Programs & Interdisciplinary Modules

Students examine key fields such as history, language, politics, philosophy, culture, health, sociology, arts, economics and education to gain an understanding of Indigenous societies and learn to identify complex issues and challenges facing First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada, and Indigenous peoples around the world.

: Indigenous Studies
MAJOR MODULE: indigenous Studies
MINOR MODULE: Indigenous Studies

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. The focus of research and teaching in the linguistics program at Western is on theoretical and applied linguistics, bringing together an inter-faculty group of researchers for a truly interdisciplinary approach to the discipline. 


MAJOR MODULE: Linguistics
MINOR MODULE: Linguistics

The joint Honours Specialization in International Relations is an interdisciplinary program between the Department of History and the Department of Political Science. The program is aimed at high acheiving students as it examines connections between peoples and states in historical and contemporary contexts. 


The Centre for Transitional Justice & Post-Conflict Reconstruction offer a Minor module that uses a variety of theoretical approaches and practical tools in coming to terms with a society’s troubled past. 

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