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ANT 104 - Native Amer-Indians of N. America

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is an ethnographic survey of Native tribes of North America (north of Mexico) from Paleoindians to contemporary tribes/nations. Possible fieldtrips are part of this course.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify Native people’s ethnic communities and cultural traditions.
  2. Discuss commonalities amongst these groups.
  3. Discuss variation in adaptations to specific environments.
  4. Deconstruct stereotypical images.
  5. Analyze theories of prehistory and history of the Indian presence in the contiguous United States.
  6. Discuss the effects of American government policy on Native Americans.
  7. Discuss language.
  8. Discuss myths, rituals and religion.
  9. Discuss cultural exchange. e.g., literature, poetry, music and art
  10. Describe the Native American experience.
  11. Discuss contemporary issues of Native American people.
Listed Topics
  1. History, ethnic identity and cultural traditions
  2. Native American origin stories
  3. Ancestors
  4. Indian-Non-Indian relations
  5. Native experiences, stereotypes and contemporary issues
  6. Current realities, fears and hopes
  7. Cultural contributions
  8. Commonalities between groups
Reference Materials
Textbook, scholarly readings, films, maps and electronic resources as assigned.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2015

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