Courses

Introduction to Indigenous Studies
Course Number: GNED 049
Units/ Hours: 45
This course is an introduction to the study of Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) peoples in Canada. Students will explore the complex historical and contemporary relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The course will also guide students to begin to understand the diversity and depth of Indigenous societies, worldviews, and knowledge through a multi-disciplinary lens.

Introduction to Indigenous Knowledges
Course Number: GNED 128
Units/ Hours: 45
This course introduces students to Indigenous ways of knowing through engagement with Indigenous philosophies and worldviews as well as Indigenous intellectual and cultural traditions. Multidisciplinary in nature, the structure of Indigenous Knowledges provides a context for students to identify with and gain respect for their practical and sustainable applications.

Indigenous Identity and Relationship to the Land
Course Number: GNED 103
Units/ Hours: 45
Experience and explore Indigenous cosmology, knowledge and world view and its relationship to the land. The influence and importance of land on Indigenous world view will provide a way of understanding the contemporary perspectives on identity and self determination. In addition, you will explore and locate your own identity and world view in relation to these concepts.

Indigenous Peoples – A Global Perspective
Course Number: GNED 138
Units/ Hours: 42
Examine contemporary issues relevant to Indigenous peoples around the globe. You will explore patterns and themes of Indigenous histories, including the varying impact of European colonialism and settlement. Central to this study is an analysis of land claims settlement issues, the quest for self-government, housing, education, culture, health and various environmental and social issues that Indigenous peoples are facing. The course will move to focus on the contemporary revitalization, repatriation and preservation methods employed by Indigenous peoples and governments around the world. This method of inquiry will afford the opportunity to compare the challenges and aspirations faced by diverse Indigenous communities.