Arts courses encourage creativity, critical thinking, communication, analysis, and problem solving. Students are invited to delve into a deeper cultural awareness and understanding of the ideas and values of humanity. An arts degree can be broad or narrow, as students choose their major or minor from a plethora of topics including: history, politics, communication, creative arts, psychology, science, English, international or indigenous studies, and more. Your area of focus will determine how you spend your time in terms of studies. Some students will spend more hours in a classroom, a laboratory, researching at the library, reading, or working in a studio. In all cases, the skills developed are highly transferrable to one’s professional and personal life.