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 an introduction to the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and will examine precolonial, colonial, and current perspectives about political, economic, and cultural practices.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 110, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student should 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.