Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Indigenous Studies – Minor (Arts)


Subject: Administered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Plan: Consists of 30.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, in combination with a Major Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives, will lead to an Honours Bachelors Degree.

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

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
DEVS 220Introduction to Indigenous Studies3.00
DEVS 221Indigenous Studies II - Resistance and Resurgence3.00
2. Option
A. Complete 12.00 units from the following course list:12.00
INDG_Options at the 200-level or above
B. Complete 12.00 from the following course list:12.00
Total Units30.00

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 Major in Global Developmental Studies and a Minor in Indigenous Studies, please contact the department to discuss course substitutions. 

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 Societies4.50
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