Diploma in Humanities

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Studying the humanities is a process of discovery and individual development through which we understand what it means to be human in a world that is constantly changing.

With that in mind, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has developed a Diploma in Humanities. Designed to draw people to the study of humanities, the diploma (12 courses) is less demanding than a full degree program, therefore providing an entry to university level education and a stepping stone to an undergraduate degree. Like all of our diploma programs, this diploma allows current students an option to complement their degree with in-depth knowledge and practical experience. The program allows for a large variety in electives, ranging from non-language study courses in French, German, Russian, Spanish to courses in History, English, Political Science, Religious Studies, History, Gender Studies, Communication Studies and Medieval Studies.

Those who successfully complete the Diploma in Humanities will have the option of applying credits from their diploma toward a Bachelor of Arts degree. Graduates of the diploma might also be interested in investigating Grenfell Campus’s BA with a major in humanities.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN HUMANITIES

Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in eligible courses selected from Table 1 (see below) and Table 2 (see below) as follows:

  • A minimum of 12 credit hours at the 3000-level or above, of which at least three credit hours must be at the 4000-level;
  • A maximum of 18 credit hours in any one discipline;
  • Six credit hours in designated Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses, chosen from areas of study listed in Table 1 or Table 2, including at least 3 credit hours in a CRW course offered by English. Refer to Bachelor of Arts – Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) Requirement;
  • Six credit hours in designated Language Study (LS) courses delivered in the same language of instruction chosen from languages listed in Bachelor of Arts – Language Study (LS) Requirement;
  • Six credit hours in Greek studies and/or Roman studies courses offered by Classics (excluding designated Language Studies courses);
  • Six credit hours in Philosophy (excluding PHIL 2210, 2211); and,
  • Twelve additional credit hours chosen from:
    • any of the specified areas of study above, which may include a maximum of 6 additional credit hours in Language Study courses; and/or
    • up to 9 credit hours in non-Language Study courses in French, German, Russian, Spanish; and/or
    • up to 9 credit hours in any one of Communication Studies (CMST courses), English, Gender Studies, History, Medieval Studies (MST courses), political theory courses offered by Political Science, Religious Studies. Quantitative Reasoning (QR) courses are not eligible towards the Diploma in Humanities

 

Table 1: Required Courses for the Diploma in Humanities
  • Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses in areas of study listed in Table 1 or 2
  • Language Study (LS) courses
  • Classics courses in Greek studies and/or Roman studies
  • Philosophy courses (excluding PHIL 2210, 2211)

 

Table 2: Elective Courses Eligible for the Diploma in Humanities
  • Non-Language Study courses in French, German, Russian, Spanish
    Communication Studies courses (labelled CMST)
  • English courses
  • Gender Studies courses
  • History courses
  • Medieval Studies (labelled MST)
  • Political Science courses in political theory (second digit in course number is “1”)
  • Religious Studies courses

 

ADMISSION

To be considered for admission to the Diploma in Humanities, students will have completed six credit hours in designated Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses in eligible humanities disciplines, including at least three credit hours in Department of English CRW courses. Eligible credit hours in CRW courses required for program admission will be applied towards the Diploma requirements.

Program Coordinator

For more information students are invited to contact the Program Coordinator. Please see http://www.mun.ca/hss/about/contact/coordinators.php for current contact information.

Contact

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca