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2019 September Semester
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FNST 100 - The Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
This course is an introduction to the languages, history, culture and enduring presence of the aboriginal people of Canada, intended to explore the range of aboriginal social formations, both past and present, and to consider the future. Oral, written, and archaeological records will be examined. Special attention will be given to the crucial economic, social, and spiritual contacts that exist within aboriginal societies, as well as to materials on the changes that have occurred since the advent of the Europeans.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Tutorial, World Wide Web

FNST 131 - A First Nations Language: Level 1
This course provides an introduction to the conversational and written elements of one First Nations language. It may be taught in a number of different sections, each of which may focus on a different language, e.g. Gitxsanimx, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Chilcotin, or other Athabaskan language, Cree or Shushwap. Student transcripts will indicate the specific language studied.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

FNST 132 - A First Nations Language: Level 2
This course develops the reading, writing and speaking skills in a First Nations Language. It may be taught in a number of different sections, each of which may focus on a different language, e.g. Gitxsanimx, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Chilcotin, Cree or other Athabaskan language, or Shushwap. Student transcripts will indicate the specific language studied.
Credits: 0.000 TO 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 133 - Dakelh / Carrier Language: Level 1
This course provides an introduction to the conversational and written elements of the Dakelh / Carrier language.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 134 - Dakelh / Carrier Language: Level 2
This course develops reading, writing, and speaking skills in the Dakelh / Carrier language.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 135 - Haisla Language (Xa'islak'ala): Level 1
This course provides an introduction to the conversational and written elements of the Xa'islak'ala language.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 136 - Haisla Language (Xa'islak'ala): Level 2
This course develops reading, writing, and speaking skills in the Xa'islak'ala language.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 137 - Tsimshian Language (Sm'algyax): Level 1
This course provides an introduction to the conversational and written elements of Sm'algyax.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Field Camp

FNST 138 - Tsimshian Language (Sm'algyax): Level 2
This course develops reading, writing and speaking skills in Sm'algyax.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 139 - Nisga'a Language: Level 1
This course provides an introduction to the conversational and written elements of the Nisga'a language using materials from everyday life.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 140 - Nisga'a Language: Level 2
This course develops reading, writing, and speaking skills in the Nisga'a language.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 143 - Gitxsanimx: Level I
This course provides an introduction to the conversational and written elements of Gitxsanimx.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 144 - Gitxsanimx: Level 2
This course develops reading, writing, and speaking skills in Gitxsanimx.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 145 - Tsilhqot'in Language: Level 1
This course provides an introduction to the conversational and written elements of the Tsilhqot'in language.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 146 - Tsilhqot'in Language: Level 2
This course develops reading, writing, and speaking skills in the Tsilhqot'in language.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 147 - Tsilhqot'in Culture: Level 1
This course provides an introduction to Tsilhqot'in culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 148 - Tsilhqot'in Culture: Level 2
This course provides advanced study of Tsilhqot'in culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 161 - A First Nations Culture: Level 1
This course focuses on one First Nation's culture. It may be taught in a number of different sections, each of which may focus on a different culture, e.g. Haida, Gitxsan, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Chilcotin, or other Athabaskan culture, Shushwap, Metis. Student transcripts will indicate the specific culture studied.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 162 - A First Nations Culture: Level 2
This course focuses on one First Nation's culture. It may be taught in a number of different sections, each of which may focus on a different culture, e.g. Haida, Gitxsan, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Chilcotin, or other Athabaskan culture, Shushwap, Metis. Student transcripts will indicate the specific culture studied.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 163 - Dakelh / Carrier Culture: Level 1
This course provides an introduction to Dakelh / Carrier culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 164 - Dakelh / Carrier Culture: Level 2
This course provides advanced study of Dakelh / Carrier culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 167 - Tsimshian Culture: Level 1
This course provides an introduction to the Tsimshian culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 168 - Tsimshian Culture: Level 2
This course provides advanced study in Tsimshian culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 169 - Nisga's Culture: Level 1
This course provides an introduction to Nisga'a culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 170 - Nisga'a Culture: Level 2
This course provides advanced study of Nisga'a culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 171 - Metis Studies Level One
The course focuses on the Metis from their origins in the early Nineteenth Century, through the flowering of the Metis Nation on the Western Plains, to the situation of the Metis in contemporary Canadian society.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

