ADMISSION TO DIPLOMA PROGRAMS
DIPLOMA IN APPLIED ETHICS
DIPLOMA IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
DIPLOMA IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCES
DIPLOMA IN HERITAGE RESOURCES
DIPLOMA IN PERFORMANCE AND COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA
Diploma programs are of distinct advantage to candidates who wish to complement their studies in one or more fields of specialization with a program that will help them relate their knowledge to growing sectors of the economy and to areas of increasing social concern. These programs 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 program; however, students are required to complete at least six credit hours beyond the minimum number required for that degree.
Diploma programs consist of between twenty-four and thirty credit hours in courses as specified in individual programs, 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 program 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 program. The instructional field component may take a number of forms, depending on the nature of individual programs. 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 PROGRAMS
Students seeking information about specific diploma programs should contact the diploma program coordinator, the Office of the Dean of Arts, or the Registrar's Office.
1) Admission to all diploma programs is competitive and limited, depending upon available resources. For additional requirements stipulated by individual diploma programs, see the appropriate Calendar entry below.
2) Applicants for admission to diploma programs must normally either be registered in a Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) program, 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 programs (see specific program regulations below).
3) Applicants for admission to diploma programs 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 program.
3) A minimum of nine credit hours in courses prescribed for the diploma program must be completed at this University.
Program Coordinator: P. Trnka, Department of Philosophy.
The Diploma in Applied Ethics is offered to students who are either currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science programs or have completed such degrees at this or another recognized university.
The Diploma helps to prepare students for the ethical challenges of various professions and for work as ethical consultants and analysts in government and private institutions (e.g., hospitals, businesses, environmental agencies).
Admission to the Diploma program is limited and competitive. Applicants with a B.A. or B.Sc. in hand and senior undergraduates will be preferred. Experience working in the health care or environmental sectors is an asset. Students interested in applying to the program should contact the Program Coordinator. Formal application is made through the Office of the Registrar.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
The Diploma consists of 24 credit hours, including an Instructional Field Placement. A concentration in either bioethics, mental health ethics, or environmental ethics is required: courses toward a concentration must be chosen with the approval of the Program Coordinator.
- Philosophy 2230 (Moral Philosophy)
- Philosophy 2802 (Mental Health Ethics) OR Philosophy 2803 (Health Ethics) OR Philosophy 2809 (Environmental Ethics)
- One advanced (3000 or 4000 level) course in ethics or philosophy of law, approved by the Coordinator
- Philosophy 4900 (Advanced Readings in Ethics) OR 4300-4310 (Seminar in Ethics)
- Philosophy 5000 (Instructional Field Placement in Applied Ethics)
- Two additional, elective courses, approved by the Coordinator.
Program Coordinator: J. Benger, Department of English
The Diploma Program in English as a Second Language is offered to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program and to students who have completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) at this or another recognized university.
This program 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 Program in ESL is limited and competitive. A high level of English language proficiency is required. Students are advised to notify the program coordinator of their intention to apply for admission into this program. Formal application is made through the Office of the Registrar, normally in the second semester of the student's second year of study.
PROGRAM 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
- 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)
Program Coordinator: Dr. É.L. Simms, Department of GeographyThe diploma program is offered by the Department of Geography to students registered in a Bachelor program (General or Honours) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The diploma program is also offered to students who have completed a Bachelor’s program at Memorial University of Newfoundland or another recognized university. The Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences is of interest to students from a broad range of backgrounds. It is a valuable complement to social and natural sciences programs such as anthropology, biology, computer sciences, earth sciences, history, economics, engineering, health and medicine, physical oceanography, environmental sciences and environmental studies. The fields of remote sensing, GIS and cartography provide the most effective methods of gathering, managing, analyzing and representing geographical information. Remote sensing data (aerial photographs and satellite images) provide a synoptic view of the cultural and physical landscapes. Examples of remote sensing applications include the monitoring of spatial changes, environmental quality evaluation, natural resources exploration, assessment and monitoring, and archaeological site assessment. Geographical information systems enables the compilation, organization and processing of spatial (maps) and non-spatial (text, statistics, graphs) data. Socio-economic, political and environmental management decision-making is supported by the results of GIS analyses and modelling. Cartography involves the compilation, organization and visual representation of spatial information. A variety of geographical information can effectively be communicated through cartography.
Admission to the Diploma in Geographical Information Sciences is
limited and competitive. Students are advised to notify the program
coordinator of their intention to apply for admission into this
program. Students who wish to enter this program must apply through
the Office of the Registrar by April 1 for Fall semester registration
and by October 15 for Winter semester registration.
To be considered for admission to the Diploma in Geographic
Information Sciences, students will normally have completed 24 credit
hours, including the courses listed in a), b), and c), with an
overall average of at least 65%.
a) Geography 1050 or one 1000-level course in applicant’s Bachelor’s Major program.
b) Mathematics 1000 or equivalent.
c) Two 1000- or 2000-level core courses in student’s Bachelor’s Major program, excluding the courses listed in a) and b) above.
Students who fulfill the eligibility requirements compete for a
limited number of available spaces. Selection is based on academic
To be considered for the field placement courses Geography 4290 and
4919, the candidates for the Diploma in Geographic Information
Sciences will normally have completed at least seven courses required
for the program, with an overall average of 65%.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of courses as listed below.
NOTE: The course Geography 2220 (Statistics 2500 or 2510), Mathematics 2050 and Computer Science 1700 are prerequisites to some of the third and fourth year courses required for the diploma.
- Geography 2195. Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences.
- Geography 2200. Introduction to Thematic Cartography.
- Geography 3200. Graphic Design in Cartography.
- Geography 3250. Introduction to Remote Sensing.
- Geography 3260. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.
- Geography 4200. Applied Design in Cartography.
- Geography 4250. Environmental Image Analysis.
- Geography 4261. Advanced Techniques in Geographic Information Systems.
- Geography 4290. Geographic Mapping Techniques Practicum.
- Geography 4919. Integrative Practicum in Geographic Information Sciences (Special Topics Course)
Program Coordinator: Dr. G. Pocius, Department of Folklore
The Diploma in Heritage Resources is offered to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or other appropriate Bachelor's program and to students who have completed a Bachelor's degree at this or another university.
Building on the student's academic grounding in anthropology/archaeology, folklore, history, geography, and other relevant disciplines, the program 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 program 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 program 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 program is limited and competitive. Students are advised to notify the Program Co-ordinator of their intention to apply for admission into this diploma program. Formal application is made through the Office of the Registrar, normally in the second semester of the student's second year of study.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work, including 6 credit hours in instructional field courses, from the lists of required and elective courses below, with:
- at least 15 credit hours from the 'Required Courses' listed below, which must include 3 credit hours in a field course in Cultural Resources Management and at least 12 credit hours chosen from Material Culture, Archaeological Conservation, Collections Management, Introduction to Museums & Historic Sites and Tourism Management.
- at least 12 credit hours from the 'Elective Courses' listed below, chosen to include at least 3 credit hours in a course designated as an instructional field course. 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 Program Coordinator.
- Anthropology 3587. Archaeological Conservation: Methods and Theory
- Anthropology/Folklore 3591. Collections Management
- Business 6020. Tourism Management (Special Topics)
- Folklore 3700/Anthropology 3710. Museums and Historic Sites
- Folklore/Anthropology 3850. Material Culture
- Geography/Anthropology/Folklore 4015*. Cultural Resources Management
- Anthropology 3290. Newfoundland and Labrador Prehistory
- Anthropology 3582. Historical Archaeology
- Anthropology 3584. Historical Anthropology
- Anthropology 3585-3586*. Practicum in Archaeology
- Folklore/MST 3001/Anthropology 3589/History 3020 Art, Architecture and Medieval Life
- Folklore 3601*. English Material Culture (Harlow Campus)
- Folklore 3608*/Geography 3900*. Heritage Conservation and Cultural Resources Management (Harlow Campus)
- Folklore 3613*. English Museums and Historic Sites (Harlow Campus)
- Folklore/Anthropology 3800*. Fieldwork in Vernacular Architecture: Drawings and Photography
- Folklore/Anthropology/History 3860. Vernacular Architecture
- Folklore 3900*. Newfoundland Vernacular Furnishings
- Folklore 4601*. Special Research in Folklore: Field Studies in Heritage Resources
- Folklore/History 4480. Oral History
- Geography 2001. Cultural Geography
- Geography 3610. Cultural Landscape
- Geography 3990*. The Making of the English Town (Harlow Campus)
- History 3110. History of Newfoundland to 1815
- History 3870. Introduction to the History of Western Architecture since the Renaissance
* indicates an instructional field course
** Inactive Course
Program Coordinator: Dr. D. Lynde, Department of English Language and Literature
Memorial University of Newfoundland offers a specialized Diploma Program in Performance and Communications Media. This Diploma draws on the expertise of the Drama Specialization, Department of English, Centre for Academic and Media Services (CAMS), CBC Television, and Media Services, Distant Education and Learning Technologies. Students receive an introduction to multi-media in the area of dramatic arts and video techniques. Students will be introduced to the wide applications of stage and video craft through a program of project-oriented courses. Required courses give students specific skills in stage and video craft and enable students to specialize in their own particular practical area of interest.
The Diploma in Performance and Communications Media prepares students to work in the cultural industries in Newfoundland (or other parts of North America). Students with this unique training are better able to work across existing media.
Academic Requirements: Applicants for the Diploma program must satisfy the general admission requirements of the University.
Auditions: In addition to meeting the general requirements of the University for admission to diploma programs, applicants for the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media must undergo an audition/interview to the satisfaction of the Program Coordinator. Enrolment in the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media is limited and competitive. Students are advised to notify the Program Coordinator in their first year if they intend to apply for this Diploma. Formal application normally takes place in the second semester of second year.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
Students must complete a minimum 18 credit hours of course work and at least 6 credit hours in instructional field placement. The following are required courses:
English 3350 - Theatre
English 3351 - The Physical Stage and Video Technique
English 3816 - Television
English 4400 - Directing
English 4401 - Producing the Play
English 4402 - Producing the Documentary
English 5000 - Instructional Field Placement
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