Communication and Culture | Native American Communication and Performance (Topic: Native American Film and Video)
C430 | 25099 | Shorter, D.


M, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM, MO 007
W, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM, MO 007
Students are also required to attend a discussion section

Meets with FOLK-F 353 and AMST-A 399

Fulfills College Culture Studies Requirement (List A)

Instructor: David Shorter
E-Mail: dshorter@indiana.edu
Office: 501 N. Park 105
Phone: 856-1863

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)
pop quizzes, 2) film reviews, 3) attendance, 4) midterm and 5) a
final exam containing questions and short essay assignments.