BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNWS-209 - Directed Study - 3.00 Credits

FNWS-209 - Directed Study - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course enables the student to engage in in-depth research in an area of First Nations Women Studies, not normally covered by other principal or ancillary courses. Students, under the direction of an instructor will engage in advanced research in an area of study that reflects the student's preferred area of interest. Students must meet with the instructor and deptartment head prior to submitting a plan of study.
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  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 and/or English 12 First Peoples or permission of instructor. Recommended prerequisite FNWS 100.
    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:

  • Ability to compare and contrast a subject area of First Nations Women;

  • Identify and understand the factors that are related to research of First Nations Women studies;

  • Demonstrate familiarity with research methods - ethnography, participant observation and comparative perspectives;

  • Undertake and direct research on a specific First Nations Women's topic;

  • Understand the need for the ethical treatment of people, communities and cultural products during research;

  • Work independently and effectively;

  • Ability to undertake directed research;

  • Gain greater writing skills;

  • Develop greater critical analytical skills; and

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a group setting.
  • Text and Materials: Dependent on the area of study student is engaged in. Texts and other related material will be specified in the Plan of Study.
    Other Resources: As identified by instructor and student.
    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.