Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course is an ethnohistorical survey of Native American people from the Pre-Columbian period through 1815. The course focuses upon the interaction of Native Americans with Europeans and African-Americans during this period and illustrates the adaptability and fluid nature of Native American culture and societies during this period. The course also will focus upon the role that Native American people have played in shaping the broader history of the region encompassed by the continental United States during this period.
Edmunds, Hoxie, and Salisbury, THE PEOPLE: A HISTORY OF NATIVE AMERICA.
Edmunds, TECUMSEH AND THE QUEST FOR INDIAN LEADERSHIP.
Hurtado and Iverson, MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY.
Greer, THE JESUIT RELATIONS: NATIVES AND MISSIONARIES IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY NORTH AMERICA
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Students will be required to attend class, complete the assigned readings, participate in class discussions, prepare two short book reviews (3-4 pp.), and complete two hour examinations and a final exam.