Students enrolling in the Native American Studies program will have an excellent opportunity to study the Native perspective and how it relates to disciplines involving art, law, philosophy, politics, history, gender studies, ecology, business, customs, and language.
All of the classes in Native American Studies are taught from the Native perspective - this makes our program the most unique and one of the most soughtafter programs in Canada. The majority of our courses are taught by Native American and First Nations' instructors who are professionals in their fields with real-world experience, many of whom are known nationally and internationally.
Native and non-Native students also have access to a Native Advisor, through the Registrar's Office, who can assist them in many different areas including housing, course planning and selection, as well as personal counselling and encouragement.
Native American Studies students have a very active presence on campus through the Native American Student Association (NASA). This student club sponsors an annual pow-wow and Native Awareness Week, which includes art shows, guest speakers of national and international reputation, as well as other community events.
Students in the Faculty of Arts and Science have a number of special opportunities available including:
- Co-operative Education
- Applied Studies
- Independent Studies
- Honours Thesis
- Participation in Conferences
- Co-authorship of papers/publications
- Involvement with professors on research projects
For more information on these degree-related opportunities, see Courses.