Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2020/2021)
7.6 Diploma in Environmental Humanities

The Diploma in Environmental Humanities is administered by the Department of History.

The Diploma in Environmental Humanities fosters an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment. The program draws primarily on scholarship in the humanities, as well as cognate material from the social sciences, to bring cultural, literary-critical, historical, philosophical, and qualitative analyses to bear on environmental issues, on the conceptualization of nature, and on the relationship of the human to the non-human. Complementing the contributions to ecology from the quantitative sciences, the diploma engages with fundamental questions of meaning, value, responsibility, and purpose in response to local and global environmental issues.

7.6.1 Advising

Throughout their program of study, students shall contact an academic advisor or the Coordinator of the Diploma in Environmental Humanities 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.

7.6.2 Declaring the Diploma in Environmental Humanities

Students wishing to declare a Diploma in Environmental Humanities shall consult with the Program Coordinator to discuss the requirements of the program. 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.

7.6.3 Regulations for the Diploma in Environmental Humanities

Students are required to complete a minimum of 27 credit hours in eligible courses offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, selected from Table 1 Approved Courses for the Diploma in Environmental Humanities, of which no more than 15 credit hours may be in a single discipline, as follows:

  1. 3 credit hours in Geography 1050;

  2. 21 credit hours chosen from Table 1 Approved Courses for the Diploma in Environmental Humanities; and

  3. 3 credit hours chosen from Geography 4500 or History 4500, History 4125 or Sociology 4104.

    Table 1 Approved Courses for the Diploma in Environmental Humanities

    Required Courses

    Other Approved Courses

Given the wide variety of course options, a student may elect to follow a variety of pathways. One possible pathway of course sequencing is presented in Table 2 Suggested Course Sequencing for the Diploma in Environmental Humanities.

Table 2 Suggested Course Sequencing for the Diploma in Environmental Humanities

First 3 credit hours: Geography 1050

Next 21 credit hours: Courses selected from Table 1 Approved Courses for the Diploma in Environmental Humanities

Final 3 credit hours: Geography 4500 or History 4500, History 4125, Sociology 4104

7.6.4 Honours Essay Courses

A student may apply to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies to have a maximum of 3 credit hours from an Honours essay course applied to the Diploma in Environmental Humanities. It must be clearly demonstrated that the entirety of the Honours essay course content is relevant to the program. This may not be used to substitute credit hours in an anchor or core course.

7.6.5 Course Prerequisites

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

7.6.6 Graduation Requirements
  1. To be eligible for the award of a diploma, a student must have obtained an overall average of 60% or higher in the courses prescribed for that program.

  2. A minimum of 9 credit hours in courses prescribed for the diploma program must be completed at this University.

  3. Students must apply to graduate by the appropriate deadline through the Memorial Self-Service under the Graduation section. Additional information is available from the Office of the Registrar at www.mun.ca/regoff/graduation.

  4. A student may not be awarded both the Diploma in Environmental Humanities and the Diploma in Humanities.