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HIST-235 - History of Silx (Okanagan People) - 3.00 Credits

HIST-235 - History of Silx (Okanagan People) - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to provide insight of the Silx (Okanagan) people's history and culture. Students will study the lifestyles of the Silx prior to contact with European cultures, and they will follow the events that progressed to the current status of the Silx peoples.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : HIST 110, or instructor permission.
    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 completion of this course, the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • an understanding of the world of the Okanagan peoples;

  • discuss the historic importance of the Okanagan peoples;

  • begin to recognize the similarities as well as the differences between the Okanagan peoples and the European settlers who arrived in the 1800s;

  • read, analyze, and interpret various events and themes in Okanagan peoples’ history;

  • possess a broad overview of Okanagan history; and

  • communicate your thoughts clearly and concisely in essay and verbal formats.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Armstrong, Jeannette et al. (1993). We Get Our Living Like Milk From the Land. Theytus Books.

  • Miller, Jay (Ed.). (1990). Mourning Dove: A Salishan Autobiography. University of Nebraska Press.

  • Carstens, Peter. (1991). The Queen’s People. University of Toronto Press.Webber, Jean. Okanagan Sources.
  • Other Resources: “Study Tips for History Courses” at www.utexas.edu/students/Ics/handouts/1429.himl Coeur d’ Alene, Flathead and Okanagan Indians by Franz Boas and James Teit.
    A History of the Okanagan: Indians and Whites in the Settlement Era, 1960 - 1920 by Duncan Duane Thomson.“Ethnic Agricultural Labour in the Okanagan Valley: 1880’s to 1960s” at http://royal.okanagan.bc.ca/cthomson/living_landscapes/articles/wonghome.html.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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