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Ethnic Borders and Cultural Boundaries in Native North America
AMST 355
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: ANTH 355, LAST 355

This course explores multiple ways of comprehending ethnic/national borders and cultural boundaries in Native America. Borders and boundaries will be defined biologically in terms of metis/mestizo identity studies. The study of geographical boundedness will provide a means to better understand Native communities. Cosmologically the course will examine religious syncretism as well as the contested notions of traditions/change. Political boundaries will be considered locally, nationally and transnationally so that tribal governments, nation status and issues of sovereignty can be reviewed. Through historical and contemporary case studies and guest lectures, this team-taught course will provide students theoretical grounding in the field of indigenous/border studies.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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