Combined Honours in Indigenous Studies

Launching in Fall 2017, Carleton’s Combined Honours in Indigenous Studies will expose students to core courses in pre- and post-contact Indigenous Studies, Indigenous resistance, Indigenous representations, and urban Indigenous issues. Students enrolled in the program will complete either a land-based or community-based fourth-year project.

The program will have four main thematic areas or suites of courses centered on Indigenous Peoplehood Studies, Indigenous ways of knowing and epistemologies, the history of Indigenous-Settler relations and colonization, and lastly, Indigenous recovery, vitalization, and reclamation and decolonization. This latter suite will include courses on Indigenous governance and contemporary issues. The four themes will come together at the fourth year in a Capstone course titled “Indigeneity and the City” which will have a specific focus on urban Indigeneity and the Ottawa area.

Please see these links for specific information on courses and program requirements.

Minor in Indigenous Studies

Students enrolled in any degree program may elect to complete a Minor in Indigenous Studies. Introduced in 2006, this Minor consists of 4.0 credits of coursework.  Through interdisciplinary courses in Indigenous Studies that employ innovative approaches to learning and research, students will become familiar with a wide range of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, histories, cultures, social and political systems, and contemporary issues.  The courses also offer insight into the relationship between settlers and Indigenous peoples, and Indigeneity in a global context.

For more information contact:

School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies
Telephone: (613) 520-2366

Bachelor of Arts in Directed Interdisciplinary Studies (Indigenous Studies)

In the Bachelor of Arts in Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, students concentrate on a theme or field of interest that crosses the boundaries of the usual programs offered by the University’s departments, schools and institutes. Students design a plan of study based on courses drawn from the various disciplines that bear directly upon their interests. Examples include Indigenous studies, medieval studies, African studies, Asian studies, labour studies, urban studies, United States studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and studies in technology, society and the environment.

Prerequisites: Students are formally admitted to this Directed Interdisicplinary program upon completion of 5.0 university credits. Most students apply from their first year but others transfer from later years or even from college programs Applicants must submit a proposed pattern of studies to be appraised by Committee.

Does the idea of working on a unique degree, tailored specifically to your interests appeal to you? At Carleton, we make it possible for you to create your own degree. Our Directed Interdisciplinary Studies (DIS) program provides you with a structure to work across Departments, Schools, and Institutes at Carleton, making use of the wealth of expertise and resources across campus. You’ll have the opportunity to work with our best scholars and gain valuable hands-on experience through field work and placement options.

For more information contact:

Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies
Telephone:  (613) 520-2368