Native American studies offers a wide range of courses about Native American people, history, issues, and culture. NAS-Affiliated faculty courses are also listed, as well as the core classes for the CSRE department which must be taken by all majors and minors. For more information on the Native American Major or Minor visit the Program page.
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
This course examines the ways historians and others have portrayed American Indians, both in canonical works and in various manifestations of popular culture. The time period begins with the Boston Tea Party. We explore a series of events prior to the Revolutionary War period, through the 19th into the 21st century to examine the myths and the reality. The focus is about perceptions of "The Indian"; we will also examine the connection between "The Indian" and American identity.
NATIVEAM 167/ DANCE 167:
Explores how indigeneity is expressed and embodied through performance on the global stage. Through readings, videos, discussions, and viewings of live performances this course explores how indigenous identities of North America, Latin America and the Pacific are expressed and embodied through dance performances in national and transnational circulation.
NATIVEAM 240/ EDUC 340:
Western medicine's definition of health as the absence of sickness, disease, or pathology; Native American cultures' definition of health as the beauty of physical, spiritual, emotional, and social things, and sickness as something out of balance. Topics include: historical trauma; spirituality and healing; cultural identity; values and acculturation; and individual, school, and community-based interventions. Prerequisite: experience working with American Indian communities.
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