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School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
613-520-2366
carleton.ca/sics/

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Canadian Studies
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits)
1.  1.5 credits in:1.5
CDNS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to the Study of Canada
CDNS 1101 [0.5]
Power, Places and Stories in/of Odawang/Ottawa
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
2.  1.5 credits in:1.5
CDNS 2000 [0.5]
Debating Canada
CDNS 2001 [0.5]
Canada and Global Issues
CDNS 2002 [0.5]
Language, Culture, and Power
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CDNS 3000 [0.5]
Situating Research in Indigenous Studies and Canadian Studies
CDNS 3020 [0.5]
Practicing Research in Indigenous Studies and Canadian Studies
4.  0.5 credit in CDNS or INDG at the 2000-level0.5
5.  1.0 credit in CDNS or INDG at the 3000-level1.0
6.  1.0 credit in CDNS or INDG at the 4000-level1.0
7.  3.5 credits from the list of Approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies Electives below3.5
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits)
8.  6.0 credits not in CDNS or INDG6.0
9.  1.0 credit in language instruction in any language except English offered through the University1.0
10.  3.0 credits in free electives3.0
Total Credits20.0

Canadian Studies
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
1.  1.5 credit in:1.5
CDNS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to the Study of Canada
CDNS 1101 [0.5]
Power, Places and Stories in/of Odawang/Ottawa
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
2.  1.5 credits in:1.5
CDNS 2000 [0.5]
Debating Canada
CDNS 2001 [0.5]
Canada and Global Issues
CDNS 2002 [0.5]
Language, Culture, and Power
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CDNS 3000 [0.5]
Situating Research in Indigenous Studies and Canadian Studies
CDNS 3020 [0.5]
Practicing Research in Indigenous Studies and Canadian Studies
4.  0.5 credit in CDNS or INDG at the 2000-level0.5
5.  0.5 credit in CDNS or INDG at the 3000-level0.5
6.  0.5 credit in CDNS or INDG at the 4000-level0.5
7.  1.5 credits from the list of Approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies Electives below1.5
B. Additional Requirements (13.0 credits)13.0
8. The requirements of the other discipline must be fulfilled
9. The School requires students to complete 1.0 credit in language instruction in any language except English offered through the University
10. Sufficient free electives to achieve a total of 20.0 credits for the program
Total Credits20.0

Indigenous Studies
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 Credits)

A. Credits Included in the Indigenous Studies Major (7.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INDG 1010 [0.5]
& INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous Peoplehood Studies
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
INDG 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Indigenous Studies
2.  1.5 credits in:1.5
INDG 2011 [0.5]
Contemporary Indigenous Studies
INDG 2015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing
INDG 2020 [0.5]
Decolonizing Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INDG 3001 [0.5]
Indigenous Governance
INDG 3015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy
4.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INDG 4001 [0.5]
Indigeneity in the City
INDG 4011 [0.5]
Indigenous Representations
5. 1.5 credits from the list of Approved INDG electives1.5
6. 1.0 credit at the 4000-level from the list of Approved INDG electives1.0
B. Additional Requirements (13.0 credits)13.0
7. The requirements for Combined Honours in the other discipline must be satisfied
8. Sufficient free electives to achieve a total of 20.0 credits for the program
Total Credits20.0

Canadian Studies
B.A. (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
1.  1.5 credit in:1.5
CDNS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to the Study of Canada
CDNS 1101 [0.5]
Power, Places and Stories in/of Odawang/Ottawa
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
2.  1.5 credits in:1.5
CDNS 2000 [0.5]
Debating Canada
CDNS 2001 [0.5]
Canada and Global Issues
CDNS 2002 [0.5]
Language, Culture, and Power
3.  1.0 credit from CDNS or INDG 3000-level courses1.0
4.  1.0 credit at the 3000-level, from the list of Approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies Electives below1.0
5.  2.0 credits from the list of Approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies Electives below2.0
B. Credits Not included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
6.  1.0 credit in language instruction in any language except English offered through the University.1.0
7.  5.0 credits in electives not in CDNS or INDG5.0
8.  2.0 credits in free elective (may be CDNS or INDG)2.0
Total Credits15.0

Minor in Canadian Studies (4.0 credits)

The Minor in Canadian Studies is open to all undergraduate degree students not in Canadian Studies programs.

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CDNS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to the Study of Canada
CDNS 1101 [0.5]
Power, Places and Stories in/of Odawang/Ottawa
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
2.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CDNS 2000 [0.5]
Debating Canada
CDNS 2001 [0.5]
Canada and Global Issues
CDNS 2002 [0.5]
Language, Culture, and Power
3.  1.0 credit from CDNS or INDG at the 3000- or 4000-level1.0
4.  1.0 credit from the list of approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies Electives below1.0
Total Credits4.0

Minor in Indigenous Studies (4.0 credits)

The Minor in Indigenous Studies is open to all undergraduate degree students.

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INDG 1010 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous Peoplehood Studies
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
2.  1.0 credit from:1.0
INDG 2011 [0.5]
Contemporary Indigenous Studies
INDG 2012 [0.5]
Anishinaabe Studies
INDG 2013 [0.5]
Haudenosaunee Studies
INDG 2015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing
INDG 2020 [0.5]
Decolonizing Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
3.  1.0 credit from:1.0
INDG 3001 [0.5]
Indigenous Governance
INDG 3011 [0.5]
Indigenous Rights, Resistance, and Resurgence
INDG 3015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy
INDG 3901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies
INDG 4001 [0.5]
Indigeneity in the City
INDG 4011 [0.5]
Indigenous Representations
INDG 4015 [0.5]
Land as a Relation
INDG 4020 [0.5]
Practicum
INDG 4905 [0.5]
Directed Studies I
4.  1.0 credit from the list of approved Indigenous Studies Electives1.0
5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

Minor in Heritage and Conservation (4.0 credits)

The Minor in Heritage and Conservation is open to all undergraduate degree students. 

