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Undergraduate Course: International Indigenous Politics (SCAN10045)

Course Outline
School School of Social and Political Science College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Social Anthropology Other subject area Canadian Studies
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description The course examines key dimensions of international Indigenous politics, with special reference to Canada, the United States, Northern Europe and Australasia. It considers the variety of forms in which claims for Indigenous autonomy have been asserted by Indigenous nations in these different regions, including, land claims, treaty negotiations, self-governance, Indigenous assemblies, and constitutional challenges. In addition the course considers how Indigenous interests are mobilised internationally through organisations such as the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, the International Women's Forum and the International Working Group on Indigenous Affairs.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 20 for purchase of one key text compiling core seminar readings.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites Visiting students should have at least 3 Anthropology courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1 By the end of the course students will have gained:
- A good grasp of key developments in international Indigenous politics
- An understanding of Indigenous dimensions of international relations
- Specific knowledge of key nation-based examples of claims for Indigenous autonomy


2 Particular skills developed through this course include:
- Skills in comparative and international analysis
- Cross-cultural understanding/awareness
- Capacity for group negotiation/discussion
- Longer essay writing
- Presentation of evidence
Assessment Information
1 x 5,000 word essay
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiser Dr Annis May Timpson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4129
Email: directorofcanadianstudies@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary
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