HIST 116 - Intro to American Indian History [GEUS]
This course is a study of American Indian history and culture with an emphasis on the twentieth century. This course examines how interaction between native peoples and the diverse peoples of the U.S. has over time created a complex society and raised such issues as the theft of natural resources, poverty, the use of Hollywood stereotypes, inferior health care and educational opportunities and the need to redefine traditional cultures within the mainstream America.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall
The study of America’s indigenous people offers an in-depth look at diversity within the United States today and in the past. Historically, interactions between Indians and people of European, African, and Asian backgrounds shaped the economies, settlement patterns, gender roles, and even the vocabularies of all. Today, Native Americans are often a forgotten minority depicted in literature and film as cruel warriors, environmentalist, or sports mascot. Their demand for political access and legal justice, however, are frequently ignored or met with hostility. This course meets the requirement for diversity in the U.S. because it explores the traditionally non-western cultures of indigenous Americans, examines the origins and consequences of intolerance, and links their history with indigenous movements in Central and South America.
Updates GEUS description revision 1/2015; Course Rotation added 1/2015
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