AMCULT 205 - American Cultures
Section: 001 Native American Literature: Great Lakes Ojibwe Tales
Term: FA 2008
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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In this class, we will study the oral and written literatures of the Native American Indian culture of the Great Lakes area — emphasizing memoirs, essays, fiction, poetry, drama, and film of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries — examined within their cultural and historical contexts. We will read and become familiar with a range of oral traditional and 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century texts by Anishinaabe authors.

This class will promote an understanding of the ways in which the ongoing legacy of colonialism has impacted all Native peoples, especially the Anishinaabeg, and it will explore current debates and issues in the field of Native American, Algonquian, and Anishinaabe/Ojibwa studies. Students will be encouraged to become better world citizens through the development of critical thinking skills about cross-cultural issues. Students will also examine how texts were read in their contemporary contexts, as well as the interpretive questions that they present for readers today. The primary goal of this class is to introduce students to the rich literary legacy of this place and the people who have known it for thousands of years.

AMCULT 205 - American Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (REC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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