Interdisciplinary Programs : Indigenous Studies Program
The Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences jointly offer an interdisciplinary program in Indigenous Studies intended to provide both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with a core program incorporating Indigenous world views and ways of knowing. This is a General Program leading to the BA degree. See General Program in the Faculty of Humanities and General Program in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Students may obtain a Minor by completing the requirements for the General Program together with a Major or Honours program, or other degree program, in another department or faculty. See Minor Program and Minor Program in the Faculty of Social Sciences; see also Interfaculty Program in the Faculty of Humanities and Interfaculty Program in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Students in the program are required to complete the two 1.5 unit introductory courses (IS 200A and IS 200B) and the 1.5 unit capstone course (IS 400), plus 7.5 units of approved 300- and 400-level courses. If any of these upper-level courses form part of the student’s Major, Honours or General program in another department, it cannot be used to fulfill the requirements for the Indigenous Studies Program. Queries about courses and course requirements should be directed to the Indigenous Studies Program Director (isminor@uvic.ca) or to the Interdisciplinary Program Assistant (idpassis@uvic.ca). Further information can be found at <web.uvic.ca/isminor>