The curriculum of the India-Canada Studies certificate is across various
disciplines and is structured so as to give students:
A sound basis in a range of essential areas of knowledge.
A solid understanding of a diverse area of study about a sub-continent and its
An opportunity to develop deeper knowledge and skills in a specialized area of
concentration that is very useful for this local area, B.C., and Canada.
The inter-disciplinary nature of the program allows a broad breadth of
knowledge within a concentration. The structure of the curriculum allows a
full-time or part-time student to complete the certificate in a timely manner.
B.C. Secondary school graduation or equivalent or minimum of 19 years of age
before the first day of classes. This certificate is intended for students who
wish to complete it at the same time as they pursue another program. Students
must ensure that they meet course prerequisites.
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.
A minimum of 25% of the credits required for the certificate must be
completed at UFV.
Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) 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).
Upon completion of the required 30 credits, with a program GPA
of 2.0, students may apply for the India-Canada Studies certificate.
Two core courses
Two courses from Social stream
Two courses from Culture, Literature, and Language stream
Four electives from either stream (unless fewer are needed to bring the credit
totals to 30)
At least four of the above need to be upper-level courses
History of India:
Akbar to Independence
Selected Regions: South Asia
Social stream (at least two courses)
Social Integration: The Indo-Canadian Experience
Politics, and Service Delivery
India and the
The Rise and Fall
of the British Empire
India, the Punjab
and Diaspora: A Study of Migration and Community Formation in Canada
Selected Regions: South Asia
Field Studies in
Ethnography of a
Selected Area: South Asia
Symbolism in Northwest India (previously offered)
Culture, Literature, and Language stream (at
least two courses)
Studies in South
India in English
India on Film
Art & Culture:
Special Topics: Contemporary Politics and Culture in India