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IST 092 Introduction to Indigenous Studies

Effective date: September 2009

This course looks at Indigenous people's relationships with land, resources, cultures, and each other, as well as historical and contemporary relationships between Aboriginal people and settler governments. The course includes an overview of Indigenous cultures in BC, colonialism, and cultural and political re-emergence.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
TBD plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

IST 104 Indigenous Ways of Knowing

Effective Date: January 2017

This course will explore Indigenous ways of knowing and living. It engages students in self-reflection on their own learning processes and looks at how various approaches are grounded in culture. The course explores how Indigenous voice and spaces are integral to creating truly inclusive educational experiences.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Pre/Corequisites

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

IST 111 Circle Seminar 1

Effective date: May 2012

This course supports students to develop skills in circle learning and examine identity within an Indigenous program.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1.5 seminar hours per week
Tuition
$138.60 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Indigenous Studies.

IST 112 Circle Seminar 2

Effective date: September 2012

This course supports students to develop their circle learning skills, enhance their understanding of Indigenous communities, and examine their academic and career goals.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1.5 seminar hours per week
Tuition
$138.60 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Indigenous Studies, second semester.

IST 114 Indigenous Studies Health 1

Effective date: September 2016

Introduces the learner to the role of Aboriginal Health Care Worker. Self-awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal culture and the impact of history on families and communities is explored. College orientation, planning for full-time attendance in school, and discussion of home/life balance is part of this course.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1.5
Format
51 hours over 6 weeks
Tuition
$314.16 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant - Indigenous.

IST 115 Indigenous Studies Health 2

Effective date: September 2016

A continuation of IST 114. Expands on societal, political, spiritual and cultural issues that impact on the student's role as a personal support worker and caregiver. Explores the role of healthcare workers and their impact on Aboriginal families/communities. Students will develop a resource book of Aboriginal supports.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
58 hours over 25 weeks
Tuition
$357.28 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant - Indigenous.

IST 116 Indigenous Studies in Canada 1

Effective Date: September 2015

This course examines the traditions, societies, and cultures of Indigenous peoples in what is now known as Canada prior to European contact. The course provides an introduction to various Indigenous peoples' ways of knowing (epistemology) with a special emphasis on the maintenance and/or revitalization of traditional values, cultural identity and spirituality.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

IST 117 Indigenous Studies in Canada 2

Effective date: September 2009

This course analyzes the effects of colonization on Indigenous peoples/communities through an examination of policies such as residential schools, child welfare, treaties and the Indian Act. The course studies revitalization strategies and the nation rebuilding processes operating in Indigenous communities.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

IST 118 IST Circle & Elders Teaching 1

Effective date: January 2015

This course consists of weekly circle-based discussions and debriefing sessions for program students, staff and faculty, in Semester 1 of the Indigenous Human Services Career Access Program (IHSCAP) or Indigenous College Prep (ICP) Programs. On regular occasions, Indigenous elders will join the circle to share their wisdom and oral traditions.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
1.5 seminar hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Human Services Career Access; Indigenous College Prep
Tuition
$80.33 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

IST 119 IST Circle & Elders Teaching 2

Effective date: January 2015

This course consists of weekly circle-based discussions and debriefing sessions for program students, staff and faculty, in Semester 2 of the Indigenous Human Services Career Access Program (IHSCAP) or Indigenous College Prep (ICP) Programs. On regular occasions, Indigenous elders will join the circle to share their wisdom and oral traditions.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
1.5 seminar hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Human Services Career Access; Indigenous College Prep
Tuition
$80.33 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

IST 120 Introduction to Indigenous Peoples

Effective Date: January 2015

TELŦIN TŦE WILNEW, a SENĆOŦEN phrase meaning “Understanding Indigenous People.” This unique, award-winning course is intended for students unfamiliar with Indigenous worldviews.  Participants will learn from Indigenous people about Indigenous worldviews and colonization through video, audio interviews, radio shows and scholarly articles. The purpose of the course is to dispel stereotypes and myths, to enable learners to understand the experience of Aboriginal peoples in a Canadian context, and to equip them with the knowledge and skills to begin to interact respectfully with Aboriginal peoples in community and in the workplace. Discussions are conducted in circle format with an Aboriginal facilitator.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
10 seminar hours and 35 online hours total
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$484.03 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

IST 171 Ways of Wellness - Learning

Effective date: September 2010

This course provides students with the ability to make informed decisions about career and education preparation. As well, it examines health and individual wellness issues from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives of individual wellness.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

