SHUM 4674

SHUM 4674

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

The dispossession of Indigenous nations by Europeans represents the foundation of the past five centuries of North American history. Yet the truth of that history remains cloaked behind various Western legal-religious justifications for the dispossession of lndigenous American populations by Europeans (i.e., terra nullius, the Doctrine of Discovery, the right of conquest, and Manifest Destiny). Through analysis of primary texts and up-to-date historical and legal scholarship, students in this course will unpack these still-thriving tropes of settler-colonial justification for dispossession, assess the true impact of the taking of Indigenous lands, and explore prospects for meaningful reconciliation in the present. For longer description and instructor bio visit the Society for the Humanities website.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, HST-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  • 17550 SHUM 4674   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person