Peoples & Cultures/N. America
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/25/2022||5/9/2022||TR||8:10am - 9:30am||HORT 204|
Native people of North America have diverse histories beginning in time immemorial. In this course, our aim is to develop an understanding of Indigenous peoples, their diversity, their histories, and their living cultures. We begin by exploring the first peopling of the New World and surveying Indigenous history through European colonization and subsequent oppression and culture change after the 15th century. We will consider the impacts Native American/European contact has had on both Indigenous and Euro-American cultures, and how this relationship impacted fundamental aspects of the construction of the United States. We will examine perspectives from diverse academic disciplines and multimedia about Native peoples. Throughout the course, we will examine personal and Tribal identities, including dimensions of nation, education, family, authenticity, gender, and sexuality, how these developed over time, and how they are being produced and reproduced today. We will also reflect on the ways Indigenous people have been and continue to be studied and future directions for such studies, particularly considering the relationship between Native Americans and anthropologists.