Diploma programmes are of distinct advantage to candidates who wish to complement their studies in one or more fields of specialization with a programme that will help them relate their knowledge to growing sectors of the economy and to areas of increasing social concern. These programmes assume and build upon the theoretical knowledge acquired in the completion of an undergraduate degree and will assist in easing the transition of graduates to the workplace.
Courses satisfying the Honours, Major, Minor and elective components of an undergraduate degree may also be used to satisfy the requirements of a diploma programme; however, students are required to complete at least six credit hours beyond the minimum number required for that degree.
Diploma programmes consist of between twenty-four and thirty credit hours in courses as specified in individual programmes, including a field component of six credit hours in an approved instructional field placement and/or instructional field courses.
The purpose of the field component of the programme is to provide students with an opportunity for practical and instructional field-oriented experiences as a means of broadening and reinforcing the other courses taken in the diploma programme. The instructional field component may take a number of forms, depending on the nature of individual programmes. Without limiting the generality of the definition, the instructional field component typically includes observation of and instruction in practical techniques and methods and their application, as well as the maintenance and submission of documentation and reports appropriate to the area of study.
Instructional field placements and instructional field courses may not normally be repeated.
ADMISSION TO DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
Students seeking information about specific diploma programmes should contact the diploma programme coordinator, the Office of the Dean of Arts, or the Registrar's Office.
1) Admission to all diploma programmes is competitive and limited, depending upon available resources. For additional requirements stipulated by individual diploma programmes, see the appropriate Calendar entry below.
2) Applicants for admission to diploma programmes must normally either be registered in a Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) programme, or hold that degree from Memorial University or another recognized university. An undergraduate degree other than the Bachelor of Arts may be acceptable for admission to some diploma programmes (see specific programme regulations below).
3) Applicants for admission to diploma programmes must apply by completing the appropriate form available from the Registrar's Office.
1) The diploma will be awarded only in conjunction with or following the award of an appropriate undergraduate degree from Memorial University or another recognized university.
2) To be eligible for the award of a diploma, a student must have obtained an overall average of 60% or higher in the courses prescribed for that programme.
3) A minimum of nine credit hours in courses prescribed for the diploma programme must be completed at this University.
The Diploma Programme in English as a Second Language is offered to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts programme and to students who have completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) at this or another recognized university.
This programme prepares students for positions in private language schools and community colleges in Canada and overseas, working primarily with adults whose first language is not English. The Diploma combines expertise from the Department of English Language and Literature. The Department of Linguistics and the Faculty of Education. The required courses provide a solid understanding of the characteristics and needs of adult ESL learners.
Admission to the Diploma Programme in ESL is limited and competitive. A high level of English language proficiency is required. Students are advised to notify the programme coordinator of their intention to apply for admission into this programme. Formal application is made through the Registrar's Office, normally in the second semester of the student's second year of study.
PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Students are required to complete a minimum of 27 credit hours of course work, including:
- Fifteen credit hours in language courses in English and/or Linguistics
- Six credit hours of Education studies
- Six credit hours of instructional field placement (Practicum). This practicum will acquaint students through observation and practice with Teaching English as a Second Language to adult learners.
- English 2390. Introduction to Modern English Structures
- Linguistics 2104. Introduction to Linguistics: Phonetics and Phonology
- Linguistics 3155. Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
- English 3650. Structure of Modern English: Phonology and Morphology
- English/Linguistics 3105. Issues in the Acquisition of English and the Adult Learner
- Education 2222. Teaching English as a Second Language
- Education 4950. Evaluation of Teaching and Learning
- English 5100. Instructional Field Placement (Practicum)
The Diploma in Heritage Resources is offered to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts programme and to students who have completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) at this or another university.
Building on the student's academic grounding in anthropology/archaeology, folklore, history, geography, and other relevant disciplines, the programme offers training in object documentation, identification, conservation, and display. Required courses give students both an awareness of the broad range of heritage resources - including objects, sites, landscapes, documents - and specific skills to deal with public perceptions of objects and artifacts. The programme also includes a course in tourism management. Elective courses enable students to pursue their particular disciplinary interests.
The Diploma in Heritage Resources helps prepare students to work in the expanding heritage sector in Newfoundland or elsewhere. Students with this diploma will be better able to compete for positions in museums and historic sites and for employment with heritage consultants, and to participate in contracts involving heritage policy and planning, all part of the increasing regional and global importance of cultural tourism. The diploma in Heritage Resources will also be an advantage to students wishing to study heritage or cultural resources management at the graduate level.
This diploma programme draws on the expertise of the Archaeology Unit, the Centre for Material Culture Studies, and individual faculty members in various departments and faculties.
Admission to the Diploma in Heritage Resources programme is limited and competitive. Students are advised to notify the Programme Co-ordinator of their intention to apply for admission into this diploma programme. Formal application is made through the Registrar's Office, normally in the second semester of the student's second year of study.
PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work including:
- Eighteen credit hours in required courses: Material Culture, Archaeological Conservation,
Collections Management, Cultural Resources Management, Introduction to Museums and
Historic Sites, Tourism Management.
- Six credit hours of instructional field courses. Instructional field-oriented courses will deal with a wide array of artifact-related research in historic sites/museums. These instructional field courses will be advertised by the Programme Coordinator.
- Six credit hours chosen from the "Elective Courses" listed below.
- Anthropology 3587. Archaeological Conservation: Methods and Theory
- Anthropology/Folklore 3591. Collections Management
- Business 6022*. Tourism Management
- Folklore 3700/Anthropology 3710. Museums and Historic Sites
- Folklore/Anthropology 3850. Material Culture
- Geography/Anthropology/Folklore 4015. Cultural Resources Management
* Special Topics course - Faculty of Business Administration
- Anthropology 3290. Newfoundland and Labrador Prehistory
- Anthropology 3582. Historical Archaeology
- Anthropology 3584. Historical Anthropology
- Folklore/MST 3001/Anthropology 3589/History 3020 Art, Architecture and Medieval Life
- Folklore/Anthropology 3800. Fieldwork in Vernacular Architecture: Drawings and Photography
- Folklore/Anthropology/History 3860. Vernacular Architecture
- Folklore 3900. History of Western Domestic Interiors
- Folklore/History 4480. Oral History
- Geography 2001. Cultural Geography
- Geography 3610. Cultural Landscape
- History 3110. History of Newfoundland to 1815
- History 3870. Introduction to the History of Western Architecture since the Renaissance
Instructional Field Courses:
Instructional field courses are available in a number of departments, including:
Students should consult the Programme Coordinator for details.
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