Designed for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, these programs acquaint you with the history, evolution, philosophy, spirituality, cultures, arts and current life of Aboriginal peoples in Canada, North America and countries throughout the world. The curriculum includes guest lectures by some of the foremost leaders in Aboriginal artistic, political and intellectual expression.

This programs is offered in English and in French.

The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

EAS 1101Introduction to Aboriginal Societies and Cultures3 Units
EAS 2101Colonialism and Indigenous Peoples3 Units
HIS 2307History of the Native Peoples in Canada, from the origins to the present3 Units
6 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from the list of optional courses6 Units
15 optional course units from the list of optional courses15 Units
Total: 30 Units

List of Optional Courses

ANT 2126Native Peoples of the Americas3 Units
ANT 3326Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, International Perspectives3 Units
ART 3354Inuit and Amerindian Art3 Units
CDN 3100Histories and Perceptions of History in Canada3 Units
EAS 3101Research and Methodologies in Aboriginal Studies3 Units
EAS 3102Selected Topics in Aboriginal Studies3 Units
EAS 3103Indigenous Spiritualities in the Americas.3 Units
EAS 4101Fieldwork and Directed Research in Aboriginal Studies3 Units
EAS 4102Contemporary Indigenous Political Thought3 Units
EAS 4103Seminar in Aboriginal Studies3 Units
ENG 3381Native Writing in Canada3 Units
FEM 3108Indigenous Feminisms and Aboriginal Women's Issues3 Units
GEG 2110Sustainability of Social Spaces and Built Environments3 Units
GEG 3107Geography of Polar Regions3 Units
GEG 3309Social Landscapes of Métis Communities3 Units
HIS 2130The Peopling of North America3 Units
HIS 3109Selected Topics in Native History3 Units
LIN 2301Aboriginal Language3 Units
LIN 2302Aboriginal Language: Structure Analysis3 Units
POL 3159Indigenous Politics in Canada3 Units
SRS 2115Religious Ways of the Aboriginal Peoples3 Units
SRS 3119Shamanic Traditions3 Units
SRS 3191Religion and Globalization3 Units
SRS 3194Anthropological Theories in Inter-Cultural and Inter-Religious Issues3 Units
SVS 3555Service social auprès des populations autochtones3 Units
Other courses may be selected in consultation with the Program Coordinator.