BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ANTH-223 - Indigenous People of British Columbia - 3.00 Credits

ANTH-223 - Indigenous People of British Columbia - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course serves as an introduction to the Indigenous cultures of British Columbia; topics include the archaeological record, traditional social and political structures, cultural practices, and cultural changes following the arrival of Europeans and the relationship between colonialism and de-colonization.
Part of the:
  • 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 completion of this course, the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • be able to compare and contrast the historical and with the contemporary political, economic and cultural practices of selected First Nations;

  • identify and understand the factors that result in the development of unique cultural features of selected First Nations;

  • demonstrate familiarity with anthropological practices - then and now: ethnography, participant observation, research methods and the comparative perspective;

  • interpret and assess the issues and concerns raised through the readings;

  • undertake and direct research on a specific topic; and

  • work effectively and cooperatively in groups.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Giraudo Beck, Mary. (1993). Native Ceremony and Myth on the Northwest Coast. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books.

  • McDowell, Jim. (1997). The Enigma of Hamatsa on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Vancouver: Ronsdale Press.

  • Jeness, Eileen. (1969). The Indian Tribes of Canada. Toronto: Ryerson Press.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 1999.