American Indian Studies (AMERIND)

Courses

AMERIND 102   INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (DV)(GH)   3 Units

An interdisciplinary introduction to the history, literature, art, and religion of Native Americans designed for students seeking a basic understanding of American Indians. Emphasis will be given to the contemporary scene.
CROSS-LISTED: AMERIND 102 AND HISTRY 102

AMERIND 305   NATIVE NORTH AMERICA TODAY: PEOPLE, CULTURE AND SURVIVAL (DV)   3 Units

This course, while assessing anthropology's long-term relationship with Native North America, primarily presents an opportunity for students to engage with the representation of contemporary Native cultures (and identity) through ethnographic reading and study. This will be accomplished through autobiographic, ethnographic, and medical anthropological literatures (and other media forms). Students will be asked to react through discussion, writing, and examination.
PREREQ: THREE CREDITS OF ANTHROPOLOGY OR SOCIOLOGY OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: ANTHROPL 305 AND AMERIND 305

AMERIND 334   AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE (DV)(GE)   3 Units

This course explores contemporary writing and film by Native North American authors in relation to 1) ancient tribal traditions and languages; 2) the history of colonialism; 3) questions of cultural belonging and cultural appropriation; 4) the experiences of contemporary American Indians. Literary criticism and secondary sources introduce key issues in American Indian literary discourse and provide cultural and historical backgrounds.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: AMERIND 334 & ENGLISH 334

AMERIND 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable a maximum of three times.

AMERIND 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad

AMERIND 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 units.

AMERIND 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits.