Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2017/2018)
8.9 Certificate in Food Studies

www.mun.ca/hss/fdst

Program Coordinator: Dr. L. Addison, Department of Anthropology

The Certificate in Food Studies is administered by the Department of Anthropology.

The Certificate in Food studies involves the interdisciplinary study of food issues at local, regional, national and global scales. The objective of the program is to provide foundational knowledge about the various dimensions of food systems and about the barriers to local and global food security.

8.9.1 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.

8.9.2 Advising

Throughout their program of study, students interested in the Certificate in Food Studies are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator for assistance with course planning, declaring their program of study, 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.

8.9.3 Declaring the Certificate in Food Studies

Students interested in a Certificate in Food 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 Food 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 www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

8.9.4 Regulations for the Certificate in Food Studies

The Certificate in Food Studies consists of 21 credit hours as prescribed below:

  1. 9 credit hours chosen from Anthropology 2415, Folklore 3830, Geography 3420, Political Science 3260; and

  2. 12 additional credit hours chosen from Table 1 Approved Courses for the Certificate in Food Studies.

In accordance with Certificate Programs, Components, a minimum of 12 credit hours in the Certificate in Food Studies must be must be comprised of courses listed in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Course Descriptions.

Table 1 Approved Courses for the Certificate in Food Studies

Core Courses

Other Humanities and Social Sciences Courses

Other Approved Courses

  • Biochemistry 2005
  • Biochemistry 2600 or Human Kinetics and Recreation 2600
  • Biology 2041

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