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University of Winnipeg Indigenous Studies Courses   Leave a comment


The University of Winnipeg may introduce mandatory Indigenous Studies courses for all students. Controversial to say the least.  But the U of W considers itself to be a progressive and left leaning institution, and this fits right in with that profile.  However, university is hard enough, and forcing students to take courses they don’t need could be regarded as presumptuous.  Have to wait and see how it pans out.

Some of these courses would be interesting. 

 

Indigenous Studies

  • IS 1015(6) Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • IS 1101(6) Introductory Cree
  • IS 1201(6) Introductory Ojibwe
  • IS 3001(3/6) Special Topics in Indigenous Studies
  • IS 2040(3) Indigenous Women and Resilience
  • IS 2050(3) Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Development
  • IS 3012 (3) Ethnoecology Research
  • IS 3125 (3) Legacy of Residential Schools
  • IS 3100(3) International Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • IS 3101(3) Contemporary American Indian Policy in Cultural Context
  • IS 3901(3/6) Directed Readings
  • IS 4000(3/6) Indigenous Studies Practicum
  • IS 4020(3) Indigenous Self-Determination
  • IS 4021(6) Pathways to Indigenous Wisdom
  • IS 4025 (3) Indigenous Language Rights
  • IS 4022(3) Indigenous Research Methods
  • IS 4200(3/6) Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies

Anthropology

  • ANTH 2103(3)Ethnography of Native Peoples of North America
  • ANTH 2160(3)Indigenous People & the Industrial State  
  • ANTH 3133(3)Algonquin Ethnography

Conflict Resolution Studies

  • CRS 2443(3) Conflict and Development Issues in Indigenous Communities

Geography

  • GEOG-4450 (3) Environment and Sustainability 1

History

  • HIST 1010(6) Aboriginal & Newcomers
  • HIST 2506(3) History of the Canadian North
  • HIST 2511(3) Aboriginal Peoples in Canada since 1815
  • HIST 2609(6) History of Native American Peoples of the United States, colonial period to the present
  • HIST 3525(3) History of the Metis in Canada
  • HIST 3527(6) History of the Algonquian Nations
  • HIST 3805(6) The Art of the Inuit
  • HIST 3858(6) Aboriginal Art History

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Human Rights and Global Studies

  • HRGS-2101 (6) Human Rights: From Local to Global

International Development Studies

  • IDS 2160(3) Indigenous People & the Industrial State

Linguistics

  • LING-4103/IS-3013 Indigenous Languages of South America

Philosophy

  • PHIL 2240(3) Aboriginal Justice Issues

Politics

  • POL 3400(3) Aboriginal Politics in Canada
  • POL 3405(3) Aboriginal Politics in Manitoba

Religious Studies

  • REL 2801(3) Introduction to Aboriginal Spirituality
  • REL 2802(3) Aboriginal and Christian Encounter
  • REL 2803(3) Understanding Aboriginal Sacred Narrative
  • REL 2804(3) Global Perspectives on Aboriginal Societies, Spiritualities & the Environment
  • REL 3802(3) Aboriginal Healers
  • REL 3803(3) Aboriginal Women’s Teachings
  • REL 3804(3) Aboriginal Spirituality: Research Methods

Sociology

  • SOC 2105(6) Race, Ethnic and Aboriginal Relations
  • SOC 3123(3) Crime, Victimization and Justice in Aboriginal Communities

 

Honours Courses

Indigenous Studies

  • IS 4020(3) Indigenous Self-Determination
  • IS 4021(6) Pathways to Indigenous Wisdom
  • IS 4022(3) Indigenous Research Methods
  • IS 4023(3) Indigenous Peoples, Globalization, and Development
  • IS 4200(3/6) Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies

Anthropology

  • ANTH 4105(6) Native and Newcomers in Encounter: Selected Topics

Conflict Resolution Studies

  • CRS 4920(3) Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • CRS 4910(3) Conflict and the Construction of the Other

History

  • HIS 4570(6) Native and Newcomers in Encounter: Selected Topic
  • HIS 4530(6) Advanced Studies in Canadian Social History

International Development Studies

  • IDS 4920(3) Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • IDS 4910(3) Conflict and the Construction of the Other

