Course DescriptionAn introduction to Aboriginal worldviews in Canada with reference to Aboriginal worldviews globally. Students will be introduced to Aboriginal perspectives, values and spirituality. It includes an exploration of what constitutes "valid" knowledge, how knowledge shapes identity and how it influences the lives of Aboriginal peoples today. The role of worldviews as the basis of social justice and transformative change with the message that Aboriginal/ Indigenous knowledges can be of value to all people of the world.
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.