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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions I Indigenous Studies INDG
Indigenous Studies INDG

For more information about these courses see the Department of Political Science website: poli.ucalgary.ca/.

Junior Course
Indigenous Studies 201       Introduction to Indigenous Studies
A multi-disciplinary, theoretical and empirical overview of the situations, perspectives, and aspirations of selected Indigenous peoples with a focus on the Canadian context.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Senior Courses
Indigenous Studies 303       Indigenous Ways of Knowing I
An introduction to various Indigenous peoples ways of knowing (epistemology) with a special emphasis on the contextualization of knowledge-building. Deals with various aspects of building knowledge, such as listening, reflection, protocol, and experience.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Indigenous Studies 303 and any of Indigenous Studies 203, Social Work 203, Social Work 553.30 or Social Work 553.33 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Normally offered during Block Week. Field trip(s) and pre-term study are normally required. A supplementary fee may be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Indigenous Studies 305       Indigenous Ways of Knowing II
An examination of the nature and relations of being (ontology) and specific responsibilities in cultural context. Integration of components of Indigenous ways of knowing. International comparison of Indigenous ways of knowing.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Social Work 201, Indigenous Studies 203, Social Work 203, Indigenous Studies 303, Social Work 553.30, Social Work 553.33 or admission to the BSW Post-Diploma.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Indigenous Studies 305 and any of Indigenous Studies 205, Social Work 205, Social Work 553.31 or Social Work 553.34 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Normally offered during Block Week. Field trip(s) and pre-term study are normally required. A supplementary fee may be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Indigenous Studies 312       Cultural Immersion Field Course
Experience of ceremonial and cultural activities, with a focus on four themes: living values; spirituality; health and healing; and roles, responsibilities, and respect.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Indigenous Studies 217, 303 or 317.
Notes:
Normally offered during Block Week in Spring/Summer Intersession. Field trip(s) and pre-term study are normally required. Field trips may involve rugged field conditions and varying weather for which students must be prepared and equipped. A supplementary fee may be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
Also known as:
(formerly Indigenous Studies 311 and 313)
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Indigenous Studies 317       Ecological Knowledge
Experiential exploration, consideration, and application of Indigenous ecological knowledge, philosophies, and contemporary issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Notes:
Some field trip(s) are normally required. A supplementary fee may be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
Also known as:
(formerly Indigenous Studies 217)
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Indigenous Studies 343       Indigenous Law in Canada
Examination of the special legal and constitutional principles, provisions and instruments that have an impact on Indigenous individuals, governments and organizations. Topics covered may include aboriginal rights, treaty rights, self-government, fiduciary duties, the Royal Proclamation of 1763, the Indian Act, the 1982 Constitution, and pivotal court decisions.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Indigenous Studies 395       Topics in Indigenous Gender, Sexuality and Feminism
Selected topics that engage the history, politics, and contemporary contexts of Indigenous feminisms, queer studies, two-spirit studies, maternity, and masculinities in Canada and throughout Indigenous North America.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Indigenous Studies 397       Topics in Canadian Indigenous Studies
Selected themes in Canadian Indigenous studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Indigenous Studies 399       Topics in International Indigenous Studies
Selected themes in International Indigenous studies. May focus on Indigenous peoples of only one country.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Indigenous Studies 400       Directed Research in International Indigenous Studies
Supervised study of a theme in the area of International Indigenous Studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Indigenous Studies 407       Comparative International Indigenous Communities
Social, economic, and political comparisons between selected Indigenous communities throughout the world.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
6 units from Indigenous Studies 303, 305, 399.
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Indigenous Studies 415       Indigenous Ethics and Protocol
Examines principles underlying Indigenous ethics and academic and local research protocols, including indigenous ways of knowing, indigenous methodologies, notions of relationship, spirituality, community, and responsibility in academic research, teaching and learning when collaborating with Indigenous peoples.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Indigenous Studies 201 and an additional 3 units from the Core Courses in the Field of International Indigenous Studies (Anthropology 210, English 376, History 345, 443, Indigenous Studies 303, 305, 407, 415, Indigenous Languages 301, Political Science 345, Sociology 307).
Also known as:
(formerly Indigenous Studies 315)
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Indigenous Studies 492       Indigenous Psychology
An in-depth examination of research in psychology related to Indigenous populations, including the history of research, major topics, appropriate approaches to conducting research, and new directions.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 200, 201, and admission to the International Indigenous Studies major.
Also known as:
(Psychology 492)
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Indigenous Studies 502       Advanced Topics in Canadian Indigenous Studies
Investigation of selected topics in Indigenous issues in Canada.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
60 units, including 3 units in courses labelled Indigenous Studies at the 300 level or above.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Indigenous Studies 502 and 501 will not be allowed.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Indigenous Studies 503       Advanced Topics in International Indigenous Studies
In-depth investigation of selected topics in international Indigenous issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
60 units, including 3 units in courses labelled Indigenous Studies at the 300 level.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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