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HIST 352. American Indian History (Diversity)

Credits: 3
Department: History
Description: Tribal societies in North America, from earliest times to the present, tribal histories and cultures, intercultural relations, federal Indian policies and tribal responses, and American Indians today.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Goal Area:
  • GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
  • GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. In a manner suitable for an upper-division course, read and analyze primary and secondary sources pertaining to significant individuals, events, and developments related to American Indian history and varied tribal histories.
2. In a manner suitable for an upper-division course, examine and articulate themes and examples of the complicated nature of intercultural relations between American Indians and non-Indians, varied dimensions of federal Indian policy, tribal and American Indian resistance, tribal adaptations and cultural persistence, and intra-tribal and intertribal diversity.
3. In a manner suitable for an upper-division course, write well-structured essays that examine significant themes in American Indian history.
4. In a manner suitable for an upper-division course, explore how American Indian peoples and communities relate to, diverge from, and contribute to narratives of American history.
5. In a manner suitable for an upper-division course, conduct historical research on a particular American Indian tribe, critically examine perspectives of distinct sources pertaining to that tribe or community, and develop a deeper understanding of historical and ethno-historical scholarship.






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