Broadening your knowledge
Enhance your understanding of Indigenous peoples, issues, world views and knowledges. Expand your skills for living and working in culturally diverse communities and organizations.
Indigenous courses, many taught by Indigenous faculty, centre on Indigenous perspectives and issues. A number of courses provide opportunities for in-community and on-the-land learning and include teachings from Elders and other knowledge keepers.
Open Indigenous courses and some Indigenous programs welcome both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.
Indigenous Learning supports people who want to develop careers in community engagement, community development, social work, nursing, education, leadership and public service.
Interested in Indigenous Learning?
You can take Indigenous Learning courses in a number of ways.
Electives and individual courses
A number of Indigenous courses are open to all Camosun students and transfer as university credits. IST 120 – Understanding Indigenous Peoples is a course that aims to guide you to a better understanding of the culture, history and experience of Indigenous people in Canada. It’s a great elective or professional development opportunity.
Courses with Indigenous content
There are also a number of courses with Indigenous content. These courses can be used as Camosun electives or program content and may transfer to other universities.