welcoming Dr. Claudia Emerson

    Director of the new Program on Ethics & Policy for Innovation is helping to make ethical global policy decisions.

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  • Students discuss a group project in the Art of Leadership course

    Learning the ‘Art of Leadership’

    Our new Art of Leadership courses are part of a new initiative to explore how mentoring others can help students build critical leadership skills.

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    New Spaces for the Humanities

    Construction on L.R. Wilson Hall and Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium continue. Find out what these new spaces offer to Humanities students and researchers!

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    Message From the Dean

    Whether you are interested in Humanities because you love to learn about literature, the arts, history, philosophy, linguistics, or languages or because Humanities is an important stepping stone to a successful career in business, law, medicine, art, music, translation, speech pathology or teaching,

    Whether you are looking for the skills that will help you manage in the world we live in, or are looking for the skills to help you imagine how the world could be changed,

    I welcome you to Humanities at McMaster.

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    • Undergraduate Programs


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      Being a critical-thinking humanist in the 21st century means taking leadership, being creative, and a willingness to question everything. Our program gives students the opportunity to explore and discover the academic program that is right for them. While students in Studio Art and Music focus on their subjects right from the start, most of our students build a unique program in their first year that gives them the flexibility to make an informed decision about their academic career path that is right for them.

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    • Graduate Programs


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      We believe that Graduate students are an essential part of a vibrant academic and research atmosphere. Connecting, discovering, leading – Humanities graduate students are prepared for a range of outcomes. Make the right choice for you with Doctoral, Masters, and Graduate Diploma program streams.

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