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Minor Program in Northern Studies

A minor program in Northern Studies consists of an overall average of 60% in three course equivalents: the core courses, Northern Studies 1111 and 1112, and two full course equivalents, one of which must be at the third-year level, from either the Northern Studies Core Courses or the list of Northern Studies Electives.

Students who have previously taken Northern Studies 3001 may use it for credit towards the minor concentration.

Northern Studies Courses

Northern Studies 1111 - An introduction to the Circumpolar World
Northern Studies 1112 - An Introduction to the Canadian North
Northern Studies 2171 - Finland and the Nordic Region in the 19th Century
Northern Studies 2172 - Finland and the Nordic Region in the 20th Century
Northern Studies 2312 - Native Peoples and the North
Northern Studies 2411 - Special Topics
Northern Studies 2610 - Northern Environmental Chemistry
Northern Studies 2817 - Sociology of the North
Northern Studies 3111 - Land and Environment I
Northern Studies 3112 - Land and Environment II
Northern Studies 3211 - Peoples and Cultures I
Northern Studies 3212 - Peoples and Cultures II
Northern Studies 3311 - Contemporary Issues I
Northern Studies 3312 - Contemporary Issues II
Northern Studies 3313 - Ecological Structure in Northern Environments
Northern Studies 3314 - History of the Canadian North
Northern Studies 3317 - Arctic Sovereignty
Northern Studies 3330 - The North American Fur Trade
Northern Studies 3411 - Special Topics
Northern Studies 3435 - Native People and the Land
Northern Studies 3671 - Geography of the Arctic Region
Northern Studies 4111 - Canada and the Circumpolar World
Northern Studies 4213 - Politics in the Canadian North
Northern Studies 4311 - Advanced Seminar in Northern Studies
Northern Studies 4313 - Issues in the History of Northern Ontario
Northern Studies 4411 - Special Topics
Northern Studies 4511 - International Field Study
Northern Studies 4901 - Honours Thesis

Northern Studies electives can be chosen from Northern Studies courses above or from other courses as listed below. Many of these courses have prerequisites, and students are advised to plan their programs with this in mind. Students are encouraged to discuss their Northern Studies programs with the program co-ordinator.

Algonquian 2213 - Oral Algonquian Structure Part III
Algonquian 2233 - Oral Algonquian Structure Part IV
Anthropology 2173/Indigenous Learning 2173 - The Archeology of North America
Anthropology 2401/Indigenous Learning 2401 - Introduction to Native Canadian Studies
Anthropology 3315 - Archaeology of the Boreal Forest
Biology 2050 - Tree Development and Function
Biology 2131 - Regional Flowering Plants
Biology 3475 - Alpine Plant Physiology
Biology 4710 - Limnology
Economics 3133 - Regional Economics
Economics 4531/Environmental Studies 4531 - Natural Resource Economics
English 3819/Indigenous Learning 3819/Women's Studies 3819 - First Nations Women's Writing
Finnish 2001 - Intermediate Finnish
Finnish 2401 - Finnish Civilization
Finnish 3001 - Advanced Finnish
Geography 2331/Environmental Studies 2331 - Climatology
Geography 3331/Environmental Studies 3331 - Environmental Climatology
Geography 3411/Environmental Studies 3411 - Resource Management
Geography 3693 - Geography of Northern Europe
Geography 4831 - Indigenous Geographies of Mountain Areas
Geology 3130 - Glacial Systems
Geology 3311/Environmental Studies 3312 - Environmental Geology
History 3171 - Finland and the Nordic Region in the 19th Century
History 3172 - Finland and the Nordic Region in the 20th Century
Indigenous Learning 4302 - Indigenous Peoples and the World
Indigenous Learning 4801 - Aboriginal Self-government in International Law
Native Language 2711 - Introduction to Native American Linguistics
Native Language 2713 - Algonquian Linguistics
Native Language 3251 - Translation
Native Language 3511 - Literature: The Oral Tradition
Native Language 3531 - Composition
Native Language 3551 - Literature
Native Language 3711 - Native American Applied Linguistics
Native Language 3751 - Linguistics
Natural Resouces Management 2054/Indigenous Learning 2054 - Aboriginal Peoples and the Forest
Natural Resources Management 2110/Biology 2110 - Forest Soils and Water I
Natural Resouces Management 3217/Biology 3217 - Forest Entomology
Ojibwe 2001 - Intermediate Ojibwe
Ojibwe 3001 - Advanced Ojibwe
Outdoor Recreation 3771 - Nature-based Tourism
Outdoor Recreation 4510 - Polar Tourism
Outdoor Recreation 4815/Environmental Studies 4815 - Wilderness Issues
Philosophy 2013/Environmental Studies 2013 - Environmental Philosophy
Political Science 3250 - The Politics of Food in the North
Social Work 3313 - Northern Social Work Practice
Social Work 4411/Indigenous Learning 4411 - Social Practice and Aboriginal People
Visual Arts 2060/Indigenous Learning 2060 - Native Arts and Crafts
Visual Arts 3230 - History of North American First Peoples' Art I
Visual Arts 3231 - History of North American First Peoples' Art II