Cert. in Indigenous Studies
Regulations for the Certificate in Indigenous Studies
As part of the Certificate in Indigenous Studies students must successfully complete a 3 credit hour foundation course at the 1000-level. It is anticipated that the foundation course will be taken at the beginning of the program. As part of their course selections, students are encouraged to complete courses that emphasize the origins and histories of Indigenous peoples as well as courses that emphasize contemporary issues of Indigenous peoples.
The Certificate in Indigenous Studies consists of 21 credit hours as prescribed below:
- ARCH/HIST 1005: Critical Reading and Writing in Indigenous Studies.
- A minimum of 6 credit hours at the 2000 level from Table 1 Courses for the Certificate in Indigenous Studies.
- A minimum of 6 credit hours at the 3000 level or 4000 level from Table 1 Courses for the Certificate in Indigenous Studies
- An additional 6 credit hours at any level from Table 1 Courses for the Certificate in Indigenous Studies.
- Of the required 21 credit hours, students must complete courses from at least three disciplines.
|Table 1 Courses for the Certificate in Indigenous Studies|
Archaeology 1005 or History 1005
Archaeology 2481, 2482
Linguistics 2022, 2025, 2026, 2060
|Anthropology 3070, 3240
Archaeology 3290, 3291, 3510, 3588
Archaeology 3520 or History 3520
Archaeology 3525 or History 3525
Gender Studies 3015
History 3765, 4252
Law and Society 3830, 3014
Political Science 3830
Not all courses are offered every semester. Students are strongly advised to consult with the Program Director for assistance with course planning, and to generally follow Table 2 Suggested Course Sequencing for the Certificate in Indigenous Studies. Students who are only pursuing the Certificate program (i.e. not pursuing a degree program) are encouraged to consult with the Program Director and/or course instructor when considering a 4000-level course.
Other Humanities and Social Sciences courses whose Calendar entries clearly establish an emphasis on Indigenous Studies, including courses delivered exclusively at Grenfell Campus or the Labrador Campus of Memorial University, may be eligible. Students should speak with the Program Director for information.
|Table 2 Suggested Course Sequencing for the Certificate in Indigenous Studies|
|First 3 credit hours: Archaeology 1005 or History 1005|
|Next 18 credit hours: Successfully complete an additional six courses selected from Table 1 Courses for the Certificate in Indigenous Studies. (Certificate total is 7 courses)|
Students may wish to use our Archaeology Undergraduate Planning Spreadsheet (Cert. Indigenous Studies) to help plan their Certificate in Indigenous Studies.
Disclaimer: Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this webpage. However, in the event of a discrepancy, the University Calendar will be the authority. Students are encouraged to double check with the University Calendar regularly.