Jeanette M. Bushnell
Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework with an interdisciplinary perspective. Offered: AWSp.
This new upper division seminar course will explore some histories of knowledges and knowledge systems. Being educated in Washington State public and Catholic schools, and the westernized academy ‘embodied’ in UW, I have most internalized the predominant knowledge system of the U.S. But I also have Anishinaabe ancestry and have been brought up with and later learned about some indigenous knowledges and knowledge systems. Due to this personal history, and my scholarly interests, this course will have a marked leaning towards the historical knowledges of the indigene of North America. We will attempt to learn about, understand and possibly begin thinking within systems of knowing other than what we bring to our conversations during the fall of 2008.
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