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Indigenous Studies

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Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies

Diploma in Foundations of Indigenous Learning

The Diploma in Foundations of Indigenous Learning is a two-year program open to Indigenous students who have the equivalent of Grade 12 or who qualify as mature students or whose admission is approved by the director of the First Peoples House of Learning and the Office of the Registrar. Students of Indigenous ancestry are encouraged to enrol. The Diploma is awarded upon successful completion of the program. With it is included a Trent University transcript identifying all courses undertaken and grades received. All courses receive a University credit.

Notes

  • Upon successful completion of the Diploma program, students may apply for admission to the B.A. program. Credits earned in the program are transferable to the B.A. degree.
  • Only students enrolled in the Diploma program may obtain the Diploma.
  • Application to the Diploma program should be made to the Ontario University Application Centre at ouac.on.ca.
  • Inquiries may be directed to the director of the First Peoples House of Learning at fphl@trentu.ca. Indigenous students seeking admission to this or other University programs must advise the director of the First Peoples House of Learning in order to activate admissions assistance.

Courses

Students are required to complete 8.0 credits, including 6.0 INDG credits. Some 2000-level Indigenous Studies courses are available to students in Year 1 of the Diploma. See the prerequisites for individual courses.

Year 1

  • 2.0 INDG credits consisting of INDG 1001H and 1002H (or 1000Y), 1011H, and 1012H (or 1010Y)
  • 1.0 INDG credit in addition to the above
  • 1.0 credit in addition to the above, either in INDG or in another discipline at the 1000 level

Year 2

  • 3.0 INDG credits in addition to the above at the 2000 or 3000 level
  • 1.0 credit in addition to the above, either in INDG at the 2000 or 3000 level or in another discipline at the 1000 level

Diploma in Foundations of Indigenous Learning – For Future Nursing Students

The Diploma program offers a pathway to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program within the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing. To be admitted to the compressed Nursing program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Diploma in Foundations of Indigenous Learning with a minimum cumulative average of 70% and a minimum 60% in each course
  • Fulfillment of admissions criteria for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing compressed program (see Nursing)

Students should include PSYC 1020H in the Diploma program, as well as courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, and/or Biology if not previously taken as 4U secondary school credits with the minimum grades required for admission to the Nursing program.