AMST 1601

AMST 1601

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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.

When Offered Spring, Summer.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, SCD-AS)

  • 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.
  • To examine current issues in Indigenous Studies that are important to communities.
  • To apply an interdisciplinary lens in understanding indigenous sociocultural and ecological issues.
  • To appreciate the complex interconnectivity between the ecological and the sociocultural.
  • To comprehend that policy actions informed by cultural systems manifest themselves in social structures that rely on ecological foundations.
  • To situate Indigenous Studies within a humanistic framework of knowledge generation.
  • To illustrate the relevance and contribution of Indigenous Studies to broader issues of humanity in the 21st Century.
  • To discern a methodology of hope based on indigenous experience.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Three Week - First.  Combined with: AIIS 1110

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1018 AMST 1601   LEC 001

    • MTWRF Online Meeting
    • Jun 1 - Jun 17, 2021
    • Richardson, T

    • MTWRF Online Meeting
    • Jun 1 - Jun 17, 2021
    • Richardson, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This Online Summer Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit