Historiography, sociology, biography, autobiography, and fiction about native women in the United States and Canada. Offered: jointly with GWSS 341; AWSpS.
This course is designed to provide a historical background of the process of colonialism and the subsequent impact on the roles and status of Native women. Additionally, the impact of nationhood, race/ethnicity, gender, and class on the lives of Native women will be discussed. For instance, we will examine how Native women resisted and through resistance created a social movement that changed the course of history in their lives and their communities. We will be using the historical and contemporary analysis of the social and political organization of nationhood, race/ethnicity, gender and class in Euroamerican society and the dynamics of the social relationships between them to understand the framework of the resistance. Cinema and text will be used to contextualize the radical resistance Native women used to bring about social change.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture, guest speakers and film/video.
Class assignments and grading
Book critiques and one 10 page-double space final research paper.
Five (10 point) critiques and (50 points) for final research paper.