BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENGL-323 - Indigenous Literature - 3.00 Credits

ENGL-323 - Indigenous Literature - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will examine significant Indigenous texts from a range of genres and traditions, and will focus on specific themes such as oral tradition, the experience of Indigenous women, colonialism/decolonization, and the literature of resistance. A selection of diverse literary and cultural texts will engage in both critical theory and Indigenous thought and practice in nuanced and creative ways, from short stories and poetry, to films and art installations. This will include examinations of historical and contemporary texts, tensions, and dialogues, which is intended to foster an understanding of the broader social, political, and historical contexts from which these critical and theoretical productions emerge.
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  • Prerequisites : ENGL-223 , or 3rd year standing or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 0-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • identify major themes, styles, and conventions used in Indigenous literature;

    • demonstrate awareness of critical approaches to and contemporary interpretations of Indigenous writing;

    • demonstrate awareness of personal responses to assigned texts;

    • analyze personal responses to literature, and demonstrate understanding of how literature evokes effective responses;

    • write literary analysis using appropriate scholarly conventions and research methods;

    • participate appropriately in class through informal discussions and/or formal presentations; and

    • demonstrate knowledge of contexts relevant to course materials.

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