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:
Creative works (novels, plays, poetry, etc.) written by First Nations, Métis, or Inuit authors.
Readings (journal articles, book chapters, research reports, etc.) written by First Nations, Métis, or Inuit scholars, elders, or community members.
Presentations (guest lectures, interviews, documentary films, etc.) by speakers who are members of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit communities.
Readings or presentations by non-Indigenous scholars, activists, and writers who are deeply engaged with Indigenous issues.
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.
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