ANTH 12 North American Indian Cultures (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
The native people of North America are described in terms of their precontact adaptation to the natural environment. Language, kinship, religion and other aspects of culture are studied.
For ethnology of the North American Indian also see HIST 15A-15B.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Compare and contrast different traditional Native American cultures in a nonethnocentric manner using anthropological concepts.
- Outcome 2: Describe the relationship between features of Native American cultures and the natural environment within which they existed using the anthropological culture area approach.
- Outcome 3: Describe, analyze, compare and contrast anthropological and non-anthropological sources of information about Native Americans and Native American cultures.
- Outcome 4: Analyze precontact and postcontact changes in Native American cultures using an anthropological perspective.
- Outcome 5: Compare and contrast traditional Native American cultures with present day Native American cultures.
- Outcome 6: Identify challenges faced by Native American cultures today and analyze the relationship of these problems to larger social political and economic issues in the US and Canada.