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COURSE NUMBER: SOCI 316
COURSE TITLE: Aboriginal Issues in Canada
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. David Long
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to current social issues and developments involving First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples in Canada. Issues surrounding family, education, justice, gender, health, urbanization, leadership, youth and Elders will be examined in light of the history of European colonization as well as current initiatives that promote a positive way forward.

Prerequisites: Three credits in sociology at the introductory level

This course is considered a Canadian Studies course for purposes of King's B.Ed. (AD).
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Long, David and Dickason, Olive. (2016) Visions of the Heart: Issues Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. 4th ed. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
First Assignment 30%
Assignment35%
Final Examination35%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Course Overview
  • Indigenous/Western Paradigms on Creation/Environment
  • Aboriginal Politics
  • Elders
  • Community and Family Welfare
  • First Nations Women
  • Indigenous Men
  • Demographic Changes and Challenges
  • Identity and Language
  • Education
  • Art and Reconciliation
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Urban Lif
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice
  • Reconciliation and a Way Forward


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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