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Courses, Spring 2018
IS 121 Introduction to American Indian Studies (Hans, Parrish)
Introduction to main concepts, methods, and theories in American Indian Studies, designed to provide a background for further studies. This course approaches American Indian Studies from a perspective grounded in the humanities
MoWeFr 9:00 am-9:50 am with Jaynie Parrish
TuTh 9:30 am-10:45 am with Dr. Birgit Hans
IS 151 Popular Culture and American Indians (Parrish) (also available online)
European settlers had firm notions of what tribal peoples on the American continent were like before even leaving Europe. This course will show how these stereotypes and ethnocentrisms were perpetuated in various genres and fields, e.g. captivity tales, fiction, film, advertisements, and social media. Finally, students will analyze some recent examples of these stereotypes and ethnocentrisms in print and film.
MoWeFr 11:00 am - 11:50 am
IS 410 Indigenous Identities (Hans)
This course looks at issues of indigenous identity: how do people define themselves and others, and what criteria do they use to construct, invent, and imagine their identities? The course focuses on North America, but also looks at global indigenous identities.
TuTh 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm