AMCULT 232 - Native American Literature
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course surveys the history of Native American literature – conservatively defined as English-language writing by American Indians that enters public print culture and addresses Indian themes – from the early nineteenth century to our present time. Three policy periods will be prioritized: the removal era of the early to mid-nineteenth century, the assimilation period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and the “Red Power” civil rights movement and its aftermath. Covering multiple genres and exploring visual culture, this course situates its texts in historical, political, and cultural contexts. By the end of the course you should be able to outline the general contours of American Indian history and policy; connect the form and content of American Indian literature to historical context, and provide insightful commentary on a range of Native American texts. Authors will include William Apess, Zitkala-Ša, Black Elk and John Neihardt, N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Sherman Alexie. This course satisfies the gateway requirement for the Native American Studies minor.

Intended Audience:

Online-only students are welcome!

Class Format:

Exams: Asynchronous and Online

Lectures: Synchronous and Online

Class Discussions: Synchronous and Online


AMCULT 232 - Native American Literature
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Partial Term 8/31/20 - 12/10/20

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