Programs & Courses

Programs & Courses

PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Journalism and Communication Arts. 4-year degree
For students seeking the base qualification for a long term career in journalism and communications. 

Bachelor of Indigenous Journalism and Communication Arts. 2-year after-degree
For students who already hold a B.A. degree and want to add journalism and communications to their career options. 

Diploma in Indigenous Communication Arts (INCA)2-year diploma
For students interested in exploring entry-level communications and journalism career options and/or preparing for degree studies. 

Certificate in Indigenous Journalism and Communications (INJC). 1-year certificate. 
For students seeking new skills in media production and communications.
2023-2024 INJC Brochure

Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Journalism and Communication Arts

Credit HoursBA Indigenous Journalism and Communication Arts Required Courses
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Section A: Indigenous Communication Arts
3.0INCA 100 - Introduction to Indigenous Communication Arts
6.0INCA 200 - INCA Summer Institute in Journalism
3.0INCA 210 – Respectful and Ethical Journalism and Communications
3.0INCA 283 - Indigenous Media in Canada
3.0INCA 284 - Managing Indigenous Media Businesses
6.0INCA 290 - Internship
3.0INCA 351 - Radio Production
3.0INCA 392 - Seminar: News Media and the Colonization of Indigenous People
9.0INCA 400 - Advanced Institute in Journalism and Knowledge Transfer
6.0INCA 490 - Advanced Internship
Section B:  Cognates in Business Administration
3.0ADMIN 225 - First Nations Economic Development
3.0ADMIN 245 - Introduction to Strategic Communications for Indigenous Organization
3.0ADMIN 345 - Strategic Communications Planning for Indigenous Organizations
54.0SUBTOTAL
REQUIRED ELECTIVES
3.0Any 100 or 200-level course prefixed INDG in addition to those listed in Arts Core Intercultural Studies and Arts Core Indigenous Studies
3.0Any 300 or 400-level course prefixed INDG in addition to those listed in Arts Core Intercultural Studies and Arts Core Indigenous Studies. Recommended:  INDG 301, 305, 324, 325, 338, 390 AD.
3.0One of INDG 280, INDG 281 or INDG 282
6.0Two language courses that include those prefixed CREE, DAK, DENE, NAK, NISH, or SAUL. Both courses must be in the same language, as per Arts Core requirements. Students wishing to pursue an Indigenous language not taught at FNUniv may apply for transfer credit from another accredited institution.
6.0Any two 200-300 level INCA courses not listed among major requirements. Recommended: INCA 291AA-ZZ or INCA 391 AA-ZZ selected topics courses.
21.0SUBTOTAL
ARTS CORE REQUIREMENTS
0.0Academic Integrity 099
3.0English 100
3.0INDG 100
3.0Any course in MATH, STAT, CS (except CS 100), ECON 224,PHIL 150, 352, 450, 452, 460, SOST 201
3.0Any 100- or 200-level Humanities course from the following: ARTS, CATH, CLAS, EAS, ENGL, HIST, HUM, INDL, IDS, LING, PAST, PHIL, RLST, WGST
3.0Any 100- or 200-level Social Sciences course from the following: ANTH, ECON, GES (except GES 121, 203, 207, and 297AA-ZZ), HS, ILP, IS, JRN, JS, NSLI, PPE, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, SOST
Requirement met in majorAny 100- or 200-level Indigenous Knowledge course from the following: INCA, INHS, INDG (except INDG 100 and 104)
3.0Any 100- or 200-level Media, Arts, and Performance course from the following: ART, ARTH, CTCH, FILM, INA, INAH, MAP, MU, MUCO, MUEN, MUHI, MUTH, THAC, THDS, THEA, THST, THTR
3.0Any 100- or 200-level Science course from the following: ASTR, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM (except CHEM 100), CS, GEOL, GES 121, 203, 207, or 297AA-ZZ, PHYS
Requirement met in majorAny two courses from the same Additional Language from the following: ARBC, CHIN, CREE, DAK, DENE, FRN, GER, JAPN, LANG, NAK, NISH, SPAN, CLAS 150 and 151, CLAS 160 and 161, RLST 184 and 284, RLST 188 and 288 *see note below.
21.00SUBTOTAL
OPEN ELECTIVES
24.08 elective courses. Recommended: ADMIN 203 - Comparative Management; ADMIN 205 - Management Communications;  INCA courses additional to required INCA courses and INCA electives; IFA courses; MAP film and photography courses; open JRN and CTCH courses; additional English, INDG and Indigenous languages courses.
120.0TOTAL: 65.00% PGPA and 60.00% UGPA required

Bachelor of Indigenous Journalism and Communication Arts (after-degree)

