Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2018

First Nations Studies

These courses are part of the Social Services diploma — First Nations option.


English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

FNST 091

3 credits

An Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Peoples’ Cultures

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 081, English 11 with a C- or better, or UUP Department permission (assessment may be required)

In this course, students will explore local and regional traditions of Indigenous peoples’ cultures in historical and contemporary perspectives. Focus will stress oral histories, cultural knowledge, and linkages from past to present. Students will explore the concept of identity through culture and storytelling.

Participation in field trips scheduled outside of regular class times is required.

FNST 101

3 credits

Stó:lõ Nation Development

Prerequisite(s): None

The purpose of this course is to enable professional helpers working with the Stó:lõ people to do their jobs more effectively by examining the development of the Stó:lõ Nation, beginning with a historical, socioeconomic overview. The students will explore Stó:lõ cultural philosophy, values, and beliefs, and compare them with Western philosophies, values, and beliefs. Using a framework that encompasses pre-contact, contact, and contemporary Stó:lõ society, students will study the evolution of the Stó:lõ Nation' socioeconomic structure.

Participation in field trips scheduled outside of regular class time is required.

FNST 102

3 credits

Stó:lõ Traditional Ways of Healing and Helping

Prerequisite(s): None

The purpose of this course is to enable professional helpers working with the Stó:lõ people to do their jobs more effectively by learning about traditional Stó:lõ ways of healing and helping. After exploring the role of self-esteem and motivation in healing, students will learn how techniques of teamwork, sharing, and group work contribute to healing and helping processes. Students will be encouraged to reflect on the importance of building "self-in-relation" for healing and maintaining health. Finally, this course will study the relationship between healing individuals and families and building healthy communities and nations. Students will learn that all ways of helping and healing are interconnected in a "circle of wellness."

FNST 201

3 credits

Stó:lõ Communications & World View

Prerequisite(s): None

The purpose of this course is to enable professional helpers working with the Stó:lõ people to do their jobs more effectively by examining the Stó:lõ world view. The students will explore and examine Stó:lõ learning styles and oral traditions, and compare them to Western learning styles and oral/written traditions.
Participation in field trips scheduled outside of regular class time is required.

FNST 202

3 credits

Stó:lõ Social Structure

Prerequisite(s): None

This course will examine Stó:lõ social structure from pre-contact to contemporary. The role of Stó:lõ Nation as a service provider, the structure of Stó:lõ communities, and the roles of community members will be explored. In order for students to gain an understanding of Stó:lõ identity, relationships, and interconnectedness, family structure and child rearing practices will be examined. The course is intended to assist professional helpers understand Stó:lõ social structures, particularly family structure. By understanding the complex influences that have contributed to the unique social and family structures within Stó:lõ communities, students will be better prepared to work in a helping capacity with Stó:lõ, and other aboriginal people.

FNST 230

6 credits

Aboriginal Culture and Language Practicum

Prerequisite(s): EDUC 291, HALQ 201 and instructor's permission

Pre- or corequisite(s): EDUC 275 or FNST 275

Supervised work experience in First Nations and public school settings that could later lead to employment. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills gained in prerequisite courses and will receive feedback about competencies in working with Aboriginal youth and in developing culturally relevant experiences. There will be weekly seminars. This course should be taken in the final semester of the Aboriginal Culture and Language Diploma program.

FNST 275

3 credits

Contemporary Issues and Policies in Aboriginal Education

Prerequisite(s): 30 university-level credits which must include one of: HIST 103 or FNST 201 or ANTH 111 or ANTH 112.

This course examines the major issues and policies impacting Aboriginal education in Canada. By understanding the multifaceted influences that continue to affect the capacity of Aboriginal communities, students will be better prepared to enhance the learning environment in the classroom, as well as to validate Aboriginal youth and their families.

Note: Students with credit for EDUC 275 cannot take this course for further credit.

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