Current Major & Minor Requirements

 

Major Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits for a major in First Nations and Indigenous Studies, 30 credits of which must be at the 300/400 level.

First and Second Years

Students must complete:

  • FNIS 100 (3) Indigenous Foundations 
  • FNIS 210 (3) Indigenous Politics and Self-Determination
  • FNIS 220 (3) Representation and Indigenous Cultural Politics; and
  • 3 credits at any level from the Approved Course List.

Third and Fourth Years

Students must complete:

  • FNIS 310 (3) Theory Seminar
  • FNIS 320 (3) Methods Seminar
  • FNIS 400 (6) Practicum/Advanced Research Seminar; and
  • An additional 6 credits of FNIS courses at the 300/400 level; and
  • An additional 12 credits at the 300/400 level from the Approved Course List.

Students in their first two years should check the pre-requisites for the upper level courses they are planning to take.

Minor Requirements

Students must complete 30 credits for a minor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies, 18 credits of which must be at the 300/400 level.

First and Second Years

Students must complete:

  • FNIS 100 (3) Indigenous Foundations 
  • FNIS 210 (3) Indigenous Politics and Self-Determination
  • FNIS 220 (3) Representation and Indigenous Cultural Politics; and
  • 3 credits at any level from the Approved Course List.

Third and Fourth Years

Students must complete:

  • FNIS 310 (3) Theory Seminar; and
  • An additional 6 credits of FNIS courses at the 300/400 level; and
  • An additional 9 credits at the 300/400 level from the Approved Course List.

Students in their first two years should check the pre-requisites for the upper level courses they are planning to take.

Faculty of Arts Requirements

Students should refer to the UBC Calendar to ensure they have met all of the necessary Faculty of Arts requirements. Before graduating, it is important that students contact an Arts Academic Advisor (for further information, please see Arts Academic Advising).