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ABS Aboriginal Studies Program


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Introduction

The Aboriginal Studies Program focuses on the language, culture, and history of First Nations' people, contributing to our understanding of the interaction between First Nations and Euro-Canadian Society. It is an inter-disciplinary program which is jointly sponsored by the Anthropology and Linguistics Departments. Students are encouraged to seek counselling and information about this program from Professor K.D. Rice, Linguistics (978-1763).

ABORIGINAL STUDIES PROGRAMS

Major program Major program: M01151(7 full courses or their equivalent, including at least two 300+level courses)
1. One of ANT 100Y/HIS 262Y/263Y/LIN 100Y/POL 102Y/UNI 130Y
2. ABS 200Y
3. ABS 210Y/220Y
4. ABS 300Y
5. Two full-course equivalents from Group A below (note: some of these courses have prerequisites). Students are encouraged to include ABS 496H/ABS497H as one of these courses if possible.
6. One additional full-course equivalent from Group A or one full-course equivalent from Group B below (note: some of these courses have prerequisites)

Minor program Minor program: R01151(4 full courses or their equivalent)
1. ABS 200Y
2. ABS 300Y
3. One full-course equivalent ABS course or one full-course equivalent from Group A below, except for ABS 496H/497H (note: some of these courses have prerequisites)
4. One additional full-course equivalent ABS course or full-course equivalent from Group A (except for ABS496H/497H) or Group B below (note: some of these courses have prerequisites)

Group A:

ABS210Y
Introduction to the Ojibwa Language

ABS220Y
Introduction to an Iroquoian Language

ABS310Y
Ojibwa Language II

ABS320Y
Aboriginal Craft: Technical and Theoretical Aspects

ABS330Y
Aboriginal Music: Technical and Theoretical Aspects

ABS496H
/497H Independent Research (for Major Program students only)

ANT309H
Archaeology of Western North America

ANT315H
Arctic Archaeology

ANT365Y
Aboriginal Societies of North America

ANT453H
Sub-Arctic Issues

ENG254Y
Contemporary Native North American Literature

FRE434H
Native Authors in Quebec

HIS369Y
The Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes

HIS417Y
Native and Other Americans

HIS472Y
Topics in Canadian Aboriginal-Non-Aboriginal Relations

PHL410H
The Construction of Indigenous Peoples & the Identity of Europe in Modern European Thought

PHM420H
First Nations Issues in Health and Healing

POL490H
The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (Topics in Canadian Politics I)

RLG201Y
Aboriginal Religion

UNI302H
The Canadian North

UNI315Y
First Nations' Perspective on Canada

UNI317Y
Politics of Aboriginal Self-Government

UNI430H
Senior Seminar: Rights in the Canadian Context

Group B:

ANT200Y
Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology

ANT204Y
Social and Cultural Anthropology

ANT311Y
Archaeological Fieldwork

ANT360H
The Anthropology of Music

ENV221Y
Approaches to Environmental Issues I

ENV236Y
Human Interactions with the Environment

GGR240Y
Historical Geography of the Americas

HIS362Y
New France

INI327Y
Race and Representation

JAL253H
Language and Society

JAL254H
Sociolinguistics

POL304Y
Ethnicity and Politics in Canada

SOC220Y
Social Inequality in Canada

TRN201Y
Myth and Culture

ABORIGINAL STUDIES COURSES

(see Section 4 for Key to Course Descriptions)

For Distribution Requirement purposes, ABS courses are classified in different categories; check individual course descriptions.

ABS200Y
Aboriginal Studies I 52L

Examination of the historical interplay of Aboriginal language and cultures in Canada. Particular focus is on the language and culture of a First Nation in Ontario.

This is a Social Science or Humanities course

ABS210Y
Introduction to the Ojibwa Language 52L

An introduction to the Ojibwa language, including the syllabic writing system.

This is a Humanities course

ABS220Y
Introduction to an Iroquoian Language 78L

An introduction to one of the languages of the Iroquoian language family.

This is a Humanities course

ABS300Y
Aboriginal Studies II 52L

A study of the language and culture of an Aboriginal people of Ontario through exploration of oral history, from creation stories until present times, including the role of oral history and methods for studying oral history through accounts told by elders.
Prerequisite: ABS200Y

This is a Social Science or Humanities course

ABS310Y
Ojibwa Language II 52L

Further study of the Ojibwa language with emphasis on speaking and writing.
Prerequisite: ABS210Y

This is a Humanities course

ABS320Y
Aboriginal Craft: Technical and Theoretical Aspects 52L, 104P

An introduction to aboriginal crafts, including basketry, textile work, beading, leather work, with concentration on technical, theoretical, ethetic and cultural aspects.
Prerequisite: ABS200Y or permission of the instructor

This is a Humanities course

ABS330Y
Aboriginal Music: Technical and Theoretical Aspects 26L, 52P

An introduction to aboriginal music, focusing on hand-drumming and singing, with concentration on technical, theoretical, and cultural aspects.
Prerequisite: ABS200Y

This is a Humanities course

ABS496H /497H
Independent Research TBA

Supervised independent research on a topic agreed on by the student and the supervisor before enrolment in the course. Available only when someone is willing and able to supervise.
Prerequisite: ABS200Y, 210Y, 300Y

This is a Social Science or Humanities course


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