Diversity/First Nations Issues

Diversity/First Nations Issues - PFP209
The first half of this course introduces the students to the concepts of culture, ethnicity and race. It focuses on the fundamental issues of respect, acceptance and tolerance of diverse groups. The course will review the history of ethnic and race relations in Canada and analyze the current racial ethnic and diverse composition of Canadian society. Cultural/Social/Community organization of minority groups will be an important focus of this course. The second part of this course will increase the knowledge and awareness of important issues in the aboriginal culture of Canada. This will be accomplished through cultural analysis of a First Nation by studying its history, geography, social institutions, religion, aesthetics, living conditions and language. The legal status of the aboriginal people will be explored along with Aboriginal Rights and self determination and other critical issues related to land claims, justice and social services.