BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SCIE-140 - Ethnoscience - 5.00 Credits

SCIE-140 - Ethnoscience - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to provide the student with a solid understanding of the importance of a Traditional Use Study to First Nation communities. The first section of the course will be devoted to understanding what T.U.S. is and how it evolved out of preparing for Treaty Negotiations. Considerable time will be devoted to understanding the theory, principles, tools and organization of Traditional Use Studies, particularly as it applies to British Columbia.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resource Technician Certificate - Year 1 Spring
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : Program admission/instructor permission.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • integrate First Nation’s objectives in resource development planning;

  • identify territories of B.C. First Nations;

  • recognize and identify archeologically significant site characteristics;

  • define history and policy related to Aboriginal rights and title;

  • describe cultural protocols related to acquisition, collection and use of data gathered for Traditional Use Studies;

  • recognize and identify non timber forest products;

  • apply terms of reference as related to Traditional Use Studies; and

  • define ethno-science and describe traditional uses of regional flora and fauna.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Turner, Nancy J. Thompson Ethnobotany. Current edition. Victoria, B.C. Royal British Columbia Museum.
  • Balick, Michael J. and Cox, Paul Alan. Plants People and Culture. Current edition. New York. Scientific American Library.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM08 Jan 202419 Apr 2024
    W2:00PM - 4:00PM