Folklore | Indigenous Worldviews
F275 | 31268 | J. Jackson

Fulfills COLL Social & Historical, Culture Studies List A

A survey of some basic aspects of Indigenous lifeways, this course
introduces comparative cultural analysis, providing a foundational
course for those interested in thinking about how others think and
about how we think about otherness. Students will examine mythology,
ritual, health, art, and philosophy within the context of
colonialism and globalization. While the emphasis will be on the
experiences and circumstances of Indigenous peoples in North
America, some comparative attention will be given to Indigenous
peoples elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere and globally. General
theoretical and methodological perspectives will be introduced in
the context of considering specific situations.