Folklore | Native American Film & Video
F353 | 24902 | Shorter

This course introduces students to the study of Native American
images and representations. The course focuses on selected
ethnographic, documentary, animated, and feature films, ranging from
1920 to the present.   Questioning the themes of assimilation,
historiography, contemporary politics and religiosity, the students
will be expected to watch and critically respond to films on a weekly
basis. Additionally, the students will refer to a course reader which
presents articles pertaining to film theory, the photographic image,
Native American history, and reviews/contentions of the films
examined in class. Final evaluations will reflect 1) class
participation in group presentations and discussions, 2) two pop
quizzes, 3) attendance, 4) a midterm and 5) a final exam which will
contain class film scripts, and short essay assignments.