Course description

In this course, students will learn about Canada’s residential school system (RSS), a system that operated in Canada for over 160 years, with the intent to sever Indigenous children’s connections to family, community, land, culture, and language in an overt attempt to assimilate these diverse peoples into Euro-Canadian culture. The RSS will be situated within the larger context of Canadian settler colonialism. Explore the historical and contemporary harms caused by cultural genocide, the policies and prejudices that enabled the RSS, along with modern efforts toward reconciliation, restitution, and restoration. Warning: please be advised that this course contains potentially distressing material, including explicit descriptions of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Starts: May. 9, 2023
Ends: Aug. 15, 2023
Campus: Online
Cost: $409.50

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2023 registration opens July 24, 2023. Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery