University of Alberta published this course on Coursera Indigenous Canada. This course has become so popular that in such a short period, it has been subscribed by over 465,380+ learners from all over the world.
Those who are interested in learning everything about Indigenous Canada, contemporary issues of the people and much more should consider looking at this in-depth program. In this article we briefly cover the topics and the other important stuff covered in the course. You may want to go directly to the course page by clicking here.
The Course Instructors:
- Dr. Tracy Bear, Assistant Professor – Faculty of Native Studies & Department of Women’s and Gender Studies (At the time we published this article, Dr. Tracy Bear was one of the instructors for this course, but as of November 2021, their name is not there)
- Dr. Paul L. Gareau, Assistant Professor – Faculty of Native Studies
More about Indigenous Canada Course
This 12 lessons course comes from the Faculty of Native studies covering Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. One can complete the course at own pace or simply follow the suggested setup and go week by week. There are no hard and fast rules to complete the program. The best part is, everything is 100% online, all you need is a decent internet connection and device to start learning.
For those who are not native English speakers, If you find the accent of the instructors a bit difficult to understand, don’t worry, you can turn on the subtitles. Currently, subtitles are available in Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Italian, Vietnamese, German, Russian, English, Spanish.
From an Indigenous perspective, the program covers key Issues such as, facing Indigenous people today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Once you complete this 12 Lessons program, you get a shareable certificate.
Indigenous Canada Course topics
This is a 12 lessons course, aimed to cover in 12 weeks. However you are not compelled to do so. Take your own time and learn at your own pace. In total If we calculate, from 12 Lessons, there is around 21 hours of content to consume. So, it is not asking for much from you. The following topics are addressed through the program:
- Fur trade
- Trick and Treaty
- New Rules, New Game
- Killing the Indian in Child
- Red Power
- Indigenous Women
- Indigenous in the City
- Current Social Movements
- Living’ Traditions – Expressions in Pop Culture and Art
Who should take this Course?
This course is for anyone who wants to learn about the History of Canada and its native people. Therefore, those who are looking to settle in the Country, establish businesses should take this course. If you take a look at the course topics, its a complete package, touching on every important subject.
Whether you are living in Canada or planning to move to Canada, take this course and learn about Canada In-Depth. Upon completion of the course, you get a shareable certificate, you can share it on LinkedIn and on your resume.
From reviews point of view, this course has a rating of 4.8 out of 5. In total, this course has received over 17k ratings. These stats really make you believe that anyone who took the course has found it great. So, if you have any interest in Canada, do take a look at this course.
Random Review of the course:
Perspective for all to begin understanding how the colonial systems uprooted native peoples of North America. And how the natives contend with a new reality while striving to maintain their culture, language, art and other practices.Lynn W