BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCI-262 - Culture and Identity - 3.00 Credits

SOCI-262 - Culture and Identity - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an introduction to the Aboriginal people's philosophies, belief systems, spiritual and cultural traditions of Aboriginal peoples within Canada. Assimilation policies and practices that have impacted Aboriginal people's identities will be examined.
Part of the:
  • Course offered:
  • Summer 2019 (May - August)
  • Prerequisites : SOCI 111, or SOCI 133
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the impact of colonization and assimilation policies on Aboriginal people in Canada and how these policies impacted Aboriginal culture and identity;
  • identify the importance of Aboriginal culture, traditions, philosophies, belief systems and how Aboriginal people continue to maintain these connections in a contemporary world;
  • discuss the meaning of current ceremonial practices, rituals and games;

  • identify the importance of community based on traditional Aboriginal values such as respect, co-operation, kindness, consideration, sharing, responsibility, self-discipline and trust; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of how various aspects of Aboriginal culture, traditions, values philosophies can be incorporated into everyday life and practice.

  • Text and Materials:
  • Hanna, Darwin & Henry, Mamie. (1995). Our Tellings. UBC Press.

  • Storey, John. (1997). An Introductory Guide to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. Prentice-Hall.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: http://www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM08 May 201919 Jun 2019
    W1:00PM - 4:30PM  
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM08 May 201919 Jun 2019
    W1:00PM - 4:30PM