AMST 1601 Indigenous Issues in Global Perspectives
This course attends to the contemporary issues, contexts and experiences of Indigenous peoples. Students will develop a substantive understanding of colonialism and engage in the parallels and differences of its histories, forms, and effects on Indigenous peoples globally. Contemporary Indigenous theorists, novelists, visual artists and historians have a prominent place in the course, highlighting social/environmental philosophies, critical responses to and forms of resistance toward neocolonial political and economic agendas and the fundamental concern for Indigenous self determination, among other topics.
Outcome 1: To gain perspective of contemporary issues in Indigenous Studies with a historical sense that not only conveys the “pastness of the past” but its presence and relevance for the future.
Outcome 2: To examine current issues in Indigenous Studies that are important to communities.
Outcome 3: To apply an interdisciplinary lens in understanding indigenous sociocultural and ecological issues.
Outcome 4: To appreciate the complex interconnectivity between the ecological and the sociocultural.
Outcome 5: To comprehend that policy actions informed by cultural systems manifest themselves in social structures that rely on ecological foundations.
Outcome 6: To situate Indigenous Studies within a humanistic framework of knowledge generation.
Outcome 7: To illustrate the relevance and contribution of Indigenous Studies to broader issues of humanity in the 21st Century.
Outcome 8: To discern a methodology of hope based on indigenous experience.
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