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 217 001 (3) Culture and Communication
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: TBA

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

ANTH 329A 100 (3) Contemporary First Nations Issues
~Prerequisite: ANTH 220 is recommended.
Instructor: TBA

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 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: Hunt, Dallas
*Pre-requisites must be met by the first day of class or students will be withdrawn

ENGL 373 001 (3) Indigenous Literature
~Perquisites: (Third-year standing and 3 credits from one of (a) 100-level ENGL or (b) 200-level ENGL or (c) ARTS 001 or (d) ASTU 100 or (e) ASTU 101 or (f) WRDS 150 or (g) WRDS 350. 6 credits of 100- and/or 200-level English courses is recommended.
Instructor: Gaertner, David
*Pre-requisites must be met by the first day of class or students will be withdrawn.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 141 001 (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: Turin, Mark

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

FNEL 241 001 (3) Intermediate Wakashan Language I
~Prerequisite: FNEL 142 in the same language.
Instructor: Rosenblum, Daisy

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

FNEL 381 001 (3) Biocultural Diversity: Language, Community, and Environment
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Rosenblum, Daisy

FNIS 100 002 (3) Indigenous Foundations
~Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Justice, Daniel

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

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

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

GEOG 327 101 (3) Creating Canada
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: TBA

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

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: Riano-Alcala, Pilar
*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: TBA
*GRSJ majors & minors have priority enrollment for this course as it is a GRSJ degree requirement.

HIST 464 101 (3) First Contacts in the Pacific
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Thrush, Coll

POLI 449C 001 (3) Topics in Political Theory
~Prerequisite: See departmental undergraduate adviser for details.
Instructor: Coulthard, Glen

SOCI 302 102 (3) Ethnic and Racial Inequality
~Prerequisite: One of SOCI 100, SOCI 101, SOCI 102
Instructor: Small, Robert

SOCI 302 103 (3) Ethnic and Racial Inequality
~Prerequisite: One of SOCI 100, SOCI 101, SOCI 102
Instructor: TBA

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 217 003 (3) Culture and Communication
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: TBA

ANTH 317A 200 (3) Linguistic Anthropology
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Moore, Patrick

ANTH 341A 002 (3) Museums, Heritage and Memory
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: TBA

ANTH 417B 001 (3) Language, Culture and Cognition
~Prerequisite: One of ANTH 100, LING 200. May be taken as co-requisites.
Instructor: McKellin, William

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

ARTH 376 001 (3) Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The North
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: McGeough, Michelle

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

CRWR 220 002 (3) Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Belcourt, Billy-Ray

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 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 481 (3) Heritage Resources in Endangered First Nations Language Revitalization
~Corequisite: All of FNEL 281, FNEL 282. (Corequisites can be taken either alongside or prior to FNEL 481.)
Instructor: Rosenblum, Daisy

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

FNIS 401T 101 (3) Indigenous Cinema Studies
~Prerequisite: One of FNIS 100, FNSP 200, FNIS 210, FNSP 210, FNIS 220, FNSP 220
or instructor permission.
Instructor: TBD

FNIS 401Z 001 (3) Indigenous Rights and the Settler State
~Prerequisite: One of FNIS 100, FNSP 200, FNIS 210, FNSP 210, FNIS 220, FNSP 220 or instructor permission.
Instructor: TBD

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

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: Riano-Alcala, Pilar

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: TBA

HIST 107 201 (3) Global Indigenous Histories
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Thrush, Coll

HIST 447B 201 (3) Selected Topics in United States History
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Thrush, Coll

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

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

SOCI 302 203 (3) Ethnic and Racial Inequality
~Prerequisite: One of SOCI 100, SOCI 101, SOCI 102.
Instructor: Robinson, Oral

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

FNIS 400 002/003 (6) Practicum/Advanced Research Seminar
~Prerequisite: FNSP 310 and 320, or FNIS 310 and 320 (Students must pass FNSP 320 or
FNIS 320 with a B- or higher or request Program approval)
Instructor: Hunt, Sarah

HIST 302 001 (6) History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America
~Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Raibmon, Paige

TBD

Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society (HGHES)

HGSE courses: All Haida Gwaii Semester Courses (HGSE) count toward ACL/RCL credit. Students must apply and be accepted to the Haida Gwaii Semester Program to enroll in these courses. Please find the online application here: http://hghes.ca/apply/

TBD