SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2023 10:17:02 AMANTHRO 32 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 32Title:  NATIVE CULTURES N.AMER  
Full Title:  Native Cultures of North America
Last Reviewed:12/12/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will engage in an ethnographic survey of the Native cultures of North America, including the Native responses to other Indigenous cultures and societies, European, and Euro-American. Emphasis will be on indigenous cultural adaptations from the 16th century to the present, although prehistoric lifeways will also be covered.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will engage in an ethnographic survey of the Native cultures of North America, including the Native responses to other Indigenous cultures and societies, European, and Euro-American. Emphasis will be on indigenous cultural adaptations from the 16th century to the present, although prehistoric lifeways will also be covered.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
G
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2011
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2010Fall 2011
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D5Geography  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Fall 2010
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D5Geography  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2010
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
 4CEthnic Studies  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981Fall 2010
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Analyze the basic concepts, terms, and theories used in the anthropological study of culture and apply them to the Native North American groups.
2. Compare and contrast socio-political systems, kinship structure, gender relations, technology, subsistence patterns, arts, and ritual among various Native North American groups.
3. Examine the varied responses of diverse Native North American cultures to policies of removal, land theft, and genocide that resulted from encounters with European and Euro-American settler colonists such as the Franciscan Mission system in California, and the Cherokee Trail of Tears.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify appropriate terms and concepts used in the study of ancestral indigenous cultures of North America. 
2. Integrate information from Native North American oral traditions, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistics to examine the origin of indigenous North Americans. 
3. Locate on a map and describe the Native North American culture areas, as well as the traditional homelands of indigenous groups and intercultural encounters. 
4. Analyze the resilient responses of Native North American societies to European and Euro-American settler colonialism. 
5. Examine contemporary issues within Native North American tribal nations, including Federal recognition, termination of Federal treaty rights, health, education, and the legacy of U.S. genocidal policies, such as the Indian Boarding School systems.

Topics and Scope
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I. Overview of Anthropological Concepts and Terms
    A. Anthropological concepts of culture, culture area, ritual, and kinship
    B. Theoretical perspectives used in the study of Native American cultures
II. Origins of Native Americans and the Peopling of the Americas
    A. Biological and archaeological data and hypotheses
    B. Ethnographic and linguistic data and hypotheses
    C. Native oral histories
III. The Native North American Culture Areas and the Varying Cultural Adaptations of
      Native Peoples
    A. Peoples of the Arctic
    B. Peoples of the Subarctic
    C. Peoples of the Northwest Coast
    D. Peoples of the Plateau
    E. Peoples of the Great Basin
    F. Peoples of California
    G. Peoples of the Southwest
    H. Peoples of the Great Plains
    I. Peoples of the Northeast and Great Lakes
    J. Peoples of the Southeast
IV. Topics and Issues Relative to the Study of Traditional Native North American Cultures
    A. Ethnicity and identity
    B. Gender roles and sexual orientation
    C. Religions and world views
    D. Environmental ethics and subsistence forms
V. European Contact and Colonization
    A. Timeline
         1. Spanish contact and colonization
         2. English contact and colonization
         3. French contact and colonization
         4. Russian contact and colonization
         5. Euro-American contact and colonization
    B. Cultural change and assimilation within Native North American groups as a result of European and Euro-American contact and colonization
VI. Current Issues, Challenges, and Cultural Trends within Contemporary Native North American Populations
    A. Sovereignty
    B. Indigenous epistemologies
     C. Law and policy
    D. Comparative global indigenous studies
    E. Women and gender studies
    F. Queer studies
    G. Subaltern studies
    H. Immigrant and refugee histories
    I. Transnational and diasporic studies.

Assignments:
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1. Reading in required textbooks (10-25 pages weekly)
2. Exams (2-3) and a final
3. Written assignments and/or presentations (1-3; 1000-1250-word total)
4. Optional assignments, such as:  
     A. Map quizzes
    B. In-class participation projects
    C. Museum assignments

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 25%
Written assignments and/or presentations
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 85%
Exams and a final; optional assignments
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Participation; optional assignments


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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An Introduction to Native North America. 5th ed. Sutton, Mark Q. Routlege. 2016 (classic).
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America. King, Thomas. University of Minnesota Press. 2013 (classic).
The Native Americans. Spencer, Robert and Jennings, Jesse. HarperCollins. 1976 (classic).
The Discovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History. Blackhawk, Ned. Yale University Press. 2023.
 
Ethnohistorical Textbooks:
This Land Was Theirs: A Study of Native North Americans. 9th ed. Oswalt, Wendell.  Oxford University Press. 2009 (classic).
The People: A History of Native America. Edmunds, David and Hoxie, Frederick and Salisbury, Neal. Cengage. 2006 (classic).
North American Indians: A Comprehensive Account. 3rd ed.  Kehoe, Alice. Routledge. 2005 (classic).

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