Indigenous Visual Culture Minor


An interdisciplinary minor in Indigenous Visual Culture focuses on contemporary practice, theory and expression in First Nations, Métis and Inuit art and design in Canadian and international contexts. This minor integrates Indigenous perspectives into course syllabi and places Indigenous faculty in studios and classrooms.

The following courses are required:
INVC 2001 The Story of Us, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas 0.5
VISA 3015 Critical Issues & Ideas in Contemporary First Nations Art 0.5
Take four courses (2.0 credits) from below:
(At least three courses must be taken at 300 or 400 level)
Choose one of the following Liberal Arts & Sciences courses: 0.5
HUMN 3012 From Riel to Nationhood, A History of the Métis
ENGL 3013
Ways of Telling: Indigenous Literature and Narrative Tradition

VISA 2006 Canadian Art: The Modern Era
VISA 3012 Latin American Art: An Historical Overview
VISA 3023 Indigenous Cultural Politics: Art and Activism
VISA 4009 Reading Images of Indigenous People
VISA 4010 Arts and Cultures of Asia and Oceania
Choose one of following Art courses: 0.5
INVC 3001 Bringing Visual Literacy to Indigenous Communities
DRPT 3012 Rethinking Abstraction from an Indigenous Perspective
INTM 3004 Media & Social Change
INTM 4006 Documentary Media

INTM 4007 Narrative Practices
SCIN 3004 Introduction to Contemporary Indigenous Sculptural Practices
Choose one of the following Design courses: 0.5
GDES 3019 Designing Across Differences: Indigenous Communities
GDES 4011 Kanata, The Village: Sustainability & Survivance in Indigenous Design
Take an additional 0.5 credit course from one of the lists above (Liberal Arts & Sciences, Art, or Design) 0.5

Total Credits 3.0