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 program is offered in English and in French.

The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

French immersion is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2017-2018 calendars for the previous requirements.

Compulsory Courses
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
SRS 2115Religious Ways of the Aboriginal Peoples3 Units
EAS 3101Research and Methodologies in Aboriginal Studies3 Units
EAS 4103Seminar in Aboriginal Studies3 Units
Optional Courses
3 course units from:3 Units
Elementary Indigenous Language Course I
Elementary Indigenous Language Course II
Intermediate Indigenous Language Course I
Intermediate Indigenous Language Course II
Advanced Indigenous Language Course I
Advanced Indigenous Language Course II
Selected Topics in an Indigenous Language I
Advanced Indigenous Language Course III
Advanced Indigenous Language Course IV
Selected Topics in an Indigenous Language II
Aboriginal Language
9 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from the list of optional courses 19 Units
3 optional course units at the 4000 level from the list of optional courses 13 Units
9 optional course units from the list of optional courses 19 Units
Total: 42 Units


List of Optional Courses

List A: Aboriginal Content Courses (minimum of 12 units)
ANT 2126Native Peoples of the Americas3 Units
ANT 3326Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, International Perspectives3 Units
ART 3354Inuit and Amerindian Art3 Units
CML 2301Indigenous Peoples and the Law 13 Units
CML 4162Advanced Aboriginal Law 13 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 4364Selected Topics in Aboriginal History3 Units
ENG 3381Native Writing in Canada3 Units
FEM 3108Indigenous Feminisms and Aboriginal Women's Issues3 Units
GEG 3309Social Landscapes of Métis Communities3 Units
HIS 3109Selected Topics in Native History3 Units
ILA 1901Elementary Indigenous Language Course I3 Units
ILA 1902Elementary Indigenous Language Course II3 Units
ILA 2901Intermediate Indigenous Language Course I3 Units
ILA 2902Intermediate Indigenous Language Course II3 Units
ILA 3901Advanced Indigenous Language Course I3 Units
ILA 3902Advanced Indigenous Language Course II3 Units
ILA 3920Selected Topics in an Indigenous Language I3 Units
ILA 4901Advanced Indigenous Language Course III3 Units
ILA 4902Advanced Indigenous Language Course IV3 Units
ILA 4920Selected Topics in an Indigenous Language II3 Units
LIN 2302Aboriginal Language: Structure Analysis3 Units
POL 3159Indigenous Politics in Canada3 Units
SRS 3119Shamanic Traditions3 Units
SRS 3139Native Peoples and Christianity3 Units
SVS 3555Service social auprès des populations autochtones3 Units
List B: Context-Related Courses
ANT 3131Economic Anthropology3 Units
CDN 3100Histories and Perceptions of History in Canada3 Units
CDN 4100Contemporary Issues in Canada3 Units
ELA 1102Latin American Cultures I3 Units
ENV 3321Human and Policy Dimensions of Environmental Change3 Units
FEM 2107Diversities of Women: Gender, Race, Class and (Dis)ability3 Units
GEG 2110Sustainability of Social Spaces and Built Environments3 Units
GEG 3107Geography of Polar Regions3 Units
GEG 3302Natural Resource and Environmental Management3 Units
HIS 2130The Peopling of North America3 Units
HIS 2170Latin America, Colonial Period3 Units
SOC 2309Canadian Society3 Units
SRS 1191Accommodations and Conflicts: Religion in Contemporary Canada3 Units
SRS 2194Anthropology of Religion3 Units
SRS 2386Religion in Canada from First Contact to Modern Challenges3 Units
SRS 3191Religion and Globalization3 Units
SRS 3194Anthropological Theories in Inter-Cultural and Inter-Religious Issues3 Units
Other courses may be selected in consultation with the program Coordinator.