FNST 172 - Metis Studies Level Two
Metis Studies Level Two: The Metis Nation and the Canadian State. During this course, we will look closely at the historic and contemporary relations between the Metis, the Canadian State, and the ramifications of state policies on the maintenance of the Metis as a distinct people. We will also look at the way the Metis people, as individuals, have experienced the Canadian justice system.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 173 - Gitxsan Culture: Level 1
This course introduces students to Gitxsan culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 174 - Gitxsan Culture: Level 2
This course develops students knowledge of selected topics in Gitxsan culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 200 - Perspectives in First Nations Studies
This course provides an introduction to a variety of perspectives within the discipline of First Nations Studies. This course explores the development of First Nations Studies and the various approaches to the cultures of contemporary First Nations that have arisen from the fields of ethnography, history, education, law, etc. Woven throughout this course is a discussion of Indigenous Knowledge systems.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

FNST 203 - Introduction to Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Designed for students with an interest in First Nations traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), this course takes an experiential approach to Indigenous ecological practices in British Columbia and beyond. Students explore and apply Indigenous ecological knowledge introduced through literatures, discussion, and visits by local knowledge holders.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 205 - Seminar in First Nations Studies
Defining questions for the discipline. Major topics in the discipline will be introduced through the study of published examples by well-known contributors.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

FNST 206 - First Nations Oral Literatures
An introduction to oral traditions, story-telling, and the analysis of discourse structures.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 217 - Contemporary Challenges Facing Aboriginal Communities
This is a survey course focusing on the contemporary challenges faced by Aboriginal peoples of Canada. In this course students research and participate in seminars on the specific challenges facing Aboriginal communities today. This includes specific challenges that arise out of the broader topic areas of language and culture, land rights, economics, governance, youth, education, health, social services, violence, healing, community development, repatriation of cultural property, and decolonization.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

FNST 220 - Introduction to Linguistics
An introduction to linguistics with emphasis on aspects especially relevant to students interested in native languages of northern BC.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

FNST 221 - Practical Phonetics of First Nations Languages
An examination of the articulatory basis of human languages with an emphasis on the sounds of the First Nations languages of northern British Columbia. Includes intensive practice in the recognition, production and description of classes of sounds and the use of a practical writing system for one or more target languages.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Laboratory

FNST 223 - First Nations Language Immersion
This course provides intensive immersion experience in one First Nations language to facilitate development of conversational fluency. It will be taught in a number of different sections, each of which will focus on a different language, e.g. Haida, Sm'algyax (Coast Tsimshian), Nisga'a, Gitxsanimx, Haisla, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Witsuwit'en, Dakelh / Carrier, Chilcotin, or another Athabaskan language: or Shushwap. Student transcripts will indicate the specific language studied.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Laboratory

FNST 231 - A First Nations Language: Level 3
This course provides an introduction to the conversational and written elements of one First Nations language. It may be taught in a number of different sections, each of which may focus on a different language, e.g. Gitxsanimx, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Chilcotin, or other Athabaskan language, or Shushwap. Student transcripts will indicate the specific language studied.
Credits: 0.000 TO 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 232 - A First Nations Language: Level 4
This course provides an introduction to the conversational and written elements of one First Nations language. It may be taught in a number of different sections, each of which may focus on a different language, e.g. Gitxsanimx, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Chilcotin, or other Athabaskan language, or Shushwap. Student transcripts will indicate the specific language studied.
Credits: 0.000 TO 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 233 - Dakelh / Carrier Language: Level 3
This course focuses on the development of speaking and understanding the Dakelh / Carrier language, including reading and writing skills, at the intermediate level.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 234 - Dakelh / Carrier Language: Level 4 (Advanced Intermediate)
This course focuses on the development of speaking and understanding the Dakelh / Carrier language, including reading and writing skills, at level 4 (advanced intermediate).
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 235 - Haisla Language (Xa'islak'ala): Level 3
This course focuses on the development of speaking and understanding of the Xa'islak'ala language, including reading and writing skills, at the intermediate level.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 236 - Haisla Language (Xa'islak'ala): Level 4 (Advanced Intermediate)
This course focuses on the development of speaking and understanding of the Xa'islak'ala language, including reading and writing skills, at level 4 (advanced intermediate).
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 237 - Ts'msyen Language (Sm'algyax): Level 3
This course focuses on the development of speaking and understanding of Sm'algyax, including reading and writing skills, at the intermediate level.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 238 - Ts'msyen Language: Level 4 (Advanced Intermediate)
This course focuses on the development of speaking and understanding of Sm'algyax, including reading and writing skills, at level 4 (advanced intermediate).
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 239 - Nisga's Language: Level 3
The development of speaking and understanding of the Nisga'a language, and reading and writing skills at the Intermediate level. Materials studied will include modern texts as well as tapes of elders.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 240 - Nisga's Language: Level 4
The development of speaking and understanding of the Nisga'a language, and reading and writing skills at level 4 (advanced intermediate). Materials studied include modern texts as well as tapes of elders.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 243 - Gitxsanimx: Level 3
This course provides intermediate study of the conversational and written elements of Gitxsanimx.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 244 - Gitxsanimx: Level 4
This course provides advanced study of the conversational and written elements of Gitxsanimx, at level 4 (advanced intermediate).
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 245 - Tsilhqot'in Language: Level 3
This course focuses on the development of speaking and understanding the Tsilhqot'in language, including reading and writing skills, at the intermediate level.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 246 - Tsilhqot'in Language: Level 4
This course focuses on the development of speaking and understanding the Tsilhqot'in language, including reading and writing skills at level 4 (advanced intermediate).
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 249 - Aboriginal Resource Planning
This course is designed for students who have an interest in First Nations and planning. It develops students' research, writing and communication skills. This interdisciplinary course combines theory and practices from traditional land-use planning and First Nations practices and ideas concerning resource planning. Students apply what they learn to issues of particular interest to First Nations in northern British Columbia.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

