College Courses


Native Studies

NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies (3)

This is a survey course of First Nations peoples and issues from their origins in North America to the contemporary period. In general, this course seeks to legitimize the place (and indeed, centrality) of First Nations peoples and issues within historic and contemporary Canada.

NTST 356 Aboriginal Literature (3)

This course is a study of North American Native literature across genre, region, period, form, and people. It emphasizes a perspective informed by Native literary criticism and theory. This course will also explore indigenous perspectives on history, religion, identity, voice, and the process of colonization.

Cross-listed: ENG 356 Aboriginal Literature

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

NTST 430 Native-Newcomer Relations in Canada (3)

This course examines the shared history of aboriginal peoples and non-native Canadians from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Particular attention is paid to economic relationships, the treaty process and Canadian state formation, the intersection of aboriginal and western forms of religion, assimilative endeavours and aboriginal resistance, and contemporary social, legal, and political issues.

Cross-listed: HIS 430 Native-Newcomer Relations in Canada

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of History and/or Native Studies

NTST 450 Aboriginal Epistemology and Pedagogy (3)

An examination of Aboriginal learning philosophies and instructional strategies, both of which demand an understanding of Indigenous epistemology. This course investigates Aboriginal ways of knowing and being and the art of teaching and instructing in a manner that respects Aboriginal protocols and knowledge.

Cross-listed: EDUC 450 Aboriginal Epistemology and Pedagogy