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Faculty of Forestry

HGSE: Haida Gwaii Semesters

HGSE 310 (3) First Nations and Canada: (Re)writing History
A survey of the history of Indigenous peoples in relation to the Canadian colonial state contrasting the Indigenous historical experience with conventional accounts of Canadian history.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
HGSE 311 (3) Law and Governance: Indigenous and European Traditions
Background on sources of Aboriginal and Canadian law; detail on section 35 of the Constitution Act; a review of relevant Canadian case law; insight on the importance of international law; and literature on governance.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 312, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
HGSE 312 (3) Perspectives on Reconciliation
Notions of reconciliation and restitution that have emerged in Canada across space and time; key principles, discourses, legal and Constitutional mechanisms, actions and actors.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
HGSE 313 (3) Reconciliation and Resource Management
Relationships and reconciliation processes between First Nations and other governments in the context of land and sea governance.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 314.
HGSE 314 (3) Reconciliation and Communities
In-depth exploration of the communities of Haida Gwaii through community-based experiences and community service learning.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 313.
HGSE 320 (1-12) d Special Topics on Ecology in Indigenous Contexts
This course will be offered, as opportunities arise, by scientists visiting the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society. The course is expected to be of a specialized nature and be at a level appropriate for upper level students.
HGSE 350 (3) Case Studies in Haida Gwaii
Integration of concepts of history, politics, First Nations, rural development, and forest ecology in natural resources management in Haida Gwaii. A core element of the Haida Gwaii Semester.
HGSE 351 (3) History and Politics of Resource Management
Historical examination of resource management in Canada and conflicts arising therefrom, with emphasis on forests. A core element of the Haida Gwaii Semester.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 352, HGSE 353, HGSE 354.
HGSE 352 (3) First Nations Governance and Natural Resource Management
The political, economic, and legal environment of Aboriginal-Canadian relations and its influence on resource use and management; review of historic relationships, emerging case law, and new reconciliation frameworks. A core element of the Haida Gwaii Semester.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 353, HGSE 354.
HGSE 353 (3) Rainforest Ecology and Management
Ecology of the temperate rainforests of Haida Gwaii. A core element of the Haida Gwaii Semester.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 352, HGSE 354.
HGSE 354 (3) Diversifying Resource-Dependent Communities
Examination of the forces that restructure local economies, both historically and contemporarily; link between rural economic development and the legacy of resource development in Aboriginal communities across British Columbia. A core element of the Haida Gwaii Semester.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 352, HGSE 353.
HGSE 355 (3) Applied Ecology of Coastal Terrestrial Ecosystems
Processes that shape coastal terrestrial ecosystems through time and applications to current ecological reality. Part of the Haida Gwaii Fall Semester.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
HGSE 356 (3) Biophysical Dynamics of the Marine-Terrestrial Interface
Nutrient cycling between the marine environment and coastal forest ecosystems; how the physical characteristics of this interface affect inputs; which species play a pivotal role in driving interactions. Part of the Haida Gwaii Fall Semester.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 357, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
HGSE 357 (3) Ecology and Management of Island Wildlife
Unique biological attributes of island wildlife, such as subspecies, isolated populations, and distinct evolutionary pathways, with a focus on endemic species on Haida Gwaii. Part of the Haida Gwaii Fall Semester. Credit will be granted for only one of FRST 395 or HGSE 357.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
HGSE 358 (3) Systems Thinking for Resource Management
Introduction to systems thinking and resilience to understand dynamics of social change and innovation; use of case studies to demonstrate applications of different types of ecological knowledge, including traditional knowledge and experiential knowledge. Part of the Haida Gwaii Fall Semester.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 359.
HGSE 359 (3) Ecosystem-Based Management Seminar
History, definitions, and applications of EBM; challenges of achieving both economic and environmental well-being with a focus on resource use and management on Haida Gwaii. Part of the Haida Gwaii Fall Semester.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 358.
