May 18, 2021
ANTH& 210 - Indians of North America Credits: 5
Study of the Indians of North America (north of Mexico) as they are known from historical and ethnographic sources. Covers the representative cultures of all the major regions with some greater emphasis on the northwest coast.
Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Identify the geographical and culture areas of North America.
- Recognize the differences and commonalties among Native Americans.
- Relate the archaeology and history of Native American tribes.
- Explain subsistence patterns, economic and social organization, kinship systems, art and religion of Native American tribes.
- Relate the impact of Euro-American contact and settlement on Native-American cultures including the stereotypes and discrimination patterns used against Native-Americans as well as Native-American reactions to these practices including revitalization and the rise of militant movements.
- Relate the impact of Euro-American contact and settlement on Native American cultures.
- Discuss contemporary issues of importance to Native Americans including coping strategies for dealing with the dominant culture.
- Define the anthropological concept of cultural relativism.
- Identify the holistic perspective.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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