Course DescriptionThe course introduces perspectives on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada through an examination of policy. Central to this course is the study of Aboriginal Peoples??? experience with colonialism, such as the residential school system and child welfare, as well as the struggle for self-determination. Aboriginal worldviews and developing partnerships/alliances with Aboriginal communities will also be explored. Students will be expected to critically examine these topics from their discipline/profession perspective.
This course will run during the Fall and Winter breaks.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.