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
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To gain a working knowledge of the Native American especially during the period prior to the twentieth century.
    2. 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.
    3. To draw connections between significant conflicts and issues of the Indian experience and analogous conflicts and issues today.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Indian medicine
    2. Death and burial ceremonies and practices
    3. the Indian woman
    4. the Indian as environmentalist
    5. Warfare practices (Eastern, Western, Great Plains)
    6. Spiritual life
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. 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