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Native American-Related Courses


ANTH 1101
Elementary Shoshoni I 4 credits. Basic communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni and introduction to Shoshoni culture. Cross-listed as SHOS 101. Satisfies Goal 10B of the General Education Requirements. F
ANTH 1102
Elementary Shoshoni II 4 credits. Furthering basic communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni and introduction to Shoshoni culture. Cross-listed as SHOS 102. Satisfies Goal 10B of the General Education Requirements. S
ANTH 2201
Intermediate Shoshoni I 4 credits. Intermediate communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni. Deepens understanding of Shoshoni culture and builds on skills and knowledge gained in Elementary Shoshoni. Cross-listed as SHOS 201. F
ANTH 2202
Intermediate Shoshoni II 4 credits. Intermediate communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni. Deepens understanding of Shoshoni culture and builds on skills and knowledge gained in Elementary Shoshoni. Cross-listed as SHOS 202. S
ANTH 2206
Indigenous Traditional Parenting 3 credits. Using the traditional knowledge of a Shoshoni language speaker, course is based in language and philosophy. Includes concepts of personhood, relations between parent and child, and the philosophy and use of childcare artifacts such as cradleboards. F
ANTH 2210
Conversational Shoshoni 3 credits. Refresher in Shoshoni words and phrases for those with previous exposure to the language and culture. S
ANTH 2237
Peoples and Cultures of the Old World 3 credits. Examination of human social and cultural diversity from different parts of the Old World. Topics include social structure, ecology, religion, politics, and language. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Satisfies Goal 10A of the General Education Requirements. D
ANTH 2258
Native American History 3 credits. Assesses diversity of North American natives, their life and thought; European impact; federal policy; and natives' response to continual cultural and physical assault. Cross-listed as HIST 258. D
ANTH 3301
Introduction to Shoshoni Folklore 3 credits. Survey of Shoshoni beliefs, customs, music, dance and various genres of oral tradition including tales, legends and myths. Includes the material manifestations of Shoshoni culture, including arts and crafts, costuming and folk technology. R1
ANTH 4406
American Indian Health Issues 3 credits. An overview of health concerns, both current and past, of American Indian people, and the biological and sociocultural factors which influence health status. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. AF
ANTH 4452/5552
American Indian Verbal Arts 3 credits. Analysis of current theories in the study of oral literature and ethnopoetics, focusing on the oral traditions of American Indians. PREREQ: ANTH 107 or permission of instructor. AF
ANTH 4453
American Indian Literature 3 credits. Considers literary works by and about North American native people, especially in relationship to history, genre, and culture, including oral traditions. Cross-listed as ENGL g453. PREREQ: Goal 1. R2
ANTH 4454/5554
Survey of American Indian Languages 3 credits. History of scholarship, analysis and classification of American Indian languages with emphasis on the languages of a particular phylum or geographical area. PREREQ: ANTH 107 or permission of instructor. AF
ANTH 4466
Current Issues in Indian Country 3 credits. Survey of significant issues affecting Indian communities including religious freedom, economic development, judicial systems, treaty rights and environmental regulation. D
ANTH 4472/5572
Native American Arts 3 credits. Survey of Native American arts and industries, including prehistoric, ethnographic, and contemporary venues. PREREQ: ANTH 238 and permission of instructor. D
ANTH 4474/5574
Special Topics in Indian Education 3 credits. Rotating review of topics dealing with issues in Indian education. Consult current schedule of classes for exact course being taught. D
ANTH 4476
Seminar in American Indian Studies 3 credits. Advanced-level course with critical examination, readings, discussion and presentation of selected issues facing American Indians. PREREQ: 9 credits of American Indian Studies or permission of instructor. D
ANTH 5478/5578
Federal Indian Law 3 credits. Examination of tribal governments; their relationship with the federal government; sovereignty, jurisdictional conflicts over land and resources; and economic development. Cross-listed as POLS g478. D
ANTH 4479
Tribal Governments 3 credits. Complex legal position of Indian tribes as self-governing entities; principles of inherent powers; governmental organization, lawmaking, justice, relation to state and federal government. Cross-listed as POLS g479. D
ANTH 5566
Current Issues in Indian Country3 credits. Survey of significant issues affecting Indian communities including religious freedom, economic development, judicial systems, treaty rights and environmental regulation.
ANTH 5579
Tribal Governments 3 credits. Complex legal position of Indian tribes as self governing entities; principles of inherent powers; governmental organization, lawmaking, justice, relation to state and federal government. Cross listed as POLS g579.