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Courses with Indigenous Content

As of September 2017, all new B.A. students are required to take at least 6 credits of Indigenous content courses during their degree program. Almost all departments and schools in the Faculty of Arts offer courses with Indigenous content. Over 100 Indigenous content courses are currently available in French or English.


What is Indigenous content?


Indigenous content may include:

  1. Creative works (novels, plays, poetry, etc.) written by First Nations, Métis, or Inuit authors.

  2. Readings (journal articles, book chapters, research reports, etc.) written by First Nations, Métis, or Inuit scholars, elders, or community members.

  3. Presentations (guest lectures, interviews, documentary films, etc.) by speakers who are members of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit communities.

  4. Readings or presentations by non-Indigenous scholars, activists, and writers who are deeply engaged with Indigenous issues.

  5. Assignments that require the use of Indigenous research methodologies, incorporate traditional Indigenous knowledge and worldviews, address topics pertaining to First Nations, Métis, or Inuit communities, or examine Indigenous issues from a cross-cultural perspective.

  6. Lectures that explore decolonization processes, individual and collective identities, cultural persistence, language revitalization, Indigenous activism and resistance, empowerment, social justice, and reconciliation. 

Listing of Courses with Indigenous Content in the Faculty of Arts

ANTR 2166EL              Living with Things: Theories of Material Culture

ANTR 2036EL               Ethnology of North American Native Peoples  


ANTR 2046EL              Peoples of the World: Tribes, States and the Global Village

ANTR 2146EL               The (De) Colonial Struggle

ANTR 2906EL              Introduction to Linguistics

ANTR 3087EL              Ethnomedicine: Cross-Cultural Healing

ANTR 3116EL               Anthropology of the Arts

ANTR 3216EL              Visual Ethnography

ANTR 4116EL              Critical Perspectives in Medical Anthropology

ANTR 4136EL               Ethnopsychiatry and Cross-Cultural Mental Health

ANTR 4306EL               Indigenous Photography and Decolonization

ARCL 3095EL               Archaeology Field School

ARCL 3207EL               New World Archaeology

BIOL 3066EL                 Indigenous Peoples: Ecology, Science and Technology

EDUC 1046EL               Indigenous Ways of Learning

ENGL 1511EL               Academic Reading and Writing in English for Aboriginal Students I 

ENGL 1512EL               Academic Reading and Writing in English for Aboriginal Students II

ENGL 2677EL               Indigenous Poetics in Canada

ENGL 3456EL               Indigenous Literatures in Canada I

ENGL 34XXEL               Indigenous Literatures in Canada II

ENGL 3496EL               Indigenous Women’s Resistance Writing & Material Art

ENGL 3516EL               Creative Writing

ENGL 3517EL               Studies in Creative Writing

ENGL 3576EL               The Craft of Life Writing

ENGL 3577EL               The Craft of Writing Poetry

ENGL 3546EL               Media Representations of Indigenous Peoples in North America

ENGL 3566EL               Indigenous Oral Storytelling

ENGL 4686EL               Rhetoric of Apology

ENGL 4787EL               Indian Residential School Fiction

HIST 1406EL                Canadian History: Pre-Confederation  

HIST 2466EL                Indigenous Representations from Colonialism to Sovereignty

HIST 2616EL                The First Nations in Canada in Historical Perspective

HIST 3216FL                L’histoire des Premières Nations au Canada

HIST 3276EL                History of Northern Ontario

HIST 3276FL                Histoire du Nord de l’Ontario

HIST 3486EL                Indigenous Histories, Indigenous Food Ways: Understanding Contact and Conflict through Dietary Change

HIST 3876EL                The Social History of Canadian Art

HIST/SOCI 3087EL               Interdisciplinary Approaches to Indigenous Issues: Selected Topics

HIST 4436EL                Ideas, Ethics and Method: Oral History in Thought and Practice

JURI 3426FL                Droit applicable aux peuples autochtones

ECON 3XXXEL      [Indigenous Workers, Unions and the Economy]

ECON 3XXXFL      [Les travailleurs autochtones, les syndicats et l’économie]

LITT 3146FL                 Littérature et culture des Autochtones et des Métis du Québec et du Canada français

POLI 3105EL       Canadian Law, Politics and Aboriginal People

POLI 3437EL                 The Colonizer and the Colonized

PSYC 4116EL                Culture and Psychology

PSYC 4066FL                Culture et psychologie

SOCI 2266EL                  Cultural Marginality and the Environment: Environmental Risk and Indigenous Populations  

SOCI 2276FL                 Enjeux autochtones contemporains

SOCI 3326FL                 Sociologie de la mémoire

SOCI 4306FL                  Sociologie du droit autochtone

SOCI 4256EL                Aboriginal Peoples and Society