Anthropology | Native Am Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music
E400 | 26188 | Jackson


This course offers an introduction to the diversity of Native North
American expressive traditions.  Topics surveyed will include American
Indian visual art and material culture, architecture, verbal art,
cosmology, dance, musical performance, public celebrations, foodways,
and games.  In encountering the expressive traditions central to
American Indian community life, we will seek to place these practices
into broader cultural context.  The simultaneously convergent and
divergent intellectual traditions of Native American studies,
folklore, ethnomusicology, anthropology and art history will provide
intellectual resources for the appreciation American Indian expressive
culture.  Attendance at cultural events, museum visits, guest
presentations, films and demonstrations will supplement the course
experience.