Requirements
1.  2.0 credits from: 2.0
CDNS 1101 [0.5]
Power, Places and Stories in/of Odawang/Ottawa
CDNS 2400 [0.5]
Heritage Places and Practices in Canada
CDNS 3700 [0.5]
Constructing and Contesting Memory in Canada
CDNS 4400 [0.5]
Space, Landscape and Identity in Canada
CDNS 4403 [0.5]
Heritage Conservation and Sustainability in Canada
2.  2.0 credits in Approved Heritage Conservation Electives2.0
Total Credits4.0

Approved Heritage Conservation Electives 

African Studies
AFRI 3004 [0.5]
The African City
AFRI 3005 [0.5]
African Migrations and Diasporas
Architecture
ARCH 4200 [0.5]
Architectural Conservation Philosophy and Ethics
Art History
ARTH 1200 [0.0]
History and Theory of Architecture: Prehistory to 1500
ARTH 1201 [0.0]
History and Theory of Architecture: 1500 to Present
ARTH 2510 [0.5]
Architecture of the 18th and 19th Centuries
ARTH 2610 [0.0]
Twentieth-Century Architecture
ARTH 3002 [0.5]
Canadian Architecture
ARTH 3005 [0.5]
American Architecture
ARTH 3701 [0.5]
Art and Architecture on Site
ARTH 3710 [0.5]
Architecture and Empire
ARTH 4610 [0.5]
Topics in Modern Architecture or Design
ARTH 4701 [0.5]
Art and Architecture on Site
Environmental Studies
ENST 1020 [0.5]
People, Places and Environments
Geography
GEOG 1020 [0.5]
People, Places and Environments
GEOG 2300 [0.5]
Space, Place and Culture
GEOG 3021 [0.5]
Geographies of Culture and Identity
GEOG 3023 [0.5]
Cities in a Global World
GEOG 4021 [0.5]
Seminar in Culture, Identity and Place
History
HIST 3209 [0.5]
Canadian Urban History
HIST 3809 [0.5]
Historical Representations
HIST 3814 [0.5]
Crafting Digital History
HIST 4302 [1.0]
Canada: Ideas & Culture
Indigenous Studies
INDG 2015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing
INDG 4001 [0.5]
Indigeneity in the City

Minor in Québec Studies (4.0 credits)

Open to all undergraduate degree students. Additional courses containing Québec content may apply to the minor if approved by the Advisor in advance.

Requirements:
1. 2.0 credits in:2.0
CDNS 2510 [0.5]
Memory and History in Québec
CDNS 3550 [0.5]
Diversity in Québec and Francophone Canada
FREN 2203 [0.5]
Introduction aux études littéraires 2
HIST 3301 [0.5]
Québec Since 1800
2. 1.5 credits in Approved Québec Studies Electives (see below)1.5
3. 0.5 credit at the 3000-level or above in Approved Québec Studies Electives (see below)0.5
Total Credits4.0

Approved Québec Studies Electives 

Art History
ARTH 2002 [0.5]
Historical Art in Canada
Canadian Studies
CDNS 2300 [0.5]
Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Canada
CDNS 4510 [0.5]
Special Topics in Québec Studies
Film Studies
FILM 3209 [0.5]
Topics in Canadian Cinema
French
FREN 2401 [1.0]
Introduction à la linguistique française
FREN 3414 [0.5]
Sociolinguistique du français
FREN 3417 [0.5]
Le français au Canada
FREN 4213 [0.5]
Littérature québécoise et canadienne d'expression française
FREN 4300 [0.5]
Experiential learning in French and Francophone studies
History
HIST 2301 [0.5]
Canadian Political History
HIST 3206 [0.5]
Place and Politics in Canadian History
HIST 4303 [0.5]
Society and Culture in Canada
HIST 4304 [1.0]
Canada: Politics & Society
Political Science
PSCI 4005 [0.5]
Canadian Federalism
PSCI 4009 [0.5]
Quebec Politics

Mention : Français

Students who wish to qualify for the Mention : Français notation in Canadian Studies may do so by fulfilling the requirements listed below, in consultation with the Undergraduate Supervisor. Courses taken for the Mention : Français notation may be used to fulfill the Canadian Studies B.A. or the Canadian Studies B.A. Combined Honours program requirements.

Courses taught in French at the University of Ottawa or at another university and which are approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor may be used to satisfy Mention : Français requirements. Students who wish to enrol in University of Ottawa courses for this purpose must do so through the University of Ottawa Exchange Agreement. To enroll in courses in French at another university, a Letter of Permission is required from the Registrar's Office.

Mention Français: Canadian Studies Honours (4.0 credits)

To graduate with the notation Mention : Français, Honours and Combined Honours students must include the following courses in their degree program:

1.  1.0 credit in the advanced study of the French language1.0
2.  1.0 credit in French-Canadian culture and heritage such as:1.0
FREN 2202 [0.5]
& FREN 2203 [0.5]
Introduction aux études littéraires 1
Introduction aux études littéraires 2
FREN 2401 [1.0]
Introduction à la linguistique française
or a course in another appropriate discipline, given in French, which is approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor
3. 1.0 credit on a Canadian subject at the 2000- or 3000- level, taught in French, in any appropriate discipline. For Carleton University courses that may be used to fulfill this requirement, consult the list of Approved Canadian Studies Electives (below). Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor.1.0
4. 1.0 credit on a Canadian subject at the 4000-level, taught in French, including either:1.0
CDNS 4903 [0.5]
Études dirigées I
or CDNS 4904 [0.5]
Études dirigées II
or a directed studies, tutorial, research paper, or course in any appropriate discipline.
Total Credits4.0

Notes:

  1. All written work must be submitted in French. Note that directed studies, tutorials, and research papers are weighted differently in various departments. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor.

Mention Français: Canadian Studies Combined Honours (4.0 credits)

To graduate with the notation Mention : Français, Combined Honours students must include the following courses in their degree program:

1.  1.0 credit in the advanced study of the French language1.0
2.  1.0 credit in French-Canadian culture and heritage such as:1.0
FREN 2202 [0.5]
& FREN 2203 [0.5]
Introduction aux études littéraires 1
Introduction aux études littéraires 2
FREN 2401 [1.0]
Introduction à la linguistique française
or a course in another appropriate discipline, given in French, which is approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor
3. 1.0 credit on a Canadian subject at the 2000- or 3000- level, taught in French, in any appropriate discipline. For Carleton University courses that may be used to fulfill this requirement, consult the list of Approved Canadian Studies Electives (below). Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor.1.0
4. 1.0 credit on a Canadian subject at the 4000-level, taught in French, including either:1.0
CDNS 4903 [0.5]
Études dirigées I
or CDNS 4904 [0.5]
Études dirigées II
or a directed studies, tutorial, research paper, or course in any appropriate discipline.
Total Credits4.0

Notes:

  1. All written work must be submitted in French. Note that directed studies, tutorials, and research papers are weighted differently in various departments. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor.
  2. Combined Honours program students must meet Mention : Français requirements of both disciplines.

