Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

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 knowledge, philosophies, folklore and contemporary experiences of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The objective of the program is to provide students with 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.

Regulations for the Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

To be eligible for the Certificate in Newfoundland Studies and Labrador Studies a student must complete 21 credit hours as follows, with at least six credit hours at the 3000-level or above, and no more than nine credit hours in a single discipline:

Three credit hours in Folklore 1005 or another approved CRW course that emphasizes the study of Newfoundland and Labrador; and

Eighteen additional credit hours selected from Table 1.

Table 1: Courses Approved for the Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies
1000-level and 2000-level courses 3000-level courses
Economics 2070
Folklore 1005, 2300
Folklore/Sociology 2230
Geography 2495
Linguistics 2025, 2026, 2210
Archaeology 3290
Economics 3070
English 3155
History 3110, 3120, 3813
History/Law and Society 3200
Law and Society 3014
Political Science 3880
Religious Studies 3900, 3901

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

Table 2: Suggested Course Sequencing for the Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.
First 3 credit hours: Folklore 1005
Next 18 credit hours: Complete an additional six courses selected from Table 1. No more than 9 credit hours in a single discipline may be used towards the certificate, and at least 6 credit hours must be at the 3000-level or above.

For detailed course description on courses offered, please refer to the online University Calendar at http://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/.

Program Coordinator

For more information students are invited to contact the Program Coordinator. Please see http://www.mun.ca/hss/about/contact/coordinators.php for current contact information.