CAN104 - First Nations People

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Subject Title
First Nations People

Subject Description
Students will increase knowledge and awareness of important issues in the Aboriginal cultures of Canada. The legal status of Aboriginal people will be explored along with Aboriginal rights and self-determination. Other critical issues relating to land claims, justice and social services will be studied.

Credit Status
One General Education Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

- Discuss the history of the First Nations People of Canada including the origins of Native People, traditions, and values.
- Identify Native Cultural groups in Canada, including Metis, and the common cultural characteristics.
- Discuss the significance of the land and animals to the Native People.
- Identify the effects of European arrival and the impact of colonization.
- Describe the residential school system and relate its effects, on Native children and families.
- Discuss the Indian Act, fur trade, and government treaties.
- Describe the current health, social, and judicial issues Native people experience today.
- Discuss Native resources available within the community, and at all levels of government.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
Corequisite: EAC149

Topic Outline
MODULE 1:  NATIVE CULTURES PRIOR TO EUROPEAN CONTACT

This module examines the Native cultures prior to European contact.  The traditional perspective of the significance of the land to Native peoples, and the different Native cultural groups in Canada will be explored. 

MODULE 2 – EFFECTS OF EUROPEAN ARRIVAL ON NATIVE PEOPLES AND CULTURES.

This module will explore the effects of European contact including, colonization, residential schools, and the Hudson Bay Fur Trade.  The historical Government Treaties, The Indian Act and its amendments, and present land claims will be discussed. The loss of Native sovereignty will be identified in great lengths, and the development of Band Councils, Native Organizations and Self Government will be identified and discussed.

MODULE 3 – CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ISSUES

This module will explore the current health status and education from elementary to post-secondary.  Scioeconomic status will be discussed, which will include statistics, employment, and programs and services that are provided to Native people to promote health, social growth, and economic stability.  The Native Traditional practices of social control compared to the current judicial system will be discussed, as well as systemic issues.  This module will also identify the alternative judicial methods, and prevention services.

Mode of Instruction
On-line :  Instruction will occur via the web and consist of the course pages at this site, group discussions via tests, evaluations and e-mail. 

Prescribed Texts
Dickason, Olive  and David McNab. Canada's First Nation-A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times. Publisher Oxford University Press. Fourth Edition ISBN 978-0-19-542892-6

Reference Material
None.

Required Supplies
None.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
2 assignments                10% each
2 online tests                  35% each
class participation           10%

                                                                 


Students must receive a passing grade for both their term work and their final exams(and/or final evaluation 50% minimum) in order to receive a passing grade in this subject. It is expected that students have a sufficient command of the English language to express themselves clearly in both written assignments and class discussions. Marks may be deducted from the final grade for the lack of use of Standard English skills.The use of electronic dictionaries during assessment is not permitted.


Appeals
Students should keep all assignments (including drafts and outlines) and exercises until they receive their final grade. Students may appeal any final grade in a subject or any decision by the College, following the recommendation of a Promotion Committee, with respect to the student's academic standing, continuation or status in a program, School, Faculty or the College.  It is the policy of the College that a student who invokes this appeal process will be given a fair hearing.  For further information on appeals, please see Section 12 of the Academic Policy Handbook. 

PLEASE RETAIN THIS SUBJECT OUTLINE FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE USE IN SUPPORT OF CREDIT APPLICATIONS AT OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

Credit Status


One Liberal Studies credit

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood