A minor in Indigenous Studies is available to undergraduate students in all three faculties. This minor offers students flexibility in their choice of disciplinary areas of study while promoting a broad interdisciplinary understanding of Aboriginal / Indigenous topics.
The Indigenous Studies minor has an evolving curriculum, dependent on course offerings in departments and programs. Since the development of new courses and changes to existing courses is an ongoing process, students interested in Indigenous Studies should consider this list as a guide and consult with the contact person and the BA Advising Centre about their specific program.
Minor Program (interdisciplinary)
As in interdisciplinary minor, students are required to earn 24 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in Indigenous relevant courses with no more than 12 credit hours from any one discipline or interdisciplinary area and no more than 12 credit hours at the 1000 level.
Applicable courses are posted through the Faculty of Arts web site. For students pursuing this minor courses are approved by the Program Coordinator through the BA Advising Centre.
The courses below form a parial list of approved courses for the Indigenous Studies Minor. Other courses may be eligible for credit – please consult the BA Advising Centre. Please note that not all courses below are offered every year, and some courses may have prerequisites.
ANTH 2273 Who Owns the Past?
ANTH 2311 Ethnology: Melanesia
ANTH 2316 Indigenous Peoples of Canada
ANTH 3371 Prehistory of Canada
ANTH 3379 The Archaeology of Acadia
ANTH 3396 Language Use and Issues in Canada [LING 3396]
Atlantic Canada Studies
ACST 1207 Mi’kmaw Language - Introductory I
ACST 1208 Mi`Kmaw Language – Introductory II
ACST 2341 Atlantic Provinces History, to Confederation [HIST 2341]
ACST 3345 First Nations of the Atlantic Region
ACST 4543 Indigenous Peoples in Atlantic Canada: Contemporary Issues
ENGL 2461 Mi’kmaq Storytelling and Literature
ENGL 3521 North American Indigenous Literature: United States
ENGL 3522 North American Indigenous Literature: Canada
ENGL 4465 Indigenous Literature Seminar
ENGL 4466 Representations of Indigenous Womanhood
HIST 2341 Atlantic Provinces History, to Confederation
HIST 3475 Indigenous and Settler Histories
RELS 3354 Aboriginal Peoples, Religion, and the Justice System
Social Justice and Community Studies
SJCS 3220 Race, Racism and Colonialism
SJCS 4570 Indigenous-Settler Relations