Credit Hours   BA Indigenous Journalism and Communication Arts Required Courses   
Major requirements   
Section A: Indigenous Communication Arts  
3.0  INCA 100 - Introduction to Indigenous Communication Arts   
6.0  INCA 200 - INCA Summer Institute in Journalism  
3.0  INCA 283 - Indigenous Media in Canada   
3.0  INCA 284 - Managing Indigenous Media Businesses   
6.0  INCA 290 - Internship   
3.0  INCA 351 - Radio Production   
3.0  INCA 392 - Seminar: News Media and the Colonization of Indigenous People   
9.0  INCA 400 - Advanced Institute in Journalism and Knowledge Transfer  
6.0  INCA 490 - Advanced Internship   
Section B:  Cognates in Business Administration  
3.0  ADMIN 225 - First Nations Economic Development  
3.0  ADMIN 245 - Introduction to Strategic Communications for Indigenous Organization  
3.0  ADMIN 345 - Strategic Communications Planning for Indigenous Organizations  
51.0  Subtotal   
Required electives   
3.0  Any 100 or 200-level course prefixed INDG in addition to those listed in Arts Core Intercultural Studies and Arts Core Indigenous Studies  
3.0  Any 300 or 400-level course prefixed INDG in addition to those listed in Arts Core Intercultural Studies and Arts Core Indigenous Studies. Recommended:  INDG 301, 305, 324, 325, 338, 390 AD.   
3.0  One of INDG 280, INDG 281 or INDG 282  
6.0  Two language courses that include those prefixed CREE, DAK, DENE, NAK, NISH, or SAUL. Both courses must be in the same language, as per Arts Core requirements. Students wishing to pursue an Indigenous language not taught at FNUniv may apply for transfer credit from another accredited institution.   
6.0  Any two 200-300 level INCA courses not listed among major requirements. Recommended: INCA 291AA-ZZ or INCA 391 AA-ZZ selected topics courses.   
21.0  Subtotal   
72.0  Total: 65.00% PGPA and 60.00% UGPA required  

Diploma in Indigenous Communication Arts

Arts Core RequirementsDiploma in Indigenous Communication Arts Required Courses
CreditsCourse
0ARTS 099
3ENGL 100
3Any course in MATH, STAT, CS (except CS 100), ECON 224, PHIL 150, 352, 450, 452, 460, SOST 201
3Any course in ART, ARTH, CTCH, FILM, INA, INAH, MAP, MU, MUCO, MUEN, MUHI, MUTH, THAC, THDS, THEA, or THST
3Any course in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or PHYS that has a laboratory component, or GEOG 121
3One of: ENGL 110; PHIL 100; RLST 245, 248; SOST 110
6Two language courses (or one six-credit course) in the same language other than English.
3Any course in ANTH; GEOG 100 or 120; INDG 232, 234, 238, 332, or 432;RLST (except RLST 181, 184, 186, 188, 284, 288)
Requirement met in majorAny course in HIST, CATH 200, CLAS 100, IDS 100 or INDG 208, 210, 215, 216, 218, 219, 221, 228, 229, 230 or INDL 241, 242 or any one of INDL 240 AA-ZZ 
Requirement met in majorAny course in ECON, GEOG (except GEOG 100, 120, 121, 309, 321, 323, 325, 327,329, 333, 411, 421, 423, 429, or 431), INDG 236, 258, 305, 358, IS, JS, LING 270, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, SOST or WG
Requirement met in majorAny course in INCA, INDG (except for INDG 208, 210, 215, 216, 218, 219, 221, 228, 229, 230, 232, 234, 236, 238, 258, 305, 332, 358, 432), INHS or any one of ENGL 214, 310 AA-ZZ; GEOG 344; HIST 310; JS 350, 351; KIN 105; LING 230, PSCI 338 or SOC 214 or other courses approved by the Faculty of Arts as having substantial indigenous content, including special studies.
24Subtotal
6Two courses chosen from two of the following: ECON 100 HIST 200, 201, 202 (history course emphasizing Canadian history) PSCI 230 (A course in political science emphasizing Canadian politics and government)
6INCA 200
3INCA 283
3INCA 284
6INCA 290
3INDG 281
3INDG 282
30Subtotal
Open Electives
18Six elective courses
72Total credit hours    65.00% PGPA or 60.00% UGPA required

Certificate in Indigenous Journalism and Communications

Credit HoursIndigenous Journalism and Communications Certificate Required Courses
3INCA 100
6INCA 200
3INA 283
6INCA 284 or ADMIN 245 or ADMIN 345
6INCA 290
3Any course in INA or INAH
3Two open elections (INCA 291 AA-ZZ and INCA 391 AA-ZZ are recommended)
30TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   65.00% PGPA required

COURSES

For the most current course information visit the University of Regina searchable course calendar or contact your academic advisor. 

INCA 100 3:3-1 Introduction to Indigenous Communication Arts An introduction to multimedia storytelling for Indigenous media. Students will sharpen their media literacy in a digital universe, learn protocols for respectful inquiry, and develop skills in interviewing, research, narrative structures and multi-platform technical production for Indigenous media organizations and audiences. 

