American Studies | Colloquium in American Studies / Topic: Indians of North America
G620 | 25017 | Ray DeMallie


(4 cr.) Jointly offered with ANTH-E320

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 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. No prior course work in anthropology
is required.