Indigenous Community Justice Minor
The minor in Indigenous Community Justice aims to critically engage students with Indigenous social justice issues and explore the impact of European influence on Indigenous life and cultures. Students will examine the social construction of settler societies that have taken root around the world through imperial and capitalist expansionism. They will be challenged to put knowledge of culture, history, and social justice—and their theoretical understandings—into practice. Students will study Indigenous mobilization, political organization, self-determination, resurgence, and regeneration of communities and cultures. This Minor also exposes students to the complexity and diversity of Indigenous ways of delivering justice, governance, and community structures. Students will also learn about the large variation of Indigenous methods of achieving justice among the numerous Indigenous communities across Canada. Finally, students will also engage in experiential learning and active engagement with local communities and peoples, as well as with peoples throughout Turtle Island.
This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.
Students pursuing a Minor in Indigenous Community Justice must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.
Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.
The Minor in Indigenous Community Justice requires completion of 18 credits of lower-level courses and 15 credits of upper-level courses as follows. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.
|ANTH 1100||Social & Cultural Anthropology||3 credits|
|HIST 1113||Canada to 1867||3 credits|
|INDG 1100||Introduction to Indigenous Studies||3 credits|
|SOCI 1125||Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures||3 credits|
|ANTH 2142||First Nations Cultures of Canada||3 credits|
|ANTH 2160||Culture and Environment||3 credits|
|SOCI 2150||Sociology of Indigenous Peoples (in development)||3 credits|
|SOCI 2230||Racialization and Ethnicity in Canada||3 credits|
|CRIM 4240||Indigenous Peoples and Justice||3 credits|
|INDG 3155||Indigenous Perspectives on Settler Colonial Societies||3 credits|
|INDG 4245||Indigenous Activism||3 credits|
|LING 3390||Indigenous Languages of Canada||3 credits|
|SOCI 4150||First Peoples, Public Policy in Canadian and Global Contexts (in development)||3 credits|
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor's degree, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Indigenous Community Justice..
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Baccalaureate Degree
- Open intake
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