Feb 07, 2023
ANT 104 - Native Amer-Indians of N. America
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify Native people’s ethnic communities and cultural traditions.
- Discuss commonalities amongst these groups.
- Discuss variation in adaptations to specific environments.
- Deconstruct stereotypical images.
- Analyze theories of prehistory and history of the Indian presence in the contiguous United States.
- Discuss the effects of American government policy on Native Americans.
- Discuss language.
- Discuss myths, rituals and religion.
- Discuss cultural exchange. e.g., literature, poetry, music and art
- Describe the Native American experience.
- Discuss contemporary issues of Native American people.
- History, ethnic identity and cultural traditions
- Native American origin stories
- Indian-Non-Indian relations
- Native experiences, stereotypes and contemporary issues
- Current realities, fears and hopes
- Cultural contributions
- Commonalities between groups
Textbook, scholarly readings, films, maps and electronic resources as assigned.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2015
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