History of Canada's First Nations from 1830 (Revision 4)
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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Humanities
Prerequisite: Three credits in either Canadian history or Native/Indigenous studies are strongly recommended but not required.
Precluded Course: INST 369 is a cross-listed course—a course listed under two different disciplines—with HIST 369. INST 369 may not be taken for credit by students who have obtained credit for NTST 369 and HIST 369.
INST 369 has a Challenge for Credit option.
INST 369 introduces major themes in the political, social, and economic history of Canada's first peoples from 1830 to the modern era.
Throughout the course we see the conflicts between government and First Nations objectives and worldviews. Among topics approached are the conflicting views of governments and Native peoples regarding the meaning of treaties, the conflict between European-Canadian goals of economic development and First Nations efforts to maintain control over their traditional lands, and political and cultural efforts of Native peoples over time to assert their rights within Canada.
- Unit 1: Colonialism and Natives of Western Canada, 1830-1900
- Unit 2: Residential Schools
- Unit 3: Native Women’s Agency in the Fur Trade and under Colonialism
- Unit 4: Colonialism and Native Peoples of the North, Central Canada, and the Atlantic Region, 1830-1900
- Unit 5: Native Peoples Confront Twentieth Century Canada
- Unit 6: Native Resistance and Ongoing Struggles
To receive credit for INST 369, you must complete all of the assignments, achieve a mark of at least 50 percent on the final examination, and obtain a course composite grade of at least “D” (50 percent). The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:
|Evaluation Activity||Units Covered||Credit Weight||Due Date|
|Assignment 1||Unit 1 & 2||30%||Week 10|
|Assignment 2||Unit 3 &4||30%||Week 21|
|Final Exam||All Units||40%||Week 26|
The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators that can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Ray, Arthur J. I Have Lived Here Since the World Began. Toronto: Key Porter, 2015
Online materials include a Student Manual, Course Manual, a Study Guide, Assignments, and a Digital Reading Room. The Student Manual provides general information while the other materials are all specific to this course.
The online materials also include Course Mail, Assignment Drop Boxes, Discussion Forums, and a Moodle Training site. Go to the Moodle Training site if you experience difficulties using any of the online course features
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 4, October 16, 2015.
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Updated December 23 2016 by Student & Academic Services