BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCI-262 - Culture and Identity - 3.00 Credits

SOCI-262 - Culture and Identity - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an introduction to the Aboriginal people's philosophies, belief systems, spiritual and cultural traditions of Aboriginal peoples within Canada. Assimilation policies and practices that have impacted Aboriginal people's identities will be examined.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : SOCI 111, or SOCI 133
    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 successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of the impact of colonization and assimilation policies on Aboriginal people in Canada and how these policies impacted Aboriginal culture and identity;

  • identify the importance of Aboriginal culture, traditions, philosophies, belief systems and how Aboriginal people continue to maintain these connections in a contemporary world;

  • discuss the meaning of current ceremonial practices, rituals and games;

  • identify the importance of community based on traditional Aboriginal values such as respect, co-operation, kindness, consideration, sharing, responsibility, self-discipline and trust; and

  • demonstrate an understanding of how various aspects of Aboriginal culture, traditions, values philosophies can be incorporated into everyday life and practice.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Hanna, Darwin & Henry, Mamie. (1995). Our Tellings. UBC Press.

  • Storey, John. (1997). An Introductory Guide to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. Prentice-Hall.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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