Searching…

Print Page



Native America (AMIS 1000)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This class focuses on the historical and contemporary cultures and issues of American Indians on this continent with special focus on Minnesota. You will learn about the earliest cultures in America, clashes with European contact, resistance movements, and legislation and policies. There will be special emphasis on the Ojibwe and Dakota nations. You will also learn about cultural contributions (such as music, literature, agriculture, dance and spirituality) and contemporary issues within Native America. You will develop critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills and apply these skills to specific course content. You will be given opportunities for civic engagement within the local Native American community.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0100 or completion of ESOL 0042.

Click for more details

Native American Literature (AMIS 1100)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to the traditional and contemporary literature of Native American authors. You will study a range of works by American Indian/First Nations intellectuals, short story writers, novelists, playwrights, poets, and filmmakers. You will explore the historical and cultural contexts of these works in lectures and class discussions.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0100 or completion of ESOL 0042.

Click for more details

Community Development and Indigenous Cultures (AMIS 1120)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  In this course you will be introduced to the concept of community from indigenous perspectives through nonprofit organizations, private consulting firms, advocacy groups, and government. You will examine the interconnected political, economic, and physical environments of social and cultural groups that maintain an identity, with a focus on Native American reservation and off-reservation communities. This course will include a service learning component with a community different from your own.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Click for more details

Native American Art and Art History (AMIS 1200)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  The course will introduce students to the artistic expressions of Native Americans, ranging from traditional/tribal art to contemporary Native art, thus enhancing aesthetic appreciation and deepening understanding. Through lectures, visual presentations, gallery visits and guest speakers, you will be presented with a broad chronological, stylistic, and aesthetic organization of the study of North American Indian Art from prehistory to the present. The course places an emphasis on contextualizing art as cultural manifestation. You will look at the ways in which historical events influenced traditional forms and how they, in turn, continue to influence modern contemporary Native American art forms.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0100 or completion of ESOL 0042.

Click for more details

Native Americans in Cinema and Popular Culture (AMIS 1300)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is a survey of the representation of Native peoples in cinema, television and popular culture. You will examine the presentation of Native peoples in classic and popular films. You will critique the accuracy of cultural depiction, the evolution of past and present stereotypes, and discuss trends in current media.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0100 or completion of ESOL 0042.

Click for more details

American Indian Education: Past & Present (AMIS 1350)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is an overview of the nature, purpose, history, philosophy, and programs of traditional and contemporary American Indian Education. You will learn the history of Indian education, including a chronology of relevant legislation while exploring current issues.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

Click for more details