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T EGL 101 Introduction to Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies (5) I&S, DIV
Introduces theories, methods, and analytical frameworks for understanding the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality by examining key thinkers, texts, ideas, and concepts from across the humanities and social sciences. Teaches the core values and ideals of social justice that are foundational to ethnic, gender, and labor studies.
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T EGL 110 Introduction to Diversity (3) DIV
Introduces foundational and interdisciplinary concepts about human diversity in the United States and critical multinational theory. Covers an examination of historical and contemporary issues of power, privilege and difference, and micro and macro methods for creating positive social change, reducing inequality and achieving equity.
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T EGL 112 Introduction to Indigenous Studies (5) VLPA, DIV
Provides a historical and contemporary look at issues of the Indigenous peoples of North America using an Indigenous perspective to look at the history, law, literature, and film of the Pacific Northwest peoples of the past but with an emphasis on the present.
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T EGL 201 Introduction to Indigenous Philosophy (5) I&S, DIV
Explores the indigenous philosophical ideologies that frame indigenous thought, perspectives, and worldviews. Expands various understandings of indigenous philosophy, including how epistemology (how/what we know), metaphysics (what is), and ethics (practice) empower self-determination (identity/community), and sovereignty of indigenous peoples.
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T EGL 202 Introduction to American Indian Contemporary Issues (5) I&S, DIV
Explores the consideration of American Indian contemporary issues and politics both in terms of unifying themes and contexts with regard to local and national situations, needs, and struggles. Expands students understanding of American Indian cultures, accomplishments, and challenges students to place themselves in the "others" experience.
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T EGL 210 Introduction to Qualitative Methodology and Research Ethics (5) I&S
Provides students and first-time researchers with a clear and accessible introduction to the practice methodology and research ethics. Examines the key issues, which need to be identified and resolved in the qualitative research process, which assists the researcher to develop the ethical skills they need.
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T EGL 266 Introduction to Labor Studies (5) I&S, DIV
Examines the role of labor in the contemporary United States and in the global economy. Explores the nature of work within market economies, forms of worker organizing, and the interaction between race, gender, and class within the workplace.
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T EGL 301 Introduction to Indigenous Women and Feminism (5) I&S, DIV
Examines how indigenous feminists' analysis and activism must aim to understand the changing situations, the commonalities, and the specificities of indigenous women across time and place. Students focus on: how are feminist movements culturally and historically situated; and how do representations of indigenous women shape knowledge and agency.
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T EGL 302 Tribal Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Theory (5) I&S, DIV
Explores tribal critical race theory and critical race theory as an analytical framework that provides race-based epistemological, methodological, and pedagogical approaches to the study of everyday inequalities in education and racialized lived experiences. Examines its utility and limitations, and considers its application to transform inequities.
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T EGL 303 Introduction to American Indian Education (5) I&S, DIV
Examines the legacy of American Indian educational policies, practices, and impacts of the United States forced cultural assimilation through boarding schools. Students focus on: how American Indian boarding schools became an integral part of a historical assault on cultural and traditional identity.
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T EGL 304 Indigenous Ethnoecology (5) I&S, DIV
Explores traditional Indigenous knowledge as a process, rather than as content. Demonstrates the importance of bridging traditional ecological knowledge to western ecology, and highlights the cultural and political significance of such knowledge for Indigenous groups themselves.
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T EGL 305 The American Indian Movement (5) I&S, DIV
Traces the American Indian Movement from its beginning to its legacy using period specific literature. Explores what writings inspired the American Indian Movement and what writings the movement inspired. Dedicates a significant portion of the class to student-centered research on the local AIM movement.
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T EGL 340 Intersections: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in a Global Persptive (5) I&S, DIV
Examines the interrelationship between gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, and nationality and how these concepts vary across cultures. Focuses on the political, social, and cultural impact of large historical processes, such as capitalism and imperialism; slavery; nationalism; transnationalism; globalization; war and violence; and migration and diaspora.
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T EGL 365 Indigenous Ethnobiology (5) I&S, DIV
Examines Indigenous ethnobiology - cultural knowledge of plants and animal - and the nature of traditional knowledge through the use of plants (ethnobotany) and animals (ethnozoology) and an examination of contemporary Indigenous issues: traditional versus commercial intellectual property rights to genetic and ecological diversity and medicinal plants, conservation, and traditional societies.
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T EGL 380 Gender and Sexuality Across Cultural and Historical Contexts (5) I&S, DIV
Examines the embodied performances and politics of gender in a variety of contexts. Explores different definitions, constructions, and theoretical perceptions of gender and sexuality. Develops a deeper understanding of gender and sexuality in different cultures and historic moments through sociological and historical comparisons.
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T EGL 401 Critical and Indigenous Methodologies (5) I&S, DIV
Explores how diverse indigenous and non-indigenous voices informed research, policy, politics, and the transformative frameworks of social justice. Examines the history of critical and indigenous theories and how it came to inform and impact qualitative research, and emphasizes reflective and applied learning. Prerequisite: T EGL 210.
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T EGL 419 African-American Culture and Consciousness (5) I&S, DIV
Examines African-American culture and consciousness from slavery to present. Readings focus on the construction of African-American culture, racial identity, social consciousness, political thought, oppression and resistance, and the confluence of race, class and gender in shaping cultural expressions such as Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop and aesthetics.
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T EGL 435 Migration in the Modern World: Migrants, Immigrants, and Refugees (5) I&S, DIV
Examination of the dynamics of international migration in the modern world, with a focus on selected sending and receiving societies (western and non-western). Investigates both macro-economic and political influences on migration, as well as the involvement of social networks and households. Explores the diversity of population movements in historical perspective and in the context of competing theories of migration, settlement, and adaptation.
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T EGL 464 Indigenous Health, Political Ethnoecology and Governance (5, max. 15) I&S, DIV
Examines the historical and indigenous (American Indian, Alaska Native, First Nations, Maori and Aboriginal) approaches to the meaning of health in modern and contemporary cultures, and how governance and educative discourse about health and ethnoecology have shaped post-colonial models of Indigenous health.
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