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The focus of this postgraduate certificate in Indigenous Visual Culture is contemporary practice, theory and expression in First Nations, Métis and Inuit art and design in Canadian and international contexts. This interdisciplinary certificate integrates Indigenous perspectives into course syllabi and places Indigenous faculty in the studios and classrooms.

Not all courses are offered every year. Please consult the 2013/2014 schedule for up-to-date offerings.


The following courses are required:
INVC 2B01 The Story of Us, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas 0.5
VISA 3B42 Critical Issues & Ideas in Contemporary First Nations Art 0.5
Plus 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 0.5 Liberal Arts & Sciences credits:
HUMN 3B16 From Riel to Nationhood, A History of the Métis 0.5
INVC 2B03 Ways of Telling: Indigenous Literature and Narrative Tradition (N.B. New code/level formerly ENGL 3B08) 0.5
VISA 2B32 Canadian Art: The Modern Era 0.5
VISA 3B28 Latin American Art: An Historical Overview 0.5
VISA 3B96 Special Topic in Visual Culture: Indigenous Cultural Politics: Gender, Art and Activism 0.5
VISA 4B17 Reading Images of Indigenous People (Not offered 2013/2014) 0.5
VISA 4B21 Arts and Cultures of Asia and Oceania 0.5
Choose one of the following 0.5 Art credits:
INVC 3B01 Field Study: Bringing Visual Literacy to Indigenous Communities (offered during summer) 0.5
DRPT 3B24 Rethinking Abstraction from an Indigenous Perspective 0.5
INTM 3B11 Media & Social Change 0.5
INTM 4B21 Documentation Practices 0.5
INTM 4B22 Narrative Practices 0.5
SCIN 3B13 Introduction to Contemporary Indigenous Sculptural Practices 0.5
0.5 credit from Faculty of Design, one of:
GDES 3B21 Designing Across Differences: Indigenous Communities 0.5
GDES 4B10 Kanata, The Village: Sustainability & Survivance in Indigenous Design 0.5
Plus 0.5 additional credit from any of the above elective course lists
Total Credits 3


Courses no longer offered that were part of the minor:
VISC 2B11 Reclaiming Indigenous Voice And Vision (taken between 2006/2007 and 2009/2010)
Modern Mexican Art (taken between 2002/2003 to 2009/2010)

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