HIST178 The American Indian
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History
- I. Course Number and Title
- HIST178 The American Indian
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- 2250 minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- A study of the North American Indian, including daily life, social relationships, myths, legends, and their fate at the hands of European settlers in the New World.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
- To gain a working knowledge of the Native American especially during the period prior to the twentieth century.
- To learn to employ insights gained from an understanding of the experience of the American Indian in an effort to understand the reality for racial and ethnic minorities throughout the world.
- To draw connections between significant conflicts and issues of the Indian experience and analogous conflicts and issues today.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Indian medicine
- Death and burial ceremonies and practices
- the Indian woman
- the Indian as environmentalist
- Warfare practices (Eastern, Western, Great Plains)
- Spiritual life
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:See course format
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- Classroom, lecture, discussion, written responses, and videos
Review/Approval Date - Experimental