Spring 2021 Courses

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2021
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
AMST 211 01 Native American Art N C Christopher Couch MW 05:00PM-06:20PM Amherst College
ARHA 180 01 Native American Art N C Christopher Couch MW 05:00PM-06:20PM Amherst College
POSC 411 01 Indigenous Women Manuela Picq T 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
SWAG 411 01 Indigenous Women Manuela Picq T 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
CSI 0232 1 Indigenous Peoples and Places Robert Caldwell 06:00PM-07:20PM TU;06:00PM-07:20PM TH Hampshire College
ARH 207 01 TRANSLATING NEW WORLDS Dana Leibsohn TTh 01:40-02:55 Smith College
ENGLISH 341 01 Autobiography Studies Laura Furlan TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01 IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica Alice Nash TU TH 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01AA IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01AB IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica F 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01AC IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica F 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 646 01 Tpcs-Early Amer Hist Alice Nash W 2:30PM 5:00PM UMass Amherst
HONORS 322H 01 Criminal Law & Justice in US Kathleen Brown-Perez TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst

Fall 2020 Courses

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2020
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
AMST 370 01 Indigenous Feminisms Jennifer Hamilton M 02:10PM-04:55PM Amherst College
ARHA 212 01 Storytelling Arts N C Christopher Couch TTH 10:10AM-11:30AM Amherst College
ENGL 212 01 Storytelling Arts N C Christopher Couch TTH 10:10AM-11:30AM Amherst College
HIST 346 01 Indigenous Hist Lat Am Kent Lohse MW 02:10PM-03:30PM Amherst College
POSC 421 01 Indigenous World Politic Manuela Picq T 02:00PM-04:45PM Amherst College
SWAG 372 01 Indigenous Feminisms Jennifer Hamilton M 02:10PM-04:55PM Amherst College
ENGLISH 116 01 Native American Literature Laura Furlan TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01 U.S. History since 1876 Samuel Redman M W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AA U.S. History since 1876 F 8:00AM 8:50AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AB U.S. History since 1876 F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AC U.S. History since 1876 F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AD U.S. History since 1876 F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AE U.S. History since 1876 F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AF U.S. History since 1876 F 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst

Spring 2020 Courses

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2020
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
AMST 242 01 Native Futures Kiara Vigil TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM Amherst College
ARHA 187 01 Native American Art N C Christopher Couch MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM Amherst College
COLQ 246 01 Natives in Transit Kiara Vigil F 12:00PM-02:45PM Amherst College
LLAS 187 01 Native American Art N C Christopher Couch MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM Amherst College
AMS 229 01 NATIVE NEW ENGLAND Christen Mucher TTh 10:50-12:05 Smith College
AMS 245 01 FEMINIST & INDIGENOUS SCIENCE Evangeline Heiliger; Christen Mucher TTh 09:25-10:40 Smith College
ANT 269 01 MESOAMERICA Fernando Armstrong-Fumero MW 02:45-04:00 Smith College
POR 228 01 INDIGENOUS BRAZIL Malcolm McNee MW 02:45-04:00 Smith College
ANTHRO 370 01 Contemporary Issues-N Amer Ind Sonya Atalay W 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 397DC 01 ST- Decolonizing Collections Julie Woods TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
ENGLISH 116 01 Native American Literature Laura Furlan TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst

Fall 2019 Courses

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2019
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
AMST 240 01 Rethinking Pocahontas Kiara Vigil TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
AMST 358 01 Indigenous Amer Epics Lisa Brooks MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
ENGL 458 01 Indigenous Amer Epics Lisa Brooks MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
POSC 411 01 Indigenous Women Manuela Picq W 02:00PM-04:45PM Amherst College
SWAG 411 01 Indigenous Women Manuela Picq W 02:00PM-04:45PM Amherst College
ANTHRO 270 01 North American Indians Jean Forward TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 497CR 01 ST-ComicsCartoons&CommAnthro Sonya Atalay M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 499C 01 Honors Thesis- Conquest by Law Kathleen Brown-Perez TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 652 01 Indigenous Archaeologies Sonya Atalay W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
ENGLISH 279 01 Intro to American Studies Laura Furlan TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
ENGLISH 373 01 American Indian Literature Laura Furlan TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01 IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica Alice Nash TU TH 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01AA IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01AB IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01AC IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01AD IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01AE IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica F 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01AF IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01AG IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01AJ IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2019 Courses

