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Scott Pinkham
AIS 475
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Indian Studies

Current research and readings in American Indian Studies content areas.

Class description

This course will cover issues of concern to today's American Indian/Alaska Natives. Topics will include identification, demographics, government relations, treaty rights, and representation, as well as cultural and social issues contemporary American Indian/ Alaska Natives face. History and background will be covered for reference. Lectures will be designed to provide for student interaction and comments, with one or more classes reserved for classroom debates on current topics. Readings will come from contemporary narratives and literature, web sources, and reports of important topical issues, e.g., water rights, Indian gaming, treaty law, tribal initiatives, etc.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Scott Pinkham
Date: 03/30/2009