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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.

Not all courses are offered every year. Please consult the 2014/2015 schedule for up to date current 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
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 3B16 From Riel to Nationhood, A History of the Métis
INVC 2B03 Ways of Telling: Indigenous Literature and Narrative Tradition (N.B. New code/level formerly ENGL 3B08)
VISA 2B32 Canadian Art: The Modern Era
VISA 3B28 Latin American Art: An Historical Overview
VISA 3B96 Special Topic in Visual Culture: Indigenous Cultural Politics: Gender, Art and Activism (not offered 2014/2015)
VISA 4B17 Reading Images of Indigenous People (not offered 2014/2015)
VISA 4B21 Arts and Cultures of Asia and Oceania (not offered 2014/2015)
Choose one of following Art courses: 0.5
INVC 3B01 Bringing Visual Literacy to Indigenous Communities (Offered during summer)
DRPT 3B24 Rethinking Abstraction from an Indigenous Perspective
INTM 3B11  Media & Social Change (not offered 2014/2015)
INTM 4B21 Documentary Media

INTM 4B22  Narrative Practices
SCIN 3B13 Introduction to Contemporary Indigenous Sculptural Practices
Choose one of the following Design courses: 0.5
GDES 3B21 Designing Across Differences: Indigenous Communities
GDES 4B10 Kanata, The Village: Sustainability & Survivance in Indigenous Design (not offered 2014/2015)
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

Courses no longer offered which may be included in 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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