Reality Check: Indian Images and [Mis]Representations


REVISED

Winter 2015 quarter

Taught by

Native American studies, history, women's studies

This program will address historic and contemporary images and misrepresentations of Indians in a variety of media. Indian images from films, photographs, language, mascots, popular culture and commercial interests will be deconstructed and analyzed for meaning, significance, power, representation and issues of authenticity. Colonialism, U.S./Indian history, geo-politics, and economics will be decolonized through the lenses of Native resistance, Native sovereignty and Native political and economic issues. Essential to this exploration will be an investigation of the dynamics of "self" and "other."

Learning will take place through readings, seminars, lectures, films and workshops. Students will improve their research skills through document review, observations and critical analysis. Students will also have opportunities to improve their writing skills through weekly written assignments. Verbal skills will be improved through small group and whole class seminar discussions, and through individual final project presentations. Options for the final project will be discussed in the syllabus and in class.

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

art, cultural studies, education, geography, history, media studies, Native studies and political science.

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Day

Advertised schedule: Mondays 9 am-3 pm w/1 hr. lunch Wednesdays 9 am-noon Thursdays 9 am-3 pm w/1 hr. lunch

Final Schedule and Room Assignment

Books

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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

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Revisions

Date Revision
February 5th, 2014 New opportunity added.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Winter)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior; 25% of the seats are reserved for freshmen

Maximum enrollment: 24

Winter

Course Reference Numbers

Fr (16 credits): 20107
So - Sr (16 credits): 20110

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