Spring 2020 - FNST 101 D200

Introduction to First Nations Studies (3)

Class Number: 2669

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    HCC 1800, Vancouver

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introduces the nature and goals of First Nations Studies as an academic discipline that emphasizes cultures and homelands of First Peoples. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

To survey pre-contact, historic and current events relating to the First Peoples of Turtle Island and the impacts that contact/colonization had/have on First Peoples’ survivance. Students will consider First Nations’ perspectives on the importance of family, languages and connections to the land, the oral traditions, Indigenous community identities, resilience, revitalization, and their own roles in reconciliation. Students will deliberate on the impacts of policy making on First Nations’ lives and the actions that First Peoples continue to take to counter these detrimental forces toward ensuring their Nations’ futurities. Indigenous pedagogies that center on the building of respectful relationships will be utilized throughout the semester towards providing an environment that is conducive to taking up, in meaningful ways, the work that needs to be done by all before reconciliation can begin.

Grading

  • Weekly Activities 35%
  • Medicine Wheel Pedagogy TAKING ACTION Paper 25%
  • Midterm Exam I 20%
  • Midterm Exam II 20%

NOTES:

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities.  778-782-3112 or csdo@sfu.ca.All students are expected to read and understand SFU policies with regard to academic honesty and student conduct (S10). These policies are available at: http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student.html.Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability. Department of First Nations Studies: www.sfu.ca/fns 

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

None.

REQUIRED READING:

All reading and discussion materials related to the course will be made available through SFU CANVAS.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

  1. Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability. 
  2. Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.
  3. Remember to check the Student Information System (SIS) at the start of the term to reconfirm your classroom location(s).
  4. All students are expected to read and understand SFU policies with regard to academic honesty and student conduct (S10).
    These policies are available at: http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student.html


Department of First Nations Studies- Contact Info:
Webpage: www.sfu.ca/fnst
Phone: 778-782-4774
General Office: Saywell Hall (SWH) Room 9089. Burnaby Campus. (M-F, 09:00-16:30 Hrs.)
Academic Advisor's Office: SWH 9081.


For general information, program information, academic advising (appointment or program check-up; enrollment assistance*): Please email fnstmgr@sfu.ca.

* Students: When submitting a request or an inquiry, please email from your SFU Mail (@sfu.ca) email and remember to include your SFU Student ID number in your email. Thank you.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS