Minors

Minor in Indigenous Studies

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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 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies: The Canadian Context
  • INST 1111 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies: International Perspectives
  • INST 2730 - Topics in Indigenous Studies

Four additional courses from the following list:

At least one course from each of groups 1, 2, and 3.

Group One: Canadian Perspectives

  • ANTH 2213 - Contemporary Aboriginal Issues in Canada
  • CRJS 2002 - 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

  • 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

  • ANTH 2229 - Anthropology of "Race"
  • ANTH 2241 - Ethnography in Anthropology *
  • EDUC 4351 - Indigenous Perspectives in Education *
  • ENGL 2291 - Postcolonial Literature I *
  • ENGL 2292 - Postcolonial Literature II *
  • ENGL 3353 - North American Indigenous Literatures
  • HIST 3306 - Racism and Immigration in Canada
  • SLGY 2275 - Theories of "Race" and Ethnicity *
  • WGST 3311 - Gender, Race & Representation *

*This course requires one or more prerequisites outside of the minor.