Approved Course List

The Approved Course List (ACL) is the official index of UBC courses that students may take towards their major or minor in FNIS.

Please note that offerings, pre-requisites, and instructors may change without notice. To confirm the information below, please check department listings on UBC’s official online course schedule. Not all courses with significant Aboriginal content appear on this list. Courses that are not on this list but have significant Aboriginal content (including those outside the Faculty of Arts) may be considered for credit toward a major or minor by special arrangement. Please contact the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Advisor for more information.

If you have any questions about course planning, current course offerings or degree navigator, please contact First Nations and Indigenous Studies at cis.arts@ubc.ca.

Recent Updates:

ANTH 220 001 (3) First Nations of British Columbia
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Menzies, Charles

ANTH 329A 001 (3) Contemporary First Nations Issues
~Prerequisite: ANTH 220 is recommended.
Instructor: Menzies, Charles

ARCL 420 001 (6) First Nations Archaeology of British Columbia
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Martindale, Andrew

ASTU 402 001 (3) Living Language: Science and Society
~Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing or permission of the instructor.
Instructor: Turin, Mark & Werker, Janet
*Living Language is cross-listed as APSC 402, ASTU 402, FRST 402, LFS 402, LLED 402, and PHAR 402. Enrolment for this course will be limited to 40 students. Please consult with your Faculty Advisor to choose the appropriate option for you. For more info: https://languagesciences.ubc.ca/course

ENGL 100 007 (3) Reading and Writing about Literature
~Prerequisites: None.
Instructor: Rymhs, Deena

ENGL 476K 001 (3) Indigenous Studies
~Perquisites: Third-year standing; and 3 credits of 100- and/or 200-level English or one of WRDS 150 or 350; ASTU 100 or 101; ARTS 001. Recommended: 6 credits of 100- and/or 200-level English and/or writing courses.
Instructor: Rymhs, Deena
*Pre-requisites must be met by the first day of class or students will be withdrawn.

FNEL 101 001 (3) Introduction to a Salish Language I
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Campbell, Fiona & Grant, Larry

FNEL 141A 001 (3) Introduction to a Wakashan Language I
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Rosenblum, Daisy

FNEL 180 001 (3) Introduction to Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Gala, Candace

FNEL 201 001 (3) Intermediate Salish Language I
~Prerequisite: FNEL 102 in the same language.
Instructor: Point, Marny

FNIS 220 001 (3) Representation and Indigenous Cultural Politics
~Prerequisite: None (FNIS 100 is recommended).
Instructor: Gaertner, David

FNIS 300 001 (3) Writing First Nations
~Prerequisite: FNSP 200, or FNSP 210 and 220, or FNIS 210 and 220.
Instructor: Gaertner, David

FNIS 310 001 (3) Critical Indigenous Theory Seminar
~Prerequisite: FNSP 200, or FNSP 210 and 220, or FNIS 210 and 220.
Instructor: Nason, Dory

FNIS 451 101 (3) Indigenous Feminisms
~Prerequisite: One of FNIS 100, FNSP 200, FNIS 210, FNSP 210, FNIS 220, FNSP 220 or instructor permission.
Instructor: Nason, Dory

FRST 370 101 (3) Community Forests and Community Forestry
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Bulkan, Janette

GEOG 121 101 (3) Geography, Environment and Globalization
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Diagle, Michelle & Sundberg, Juanita

GEOG 327 101 (3) Creating Canada
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: McKay, Kathryn

GEOG 446A 101 (3) Topics in Geography
~Prerequisite: See departmental undergraduate adviser for details.
Instructor: Diagle, Michelle

GRSJ 101 001 (3) Introduction to Social Justice
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Snowden, Kim

GRSJ 306 001 (3) Globalization and Social Justice: Gender, Race Sexuality in International Politics
~Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
Instructor: Harris, Mark

GRSJ 325 001 (3) Anti-Colonial and Feminist Qualitative Methodologies
~Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Instructor: Ross, Becki
*GRSJ majors & minors have priority enrollment for this course as it is a GRSJ degree requirement.

GRSJ 327 001 (3) Theories of Representation and Difference
~Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
Instructor: Catungal, John-Paul
*GRSJ majors & minors have priority enrollment for this course as it is a GRSJ degree requirement.

