Aboriginal Student Office

Courses with Aboriginal Content

The Augustana Campus offers a variety of courses with Aboriginal content. The amount of Aboriginal content varies from course to course and is subject to change.

An up-to-date listing of courses is available online here.

Information on the amount and type of content is available in the ASO or by contacting the instructor.

Logo for the COPLAC Hybrid Course Sharing programCOPLAC Hybrid Course Sharing Program

In Spring 2017, Augustana students will once again have the fabulous opportunity to take 3 online courses in Native American Studies through the COPLAC Hybrid Course Sharing Program. Students who enrol pay the typical Augustana cost of tuition and receive Augustana credits upon successful completion of the course.

The 3 courses being offered are:

American Indian Law and Public Policy

Michael Oberg, SUNY Geneseo

This course will provide you with an overview of the concept of American Indian tribal sovereignty, and the many ways in which discussions of sovereignty and right influence the status of American Indian nations. We will look at the historical development and evolution of the concept of sovereignty, the understandings of sovereignty held by native peoples, and how non-Indians have confronted assertions of sovereignty from native peoples. We will also examine current conditions in Native America, and look at the historical development of the challenges facing native peoples and native nations in the 21st century.

Research: Native American Frontiers

Daniel Mandell, Truman State University

This research seminar has two purposes. First, we will share and discuss a series of readings that examine the history of Native-colonial relations from first encounters to the present, the perceptions that Natives and Euro-Americans had/have of each other, and differences and similarities between and among the two. Cultural and social change and continuity will be important concerns. Second, you will set up, research, and write a history essay (about 20 pages in length) using a range of primary sources.

Topics in Canadian History: Oral History

Daniel Sims, University of Alberta, Augustana Campus

This course considers oral traditions as aspects of broader, culturally-defined systems of knowledge, in which stories are vehicles for encoding and transmitting knowledge about the people, their culture, and their history. It focuses on new academic and community-based approaches, as well as the complementarity of oral traditions/Indigenous knowledge and Western science. Students will explore the evolving roles of oral traditions for contemporary Indigenous peoples.

A full description of these courses is available online here.

How To Enrol

Students wishing to enrol in AUIDS 370 Métis History and Canadian Identity can find this class on Bear Tracks by searching under Augustana Faculty – Interdisciplinary Studies (AUIDS) in the course subject field.

To enrol in the other COPLAC course offerings, contact Dr. Roxanne Harde at roxanne.harde@ualberta.ca, phone 780-679-1579 or visit Dr. Harde in her office (room 2-156, second floor library).