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Contemporary American Indian Societies
AMST 276
Fall 2012
Section: 01  

The purpose of this class is to investigate current American Indian societies through both written and visual materials. The class will begin by interrogating the stereotypes most often associated with American Indians with the goal of understanding how these are part of the continuing process of colonization. The course will also provide a historical context for understanding the challenges that American Indian nations face today. The last half of the class will be devoted to the processes of nation-building and associated economy-building happening in these societies in the 21st century.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to (1) critically interrogate the stereotypes associated American Indians; (2) discuss the history and current forces of settler colonialism in the United States; (3) discuss 21st-century American Indian processes of nation-building and economy-building.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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