Mention Français: Canadian Studies B.A. (3.0 credits)

To graduate with the notation Mention : Français, B.A. students must include the following courses in their degree program:

1.  1.0 credit in the advanced study of the French language1.0
2.  1.0 credit in French-Canadian culture and heritage such as:1.0
FREN 2202 [0.5]
& FREN 2203 [0.5]
Introduction aux études littéraires 1
Introduction aux études littéraires 2
FREN 2401 [1.0]
Introduction à la linguistique française
or a course in another appropriate discipline, given in French, which is approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor
3. 1.0 credit on a Canadian subject at the 2000- or 3000- level, taught in French, in any appropriate discipline. For Carleton University courses that may be used to fulfill this requirement, consult the list below of Approved Canadian Studies Electives. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor.1.0
Total Credits3.0

Approved Canadian Studies Electives

The following courses are deemed by the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies to have significant Canadian content and can be included where appropriate as part of a Canadian Studies degree. Access to these courses is not guaranteed and may depend on space availability and the satisfaction of other requirements such as course prerequisites. 

Carleton courses not on this list may be applied as approved Canadian Studies electives, but they must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor. Students taking courses at the University of Ottawa should consult with the Undergraduate Supervisor to gain approval for substituting them as approved Canadian Studies electives.

Anthropology
ANTH 2020 [0.5]
Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 2180 [0.5]
Foundations in Community Engagement
ANTH 2610 [0.5]
Studies in Indigenous Peoples of North America: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
ANTH 2680 [0.5]
Anthropology of "Mainstream" North America
ANTH 3010 [0.5]
Language, Culture, and Globalization
ANTH 3020 [0.5]
Studies in Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 3045 [0.5]
Children and Childhood in a Globalized World
ANTH 3600 [0.5]
Studies in Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples
ANTH 4610 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Indigenous Peoples
ANTH 4730 [0.5]
Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
ANTH 4750 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Globalization and Citizenship
Architecture
ARCH 4002 [0.5]
Canadian Architecture
Art History
ARTH 2002 [0.5]
Historical Art in Canada
ARTH 2003 [0.5]
Canadian Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Art
ARTH 2005 [0.5]
Arts of the First Peoples: The Woodlands, the Plains and the Subarctic
ARTH 2006 [0.5]
Arts of the First Peoples: The Southwest, the West Coast and the Arctic
ARTH 2008 [0.5]
Inuit Art
ARTH 3000 [0.5]
Themes in Canadian Art
ARTH 3002 [0.5]
Canadian Architecture
ARTH 3701 [0.5]
Art and Architecture on Site
ARTH 4000 [0.5]
Topics in Art in Canada
ARTH 4005 [0.5]
Topics in Contemporary Indigenous Art
Canadian Studies
CDNS 4800 [1.0]
Internship Practicum
CDNS 4801 [0.5]
Internship/Practicum
CDNS 4802 [0.5]
Internship/Practicum
CDNS 4901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4902 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4903 [0.5]
Études dirigées I
CDNS 4904 [0.5]
Études dirigées II
CDNS 4905 [0.5]
Directed Studies I
CDNS 4906 [0.5]
Directed Studies II
CDNS 4907 [1.0]
Directed Studies III
Students may use CDNS courses as approved Canadian Studies electives, provided they have met their core program requirements.
Communication & Media Studies
COMS 1001 [0.5]
Foundations in Communication and Media Studies
COMS 1002 [0.5]
Current Issues in Communication and Media
COMS 2600 [0.5]
Communication and Culture
COMS 3400 [0.5]
Ethical Controversies in Media and Communication
COMS 3401 [0.5]
Communications Regulation in Canada
COMS 3411 [0.5]
Media and Social Activism
Economics
ECON 3201 [0.5]
Economic Thought and Policy in Canada
ECON 3220 [0.5]
Canadian Economic History
ECON 3300 [0.5]
Public Policy Toward Business
ECON 3365 [0.5]
Introduction to Industrial Relations
ECON 3420 [0.5]
Economic Theories of Federalism
ECON 3450 [0.5]
Political Economy in the Modern State
ECON 3607 [0.5]
Monetary and Financial Institutions
ECON 3801 [0.5]
Regional Economics
ECON 3820 [0.5]
Topics in Canadian Economic Policy
ECON 3850 [0.5]
Economics of Information and the Media
ECON 4309 [0.5]
Applied Industrial Economics
ECON 4403 [0.5]
Public Economics: Expenditures
ECON 4404 [0.5]
Public Economics: Taxation
ECON 4460 [0.5]
Health Economics
English
ENGL 2802 [1.0]
Indigenous and Canadian Literatures
ENGL 2956 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas I
ENGL 2957 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas II
ENGL 3801 [0.5]
Canadian Poetry
ENGL 3803 [0.5]
Canadian Fiction
ENGL 3940 [0.5]
Studies in Diaspora Lit.
ENGL 3960 [0.5]
Studies in Indigenous Literature
ENGL 4802 [0.5]
Race, Ethnicity and Canadian Lit.
ENGL 4806 [0.5]
Studies in Canadian Literature I
ENGL 4807 [0.5]
Studies in Canadian Literature II
ENGL 4960 [0.5]
Indigenous Literatures I
ENGL 4961 [0.5]
Indigenous Literatures II
Environmental Studies
ENST 2000 [0.5]
Environmental Justice (Environmental Studies)
Film Studies
FILM 2206 [0.5]
Canadian Cinema
FILM 3209 [0.5]
Topics in Canadian Cinema
First Year Seminar
FYSM 1401 [1.0]
Multiculturalism in Canada
FYSM 1406 [1.0]
How Ottawa Works: Exploring National Institutions
FYSM 1409 [1.0]
Controversies and Social Change in Canada Today
FYSM 1410 [1.0]
Canadian Popular Culture
French
FREN 2203 [0.5]
Introduction aux études littéraires 2
FREN 2401 [1.0]
Introduction à la linguistique française
FREN 3214 [0.5]
Révolutions, avant-gardes et ruptures : du 19e siècle aux années 1950
FREN 3215 [0.5]
Les ères du soupçon : contemporanéités de la littérature
FREN 3417 [0.5]
Le français au Canada
FREN 3900 [0.5]
Apprentissage et enseignement du français langue seconde
FREN 4213 [0.5]
Littérature québécoise et canadienne d'expression française
FREN 4300 [0.5]
Experiential learning in French and Francophone studies
