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EGS 155 - Native American Studies

5 Credits
Introduces an interdisciplinary survey of the United States’ contemporary Native American cultures and the complex issues confronting them. Study of American Indian history, literature, music and film. Particular emphasis upon Native peoples’ historical and contemporary relationships with other American ethnic groups, the persistence of indigenous languages and traditional cultural values and current political events in Indian country.

Course Note Previously CGG 155.

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online
Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Students desiring knowledge and understanding of Native Americans and their diverse histories and cultures. Students interested in the specific ways that Native Americans have strongly influenced American culture (and vice versa). Students who wish to explore the exciting field of interdisciplinary, cross-cultural studies with a broad humanities (literature, history) focus.
Active Date 20200401T13:21:16

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
I. Surviving Columbus: Historical/Geographical Contrast of Native America at time of European contact (invasion) and today. II. Stories vs. History: Contrast of Native and non-Native views of the history of conquest. III. Identity and the Land: The complex elements of contemporary native American individual and tribal idenetities, especially as they are related to the land. Who is/is not a Native American? IV. Indian Country Today: native American acculturation, assimilation, resistance, continuity and change in the twentieth century. Persistence of Native American languages and traditions of the sacred. Contemporary political and cultural issues in Indian Country.

Student Learning Outcomes
Explain the historical and contemporary impacts of European colonialism on Native nations.

Describe the sociocultural relationships between contemporary Native sovereignty, Native spiritual practices, and Native artistic expression.

Interpret and discuss personal experiences and observations using course content.

Effectively participate in collective learning experiences through role play, storytelling, and visual art.

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