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Ojibwe Culture and History (OJIB 1800)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This course is an introduction to the history and culture of the Ojibwe nation, one of the largest Indigenous nations in Canada and the U.S. You will gain cultural, historical, and sociological knowledge and understanding through field trips, readings, lectures, guest speakers, and media.

Topical Outline:
1. History of the Ojibwe (including origins, migration, fur trade, treaties, reservations, and issues of assimilation and sovereignty
2. Culture of the Ojibwe (including the appreciation of cultural traditions and materials, revitalizing native language and culture)
3. Contemporary Issues in the Ojibwe community (health, education, housing, etc.)
4. Activism and Social Justice Issues

Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate heightened understanding of and appreciation for the Ojibwe people, their sovereign status, along with their cultural, spiritual, aesthetic, literary, philosophical, social, political and economic expressions
2. Develop a tolerance of and a respect for the Ojibwe world view, an essential first step in better communication, cooperation, and collaboration
3. Demonstrate an appreciation of the central role the oral traditions and the Ojibwe play in creating and maintaining all aspects of the traditional Indian world as expressed in art, social and family life, and relationship with nature
4. Develop an understanding of Ojibwe origins and the relationship between Ojibwe language and the Minnesota homeland

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0100 or completion of ESOL 0042

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