Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Faculty of Arts

Matthew Barron
Sociology boosts career and music

Matthew Barron rocks out with Van Damsel, and also does some social work.

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Jessica Bowen
Philosophy guides blossoming career

Jessica Bowen's philosophy background helps her assess complex issues.

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Get the skills employers are looking for

TRU’s BC Student Outcomes survey results show about 90 per cent of arts graduates said their education developed the necessary skills for the workplace, skills like communication, critical analysis, problem-solving, self-learning, and working with groups.

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Bachelor of Arts four-year degrees

B - Offered jointly with the School of Business and Economics
S - Offered jointly with the Faculty of Science
O - Offered as a blended program with Open Learning


Other four-year degrees


One- and two-year programs

Associate of Arts

Two-year degree

Visual Arts

Two-year diploma

Police and Justice Studies

Two-year diploma

Visual Arts Studio

One-year certificate

Modern Languages (French)

One-year certificate

World Languages and Cultures

One-year certificate


Arts Colloquium Series

This colloquium series is an informal and friendly forum in which Arts faculty highlight their current and ongoing research projects. Presentations are generally 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute discussion involving critical uptake and constructive commentary. Arts Colloquia are open to faculty, students and the public. The Arts colloquium mandate is to foment collegiality and foster interdisciplinary research among Arts faculty at Thompson Rivers University.

Bruce (Philosophy), Tina (History), Rob (Politics)
PHP Book Panel
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 4:20 to 5:20 p.m.
TRUSU Boardroom

Derek Cook (Politics)
Understanding the Irrational
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4:20 to 5:20 p.m.
AE 208

Jason Bermiller (Journalism)
Adaptation Theory and transmedia adaptations: The graphic novelization of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Tuesday,Oct. 24, 4:20 to 5:20 p.m.
TRUSU Lecture Hall

Charis Kamphuis (Law)
Regulating foreign investment for human rights?: Canadian mining abroad, normative problems and pragmatic trade-offs
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 4:20 to 5:20 p.m.
TRUSU Lecture Hall

Judy Boychuk Duchscher (Nursing)
Maximising Entry to Practice: Preparing New Graduates for the 'Real World'
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 4:20 to 5:20 p.m.
TRUSU Boardroom