Spring and summer courses

Discover the diverse learning options offered by the Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences, and Humanities (FISSSH). Open to all learners (registered UNBC students and non-registered), these non-requisite courses are your opportunity to study a specific area of interest, consider future degree options, or gain credit for your current degree. 

Explore your options with courses ranging from Indigenous language, culture, and history; to contemporary global politics; women and gender studies; and media studies of comics and graphic novels. Choose from courses available online or face-to-face (F2F).


Registration

  • Current UNBC students register through your myUNBC account.
  • Non-registered learners must complete an application through EducationPlannerBC before creating a myUNBC account and completing their registration.

Online courses

Delivery Mode: Online
Course number: FNST 100
Instructor: Tannis Reynolds
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

Introduction to the languages, history, culture, and enduring presence of the aboriginal people of Canada, intended to explore the range of aboriginal social formations, both past and present, and to consider the future.


Delivery Mode: Online
Course number: WMST 100
Instructor: TBD
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

Study past and present women's positions in society and contributions to society from a multidisciplinary perspective.


Delivery Mode: Online
Course number: POLS 100-3
Instructor: Jason Morris
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

Introduction to the basic concepts of political science through an examination of contemporary political issues: local, provincial, national and international.


Delivery Mode: Online
Course number: ENGL 170-3
Instructor: Troy Bordun
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

Learn to construct an argument, and how to assemble and present an academic essay. Course includes library research, oral presentation, computer and writing skills.


Delivery Mode: Online
Course number: WMST 209-3
Instructor: TBD
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

An examination of the construction of femininity and masculinity in such visual technologies as advertising, video, television, and film.


Delivery Mode: Online
Course number: ENGL 270-3
Instructor: Alexandra Wagstaffe
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

This course offers lectures and workshops in the study and craft of non-fictional prose.


Delivery Mode: Online
Course number: ENGL 298-3
Instructor: Troy Bordun
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

Examine what it means to tell stories with words and images. Explore how the world of comics and graphic novels contribute to story-telling, and how issues of identity and representation are addressed.


Delivery Mode: Online
Course number: INTS 298-3
Instructor: Stephanie Powell-Hellyer
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

Investigate religion in the twenty-first century and will explore the intersections of religion and globalization, including (but not limited to) faith-based political mobilization, human rights, conflict, migration, and the economy.


Delivery Mode: Online
Course number: WMST 298-3
Instructor: Anita Shaw
Course Dates: Summer Intersession (July 4 - August 12)

Exploring a breadth of theory and empirical research, consider how understandings of sexual violence and consent have changed over time. Investigate relations among sexual violence and peoples' demographic characteristics.


Delivery Mode: Hybrid (online and in-person option)
Course number: HIST/WMST 312-3
Instructor: Dana Wessell-Lightfoot
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

This course explores issues of gender in historical context using a case study approach.


In-person courses

Delivery Mode: F2F (Prince George Campus)
Course number: FNST 131-3
Instructor: Leona Nelson
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

An introduction to conversational and written elements of the Cree language.


Delivery Mode: F2F (Prince George Campus)
Course number: INTS 151-3
Instructor: Olga Prudnikova
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

An introduction to conversational and written elements of the Russian language.


Delivery Mode: F2F (Prince George Campus)
Course number: FNST 161-3
Instructor: Earl Henderson
Course Dates: Summer Intersession (July 4 - August 12)

Focuses on one First Nation's culture. It may be taught in a number of different sections, each of which may focus on a different culture (e.g. Haida, Gitxsan, Tlingit, Sekani, Beaver, Slavey, Tahltan, Chilcotin, or other Athabaskan culture, Shushwap, Metis).


Delivery Mode: F2F (Prince George Campus)
Course number: ENGL 170-3
Instructor: Fatemah Namaei
Course Dates: Summer Intersession (July 4 - August 12)

Learn to construct an argument, and how to assemble and present an academic essay. Course includes library research, oral presentation, computer and writing skills.


Delivery Mode: F2F (Prince George Campus)
Course number: ANTH 213-3
Instructor: Michel Bouchard
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)

Examine the diversity of human cultures and languages through the comparison of contemporary societies, and patterns of social organization.


Delivery Mode: F2F, in-field (Charlie Lake)
Course number: ANTH 417-3
Instructor: Farid Rahemtulla
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)
Special Requirements: Permission from instructor

Participate in a six-to-eight-week excavation of an archaeological locality. Involves initial set-up of the area, excavation and record-keeping, and basic field laboratory procedures.


Delivery Mode: F2F (Prince George Campus)
Course number: WMST 498-3
Instructor: Julia Climaco
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)
Special Requirements: Permission from instructor

This course is focused on mothering practices from the borders: when the ordinary becomes extraordinary. On one side of the border, we find the hegemonic patriarchal institution of motherhood, on the other side, the ethical exercise of becoming, especially when mothering practices intersects with health issues, disabilities and death.


Delivery Mode: F2F (Prince George Campus)
Course number: INTS 498-3
Instructor: Agnieszka Pawlowska-Mainville
Course Dates: Spring Intersession (May 2 – June 10)
Special Requirements: Permission from instructor

This intensive experiential-learning course introduces students to concepts, case studies and perspectives on issues relating to food systems from global, local, and Indigenous perspectives. The class merges academic components with outdoor work that may include gardening, handling raw fish/meat, and preparing food for those in need in our community, etc. Students from all disciplines and all mobility levels are welcome.


Delivery Mode: F2F (Prince George Campus)
Course number: INTS 498-3
Instructor: Douglas Jarvis
Course Dates: Summer Intersession (July 4 – August 12)
Special Requirements: Permission from instructor

This senior International Studies course is a seminar-based examination of the most pressing public policy matters within the international realm that warrant continued attempts at global governance. The world is currently facing major challenges that demand international co-operation and worldwide responses. Examine global governance according to wide ranging topics including economic governance, security governance, environmental governance, international humanitarianism, and many others. Students will have the unique opportunity to listen to and engage with various scholars from around the world presenting policy expertise and cross-cultural perspectives on global governance issues.