Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Indigenous Studies – Joint Honours (Arts) Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

INDG[----]-A or [----]INDG-A (where [----] is a second subject of study)

Subject:  Administered by the Department of Language, Literatures and Cultures.
Plan:  Consists of 42.00 units as described below.
Program:  *The Plan, in combination with a Joint Honours Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

A. Complete the following:
DEVS 220Introduction to Indigenous Studies3.00
DEVS 221Indigenous Studies II - Resistance and Resurgence3.00
B. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
Beginning Anishinaabe Language and Culture I
Beginning Anishinaabe Language and Culture II
Beginning Inuktitut Language and Culture l
Beginning Inuktitut Language and Culture ll
Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture I
Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture II
Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture l
Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture ll
Oral Mowak Language - Beginning I (TMT)
Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture II Tyendinaga
Intermediate Mohawk Language and Culture
Oral Mohawk Language
C. Complete the following:
INDG 302Indigenous Theories and Methodologies: Learning through Indigenous Worldviews3.00
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following: 3.00
Reindigenizing People and Environment
Field School in Geography
2. Option
A. Complete 12.00 units from the following course list:12.00
INDG_Options at the 300-level or above
B. Complete 9.00 units from the following course list:9.00
INDG_Options at the 200-level or above
*Elective Courses78.00
Total Units120.00

3. Notes

A. Courses with significant Indigenous content may be approved for inclusion in this degree program with permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

B. Students pursuing a Joint Honours in Global Developmental Studies and Indigenous Studies may use DEVS 220 toward their INDG plan, and request that DEVS 250 be used as a replacement in the DEVS plan. 

C. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Indigenous Studies Course List

The following list contains courses offered through several Departments. Students are encouraged to consult course outlines and course descriptions for more information. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to courses at the 300 and 400 level may only be available to students who are completing a Major Plan in the corresponding discipline.


Options in Indigenous Studies
ANSH 101Beginning Anishinaabe Language and Culture I3.00
ANSH 102Beginning Anishinaabe Language and Culture II3.00
ARTH 248Introduction to Indigenous Arts of North America3.00
ARTH 272Latin American Art3.00
ARTH 348Arts of the Artic3.00
ARTH 372Art of Colonial Latin America3.00
ARTH 434Non-Western Art in Western Collections3.00
ARTH 438Studies in Indigenous Arts and Visual Culture of North America3.00
BIOL 319Introduction to Ethnobotany3.00
DEVS 357Global Conflict and Local Peacebuilding3.00
DEVS 480Reindigenizing People and Environment6.00
ECON 244Economics of Indigenous Communities3.00
ENGL 218Introduction to Indigenous Literatures in Canada3.00
ENGL 287Unsettling Kingston/Ka'tarokwi3.00
ENGL 389Context North America6.00
ENGL 480Studies in Indigenous Literatures6.00
ENGL 481Topics in Indigenous Literatures I3.00
ENGL 482Topics in Indigenous Literature II3.00
FILM 388Indigenous Film and Media3.00
FREN 350Littératures autochtones comparés en Amérique du Nord3.00
GNDS 212Racism, Colonialism and Resistance3.00
GNDS 340Indigenous Women, Feminism and Resistance3.00
GNDS 432Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Politics3.00
GPHY 309Field School in Geography3.00
GPHY 351Geographies of Indigenous and Settler Relations3.00
HIST 442New World Societies3.00
HIST 455The Spanish Inquisition, 1450-1800: Sexuality, Sin, and Spiritual Beliefs9.00
HIST 461Race and Ethnicity in Latin America, 1492 to the Present4.50
HIST 467First Nations of North America4.50
INDG 295Special Indigenous Topics3.00
INDG 301Indigenous Ways of Knowing3.00
INDG 302Indigenous Theories and Methodologies: Learning through Indigenous Worldviews3.00
INDG 395Special Indigenous Topics3.00
INDG 401In Community Capstone: Research and Relationships6.00
INDG 495Special Indigenous Topics3.00
INUK 101Beginning Inuktitut Language and Culture l3.00
INUK 102Beginning Inuktitut Language and Culture ll3.00
LAW 202Aboriginal Law3.00
LLCU 101Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture I3.00
LLCU 102Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture II3.00
LLCU 270Contemporary Events and Indigenous Cultural Politics3.00
LLCU 271"Other's" Eyes Viewing Indigenous Peoples3.00
LLCU 301Oral Tradition and Innovation in Cultural Transmission3.00
LLCU 302Unsettling: Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Settler Colonialism3.00
LLCU 370Indigenous Women and Power3.00
LLCU 372Rotinohnsyonni Indigenography: Iroquois Language, Literatures and Culture3.00
MOHK 101Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture l3.00
MOHK 102Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture ll3.00
MOHK 103Oral Mowak Language - Beginning I (TMT)3.00
MOHK 104Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture II Tyendinaga3.00
MOHK 201Intermediate Mohawk Language and Culture3.00
MOHK 202Oral Mohawk Language3.00
POLS 320Indigenous Politics3.00
RELS 227Indigenous Religious Traditions3.00