Geography
ENST 2001 [0.5]
Sustainable Futures: Environmental Challenges and Solutions
GEOG 2020 [0.5]
Ecosystems of Canada
GEOG 2500 [0.5]
Climate Change: Social Science Perspectives
GEOG 3026 [0.5]
Topics in the Geography of Canada
GEOG 3501 [0.5]
Geographies of the Canadian North
History
HIST 1301 [0.5]
Conflict and Change in Early Canadian History
HIST 1302 [0.5]
Rethinking Modern Canadian History
HIST 2301 [0.5]
Canadian Political History
HIST 2304 [1.0]
Social and Cultural History of Canada
HIST 2311 [0.5]
Environmental History of Canada
HIST 3205 [0.5]
Canadian Business History
HIST 3206 [0.5]
Place and Politics in Canadian History
HIST 3209 [0.5]
Canadian Urban History
HIST 3220 [0.5]
Canadian Economic History
HIST 3301 [0.5]
Québec Since 1800
HIST 3304 [0.5]
Canada-United States Relations
HIST 3306 [0.5]
Canada's International Policies
HIST 3500 [0.5]
Migration and Diaspora in Canada
HIST 3505 [0.5]
Women in Canada
HIST 3507 [0.5]
An Immigrant’s Guide to Canada
HIST 3510 [0.5]
Indigenous Peoples of Canada
HIST 3511 [0.5]
Themes in Indigenous History
HIST 3903 [0.5]
Topics in Canadian History
HIST 4302 [1.0]
Canada: Ideas & Culture
HIST 4303 [0.5]
Society and Culture in Canada
HIST 4304 [1.0]
Canada: Politics & Society
HIST 4305 [0.5]
Political History in Canada
Human Rights
HUMR 2401 [0.5]
Political Repression
HUMR 3302 [0.5]
Culture, Religion, and Women's Human Rights
HUMR 4404 [0.5]
Rights of Refugees and Displaced Persons
Indigenous Studies
Students may use INDG courses as approved Canadian Studies electives, provided they have met their core program requirements.
Journalism
JOUR 2501 [0.5]
Media Law
Law
LAWS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 1
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
LAWS 2501 [0.5]
Law, State and Constitution
LAWS 2502 [0.5]
Law, State and Citizen
LAWS 3001 [0.5]
Women and the Legal Process
LAWS 3209 [0.5]
Canadian Correctional Policies in Historical Perspective
LAWS 3305 [0.5]
Crime and State in History
LAWS 3306 [0.5]
Crime, Law, Process and Politics
LAWS 3307 [0.5]
Youth and Criminal Law
LAWS 3500 [0.5]
Constitutional Law
LAWS 3501 [0.5]
Law in the Information Society
LAWS 3502 [0.5]
Regulating Freedom of Expression in Canada
LAWS 3503 [0.5]
Equality and Discrimination
LAWS 3504 [0.5]
Law and Aboriginal Peoples
LAWS 3506 [0.5]
Administrative Law
LAWS 3509 [0.5]
The Charter of Rights Topics
LAWS 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
Music
MUSI 3103 [0.5]
Music in Canada
MUSI 3104 [0.5]
Popular Musics of Canada
MUSI 4103 [0.5]
Music, Migration and Diaspora in Canada
MUSI 4104 [0.5]
First Peoples Music in Canada
Political Science
PSCI 1100 [0.5]
Democracy in Theory and Practice
PSCI 1501 [0.5]
Politics of Migration
PSCI 2002 [0.5]
Canadian Politics and Civil Society
PSCI 2003 [0.5]
Canadian Political Institutions
PSCI 3000 [0.5]
Canadian Provincial Politics
PSCI 3004 [0.5]
Political Parties and Elections in Canada
PSCI 3005 [0.5]
Ontario Government and Politics
PSCI 3006 [0.5]
Social Power in Canadian Politics
PSCI 3007 [0.5]
Constitutional Politics in Canada
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3303 [0.5]
Feminist Political Theory
PSCI 3401 [0.5]
Canadian Public Administration
PSCI 3402 [0.5]
Canadian Public Policy
PSCI 3406 [0.5]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies
PSCI 3606 [0.5]
Canadian Foreign Policy
PSCI 3607 [0.5]
North American Security and Defence Policy
PSCI 3608 [0.5]
Migration Governance
PSCI 4003 [0.5]
Politics and the Media
PSCI 4005 [0.5]
Canadian Federalism
PSCI 4006 [0.5]
Legislatures and Representation in Canada
PSCI 4008 [0.5]
National Security and Intelligence in the Modern State
PSCI 4009 [0.5]
Quebec Politics
PSCI 4010 [0.5]
Executive Power in Canadian Politics
PSCI 4107 [0.5]
Political Participation in Canada
PSCI 4109 [0.5]
The Politics of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
PSCI 4204 [0.5]
Elections
PSCI 4206 [0.5]
Indigenous Politics of North America
PSCI 4209 [0.5]
Westminster Democracies: Parliaments, Parties and Elections
PSCI 4403 [0.5]
Reproductive Rights Policy in North America
PSCI 4407 [0.5]
Public Policy: Content and Creation
PSCI 4607 [0.5]
Politics of North America
Religion
RELI 2712 [0.5]
Religious Diversity of Canada
RELI 2720 [0.5]
Indigenous Religions of Canada
Sexuality Studies
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
SXST 3104 [0.5]
Transnational Sexualities
Social Work
SOWK 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Social Welfare
SOWK 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Social Work
SOWK 2100 [0.5]
The Political Economy of the Social Welfare State
SOWK 2300 [0.5]
Drugs in Society: Theory, Policy , Practice
SOWK 3100 [0.5]
Social Policy and Administration
SOWK 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
SOWK 4102 [0.5]
Indigenous Peoples and Social Policy
SOWK 4103 [0.5]
Practice and Policy in Immigration
Sociology
SOCI 2010 [0.5]
Critical Approaches to Economic Inequality
SOCI 2020 [0.5]
Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 2045 [0.5]
Gender and Society
SOCI 2170 [0.5]
Foundations in Social Justice
SOCI 2180 [0.5]
Foundations in Community Engagement
SOCI 3019 [0.5]
Sociology of International Migration
SOCI 3020 [0.5]
Studies in Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 3040 [0.5]
Studies in the Sociology of Gender
SOCI 3045 [0.5]
Children and Childhood in a Globalized World
SOCI 3420 [0.5]
Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice
SOCI 4750 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Globalization and Citizenship

Indigenous Studies Electives

The following courses are deemed by the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies to have significant Indigenous content, and can be included where appropriate as part of a minor in Indigenous Studies. Carleton courses not on this list may be applied as approved Indigenous Studies electives, but they must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor. Students taking courses at the University of Ottawa should consult with the Undergraduate Supervisor to gain approval for substituting them as approved Indigenous Studies electives.

