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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIST 2075 - Native American History and the Environment

This course covers a span of history beginning in the Paleolithic Age and continues until the current era. The class is a history of the Native American people and their relationship with both the environment and Euro-American culture. Course content reflects the close connection between environmental issues, the land, and Native Americans. In addition to environmental aspects, several other themes will be explored, including cultural integrity and traditions, racism, environmental racism, environmental justice, assimilation, preservation, and the cultural clash between Native Americans and Euro-Americans. The notion that governmental policies reflect prevailing attitudes of the historical time in question will also be stressed. In terms of disciplines, the course reached into many areas, including archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, sociology, and environmental studies.