Native Studies

The Native Studies curriculum provides a thorough academic examination of aspects of Aboriginal life and histories using a three-tiered paradigm of the local, the national, and the global to examine separate yet interrelated social phenomena. Students will be exposed to a variety of perspectives, world views, sources and intellectual traditions while they seek to link the processes of the past with contemporary issues. Successful graduates will have the skills and knowledge that will enable them to contribute constructively to the intellectual, cultural, political, or economical capital of Aboriginal societies. Students pursuing a Native Studies major follow Program Type B, Social Sciences.

3 credit units of 100-level Native Studies is required for all degree programs in Native Studies.  3 credit units of 100-level Native Studies and 3 credit units of an approved 100-level Social Science course (see courses listed under B1 requirements) are the prerequisites to all other Native Studies courses unless otherwise noted in the course descriptions. In special circumstances, prerequisites for senior Native Studies courses may be waived; see the course instructor to secure a waiver.

Major Average

The major average in Native Studies programs includes the grades earned in:

  • All NS courses

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Native Studies, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • NS 107.3
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement B6.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Arts Four-year (B.A. Four-year) - Native Studies

Bachelor of Arts Three-year (B.A. Three-year) - Native Studies

Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Honours) - Native Studies

Bachelor of Arts Double Honours - Native Studies - Specialization 1

Double Honours - Native Studies - Specialization 2

Native Studies - Minor