Please note: These courses are subject to change. The most up-to-date information can be found in the MSVU Academic Calendar.

EDUC 5212 | INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGES AND CURRICULUM

A study of how Indigenous knowledges relate to the school curriculum. The course will focus on antiracist and anticolonial teaching and concepts from Indigenous knowledges that can inform pedagogy and curriculum. A key component will be the creation of curriculum that can be used in the classroom.

CHYS 4416 | CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE

Prerequisites: completion of 10.0 units of university credit including CHYS 1110
An examination of issues of culture and race in childhood and adolescence. Attention is focused on the multicultural nature of modern society and the on-going struggle towards the corresponding values of inclusion and anti-racism in practice, research and social policy.

WOMS 4406/BUSI 4406 | MANAGING DIVERSITY: GENDER AND OTHER ISSUES

Prerequisite: at least 10.0 units of university-level courses
A seminar course that examines issues faced by women and minority groups in the work place. Topics include discrimination based on gender and other factors, a comparison of men and women in organizations, legal implications of discrimination and managing diversity. Note: Students who have received credit for BUSI 4407 may not take this course for credit.

HIST 1121 | CANOES AND COLONIALISM: A HISTORY OF CANADA TO CONFEDERATION

An introduction to the history of Canada from the pre-contact period until Canadian Confederation in 1867. Special emphasis will be placed upon political, economic, and social factors which have contributed to the growth of the Canadian nation and a national identity. Note: Students who have received credit for HIST 1120 may not take this course for credit.

HIST 1122 | CONSOLIDATION AND CONFLICT: A HISTORY OF CANADA FROM CONFEDERATION

An introduction to the history of Canada from the Canadian Confederation in 1867 to the present day. Special emphasis will be placed upon political, economic, and social factors which have contributed to the growth of the Canadian nation and a national identity.

HIST 2210 | NORTH AMERICAN ABORIGINAL HISTORY

A survey of North American Aboriginal history from the pre-encounter era to the twentieth century. Key themes include: Aboriginal roles in colonial wars, state policies of assimilation, including Indian Residential Schooling, and Aboriginal resistance.

HIST 2222 | CANADIAN WOMEN IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

An examination of the participation and contribution of women in Canadian history from the sixteenth century to the modern feminist movement. Topics may include earlier forms of sexual stereotyping, famous Canadian women, women at work in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and Nova Scotian women.

HIST 2225 | CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

An introduction to Canadian environmental history. This course surveys the evolving relationship between Canadians and the environment from the time of pre-encounter until the present day. It investigates the ways in which we have shaped our environment and the ways in which our environment has affected our history.

HIST 3320 | SELECTED TOPICS IN NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY

A combined lecture-seminar course on a selected topic in North-American history. The course will focus on the history of First Nations of Atlantic Canada.

HIST 3323 | HISTORY OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN CANADA

A survey of the historical experiences of Indigenous women in Canada from the pre-encounter era to the twenty-first century. The course explores how the public and private lives of Indigenous women were shaped by colonial policies and how Indigenous women resisted such policies.

CANA 1101/POLS 1101 | CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CANADIAN SOCIETY

An introduction to the history, economy, geography, politics, culture and demographics of Canada. This interdisciplinary course examines the ongoing process of constructing the Canadian nation from Canada’s past to the contemporary period, and from the local to the global context.

SOAN 3651 | INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN A SETTLER STATE: CANADIAN CONTEXT

Critical examination of Indigenous Peoples’ experiences of European imperialism and colonization in the Canadian context. This course focuses on issues arising from colonization such as genocide, ethnocide, and the territorial displacement of Indigenous Peoples and their effects on indigenous Peoples’ lifeways and their struggles for resurgence and self-determination.

SOAN 3652 | INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN A SETTLER STATE: ATLANTIC CANADA

An exploration of Indigenous Peoples’ experiences with imperialism and colonization in Atlantic Canada. Focal areas include imposition of the settler state on Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous cultures and ongoing struggles for self-determination. The impact of court decisions on issues like treaty implementation and resource use will also be discussed.

ENGL 3305 | CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

The study of a particular topic in literature for children and/or adolescents, with an exclusive focus on Indigenous children’s literature.

CULS 1101 | AN INTRODUCTION

An introduction to the critical study of modern culture. Topics include visual art, film, music, and literature as well as television and other popular media. The course will include material on Louis Riel, as well as Gord Downie’s recent book and album, Secret Path, based on the story of Chaney Wenjak.

EDUC 5602 | SPECIAL TOPICS: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND THE CURRICULUM

An exploration of how Indigenous knowledge can be integrated into the school curriculum. The course will focus on story work, telling stories through film and electronic means, and curriculum resources for the classroom.