Your gift to New College’s academic programs will support the highest program priorities. Here we give you a summary of each of the programs.

African Studies

The largest undergraduate program of its kind in Canada, African Studies offers students the opportunity to study African societies, cultures and histories through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary lenses at three different levels of specialization.

Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health

Students in this program choose from a wide range of courses on mind, consciousness, cognitive science, psychology of religion, health psychology, and sociological analyses of physical and mental health to acquire an understanding of the contributions of Buddhism to the modern understanding of consciousness, mental health and illness, and determinants of physical health.

Caribbean Studies

A program offering students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Caribbean history, society, economy and culture. Courses in the program deal with a wide range of issues including gender, religion, politics, culture, ethnicity, race, development, language, colonialism and regional common markets.

Equity Studies

An interdisciplinary program that focuses on social justice theory and practice in a variety of local and global contexts,  Equity Studies’ areas of focus include disability, anti-racism, social advocacy, global food systems, global health and transnational labour. Your gift to the Equity Studies program will strengthen our ability to bring together scholarship, community work and activism in a unique approach to undergraduate education that values student experiential learning.