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American Indian Education: Past & Present (AMIS 1350)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This course is an overview of the nature, purpose, history, philosophy, and programs of traditional and contemporary American Indian Education. You will learn the history of Indian education, including a chronology of relevant legislation while exploring current issues.

Topical Outline:
1. Historical overview of Native American issues pertaining to education
2. Education as a major social institution and its impact on American Indian communities
3. Education as a tool of oppression
4. Education as a form of genocide and counter-acculturation
5. Education and self-determination

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify key terms as well as key events that impacted the American Indian in the realm of educational initiatives
2. Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for the American Indian people, their sovereign status, along with their cultural, spiritual, aesthetic, literary, philosophical, social, political, educations, and economic expressions
3. Demonstrate an awareness of individual, institutional, and social dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in formative as well as contemporary society in America
4. Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities (American Indian specifically) in the United States history and culture
5. Develop a tolerance of and a respect for the American Indian world view, an essential first step in better communication, cooperation, and collaboration

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042

  • Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Goal 7: Human Diversity