Minors

Minor in Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies is the interdisciplinary analysis of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and histories in Canada and around the world. Indigenous Studies covers a broad range of topics and themes by engaging Indigenous perspectives of the past and present. This minor has relevance to many programs including those with a focus on health, education, justice and business.

Required courses:

  • HIST 3345 - First Nations in Canada: Co-operation, Coercion and Confrontation
  • INST 1101 - Indigenous Studies: The Canadian Context
  • INST 1111 - Indigenous Studies: The International Context
  • INST 2730 - Topics in Indigenous Studies

Four additional courses from the following list:
Group One: Canadian Perspectives; at least one course

  • ANTH 2213 - Contemporary Aboriginal Issues in Canada
  • CRJS 4401 - Indigenous People and the Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • HIST 1131 - Canada, Origins to 1867
  • HIST 2215 - History of the People of the Plains: Treaty 7 Field Course
  • HIST 2247 - Canada’s Frontier: the History of the West

Group Two: International Perspectives; at least one course

  • ANTH 2255 - An Ethnographic Survey of Native North America
  • ANTH 2214 - Ethnography of the Northwest Coast
  • ANTH 3319 - Ethnography of the Great Plains
  • ENGL 3390 - African Writing in English
  • HIST 3343 - Resistance and Resilience: Native Peoples in the United States
  • HIST 3346 - Indigenous People in Latin America

Group Three: Theoretical/Literary Perspectives; at least one course

  • ANTH 2229 - Anthropology of “Race”
  • ANTH 2241 - Ethnography in Anthropology
  • EDUC 3351 - Aboriginal Cultural Dimensions and Classroom Applications
  • ENGL 2291 - Postcolonial Literature I
  • ENGL 2292 - Postcolonial Literature II
  • ENGL 3353 - Aboriginal Literatures
  • HIST 3306 - Racism and Immigration in Canada
  • SLGY 2275 - Theories of “Race” and Ethnicity
  • WGST 3311 - Gender, Race & Representation