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Aboriginal Studies

Langara College
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Vancouver
January 2022

Vancouver
May 2022

Vancouver
September 2022

Vancouver
January 2023

Program description

Aboriginal Studies

The Aboriginal Studies Program is an integrated university-transferable program that addresses historic and contemporary Aboriginal issues in Canada. The Aboriginal Studies Program is unique and comprehensive. The program welcomes all Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

The program strives to empower its students through education. The program encourages each student to reach their full potential through a unique, diverse and comprehensive approach to post-secondary education.

The curriculum content provides students with a thorough understanding of the historic and current circumstances of Aboriginal life in Canada and internationally and looks to the future at such issues as Aboriginal self-government and economic self-sufficiency. Equal emphasis is placed on developing analytical skills, critical thinking and communication skills, as well as laying a solid foundation for additional educational pursuits.

Admission requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older

International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level IV(a,b): EAP Level IV (LEAP 8)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): 24
  • IELTS Academic(a,b,c,d): 6.5

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.


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Program content

  • Canadian Aboriginal Experience
  • Aboriginal Culture, Identity and Community
  • Canadian Aboriginal Policy
  • Aboriginal Contemporary Issues
  • Aboriginal Women in Canada
  • Global Indigenous Perspectives
  • Criminal Justice and Aboriginal People
  • Canadian Aboriginal Law

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition fees

Please visit the website for information about tuition fees

Qualification

Credential: Certificate, Diploma, Associate of Arts Degree

The objectives of the Aboriginal Studies Program are:

  • to offer maximum options for its graduates in terms of direct employment and further post-secondary study.
  • to provide each student with a thorough understanding of the historic and current circumstances of Aboriginal life in Canada and abroad.
  • to develop analytical, critical thinking and communication skills.

Career opportunities

Aboriginal Studies graduates meet the demand for educated, well-rounded, skilled individuals who are a benefit to any Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal organization. Career opportunities for Aboriginal Studies graduates are numerous, in fields such as:

  • Social Work
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Community Development
  • Resource-based Industries
  • Health Care
  • Media
  • Education

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Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of...


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Langara College

100 West 49th Avenue
V5Y 2Z6 Vancouver British Columbia
Canada

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langara.ca

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