175 1 GS ATIC S10 - San Jos State University College of...

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San José State University College of Social Sciences Anthropology 175, Section 1 Anthropology of Native America, Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Jan English-Lueck Office Location: Clark Hall 459 Telephone: (408) 924-5347 Email: Jan.English-Lueck@sjsu.edu Office Hours: Thursday 1:30-4:30; Wednesday 3:00-5:00 pm; or by appt. Class Days/Time: Monday, Wednesday 10:30-11:45 Classroom: Clark DMH 162 Course Numbers Anthropology 28071 Course Web Page Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page, http://www.sjsu.edu/people/jan.english-lueck/courses/anth175/. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU using your listed email. Course Description This course is a survey of indigenous peoples of the United States Rim from ethnohistorical times to the present. Cultural adaptation, social organization, world view and European contact and cultural portrayal are topics to be discussed. The emphasis is on Western Native North Americans with examples from other Pacific Rim cultures cited to broaden the discussion. Around the Pacific indigenous people struggle with common issues C maintaining identity, retaining land and water rights, becoming just one of many ethnic groups in the modern State. How did Native Americans live at the time of contact? What were the consequences of European contact? This class compares the experiences of Native Americans in Mexico, Canada and the United States. It also places these experience in the context of others across the Pacific C the First Peoples of Russia, China and Japan. Anthropology of Native America, Anth 175, section 1, Spring 2010 Page 1 of 8
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Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Students who satisfactorily complete this course will: 1. Identify traditional cultures of native peoples of the North American continent, based on ecologically based culture areas--Northern Mexico, the Southwest, Southeast, Northeast, Prairie/Plains, Great Basin, California, the Northwest Coast, the Arctic and Sub-Arctic, emphasizing the cultures of the western regions. 2. Extrapolate the understanding of contemporary indigenous experience beyond North America by exploring selected cultures from the Pacific Rim. 2. Achieve a basic understanding of the diverse anthropological approaches to issues of Native American ethnology. 3. Consider basic issues of population movement, adaptation, worldview and issues of post-colonial contact. 4. Briefly address the sociopolitical issues of Native Americans and other indigenous peoples in the early 21st century. Learning Objectives of the Anthropology Department Knowledge 1. Understanding culture as the distinguishing phenomenon of human life, and the relationship of human biology and evolution. 2.
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