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Honours Indigenous Studies

Our Indigenous Studies Program brings the richness and depth of Indigenous knowledge and cultures to the classroom. The program, designed for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, allows students to explore the intellectual traditions of many Indigenous peoples, with an emphasis on the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe of southern Ontario. Students will increase their understanding, awareness, and respect for Indigenous knowledge, spirituality, and social/political experience.

Hons.B.A.Honours Indigenous Studies

Our Indigenous Studies Program brings the richness and depth of Indigenous knowledge and cultures to the classroom. The program, designed for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, allows students to explore the intellectual traditions of many Indigenous peoples, with an emphasis on the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe of southern Ontario. Students will increase their understanding, awareness, and respect for Indigenous knowledge, spirituality, and social/political experience.

Students will not only expand their awareness and understanding of Indigenous cultures through interdisciplinary research and study, they will also engage with innovative approaches to learning and scholarship through experiential educational opportunities as a means to develop professional skills to work with Indigenous communities, both reserve and urban.

Total Units Required: 120 units total (Level I to IV), of which 48 may be Level I A total of 60 Indigenous Studies units is required 

Notes:

1. Those students who completed INDIGST 2M06 A/B prior to September 2017 can use these 6 units towards the fulfillment of INDIGST 2M03 or INDIGST 2MM3. Those students who completed INDIGST 2AA3 prior to September 2016 may request approval of an additional 3-unit methodology course, to use in fulfillment of this 6-unit research methodology requiment. Students are encouraged to consult the Indigenous Studies Program Director for approval of an alternate applicable course.

2. Students who have completed only 3 units of Level I Indigenous Studies will be required to complete 3 more units of Level I Indigenous Studies by the end of the following academic year.

30 units from:

Level I completed prior to admission in the program (See Admission above)

 

9 Units from (choice from):

  • INDIGST 2A03 (if not used for 2M06 below)
  • INDIGST 2B03
  • NDIGST 2BB3
  • INDIGST 2C03
  • INDIGST 2D03
  • INDIGST 2F03
  • INDIGST 2G03
  • INDIGST 2H03
  • INDIGST 2J03
  • INDIGST 2U03

6 Units of:

  • INDIG ST 2M03 
  • INDIG ST 2MM3

(See Note 1)

 

9 Units from (choice from):

  • INDIGST 3D03
  • INDIGST 3E03
  • INDIGST 3EE3
  • INDIGST 3G03
  • INDIGST 3H03
  • INDIGST 3HH3
  • INDIGST 3J03
  • INDIGST 3K03
  • INDIGST 3N03
  • INDIGST 3P03
  • INDIGST 3Q03
  • INDIGST 3R03

 

15 Units from Level II or III Indigenous Studies, or Course List (see the Undergraduate Calendar for an expanded Course List)

 

12 Units from (choice from):

  • INDIGST 4A03
  • INDIGST 4D03
  • INDIGST 4HH3,
  • INDIGST 4L03
  • INDIGST 4RI3 (= ENGLISH 4RI3; CSCT 4RI3)
  • INDIGST 4SH3 (= ENGLISH 4SH3; CSCT 4SH3)
  • INDIGST 4T06
  • SOC WORK 4I03
  • SOCIOL 4RR3

3 Units from Indigenous Languages (if completed in Level 1, add 3 units of Elective):

  • CAYUGA 1Z03
  • INUKTUT 1Z03
  • MOHAWK 1Z03
  • OJIBWE 1Z03

Note: If this requirement was completed in Level I, these units will be used as electives

 

3 units from:

  • INDIGST 1A03
  • INDIGST 1AA3
  • RECONCIL 1A03

*If not completed in Level I: see Note 2

 

33 - 36 Units of electives

Courses listed with asterisk (*) and italics above are found on other “requirement lists” and cannot be used twice towards completing requirements on this checklist

30 units from Level I program completed prior to admission to the program. (See admission note above)

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

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Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

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The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

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  • INDIGST 2A03
  • INDIGST 2B03
  • INDIGST 2BB3
  • INDIGST 2C03
  • INDIGST 2D03
  • INDIGST 2F03
  • INDIGST 2G03
  • INDIGST 2J03
  • INDIGST 2M03
  • INDIGST 2MM3
  • INDIGST 2U03
  • INDIGST 3BB3
  • INDIGST 3C03
  • INDIGST 3CC3
  • INDIGST 3D03(Cross-listed courses: ENGLISH 3W03; PEACEST 3W03)
  • INDIGST 3E03 (Cross listed courses: ENGLISH 3X03; PEACEST 3X03)
  • INDIGST 3EE3
  • INDIGST 3F03 (Cross-listed course: ARTHIST 3BB3)
  • INDIGST 3G03
  • INDIGST 3H03
  • INDIGST 3HH3
  • INDIGST 3J03 (Cross-listed course: POLISCI 3C03)
  • INDIGST 3K03
  • INDIGST 3L03
  • INDIGST 3P03
  • INDIGST 3Q03
  • INDIGST 3R03
  • INDIGST 3T03
  • INDIGST 4A03
  • INDIGST 4D03
  • INDIGST 4HH3
  • INDIGST 4L03
  • INDIGST 4RI3 (Cross-listed course: ENGLISH 4RI3)
  • INDIGST 4SH3 (Cross-listed courses: ENGLISH 4SH3; CSCT 4SH3)
  • INDIGST 4T06
  • CAYUGA 1Z03
  • INUKTUT 1Z03
  • MOHAWK 1Z03
  • OJIBWE 1Z03
  • CAYUGA 2Z03
  • INUKTUT 2Z03
  • MOHAWK 2Z03
  • OJIBWE 2Z03
  • RECONCIL 1A03
Elder in Residence Program Scholarship Opportunities for Indigenous Students ISP Student Services Dates & Deadlines FNMI Residence Consideration
For more information:
Indigenous Studies Program Office
L.R. Wilson Hall 1811
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23788
indigenous.admin@mcmaster.ca
Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
Completion of any Level 1 program, with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 (C) and an average of 5.0 (C) in INDIG ST 1A03, INDIGST 1AA3, or RECONCIL 1A03.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
September