Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2018/2019)
8.10 Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

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 are encouraged to contact an academic advisor or the Coordinator of the Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 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.

A tentative list of upcoming course offerings in the program can be found at www.mun.ca/hss/courses.php.

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, which may include up to 6 credit hours at the 4000-level. Additional 4000-level credit hours may be substituted following the process outlined in General Regulations for Certificate Programs.

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

1000-level and 2000-level Courses

3000-level Courses or Above

4000-level Courses (up to 6 credit hours)

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 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.

8.10.6 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.