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Tom G Colonnese
AIS 475
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Indian Studies

Current research and readings in American Indian Studies content areas.

Class description

Students will learn about the history of Native American sustainable cultures and will study current efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and develop energy resources that are sustainable and less damaging to the environment. Class is taught jointly with the School of Forest Resources.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture, films, required readings, class discussion, group participation.

Recommended preparation

It is very helpful for students to have a background in issues around the environment and with energy sources such as biofuels.

Class assignments and grading

Required readings, class participation, group project, final paper.

Grade will be based on class participation and grade on final research paper.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Tom G Colonnese
Date: 01/08/2009