Jeanette M. Bushnell
Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. Satisfies the Gateways major/minor requirement. Offered: AWSp.
Comparative Knowledges, Indigenous Systems
This CHID-Gateway lecture & discussion course explores knowledge systems and their histories with a focus on knowledges of indigenous peoples of this continent. We will attempt to learn about, understand and possibly begin thinking within systems of knowing other than what we currently use.
Student learning goals
undertake a cognitive exploration of knowledges and related concepts/ideas/words
attempt to perceive our local world from within more than one knowledge system, or discuss if and/or how this is possible
share our insights and knowledge with other learners in the class as we gain new understandings from our studies
research additional knowledge systems, or further research the few systems discussed in class, with additional resources
attempt to make connections between knowledge systems and other aspects of societies
General method of instruction
Discussion with some lecture based on readings. Shared student presentations. Film and on-line sources.
Class assignments and grading
Completeness of assignments, relevance to the readings, clarity of ideas and thoughtfulness. Participation in class discussions. Evidence of your learning and knowledge of authors and topics we discuss for this class.