Indigenous Studies

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Indigenous Studies

Program Description:

Through the indigenous studies field in the REI program, students can complete a BA, Specialized Honours Ba, Honours BA, Honours Double Major BA, Honours Major/Minor BA entirely in Indigenous studies. Indigenous studies offers a unique range of courses that address the histories, experiences, cultural expression and concerns of Indigenous peoples, with a strong focus on self-empowerment, as well as their relationships with other racialized communities and with Canada as a whole. The program enables students to enter into careers relating to Indigenous peoples, as well as further academic studies in law, social work, education and York's upcoming graduate program in Indigenous Thought.
The Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Indigenous Studies addresses the experiences of Indigenous people including issues in language, history and culture. This certificate offers a range of courses that provide a unique focus on the history of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada. The program will be of interest to any students for whom knowledge of Aboriginal history, culture and issues may have a particular salience in their envisioned career paths and/or future academic studies.

Certificates Offered

Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Indigenous Studies - Certificate Requirements

Department of Equity Studies

York University students may earn a Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Indigenous Studies in addition to fulfilling the requirements for an undergraduate degree. This certificate is open to students in all undergraduate Faculties.

To qualify for the Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Indigenous Studies, students must complete 24 credits from a list of approved courses, with a cumulative grade point average in these 24 credits of at least 5.00.

Students are expected to register their entry to the certificate program with the unit administering the program, normally prior to completion of 36 credits of their undergraduate degree program. This procedure is intended to help keep students abreast of program related events and to ensure that students complete the program requirements in a timely fashion. Students are also expected to submit an application to graduate from the program. Refer to the Academic Standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.

Course Listing

Course Listings Timetables Fall/Winter 2017-2018