Core courses

The field of Indigenous studies has emerged as an independent discipline with its own pedagogical, methodological, and theoretical approaches centred on Indigenous ways of knowing, being, teaching and learning.

Disciplinary areas of specialization in Indigenous studies give students a strong, comprehensive grounding in this disciplinary knowledge. As such, the program offers a number of Indigenous studies courses at both the lower- and upper-level.

The Indigenous Studies major provides students with a broad, interdisciplinary view of important issues in the historical, political, social, and cultural dimensions of the lived experiences of Indigenous people in Canada.

Please see the Indigenous Studies page in the Academic Calendar for details. 

IS 101: Indigenous Foundations
IS 201: Introduction to Indigenous Studies

IS 301: Critical Indigenous Theory
IS 310D: LE,NONET Preparation Seminar
IS 320: LE,NONET Research Apprenticeship
IS 321: LE,NONET Community Internship 
IS 350: Methods, Ethics, Protocols
IS 391A: Topics in Arts, Literatures and Languages
IS 391B: Topics in Histories, Politics, Laws and Lands
IS 391C: Topics in Indigenous Education, Health and Healing
IS 391D: Topics in Community and Land-Based Learning
IS 400: Research Seminar in Indigenous Studies
IS 450: Indigenous Studies in the Field
IS 490: Directed Studies
IS 491A: Seminar in Arts, Literatures and Languages
IS 491B: Seminar in Histories, Politics, Laws and Lands
IS 491C: Seminar in Education, Health and Healing
IS 491D: Seminar in Community and Land-Based Learning