African Studies
AFRI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to African Studies I
AFRI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to African Studies II
AFRI 3001 [0.5]
Globalization and Popular Culture in Africa
AFRI 3100 [0.5]
African Studies Abroad: Selected Topics
AFRI 4000 [0.5]
Advanced Topics in African Studies
AFRI 4050 [0.5]
Selected Topics in African Studies
Anthropology
ANTH 2610 [0.5]
Studies in Indigenous Peoples of North America: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
ANTH 2620 [0.5]
Ethnography of Sub-Saharan Africa
ANTH 2630 [0.5]
Studies in Asian Societies: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
ANTH 2640 [0.5]
Andean Ethnography
ANTH 2650 [0.5]
Ethnography of Mesoamerica
ANTH 2660 [0.5]
Ethnography of North Africa
ANTH 2670 [0.5]
Ethnography of Brazil
ANTH 3570 [0.5]
Studies in Art, Culture and Society
ANTH 3600 [0.5]
Studies in Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples
ANTH 4610 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Indigenous Peoples
ANTH 4620 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
ANTH 4730 [0.5]
Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
Art History
ARTH 2005 [0.5]
Arts of the First Peoples: The Woodlands, the Plains and the Subarctic
ARTH 2006 [0.5]
Arts of the First Peoples: The Southwest, the West Coast and the Arctic
ARTH 2008 [0.5]
Inuit Art
ARTH 4005 [0.5]
Topics in Contemporary Indigenous Art
Canadian Studies
CDNS 4800 [1.0]
Internship Practicum
CDNS 4801 [0.5]
Internship/Practicum
CDNS 4802 [0.5]
Internship/Practicum
CDNS 4901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4902 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4903 [0.5]
Études dirigées I
CDNS 4904 [0.5]
Études dirigées II
CDNS 4905 [0.5]
Directed Studies I
CDNS 4906 [0.5]
Directed Studies II
CDNS 4907 [1.0]
Directed Studies III
(Provided they have Indigenous content)
Child Studies
CHST 3002 [0.5]
Special Topics in Child Studies
English
ENGL 2709 [0.5]
Indigenous Drama
ENGL 2926 [0.5]
African Literatures I
ENGL 2927 [0.5]
African Literatures II
ENGL 2936 [0.5]
South Asian Literatures I
ENGL 2937 [0.5]
South Asian Literatures II
ENGL 2956 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas I
ENGL 2957 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas II
ENGL 3960 [0.5]
Studies in Indigenous Literature
ENGL 3965 [0.5]
Intro to Postcolonial Theory
ENGL 3972 [0.5]
Studies in Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 4960 [0.5]
Indigenous Literatures I
ENGL 4961 [0.5]
Indigenous Literatures II
ENGL 4975 [0.5]
Issues in Postcolonial Theory
ENGL 4976 [0.5]
Issues in Postcolonial Literature
First Year Seminar
FYSM 1900 [1.0]
Selected Topics In the Study of Academic Discourses (specifically the section on Aboriginal Topics)
Geography
GEOG 3209 [0.5]
Sustainability and Environment in the South
GEOG 3501 [0.5]
Geographies of the Canadian North
History
HIST 2308 [0.5]
Colonial Latin America
HIST 2309 [0.5]
Modern Latin America
HIST 2311 [0.5]
Environmental History of Canada
HIST 2706 [0.5]
Ancient and Pre-Colonial Africa
HIST 2707 [0.5]
Modern Africa
HIST 2710 [0.5]
Introduction to Caribbean History
HIST 3505 [0.5]
Women in Canada
HIST 3510 [0.5]
Indigenous Peoples of Canada
HIST 3511 [0.5]
Themes in Indigenous History
HIST 3704 [0.5]
Aztecs
HIST 3710 [0.5]
Themes in Caribbean History
HIST 3712 [0.5]
Mexico: Aztecs to Narcos
HIST 3713 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
HIST 3715 [0.5]
Themes in South Asian History
HIST 3717 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
Human Rights
HUMR 3503 [0.5]
Global Environmental Justice
HUMR 4502 [0.5]
Global Indigenous Knowledges and Movements
Latin and Carribean Studies
LACS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies I
LACS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies II
LACS 4001 [0.5]
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Law
LAWS 2201 [0.5]
Persons and Property
LAWS 2202 [0.5]
Obligations
LAWS 2501 [0.5]
Law, State and Constitution
LAWS 2502 [0.5]
Law, State and Citizen
LAWS 3504 [0.5]
Law and Aboriginal Peoples
LAWS 4504 [0.5]
Indigenous Criminal Justice
Linguistics and Language Studies
LANG 1010 [0.5]
Introduction to a Language I
LANG 1020 [0.5]
Introduction to a Language II
(When the language offered is an Indigenous language of Canada)
Music
MUSI 3106 [0.5]
Popular Musics of the World
MUSI 4104 [0.5]
First Peoples Music in Canada
MUSI 4105 [0.5]
Study of Musics in Africa
Political Science
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
PSCI 3105 [0.5]
Imperialism
PSCI 3203 [0.5]
Government and Politics in the Middle East
PSCI 3204 [0.5]
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 3205 [0.5]
Mexican Politics
PSCI 3700 [0.5]
Government and Politics of South Asia
PSCI 4109 [0.5]
The Politics of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
PSCI 4203 [0.5]
Southern Africa After Apartheid
PSCI 4206 [0.5]
Indigenous Politics of North America
PSCI 4207 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
Religion
RELI 2720 [0.5]
Indigenous Religions of Canada
RELI 2800 [0.5]
Indigenous Traditions
Sexuality Studies
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
SXST 3104 [0.5]
Transnational Sexualities
Social Work
SOWK 4102 [0.5]
Indigenous Peoples and Social Policy
Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 2800 [0.5]
Intersectional Identities
WGST 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence

Canadian Studies (CDNS) Courses

CDNS 1001 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to the Study of Canada

Introduction to interdisciplinary Canadian Studies. Topics may include: Canadian, Québecois and Indigenous lenses; colonialism, migration, settlement; gender, racialization and sexuality; social movements; place, space, and nation; and political economy and culture. May include field trips.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 1000 (no longer offered).
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 1101 [0.5 credit]
Power, Places and Stories in/of Odawang/Ottawa

Exploration of Odawang/Ottawa as a settler-colonial border city built on unceded Algonquin territory and tensions between the national, global and local in Odawang/Ottawa. May include field trips.
Lecture/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2000 [0.5 credit]
Debating Canada

Exploration of debates about Canada. Topics may include: Indigenous dispossession, genocide, capitalism, resource extraction; racism; patriarchal oppression; inequality; multiculturalism; and the politics of location, language and memory.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2001 [0.5 credit]
Canada and Global Issues

Examination of the role of the Canadian state and other actors in addressing global issues. Topics may include: human rights; refugees and migrant workers; peacekeeping; climate change; humanitarian assistance; Indigenous rights; and global health.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 1102 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2002 [0.5 credit]
Language, Culture, and Power

