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Northern First Nations Studies

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Program Description

Northern First Nations Studies is an interdisciplinary program in which students learn about the history, cultures and accomplishments, as well as the social, political and national concerns of First Nations and other indigenous peoples of the Yukon, the Canadian North and the Circumpolar World.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 graduation with English 12; OR
  • Mature student status with acceptable scores on College Assessments, the GED® test or the LPI test

If students do not meet either admission requirement, they should explore entry options with a program advisor.

Other Requirements

To graduate students must:

  • complete all core courses, including 2 Northern Studies core courses (6 credits)
  • complete 1 First Nations Studies (FNST) I elective (3 credits)
  • complete 2 FNST II electives (6 credits)
  • complete 2 FNST III electives (6 credits)
  • complete 2 lab-science electives (6 credits)
  • complete 1 social-science elective (3 credits)
  • complete 6 courses (18 credits) at the 200 level or above
  • complete 6 open electives (18 credits)
  • complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon College
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)

NOTE: Students may take up to six credits from outside the School of Liberal Arts and School of Science; however, such coursework may not be transferable to programs at other post-secondary institutions.

NOTE: The six open electives specified above may be filled with courses in the FNST I, II and III electives categories, provided all other requirements are already met.

NOTE: Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens.  As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.  For details, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations. For details, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.

Transferability

For transfer information on a specific Yukon College course, click on the program’s Course List tab, select the course in question by clicking its link, and then click the Check the BC Transfer Options link on the course’s information page; for additional information, consult a program advisor.

Duration

  • minimum two years
  • can be completed on a full- or part-time basis

Fees

Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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