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India-Canada Studies certificate

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 Canadian Diaspora.
  • 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.

For details of each course please click here:

Core courses

Course Title Credits
HIST 264History of India: Akbar to Independence3
GEOG 233CGeography of Selected Regions: South Asia3

Social stream
(at least 2 courses)






INCS 390


Canada-India Field Studies



INCS 392


Immigration and Social Integration:
The Indo-Canadian Experience



INCS 396


Identity, Cultural Politics, and Service Delivery



HIST 265


India and the Indo-Pacific World



HIST 314


The Rise and Fall of the British Empire



HIST 364Indian Social History4
HIST 464India, the Punjab and Diaspora: A Study of
Migration and Community Formation in Canada
HIST 465 British India4
GEOG 433 IAdvanced Geography of a Selected Region 4
GEOG 470 IField Studies in Geography5
ANTH 303CEthnography of a Selected Area: South Asia4
 ANTH 375  Indian Mediascapes 4
ANTH 403CCultures and Symbolism in Northwest India4

  Note this excellent UFV resource online: South Asia History Bibliography by Dr. David Milobar

Culture, Literature, and Language stream
(at least 2 courses)

Course Title  Credits
ENGL 245  Indian Literature in English3
ENGL 380Studies in South Asian Literature 4
ENGL 382India in English4
ENG 384      Studies in South Asian Diaspora Literature 4
FILM 220India on Film3
AH 320EArt & Culture: Special Topics:
Contemporary Politics and Culture in India
PHIL 353 Philosophies of India3
PUNJ 101Introduction to Punjabi I3
PUNJ 102Introduction to Punjabi II3
PUNJ 210Intermediate Punjabi I3
PUNJ 211Intermediate Punjabi II3
RLST 202Religions of the East3
RLST 320The Buddhist Tradition3


 Entrance requirements
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 pre-requisites.

Residency requirement
A minimum of 25% of the credits required for the certificate must be completed at UCFV.

Upon completion of the required 30 credits, with a program GPA of 2.0, students may apply for the India-Canada Studies certificate.

Program requirements

• 30 credits
• 2 core courses
• 2 courses from Social stream
• 2 courses from Culture, Literature, and Language stream
• 4 electives from either stream (unless fewer are needed to bring the credit totals to 30)
• At least 4 of the above need to be upper-level courses

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