The study of language is central to FNUniv’s distinct Indigenous identity. Our programs offer students a unique opportunity to combine the study of Indigenous languages with that of the Linguistics or Indigenous Education programs. Students can pursue the following:
- Bachelor of Arts and Honours in Cree, Saulteaux, and/or Linguistics
- Bachelor of Arts (another program) with a Minor in Language or Linguistics
- Minor within Arts or Education for any of the five languages (Cree, Dakota, Dene, Nakota and Saulteaux)
- First Nations Language Instructors’ Certificate (FNLIC) for the five languages
- Certificate of Extended Studies in First Nations Languages (post B.Ed. program)
- Master of Arts with specialization in Indigenous Languages/Linguistics
Language courses explore conversational fluency, structure, writing systems, literatures, principles of translation, and oral traditions. Linguistics provides the tools to study and talk about language as part of a comprehensive program designed to assist students in following their passion.
Our programs aim to instill in students a sense of pride in the knowledge and use of Indigenous languages. Introductory courses include language lab activities. Some courses are also available for online delivery.
This is a good choice if you are interested in:
- Helping to identify and get a sense of belonging within First Nations culture
- Obtaining a minor in language to complement your Education degree
- Obtaining a degree in language study and linguistics
- Working towards a Master degree in Speech Pathology (helping children and teachers in your home communities)
- Language Instructor/ Teacher
- Speech Pathologist
Program Available At:
- Regina Campus
- First Nations Language Instructors’ Certificate is also available at Saskatoon Campus and select off-campus locations
Contact an Academic Advisor to register for upcoming Language & Linguistic Courses in Fall 2021 & Winter 2022.
Languages Courses for Fall 2021 & Winter 2022