NTAS 101 Intro Native American Studies (3.00 credits)
This course will explore the histories and cultures of indigenous groups in North America. While the course will primarily focus on the 19th and 20th centuries, we will also explore Native experiences in early America, and will contextualize later events with those interactions. While necessarily an overview, we will examine Native responses to white settlement, diverse Native reservation experiences, and Native engagement with assimilationist policies like boarding schools and relocation to urban areas. We will also consider the modern era, including outcomes of the self-determination movement for more Native control over tribal governance and economic development. We will engage with literature, film, autobiography, and museum studies to explore these topics, while assessing them from a Native American Studies foundation.
NTAS 390 Native American Studies Topics (.00 - 4.00 credits)
Topics to be determined by instructor.