Study of the relationship between language and power, politics, identity and culture in Canada. Consideration is given to: language policies; non-official and official language minorities; and factors of region, class and social mobility.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2210 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to the Study of Culture in Canada

Examination of key cultural myths, diverse genres, spaces, institutions, practices and critical approaches in Canada.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2300 [0.5 credit]
Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Canada

Examination of nationalism, colonialism, racialization, ethnicity, multiculturalism and questions of belonging, citizenship and inequality in contemporary and historical Canada.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2301 [0.5 credit]
Immigrants, Migrants and Diasporas

Study of historical and contemporary Canadian immigration and emigration issues. Topics may include: dynamics of diasporic communities in Canada and Québec; Canadians abroad; and issues of citizenship and belonging.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2302 [0.5 credit]
Land, Water, Capitalism

Examination of politics and economics of land, water, and power. Topics may include: the study of labour, migrant workers, capitalist extraction; environmental racism and health; and Indigenous dispossession and resistance.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2400 [0.5 credit]
Heritage Places and Practices in Canada

An examination of heritage as the built environment, cultural landscapes, and intangible heritage. Topics may include: decolonizing memory, identity and place; heritage histories, policies, values and stakeholders; emerging issues such as climate change, mass tourism and urban development.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2510 [0.5 credit]
Memory & History in QC

Pivotal moments, important debates and crises, cultural institutions and practices, the politics of history and memory, and contemporary issues in Québec.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 2511, FINS 2510 (no longer offered), FINS 2511 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours per week.

CDNS 3000 [0.5 credit]
Situating Research in Indigenous Studies and Canadian Studies

An examination of the underlying research design and methods of selected works for Indigenous Studies and for Canadian Studies in order to reflect on the political, ethical and intellectual consequences, possibilities and limitations of a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research practices.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3020 [0.5 credit]
Practicing Research in Indigenous Studies and Canadian Studies

Experiential engagement with disciplinary, interdisciplinary and creative research theory and practice. Approaches may include: mixed methods; autoethnography; research-creation; collaboration; and community-based research.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3400 [0.5 credit]
Feminist and Queer Canadas

An examination of the dynamics of feminist and queer social movements and activism. Topics may include: challenges to the regulation of bodies and sexualities; the normalization of patriarchal violence and inequality; access and recognition; and intersectionality.
Precludes additional credit for WGST 3400 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3550 [0.5 credit]
Diversity in Québec and Francophone Canada

The study of the historical, cultural, social, and political diversity of French-speaking Canada. Topics may include: Francophone diasporic communities; multiculturalism, interculturalism; (settler) colonialism; and the politics of culture and language.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 2500, FINS 3550 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3560 [0.5 credit]
Black Studies in Canada

Theories and methods of Black Studies in Canada. Topics may include: the examination of regional, national, transnational histories; structures of anti-Blackness; racial capitalism; and identities, experiences and cultures of Black Canada.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3570 [0.5 credit]
Racialization and Resistance

Deconstructing the category of ‘race’ and understanding the experiences and impacts of racialization and systemic racism in Canada and Québec. Topics may include: inequality, exploitation, poverty, profiling, incarceration; cultures of resistance; decolonizing anti-racist movements; and anti-racism as critique and affirmation.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3620 [0.5 credit]
Canada-US Relations

An examination the Canada-US relationship, including contemporary policy issues that define that relationship. Topics covered may include: the economy; culture; defence; foreign policy; diplomacy; transnational struggles; and borderlands and the context of Turtle Island.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3700 [0.5 credit]
Constructing and Contesting Memory in Canada

An exploration of conflicts about memory and commemoration in Canada, including: monuments and heritage sites; cultural heritage and artistic expressions; the media; education; language and cultural revitalization; and the politics of memory and forgetting.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3901 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies

Study of a specific topic or area related to Canadian Studies. Topics vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4011 [0.5 credit]
Activism in Odawang/Ottawa

Examination of struggles and activism in and about Ottawa/Odawang.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4012 [0.5 credit]
Settler Colonialism on Turtle Island

Exploration of the theories, practices, and history of settler colonialism on Turtle Island. Topics may include: racialization; settlement and migration; white supremacy; heteropatriarchy; land and Indigenous relations; and contemporary struggles and decolonization.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4020 [0.5 credit]
Injury, Memory, and Redress in Canada

Examination of the politics of redress and (re)conciliation in Canada. Topics include the ways in which historic wrongs, trauma and injury are (re)imagined and memorialized.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4400 [0.5 credit]
Space, Landscape and Identity in Canada

Explorations of cultural landscapes and competing constructions of space. Topics may include: settler-colonial space-making; whiteness and space; diasporic space; geographies of gender and sexuality; and different understandings of nature/culture.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4403 [0.5 credit]
Heritage Conservation and Sustainability in Canada

Theory, principles, practices and policy of heritage conservation in Canada and globally. Focus on heritage conservation and its connections with environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as CDNS 5403, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4500 [0.5 credit]
Global Canada

Examining Canada’s place and activities on the global stage. Topics may include: Canadian multinationals; Canadian foreign policy, cultural diplomacy, and corporate globalization; advocacy for Indigenous, environmental, women’s, refugees’ and children’s rights; racial capitalism and im/migration; security; and resistances to the global.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 3301(no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4510 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Québec Studies

Examination of a specific topic or area related to the study of Québec. Topics vary from year to year.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 3510 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4800 [1.0 credit]
Internship Practicum

Practicum placements are available in institutional settings, primarily in the Ottawa area. Students must meet regularly with the academic evaluator and submit a final written report. A maximum of 1.0 practicum credits may be taken in fulfillment of Canadian Studies requirements.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 3800, CDNS 3801, CDNS 3802 and CDNS 3803.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School and fourth-year Honours standing in an Indigenous and Canadian Studies program.


CDNS 4801 [0.5 credit]
Internship/Practicum

Practicum placements are available in institutional settings, primarily in the Ottawa area. Students must meet regularly with the academic evaluator and submit a final written report. A maximum of 1.0 practicum credits may be taken in fulfillment of Canadian Studies requirements.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 3800, CDNS 3801, CDNS 3802 and CDNS 3803.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School and fourth-year Honours standing in an Indigenous and Canadian Studies program.


CDNS 4802 [0.5 credit]
Internship/Practicum

Practicum placements are available in institutional settings, primarily in the Ottawa area. Students must meet regularly with the academic evaluator and submit a final written report. A maximum of 1.0 practicum credits may be taken in fulfillment of Canadian Studies requirements.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 3800, CDNS 3801, CDNS 3802 and CDNS 3803.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School and fourth year Honours standing in an Indigenous and Canadian Studies program.


