American Indian Studies Course Descriptions

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INS 1101 - Intro American Indian Studies ( I, II ) - 4 cr.
Overview of American Indian history, philosophy and culture.


INS 2201 - American Indian History I ( I, VII ) - 4 cr.
Political, economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from precontact through conquest.


INS 2202 - American Indian History II ( I, VII ) - 4 cr.
Political ,economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from conquest to the present.


INS 2203 - American Indian Literature ( I, IV ) - 4 cr.
Myths, legends, stories from Indian folk literature, as well as American Indian novels and contemporary fiction by American Indian authors.


INS 2204 - American Indian Art and Music ( I, VIII ) - 4 cr.
Meaning and development of American Indian art forms. Expressions in symbolic form of Indian philosophy and religion are presented. A study of the traditional and contemporary forms of American Indian music including local and alternative music is included.


INS 2777 - Topics in Indian Studies - 1-4 cr.
Courses not a part of the regular curriculum but taught because of a special need, interest or opportunity.


INS 2999 - Independent Study - 1-4 cr.
A self-determined program of study under faculty direction for students whose interests extend beyond curricular offerings of the department.


INS 3301 - American Indian Philosophy ( I, IX, X ) - 4 cr.
Philosophy and religious systems, shamanistic and priesthood societies, reversion and amalgamation religions, the American Indian Religious Freedom Act ,philosophy and social movements.


INS 3308 - Ojibwe History ( I, VII ) - 4 cr.
History and culture of the Ojibwe people.


INS 3320 - American Indian Women: Myth/Rl ( I, II ) - 4 cr.
Issues of early American Indian/white relations, spirituality and religion, economic roles ,policy ,cultural persistence, land tenure, socialization and property rights and the role of mothers from the Indian female perspective.


INS 4401 - American Indian Law & Policy ( I, II ) - 4 cr.
American Indian traditional and contemporary governments, legal-political status, changing codes and statutes and social policy issues.


INS 4410 - Counseling the American Indian ( I, II ) - 4 cr.
Historical and cultural aspects of the relationship of American Indians to the counseling process. Course involves group dynamics and practical techniques.


INS 4415 - American Indian Families ( I, II ) - 4 cr.
Traditional and contemporary concepts of American Indian families. The social and political changes that have impacted American Indian families will be identified and the degree of impact is assessed.


INS 4420 - Human Behavior & Amer Indian ( I, II ) - 4 cr.
Understanding of human behavior ,cultural issues and their implication for human service interactions with American Indian communities. A systems theory approach will be utilized to address the issues of individual, family, community and societal behavior.


INS 4777 - Topics in Indian Studies - 1-4 cr.
Courses not a part of the regular curriculum but taught because of a special need, interest or opportunity.


INS 4999 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
A self-determined program of study under faculty direction for students whose interests extend beyond curricular offerings of the department.