Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2014/2015)
11.21 Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

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Program Supervisor: Dr. P. De Decker, Department of Linguistics

The Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies is an interdisciplinary Arts program that aims to encourage students to better understand the histories, social culture, languages, geographies, scientific knowledges, philosophies, and contemporary experiences of Newfoundland and Labrador. Upon completion of the program, 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.

11.21.1 Advising

Due to the nature of interdisciplinary programming, students must carefully plan their course selection and regularly consult with the Program Co-ordinator. Questions about the delivery of a course should be directed to the appropriate academic unit.

11.21.2 Declaring the Interdisciplinary Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

Students wishing to declare a Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies shall consult with the Program Co-ordinator to discuss the requirements of the program. Information about declaring a program of study in the Faculty of Arts is available at www.mun.ca/arts/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

11.21.3 Regulations for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies
  1. A Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses selected from Table 1 Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies and Table 2 Other Faculty of Arts Courses for the Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies below as follows:

    1. as per the General Regulations for Interdisciplinary Major and Minor Programs, courses from a minimum of any three Arts disciplines, and no more than 15 credit hours in any one discipline;

    2. a minimum of 15 credit hours selected from Table 1 Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies; and

    3. a minimum of 9 additional credit hours, selected from Table 1 Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies and/or Table 2 Other Faculty of Arts Courses for the Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, including at least 3 credit hours at the 4000 level and at least one additional course at the 3000 or 4000 level.

  2. As per the General Regulations for Interdisciplinary Major and Minor Programs, students completing a Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies must choose a single discipline Major.

11.21.4 Course List
  1. Interdisciplinary programs provide exposure to courses in various disciplines within the Faculty of Arts. Table 1 courses are Faculty of Arts courses that are fundamental to the program of study. Subject to the program regulations, they may be supplemented with Table 2 courses whose Calendar entry establishes an emphasis on the study of Newfoundland and/or Labrador. Not all courses are necessarily offered each year. Students must be careful not to register for different designations of the same course that is crosslisted with different departments. Normal departmental prerequisites for courses are applicable.

  2. As per the General Regulations for Interdisciplinary Major and Minor Programs, no more than 3 credit hours from a Faculty other than courses delivered by the Faculty of Arts may be deemed eligible towards the Minor. Undergraduate courses not delivered by the Faculty of Arts that have been approved as Table 2 electives include Education 3571; Music 2021, 2022, 2023.

    Table 1 Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

    1000 and 2000 Level Courses

    3000 Level Courses

    4000 Level Courses

    Table 2 Other Faculty of Arts Courses for the Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

    1000 and 2000 Level Courses

    3000 Level Courses

    4000 Level Courses

    Economics 4090, 4120

11.21.5 Previous Calendar Regulations

In accordance with UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - Degree and Departmental Regulations, Year of Degree and Departmental Regulations - Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science, candidates for a Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies who had completed a 2000-level course or above in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies prior to September 2014 will normally follow the program regulations in effect at that time. Such students may instead elect to follow the Newfoundland and Labrador Studies program regulations outlined in this version of the Calendar. These “grandparented” students are encouraged to consult the Program Co-ordinator for assistance with course selection.