May 06, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POSC 411 - American Indian Politics and Sovereignty

Examines American Indians as sovereign nations and as participants in U.S. politics. Provides historical and contemporary overview of legal and political experiences of native Americans in the USA. Course will be offered on on odd numbered years (Spring).

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Synthesize the political impacts in the creation of contemporary Indian Country and Indian Governance across the different arenas of interaction and time frames.
  • Appraise the relevance of key concepts (e.g., sovereignty, self-determination) in different contexts and revise/modify concepts to fit circumstances (e.g., Dakota Access Pipeline).
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of tribal rights under different conditions (i.e., historical eras, court cases, etc.).
  • Develop strategies for the effective application of tribal rights in the changing American Political landscape.

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