Anthropology | Indians of North America
E320 | 0388 | DeMallie


This course meets the University's culture requirement.  It 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
Inuit and American Indian lifeways, as well as a number of case
studies.  Lectures discuss 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 four short quizzes and two examinations
designed to test the students' 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.  Graduate students will develop term paper topics in
consultation with the instructor.