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Indigenous Studies (BA in combination)


 brantford

Indigenous Studies is a vibrant field of social, political, historical and cultural study in Canada and around the globe. Combining a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Indigenous Studies with another BA program – such as Human Rights and Human Diversity, Criminology, Community Health or Youth and Children’s Studies - enhances the breadth and depth of your knowledge. Our classrooms teach the perspectives and experiences of Indigenous people (who make up about 20% of the world’s population) to deepen your understanding.

This field is gowing rapidly and we have designed a program thatwill prepare you to engage with important issues facing Canada and the world through course work in two programs and community service learning opportunities.

Your courses will cover topics in Indigenous anthropology, teaching practices, ecological knowledge and history. Your education will be complemented by courses in Indigenous languages, literature and media.

The Indigenous Studies program fosters intercultural communication and awareness that provides the foundation for career success in a variety of fields.

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Indigenous Studies

Program Highlights

  • View the Indigenous Studies experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to work in the Medicine Garden at our Brantford campus Indigenous House, and learn from community leaders from the nearby Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.
  • Our Indigenous Student Centres at both our Brantford and Waterloo campuses are not only places where Indigenous students can connect with their heritage, but are also places of education for the broader Laurier community. All are welcome to our community medicinal and vegetable gardens, soup and frybread lunches, and other cultural programming hosted throughout the year.

Sample Courses

  • Indigenous Peoples and Media
  • Indigenous People and Anthropology
  • Gender and Indigenous Communities
  • The People of the Longhouse
  • Basic Mohawk
  • Medicine Garden
  • Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • Indigenous-Settler Relations

Requirements

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 24.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Issue Advocacy Option
  • Law Option
  • Leadership Option

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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