Arts is a four-letter word that goes beyond the obvious. It represents four broad areas of study.
- Social Sciences, which includes politics, economics, psychology, anthropology and criminology
- Humanities, which includes English, languages, history, philosophy and East Asian studies
- Fine arts, which includes music, drama and design
- Interdisciplinary Studies, which represents a cross-section of knowledge and spans across four fields of study including religious studies and Middle Eastern and African studies
Arts at the U of A represents about 900 distinct courses and connects creativity with innovation, research and problem solving.