INCA 200 6:0-0 INCA Summer Institute In Journalism This The INCA Summer Institute is an intensive 3-week course that provides instruction and practical experience to prepare students for entrylevel positions in print, online, radio and television media organizations. Students complete daily and weekly assignments and are trained by professional Indigenous journalists from Indigenous and mainstream media. ***Permission of the Department Head is required to register.*** *Note: This course may sometimes be offered on a Pass/Fail basis.* 

INCA 210 3:3-0 Respectful and Ethical Journalism and Communications. Core ethical foundations for the practice of decolonized journalism and communications. Cultural protocols, trauma-informed reporting, implicit bias, working with vulnerable populations, and other issues in daily practice. Rights and responsibilities of professional journalists and communicators in Customary and Canadian law. ***Prerequisite: None 

INCA 283 3:3-0 Indigenous Media in Canada Students review Indigenous media in Canada, the legislative and policy developments that have impacted communication, and the role in Indigenous media in constituting alternative public spheres of discourse. Topics include early newspaper publishing, Indigenous language radio and developments in television broadcasting that culminated with the creation of APTN. 

INCA 284 3:3-0 Managing Indigenous Media Businesses Students consider a variety of Indigenous media organizations with the goal of understanding how various forms of business—private for profit, nonprofit, cooperatives and quasi-public organizations—are financed and managed. Students will come to appreciate the challenges and opportunities of managing media businesses. 

INCA 290 6:0-0 INCA Internship The INCA internships follow the INCA Summer Institute and allow students to continue their training and gain practical experience in a supervised work experience in mainstream or Indigenous media and communication organizations. Students must complete a minimum of 200 hours of work experience. ***Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Head is required to register*** *Note: Students must fill out the Workers’ Compensation Agreement form prior to work placement.* *Note: This course may sometimes be offered on a Pass/Fail basis.* 

INCA 291 3:3-0 Selected Topics Courses designed as required for groups of students or individual study. 

INCA 291AA 3:3-0 Indigenous Print and Online Journalism Students will develop their understanding of the various types of journalistic stories and learn how to produce news and feature stories for Indigenous print and online news media, including the use of photography, audio and video to engage readers. 

INCA 291AB 3:3-0 Indigenous Multimedia Storytelling Students will develop their skills for telling news and current affairs stories, using audio, video and other digital formats, as well as social media platforms. 

INCA 291AC   3:3-0 Community Radio I Students will develop entry-level skills, competencies and attitudes necessary for the successful management of a not-for-profit, community-based radio station. Students will apply their skills in hands-on exercises at the First Nations University of Canada’s radio station, CFNU. 

INCA 351 3:3-3 Radio Production In this course, students will learn theory and skills of storytelling and audio production to produce the elements of a radio program, including documentary paks, talk tapes, interviews, soundscapes and voicers. Students will also learn how to combine these elements with music to create radio broadcasts and podcasts. ***Prerequisite: INCA 200*** 

INCA 391 AA-ZZ 3:3-0 Advanced Selected Topics Courses designed as required for groups of students or individual study. 

INCA 391 AA 3:3-0 Investigative and Collaborative Journalism This course is an introduction to the techniques and processes of investigative journalism, with a focus on Indigenous issues, research and storytelling collaborations. *Note: Students may receive credit for one of INCA 391AA or INDG 390AQ.* 

INCA 391AC   3:3-0 Community Radio II Students will develop advanced skills, competencies and attitudes necessary for the successful management of a not-for-profit, community-based radio station. Students will apply their skills in hands-on exercises at the First Nations University of Canada’s radio station, CFNU. ***Prerequisite: INCA 291AC.*** 

INCA 392 3:3-0Seminar: Colonial and Anti-Colonial Frames in the Contemporary News Media. An historical overview of the media’s role in advancing the colonial project, and critical examination of colonial frames in contemporary news media, including anti-colonial critiques and media alternatives. ***Prerequisite: Any 200-level INDG or INCA course or permission of the instructor. 

INCA 400 9:9-0 Advanced Institute in Journalism and Knowledge Transfer. Through intensive experiential learning, students will master in-depth journalistic storytelling techniques. They will also explore practices for sharing media and communication skills with others. Prerequisites: ***INCA 200 or permission of the instructor. 

INCA 490 6:6-0. Advanced Internship. The Advanced Internship will provide opportunities and mentorship for students to practice journalism and communications at an advanced level through mentored internship placements, learning and performing activities such as in-depth journalism, investigative research, strategic planning, market research, or other high-level activities. Students complete a minimum of 200 hours of work. ***Prerequisites: INCA 290 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered on a Pass/Fail basis. 

***Note: Students must fill out the Workers’ Compensation Agreement Form prior to work placement. 

For the most current course information visit the University of Regina searchable course calendar or contact your academic advisor.