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 present situation of the First Nations people of British Columbia interpreted on the basis of historical and contemporary political, economic and cultural practices.
Part of the:
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2021 (January - April)
  • Spring 2022 (January - April)
  • 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.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Jan 202123 Apr 2021
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T1:30PM - 4:30PM10 Jan 202229 Apr 2022