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
AMST 280 01 When Corn Mother Meets Lisa Brooks, Kiara Vigil T 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College
AMST 350 01 American Origins Lisa Brooks TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
COLQ 246 01 Natives in Transit Kiara Vigil F 12:00PM-02:30PM Amherst College
ENGL 273 01 When Corn Mother Meets Lisa Brooks, Kiara Vigil T 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College
ENGL 350 01 American Origins Lisa Brooks TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
HIST 462 01 Hawai'i Edward Melillo W 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
POSC 411 01 Indigenous Women Manuela Picq W 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
SWAG 411 01 Indigenous Women Manuela Picq W 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
CSI 0220 1 Indigenous Lands/Sovereignties Ashley Smith;Jennifer Hamilton 02:30PM-03:50PM TU;02:30PM-03:50PM TH Hampshire College
ANTHRO 370 01 Contemporary Issues-N Amer Ind Donna Gould W 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
COMM 492G 01 S-Cultures in Conversation Donal Carbaugh TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01 U.S. History since 1876 Samuel Redman TU TH 11:30AM 12:20PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AA U.S. History since 1876 F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AB U.S. History since 1876 F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AC U.S. History since 1876 F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AD U.S. History since 1876 F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AE U.S. History since 1876 F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AF U.S. History since 1876 F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AG U.S. History since 1876 F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 151 01AJ U.S. History since 1876 F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2018 Courses

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
AMST 111 01 Global Valley Lisa Brooks TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
AMST 111 02 Global Valley Karen Sanchez-Eppler TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
AMST 240 01 Rethinking Pocahontas Kiara Vigil MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
AMST 274 01 Native American Lit Lisa Brooks M 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
ENGL 274 01 Native American Lit Lisa Brooks M 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
CSI 0163 1 Intro Native Amer. Studies Ashley Smith 09:00AM-10:20AM M;09:00AM-10:20AM W;06:00PM-08:00PM TU Hampshire College
CSI 0240 1 Indigenous Environmental Activ Ashley Smith 02:30PM-03:50PM M;02:30PM-03:50PM W Hampshire College
ENVST 317 01 American Environmental History Lauret Savoy W 01:30PM-04:20PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHRO 220 01 Intro: Native American Studies Donna Gould TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 270 01 North American Indians Jean Forward TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ENGLISH 373 01 American Indian Literature Ron Welburn TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst

Rare Book School Course at Amherst College this June co-taught by Mike Kelly and Kiara Vigil

A History of Native American Books & Indigenous Sovereignty

This course will offer a comprehensive history of Native American engagement with books as authors, editors, printers, publishers, and consumers with reference to developments in U.S. and Canadian history, and to the history of the book in general. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying Native American and Indigenous peoples’ histories, cultures, literatures, and political movements by exposing students to several critical fields of inquiry. These include: Native American History, Public History, American History, Book History, Settler Colonial Theory, and Literary Studies. These are the many lenses through which we will investigate the history of the book in Indian Country and beyond. Although we will touch on Indigenous communications technologies prior to European contact, our focus will be on the introduction of printing technologies as they developed in North America from the seventeenth century to the present, including new forays into emerging digital platforms.

The Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College holds perhaps the largest collection of Native-authored books in the United States. After purchasing the private collection of 1,400 Native-authored books assembled by Pablo Eisenberg, Amherst has added more than 1,000 additional items, and continues to acquire very actively in this field. The collection includes nearly 150 items published before 1900, including extremely scarce books from the close of the eighteenth century. Recently published works include children’s books, comic books, card games, and artists’ books. For example, the collection includes five different printings of Samson Occom’s (Mohegan) A Sermon, Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul, An Indian (1772–1827); the only surviving copy of Gertrude Bonnin’s (Lakota) The Constitution and Bylaws of the National Council of American Indians (1926); extremely scarce poetry chapbooks by Gerald Vizenor (Anishinaabeg), Joy Harjo (Creek), Maurice Kenney (Mohawk), Cheryl Savageau (Abenaki), and many dictionaries and indigenous-language resources. The focus of the collection is Native authorship regardless of topic, format, or intended audience. The goals of this course are to foreground Native presence in the printed record of North America and to expose the wide range of approaches indigenous people have taken to this colonial technology.

