Dian L. Million
Critical issues in American Indian Studies. Topics vary. Offered: Sp.
Critical Conversations is a seminar/discussion class where students can explore and develop critical thinking on significant issues in the field of American Indian Studies. Through discussion, writing and development of a portfolio each student will consider, interpret and keep a record of their progress in exploring the positions and methods of prominent American Indian scholars on a range of topics. The class provides an opportunity for students who are exploring American Indian Studies to consider the outcomes of different points of view on themes of importance in Indian Country. It is designed to provide a space to develop critical thinking skills for graduate and undergraduate students from other fields who may be interested in the specific topic. It fits in the design for the major by providing an additional space to talk about current methods and theories present in current American Indian Studies.
The topic for Spring Quarter 2007:
Wounded Knees: Race, Gender and Sexual Politics in Native Nationalisms
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