Indigenous Studies

The Indigenous Studies stream will be of interest to First Nations students at StFX who presently have no academic “home” at the University as well as to other students who want to learn about Indigenous peoples. In addition to our existing courses, we plan to develop “out-reach” courses, including an ethnographic field course, in partnership with nearby Mi’kmaw communities. This stream will prepare students for careers in fields such as education, law, politics, journalism, community development or the public service sector, anywhere that a knowledge of First Nations issues and perspectives is important.

Indigenous Studies Stream Major/Advanced Major

Credits and course number Course title
6 cu ANTH 111/112 Introduction to Physical Anthropology/Archaeology; Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
3 cu ANTH 234 Introduction to Indigenous Anthropology
6 cu ANTH 200 level social anthropology course: ANTH 233 and 218 Anthrpology of Health; Ethnographic Studies
3 cu ANTH 200 level archaeology courses; choose from: ANTH 243; ANTH 253 Principles of Archaeology and Prehistoric Societies; Origins of Cities
3 cu theory: ANTH 303 Anthropological Theory
3 cu methods: ANTH 304 OR ANTH 305 Principles and Methods of Fieldwork; Anthropological Data Analysis
3 cu ANTH 332 Mi’kmaq Studies: Advanced Critical Issues in Indigenous Anthropology
3 cu 341 North American Archaeology
3 cu 435 Advanced Indigenous Issues [advanced major students will normally write their advanced major paper in this course]
Total: 36 cu  

Indigenous Studies Stream Honours

Credits and course number Course title
6 cu ANTH 111/112 Introduction to Physical Anthropology/Archaeology; Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
3 cu ANTH 234 Introduction to Indigenous Anthropology
6 cu ANTH 200 level social anthropology course: ANTH 233 and 218 Anthrpology of Health; Ethnographic Studies
3 cu ANTH 200 level archaeology course; choose from: ANTH 243 OR 253 Principles of Archaeology and Prehistoric Societies; Origins of Cities
3 cu theory: ANTH 303 Anthropological Theory
3 cu methods: ANTH 304 OR 305 Principles and Methods of Fieldwork; Anthropological Data Analysis
3 cu ANTH 332 Mi’kmaq Studies: Advanced Critical Issues in Indigenous Anthropology
3 cu 341 North American Archaeology
6 cu ANTH 400 Thesis
3 cu 435 Advanced Indigenous Issues
15 additional ANTH credits  
Total: 60 cu