FNST 261 - A First Nations Culture: Level 3
This course focuses on one First Nations' culture. It may be taught in a number of different sections, each of which may focus on a different culture e.g. Haida, Gitxan, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Chilcotin, or other Athabaskan culture or Shushwap. Student transcripts will indicate the specific culture studied.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 262 - A First Nations Culture: Level 4
This course focuses on one First Nations' culture. It may be taught in a number of different sections, each of which may focus on a different culture, e.g., Haida, Gitxan, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Chilcotin, or other Athabaskan culture or Shushwap. Student trans- cripts will indicate the specific culture studied.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 263 - Dakelh / Carrier Culture: Level 3
This course provides advanced study in Dakelh / Carrier culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 264 - Dakelh / Carrier Culture: Level 4
This course provides advanced study in Dakelh / Carrier culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 267 - Tsimshian Culture: Level 3
This course provides advanced study in Tsimshian culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 268 - Tsimshian Culture: Level 4
This course provides advanced study in Tsimshian culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 269 - Nisga'a Culture: Level 3
This course provides advanced study in Nisga'a culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 270 - Nisga'a Culture: Level 4
This course provides advanced study in Nisga'a culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 271 - Metis Studies Level Three
Metis Studies Level Three: Metis Communities in Town and Country. In this course we look at the variety of Metis communities located in both rural and urban areas. We will examine more specifically the manner in which these communities are formed, and the challenges that they face. Our focus is on contemporary social and political issues.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 272 - Metis Studies Level Four: Working with Metis Communities
This class is designed to both develop and apply a set of research skills and competencies for working with Metis Communities. In the first year of the course, we will be working on a research project in conjunction with members of the Metis community of Prince George, on the history of the Island Cache, an urban Metis Community which existed in Prince George until 1973. The general design of the course is intended to both serve the research project we will undertake, and be flexible enough that should a similar project be requested by another Metis community, the course can be adapted to the specific purposes of future needs.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 273 - Gitxsan Culture: Level 3
This course introduces students to advanced study of specific topics in Gitxsan culture.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 274 - Gitxsan Culture: Level 4
This course introduces students to advanced study of specific topics in Gitxsan culture, including community-based research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 280 - Aboriginal Medicine I - Harvesting and Preservation
This course provides students with an understanding of the traditional health knowledge of a specific Aboriginal group. Students are expected to participate in the identification, description, and methods of harvesting and preserving plants for medicinal purposes. This course is taught in the traditional territory of a specific Aborginal group.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 281 - Aboriginal Medicines II - Administering and Ethics
This course examines the treatment of diseases, administering of medicines and ethical practices and standards within traditional health knowledge of a specific Aboriginal group. Students are introduced to medicine from an Aboriginal worldview. This course is taught in the traditional territory of an Aboriginal group.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 282 - Aboriginal Health Philosophy
This is an introductory course that examines traditional health knowledge, Aboriginal approaches to health, connection to the land, Aboriginal worldviews and spirituality, family systems and the importance of traditional food to good health. Students are introduced to the traditional health teachings of a specific Aboriginal group. This course is taught in the traditional territory of an Aboriginal group.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

