ETHS 331

American Indian History

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 26, 2006 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course examines American Indian history from the Indian and mainstream cultures' viewpoints. It briefly addresses pre-contact time and topics in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. Topics include family life, political/economical issues, food production/economy, religion/language, legends/storytelling and the arts, as well as other topics of student interest. Students incorporate community-based experience into their course work. (Also listed as Hist 310 American Indian History.)

Learning outcomes

General

  • Analyze history in a way that incorporates an appreciation for how people incorporate change within their various culturally persistent beliefs and practices, consistent with the analytical and expressive complexity and sophistication that are distinctively characteristic of upper-division courses completed at a comprehensive university.
  • Describe how Native Americans and Europeans interacted and influenced each other throughout North American history, consistent with the analytical and expressive complexity and sophistication that are distinctively characteristic of upper-division courses completed at a comprehensive university.
  • Effectively and respectfully engage in classroom discussion, consistent with the analytical and expressive complexity and sophistication that are distinctively characteristic of upper-division courses completed at a comprehensive university.
  • Understand how Native Americans perceived and attached meanings to the natural and human created world around them and how those meanings changed over time, consistent with the analytical and expressive complexity and sophistication that are distinctively characteristic of upper-division courses completed at a comprehensive university.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 7: Human Diversity

  • Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States' history and culture.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
  • Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
  • Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.
  • Demonstrate communication skills necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.