This five-course, 17–19 credit certificate is designed for those who wish to understand the early modern period (roughly 1350–1789) from an interdisciplinary perspective. The certificate encourages students to make connections among literature, art, theatre, philosophy, and history in this period. It also allows critical reflection on the label "early modern," seen in a global context. It will be useful for those who teach related subjects at school, for those planning graduate study in a related discipline (including museum studies), and for those whose work involves written and/or visual communication. With the development of the nation state, increased global interactions through trade and the beginnings of colonialism, print culture, increased literacy, changes in mapping, philosophical and religious changes, and a new level of reflection about autobiography and the self, the early modern period is crucial to the present moment.
B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or minimum 19 years of age before the first day of classes.
Applicants must meet the Entry-level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.
This certificate is intended for students who wish to complete it at the same time as they pursue another program, but students may be admitted directly if they choose. Students must ensure that they meet course
When to apply
Students are encouraged to consider completion of this certificate early in their UFV program, in order to plan their program appropriately, and to benefit from the meaningful, coherent cluster of knowledge and skills constructed via the certificate. Students may apply to graduate from this program at any time after completion of the requirements, or at the same time as they graduate from a degree program at UFV.
Fees and additional costs
See the Fees and Other Costs section. Other than the $25 graduation fee, there are no additional fees for the
Five courses (17–19 credits) are required.
European History, 1300–1789: The Rise and Decline of the Ancien Regime
Four additional courses are to be chosen from the list below. Courses must be chosen from at least three different disciplines, and at least two courses must be upper-level.
Studies in Renaissance Art
Studies in Baroque Art and Architecture
Early Modern English Literature (discontinued)
Introduction to Shakespeare (discontinued)
Renaissance Literature in Translation
Women’s Writing: Medieval and Early Modern (discontinued)
Topics in Renaissance Literature
Early Modern English Drama
Literature and the Enlightenment, 1660-1750
The Eighteenth-Century Novel
Seminar in Literature (Shakespeare)
England from 1066–1688: An Emerging Nation-State (formerly HIST 109)
Latin America: The Colonial Experience (discontinued)
European Culture and Ideas, 1400–1789 (discontinued)
Witches, Whores, and Midwives: Women in Early Modern Europe
HIST 358/LAS 358
African Slavery and the Americas
Louis XIV and His Court at Versailles
Order, Liberty, and Equality: Western Political Thought from the 17th Century to 1900
Rationalism and Early Modern Philosophy
Empiricism and Early Modern Philosophy
Voice and Body II
Intermediate Practicum in Theatre
Advanced Practicum in Theatre
Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or higher) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV.
Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV's Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).
Students must complete at least three of the five courses required at UFV.
To be eligible to graduate, students must achieve a minimum completion GPA of 2.33 in the courses counted toward the certificate.