Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Dr. Kamper has chosen films that effectively show the tropes and tricks used by directors throughout history to portray Natives as either the Noble Savage or the Wild Indian. His writing assignments are typical for this level and they accurately reflect the course content that he goes over with students during lectures and assigned readings. He also allows students to do a video project at the end of the semester instead of the final paper.
I think that this course is necessary for anyone who is looking to pursue Native American/American Indian/Indigenous studies. It is also very good for film majors or anyone looking for insight into the creation of a film genre surrounding an entire race of people and era of history.
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Advice for students:
Make sure that you do the assigned reading because it is interesting and also provides necessary information for understanding the films. It will also be integral to writing essays.