BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ANTH-214 - Canadian Indigenous People - 3.00 Credits

ANTH-214 - Canadian Indigenous People - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course serves as a introduction to the present situation of the First Nations peoples of Canada interpreted on the basis of historical and contemporary political, economical, and cultural practices.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 110, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:

  • ability to compare and contrast the cultural, economical and political differences between First Nation cultures;

  • identify and understand the factors that result in the development of unique cultural features of selected First Nations;

  • familiarity with anthropological practices - then and now: ethnography, participant - observation research methods and the comparative perspective;

  • interpret and assess the issues and concerns raised by anthropological research, within First Nations communities;

  • undertake and direct research on a specific topic; and

  • work effectively and cooperatively in groups.

  • Text and Materials:
  • Dickason, Olive Patricia. (1997). Canada’s First Nation: A History of the Founding Peoples from Earliest Times. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

  • Dyck, Noel. & Waldram, James B. (1993). Anthropology, Public Policy and Native Peoples in Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 1999.