IS 120: Indigenous Humanities: Language, Culture, and Indigenous Futures

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Academic Elective

Include the study of a range of artistic and intellectual expressions of what it means to be human with particular attention to language revitalization, place-based knowledge and expression, and interdisciplinary approaches to the humanities. Co-taught with an instructor of record and at least one but up to three co-teachers who are culture teachers or language teachers from indigenous tribes including but not limited to the Tribes of the Olympic Peninsula. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities, Elective)

  1. Engage with language learning, including both spoken and written dimensions of one or more revitalized Indigenous languages.
  2. Read actively and analytically.
  3. Engage with the complexities of the humanities and demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinary learning.
  4. Improve skills in speaking another language.
  5. Engage in discussions that engage language learning in the context of relationality.
  6. Reflect on active learning to better understand the interdisciplinary approach to language, culture, and knowledge.