There are no prerequisites for the class outside of an interest in the history of the Americas, Native American and Indigenous studies, and book history and bibliography. In their personal statements, applicants should describe the nature of their interest in the history of the book, Native American and Indigenous Studies, their expectations of the course, and the purposes to which they propose to put the knowledge gained from their participation.

For more information on how to apply and scholarship support go to this link: http://rarebookschool.org/courses/history/h150/

Spring 2018 Courses

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
AMST 353 01 Unraveling Nationalism Lisa Brooks M 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
ENGL 353 01 Unraveling Nationalism Lisa Brooks M 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
ENGL 459 01 Native American Novels Lisa Brooks TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
POSC 411 01 Indigenous Women Manuela Picq T 02:30PM-05:00PM Amherst College
SWAG 411 01 Indigenous Women Manuela Picq T 02:30PM-05:00PM Amherst College
CSI 0129 1 Indians and Environmentalism Ashley Smith 09:00AM-10:20AM TU;09:00AM-10:20AM TH Hampshire College
HIST 234 01 The Atlantic World Christine DeLucia TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
HIST 271 01 American West Pacific World Christine DeLucia TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHRO 234 01 Art in Cross-Cultural Perspect Donna Gould M W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 234 01AA Art in Cross-Cultural Perspect F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 234 01AB Art in Cross-Cultural Perspect F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 234 01AC Art in Cross-Cultural Perspect F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 370 01 Contemporary Issues-N Amer Ind Donna Gould M 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 670 01 Contmp Iss of Natv Am Inds: NE Donna Gould M 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
COMP-LIT 393D 01 S-Native American NarrativeArt N Couch TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
ENGLISH 792N 01 S-Native American Autobiograph Laura Furlan W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 391PL 01 S-Plymouth1620: RethinkingHist Alice Nash TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 661 01 American Material Culture Christine DeLucia TH 2:30PM 5:00PM UMass Amherst
HONORS 322H 01 Criminal Law & Justice in US Kathleen Brown-Perez TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
NRC 579 01 Cree Culture, NatRes&Sustnblty Paul Barten TH 6:30PM 9:30PM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2017 Courses

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
AMST 111 01 Global Valley Lisa Brooks TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
AMST 111 02 Global Valley Karen Sanchez-Eppler TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
AMST 240 01 Rethinking Pocahontas Kiara Vigil TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
AMST 358 01 Indigenous Amer Epics Lisa Brooks TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
AMST 372 01 Race and Public History Franklin Odo W 02:00PM-05:00PM Amherst College
ENGL 458 01 Indigenous Amer Epics Lisa Brooks TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
POSC 421 01 Indigenous World Politic Manuela Picq T 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College
CSI 0163 1 Intro Native Amer Studies Ashley Smith 09:00AM-10:20AM M;09:00AM-10:20AM W Hampshire College
HIST 170 01 The American Peoples to 1865 Christine DeLucia TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
HIST 373 01 Cartography & Explor/N America Christine DeLucia W 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
AMS 253 01 NATIVE LITERACIES TO 1880 Christen Mucher MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
ANTHRO 270 01 North American Indians Jean Forward TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ENGLISH 116 01 Native American Literature Laura Furlan TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 170 01 IndigenousPeoples/NorthAmerica Alice Nash TU TH 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
WGSS 293S 01 S-Immigration & Settler Colnsm Stina Soderling TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst

Fall 2017 Course: Smith College FYS118, "Trade and Theft in Early America"

Instructor: Christen Mucher

Description: A seventeenth-century illustration imagines an encounter between two men, one English and one Native, both bearing weapons and holding onto the same string of shells: depending on your perspective, this image might look like a scene of trade or one of theft. What would you have to know, see, or live to interpret this as a moment of both? This course will introduce students to early North American history (c1500-1800) from an interdisciplinary perspective by focusing on the theme of trade and theft. Using maps, letters, memoirs, art, fiction, journalism, and scholarship we will re-think the early American past.

NOTE: Most first-year seminars do not accept cross-registrations from students on other campuses. However, Smith students may count this course toward the NAIS certificate.

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