Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2017/2018)
8.10 Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/certificates/newfoundland_labrador_studies.php

Program Coordinator: Dr. J. Gould, Department of Folklore

The Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies is administered by the Department of Folklore.

The Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies is designed as an interdisciplinary humanities and social sciences certificate program that aims to encourage students to better understand the histories, social cultures, languages, geographies, scientific knowledges, philosophies, folklore, and contemporary experiences of Newfoundland and Labrador. Upon completion of the certificate, students should have an improved ability to contextualize Newfoundland and Labrador’s place in Canada and the world, including an ability to situate case studies that have application to broader knowledge development. The program is overseen by the Department of Folklore.

8.10.1 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Certificate Regulations

Students intending to complete a certificate program within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences must meet the Admission requirements as outlined in the University Calendar. Students are also advised to consult the University Calendar regarding General Regulations for Certificate Programs and Graduation Requirements.

8.10.2 Advising

Throughout their program of study, students for a Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator for assistance with course planning, declaring their program of study, prerequisite and registration issues, and with questions about the eligibility of any courses not listed here. The Coordinator liaises with representatives of participating departments, and normally communicates a tentative schedule of upcoming course offerings to students so that they can plan accordingly.

8.10.3 Declaring the Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

Students interested in a Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies are first encouraged to consult with the Program Coordinator to discuss the requirements of the program. After consultation with the Coordinator, students wishing to enroll in the Certificate can declare a Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies by contacting the Office of the Registrar. Information about declaring a program of study in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is available at the website.

8.10.4 Regulations for the Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

The Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies students consists of 21 credit hours with no more than 9 credit hours in a single discipline as prescribed below:

  1. 3 credit hours in a Critical Reading and Writing course that emphasizes the study of Newfoundland and Labrador, normally Folklore 1005; and,

  2. 18 additional credit hours selected from Table 1 Courses Approved for the Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.

Table 1 Courses Approved for the Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

1000-level and 2000-level Courses

3000-level Courses or Above

Not all courses are offered every semester. Students are strongly advised to consult with the Program Coordinator for assistance with course planning.

8.10.5 Eligibility of Other Courses
  1. Many approved courses are suitable for students in all disciplines without a background in the discipline. Other approved courses may have prerequisites.

  2. The following 4000-level courses may also be counted towards the Certificate subject to the regulations stated above: Anthropology 4280, French 4400 or Folklore 4400, Folklore 4310, History 4230, 4231, Law and Society 4900, Political Science 4680, 4880, Sociology 4240. Students are advised that these advanced study courses may require prerequisites and/or may not be frequently offered.

  3. Courses dealing primarily with the study of Newfoundland and/or Labrador not listed here, including special topics courses, or courses offered at Grenfell Campus may be deemed eligible by the Faculty’s Committee on Undergraduate Studies. For further information, see the Program Coordinator.

8.10.6 Regulations Concerning the Former Lifelong Learning Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

A student who completed the Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies offered by the former Division of Lifelong Learning is not eligible also to complete a Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.

8.10.7 Regulation Concerning the Former Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

A student who is enrolled in, or who has completed the Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies is not eligible to enroll in the Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.