Academic Calendar Fall 2017

Indigenous Peoples Knowledge


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.

IPK 092

3 credits

Academic Learning and Indigenous Cultures

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: English 10, 11, or 12; Communications 11 or 12; English First Peoples 10, 11, or 12; or UUP department permission (assessment may be required).

Pre- or corequisite(s): ENGL 071

Students will incorporate indigenous ways of knowing with academic approaches to learning. Students will also balance academic and cultural expectations in order to achieve success in the university community. Career planning, goal setting, study skills, time management, and learning styles which reflect aboriginal cultural experiences will be examined. Multi-literacies encompassing communication technologies will be developed to support academic success. A facilitative approach to information gathering will be taken in order to encourage a collaborative approach to learning.

IPK 093

3 credits

Critical Thinking from Indigenous Perspectives

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: English 11 or 12, English 12 First Peoples, or UUP department permission (assessment may be required).

Pre- or corequisite(s): ENGL 081

Students will apply critical thinking to a variety of written, visual, and auditory works; critical thinking will incorporate aboriginal perspective and academic standards with an emphasis on Sto:lo tradition. Collaborative group work is an important part of this course. Students will learn about different argumentation strategies, and will develop an increased awareness of bias and the difference between appropriately and credibly supported and unsupported arguments. A facilitative approach to instruction will be taken in order to encourage a collaborative approach to learning.

IPK 100

3 credits

Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow

Prerequisite(s): None.

Provides students with the aptitudes required to achieve academic success today and become leaders tomorrow. Builds critical-thinking and interpersonal skills. Develops a sense of belonging in a postsecondary setting while respecting Indigenous identities and worldviews.

Note: Students with credit for IPK 101, 121, or 122 cannot take this course for further credit.

IPK 101

3 credits

University and College Access Seminar II

Prerequisite(s): IPK 100.

This seminar is an academic support program that continues from IPK 100. It is designed to assist the learner in preparing for success in post-secondary education.
This seminar provides a collaborative learning opportunity that builds on skills learners acquired in IPK 100 to develop classroom, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills required for a variety of post-secondary studies.
Students, taught by an Indigenous instructor, will recognize the importance of maintaining an Indigenous perspective while engaged in university and college study.
This second seminar provides students an opportunity to practice and strengthen on the skills learned in IPK 101.

IPK 102

3 credits

Introduction to Indigenous Studies

Prerequisite(s): None.

This course will give students the basic foundation to understand impacts of colonization and processes of decolonization vital to Indigenous resurgence and empowerment.

IPK 202

3 credits

Introduction to Indigenous Resurgence

Prerequisite(s): IPK 102 or instructor's permission.

Students will be exposed to a variety of ways in which Indigenous peoples around the world have resisted colonization, revitalized Indigenous knowledge, and shaped Indigenous identities in both the past and the present.

IPK 277

3 credits

Indigenous Art: Stories and Protocols

Prerequisite(s): None

With a focus on B.C., learners will make connections within the evolution of Indigenous art, from precontact protocols and practice through to contemporary applications. Students will be able to describe and discuss the effects of teachings, colonial impacts, contemporary revivals, and their personal “gift” as an artist/creator.

IPK 331

4 credits

History of Indigenous Leadership

Prerequisite(s): 45 university-level credits including 6 credits of IPK or FNST, or instructor's permission.

An exploration of colonial and pre-colonial styles of Indigenous Leadership, with a focus on the Stó:lō Sí:yá:m system. This course focuses on the ways in which Indigenous leaders have shaped, and continue to shape, the cultural, political, and economic fabric of modern Canada and First Nations in Canada.

Note: This course is offered as IPK 331 and POSC 336. Students make take only one of these for credit.

Note: Students with credit for IPK 131 cannot take this course for further credit.

IPK 332

4 credits

Indigenous Governance and Leadership

Prerequisite(s): IPK 331 or 15 credits of IPK or FNST

Students will acquire the ability to explain and discuss effective Indigenous governing principles and leadership along with an enhanced awareness and understanding of Indigenous histories, realities, and challenges.

Note: Students with credit for IPK 132 cannot take this course for further credit.

IPK 344

4 credits

Indigenous Research Methodologies

Prerequisite(s): 60 university-level credits. Note: As of January 2018, prerequisites will change to: 45 university-level credits including two of the following: IPK 100, IPK 101, IPK 201, IPK 277, IPK 331, IPK 332, FNST 102, FNST 201, or FNST 202.

Students will examine the complexity of Indigenous research frameworks while identifying differences in Indigenous and historically western methodologies. Students will connect and incorporate Indigenous philosophies, knowledge, identity, and policy learning into their own research.

Note: This course will include field trips.

Note: This course is offered as IPK 344 (formerly IPK 444), ANTH 344 (formerly ANTH 444), and SOC 344 (formerly SOC 444). Students may take only one of these for credit.

IPK 386

3 credits

Indigenous Worldviews of Turtle Island

Prerequisite(s): 45 university-level credits

An exploration of the philosophies of the knowledge holders of Turtle Island and their connection to Indigenous peoples worldwide. Students will develop understanding and appreciation for the validity and relevance of the alternative perspective of Indigenous philosophies and the modern world.

Note: Students with credit for IPK 486 cannot take this course for further credit.

IPK 401

4 credits

Indigenous Worldviews and Spirituality

Prerequisite(s): 45 university-level credits including IPK 386 or (two of the following: IPK 100, IPK 101, IPK 201, IPK 277, IPK 331, IPK 332, FNST 102, FNST 201, or FNST 202). Note: As of January 2018, prerequisites will change to the following: 45 university-level credits including two of the following: IPK 100, IPK 101, IPK 201, IPK 277, IPK 331, IPK 332, FNST 102, FNST 201, or FNST 202.

This course will explore the ways in which Indigenous spirituality differs from Western religions and the impact this difference has had on Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews, and ways of understanding and relating in the world. Much of this course will be based upon experiential learning and mandatory fieldwork.

IPK 402

9 credits

Indigenous Studies Field Work Practicum

Prerequisite(s): 60 university-level credits including 6 credits of 300-level or higher IPK, and instructor's permission.

This is a supervised work experience with First Nations communities, agencies, and/or government offices. Students will apply their IS skills and knowledge in Indigenous settings and contribute to the management and resolution of challenges.

IPK 403

6 credits

Indigenous Studies Capstone

Prerequisite(s): 60 university-level credits including IPK 344 and (one of the following: IPK 331, IPK 332, IPK 386, IPK 477, or IPK 401) and instructor's permission.

Students working both in the classroom and in a First Nations community will apply an Indigenous research methodology in one of the following specific issue areas: land and treaty making, resource management, Indigenous governance, social justice and education, or health.

IPK 404

4 credits

Directed Studies in Indigenous Studies

Prerequisite(s): 45 university-level credits including 6 of IPK or FNST, and instructor’s permission.

This course is designed for students to examine in greater depth a particular issue relevant to Indigenous peoples of Canada, or other colonized Indigenous peoples around the world through the examination, interpretation, or analysis of scholarly sources.

IPK 477

4 credits

Traditional Ecological Knowledges

Prerequisite(s): 45 university-level credits. Note: As of January 2018, prerequisites will change to the following: 45 university-level credits including 6 credits of IPK or FNST. Biology students can contact the instructor for permission to register.

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 traditional Northwest Coast knowledge.

Note: This course includes class field trips.

Note: This course is offered as IPK 477 and BIO 477. Students may take only one of these for credit.

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