BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-440 - Oral Tradition and Epistemology of Indigenous People - 3.00 Credits

INST-440 - Oral Tradition and Epistemology of Indigenous People - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course examines the foundations of oral traditions and oral history method. It explores the ways in which Indigenous spirituality differs from Western religions and the impact of this on Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews, and ways of understanding and relating in the world.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : INST 240, INST 340, 3rd year standing or permission of Department Head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 



    • analyze differing Worldviews and their relation to ontology, axiology, epistemology, and spiritual beliefs;

    • critically reflect upon experiential ways in which Indigenous spiritual beliefs shape relations with the animate world;

    • identify and describe an Indigenous Worldview including its ontology, axiology, epistemology and spiritual beliefs;

    • demonstrate ways in which this Worldview and spiritual belief are relevant in addressing contemporary issues;

    • contribute constructively to peer learning experiences; and



    • engage in self-reflective praxis.


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    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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