BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-350 - Image of the Indian in Film - 3.00 Credits

INST-350 - Image of the Indian in Film - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course explores the history of images of the Indian in film and how such images continue to influence the ongoing relationships between Indigenous and settler societies today. Included in this course is an exploration of the images presented by Indigenous filmmakers themselves.
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  • Prerequisites : 3 credits of 200 level HIST, FNWS or INST, 3rd year standing or permission or Department Head
    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: 

    • identify and assess how images of Indigenous people have been misrepresented through film;

    • engage in open and critical inquiry of how film has influenced people’s perspectives of Indigenous people over time;

    • articulate how differences in worldviews between Indigenous and European peoples have shaped the perceptions of the other and have influenced action and relations;

    • identify, summarize and assess the different eras of film and its impact on Indigenous societies in Canada today;

    • apply critical and analytical thinking skills to research, discussion and course assignments; and

    • identify, summarize and assess how Indigenous film makers represent and impact Indigenous people.

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