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Reclaiming Indigenous Voice And Vision (NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
(NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011)
This course is designed to investigate how certain theories born from the European Enlightenment have served as justification for imperial domination over the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Theories such as Thomas Hobbes’s state of nature, the survival of the fittest, manifest destiny, and, later, Modernism’s focus on the notion of universality have affected and defined the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada and internationally. In the twenty-first century, the legacy of this history continues to create the extreme political realities that Indigenous peoples face today. The title of this course is drawn from a conference and collection of essays edited by Marie Battiste which examines how contemporary Indigenous artists, activists, and scholars are voicing their own political autonomy/Indigenous sovereignty through (re)claiming and (re)telling their own (re)presentational histories.
Anti-requisite: Students who have previously taken VISC 3B96: Special Topic in Visual Culture: Re-claiming Indigenous Voice And Vision may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated June 11, 2010 - 3:26 PM