|April 25, 2011||Posted by elissa under Advising, Uncategorized|
Registration starts on May 6 for graduating seniors (those students who have submitted graduation applications for autumn 2011 or winter 2012), so in ten days, these classes are going to start filling up. Here’s what we’ve got on the books right now:
AIS 102 – Intro to American Indian Studies (Colonnese/Washuta)
AIS 230 – Indian Gaming and Casinos (Wright)
AIS 271 – Native Peoples of the Intermountain West (Wright)
AIS 335 – American Indians and the Law (Cote)
AIS 378 – Northwest Contemporary American Indian Literature (Million)
AIS 451 – Critical AIS Issues
AIS 475A – California Indians (Dartt-Newton)
AIS 475B – Representations of Native Americans in the Media and Popular Culture (Dartt-Newton)
None of these classes require an add code. They’re open to all students, no prerequisites. Don’t wait to register!
|April 22, 2011||Posted by elissa under Advising, Uncategorized|
Right now, we’ve got four courses on the books for this summer, with a fifth to be added soon. Take a look at the time schedule for more information.
AIS 270: Pacific Northwest Natives
I&S; A-term, MTuWTh 11:30 – 1:30; Professor Charlotte Cote
Examines indigenous societies on the Pacific Northwest’s western slope, from southeast Alaska to California, including social structures and relations, subsistence strategies, belief systems, and changes over time, both before and after non-Natives’ arrival.
AIS 340: Indian Child and Family
I&S; A-term, MTuWTh 1:10 – 3:20; Professor Dian Million
In this class we seek insight into the experiences of North American Indian families from several different perspectives, and foremost, those of American Indian families themselves. The instructor takes a socio-historical approach in presenting the traditional and future strengths of tribal families to protect and nourish their children. The class focuses on their challenges but is also focused on the solutions that American Indian peoples have sought. Topics include: 20th-21st century American Indian family demographics, studies of traditional family structures, western nation-state interventions such as boarding school and social science and social welfare management. It also discusses in particular Indian Child Welfare practices in the United States and some comparison of programs and issues in Canada.
This class is by its nature interdisciplinary and will lend itself to an opportunity for readings across a gamut of history, anthropology, sociology, women’s studies, social issues, health, political and economic concerns. Class texts, films, and music will be supplemented with speakers.
AIS 377: American Indian Memoir and Autobiography
VLPA; Full-term, MTuWTh 9:40 – 10:40; Elissa Washuta
This course will focus on Native autobiography, storytelling and memoir produced during the time before European contact through the present. The act of writing about oneself arrived in the Americas with the European colonizers, and at that time, changes occurred in the mode of Native autobiographical storytelling. Anthropologists began to collect, shape and publish Native stories, using European languages and the written form rather than oral storytelling. During the twentieth century, Native writers who have been considered “authors” who generate “literature” have worked with the traditional storytelling mode to varying degrees. We will examine the role of contemporary Native autobiography, memoir and essay within the larger body of writing being produced.
AIS 466: Producing Documentary Shorts
VLPA; A-term, MTuWTh 9:10 – 11:50; Professor Daniel Hart
Explores documentary theory, methods, and aesthetics. From humanities, social science, and Indigenous studies perspectives, students critique a self-produced documentary, looking at methodology, perspective, and ethics. Students also explore pre-production, production, and post-production documentary techniques.