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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.52 Political Science 4.52.5 BA in International Indigenous Studies
4.52.5 BA in International Indigenous Studies


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.


Students must successfully complete a minimum of 48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of International Indigenous Studies while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Core Courses: 21 units (3.5 full-course equivalents) including:

    a. 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) Indigenous Studies 201, 303, 305, 407, 415;
    b. 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from: Anthropology 210, Development Studies 201, History 345, Sociology 307;

  2. Language Requirement: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) Indigenous Languages 205.

  3. Supporting Courses: An additional 24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) from the Field of International Indigenous Studies, of which:

    a. 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) must have a “Canadian Focus” and
    b. 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) must have an “International Focus;”
    c. At least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) of the supporting courses must be at the 400 level or above.


The BA in International Indigenous Studies can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.


  • Students should pay close attention to the timetable and when courses are offered, as some courses are offered only in Block Week during specific terms, or only in either Spring or Summer Intersession.
  • Indigenous Studies courses at the 200 level should be taken before second year, if possible.
  • Indigenous Studies 407 is normally taken in the final year.