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Summer 2020


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Ethnic Studies (ES)
104 Alder Building, 541-346-0900
College of Arts & Sciences
W - Computer based/online course; requires access to the internet.
Course Data
  ES 256   Intro Nativ Amer Stu >2 >AC >US 4.00 cr.
Focuses on historical, social, and cultural issues in Native America and surveys scholarship in Native American studies.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Section has additional FeesCourse Fees: $25.00 per credit
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Cancelled 4/20/2020 jn
Course Materials
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  43454 cancelled tba tba tba tba !$W
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
July 8:   Add this course
July 8:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
July 9:   Last day to change to or from audit
July 11:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
July 13:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
July 15:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
July 23:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
July 25:   Change grading option for this course
Caution You can't drop your last class using the "Add/Drop" menu in DuckWeb. Go to the “Completely Withdraw from Term/University” link to begin the complete withdrawal process. If you need assistance with a complete drop or a complete withdrawal, please contact the Office of Academic Advising, 101 Oregon Hall, 541-346-3211 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you are attempting to completely withdraw after business hours, and have difficulty, please contact the Office of Academic Advising the next business day.

Expanded Course Description
It has been suggested that when approaching the topic of Native American Studies, most people start not at point zero, but at negative ten because they carry so many myths and stereotypes about Native Americans that unlearning misinformation is the first step in the learning process. This class will dissect some of those long-held myths about Native peoples and examine their impact on Native Americans and, in the process, provide students a fuller, more sophisticated understanding of contemporary and historical Native lives and communities. This class reflects the interdisciplinarity of the field of Native American Studies, drawing on history, anthropology, law, political science, literature, film and other media to produce holistic understandings of Native lives. Central themes include indigeneity, sovereignty, race relations, culture and cultural change, colonialism, treaties, federal Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian policy, the ?Indian Renaissance? of the last forty years, death, trauma, survival, and official and unofficial discourses around Native identities. This course will also provide necessary foundations for students wishing to pursue more disciplinarily-focused advanced courses.
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