This seminar will feature select historical moments, geographical sites, and case studies to explore the complexities of life for indigenous peoples in the Pacific Islands and North America subject to the authority of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The course will examine indigenous peoples' varied political status in relation to questions of sovereignty and self-determination, structures of domination and resistance, and myriad forms of indigenous agency. Readings will focus on the recognition and assertion of collective rights, treaty rights and land claims, and self-governance under independent states' and international law. Films and guest lectures will complement the required texts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)(CIVI-MN)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
AMERICAN INDIAN POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM (4th edition - please note that earlier additions are out of date!), David E. Wilkins and Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark
UNEVEN GROUND: AMERICAN INDIAN SOVEREIGNTY, David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima
Other readings, to be announced.
There will also be a selection of articles accessible on the course Moodle.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Assignments include: regular Moodle posts on the course readings, films, and guest speakers; two 5-page papers; a research proposal; and a final research paper. This course is reading and writing intensive with a strong research component (in keeping with its designation as a senior research seminar).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
To be determined
Times: TBA; Location: TBA
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 16||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|
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