Anthropology | Indians of North America
E320 | 27045 | DeMallie


This course is designed to introduce students to the diversity of
cultures in Native America north of Mexico. It focuses on culture
patterns from the time of earliest European contact until the
mid-nineteenth century, but also considers traditional culture among
contemporary Native Americans. Readings provide a general orientation
to the study of Eskimo and American Indian life ways as well as a
series of case studies. Lectures include discussion of the methods
used by anthropologists for studying Native American cultures and
societies. Fundamental concepts of cultural and social anthropology
are presented throughout the course to serve as the means for
understanding native peoples. Grades will be based on short quizzes
and two examinations designed to test the studentsí knowledge of
information about Native American peoples as well as their
comprehension of and ability to use the theories and methods of
anthropology presented in class lectures and readings. Prior course
work in anthropology is not required.