2017 CAUCE Award for Credit Programming Over 48 Hours
The Chang School's Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledge and Experiences was given an award for Credit Programming over 48 hours at the annual Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE) conference in Vancouver in May 2017.
THE CHANG SCHOOL'S CERTIFICATE IN ABORIGINAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCES
The Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledge and Experiences is a multidisciplinary exploration, analysis, and reflection on the experiences of Aboriginal peoples in Canada and their relationships with non-Aboriginal peoples. This exploration aims to help develop an understanding of these experiences and relationships from many dimensions: historical, political, social, and arts- and health-related. This unique certificate program will be of interest to the public and private sectors in areas such as social services, education, tourism, business, public administration, and land use.
The Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences addresses Ryerson University's overarching goal and commitment to increasing Aboriginal participation in post-secondary education in ways that ensure Aboriginal initiatives are focused, coordinated, and driven by Aboriginal needs and values in harmony with Ryerson's vision and mission. This goal is indicated in the Ontario Government Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training Policy. There are several initiatives at Ryerson that aim to achieve these goals. The Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences is a small but important step on a longer path.
Certificate and Course Information:
This certificate provides a broad orientation to Aboriginal experiences in Canada and how Aboriginal Peoples have been impacted by laws, policies, and practices in the health, social services, human resources, and other sectors. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, regardless of their academic or professional background, have the opportunity to learn about Aboriginal lived experiences through curriculum from Aboriginal perspectives taught by Aboriginal scholars and experienced community teachers.
Program Of Study:
Required Courses* CINT 922 Interdisciplinary Studies: Intro to Aboriginal Worldviews CINT 923 Interdisciplinary Studies: Canada's Story: An Aboriginal Perspective
Electives (select four):
CCLD 450 Early Childhood Studies: Indigenous Early Learning CCYC 905 Child and Youth Care: An Indigenous Perspective on CYC CENG 203 English Literature: The Literature of Native Peoples CENG 511 English Literature: The Art of Writing Life CFNY 510 Food Security: Indigenous Food Systems in Canada CINT 910 Interdisciplinary Studies: First Nations Issues CMWF 108 Midwifery: Aboriginal Childbearing CNPF 574 Media Studies: Aboriginal Visual Culture in Canada CPPA 124 Politics and Public Administration: Indigenous Politics and Governance CSWP 925 Social Work: Strong Helpers' Teachings CSWP 933 Social Work: Indigenous Health and Well Being CVSW 932 Social Work: Aboriginal Knowledges in Practice
*Note: Undergraduate students who have completed SWP 435 may apply for a course substitution towards CINT 922. Students who complete INT 922/CINT 922 may not apply for a course substitution towards SWP 435.
NOTE: Check with the institution regarding start/ end dates, prices, and delivery method. These may vary according to the program, section, and/or semester.