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Indigenous Studies

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Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies

Program Requirements

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must satisfy the University degree requirements (see p. 11 of the Academic Calendar).
The same course may not simultaneously satisfy the requirements of both programs in a joint-major degree.

The single-major Honours program. 20.0 credits including the following 10.0 credits:

  • 5.0 INDG credits consisting of INDG 1001H and 1002H (or 1000Y), 2100Y, 3105Y, 3813Y, 4201H, and 4202H (or 4200Y)
  • 5.0 INDG credits in addition to the above, including at least 0.5 credit from each of the four categories
  • At least 3.0 of the total 10.0 credits must be at the 4000 level

The joint-major Honours program. 20.0 credits including the following 7.0 credits:

  • 5.0 INDG credits consisting of INDG 1001H and 1002H (or 1000Y), 2100Y, 3105Y, 3813Y, 4201H,and 4202H (or 4200Y)
  • 2.0 INDG credits in addition to the above, including at least 0.5 credit from two of the four categories
  • At least 2.0 of the total 7.0 credits must be at the 4000 level

The single-major General program. 15.0 credits including the following 6.0 credits:

  • 4.0 INDG credits consisting of INDG 1001H and1002H (or 1000Y), 2100Y, 3105Y, and 3813Y
  • 2.0 INDG credits in addition to the above, including at least 0.5 credit from three of the four categories
  • At least 3.0 of the total 6.0 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

The joint-major General program. 15.0 creditsincluding the following 5.0 credits:

  • 2.0 INDG credits consisting of INDG 1001H and 1002H (or 1000Y) and 2100Y
  • 3.0 INDG credits in addition to the above, including at least 0.5 credit from three of the four categories
  • At least 1.0 of the total 5.0 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

The minor in Indigenous Studies consists of the following 5.0 credits:

  • 2.0 INDG credits consisting of INDG 1001H and 1002H (or 1000Y) and 2100Y
  • 3.0 INDG credits in addition to the above, including at least 0.5 credit from three of the four categories
  • At least 1.0 of the total 5.0 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

Note: Students wishing to enroll in a reading course (INDG 3900Y, 3901H, 3902H, 4900Y, 4901H, 4902H), community-based practicum (INDG 3860Y, 3861H, 3862H, 4860Y, 4861H, 4862H), or double credit thesis (INDG 4020D) must obtain departmental approval in the term prior to the course offering. The course must be identified with one of the above categories in order to support the degree requirements. Students may count up to 2.0 credits from INDG practicum courses toward their Indigenous Studies degree requirements. There is overlap between categories since individual courses address topic areas which are relevant to more than one category. If you wish to vary a course category for your degree requirements you may make an appointment with the department to present your case.