IST 172 Ways of Wellness - Community

Effective date: September 2010

This course examines health and education needs and issues in Aboriginal communities. As well, it provides students with learning and thinking strategies necessary for success in wellness and community leadership programs.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

IST 204 Special Projects

Effective date: September 2013

Students will undertake assignments enabling them to develop leadership and community skills. Projects may include working with Indigenous communities and organizations, government ministries and departments, NGOs and other agencies.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 seminar hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Or all of:

IST 205 Indigenous Introduction to Social Work

Effective Date: May 2015

This course introduces students to the practice of social work beginning with a critical examination of the ethics, values, and historical development of the profession and its impacts on indigenous communities. The course will examine the various levels and settings of social work practice, including individual, family and community systems and informal helping with particular emphasis on practice in Indigenous communities. The course accentuates self-reflection, which will help students to examine not only their identities, but also their interest, motivation, and capacity for social work practice.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 seminar hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$451.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

IST 206 Indigenous Social Welfare

Effective Date: May 2015

This course provides a general introduction to the perspectives, concepts and theoretical foundations of social welfare in Canada, including an analysis of the institutional structures of social welfare in the modern state. Students examine how specific social policies (health, housing, family & children, corrections and income security) and programs impact a variety of populations within Canadian society with a strong focus on Indigenous people/communities. The role of the social worker in formulating policy is also explored.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 seminar hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$451.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

IST 211 Circle Seminar 3

Effective date: May 2012

This course supports students to develop advanced circle learning skills and practical applications of the learning acquired from the IST program, including interacting with community.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1.5 seminar hours per week
Tuition
$138.60 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Indigenous Studies.

IST 212 Circle Seminar 4

Effective date: May 2012

This course supports students to identify concepts and practices of self-awareness and self-care, and to develop skills in public presentation.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1.5 seminar hours per week
Tuition
$138.60 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Indigenous Studies.

IST 220 Indigenous Art Studies

Effective date: September 2013

This course presents an overview of the arts of various Indigenous peoples and communities within their histories and cultures. The creative voices of artists will take students beyond the facts and figures of history, geography, and political science, and reveal the stories of the underlying individual and collective human experiences.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

IST 232 Indigenous Political Science

Effective date: September 2012

This course is an introduction to Indigenous political science. Students will gain awareness about historical and contemporary perspectives on Indigenous political epistemologies, policy initiatives and political organizations. Students will integrate new learning from themes presented with non-Indigenous governments as a way of creating transformative political structures for Indigenous communities.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

IST 234 Land and Language

Effective Date: September 2015

This course introduces students to the Indigenous relationships among culture, land, and language and their connected influences with development of self-identity. Students participate in land-based activities, learn some aspects of speaking a traditional Indigenous language, and connect with their own ancestral land and language.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

IST 241 Gender and Identity

Effective date: September 2012

This course will examine the influence of colonization and the issues of resistance and recovery in regards to traditional knowledge, ethnicity, and sexuality, and the construction of Indigenous gender roles and identity.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

IST 242 Environment and Stewardship

Effective date: September 2012

This course will explore Indigenous and non-Indigenous views of the environment, perspectives on traditional ecological knowledge and nature as a living system. Students will examine contemporary Indigenous environmental issues including those related to forestry, fishing, wild species, protected areas, climate change, and resource planning and stewardship.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

IST 243 Comparative Indigenous Issues

Effective date: September 2012

This course examines historical and contemporary policies and practices concerning Indigenous people in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. Students identify, examine and analyze treaties, Aboriginal policy, education, child welfare and international law. The course includes examination of international Indigenous movements towards self-determination.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

IST 244 Language Revitalization

Effective date: September 2012

This course will examine historical and contemporary factors in Indigenous language revitalization. Issues considered in this course are language revitalization practices, language policies affecting Indigenous languages, community complexities and knowledge of local language issues. This course will prepare learners to support the development of language programs in their communities.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Indigenous Learning
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

IST 250 QĆÁSET Indigenous Cultural Camp

Effective date: September 2017

Students will learn about traditional Indigenous values, philosophies, spirituality, teachings, and ceremonies related to relationships with land. This course will primarily be delivered as a land-based experiential camp, off-site, under the direction of Indigenous knowledge keepers, Elders, and faculty.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
42 total pre-camp, camp, post-camp, and online hours over 4 weeks
Related programs
Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Family Support, Indigenous Business Leadership, Indigenous College Prep
Tuition
TBD plus additional fees | $775 plus additional fees for students in the above related Indigenous programs. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

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