BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-242 - Cultural Immersion II - 3.00 Credits

INST-242 - Cultural Immersion II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will regularly engage students in appropriate projects and experiential learning activities. Traditional settings such as camps will be utilized as learning environments for transmitting both cultural and academic knowledge. In conjunction with knowledgeable Elders students will engage in traditional healing practices such as talking circles, moontime ceremonies, womanhood ceremonies, fasting and sweatlodge ceremonies.
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  • Prerequisites : INST 241, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Pass or Fail – to be determined by instructor(s) and student. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Recognize the validity and integrity of the traditional knowledge system;

  • Perceive cultural differences as positive attributes around which to build appropriate educational experiences;

  • Acquire in-depth cultural knowledge through active participation and meaningful interaction with Elders;

  • Able to interact with Elders in a respectful manner that demonstrates an appreciation for their role as culture bearers and community educators;

  • Ability to identify and utilize appropriate sources of knowledge to find solutions to everyday situations;

  • Able to engage in self-assessments to identify strengths and needs and make decisions to enhance life skills; and

  • Recognize and build upon the relationships that exist between the spiritual,natural and human realm in the world around them, as reflected by their own cultural traditions and beliefs.
  • Text and Materials: As identified by Elder (s) and Instructor.
    Other Resources: Material may be drawn from the bibliography attached to this document.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Late Assignments: All assignments are to be handed in at the beginning of class on the date they are due. Late assignments will be assessed a 5 % per day penalty. Assignments not submitted within one week of the due date will not be accepted. Every effort should be made to have assignments in on the due date. Assignments will not be graded after the due date without a written agreement negotiated between student and instructor. If you know that you will be unable to hand your assignment in on time, you should discuss it with your instructor at least one week in advance of the due date. Extensions are only given in compelling medical or personal circumstances; documentation may be required.
    Papers: Papers should be typewritten if possible but hand-written papers may be accepted. Papers with illegible writing will not be graded. Students should make every effort to acquaint themselves with a computer and a writing program; watch for workshop offered by Student Services which will equip you with the tools you need for researching and writing on a computer. Papers should be completed on 8½ x 11 inch white or recycled paper and secured with a single staple in the upper left hand corner. Papers should carry the date the paper was submitted rather than the date it was due. Students should keep a hard copy of their paper or a photocopy of their paper before you hand it in.
    Attendance: Attendance at lectures is critical because much information on the various topical areas, as well as, the assignments is disseminated in class. Lack of attendance will definitely be reflected in your overall grade. Students are expected to excuse their absences, in advance of the class, through other students or the instructor.

    Students with three ( 3) or more documented absences may be required to withdrawn from the class and/or face disciplinary action.