School of Humanities

An education in the humanities enriches our understanding of human discoveries, cultures and experiences. You’ll learn to think in different ways, explore new ideas and embrace change – in yourself and the world around you.

Why study humanities at CapU?

Thinking. Creating. Communicating. Exploring. Changing.

Through humanities, you’ll gain a greater understanding of yourself and others. By studying where the best thinkers have taken us, we can push ourselves further, perhaps changing direction or even changing the conversation.

CapU’s humanities programs and courses are designed to stimulate your curiosity and help you develop flexible thinking and critical literacy skills. You’ll be prepared, versatile and connected as you build your place in the world, both inside the university and beyond.

Challenge your mind

We offer a wide variety of courses in subject areas that range from languages (English, Chinese, French, Spanish and Japanese), linguistics and First Nations languages and cultures, to philosophy, history and art history. You’ll acquire a skilled approach to reading, writing and critical thinking, while evaluating the world and your place within it.

Your inquisitive mind will be challenged to develop your own ideas and consider life’s big questions. You’ll become your own thinker, setting the stage for a bright future.

Careers paths and further education

An education in the humanities provides excellent preparation for many careers as well as advanced academic study. Our courses can be applied to any associate degrees at CapU or used as a solid foundation for future study within the BC university system.

School of Humanities departments

Art History

Understand visual culture’s role as a carrier and producer of social meaning. Learn to articulate your visual perceptions in an informed, cogent and creative manner.

Learn more about CapU's Art History Department.

English

Mastery of English has never been more valuable. Our English courses will sharpen your skills in writing, improve your powers of analysis and increase your capacity to enjoy literary creativity. Learn from faculty who are published and award-winning authors.

Learn more about CapU's English Department.

History

History is not a simple exercise in memorizing names, dates and events, but rather a dynamic, interpretive encounter with a range of human ideas, emotions, creations and activities. History helps us understand how and why change happens. Interpreting it well is essential to shaping our future.

Learn more about CapU's History Department.

Languages and Linguistics (Chinese, First Nations, French, Japanese, Spanish)

In our global environment, competency in more than one language is a valuable and highly sought-after skill. Learn new skills while gaining language exposure through lecture, conversation and language labs in our Language Resource Centre.

Our linguistics courses teach the fundamental building blocks of language including words and their internal structure. They’re a great start for further study in speech pathology, teaching and linguistics in general.

Our First Nations certificate programs will help you gain an understanding of the importance of linguistic diversity and the factors that have led to the endangerment of First Nations languages across Canada.

Learn more about CapU's Languages & Linguistics Department.

Philosophy

The most important reason to study philosophy is to satisfy our human curiosity about fundamental questions – such as the nature of reality and what makes us human. Through engaging teaching methods and challenging assignments, you’ll be prepared for any profession.

Learn more about CapU's Philosophy Department.

Andrea Actis
Inst., English, Writing Centre Coord.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English
School of Humanities - Writing Centre

604 986 1911 ext. 3438
Fir Building, room FR404
andreaactis@capilanou.ca
Anne Stone
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2425
Fir Building, room FR404
astone@capilanou.ca
Brian Ganter
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2290
Fir Building, room FR404
bganter@capilanou.ca
Brook Houglum
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 7310
Fir Building, room FR404
bhouglum@capilanou.ca
Carlos Reyes
Summer Coordinator Human./Inst., English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2403
Fir Building, room FR404
creyes@capilanou.ca
Cassidy Picken
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 3474
Fir Building, room FR404
cassidypicken@capilanou.ca
Catherine Gloor
French Coordinator/Instr./Supervisor LRC
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - French

604 986 1911 ext. 2405
Fir Building, room FR422
cgloor@capilanou.ca
Christopher (Chris) Pearson
Instructor, Art History
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Art History

604 986 1911 ext. 7314
Fir Building, room FR404
cpearson@capilanou.ca
Crystal Hurdle
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2420
Fir Building, room FR468
churdle@capilanou.ca
Dale Montgomery
Instructor, History
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
History
School of Humanities

604 986 1911 ext. 3450
Fir Building, room FR404
dalemontgomery@capilanou.ca
Daniel Hooley
Instructor, Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Philosophy

604 986 1911 ext. 3692
Fir Building, room FR404
danielhooley@capilanou.ca
Dara Greaves
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2026
Fir Building, room FR404
daragreaves@capilanou.ca
David Geary
Coordinator, MOPA/Instructor MOPA & IIDF, Insructor, English
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Humanities
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7158
Bosa Building, room BC234
davidgeary2@capilanou.ca
David Weston
Instructor, English
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2011
Fir Building, room FR404
davidweston@capilanou.ca
Denis Dubord
Instructor, History
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
History
School of Humanities

604 986 1911 ext. 2479
Fir Building, room FR404
ddubord@capilanou.ca
Derek Murray
Instructor, History
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
History
School of Humanities

604 986 1911 ext. 3023
Fir Building, room FR404
derekmurray2@capilanou.ca
Dwight Gardiner
Instructor, Linguistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Linguistics

604 986 1911 ext. 7312
Fir Building, room FR404
dgardine@capilanou.ca
Efrat El-Hanany
Inst., Art History & Women's & Gender
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Art History
School of Social Sciences
Women's & Gender Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2489
Fir Building, room FR404
eelhanan@capilanou.ca
Elizabeth Pereira
Instructor, Spanish
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Spanish

604 986 1911 ext. 2417
Fir Building, room FR404
epereira@capilanou.ca
Ian Cresswell
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2317
Fir Building, room FR404
iancresswell@capilanou.ca
Jennifer Johnson
Instructor, Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Philosophy

