Graduate Courses

First Nations and Indigenous Studies offers courses for graduate students, but at this time we do not have a graduate program.

FNIS 533 Courses

If you are a graduate student who is interested in taking any of our 533 courses, please contact the instructor directly for approval by stating the following:

  • Reason you are interested in taking this course
  • How this course relates to your graduate research
  • Courses or work experience with Indigenous content

Please note that by contacting the instructor, it does not mean that you are approved to take this course.

Once you have received the instructor’s approval, please forward this email to fnis.arts@ubc.ca.

FNIS 501A

If you are a graduate student who is interested in taking FNIS 501A, please email fnis.arts@ubc.ca with the following information before Friday, July 5th, 2018:

  • Reason you are interested in taking this course
  • How this course relates to your graduate research
  • Courses or work experience with Indigenous content

Please note that this graduate course requires instructor approval and that by sending an email does not mean you are automatically registered. We will be in touch with you after your request has been reviewed.


Graduate students may enrol in the following courses offered in 2018W:

FNIS 533D 101 (3) Indigenous Feminisms – FULL
This course will engage contemporary Indigenous feminisms in Native North America through scholarly texts, community activism and artistic production, and personal narratives. This year’s seminar will focus on themes of gender and sexuality, including discussions of body sovereignty, self-determination in representations and expressions of sexuality, sex work, and Indigenous gender roles. While we will be focusing on a diversity of recent scholarship and emergent social and cultural issues, we will also examine the cultural and historical roots of diverse Indigenous feminist movements and fields of study.

Instructor: Hunt, Sarah

 

FNIS 501A 101 (3) Graduate Theory and Methods Seminar
The purpose of this course is to introduce some of the more common theoretical concepts, approaches and related issues in the field of Indigenous Studies in order to help prepare students for further advanced study in the FNIS core curriculum.  Beginning with the critical discourse around identity and related subjects of whiteness, race, sexuality and gender in Canada and the US, the course will turn to cultural analysis of settler national identities and myth-making, the making of history/narrative, theorizing settler colonialism, and end with critical discourses of Indigenous feminisms, Indigenous resurgence, and Indigenous research methodologies. Students will also learn responsible and community-based research from a critical Indigenous perspective; methods for identifying and assessing research materials, critical analysis, oral history/qualitative research interviewing and analysis, and research ethics in the design and implementation of community-based student research projects.

Instructor: Nason, Dory

*If you are a graduate student who is interested in taking FNIS 501A, please email fnis.arts@ubc.ca with the following information before Friday, July 5th, 2018:

  • Reason you are interested in taking this course
  • How this course relates to your graduate research
  • Courses or work experience with Indigenous content

Please note that this graduate course requires instructor approval and that by sending an email does not mean you are automatically registered. We will be in touch with you after your request has been reviewed.

 

FNIS 533A 101 (3) Indigenous Social Movements
This course will examine settler-colonization and decolonization through an intersectional lens that foregrounds the ways in which Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities have sought to theorize and overcome the legacy of dispossession, displacement, slavery and genocide through a diversity of critical frameworks and intellectual traditions.

Instructor: Coulthard, Glen

 

FNIS 533F 101 (3) Indigenous New Media
Students will contextualize and comparatively analyze Indigenous new media from 1990 to the present moment. New media is loosely defined as digital, interactive and/or networkable content that involves user feedback and creative interaction, such as net and video art, video games, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), interactive installation, podcasts and stereoscopic photography. Focus will be on Internet art and curation, interactive websites and audio maps. Students will develop and put into practice a set of skills for analyzing, comparing, researching and writing about Indigenous new media and produce a collection of digital stories.

Instructor: Gaertner, David

 

FNIS 553G 101 (3) Indigenous Legal Traditions
This winter, Nuu-chah-nulth legal scholar Johnny Mack will be teaching this course for non-Law students on the relationship between Indigenous legal traditions and Canadian law and policy.

Instructor: Mack, Johnny

 

FNIS 533X 102 (3) Global Indigenous Rights, Politics and Policy
This course considers global, regional and domestic issues for implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples including historical, political, legal and policy aspects. We will examine the challenges and opportunities for implementing Indigenous rights in international organizations, as well as national and regional legal and policy frameworks, and consider the roles of non-governmental organizations as well as Indigenous communities and movements.

Instructor: Lightfoot, Sheryl