New ways of knowing
In your first year, you’ll be introduced to a number of disciplines, theories and methodologies which will provide a foundation for further learning. You’ll take first year introductory courses in English, Anthropology, Sociology and Indigenous Studies. The Indigenous Studies courses will encourage you to incorporate your own culture into the coursework.
Academic Term 1 (Fall)
|All of||ANTH 104||Introduction to Anthropology||3|
|IST 104||Indigenous Ways of Knowing||3|
|IST 111||Circle Seminar 1||2|
|IST 116||Indigenous Studies in Canada 1||3|
|One of*||ENGL 151||Academic Writing Strategies (recommended)||3|
|ENGL 161||Literary Genres||3|
|ENGL 163||Intro to Literary Traditions||3|
|One||1st or 2nd year University Transfer elective**||3|
Academic Term 2 (Winter)
|All of||ENGL 164||Indigenous Literature||3|
|IST 112||Circle Seminar 2||2|
|IST 117||Indigenous Studies in Canada 2||3|
|IST 220||Indigenous Art Studies||3|
|SOC 106||Indigenous People and Canada 2||3|
|One||1st or 2nd year University Transfer elective*||3|
- You are required to complete four (4) electives as part of the program. These electives can be any first or second year university transfer course. Electives may be taken any time during the program, including during the spring or summer semesters. You may use transfer credit or Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit towards elective requirements.
- You will be coached and encouraged to choose electives that help you meet your specific educational goals.
To qualify for the Diploma in Indigenous Studies, you must successfully complete all core courses, plus four (4) university transferable electives, with a minimum GPA of 2.0.