BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-108 - General Introduction to - 3.00 Credits

INST-108 - General Introduction to - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Major interdependency themes of Canada's First Nations after European contact, including historical demography, economic interdependency, missionary encounters, and relations with the Canadian state.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12 or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters 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 demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • be able to identify and provide summaries regarding First Nations cultural areas in Canada;

  • be conversant with the demographic of First Nations;

  • understand the differing relationships between First Nations and Canada; contact to today;

  • appreciation for the cultural diversity of First Nations across Canada;

  • familiarity with and understanding of the implications of policies directed at First Nations; and

  • development of greater communication skills; both oral and written; and
    understanding of documentation methods.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Dickason, Olive. (1997). Canada‚Äôs First Nations. (2nd ed.) Toronto: Oxford University Press.
  • Other Resources: Smart, Stephen B. and Coyle, Michael. (1997). Aboriginal Issues Today. North Vancouver: Self-Counsel Press.
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