Explore the origins of the modern world

Explore the origins of the modern world

Examine a seminal period in the development of the modern world with UFV’s 17- to 19-credit Early Modern Studies certificate.

The early modern era (roughly 1350-1789) saw key innovations in thought and culture, including the development of the nation state, increased global interactions through trade, the beginnings of colonialism, the invention of the printing press, growing literacy, improved mapping techniques, philosophical and religious changes, and a new level of reflection about autobiography and the self.

Studying the early modern era provides you with key historical insights to help you interpret today’s global issues.

Immerse yourself in fascinating topics such as Shakespeare, humanism, and the Renaissance. Sharpen your understanding of historical people, places, and events. And make interdisciplinary connections between early modern art, literature, theatre, history, and philosophy.

You can choose from a selection of Early Modern Studies courses on topics related to art history, English, history, political science, philosophy, and theatre to complement and enhance your program of study.

Career Outlook for Early Modern Studies

A certificate in Early Modern Studies adds value to your résumé by providing the foundation necessary to pursue careers in a wide range of academic, public, and private sectors within the social sciences. The certificate is also useful if you plan a career in education, want to pursue graduate studies (including museum or archival studies), or work in a field where written and visual communication is key.

According to Work BC, the Provincial median salary of professionals working in the social sciences and humanities sector is $64,342 per annum. Many of these professionals work as archaeologists, geographers, historians, linguists, political scientists, and sociologists.