AMCULT 217 - Introduction to Native American Studies - Humanities
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will give students an overview of many aspects of Native-American culture, including Pre-Columbian lifestyles and gender roles, religion, literature, Native-American identity, attempts and resistance to forced assimilation, and struggles for sovereignty. Themes of colonialism and its impact on Native Americans are featured throughout. The course emphasizes the diversity of Native-American communities, and seeks to broaden students’ understanding of Native Americans beyond the image of Plains Indians on horseback. As the course name implies, the topics will be covered in a way that emphasizes breadth, rather than depth, whetting students’ appetite for the advanced courses in these areas offered through the Program in American Culture. Guest lecturers from within the Program will introduce students to the ideas and styles of other professors, allowing them to sample courses that they may wish to take in the future from these professors. Students will be required to provide approximately 12 pages of polished writing, complete a midterm and final exam, and participate in class discussions during sections.

AMCULT 217 - Introduction to Native American Studies - Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
35629
Open
13
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-004).
002 (DIS)
P
35631
Open
3
2Sr
1Jr
 
 
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
35633
Open
6
2Sr
3Jr
 
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
35635
Open
4
2Sr
 
 
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Note:
Coursepack will be available through CTools. 
You may pick between Skull Wars and Education for Extinction for your term paper.
ISBN: 9781565843165
Like a hurricane : the Indian movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee, Author: Smith, Paul Chaat., Publisher: New Press 1996
Required
ISBN: 9780465092246
Skull wars : Kennewick Man, archaeology, and the battle for Native American identity, Author: Thomas, David Hurst., Publisher: Basic Books 2000
Optional
ISBN: 9780700607358
Education for extinction : American Indians and the boarding school experience, 1875-1928, Author: Adams, David Wallace., Publisher: University Press of Kansas 1995
Optional
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