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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions I Indigenous Studies INDG
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For more information about these courses see the Department of Political Science website: arts.ucalgary.ca/political-science.

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
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; emphasis will normally be on local traditional knowledge.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Indigenous Studies 303 and either 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 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 Indigenous legal traditions, Aboriginal law, 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 345       Indigenous Research Ethics and Practice
An examination of current research trends with, by, and for Indigenous peoples through the lens of Indigenous history, representation, activism, and self-determination.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Indigenous Studies 345 and 397.13 will not be allowed.
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Indigenous Studies 350       Introduction to Indigenous Art
An introduction to Indigenous art that explores its application in both historical and contemporary ways of making. Technical approaches may include beading, quilling, or hide.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Indigenous Studies 350 and Art 365.03 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Art 314)
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Indigenous Studies 351       Indigenous Relational Theory and Practice
An examination of the central concept of relationality in the field of Indigenous studies and its application to the building of good relations with humans, non-humans, lands, and waters.
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)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units in a course labelled Indigenous Studies at the 300 level.
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, 345, 399.
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Indigenous Studies 415       Indigenous Ethics and Protocol
Examines principles underlying Indigenous ethics and academic and local research protocols. Covers applying Indigenous ways of knowing in a research context, Indigenous methodologies, and implementing relational research frames 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.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Indigenous Studies 415 and 315 will not be allowed.
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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 493       Animal-Human Relationships
A study of the importance of animal roles in a blended approach to environmental sustainability. Topics may include decolonizing academic, bioresource, and environmental perspectives on animal-human relationships.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units from Indigenous Studies 201 or 351.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Indigenous Studies 493 and 399.19 will not be allowed.
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Indigenous Studies 494       International Indigenous Experiential Learning
Study Abroad course with a clear focus on Indigenous issues may be imported directly into an Indigenous Studies degree. Acceptance into the Study Abroad program may be included as an equivalent.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Indigenous Studies 495       Treaty Matters, Then and Now
An examination of practices of treaty making and philosophies of treaty as a body of relational thought. Topics may include treaty history, including Treaty #7, politics, law, inter-Indigenous relations, and Indigenous-Settler relations.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units from Courses Constituting the Field of International Indigenous Studies.
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Indigenous Studies 496       Métis Matters, Then and Now
A study of Métis history and current affairs in the traditional Métis homeland. Topics include Métis law and court cases, identity, Métis/First Nation relations and self-determination.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units from Courses Constituting the Field of International Indigenous Studies.
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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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Indigenous Studies 504       Advanced Seminar in Indigenous Gender Two-Spirit and Sexuality
An advanced seminar centering the multiplicity of Indigenous Gender/LGBTAIQ2S voices. Relationships framed as traditional, contemporary, and historical are discussed in the context of matriarchy, two-spirit, feminism, masculinity, health, and gender balance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Indigenous Studies 201 or 395.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Indigenous Studies 504 and 503.02 will not be allowed.
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Indigenous Studies 505       Advanced Seminar in International Indigenous Methodologies
An advanced seminar on critical and decolonized Indigenous methodologies. Topics may include health and wellbeing, Elder and Knowledge Keeper teachings, and Traditional Knowledge Systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Indigenous Studies 345 or 415.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Indigenous Studies 505 and 503.03 will not be allowed.
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Indigenous Studies 506       Advanced Seminar in Land-Based Learning
An advanced study of how learning is done with the land and may be guided by Indigenous knowledge keepers. Material is offered from a variety of Nations’ perspectives. May be held outside and/or off-campus.

506.01. Blackfoot
506.02. Stoney Nakoda
506.03. Tsuut’ina

Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Indigenous Studies 201 and 3 units from Indigenous Studies 303 or 345.
Antirequisite(s):
Students may not register in, or have credit for, Indigenous Studies 506.01 if they have previous credit for Indigenous Studies 312.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Indigenous Studies 507       Research Practicum
An advanced study of applied research conducted to provide solutions to real-world challenges. Built around experiential student projects that work with, by, and for Indigenous-focused organizations and/or Indigenous communities.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
60 units, including Indigenous Studies 201.
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