BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNST-203 - First Nations of the Americas - 3.00 Credits

FNST-203 - First Nations of the Americas - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will consist of an historical examination of specific First Nations peoples of Southern, Central, and North America (excluding Canada). The traditional cultural, social, economic, political and spiritual strengths of these groups will be explored in the context of the pre-contact and post-contact eras. Students will learn of the fascinating diversity that exists in Indigenous cultures throughout the Americas and the effects of non-Indigenous colonial contact on them.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- First Nations Studies - Year 2
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • 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 successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • Explain the interrelation of historical events, colonialism, neo-colonialism and regional variations in the cultural and historical experiences of Indigenous peoples in the Americas;

  • demonstrate their understanding of the variety and distinctiveness of Indigenous peoples in North, South and Central America both prior to European incursion;

  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the subject matter as presented in readings and other materials;

  • describe their understanding of the course materials as demonstrated through written and other forms of assessment;

  • relate these materials to their own intellectual and experiential perspectives;

  • demonstrate their ability to read and comprehend written and other material within the subject area;

  • demonstrate good writing and oral presentation skills;

  • develop, research and write a formal research essay involving sources utilizing outside of the course materials; and

  • demonstrate skills in basic academic research and referencing.
  • Text and Materials: Kehoe, Alice B. North American Indians: A Comprehensive Account(3E). Current Edition. Pearson Education, Canada
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    FNST-203-01     08 Jan 2024 - 19 Apr 2024