HGSE 360 (3) Ocean People, Culture and Tradition
The relationship between the culture of the Haida people and their marine environment; and traditional and modern approaches to management of marine resources. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 361, HGSE 362, HGSE 363, HGSE 364.
HGSE 361 (3) Fisheries Co-Management of the North Pacific Coast
Concepts of fisheries co-management with a focus on the North Pacific Coast; examples of other comanagement structures regionally and internationally. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 360, HGSE 362, HGSE 363, HGSE 364.
HGSE 362 (3) Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning
Key concepts in MSP and key elements inherent in MPA and MPA network design, governance, implementation, management, compliance and monitoring. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 360, HGSE 361, HGSE 363, HGSE 364.
HGSE 363 (3) Applications in Marine Conservation
Exposure to field settings and research techniques in local marine environments. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 360, HGSE 361, HGSE 362, HGSE 364.
HGSE 364 (3) Haida Gwaii Marine Conservation Seminar
Key marine conservation issues, pairing broad topics with examples on Haida Gwaii to bring theory into practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 360, HGSE 361, HGSE 362, HGSE 363.
HGSE 370 (3) Introduction to Resilience Theory in Community
Theory of social-ecological resilience as applied to cross-cultural community settings, using case studies from communities on Haida Gwaii and other exceptional cases of community resilience.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 371, HGSE 372, HGSE 373, HGSE 374.
HGSE 371 (3) Re-Storying History: Indigenous Perspective
Exploration of the diversity of Indigenous peoples of British Columbia and Canada and their unique histories, beginning with origin stories and oral histories and moving on to the histories and relationships that Indigenous groups have with the federal, provincial and territorial governments.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 370, HGSE 372, HGSE 373, HGSE 374.
HGSE 372 (3) Language and Cultural Continuity
An exploration of language as a means of looking at culture, and cultural continuity. Using Xaad Kilthe Haida languageas a framing device, students will explore the integral connections between language, culture, history, land, health and resilience.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 370, HGSE 371, HGSE 373, HGSE 374.
HGSE 373 (3) Community Planning and Development for Resilience
An examination of the challenges and opportunities of developing and diversifying resilient resource dependent cross-cultural, rural communities using Haida Gwaiis comprehensive community planning as a case study.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 370, HGSE 371, HGSE 372, HGSE 374.
HGSE 374 (3) Community Resilience Seminar
The application of theory, concepts, stories, and histories of community resilience through focused readings, group discussions and engagement with local speakers to provide the opportunity to engage deeply and work at the theory-practice interface.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 370, HGSE 371, HGSE 372, HGSE 373.
HGSE 380 (3) Systems Thinking and Social-Ecological Change
Theories of systems change, including complex systems thinking, resilience/transformation, transition management and other social science-based change theories.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 381, HGSE 382, HGSE 383, HGSE 384.
HGSE 381 (3) Ecological Economics
Underlying philosophy and principles of ecological economics, including the cascading effects of change, unintended consequences of change, and why it might be difficult to separate our ecological goals from our political realities.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 380, HGSE 382, HGSE 383, HGSE 384.
HGSE 382 (3) Political and Legal Aspects of Systems Change
An examination of the emergence of Aboriginal Law in Canada, with a focus on the development of Aboriginal law as an innovation in shaping new contexts for Federal-, Provincial- and Corporate-Indigenous relations and its implications for systems transformation.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 380, HGSE 381, HGSE 383, HGSE 384.
HGSE 383 (3) Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
An examination of the relationships between culture, ingenuity, creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation required to understand and foster systems change through Indigenous and cross-cultural examples.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 380, HGSE 381, HGSE 381, HGSE 384.
HGSE 384 (3) Case Studies in Social-Ecological Change
An exploration of complex issues of social-ecological change in the current social-economic-political context of reconciliation initiatives and Indigenous governance, highlighting the Haida worldview and Haida ways of knowing and being with western understandings of social-ecological systems.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 380, HGSE 381, HGSE 382, HGSE 383.

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