Joint Major: Archaeology and First Nations Studies

Admission to the program:


Fall 2006 - Fall 2011 | Spring 2012 and after

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

  • Students graduating in FASS: 120 credit hours, 65 of those in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences subjects and with at least 45 (of the 120) in upper division courses*
  • Students graduating in FEnv: 120 credit hours, with at least 45 (of the 120) in upper division courses.*
  • No more than 15 upper division credit hours transferred from another institution may be used toward the requirements for a major.  Students must complete the lower division requirements of the major.
  • Completion of a Major, Joint Major, or two Extended Minors.
  • Completion of WQB requirements if admitted for or after Fall 2006 term. Details at: http://www.sfu.ca/ugcr/For_Students/WQB_Requirements/
  • Completion of Breadth requirements if admitted prior to Fall 2006 term (at least 30 semester hours from five prescribed departments outside the major department with no more than nine semester hours from any one department counting toward the 30; up to six semester hours may be from General Studies courses).
  • Minimum GPA requirements: minimum cumulative and upper division GPA of 2.00, minimum plan and upper division plan of 2.00.

* Students in the ARCH/FNST joint major program can choose to graduate in either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Environment. Students should plan their program in consultation with advisors from both departments.

    Advisors
    Vlad Vintila
    Department of Archaeology
    9632 Education Building
    Phone: 778.782.3519
    Email: archadv@sfu.ca

    Lorraine Yam
    First Nations Studies Program
    9091 Saywell Hall
    Phone: 778.782.5595
    Email: first_nations@sfu.ca

 

Archaeology/First Nations Studies Joint Major Requirements (admission to program January 2012 and after)

Lower Division First Nations Studies Requirements

Students complete all of:

  • FNST 101-3 The Cultures, Languages and Origins of Canada’s First Peoples
  • FNST 201-3 Canadian Aboriginal Peoples’ Perspectives on History
  • SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology (A)

and one of:

  • FNST 212-3 Indigenous Perceptions of Landscape
  • FNST 222-3 Selected Topics in First Nations Studies***
  • LING 160-3 Language, Culture, and Society*
  • SA 286-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Introduction (A)

* when topic is appropriate

*** may be completed more than once when offered as a different topic

Lower Division Archaeology Requirements

  • ARCH 131-3 Human Origins
  • ARCH 201-3 Introduction to Archaeology
  • ARCH 272W-3 Archaeology of the Old World
  • ARCH 273-3 Archaeology of the New World

Upper Division First Nations Studies Requirements

Students complete at least 22 units of upper division First Nations studies, including all of

FNST 301 - Issues in Applied First Nations Studies Research (3)
FNST 401 - Aboriginal Rights and Government Relations (3)
FNST 402W - The Discourse of Aboriginal Peoples (3)
FNST 403 - Indigenous Knowledge in the Modern World (3)

and the remaining 10 units from
FNST 322 - Special Topics in First Nations Studies (3) †
FNST 324 - Indigenous Art History (4)
FNST 325 - History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America to 1850 (4) + or HIST 325 - History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America to 1850 (4) +
FNST 326 - History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America Since 1850 (4) + or HIST 326 - History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America Since 1850 (4) +
FNST 327 - Aboriginal Women in Canada (4) + or GSWS 327 - Aboriginal Women in Canada (4) +
FNST 329 - Sexuality and Gender: Indigenous Perspectives (3)
FNST 332 - Ethnobotany of British Columbia First Nations (3)
FNST 353W - First Nations Heritage Stewardship (3)
FNST 360 - Popular Writing by Indigenous Authors (4) + or ENGL 360 - Popular Writing by Indigenous Authors (4) +
FNST 363 - Indigenous Poetry, Poetics, Printmaking (4)
FNST 376 - Indigenous Weaving Technologies: Community of Beings (4)
FNST 383 - Indigenous Technology: Art and Sustainability (4)
FNST 419 - Aboriginal/Indigenous Justice (3) + or CRIM 419 - Aboriginal/Indigenous Justice (3) +
FNST 429 - Indigenous Peoples and International Law (3) + or CRIM 429 - Indigenous Peoples and International Law (3) +
FNST 433 - Indigenous Environmental Activism (4)
FNST 442 - Directed Readings in First Nations Studies (3)
FNST 443 - Aboriginal Peoples, History and the Law (4) + or HIST 443 - Aboriginal Peoples, History and the Law (4) +
FNST 462 - Indigenous Oral Testimony: Theory, Practice, Purpose, Community (4)
LING 430 - Aboriginal Languages of the Americas (3)
SA 388 - Comparative Studies of Minority Indigenous Peoples (A) (4)
Other First Nations content courses may be applied, subject to department approval.

