Jul 12, 2020
ANT 232 - Indians of the Southwest
Description: Survey of major Indian groups of the southwestern United States: Pueblo, Navajo, Apache, Papago, Pima, River Yuman and Mountain Yuman (Yavapai, Hualapai, Havasupai). Emphasis on historical factors that have led to culture change. Development of these groups from Spanish contact to present.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.
- Prehistory, Mesoamerica, linguistics
- Lower Pimas, Upper Pimas
- Eastern Pueblos, Western Pueblos
- Western Apaches, Mescalero Apaches
- Spanish, Mexican, Anglo influences
- Acculturation: political, economic, religious, linguistic
- Urban experience, militancy
- Encourage the development of curiosity and empathy for cultural diversity which is based on ethnic diversity in the "Greater Southwest." (1-11)
- Encourage questioning of ethnocentric attitudes and the clarification of ethnically-based values which challenge traditional values of society. (1-11)
- Examine and critically analyze significant and representative interpretations, methodologies, and theories which guide research in the Southwest. (1-11)
- Devote attention to enhancement of competence and performance of critical reading, oral discourse, and independent thinking. (1-11)
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.