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    • Faculty of Arts

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    • Minor in Indigenous Languages

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    Expected duration

    • 18 credit hours

Program details

The Minor in Indigenous Languages consists of 18 credit hours of courses offered.

Expected duration: 18 credit hours

The Indigenous Languages (Minor) consists of 18 credit hours of Indigenous Languages courses offered by the Department of Indigenous Studies.

Earning a minor in Arts

A minor is comprised of 18 credit hours which are in a subject field that is different from a declared major. To earn a minor in a subject field as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree, a student must successfully complete 18 credit hours in a subject field approved by the Faculty of Arts as a minor.
Minors offered by the Faculty of Arts are listed under each area of study’s section of the Academic Calendar. Arts students may complete minor programs offered by other Faculties/Schools providing the minor program consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours and all other degree requirements are satisfied.

Degree requirements for all BA degrees

Students in the BA General, BA Advanced and BA Honours degree must complete the following requirements as part of their degree:

  • 6 credit hours of humanities
  • 6 credit hours of social sciences
  • 6 credit hours of sciences
  • 3 credit hours of written English (W)
  • 3 credit hours of mathematics (M)
  • 3 credit hours of Indigenous course content (students entering as of fall 2021)
  • 6 credit hours in each of 5 different subject fields

The 3 credit hours of written English and 3 credit hours of mathematics are to satisfy the written English and mathematics requirement.

For full details on these requirements, refer to the Academic Calendar.

Sample course offerings

  • NATV 1200: Indigenous Peoples in Canada
  • NATV 1250: Introductory Cree 1
  • NATV 1270: Introductory Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 1
  • NATV 2250: Intermediate Cree (3 credit hours)
  • NATV 2274: Intermediate Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)
  • NATV 3222: Structure of Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) Language
  • NATV 3224: Structure of the Cree Language
  • NATV 3300: Indigenous Language Planning and Development

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

To qualify for and declare a minor in Indigenous Languages, you must achieve a grade of 'C' or better in the introductory or intermediate Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) or Cree language courses. View more information in the Academic Calendar.

Students who wish to declare a minor in Indigenous Languages should contact the department head.

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Admission and application inquiries

Mailing address
Undergraduate Admissions
424 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Office location
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

Submit a question
Phone: 204-474-8808
Toll-free: 1-800-224-7713 ext 8808

Program inquiries

Department of Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts
Room 215 Isbister Building
183 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Phone: 204-474-9266
Fax: 204-474-7657

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