Course Details

050:248:01 - Native American Experience

  • Course ID: 050:248:01
  • Credits: 3
  • Instructor Name: Sweet
  • Instructor (Core Faculty): Sweet, Jameson
  • SAS Core Curriculum Goals: AHo, AHp, CCD

An introductory survey of Native American cultures, literature, history, language, and current issues that exposes students to approaches, theories, and important concepts such as colonialism and sovereignty in Native American Studies. This course focuses on themes of colonialism, racism, and federal Indian policy but especially Indian political activism, resistance, and cultural continuity and revitalization. Through oral histories, literature, and film, students will investigate thousands of years of Native American history, but with a focus on current issues in Indian Country. Students will analyze representations of Indian people in American popular culture and consider major shifts in the nature of Native American sovereignty into the present.