Politics

  • POL 4301(6) Administrative Theory
  • POL 4305(3) Administrative Law
  • POL 4310(6) Equity and Human Resources
  • POL 4315(3) Strategic Planning in Organizations 1
  • POL 4320(3) Strategic Planning in Organizations 2
  • POL 4400(6) Seminar in Canadian Politics
  • POL 4405(6) Seminar in Manitoba Politics
  • POL 4415(6) State and Economy
  • POL 4505(6) Politics of Urban Planning
  • POL 4510(3) Law and the Politics of Social Change
  • POL 4515(6) Inner City Seminar

Religious Studies

  • REL 4800(3) Topics in Aboriginal Religious Traditions
  • REL 4802(3) Aboriginal Healers
  • REL 4803(3) Aboriginal Women’s Teachings
  • REL 4804(3) Aboriginal Spirituality: Research Methods

Sociology

  • SOC 4413(6) Seminar in Race and Ethnic Relations

Posted March 29, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Spring break, balconies, booze and gravity   Leave a comment


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Posted March 8, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Debauchery at Princeton, including Projectile Vomiting Competition   Leave a comment


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Posted November 6, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Striking B.C. Teachers want smaller classes, they should check out classrooms in India   Leave a comment


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To be fair, the smaller classes is just one issue the teachers in British Columbia are on strike about.  Relative to India they have it pretty darn good.

Also, not all classrooms in India are like the photos below, many have ceiling fans and computers.

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Posted September 2, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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The Library   Leave a comment


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Posted March 28, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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U.S. College Football Game of the Week: Northwestcentral Texas A&M versus Southeast Coastal Louisiana Tech   Leave a comment


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There are so many teams in the U.S. College Football system that it is amazing anybody can keep track of what is going on. And not only are there a lot of teams, but the names of the universities are mind-boggling. Northwest North Dakota State Pronghorns versus the Southeast South Dakota Matadors is a made up example, as is the post title above, however there are some real-life doozies listed below.

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Portland State
Southern Methodist
Charleston Southern
Coastal Carolina
Virginia Military Institute
Presbyterian
James Madison
Abilene Christian
Houston Baptist
Incarnate Word
Florida International

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Middle Tennessee
North Carolina A&T
Southern Miss
Western Illinois
Southern Illinois
Eastern Illinois
Central Connecticut State
Sacred Heart
Southeast Missouri State
They even have one named after toothpaste: Colgate
Appalachian State
Georgia Southern
Northwestern State
Southeastern Louisiana
Sam Houston State
Mississippi Valley State
Prairie View A&M

Posted September 21, 2013 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Literacy rates around the world   Leave a comment


