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Explore mythology and folktale across several disciplines and cultures. The micro-diploma will interest students who seek to understand the significant ways mythologies continue to influence modern cultures, from novels to films and beyond. Mythology was a means by which cultures sought to understand the world around them and how to engage with it, from the divine to the natural world to human interactions.
The micro-diploma consists of four undergraduate courses for a total of 12 credit hours.
To complete the micro-diploma, students will successfully complete 12 credit hours (four courses) from the following list:
- CLAS 1520: Greek and Roman Mythology (3 credit hours)
- CLAS 2500: Aspects of Classical Culture and Languages* (3 credit hours)
- CLAS 3710: Aspects of Classical Culture 1* (3 credit hours)
- GRMN 2510: German Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm to Hollywood (3 credit hours)
- ICEL 2400: Icelandic Folktales in a European Context (3 credit hours)
- ICEL 3320: Norse Mythology (3 credit hours)
- RLGN 2072: Storytelling and Religion (3 credit hours)
- RLGN 3102: Myth and Mythmaking: Narrative, Ideology, Scholarship (3 credit hours)
- UKRN 2200: Ukrainian Myths, Rites, and Rituals (3 credit hours)
- UKRN 2600: Special Topics in Ukrainian Studies* (3 credit hours)
*Courses marked with an asterisk will only count toward the micro-diploma when the topic of the course pertains to myth, as approved by the Department of Classics department head. Past examples have included: Multi-Media Orpheus, Myth and Theory, The Myth of Oedipus from Antiquity to Modernity and Ukrainian Folk and Magic Tales.
All course requirements for the credential must be completed at the University of Manitoba. External transfer credit will not be considered.
Entrance requirements are determined based on the level of education the applicant has completed. Applicants must meet one of the two entrance routes: Direct Entry or Advanced Entry.
In addition to the admission requirements indicated below, all applicants must meet the English language proficiency requirements.
All students are responsible for satisfying the course prerequisites prior to registering in each of the required courses. Please see the Academic Calendar for specific details. Students with potentially sufficient preparation through workplace experience or other relevant preparation for admission to the courses, but lacking the formal prerequisite course, may contact the Department of Classics department head to seek written permission to register.
International students not residing in Canada should consult with Immigration regarding study permit criteria prior to applying.
Direct entry applicants are those with fewer than 24 credit hours of post-secondary course work completed. Direct entry applicants must meet one of the following admission requirements:
1. High School applicants
Must have graduated from high school with at least 5 full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated S, G, or U and must have achieved a minimum average of 70 per cent over the following, with no less than 60 per cent in each of:
- English 40S
- Mathematics 40S
- Two academic 40S courses
2. Mature Applicant Category
- Must be 21 years of age or older by September 30 for classes starting in September, January 31 for classes starting in January, May 1 for classes starting in May, and July 1 for classes starting in July; and
- Must not meet the regular academic requirements of the applicable program, must have limited experience at college or university (fewer than 24 credit hours); and
- must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
3. Current University of Manitoba Student
Students currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Manitoba who seek admission to the Micro-Diploma in Mythology and Folktale and must be in good academic standing within their current program of study.
Advanced entry applicants are students with 24 or more credit hours of post-secondary course work completed. Advanced entry applicants must meet one of the following admission requirements:
1. Post-Secondary Studies
Must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework at a recognized college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 (C) or better.
2. Recommendation of the Dean
Students who have completed the minimum 24 credit hours of coursework, and do not meet the minimum 2.0 CGPA, may be considered on an individual basis for admission on the Recommendation of the Dean. A minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on the best 24 credit hours of coursework that would be acceptable for credit (transferable) in the Bachelor of Arts General degree Program is required to receive consideration for admission on the Dean’s recommendation.
3. Current University of Manitoba Students
Students currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Manitoba who seek admission to the Micro-Diploma in Mythology and Folktale must be in good academic standing within their current program of study.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications for micro credentials at the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button.
The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency and other documents.
|Term||Annual application deadlines|
|Fall (September)||August 1|
|Winter (January)||October 1|
Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.
Admission and application inquiries
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Department of Classics
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University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
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