AMCULT 205 - American Cultures
Section: 005 Native American Literature: Great Lakes Ojibwe Tales
Term: FA 2010
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Course Note:
A multidisciplinary introductory study of cultural diversity and pluralism evidenced by the existence of, dynamics within, and the interactions among cultural groups, races, and histories in America.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

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/Ojibwe 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 (LEC)
 
35735
Open
3
 
-
Tu 9:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
45118
Closed
0
1Fr or So
-
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
45119
Open
3
3Fr or So
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
45120
Closed
0
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (REC)
P
45122
Closed
0
4Fr or So
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (REC)
P
48902
Open
2
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 9781551115801
Telling our stories : Omushkego legends and histories from Hudson Bay, Author: Bird, Louis., Publisher: Broadview press 2005
Required
ISBN: 0307386627
The translation of Dr Apelles : a love story, Author: David Treuer., Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries/Vintage Books 1st Vintag 2008
Required
ISBN: 9780873512930
Night Flying Woman [an Ojibway narrative], Author: Broker, Ignatia., Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press 1996
Required
ISBN: 1554510996
The night wanderer : a native gothic novel, Author: Taylor, Drew Hayden, 1962-, Publisher: Annick Press 2007
Required
ISBN: 9780806125862
The light people : a novel, Author: Henry, Gordon., Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press 1994
Required
ISBN: 9780896581814
Walking the Rez Road, Author: Northrup, Jim, 1943-, Publisher: Voyageur Press 1993
Required
ISBN: 9780805008951
Tracks : a novel, Author: Erdrich, Louise., Publisher: Henry Holt 1988
Required
ISBN: 9780870136634
Lies to live by, Author: Beardslee, Lois., Publisher: Michigan State University Press 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780670034314
Three day road : a novel, Author: Boyden, Joseph, 1966-, Publisher: Viking 2005
Required
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