ANT 148 - History of Indians of North America
3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
History of the cultural development of Native Americans of North America and the interrelations of cultures. Includes Native American origins, early economic and social development, Europeans, eras in Native American history, modern leadership, and research studies.
Prerequisite(s): With a C or better: WRT 101 , WRT 101HC , WRT 101S or WRT 101SE
Information: Students will have writing assignments that require college-level skills, and writing quality will be graded.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - HUM or SBS and I, C, G; Meets CTE - A&H or SBS and C, G.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Identify Native American and non-native thoughts and notions about the origins of American Indians of North America.
- Describe the importance of oral tradition to Native American peoples and apply it to contemporary circumstances.
- Identify major social, political, and cultural events in North American history and group them into patterns and eras.
- Discuss the significance of certain policies and acculturation processes that affect North American Indian custom and culture.
- Analyze and interpret historical source material.
- Conduct research in American Indian Studies and apply it to Indian communities.
- Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry
A. Producing written discourse in more than one assignment through papers, reports, quizzes, tests, etc., which includes a minimum word standard of 3000 words.
B. Written assignments emphasize critical inquiry which includes the gathering, interpreting, and evaluating of evidence.
C. Includes a formal out of class paper of at least 1,500 words which requires critical inquiry and where the writer develops and supports a main idea.
D. Explicit writing instruction with timely feedback to help students improve their writing and critical inquiry skills is part of the course’s content.
E. The evaluation of written assignments must include the overall quality of written work and critical inquiry, as measured by a rubric.
F. At least 50% of the student’s grade must be based on the written work and critical inquiry assignments.
- Native American Origins
- Early Economic and Social Development Including Leadership Roles
- First contact
V. Eras in Native American History
- International sovereign to sovereign relations (1492-1830)
- Indian removal and forced migrations (1830-1890)
- The Reservation Period (1830-1890)
- The Extermination Period (1637-present)
- Forced assimilation (1870-present)
- Indian self-government (1934-present)
- Termination Period (1953-1961)
- Self-Determination Period (1961-present)
VI. Modern Native American Leadership
- Contemporary challenges
VII. Research Studies
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