HGSE 310 601 (3) First Nations and Canada: (Re)Writing History
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 311 610 (3) Law and Governance: Indigenous and European Traditions
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 312, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 312 610 (3) Perspectives on Reconciliation
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 313 610 (3) Reconciliation and Resource Management
~Prerequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 314.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 314 610 (3) Reconciliation and Communities
~All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 313.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 355 610 (3) Applied Ecology of Coastal Terrestrial Interface
~Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 356 610 (3) Biophysical Dynamics of the Marine-Terrestrial Interface
~Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 357 610 (3) Ecology and Management of Island Wildlife
~Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 358 610 (3) Systems Thinking for Resource Management
~Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 359.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 359 610 (3) Ecosystem-Based Management Seminar
~Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 358.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

SOCI 310 101 (3) Canadian Society
~Prerequisite: One of SOCI 100, SOCI 101, SOCI 102.
Instructor: Wilkes, Rima

SOCI 310 102 (3) Canadian Society
~Prerequisite: One of SOCI 100, SOCI 101, SOCI 102.
Instructor: Wilkes, Rima

SOCI 361 102 (3) Social Inequality
~Prerequisite: One of SOCI 100, SOCI 101, SOCI 102.
Instructor: Armitage, Neil


ANTH 414 001 (3) Anthropology of Globalization
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Menzies, Charles

ANTH 461 002 (3) Anthropological Study of Local Ecological Knowledge
~Prerequisite: ANTH 360 is Recommended.
Instructor: Menzies Charles

ARTH 377 001 (3) Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The South
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: McGeough, Michelle

CONS 370 201 (3) Aboriginal Forestry
~Prerequisites: None.
Instructor: Bulkan, Janette

CONS 449C 204 (3) Conversations on race and climate change
~Prerequisites: None.
Instructor: Bulkan, Janette

ENGL 110 034 (3) Approaches to Literature
~Prerequisites: None.
Instructor: Ryhms, Deena

ENGL 231 001 (3) Introduction to Indigenous Literatures
~Prerequisite: Second-year standing and 3 credits of 100-level English or one of WRDS 150 or 350, ASTU 100 or 101, ARTS 001.
Instructor: Weir, Mary Lorraine
*Pre-requisites must be met by the first day of class or students will be withdrawn

FNEL 102 001 (3) Introduction to a Salish Language II
~Prerequisite: FNEL 101 in the same language.
Instructor: Campbell, Fiona & Grant, Larry

FNEL 142 001 (3) Introduction to a Wakashan Language II
~Prerequisite: FNEL 141 in the same language.
Instructor: Rosenblum, Daisy

FNEL 202 001 (3) Intermediate Salish Language II
~Prerequisite: FNEL 201 in the same language.
Instructor: Point, Marny

FNEL 282 001 (3) Structures of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Rosenblum, Daisy

FNEL 380 001 (3) Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Gala, Candace

FNIS 100 002 (3) Indigenous Foundations
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Gaertner, David

FNIS 210 001 (3) Indigenous Politics and Self-Determination
~Prerequisite: None (FNIS 100 is recommended).
Instructor: Coulthard, Glen

FNIS 320 001 (3) Critical Indigenous Methodologies and Ethics
~Prerequisite: FNSP 310 or FNIS 310.
Instructor: Hunt, Sarah

FNIS 401X 102 (3) Global Indigenous Rights, Politics and Policy
~Prerequisite: One of FNIS 100, FNSP 200, FNIS 210, FNSP 210, FNIS 220, FNSP 220 or instructor permission.
Instructor: Lightfoot, Sheryl

FNIS 452 101 (3) Indigenous Social Movements
~Prerequisite One of FNIS 100, FNSP 200, FNIS 210, FNSP 210, FNIS 220, FNSP 220 or instructor permission.
Instructor: Coulthard, Glen

FNIS 453 101 (3) Indigenous Legal Traditions
~Prerequisite: One of FNIS 100, FNSP 200, FNIS 210, FNSP 210, FNIS 220, FNSP 220 or instructor permission.
Instructor: Mack, Johnny

