Program Co-ordinator: Dr. Carrie Dyck, Department of Linguistics

The Minor in Aboriginal Studies is a multi-disciplinary program offered to candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. The Minor program is an alternative to a Minor offered by a single department and satisfies the degree requirement for a Minor.


Students who minor in Aboriginal Studies shall complete a minimum of 24 credit hours including Anthropology 2414 (3 credit hours) plus one course in any three of the following disciplines: Education, English, History, Linguistics, and Social Work (9 credit hours). The remaining 12 credit hours can be chosen from any of the courses in the program. (Note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) Degree Programs must contact the Native and Northern Teacher Education Office for information on which Education courses may be used for the Aboriginal Studies Minor).



S/C 2414. Regional Studies: North American Indians and Inuit.
A/P 3290. Newfoundland and Labrador Prehistory.
A/P 3291. Maritime Provinces Prehistory.
A/P 3510. Prehistory of the New World.


Education 2023 - Introduction to Language and Culture in Native Education.
Education 2361 - School and Community.
Education 3573 - History of Native and Northern Education in Canada.
Education 4020 - Issues and Trends in Native Education.


3515**. Prehistory of Mesoamerica.
3520. The Early Ethnohistory of North America's Native People.
3525. The Later Ethnohistory of North America's Native People.


History 2200. Canadian History. 1497 - 1867.
History 4222. North American Native Peoples in Historical Perspective.


S/A 2220. Labrador Society and Culture.
S/A 3240. Regional Studies: Contemporary Native Peoples of Canada.
S/A 4070. Aboriginal Self-Governance.


English 2160. North American Aboriginal Literature.


Linguistics 1030. Reading and Writing in Innu-aimun I.
Linguistics 1031. Reading and Writing in Innu-aimun II.
Linguistics *2020. Introduction to Inuttut I.
Linguistics *2021. Introduction to Inuttut II.
Linguistics *2025. Introduction to Inuktitut I.
Linguistics *2026. Introduction to Inuktitut II.
Linguistics *2030. Introduction to Innu-aimun (Montagnais/Naskapi) I.
Linguistics *2031**. Introduction to Innu-aimun (Montagnais/Naskapi) II.
Linguistics *2040. Introduction to Mi'kmaq I.
Linguistics *2041. Introduction to Mi'kmaq II.
Linguistics 2060. Aboriginal Languages of Eastern Canada.
Linguistics *4010 and 4011. Linguistic Structure of Cree I & II.
Linguistics *4020 and 4021. Linguistic Structure of Inuttut I & II.
Linguistics *4030 and 4031. Linguistic Structure of Innu-aimun (Montagnais/Naskapi) I & II.
Linguistics *4040 and 4041. Linguistic Structure of Mi'kmaq I & II.

** Inactive Course

Social Work

Social Work *3230. Cultural Camp.
Social Work *3511. Aboriginal People and Social Policy.
Social Work *3530. Aboriginal Social Development.
Social Work 5522. Women and Social Welfare.
Social Work 5614. Social Work in Rural Newfoundland and Labrador

* Courses marked with an asterisk * are infrequently offered or offered only in Labrador.

NOTE: The normal departmental prerequisites are applicable, but Department Heads may waive course prerequisites in cases where alternate preparation can be demonstrated.

Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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