Inuit Studies Diploma Program

Inuit Studies Diploma Program

12 months
Processing time: 30 dyas
Application fee: CA$100
Intakes: No Specified Start Date

Program overview

Through the study of the social, economic, and political conditions of the Inuit, the program will lead to an increased awareness of unique and important aspects of the Inuit identity, philisophy and culture.Inuit Studies year one, focuses on language and culture by offering courses such as Introduction to Inuit Studies, Introduction to Northern Government, Research Methods and Inuit Oral History, Reading & Writing Inuktitut, Orthography and Phonology.Second year focuses on Linguistic courses as well as courses in Inuit Customary practices, cosmology, Introduction to the Oral Tradition, Methods of Social Control, Child Rearing Practices, Traditional Health Practices, Living & Surviving on the Land, Transition to Christianity, Dreams & Dream Interpretation with courses in Environment and Technology on Wilderness Travel, Survival, Search and Rescue.Students are required to complete ten, three-credit courses, theequivalent of one year of full-time studies. Each semester will take two required courses and one elective course in consultation with the Inuit Studies faculty.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



    The minimum admission requirement for all certificate, diploma and degree programs is a high school diploma. Some programs require the successful completion of specific high school courses with a minimum average 1. Applicants wishing to apply to this program must: - have grade 12 or be eligible for mature student admission (19 years of age) - submit a letter of interest explaining why he/ she wants to enter the program - submit three letters of reference Applicants will be required to submit a high school transcript or equivalent 2. Personal suitability will be assessed through an interview with program personnel. 3. All applicants are subject to review by the admissions committee Official transcripts, documents showing formal and informal academic qualifications, and information about related work experience. An interview may be required. Applicants who received their formal education in a language other than English will be required to submit proof of English language proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

    Career opportunities

    Students successfully completing the program will be able to find work as IQ coordinators, researchers in Inuit language and culture, cultural instructors in elementary and high schools, policy advisors at government departments such as CLEY, adult literacy instructors, and Inuktitut as second language instructors. Some graduates of the programhave continued their studies and have gone on to graduate from the Akitsiraq Law Program, the Social Work Program and the Teacher Education Program among others.

    Campus location

    Rankin Inlet , Canada