First Nations and Endangered Languages

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Explore the processes and protocols for the documentation, conservation, revitalization, and reclamation of endangered languages, cultures, and Indigenous knowledge systems locally, regionally and internationally. This program offers courses in First Nations and Indigenous languages, at all levels, from introductory to advanced.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

First Nations Languages and Linguistics combines the formal study of linguistic analysis, and research methods and theory, with 12 credits of First Nations Languages courses. You can select a Major or Minor in First Nations Languages and Linguistics. For alternatives, see the interdisciplinary First Nations Languages program and the First Nations Studies program in the Faculty of Arts, as well as interdisciplinary degree programs.

Campus features

The First Nations House of Learning is located in the First Nations, a unique building that reflects the architectural traditions of the Northwest Coast. The Longhouse allows Aboriginal students to study in an environment which reflects Aboriginal traditions and cultures. It houses the Xwi7xwa Library, the Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP), and the UBC First Nations Student Association.

Program Requirements

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