Fall 2023 - INDG 322 D100
Special Topics in Indigenous Studies
Class Number: 4392
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
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Prerequisites:Will vary according to the topic.
Variable units: 3, 4, 5.
This course explores the emerging field of 'Critical Indigenous Fish Philosophy'. Drawing on materials from Critical Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Science and Technology Studies, geography, physics, ecology, decolonizing movements, and other approaches, this course explores what fish have to teach us about law, governance, philosophy, art, and existence.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Comparative analysis of information about fish across diverse knowledge systems
- Knowledge mobilization of this information in dynamic ways (narrative, art, policy-oriented materials) to convey the complexity of fish life and worlds
- Explore diverse governance systems to better understand what is required to protect fish habitats and fish communities
- Appreciation for the diversity of global Indigenous and local practices and approaches employed to protect fish
- weekly reflections (online submission) 40%
- mid-term assignment (proposal and topic confirmation for final assignment) 20%
- final eportfolio assignment 40%
Week 1: Opening the course -- What is a fish?
Week 2: Sound I
Week 3: Sound II
Week 4: Sight, light, and refraction I
Week 5: Sight, light, and refraction II
Week 6: Pressure
Week 7: Magnetism and navigation
Week 8: Salt, salinity, and chemistry
Week 9: Time
Week 10: Sharing knowledge
Week 11: Sharing knowledge, closing the course
There is no required textbook for the course. We will draw on a variety of articles, videos, artworks, and other media that will be posted to Canvas before the start of the term to explore each week's theme.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
No required supplies.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
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