Certificate in Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies
Considering the growing interest in reconciliation across the country, the area of Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies is an increasingly important field in Canada.
Our certificate program appeals to a wide variety of learners, including current and prospective university students and those interested in the public, not-for-profit and non-governmental sectors. It is designed for those who are interested in learning about the history, cultures, languages, beliefs and experiences of Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples.
The objective of the program is to provide foundational knowledge for understanding historical and contemporary experiences of Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples – from the origins of first peoples and their complex histories over the proceeding millennia, to present movements and the growing desire for reconciliation between governments and Aboriginal and Indigenous societies.
Courses will cover subject areas such as archaeology, anthropology, history, literature and political science.
Regulations for the Certificate in Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies
To be eligible for the Certificate in Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies, students must complete a three credit hour foundation theory course at the 1000 level (normally at beginning of program); three credit hours in a capstone theory course at the 3000-level (normally at the conclusion of the program); at least one course that emphasizes the origins and histories of Aboriginal and Indigenous people (past) and at least one course that emphasizes contemporary issues of Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples (present).
The Certificate in Aboriginal and Indigenous studies consists of 21 credit hours of course work:
- Three credit hours in Archaeology/History 1005
- Fifteen credit hours chosen from Table 1, including a minimum of three credit hours from “past” column and a minimum of three credit hours from the “present” column
- A minimum three credit hours in Law and Society 3012 or 3014
|Theory Courses||Past Courses||Present Courses|
|First 3 credit hours: Archaeology 1005|
|Next 15 credit hours: Complete an additional five courses selected from Table 1, including at least one 'past' course and at least one 'present' course|
|Last 3 credit hours: Choose from Law and Society 3012 or Law and Society 3014 (certificate total is 7 courses)|
For more information students are invited to contact the Program Coordinator. Please see http://www.mun.ca/hss/about/contact/coordinators.php for current contact information.