BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-470 - Traditional Ecological Knowledges - 3.00 Credits

INST-470 - Traditional Ecological Knowledges - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course explores Indigenous approaches to botany, zoology, and ecology. Possible topics include classification, traditional ecological knowledge, harvesting, natural resource management, animal care, and relationships to other aspects of Indigenous life, culture, and land claims. Emphasis is on local traditional knowledge.
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  • Prerequisites : 3rd year standing or permission of Department Head
    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 successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • differentiate the nature, sources, and characteristics of traditional ecological knowledge

    • identify and describe specified plants and animals and the ecological relationship among them from an Indigenous perspective

    • interpret key differences between scientific and indigenous styles of knowing about the environment

    • illustrate the larger empirical and theoretical implications of using traditional ecological knowledge within natural resource management

    • compare and contrast Indigenous and western scientific philosophies as related to the environment

    • explain the complex relationship between culture and biology in traditional ecological knowledge and natural resource management

    • describe issues around indigenous knowledge and intellectual property rights

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