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Certificate Programs

Certificate in Biopsychology

Certificate Overview.  The courses that comprise the certificate provide students with foundational knowledge about the physiological basis for behaviour. The certificate is interdisciplinary in nature and students are required to take courses in both disciplines, although there is some flexibility that allows them to focus more heavily on either Biology or Psychology should they choose to do so.

The Certificate in Biopsychology is 18 credits earned as follows:

6from BIOL 2811, PSYC 2101
12from the following, with a minimum of 3 credits taken from each of BIOL and PSYC: BIOL 3211, 3401, 4311, PSYC 3101, 3211, 4101

Note:  Other courses from Biology and Psychology may also be approved by either Department Head when they contain a significant Biopsychology component.

Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Certificate Overview.  The Department of Sociology, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate provides students with the opportunity to develop valuable knowledge, methodologies, and applied skills about the important issue of building an inclusive society free from barriers to full participation and engagement. Students develop their cultural competence by exploring the wide range of human qualities and attributes within a group, organization, or society including dimensions of diversity such as ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexuality, and socio-economic status. Courses examine the principles of equity in polices and practices to assess and improve their effectiveness in achieving fair, inclusive, and respectful treatment of all people. Course material reviews historical and contemporary injustices and disadvantages faced by particular groups. Students examine how to create opportunities and reduce disparities in opportunities and outcomes for diverse communities and to assist institutions and organizations in identifying and tackling barriers to create safer environments for marginalized people. Applied projects allow students to develop strategies that facilitate individuals€™ and communities€™ social inclusion in economic, social, cultural, and political dimensions.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate is 18 credits earned as follows:

9from SOCI 2111, 2121, 2211, 2221, 2231, 2401, 2501, 2611
3from SOCI 3101, 3511, 3551, 4551, 4561
3from SOCI 3701, 3711, 3731, 3781
3from SOCI 3771, 4701

Certificate in Social Research Methodologies

Certificate Overview.  The courses included in this certificate focus on the understanding and application of the social science research methods commonly used in the public and private sectors. Skills in social research methods are highly transferrable and marketable, and graduates with these skills are increasingly sought by employers across all sectors – academia, government, charities and business.

The Certificate in Social Research Methodologies is 18 credits earned as follows:

6from Psych 2001, 2011
6from SOCI 3301, 3311
6from COMM 3401, ECON 1701, 3401, GENV 3701, PSYC 3001, 3021, SOCI 3731,4311, WGST 3121

Certificate in Visual Literacy and Culture

Certificate Overview.  Visual literacy is indispensable in our information age and global economy. To be successful in navigating careers and personal lives, twenty-first-century students must acquire the critical and analytical skills required to expertly decode visual communication, describe and interpret images and visual representation, use visual materials proficiently and creatively, and grasp the impact of visual culture. This certificate is thus intended as accreditation for students who develop visual literacy skills in order to enhance their post-graduation employment prospects in industry sectors where images, visuality, and viewing practices play an important role (e.g. the arts, culture, and creative industries; communications and media relations; government and not-for-profit leadership; heritage and conservation; journalism and publishing; tourism; and marketing and advertising). Visual literacy is extremely useful in a range of workplace tasks, such as designing professional presentations and websites, creating efficient systems of organizing verbal and visual information, mapping out collective problem solving, and communicating competently with a wide spectrum of demographics (designated by age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, etc.). This certificate will also be beneficial to students seeking admission to competitive professional or graduate schools, such as medicine, engineering, and education, which increasingly recognize the significance of an observant eye and visual analysis skills.

The Certificate in Visual Literacy and Culture is 18 credits earned as follows:

6from VMCS 1201, 3201
Theoretical, Methodological, Disciplinary:
3 to 6 from CLAS 2501, 3801, DRAM/ENGL 1701, FINH 2101, 2111, 3041, FREN 3811, HIST 1681, 3831, 4901, PHIL 2401, VMCS 1991, 2991, 3991, 4991
Experiential, Applied:
3 to 6 from CANA 2201, COMM 3271, 4301, VMCS 1991, 2991, 3991, 4991
Geographic, Cultural:
3 to 6 from CANA 1011, CANA/HIST 2801, 3831, CLAS 3621, 3721, FREN 1811, 1821, GENV 2811, 3321, 3831, GERM 2811, HIST 3361, 3721, SPAN 1801, 1811, 4201, RELG 3311, 3321, VMCS 1991, 2991, 3991, 4991
The portfolio documents the creative process and journey of a performer, curator, or artist according to a set of criteria for content and presentation.