The University of the Fraser Valley Department of Social, Cultural and Media Studies offers courses and degrees in several disciplines.
SCMS faculty members often teach in more than one discipline, each of which makes a unique contribution to the understanding of global issues, social behaviour, social structure and cultural diversity.
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.