CDNS 4901 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies

Study of a specific topic or area related to Canadian Studies. Topics vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4902 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies

Study of a specific topic or area related to Canadian Studies. Topics vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.


CDNS 4903 [0.5 credit]
Études dirigées I

Cours facultatif offert seulement aux étudiants de quatrième année Honours en Études canadiennes (Mention : Français). Ce cours comprend des lectures dirigées et des travaux écrits dans un domaine relié aux Études canadiennes.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.


CDNS 4904 [0.5 credit]
Études dirigées II

Cours facultatif offert seulement aux étudiants de quatrième année Honours en Études canadiennes (Mention : Français). Ce cours comprend des lectures dirigées et des travaux écrits dans un domaine relié aux Études canadiennes.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.


CDNS 4905 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies I

An optional course normally restricted to fourth-year Honours students in Canadian Studies and to Qualifying-year Graduate students. Includes supervised reading and written work in a Canadian Studies area.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.


CDNS 4906 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies II

An optional course normally restricted to fourth-year Honours students in Canadian Studies and to Qualifying-year graduate students. Includes supervised reading and written work in a Canadian Studies area.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.


CDNS 4907 [1.0 credit]
Directed Studies III

An optional course normally restricted to fourth-year Honours students in Canadian Studies and to Qualifying-year graduate students. Includes supervised reading and written work in a Canadian Studies area.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.


Indigenous Studies (INDG) Courses

INDG 1000 [1.0 credit]
Introduction to Indigenous Studies

Survey of historical and contemporary issues relating to Indigenous peoples in Canada. Cultural traditions and the social interactions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous societies are approached from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Precludes additional credit for INDG 1010 and INDG 1011.
Online only.

INDG 1010 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Indigenous Peoplehood Studies

This course begins by looking at Creation Stories of different Indigenous peoples and builds to discuss Indigenous worldviews, ways of living, ecological relationships, inter-Indigenous relations and diplomacy among Indigenous peoples. Course materials are rooted in self-situated and collective understandings of Indigenous peoples.
Precludes additional credit for INDG 1000.
Lecture/groups, three hours a week.

INDG 1011 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters

An interdisciplinary examination of the history of relations between different Indigenous peoples and settler populations from first meetings to the mid-20th century. Topics vary by year, but may include diplomatic relations, trade, spirituality and religion, military alliances, policy, education.
Precludes additional credit for INDG 1000.
Lecture/groups, three hours a week.

INDG 2011 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Indigenous Studies

Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on issues since the 1960s. Topics include: contemporary explorations of treaty relationship and governance, cultural appropriation, identity politics, urban Aboriginality and contemporary social and cultural issues.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 2100 and CDNS 2011.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

INDG 2012 [0.5 credit]
Anishinaabe Studies

In-depth look at the Anishinaabe peoples. Topics may include: Anishinaabe creation stories, migration, the clan system, worldviews; oral, written, and recorded history; treaties, contemporary events, ecological knowing, cultural production, relations with settler-colonies and other nations, self-governance, diplomatic relations.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lecture/groups three hours a week.

INDG 2013 [0.5 credit]
Haudenosaunee Studies

Focuses on the Haudenosaunee from the founding of the Confederacy to present. Discussion of the culture, language, and structure of Haudenosaunee society, the Kaienerekowa (Great Law of Peace) and the Code of Handsome Lake, symbolism, and contemporary issues, including the impact of Euro-Canadian government policies.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lecture/groups, three hours a week.

INDG 2015 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing

Indigenous peoples’ relationships with the non-human world in both historical and contemporary contexts. Topics may include: the origins of Indigenous ecological ways of knowing, Indigenous languages, collective stewardship, water, land, and challenges to maintaining traditional knowledge.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lecture/groups, three hours a week.

INDG 2020 [0.5 credit]
Decolonizing Gender, Sex, and Sexuality

Effects of colonization in unbalancing Indigenous peoples’ lives through the imposition of constructions of gender, sex, and sexuality, and the ways that Indigenous peoples are working to restore balance to their families and communities. Topics vary by year.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Lecture/groups, three hours a week.

INDG 2709 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Drama

A study of dramatic literatures and theatre practice from Indigenous theatre makers, including playwrights, directors and other practitioners.
Also listed as ENGL 2709.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School.
Lecture three hours per week

INDG 3001 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Governance

An examination and discussion of different Indigenous forms of governance. Topics will vary by year and may include: Indigenous ways of knowing and forms of governance, community leadership, diplomatic relations, and struggles for self-determination.
Precludes additional credit for INDG 3000 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

INDG 3011 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Rights, Resistance, and Resurgence

Indigenous approaches to restoring balance within their nations. Topics include: direct action; political organizing; land claims; rights, courts, and legal action; everyday acts of resistance and resurgence such as petitioning, social media, arts-based movements, and community initiatives.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for INDG 3010 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

INDG 3015 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy

The relationship between Indigenous traditional ecological knowledges and the academy. Topics include: linguistic barriers, tensions in diffuse ways of knowing, research ethics with respect to Indigenous traditional knowledge, and working with knowledge holders.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

INDG 3901 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies

Topics vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year standing, or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

INDG 4001 [0.5 credit]
Indigeneity in the City

This course begins with an examination of the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the construction of cities and urban space. Culminates in the undertaking of research projects that directly link students to the urban Indigenous community in Ottawa.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

INDG 4011 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Representations

Through an examination of instances of Indigenous misrepresentation, students will explore how Indigenous peoples have used cultural production in various forms (such as literature, film, television, visual arts, music, performance) to put forth their own visions of their peoples, worldviews, and lives.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

INDG 4015 [0.5 credit]
Land as a Relation

This is an intensive 14-day field course that brings students together with knowledge holders on the land. The connections between Indigenous ways of knowing, the land, Indigenous languages, and the land’s non-human inhabitants, will be explored. Locations and course fee varies by year.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Fourteen-day field course.

INDG 4020 [0.5 credit]
Practicum

Students will learn to apply their knowledge of topics in Indigenous Studies with a local organization whose mandate involves working with and/or for Indigenous peoples. To be arranged in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.


INDG 4901 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies

Topics vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

INDG 4905 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies I

An optional course normally restricted to fourth-year Honours students in Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies and to Qualifying-year Graduate students. Includes supervised reading and written work in an Indigenous Studies area.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.


