Program Requirements

Aboriginal Studies offers a Specialist, Major and Minor Programs within the Faculty of Arts & Science. The Aboriginal Studies Minor Program must be combined with a Specialist Program, OR another minor plus a major in order to meet the degree requirements of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

Consult the Calendar at the Faculty of Arts and Science for the complete requirement details.

Aboriginal Studies Specialist (Arts Program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol. (10 full courses or their equivalents, including at least one 400+level course)

  1. ABS201Y1
  2. ABS210Y1/ABS220Y1/(ABS230H1, ABS231H1)
  3. ABS300Y1 and ABS301Y1/ABS351Y1
  4. ABS390H1 and ABS460H1
  5. Four additional full-course equivalent from Group A (note: some of these courses have prerequisites)
  6. One additional FCE from Group A or Group B below (note: some of these courses have prerequisites)
  7. For numbers 5 and 6 above, 2 FCE’s must be at the 300 level and .5 FCE at the fourth year level.

Note

A student who wishes to complete their program in four years should take at least two courses in Aboriginal Studies each year for the first two years, for example, ABS201Y1 and ABS210Y1/ ABS220Y1/ ABS230H1 and ABS231H1 the first year; ABS300Y1 and another 300 level course from ABS, or GGR (formerly known as JAG) the second year; ABS301Y1/ABS351Y1 (offered in alternative years) and another 300 level course from ABS, GGR or JPA the third year; and a four hundred level ABS, JFP or JPA course; or one 400 level half course and one 300 level course in their final year.

Aboriginal Studies Major (Arts Program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol. (7 full courses or their equivalent, including at least two 300+level courses)

  1. ABS201Y1
  2. ABS210Y1/ABS220Y1/ABS230H1 and ABS231H1
  3. ABS300Y1 and ABS301Y1/ABS351Y1
  4. ABS390H1
  5. Two additional full-course equivalents from ABS, JFP, JPA or GGR (formerly known as JAG) designators (note: some of these courses have prerequisites)
  6. One additional .5 FCE from Group A or one .5 FCE from Group B below (note: some of these courses have prerequisites)
  7. Of the courses chosen, at least 2 FCE must be at the 300+ level and .5 FCE at the 400 level.

A student who wishes to complete their program in four years should take at least two courses in Aboriginal Studies each year for the first two years, for example, ABS201Y1 and ABS210Y1/ ABS220Y1/ABS230H1 and ABS231H1 the first year; ABS300Y1 and another 300 level course from ABS, or GGR (formerly known as JAG) the second year; ABS301Y1/ABS351Y1 (offered in alternative years) and another 300 level course from ABS, GGR or JPA the third year; and a 400 level ABS, JFP or JPA course; or one 400 level half course and one 300 level course in their final year. ABS390H1 is a required course for all ABS Majors.

Aboriginal Studies Minor (Arts Program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol. (4 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one full-course equivalent at the 300+-level)

  1. ABS201Y1
  2. ABS300Y1/ABS301Y1/ABS351Y1
  3. One additional full-course equivalent ABS, JFP, JPA or GGR (formerly known as JAG) (note: some of these courses have prerequisites)
  4. One additional full-course equivalent from Group A below (note: some of these courses have prerequisites)

Note

A student who wishes to complete their program in four years should take at least two courses in Aboriginal Studies each year for the first two years, for example, ABS201Y1 and ABS210Y1/ ABS220Y1/ ABS230H1and ABS231H1 the first year; ABS300Y1 and another 300 level course from ABS or GGR (formerly known as JAG) the second year; ABS301Y1/ABS351Y1 (offered in alternative years) and another 300 level course from ABS, GGR or JPA the third year; and a four hundred level ABS, JFP or JPA course; or one 400 level half course and one 300 level course in their final year.