ANTH 265 - Indian Cultures of North America
3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours:
This course is designed to provide the student with basic background in North American Indian life and culture from prehistoric times to the present day. It consists of an overview of the rich variety of cultures across the continent with an emphasis on comparison and contrast. Emphasis is placed on both Great Lakes and Plains cultures. Archeological sites and the study of contemporary issues in areas such as health and education round out this course.
Students will have the opportunity to enhance their educational experience and earn additional credit by participating in the optional field labs.
OFFERED: spring semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Describe the variety of Indian cultures on the North American continent.
Goal 2: Appraise the breadth and depth of Native American cultures.
Goal 3: Recognize Indian archaeological sites in North America.
Goal 4: Articulate the cultural histories of distinct indigenous regions of North America.
Goal 5: Summarize both commonalities and cultural differences among indigenous peoples of North America.
Goal 6: Apply anthropological approaches to the study of indigenous peoples.
Goal 7: Investigate the history of Indian/non-Indian relations.
Goal 8: Explore the cultural achievements of North American Indians.
Goal 9: Assess the resilience and vitality of contemporary Indian cultures.
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