Anthropology | Indians of North America
E320 | 27737 | 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 two 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.

Prerequisites: none