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

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Source – Wikipedia, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Report 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Rank Country Literacy rate
1 1 Georgia 100.0
2 2 Cuba 99.9
3 2 Estonia 99.8
4 2 Latvia 99.8
5 5 Barbados 99.7
6 5 Slovenia 99.7
7 5 Belarus 99.7
8 5 Lithuania 99.7
9 5 Ukraine 99.7
10 5 Armenia 99.7
11 11 Kazakhstan 99.6
12 11 Tajikistan 99.6
13 13 Azerbaijan 99.5
14 13 Turkmenistan 99.5
15 13 Russia 99.5
16 16 Hungary 99.4
17 17 Kyrgyzstan 99.3
18 17 Poland 99.3
19 19 Tonga 99.2
20 20 Albania 99.1
21 20 Antigua and Barbuda 99.0
22 20 Australia 99.0
23 20 Austria 99.0
24 20 Belgium 99.0
25 20 Canada 99.0
26 20 Czech Republic 99.0
27 20 North Korea 99.0
28 20 Denmark 99.0
29 20 Finland 99.0
30 20 France 99.0
31 20 Germany 99.0
32 20 Guyana 99.0
33 20 Iceland 99.0
34 20 Ireland 99.0
35 20 Japan 99.0
36 20 South Korea 99.0
37 20 Luxembourg 99.0
38 20 Netherlands 99.0
39 20 New Zealand 99.0
40 20 Norway 99.0
41 20 Slovakia 99.0
42 20 Sweden 99.0
43 20 Switzerland 99.0
44 20 United Kingdom 99.0
45 20 United States 99.0
46 46 Italy 98.9
47 47 Samoa 98.7
48 47 Trinidad and Tobago 98.7
49 47 Croatia 98.7
50 50 Bulgaria 98.3
51 51 Spain 97.9
52 51 Uruguay 97.9
53 53 Saint Kitts and Nevis 97.8
54 54 Cyprus 97.7
55 55 Romania 97.6
56 55 Argentina 97.6
57 57 Mongolia 97.3
58 58 Israel 97.1
59 59 Greece 97.1
60 60 Maldives 97.0
61 60 Macedonia 97.0
62 62 Uzbekistan 96.9
63 63 Bosnia and Herzegovina 96.7
64 64 Chile 96.5
65 65 Serbia 96.4
66 66 Grenada 96.0
67 67 Singapore 95.9
68 68 China 95.9
69 69 Costa Rica 95.9
70 70 Bahamas 95.8
71 71 Venezuela 95.2
72 72 Brunei Darussalam 94.9
73 73 Portugal 94.9
74 74 Saint Lucia 94.8
75 75 Hong Kong 94.6
76 76 Paraguay 94.6
77 77 Kuwait 94.5
78 77 Fiji 94.4
79 78 Sri Lanka 94.2
80 79 Thailand 94.1
81 80 Panama 93.4
82 80 Philippines 93.4
83 82 Palestinian Authority 93.3
84 83 Qatar 93.1
85 84 Mexico 92.8
86 85 Colombia 92.7
87 86 Malta 92.4
88 87 Indonesia 92.0
89 88 Malaysia 91.9
90 89 Seychelles 91.8
91 90 Zimbabwe 91.2
92 91 Jordan 91.1
93 92 Ecuador 91.0
94 94 Bolivia 90.7
95 95 Suriname 90.4
96 96 Vietnam 90.3
97 97 United Arab Emirates 90.0
98 97 Brazil 90.0
99 99 Myanmar 89.9
100 100 Peru 89.6
101 100 Lebanon 89.6
102 102 Dominican Republic 89.1
103 103 Bahrain 88.8
104 104 Turkey 90.8
105 105 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 88.1
106 106 Dominica 88.0
107 106 Namibia 88.0
108 106 South Africa 88.0
109 109 Sao Tome and Principe 87.9
110 110 Mauritius 87.4
111 111 Equatorial Guinea 87.0
112 112 Libya 86.8
113 113 Gabon 86.2
114 114 Jamaica 86.0
115 115 Saudi Arabia 85.0
116 116 Cape Verde 83.8
117 117 Honduras 83.6
118 118 Syria 83.1
119 119 Botswana 82.9
120 120 Iran 82.3
121 121 Lesotho 82.2
122 122 El Salvador 82.0
123 123 Oman 81.4
124 124 Republic of the Congo 81.1
125 125 Swaziland 79.6
126 126 Vanuatu 78.1
127 127 Tunisia 77.7
128 128 Nicaragua 78.0
129 129 Solomon Islands 76.6
130 130 Cambodia 76.3
131 131 Algeria 75.4
132 132 Belize 75.1
133 133 Comoros 75.1
134 134 India 75.04
135 135 Kenya 73.6
136 135 Uganda 73.3
137 137 Guatemala 73.2
138 138 Tanzania 72.3
139 139 Nigeria 72.0
140 140 Malawi 71.8
141 141 Madagascar 70.7
142 142 Zambia 70.6
143 143 Djibouti 70.3
144 144 Laos 68.7
145 145 Nepal 68.2
146 146 Cameroon 67.9
147 147 Angola 67.4
148 148 Democratic Republic of the Congo 67.2
149 149 Egypt 66.4
150 150 Ghana 65.0
151 151 Rwanda 64.9
152 152 Guinea-Bissau 64.6
153 153 Eritrea 67.2
154 154 Haiti 62.1
155 155 Sudan 60.9
156 156 Burundi 59.3
157 157 Yemen 58.9
158 158 Pakistan 58.2
159 159 Papua New Guinea 57.8
160 160 Mauritania 55.8
161 161 Morocco 55.6
162 162 Bangladesh 53.5
163 163 Togo 53.2
164 164 Bhutan 52.8
165 165 Timor-Leste 50.1
166 166 Côte d’Ivoire 48.7
167 167 Central African Republic 48.6
168 168 Mozambique 44.4
169 169 Gambia 42.5
170 170 Senegal 41.9
171 171 Benin 40.5
172 172 Sierra Leone 38.1
173 173 Ethiopia 35.9
174 174 Chad 31.8
175 175 Guinea 29.5
176 176 Burkina Faso 28.7
177 176 Niger 28.7
178 178 South Sudan 27.0
179 179 Mali 26.2

Posted December 4, 2011 by markosun in Uncategorized

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