American Studies | Advanced Topics in A & H for AMST-Native American Folklore
A398 | 30332 | 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.