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 fnis.arts@ubc.ca.

Recent Updates:

2018W Approved Course List

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

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

ENGL 476K 001 (3) Indigenous Studies
~Prequisites: 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.
*Pre-requisites must be met by the first day of class or students will be withdrawn.
Instructor: Rymhs, Deena

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

FRST 270 101 (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 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.
*GRSJ majors & minors have priority enrollment for this course as it is a GRSJ degree requirement.
Instructor: Ross, Becki

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.
*GRSJ majors & minors have priority enrollment for this course as it is a GRSJ degree requirement.
Instructor: Catungal, John-Paul

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


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

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.
*Pre-requisites must be met by the first day of class or students will be withdrawn
Instructor: Weir, Mary Lorraine

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 201in 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

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: 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.
*GRSJ majors & minors have priority enrollment for this course as it is a GRSJ degree requirement.
Instructor: Catungal, John-Paul

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

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

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