Note: Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

B.A. Regulations

The regulations presented below apply to all Bachelor of Arts programs. In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Continuation Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.A. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit in FYSM and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.A. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP), the Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP), or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

Breadth Requirement

Among the credits presented at graduation, students in both the B.A. and the B.A. Honours degrees and B.Co.M.S. are required to include 3.0 breadth credits, which must include 1.0 credit in three of the four breadth areas identified below. Credits that fulfil requirements in the Major, Minor, Concentration, Specialization, or Stream may also be used to fulfil the Breadth Requirement.

Students admitted with a completed university degree are exempt from breadth requirements.

Students in the following interdisciplinary programs are exempt from the B.A. breadth requirement.

  • African Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
Breadth Area 1: Culture and Communication

American Sign Language, Art History, Art and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French, Journalism, Media Production and Design, Music, Performance in Public Sphere, and Languages (Arabic, English as a Second Language, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indigenous Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

Subject codes: ARAB, ARTH, ASLA, CHIN, CLST, COMS, DIGH, ENGL, ESLA, FILM, FINS, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, JOUR, KORE, LANG, LATN, MPAD, MUSI, PIPS, PORT, RUSS, SPAN

Breadth Area 2: Humanities

African Studies, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Archaeology, Canadian Studies, Child Studies, Classical Civilization, Critical Race Studies, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Disability Studies, Environmental and Climate Humanities, European and Russian Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sexuality Studies, South Asian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Subject codes: AFRI, ALDS, ARCY, CDNS, CHST, CLCV, CRST, DBST, DIST, EACH, EURR, HIST, HUMR, HUMS, INDG, LACS, LING, MEMS, PHIL, RELI, SAST, SXST, WGST

Breadth Area 3: Science, Engineering, and Design

Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Information Resource Management, Information Technology (BIT), Information Technology (ITEC), Interactive Multimedia and Design, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Network Technology, Optical Systems and Sensors, Photonics, Statistics, Physics, and Technology, Society, Environment.

Subject codes: ACSE, AERO, ARCC, ARCH, ARCN, ARCS, ARCU, BIOC, BIOL, BIT, CHEM, CIVE, CMPS, COMP, ECOR, ELEC, ENSC, ENVE, ERTH, FOOD, HLTH, IDES, IMD, IRM, ISCI, ISCS, ISYS, ITEC, MAAE, MATH, MECH, NET, NEUR, NSCI, OSS, PHYS, PLT, SREE, STAT, SYSC, TSES

Breadth Area 4: Social Sciences

Anthropology, Business, Cognitive Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geomatics, Global and International Studies, Global Politics, Interdisciplinary Public Affairs, International Affairs, Law, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Political Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Sociology

Subject codes: ANTH, BUSI, CGSC, CRCJ, ECON, ENST, GEOG, GEOM, GINS, GPOL, INAF, IPAF, LAWS, MGDS, PADM, PAPM, POLM, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK

Declared and Undeclared Students

Degree students are considered "Undeclared" if they have been admitted to a degree, but have not yet selected and been accepted into a program within that degree. The status "Undeclared" is available only in the B.A. and B.Sc. degrees. Undeclared students must apply to enter a program upon or before completing 3.5 credits.

Change of Program Within the B.A. Degree

To transfer to a program within the B.A. degree, applicants must normally be Eligible to Continue (EC) in the new program, by meeting the CGPA thresholds described in Section 3.1.9 of the Academic Regulations of the University. 

Applications to declare or change programs within the B.A. degree online must be made online through Carleton Central by completing a Change of Program Elements (COPE) application form within the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program, or into a program element or option, is subject to any enrollment limitations, as well as specific program, program element, or option requirements as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations, and Specializations

Students may add a Minor, Concentration, or Specialization by completing a Change of Program Elements (COPE) application form online through Carleton Central. Acceptance into a Minor, Concentration, or Specialization normally requires that the student be Eligible to Continue (EC) and is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration, or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry and in Section 3.1.9 of the Academic Regulations of the University.

Mention : français

Students registered in certain B.A. programs may earn the diploma notation Mention : français by completing part of their program requirements in French, and by demonstrating knowledge of the history and culture of French Canada. The general requirements are listed below. For more specific details, consult the departmental program entries.

Students in a B.A. Honours program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French; and
  4. 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French.

Students in a B.A. program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in advanced French;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level in the Major discipline taken in French.

Students in Combined Honours programs must fulfil the Mention : français requirement in both disciplines.

Courses taught in French (Items 3 and 4, above) may be taken at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa on the Exchange Agreement, or at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission. Students planning to take courses on exchange or on a Letter of Permission should take careful note of the residence requirement for a minimum number of Carleton courses in their programs. Consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar for information regarding study on exchange or Letter of Permission.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2022-23 year only, and are based on the Ontario High School System. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration. The cut-off averages for admission may be considerably higher than the minimum. See also the General Admission and Procedures section of this Calendar. An overall average of at least 70% is normally required to be considered for admission. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Note: Courses listed as recommended are not mandatory for admission. Students who do not follow the recommendations will not be disadvantaged in the admission process.

Admissions Information

Admission requirements are based on the Ontario High School System. Prospective students can view the admission requirements through the Admissions website at admissions.carleton.ca. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program-by-program basis. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration; higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. All programs have limited enrolment and admission is not guaranteed. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Note: If a course is listed as recommended, it is not mandatory for admission. Students who do not follow the recommendations will not be disadvantaged in the admission process.

Admission Requirements

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

First Year

For B.A. and B.A. (Honours)
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include a 4U course in English (or anglais). Applicants submitting an English language test to satisfy the requirements of the English Language Proficiency section of this Calendar may use that test to also satisfy the 4U English prerequisite requirement.

Biology
For the major in Biology in the B.A. program, in addition to the 4U English, a 4U course in Chemistry is required. Advanced Functions, and Calculus and Vectors are recommended.

Advanced Standing

Applications for admission beyond first year will be assessed on their merits. Applicants must normally be Eligible to Continue in their year level, in addition to meeting the CGPA thresholds described in Section 3.1.9 of the Academic Regulations of the University. Advanced standing will be granted only for those subjects assessed as being appropriate for the program and the stream selected.

Co-op Option

Direct Admission to the 1st Year of the Co-op Option
Co-op is available for the following Majors in the B.A. (Honours) degree: Anthropology, English, Environmental Studies, European and Russian Studies, French, Geography, Geomatics, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.

Applicants must:

  1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
  2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Arts Honours with one of the majors listed above;
  3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Public Service Commission.

Note: continuation requirements for students previously admitted to the co-op option and admission requirements for the co-op option after beginning the program are described in the Co-operative Education Regulations section of this Calendar.

Advanced Standing

B.A. and B.A. (Honours) Program

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.