 

+ only one of the two courses may be used

† may be completed more than once when offered as as different topic

Upper Division Archaeology Requirements

Students complete at least 24 units of upper division archaeology including all of:

All of:

  • ARCH 372-5 Material Culture Analysis
  • ARCH 378-3 Pacific Northwest North America
  • ARCH 386-3 Archaeological Resource Management
  • ARCH 471W-5 Archaeological Theory

And two of:

  • ARCH 301-3 Ancient Visual Art
  • ARCH 348-5 Archaeological Conservation
  • ARCH 349-5 Management of Archaeological Collections

 

Archaeology/First Nations Studies Joint Major Requirements (admission to program before January 2012)

Lower Division First Nations Studies Requirements

  • FNST 101-3 The Cultures, Languages and Origins of Canada’s First Peoples
  • FNST 201-3 Canadian Aboriginal Peoples’ Perspectives on History
  • SA101-4 Introduction to Anthropology (A)

and one of:

  • LING 100-3 Communication and Language
  • LING 160-3 Language, Culture, and Society
  • SA 286-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Introduction (A)

Lower Division Archaeology Requirements

  • ARCH 131-3 Human Origins
  • ARCH 201-3 Introduction to Archaeology
  • ARCH 272W-3 Archaeology of the Old World
  • ARCH 273-3 Archaeology of the New World

Upper Division First Nations Studies Requirements

Students must complete at least 22 credit hours of upper division First Nations studies, including:

  • FNST 301-3 Issues in Applied First Nations Studies Research
  • FNST 401-3 Aboriginal Rights and Government Relations
  • FNST 402-3 The Discourse of Native Peoples
  • FNST 403-3 Indigenous Knowledge in the Modern World

and the remaining 10 credit hours from the following:

 

 

 

 

 

  • CRIM 311-3 Minorities and the Criminal Justice System
  • CRIM 419-3 Indigenous Peoples, Crime and Criminal Justice
  • FNST 322-3 Special Topics in First Nations Studies
  • FNST 332-3 Ethnobotany of British Columbia First Nations
  • FNST 442-3 Directed Readings in First Nations Studies
  • HIST 325-4 History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America to 1850
  • HIST 326-4 History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America since 1850
  • HIST 427-4 Problems in the History of Aboriginal Peoples
  • LING 430-3 Native American Languages
  • SA 388-4 Comparative Studies of Minority Indigenous Peoples (S or A)
  • SA 486-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Advanced Seminar (A)
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    Other courses that have First Nations content may be applied toward the program, subject to approval by the program director.

    Upper Division Archaeology Requirements

    Students are required to complete at least 24 credit hours of upper division archaeology including:

    • ARCH 372-5 Material Culture Analysis
    • ARCH 471W-5 Archaeological Theory

    and at least 14 credit hours from the list below:

    • ARCH 386-3 Archaeological Resource Management

    one of:

    • ARCH 301-3 Prehistoric and Indigenous Art
    • ARCH 336-3 Special Topics in Prehistoric and Indigenous Art

    one of:

    • ARCH 348-5 Archaeological Conservation
    • ARCH 349-5 Management of Archaeological Collections

    one of:

    • ARCH 360-5 Native Cultures of North America
    • ARCH 378-3 Pacific Northwest North America

    Special topics and/or directed readings courses may be applied toward the program, subject to approval by the program director.