ETHN 205 Native American Studies

Explains the origins and evolution of Native American Studies as a program, placing it within the historical, political, social and cultural context in which it developed. Students will learn why a multidisciplinary approach can be beneficial to the understanding of Native American experiences in North America. This course explores the different sets of knowledge produced by and about Native Americans and the complicated relationship between Native Americans and the United States government. By interrogating representations of American Indian identity, this course will engage students in discussions about the complexity of race, self-representation, and cultural politics.




Every other year