Course Descriptions

Anishinaabe Studies – 3 Year Program Course Map Degree Requirements

Year One
ANIS 1006/1007: Anishinaabe Peoples and Our Homelands (6 cr)
*OJIB 1016/1017: Introductory Anishinaabemowin (6 cr)
18 additional credits, of which 6 credits must be from Group III (Sciences)

Years Two and Three
ANIS 2006/2007: Anishinaabe Social Issues/Social Movements (6 cr)
ANIS 3126/3127: Ni Mi koo Bi doon: Anishinaabe Research I & II (6 cr)
6 credits upper-year OJIB (Anishinaabemowin) (list A)
6 credits from the Approved Course List for a major in Anishinaabe Studies (list B) 36 Elective Credits

*Students with a good prior knowledge of Anishinaabemowin may be directed to OJIB 2016/2017 instead of OJIB 1016/1017

Additional courses may be added to List A and List B as departments create/modify courses that contain relevant Anishinaabe content. Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig and the Department of Modern Languages will review new or modified course content and bring proposed modifications to List A and to List B to Senate for approval.

Students are advised to plan carefully for inclusion of the following courses in their program, as many have prerequisites, and departments do not always schedule these courses on a regular basis. If a student is taking a double major, then the courses below may only count towards one of the areas of study. For example, a student with a double major in History and Anishinaabe Studies must choose whether to count HIST 2116 towards the History major or towards the Anishinaabe Studies major.

Approved Course List for a major in Anishinaabe Studies: List A, Anishinaabemowin
OJIB 2016: Intermediate Anishinaabemowin I
OJIB 2017: Intermediate Anishinaabemowin II
OJIB 2506: Language Structures in Anishinaabemowin

OJIB 2906: Anishinaabe Philosophy of Language and Culture I
OJIB 2907: Anishinaabe Philosophy of Language and Culture II
OJIB 3016: Advanced Anishinaabemowin I
OJIB 3017: Advanced Anishinaabemowin II

OJIB 3025: Seminar in Advanced Language Studies
OJIB 3105: Anishinaabe Oral Literature

Approved Course List for a major in Anishinaabe Studies, List B
ANIS 2067: Music as Culture: Native Music
ANIS 3006: Government Acts and Policies
ANIS 3007: Treaties

ANIS 3906: Special Topics I
ANIS 3907: Special Topics II
CESD 2406: Environment and Community Resilience
CESD 3016: Global/Local Relations: A Critical Approach to Community Development
ENGL 2926: Indigenous Literature of North America
HIST 2116: Aboriginal Communities in Canada to 1763
HIST 2117: Aboriginal and Métis Communities in Canada, 1763 to Present.
JURI 3106: Indian Law and Policy in Canada (cross-listed with POLI 3106)
JURI 3107: Treaty Relations (cross-listed with POLI 3107)
POLI 3106: Indian Law and Policy in Canada (cross-listed with JURI 3106)
POLI 3107: Treaty Relations (cross-listed with JURI 3107)
POLI 3506: Justice as Healing: Addressing the Legacy of Canada’s Residential Schools Policy
SWRK 3406: Concepts of Wellness in First Nations’ Communities: An Historical Exploration
SWRK 3407: Concepts of Wellness in First Nations’ Communities: The Contemporary Context

Program Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Anishinaabe Studies (Combined Major)

Students should refer to the degree regulations pertaining to combined majors. A combined major in the three-year B.A. program requires 30 credits in each of two disciplines.

Year One
ANIS 1006/1007: Anishinaabe Peoples and Our Homelands (6 cr)
*OJIB 1016/1017: Introductory Anishinaabemowin (6 cr)

Years Two and Three
ANIS 2006/2007: Anishinaabe Social Issues/Social Movements (6 cr)
ANIS 3126/3127: Anishinaabe Research I & II (6 cr)
6 credits upper-year from the Approved Course List for a major in Anishinaabe Studies (list A or B)

*Students with a good prior knowledge of Anishinaabemowin may be directed to OJIB 2016/2017 instead of OJIB 1016/1017

Note: Students may wish to take a combined major in Anishinaabe Studies and Anishinaabemowin. In this case, all OJIB-designated courses count towards the Anishinaabemowin portion, and all ANIS courses count towards the Anishinaabe Studies portion of the combined major. For clarity, this combined major is outlined below:

Program Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Anishinaabe Studies and Anishinaabemowin (Combined Major)

Students should refer to the degree regulations pertaining to combined majors. A combined major in the three-year B.A. program requires 30 credits in each of two disciplines.

Year One
ANIS 1006/1007: Anishinaabe Peoples and Our Homelands (6 cr)
*OJIB 1016/1017: Introductory Anishinaabemowin (6 cr)
18 additional credits, of which 6 credits must be from Group III (Sciences)

Years Two and Three
ANIS 2006/2007: Anishinaabe Social Issues/Social Movements (6 cr)
ANIS 3126/3127: Ni Mi koo Bi doon: Anishinaabe Research I & II (6 cr)
12 credits upper-year from the Approved Course List for a major in Anishinaabe Studies (List B)
24 credits upper-year of OJIB (Anishinaabemowin)
12 Elective Credits

*Students with a good prior knowledge of Anishinaabemowin may be directed to OJIB 2016/2017 instead of OJIB 1016/1017

Minor in Anishinaabe Studies

A minor in Anishinaabe Studies is available to students who are qualifying for a degree program. In all cases, students will be expected to respect all course prerequisite requirements. The minor in Anishinaabe Studies consists of the following:

ANIS 1006/1007: Anishinaabe Peoples and Our Homelands (6 cr)
18 additional credits in ANIS and/or OJIB and/or credits from the Approved Course List for a Major in Anishinaabe Studies (List B).
A maximum of 12 OJIB credits may be counted towards a Minor in Anishinaabe Studies.