The Social, Cultural and Media Studies department offers courses and degrees in several disciplines. Please visit one of the following pages to explore more about SCMS:
- Anthropology looks at contemporary and past societies and cultures around the world.
- Indo Canadian Studies is an interdisciplinary program which examines a diverse area of study about a subcontinent and the Canadian diaspora.
- Latin American Studies uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore issues facing developing countries in general and in Latin America in particular.
- Media and Communications Studies examines how the media affect individuals, societies, and cultures, and teaches us to critically assess the social implications of media
- Sociology looks how our participation in groups influences the way we look at and confront the challenges of everyday life.
- Women's Studies examines women's issues and roles in the community.
These six disciplines, with the other social sciences, help to develop our understanding of contemporary social issues. In other words, they help us understand how and why we live as we do.
Join UFV Anthropology students on March 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Kwantlen Longhouse Cultural Centre, Fort Langley, BC
Kwantlen artist and educator Brandon Gabriel will provide participants with a guided tour of the new Kwantlen longhouse and an educational presentation on First Nation's Art, Artists and BC First Nation's history; along with a Question and Answer session.
Brandon Gabriel is a renowned Coast Salish artist from the Kwantlen First Nation. As a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, he has specialized in painting, graphic design, sculpture, and has produced a large and impressive body of work based on Coast Salish Traditional themes and motifs.
Archaeologist and UFV Associate Professor, Douglas Hudson PhD will provide a lecture demonstration on the topic of Kwantlen archaeological artifacts. Traditional Sto:lo songs, drumming and a prayer will also be included in this exciting experience.
If you plan on attending, please contact trip co-ordinator Christine Elsey, PhD at Christine.Elsey@ufv.ca