This course includes the articulated learning outcomes of 0981 Provincial English, but it is delivered in a class-based format developed through thematic units taken from the FNESC First Peoples 12. It includes experiential learning, collaboration and group work, guest speakers, and field trips to connect students with local Indigenous individuals and groups. It adheres to First Nations protocols and makes explicit Indigenous ways of knowing, intellectual copyright of stories and directly addresses the issue of appropriation.
It includes a variety of texts and connects orality to literacy. It includes origin stories, traditional strorytelling, speeches, digital narratives, TED Talks and stand-up comedy. It includes documentaries, songs, and poetry. The themes are family, identity, culture, community, oral history, land claims and land use.
Both English First Peoples 12 Part 1 (ABE Provincial English First Peoples - Part 1) and English 12 First Peoples Part 2 (ABE Provincial English First Peoples - Part 2) are required for completion of ABE Provincial English First Peoples.
This course was developed in consultation with local Indigenous communities.
Course code: ENGL 0985
Length: 96.0 hours
PrerequisitesEnglish 11, English 0981 English 12 Part 1 or VCC ABE Reading & Writing assessment scores: Reading 60, Grammar 45, Writing 0981 or equivalent
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† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.