FNST 283 - Métis Studies
This course examines the place of the Métis in Canadian and American history and culture. It explores ways in which incorporations into Canada and the Canadian provinces and territories, as well as American states, affects the lives of the Métis. This will take place through readings, lectures, discussions, guest speakers, biographies of influential Métis and studies of Métis organizations.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 284 - Dakelh Studies
This course is an introduction to the Dakelh cultures of British Columbia. The course will provide an overview of the philosophy, world view, oral histories, technologies and history of the Dakelh people. This course may provide focus on a particular Dakelh culture or it may be offered as a survey course of all Dakelh cultures in BC.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 298 - Special Topics in First Nations Studies
This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 1.000 TO 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Field Camp

FNST 300 - Research Methods in First Nations Studies
Major methodologies and methods such as participant observation, archival research, questionnaires, and statistical analysis are reviewed and considered in the light of other goals of the discipline. The importance of research ethics and research protocols is discussed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 301 - Art and Material Culture of BC First Nations
A survey of major sources in the literature on First Nations art and material culture with an emphasis on contemporary forms. First Nations artists will participate in the seminar.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

FNST 302 - First Nations Health and Healing
This seminar focuses on the concepts of health and healing and includes a review of major published materials. Representatives of First Nations communities and organizations participate in the seminar.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Tutorial, World Wide Web

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

FNST 303 - First Nations Religion and Philosophy
A seminar on philosophy and religion in First Nations cultures. First Nations representatives will participate in the seminar.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

FNST 304 - Indigenous Environmental Philosophy
A seminar exploring Indigenous philosophy, knowledge, contemporary issues and perspectives, this interdisciplinary course draws on literature from fields such as traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), cultural ecology, ethnoscience, and international development. Students develop research, writing and communications skills.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

FNST 305 - Seminar in First Nations Studies
This seminar course engages students in a specified topic area relevant to the discipline of First Nations Studies. Contemporary scholarly literature is used to support the seminar topic and students' learning through discussion.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

FNST 306 - Indigenous Women: Perspectives
The purpose of this course is twofold: first, to understand how Indigenous women’s lives have been shaped by colonialism; and second, to delineate the global themes in indigenous women’s current political and social struggles to transcend the colonial legacy that continues to constrain them.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

FNST 310 - Lisims Anadromous Summer and Fall Fisheries in Nisga’a Culture and History
Lisims Anadromous Summer and Fall Fisheries in Nisga'a Culture and History. This course provides an opportunity to study the relationship between Nisga'a and anadromous summer and fall fisheries, primarily Salmonids. The course content focuses on Nisga'a culture, history, environmental philosophy and knowledge of these fisheries. Course content will include a holistic discussion of the fisheries, including such topics as spirituality, politics and diplomacy, traditional science and technology, and fisheries resource management. Students already receiving credit in FNST 304-3 at WWN prior to passage of this motion will not be eligible to receive credit in FNST 310-3.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 311 - The Spring Anadromous Fisheries of Lisims in Nisga’a Culture and History
The Spring Anadromous Fisheries of Lisims in Nisga'a Culture and History. This course provides an opportunity to study the relationship between Nisga'a and spring anadromous fisheries. The focus will be on important fisheries of oolichan and early salmon, such as steelhead. The course content will focus on Nisga'a culture, history, environmental philosophy and knowledge of these fisheries. Course content will include a holistic discussion of the fisheries, including such topics as spirituality, politics and diplomacy, traditional science and technology, and fisheries resource management. Students already receiving credit in FNST 498-3 at WWN prior to passage of this motion will not be eligible to receive credit for FNST 311-3.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 312 - Image of the Indian in Film
This course explores the history of images of the Indian in film and how such images continue to influence the ongoing relationships between Indigenous and settler societies today. Included in this course is an exploration of the images presented by Indigenous filmmakers themselves.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

FNST 313 - Healing within Art: Space, Time and Materials
This course examines healing within art from an Indigenous perspective, including fundamental concepts of expressive art as a healing force, creating a space and time for healing within art, and use of basic material such as paint, clay and collage for therapeutic purposes. This course emphasizes experiential learning methods, where students create, process and share art. Students gain an understanding of the socio-political contexts of personal struggles and successes, as well as learn to apply Indigenous spiritual philosophies.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

FNST 315 - Aboriginal Health Management
This course examines government policies dedicated to the improvement of Aboriginal health in Canada. Population health, prevention and health promotion theories are explored as well as current health management structures in place in Aboriginal communities. This course is designed to be delivered in collaboration with an Aboriginal/First Nations community partner.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

FNST 316 - Aboriginal Health and Chronic Illness
This course provides students an opportunity to examine critically the current health status of Aboriginal people, including the incidence of chronic illness and mental health issues. Students are introduced to traditional Aboriginal healing practices intended to address the current state of Aboriginal health. This course is designed to be delivered in collaboration with an Aboriginal/First Nations community partner.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

FNST 317 - Aboriginal Healing Practices
This course focuses on the traditional healing practices and cultural protocols of a specific Aboriginal group, or a specific healing practice across several Aboriginal groups. Students are expected to participate in the organization and preparation of one or more traditional healing practices.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

FNST 320 - The Structure of a First Nations Language
An introduction to the linguistic structure of a First Nations language - words, phrases and sentences. Student transcripts will indicate the specific language studied.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 321 - First Nations Advanced Composition and Conversation: Level 1
First Nations Advanced Composition and Conversation, Level 1. Advanced composition and conversation, using texts and tapes including poetry.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 322 - First Nations Advanced Composition and Conversation: Level 2
First Nations Advanced Composition and Conversation, Level 2. Advanced composition and conversation, using texts and tapes including poetry.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 323 - First Nations Advanced Translation and Transcription
Translation and transcription from English to a First Nations language and back.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 324 - Advanced First Nations Language Immersion
This course provides advanced intensive immersion experience in one First Nations language to extend and deepen student skills and fluency in conversation and other oral genres (public speaking, storytelling, etc.). It will be taught in a number of different sections, each of which will focus on a different language, e.g. Haida, Sm'algyax (Coast Tsimshian), Nisga'a, Gitxsanimx, Haisla, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Witsuwit'en, Dakelh / Carrier, Chilcotin, or another Athabaskan language, or Shushwap. Student transcripts will indicate the specific language studied. May be repeated for up to 3 additional credits with permission of the Program Chair; if repeated, credits may substitute for an advanced language course in the relevant language with permission of the Dean.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 325 - First Nations Language Mentoring
This course provides an opportunity for students of First Nations languages to work with fluent speakers in a mentoring or apprenticeship context to develop language skills. It will be available in a number of different sections, each of which will focus on a different language, e.g. Haida, Sm'algyax (Coast Tsimshian), Nisga'a, Gitxsanimx, Haisla, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Witsuwit'en, Dakelh / Carrier, Chilcotin, or another Athabaskan language, or Shushwap, Student transcripts will indicate the specific language studied. Co-requisite FNST 220-3 or FNST 221-3.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

FNST 350 - Law and Indigenous Peoples
This course provides an introduction to Indigenous peoples' rights in international and domestic law and examines the key legal and political instruments and issues associated with Indigenous peoples' rights and interests. Topics may include but are not limited to the following: human rights, resource development, global pressures, intellectual property, customary law, traditional knowledge, dispute resolution, treaties and Supreme Court cases. The course is based on the methodological and theoretical foundations of comparative constitutional law, international law, Indigneous law and legal anthropology.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 400 - Community-Based Research Project
Community-based Research Project Applying First Nations Research Methods. Group projects will be undertaken in partnership with a community or organization under the supervision of a faculty member.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 405 - Advanced Seminar in First Nations Studies: Extending the Discipline
Advanced Seminar in First Nations Studies: Extending the Discipline. A seminar on the theory and practice of First Nations Studies emphasizing critiques of theory; this seminar is an excellent preparation for graduate training.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 406 - Comparative Rhetoric and Discourse
This course is a seminar in which examples of contemporary rhetoric are considered as aesthetic and cultural performances.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 407 - First Nations Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender and Power
An advanced seminar in which First Nations writings regarding experience of race, class, gender, and power will be discussed in relation to contemporary theory.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

FNST 408 - First Nations Clothing and Adornment
First Nations Clothing and Adornment. In this course, we will look at the clothing and personal adornment of First Nations people in North America, particularly Canada. We will examine clothing styles of the past and the traditional clothing styles worn today by First Nations. We will consider the resources used in the manufacture of materials, the science of clothing manufacture, the cultural meaning of clothing and adornment and the clothing of a number of culture areas. This course will provide students an opportunity to create an item of First-Nations-style clothing or ornamentation for part of the grade. The course will begin with a discussion of possible projects, materials and techniques and then will move to a series of lectures. A number of classes thereafter will involve actual work on projects while short presentations are given by the instructor, guest speakers and class members.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

FNST 409 - Indigenous Perspectives on Reincarnation and Rebirth
Indigenous Perspectives on Reincarnation and Rebirth. This seminar will review Indigenous philosophy on the subject of reincarnation and rebirth, both of humans and of the animal realm of four-legged, winged and finned creatures of this earth. The importance of these philosophies will be reviewed in terms of Indigenous concepts of psychology and the nature of personality, of ecological concerns, of spirit dimensions as well as of nationhood. The course will briefly compare Indigenous concepts of reincarnation and rebirth with those in Africa and the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, but the emphasis is on North American Indigenous thought and experience regarding returning and rebirth.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

FNST 410 - Advanced Topics in First Nations Art and Material Culture
Advanced Topics in First Nations Art & Material Culture. Advanced Topics in First Nations Art and Material Culture of BC First Nations: A survey of major sources in the literature on focused topics in First Nations Art and Material Culture with an emphasis on contemporary forms. Topical focus may vary with each offering, ranging from clothing and adornment of First Nations Peoples; Northwest Coast design and carving; Metis material culture, etc. The course may cover traditional and contemporary material, sources of materials and science of artists will participate in the seminar, and students will work on projects as well as participate in seminars with the instructor, guest speakers and class members.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

FNST 411 - Advanced Topics in Indigenous Religion and Philosophy
Advanced Topics in Indigenous Religion and Philosophy. Advanced Topics in Indigenous Religion and Philosophy will review indigenous philosophies on selected topics (such as relations with animals or luck and hunting). The significance of the philosophies will be considered in the light of indigenous concepts of psychology and personality, ecological concerns, and nationhood. First Nations representatives will participate in the seminar.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

FNST 412 - Political Economy and First Nations Women
The purpose of this course is to understand how the political economy acts upon First Nations women's lives in and beyond their home communities as well as to offer comparative examples of similar processes from elsewhere in the new world and from Asia and Africa.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

FNST 413 - Topics in Aboriginal Women's Studies
This course explores topics relating to aboriginal women in both Canadian and international contexts. Topics may vary from year to year. This course may be repeated for credit (maximum six credit hours).
Credits: 3.000 OR 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam, Seminar, World Wide Web

FNST 416 - International Perspective
Indigenous Issues in International Perspective. An advanced seminar in which issues such as land rights, relations to nation states, and cultural harmony are examined by presenting cases from a variety of indigenous groups. This course may be taught as FNST 416-3/606-3.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

FNST 420 - Developing Language Materials
A presentation of design goals and practical considerations in the preparation of reference and pedagogical materials for poorly documented languages, with an emphasis on languages of Northern BC.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 421 - First Nations Songs and Poetry
A study of songs and poetry in a First Nations language.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 422 - First Nations Speeches and Stories
A study of speeches and stories in a First Nations language. Analysis of the various linguistic variations which accompany different kinds of speeches and stories.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 423 - A Study of a First Nations Language Family and its Linguistic Relatives
A Study of a First Nations' Language Family and Its Linguistic Relatives. This course will include a survey and comparison of the languages in a particular language family; the evidence for the genetic affiliation of the languages; the correspondences among the languages and reconstruction of the proto-language; the evidence for subgrouping; discussion of possible remoter relations of the family; interaction with neighboring languages; implications for prehistory.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 424 - The Literature of a First Nation
A study of a First Nations' literature in a First Nations' language.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 425 - Oral History
This course examines the foundations of oral traditions and oral history methods within academic research. It provides students with an understanding of the importance of oral research methods and an opportunity to expand and enhance this understanding through presentations by First Nations resource people, readings, assignments, online and material resources as well as class discussions. This course incorporates Indigenous perspectives to examine Indigenous worlds through the lens of storytelling methods and collective narrative memory.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FNST 430 - Mentorship with a Traditional Knowledge Holder
This course facilitates the mentorship of the student by a Traditional Knowledge Holder in order to increase the student's understanding of a specific aspect of Indigenous Knowledge. Topics may include, but are not limited to, language, ceremony, the Feast System, or a subsistence activity. This course takes place in a community or land-based setting. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam

FNST 440 - Internship in First Nations Studies
May be repeated once for a total of six credit hours.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Internship

FNST 444 - Experiential Course in First Nations Studies
Students participate in an Indigenous community and/or land based experiential learning environment that provides opportunities for them to study applied knowledge relative to local and global contexts. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Field Trip

FNST 451 - Traditional Use Studies
An advanced seminar on traditional use studies, their use, application, and development. The seminar will examine the origins and development of this field, review case studies and recent applications, and contemporary policies.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

FNST 497 - Senior Project in First Nations Studies

Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

FNST 498 - Special Topics in First Nations Studies
This course examines in detail topics selected by the instructor. This course may be repeated for credit (maximum six credit hours).
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Field Camp, World Wide Web

FNST 499 - Independent Study in First Nations Studies
This course enables students to read in depth in an area of First Nations Studies not normally covered by established principal or ancillary courses in the First Nations Studies program. This course may be repeated for credit (maximum six credit hours).
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed

FNST 600 - Foundations of First Nations Studies: Theory and Practice
A seminar in which major contributions to the field are reviewed and the methods, approaches and conclusions of the works are explicated and located within contemporary theory.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

FNST 601 - Research Methods
A graduate seminar on quantitative methods of research in First Nations Studies, including community-based research methodology.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

FNST 602 - The Practice of Research
A seminar in which students will design and pilot projects to implement methods and approaches for research in First Nations Studies, and will present papers discussing the implications of various approaches for the discipline. An advanced graduate research methods course from another program may be substituted with special permission.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

FNST 603 - Northern Nations I
A seminar on the languages and cultures of the First Nations of Northern British Columbia.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

FNST 604 - Northern Nations II
An advanced seminar on the languages and cultures of the First Nations of Northern British Columbia for students who have completed FNST 603-3.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

FNST 605 - The State of the Discipline
A seminar in which students will present papers concerning current theoretical and methodological issues in the discipline.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

FNST 606 - Indigenous Issues in International Perspective
A seminar in which issues such as land rights, relations to nation-states and cultural autonomy are examined by graduate student papers presenting cases from a variety of indigenous groups.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

FNST 607 - Indigenous Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender and Power
A seminar in which examples from specific groups will be read against contemporary theory.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar, World Wide Web

FNST 613 - Themes in Aboriginal Women's Studies
This course explores topics relating to aboriginal women in both Canadian and international contexts. Topics may vary from year to year.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Seminar, World Wide Web

FNST 621 - First Nations Songs and Poetry
A study of songs and poetry in a First Nations' language.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

FNST 622 - First Nations Speeches and Stories
A study of speeches and stories in a First Nations' language. Analysis of the various linguistic variations which accompany different kinds of speeches and stories.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

FNST 623 - A Study of a First Nation’s Language Family and Its Linguistic Relatives
This course includes: a survey and comparison of the languages in a particular language family; the evidence for the genetic affiliation of the languages; the correspondences among the languages and reconstruction of the proto-language; the evidence for subgrouping; discussion of possible remoter relations of the family; interaction with neighboring languages; implications for prehistory.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

FNST 624 - The Literature of a First Nation
A study of a First Nations' literature in a First Nations' language.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

FNST 650 - Special Topics
Special Topics
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Field Camp, World Wide Web

FNST 651 - Traditional Use Studies
An advanced seminar on traditional use studies, their use, application, and development. The seminar will examine the origins and development of this field, review case studies and recent applications, and contemporary policies.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Seminar

FNST 751 - Directed Reading
Directed Readings
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed

FNST 790 - Internship I
Internship
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Internship

FNST 791 - Internship II
Internship
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Internship

FNST 795 - Research Seminar
This course focuses on supporting students' ongoing work on their thesis. In particular, the course will identify and explain the various tasks that are typically involved in the development of a thesis; for example, design, implementation, analysis, interpretation and writing. Co-operative problem solving will be employed to assist students to develop their thesis plans.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Seminar

FNST 797 - FNST MA Project
The MA Project is a praxis-oriented community-based research option and will be considered an alternative to the Thesis for completion of the Master’s Degree in First Nations Studies. A Project committee made up of the advisor from the First Nations program, one other faculty, and one First Nations community member guides the MA Project student. Students taking the Project path are required to produce a scholarly product to be presented in a scholarly form.
Credits: 15.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Masters Project

FNST 799 - Graduate Thesis
Thesis
Credits: 15.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Masters Thesis


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