2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
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ANTH& 210 - Indians of North America:CD

5.0 Credits
Introduction to American Indian and Indigenous Studies, a field of research grounded in the study of American Indian and Indigenous peoples with the goal of fostering individual and community wellness, political self-determination, cultural revitalization, and cross-cultural understanding.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the methods of American Indian and Indigenous Studies for understanding Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.
  2. Identify and describe major Indigenous cultural groups in North America.
  3. Conduct participant observation and/or service-learning with tribal communities.
  4. Explain the value of participant observation and service-learning as research tools in the social sciences.
  5. Discuss the significance of relationships between indigenous social systems and ecosystems.
  6. Define traditional knowledge and explain its significance for individual and community wellness.
  7. Describe settler colonialism and the similarities and differences in its policy application in Canada and the United States.
  8. Explain the role of sovereignty and political self-determination in American Indian Tribes and First Nations.
  9. Outline examples of cultural revitalization and means for fostering cross-cultural understanding. 
  10. Recognize local Indigenous communities and their relationships to land and settler colonial society.

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