International Indigenous Studies
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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What you will learn in this program
International Indigenous Studies scholars ask questions such as: How can we preserve Indigenous languages? Does urbanization impact Indigenous peoples? How is the global Indigenous community connected?
International Indigenous Studies examines the experiences, culture, artistic endeavors, and current status of Indigenous people around the world. This program combines instruction in both Indigenous and Western worldviews, and is designed to attract both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. During the course of your studies you'll gain creative thinking skills, research and analytical capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, and cross-disciplinary understandings.
As an International Indigenous Studies graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in International Indigenous Studies can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.
Courses you'll take:
Canadian Native History, Indigenous Ways of Knowing I, Introduction to Development Studies, Sociology of First Nations in Canada, Contemporary Aboriginal Issues in Canada
Admission requirements and information
Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.
Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.
Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.
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