Mar 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AIS 103 - Contemporary American Indian Experience

An interdisciplinary approach explores the emergence of contemporary American Indians after AD 1890 with an emphasis on social, political, and cultural aspects. Sources of information about this period come from written and oral history. SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W). Course will be offered every year (Spring).

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W). K2 - Community, Culture, & Citizenship

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:

  • Describe how historical, social, economic, and/or cultural developments have socially and culturally affected indigenous communities in North America. (CC&C 4)
  • Analyze problems and challenges facing indigenous and other marginalized communities and articulate the how awareness of such social inequalities leads to formulating more informed local, regional and national identities and definitions of citizenship. (CC&C 1)
  • Explain how an understanding of social, economic, cultural and political issues facing American Indian communities leads to a greater appreciation for cultural diversity and how this diversity enhances the value of local, regional and national communities. (CC&C 2)
  • Analyze relationships between American Indian and other communities, including national governments, as well as dominant colonial cultures. Particularly, identify how indigenous perspectives and experiences impact political and government policy at multiple levels, as well as articulations or cultural and national identity. (CC&C 3)

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