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FNAT 101  (6)  Exploring Indigenous Identities

A team-taught learning community examining the formation and maintenance of Canadian indigenous identities in both historical and contemporary times. In lectures and small seminars students explore the diversity of indigenous identities and the internal and external forces that shape their construction. A resident elder supports all lectures and seminars. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

FNAT 102  (6)  Exploring Indigenous Communities

A team-taught learning community examining the culture, history, and diversity of indigenous communities. In lectures and small seminars students explore how communities have survived and maintained themselves through the colonial period to the present in Canada. A resident elder supports all lectures and seminars. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

FNAT 103  (3)  Introduction to First Nations Studies I

A multidisciplinary introduction to First Nations studies, drawing on readings, seminar discussion, and writing to explore essential themes. Special emphasis will be given to historical, cultural, and socio-political processes that shape First Nations experiences and realities. Selected case studies will be used to illustrate these processes. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

FNAT 104  (3)  Introduction to First Nations Studies II

A continuation of FNAT 103. Students will examine critical issues in First Nations Studies, with a focus on B.C. First Nations, especially the peoples of the North Pacific Coast. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: FNAT 103.

FNAT 110  (3)  Coast Salish Language: Hul'q'umi'num' I

An opportunity to develop basic skills in the comprehension, oral presentation, reading, and writing of Hul'q'umi'num'. FNAT 110 was formerly called HULQ 100; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: English 12 or equivalent.

FNAT 111  (3)  Coast Salish Language: Hul'q'umi'num' II

A continuation of FNAT 110 with emphasis on structure and syntax. FNAT 111 was formerly called HULQ 101; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: FNAT 110 (formerly HULQ 100).

FNAT 203  (6)  Indigenous and Settler Relations

An overview of the relationships emerging from the contact experiences of indigenous peoples and settler societies. Topics include the comparative study of perspectives on historical and social patterns of change in select indigenous communities in Canada and abroad, as reflected in literature, film, art, and narrative. FNAT 203 was formerly called FNAT 320; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Second year standing.

FNAT 204  (6)  Indigenous Perspectives on the Environment

An exploration of the historical and contemporary relationships between indigenous peoples and the environment, particularly on the British Columbia coast. Topics may include creations stories, land-based activities, government policies and land use, urban environments and demographics, traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and indigenous knowledge (IK) and aquaculture. FNAT 204 was formerly called FNAT 325; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Second year standing.

FNAT 210  (3)  Coast Salish Language: Hul'q'umi'num' III

A course for students who have completed the first-year Hul'q'umi'num' courses (or equivalent), and who wish to continue their learning. Emphasis on conversation, grammar, as well as reading and writing. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: FNAT 111 (formerly HULQ 101) or equivalent.

FNAT 211  (3)  Coast Salish Language: Hul'q'umi'num' IV

A continuation of FNAT 210, with further emphasis on grammar, writing, and new vocabulary. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: FNAT 210.

FNAT 300  (3)  Indigenous Knowledge: Land as Life

Students will learn and appreciate First Nations perspectives on the cultural significance of the land. Topics may include: genealogy, First Nations protocols, sacred places, oral histories, sacred water, and indigenous language. Credit will not be granted for both FNAT 300 and FNAT 380: Land as Life. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing, minimum 6 credits of First Nations (FNAT) courses, or permission of instructor.

FNAT 303  (6)  Indigenous Families and Communities

An exploration of indigenous perspectives and experiences related to notions of family and community. A study of theories, case studies, histories, oral traditions and teachings as they relate to the core concepts. A focus on how indigenous families and communities define, recreate, and maintain themselves. FNAT 303 was formerly called FNAT 420; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Any 12 credits from FNAT 101, FNAT 102, FNAT 203, FNAT 204 and third-year standing.

FNAT 304  (6)  Indigenous Self-Determination

An exploration of indigenous perspectives and experiences related to notions of self-determination and self-governance. A consideration of questions related to principles of governance, systems of governance and notions of conflict and harmony will be featured. The class combines lectures, discussions, oratory, experiential learning, and personal reflection. FNAT 304 was formerly called FNAT 425; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: FNAT 303 or any 12 credits from FNAT 101, 102, FNAT 203, and 204, and third-year standing.

FNAT 380  (3)  Special Topics in First Nations Studies

An intensive study of selected topics in First Nations Studies. Topics vary from year to year to ensure a broad range of coverage. (May be taken for credit more than once in different topics.) (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

FNAT 400  (6)  Applied Community Research Institute

An advanced, community-based research seminar in which students learn and apply skills in team-building, group leadership, developing partnerships with Aboriginal communities, creating culturally responsive research agendas and protocols, and managing data and research outcomes. A new project is initiated each year. Intended for First Nations Majors and Minors. (0:2:1 for 30 weeks)

Prerequisite: First-year English requirement and third-year standing.

Co-requisites: 3rd or 4th year program in First Nations Studies.

FNAT 403  (6)  Senior Project and Indigenous Research Methods

Students will 1) engage with current academic literature and ideas regarding indigenous research methodologies, and 2) produce a major research paper or scholarly project involving a topic relevant to First Nations Studies. Students will present their essay or project at a public conference. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth year standing and a minimum of 18 credits in FNAT, including FNAT 303 and 304 or permission of instructor.

FNAT 404  (6)  Internship (Ends Apr 2015)

An internship in an indigenous context, involving voluntary service to a community organization or project. Students will be monitored by a site supervisor/mentor from the organization or project, and the course instructor. Internship involves 250 hours of work, including scheduled meetings with the course instructor and student cohort. FNAT 404 was formerly called FNAT 390; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0 —205)

Prerequisite: Fourth year standing and a minimum of 18 credits in FNAT, including FNAT 303 and 304. A min. "C+" overall grade average required.

FNAT 404  (6)  Internship (Effective May 2015)

An internship in an indigenous context, involving voluntary service to a community organization or project. Students will be monitored by a site supervisor/mentor from the organization or project, and the course instructor. Internship involves 250 hours of work, including scheduled meetings with the course instructor and student cohort. FNAT 404 was formerly called FNAT 390; credit will not be granted for both courses. (6:0:0 —205)

Prerequisite: Fourth year standing and a minimum of 18 credits in FNAT, including FNAT 303 and 304. A min. "C+" overall grade average required.