2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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ANTH& 216 - Northwest Coast Indians: CD

5.0 Credits
Introduction to the cultures and governing structures of Indigenous peoples of American Indian and First Nations tribal communities in the North, coastal British Columbia, and Pacific Northwest region as self-determining actors in a contemporary multicultural and global region.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe, compare and contrast orally and in writing diverse Northwest Coast indigenous cultures.
  2. Identify and evaluate strengths and limitations of archaeological, ethnohistorical, ethnographic, and sociocultural methods and theories.
  3. Evaluate current competing accounts of the origins and development of Northwest Coast cultural traditions.
  4. Enumerate and describe impacts of European colonization of the Northwest Coast on indigenous people.
  5. Describe the intricacies of important political, economic, religious, and social issues Native Americans and First Nations face today, such as land claims, fishing rights, ecotourism, casinos, whaling, repatriation, and sovereignty.
  6. Conduct participant observation and service-learning with local tribal communities.
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity.

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