NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 1000
Introduction to Native American Studies

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Native culture and heritage from traditional through contemporary times. A general survey of disciplinary areas such as art, politics, language, history.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2000
Native American Philosophy

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Survey of the underlying philosophies, perceptions of reality and world-views of Native Americans.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2100
Aboriginal Peoples and Law

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Historical and comparative exploration of the role of law in managing relationships between indigenous peoples and immigrants, including an introduction to basic concepts and theories in human rights, Western jurisprudence and the study of colonial and post-colonial societies, focusing on Canadian Native peoples, their Aboriginal rights, treaties and the operation of the Indian Act.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2150
Native Rights in the United States

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Survey of the legal relationships between the Native peoples and the United States government; Aboriginal rights, treaties, Indian Reorganization Act and certain rights such as hunting, fishing, trapping and taxation.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2230
Family and First Nations' Community Development

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course emphasizes the historical dimensions of community development. It explores, as well, regional and cultural variations on the role of families, clans and institutions in the elaboration of Aboriginal self-government.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2300
Native American Indian Art History and Theory

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Survey of the political, cultural and historical arguments for North American Indian art. Theoretical and historical topics of discussion will be of primary concern.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2350
Native American Indian Art Studio

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0

North American Indian art forms, design, philosophy, techniques, aesthetics and theory.

Recommended background: Native American Studies 1000 or 2300 or Art 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2400
Traditional Aboriginal Political Economy

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Drawing on Aboriginal philosophy and analytical methods from geography, economic anthropology and sociology, an exploration of interrelationships between technology, ecology, culture and the distribution of goods, status and power in Aboriginal societies, in North America and elsewhere, and the changes brought about by their historical integration into market economies.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2450
Indigenous Ecological Science

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course introduces students to the knowledge, and to the attitudes to knowledge, held by the most accomplished indigenous observers of specific ecological systems. Aboriginal perspectives on biodiversity, specific inter-relationships and human connections to the web of life.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2500
Canadian Indian History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Survey of the history of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada from the pre-colonial period to the present.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2550
U.S. Indian History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Survey of the history of Indians in the United States from the pre-colonial period to the present.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2600
Native American Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Survey of the North American Native in literature as developed by Native and non-Native writers.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2700
Native American Women

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Survey of the traditional and contemporary role of women in Native American culture and society, including the impact of external policy decisions on these roles.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 2800
Native American Politics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The contemporary political situation of Indians in Canada from a Native perspective. Evolution and development of government-Native relations.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3000
Native American Philosophy - Advanced

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Philosophical examination of Native American religious beliefs.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 2000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3100
Law and Aboriginal Development in Canada

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Systematic study of Canadian legislation, judicial decisions and legal principles relevant to self-government and development in Aboriginal communities and territories, focusing on skills in legal research, the interpretation of legal materials and use of legal argumentation in areas such as taxation, licensing, natural resource leasing and regulatory jurisdiction.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 2100.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3300
Canadian Indian Art History and Theory

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Survey of the political, cultural and historical arguments for Canadian Indian art. Theoretical and historical topics of discussion will be of primary concern.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 2300.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3350
Native American Indian Art Studio - Advanced

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Advanced techniques and design utilizing experimental art forms and philosophy as derived from the Native perspective.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 2350.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3400
Contemporary Aboriginal Political Economy

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Comparative examination of inter-relationships between land, forms of self-government, socio-economic development strategy and environmental sustainability for contemporary Aboriginal peoples in North America and other regions of the world, with an emphasis on implications for Aboriginal peoples' policy and administration in Canada, and focus on learning relevant field research skills.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 2400.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3500
History of Prairie Indian Treaties

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An examination of historical accounts of treaty negotiations and consequences on the prairies, with special attention to treaty periods in Alberta.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 2500.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3550
U.S. Indian Policy

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Major U.S. policy decisions regarding Indians and Indian land from the Act of 1830 to the present.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 2550.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3600
Native American Literature - Advanced

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Native American cosmology and thought as seen in Native literature from oral literature to contemporary literature.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 1000.

Recommended background: Native American Studies 2000.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3700
Native American Health

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Health conditions of Native Americans and a survey of related health services and agencies, especially in Canada.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 2100 or 2800.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3850
Selected Topics in Native American Studies

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Selected topics to be offered depending on student interest and available faculty.

Prerequisites and recommended backgrounds will be specified for individual offerings.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 4110
The Fourth World

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Critical study of contemporary indigenous peoples globally, including their socio-economic conditions, evolving legal status, national and international political movements, participation in the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations, and the significance of global economic integration (e.g., free trade, privatization, intellectual property rights).

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 2100.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 4400
Indians and the Criminal Justice System

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Criminal justice, the penal system and Native Americans.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 2100 or 2500.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 4700
The Métis

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

History, socio-cultural aspects and contemporary issues of the Métis.

Prerequisite: Native American Studies 3500.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 4850
Selected Topics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Selected topics to be offered depending on student interest and available faculty.

Prerequisites and recommended backgrounds will be specified for individual offerings.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 4995
Undergraduate Thesis

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 1-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-10

This is a research and/or fieldwork oriented course in which students will conduct research, submit a report in the form of an undergraduate thesis which will be made publicly available, and report orally on the project. In consultation with their Thesis Supervisor, students will define a research and/or fieldwork project and formulate a research plan.

Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher.

Note: See Part 7 - Arts and Science, Sections 4.c., 5.c. and 6.c., pp. 84-87.