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FNS-060 First Nations Student Skills 1

3 hours lecture, 2.5 hours lab, 2 credits


FNS 060 and 061 focus on skill development for First Nations students. Topics of instruction will include: goal setting; time management; personal growth and development; student stress management; college services; educational planning; financial coping; study groups and study skills. There will be an emphasis on development of group and individual support systems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English 034 or ENG 035 or assessment.

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FNS-060 First Nations Student Skills 1

3 credits


FNS 060 and 061 focus on skill development for First Nations students. Topics of instruction will include: goal setting; time management; personal growth and development; student stress management; college services; educational planning; financial coping; study groups and study skills. There will be an emphasis on development of group and individual support systems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English 034 or ENG 035 or assessment.

For more information visit our timetable

FNS-061 First Nations Student Skills II

3 hours lecture, 2.5 hours lab, 2 credits


FNS 060 and 061 focus on skill development for First Nations students. Topics of instruction will include: goal setting; time management; personal growth and development; student stress management; college services; educational planning; financial coping; study groups and study skills. There will be an emphasis on development of group and individual support systems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in ENG 034 or ENG 035 or assessment.

For more information visit our timetable

FNS-061 First Nations Student Skills II


FNS 060 and 061 focus on skill development for First Nations students. Topics of instruction will include: goal setting; time management; personal growth and development; student stress management; college services; educational planning; financial coping; study groups and study skills. There will be an emphasis on development of group and individual support systems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in ENG 034 or ENG 035 or assessment.

For more information visit our timetable

FNS-096 BC First Peoples Studies



Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 11 or NIC ENG 052 or placement testing.

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FNS-096 BC First Peoples Studies

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 2 credits


FNS 096 is designed to help the student appreciate the unique situation of First Nations and Metis communities in British Columbia today. The course will provide a timely view of the history and present day context of BC's First People with specific focus on the Indigenous communities of Vancouver Island and the outlying coastal communities. Writing, reading and critical thinking skills at the advanced level of upgrading will be reinforced and practiced throughout the course.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 11 or NIC ENG 052 or placement testing.

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FNS-160 First Nations Education: Traditional and Contemporary

3 credits


First Nations Studies 160: First Nations Traditional and Contemporary Education was developed by North Island College to meet the needs and demands for a culturally relevant First Nations course about education with credits that transfer to other post secondary institutions. In the context of the Human Service Worker Teaching Assistant Certificate program this course will provide core content about aboriginal education, which permits students to explore and critically examine traditional, historical and contemporary ideas, processes, development, and issues in the field in which they practice. First Nations Studies 160 is designed to address historical and contemporary issues that include First Nations perspectives about the content and process of education. This is facilitated by using and reflecting on First Nations teaching and learning techniques and bringing First Nations voices into the discussions and lectures through text, audio-visual resources and visitors. Instruction is based in a dialogical approach that permits students to use their knowledge in interaction with the instructor about the readings, videos, and presentations they experience. The class format will be a seminar/talking circle in which the instructor serves as a facilitator to mediate dialogue and manage curricular progression. The format will include group work and cooperative learning activities that includes orientation to WEBCT, the Internet, oral and textual resources for networking, research and knowledge production. First Nations Studies is designed for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or equivalent articulated BC College course, as pre- or co-requisite; or placement testing.

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For information about transferability: BCTransferGuide.ca