604 986 1911 ext. 3436
Fir Building, room FR404
Jenniferjohnson6@capilanou.ca
Joan Li
Instructional Associate, Chinese, Language Resource Centre
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Chinese

604 986 1911 ext. 7439
Arbutus Building, room AR117
jli@capilanou.ca
Josema Zamorano Meza
Instructional Associate, Spanish
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Spanish

604 986 1911 ext. 7316
Fir Building, room FR404
jzamorano@capilanou.ca
Juliane Okot Bitek
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 3678
Fir Building, room FR404
julianeokotbitek@capilanou.ca
Kazuko Mito
Instructor, Japanese
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Japanese

604 983 7508 ext. 7508
Fir Building, room FR466
kmito@capilanou.ca
Kent Lewis
English Coordinator, Instructor
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2422
Fir Building, room FR404
klewis@capilanou.ca
Kimberly Minkus
Instructor, English, Librarian
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Library
Library - Research Help Desk
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 7289
Fir Building, room FR404
kminkus@capilanou.ca
Kirstie Laird
Instructor, Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Philosophy

604 986 1911 ext. 7392
Fir Building, room FR404
kirstielaird@capilanou.ca
Laurence Gauvreau
Instructor, French
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - French

604 986 1911 ext. 2464
Fir Building, room FR404
laurencegauvreau@capilanou.ca
Leah Bailly
English, Instructor
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 3677
Fir Building, room FR404
leahbailly@capilanou.ca
Lydie Jannon
Instructional Associate - French
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - French

604 986 1911 ext. 7439
Birch Building, room BR289
lydiejannon@capilanou.ca
Martin Godwyn
Instructor, Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Philosophy

604 986 1911 ext. 2404
Fir Building, room FR404
mgodwyn@capilanou.ca
Megan Smetzer
Instructor, Art History
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Art History

604 986 1911 ext. 2446
Fir Building, room FR404
megansmetzer@capilanou.ca
Michael Fleming
Chair Sch. Humanities/ICoord.Phil., Inst
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Philosophy

604 986 1911 ext. 2429
Fir Building, room FR404
mfleming@capilanou.ca
Michel-Antoine Xhignesse
Instructor, Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Philosophy

604 986 1911 ext. 3691
Fir Building, room FR404
michelantoinexhignes@capilanou.ca
Nanci Lucas
History Coordinator, Instructor
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
History
School of Humanities

604 986 1911 ext. 3673
Fir Building, room FR404
nlucas@capilanou.ca
Nathan Szymanski
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2025
Fir Building, room FR404
nathanszymanski@capilanou.ca
Norie Ishida
Instructional Associate, Japanese
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Japanese

604 986 1911 ext. 3649
Fir Building, room FR404
norieishida@capilanou.ca
Patricia Tatum
Divisional Supervisor, Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
History
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Art History
School of Humanities - Chinese
School of Humanities - English
School of Humanities - French
School of Humanities - Japanese
School of Humanities - Language Resource Centre
School of Humanities - Linguistics
School of Humanities - Philosophy
School of Humanities - Spanish
School of Humanities - Writing Centre

604 984 1713 ext. 1713
Fir Building, room FR404
ptatum@capilanou.ca
Rae Nickolichuk
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2289
Fir Building, room FR404
rnickoli@capilanou.ca
Reg Johanson
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2428
Fir Building, room FR438
rjohanso@capilanou.ca
Roger Farr
Creative Writing Conv., Instructor, Engl
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2291
Fir Building, room FR404
rfarr@capilanou.ca
Ryan Knighton
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2416
Fir Building, room FR404
rknighto@capilanou.ca
Sandra Bishop
DDA 1, Humanities
History
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Art History
School of Humanities - Chinese
School of Humanities - English
School of Humanities - French
School of Humanities - Japanese
School of Humanities - Language Resource Centre
School of Humanities - Linguistics
School of Humanities - Philosophy
School of Humanities - Spanish
School of Humanities - Writing Centre

604 986 1911 ext. 7151
Fir Building, room FR404
sbishop@capilanou.ca
Sandra Seekins
Art History Coordinator, Instructor
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Art History

604 986 1911 ext. 2288
Fir Building, room FR406A
sseekins@capilanou.ca
Sheila Ross
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 3469
Fir Building, room FR404
sross2@capilanou.ca
Steven Weber
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 7150
Fir Building, room FR404
stevenweber@capilanou.ca
Susan Gardner
Instructor, Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Philosophy

604 986 1911 ext. 3002
Fir Building, room FR404
sgardner@capilanou.ca
Tetsuro Shigematsu
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 3588
Fir Building, room FR404
tetsuroshigematsu@capilanou.ca
Timothy Acton
Instructor, English
Capilano University Faculty Association
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2402
Fir Building, room FR404
tacton@capilanou.ca
Tisha Singer
Instructor, Art History
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Art History

604 986 1911 ext. 2413
Fir Building, room FR404
psinger@capilanou.ca
Tong Chow
Instructor (Chinese)
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Chinese

604 986 1911 ext. 2423
Fir Building, room FR404
tchow@capilanou.ca
Vicky Ross
Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604 986 1911 ext. 2426
Fir Building, room FR404
vross@capilanou.ca
Yolande Westwell-Roper
Philosophy, Instructor
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Philosophy

604 986 1911 ext. 7309
Fir Building, room FR404
ywestwel@capilanou.ca
Yoriko Gillard
Instructor, Japanese
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - Japanese

604 986 1911 ext. 3526
Fir Building, room FR404
yorikogillard@capilanou.ca

Contact

Have questions about this school and department?

School of Humanities


604 984 4957, ext. 4957
Fir Building, room FR404
humanities@capilanou.ca

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604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca