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Academic Calendar 2020-2021

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Indigenous Studies

INDIGENOUS STUDIES COURSE

Note:  The listing of a course in the Calendar is not a guarantee that the course is offered every year.

Note:  Students must obtain a grade of at least C- in all courses used to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Otherwise, written permission of the appropriate Department Head or Program Co-ordinator must be obtained.

Introduction to Indigenous Studies

This course is an introduction to the diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the Maritimes. Topics include: Indigenous studies as a discipline, world views, societies, cultures, politics, colonization, decolonization, survivance and re-storying. It emphasizes Indigenous authors and voices and introduces principles and practices of cross-cultural communication and relationships. A key objective of the course is for students to explore, through increased skills and knowledge, their motivations, positioning, and goals in pursuing Indigenous Studies. (Format: Lecture/Experiential Learning 3 Hours) (Exclusion: UNST 1991 Introduction to Indigenous Studies)

Special Topic in Indigenous Studies

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course.[Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the appropriate Dean. Note 3: Students may register for INDG 1991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)

Introduction to Mi'kmaq Language (mÍkmawÍsimk)

Prereq: 3 credits from INDG 1001, CANA 1001, CANA 1011; or permission of the Program Director
This course provides an introduction to Mi'kmaq language for students with no or minimal knowledge of Mi'kmaq. Students will explore the connections between land, place, culture, and language while learning vocabulary, grammar, and sentence patterns both orally and through writing. This course will help students understand the importance of Mi'kmaq not only as a language but as a window to a vibrant culture. (Format: Lecture 3 hours) (Exclusion: INDG 2991 Introduction to Mi'kmaq Language)

Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Canada

Prereq: 3 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, INDG 1001; or permission of the Program Director
This course will explore contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples within Canada with a focus on the current and continuing processes of colonialism, resistance, resurgence, and survivance. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with CANA 2501 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Indigenous Canada: a Historical Survey

Prereq: 3 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, INDG 1001; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada with a focus on the processes of colonialism, resistance, resurgence, and survivance. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with CANA 2801 and HIST 2801 and may therefore count as three credits in any of the three disciplines.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Prereq: 3 credits from BIOL 1001, GENS 1401, INDG 1001; or permission of the Department
This course investigates the ways in which Indigenous scientific knowledge and ways of knowing and Western scientific knowledge and ways of knowing complement one another. It discusses Indigenous research methodologies and considerations. Students also learn from Mi'kmaq and/or Wolastoqiyik Elder(s). [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with GENS 2881 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline.] (Format: Integrated Lecture/ Laboratory 3 Hours)

Special Topic in Indigenous Studies

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course.[Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the appropriate Dean. Note 3: Students may register for INDG 2991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)

Mi'kma'ki

Prereq: 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, INDG 1001; or 6 credits from CANA/INDG 2501, CANA/HIST/INDG 2801; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores Mi'kma'ki from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include: Indigenous history, geographies, politics, language, stories, and culture in the Atlantic region, Mi'kmaw philosophy and ethics, as well as the politics of self-government among various Mi'kmaq, Abenaki, and Wolastoqiyik communities. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with CANA 3111 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline. Note 2: Students who have taken a previous version of CANA 3111 require Program Director permission to register in CANA 3111 Mi'kma'ki.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Aboriginal Political and Legal Issues

Prereq: 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, INDG 1001; or 6 credits from CANA/INDG 2501, CANA/HIST/INDG 2801; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores political and legal issues that are integral to the examination and understanding of Aboriginal rights and relationships with the Settler State. Topics include: the politics of genocide and colonization and de-colonization, self-determination, gender, identity, land claims, court decisions, and international law and borders.[Note 1: This course is cross-listed with CANA 3501 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline.] (Format: Seminar 3 Hours)

The Indian Act: Law, Policy, and First Nations

Prereq: INDG 1001 and 3 credits from INDG at the 2000 level; or 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, and 3 credits from CANA at the 2000 level; or 6 credits from HIST at the 2000 level; CANA/HIST/INDG 2801 recommended; or permission of the Program Director
This course will focus on the origins, evolution, contemporaneity of Canada's Indian Act and policies. Emphasis will be placed on First Nations resistance and survivance as well as efforts to overturn these colonial acts and policies through time. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with CANA 3821 and HIST 3821 and may therefore count as three credits in any of the three disciplines.] (Format: Lecture 3 hours)

Indigenous Canada: Hist. Perspectives Canadian First Peoples

Prereq: INDG 1001 and 3 credits from INDG at the 2000 level; or 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, and 3 credits from CANA at the 2000 level; or 6 credits from HIST at the 2000 level; CANA/HIST/INDG 2801 recommended; or permission of the Program Director
This course will focus on the history of Indigenous people in Canada with a focus on debates within Indigenous history surrounding events, peoples, memory, de/colonialism, resurgence, survivance, and re-storying. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with CANA 3831 and HIST 3831 and may therefore count as three credits in any of the three disciplines.] (Format: Lecture 3 hours)

Borderlands

Prereq: 6 credits from CANA, HIST, INDG at the 1/2000 level; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores Indigenous and Settler interactions, resistance, resurgence, and survivance along and amidst frontiers, borders, and borderlands. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with CANA 3841 and HIST 3841 and may therefore count as three credits in any of the three disciplines.] (Format: Seminar 3 hours)

Indigenous Peoples: Ecology, Science and Technology

Prereq: 3 credits from BIOL 1001, GENS 1401; GENS/INDG 2881; or permission of the Department
This course explores the dynamic historic relationship between different groups of Indigenous People and their environments and teaches students how variation in natural resource use among Indigenous groups has resulted in different ecological impacts, scientific developments, and technological innovations. The course emphasizes sustainability, environmental manipulation, and the important contribution of Traditional Ecological Knowledge to the global knowledge base. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with GENS 3881 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline.] (Format: Integrated Lecture/Laboratory 3 Hours) (Exclusion: 18/FA GENS 3991 Indigenous Peoples: Ecology)

Special Topic in Indigenous Studies

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course.[Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the appropriate Dean. Note 3: Students may register for INDG 3991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)

Indigenous Canada: Advanced Topics

Prereq: INDG 1001 and 3 credits from INDG at the 2/3000 level; or 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, and 6 credits from CANA at the 2/3000 level; or third-year standing and 6 credits from HIST at the 3000 level; CANA/INDG 2501 and CANA/HIST/INDG 2801 recommended; or permission of the program director
This course will focus on specific topics in transcolonial-border Indigenous history. Topics may include treaties, borders, state policy, violence, resistance, missionization, and performance set within the theoretical concepts of re-storying and survivance. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with CANA 4101 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 hours)

Seminar in Environmental Issues: Indigenous Perspectives

Prereq: GENS/INDG 2881; GENS/INDG 3881; or permission of the Department
This course explores environmental issues associated with Indigenous People in North America throughout history. The course involves consultations with local Mi'kmaq and/or Wolastoqiyik communities, organizations, and/or individuals to identify important environmental concerns in the present day. It emphasizes and develops science communication skills. Students undertake independent studies with focus on knowledge gathered through consultations and literature review. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with GENS 4881 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline.] (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusion: 19/WI GENS 4991 Environmental Issues: Indigenous Perspectives)

Independent Study in Indigenous Studies

This course permits senior students, under the direction of faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study. [Note 1: Permission of the Department/Program Advisor is required. Students must obtain consent of an instructor who is willing to be a supervisor and must register for the course prior to the last day for change of registration in the term during which the course is being taken. Note 2: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings. Note 3: Students may register for INDG 4950/51 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Independent Study)

Independent Study in Indigenous Studies

This course permits senior students, under the direction of faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study. [Note 1: Permission of the Department/Program is required. Note 2: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings. Note 3: Students may register for INDG 4950/51 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Independent Study)

Special Topic in Indigenous Studies

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course.[Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the appropriate Dean. Note 3: Students may register for INDG 4991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)