BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNST-101 - Introduction to First Nations Studies II - 3.00 Credits

FNST-101 - Introduction to First Nations Studies II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This is an introductory First Nations Studies course that will review the historical relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples within Canada. It will then provide an overview of the contemporary relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples within Canada as they relate to issues of identity, consciousness, population, health, social development, justice, urban experience, treaties, self-determination and self-government, land claims policy, organization, the Canadian government, and economic development.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- First Nations Studies - Year 1
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2021 (January - April)
  • Spring 2022 (January - April)
  • 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.
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student should have gained and understanding of:
  • How to stimulate critical thinking, build knowledge and articulate your thoughts through a learning journal

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  • How to write a formal research essay using APA format.

  • How to formalize and deliver an oral presentation.

  • How to manage time and use study techniques.

  • How to actively participate in a University course.

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have developed an understanding of:
  • The interrelation of past events, current issues, and future challenges for Aboriginal peoples as members of the historical and contemporary relationship between non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal peoples of Canada;

  • The affect of non-Aboriginal historical and contemporary practices and policies upon Aboriginal issues of socially scientific and humanistic relevance ranging from identity to economic development.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Frideres, J.S. and Gadacz, R.R., Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: Contemporary Conflicts, 7th Edition. Prentice Hall: Toronto, ON (2001).

  • Other Resources:
  • Supplementary articles may be assigned to illuminate a topic from time to time.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Subject to Education Council/Board approval.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM04 Jan 202123 Apr 2021
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH1:30PM - 4:30PM10 Jan 202229 Apr 2022