First Peoples Studies
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Minor
Why choose First Peoples Studies?
Explore the world of First Peoples – First Nations, Inuit and Métis – within the Quebec and Canadian context. Professors engaged in community research will help you develop awareness of First Peoples issues, from a First Peoples perspective, and deepen your understanding of society’s standing in relation to First Peoples. Courses cover history, contemporary social and political issues, culture and linguistics. Language courses include introductory-level Inuktitut; Haudenosaunee (Iroquoian) languages, especially Kanien'kehaka (Mohawk); and Algonquian languages (particularly Cree).
Other topics include health, education, the media and storytelling. The program has a strong focus on ethical research and engagement.
A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
- Major in First Peoples Studies (45 credits)
- Minor in First Peoples Studies (24 credits)
Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
- Quebec CEGEP: DEC
- High School: C+
- International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26
- Baccalauréat français: 11
- British system of education (GCE):
- A-levels: At least two A-level exams CD or
- AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
- BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
- Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
- University Transfers (internal/external): C
Course requirements for admission
None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
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- Contemporary Politics in First Peoples Communities
- The Indian Act
- First Peoples and Health
- Linguistic Introduction to Inuktitut Language
- First Peoples Sacred Stories
Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses and program requirements.
Students are encouraged, though not required, to take either a Minor in another area of study, or a second Major in order to facilitate the acquisition of complementary knowledge and practical skills relevant to contributing to the well-being and advancement of First Peoples.