FNIS 454 101 (3) Indigenous New Media
~Prerequisite: One of FNIS 100, FNSP 200, FNIS 210, FNSP 210, FNIS 220, FNSP 220 or instructor permission.
Instructor: Gaertner, David

GEOG 446B 201 (3) Topics in Geography
~Prerequisite: See the departmental undergraduate adviser for details.
Instructor: Hunt, Sarah

GEOG 495 201 (3) Geography of Social Movements in the Americas
~Prerequisite: One of LAST 100, GEOG 395.
Instructor: Sundberg, Juanita

GRSJ 301 201 (3) Gender and Indigeneity in Canada
~Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, 102 or third year standing.
Instructor: Nason, Dorothy

GRSJ 303 001 (3) Gender, Race, Social Justice and the Law
~Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102. (or third-year standing).
Instructor: Harris, Mark

GRSJ 305 001 (3) Social Justice Issues in Community and International Organizing
~Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
Instructor: Harris, Mark

GRSJ 328 004 (3) Theories of Subjectivity
~Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
Instructor: Catungal, John-Paul
*GRSJ majors & minors have priority enrollment for this course as it is a GRSJ degree requirement.

HGSE 350 610 (3) Case Studies in Haida Gwaii
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 351 610 (3) History and Politics of Resource Management
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 352, HGSE 353, HGSE 354.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 352 610 (3) First Nations Governance and Natural Resource Management
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 353, HGSE 354.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 353 610 Rainforest Ecology and Management
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 352, HGSE 354.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HGSE 354 610 (3) Diversifying Resource-Dependent Communities
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 352, HGSE 353.
Instructor: TBA
*Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

HIST 105C 201 (3) Contemporary Global Issues in Historical Perspectives
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Raibmon, Paige

LFS 340 001 (3) First Nations Health and the Traditional Role of Plants
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Jovel, Eduardo

LING 433 001 (3) Native Languages of the Americas
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Gessner, Suzanne

POLI 316A 001 (3) Global Indigenous Politics
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Lightfoot, Sheryl

SOCI 302 202 (3) Ethnic and Racial Inequality
~Prerequisite: One of SOCI 100, SOCI 101, SOCI 102.
Instructor: Roth, Wendy

SOCI 361 202 (3) Social Inequality
~Prerequisite: One of SOCI 100, SOCI 101, SOCI 102.
Instructor: Armitage, Neil

ASTU 400S 003 (6) Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts-Musqueam
~Prerequisite: None
Instructor: Fee, Margery; Kramer, Jennifer and; Rowley, Susan
*Permission of Instructor required to register. Please email susan.rowley@ubc.ca

HIST 302 001 (6) History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America
~Prerequisite: None
Instructor: Thrush, Coll

FNEL 301 001 (3) Advanced Salish Language I
~Prerequisite: FNEL 202 in the same language
Instructor: Shaw, Patricia

TBD

Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society (HGHES)

Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in this course. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

Term 1

HGSE 310 601 (3) First Nations and Canada: (Re)writing History
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 311 610 (3) Law and Governance: Indigenous and European Traditions
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 312, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 312 610 (3) Perspectives on Reconciliation
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 313 610 (3) Reconciliation and Resource Management
~Prerequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 314.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 314 610 (3) Reconciliation and Communities
~All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 313.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 355 610 (3) Applied Ecology of Coastal Terrestrial Interface
~Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 356 610 (3) Biophysical Dynamics of the Marine-Terrestrial Interface
~Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 357 610 (3) Ecology and Management of Island Wildlife
~Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 358 610 (3) Systems Thinking for Resource Management
~Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 359.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 359 610 (3) Ecosystem-Based Management Seminar
~Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 358.
Instructor: TBA

Term 2

HGSE 350 610 (3) Case Studies in Haida Gwaii
~Prerequisite: None
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 351 610 (3) History and Politics of Resource Management
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 352, HGSE 353, HGSE 354.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 352 610 (3) First Nations Governance and Natural Resource Management
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 353, HGSE 354.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 353 610 Rainforest Ecology and Management
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 352, HGSE 354.
Instructor: TBA

HGSE 354 610 (3) Diversifying Resource-Dependent Communities
~Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 352, HGSE 353.
Instructor: TBA

TBD