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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2016/2017)
7 Diploma Programs Offered in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Diploma Programs in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are of distinct advantage to students who wish to complement their studies in one or more fields of specialization. Students can choose programs that either develop knowledge relevant to growing sectors of the economy and to areas of increasing social concern, or enable exploration of a concentrated subject from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Diploma programs tend to provide more in-depth study of a specialized area than certificate programs, and some include a practical component, such as an instructional field placement, a field course, or a capstone project. Some diploma programs may assist in easing the transition of graduates to the workplace. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers the Diploma in Ancient Worlds, the Diploma in Applied Ethics, the Diploma in Creative Writing, the Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences, the Diploma in Humanities, the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media, and the Diploma in Police Studies.

7.1 General Regulations for Diploma Programs
  1. A diploma program is administered by a Program Coordinator. The Coordinator is normally affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences department that is primarily responsible for the Program’s administration.

  2. Diploma programs consist of between 24 and 36 credit hours in courses as specified in individual programs.

  3. 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. Departmental prerequisites for courses are applicable. This may increase the number of stated courses required for completion of the diploma program. Such courses may be eligible towards other components of the Bachelor of Arts.

  4. Normal credit restrictions apply. It is the student’s responsibility to recognize that additional credit may not be obtained for completing two versions of a cross-listed course (i.e., the same course delivered by two or more departments).

  5. A Program Coordinator may, in consultation with the Head of the relevant academic unit, request permission from the Committee on Undergraduate Studies for a course to be added to the program.