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University of Calgary Calendar 2016-2017 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.37 International Indigenous Studies
4.37 International Indigenous Studies
Overview of Programs and Procedures
Baccalaureate Degrees Offered

Degrees in International Indigenous Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Indigenous Studies

BA in International Indigenous Studies with Co-operative Education

Note: A Minor is offered in International Indigenous Studies.


The Faculty of Arts offers an interdisciplinary major in International Indigenous Studies. Students must carefully select their courses to meet the requirements of this degree and they should consult with the Program Co-ordinator of the International Indigenous Studies program before selecting courses. Entry to the program in the first year is recommended.

There is also a Minor program available in International Indigenous Studies, but not an Honours program.

Contact Information

Program Co-ordinator:


For Program Advice

Students should consult a program advisor in the Arts Students’ Centre for information and advice on their overall program requirements. Advising contact information can be found online:

For more specific advice regarding course selection and requirements in the major field, students should consult the Program Co-ordinator (consult the program website for contact information).

Admission to the Major

Prospective students wishing to enter the BA International Indigenous Studies Program must meet the criteria listed in section A.2 Undergraduate Admission of this Calendar. Annual application deadlines are found in the A.3 Deadline Dates for Undergraduate Applications for Admission and Transcripts.

First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other prospective students are encouraged to apply. The University of Calgary is committed to providing equitable access and participation of Aboriginal people in all its faculties, programs and services. Please see the section of the Calendar on A.8 Aboriginal Admission Process.

Field of International Indigenous Studies

The Field of International Indigenous Studies consists of the following courses:

Core Courses: Anthropology 213; Development Studies 201; History 345; Indigenous Studies 201, 303, 305, 407, 415; Indigenous Languages 205; Sociology 307.

Canadian Focus: Archaeology 419, 423; Art History 367; Development Studies 403; Economics 339; English 385; History 443, 529; Indigenous Studies 311, 312, 317, 343, 397, 401, 502; Linguistics 505; Law and Society 335; Political Science 321, 343, 424; Sociology 307, 421*, 475*.

International Focus: African Studies 301, 400, 501; Anthropology 317, 319, 321, 355, 357, 405, 421; Archaeology 341, 343, 345, 351, 353, 355, 357, 553; Art History 367; Development Studies 393, 485; Economics 337; English 493; History 303, 439, 461, 467; Indigenous Studies 399, 503*; Latin American Studies 311; Linguistics 531; Political Science 279, 371, 381, 471, 473, 579; Psychology 491; Religious Studies 339.

*Will be accepted when the topic is appropriate. Obtaining approval from the Program Co-ordinator will be required.


  • Most of the courses listed above have prerequisites that lie outside the Field of International Indigenous Studies. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that prerequisites are completed. We encourage students to speak with a program advisor on a regular basis to assist with a degree planning.
  • Special topics courses may be approved and categorized by the Program Co-ordinator. There are a large number of relevant topics courses offered by departments and programs inside and outside the Faculty of Arts that may require approval.
  • Indigenous Languages 205 is a language course required for the BA in International Indigenous Studies.