INDS 105 Introduction to American Indian Studies

Introduces students to the multi-disciplinary nature of American Indian Studies. The course is divided into three parts with each part emphasizing a different set of knowledges and approaches to the study of American Indians. The first part of the course will examine the historical relationships between American Indians and the U.S. government. Emphasis will be placed on changes in federal policies, and the importance of law in shaping American Indian geographies. Part two of the course examines the politics of "Indian Country," the environment, changing Indian demographics and economic development. Part three will focus upon cultural politics and will examine American Indian ethnic identity, representations of Indians in movies and literature, and Indian self-expression through literature and other expressive forms.




Offered on occasion