Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2010/2011)
8.24 Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

Acting Program Supervisor: Prof. P. Ayres, Associate Dean (Undergraduate)

A multi-disciplinary Minor program in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies is offered to candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree. The objective of the program is the study of Newfoundland society and culture through a variety of disciplinary approaches rather than the concentration upon a single discipline. This Minor program is an alternative to a Minor offered by a single department. Since the program draws upon courses in several departments, it is administered by an interdepartmental committee. The Program Supervisor will advise students upon the selection of courses in the Minor.

8.24.1 Minor Program
  1. To qualify for a Minor in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, a student shall complete a total of 24 credit hours in courses as follows:

    1. Fifteen credit hours in courses on the following list and from at least four different Departments.


      Religious Studies 3900/3901 deal with different periods and topics. Students can register in 3901 without having taken 3900.

    2. Nine additional credit hours in courses chosen from the above list and/or from the following, including at least 3 credit hours chosen from courses at the 4000 level:

      • Anthropology 4280
      • Folklore 4310, 4400
      • French 4400 (same as Folklore 4400)
      • History 4230, 4231
      • Linguistics 4220
      • Political Science 4650 or the former Political Science 4731
      • Sociology 4240


      Students should consult the Program Supervisor on the applicability of special topics and other courses that have a high level of Newfoundland and/or Labrador content. The Program Supervisor can then seek permission for the inclusion of such courses in the student's minor program.

    3. Prerequisites: Normal departmental prerequisites will be required as laid down by the various Departments.

  2. Up to 6 credit hours in courses counted for a student's Major Department may count towards the Minor, but these shall be in addition to the minimum course requirements for the Major.