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Immigration Studies (Minor, Cert)

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Degree
Certificate (Cert)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Minor
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
1 year
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why choose Immigration Studies?

Our planet is experiencing global transformation – with migration among the most significant contributors. From the Syrian refugee crisis to United States president Donald Trump’s stance on immigration, debate around identity and cultural differences is growing, and it has the power to shape public policy and practice. Understanding what’s at play is the key to building more welcoming and inclusive societies.

Explore the politics, sociology, geography and anthropology of migration and, through community engagement, delve into the practical expression of those dynamics in Quebec and Canada.

The certificate program is a natural choice for people already working in the field, who wish reinforce their expertise with academic training. The minor is an ideal complement to students pursuing undergraduate studies in social sciences and the humanities.

Program structure

A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


Program options

  • Certificate in Immigration Studies (30 credits)
  • Minor in Immigration Studies (24 credits)


Courses

The Minor program will comprise 24 credits, structured as follows:

  1. SCPA 212 – Introduction to Global Migration: Theories and Issues (3 credits)
  2. SCPA 315 – Immigration in Quebec and Canada (3 credits)
  3. SCPA 481 – Settlement and Integration (3 credits)
  4. Approved Courses: 15 credits chosen from a list of approved courses

The Certificate program will comprise 30 credits, structured as follows:

  1. SCPA 212 – Introduction to Global Migration: Theories and Issues (3 credits)
  2. SCPA 315 – Immigration in Quebec and Canada (3 credits)
  3. SCPA 481 – Settlement and Integration (3 credits)
  4. SCPA 482 – Field Project in Immigration, Migration and Diversity (3 credits)
  5. Approved Courses: 18 credits chosen from a list of approved courses

Admission requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: DEC
  • High School: C+
  • University Transfers (internal/external): C
  • Bacc. français: 11
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26

Course requirements for admission

No specific courses required. However:


Additional requirements for admission

Certificate in Immigration Studies:

  • Interview (Due to COVID-19, the interview will be conducted by phone for Fall 2020 applicants.)
  • Letter of intent

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

After your degree

Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions. 

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