ANTH 334 Native Peoples of North America
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300 or the equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Transferable: CSU; UC
This course is an introductory survey of the cultures of the different native inhabitants of North America from the prehistoric period through the present time. Topics include native ecological adaptations, material culture, social structure, language, religion and mythology, ideology and worldview, and response to change. The course critically examines the impact of Native American cultures on each other as well as the interactions between Native Americans and Europeans, Africans, Asians, Pacific Islanders and others. Perspectives on changes in traditional life and Native Americans’ current positions in North American societies will be included as well as contributions of Native Americans to the cultures of the Americas. A field trip may be required.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
EXPLAIN THE DIVERSITY OF NATIVE NORTH AMERICANS (SLO 1)