Introduction to American Indian and Indigenous Studies, a field of research grounded in the study of American Indian and indigenous peoples. This field emphasizes individual and community wellness, political self-determination, cultural revitalization and cross-cultural understanding. This course presents foundational terms, concepts and ideas and is recommended for all students but is particularly relevant for those who will pursue a degree in Native American Studies or Indigenous Studies or American Indian/Indigenous Studies. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Social Sciences, Elective)
- Demonstrate an understanding of key terms in American Indian Studies and identify their significance in this field.
- Present evidence of understanding the significance of individual and community wellness, political self-determination, cultural revitalization, and cross-cultural understanding.
- Demonstrate an understanding of treaties and their significance in Nation building and current legal and environmental tribal efficacy.
- Engage with different perspectives of other students in discussions and written responses.
- Improve critical thinking skills through engagement with and evaluation of a range of sources including text, video, audio, presentations, case studies, mixed media art, and other expressions.