Approved Course List (ACL)

The Approved Course List (ACL) is the official index of UBC courses that students may take towards their major or minor in FNIS or FNEL.

Please note that offerings, pre-requisites, and instructors may change without notice. To confirm the information below, please check department listings on UBC’s official online course schedule. Not all courses with significant Indigenous content appear on this list. Courses that are not on this list but have significant Indigenous content (including those outside the Faculty of Arts) may be considered for credit toward a major or minor by special arrangement.

*Note: Previously the FNEL program used Recommended Course List (RCL) to describe their approved electives. All FNEL approved electives are now hosted under the CIS ACL.

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