Mennonite settlers have had a profound impact on the communities in the Fraser Valley. In fact, Mennonite organizations continue to contribute today to initiatives in community, relief work, and development both in the Fraser Valley and around the world.
Whether you have a passion for community work locally or abroad — or a strong interest in history, political science, modern languages, religion, sociology, education, or peace and conflict studies — UFV's Mennonite Studies certificate offers you exciting learning opportunities from a variety of disciplines within the College of Arts.
One of its kind in B.C., UFV's 20-credit Mennonite Studies certificate provides you with a solid introduction to Mennonite culture and history, language learning, peace and conflict studies, and intercultural communication.
You get to gain actionable insight into relief, development, and peacebuilding work through experiential learning opportunities with local Mennonite organizations. In addition, you can attend events featuring visiting scholars and guest lecturers to enrich your academic studies.
Once you graduate, you may direct your credits towards a variety of UFV programs, including Peace and Conflict Studies.
A certificate in Mennonite Studies is a valuable addition to your résumé if you plan to work for a Mennonite organization locally or pursue global relief work or peacebuilding initiatives. You may also apply the skills you have gained in a career in teaching, public service, community development, social policy, or church work.
A Mennonite Studies certificate prepares you to be a thoughtful, critically-informed, and engaged citizen in an increasingly complex world. You develop strong cross-cultural skills, beneficial for jobs in the social assistance field and helpful if you pursue graduate studies in areas such as law, education, political science, social work, or counselling.