Courses

All students pursuing a degree in MIST must take core courses (the number of core courses depends on which degree is being pursued; see th e Requirements page for information on BA, BA Honours, BA Specialized Honours, Honours Minor, Double Major and Major-Minor options).

Each of the three steams within the program also have required courses.

Read the course descriptions online.

Core Courses

AP/MIST 1100 6.00: Introduction to Social Justice: Race, Diaspora and Indigenous Studies
AP/HREQ/MIST 3100 6.0 Research Methods in Equity Studies
AP/MIST 4705: Race, Diaspora and Indigenous Theory
AP/MIST/HREQ 4600 6.00 Research Seminar (for Specialized Honours BA)

Specialized Courses

The list of specialized courses in the core (students must take 9 credits for the BA) is as follows:

  • AP/PPAS/HREQ 3160 3.00 Refugee Policy Administration and Status Determination in Canada
  • AP/PHIL/HREQ 3180 3.00 Conversations with African Philosophy
  • AP/CLTR/HREQ/HUMA 3510 3.00 Arts and Rights
  • AP/SOWK/HREQ 3580 3.00 Transnational Human Rights and Social Work Practice
  • AP/PHIL/HREQ 3595 3.00 International Ethics and Intervention
  • AP/HREQ 3761 3.00/AP/POLS 3760 3.00 Canada's Social Policy
  • AP/HREQ 3800 3.00/AP/POLS 3045 3.00 Human Rights, Islamic Thought and Politics
  • AP/HREQ 3891 3.00/AP/SOCI/WMST 3890 3.00/GL/WMST 3890 3.00 Gender, Religion and Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • AP/HREQ 3892 3.00 Justice, Community and Social Action
  • AP/HREQ 3961 3.00 Children's Struggle for Human Rights and Equity
  • AP/HREQ 3962 3.00 Trauma, Social Dislocation and Human Rights
  • AP/HREQ 3963 3.00 Language, Linguistic Rights and Human Rights
  • AP/HREQ 3964 3.00 Equity in Schooling and Human Rights
  • AP/PHIL/HREQ 4185 3.00 Philosophical Perspectives on Justice
  • AP/ANTH/HREQ 4410 3.00 Anthropology of Human Rights
  • AP/HREQ HH/HLST 4510 3.00 Health and Human Rights
  • AP/HREQ/SOCI 4650 3.00 Equity in the Workplace: Labour Rights and Human Rights
  • AP/HREQ/PHIL 4651 3.00 Chinese Rights and Virtues in East Asia
  • AP/HREQ/SOCI 4652 3.00 Violence, Enslavement and Human Rights

Required Courses in Each Stream

Diaspora Studies Stream

AP/MIST 3610 6.00 Global Migration and Diaspora Cultures
AP/MIST 3624 6.00 Canadian Immigration Policy and Settlement

Indigenous Studies Stream:

AP/MIST 1050 6.00 Introduction to Indigenous Studies
AP/MIST 3640 3.00 The Indian Act, Treaties, and Non-Status Native Communities
AP/HUMA 3537 3.00/AP/CDNS/MIST 3839 3.00 Canadian Native Autobiography

Racism and Multiculturalism Stream

AP/MIST 3620 6.00/POLS 3565 6.00 Racism and Colonialism
AP/MIST 3680 6.00 Racism in Canada

Elective Courses in Each Stream

Courses taught within MIST or cross-listed to MIST are available for all MIST students, while courses listed from other departments can be taken for credit in MIST but enrollment space is not always guaranteed. Students select the electives of their choice, within their chosen stream, with the opportunity to take 12 credits in any other stream.

1. Diaspora Studies

AP/MIST 2000/GEOG 2310 6.00 Introduction to Refugee and Migration Studies
AP/MIST 2350 6.00 Chinese Communities in Canada
AP/MIST 3350 6.00 Muslim Diasporas in the West
AP/MIST 3370 AP/GL/WMST 3801 6.00 Immigrant Women in Canada
AP/MIST 3475 3.00 English-Speaking Caribbean: Development and Underdevelopment
AP/MIST 3510 6.00 Globalization: Wealth, Poverty and the New World Order
AP/MIST 3610 6.00 Global Migration and Diaspora Cultures
AP/MIST 4040 6.00 Jewish Communities
AP/MIST 4050 6.00 African Communities in the Americas
AP/MIST 4081 6.00 Gender, Culture and Society: Middle East
AP/SOSC/MIST 3575 6.00 Popular Cultures, East and West
AP/ANTH 3220 6.00 Greed. Globalization and the Gift: The Culture of Capitalism
AP/ANTH 3400 6.00 Altering States: Citizenship and Civil Society in a Globalizing World
AP/ANTH 4240 3.00 Global Environments, Livelihoods and Social Justice
AP/EN 3410 3.00 Caribbean Literature
AP/HIST 3870 Globalization in History
AP/HREQ/MIST 4800 6.00 Honours Thesis
AP/HUMA/MIST 3482 6.00 Islam through the Ages
APHUMA/CDNS/MIST 3660 3.00/6.00 African-Canadian Voices
AP/POLS/MIST 3260 6.00 War and Peace in the Middle East
AP/POLS 4245/AP/GL/WMST 4802 3.00 Gender and International Relations
AP/GL/WMST 3539 6.00 On Asian Women
AP/GL/WMST 3540 6.00 Globalization and Women's Health

