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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AIS 102 - American Indians in the Contact Period

An interdisciplinary study of the lifeways and environments of American Indians during the period of European contact. Sources of contact period information come from the archaeological, American Indian and European written and oral history records. SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W). Course will be offered every year (Winter).

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W). K5 - Humanities

General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice, P6 Ways of Knowing

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

  • Read and respond in oral and written form to literary and historical sources from both indigenous and colonial perspectives, understanding the importance of perspective, bias and audience to the production and reception of those sources (HUM 1).
  • Identify and synthesize patterns in American and global past that are reflected in our current world, making connections between past and present (HUM 2).
  • Recognize and analyze alternate ways of articulating and interpreting the human experience, particularly indigenous viewpoints as well as self-serving colonial and national narratives, along with different disciplinary perspectives that have framed and shaped history and current cultural perceptions (HUM 3).
  • Identify and challenge preconceived notions of the past, in particular national and tribal identities in the context of alternative (multiple indigenous) perspectives and experiences (HUM 4).
  • Analyze the ways in which historically and culturally distinct contexts shaped lives, beliefs, and experiences in the past, and how these are different from contemporary ones (HUM 5).

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