Five College Consortium

Intro Native Amer Studies

Subject Name: 
Critical Social Inquiry
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Hampshire College
"Everything you know about Indians is wrong."- Paul Chaat Smith. This interdisciplinary course offers an introduction to important topics in the field of Native American Studies. We will examine history, literature, art, politics, and current events to explore the complex relationship between historical and contemporary issues that indigenous peoples face in North America, with a focus on the United States. We will pay particular attention to the creative ways that indigenous communities have remained vibrant in the face of ongoing colonial struggle. Topics include histories of Indian-settler relations, American Indian sovereignty, Indigenous ecological knowledge practices, American Indian philosophical and literary traditions, and American Indian activism.
Culture, Humanities, and Languages Multiple Cultural Perspectives Students are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Intro Native Amer Studies
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Ashley Smith 09:00AM-10:20AM M;09:00AM-10:20AM W R.W. Kern Center 202;R.W. Kern Center 202