Programme Supervisor: Dr. Shannon Ryan, Department of History

A multi-disciplinary Minor programme in Newfoundland Studies is offered to candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree. The objective of the programme is the study of Newfoundland society and culture through a variety of disciplinary approaches rather than the concentration upon a single discipline. This Minor programme is an alternative to a Minor offered by a single department. Since the programme draws upon courses in several departments, it is administered by an inter-departmental committee. The Programme Supervisor will advise students upon the selection of courses in the Minor.


1) To qualify for a Minor in Newfoundland Studies, a student shall complete a total of 24 credit hours in courses as follows:

a) Fifteen credit hours in courses on the following list and from at least four different Departments.

- Anthropology 3850 (same as Folklore 3850), 3860 (same as Folklore 3860 and History 3860)
- Economics 2070, 3070
- Education 3571
- English 3155
- Folklore 2230 (same as S/A 2230), 2300, 3850 (same as Anthropology 3850) and 3860 (same as Anthropology 3860 and History 3860)
- Geography 2490, 3290, 3490
- History 3110, 3120, 3860 (same as Anthropology 3860 and Folklore 3860)
- Linguistics 2210
- Political Science 3780
- Religious Studies 3900, 3901
- Sociology/Anthropology 2220, 2230 (same as Folklore 2230)

NOTE: Religious Studies 3900/3901 deal with different periods and topics. Students can register in 3901 without having taken 3900.

b) Nine additional credit hours in courses chosen from the above list and/or from the following, including at least three credit hours chosen from courses at the 4000 level:

- Anthropology 4280
- Folklore 4310, 4400
- French 4400 (same as Folklore 4400)
- Geography 4301, 4690
- History 4230, 4231
- Linguistics 4220
- Political Science 4731

c) PREREQUISITES: Normal departmental prerequisites will be required as laid down by the various Departments.

2) Up to six credit hours in courses counted for a student's Major Department may count towards the Minor, but these shall be in addition to the minimum course requirements for the Major.

Last modified on May 10, 2001 by MaryJane Puxley

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