Enrollment Notes

This webpage contains information regarding course enrollment, prerequisites, and other information including Directed courses procedures in First Nations Studies.

Priority Enrollment
First Nations Studies program plan-declared students (FNST Major, FNST Minor, FNST Joint Major, Certificates - CFNLP and CFNSR, and PBD-FNST) and have priority enrollment into FNST courses.   

Non-declared program students who enrolled in certain FNST courses without permission of the Department Advisor, may be dropped from the course without notification.

Some courses will have Manual Placement Waitlist.  To be placed on the manual waitlist, submit a request in writing to  the FNS Advisor at first_nations@sfu.ca from your @sfu.ca email. Remember to note the course number and include your SFU Student ID number in your email request.

Permissions
Students planning to enrol into a FNST course requiring instructor permission must forward the instructor's permission to the Department (to first_nations@sfu.ca) in advance before enrollment takes place.

Prerequisites Completion
Where indicated as a prequisite requirement in a course, the foundation and CORE courses FNST 101 and FNST 201W must be completed prior to enrollment into the FNST course.

Use of other subject courses:
Other subject courses which have significant First Nations content may be applied toward the a FNST program elective requirements with FNS department approval.

Directed courses in First Nations Studies:  See Directed Courses in FNST section below.

Priority Enrollment

First Nations Studies declared program plan students (FNST Major, FNST Minor, FNST Joint Major, Certificates - CFNLP and CFNSR, and PBD-FNST) have priority enrollment into FNST courses. Non-declared program students who have enrolled in certain courses without permission of the Advisor and/or instructor, may be dropped from a course without notification.

 

Prerequisites Completion

Where indicated as a prequisite requirement in a course, the foundation/CORE courses FNST 101 and FNST 201 must be completed prior to enrollment into the FNST course.

Directed courses in FNST

Updated and effective from Fall 2014: 

  • FNST 442 Directed Readings in First Nations Studies
    Directed readings for upper level students in First Nations Studies who wish to study selected topics in depth. Variable units 2, 3, 4, 5. May be repeated once when topic is different. Prerequisite: Fifteen units in First Nations Studies. Co-requisite: Permission of an instructor and department approval.

  • FNST 447 Directed Studies in First Nations Studies
    Directed study for upper level students in a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor. Explore First Nations topics through research. Prerequisite:  Fifteen units of FNST courses; permission of an instructor and department approval. Co-requisite: varies depending on topic. Variable units: 2, 3, 4, 5.

Students interested in FNST 442 and FNST 447:

You must have a faculty supervisor in place before enrolling in the course. You must complete a Course Proposal Application (page 2 Q1 & 1b) and submit it to the First Nations Studies Advisor prior to the term you plan to take the course. Students who enrolled without permission will be dropped from the course. (Your Course Supervisor will complete the rest of the Course Proposal on page 2.)

For FNST Directed courses, students are asked to come up with a topic they wish to research upon.  The research topic is not be covered in a regular course offered at SFU.  The research topic should be of interest and meaningful long term to the student. (By 'long term', you are likely continue to think about the research and its impact even after you have graduated from SFU.)

Please feel free to use the template below to draft your proposal idea and submit your draft to your FNS Course Supervisor and Department Advisor (first_nations@sfu.ca).   (Click on one of the MS Word icon below to access the template.)

If you have a topic idea for this course but are unsure as to which faculty member to approach for course supervision, please feel free to contact the Advisor (first_nations@sfu.ca or Tel 778.782.5595) for information or visit our People page at: http://www.sfu.ca/fns/people.html

FNST Programs in the Academic Calendar:  http://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar

FNST 442 in the Academic Calendar

FNST 447 in the Academic Calendar