Course Descriptions

Faculty of Education




Course Descriptions


Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable, located on the website of the Office of the Registrar, for details.

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Prerequisites and Restrictions
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.

ABST 1F90
Introduction to Aboriginal Studies

Native cultures in contemporary North America. Diverse and common features of different nations; effects of geography, politics, history and language use.
Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

ABST 1P50
Aboriginal Spirituality I

Comparative survey of Aboriginal spiritual traditions and the influence on contemporary lifestyle and thought of peoples residing in Canada and the United States.
Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

ABST 1P51
Aboriginal Spirituality II

Study of the similarities and differences in Iroquois and Anishinabe spiritual tradition and belief systems.
Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ABST 1P50.

ABST 1P01
Introduction to Mohawk I

Common sentence forms and vocabulary taught by audio-lingual methods. Listening, reading and writing of stories recorded by native speakers. Materials chosen for cultural and linguistic content. About one-third of class time is devoted to study of the Mohawk culture.
Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

ABST 1P02
Introduction to Mohawk II

Extended dialogues and storytelling to increase fluency in speech and reading. Transcription of and response to recorded language samples to extend writing in the Mohawk language.
Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ABST 1P01.

ABST 2F01
Intermediate Mohawk

Development of communication abilities and acquisition of the punctual, indefinite and perfect verb forms; transitive pronouns, noun incorporation and locatives. Extension of literacy and oral skills through taped and written traditional stories.
Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ABST 1P01 and ABST 1P02.

ABST 2F96
Introduction to Aboriginal Culture

Culture of a selected Aboriginal society emphasizing the cultural perceptions, developments and interpretations of that society.
Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABST 2M96.