2. Indigenous Studies

AP/MIST 1050 6.00 Introduction to Indigenous Studies
AP/MIST 3310 CDNS/HUMA 3530 6.00/3.00 Louis Riel and Metis Issues in North America
AP/MIST 3470 6.00 Black Indians and Native-Black Relations
AP/MIST/CDNS/EN/HUMA 3535 3.00 Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment
AP/MIST/CDNS/HUMA3536 3.00 Indigenous People, Legend and Memory
AP/MIST/CDNS/HUMA 3538 6.00 Comparative Issues In Canadian And American Native Literature
AP/MIST 3640 3.00: The Indian Act, Treaties, and Non-Status Native Communities
AP/MIST 3650 3.00 Urban Native Communities
AP/MIST 4765 3.00: Indigenous Literature, Survival and Sovereignty
AP/MIST 4770 3.00: First Nations Music and Cultural Regeneration
AP/MIST 4780 3.00 Indigenous Peoples and Education
AP/ANTH 3030 3.00 Discourses of Colonialism
AP/ANTH 3420 3.00 Indigenous Minorities and Human Rights
AP/ANTH 3510 3.00 Indigenous Peoples and Archaeology: From Conflict to Coalition
AP/CREE/MIST 1000 6.00: Introduction to Cree
AP/HIST 3546 6.00 Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
AP/HIST 4508 6.00 Cultures and Colonialism Canada - 1600-1900
AP/HIST 4753 6.00 Christianities and Indigenous Civilizations in Colonial Latin America
AP/HUMA 3537/CNDS/MIST 3839 3.00 Canadian Native Autobiography
AP/HUMA/MIST 4200 6.00: Metis Identities, Families and Issues In Canada
AP/HREQ/MIST 4800 6.00 Honours Thesis
AP/POLS 4102 3.00 Aboriginal Politics
AP/SOSC 3921 6.00 Indigenous Health and Healing: Interdisciplinary and Traditional Dialogues
AS/SOSC 4351 6.00 Indigenous Peoples and Law (open only to MIST students who are taking the Law and Society certificate or are doing a double major with Law and Society)
ED/EDUC 2200 3.00 Issues in Indigenous Education
ES/ENVS 3170 3.00 Indigenous Environmental Thought
ES/ENVS 4215 3.00 Globalization and Indigenous Peoples
FA FACS 3900 M 3.00 Arts and Cultures: Indigenous Cultures
FA FILM 4710 6.00 First Nations in Film and Television
FA/VISA 3350A Representation of Indigenous North Americans in Art & Popular Visual Culture
FA/VISA 3350C History of Indigenous North American Art
FA/VISA 3350 D Contemporary Aboriginal Art of North America
FA/VISA 3750 3.00 Arts of Colonial America
FA/VISA 4351 3.00 Issues in Contemporary Indigenous Art of North America
FA/VISA 4800I 3.00 Art of the Arctic
GL/SOCI/CDNS/SOSC 2630 3.00 Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
GL/LIN 3616 3.00/GL/CDNS 3616 3.00/GL/SOSC 3616 3.00) Case Studies in Canada's Indigenous Languages

3. Racism and Multiculturalism

AP/POLS/MIST 3561 6.00 Racism and the Law
AP/MIST 3562 6.00 Health, Culture and "Race"
AP/MIST 3580 6.00 Ethnic Communities in Canada
AP/MIST 3604 6.00 Racism and Culture
AP/MIST 3605 6.00 Race and Diversity in the Schools
AP/MIST 3620 6.00/POLS 3565 6.00 Racism and Colonialism
AP/MIST 3645 6.00 Women, Racism and "Race"
AP/MIST 3680 6.00 Racism in Canada
AP/MIST 4701 6.00 Contesting Racial and Colonial Violence
AP/HIST 3385 3.00, Empires and Colonial Rule in the Modern Mediterranean
AP/HIST 3386 3.00, Cooperation, Competition and Conflict: Jews and Non-Jews in E. Europe, 1914-1945
AP/HIST 3387 3.00, Bitter Legacy: Jewish/non-Jewish Relations in E. Europe since 1945
AP/HIST 3546 6.00, History of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
AP/HIST 3555 6.00, Canadian Jewish History
AP/HIST 3581 6.00 Immigrant Experience in Canada
AP/HIST 3582 6.00 Italian Canadian History
AP/HIST 3860 6.00, Modern History of the Jews
AP/HIST 4053 6.00 Research Seminar in North American Immigration and Ethnic History
AP/HIST 4385 6.00 History and Culture of Jews in Eastern Europe
AP/HREQ/MIST 4800 6.00 Honours Thesis
AP/HUMA/CDNS/MIST 3317 6.00 Black Writers and Their Worlds
AP/HUMA/CDNS/MIST 3660 3.00/6.00 African Canadian Voices
AP/HUMA/MIST 3661 3.00/6.00 Studies in African American Art and Theatre: History and Memory
AP/POLS 4240/MIST 4760 6.00 Nationalism and Citizenship
AP/POLS 4430/MIST 4060 Colonialism and Development
AP/GL/WMST 3536 3.00 Queer Cultures
AP/GL/WMST 3538 3.00 Black Feminist Thought
AP/GL/WMST 4506 3.00/GL/HIST 4606 3.00 Colonialisms and Women's Health