BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNST-100 - Introduction to First Nations Studies I - 3.00 Credits

FNST-100 - Introduction to First Nations Studies I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to introduce students to concepts of colonialism and indigenous reaction to it. Students will learn about the following: the origins of indigenous peoples in Canada; the rise of Europe and its world-wide empires; European colonialism in the Americas; Canadian forms of colonialism and neo-colonialism; the aftermath of colonialism, and indigenous reactions to the above. The experiences of indigenous peoples in North America, particularly Canada, will be the focus of our reading and discussions. The experiences of indigenous peoples in Central and South America will also be considered.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- First Nations Studies - Year 1
  • Aboriginal Leadership in the Justice System Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • 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: Intellectual & Experiential Perspectives
    Upon successful completion of this course the student should have:
  • demonstrated a thorough understanding of the subject matter as presented in the readings and other materials

  • developed a thoughtful understanding of the course materials as demonstrated through written and other forms of assessment

  • begun to relate these materials to their own intellectual and experiential perspectives.

  • Practical & Technical Abilities
    Upon successful completion of this course the student will have:
  • demonstrated the ability to read and comprehend written and other material within the subject area

  • demonstrated good writing and oral presentation skills

  • learned to develop, research and write an essay involving sources outside of the course materials.
  • Text and Materials:
  • McMillan, Alan D. and Yellowhorn, Eldon. First Peoples in Canada (3rd updated and revised edition) Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver/Toronto. 2004.
  • Other Resources:
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